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...]

What to Do With Broken Statuary

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What does one do when a deity statue breaks? Burial, and a new purpose, have always felt like the proper approach to me. [Read more...]

Be Nice to the “Fluffy Bunnies”

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I have a confession to make. When I first started out in Paganism some twenty-odd years ago I was what some of you might call a “Fluffy Bunny” and looking back on it I wouldn’t change a thing. [Read more...]

The Charge of the Goddess: A History

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A couple of weeks ago I somehow ended up in a discussion about The Charge of the Goddess on social media. I think the argument was about “who wrote the Charge?” a question which is more complex than most people realize.

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Can There Be Paganism Without the Occult?

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Can there be Paganism without the occult? Probably, but I think it would be extremely diminished and certainly doesn’t represent our past. [Read more...]

8 Ways to Celebrate Ostara

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Just a few ways to celebrate the Spring Equinox . . . . Ideas for rituals, parties, gatherings and more! Here’s to the Spring! Here’s to Ostara! [Read more...]

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...]

How the Claim of Being Old Saved Modern Paganism

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By claiming a historicity for his Witchcraft Gerald Gardner saved us all from a more authoritarian present. By leaving the door open for other Witches, Gardner helped keep the Craft vital, fresh, and forward thinking. [Read more...]

Maybe I Don’t Need a Temple

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It’s rarely articulated online, but what if I don’t want or need a Pagan Temple or Community Center? Do such ideas really mesh with my own spiritual practice? Should I tell the kids to get off my lawn? I find the idea of shared Pagan spaces interesting, but I’m not sure how much I would utilize one. [Read more...]

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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