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…]

Witches on Vinyl

We don’t generally think of the Witches of the late 60’s and early 70’s as “recording artists” but a few Witches did release records back then, and generally for major labels. Take a trip in the Raise the Horns wayback machine and start up the turntable, we’ve got Witches coming at you in stereo! [Read more…]

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

Who doesn’t love a good list and a short history lesson at the same time? Modern Paganism has been influenced by countless people over the past 200 years, but only twenty-five of them made my list. This installment looks at ten Europeans who made invaluable contributions to Modern Paganism. Part two of this series look [Read More…]