10 Important Nineteenth Century Occultists & Magicians

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The Nineteenth Century was a hotbed of occult activity and many of those individuals left a lasting mark on both the occult and Modern Paganism. From tarot cards to Spiritualism to sex magic the Nineteenth Century had a little bit of everything. [Read more...]

Making Magic: The Process

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What makes for good spell work? What steps are essential and what steps are superfluous? Everyone does magic differently, but these are what I consider the most essential steps. [Read more...]

Witches Toolbox: Athame

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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...]

A Pagan on Patheos

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Patheos is five years old, so let’s celebrate by looking back at a few horned and horny classics. It’s time for the “Best of Raise the Horns,” and don’t worry, it’s a pretty short list. [Read more...]

Beltane Ritual 2014

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Beltane is the most joyous of holidays, but it’s also a great time to remind ourselves about our responsibility to the Earth. Celebrate the start of summer, but while celebrating, remember to give a little something of yourself to our Universal Mother too! [Read more...]

Writing Beltane

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Beltane is a joyous time of year to be a Pagan, but the sabbat its self is a difficult one to write. There are many things associated with Beltane certainly worth celebrating, but expressing those in a clear and positive way during ritual can be challenging. [Read more...]

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...]


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