Maybe Wicca is Not a Nature Religion?

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For many people Wicca is a harmonious walk with Mother Earth and the Horned God, but for some Wicca remains a far more occult-type path. As a Pagan I’m a tree-hugging dirt worshipper and feel very connected to the Earth, as a Witch I’m often far more in tune with ritual, ceremony, and communing with specific gods. The things I do as a Witch might certainly be connected to “nature religion” but I think many of them come from very different origin points. [Read more...]

Witches Toolbox: Athame

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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...]

The Non-Adept’s Guide to Gerald Gardner

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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...]

The Non-Adept’s Guide to Aleister Crowley

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Aleister Crowley continues to cast a large shadow over both ritual magick and Modern Paganism. Where does the non-adept start when trying to figure out Crowley’s legacy and influence? [Read more...]

The Rede of the Wicca

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Where did the Wiccan Rede come from? Is it genuinely old or a product of the 1950′s? Raise the Horns traces the history of the Rede, versions long and short, and argues that parts of it might be genuinely old. [Read more...]

Wicca 202: A Next Level Book List

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You’ve been reading about (and practicing) Wicca for years now, but every book you read seems to contain the same old information. Where do you go for deeper insights? We’ve got you covered with a “Wicca 202″ list, full of advanced reading for both the student and the well travelled practitioner. [Read more...]

25 Most Influential People in the Birth of Modern Paganism (Top 5)

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There have been many contributors to Modern Paganism over the last 200 years, but who are the biggest contributors? In the the third and final installment of “The 25 Most Influential People in the Birth of Modern Paganism” we look at the five pioneers who made the biggest marks. [Read more...]

Whither the Word Witch

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Are the producers of “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” insulting Modern Witches, or just simply using another definition of the word witch? Are Witch and Wiccan synonyms? Can I ask some more questions here? [Read more...]


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