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Time to spring ahead on Sunday

Get ready to tinker with time. Daylight time officially begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, when clocks are cranked ahead one hour to 3 a.m. Known as the time of year most parts of the world “spring ahead,” the change means an hour of lost sleep but more daylight into the evening. Daylight time continues . . . → Read More: Time to spring ahead on Sunday

An Icelandic Witch Hunt

by Nanna Árnadóttir

The sky hung bulbous and putrid-filled with the heaving threat of rain. In the height of the summer months when the sun hung eternally in the sky and the light of the almighty should have shone warmly on Jón Magnússon’s face, the golden orb cowered away behind billows of thundering storms stretched . . . → Read More: An Icelandic Witch Hunt

How to Use Your Runes

by Lynn Thompson

Runes are a very simple way to know what you need to do in the near future and how to deal with the problems that you might have in your life. When you first look at the runes, you might think that they are hard to learn and read. They are . . . → Read More: How to Use Your Runes

Urban Hellenistai and Food Sacrifices

A question I see coming up frequently enough on Hellenic lists concerns food sacrifices. Many of the responses are impractical for urban dwellers, but some are actually very practical.

First off, let me state that in Hellenic practises, food sacrifices are a tradition that goes back to ancient worship. In ancient times, there were two . . . → Read More: Urban Hellenistai and Food Sacrifices

All Hail Satan!

By Catherine Beyer

LaVeyan Satanism is one of several distinct religions identifying itself as Satanic. Followers are atheists who stress dependence on the self rather than reliance on any outside power. It encourages individualism, hedonism, materialism, ego, personal initiative, self-worth and self-determinism.

To the LaVeyan Satanist, Satan is a myth, just like God and other . . . → Read More: All Hail Satan!

The Mayfair Witches

Would you like to lose yourself in a long, spooky story? One in which the characters gradually seem to step out of the pages and into your life? If you shiver with both anticipation and dread at the idea of submitting yourself to a dark, dangerous, sensual force, then the Lives of the Mayfair . . . → Read More: The Mayfair Witches

Dogs and Cats Living Together … Mass Hysteria!

by Jason Pitzl-Waters

While I acknowledge that there are many decent and tolerant Christians out there, it is a fact of life that extremists, loud-mouths, and the badly behaved often get the lion’s share of news coverage. While I’m normally content to ignore the occasional wacky thing said by some conservative Christian or Catholic somewhere . . . → Read More: Dogs and Cats Living Together … Mass Hysteria!

20 Facts suggesting a link between Hermes and the Easter Bunny

01. Rabbits have large ears and exceptional hearing. It is often said of Hermes that more than any other god, he listens to the prayers of men and responds with favor and kindness. (The Orphic and Homeric Hymns.)

02. Rabbits are known for their amorous habits and abundant fertility. Hermes was depicted as a phallic . . . → Read More: 20 Facts suggesting a link between Hermes and the Easter Bunny

Many Holidays, Many Names

by Patti Wigington

The word Ostara is just one of the names applied to the celebration of the spring equinox on March 21. The Venerable Bede said the origin of the word is actually from Eostre, a Germanic goddess of spring. Of course, it’s also the same time as the Christian Easter celebration, and in . . . → Read More: Many Holidays, Many Names

Carmina Gadelica

Reviewed by Sarah

“Carmina Gadelica is the most complete anthology of Celtic oral tradition ever assembled. During his travels, Alexander Carmichael spent hours with peasants in their huts in front of peat fires listening as they “intoned in a low, recitative manner” these poems and prayers. This unique collection of living spirituality drawn from the . . . → Read More: Carmina Gadelica