A Brand-New Paganism

You may think we're all the same, but we're really quite different, and some of us have fabulous headdresses...

I spend a lot of time thinking about the differences between the many different traditions and forms of Paganism. It's a lot to think about!One of the differences that keeps popping up in conversations, and causing some crossed wires and deep pondering, is Paganism that is completely new and invented. Now, that's not a bad thing. Don't get me wrong. What you practice is your own business. But it's a very different strain of Paganism, and it's a thread that walks to the beat of its own … [Read more...]

Book Review: Raven Grimassi’s Old World Witchcraft

This book is bold, and not at all what I expected. Although he's been one of the author's on my "to-read" list for years, I actually met Raven Grimassi before I read one of his books. At the urging of one of my teachers, I sought out a copy of The Book of Ways I & II, and then wished I'd spoken with him more when I met him at Pagan Spirit Gathering. Having picked up Old World Witchcraft, I wish I'd spent the entire week engaging Raven and Stephanie in conversation. Hindsight is always … [Read more...]

The Gospel of the Witches | Season of the Witch

For October I'm focusing on Witches and their stories, and it seems appropriate to begin with Aradia.Aradia: The Gospel of the Witches (or Vangelo della Streghe) is a strange text, as strange as any scripture any other religion can boast. When recently ill I grabbed it to read between fever dreams, and just like when I read it as a young Witch over a decade ago, I was enchanted and disturbed.The Gospel, or Vangelo, contains a creation story, a nativity story, worship instructions and stories … [Read more...]


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