December 26, 2018

A round-up of some of the most read and influential articles published at Patheos Pagan in 2018. To everyone reading, commenting, and whatever else, words can’t express our thanks! Thanks for being a part of P Pagan in 2018! Read more

December 14, 2018

Casting a spell is about aligning conscious with subconscious to carry out the intentions of individual witches. To work magick, you must unite your being in as perfect a manner as possible to send forth your intent into the cosmos so it manifests properly. Read more

October 25, 2018

Reclaiming my identity as an intersex woman is a part of my spiritual journey. As part of my own journey to healing, I have chosen to be authentic in my self-representation, and hopefully my story will assist others in doing the same. With this article, I hope to bring greater visibility to intersex people and clearer understanding of how our challenges may be similar to the challenges of the LGBT community, but we face much different circumstances. Read more

October 18, 2018

What is a witch? Traditionally, the word was used to describe a someone who used supernatural powers to affect change, a person who was seen as an outsider to “normal” society – someone like Matilda Joslyn Gage. Read more

September 26, 2018

Conjure is not a religion or spiritual path, per se, but rather magic/spiritual work that is done to bring about change in a situation. Whether that situation is a relationship, money, a job, revenge, healing, or cleansing, the fundamental tenet of Conjure is to do work that changes the circumstance. Read more

August 19, 2018

Boys become crones; baked bread becomes a baby; electricity turns out to be Jesus; a first grade class stages Oedipus Rex. At the center of it all stands Baba Yaga, the child-eating forest witch and earth goddess of Russian folklore. Read more

June 15, 2018

Baba Yaga is a witch/earth goddess from Russian folklore. She lives deep in the forest in a house on chicken legs. She’s a dangerous and wonderful figure who tests the wit and mettle of anyone who approaches her hut seeking help. She may grant you the tools necessary to succeed in your quest, or she may eat you. Read more

June 7, 2018

Magic is black, white and mixed and can be conservative and extremely liberal. Magic can be found in sacred space, in personal relationships with spirit guides, ancestors and angels, and even from working with daemons and employing methods that are a bit more taboo. Read more

May 29, 2018

I learned that our tradition is very rich, and that it contains magical and religious rituals and prayers for the outward expression of our inner spirituality for every phase and condition of our lives. The practices of witchcraft, folk medicine, blessing rituals, cooking, and crafting are inextricably woven into the fabric of Italian culture—no matter where Italians are geographically located. Read more

April 5, 2018

There are twelve basic principles of bardic awareness. By studying them and seeing how they relate to your everyday life, you can start to experiment with them and learn how to use them. By putting them into practice and integrating them into your world, you can make huge leaps in awareness. Read more

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