Making Magic: The Process

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…]

10 Important Traditional Witches

What is a Traditional Witch? Opinions vary, but regardless of the definition being used these are ten Witches who definitely made a difference. [Read more…]

10 Important Druids

Modern Paganism has been blessed with a great many thinkers, writers, leaders, and song-writers. There’s no possible way one guy could write about them all of them, but here are Ten Druids past and present that have had an impact on Modern Paganism. [Read more…]

Witches Toolbox: Athame

The athame might be the most recognizable tool in the Modern Witch’s Toolbox. It’s a unique instrument and has a long and distinguished history. Read about the origins of the athame and how the author found just the perfect blade after twenty years of searching. [Read more…]

A Pagan on Patheos

Patheos is five years old, so let’s celebrate by looking back at a few horned and horny classics. It’s time for the “Best of Raise the Horns,” and don’t worry, it’s a pretty short list. [Read more…]

Beltane Ritual 2014

Beltane is the most joyous of holidays, but it’s also a great time to remind ourselves about our responsibility to the Earth. Celebrate the start of summer, but while celebrating, remember to give a little something of yourself to our Universal Mother too! [Read more…]

Gateways to Paganism: The Wicker Man

Is the perfect Beltane movie a “horror” film? Probably not, but “The Wicker Man” comes pretty close and is an important moment in the history of Modern Paganism. [Read more…]

Writing Beltane

Beltane is a joyous time of year to be a Pagan, but the sabbat its self is a difficult one to write. There are many things associated with Beltane certainly worth celebrating, but expressing those in a clear and positive way during ritual can be challenging. [Read more…]

Beltane Traditions

Beltane is a holiday rich in tradition, and many of its most cherished traditions can be traced directly back to the pagans of antiquity. Celebrate the start of May with maypoles, Morris Dancers, May Queens, and the Jack in the Green. [Read more…]

Summer Pagan Festivals: A Guide

For many folks the summer sunshine means Pagan Festival Season. Get the inside scoop on many of North America’s biggest festivals, all without having to leave your favorite chair. [Read more…]