September 14, 2012

My faith is a constant presence in my life. It guides my beliefs and values and dictates my social calendar. It influences what I read, and it’s obviously on my mind when I sit down to write on this blog. When I look around my house there are reminders of my Paganism everywhere, from the multitude of Horned God statues that adorn the tops of altars and bookshelves to the art on my walls. Like the art on my walls,… Read more

September 12, 2012

Can a Satanist also be a Pagan? Maybe? Probably? Absolutely not? What’s certain is that it probably depends on who you are talking to, on both sides of the spectrum. Read more

September 11, 2012

“And ye shall go out and proclaimeth my name on all that you see and do, and ye shall write it in every document for I am Pan, the god of all.” From the book of Arcadia 2:9 I’ve always felt that the gods and I were pretty secure in our relationship(s). Despite what’s at the top of this post, Pan does not require me to proclaim his name at all moments of the day, nor does he require that… Read more

September 7, 2012

What a would a “Pagan” ritual from 1899 looked like? Taking a few pages from Leyland’s Aradia, Freemasonry, and the Golden Dawn we attempt to find out. Put on your favorite steam-punk costume and prepare for Witch Ritual 1899 style. Read more

September 5, 2012

It’s always frightening to me when people insert violent imagery into political appeals. It’s even scarier when the person delivering the violent imagery is a third degree black-belt known for kicking butt like Chuck Norris. Growing up I liked Norris. He was the star of horrible films like The Delta Force and was a real master of the martial arts. As a kid there are few things cooler than karate and B-movies. As an adult I’m frightened and disgusted by… Read more

September 4, 2012

I love football, which makes me normal in a lot of places, but not so in the Pagan Community. I’m sorry my wife is a football widow in the fall, but this is just who I am. Why do I feel so alone while watching something that tens of millions of Americans care about? Read more

September 3, 2012

(Since I blog on Patheos, people often ask me to review their books or music. When I feel as if I’ve read and listened to enough stuff, you end up with a page of music and book reviews. Some of the links here will take you to Amazon, but if you can, try shopping at your local New Age/Occult Bookstore. Enjoy, or not, it’s completely up to you.) BOOKS I guess I’m preparing myself in case Mitt Romney becomes President…. Read more

August 28, 2012

Unknown to most Americans, the country celebrates Eight Great American Sabbats. All of these sabbats represent the transition from season to another, even when they come dressed up in patriotic or religious clothing. See how many of the Great American Sabbats you already celebrate. Read more

August 26, 2012

Many people think that Llewellyn only publishes “bad” Pagan 101 type books, but that’s not always the case. Sometimes, Llewellyn publishes really good, even important, work. Their job is not to please you or I, their job is to stay in business and make money. What’s amazing about Llewellyn is that they sometimes manage to make money and please me at the same time. Read more

August 22, 2012

Ever wondered what books are “essential Pagan reading?” Prepare to disagree as I pick my top 5 and 10 others. Think you can do better? Leave your list in the comments section. Read more

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