Unleash the Hounds! (Link Roundup)

There are lots of articles and essays of interest to modern Pagans out there, sometimes more than I can write about in-depth in any given week. So The Wild Hunt must unleash the hounds in order to round them all up.Christina Oakley-Harrington, founder of Treadwell's Books in London, and Literary Editor of the journal Abraxas, made the headlines in the UK this week when she gave testimony in the murder trial of Hannah Bonser, who is accused of stabbing and killing 13-year-old Casey Kearney. The accused apparently sought refuge at Oakley-Harington's book store months before the incident took place, and she told the court that Bonser "thought she was being demonically attacked by an int … [Read more...]

Unleash the Hounds! (Link Roundup)

There are lots of articles and essays of interest to modern Pagans out there, sometimes more than I can write about in-depth in any given week. So The Wild Hunt must unleash the hounds in order to round them all up.Artist Lauren Raine is holding a Kickstarter campaign to create 21 new pieces in her Masks of the Goddess series. Previous collections in this series have been used by several Pagan groups for ritual purposes, most notably Reclaiming. The new collection will be held in trust for future community use. The money raised will also fund the "inaugural performance" of the new collection at the 2012 Women and Mythology Conference in San Francisco, produced and directed by M. Macha Ni … [Read more...]

Casting Spells on Your Boss Could Get You Fired

For those faith traditions that incorporate magic and spellwork into their practices, Wicca, Santeria, Vodou, and any number of modern Pagan faiths, the urge to invoke supernatural help to solve a problem is sometimes overwhelming. This is especially true when an individual feels limited in what they can do in their day-to-day lives to remove an obstacle or improve their situation. That said, if you're careless, casting spells on your boss could get you fired. "Officer Elizabeth Torres, a 24-year department veteran, was terminated by City Manager Lyndon Bonner for conduct unbecoming of a police officer, according to a city news release. [...] Torres and office manager Yvonne Rodriguez had … [Read more...]

Lon Milo DuQuette on “Aleister Crowley – Revolt of the Magicians”

I've often been intrigued by the novels written by Pagans and occultists. Whether well-known like Starhawk’s “The Fifth Sacred Thing,” now in the process of being pitched as a feature film, or obscure like Stewart Farrar's post-apocalyptic Wiccans-save-the-world (or at least Britain) novel "Omega." I feel that religiously-motivated works like this can often tell you a lot about the beliefs, ambitions, and hopes of the author. While "religious fiction" is often synonymous today with Christian literature, we shouldn't forget that modern Paganism and the occult/magickal arts have a long used fictional stories as a way to teach and entertain, from Gerald Gardner's "High Magic's Aid" to Dion Fortu … [Read more...]


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