The Smaller Sabbats (Or Where did Lughnasadh Go?)

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Some sabbats just feel “smaller” than others. Looking around online this morning Lughnasadh felt that way to me. Why are some Pagan holidays more popular than others? [Read more...]

Lammas Ritual 2014

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A Witchy Lammas (Lughnassa) Ritual inspired by medieval harvest customs. Praise to the Goddess of the Field and the Lord of the Grain! [Read more...]

Lammas: First Fruits & A Sort of Christian Feast

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This Friday night when I break bread with my coven and give thanks to the Earth and the gods for Summer’s first fruits I won’t be dwelling on whether or not the celebration of “Loaf-mass” is a Christian or a Pagan one. I will be reflecting on the chain of beliefs that links me to my nominally Christian ancestors in the Middle Ages and my pagan ancestors before them. Over the last two thousand years some have tried to break that chain but the sabbats have always been far too strong for that. [Read more...]

Remembering Margot Adler

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Margot Adler was not only one of the most important and influential Pagan writers of the last forty years, she was also an extraordinarily great person. She will be missed. [Read more...]

A (Pagan) Wind in the Willows

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“The Wind in the Willows” is Pan at his very best. He’s powerful, knowable, and his tune is the very song of Nature. There are things like it in English literature, but nothing as beautiful, and it can all be found in a beloved “children’s book.” [Read more...]

Why Care About America’s Occult Past?

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Occult history is our history. It contains bits and pieces of things many Modern Pagans do, and continues to have an influence on our practices. To ignore our occult past is to ignore American history. [Read more...]

Who Are We Writing For?

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Who are we writing for? Are we creating a Pagan Blogosphere open to everyone or are we creating a rather exclusive little collection of theologians? [Read more...]

America: Land of the Free & Home of the Magickal

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O beautiful for magicks wide . . . For Feminists so brave . . . . For Conjure spells so well applied . . . . Seances beyond the grave! . . . . . America! America! Magick shared on thee . . . . And crown thy spells with St. John’s Root . . . . . From sea to shining sea!
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Paganism & The Boy Scouts

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The modern Scouting movement came tantalizingly close to being one of the great incubators of Contemporary Paganism. Boy Scouts and Paganism? Oh yes, and there’s even more to the tale. [Read more...]

They Write, I Read: Pagan Book Reviews

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Reviewing the latest from Ronald Hutton, Owen Davies, and more. Looking for something historical to read this Summer? Raise the Horns has got you covered. [Read more...]


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