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Why Pagan Books Cost So Much (Part 2 of 2)

By Sable Aradia

[Snip] Printing

Deciding how many copies to print is probably a publisher’s biggest (and most risky) business decision. Every copy is an investment, but the more copies you print, the cheaper they are to print per unit. Most Pagan books are relegated by necessity to a small print run because it’s a . . . → Read More: Why Pagan Books Cost So Much (Part 2 of 2)

Why Pagan Books Cost So Much (Part 1 of 2)

By Sable Aradia

[Snip] It’s difficult to comprehend why on earth my publisher would be charging $10.54 USD for a bunch of pixels. But honestly it’s not publisher gouging. There’s a reason it all costs that much. I thought maybe if I broke down how it all actually works from the inside people would understand . . . → Read More: Why Pagan Books Cost So Much (Part 1 of 2)

Spiritual Work Is Not the Polytheist or Pagan Equivalent of Free Cycle

By Galina Krasskova

So once again the issue of whether or not to pay our religious professionals has arisen, this time in an article on wild hunt. Really? Of course you should pay your specialists. I can’t believe how often this comes up. I think it’s indicative of the deeply unhealthy relationship our communities have . . . → Read More: Spiritual Work Is Not the Polytheist or Pagan Equivalent of Free Cycle

How to Spot Psychic Scams and Spellcaster Frauds

By Khi Armand

[Snip] Smart people get scammed by fraudulent psychics everyday. Smart people lose precious valuables – even their life savings – to fake spellcasters everyday. It’s unfortunate, because these are sacred, necessary services. Always have been and always will be.

In a world that does everything to cut off our connection to the . . . → Read More: How to Spot Psychic Scams and Spellcaster Frauds

Customer Care Etiquette 101 for the Pagan Artisan

By Beth Lynch

[Snip] A couple of years back, overwhelmed by the depth and range of talent I saw around me in the pagan community, I made a resolution to myself: that I would support my fellow pagan artisans whenever possible by commissioning spiritual items directly from them, rather than going outside of the community . . . → Read More: Customer Care Etiquette 101 for the Pagan Artisan

Marketing Pagan Spiritual Services

By Terence P Ward

[Snip] I’m not even going to jump into the debate about whether or not oracles, priests, shamans, spellworkers, dowsers, and whoever else I missed should be charging money or not. It’s already going on, so I’d rather focus on how to apply business practices to these esoteric services. The opinion I . . . → Read More: Marketing Pagan Spiritual Services

Why Support Pagan Shops?

By Patti Wigington

Many towns and cities are home to Pagan shops, but unfortunately they tend to come and go. It’s a rare Pagan shop indeed that lasts more than a few years – your favorite store may be there one day, and vanish the next. That’s partly because, like any small independent business – . . . → Read More: Why Support Pagan Shops?

Magic for Personal Gain

By Patti Wigington

One of the first cautionary warnings that people new to the magical life seem to stumble upon is the idea that magic shouldn’t be used for personal gain. There doesn’t seem to be any clear-cut precedent for where this mandate came from, and in fact not all Wiccan or Pagan traditions follow . . . → Read More: Magic for Personal Gain

Invoking the Power of the Pagan Dollar

We need to build the economic self-sufficiency of our local, regional, and national Pagan communities!

By Pax

[Snip] We are facing some of the worst economic times, certainly in my lifetime, and it just seems to me as if we, as a community, haven’t really been talking about this. I say this as someone who . . . → Read More: Invoking the Power of the Pagan Dollar

Eating Local Good for the Economy

By Tim Wall

The local foods movement is harvesting success for farmers and growing jobs for American workers.

A report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Resource Service had a bushel of good news for farmers and “locavores,” the nickname for folks who eat locally produced grub.

“The market for local food — food . . . → Read More: Eating Local Good for the Economy