The Book of Shadows in Print: A History

We tend to take published rituals for granted today. Between websites, e-books, and bookstores there are probably hundreds of different “Books of Shadows” available for perusal and personal use. But that’s a modern development, and it took nearly twenty years from the Craft first going public for easily available ritual books and BoS’s to become available. In many ways these early books brought the BoS out of the shadows and into the light, though they were not without controversy. [Read more…]

Pagan Time Capsule: 1990’s

The 1990’s were a big decade for Paganism. There was “The Craft,” a whole lot of Pagan-sounding music, and some of the best and worst Pagan books ever published. It’s a trip into my favorite (and most formative) decade of Paganism! [Read more…]

Wicca and the Idea of Duotheism

The term “duotheist” is sometimes used to describe Wiccans, but is it accurate and where did it come from? I have yet to meet anyone who describes themselves as a duotheist, but i do understand why some might label Modern Wicca in such a way. [Read more…]

Gateways to Paganism: Silver RavenWolf

For many people, the books of Silver Ravenwolf have served as a gateway to Paganism. Love her or hate her, she’s sold a lot of books and by doing so, has influenced a lot of folks. [Read more…]

10 Awesome Pop Pagan Moments (Part One)

Paganism creeps into pop culture in some of the strangest and most obvious places. Sure it’s been in movies like “The Craft,” but it’s also turned up on “The Simpsons” and in one of the most beloved books in all of children’s literature. We’ve picked out ten of our favorite moments from the worlds of music, literature, television, and film. [Read more…]

25 Most Influential People in the Birth of Modern Paganism (American Wing)

Who are the 25 people most responsible for the rise of Modern Paganism? Find out in our three part series on Raise the Horns. This installment highlights the “America Wing,” and features publishers, folklorists, the founder of ADF, and a whole host of American Witches. Opinions expressed are only the views of the author. [Read more…]