Can There Be Paganism Without the Occult?

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Can there be Paganism without the occult? Probably, but I think it would be extremely diminished and certainly doesn’t represent our past. [Read more...]

#Cranes For CJ

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Jason remembers his friend CJ Tremlett who passed away of cancer over the weekend. CJ was a warm and wonderful person, and she will be missed. [Read more...]

8 Ways to Celebrate Ostara

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Just a few ways to celebrate the Spring Equinox . . . . Ideas for rituals, parties, gatherings and more! Here’s to the Spring! Here’s to Ostara! [Read more...]

Looking For the Goddess of Ostara/Easter

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Was there actually a goddess named Eostre? I believe so, but she might have been very different from how she’s often perceived today. I’ve also experienced Eostre, and it was one of the most memorable and breath-taking events of my life. [Read more...]

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Not My Council

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I have no doubt that many of the people involved in “The American Council of Witches 2015″ have the best of intentions. However the way they’ve announced their existence and rolled out their social media has left me and many others a bit wary. People are welcome to form their own councils, just don’t start thinking that you’re representing me. [Read more...]

The Roebuck in the Ritual (A Cochrane Inspired Rite)

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What does a Robert Cochrane inspired Witchcraft ritual look like? Probably not this, but this ritual does utilize several primary sources in an attempt to recreate a “Traditional Cochrane Witchcraft” ritual. [Read more...]

How the Claim of Being Old Saved Modern Paganism

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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...]

Paganism: A Tribe or Tribes?

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Some Pagan festivals feel like a gathering of the tribes, while others feel more like a gathering of “the” tribe. My weekend in Detroit for the ConVocation festival made me feel like part of a giant, diverse, and welcoming community. [Read more...]

Endings and Beginnings

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Earlier this week I accepted the job of “channel editor” here at Patheos Pagan. I’m both excited and a little terrified, but I’m still looking forward to the journey. [Read more...]

Finding the Common Ground at PantheaCon

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Over the last few years I’ve tried to express the idea that our differences are often much smaller in person than they appear to be online. I found that to be the case numerous times at the PantheaCon festival this past weekend. There is just no substitute for direct and personal engagement with people.
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