13 Songs for Samhain

Seems strange that we began the 13 Songs series with Beltane and here it is already Samhain. What an important holiday, and an important milestone for us here on Pantheon. We’ve spent seven months together as of Samhain, the entire Goddess half of the year. I hope the God half proves as interesting and rewarding. [Read More…]

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Supporting Each Other

I’m tired and it isn’t even 10 AM yet. It’s been a long week. Without any other considerations I’d probably spend the weekend in bed with a book. Instead I’ll be going to an initiation ritual with folks from church. Some of the people in my coven will be getting their first degree and it’s [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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More Than One Paganism

I had initially intended to have this article finished last week, in coordination with the wonderful “Future of Paganism” series, however as so often happens, life intervened. Still, I’m posting it now –better late than never!—because I think that this is something that needs to be said clearly and without compromise for I’ve worked in [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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The Future of British Traditional Wicca

I was born in 1981, as was my high priest. One of my coveners was born in 1990. As Generation Y witches, we look at the world very differently from our elders. We came to the craft long after Gardner’s claims of prehistoric knowledge had been debunked, after many of the craft texts had been [Read More…]

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World’s Most Famous Wiccan Weds!

Some of you die-hard Springfieldians may have already noticed the hub-bub on the web, but according to the invitation shown in a fantasy sequence in a 1995 episodes of The Simpsons, today is the day the world’s most famous Wiccan weds: Lisa Simpson! Congratulations to the brainest Simpson of them all! [Read more…]

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Deepening Craft: The Three-Fold Law and Other Things

I got some interesting feedback the other day on my musings on deepening my Craft. I’m going to touch quickly on some of that before I move on to talk about the Three-Fold Law. One person mentioned that Wicca was most definitely not a revealed religion. Which is fine. I happen to be fine with [Read More…]

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Fresh From Festival

Sunkissed and bug-bit I am fresh from a private Pagan festival. The covens of my tradition came together last weekend for classes, rituals and partying in a moonless night. I don’t have anything really deep to say about it but with PSG gearing up I thought I’d share some random thoughts from the weekend. First, [Read More…]

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