Pagan Time Capsule: 1970′s

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Were the 1970′s the most important decade in the history of Modern Paganism? Maybe not, but a case can be made that it was the most influential. [Read more...]

Pagan Time Capsule: 1960′s

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Some of the books, music, movies, and more that helped define the Paganism of the 1960′s. It’s part two of the seven part Pagan Time Capsule series! [Read more...]

Pagan Time Capsule: 1950′s

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The 1950′s marked the beginnings of “Public Paganism” and for the first time in modern history individuals began self-identifying as Witches and Pagans. What were the most important books, music, and movies of the decade? Find out in this first edition of “Pagan Time Capsule.” [Read more...]

The Smaller Sabbats (Or Where did Lughnasadh Go?)

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Some sabbats just feel “smaller” than others. Looking around online this morning Lughnasadh felt that way to me. Why are some Pagan holidays more popular than others? [Read more...]

Lammas Ritual 2014

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A Witchy Lammas (Lughnassa) Ritual inspired by medieval harvest customs. Praise to the Goddess of the Field and the Lord of the Grain! [Read more...]

Lammas: First Fruits & A Sort of Christian Feast

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This Friday night when I break bread with my coven and give thanks to the Earth and the gods for Summer’s first fruits I won’t be dwelling on whether or not the celebration of “Loaf-mass” is a Christian or a Pagan one. I will be reflecting on the chain of beliefs that links me to my nominally Christian ancestors in the Middle Ages and my pagan ancestors before them. Over the last two thousand years some have tried to break that chain but the sabbats have always been far too strong for that. [Read more...]

Remembering Margot Adler

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Margot Adler was not only one of the most important and influential Pagan writers of the last forty years, she was also an extraordinarily great person. She will be missed. [Read more...]

Why Care About America’s Occult Past?

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Occult history is our history. It contains bits and pieces of things many Modern Pagans do, and continues to have an influence on our practices. To ignore our occult past is to ignore American history. [Read more...]

Who Are We Writing For?

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Who are we writing for? Are we creating a Pagan Blogosphere open to everyone or are we creating a rather exclusive little collection of theologians? [Read more...]

America: Land of the Free & Home of the Magickal

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O beautiful for magicks wide . . . For Feminists so brave . . . . For Conjure spells so well applied . . . . Seances beyond the grave! . . . . . America! America! Magick shared on thee . . . . And crown thy spells with St. John’s Root . . . . . From sea to shining sea!
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