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How To Host a Drum Circle

By Patti Wigington

Drum circles are a lot of fun, and if you’ve ever attended a public Pagan or Wiccan event, chances are good that somewhere, someone is drumming. You may not be able to see them, but you’ll feel that pulsing rhythm off in the distance. In addition to being entertaining (and a great . . . → Read More: How To Host a Drum Circle

Paganism 101

By Various Contributors to the Slacktiverse

Introduction

This piece will try to speak about many Pagans; we, its authors, do not try to speak for anyone other than ourselves as individuals with any sense of authority. We do make some attempts at describing others, but these are not applicable to all Pagans and are definitely . . . → Read More: Paganism 101

Making a Ritual Robe

By Patti Wigington

Many Wiccans and Pagans prefer to perform ceremonies and rituals in special robes. If you’re part of a coven or group, your robe might have to be a certain color or style. In some traditions, the color of the robe indicates the level of training a practitioner has. For many people, donning . . . → Read More: Making a Ritual Robe

Creating Ceremony

By Katalin Koda

For thousands of years, human beings have honored our connection to the earth, seasons, and major life transitions through ceremony, ritual, and storytelling. These practices are the sacred technology of indigenous people and are an inherent part of our past and ancestral wisdom. The purpose of creating ceremony is to honor the . . . → Read More: Creating Ceremony

Preparing a Temple Space

By Chirotus Infinitum

Most neopagans will develop some sort of magical practice, and a few will engage in this practice regularly and consistently. There are several good reasons to develop such a regular practice, and possible a couple not to. The decision to engage in such a practice will need to be considered at length, . . . → Read More: Preparing a Temple Space

Misconceptions New Heathens May Have

By Mark Ludwig Stinson

New Heathens almost always encounter other Heathens on-line first, prior to meeting actual Heathens face-to-face in real life. Based on the behavior of many of the Heathens you encounter on-line, it would be easy to falsely conclude that all heathens are angry, mean people who like to argue and belittle other . . . → Read More: Misconceptions New Heathens May Have

Leaving a Pagan Group

By Patti Wigington

If you belong to a Wiccan coven or other Pagan group, at some point you may find yourself deciding that it’s not the right group for you. While the choice to leave a coven is a hard one for many people, it’s also important to realize that it may be stressful for . . . → Read More: Leaving a Pagan Group

Lughnasa: Festival of the Harvest (A Druid’s Perspective)

By Morgan

Lughnasa is also called Lughnasadh, Lunasa, Bron Trogain, Lunsadal, Laa Luanys, Calan Awst, and Gouel an Eost, and Alexei Kondratiev conjectures that the Celts of Gaul may have called this celebration Aedrinia (Kondratiev, 1998) . The Irish name of the festival, Lughnasadh or Lughnasa, can be broken down into Lugh Nasadh and translated . . . → Read More: Lughnasa: Festival of the Harvest (A Druid’s Perspective)

Practicing as a Solitary Pagan

By Patti Wigington

In modern Paganism and Wicca, there are far more people who practice as solitaries than there are people who have joined covens or established traditions. Why is this? It’s partly because most people who want to learn about Paganism develop the interest long before they meet a coven or trad that they’re . . . → Read More: Practicing as a Solitary Pagan

Shopping for the Magickal Amid the Mundane

By Blake Octavian Blair

If you’re lucky enough to live within a reasonable distance of a metaphysical, New Age, or occult shop, you may not give a second thought as to where you can obtain your witchy supplies. However, I often find myself in conversation with those not lucky enough to be near such a . . . → Read More: Shopping for the Magickal Amid the Mundane