Re-Interpreting “Worship” in Witchcraft

An interesting conversation came out of my post on belief yesterday and I’d like to briefly touch on it. It’s nothing new that many Witches adamantly deny that the Gods are to be worshipped but rather they are equals, allies, friends or even tools. I don’t agree with this but I do get a bit [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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Why This Witch Supports Gary Johnson

Before he asked Pagan troops to fight overseas, and give their life for their country, then-Gov. George W. Bush told Good Morning America that he didn’t think the military should give Pagan servicemembers equal rights with servicemembers of other faiths: “I don’t think witchcraft is a religion. I would hope the military officials would take [Read More...]

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Today is the Day

Today I get initiated. I know a lot of you are tired of reading about this and ready for me to go back to talking about other things. I respect that and will be back to other topics soon. For those who find this interesting, here is what will happen to me today: First of [Read More...]

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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 [Read More...]

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Quick Bit of News and Inspiration

I’ve had to find a quiet place to work today and have had an interesting morning, so as much as I have to say on many things today, I simply don’t have the focus to get it out. Which is ok, because The Wild Hunt has a great news roundup today, including coverage of the [Read More...]

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Hubris, Disaster, the Gods and Schisms to Come

A couple of days ago I wrote a post on why disasters happen from a religious perspective. I got some really good feedback on it that made me rethink how I think of myself in relation to the Gods and the planet. Here are two examples of some of the excellent comments I received: Cara [Read More...]

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