Ray Manzarek (1939-2013)-Break on Through


Celebrating the life and legacy of Ray Manzarek, keyboardist and founder of The Doors, and one of rock’s all time greats. No band has had a bigger impact on my own Pagan practice, and Manzarek deserves a lot of the credit. See you on the next turn of the Wheel. [Read more...]

Do Pagans Proselytize?


We Pagans dont’ generally think of ourselves as a proselytizing bunch, but is it something we engage in anyway? [Read more...]

Reading Modern Pagan History


Interested in reading about the origins of Modern Paganism? We’ve got you covered with a list of over 15 titles that should be on any well read Pagan’s bookshelf. [Read more...]

I Read, I Write . . Book Reviews


This time on “I Read, I Write” we’ve got reviews of “Steampunk Magic” by Gypsey Elaine Teague, “Make Magic of Your Life” by T. Thorn Coyle, “The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom” by Candida Moss, and “Madame Blavatsky: The Mother of Modern Spirituality” by Gary Lachman. All of that and the occasional insight into Paganism too! [Read more...]

The Pain of Mother’s Day


I’m sure that we all experience holidays that depress instead of uplift. For me, that holiday is Mother’s Day and the days preceding it. [Read more...]

Gateways to Paganism: Silver RavenWolf


For many people, the books of Silver Ravenwolf have served as a gateway to Paganism. Love her or hate her, she’s sold a lot of books and by doing so, has influenced a lot of folks. [Read more...]

Wicca and the Fork in the Road


For some the word “Wicca” refers only to an initiatory path, but over the last thirty years the word Wicca has evolved and is now used by a broad spectrum of people. Can both sides be right? [Read more...]

Doing (and Writing About) Pagan Things


Being a Pagan is about doing Pagan things. Why does that always seem so hard to write about? [Read more...]

My Defining Pagan Moment


I’ve always wished that my “Pagan Origin Story” was cool and involved some sort of lineal family Witchcraft tradition. Sadly (or perhaps humorously) my big Pagan Moment involved a mall and a four dollar paperback book. They were small steps that would begin a much greater, and more rewarding, journey. [Read more...]

Beltane, Maypoles, and Spring into Summer


Beltane might be the most joyous holiday on the Pagan Wheel of the Year, but how much of what we do actually harkens back to ancient paganisms? Is the Maypole a timeless phallic symbol or simply a place to celebrate the state of summer? Like all holidays, Beltane is a mix of the pagan and the secular, but taken as a whole the way many of us celebrate it feels timeless. [Read more...]