Defaulting to Wicca: Issues with Intra-Pagan Dialogue

Find other posts related to this topic on the link round-up post! Over on PAGAN+politics Cara Schulz wrote a great recap of PantheaCon. I will concur that not only is she very nice in person but very funny as well. I was happy to room with her and after meeting her in person have even [Read More…]

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Labeling Wicca: Why “advanced” and “101” bug me…

The other day I tried to articulate something about “advanced Wicca” that wasn’t terribly coherent. Some people challenged what I said and made me examine the issue more closely. Thank you Jay and Dave of PCP! So while I’ll admit there are so-called “advanced” books out there that I really want to read (Kat MacMorgan, [Read More…]

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Guest Post: Henry Buchy responds to the Feri schism

Editor’s Note: This post is in response to The Sundering of Feri by T. Thorn Coyle. My sister Thorn makes some good points, and very convincing too. I will offer my own ideas of the sundering or schism, because it is similar to the schisms which occurred in Buddhism or Christianity, or even Islam. Yet [Read More…]

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Wicca Series: What makes someone Wiccan?

Every Monday and Friday in January we will be asking people questions about Wicca. Want to weigh in? Find the next question at the bottom of this post! What makes someone Wiccan? Dedication? Initiation? Practice? Belief? (Any responses should be assumed to be individual opinions and not representative of traditions or covens unless otherwise stated.) [Read More…]

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Book Review: Trials of the Moon by Ben Whitmore

Title: Trials of the Moon: A Critique of Ronald Hutton’s “The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft Author: Ben Whitmore Publisher: Briar Books Genre: Religious History Year: 2010 Pages: 100 ISBN13: 9780473174583 Binding: Paperback Price: 11.00 Just as I was planning to sit down with Ginzburg, Frew, Hutton and an array [Read More…]

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The Magic of Purses

I used to work in an office in a nice-upscale suburb of Atlanta. Women in my office rocked Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Tommy Hilfiger and all those labels that were equivalent to what I paid in rent. As a thrift store aficianado, I was a fish out of water but the experience did get me thinking [Read More…]

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O’Donnell, the Media, Real Witches and the Promise of October

The Pagan community never expected this kind of media attention over Christine O’Donnell’s ignorant and silly comments. We certainly didn’t receive this much attention when Jerry Falwell said that we, along with the ACLU and others, caused 9/11. As a community we are used to people saying something negative and ridiculous about us in the [Read More…]

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The Unexpected Blessings of Lady Sintana

I never met Lady Sintana, but I firmly believe she is the reason I am a Witch today. It’s kind of a long story, so bear with me. Lady Sintana was a very public Witch, one of the few well-known public Witches who were not authors. She appeared fairly regularly in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. [Read More…]

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Guest Post: Peter Dybing on Directionally Challenged Pagans

Some of us have had the experience of helping to set up a ritual site and the gentle amusement that comes with a group of directionally challenged Pagans debating witch direction is witch.  It also seems that the larger the gathering the more vocal the debate.  We, well known practitioners, unsure of the directions, each [Read More…]

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Reconciling Wicca’s Gods

(I should state that I am not yet an initiate of the tradition I am studying, so nothing beyond the quote is representative of my tradition.) I’ve noticed an interesting thing. There are people who identify as Wiccan who shun the term Pagan and people who embrace the label of Pagan that shy away from [Read More…]

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