Samhain vs. Halloween

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Halloween and Samhain are more than just a day, they are practically a season for many of us. They are also two distinct holidays and offer vastly different experiences. Samhain is not the same thing as Halloween, but I need both of them just the same. [Read more...]

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The Veil & The Dread Lord of Shadows

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Samhain is a time to reunite with those who have gone before, and perhaps visit with He who stands at the gates of the Summerlands, the Dread Lord of Shadows. The veil between the worlds is thin and the souls of our loved ones call out to us. [Read more...]

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In Search of the Mighty Dead

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My Mighty Dead are Craft and Pagan elders who have influenced and shaped my spiritual development. I don’t actively “work” with them, but I honor them, and always a hold place for them in my rites. What better time than Samhain to search for and think about our Mighty Dead? [Read more...]

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Samhain Past: History, Myth, & Mystery

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Samhain was unquestionably a major holiday in some parts of the Celtic world, but how much do we really know about the holiday? Is there anything we can say with absolute certainty about it? Part of Samhain’s appeal may lie in just how mysterious the original holiday was. [Read more...]

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Samhain Ritual 2014

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At Samhain we celebrate the final harvest and reunite with our beloved dead. This Samhain Ritual is designed for covens and small groups, and includes a “Drawing Down the Sun/God” and an opportunity for the living to feel the souls of those they have lost near them once more. [Read more...]

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Why I Believe in the Supernatural

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Sometimes it feels like “supernatural” is a dirty word. It’s as if believing in anything unexplainable makes me a doubter of science at best, and delusional at worst. However, I’ve just had too many powerful encounters with deity and the unknown to not embrace the world just outside our own. For me, the supernatural is real, and I’ve got the stories that explain why. [Read more...]

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Pagan Pilgrimage: Rosslyn Chapel

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Rosslyn Chapel is a legendary place, but does it offer anything of interest to Pagans? If you do head to Rosslyn what should you look for? Jason takes a closer look at Rosslyn Chapel and shares everything you might need to know if you plan to visit this amazing place. [Read more...]

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On Ritual Without Faith

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Rituals don’t have to be religious or spiritual to be purposeful. Active ritual in your daily life can make you a better person, partner, and friend. [Read more...]

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A Witch’s Tale

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Finding the Goddess to leaving the Broom Closet it’s time for the story of one (now very public) Modern Witch. [Read more...]

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Lessons From a War Goddess

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I am not a soldier or a warrior and yet I am a priestess of Macha and a follower of the Morrigan. [Read more...]

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