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Ceremonial Magic: Definition and Types
What is ceremonial magic, and why would someone perform it?

Mistakes New Pagans Make
Wondering about some of the common mistakes that new Pagans make? Here are some of the five most recognizable - and what you can do to avoid making them yourself!

Everyone Is Just Like Me And If They Aren't, They Should Be
Wondering about some of the common mistakes that new Pagans make? Here are some of the five most recognizable - and what you can do to avoid making them yourself!

I Read One Book, Now I'm Done
Wondering about some of the common mistakes that new Pagans make? Here are some of the five most recognizable - and what you can do to avoid making them yourself!

I Can't Find Information, Please Think for Me
Wondering about some of the common mistakes that new Pagans make? Here are some of the five most recognizable - and what you can do to avoid making them yourself!

I'm a Teenage High Priestess!
Wondering about some of the common mistakes that new Pagans make? Here are some of the five most recognizable - and what you can do to avoid making them yourself!

Other Religions Suck!
Wondering about some of the common mistakes that new Pagans make? Here are some of the five most recognizable - and what you can do to avoid making them yourself!

Prayer to Norse Goddess Hel
This prayer honors the Norse goddess Hel, who presides over the spirits of the dead. She is honored as the goddess who watches over those who cross from this life into the next, except for those killed in battle who go on to Valhalla.

The Dagda, Irish Father God
The Dagda was a father deity of the Celtic pantheon, known as the good god, and plays an important role in the stories of the Irish invasions.

Wiccan and Pagan Altars: Setup and Use
What is an altar, and what's it for? Let's talk about basic altar setup, and why you might want to use one in the first place.

American Council of Witches: Principles of Belief
In 1973 a group of witches got together and put together a list of 13 Principles of Belief, which is still used as a guideline by some Neopagan groups today.

Thoth, Egyptian God of Scribes
Thoth was an Egyptian god of scribes. Let's look at this deity of ancient Egypt, and how he factors in to the story of Isis and Osiris.

The Legend of the May Queen
In some Wiccan traditions, the battle for dominance is not between an Oak King and a Holly King, but in fact between the May Queen and the Queen of Winter.

To Know, To Dare, To Will, To Keep Silent
In some Wiccan traditions, you may hear the phase,

Ares, the Greek God of War
Ares was a Greek god of war, known not only for his own exploits in battle, but also for getting involved in disputes between others. Furthermore, he often served as an agent of justice.

Sacred Sites: The Great Pyramid of Giza
The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the best known sacred sites. Let's take a quick look at this magical, mystical structure left by the ancient Egyptians.

The Irish Legend of Tir na nOg
In the Irish myth cycles, the land of Tir na nOg is the realm of the Otherworld, the place where the Fae lived and heroes visited on quests.

Legend of the Holly King and Oak King
In modern Paganism, one of the most popular legends is that of the Oak and Holly Kings. These two archetypes battle as the Wheel of the Year turns, and twice a year, one must relinquish his crown.

Rhiannon, the Welsh Horse Goddess
In the Welsh mythological cycle, the Mabinogion, Rhiannon is known as a goddess of the horse. However, she also plays a crucial role in the kingship of Wales.

Bast/Bastet, Egyptian Cat Goddess
Bast was a goddess of war and fertility in the ancient Egyptian world, and many Pagans still honor her today. Let's look at the history and mythology of Bast, and how you can honor her.

Anubis, Egyptian God of the Dead
Anubis is known as being a jackal-headed god of the dead, but he plays a significant role in the tale of Isis and Osiris. Find out why Anubis was important to the ancient Egyptians.

Italy's Legend of La Befana
According to Italian legend, La Befana is a kindly witch who flies around delivering gifts. But why is a witch associated with the Catholic festival of the Epiphany?

Totem Animals in Pagan Religions
Some spiritual paths use animals as metaphysical guides. Find out what a power animal is, and why they might appear.

Blue Moon: Definition and Significance
We've all heard the phrase

Pagan Decorating - Magical Decorating Ideas - Decorating Your Home With Pagan Flair
Are you a Pagan who'd like to add some signs and symbols of your beliefs into your home's decor? It's not complicated - use some very basic ideas and incorporate your gods and magic into your home.

Pagan Decorating Ideas For Your Home
Want to add some of your Pagan beliefs into your home decor? It's not complicated - use these basic ideas to incorporate magic into your home.

Pagan Decorating - Magical Decorating Ideas - Decorating Your Home With Pagan Flair
Are you a Pagan who'd like to add some signs and symbols of your beliefs into your home's decor? It's not complicated - use some very basic ideas and incorporate your gods and magic into your home.

Prayer to Minerva, Goddess of Wisdom and Education
Minerva was the Roman goddess of education and wisdom. Try this simple prayer to give yourself a back-to-school boost from the Divine!

Hera, Greek Goddess of Marriage and the Home
Hera is well known for being the wife of Zeus, but she's also a powerful goddess in her own right. Learn about this deity of marriage and sovereignty.

The Romany Tarot Card Layout
If you're reading Tarot cards, one of the easiest spreads to use is the Romany layout. This 21-card spread helps give a glimpse into the past, present and future of a situation.

Blend a Batch of Money Oil
Money magic is a popular topic in spellwork. Let's take a look at some simple spells you can try to bring money into your life.

Make Your Own Money Soap
Money magic is a popular topic in spellwork. Let's take a look at some simple spells you can try to bring money into your life.

Money Magic, Spells, and Folklore
Money magic is a popular topic in spellwork. Let's take a look at some simple spells you can try to bring money into your life.

The Money Mojo Bag
Money magic is a popular topic in spellwork. Let's take a look at some simple spells you can try to bring money into your life.

Simple Money Spell for Kids
Money magic is a popular topic in spellwork. Let's take a look at some simple spells you can try to bring money into your life.

Astarte, Goddess of Fertility and Sexuality
Some modern Pagans honor the goddess Astarte, who is a pre-classical goddess from the Eastern Mediterranean region.

Stonehenge History and Astronomy
Stonehenge is one of the world's best known and most recognizable sacred sites. But how did it get there? Let's look at a brief overview of how Stonehenge was built, and what it was used for.

NeoWicca: Definition and Meanings
Sometimes you'll hear us use the word NeoWicca here at About Pagan/Wiccan. What does it mean, and what's the difference between NeoWicca and other forms of Wicca?

Legal Rights of Pagan and Wiccan Students
Can Pagan students be treated differently at school? Read on to learn about how to protect your religious freedoms in an educational setting.

Use Sweetgum Balls in Pagan Magic
Did you know you can use non-magical items from around your house and yard in magical workings? Lets take a look at some of the ways our readers have suggested using Sweetgum Balls in spellwork and ritual!

Pagans and Sin: Do Pagans Believe in Sinning?
How do Pagans feel about the concept of sin? Is it a uniquely Christian idea, or is it something found in modern Pagan religions?

Norse Deities: Gods and Goddesses of the Vikings
The Norse culture honored a wide variety of gods, and many are still worshipped today by Asatruar and Heathens. For the Norse and Germanic societies, much like many other ancient cultures, the deities were a part of daily life, not merely something to be chatted with in times of need. Here are some of the best-known gods and goddesses of the Norse pantheon.

Garden Magic for Pagan Practice
People have been planting gardens for thousands of years. Learn about some of the folklore surrounding the magic of the planting season.

Centering: How To Use This Magical Technique
Centering is a technique that many Pagans as a meditation tool, or as the basis of energy work. Learn how to center, and practice until you can do it with ease.

Kyrja Withers - Rupert's Tales Pagan Kids Books
Kyrja is the author of the Pagan kids' books, Rupert's Tales. Read an interview with Kyrja and see what Rupert's latest adventure is!

Ritual Fasting in Pagan and Wiccan Religions
People in many religions choose to fast for spiritual reasons. Here are a few quick tips to read over if you're considering going on a fast.

August's Full Moon, the Corn Moon
August's Corn Moon brings about a time of harvesting and preparation for the coming winter.

Sandalwood Folklore and Magical Use in Pagan Ritual
What is sandalwood, and how can you use it in magical workings? Learn about the folklore and magic of sandalwood.

Understanding Evoke and Invoke in Pagan Rituals
What's the difference between invoke and evoke? It's a small difference, but a pretty important one!

Rosemary
Rosemary is known for its many magical and culinary uses. What are some of the ways you can use rosemary in your life? Page 9.

Definition of Deosil in Pagan and Wiccan Rituals
What does it mean to move

Importance of a Year and a Day to Pagans and Wiccans
The measurement of a year and a day often appears in Wiccan traditions. What's the point of a year and a day, and where does it come from?

November's Full Moon, the Mourning Moon
In November, the Mourning Moon is upon us, and we can use the energy of this moon phase to shed last year's baggage and celebrate new beginnings.

Catnip
In addition to being the plant of choice for our feline friends, catnip has a number of magical properties you can use in workings of your own. Page 5.

Chamomile
Chamomile is an herb of protection and purification. What are some ways you can use chamomile in magical workings? Page 4.

Hyssop
Hyssop is a popular herb in purification rituals. Learn how you can use it in magical workings. Page 6.

Lavender
What's so special about lavender? Learn about this herb that is used in perfume, medicine and magic. Page 7.

Peppermint
Peppermint has many magical and therapeutic properties. Learn about the many different uses of peppermint. Page 8.

Sage
Often called an herb of wisdom, sage can be used in number of ways. Learn about how to use sage for its magical and therapeutic properties. Page 10.

Thyme
Thyme has many magical and therapeutic properties. Learn about the many different uses of thyme. Page 11.

Tobacco Leaf
Tobacco leaf is used in many native American practices, and has a number of magical qualities. Learn about the properties of tobacco leaf. Page 12.

Valerian
Despite its unpleasant smell, valerian has many useful properties. Learn about the many different uses of valerian in medicine and magic. Page 13.

Yarrow
Yarrow has been used both medicinally and magically for centuries. How can you use Yarrow in your everyday workings? Page 14.

Magical Herbs
Herbs have been used for thousands of years, both medicinally and ritually. Every herb has its own unique characteristics, and these properties are what makes the plant special. Learn about the correspondences associated with each of these magical herbs. Page 15.

Magical Herbs
Herbs have been used for thousands of years, both medicinally and ritually. Every herb has its own unique characteristics, and these properties are what makes the plant special. Learn about the correspondences associated with each of these magical herbs. Page 18.

Magical Herbs
Herbs have been used for thousands of years, both medicinally and ritually. Every herb has its own unique characteristics, and these properties are what makes the plant special. Learn about the correspondences associated with each of these magical herbs. Page 16.

Magical Herbs
Herbs have been used for thousands of years, both medicinally and ritually. Every herb has its own unique characteristics, and these properties are what makes the plant special. Learn about the correspondences associated with each of these magical herbs. Page 17.

Magical Herbs
Herbs have been used for thousands of years, both medicinally and ritually. Every herb has its own unique characteristics, and these properties are what makes the plant special. Learn about the correspondences associated with each of these magical herbs. Page 20.

Magical Herbs
Herbs have been used for thousands of years, both medicinally and ritually. Every herb has its own unique characteristics, and these properties are what makes the plant special. Learn about the correspondences associated with each of these magical herbs. Page 19.

Magical Herbs - Patchouli
Herbs have been used for thousands of years, both medicinally and ritually. Every herb has its own unique characteristics, and these properties are what makes the plant special. Learn about the correspondences associated with each of these magical herbs. Page 21.

Magical Herbs - Violets
Herbs have been used for thousands of years, both medicinally and ritually. Every herb has its own unique characteristics, and these properties are what makes the plant special. Learn about the correspondences associated with each of these magical herbs. Page 22.

Magical Herbs
Herbs have been used for thousands of years, both medicinally and ritually. Every herb has its own unique characteristics, and these properties are what makes the plant special. Learn about the correspondences associated with each of these magical herbs. Page 3.

Apple Blossoms
The apple is a symbol of immortality and of the gods themselves. Find out how you can use apple blossoms in magical workings.

Basil
Basil brings the powers of protection and love. Find out how you can use basil in magical workings. Page 2.

How to Use Magical Herbs in Pagan Practice
Herbs have been used for thousands of years, both medicinally and ritually. Learn about the unique characteristics of each of these magical herbs.

Steampunk Magic: Working Magic Aboard the Airship
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British Traditional Wicca - BTW - What is British Traditional Wicca?
British Traditional Wicca is a term often used by Pagans in the U.S. to describe a specific set of covens in Britain. Find out what BTW is, and who qualifies to be part of it.

Artemis - Goddess of the Hunt
Artemis is a Greek goddess of the hunt, and possesses a variety of attributes. Some Pagans honor her today because of her many aspects.

Ley Lines - Magical Energy of the Earth
Ley lines are often described in earth-based spirituality. But what are these lines, and how do they connect one place to another?

Is Magic Real? If It Is, Why Doesn't Everyone Do It?
Is magic real? Most Pagans accept magic as part of life. So why don't non-Pagans practice magic? Some of the reasons are simpler than you think.

Full Moon Incense
Many people use full moon incense to use in rituals and spellwork. Here's how to make a batch of incense to use in full moon rituals and ceremonies.

Sacred Plants of the Beltane Sabbat
Beltane is associated with a number of plants for spiritual purposes. Let's look at some plants that are sacred to Beltane.

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Jumping the Broom: Besom Weddings
As more Pagans celebrate handfastings, the tradition of jumping the broom has seen a rise in popularity. Let's look at where this custom came from.

Egyptian Paganism - Kemetic Reconstruction
Some modern Pagans follow the ways of the ancient Egyptians. Learn about the basics of today's Egyptian reconstruction groups.

Pendulum Divination - Make and Calibrate a Pendulum
The pendulum is the easiest method of divination. Using a simple weight on a string or chain, it allows you to divine Yes/No answers. Here's how to make your own pendulum and calibrate it for use.

What is a Witch's Ladder?
The witch's ladder is a magical tool that has been around for a while. You can use it in spellwork, meditation, or for any other sort of ritual working.

Pagans and Suicide
What is the Pagan perspective on suicide? Much like many other aspects of the human existence, it really depends on which Pagan you happen to ask.

Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day is named for a martyred saint, but its roots actually go back to a Pagan festival in early Rome - and it was a sexual lottery.

Your Magical Name
Many Pagans choose to select a new name to use in ritual and ceremony. Here's how to find the magical name or craft name that's right for you.

Basic Principles and Concepts of Wicca
If you're just getting started in learning about Wicca, here are a few of the basic principles and concepts you should know.

Isis: Mother Goddess of Ancient Egypt
Isis was a great goddess of the Ancient Egyptians, and is honored today by some Pagans as a goddess of fertility, mystery, death, and magic.

How to Make a Yule Log
The Yule log is an ancient tradition you can make for your own holiday celebrations. Put one together and include it as part of your Yule ritual.

How to Make a Yule Log
The Yule log is an ancient tradition, but you can make one for your own family's holiday celebration. Put one together with items you find outside, and include it as part of your Yule ritual.

Jar Spells or Bottle Spells in Folk Magic
Many folk magic traditions use jars, bottles and other containers in spellwork. Here are some basics on how to craft a simple jar spell.

Negative Reactions to Magical Crystals
Can you have a negative reaction to crystals that are supposed to help with healing? Some people do - here's what to do if it happens.

5 Ways to Cleanse or Purify a Sacred Space
Many Pagans cleanse or purify a space before ritual work. But how, exactly, do you do that? Learn how, using these five simple techniques.

Make a Brighid's Bed
In many traditions, the goddess Brighid is welcomed into the home at Imbolc. Make a bed for Brighid to ask for her blessings all year long.

Fire Scrying Ritual
Some Pagans use scrying as a form of divination. Learn how, with this simple fire scrying ritual.

Will Magic Help You Win the Lottery?
Wondering if you could use magic to win the lottery? It might be worth a shot, but it's possible that your odds aren't any better than anyone else's.

All About Imbolc
Here's where you'll find links to all kinds of articles on Imbolc, the celebration of the goddess Brighid -- rituals, history, crafts, recipes, and more!

Make Your Own Besom
The besom is the traditional witch's broom. Learn how to create a besom with natural items in just a few steps.

Do Pagans Worship the Devil?
Are Pagans and Wiccans a bunch of devil-worshipers? Well, no... let's talk about why that's a myth, and why there's some confusion about it.

Profile of Cybele - Mother Goddess of Rome
The Romans honored Cybele as a goddess of resurrection and rebirth. Learn more about this dynamic goddess and her ecstatic followers.

Celtic Paganism - Resources for Celtic Pagans
Looking for all of our About Pagan/Wiccan resources on Celtic Paganism? Here's where you'll find links to reading lists, deities, Celtic traditions and more!

Three Card Tarot Spread
Looking for a quick and simple way of reading Tarot cards? This three card method is perfect for both beginners and more experienced readers.

Fluffy Bunny - What is a Fluffbunny?
Ever hear the term fluffy bunny in the Pagan community? It's not a cute and cuddly rabbit, and generally has some pretty negative connotations.

Make Your Own Altar Pentacle
You can spend a small fortune on altar tools and magical supplies, but if you'd like to make your own pentacle, follow these simple steps.

Blessing the Threshold of Your Home
Many Pagans do purifications or cleansings of their homes, but you may also want to do a threshold blessing to make it a welcoming place to enter.

What Is Black Magic?
Wondering what people really mean when they talk about black magic? A reader wants to know if he should be concerned about the term.

Hedge Apples - Osage Orange
The hedge apple is found in many parts of North America. Since the fruit isn't edible unless you're a squirrel, why not use it in a magical working?

Tarot Reversals - Reversed Tarot Cards
Let's look at the reasons why someone might choose not to use reversals in a Tarot reading, and how it could effect the outcome.

What Do the Pentacles Mean in Tarot?
If you're learning to read the Tarot, take some time to get to know the suit of Pentacles, which is tied to careers, investments, and financial security.

The Four Classical Elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water
Many Pagans feel a connection to the four classical elements: earth, air, fire and water. Each is associated with a number of different characteristics and attributes.

Who Was the Greek Goddess Nemesis?
Nemesis was a Greek goddess of revenge and retribution, honored by generals and gladiators alike, and invoked as a balance to the chances of fate.

Learn the Tarot Cards
Want to learn about the Major Arcana and the four suits of the Tarot? Here's where you'll find information on all the cards in a standard Tarot deck!

Tarot Suit of Cups - What Do Cup Cards Mean?
If you're learning to read the Tarot, take some time to get to know the suit of Cups, which is tied to emotions and relationships.

How to Make Consecrated Water for Ritual
If your tradition calls for the use of consecrated water or holy water prior to or during ritual, here are some ways you can prepare your own.

Paganism and Islam
A few readers have asked about articles that equate Paganism with Islam. Let's look at why they're unrelated, and why it's partly an issue of terminology.

Prayers for Imbolc
If you're looking for prayers to celebrate the Imbolc sabbat, here are some of our favorites honoring Brighid and marking the changing seasons.

9 Songs for Your Yule Playlist
Looking for some Pagan themed songs for your Yule celebration's playlist? Here is a list of our favorite Yule songs to enjoy during the winter solstice season.

Make a Love Magic Mojo Bag
Love magic is found in a number of folk magic traditions. One of the most popular types of love magic involves creating a mojo bag, which is used to draw your lover to you.

Create a Portable Altar Kit
For many Pagans a portable altar kit comes in handy. Learn how to assemble a simple altar kit that you can take with you wherever you go.

Create a Portable Altar Kit
Many Wiccans and Pagans like to create a portable altar kit. This can be handy if you travel a lot, or if you just like the idea of being able to put your stuff away quickly when guests come over. Learn how to assemble a simple altar kit that you can take with you wherever you go.

Witchcraft and Pregnancy - Is Magic Safe During Pregnancy?
A reader wants to know if it's safe for her to practice magic and hold ritual while she's pregnant.

Hold a Goddess Ritual for Yule - Group Ceremony
At the winter solstice, some Pagan groups celebrate with a goddess rite -- saying goodbye to the old, and welcoming the new. This ritual is designed for a group of four or more people.

What is Skyclad? - Do Pagans Practice Nude?
There are a lot of rumors floating around out there about whether Pagans practice nude. So... do they?

Reading List for Pagan Men
Sometimes, modern Pagan religions seem female-dominated, but there are plenty of Pagan men out there. Here are 6 books for male Pagans to read.

Rosemary Magic & Folklore
Rosemary appears in a number of writings as a magical herb. Let's look at some of the history and folklore behind rosemary, and how you can use it in magic.

Queen of Pentacles/Coins
What is the meaning behind a Queen of Pentacles/Coins in a Tarot reading?

Ace of Pentacles/Coins
What does the Ace of Pentacles/Coins mean when it appears in Tarot?

Ten of Pentacles/Coins
When the Ten of Pentacles/Coins appears in a Tarot reading, what does it mean?

Page of Pentacles/Coins
When the Page of Pentacles/Coins appears in a Tarot reading, what does it mean?

Knight of Pentacles/Coins
What does it mean when the Knight of Pentacles/Coins shows up in a Tarot reading?

King of Pentacles/Coins
What is the significance of a King of Pentacles/Coins card in a Tarot reading?

Two of Pentacles/Coins
What does the Two of Pentacles/Coins mean when it appears in the Tarot?

Three of Pentacles/Coins
What does the Three of Pentacles/Coins mean in a Tarot reading?

Four of Pentacles/Coins
What does the Four of Pentacles/Coins mean when it appears in a Tarot reading?

Five of Pentacles/Coins
What does the Five of Pentacles/Coins mean in a Tarot reading?

Six of Pentacles/Coins
What does it mean when the Six of Pentacles/Coins appears in a Tarot reading?

Seven of Pentacles/Coins
What does it mean when the Seven of Pentacles/Coins appears in a Tarot reading?

Eight of Pentacles/Coins
What does the Eight of Pentacles/Coins mean when it appears in the Tarot cards?

Nine of Pentacles/Coins
What does it mean when you find a Nine of Pentacles/Coins in a Tarot reading?

Sacred Plants of the Winter Solstice
The winter solstice, or Yule, is associated with a number of plants for spiritual purposes. Let's look at seven plants that are sacred to Yule.

Dream Catchers
Dream catchers are part of Native American spirituality. Let's look at the history behind dream catchers and how Native people use them.

5 Easy Yule Decorations
Looking for some decorating ideas for Yule, but don't want to spend a fortune? Try some of these simple ideas to get your house ready for Yule!

Hold an Esbat Rite - Celebrate the Full Moon
In addition to the eight Sabbats, many Pagans celebrate regularly with an Esbat. This ritual can be done at the time of the full moon, either alone or as part of a group.

God and Goddess Candles
In some traditions of Paganism, candles are used as

Egyptian Book of the Dead
What is the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead? Here's a definition, explaining what it is and why it matters.

English Witchcraft Laws
Up until just a few decades ago, England had strict laws prohibiting anything to do with Witchcraft. Let's look at how those laws finally went away.

Ronald Hutton - Who is Professor Ronald Hutton? - Profile of Ronald Hutton, History Professor
Who is Professor Ronald Hutton, and why should his work matter to modern Pagans? Let's take a look at this well known scholar and his writings.

Osiris - King of Egyptian Gods
Osiris was the Egyptian god who taught mankind the secrets of civilization. Today, he is honored by some Pagans as a god of the underworld and of the harvest.

Summer Full Moon Ritual
This full moon ceremony is designed for a group, and can be held during any of the sunny summer months.

Author Profile: Scott Cunningham
Author Scott Cunningham was one of Wicca's most prolific writers before his death in 1993. Includes background and a bibliography.

Chamomile - Chamomile in Folklore and Magic
Chamomile is associated with purification, protection, sleep, and meditation. Read about the history of chamomile, and how you can use it in magic.

Eros, Greek God of Passion and Lust
Ever wonder where the word

Advantages of Being Out of the Broom Closet
Some Pagans and Wiccans choose to keep their beliefs private, while others are open about their spirituality. Coming out of the broom closet is an intensely personal decision, and may not be for everyone. Read on to figure out the pros and cons of outing yourself as a Pagan or Wiccan in today's society. Page 2.

Should You Come Out of the Broom Closet?
Some Pagans and Wiccans choose to keep their beliefs private, while others are open about their spirituality. Coming out of the broom closet is an intensely personal decision, and may not be for everyone. Read on to figure out the pros and cons of outing yourself as a Pagan or Wiccan in today's society.

Chakra Diets - Diet and Metaphysical Well Being
Many people believe you can feel better by eating foods connected to your chakras. Here's how to get started balancing your chakras by changing your diet.

Ribbon Trees - Rag Bushes - Wishing Trees
Wishing trees, also called ribbon trees or rag bushes, appear in many parts of the world. Let's look at some examples of this custom in different cultures.

Curanderismo - Mexican Folk Magic
In many Hispanic communities, the curandera is the local healer and spiritual leader. Let's look at curanderismo, and see why it's still practiced today.

For Concerned Parents - Is Your Teen Interested in Wicca?
Your child has suddenly expressed an interest in Paganism. Is there cause for alarm, or is it just a phase she's going through?

Why Use CE and BCE for Dates?
Wondering why we use the abbreviations of CE and BCE at About Paganism & Wicca, instead of the BC and AD you're used to seeing in dates? Here's a brief explanation.

How Should Pagans Celebrate Thanksgiving?
A reader has questions about celebrating Thanksgiving. How can he keep his family happy, but still stick to his Pagan ideals and philosophies?

Pagan Standard Time
What is Pagan Standard Time, and should you try to follow it? Learn why it's considered rude by organizers, presenters, and just about everyone else.

Prayer for the Dying - Pagan and Wiccan Last Rites
If you're Pagan, and looking for the equivalent of a

What is a Triune Deity?
You may occasionally see the word triune used to apply to a deity. What does triune mean, and where does it come from?

Raising Magical Energy with Exercise
A reader writes in about an odd experience that took place during an exercise session. Find out what happened, and whether it's normal or not.

The Land's End Labyrinth - San Francisco, CA
High on a rocky mountainside, just a few minutes from San Francisco, there is a labyrinth in a public park. Take some time to check it out, because it's an absolutely magical place.

Telling Christian Friends You're Pagan
A reader has a dilemma - she's a former Christian, and she's not sure how to tell her Christian best friend that she's now Wiccan.

Magical Ethics
Black magic, white magic, what's the difference? Or is there one? As a Wiccan or Pagan, how do you know what kind of magic is acceptable to perform, and what's completely out of bounds?

Witch Wars - What are Witch Wars? - Definition of Witch Wars
We've all heard the term

Ideas for Offerings to the Gods
So you want to make an offering to the deity of your tradition -- but what's an appropriate choice? Here are some suggestions for different types of gods, and what's an acceptable offering.

The Great Serpent Mound
Ohio's Great Serpent Mound is considered a place of mystery and magic. Who built the Great Serpent Mound, and what is it for?

Taglocks - Magical Links
You may encounter the phrase

Magical Workings for The Full Moon
Does the phase of the moon really matter when it comes to magic? Some people believe it does. Let's look at the different moon phases and magical workings.

Magical Workings for the New Moon
Does the phase of the moon really matter when it comes to magic? Some people believe it does. Let's look at the different moon phases and magical workings.

Magical Workings for The Waxing Moon
Does the phase of the moon really matter when it comes to magic? Some people believe it does. Let's look at the different moon phases and magical workings.

Magical Workings for the Waning Moon
Does the phase of the moon really matter when it comes to magic? Some people believe it does. Let's look at the different moon phases and magical workings.

Interview with Wiccan Author Raymond Buckland
Raymond Buckland has written over thirty books on Wicca. Check out what he had to say about the modern Pagan movement, books worth reading, and contemporary issues of concern to Wiccans.

Paganism/Wicca
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Talking to Pagan Kids About Christianity & Jesus
If you're a Pagan parent, at some point your children will ask about Christianity, Jesus, and going to church. Learn how to address these issues when they come up.

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How to Come Out of the Broom Closet
For many Wiccans and Pagans, the decision to come out of the broom closet and tell friends and family about their beliefs is a huge decision. How can you make the process a little easier -- and what should you NOT tell people?

Thirteen Books Every Wiccan Should Read
Many people come to Wicca seeking something new in their life -- but there's a LOT of information out there to absorb. How do you know which books are good, and which ones are best used as a door stop? Here's a list of thirteen books from a variety of sources that any Wiccan seeker should have in their personal library.

Thirteen Books Every Wiccan Should Read
Many people come to Wicca seeking something new in their life -- but there's a LOT of information out there to absorb. How do you know which books are good, and which ones are best used as a door stop? Here's a list of thirteen books from a variety of sources that any Wiccan seeker should have in their personal library.

Pagan Parenting
Are you raising kids in a Pagan tradition? Be sure to read these tips on Pagan parenting, covering issues from legal rights to ritual settings to fun activities you can do as a family!

Pagan Parenting
Are you raising kids in a Pagan tradition? Be sure to read these tips on Pagan parenting, covering issues from legal rights to ritual settings to fun activities you can do as a family!

Review: Wicked, the Musical
If you've ever wondered why Oz's Wicked Witch got such a bad rap, seeing

Prayers for a Deceased Pet Dog
Dogs are loyal and faithful companions. If your pet dog has crossed over, you may wish to offer one of these prayers to honor him on the journey.

Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner
Scott Cunningham's book

Alexandrian Wicca - The Alexandrian Wiccan Tradition
Founded by Alex Sanders and his wife Maxine, Alexandrian Wicca became a popular tradition during the resurgence of modern Paganism.

Lucky Numbers
There are plenty of good luck charms, talismans and amulets out there. Let's look at some of the magical items people use to bring good fortune their way.

Lucky Crickets
There are plenty of good luck charms, talismans and amulets out there. Let's look at some of the magical items people use to bring good fortune their way.

Lucky Hands - Hamsa Hands - Hand of Fatima
There are plenty of good luck charms, talismans and amulets out there. Let's look at some of the magical items people use to bring good fortune their way.

Lucky Keys
There are plenty of good luck charms, talismans and amulets out there. Let's look at some of the magical items people use to bring good fortune their way.

Lucky Stars
There are plenty of good luck charms, talismans and amulets out there. Let's look at some of the magical items people use to bring good fortune their way.

Lucky Fish
There are plenty of good luck charms, talismans and amulets out there. Let's look at some of the magical items people use to bring good fortune their way.

Good Luck Horseshoes
There are plenty of good luck charms, talismans and amulets out there. Let's look at some of the magical items people use to bring good fortune their way.

Lucky Four Leaf Clovers
There are plenty of good luck charms, talismans and amulets out there. Let's look at some of the magical items people use to bring good fortune their way.

Lucky Coins - Good Luck Coins
There are plenty of good luck charms, talismans and amulets out there. Let's look at some of the magical items people use to bring good fortune their way.

Good Luck Charms and Symbols
There are plenty of good luck charms, talismans and amulets out there. Let's look at some of the magical items people use to bring good fortune their way.

Modern Druidism or Druidry
Who are the modern Druids, and how do they practice their religion? Let's look at some different Druid groups that exist today, and talk about resources for those interested in this spiritual path.

Reconnecting With Nature
Daily life can be hectic, but you can still make time to reconnect with nature. Here are five ways to get back to the natural world, and why they're good for you!

Elder - What Do We Mean by Pagan Elders?
Spend any time at all in the Pagan community, and you’re bound to hear someone referred to as an Elder. Let's talk about what that means, and who might be considered an Elder.

Intro to Numerology - Pagan and Wiccan Basics
Many Pagan traditions incorporate the practice of numerology. The basic principles of numerology hold that numbers have spiritual and magical significance.

Reading Tea Leaves (Tasseomancy) - Divination
Reading tea leaves, or tasseomancy, has been a popular form of divination since the 17th century. Let's look at some of the different aspects of reading tea leaves.

What Are Indigo Children?
Has someone told you your child is an Indigo Child? Let's talk about the meaning of the phrase Indigo Children.

0 - The Fool
What does the Fool card mean in the Tarot? The Fool is just beginning to take steps on his spiritual journey. Learn more about the Fool card in Tarot.

4 - The Emperor
What does the Emperor card mean in the Tarot? The Emperor dominates the material world; he is authority and law. Learn more about the Emperor card in Tarot.

5 - The Hierophant
What does the Hierophant card mean in the Tarot? It often represents a need for approval, and a desire to belong. Learn more about the Hierophant card in Tarot.

What is Earthing?
What is earthing? It's a hot new trend in the holistic community, but it may not be as revolutionary as everyone claims.

Celebrate the New Moon
In some traditions, the appearance of the New Moon each month is a cause for celebration. This ritual is a very basic one that can be done either as a solitary or as part of a group.

Interfaith Relationships: How to Make Them Work
You're Pagan, and you're in love with someone who's part of some other faith. Is there a chance your relationship will survive, or are you doomed to fail from the beginning?

Do Pagans and Wiccans Believe In God?
What do Pagans and Wiccans think about the concept of

Djinn - What Are Djinn? - Who Are the Djinn?
In many Arabic and Persian magical traditions, there are legends and tales of the djinn, a magical creature found in the Quran. Learn about djinn, what they are, and where they come from.

Magic for Personal Gain
There's an awful lot of speculation about whether or not it's okay to perform magic for personal gain. Unless your particular tradition forbids it, here's why you should feel okay about doing magic to benefit yourself.

Witchy Things to Do in New Orleans
Are you a Pagan or witch who's headed to New Orleans? Check out what some of our readers in the area recommend as things for witches and Pagans to do in New Orleans!

Pagans in the Military
According to a study done in 2004, there are over 4,000 people in the United States Military who declare themselves as Pagan -- over half of these folks are Wiccans. If you or someone you love is an active duty member of the military, you need to be aware of your rights as a Pagan or Wiccan soldier.

Spring Equinox Celebrations Around the World
Although for Pagans this time of year is known as Ostara, many other cultures and belief systems mark the Spring Equinox. Learn about some of the many celebrations around the world.

The Legend of Mithras
Mithras was an early Roman god of the sun, who was born around the time of the winter solstice and then experienced a resurrection around the spring equinox.

Working With the Gods and Goddesses
In most Pagan traditions, interaction with the Divine is a key part of the belief system. But how do you know which gods to call upon?

Can Men Be Wiccan or Pagan?
A reader is wondering if he can be Wiccan even though he's not female. Find out the answer, as well as why Paganism, and Wicca in particular, is so appealing to so many women these days.

Warrior Pagans - Why Are Some Pagans Warriors?
A reader wants to know how

Magical Uses of Queen Anne's Lace
Queen Anne's Lace is a weedy flower that's been used medicinally for ages - and it's also got magical properties! Let's a take a look at how to use it.

Salt Folklore and Magic
Many cultures and societies include salt in their magic and folklore. Let's look at some of the ways salt has been used in magical practice, including modern Pagan traditions.

Horus - Egyptian God of Kingship and War - Egyptian God Horus
Horus was the ancient Egyptian deity associated with the sky and warfare. Find out why he was also connected to the ideology of divine kingship.

Ceres, Goddess of the Grain Fields
The Romans honored Ceres, the goddess of grain, each summer. Let's see why Ceres was so important - how she ties into both Roman and Greek mythology.

Medium - What is a Psychic Medium?
Wondering what we mean when we talk about a psychic medium? Traditionally, a medium is someone who speaks, in one way or another, to the dead.

Review: The Whimsical Tarot Deck
Read a review of the Whimsical Tarot Deck, designed by Dorothy Morrison and with artwork by Mary Hanson-Roberts.

Questions to Ask Before You Join a Pagan Group
You've found the Pagan group, Wiccan coven, or other group that you think is right for you. Before you join, ask yourself these 6 questions!

Weather Magic and Folklore - Weather Divination
Ever since our ancestors learned to plant things, weather has been a source of speculation. In many magical traditions, there is a belief that a practitioner can control the weather.

Weather Magic and Folklore
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- By Category
An index of categories in the

The Chill Out Spell - Spell to Make Someone Leave You Alone
Got someone who's driving you nuts and won't get off your case? Try this simple

How to Draw Down the Moon - Paganism / Wicca
Drawing Down the Moon is a beautiful and powerful ritual in which the practitioner calls upon the Divine, inviting deity to become present. This is one of many versions of the ritual available.

Tarot Deck Review: The Robin Wood Tarot
Are you a Tarot reader who enjoys fantasy artwork? Be sure to read our review of the Robin Wood Tarot deck from Llewellyn!

Profile of Pamela Colman Smith
The Rider Waite Tarot deck is perhaps the best known of all card collections - let's take a look at Pamela Colman Smith, the artist who designed the images.

Sew an Elemental Altar Cloth
The four classical elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water are significant in many Wiccan and Pagan rituals. This easy-to-sew altar cloth celebrates the four elements, and can be used to represent each of them on your altar during ritual. Make your own elemental altar cloth by following these simple steps.

Sew an Elemental Altar Cloth
The four classical elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water are significant in many Wiccan and Pagan rituals. This easy-to-sew altar cloth celebrates the four elements, and can be used to represent each of them on your altar during ritual. Make your own elemental altar cloth by following these simple steps.

Sew an Elemental Altar Cloth
The four classical elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water are significant in many Wiccan and Pagan rituals. This easy-to-sew altar cloth celebrates the four elements, and can be used to represent each of them on your altar during ritual. Make your own elemental altar cloth by following these simple steps.

Sew an Elemental Altar Cloth
The four classical elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water are significant in many Wiccan and Pagan rituals. This easy-to-sew altar cloth celebrates the four elements, and can be used to represent each of them on your altar during ritual. Make your own elemental altar cloth by following these simple steps.

Sew an Elemental Altar Cloth
The four classical elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water are significant in many Wiccan and Pagan rituals. This easy-to-sew altar cloth celebrates the four elements, and can be used to represent each of them on your altar during ritual. Make your own elemental altar cloth by following these simple steps.

Imbolc Gifts to Make and Share
Looking for a simple gift you can put together to exchange with friends for Imbolc? Here are some quick and easy craft ideas -- make one, or make a whole bunch to celebrate this Sabbat!

Imbolc Gifts to Make and Share
Looking for a simple gift you can put together to exchange with friends for Imbolc? Here are some quick and easy craft ideas -- make one, or make a whole bunch to celebrate this Sabbat!

Imbolc Gifts to Make and Share
Looking for a simple gift you can put together to exchange with friends for Imbolc? Here are some quick and easy craft ideas -- make one, or make a whole bunch to celebrate this Sabbat!

Imbolc Gifts to Make and Share
Looking for a simple gift you can put together to exchange with friends for Imbolc? Here are some quick and easy craft ideas -- make one, or make a whole bunch to celebrate this Sabbat!

Imbolc Gifts to Make and Share
Looking for a simple gift you can put together to exchange with friends for Imbolc? Here are some quick and easy craft ideas -- make one, or make a whole bunch to celebrate this Sabbat!

Sarah C's Ostara Altar
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Sarah's Ostara Altar
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Tarot Deck Review: Tarot of the Pirates
Are you a Tarot reader who enjoys pirate lore? Be sure to read our review of the Tarot of the Pirates from LoScarabeo/Llewellyn!

A Brief History of Tarot
Today, many of us use Tarot for divination. Believe it or not, Tarot originally started as a European parlor game. Let's look at how it became a divinatory tool instead.

The Magic of Myrrh
Have you every used myrrh in magic? It's been around for a long time, and appears in a number of different religious contexts.

Lavender Dream Pillow - How to Make a Lavender Dream Pillow
Around Litha, the summer solstice, lavender is typically in full bloom. Take advantage of lavender's relaxing properties, and craft a lavender dream pillow for yourself or your children!

Make a Lavender Dream Pillow
Around Litha, the summer solstice, lavender is typically in full bloom. Take advantage of lavender's relaxing properties, and craft a lavender dream pillow for yourself or your children!

Make a Stone Circle Sundial - How to Make a Sundial
Litha is a celebration of the sun's power and energy, so what better time to make a sundial of your own? Use stones and a stick to create a sundial in your yard.

Make a Stone Circle Sundial - How to Make a Sundial
Litha is a celebration of the sun's power and energy, so what better time to make a sundial of your own? Use stones and a stick to create a sundial in your yard.

Handfasting Basket (Thirteen Blessings)
What do you give the Pagan couple who already has everything? Make them a gift from the heart, and celebrate their handfasting with this basket full of thirteen symbolic goodies.

Handfasting Basket (Thirteen Blessings)
What do you give the Pagan couple who already has everything? Make them a gift from the heart, and celebrate their handfasting with this basket full of thirteen symbolic goodies.

History & Folklore of Woad
Woad is well known as a dyer's plant, and used to color fabric. Let's take a look at some of its history and folklore, as well as possible magical uses.

Automatic Writing as a Divination Tool
Have you ever thought about using automatic writing as a form of divination? It's a way of letting messages from the other side flow through the writer onto paper. Here are some tips on how to get started with automatic writing.

Money Folklore & Magic
For hundreds of years, people have used magic to bring abundance and wealth of one type or another into their lives. Let's look at some of the various customs involving money around the world.

What God and Goddess Do Pagans Worship?
A reader wants to know which god or goddess is worshiped by modern Pagans. Do they all honor the same deities? Let's look at which gods modern Pagans follow.

Is Initiation Really Necessary?
Some people say you can't be Wiccan unless you're initiated, others believe that anyone can be Wiccan if they want to. So which is it? It all depends on who you ask.

Love Offerings and Donations
A reader wants to know why a free Pagan event included a donation jar. The answer might surprise you!

Welcoming Non-Pagans to Your Pagan Celebration
Sometimes, non-Pagans appear at Pagan events. Here are some tips on what you can do to make sure they feel welcome, and understand everything that's taking place.

Perfect Love and Perfect Trust
Many people toss around the phrase

How Do Pagans Know What's Right or Wrong?
A reader wants to know how Wiccans and other Pagans know the difference between right and wrong, if they don't have the Bible and the Ten Commandments to guide them.

Green Burials
Many Pagans are considering green, eco-friendly burials for end-of-life celebrations. Here are some things to keep in mind.

Types of Green Burials
Many Pagans are considering green, eco-friendly burials for end-of-life celebrations. Here are some things to keep in mind.

The Spiritual Aspects of Green Burial
Many Pagans are considering green, eco-friendly burials for end-of-life celebrations. Here are some things to keep in mind.

Bear Folklore & Legends
Bears might be frightening, but in many cultures, they have magical and symbolic connotations. Let's take a look at the folklore of the bear, and how you can incorporate it into magic.

Can Full Moon Rituals Be Done Inside?
You're planning a ritual or magical working to be done at the time of the full moon -- but what happens if the weather's bad, or you can't see the moon? Do you just call it quits?

Solar Eclipse Magic & Folklore
A solar eclipse is an easily explainable scientific event - but does it have any magical significance? Let's look at some folklore and legend behind the eclipse of the sun.

What Are the Nine Sacred Woods of a Bonfire?
In some magical traditions, nine sacred woods are used when building a ritual fire. Learn which nine to include - and which one you should avoid, if you follow a Wicca-based tradition.

Teen Pagans and Bullying
Are you being bullied at school because of your Pagan beliefs? Here are some tips on what students can do, and what adults can do when their child is a victim of bullying.

Beltane Cooking and Recipes
No Beltane celebration is complete without food, so try some of these delicious spring recipes that honor the season of fertility and late spring.

Make A Loaf of Beltane Fertility Bread
Beltane is all about the fertility, and this bread celebrates the phallic aspect of the god. Images may not be appropriate for work, so use your best judgement when opening the link.

Sheela na Gig
What is the Sheela-na-Gig? This mysterious carving is found in many forms all over the United Kingdom and Ireland, often on church doors and walls. Who is the Sheela?

Personal Celebrations - Is it Okay to Make Up Your Own Holiday?
Not all Pagans follow the Wheel of the Year calendar. In fact, some celebrate holidays and observances that are highly personal and individualized.

Mother Goddesses
Who were some of the ancient mother goddess figures? Were they separate individuals, or was there one all-encompassing deity in the pre-Christian world?

Cleansing Your Crystals
When you get a new crystal or gemstone, it's not a bad idea to cleanse it before your first use. Here are five easy ways to cleanse a crystal - as well as a tip on what NOT to do!

Hold a Beltane Bonfire Rite
Combine the passion of a roaring bonfire with the love of the May Queen and the God of the Forest, and you've got a recipe for a fantastic Beltane ritual. Use your imagination to kickstart your Beltane festivities with this group ritual.

Athena - Greek Goddess of Wisdom and War
In addition to being a deity of wisdom, Athena also was a patron of the warrior, and a daughter of mighty Zeus. Let's look at more history of the Greek goddess Athena.

Human Sacrifice in the Ancient World
As distasteful as it may be, it's important to recognize that some of our ancient ancestors practiced human sacrifice. Let's take a look at some basic practices in the ancient world.

Human Sacrifice in the Celtic World
As distasteful as it may be, it's important to recognize that some of our ancient ancestors practiced human sacrifice. Let's take a look at some basic practices in the ancient Celtic world.

Human Sacrifice Among the Greeks and Romans
As distasteful as it may be, it's important to recognize that some of our ancient ancestors practiced human sacrifice. Let's take a look at some basic practices in the classical Greek and Roman world.

Human Sacrifice in Mesoamerica
As distasteful as it may be, it's important to recognize that some of our ancient ancestors practiced human sacrifice. Let's take a look at some basic practices in the Mesoamerican world.

Epona, the Gaulish Horse Goddess
Epona was a Celtic deity with origins in Gaul, who was adopted by Roman cavalrymen. Let's take a look at Epona, and figure out why she was so significant.

Pagan Prayers for All Occasions - Pagan and Wiccan Prayers
Looking for a prayer for a special event or ceremony? Check here for our ever-growing list of Pagan and Wiccan prayers!

5 Easy Decorating Ideas for Ostara
Need some quick and affordable decorating ideas for Ostara, the spring equinox? Here are some tips on how to bring the season into your home without breaking your bank account!

Make an Ostara Tree
Spring is arriving in full force at Ostara -- why not create and decorate a small tree to use on your altar or around the house?

Religious Freedom Watchdog Groups - Religious Freedom Advocacy Organizations
Wondering about some of the religious freedom advocacy groups that keep an eye on our legislators in America? Let's talk about some of the watchdog organizations that work to protect your religious freedoms.

Religious Freedom Watchdog Groups - Religious Freedom Advocacy Organizations
Wondering about some of the religious freedom advocacy groups that keep an eye on our legislators in America? Let's talk about some of the watchdog organizations that work to protect your religious freedoms.

Religious Freedom Watchdog Groups - Religious Freedom Advocacy Organizations
Wondering about some of the religious freedom advocacy groups that keep an eye on our legislators in America? Let's talk about some of the watchdog organizations that work to protect your religious freedoms.

Religious Freedom Watchdog Groups - Religious Freedom Advocacy Organizations
Wondering about some of the religious freedom advocacy groups that keep an eye on our legislators in America? Let's talk about some of the watchdog organizations that work to protect your religious freedoms.

Religious Freedom Watchdog Groups - Religious Freedom Advocacy Organizations
Wondering about some of the religious freedom advocacy groups that keep an eye on our legislators in America? Let's talk about some of the watchdog organizations that work to protect your religious freedoms.

Tarot Tea Tray - Make a Decoupage Tarot Tray - How to Decoupage a Tray with Tarot Cards
This simple craft is a great way to use up old, loose Tarot cards. Gather up a plan wooden tray and some Tarot cards, and get crafty!

Tarot Tea Tray - Make a Decoupage Tarot Tray - How to Decoupage a Tray with Tarot Cards
This simple craft is a great way to use up old, loose Tarot cards. Gather up a plan wooden tray and some Tarot cards, and get crafty!

Tarot Tea Tray - Make a Decoupage Tarot Tray - How to Decoupage a Tray with Tarot Cards
This simple craft is a great way to use up old, loose Tarot cards. Gather up a plan wooden tray and some Tarot cards, and get crafty!

Tarot Tea Tray - Make a Decoupage Tarot Tray - How to Decoupage a Tray with Tarot Cards
This simple craft is a great way to use up old, loose Tarot cards. Gather up a plan wooden tray and some Tarot cards, and get crafty!

Tarot Tea Tray - Make a Decoupage Tarot Tray - How to Decoupage a Tray with Tarot Cards
This simple craft is a great way to use up old, loose Tarot cards. Gather up a plan wooden tray and some Tarot cards, and get crafty!

Create Your Own Coven Banner
If you're part of an established group or coven within your tradition, sometimes it's nice to have a banner to show people who you are. It brings a sense of solidarity and organization to the group, plus it shows other people that you've got some structure. Learn how to make one easily, with a minimal amount of sewing skills required.

Create Your Own Coven Banner
If you're part of an established group or coven within your tradition, sometimes it's nice to have a banner to show people who you are. It brings a sense of solidarity and organization to the group, plus it shows other people that you've got some structure. Learn how to make one easily, with a minimal amount of sewing skills required.

Create Your Own Coven Banner
If you're part of an established group or coven within your tradition, sometimes it's nice to have a banner to show people who you are. It brings a sense of solidarity and organization to the group, plus it shows other people that you've got some structure. Learn how to make one easily, with a minimal amount of sewing skills required.

Create Your Own Coven Banner
If you're part of an established group or coven within your tradition, sometimes it's nice to have a banner to show people who you are. It brings a sense of solidarity and organization to the group, plus it shows other people that you've got some structure. Learn how to make one easily, with a minimal amount of sewing skills required.

Make Magical Crystal Ostara Eggs
These Ostara eggs are super-easy to make, and are a real treat for little ones. Put them out for your family's egg hunt, and let your kids crack them open to find a magical treasure inside!

Tie Dyed Ostara Eggs
Want to color some Ostara eggs with tie dye? Use actual silk ties for a clever and creative Ostara egg decoration!

Tie Dyed Ostara Eggs
Want to color some Ostara eggs with tie dye? Use actual silk ties for a clever and creative Ostara egg decoration!

Tie Dyed Ostara Eggs
Want to color some Ostara eggs with tie dye? Use actual silk ties for a clever and creative Ostara egg decoration!

Tie Dyed Ostara Eggs
Want to color some Ostara eggs with tie dye? Use actual silk ties for a clever and creative Ostara egg decoration!

Make a Miniature Greenhouse for Ostara
At Ostara, it's still too cold to plant your seeds outside, but you can certainly get your seedlings started indoors. Make an indoor greenhouse tray and watch your garden begin!

Roasted Lamb
Ostara is the time of the spring lambs, and this marinated and roasted leg of lamb is the perfect dish for your Ostara celebrations.

Hot Cross Buns - Cross Quarter Buns
We've all heard of the Christian tradition of Hot Cross Buns, but a reader wants to know if he can adapt them to his Pagan belief system.

Mint Chutney
Use fresh mint leaves to make a tasty chutney for your Ostara celebration. Serve it with meat, or on top of roasted veggies.

Ostara Peep Ambrosia
Ambrosia is one of the easiest desserts ever to make -- and when you jazz it up with some pink and yellow Peeps, it's even more fun for your Ostara celebration!

Spring Sprout Salad with Homemade Honey Mustard Dressing
Spring is here, and with it comes bright green gifts from the garden. This salad is delicious as a side, or as a light meal all on its own.

Surprise Lemon Bread
This super-easy recipes uses a pre-packaged lemon bread as its base, and adds a number of other fun goodies. Bake this up as an appetizer, or use it during your Ostara ritual celebration.

Roman Paganism - Resources for Roman Pagans
Looking for all of our About Pagan/Wiccan resources on Roman Paganism? Here's where you'll find links to reading lists, deities, Roman traditions and more!

Beware the Ides of March!
March 15th is known as the Ides of March, and seems to come with dire warnings attached. Is this really an unlucky day for everyone, or just a bad time to be a Roman emperor?

Matronalia - the Roman Festival of Motherhood
The ancient Romans, who loved a good festival, set aside March 1 to celebrate the Matronalia. It eventually evolved into Mother's Day, but was originally set aside as a day of honoring a goddess of childbirth and motherhood.

Pagans and Lent
Do Pagans celebrate Lent? Not really, because it's not a Pagan holiday - however, some of our readers like to use the Lenten season as a time of cleansing and reflection.

Egg Magic, Folklore and Superstitions
In many magical and spiritual systems, the egg is seen as the perfect symbol of life and fertility. This isn't exclusive to NeoPagan beliefs, though.

Serpent Folklore
Snakes have a long and colorful history in folklore and mythology, as well as in magical practice. Let's look at some of the amazing customs surrounding snakes in magic and legend!

Hold a Spring Rebirth Ritual for Ostara
Ostara is the spring equinox, and so is considered a time of rebirth. New life is appearing all around, and so for many Pagans, it's also a time of symbolic rebirth. This ritual

Celebrate Ostara with the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Chocolate Rabbit
Ostara is a good time to unleash a bit of Spring silliness, so why not get your kids involves in a fun and easy celebration of the season? Welcome Ostara with a ritual involving jelly beans, Peeps and chocolate bunnies.

Imbolc Food and Feasting
Imbolc is a time of fire and feasting. Celebrate Imbolc with some delicious seasonal recipes!

Curried Lamb with Barley
Lamb is one of the symbols of the Imbolc season, so why not prepare a pot of curried lamb as your main dish?

Imbolc Fire Starters
It's often tricky to get a fire going on a windy winter night, so why not make your own fire starters? They make it a lot easier to get a blaze going on a chilly night!

How to Make Ice Candles
During Imbolc, there's often snow and ice on the ground, despite the fact that this is a fire festival! Why not celebrate by combining fire and ice to create your very own ice candles?

Make a Brighid's Crown
Imbolc is a time to honor Brighid, the fiery goddess who reminds us that spring is on the way. You can make a Brighid's Crown as a reminder that new life is coming soon.

Make a Priapic Wand
In some traditions, there's a custom of making a Priapic wand and using it to encourage the growth of new spring plants. You can make one easily, with supplies found outside.

1 - The Magician
What does the Magician card mean in the Tarot? The Magician reminds us that man's will can be used in tandem with the Divine. Learn more about the Magician card in Tarot.

2 - The High Priestess
What does the High Priestess card mean in the Tarot? The High Priestess is linked to our intuition and our power to manifest. Learn more about the High Priestess card in Tarot.

3 - The Empress
What does the Empress card mean in the Tarot? The Empress can be a little superficial, but she appreciates wealth and abundance. Learn more about the Empress card in Tarot.

6 - The Lovers
What does the Lovers card mean in the Tarot? It often represents tough choices to be made, in which the heart and the brain may have opposing goals. Learn more about the Lovers card in Tarot.

Seasonal Affective Disorder and Your Spiritual Well-Being
Wondering how seasonal affective disorder (SAD) can impact your spiritual well-being? It can impact all of us - here are some tips on how to give your spiritual life a boost in the middle of the seasonal blahs.

The New Moon: A Time of Rejuvenation
For many Pagans, the time of the new moon is a period of rest and rejuvenation. It's a time to look inward, and think about what we're going to do in the coming lunar cycle.

Drug and Alcohol Use: A Pagan Perspective
While many people think Pagans and Wiccans are all about

Love Magic Folklore
Love has driven us for centuries. Learn about some of the customs and traditions that were used to draw love to the lonely in days gone by.

Brighid's Crossroads Divination
Not sure where you're going these days? Let Brighid, the goddess of the crossroads, guide you and inspire you during this Imbolc divination ritual.