A Midsummer Ritual 2014

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It’s a Summer Solstice Ritual that honors the Sun and the Fey! On the longest day and shortest night we glimpse the seen and unseen who share this world with us and honor pagans past by kindling the Midsummer fire. Hail the Sun! Hail the Fairy Folk! Hail Midsummer! [Read more...]

Defining Traditional Witchcraft

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What is Traditional Witchcraft? The answer most likely depends on who you ask. [Read more...]

Solitary Rituals: The Witch Alone

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In coven situations I’m good with rituals. The rites of both my tradition and my house-coven have very specific ways of doing things; in both groups I’m very much following a specific “system of rites.” When alone I certainly perform “ceremonial actions,” but I tend not to think of spontaneous one-off events as ritual. [Read more...]

Finding the Goddess

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Twenty years ago this Summer I said my first prayer to the Great Lady. Twenty eight years ago this June I first said Her name. [Read more...]

Solitary, Coven, and Circle Rituals

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What kind of ritual are you doing? Who is your audience? There are several different kinds of ritual, and all of them require different approaches. [Read more...]

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...]

Making Magic: The Process

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What makes for good spell work? What steps are essential and what steps are superfluous? Everyone does magic differently, but these are what I consider the most essential steps. [Read more...]

10 Important Traditional Witches

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What is a Traditional Witch? Opinions vary, but regardless of the definition being used these are ten Witches who definitely made a difference. [Read more...]

Witches Toolbox: Athame

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The athame might be the most recognizable tool in the Modern Witch’s Toolbox. It’s a unique instrument and has a long and distinguished history. Read about the origins of the athame and how the author found just the perfect blade after twenty years of searching. [Read more...]

Beltane Ritual 2014

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Beltane is the most joyous of holidays, but it’s also a great time to remind ourselves about our responsibility to the Earth. Celebrate the start of summer, but while celebrating, remember to give a little something of yourself to our Universal Mother too! [Read more...]


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