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...]

Not My Council

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I have no doubt that many of the people involved in “The American Council of Witches 2015″ have the best of intentions. However the way they’ve announced their existence and rolled out their social media has left me and many others a bit wary. People are welcome to form their own councils, just don’t start thinking that you’re representing me. [Read more...]

Finding the Common Ground at PantheaCon

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Over the last few years I’ve tried to express the idea that our differences are often much smaller in person than they appear to be online. I found that to be the case numerous times at the PantheaCon festival this past weekend. There is just no substitute for direct and personal engagement with people.
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The Non-Adept’s Guide to Robert Cochrane

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Robert Cochrane was a witch active in the early 1960′s until his untimely death in 1966. Though he has a rather limited written legacy he has had a huge influence on Modern Witchcraft in the decades since his passing. This is not the definitive account of Cochrane and his work, but does provide a good starting point. Cochrane left us nearly fifty years ago, but his work lives on. [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...]

A Witch’s Tale

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Finding the Goddess to leaving the Broom Closet it’s time for the story of one (now very public) Modern Witch. [Read more...]

Witches Toolbox: The Book of Shadows

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The Book of Shadows isn’t just a book of rituals, it documents tradition and the journey of the individual Witch. [Read more...]

Paganism & The New Age

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For many Pagans “New Age” is a dirty turn of phrase often dismissed as any sort of progressive Spirituality that comes with a large price tag, but Paganism and the New Age have shared many ideas and philosophies over the past seven decades. [Read more...]

(Un)Wilding Witchcraft

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I’ve always had trouble with the idea of a wild Witchcraft because my Witchcraft is not wild. There’s a method to my madness in circle and I tend to think of it as measured and controlled. [Read more...]

Pagan Time Capsule: 2000′s

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It feels far too early to wax nostalgic about the “aughts” but Jason gives it a go anyways. The movies, books, and music that best represent the decade that was in the final installment of the “Pagan Time Capsule” series. [Read more...]


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