The Myth of Atlantis

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Atlantis has captivated many since Plato first wrote about it nearly 2400 years ago. Over the ensuing centuries it became a vital part of many occult philosophies and figured into the personal cosmologies of famous magicians such as Dion Fortune. Join us for a peek into the world and myth of ancient Atlantis. [Read more...]

More Rites of Passage Please!

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Life is more than just a yearly notch on the wall, our changes and experiences should be celebrated and put into context, both within our social groups and faith traditions. Rites of passage provide context and help us to understand the journey. [Read more...]

What if We Really Had Religious Choice?

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Do we really have religious choice in America, or is the playing field stacked against alternative spiritualities? We can certainly belong to any religious tradition we choose, but just how hard is it to find religious ideas outside of the mainstream? [Read more...]

I Read I Write: Academic Edition

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Many Pagans are avid readers, and I’m one of them. Thankfully, we are living in a new “golden age” of academic research when it comes to the history of not just Modern Paganism, but also magick, and the occult. [Read more...]

Hand to Hand, Face to Face

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I’m well aware that not every difference we have in Pagandom can be solved with a bottle of mead and a box of Cheez-Its, but something powerful happens when we break bread together hand to hand and face to face. For a spirituality built upon doing we sometimes forget to do with others. [Read more...]

Rustic Paganism

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Many seasonal customs we associate with Modern Paganism come from sources outside of pagan antiquity, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t pagan. The things that bring us closer to the Earth and the seasons are examples of rustic paganism, no matter their origins. [Read more...]

The Charge of the God

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Revealed now are the words of the Great God, or at least how one person sees him. I’ve been reciting this version of The Charge of the God for the last fourteen years, I thought it was about time I share it on Raise the Horns. [Read more...]

Passing on the Faith? Probably Not

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Paganism has taught me what real interaction with deity is like because that interaction has been entirely organic. No one told me I should experience a “walk with Pan” it was something I got caught up in all on my own. If people are constantly telling you what deity to worship and how that deity perceives the universe it becomes that much harder to actually hear deity, any deity. Was Jesus actually answering me or was I simply repeating everything taught to me in Sunday School? [Read more...]

Your Responsibilities In Ritual

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Even when we aren’t leading a ritual we still have responsibilities in the circle. Obviously we should turn off our cell phones and pay attention to things, but it’s much more than that. See what you can do to make ritual better for everyone involved, and all without having to say a word. [Read more...]

Why Millennials Love Paganism

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Spirituality is changing at a rapid pace, and church membership among young people is at a low point. Could people be leaving Christianity behind because Modern Paganism better matches their beliefs? What many Millennials want out of Christianity can already be found in Paganism. [Read more...]


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