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What I Do: The 21st Century Witch

By Hecate Demetersdatter

One of my chief interests is: How do we live as Witches in an urban, 21st Century, professional world?

How do the tenants of ancient, Earth-based, religion — e.g., respect for nature and matter, connection with the cycle of the seasons, manifestation of the Goddess(es), worship of the fleshy, female-body part . . . → Read More: What I Do: The 21st Century Witch

Police Raid at Eagle Rock

By Greg Peterson

The defenders of sacred Eagle Rock sat in a circle and wept as they were surrounded by dozens of heavily armed state and local police officers who raided the Eagle Rock encampment the morning of May 27 arresting two campers at the request of Kennecott Eagle Minerals, who wasted no time destroying . . . → Read More: Police Raid at Eagle Rock

Once amusing. Twice EPICFAIL!

By Fire Lyte

Twice now my article on being gay and pagan has been used to directly cite what’s wrong with young, upstart pagans attempting to understand, learn, or otherwise create their own spiritual relationship with gender and deity.

The first time, a blogger by the name of Veles said I was using age-old gossip . . . → Read More: Once amusing. Twice EPICFAIL!

Defining Paganism IV: Is Paganism a Religion?

By Jeff Lilly

This is an essential issue, because the answer has legal ramifications. In the US military, for example, only certain religious symbols can be legally placed on tombstones, and your religion determines where you are buried. If you don’t belong to a major religion, you probably can’t get your religious holidays off . . . → Read More: Defining Paganism IV: Is Paganism a Religion?

Eco-friendly Roofing Options

Most homeowners have to replace their roof shingles at some point. Exposed to sunlight, heat, cold, rain, wind, and sometimes snow, sleet and hail, conventional asphalt shingle roofs last 20 years, if you’re lucky.

If you’d like a roof that will outlast a conventional asphalt shingle roof and is made from environmentally friendly roofing materials, . . . → Read More: Eco-friendly Roofing Options

Mikey Weinstein’s Crusade

Meet the man who’s trying to purge evangelical Christianity from the Pentagon.

By Stephen Glain

“Good morning Mikey, you f*** Jew. Let me be the first to call you a f*** Jew today.”

Michael L. “Mikey” Weinstein shares his hate mail with both friends and strangers the way elderly people show off photos of . . . → Read More: Mikey Weinstein’s Crusade

Plant a Goddess Garden

By Lady Cattra Shadow

Gardening is a magical act. It allows us to take the simplest form of life — a seed — and plant it so that weeks later it will bloom. Plants and magic have been associated for hundreds (if not thousands) of years, so when spring rolls around and you’re planning your . . . → Read More: Plant a Goddess Garden

Laws of Magick?

By Frater Barrabbas

Recently, I have found on the web that many practitioners of magick appear to have fully embraced the three laws of magick, which were popularized rather ignominiously by James Frazier in the late 19th century. Although the source of these laws originally came from Neoplatonic writings, Frazier believed that magick was . . . → Read More: Laws of Magick?

Unmasking Shakespeare

By Michael Posner

What if the Shakespeare legacy is a charade designed to conceal the author’s true identity? And what if the real playwright was a Jewish woman who dared not acknowledge her authorship in Elizabethan England?

The verifiable facts of Shakespeare’s life are few. He acted in two of Ben Jonson’s plays, owned . . . → Read More: Unmasking Shakespeare

Native woman recognized as a pioneer in the aviation field

By Lucinda Hughes

On a sunny spring day in April a small crowd of people gathered at the San Manuel Airport outside of Tucson. They traveled from as far as Colorado and California to attend the two-day Gyrocopter “Fly-in” event.

In attendance was a woman known as the “Gyrocopter Queen,” 81-year-old Marion Springer, a Choctaw . . . → Read More: Native woman recognized as a pioneer in the aviation field