I Read, I Write . . Book Reviews

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

My Defining Pagan Moment

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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

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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...]

Beltane Ritual 2013

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A fun and flirtatious Beltane Ritual with lots of poetry, a bit of dancing, and of course innuendo. [Read more...]

The Pagan Movie Geek: Summer Movie Round-Up 2013

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Have a weakness for super hero movies or sci-fi/fantasy films? So do I, and we preview the upcoming summer movie season through the perspective of the Pagan Movie Geek. [Read more...]

Strange Days: Jethro Tull’s Songs From the Wood

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Jethro Tull’s “Songs From the Woods” is hailed by many Pagans as a classic. Raise the Horns looks into one of the 70′s most Pagan-friendly long players. [Read more...]


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