Scott Cunningham, Solitaries, and Self-Initiation

Cover art by Robin Wood.

When Wicca first emerged into the public eye in the 1950s, it was strictly a initiatory mystery religion. If you wanted to be a Witch, you needed to be initiated by Gerald Gardner himself, or by someone who had been given an initiation by him. When other traditions emerged, Alexandrian, 1734, the ethos of initiation by an already initiated High Priest or Priestess remained intact. In those early years many "traditional" Witches took a dim view of "bootstrap" attempts to start new traditions, and … [Read more...]

Pagan Community Notes: Sacred Paths Center, Maetreum of Cybele, Touchstone Advocacy, and More!

The Maetreum of Cybele's building.

Happy May Day everyone!┬áPagan Community Notes is a series focused on news originating from within the Pagan community. Reinforcing the idea that what happens to and within our organizations, groups, and events is news, and news-worthy. My hope is that more individuals, especially those working within Pagan organizations, get into the habit of sharing their news with the world. So lets get started!Sacred Paths Center Announces Closure: Sacred Paths Center, a Pagan community center serving the … [Read more...]


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