Missing Beltane

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Reflections on spending Beltane away from home, and why that’s harder to do with Beltane than some of the other sabbats. [Read more...]

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...]

Witches on Vinyl

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We don’t generally think of the Witches of the late 60′s and early 70′s as “recording artists” but a few Witches did release records back then, and generally for major labels. Take a trip in the Raise the Horns wayback machine and start up the turntable, we’ve got Witches coming at you in stereo! [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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What Good is Paganism?

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What good is Paganism? It’s the rock the modern world was built upon, and on an individual level it’s certainly made me a better person. In a broader sense I also believe that Modern Paganism is pushing society forward and reminding people of their responsibility to the Earth. [Read more...]

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...]


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