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Hermetica refers to a category of popular Late Antique literature purporting to contain secret wisdom, and generally attributed to Hermes Trismegistus. Several such texts, in Greek, were compiled into a Corpus Hermeticum by Italian scholars during the Renaissance. Other Hermetic works, however, existed in Syriac, Arabic, Armenian, Coptic, and . . . → Read More: Hermetica

Words of wisdom from a modern-day witch

by Joey Fogel

Guest speaking for Lori Slicton’s anthropology classes, Skyline had a very unique visitor on October 15, Starhawk, a modern-day witch.

Starhawk hasn’t always studied the craft. During her lecture she revealed that she and a friend took on a project for an anthropology class while attending UCLA. It was a witchcraft project . . . → Read More: Words of wisdom from a modern-day witch

Writing a Pagan Liturgy

by Mark Williams

Why is liturgy important? Words have weight. When we use them in ritual, though not physical things, they are as much a part of that rite as the tools we use and offerings we bring. Indeed, they are tools and offerings. And they are also more than that, because they help to . . . → Read More: Writing a Pagan Liturgy

Tales of witchcraft and satanic sorcery

Halloween is coming and historian BRYAN McNERNEY is marking the occasion with a look back at a dark era in East Anglia’s history – the time of the ‘Witchfinder General”, which he describes here. Most of us have grown up with the idea that throughout the middle ages any poor spinster who was unfortunate . . . → Read More: Tales of witchcraft and satanic sorcery

Rune Sorcery Heathenism or Hedenskap

Hedenskap is the modern Norse word for Heathenism. Asatru is the modern name for the study of the religion of our Nordic/Germanic ancestors.

This is the New Age of Aquarius. It will be with us for 2000 years. We need to build an entirely new paradigm for the study and practical use of our Ancestral . . . → Read More: Rune Sorcery Heathenism or Hedenskap

Beyond the Broom

by Heather Mawhiney

When people think of Halloween, different folkloric images come to mind: vampires, werewolves, ghosts and of course, witches. What most people don’t understand, though, is why the image of witches is so prevalent in today’s society, where it came from and the correlation, if any, it has to the modern-day witch . . . → Read More: Beyond the Broom

The Burning Times

The Burning Times is a term referring to the witch persecutions in Europe during the late medieval and renaissance periods. According to Wikipedia, it was first coined by feminist Mary Daly in 1978, who depicted the witch-hunts as a persecution against women. However, the “burning times,” without captitalization, does, in fact, appear in Gardner’s Witchcraft . . . → Read More: The Burning Times

Historian examines witch hunts past and present

“Connecticut would have been the leader in witch hunting if it hadn’t been for Salem,” historian John Demos told a full house the Windsor Historical Society.

Demos is the author of the recently published “The Enemy Within: 2,000 Years of Witch-Hunting in the Western World,” and Samuel Knight Professor of History at Yale University. . . . → Read More: Historian examines witch hunts past and present

Pagan movement continues to expand

by Carson Lemahieu

Paganism is alive and well in America, according to author and National Public Radio correspondent Margot Adler. She spoke in Jamrich Tuesday night about the history of the pagan movement and how it has changed since she became involved in the ’60s and ’70s. Adler kicked off her presentation by telling a . . . → Read More: Pagan movement continues to expand

Magick and Ethics

By Sabrae

People who are interested in in witchcraft, naturally ask about magick. At first, they are tentative, but you can see that gleam in their eyes when finally broaching that particular subject. Sometimes I think these folks have a vision of the arcane workshop, dusty grimoires and lots of mumbo jumbo. A smaller number . . . → Read More: Magick and Ethics