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CBC Raven Contest Winner Announced

Bill Reid’s given Haida name was “Solitary Raven”. He loved the Raven: the trickster and transformer, hero and scoundrel of Haida mythology. Reid gave us breathtaking sculptures including Raven releasing the first men from the clamshell. In celebration of Bill Reid’s birthday in January, we invited you to create a short story, or a poem, . . . → Read More: CBC Raven Contest Winner Announced

Honeybees Vanish

David Bradshaw has endured countless stings during his life as a beekeeper, but he got the shock of his career when he opened his boxes last month and found half of his 100 million bees missing. In 24 states throughout the country, beekeepers have gone through similar shocks as their bees have been disappearing inexplicably . . . → Read More: Honeybees Vanish

Sitting Meditation

By Susan Kramer After finishing your talk on the practical applications of meditation it is time to move on to explain about technique.

Breathing practice Have everyone including yourself sit in a circle facing center. Either sit straight on chairs or on cushions with legs folded in comfortably. Fold hands in lap or rest . . . → Read More: Sitting Meditation

Ed Fitch: Revealing the Craft

by Sylvana SilverWitch

Ed Fitch was one of the first people initiated by Ray and Rosemary Buckland when they arrived in the USA. That was in 1967. How many of us have been in the Craft that long? Not me! Some of us weren’t even born in ’67.

It was with curiosity that I went . . . → Read More: Ed Fitch: Revealing the Craft

Starting Your Book of Shadows

A Book of Shadows or a Grimoire is your journal/ scrapbook about your explorations into Wiccan and Pagan ways. The Grimoire is a bit more of a recipe book, like a technical manual. You may decide to keep a Book of Shadows with all your experiences, thoughts and technical details or you may have both . . . → Read More: Starting Your Book of Shadows

Diabolical Authority: Anton LaVey

James R. Lewis

We have a bible. We have a pro-human dogma. We have a church. We have a tradition. – From the Church of Satan’s official website.

The status of The Satanic Bible as an authoritative scripture-or, perhaps more accurately, as a kind of quasi-scripture-within the Satanic subculture was initially brought to my attention . . . → Read More: Diabolical Authority: Anton LaVey

The Concept of Wyrd

by S. Nichole

The concept within Heathenry that has really stood out for me is the concept of wyrd. Some people would say that it is similar to the concept of karma, and to some extent, it is. At the same time, there is more to it as it is something that you yourself have . . . → Read More: The Concept of Wyrd

rare heavenly arc

By David Perlman No, this isn’t an upside-down rainbow, and the photographer hasn’t faked the picture. It’s an unusual phenomenon caused by sunlight shining through a thin, invisible screen of tiny ice crystals high in the sky and has nothing at all to do with the rain.

Andrew G. Saffas, a Concord artist and . . . → Read More: rare heavenly arc

The Lines of a Teenage Hand

by Batya Weinbaum

Palmistry theorizes that the lines on the hand represent how the soul sits in the body. The lines growing over time reflect the reality that the person transverses through. As a face can come to wear more lines with age, so can the palm. Can one read the palms of children, from . . . → Read More: The Lines of a Teenage Hand

“Letting Go” Meditation

If you feel as though you’re carrying baggage around on your shoulders, your half way to letting go. In order to resolve issues or problems in your life, you must go through the process of Acknowledgment, Acceptance , Forgiveness, Action and Letting Go.

Don’t disregard the need to mourn when the issue is a loss . . . → Read More: “Letting Go” Meditation