Rolling the Religion Dice

Arch-angels, Baron Samedi, and Aphrodite all a part of the same circle . . . . . it’s like the ritual was put together with a set of Pagan Religion Dice.™ [Read more…]

Jesus and the Pagan Gods

Jesus is often said to be a “dying and resurrecting god,” but is such a statement accurate? If Jesus is not a dying and resurrecting god is he still related to the pagan deities of antiquity? Easter-season provides a great backdrop for exploring those questions and more. [Read more…]

The Non-Adept’s Guide to Gerald Gardner

The importance of Gerald Gardner to Modern Witchcraft and Modern Paganism cannot be overstated. Gardner was one of the first people in the Twentieth Century to publicly self-identify as a Witch, and he either created, revealed, or refined the first long lasting and influential tradition within Modern Paganism. For those interested in Gardner, here’s where to start. [Read more…]

20 Questions with the Aquarian Tabernacle Church

The Aquarian Tabernacle Church was founded in 1979 by Pete “Pathfinder” Davis. Both Davis and the church are names I’ve been familiar with for a long time, but never knew much about. Getting a chance to interview the current Archpriestess Belladonna Laveau was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up when it was offered. [Read more…]

Wicca and the Idea of Duotheism

The term “duotheist” is sometimes used to describe Wiccans, but is it accurate and where did it come from? I have yet to meet anyone who describes themselves as a duotheist, but i do understand why some might label Modern Wicca in such a way. [Read more…]

Playlist: Spring

About ten years ago my wife designed an Ostara Ritual that included coloring with crayons and other assorted “child-like” activities. She asked me for some music to fill in that part of the ritual so I picked out a bunch of songs that screamed “Spring!” to me. At that moment, a tradition was born. [Read more…]

Why Wicca?

Often lost in the discussions about Wiccan Privilege are the reasons why so many people choose the Wiccan Path and identify so strongly with it. That Wicca has become the largest Pagan Path in today’s world isn’t the result of some cosmic conspiracy, it simply works for perhaps millions of people. [Read more…]

Ostara Ritual 2014

An Ostara ritual without seeds or eggs! It’s a Spring Equinox miracle! A Witchy ritual to welcome the dawning of Spring. [Read more…]

Shiva: Horned God of My Heart

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…]

Standing at the Crossroads (Me and the Blues)

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…]