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People of the Land

By Nels Linde

Discussion of Paganism often centers around what a Pagan is. Terms like “nature-centered” always come up, and occasionally reference to the spirituality of the countryside is spoken. I like to think of Pagans as people of the land. It is a vague term and many people can be considered people of the . . . → Read More: People of the Land

Gender Dichotomies and Visibility

By Literata

I want to recommend the book The Invisible Sex: Uncovering the True Roles of Women in Prehistory as a good example of critical thinking applied to an interesting area of academic study which also has implications for our lives today. Its feminist perspective is a refreshing counter to the still pervasive assumptions about . . . → Read More: Gender Dichotomies and Visibility

What Priestesses Do

By Nadirah Adeye

On more than one occasion, I have had people (who know and love me but do not identify as priestesses) ask me, “But what is it that you do?” I have tried to explain, “Well, I’m legally ordained. I can marry people, I provide spiritual counseling, I support women in transformative birthing, . . . → Read More: What Priestesses Do

The Truth vs. Twilight: Quileute Website Explores Reality and Fiction

By Richard Walker

[Snip] For all of its popularity, the Twilight book and film series promotes several misconceptions about Quileute culture, Native people and women. The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, in collaboration with the Quileute Nation, has launched a website, Truth versus Twilight, to counteract those misconceptions.

The site explores the class . . . → Read More: The Truth vs. Twilight: Quileute Website Explores Reality and Fiction

The Tarot Deck As the Initiates Working Tools

The Tarot Deck As The Initiate’s Working Tools By Frater Valak

Prepared and presented for the Gathering for Life on Earth “” Summer, 2005ev.

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

Introduction

The first thought that comes to mind when the Tarot is mentioned is of the telling of . . . → Read More: The Tarot Deck As the Initiates Working Tools

Profile on Qabalah

Qabalah/Kabbalah Prepared by Erin Ghelber For the Religious Movements Homepage

Profile Report

Full name of the group: Qabalah (modern “cultic” spelling, also known as Hermetic Qabalah), Kabbalah (traditional Jewish spelling), Cabala (Christian spelling). All of these spellings are merely transliterations of the word in Hebrew. Therefore, one spelling is not necessarily right over another, but . . . → Read More: Profile on Qabalah

The Chants Page

WiccanWeb.ca Chants Page Maintained and collected by Achriel

Ok this list is not a complete list of every chant I’ve heard of or received, it’s more like a list of chants I’ve heard used or people I know have heard and really liked. There is no danger of this list becoming the ‘be all and . . . → Read More: The Chants Page

Profile on Gnosticism

Gnosticism Created by Erin Potter For the Religious Movements Homepage

Group Profile

Name: GnosticismFounder: Some consider Simon Magus to be the Father of Gnosticism. However, Gnosticism has also been defined as a mystical religion said to be “as old as humanity itself.”(Ellwood and Partin: 95-96) Gnostic beliefs can be “found in all religions and religious . . . → Read More: Profile on Gnosticism

What is Alchemy?

Taken from a 1960 reprint of “AN ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF OCCULTISM”, by Lewis Spence; University Press, Hyde Park, New York. Originally Published in 1920, it is considered to be one of the most complete texts on the subject.

ALCHEMY: The science by aid of which the chemical philosophers of medieval times attempted to transmute the baser . . . → Read More: What is Alchemy?

Ceremonial Magick (Part 2)

Copyright (c) 1988 by Phil Hansford.

This article is is licensed for free non-commercial distribution only.

BASIC RITUAL

‘The first part of every ceremony is the banishing; the second the invoking.’ (–Crowley, Magick, p. 104)

It may be said that ritual is the very heart of magick. For it is through ritual that we achieve . . . → Read More: Ceremonial Magick (Part 2)