Faith, Intolerance, and Religious Veracity

Our faiths are about what we believe, they aren’t about how our neighbor interprets what we hold dear. The world would be a in lot better shape today if we stopped caring so much about what everyone else thinks about our religions and instead focused on our own practices. [Read more…]

Four Witchy and Magical Show Ideas For Television

The occult has been a trope in television for decades, but how about a show featuring real people from our magical and witchy past? We’ve got the stories that would make for some outstanding TV! [Read more…]

You Don’t Have to Be Initiated To Be a Wiccan

Does one have to be an initiate to be a Wiccan? Words evolve and definitions change, and there is no better example of that change than the word “Wicca.” [Read more…]

Not Fakelore: The Witchcraft Revival

So was Gerald Gardner initiated into a coven of Witches in 1939? Even if he wasn’t, could there be some truth in the story anyways? [Read more…]

How the Claim of Being Old Saved Modern Paganism

By claiming a historicity for his Witchcraft Gerald Gardner saved us all from a more authoritarian present. By leaving the door open for other Witches, Gardner helped keep the Craft vital, fresh, and forward thinking. [Read more…]

20 Questions with Sable Aradia

Sable Aradia is a peer, a friend, and now a published author! Her first book “The Witches Eight Paths of Power” is a legitimately good one and led to these 20 Questions. [Read more…]

Paganism & The New Age

For many Pagans “New Age” is a dirty turn of phrase often dismissed as any sort of progressive Spirituality that comes with a large price tag, but Paganism and the New Age have shared many ideas and philosophies over the past seven decades. [Read more…]

Pagan Time Capsule: 1950’s

The 1950’s marked the beginnings of “Public Paganism” and for the first time in modern history individuals began self-identifying as Witches and Pagans. What were the most important books, music, and movies of the decade? Find out in this first edition of “Pagan Time Capsule.” [Read more…]

Maybe Wicca is Not a Nature Religion?

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

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…]