The Alchemy of Activism: The Satanic Temple

"Paradise Lost" by Gustav Dore, from WikiMedia.

When you think of Satanists getting together, what comes to mind? Goat-centered orgiastic reverie? Diabolical cursing? Sacrifice of the innocent? Or perhaps you have studied history enough to know that the concept of the devil is a cultural phenomenon.Satan (meaning “enemy” or “accuser”) is a title given to a moving target, depending upon who violates the comfortable norm. Following certain aspects of Satanic tradition and philosophy, but with political activism and secular achievement … [Read more...]

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Conversations: The Decline of Wicca & The Rise of the Druid?

"The Witches Sabbath" by Andries Jacobsz Stock. F rom WikiMedia.

In the blogosphere we often talk at each other instead of talking to each other. In order to facilitate better communication (and possibly because it’s fun) I like to round up as many Patheos Pagan writers as possible and have an actual conversation, one where we shoot ideas back and forth at each other.Last week some of us in the Patheos Pagan channel got together to discuss the future of Paganism, but due to space considerations some of that conversation ended up on the cutting room floor. … [Read more...]

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Patheos Pagan Update

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I'm Jason, I'm the editor here at Patheos Pagan. Some of you probably know me from Raise the Horns* which I've been writing since 2012. I took over as Managing Editor here back in March. I wanted to say "hello" back then but also wanted to make sure I wasn't going to be fired after a month or two after writing an introduction. For the most part it's been a pretty easy transition from horn-raising blogger to cat-herder channel manager, and most of that is due to the great staff at Patheos and … [Read more...]

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Christian Day’s License Revoked For Threatening Other Store Owners

THE SALEM NEWS: "The city's Licensing Board has taken disciplinary action against a prominent Salem witch and psychic who allegedly made threats on Facebook and other places against several city fortunetellers and store owners." … [Read more...]

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