Defining Traditional Witchcraft

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What is Traditional Witchcraft? The answer most likely depends on who you ask. [Read more...]

The Witch & The World Cup

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This year’s World Cup may not matter to a lot of Modern Pagans, but it abounds with interesting subplots. Corruption, greed, curses, Witch Doctors . . . . . and a very large nation with a whole lot of our Pagan brothers and sisters is hosting the most watched event in the world. [Read more...]

Solitary Rituals: The Witch Alone

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In coven situations I’m good with rituals. The rites of both my tradition and my house-coven have very specific ways of doing things; in both groups I’m very much following a specific “system of rites.” When alone I certainly perform “ceremonial actions,” but I tend not to think of spontaneous one-off events as ritual. [Read more...]

Pagan Influences

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No “one Paganism” has shaped my path over the last two decades. I’m a product of several different influences, and I acknowledge them all in my rituals, writings, and beliefs. [Read more...]

Finding the Goddess

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Twenty years ago this Summer I said my first prayer to the Great Lady. Twenty eight years ago this June I first said Her name. [Read more...]

Solitary, Coven, and Circle Rituals

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What kind of ritual are you doing? Who is your audience? There are several different kinds of ritual, and all of them require different approaches. [Read more...]

10 Important Women in Goddess Spirituality

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In many ways the “heart” of Modern Paganism lies within the Goddess movement. Here are ten pioneers who worked tirelessly for the rights of women and to re-establish the Great Goddess in modern society. [Read more...]

10 Important Nineteenth Century Occultists & Magicians

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The Nineteenth Century was a hotbed of occult activity and many of those individuals left a lasting mark on both the occult and Modern Paganism. From tarot cards to Spiritualism to sex magic the Nineteenth Century had a little bit of everything. [Read more...]

20 Questions With Gary Lachman

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Author Gary Lachman has just released a new book on the life and times of Aleister Crowley. He graciously allowed me to ask him a few questions about Crowley and his other works. Also included is a review of Lachman’s “Aleister Crowley: Magick, Rock and Roll, and the Wickedest Man in the World.” [Read more...]

Making Magic: The Process

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What makes for good spell work? What steps are essential and what steps are superfluous? Everyone does magic differently, but these are what I consider the most essential steps. [Read more...]


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