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...]

Pagan Time Capsule: 1970′s

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Were the 1970′s the most important decade in the history of Modern Paganism? Maybe not, but a case can be made that it was the most influential. [Read more...]

Pagan Time Capsule: 1960′s

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Some of the books, music, movies, and more that helped define the Paganism of the 1960′s. It’s part two of the seven part Pagan Time Capsule series! [Read more...]

Pagan Time Capsule: 1950′s

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The 1950′s marked the beginnings of “Public Paganism” and for the first time in modern history individuals began self-identifying as Witches and Pagans. What were the most important books, music, and movies of the decade? Find out in this first edition of “Pagan Time Capsule.” [Read more...]

Lammas Ritual 2014

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A Witchy Lammas (Lughnassa) Ritual inspired by medieval harvest customs. Praise to the Goddess of the Field and the Lord of the Grain! [Read more...]


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