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November 30–10 Years Since Seattle: Climate Change Action

By Starhawk

Ten years ago tonight, I was sitting in a spokescouncil in a warehouse in downtown Seattle, surrounded by a sea of dreadlocked youth, preparing to rise at dawn and hit the streets the next morning. Was it that night or the next I went with my friends Margo Adair and Bill Aall with . . . → Read More: November 30–10 Years Since Seattle: Climate Change Action

Harmonizing with the Fates

by Zsuzsanna E. Budapest

Before all else, know that we are always in deep and energetic transformation. Always. Not just at the end of a millennium, but in the middle of it and at the start of it – always. These constant transformations do not depend on our particular way of counting of time: a . . . → Read More: Harmonizing with the Fates

Riddle and Meditation: Gods

By Ruby Sara

Greetings, best beloveds, from the gray and waning light of the pretty-wild-urban midwest. I have not said much these past few weeks, having miles to go before I sleep and all that business…the business of bread and ritual and tables and friends. But for the moment, there is a silence and a . . . → Read More: Riddle and Meditation: Gods

Public Schools response to internet censorship

by Andrah Wyrdfire

Dorothy Crinshaw of the Indianapolis Public Schools was able to return a phone call made last week to her office before Thanksgiving regarding IPS censoring Pagan/Wiccan and Atheistic content and was able to answer a few questions.

When asked if she could verify whether or not IPS was censoring Pagan/Wiccan (alternative spirituality) . . . → Read More: Public Schools response to internet censorship

Early witches in Hampton Roads

Do you know that we had supposed witches and devils here in Virginia long before they appeared up in Massachusetts?

When those three small ships, the Susan Constant, the Godspeed, and the Discovery, arrived off the coast of Virginia in April of 1607, they brought with them 104 English men and boys. The settlers themselves . . . → Read More: Early witches in Hampton Roads

C.O.G.’s Interfaith Work

by Jason Pitzl-Waters

The Covenant of the Goddess (aka C.O.G.), an international organization of autonomous Wiccan groups and solitaries, has started its first official blog in order to spotlight its extensive interfaith work.

“I am happy to anounce that The Covenant of the Goddess has started a new National Interfaith Representative’s Blog. Four of our . . . → Read More: C.O.G.’s Interfaith Work

The magical Rowan tree

By Swanscot

In the British Isles the rowan (Sorbus aucuparia) has a long and still popular history in folklore as a tree which protects against witchcraft and evil spirits.

The physical characteristics of the tree may have contributed to its protective reputation, including the tiny five pointed star or pentagram on each berry opposite . . . → Read More: The magical Rowan tree

Forcibly adopted American Indians torn between cultures

By Monte Whaley

Even in third grade, Susan Devan Harness knew she didn’t belong in the white world. She already was being called “squaw girl” by classmates. Harness drew suspicious stares and was followed by employees every time she entered a store in the Montana town where she was raised. But it wasn’t until she . . . → Read More: Forcibly adopted American Indians torn between cultures

6 Insane Discoveries That Science Can’t Explain

By Andy Guerriero

We like to feel superior to the people who lived centuries ago, what with their shitty mud huts and curing colds by drilling a hole in their skulls. But we have to give them credit: They left behind some artifacts that have left the smartest of modern scientists scratching their heads.

For . . . → Read More: 6 Insane Discoveries That Science Can’t Explain

True Romantics Wore Horns

By ROBERT FERGUSON

Mention the Vikings and most people will immediately think of horned helmets, blood eagles, and grizzled barbarians raiding and pillaging their way across the seven seas. It’s a cliché, of course, but one embedded with an element of truth. During the early years of the Viking Age (circa 800–1100) the Vikings . . . → Read More: True Romantics Wore Horns