Fantasy, Paganism, and Real Life

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Critics of Modern Paganism often accuse Pagans of living in a fantasy world or “playing Harry Potter.” For me, Paganism does just the opposite; it brings me closer to reality and the world we live in. [Read more...]

The Non-Adept’s Guide to Aleister Crowley

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Aleister Crowley continues to cast a large shadow over both ritual magick and Modern Paganism. Where does the non-adept start when trying to figure out Crowley’s legacy and influence? [Read more...]

The Journey

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Paganism has always been a journey, not a destination. No matter how long we travel upon our chosen paths, there is always more to learn and experience. [Read more...]

The Year in Paganism: 2013

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There were victories, arguments, festivals, and everything in between in 2013. Catch up on the biggest news stories of the year, along with some of the best and worst moments in the Pagan Blogosphere. It’s the Raise the Horns year in review! [Read more...]

Pagan Folkways: Dar Williams

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Probably best known for the song “The Christians and the Pagans,” Dar Williams is a favorite of many Modern Pagans. If you aren’t familiar with Ms. Williams, it’s probably time to get acquainted. [Read more...]

Water Under the Pagan Bridge

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This week someone leaving Paganism made the New York Times. Is that an important development or a bump in the road? Will we be talking about this moment four years or even four weeks from now? Maybe by then it will simply be water under the Pagan bridge. [Read more...]

Pagan Gratitude and My Thanksgiving Table

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Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, Paganism is the foundation of my life. They both deserve a place on my holiday table this Turkey Day. [Read more...]

Paying for Pagani$m

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Should people profit from teaching Paganism? Is there a difference between teaching a particular path and teaching broader Pagan concepts? Paganism and money have always made for strange and mostly distant bedfellows, and that’s not likely to change anytime soon. [Read more...]

Finding the Mystery

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The word “mystery” has been associated with Modern Paganism from the very beginning. Wicca began as a “mystery tradition” but there’s more to mystery than initiations. “Mystery” is the life breath of Modern Pagan ritual, it’s what transforms us and brings us closer to our gods, our world, and those we love. [Read more...]

Samhain Season’s End

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Samhain is more than simply a “day.” In my life it’s always been a season, a time of year stretching from early autumn into the first week to ten days of November. Here’s how I spent much of that season. [Read more...]


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