Shiva: Horned God of My Heart

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People have been continuously worshipping Shiva for (possibly) over 5000 years. What does He offer to Modern Pagans who worship Him? More than most can imagine. [Read more...]

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Standing at the Crossroads (Me and the Blues)

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There’s no better place to contemplate the blues than at the crossroads. It’s at the crossroads where magic, myth, music, hoodoo and Robert Johnson all come together. [Read more...]

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All About Witch Bottles

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Witch bottles have long been used in various magical traditions. Read a little bit about their history and how to make your own! [Read more...]

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Pagan Pipe Dreams (What Do We Hope to Build?)

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What does the future hold for Modern Paganism? Probably division and argument, but what if we can get past all of that? Assuming some level of cooperation amongst each other, I think the future is bright, and that we are capable of great things. [Read more...]

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An Interview with Peter J. Carroll

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Peter J. Carroll is the legendary author of titles such as LIBER KAOS and LIBER NULL AND PSYCHONAUT. He coined the term “Chaos Magic” and has been a powerful influence on all things occult for the last thirty-five years. [Read more...]

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Wiccanate? I Think Not.

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I have met all sorts of Wiccans and have even read a book with the word “Witta” in the title. What I’ve never come across is anyone describing themselves as “Wiccanate.” [Read more...]

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The Children of Cain: On the “Old Craft”

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The terms “Old Craft” and “Traditional Craft” show up a lot online, but what do they mean? Is it possible that there are Witchcraft traditions containing a spiritual element that pre-date Gerald Gardner? [Read more...]

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Pagans and Interfaith

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Interfaith work can be beneficial, sometimes even personally gratifying, but can we take it too far? What are its objectives and does it come at a cost to our own community? [Read more...]

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A Community Ritual

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We use ritual to praise the gods, acknowledge the change of the seasons, and to find ourselves on the Wheel of the Year, but ritual can also be used in an attempt to build community. This rite is one I used at a recent festival, but can be adapted for any gathering hoping to foster a sense of community. [Read more...]

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A Ritual Timeline

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How long does it take to put together the perfect festival ritual? How about ten years. It’s time to share the tears, triumphs, and story of how one epic ritual was put together. [Read more...]

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