10 Important Women in Goddess Spirituality

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In many ways the “heart” of Modern Paganism lies within the Goddess movement. Here are ten pioneers who worked tirelessly for the rights of women and to re-establish the Great Goddess in modern society. [Read more...]

Writing Beltane

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Beltane is a joyous time of year to be a Pagan, but the sabbat its self is a difficult one to write. There are many things associated with Beltane certainly worth celebrating, but expressing those in a clear and positive way during ritual can be challenging. [Read more...]

The Non-Adept’s Guide to Gerald Gardner

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The importance of Gerald Gardner to Modern Witchcraft and Modern Paganism cannot be overstated. Gardner was one of the first people in the Twentieth Century to publicly self-identify as a Witch, and he either created, revealed, or refined the first long lasting and influential tradition within Modern Paganism. For those interested in Gardner, here’s where to start. [Read more...]

All About Witch Bottles

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Witch bottles have long been used in various magical traditions. Read a little bit about their history and how to make your own! [Read more...]

Pagan Pipe Dreams (What Do We Hope to Build?)

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What does the future hold for Modern Paganism? Probably division and argument, but what if we can get past all of that? Assuming some level of cooperation amongst each other, I think the future is bright, and that we are capable of great things. [Read more...]

A Community Ritual

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We use ritual to praise the gods, acknowledge the change of the seasons, and to find ourselves on the Wheel of the Year, but ritual can also be used in an attempt to build community. This rite is one I used at a recent festival, but can be adapted for any gathering hoping to foster a sense of community. [Read more...]

American Horror Story: Fearful Pranks Ensue

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It’s Halloween for America’s most notorious witches, what treats or tricks did American Horror Story serve up this time around? Zombies, vengeance, and an overly eccentric Witch Council, it’s like all the Samhains you celebrate in your neighborhood, right? [Read more...]

We Don’t Own Halloween

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Are there bits and pieces of Halloween that most likely date back to an ancient pagan celebration? Sure, I think so, but nothing exists in a vacuum. Most modern holidays have all kinds of layers and are an amalgamation of various cultures, traditions, religions, and market forces (never underestimate the desire to turn something into a money making enterprise). [Read more...]

Pagan TV Club: American Horror Story Coven

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Every late Wednesday night I’ll be posting my thoughts, 500 words or so, on American Horror Story: Coven. Feel free to chime in with your thoughts on the show in the comments section! [Read more...]

Becoming a High Priestess

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After a recent ritual a friend sent me a text message praising my wife as “one gifted natural Witch and High Priestess.” He was right in his assessment, but my wife isn’t a High Priestess because she calls herself one, she’s a High Priestess because she earned the title, and everyone who circles with us knows it. [Read more...]


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