Category Archives: Pagan Stuff

On Solstice Morning

As it has proved nigh impossible to get my group of regulars together to ritualize Yule (we did have a lovely dinner celebration last weekend) I had been mulling over what I might do by myself to mark the Solstice. … Continue reading

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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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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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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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