Author Archives: Phaedra Bonewits

On Occupy

I, like so many others, have been following the Occupy movement these weeks and months, but I’ve written very little about it. I’m in sympathy at a general level–I have a low opinion of banks–but I’ve been unclear about how … Continue reading

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A Young Witch looks at Isaac

Alfred McCarthy, one of the charming Young Witches of Salem with whom I had the pleasure to work when I was at the World of Witches Museum last month, has posted a vlog about Isaac. I hope you enjoy it.

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Random Musings from Salem, MA

I’ve been in Salem, Massachusetts, for a week now, reading cards at the World of Witches Museum and hanging out with my old friends from Chicago, Ed Hubbard and Don Lewis (the Witch School co-conspirators). Random impressions of Salem: I … Continue reading

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Stormy

I haven’t blogged much this summer. More accurately, not at all. It’s been a stormy time for me. Part of it has been a heavy travel schedule. I was gone most of July and and almost another week in August. … Continue reading

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When Worlds of Grief Collide – Why I Support ADF’s Memorial DVD

There are few things more difficult than dealing with grief. Each of us has to process our grief in our own way and in our own time. Losing Isaac was easily one of the most difficult things I’ve ever had … Continue reading

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Be (Neo)Pagan Once Again

Another day, another tempest in our corner of the blogosphere. Any of you old timers remember the debates in the letters columns of Pagan magazines? One letter would spark a reply in the next issue, and the next. Our best … Continue reading

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The Expostmodern Question

There’s been a little flurry of activity today in our neighborhood of blogosphere about the question of whether Neopaganism is a expostmodern religion. I’ve been mulling this over since I read Drew Jacob’s and Star Foster’s take on it hours … Continue reading

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Forwarding the Pagan Agenda

If you’re not a follower of The Wild Hunt (what!! you should be!) you might not have heard of a guy named David Barton. I’ve been talking about him on Facebook, and Twitter, but not yet here. This is a … Continue reading

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