“The Craft” Didn’t Change Everything

“The Craft” is sometimes credited with spearheading the Witchcraft Revival of the 1990’s, but instead of being trendsetting, it was simply a Hollywood-reaction to an already ongoing pop-culture phenomenon. [Read more…]

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Brigid: Warrior Saint and Historic Rebel

St. Brigid is both historical figure and character of folklore and shared more than a name with her Pagan Goddess counterpart. It is through St. Brigid that the clearest glimpse into Brigid the Goddess can be found. [Read more…]

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Missing Beltane

Reflections on spending Beltane away from home, and why that’s harder to do with Beltane than some of the other sabbats. [Read more…]

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Beltane Past: Fire and Folklore

We know very little about the ancient celebration of Beltane. It most certainly existed, but it was probably very different from how most of us celebrate it today. [Read more…]

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Beltane Ritual 2015

Before maypoles and Morris dancers Beltane was essentially a fire festival. The central working in this ritual comes directly from an old Scottish “Bel-tein” rite. [Read more…]

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What to Do With Broken Statuary

What does one do when a deity statue breaks? Burial, and a new purpose, have always felt like the proper approach to me. [Read more…]

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The Charge of the Goddess: A History

A couple of weeks ago I somehow ended up in a discussion about The Charge of the Goddess on social media. I think the argument was about “who wrote the Charge?” a question which is more complex than most people realize.

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What Good is Paganism?

What good is Paganism? It’s the rock the modern world was built upon, and on an individual level it’s certainly made me a better person. In a broader sense I also believe that Modern Paganism is pushing society forward and reminding people of their responsibility to the Earth. [Read more…]

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A Pagan Celebrating Easter

Easter is the Western World’s “Spring Festival du jour,” its popularity in the United States most likely connected to how little Jesus actually remains within it. Certainly Jesus is a big deal in churches, but the trappings of the holiday are about the Earth’s rebirth and fertility.
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Can There Be Paganism Without the Occult?

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…]

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