Pagan Things Made By Pagans For Pagans

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Instead of hitting the big box stores this holiday season, how about supporting Pagan and Pagan-friendly artisans and entrepreneurs? From soap to jewelry to edibles we’ve got you covered this Yuletide! It’s the perfect shopping list if your coven plays Secret Befana! [Read more...]

A Sacrifice at Samhain

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In the Autumn many of us celebrate and lament the sacrifice of the Horned God. He dies so the Wheel can turn once more, but what’s it like to walk in the steps of the Horned One during such an experience? [Read more...]

Degrees, Guilds, and Initiations: Third Degree

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Once a candidate is brought to second or third degree, a period of further learning follows, no matter how well-prepared and how apt the candidate may be. Every BTW coven is autonomous, independent, and a law unto itself. This autonomy means that the newly minted third degree witch—theoretically—springs forth fully formed with lore and wisdom at the ready. In practice, any new coven leader consults with her mentors while “finding her feet.” [Read more...]

Degrees, Guilds, and Initiation: Second Degree

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Whether an initiate has been once or thrice round the Wheel of the Year and its sabbat cycle, elevation to the second degree brings many responsibilities and connections. First and foremost, second-degree elevation connects an initiate to the current of energy specific to initiatory Wicca. [Read more...]

Degrees, Guilds, and Initiation Into the Wicca

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Within British Traditional Wicca there exists a structure known as the degree system. One’s first degree is initiation, or becoming one of the Wicca. Second and third degree initiates are acknowledged to be more experienced initiates of progressively greater skill, talent, or “power.” But what does it all mean in practice? [Read more...]

Samhain vs. Halloween

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Halloween and Samhain are more than just a day, they are practically a season for many of us. They are also two distinct holidays and offer vastly different experiences. Samhain is not the same thing as Halloween, but I need both of them just the same. [Read more...]

In Search of the Mighty Dead

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My Mighty Dead are Craft and Pagan elders who have influenced and shaped my spiritual development. I don’t actively “work” with them, but I honor them, and always a hold place for them in my rites. What better time than Samhain to search for and think about our Mighty Dead? [Read more...]

Samhain Past: History, Myth, & Mystery

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Samhain was unquestionably a major holiday in some parts of the Celtic world, but how much do we really know about the holiday? Is there anything we can say with absolute certainty about it? Part of Samhain’s appeal may lie in just how mysterious the original holiday was. [Read more...]

Samhain Ritual 2014

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At Samhain we celebrate the final harvest and reunite with our beloved dead. This Samhain Ritual is designed for covens and small groups, and includes a “Drawing Down the Sun/God” and an opportunity for the living to feel the souls of those they have lost near them once more. [Read more...]

Why I Believe in the Supernatural

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Sometimes it feels like “supernatural” is a dirty word. It’s as if believing in anything unexplainable makes me a doubter of science at best, and delusional at worst. However, I’ve just had too many powerful encounters with deity and the unknown to not embrace the world just outside our own. For me, the supernatural is real, and I’ve got the stories that explain why. [Read more...]


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