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The Merits and Flaws of Self-Guiding

By Sable Aradia

Most Witches are trailblazers. There aren’t a lot of us, so in our eagerness (some might say “obsession”) to find answers, we usually manage most of our training ourselves. I think one of the greatest advantages of Witchcraft is that we do have the freedom to follow our hearts; I like to . . . → Read More: The Merits and Flaws of Self-Guiding

Dragonfly as Totem Animal

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Dragonfly Totem Animal Symbols:

Carefree, imagination, higher aspirations, avoidance, dreams, illusions, transformation, emotion, maneuverability, whimsical, perception, elusiveness

Dragonfly Encounter Meanings:

Emotion/Whimsy: Have you found yourself being carried by the currents of your emotions? Are you changing your mind frequently and having difficulty being consistent? The dragonfly spirit is a symbol of both water and . . . → Read More: Dragonfly as Totem Animal

Pagan Goddesses in the Early Germanic World, by Philip A. Shaw

Reviewed by Liz W.

[Snip] The full title is Pagan Goddesses in the Early Germanic World: Eostre, Hreda and the Cult of Matrons. A large part of Shaw’s intention in writing it is to begin to challenge a perception that pre-Christian Germanic paganism was homogeneous by examining the claim that Eostre was a pan-Germanic goddess . . . → Read More: Pagan Goddesses in the Early Germanic World, by Philip A. Shaw

Earthworms and Honey

By Helen King

One of the most interesting questions for anyone who studies the ancient world is, I think, this one: to what extent were the Greeks and Romans much like us, and how far were they really different? If they were completely unlike us in the way they thought and reacted, then it’s difficult . . . → Read More: Earthworms and Honey

Panentheism: The Dancer and the Dance

By John Halstead

[Snip] Panentheism represents one of three logical possibilities for describing the nature of God’s (you can substitute “Being” or the “Ground of Being” for “God” here) relation to the world. Either God is “wholly other” than the world (transcendental theism), God is the world (pantheism), or God is both other and the . . . → Read More: Panentheism: The Dancer and the Dance

Tradition

By Yvonne Aburrow

Tradition is something that grows and evolves. It is not set in stone, but is more like a discourse; if you start with a particular set of premises, ideas and values, you will get further ideas and practices that are consistent with the initial set of ideas. Religious traditions evolve according to . . . → Read More: Tradition

Medieval Astrology and The Buke of the Sevyne Sagis

By Mary Robbins

The oldest Latin prose text of the story of the seven sages, Historia Septem Sapientum, appears in the Innsbruck MS v. J., dated 1342. Catherine Van Buuren, editor of the Middle Scots version of the tale, The Buke of the Sevyne Sagis, which is contained in the early sixteenth-century Asloan MS, offers . . . → Read More: Medieval Astrology and The Buke of the Sevyne Sagis

Nature of Spirits – Angels and Demons

By Frater Barrabbas Tiresius

Frater Rufus Opus recently wrote that demons are elementals, or that they have elemental qualities. . . . While some might think that this is a neat and tidy way of defining the nature of these spirits, I have to disagree with what he has written. (I also hope that I . . . → Read More: Nature of Spirits – Angels and Demons

Symbel: The Heathen Drinking Ritual?

By John Wills

If there is one thing that links all Heathen practice it is the early medieval drinking ritual “symbel” also known as “sumble”. This tradition is lifted straight from the pages of Beowulf, The Eddas and other Germanic poetry and is a ritual that equally unites and divides the various favours of Heathenry . . . → Read More: Symbel: The Heathen Drinking Ritual?

Les Prêtres des empereurs, by Gabrielle Frija

Le culte impérial civique dans la province romaine d’Asie

Reviewed by Takashi Fujii

Epiktetos of Hierapolis, a Stoic philosopher in the Roman period, is said to have voiced cynical criticism of a man from Nikopolis who longed to have eternal fame by serving as a priest for the imperial cult (Arr. Epict. diss. 1. 19. . . . → Read More: Les Prêtres des empereurs, by Gabrielle Frija