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Astrology and Intuition: A Dynamic Duo

By Bernie Ashman

Each of the twelve astrological signs symbolizes unique ways that intuition can weave its magic through them. In my opinion, no one sign has a monopoly on making use of intuition. The universe filters its magnificent collective waves of intelligence through the signs, which act as filters to manifest this energy into . . . → Read More: Astrology and Intuition: A Dynamic Duo

The Archaeology of Sanctuaries and Ritual in Etruria

Reviewed by Tesse D. Stek

This volume bears the fruits of a fully packed conference session on the subject during the APA/AIA Annual Meeting in 2008 in Chicago. The enthusiasm and excitement felt during that session can now be shared by a broader audience in the form of this very welcome volume, which not only . . . → Read More: The Archaeology of Sanctuaries and Ritual in Etruria

A Pagan Lectio Divina

By Thalassa

We currently have a thread on Pagan Forum about the use of devotionals as a personal practice, which is how/why I was inspired to write this thread on my own devotional practice, which is loosely based on the Catholic Lectio Divina.

If you aren’t familiar with the term devotional, it describes a short, . . . → Read More: A Pagan Lectio Divina

Reconsidering the Importance of Myth

By Star Foster

[Snip] The lack of continuity is one way modern Paganism is different from other religions. We talk about this lack occasionally, and acknowledge that we have no idea how Hellenic polytheism, or other ancient polytheisms, would have evolved unfettered over the centuries. But instead of picking up the torch where it was . . . → Read More: Reconsidering the Importance of Myth

Poison Oak as Totem

By Lupa

A comment on my last post at No Unsacred Place brought up the itchy, urushiol-soaked leaves of poison ivy and poison oak. I am quite sensitive to all of the plants that exude this compound, and admittedly all they’ve inspired in me has been much cursing and complaint on the occasions we’ve had . . . → Read More: Poison Oak as Totem

The Triumph Of The Moon, By Ronald Hutton

Reviewed by Celestial Elf

Intrigued by Ronald Hutton’s assertion that “Wicca” (meaning the wiseones) is the first all British religion given to the world, I approached his book The Triumph of the Moon as my first serious study of Wicca and Witchcraft with an objective attitude and without any preconceived perspectives on the matter. As . . . → Read More: The Triumph Of The Moon, By Ronald Hutton

Climate Change Led to Collapse of Ancient Indus Civilization: Study

Science Daily News

A new study combining the latest archaeological evidence with state-of-the-art geoscience technologies provides evidence that climate change was a key ingredient in the collapse of the great Indus or Harappan Civilization almost 4000 years ago. The study also resolves a long-standing debate over the source and fate of the Sarasvati, the sacred . . . → Read More: Climate Change Led to Collapse of Ancient Indus Civilization: Study

Finding a Pagan Teacher

By Patti Wigington

If you’re someone who’s new to Pagan religions – or if you’re someone who’s been Pagan a while and wants to branch out a little – you might find it of benefit to yourself to find a teacher or mentor. However, many people decide that “finding a teacher” means just randomly posting . . . → Read More: Finding a Pagan Teacher

Artemis in Attica

By Ruth Léger

[Snip] Religion is one of the most characteristic features in the history of mankind. By studying the cults of Artemis in Brauron, Halai Araphenides and Mounichia I would like to take a closer look at some specific examples. For these cults of Attica I would like to study, the excavation reports and . . . → Read More: Artemis in Attica

The Runic System

As a Reinterpretation of Classical Influences and as an Expression of Scandinavian Cultural Affiliation

By Carl Edlund Anderson

The ERIA seems to have seen the rise of the chieftains supported by warrior retinues as a dominant feature of Germanic society. The same period saw the emergence one of the most complex and distinctive facets of . . . → Read More: The Runic System