Vacation as Pilgrimage

Next week my wife and I are headed overseas for our first extensive trip in many years. Some would use the word vacation to describe out trip but I prefer the term “pilgrimage,” because much of our trip will revolve around the spiritual and sacred. [Read more…]

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Not My Elder

There are lots of “elders” within the various traditions that make up Modern Paganism, but someone else’s elder may not necessarily be my own. [Read more…]

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Witches Toolbox: The Book of Shadows

The Book of Shadows isn’t just a book of rituals, it documents tradition and the journey of the individual Witch. [Read more…]

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Paganism & The New Age

For many Pagans “New Age” is a dirty turn of phrase often dismissed as any sort of progressive Spirituality that comes with a large price tag, but Paganism and the New Age have shared many ideas and philosophies over the past seven decades. [Read more…]

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(Un)Wilding Witchcraft

I’ve always had trouble with the idea of a wild Witchcraft because my Witchcraft is not wild. There’s a method to my madness in circle and I tend to think of it as measured and controlled. [Read more…]

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The Margins of Pagan History

Writing about Modern Pagan history presents extraordinary challenges. Things one person thinks are important might be inconsequential to another which makes determining what was truly “important” a somewhat thankless and often difficult task. [Read more…]

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Pagan Time Capsule: 2000’s

It feels far too early to wax nostalgic about the “aughts” but Jason gives it a go anyways. The movies, books, and music that best represent the decade that was in the final installment of the “Pagan Time Capsule” series. [Read more…]

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The Morrigan, War, & How We See our Gods

One challenge of modern polytheism is understanding the old gods, both the ways they were understood historically and the ways they exist in the modern world. One goddess who often presents such a challenge is the Irish war goddess the Morrigan. A guest post by Morgan Daimler. [Read more…]

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The Grass is Always Greener . . . . . Pagan Community

One of the great things about going to festivals and other Pagan events is that I get to drop into all sorts of Pagan communities and so many of those places end up feeling more Witchy than home. Is the grass really greener on the other side? [Read more…]

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Pagan Time Capsule: 1990’s

The 1990’s were a big decade for Paganism. There was “The Craft,” a whole lot of Pagan-sounding music, and some of the best and worst Pagan books ever published. It’s a trip into my favorite (and most formative) decade of Paganism! [Read more…]

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