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Lúnasa with “The Family”

By Drew Jacob

What are your plans for this Lúnasa? Hold a ritual? Make offerings? I’d like to suggest a different perspective on the holiday, and some ways to celebrate it that many Pagans may not be familiar with.

For four years I’ve been a devotee of Lugh. I had felt a pull toward him . . . → Read More: Lúnasa with “The Family”

Twenty-Two Pathways of the Qabbalah – Spiritual Transformation – Pt. 4

By Frater Barrabbas

There are several different patterns when examining the structures that the pathways produce in the diagram of the Tree of Life. While there are the obvious and subtle geometric patterns found in the Tree, such as the pentagram, heptagram, crosses, triangles, and the hexagram; these I will leave to others who . . . → Read More: Twenty-Two Pathways of the Qabbalah – Spiritual Transformation – Pt. 4

Handfasting Tips: How to Have a Magical Ceremony

By Patti Wigington

Spring is here, and love is in the air! For many people of Pagan and Wiccan faiths, this is the time of year for a handfasting ceremony. If you’re lucky enough to have someone you love this much, there are a few things you may want to keep in mind while planning . . . → Read More: Handfasting Tips: How to Have a Magical Ceremony

Lammas Children’s Activities

Corn Husk Doll

Materials: Corn husks, Corn silk, String, Crayons, markers, or paints, Glue, And a couple of nuts

When you prepare corn on the cob, save some of the husks and silk. Soak the husks in warm water for 5-10 minutes, or until pliable. Tie three of them together in the middle with a . . . → Read More: Lammas Children’s Activities

Twenty-Two Pathways of the Qabbalah – Spiritual Transformation – Pt. 3

By Frater Barrabbas

Abyssmal Crossing: All of the Paths that lead to the Supernal Triad of Kether, Chokmah, and Binah (Paths 18 through 15, and 13) must pass over a great barrier that is known as the Greater Abyss. This chasm is similar to the Lesser Abyss or Veil of Paroketh, which was previously mentioned. . . . → Read More: Twenty-Two Pathways of the Qabbalah – Spiritual Transformation – Pt. 3

Why Are Kids Sometimes Not Welcome at Pagan Events?

By Patti Wigington

Question: Why Are Kids Sometimes Not Welcome at Pagan Events?

I was recently planning to attend a big Pagan event, and my husband and I were very excited about going. However, when we asked what sort of kids’ activities would be available for our two children, we were told it was an . . . → Read More: Why Are Kids Sometimes Not Welcome at Pagan Events?

Twenty-Two Pathways of the Qabbalah – Spiritual Transformation – Pt. 2

By Frater Barrabbas

25th Path (Yesod to Tiphareth – Samek – Sagittarius): On this Path, the seeker experiences the first glimmerings of the pure transcendent consciousness, the ineffable union of being, experienced fully through the emotional body. Paradoxically, this Path also produces the terrible experience known as the “Dark Night of the Soul.” Symbolically, . . . → Read More: Twenty-Two Pathways of the Qabbalah – Spiritual Transformation – Pt. 2

Twenty-Two Pathways of the Qabbalah – Spiritual Transformation – Pt. 1

By Frater Barrabbas

We have already examined the basic elements of the Qabbalah, which includes the Ten Sephiroth and the basic structures of the Tree of Life. We have also examined the history and some of the uses that the Qabbalah has had throughout its long period of evolution. This has given us a . . . → Read More: Twenty-Two Pathways of the Qabbalah – Spiritual Transformation – Pt. 1

Egyptian Prosperity Magic for Beginners

By Claudia R. Dillaire

The ancient Egyptians had a different spin on prosperity, and it requires a change in thinking. Prosperity was not individual, though they did have upper and lower classes. Prosperity was agriculturally-based, so if the crops thrived, everyone benefited; if they failed, it affected everyone. So, how can a modern practitioner approach . . . → Read More: Egyptian Prosperity Magic for Beginners

Ritual and Food Allergies

By Patti Wigington

Question: Ritual and Food Allergies

A reader asks, “My coven does a cakes and ale ritual at every Sabbat. I just got diagnosed with Celiac disease, and I’m wondering what I should do. I can’t eat the cakes because they’ll make me sick, and if we use beer for the ale, that . . . → Read More: Ritual and Food Allergies