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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An Alternative Look at “Witches of America”

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Let me start this with a couple disclaimers:This review is based on my own week-long experience with Alex Mar as a subject, which most people won’t recognize because I only ended up in a few sentences in the book, which were positive/neutral. This is also the case with my three camp-mates who shared our tents with Alex. Because of this brevity in the book, I have no reason to feel attacked. So I want to make it clear that I do not deny any pain, anger, or any other feelings my fellow witch s … [Read more...]

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Talking Tarot With Ann Moura

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Ann Moura is probably best known for her books on Green Witchcraft but she's also written about tarot and is an accomplished tarot reader. This summer she released her first deck, The Green Witch Tarot with artist Kiri Ostergaard Leonard.What is your background in reading cards?I have been reading cards for over 50 years. I started reading with ordinary playing cards as a child when my mother taught me how to play Solitaire. I would see things moving in the cards and receive … [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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Wiccan Leads Panel on Supernatural in Bengali Cinema

THE TIMES OF INDIA: "Chandreyee Ghosh had played a student of Wicca in " Parapaar", a show that used to be aired on a private Bengali channel, Anjan Dutt's telefilm "Mannequin", based on one of Ipsita's stories is almost ready to be aired while Rituparno Ghosh's involvement with the Wicca had started as early as when he was just 12 years old. The discussion was moderated by Ipsita and was directed towards how people have started opening up to the supernatural and the inexplicable." … [Read more...]

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Real Witches Critique “True Blood”

REUTERS: "Marnie does communicate with the dead but she comes into witchcraft lacking groundedness," said Penczak, author of "The Inner Temple of Witchcraft: Magick, Meditation and Psychic Development. "A witch who gets good training usually learns to balance that with discipline, strength and focus. I would have liked to see a witch who was more competent and had a clearer sense of will and purpose." … [Read more...]

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A Witch’s Initiation

WICCAN FRIEND: "Tomorrow I will be initiated into Rose Hollow Coven and will have earned my First Degree.  It is as it should be an acknowledgement of service to my Lord and Lady.  There is benefit though to being a part of a coven.  I have a wiser HP and HPS to help me walk through it this time and offer the coven my service.  With their help I hope to become a better pagan and well rounded High Priest.  I also hope that I am able to teach them a few things.  Knowing the kind of people they … [Read more...]

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Salem Licensing Board Session On Threats Sign Of The Times

SALEM PATCH: "Many different people and businesses have contributed to the success of the Salem tourist trade. No one person was solely responsible for its creation and no one personality drives it today. October looms just ahead and it would be well advised for all to put egos, agendas, and personal feelings aside and focus on having a successful season." … [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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