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All About Imbolc

by Patti Wigington

By February, most of us are tired of the cold, snowy season. Imbolc reminds us that spring is coming soon, and that we only have a few more weeks of winter to go. The sun gets a little brighter, the earth gets a little warmer, and we know that life is quickening . . . → Read More: All About Imbolc

Apollo: “Light” God or “Dark” God?

By Fiamma

So there is this god, I’m not going to tell you his name. He is a god of many things- of light, of music and beauty, poetry, truth and healing. He is rational and wise. He is called Radiant, and Averter of Evil, Rescuer, Protector from Harm, Healer. He is known for . . . → Read More: Apollo: “Light” God or “Dark” God?

Air Force Builds Worship Space for Wiccans

by Daniel Burke

The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado will set aside a worship space for followers of “Earth-centered” religions such as Wicca and Druidism, according to an Air Force news release.

A stone circle atop a hill on the base in Colorado Springs will likely be dedicated in a ceremony March 10, according . . . → Read More: Air Force Builds Worship Space for Wiccans

Imbolc Lore

By Akasha

Imbolc, (pronounced “IM-bulk” or “EM-bowlk”), also called Oimealg, (“IM-mol’g), by the Druids, is the festival of the lactating sheep. It is derived from the Gaelic word “oimelc” which means “ewes milk”. Herd animals have either given birth to the first offspring of the year or their wombs are swollen and the milk of . . . → Read More: Imbolc Lore

Is The First Amendment for Monotheists Only?

by Jason Pitzl-Waters

While decisions made so far have focused only on whether McCollum has standing as a taxpayer or non-inmate to bring his suit, a new Amicus Curiae filed by the National Legal Foundation, on behalf of a conservative activist organization called WallBuilders, argues that McCollum has no standing because modern Pagans aren’t guaranteed . . . → Read More: Is The First Amendment for Monotheists Only?

Beyond the Mist, by Peter O’Connor

Reviewed by CelticScholar

Beyond the Mist is a book that intrigued me from the moment I read a synopsis of it on Amazon. It is a book that is written by a psychologist called Peter O’Connor. I really wanted to see what psychologist had to say about Irish Mythology.

In the preface of the book . . . → Read More: Beyond the Mist, by Peter O’Connor

The Great Rite

The Great Rite

By Janet and Stewart Farrar From: Eight Sabbats For Witches, Robert Hale 1983

Symbolic

Preparation: the chalice should be filled with wine. A veil of at least a yard square is needed preferably of a Goddess color such as blue, green, silver, or white.

The Coven, except for the High Priestess . . . → Read More: The Great Rite

Giving the Message

By Uncle Thor

What impression do you think you would be making on someone who is seriously asking about your beliefs?

If a person were to ask you about Heathenism, what would you tell him? Would you talk about old Gods and old myths? Would you speak of Vikings and heroic sagas? Would you describe . . . → Read More: Giving the Message

The Sacred Archer

By Anthony Roe

At my old school, as at countless others, we always used to sing the hymn Jerusalem.. Our young voices thrilled at the visionary Blake’s words, “Bring me my Bow of burning gold; bring me my arrows of desire,” echoing the mandate of the sacred archer of old, even the Divine Archer of . . . → Read More: The Sacred Archer

Walking the Faery Pathway, by Harmonia Saille

Reviewed by BadWitch

Walking the Faery Pathway seems a very personal book, full of Harmonia’s own experiences. She describes particular points that seem to act as portals to the faery realms and what happened when she visited them. This is interspersed with interviews with children on the subject of faeries, which is particularly interesting . . . → Read More: Walking the Faery Pathway, by Harmonia Saille