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Greek Paganism: Hellenic Religion
Rooted in the traditions and philosophies of the ancient Greeks, one neopagan path that has begun a resurgence is Hellenic Polytheism.

Wolf Folklore, Legend and Mythology
The wolf has appeared in legends throughout the ages. Let's look at some of the many wolf stories that have appeared around the world.

Ten Gift Ideas for Pagans
So you've got a Wiccan or Pagan friend, and now you're not sure what's an appropriate gift? Here are ten great ideas to get you started!

History of the Pagan Imbolc Sabbat
Imbolc is halfway between the dark of winter and the beginning of spring. It is a time of light and purification, and is celebrated in many ways.

Gods and Goddesses of the Celts
Many of the ancient Celtic gods and goddesses have become a part of modern Pagan practice. Learn more about some of the deities honored by the Celts.

How to Make an Athame
Many Pagans choose to make their own athame, or ceremonial knife. Here are some tips to keep in mind if you decide to craft your own.

Tituba of the Salem Witch Trials
Tituba is one of the best known names in the Salem witch trials - but what do we really know? Let's look at Tituba's role in the Salem trials.

Rebecca Nurse of the Salem Witch Trials
Rebecca Nurse was one of nineteen hanged in Salem during the witch trials. The charges against her were shocking because she was elderly and pious.

American Witchcraft Laws
Are there laws against witchcraft in the United States? Let's look at how the laws have changed in America when it comes to witchcraft.

Salem Witch Trials: Indictments and Executions
Wondering about the Salem witch trials? Here's a brief overview of what happened, who was involved, and some of the outcomes of the case. Page 2.

Salem Witch Trials: History and Background
Wondering about the Salem witch trials? Here's a brief overview of what happened, who was involved, and some of the outcomes of the case.

Difference in Wicca, Witchcraft, and Paganism
What's the difference between Wicca, Witchcraft and Paganism? Or are they all just the same thing with different names?

Studying Paganism Every Day
For many Pagans, it's hard to set aside time for reading and learning. Here are some tips on how to create a daily plan for your spiritual studies.

How to Develop Psychic Abilities
Many Pagans believe that everyone has some degree of latent psychic abilities. Here's how you can work on developing your own psychic talents.

Litha Crafts
Celebrate the longest day of the year with fun crafts you can make with your family. This is the time of year when the herb gardens are blooming, so make some summer potpourri, Litha fire incense, a grapevine pentacle to hang on your wall, a handfasting basket for that lovey-dovey couple who's getting married, and a Stonehenge sundial.

Honoring the Sacred Masculine
Many Pagan traditions honor a goddess, but others celebrate male energy, often based on masculine archetypes. Let's look at the sacred masculine.

Litha Blessing Broom Craft Project
Litha is a time of great energy and power, so why not take advantage of that? Assemble a blessing besom, and do a 'clean sweep' throughout your home!

What Is Wildcrafting?
Many Pagans choose to harvest plants from their natural habitat. Here are some tips on how to be a responsible wildcrafter.

Litha Prayers
Looking for prayers to celebrate Litha, the summer solstice? This is where you'll find all kinds of Litha prayers!

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Litha Prayers for the Summer Solstice
Midsummer is the time when we celebrate the bounty of the earth and the power of the sun. Celebrate with these simple prayers for the season.

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Honoring the Masculine at the Summer Solstice
The summer solstice is a time to honor the masculine energy of the sun, so why not do a ritual to celebrate the men in your life at Litha?

Do Pagan Religions Have Rules?
Are there any rules in Paganism, or does everyone do as they please? Let's look at some of the guidelines, and why they may not apply to you at all.

How to Organize a Public Pagan Event
Ever wonder why there aren't any good Pagan events near you? Maybe no one's taken the time to put one together! Here's how you can make it happen.

How to Organize a Pagan Event
Ever wonder why there aren't any good Pagan events near you? Maybe no one's taken the time to put one together! Here's how you can make it happen.

How to Organize a Public Pagan Event
Ever wonder why there aren't any good Pagan events near you? Maybe no one's taken the time to put one together! Here's how you can make it happen.

How to Organize a Public Pagan Event
Ever wonder why there aren't any good Pagan events near you? Maybe no one's taken the time to put one together! Here's how you can make it happen.

How to Organize a Public Pagan Event
Ever wonder why there aren't any good Pagan events near you? Maybe no one's taken the time to put one together! Here's how you can make it happen.

How to Organize a Public Pagan Event
Ever wonder why there aren't any good Pagan events near you? Maybe no one's taken the time to put one together! Here's how you can make it happen.

How to Organize a Public Pagan Event
Ever wonder why there aren't any good Pagan events near you? Maybe no one's taken the time to put one together! Here's how you can make it happen.

How to Organize a Public Pagan Event
Ever wonder why there aren't any good Pagan events near you? Maybe no one's taken the time to put one together! Here's how you can make it happen.

How to Organize a Public Pagan Event
Ever wonder why there aren't any good Pagan events near you? Maybe no one's taken the time to put one together! Here's how you can make it happen.

How to Organize a Public Pagan Event
Ever wonder why there aren't any good Pagan events near you? Maybe no one's taken the time to put one together! Here's how you can make it happen.

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Why Attend a Pagan Festival?
Are you considering attending a Pagan festival, but not quite sure if you should? Here are five reasons it's worth your time and energy to go.

How to Consecrate Magical Tools and Items
Many Pagans perform a consecration ritual on their magical tools. Use this simple ritual invoking the energies of the four classical elements.

Tarot Card Layouts and Methods for Readings
There are a variety of spreads, or layouts, that can be used in reading Tarot cards. Try one of these to see which method works best for you.

Folklore and Mythology of the Moon
There are a lot of stories about the magical powers of the moon. Read on to see some of the myths and legends associated with this magical body!

Firefly Magic, Myths and Legends
Cultures around the world have stories about fireflies. Let's look at some legends and folklore of fireflies, and how to use them in magical practice.

June Full Moon - Strong Sun Moon
Summer is when we see the longest days of the year, and June's full moon is called the Strong Sun Moon. Let's look at some full moon magic for June.

Snow Magic - Using Snow in Magical Practice
If you live in an area that receives an abundance of snow, here's how to take advantage of its natural properties in your magical workings!

Reading Lists - Book Recommendations - Books To Read
Wondering about books that might be of value to you in your Pagan studies, but not sure where to start? We've got a collection of reading lists for a variety of paths, including a collection for those who might be just starting out. Also, be sure to check out our readers' suggestions for great witchy fiction!

Summer Reading: Witchy Fiction
Looking for a good summertime read that features magic, witchcraft, and elements of Paganism? Here are 10 titles to keep you busy during the summer!

Easy Candied Ginger Recipe
The sweet taste of sugar combines with the fiery tang of ginger, for a unique (and hot!) blend of flavors. Mix up a batch and enjoy all summer long!

Litha Cooking - Litha Sabbat Recipes
Litha is the celebration of the summer solstice - and what's a Sabbat without food? Take advantage of the summer crops of fruit and vegetables, and prepare a delicious feast for your Midsummer gatherings.

5 Fun Ways to Celebrate Litha With Kids
Litha is the season of the summer solstice. Here are some great ways you can celebrate the sun with your kids!

Solar Crafts to Celebrate the Summer Solstice
Litha is the season of the summer solstice. Here are some great ways you can celebrate the sun with your kids!

Have an Outdoor Adventure for Litha
Litha is the season of the summer solstice. Here are some great ways you can celebrate the sun with your kids!

Get Into the Garden at the Summer Solstice
Litha is the season of the summer solstice. Here are some great ways you can celebrate the sun with your kids!

Get Active at Litha, the Summer Solstice
Litha is the season of the summer solstice. Here are some great ways you can celebrate the sun with your kids!

Hold a Family Friendly Ritual at Litha
Litha is the season of the summer solstice. Here are some great ways you can celebrate the sun with your kids!

Summer Solstice Craft Projects
Litha is the celebration of the summer solstice. Here are some great craft projects you can make to celebrate the midsummer season.

How to Make Lemon Balm Tea
Lemon balm is in full bloom by Litha, so it's a perfect opportunity to make a pitcher of cool lemon balm tea!

Tool Recharging Ritual for Litha
Sometimes magical tools may seem as though their energy diminishes with use. This simple ritual can be performed at Litha, using the power of the sun.

Gerald Gardner and Gardnerian Wicca
Gerald Gardner is the founder of the Wiccan religion, and influenced countless traditions. Let's look at who Gardner was, and how Wicca began.

Summer of Love Incense
This incense blend carries summery scents that are perfect for a romantic evening or boosting your heart.

How to Make a Set of Ogham Staves
The Ogham alphabet has become a popular divination tool for many Pagans. Here's how you can make your own set!

How to Behave When You Visit Sacred Sites
Are you visiting a sacred site? If you're planning a trip to a place of spiritual significance, make sure you don't do these five things.

Incense
For thousands of years, people have burned fragrant herbs, wood, berries, flowers, and other goodies in rituals. Sending the smoke up into the heavens is one of the oldest forms of prayer to the gods. Learn how to make your own incense with these recipes. You can create an incense for just about any occasion or purpose.

Stone Circles History and Folklore
Stone circles exist in many locations around Europe and the rest of the world, but what are they? Why were they put there in the first place?

Litha Backyard Barbecue Ritual
Litha is a great time of year to get outside. Take advantage of the cookout/grilling season and incorporate it into a ritual for family and friends.

The Roman Vestalia Festival
Vesta was a Roman goddess sacred to women, and each year in June, she was honored with a celebration called the Vestalia.

Create an Elemental Garden for Litha
If you're a Pagan who's into gardening, consider planting a garden that ties in to the four classical elements of earth, air, fire and water.

Create an Elemental Garden for Litha
If you're a Pagan who's into gardening, you may want to consider planting a garden that ties in to the four classical elements of earth, air, fire and water.

Create an Elemental Garden for Litha
If you're a Pagan who's into gardening, you may want to consider planting a garden that ties in to the four classical elements of earth, air, fire and water.

Create an Elemental Garden for Litha
If you're a Pagan who's into gardening, you may want to consider planting a garden that ties in to the four classical elements of earth, air, fire and water.

Create an Elemental Garden for Litha
If you're a Pagan who's into gardening, you may want to consider planting a garden that ties in to the four classical elements of earth, air, fire and water.

How to Decorate for Litha
Need some quick and affordable decorating ideas for Litha, the summer solstice? Here are some tips on how to bring the season into your home!

Summer Solstice Sun Ritual
Litha is the celebration of the summer solstice. Celebrate the longest day of the year with a simple ritual honoring gods and goddesses of the sun.

Egyptian Deities
Wondering about the gods and goddesses of ancient Egyptian mythology and legend? Here's where you'll find them!

Litha Customs and Folklore - Summer Solstice Folklore - Legends of Midsummer
Interested in learning about some of the history behind Litha? Here's some background on Midsummer celebrations - learn who the gods and goddesses of summer are, how they've been honored throughout the centuries, and about the magic of stone circles!

What Is the Native American Sun Dance?
In many Native American tribes, the Sun Dance remains a holy and ceremonial way to honor the summer solstice and the Great Spirit.

History of Sun Worship Across Cultures
While people today may see midsummer as a day to work on their tans, for many cultures, it's pretty important. Let's look at sun worship around the world.

Midsummer Mead Recipe for Summer Solstice
Litha, the summer solstice, is a perfect time to brew a batch of mead. Here are three simple recipes to get you started making honey mead.

Seven Ways to Use Beach Magic
Taking a trip to the beach? Here are seven ways you can use the benefits of the beach to your own magical advantage!

Sun Magic, Myth and Folklore
The sun is a powerful force that we see every day. Let's take a look at solar magic, myth and legend, and how you can use it in your daily workings.

Litha Folklore, Legends and Mythology
Litha, the summer solstice, is a time of magic and mystery! Find out why this midsummer sabbat is so important in so many different cultures.

History of Litha, the Pagan Summer Solstice
Summer solstice celebrations have been held throughout history. Celebrate Litha, and find the light and power in your own life.

Summer Solstice Gods and Goddesses
Meet some of the solar deities from around the globe who are connected to the sun-focused themes of Midsummer.

Litha, the Pagan Summer Solstice Celebration
Litha, or Midsummer, is a celebration of the summer solstice. Here's where you'll find all kinds of info for this summer sabbat!

Sample Handfasting Ceremony
Thinking about having a handfasting instead of a traditional wedding? Here's a sample ceremony that you can use, modifying it to fit your own needs.

Handfasting Wedding Favors
It's popular to give wedding guests a small favor or gift. If you're having a handfasting, why not make favors that represent your spiritual tradition?

Handfasting Wedding Cakes
Having a handfasting instead of a traditional wedding? Be sure to read a little bit about handfasting cakes and how to choose one!

Tips for Handfasting Ceremonies
Many Pagans opt for a handfasting ceremony when they get married. Here are seven tips on how to make your Pagan handfasting a successful event!

History of Handfasting Ceremonies
Handfasting is seeing a rising popularity among Pagan couples interested in tying the knot. Find out where this custom came from, and why it's back.

When Can Kids Practice Paganism?
Are you a parent raising kids in a Pagan tradition? If you've ever wondered whether your kids are too young for magic, keep these things in mind.

Your Rights as a Pagan Parent
In the United States, Pagan parents have the same rights as parents of any other religion. Here's what you need to know about your legal rights.

When You Leave a Pagan Group
If you belong to a Pagan group, at some point you may decide it's not the right group for you. Here's how to make the separation easier.

How to Become a Pagan Teacher
At some point, if you study Paganism for any length of time, you may find yourself thinking about teaching others. Here's what you should keep in mind.

Starting a Pagan or Wiccan Group or Coven
Many people say they’d like to start a Pagan group of their own. Here are some tips on how to start a Pagan group of your own successfully.

Starting a Pagan or Wiccan Group or Coven - Your Introductory Meeting
Many people say they’d like to start a Pagan group of their own. Here are some tips on how to start a Pagan group or coven of your own successfully.

Starting a Pagan or Wiccan Group or Coven - Your Introductory Meeting, Part 2
Many people say they’d like to start a Pagan group of their own. Here are some tips on how to start a Pagan group or coven of your own successfully.

Starting a Pagan or Wiccan Group or Coven - Selecting Potential Seekers
Many people say they’d like to start a Pagan group of their own. Here are some tips on how to start a Pagan group or coven of your own successfully.

Starting a Pagan or Wiccan Group or Coven - Your Second Meeting
Many people say they’d like to start a Pagan group of their own. Here are some tips on how to start a Pagan group or coven of your own successfully.

Starting a Pagan or Wiccan Group or Coven - Initiation and/or Dedication
Many people say they’d like to start a Pagan group of their own. Here are some tips on how to start a Pagan group or coven of your own successfully.

How to Become Pagan Clergy
In most Pagan religions, priesthood is open to anyone willing to put the time and energy into it. Here are some tips if you want to be Pagan clergy.

Making Time for Magic
With the mundane tasks in our lives, how can we make time for magic? Learn how to make time for what you want need, and what you want.

Pagans and Polyamory - Are Pagans Polyamorous?
In the Pagan community, you may find yourself encountering a person who identifies as Polyamorous. What does this mean, and how does it work?

Bee Legends, Folklore, and Mythology
Where does the phrase

Salt Crystal Lamps - How Do Salt Crystal Lamps Work?
Have you ever thought about using a salt crystal lamp? Many people find them useful for a variety of reasons - let's look at what a salt crystal lamp is and how it works.

Make a Pagan Book of Shadows
Here's how to create a Book of Shadows, containing your tradition, gods and goddesses, correspondence tables, sabbat and esbat rituals, and more!

Why Support Pagan Shops?
Many towns have Pagan shops, but unfortunately they tend to come and go. Here are five reasons why it's important to support local Pagan shops.

Magical Herbalism Book List
Looking for books to guide you in your magical herbalism studies? Here are some useful titles to add to your collection!

Modern Paganism - Definition and Meanings
What is Paganism? Let's look at an explanation of what modern Paganism is, including the Wiccan religion and others.

Introduction to Meditation Basics
Ever wonder what meditation is and how it works? Now's your chance to get the basics on meditation and what it can do for you.

Self-Dedication Ritual for Solitary Pagans
If you're practicing as a solitary, consider this self-dedication ritual as a way of declaring yourself to the deities of your tradition.

May's Flower Moon - Magical Correspondences
In the merry month of May, the soil warms up enough that we can begin planting. Learn about May's Flower Moon and its fiery magical associations.

Venus, Goddess of Love and Beauty
Venus was much like the Greek goddess Aphrodite. She was known as a goddess of love and beauty, and is still portrayed today as a lovely young woman.

Bridget Bishop - First to Die in Salem Witch Trials
Bridget Bishop was the first person to die in the Salem witch trials of 1692. Learn about why this woman was singled out and accused of witchcraft.

Aphrodite, Greek Goddess of Love
Aphrodite was a goddess of love and romance. She was honored by the ancient Greeks, and is still celebrated by many modern Pagans.

Celebrate a Ritual with Limited Space
Do you share your space with non-Pagans or live in a small apartment? Don't worry -- there are plenty of ways to celebrate in a small physical space.

How to Hold a Journal Ritual
Let's face it, sometimes holding a big ritual (or even a small one) is impractical. Try this simple alternative using a journal and a quiet place.

Croning Ceremony to Celebrate Women
More and more women are celebrating the third stage of life by having a croning ceremony. Here's how to hold a croning ceremony of your own

Create a Birthday Altar
Got a birthday coming up? Celebrate this annual milestone by setting up a magical birthday altar!

Magical Herbs - Purple Dead Nettle
Do you have purple dead nettle growing in your yard? Harvest some of it - it's got a few handy magical uses!

Sacred Sounds in Healing Magic
Many people believe sounds can heal physical and emotional ailments. Let's look at some of the best-known methods of sound healing practice.

Magical Herbs Used in Healing Rituals
Wondering about the uses of magical herbs in a healing context? If you do your homework and take proper precautions, you can use these 9 herbs for healing.

Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus has a number of uses, but it can also be used in healing magic. Let's look at some of the many uses of eucalyptus.

Rosemary
Rosemary has a number of uses, but it can also be used in healing magic. Let's look at some of the many uses of rosemary.

Lavender
Lavender has a number of uses, but it can also be used in healing magic. Let's look at some of the many uses of lavender.

Feverfew
Feverfew has a number of uses, but it can also be used in healing magic. Let's look at some of the many uses of feverfew.

Basil
Basil has a number of uses, but it can also be used in healing magic. Let's look at some of the many uses of basil.

Apple Blossom
Apple blossoms have a number of uses, but it can also be used in healing magic. Let's look at some of the many uses of apple blossom.

Chamomile
Chamomile has a number of uses, but it can also be used in healing magic. Let's look at some of the many uses of chamomile.

Sandalwood
Sandalwood has a number of uses, but it can also be used in healing magic. Let's look at some of the many uses of sandalwood.

Goldenseal
Goldenseal has a number of uses, but it can also be used in healing magic. Let's look at some of the many uses of goldenseal.

Yule Candle Ritual For Winter Solstice
The winter solstice is a festival of the sun, so celebrate by honoring its return! This simple ritual can be performed by one person or a group.

How to Make Tarot Cards
A reader has trouble finding Tarot cards, so she wants to know if she can make her own set. Find out what to keep in mind if you make your own.

Is Paganism Evil?
Several readers have been told Paganism is evil. They know it isn't, but how do they explain this to people in their lives who object to Paganism?

Gods and Goddesses of Imbolc
Although Imbolc is traditionally associated with the goddess Brighid, there are a number of deities who have a connection to the onset of Spring.

Imbolc Altar Setup - Pagan Imbolc Sabbat
Imbolc is the time of year that honors the goddess Brighid, and is a harbinger of spring. Here are some ideas on how to set up your altar for Imbolc.

Law of Attraction - What is The Secret?
Just how valid is the concept of the law of attraction? Let's take a look at the law of attraction, and the best-selling book, The Secret.

How to Make and Use Your Own Incense
Want to learn how to make and blend your own incense recipes? Here are some tips on getting started, as well as why incense is so popular in Paganism.

Keeping Your Tarot Cards Safe
Once you find the Tarot deck that's right for you, there are a few ways to keep your cards safe, both physically and metaphysically.

Roman Fertility Goddess Bona Dea
In ancient Rome, many women worshiped at the altar of fertility goddess Bona Dea. Learn about the scandalous story surrounding one of her festivals!

God and Goddess Healing Ritual
Would you like to perform a healing ritual for a friend? Here's a simple rite that calls upon the gods of your tradition for assistance in healing.

Ten Magical Herbs for Pagans
If you' follow a modern magical tradition, chances are good that you're using herbs. Here are ten magical herbs that everyone should have on hand.

Walpurgisnacht, the Germanic Pagan Celebration
Walpurgisnacht is a Germanic festival associated with the celebration of the ancestors. Let's take a look at why Walpurgisnacht is important.

Beltane Prayers
Looking for prayers to say at your Beltane ceremony? These prayers celebrate the greening of the earth and the arrival of spring during the fertility feast of Beltane.

Am Beannachadh Bealltain (The Beltane Blessing)
This prayer is a shorter, Pagan-friendly adaptation of one featured in the Carmina Gadelica, and celebrates Beltane by honoring Pagan archetypes.

Do Wiccans & Pagans Recruit?
Pagans don't actively try to convert new believers. Find out why recruitment just isn't done -- and is in fact frowned upon -- by the Pagan community.

The Plynteria Festival
The residents of ancient Athens honored their patron goddess with an annual celebration. Let's look at the Plynteria, and see why it was so important.

Magical Weaving and Braiding
Weaving and braiding can be magical activities. Here are some ideas on how to incorporate these crafts into your magical workings.

Beltane Cooking
No sabbat celebration is complete without food, so stop in and try some of these delicious spring recipes for your Beltane celebration. Inculdes instructions for making a Beltane bannock, spring soup, ritual breads and candied flowers.

Beltane Asparagus Goat Cheese Quiche
Are you cooking a feast for Beltane? Use seasonal asparagus and goat cheese to make a delicious quiche for your Beltane celebration!

The Beltane Bale Fire Tradition
The tradition of the Bale Fire is one that goes back many centuries. But where did this Beltane custom originate?

Floralia Festival - Roman Spring Celebration
Long before the people of the British Isles erected Maypoles, the ancient Romans were celebrating Floralia every spring.

The Language of Flowers and Their Meanings
During the 19th century, it was popular to send someone a message using only flowers. Here are some popular flowers and their secret meanings.

Beltane Bannocks - Scottish Oatcakes
The Beltane bannock is a traditional cake eaten during the celebration of May Day. Eating one on Beltane morning is said to bring abundance your way.

Welcoming the Fae at Beltane
Want to make your spring garden a welcoming place for the Fae? Here are some tips on keeping a faerie-friendly yard.

What is an Aura?
In many metaphysical belief systems, you'll hear about auras and their colors. But what exactly is an aura, and what do the colors mean?

Controversial Issues - Hot Topics for Pagans
It's unlikely for all Pagans to agree on every single topic, so when it comes to controversial issues, you may find a wide variety of opinions. Check to see what perspective Pagans have on issues such as abortion, recovery, suicide, homosexuality, and polyamory, among other things.

The Great Rite and Pagan Ritual Sex
Wondering what people mean by the Great Rite? Read on to find out just what ritual sex means, and why people might have it (or not).

Paganism and Monogamy
A reader writes in with a question about Paganism and monogamy. Is there a Pagan rule about monogamy?

Make Beltane Fire Incense
Beltane is a time to celebrate fire and fertility. Blend this fiery incense mix for use in your rituals and ceremonies.

Eyvind Kelda Celebration May 6
Many Norse Pagans honor Eyvind Kelda on May 6. Let's take a look at the legend of this Norwegian martyr, and talk about why he was important.

Full Moon Water Scrying Divination
Are you one of those people who feels more aware during the time of the full moon? Try this simple yet effective water scrying divination rite.

Beltane Craft Projects
As Beltane approaches, decorate your home with a number of easy craft projects. A few seasonal crafts are a great way to celebrate Beltane.

Finding a Pagan Teacher - Things Not to Do
Are you looking for someone to teach you about Paganism? Here's what you should keep in mind - as well as some hints on what NOT to do. Page 2.

How to Find a Pagan Teacher
Are you looking for someone to teach you about Paganism? Here's what you should keep in mind - as well as some hints on what NOT to do.

Pagan Sexual Etiquette
During the Pagan festival season there are opportunities to meet new people. Keep a few things in mind when interacting with potential partners.

Beltane Legends and Folklore
There are a lot of myths and folklore surrounding May Day, or Beltane. Learn about some of the stories about this magical, mystical spring Sabbat!

Casting a Circle in Pagan Rituals
We've all read about the idea of casting a circle, but what does it really mean, and how is it done? What is the significance in Pagan ritual?

Issues of Interest
Wiccans and Pagans often have a different view of contemporary issues than people in mainstream religions. Learn about the Wiccan and Pagan perspective on abortion, the afterlife and reincarnation, homosexuality, polyamory. In addition, let's talk about the legal rights you have as a Pagan or Wiccan in America today.

CalderaFest Pagan Music Festival
CalderaFest is a Pagan music festival taking place on Memorial Day weekend, 2016. See what founder and organizer David Banach has to say!

Wind Moon - April's Full Moon
April's full moon is associated with the spreading of seeds. Learn about April's Wind Moon, and the magic that goes along with it.

Make a Floral Crown for Beltane
Beltane is a great time for celebrating spring flowers, so before you go to the Maypole Dance, make one of these simple but lovely floral crowns!

Mercury Retrograde Definition
We often hear about Mercury going into retrograde - and sometimes there are cautionary warnings attached. But what does it actually mean?

Horse Magic, Folklore and Legends
Horses appear regularly in many myths and legends. Let's look at some of the folklore surrounding horses, and talk about why they can be magical.

Morris Dancing and Mummer's Plays
In rural England, Morris dancing and Mummer's plays are popular around the Beltane season. What's the history behind these unusual performance pieces?

Dandelion Magic, Legend and Folklore
What can dandelions be used for? They have a long magical history, and there are many legends and myths about dandelions.

The Greek God Pan
Who is the Greek god Pan? Learn about this classical Greek deity, a rustic and wild god of the forest, with the legs and horns of a goat.

Water Folklore and Legends
Each of the elements - earth, air, fire and water - can be incorporated into magical practice and ritual. Let's look at the magic of water.

Make a Faerie Chair for Spring
If you like to garden, this easy craft is a great way to showcase your climbing plants - and invite the Fae into your garden at the same time!

Beltane Rites and Rituals - Beltane Celebrations - Pagan Beltane Rites
Beltane is a time to celebrate fertility and the greening of the earth. Try some of these celebrations and ritual ideas at Beltane to honor the arrival of spring and new life.

Fire Magic Folklore, Legends and Myths
Each of the four classical elements - earth, air, fire and water - can be used in your magical practice and ritual. Let's look at the magic of fire.

Beltane Altar Maypole Centerpiece
The Maypole is a long-time symbol of Beltane -- why not make this small-scale Maypole to sit on your altar for your Sabbat celebrations?

Air Element Folklore and Legends
Each of the four cardinal elements can be incorporated into your magical practice and ritual. Let's look at the magic of air.

The Green Man Archetype
The Green Man appears in many forms in British and Celtic myth. What is the Green Man, and what does he really represent?

Forsythia Magic, Legends and Folklore
Wondering what magical uses there are for forsythia? It's associated with love and anticipation - let's look at what you can do with forsythia plants!

Magic, Spellwork, and How It All Works
Magic and spellwork are anything but supernatural for most Wiccans and Pagans. Learn about magical theory in Wicca and Paganism, how energy is manipulated, how to cast a circle, choosing your magical name, herb and candle magic, and protection rituals. Also covered: should you pay someone else to cast a spell for you?

Earth Magic, Folklore and Legends
Each of the four cardinal elements - earth, air, fire and water - can be incorporated into magical practice. Let's look at the magic of earth and the land.

Beltane Ritual for Solitaries
This simple ritual for solitaries is one you can use when you're doing your annual planting. Do this ritual when it's time to get your seeds planted!

Using Body Fluids in Magic
The use of bodily fluids in magic is a long-standing custom in many cultures and traditions. Let's talk about why, and what you should know.

History of Yule Celebrations
The celebration of Yule at the Winter Solstice goes back a long time. Let's look at some of the many ways the winter solstice has been observed.

Beltane Goddess Ritual - Sacred Feminine
For many traditions, spring brings the opportunity to celebrate feminine energy. This goddess ritual honors the feminine and our female ancestors.

Candied Flower Petals Recipe
Nothing says spring has arrived quite like flower blossoms -- and not only are they lovely to look at, they can taste good too!

Hobby Horses - Traditions and Customs
In addition to the Maypole, one of the best-known symbols of Beltane's fertility is the hobby horse, which represents masculine energy and power.

Living a Magical Life - Pagan Living
Many people ask what it means to

Fertility Customs and Magic
Fertility of the soil - and people - is a big focus at Beltane. Learn about the many fertility customs and traditions of the Beltane season.

History of the Maypole Tradition
Most Pagans know that the Maypole is an important part of many Beltane celebrations - let's look at the history behind it, and where it came from.

Hold a Family Abundance Rite for Beltane
If you'd rather celebrate Beltane with kids using a ritual that focuses more on abundance and less on sexuality, try this simple planting ceremony.

All About Romani Magic and Folklore
The Rom people of Europe have a rich and complex tradition of magic and folklore. Let's look at some of their different beliefs.

Asatru - Norse Heathenry
The Asatru tradition focuses on pre-Christian Norse spirituality. Numerous Asatru groups exist in the United States and other countries.

Brighid - Hearth Goddess of Ireland
Brighid is one of the classic triple goddesses of the Celtic pantheon. Many Pagans honor her as a goddess of the hearth and home.

Herne, God of the Wild Hunt
In British lore, Herne the Hunter is a god of vegetation, vine, and the wild hunt, and is associated with the stag in rut each fall.

Crow and Raven Folklore, Magic and Mythology
The crow and raven appear in folklore going back to early times -- what do these beautiful black messengers tell us?

Tarot 101: An Overview
If you're ready to start learning about reading Tarot cards, how they work, different spreads, and the best decks to use, this is the place to start.

Book Review: Magick for the Kitchen Witch
Author Deanna Anderson looks at kitchen witchcraft, an old tradition becoming popular once more. Read a review

Past Lives and Reincarnation
While there's no official standpoint on past lives (as with many other issues), it's not uncommon to find Pagans who believe in past lives.

Can I Be a Christian Wiccan or Witch?
A reader wants to know if she can practice Wiccawithin a Christian framework. Let's talk about the idea of Christian witchcraft.

Pagans and Recovery
Traditional 12-step programs aren't typically designed for people on a Pagan path. Read our tips for Pagans seeking support in the recovery process.

Imbolc Candle Ritual for Solitary Pagans
Imbolc, or Candlemas, is a festival of fire. If you practice as a solitary, try this Imbolc ritual to honor the seasonal aspects of fire and light.

Using Stones for Divination
Lithomancy is the practice of performing divination by reading stones. Learn to create a simple set of stones with symbols that have meaning to you.

Getting Started in Paganism or Wicca
So you're interested in Wicca or some other form of Paganism, but have no idea how to begin learning? Don't worry - we've got the basics!

Warlock - Meanings and Use of the Word
In many parts of the Pagan community, mention the word

The Morrighan - Celtic Goddess of War and Sovereignity
The Morrighan is a Celtic war goddess, but there's more to her than that. Let's look at why some Pagans still honor her today.

How to Interpret and Read Tarot Cards
Once you've got a pile of Tarot cards down in front of you, how do you interpret the messages within them?

Cat Magic and Folklore
Cats are often considered magical - but that isn't anything new. Let's look at some of the folklore and legends associated with our feline friends.

How to Hold a Maypole Dance
The tradition of the Maypole Dance is an old one. If you have friends and a lot of ribbon, you can easily hold your own Maypole Dance.

Make a Magical Herb Wreath
Have you thought about making an herbal wreath for magical purposes? Try some of these herb combinations to make a magical wreath for your home.

What to Put on a Beltane Altar
Okay, so we know that Beltane is a fertility festival... but how do you translate that into altar setup? Here are some tips on altar setup.

Psychic Vampires - Energy Vampires - Emotional Vampires
Ever wonder why you feel drained after you talk to that certain someone? Let's talk a little bit about energy vampires, or psychic vampires.

Using a Mortar and Pestle for Herbs
Wondering what a mortar and pestle is, or why you'd use one? Here's a basic definition of the mortar and pestle, as well as how to use it.

History of Pagan Beltane
Beltane has been celebrated for centuries among agricultural societies. Learn about traditions of May celebrations from around the world.

Is Witchcraft Really a Religion?
Is the practice of witchcraft, in a non-Wiccan context, a religion? Or is it simply a skill set that can be utilized as part of spiritual practice?

Religio Romana - Roman Paganism
Religio Romana is a modern Pagan reconstructionist religion based upon the ancient faith of pre-Christian Rome. Let's look at this unique spiritual path.

Odin - Ruler of the Norse Gods
Odin is the mighty ruler of Asgard, and the supreme deity of the Norse pantheon. Many Pagans still honor him today as a god of war and wisdom.

Thor, Norse God of Thunder
Many Norse Pagans honor Thor, the god of thunder. Learn about Thor and his legends, and where you can still find him in contemporary culture.

Hereditary Witchcraft - Definition and Examples
A reader wants to know what it means when someone claims to be a

Pagans and Homosexuality
In a spiritual path that often honors the polarity of the masculine and the feminine, how do modern Pagans view homosexuality?

How Do Pagans Feel About Christians?
Now that you've become more involved in the Pagan community, are you expected to start badmouthing Christianity? Are Christians really your enemy?

What Do Pagans Think About Jesus?
A reader wants to know what Pagans think about Jesus. The answer depends on who you ask, but generally, Jesus doesn't a role in Pagan spirituality.

Did Christians Steal the Cross from Pagans?
Did Christianity steal the cross from Paganism? Not really - let's talk about why the cross is fairly universal, and appears in so many cultures.

Pre-Christian - Definition and Examples
Wondering what we mean when we talk about a culture or religion being pre-Christian? Here's a definition to help you understand the concept.

Moon Phase Names in the Southern Hemisphere
If you live in the southern hemisphere, moon phases are different from the ones on traditional neo-Pagan calendars. Here's how you can calculate them.

Pagan Kids Activities
Are you organizing an event for Pagan kids? Whether it's a regular group meetup, or a single event with activities, there are some things you'll need to keep in mind when working with Pagan kids.

Forming a Pagan Kids Group
Are you organizing an event for Pagan kids? Whether it's a regular group meetup, or a single event with activities, there are some things you'll need to keep in mind when working with Pagan kids.

Spiral Scouts and Navigators
Are you organizing an event for Pagan kids? Whether it's a regular group meetup, or a single event with activities, there are some things you'll need to keep in mind when working with Pagan kids.

Planning a Pagan Kids Event
Are you organizing an event for Pagan kids? Whether it's a regular meetup, or a single event with activities, here are some things to keep in mind.

Organizing a Single Pagan Kids Event
Are you organizing an event for Pagan kids? Whether it's a regular group meetup, or a single event with activities, there are some things you'll need to keep in mind when working with Pagan kids.

Cernunnos - Celtic God of the Forest
Cernunnos is the horned god found in many traditions of modern Paganism. He symbolizes fertility and masculine energy.

Make a May Day Flower Cone Basket
In some countries, Beltane is celebrated by making paper cone-shaped baskets. Fill one with flowers and hang it on the door of someone special!

What Are Bottle Trees in American Folk Magic?
If you ever drive through rural areas of the United States, you may see bottle trees. This isn't just yard art - they actually have a magical purpose.

Chocolate Santas
Everyone loves Santa, and everyone loves chocolate... but why on earth do we eat chocolate Santas at Yule time? Who came up with that idea, anyway?

Correspondences: Spring Flower Magic
With spring comes blooms and blossoms everywhere -- learn how you can use some of your garden's loveliest plants in your magical workings.

Tulip Magic, Legends and Folklore
Tulips are beginning to bloom between Ostara and Beltane. Let's take a look at tulips in magic, legend, and folklore.

Hoodoo - American Folk Magic
Hoodoo is a folk magic with roots in African traditions - it's also found in some American mountain regions. Let's take a look at Hoodoo's origins.

Book of Shadows
Searching for information on herbs, stones, moon phases, crystals, candles, oils, recipes and other correspondences? The Book of Shadows is where you'll find them!

Divination: Tarot, Scrying, Astrology and More
Many Pagans and Wiccans have developed their psychic ability. By using divination methods such as Tarot, scrying, astrology, runes, numerology, and more, you can use your own abilities as a guide to your day-to-day life.

Gods and Goddesses of Wicca and Paganism
While some traditions of Wicca and Paganism honor an all-encompassing

How to Find a Wiccan or Pagan Coven
Before you join up with a Wiccan or Pagan coven, you'll need to consider a few things. What is the existing group dynamic like? How can you meet people who are part of covens? Should safety be an issue? What about Internet acquaintances? What should you try to do before you make the commitment to actually join an established coven?

Mabon, the Autumn Equinox
The leaves begin to turn from green to brilliant reds and yellows, animals start to migrate, and the harvest is underway by the time of the autumn equinox. Celebrate Mabon on September 21 with rituals, mythology, craft projects, and magic!

Samhain, The Witch's New Year
Learn about the history of Samhain -- as well as some popular misconceptions -- and different ways to celebrate. It's a great time of year to honor your ancestors, hold a seance, make clever crafts and host a feast!

History of Wicca and Paganism
In many pre-industrial cultures, animism was the original form of Paganism. During the middle ages, many people were persecuted for their non-Christian beliefs, which led to the so-called Burning Times. Following the repeal of England's anti-witchcraft laws in the 1950s, Gerald Gardner introduced Wicca to the world. His work brought Wicca to the public, as did works by authors such as Margot Adler, Ray Buckland, Phyllis Curott, Scott Cunningham, Janet and Stewart Farrar, Sybil Leek, Charles Leland, Margaret Murray, and Doreen Valiente.

Yule, December 21
Yule is celebrated at the time of the Winter Solstice, on or around December 21. This is the longest night of the year, and marks the return of the sun on its path back to earth. For Pagans and Wiccans, it is a celebration of light and rebirth. Celebrate Yule in December with crafts, recipes, and rituals that rejoice in the sun's return to earth.

Pagan Clergy Listings - Wiccan Clergy Listings
If you're Pagan clergy, or if you're trying to find Pagan clergy to perform a ceremony for you, here's the place to look! Clergy listings are organized by region and country.

Pagan Group Listings - Wiccan Group Listings - Pagan Groups
If you're part of an organized Pagan group, or if you're a Seeker trying to find a group in your area, here's the place to look! Group listings are organized by region and country.

Monthly Full Moon Correspondences
Every full moon is surrounded by legends and lore of its own. Learn about the monthly full moons that emerge each year, and the magical correspondences for each.

Handfastings: A Pagan and Wiccan Wedding Primer
More and more Pagans and Wiccans are turning to handfasting rituals, rather than traditional weddings. Here's where you'll find information about the history of the custom, as well as proper handfasting etiquette, and ideas for ceremonies.

Moon Craft Projects
Want to celebrate the phases of the moon with some lunar-themed craft ideas? Here's where you'll find tips on moon craft projects and recipes for your Esbat rituals!

Pagan Babies
Want to welcome your new addition with a Wiccan naming ceremony or a Pagan blessing, but not sure how to go about it? Need to find a Pagan baby name? Here are some ideas for welcoming ceremonies for babies in Pagan and Wiccan families -- whether you're giving birth or adopting, these might be the right rituals for you!

Yule With Family and Friends
Wondering how you can survive the stress of the Yule season? Be sure to read up on how you can make it through the Yule season with your family and friends!

Sabbats and Holidays
Pagans and Wiccans around the world celebrate the eight Sabbats, or holidays, as the Wheel of the Year turns. The Sabbats are Samhain in October, Yule, which takes place at the Winter Solstice, Imbolc in February, Ostara, which heralds the Spring Equinox, Beltane or Mayday, Litha at Midsummer, Lammas or Lughnasadh in August, and Mabon at the time of the Autumn Equinox.

Yule Cooking
Yule is coming, and whether you need a recipe for wassail, a chocolate Yule log, or warm toasty comfort foods, this is the place you'll find it!

Lammas (Lughnasadh), August 1
Lammas, also called Lughnasadh, falls at the beginning of the harvest season. Apples are ready and grain is beginning to ripen. It's also a day for honoring Lugh, the Celtic craftsman god. Learn about traditions and rituals for celebrating this first of three Pagan harvest holidays.

Litha, the Summer Solstice
Litha, or Midsummer, is one of the four solar festivals observed by many Wiccan and Pagan traditions. At Litha, the longest day of the year arrives as the sun reaches its zenith in the sky and the height of its power. Learn about ancient solar celebrations, and ways you can enjoy Midsummer with rituals, feasts, and crafts.

Prayers and Incantations
Believe it or not, many Wiccans and Pagans do pray to their deities, and often pray on a daily basis for a variety of things. Need a prayer, poem or incantation for a spell or ritual, but can't think of the right words? Here's where you'll find a number of incantations, poems, and prayers honoring deities and celebrating milestones.

Beltane - May Day
May Day celebrations go back hundreds of years in agricultural societies. Beltane, celebrated on May 1, is one of the fire festivals, and is a day of flowers, fertility, dancing, bonfires and general merrymaking. Learn about the history of Beltane, as well as some fun crafts, fire-focused rituals, and other celebrations of the season, including the ever-popular Maypole dance.

Imbolc, February 2
Imbolc is also known as Candlemas and Brighid's Day, and is a marker of the halfway point between winter and the beginning of spring. A festival of purification, Imbolc is a time of blessings for the hearth and home. Celebrate Imbolc on February 2 with crafts, feasting and rituals honoring the goddesses of hearth and home.

Ostara, the Spring Equinox
Although often associated with bunnies, eggs, and other fertility symbols, Ostara is a time to celebrate the arrival of spring. Celebrate Ostara with crafts, recipes, and rituals welcoming the change of seasons at the spring equinox.

Books, Authors, and Sacred Texts
It can be a bit overwhelming trying to find information on Wicca and Paganism - after all, there are literally thousands of books out there, and many of them contradict each other! Here's where you can find book reviews, author interviews and profiles, as well as links to sacred texts online. This page includes a list of the 13 books every Wiccan should read.

Shopping and Supplies
Where can you find a boline, athame, ritual robe, or any of the other neat things you'd like to have for Pagan or Wiccan ceremonies? Here's where you'll find tips on how to create your own magical items, or find vendors online.

Money Spells - Job Spells - Prosperity Spells - Money Magic
One of the most asked-about needs for spellwork has to do with peoples' financial situation. This section contains spells that are aimed at improving your finances, helping you obtain a job, gaining prosperity, and even real estate transactions. They are posted with the intention of being helpful to those who are looking for spell resources, and may need to be adjusted to fit your individual need.

Love Spells - Love Magic - Love Magic Folklore
People have turned to magic for matters of the heart for centuries. Here's our collection of simple love spells, as well as a few that are simply about lust. Remember, if your magical tradition's rules prohibit you from performing love magic, then you should probably not do so.

Imbolc Cooking
Imbolc is a great time of fire and feasting. Whip up some kitchen magic for your Sabbat meal with these tasty recipes of the season!

Imbolc Prayers - Prayers for the Imbolc Sabbat
If you're looking for prayers or blessings to celebrate the Sabbat of Imbolc, here's where you'll find a selection of devotionals that bid farewell to the winter months and honor the goddess Brighid.

Ostara Cooking - Pagan and Wiccan Sabbat Recipes
Looking for recipes to brighten up your Ostara celebration? Here's where you'll find information on seasonal treats such as eggs, breads, light soups, salads, and desserts for the Sabbat.

Yule Rituals - Yule Ceremonies - Winter Solstice Rituals
Looking for rituals and ceremonies to hold during your Yule celebrations? Welcome the winter solstice with these rites designed to celebrate the real reasons for the holiday season!

Imbolc Magic - Magic for Imbolc
Imbolc is a time of magical energy related to the feminine aspect of the goddess, of new beginnings, and of fire. Take advantage of these concepts, and plan your workings accordingly.

Imbolc Traditions, Customs and Folklore
Ever wonder why we celebrate Imbolc the way we do? From the ancient Roman festival of Februalia to the legend of St. Valentine, this time of year is rich in custom and tradition. Learn about some of the folklore and history behind today's Imbolc celebrations.

Ostara Magic
Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal as the earth comes back to life. Why not celebrate the themes of the season with a little bit of spring magic?

Pagan Kids Bedtime Prayers
These quick bedtime prayers are perfect for the young Pagan or Wiccan in your family!

Pagan Prayers for Deceased Pets
It's hard to lose a pet, because they are such integral parts of our lives. When a pet crosses over, you may wish to use these prayers in a family memorial for your deceased friend, from goldfish to dogs and cats.

Prayers for Death - Pagan Death Prayers - Prayers for Pagan Death Rituals
For many Pagans, death is merely one more step on the journey through our existence. Use one of these death prayers when you're leading or planning a ritual to say farewell to the dying.

Prayers to Deity - Prayers to Pagan Gods and Goddesses
Are you looking for prayers that call upon specific Pagan deities? Browse through here for prayers to different Pagan gods and goddesses.

Other Gods and Goddesses
If you're looking for information on deities and spiritual figures that don't fall into one of the other categories - Greek, Roman, Celtic, Norse or Egyptian - this is where you'll find them.

Online Courses - Take An E-Class!
This is a collection of online classes available through the Pagan/Wiccan website, from Wiccan and Tarot basics to Sabbat celebrations.

Ostara Prayers
If you're looking for prayers to celebrate the Ostara sabbat, try some of these short devotionals to honor the beginnings of spring.

Wiccan Traditions
There are different types and styles of Wiccan traditions -- some may be right for you, and others not so much. Learn about the variations in spiritual paths even amongst Wiccans -- some of the differences may surprise you!

Astrology: What's in the Stars for You?
Astrology is the study of the movements of the planets and stars, and how they influence our daily lives. Much can be learned about someone simply by looking at their planetary influences. More than just asking,

Magical Ethics and Guidelines
There's a lot of spirited discussion about magical ethics within the Wiccan and Pagan communities. What's okay to do, and what's not? More importantly, do the rules apply to everyone? Read on to find out the basics of magical ethics, and how you can figure out what's acceptable within your own magical tradition.

The Norse Runes
Long ago, according to the epic sagas of the Norse, Odin created the Runes as a gift to mankind. These symbols, sacred and holy, were originally carved into stone. Over the centuries, they evolved into a collection of sixteen letters, each with a metaphorical and divinatory meaning. Learn how to make your own set of Runes, and how to read what they say.

Your Legal Rights
Pagans and Wiccans have the same religious freedom rights as everyone else in this country. Learn about your rights as a parent facing custody issues or dealing with teachers, as an employee worrying about discrimination in the workplace, and even as a member of the United States military.

Fun Supplies & Products for Wiccans and Pagans
Looking for Pagan candy molds? A glow-in-the-dark pentacle? A website that lets you create your own Goddess avatar? The Wiccan Rede for Rednecks? Here's where you'll find all kinds of fun (and occasionally silly) Pagan stuff.

Crafts for Harvest Celebrations
Looking for craft ideas for one of the harvest Sabbats? Here's where you'll find some great ideas for autumn craft projects to decorate your home and altar.

Magical and Ritual Tools
Want to make your own magical and ritual tools? Here's where you'll find links to some of our most popular magical craft projects, with items for your altar, a ritual robe, your Book of Shadows, an altar pentacle, and more.

Movies, TV, and Literature
Wicca and Paganism is sometimes portrayed accurately -- and sometimes, not so much -- in movies, television, and books. How much can you learn about Wicca from Harry Potter, the Charmed sisters, or the Sweep series? Here's the place to get the scoop on which films, books and tv shows get it right -- and which ones don't!

Crafts for Celebrating Spring
Celebrate the spring Sabbats with some of our spring craft projects for your home and altar. Decorate for the season with crafts for the Craft.

Crafts for the Summer Sabbats
Decorate your home and altar with our summer Sabbat craft projects. Make up some magical crafts for the Craft!

Crafts for Winter Celebrations
When the winter Sabbats come around, make some crafts for the Craft to decorate your home and altar. Here's where you'll find instructions for some of our most popular wintertime craft projects.

Pagans and Politics - How Do Politics Impact Pagans?
Many Pagans are interested in politics, and issues of religious freedom. Let's look at some important political issues that impact the Pagan community, including the religious viewpoints of some of the United States' most influential politicians.

Book Reviews - Pagan Book Reviews - Wiccan Book Reviews
There are plenty of Pagan and Wiccan books out there on the market - before you buy them, check out the About Pagan/Wiccan book reviews!

Magical Oils
Make your own magical oils -- it's not hard, and you can blend an endless number of ingredients together for whatever magical or ceremonial purpose you choose.

Dreams and Meditation
Learn how to meditate with a few simple techniques, as well as how it works and what it means. There are several different methods of dream interpretations which we'll talk about here.

Grounding Techniques for Pagans and Wiccans
Ever feel a bit overwhelmed after a magical working? That's when grounding comes in handy! Get rid of any excess energy you're carrying around.

All About Ostara, the Spring Equinox
Here's where you'll find links to all kinds of articles on Ostara -- rituals, history, crafts, recipes, and more!

How to Make a Ritual Robe
Have you ever thought about making a ritual robe for Pagan celebrations? Here are some tips on making a ritual robe to use in your magical practice.

Make a Ritual Robe
Have you ever thought about making a ritual robe for Pagan or Wiccan celebrations? Here are some tips on how to make a ritual robe to use in your magical practice.

Daffodil Magic, Legends and Folklore
Daffodils are beginning to bloom around Ostara, the spring equinox. Let's take a look at daffodils in magic, legend, and folklore.

Are Online Witchcraft Classes Legitimate?
Readers want to know if online witchcraft classes are legitimate. That depends on what you're getting from the class, and how it benefits you.

Make a Spring Snake Wreath for St. Patrick's Day
Snakes begin to make their appearance in the spring - and also tie in to the legend of St. Patrick. Why not make this fun wreath in honor of Ireland's snakes?

Rabbit Magic & Folklore
In the spring, rabbits are everywhere. Learn about why March hares really go mad, what's up with the egg-laying Easter bunny, and some ways to incorporate rabbit symbolism into your ritual and spellwork.

West Memphis Three Legal Case
In 1993, three men were convicted of murder in West Memphis. The case gained national attention and was followed by many people of alternative faiths.

Ostara Seed Packet Greeting Cards
Want to send out a greeting card that helps you welcome spring? Make these easy greeting cards using seed packets as your design!

Glastonbury Tor Magic and Legends
Glastonbury Tor has long been known as a place of myth and magic. Learn about the Tor and how its legends came to be.

Using Toilet Paper in Spellwork
Did you know you can use non-magical items in magical workings? Lets take a look at some of the ways our readers use toilet paper in spellwork.

Using Salt and Pepper Shakers in Magic
Did you know you can use non-magical items in magical workings? Lets take a look at some of the ways our readers use salt and pepper shakers!

Religious Views of Michele Bachmann
Michele Bachmann is popular among evangelicals in American politics. How do her religious viewpoints shape the person that she is?

Roman Paganism Reading List
Interested in a Roman Pagan path? Here are 8 reliable titles you can check out to get started on your studies of Roman magic, religion, and legend.

March's Full Moon, the Storm Moon
March rolls in like a lion, and brings with it the Storm Moon. Let's look at some ways to celebrate the full moon of March.

Quickening Moon
February's Quickening Moon brings us a time reflection and quiet, and we can use this phase to make plans for our future, knowing that spring will soon be coming.

Yule Smudge Sticks
Yule is a great time of year to enjoy the scents of the season. Make these simple smudge sticks with Yule-appropriate plants.

Salem Witch Trial Facts
The Salem witch trials of 1692 are pretty well-known - but many people get the facts wrong. Let's look at five facts you may not know about Salem.

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The Pendle Witch Trials, Lancashire, 1612
In 1612, one of England's most famous witchcraft trials took place. Let's take a look at the accused and the timeline of the Pendle Witch Trial. Page 2.

The Pendle Witch Trials, Lancashire, 1612
In 1612, one of England's most famous witchcraft trials took place. Let's take a look at the accused and the timeline of the Pendle Witch Trial.

Nine of Cups - Meaning of the Nine of Cups - What Does the Nine of Cups Mean?
What does it mean when you find a Nine of Cups in a Tarot reading?

Cup Cards Tarot Meanings
What do the Cup cards mean in Tarot? Let's take a look at the cards in the suit of cups, and what they mean when they appear in a reading.

Ten of Cups - Meaning of the Ten of Cups - What Does the Ten of Cups Mean?
When the Ten of Cups appears in a Tarot reading, what does it mean?

Page of Cups - Meaning of the Page of Cups - What Does the Page of Cups Mean?
When the Page of Cups appears in a Tarot reading, what does it mean?

Knight of Cups - Meaning of the Knight of Cups - What Does the Knight of Cups Mean?
What does it mean when the Knight of Cups shows up in a Tarot reading?

Queen of Cups - Meaning of the Queen of Cups - What Does the Queen of Cups Mean?
What is the meaning behind a Queen of Cups in a Tarot reading?

King of Cups - Meaning of the King of Cups - What Does the King of Cups Mean?
What is the significance of a King of Cups card in a Tarot reading?

Two of Cups - Meanings of Two of Cups in Tarot
What does the Two of Cups mean when it appears in the Tarot?

Three of Cups - Meaning of the Three of Cups in Tarot
What does the Three of Cups mean in a Tarot reading?

Four of Cups - What Does the Four of Cups Mean? - Meaning of the Four of Cups
What does the Four of Cups mean when it appears in a Tarot reading?

Five of Cups - Meaning of the Five of Cups - What Does the Five of Cups Mean?
What does the Five of Cups mean in a Tarot reading?

Six of Cups - Meaning of the Six of Cups - What Does the Six of Cups Mean?
What does it mean when the Six of Cups appears in a Tarot reading?

Seven of Cups - Meaning of the Seven of Cups - What Does the Seven of Cups Mean?
What does it mean when the Seven of Cups appears in a Tarot reading?

Eight of Cups - Meaning of the Eight of Cups - What Does the Eight of Cups Mean?
What does the Eight of Cups mean when it appears in the Tarot cards?

How to Make Your Own Butter
Imbolc is a Sabbat associated with dairy products, so why not make some homemade cream butter? It's delicious, it's easy, and it's a great addition to your Imbolc meal!

Federal Guidelines on Religion in Public Schools
Wondering what the official rules are, in the US, for religious expression in public schools? Here's a quick summary of the federal guidelines.

Salem Witch Trial Ancestors
A reader is sure his Salem ancestry makes him special - so why does it seem like nobody cares? Does Salem ancestry matter in the Pagan community?

Review: The Zombie Tarot
Wondering what you'll do for Tarot cards once the zombie apocalypse hits? Read a review of the Zombie Tarot here!

Who Is Santa Muerte?
Although Santa Muerte is not Pagan at all, this increasingly popular symbol of death is attracting notice among the Pagan community.

Cultural Appropriation: Definition and Examples
You may hear the term Cultural Appropriation sometimes used in discussions of modern Pagan practice. Let's talk about what this means.

Definition of Celtic in Pagan Religions
From an anthropological standpoint, the term

Pagans and the Pledge of Allegiance
Do Pagans say the Pledge of Allegiance with its under God reference? Find out what other Pagans do when it comes to saying the Pledge.

Ostara Crafts on Pinterest
Are you looking for some of the best Ostara crafts on Pinterest? Check out seven of our favorite seasonal projects for Ostara!

Hartford Witch Trials 1662
Thirty years before the Salem witch trials, there was another trial in Connecticut. Let's look at the Hartford witch trials of 1662.

Appropriate Worship - Honoring the Gods the Right Way
How do you honor the gods and goddesses of your tradition? Are all deities happy with the same sorts of offerings?

Pagan and Wiccan Festival Etiquette
You're going to your first Pagan festival - awesome! Follow these tips for proper festival etiquette, and you'll be invited back again next time.

Celebrate the Pagan Sabbats With the Seasons
Sabbat dates on a calendar don't always mesh with what the earth is doing in our area. Here are ways we can celebrate based upon the seasons.

Do I Have to Tell My Parents I'm Wiccan or Pagan?
Some parents object to their teen practicing a Pagan religion. Here's why it's important to talk - and why lying isn't a good idea at all.

Abstaining Before Ritual
A reader wants to know if she should abstain from food prior to a ritual - but she's got a medical condition. What should she do?