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Neo-conservatism and the ‘Creeping Orthodoxy’

Is the Creeping Orthodoxy really an induction of more conservative values & practises that shape our public and private ritual work? Or is it that we do need to be careful as pagans are now more in the public eye and more under scrutiny, especially when it comes to teaching & interacting with those under . . . → Read More: Neo-conservatism and the ‘Creeping Orthodoxy’

What I Did On My Summer Vacation and Why This Is Important

by Deborah Oak

Here I am, last but not least, in the “amazing guest star vacation week” of The Wild Hunt. Jason will return tomorrow, hopefully rested, revitalized, and ready to once again provide us with breaking news of Pagan interest. Vacations change our consciousness by shaking up the mundane rhythm of our lives. They . . . → Read More: What I Did On My Summer Vacation and Why This Is Important

On Teaching Kids Religion

Dove wrote something in a recent comment on Fae’s Indoctrination Semantics post that struck me. She said: “…[T]the other day, [my son] Vincent asked me if he could be Wiccan and Christian, and I told him yes, but that he would have to study both before he could claim that path.”

We’ve been discussing . . . → Read More: On Teaching Kids Religion

Paisley memorial to ancient witches

A NEW memorial which honours seven Paisley ‘witches’ who were brutally executed has been unveiled – more than 300 years after their deaths. Mystery and intrigue has long surrounded the slaying of the so-called witches in the 17th century. The four women and three men were strangled at the stake on the Gallow Green in . . . → Read More: Paisley memorial to ancient witches

Funding the Pagans

By Achriel Running a website for a community is never a profitable venture, most often it’s a labour of love with endless hours and a drain on the pocket. Being I own/run I can attest to just how much time and resources a large site can consume over the years. To that end I . . . → Read More: Funding the Pagans

Austrian Hogwarts an international attraction

By David Hill

Klagenfurt – an Austrian school for aspiring wizards and witches that became a hit when it added a Harry Potter course to its syllabus is now bringing its message of magic to the world – but that does not mean Carinthia’s politicians are safe.

“Wizardry is very close to nature and . . . → Read More: Austrian Hogwarts an international attraction

Endorsement Withdrawn for Bible Literacy Project

Alabama State Senator Scott Beason has turned out to be the principal opponent of a new textbook, The Bible and Its Influence, backed by liberals for schools that want to teach about the Bible. Writing in, Beason outlines not only the background of the chief architect of the book but details how the book . . . → Read More: Endorsement Withdrawn for Bible Literacy Project

The meaning behind a Celtic knot tattoo

by Steven Magill

A Celtic knot tattoo is one of the most recognized body art. Its origins lay in the ancient history of the Celtic people and even if you are not affiliated with any clan, you may want to mark your body with such a notorious and beautiful tattoo.

The Celtic knot . . . → Read More: The meaning behind a Celtic knot tattoo

Qadshu, Holy Goddess of Sexuality and Fertility

Qadshu, “the Holy One” is an epithet of various Canaanite and Syrian Goddesses, Who eventually seems to have become an independent Goddess of Sexuality, Sacred Ecstacy and Fertility.

Qadshu’s cult involved the ritual of the sacred marriage, in which participants acted out the parts of the Goddess and Her consort, usually as a seasonal rite. . . . → Read More: Qadshu, Holy Goddess of Sexuality and Fertility

Execution by burning

Execution by burning has a long history as a method of punishment for crimes such as treason, heresy and witchcraft (burning, however, was actually less common than hanging, pressing, or drowning as a punishment for witchcraft). For a number of reasons, this method of execution fell into disfavor among governments in the late 18th . . . → Read More: Execution by burning