Beltane Past: Fire and Folklore

Edinburgh Beltane Fire Festival 2012 from Wikipedia Commons by Stefan Schäfer.

We know very little about the ancient celebration of Beltane. It most certainly existed, but it was probably very different from how most of us celebrate it today. [Read more...]

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Beltane Ritual 2015

The Butterfly by John Collier from Wikipedia Commons

Before maypoles and Morris dancers Beltane was essentially a fire festival. The central working in this ritual comes directly from an old Scottish “Bel-tein” rite. [Read more...]

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Jason Reads and Listens (Book and Music Reviews)

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Book reviews touching on everything from the evolution of Goddess worship in the modern world, conjuring fairies, and the Loch Ness Monster. Sometimes I’m surprised by my literacy too! [Read more...]

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Thank the Gods We Don’t Have a Bible

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Not having a holy book of absolutes is a strength, and not a weakness. [Read more...]

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What to Do With Broken Statuary

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What does one do when a deity statue breaks? Burial, and a new purpose, have always felt like the proper approach to me. [Read more...]

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Witches on Vinyl

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We don’t generally think of the Witches of the late 60′s and early 70′s as “recording artists” but a few Witches did release records back then, and generally for major labels. Take a trip in the Raise the Horns wayback machine and start up the turntable, we’ve got Witches coming at you in stereo! [Read more...]

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Be Nice to the “Fluffy Bunnies”

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I have a confession to make. When I first started out in Paganism some twenty-odd years ago I was what some of you might call a “Fluffy Bunny” and looking back on it I wouldn’t change a thing. [Read more...]

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The Charge of the Goddess: A History

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A couple of weeks ago I somehow ended up in a discussion about The Charge of the Goddess on social media. I think the argument was about “who wrote the Charge?” a question which is more complex than most people realize.

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What Good is Paganism?

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What good is Paganism? It’s the rock the modern world was built upon, and on an individual level it’s certainly made me a better person. In a broader sense I also believe that Modern Paganism is pushing society forward and reminding people of their responsibility to the Earth. [Read more...]

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A Pagan Celebrating Easter

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Easter is the Western World’s “Spring Festival du jour,” its popularity in the United States most likely connected to how little Jesus actually remains within it. Certainly Jesus is a big deal in churches, but the trappings of the holiday are about the Earth’s rebirth and fertility.
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