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Germanic Belief and the Experience of the Divine

By jameybmartin

One can experience the divine in the small and familiar as much as in the great and majestic. I personally have even experienced it in a random “street fight” (assault, jumped) of all things! And aye, as much in joy as in sorrow as well. But all of these experiences are … an . . . → Read More: Germanic Belief and the Experience of the Divine

Voices in the Stones: Celtic Deities in Ancient Europe

By Síthearan NicLeòid

[Snip] Classical authors remarked that the Celts were not generally in the habit of writing down their traditional knowledge, nor of making realistic images of their gods, as the Greeks and Romans did. Indeed, when the Celts sacked Delphi and saw the human-like carvings of the gods there, they are reported to . . . → Read More: Voices in the Stones: Celtic Deities in Ancient Europe

Walking the Heartroad: The Devotional Path for SpiritWorkers

Reviewed by Jolene Dawe

[Snip] I am on the fence about being a spirit-worker, myself. Once upon a time I thought: yes. These days, I think: anyone who interacts with the spirits and bring them further into this world is at least nominally a spirit-worker, and so: yes. But my devotional practice is not necessarily . . . → Read More: Walking the Heartroad: The Devotional Path for SpiritWorkers

The Grimoires and Magickal Super Powers

By Aaron Leitch

[Snip] There is a lot to be said for the mysterious and romantic nature of the old grimoires—such as the the Lemegeton, Key of Solomon, Abramelin, etc. Their pages are filled with ancient and powerful magickal formulae, the secrets of conjuring demons and calling down angels, and magickal talismans for every conceivable . . . → Read More: The Grimoires and Magickal Super Powers

Anthropologist: This Is How I Met the Spirits

What a scientist learned from his encounter with a necromancer and the spirits of his ancestors

By Ton Otto

Editor’s note: The Baluan people of Papua New Guinea believe their dead ancestors have a special power and the ability to play an active part in the lives of the living. Scientists, on the other hand, . . . → Read More: Anthropologist: This Is How I Met the Spirits

The True Meaning of Paganism

By Ryan Stone

The word “paganism” has come to refer to various pre-Christian religions belonging to a number of ancient cultures—those from Greece, Rome, Egypt, Scandinavia, and so on. It has come to also represent, in some circles, the modern ideology of Wicca and the followers of revived versions of the old practices. The truth . . . → Read More: The True Meaning of Paganism

The Other Side of Virtue, by Brendan Myers

Reviewed by Sable Aradia

Brendan Myers is a Canadian Pagan author who has done two very difficult things. One is that he has broken out of the Canadian market; the other is that he has broken out of the Pagan market. He’s a professor of philosophy in Gatineau, Quebec and this, plus his background in . . . → Read More: The Other Side of Virtue, by Brendan Myers

Contemplative Druidry, by James Nichol

Reviewed by Tom Swiss

Despite my pride in my matrilineal Celtic heritage, and although I’ve been honored to participate in rituals held by various ADF Groves, I am not a Druid. But when James Nichol’s Contemplative Druidry came in, our editor decided that as “The Zen Pagan” I was the go-to guy for the contemplative . . . → Read More: Contemplative Druidry, by James Nichol

The Inner Light, by P.T. Mistlberger

Self-Realization via the Western Esoteric Tradition

Reviewed by Clive Prince

My immediate reaction on being handed The Inner Light to review was that this was a book that could go in one of two very different directions. The title and subtitle, together with the packaging and the cover blurb’s description of the author as a . . . → Read More: The Inner Light, by P.T. Mistlberger

Moonphases and Dreamwork

By Dayna Winters

[Snip] This month we’re going to examine the moon phases and how they influence your dreams. We’re also going to examine how you can integrate moon phases when practicing dream incubation. The ancient Egyptians and Greeks believed dreams were of divine origin and that dreams carried messages from the gods to the . . . → Read More: Moonphases and Dreamwork