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Brigid: Flame of Two Eternities

One of the liveliest Goddesses of our Pagan revival is the Irish/Celtic Brigid. She is honored throughout American Paganism as one of the most popular subjects of worship outside of the Greco-Roman-Egyptian spectrum. She is worshipped as a Goddess of creativity, of artists, healers, poets, and craftspersons. Sometimes the mother, sometimes the maiden, even a . . . → Read More: Brigid: Flame of Two Eternities

The Glaive

Of all the ritual implements within the modern Neo-Pagan revival, none is more famous or universally valued than the ceremonial knife, known widely within the Craft as an athame, though in the Ordo Arcanorum Gradalis, it is called the glaive.

There is a threefold nature to the glaive which underlies its immense significance. It . . . → Read More: The Glaive

Aphorisms for Wiccans

A witch’s power is directly proportional to the number of other witches who hate her. A witch’s intent is inversely proportional to the number of other witches who like her.

Black magick is any magick that works for you – but not for me.

Laying a trick in someone else’s house does not make you . . . → Read More: Aphorisms for Wiccans

Living next door to a neighbourhood witch

You’d think milkmen would be used to pre-dawn doorstep encounters with all manner of ‘unconventional’ folk, wouldn’t you? Well, not in leafy Dorchester.

Grandmother Suky Burton roars with laughter as she remembers the day she and the man who delivers the pintas locked eyes in a moonlit driveway.

‘It was the early hours . . . → Read More: Living next door to a neighbourhood witch

Shoshone Indians Sue to Stop Barrick’s Nevada Gold Mine

Five tribal and public interest parties filed a lawsuit in Nevada Federal Court on Thursday, seeking an immediate injunction to stop one of the largest open pit cyanide heap leach gold mines in the United States – the Cortez Hills Expansion Project on Mt. Tenabo.

Canadian Barrick Gold, the world’s largest gold mining company, . . . → Read More: Shoshone Indians Sue to Stop Barrick’s Nevada Gold Mine

War, Terror, and the Wild Hunt

As the month of November winds down, our exploration of the complex and rich history of the multicultural Wild Hunt also draws to a close. For while some say the Hunt extends well into Solstice Eve, its dreaded appearance is primarily during the time from Samhain till November’s end.

Offering some final thoughts about it, . . . → Read More: War, Terror, and the Wild Hunt

Twilight, as Seen by Anne

My daughter The Spare wanted to see this vampire movie Twilight over the weekend. What was remarkable was that she agreed that I could come along. (This is a huge concession when you’re 14.) Then she invited two of her friends who I can actually tolerate. Off we toddled to Twilight.

You get to . . . → Read More: Twilight, as Seen by Anne

What’s It Worth to You?

Please hold your stomachs for a nauseating ride through a recent email I received (I make no apology for the lack of formatting):

In a brief conversation, a man asked a woman he was pursuing the question…… “What kind of man are you looking for?” She sat quietly for a moment before looking him in . . . → Read More: What’s It Worth to You?

Ecstatic Ritual

by Brandy Williams

The main problem with approaching sex magic for the first time is not an ignorance of the techniques, but a whole load of baggage about sex. There’s still the stigma that sex is naughty or bad, that we shouldn’t have lots of partners, that it should only be within marriage, that the . . . → Read More: Ecstatic Ritual

Christians trumped Pagan holy days

Did you know? by Rick Hess

The pagan Roman Feast of Saturnalia was celebrated hundreds of years before Christ was born. Many other cultures had similar celebrations from very ancient times. The timing was directly after the shortest day of the year, Dec. 21. The pagans thought that annually the sun dies on the 21st, . . . → Read More: Christians trumped Pagan holy days