Author Archives: Phaedra Bonewits

An Open Letter to My Peers and Students…

To all my friends who learned ritual and magic way back in the day when I did: Please teach. Please do public rituals. Please start training covens/circles/temples/whatever. Please pass along your depth of knowledge and skill as we were taught … Continue reading

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Did You Know? #3. The Wheel of the Year (Part 1)

Everyone talks about the Wheel of the Year, but where did it come from? A first installment about that famous cycle #3. The Wheel of the Year: The Basics The Wheel of the Year is the name given to a … Continue reading

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Did You Know? #2. The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

Magicians and mystics from more than a century ago had tremendous influence on both occultism and contemporary Paganism. Number 2 in a series of brief looks at esoteric history and practical magic. 2. The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn … Continue reading

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Did you know? #1. 19th Century Romantic Neopaganism

I’m starting a series of brief blog posts about Pagan and occult history, called Did You Know? Hope you find them of interest… 1. 19th Century Romantic Neopaganism The word neopaganism was first coined in the mid-19th century to describe … Continue reading

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On Gifts, Friendship, and Love

I’m not going to say that it’s been a long time since blogged (although it has been more than two years) but let’s just say I almost couldn’t remember how to log in. For quite some time now I haven’t … Continue reading

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Coming Out of the Cancer Closet

Today is my birthday. I am 61 years old, which means I have reached one more birthday than did my late, beloved husband Isaac. It would not be such a milestone except for one odd fact—just as Isaac was diagnosed … Continue reading

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The Great Oregon Road Trip Crowdsourcing Experiement

For the last few months on the social media sites I’ve been hinting around about my impending move. It’s getting close now, maybe four to six weeks before I’m on the road. I’ve been planning – for years actually, but … Continue reading

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The Great Isaac Bonewits Online Estate Sale, Part the First

I arrived in North Carolina to crash with friends at their farm one year and two weeks ago. It’s time I take my future more firmly in hand. I’m clear in my mind now that I will move out to … Continue reading

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