Summer Pagan Festivals: A Guide

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For many folks the summer sunshine means Pagan Festival Season. Get the inside scoop on many of North America’s biggest festivals, all without having to leave your favorite chair. [Read more...]

Light in the Darkness: Healing & Hope

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I’ve never been one to believe that magic is capable of solving all of life’s problems, and certainly issues like the ones we are currently confronting in the Pagan Community require more than the right words and stones, but magic can still be of help. Sometimes the right spell helps to put things in perspective while providing a little clarity. [Read more...]

Rolling the Religion Dice

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Arch-angels, Baron Samedi, and Aphrodite all a part of the same circle . . . . . it’s like the ritual was put together with a set of Pagan Religion Dice.™ [Read more...]

Jesus and the Pagan Gods

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Jesus is often said to be a “dying and resurrecting god,” but is such a statement accurate? If Jesus is not a dying and resurrecting god is he still related to the pagan deities of antiquity? Easter-season provides a great backdrop for exploring those questions and more. [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...]

Playlist: Spring

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About ten years ago my wife designed an Ostara Ritual that included coloring with crayons and other assorted “child-like” activities. She asked me for some music to fill in that part of the ritual so I picked out a bunch of songs that screamed “Spring!” to me. At that moment, a tradition was born. [Read more...]

Why Wicca?

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Often lost in the discussions about Wiccan Privilege are the reasons why so many people choose the Wiccan Path and identify so strongly with it. That Wicca has become the largest Pagan Path in today’s world isn’t the result of some cosmic conspiracy, it simply works for perhaps millions of people. [Read more...]

Shiva: Horned God of My Heart

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People have been continuously worshipping Shiva for (possibly) over 5000 years. What does He offer to Modern Pagans who worship Him? More than most can imagine. [Read more...]

Pagan Pipe Dreams (What Do We Hope to Build?)

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What does the future hold for Modern Paganism? Probably division and argument, but what if we can get past all of that? Assuming some level of cooperation amongst each other, I think the future is bright, and that we are capable of great things. [Read more...]

Wiccanate? I Think Not.

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I have met all sorts of Wiccans and have even read a book with the word “Witta” in the title. What I’ve never come across is anyone describing themselves as “Wiccanate.” [Read more...]


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