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The Term “Fluffy Bunny” Must Go

by Praxiteles

I believe that the term “fluffy bunny” is not only not useful or practical, but harmful, and that we should abandon the term. So, why must “fluffy bunny” go? In my opinion, there are the five main reasons why:

1. The term “fluffy bunny” is itself fluffy bunny. “Fluffy bunny” is defined . . . → Read More: The Term “Fluffy Bunny” Must Go

When Purpose Calls

by Michael J. Tamura

You could say, that on that night under the spell of the full moon, we were broadsided by love in a fur coat. Both a beauty and a beast, she entered our lives and sauntered right into our hearts. Today, she’s been a beloved member of our family for over . . . → Read More: When Purpose Calls

Public Paganism and a Watered-Down Approach

by Deborah Lipp

Gus diZerega writes about a public Pagan Solstice ceremony he was distressed by. He was disturbed by a sermon in the middle of the ceremony, by the political content of that sermon, and by a guided visualization that was entirely scientific, with no mythic or spiritual content.

And again, disheartening. . . . → Read More: Public Paganism and a Watered-Down Approach

Ancient Pagan Symbols

by Elisabeth Goldsmith

The Sacred Double Axe as a religious symbol of the sun is pre-eminently associated with the island of Crete. The Axe among the Egyptians was also a symbol of the sun, and called the “Clever one,” the “Cleaver of the way.” and belongs to the same class of symbols as the . . . → Read More: Ancient Pagan Symbols

Love, Suffering and Evil: A Neopagan View

by Gus diZerega

No one born in the 20th century can have missed the challenge to spiritual worldviews raised by the carnage of its wars and massacres, as well as the suffering caused by disease, natural disasters and general hard knocks of everyday life. So much pain! So much unhappiness! Neopagan religion celebrates and honors . . . → Read More: Love, Suffering and Evil: A Neopagan View

Wild Boar: Pagan Warrior Spirit

by Jill Stefko

To Celtic Pagans, Boar and Sow are sacred to the Goddess. Boar is courage and bravery; Sow, generosity and fertility. They are symbols of the male and female aspects.

Wild boars are a species in the fauna family, suidae, comprised of 16 classifications of pigs and hogs. Suids, native to Eurasia . . . → Read More: Wild Boar: Pagan Warrior Spirit

Scotland’s Whirling Goddess or the Holy Grail?

By DAVID MCDOWELL

STARING into the terrifying thunderous tumult of the Corryvreckan whirlpool, it’s easy to see why its sheer primal energy has fascinated people for centuries.

Now Edinburgh folklorist Stuart McHardy has suggested a startling new theory – that the awe-inspiring natural vortex between the islands of Scarba and Jura in Argyll and Bute . . . → Read More: Scotland’s Whirling Goddess or the Holy Grail?

Top Ten Pagan Stories of 2007 (Part One)

by Jason Pitzl-Waters

As we reach the close of 2007, it is time to stop for a moment and take stock of the previous year. When you look at (and for) news stories regarding modern Paganism (and related topics) every day of the year, you can sometimes lose focus on the larger picture. So it . . . → Read More: Top Ten Pagan Stories of 2007 (Part One)

The American Council of Witches

Seventy three Witches founded the Council of American Witches in 1974. In April of that year, at the Spring Witchmeet in Minneapolis, MN, (1974-APR-11 to 14), they adopted the following document. At the time, Wicca and other Neopagan religions were greatly misunderstood in North America. This document helped to set the record straight. The thirteen . . . → Read More: The American Council of Witches

New Year Traditions

British New Year

In Britain the custom of first footing is practiced. The first male visitor to the house after midnight is usually supposed to bring good luck. Usually they bring a gift like money, bread, or coal, which is done to ensure the family, will have plenty of these things all the year to . . . → Read More: New Year Traditions