Deities Matter

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If we are going to put time and energy into creating rituals, we should take at least an equal amount of time and energy determining who we should invite to those rites. The deities we call matter. [Read more...]

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Ways to Celebrate the Summer Solstice

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Lots of ideas to help plan your Midsummer ritual or gathering. The Summer Solstice is full of mythology and lore that makes for effective ritual. [Read more...]

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A Pagan Memorial Day

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A history of Memorial Day and a small ritual in honor of the holiday and those who made the ultimate sacrifice. [Read more...]

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Handfastings & Weddings: A Guide

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Planning a wedding or a handfasting? A few rites and tips to make your ceremony and day even more special. [Read more...]

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Beltane Ritual 2015

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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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Ostara/Spring Equinox Ritual

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A Witchy Ostara rite celebrating the return of the Spring, now with bubbles! Celebrate the Maiden and the Young Horned God as they continue on their journey through the Wheel of the Year. [Read more...]

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The Roebuck in the Ritual (A Cochrane Inspired Rite)

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What does a Robert Cochrane inspired Witchcraft ritual look like? Probably not this, but this ritual does utilize several primary sources in an attempt to recreate a “Traditional Cochrane Witchcraft” ritual. [Read more...]

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To Stand or to Sit in Ritual

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Should one sit or stand during ritual? Does it make a difference? Is one superior to another? What’s your preference? You’ll want to be sitting while reading this, or perhaps standing up if that’s your preference. [Read more...]

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Imbolc Ritual 2015

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Imbolc offers many reasons to celebrate. This year my coven is using it to bless new candles for our Temple space and to celebrate the return of the light. We also use it as an opportunity to once again welcome the goddess Brighid to our rites and to her rightful place in our hearts and sacred space. [Read more...]

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Celebrating Yule

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I’ve always thought of Yuletide as the “most Pagan” of all holiday seasons. So many cherished holiday customs have survived from pagan antiquity into the present day and Midwinter is full of Pagan and secular stuff that makes for great rituals and celebrations. [Read more...]

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