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Five Magickal Keys to Successful New Year’s Resolutions

By Donald Michael Kraig

[Snip] Have you considered making any New Year’s Resolutions (NYRs)? You know, the promises you make to yourself about changes in your life, promises that, if you’re like most people, are usually broken before January is through?

When you make a NYR, you’re actually doing a type of mental magick. You . . . → Read More: Five Magickal Keys to Successful New Year’s Resolutions

Hearing the Gods

By Del

[Snip] As my mom puts it, I hear the voice of God(s).

However, it’s usually not as cut and dry as those words make it seem. Rarely do I actually hear words that come from an obviously external source. It does happen, but when it does, They’re usually pretty succinct. I may get . . . → Read More: Hearing the Gods

The Gods of Small Things

By Galina Krasskova

I am a Latin teacher currently (and laboriously) working my way toward a PhD in Classics. I read a lot of Latin texts (in Latin and usually with quite a bit of cussing along the way as I attempt to untangle classical Latin syntax). Fortunately, for the most part, I enjoy this . . . → Read More: The Gods of Small Things

T is for Tribe

By Seba

Last March at the Pagans of the Deep South Gathering, I was rather stunned (okay, I was Hopping John pissed) at the derogatory use of our term “tribe.” It came off about as un-Southern as it could have, was spoken to my husband and went something like so, just how invested are you . . . → Read More: T is for Tribe

What’s Belief Got to Do with It?

By Kelly Baker

“They don’t really believe that, do they?” is a refrain that I find familiar, expected and, frankly, tiring. As someone who researches white supremacists and doomsday prophets, I should be used to it. The query confronts me in the classroom, at conferences, at the dinner table, and most often conspiratorially in the . . . → Read More: What’s Belief Got to Do with It?

Musings on Hellenic Priesthood

By Elani Temperance

I think I mentioned before that priesthood in ancient Hellas was a lot different from priesthood as we understand it now. In the modern (Pagan) interpretation, priests serve a mostly spiritual role; they serve the religious community as a vessel for or to a God or Goddess. The primary tasks of a . . . → Read More: Musings on Hellenic Priesthood

Using Native American Sites for Worship

By Swain Wodening

[Snip] When the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes came to Great Britain they adopted many of the Celtic and pre-Celtic sites for their use. Barrows in particular were the focus of Anglo-Saxon holy sites. The temple site at Yeavering had an ancient barrow on its site. It had been adopted by the Celtic . . . → Read More: Using Native American Sites for Worship

Tarot Magick for the New Year

By Christiana Gaudet

There are many tarot spreads and techniques that we use to make predictions for the coming year. We can also use tarot magick to create the coming year.

You can incorporate this tarot magick technique into any kind of ritual, or simply perform it as a magickal working on its own.

While . . . → Read More: Tarot Magick for the New Year

The Dianic Wiccan Wheel of the Year

By The Goddessian

Most Neopagan are more than familiar with the Traditional Neopagan/Wiccan Wheel of the Year. In Eclectic Wicca the Myth of the Wheel follows the dance of the God and Goddess. The God is born of the Goddess on Yule. The God matures from a newborn to a young man during Imbolc and . . . → Read More: The Dianic Wiccan Wheel of the Year

Evil, Ethics and Freedom

By Sam Webster

Theodicy, the theological study of evil, is one of the stumbling blocks of religion. I have a few thoughts on the subject, which I doubt will end the matter, but perhaps shed a certain Pagan light on it. In general theodicy is trying to answer the question, “Why do bad things happen . . . → Read More: Evil, Ethics and Freedom