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Leaves and Caps

By Lupa

Sarah is creating a healing pouch to give to a friend who has been ill with a respiratory infection as of late. In the tiny, blue, cotton drawstring bag she crumbles some dried cedar bark she took off a nearby tree and shiitake mushrooms from the store, along with a few chips of . . . → Read More: Leaves and Caps

Changing Consciousness According to Will

By Sable Aradia

“Magic is the art of changing consciousness according to Will.”– Dion Fortune

As Witches, we tend to learn a lot of valuable skills about changing consciousness in the study of the Craft. But we often have a very nebulous idea of “consciousness” and “Will.” We find it easy enough to embrace the . . . → Read More: Changing Consciousness According to Will

Paganism in Cebu, Philippines

By Gino

The Philippines is every voyager’s exotic paradise. Found in the southeastern part of Asia, this small archipelago had been grounded in its own version of spirituality from its first people. Since the earliest times, the Philippines have had contacts with the Chinese, Malays and Indians – adding their ideas in the spiritual mix.

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Lammas History: Welcoming the Harvest

By Patti Wigington

The Beginning of the Harvest:

At Lammas, also called Lughnasadh, the hot days of August are upon us, much of the earth is dry and parched, but we still know that the bright reds and yellows of the harvest season are just around the corner. Apples are beginning to ripen in the . . . → Read More: Lammas History: Welcoming the Harvest

Choosing One God(dess)?

By Elani Temperance

Reader question time! I had answered the question below already in two Pagan Blog Project posts, but I thought I’d combine them into a handy reply for you all.

“Hello! Just out of curiosity, how do people choose one God to worship and why? I am new to Hellenism and I am . . . → Read More: Choosing One God(dess)?

The Antinoöpolitan Triad

By P. Sufenas Virius Lupus

[Snip] In Egypt, there are various groupings of deities, often at particular locations, which includes the Heliopolitan Ennead and the Hermopolitan Ogdoad, but there are some that are triadic. Some of these include: the Memphite Triad of Ptah, Sekhmet, and their son Nefertem; the Triad of Medinet Madi, consisting of . . . → Read More: The Antinoöpolitan Triad

Perception et construction du divin dans l’Antiquité

Reviewed by Aikaterini-Iliana Rassia

The volume Perception et construction du divin dans l’Antiquité grew out of a two-day International colloquium, entitled “Perception des dieux, émotions, maîtrise rituelle: corps divins, corps humains” which was held at the University of Geneva in March 24-26, 2011.

The contributions of the volume, all written in French, are introduced . . . → Read More: Perception et construction du divin dans l’Antiquité

Chronicles of the Ancient World – 3500 BC – AD 476, by John Haywood

Reviewed by Celtic Scholar

SYNOPSIS: A beautifully illustrated history of antiquity’s greatest empires, from the cradle to the fall of Rome.

REVIEW: this book isn’t about the Celts but it gives the reader an easy way to see the world that the Celts were “born” into and the civilizations that were on the scene and . . . → Read More: Chronicles of the Ancient World – 3500 BC – AD 476, by John Haywood

Britain’s Pagan Heritage

A Review of Ronald Hutton’s Pagan Britain and Marion Gibson’s Imagining the Pagan Past

By Ethan Doyle White

[Snip] In 1991 Blackwell published The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles: Their Nature and Legacy, a work of impressive archaeological synthesis authored by a historian who prior to that point had been known for his . . . → Read More: Britain’s Pagan Heritage

Where the Occult and Pagan Community Lost the Plot

By Nick Farrell

The occult community is doomed to be hijacked by right-wing nut-jobs and other idiots because it has become paralysed by its own desire to be “spiritual.”

Yesterday I was involved in a spat with a Golden Dawn troll in the Nova Roma group on Facebook. Not the occult Golden Dawn, I mean . . . → Read More: Where the Occult and Pagan Community Lost the Plot