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Imbolc Countdown: House Cleansing Ceremony

By Patti Wigington

No one really likes to clean, but we all know we feel better when our physical space is tidy. It’s one of life’s necessary chores. Start your spring off with a good thorough cleaning, and then follow that up with a spiritual cleansing. This is a great ritual to perform at Imbolc . . . → Read More: Imbolc Countdown: House Cleansing Ceremony

Medieval Clothing And Wiccan Ritual

By Christopher

[Snip] In this day and age, what is the purpose for a Wiccan to dress in stereotypical ‘witchy’ clothing comprised of a cloak, robe, or some form of medieval garb? Why all the drama? I wondered this as I attended a large public ritual last year, which was made up of other Pagans . . . → Read More: Medieval Clothing And Wiccan Ritual

Movie Review: Dark of Moon

By Scott

Every Pagan above the age of consent should see Dark of Moon because it is exactly the kind of film we have been waiting for all these years.

[Snip] Dark of Moon is a romcom set in the lives of five young Pagan friends and coven-mates somewhere around Akron, Ohio. The film opens . . . → Read More: Movie Review: Dark of Moon

Dark Earth and Deep Water

The following is an excerpt from Legacy of the Gods; the Origin of Sacred Sites and the Rebirth of Ancient Wisdom, by Freddy Silva:

[Snip] Beneath the holiest of Muslim shrines, the Ka’Ba, there exists a well; sacred springs exist below Temple Mount, just as they do beneath Chartres and Glastonbury Tor; the Gothic cathedrals . . . → Read More: Dark Earth and Deep Water

Mysterious ‘Winged Structure’ From Ancient Rome Found

The structure was found in England and may have been used as a temple.

By Ownen Jarus

A recently discovered mysterious “winged” structure in England, which in the Roman period may have been used as a temple, presents a puzzle for archaeologists, who say the building has no known parallels.

Built around 1,800 years ago, . . . → Read More: Mysterious ‘Winged Structure’ From Ancient Rome Found