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...]

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...]

The Roebuck in the Ritual (A Cochrane Inspired Rite)

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What does a Robert Cochrane inspired Witchcraft ritual look like? Probably not this, but this ritual does utilize several primary sources in an attempt to recreate a “Traditional Cochrane Witchcraft” ritual. [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...]

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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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...]

Imbolc Ritual 2015

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Imbolc offers many reasons to celebrate. This year my coven is using it to bless new candles for our Temple space and to celebrate the return of the light. We also use it as an opportunity to once again welcome the goddess Brighid to our rites and to her rightful place in our hearts and sacred space. [Read more...]


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