Samhain and S.A.D.

Why do we love a season that makes us feel like crud? Even The Bloggess has been going through a funk and she’s made of awesome and rainbow ninjas sprinkled with sarcasm. I’m always tempted to hibernate through this time of year, and wake up at Yule. So although I have a lot to write [Read More…]

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The Scariest Job On Earth

Ok, maybe not the scariest, but it’s on up there in the toll it takes on the well-being of the worker: Pagan blogger. Oh, of all the nightmares and spectres we will tantalize ourselves with over the Halloween weekend, I’d like to float a few ghouls past you to send a chill down your spine. [Read More…]

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Regarding the War on Halloween

I’ve been joking about writing a piece on “the War on Halloween” for a few weeks now, because from a Pagan perspective it’s such an absurd topic. Yet the more I joked the more it seemed a good idea. You see, the truth is, Halloween is a secular holiday. It doesn’t belong to any religion. [Read More…]

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13 Songs for Hallows

Like many of you, I’m extremely busy in October. Just as nature is drawing me into a time for quiet repose, I find I have more to do and accomplish than ever. As I am gearing up for projects to be tackled, my spirit is longing for long hours in meditation and quiet solitude. So [Read More…]

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Book Review: Christian Day’s The Witches’ Book of the Dead

I don’t generally bother to review books I don’t think I’ll care for, especially with a stack of books I actually want to read waiting on me. Not being Christian Day’s biggest fan, I was reluctant to read The Witches’ Book of the Dead but I was intrigued by some of the reviews as much [Read More…]

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Longing for Hallows

I considered trying some humor today. Writing about the “War on Halloween” or something like that. Yet, all around me leaves are blazing and drifting slowly to the ground. The afternoon light makes the mountains glow like molten gold. I’m in love with this season. It’s strange how seductive the season can be. The oranges [Read More…]

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Samhain Treat

I’m still laid low by the flu and this $^*%#%@ fever will not break so I can get some relief. However, Celestial Elf has a new machina film up for Samhain. I find these strangely charming. I hope you do too. Oh, and have an awesome Rapture! By reducing the workforce and creating an abundance [Read More…]

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The Devil Is A Useful Creature

Some days I envy the Christians their Devil. He’s such a useful creature. All the evil deeds mankind does can be left on his doorstep. Everything we don’t like can be blamed upon him. He’s a one-size-fits-all scapegoat and I kinda wish I had one. If I had a Devil I’d blame him for my [Read More…]

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13 Songs for Halloween (again)

Last year I did a playlist for Halloween, and I thought I’d do another playlist this year before Hallows is upon us. 13. The Skeleton Dance – Silly Symphonies The only video I’m bringing back from last year’s list. 12. The Highwayman – Loreena McKennitt 11. Ghost Riders In The Sky – Johnny Cash 10. [Read More…]

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M. Macha NightMare: Bone Blossom Channels Spiderwoman | Season of the Witch

Guest post by M. Macha NightMare for our Season of the Witch series, recounting the stories of Witches. My late friend Bone Blossom had a huge loom in her living room upon which she wove all manner of wonderful cloth. For the direct action at Lawrence Livermore Labs, at which there was a large contingent of [Read More…]

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