Your Responsibilities In Ritual


Even when we aren’t leading a ritual we still have responsibilities in the circle. Obviously we should turn off our cell phones and pay attention to things, but it’s much more than that. See what you can do to make ritual better for everyone involved, and all without having to say a word. [Read more...]

Why Millennials Love Paganism


Spirituality is changing at a rapid pace, and church membership among young people is at a low point. Could people be leaving Christianity behind because Modern Paganism better matches their beliefs? What many Millennials want out of Christianity can already be found in Paganism. [Read more...]

Looking for Lughnassa


Solar festival? Day sacred to Lugh? A celebration of the first harvest? Lughnassa is many things and perhaps even more than we realized. [Read more...]

Occult in America: Albert Pike & Freemasonry


Albert Pike will never make my list of “favorite occultists,” but he was influential in spreading European occult philosophies and ideas within the United States through Freemasonry. [Read more...]

Pagan Folkways: Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer

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The phrase “all-original, postmodern, mystical American folk” has been used to describe the music of Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer. Come find out why. [Read more...]

Occult in America: Joseph Smith


Joseph Smith and the early Mormon Church were greatly influenced by magic and the occult. From peep stones to Freemasonry, Smith and his early followers were all over the occult map. [Read more...]

Buy These Now: Pagan Music 1969-1975


Looking for some music with Pagan sounds or themes? We’ve got you covered with “Buy These Now,” highlighting some often overlooked musical gems. [Read more...]

Magick & The Occult in America: The Long Lost Friend


One of the most interesting things about The Friend is that it was a huge bestseller in its own time, and still probably holds the record for bestselling “American grimoire.” [Read more...]

Ramble On: Call of the Wild


The drums, the moon, the clear skies, the workshops and a thousand like minded folks… it must be outdoor Pagan Festival time. [Read more...]

A Hellenic-Style Ritual


I will sing of stately Aphrodite, gold-crowned and beautiful, whose dominion spans from the heart of Cyprus to the hearts of all men! I call upon loud-roaring and reveling Dionysos, primeval, two-natured, thrice-born, Bacchic lord, savage, ineffable, secretive, two-horned and two-shaped! Hail the gods and may they find this Hellenic-style ritual to their liking. [Read more...]