A Pagan Celebrating Easter

Easter is the Western World’s “Spring Festival du jour,” its popularity in the United States most likely connected to how little Jesus actually remains within it. Certainly Jesus is a big deal in churches, but the trappings of the holiday are about the Earth’s rebirth and fertility.
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Can There Be Paganism Without the Occult?

Can there be Paganism without the occult? Probably, but I think it would be extremely diminished and certainly doesn’t represent our past. [Read more…]

#Cranes For CJ

Jason remembers his friend CJ Tremlett who passed away of cancer over the weekend. CJ was a warm and wonderful person, and she will be missed. [Read more…]

8 Ways to Celebrate Ostara

Just a few ways to celebrate the Spring Equinox . . . . Ideas for rituals, parties, gatherings and more! Here’s to the Spring! Here’s to Ostara! [Read more…]

Ostara/Spring Equinox Ritual

A Witchy Ostara rite celebrating the return of the Spring, now with bubbles! Celebrate the Maiden and the Young Horned God as they continue on their journey through the Wheel of the Year. [Read more…]

Looking For the Goddess of Ostara/Easter

Was there actually a goddess named Eostre? I believe so, but she might have been very different from how she’s often perceived today. I’ve also experienced Eostre, and it was one of the most memorable and breath-taking events of my life. [Read more…]

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Not My Council

I have no doubt that many of the people involved in “The American Council of Witches 2015” have the best of intentions. However the way they’ve announced their existence and rolled out their social media has left me and many others a bit wary. People are welcome to form their own councils, just don’t start thinking that you’re representing me. [Read more…]

The Roebuck in the Ritual (A Cochrane Inspired Rite)

What does a Robert Cochrane inspired Witchcraft ritual look like? Probably not this, but this ritual does utilize several primary sources in an attempt to recreate a “Traditional Cochrane Witchcraft” ritual. [Read more…]

How the Claim of Being Old Saved Modern Paganism

By claiming a historicity for his Witchcraft Gerald Gardner saved us all from a more authoritarian present. By leaving the door open for other Witches, Gardner helped keep the Craft vital, fresh, and forward thinking. [Read more…]

Paganism: A Tribe or Tribes?

Some Pagan festivals feel like a gathering of the tribes, while others feel more like a gathering of “the” tribe. My weekend in Detroit for the ConVocation festival made me feel like part of a giant, diverse, and welcoming community. [Read more…]