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Another Look at Entities

By Edouard Horn

[Snip] I recently had a discussion with a student of meditation on entities, the type of discussion where you know that you cannot push too far on the topic. Meditators and entities usually don’t mix. I realised that most of humanity’s spiritual allies are being ignored because they are misunderstood and feared. . . . → Read More: Another Look at Entities

Cunning Folk and Wizards in Early Modern England

By Fae Honeybell

Abstract: Witchcraft has been a reoccurring preoccupation for societies throughout history, and as a result has inspired significant academic interest. The witchcraft persecutions of the early modern period in particular have received a considerable amount of historical investigation. However, the vast majority of this scholarship has been focused primarily on the accusations . . . → Read More: Cunning Folk and Wizards in Early Modern England

What to Drink for Planetary Rites

By Jason Miller

I am participating in RO’s planetary rites series and having lots of good stuff coming up because of it. I am also hunkering down to weather out the coming Frankenstorm that is set to arrive in my neighborhood early tomorrow evening.

For some reason, the combination of the two has me thinking . . . → Read More: What to Drink for Planetary Rites

Pagans And Mardi Gras

By Kenny Klein

[Snip] The Paganism behind Mardi Gras is evident in the names of the krewes, which are the societies that put on our parades: The Krewe Of Oshun; The Krewe Of Cleopatra; The Krewe Of Sparta; The Mystic Knights Of Adonis; The Krewe Of Thor; The Krewe Of Atlas; The Mystic Krewe Of . . . → Read More: Pagans And Mardi Gras

Dreams, Lucid Dreaming and Out of Body Experiences

By Rhys Chisnall

We all dream, every night, although we may not always remember them. Dreams occur in the Rapid Eye Movement (REM) state of consciousness that occurs in sleep. This is when the brain activity is high and resembles being awake. Apparently dreams can also occur in other stages of sleep but these dreams . . . → Read More: Dreams, Lucid Dreaming and Out of Body Experiences

The Gods of House and Land

By Ale Glad

In a previous post I wrote about the origin, meaning, and development of “god” from it’s Indo-European roots and how our ancestors used the word prior to the coming of the White Christ. The way in which educated Christians of the Medieval period discussed “classical” pagan divinities from Greece and Rome strongly . . . → Read More: The Gods of House and Land

At the Crossroads

Reviewed in Living Traditions magazine

[Snip] The concept of the crossroads is pregnant with meaning; in traditional cultures the boundaries of a culture marked the line between safety and danger, outside the boundary was where witches, sorcerers, trolls and wild spirits lived;it was the world of the untamed. Where two boundaries crossed creating a crossroads . . . → Read More: At the Crossroads

Warrior Goddesses?

By Medusa

I’m concerned about the growing interest in and glorification of “warrior goddesses.” I worry that if we continue down this road we’ll end up with the patriarchal God-in-a-skirt. Turning towards Goddess is more than a change of gender in deity – it is a change in understanding of the sacred that is related . . . → Read More: Warrior Goddesses?

Juno Februtis

By Thalia Took

Juno Februtis is an aspect of that great Roman Goddess as a purifier and fertility Goddess, who was especially connected with the month of February and the festivities in its latter half. She would seem to be related to Juno Lucina as a childbirth Goddess. February was the month of purification to . . . → Read More: Juno Februtis

Broom Magic and Folklore

By Patti Wigington

In many belief systems, household items have their own set of magical properties. Quite possibly, few things are as magical as the basic broom. Long known as one of the most popular tools in a witch’s magical arsenal, the broom has a lengthy and complex history of folklore, legend, and mystery behind . . . → Read More: Broom Magic and Folklore