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Beer Battered Fish and Chips
The Celtic peoples often relied on fish as part of their diet -- after all, fish were plentiful, and could be caught any time of year. Try this tasty beer-batter recipe as part of your Imbolc celebration.

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

Candied Carrots
Carrots are one of those foods connected to the sun and fire -- so why not whip up a batch for Imbolc? Add a bit of butter and some other goodies to sweeten them, and it's a tasty addition to your Sabbat feast.

Bacon and Leeks
There are few smells as appealing as bacon, and when you toss in some hearty green leeks and an onion, it's even better. Fry this up and serve on warm soft bread as part of your Imbolc feast.

Braided Bread
At the end of winter, our ancestors may have been running low on veggies and meat, but they usually had plenty of bread left. Celebrate Imbolc with this simple and tasty braided bread.

Brighid - All About Brighid - Celtic Hearth Goddess Brighid
Brighid was an Irish hearth goddess who is still celebrated today by many Pagans. Learn about the different myths and legends associated with her, as well as rituals, prayers, and craft projects you can do in her honor.

Brighid's Mantle - History and Lore
What is Brighid's Mantle? This simple piece of cloth is connected to not only the goddess Brighid, but also Saint Brighid. Learn why the mantle is magical, and how you can make one of your own.

Up Helly Aa
Although it's a fairly modern celebration, Up Helly Aa is the Shetland Islands' way of paying tribute to the Viking ancestry of the area.

Imbolc Rites and Rituals
Imbolc is a time of ritual and ceremony for many Pagans. Here are some of our most popular Imbolc rites for both solitary practitioners and small groups.

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The Parentalia Festival
What was the ancient Roman celebration of the Parentalia? It was a time to honor the family's dead with ritual and offerings.

Make a Pagan Manger Scene For Yule
Feeling left out because all your neighbors have three Wise Men and a plastic baby Jesus? Don't worry -- you can still incorporate your Pagan beliefs into an outdoor scene of your own!

Ten Christmas Customs with Pagan Roots
Did you know that many Christmas customs can trace their roots back to Pagan origins? Here are ten little-known bits of trivia about the Yule season that you might be unaware of.

How Does Magic Work? - Natural, Practical & Ceremonial
Most Pagans believe that magic exists and is very real - but how does it work? There are different opinions on what makes it happen.

Magical Crystals and Gemstones
Many Pagans use crystals and gemstones in workings, because every stone is connected to some aspect of the human experience. Learn about the therapeutic and magical properties of different stones, as well as how they are best used in magical practice.

Magical Crystals and Gemstones
Many Pagans use crystals and gemstones in workings, because every stone is connected to some aspect of the human experience. Learn about the therapeutic and magical properties of different stones, as well as how they are best used in magical practice.

Shielding - Protection Technique in Paganism
Ever feel like certain people just suck all the energy right out of a room? Learn how to shield, and then these people won't be able to affect you.

Baldur - Who Was Baldur? - Profile of Baldur
Because of his association with resurrection, Baldur is often connected to the cycle of death and rebirth. Read on to learn about Baldur, and why he's so important in Norse mythology.

How Do I Know if a Deity Is Calling Me?
How do you know if a deity is trying to get your attention? Here are some things to watch for.

Sample Initiation Ritual
Does your group need an initiation ritual to welcome new members? Try this sample ritual, designed for ceremony within a group. Make adjustments as needed.

Imbolc End-of-Winter Meditation
Imbolc is a reminder that winter is ending soon. In just a few more weeks, the new life of spring will begin to bloom. Say goodbye to the chill and darkness of winter with this meditative journey.

Honor Brighid at Imbolc -- Group Ritual
Imbolc is a time to celebrate Brighid, the goddess of hearth and home. Celebrate her many aspects with this ritual, suitable for any size group.

Smooring the Fire - A Prayer to Brighid
The folklorist Alexander Carmichael collected hundreds of poems in prayers in his Carmina Gadelica. This is one variation on the theme of smooring the fire at Imbolc.

Brigantia, Keeper of the Forge
In her aspect as a goddess of the forge, Brighid is often seen as Brigantia, a warrior protectress of those who would swear her loyalty.

Healing Crystals
While some people see crystal healing as a pseudoscience, there are many who give it credence. Let's look at how the healing properties of crystals connect to the chakras.

Reiki 101: Healing Energy
Reiki is a healing modality which comes to us from Japan. Learn about the basics of Reiki, and what its benefits can be.

The Norse Runes - A Basic Overview
What are the Norse Runes, and how are they used? Learn the basic background of this ancient alphabet, and how they've become a powerful form of divination.

Norse Religion - Heathenry - Asatru
Looking for information on the Norse religion? Here are some articles which cover not only the ancient Norse gods, but also the modern Heathenry movement.

What Do Pagans Wear? - Is There a Pagan Dress Code?
Now that you've discovered Paganism and Wicca, do you have to wear flowing robes and capes? Will your new Wiccan friends disown you and tell you you're not a real Pagan if you wear jeans and a polo shirt?

Pet Farewell Ritual
This is a ritual that you can hold after a pet has passed away. You can do this Pet Farewell Ritual either alone, or with family and friends who loved your pet as much as you did.

Prayers for a Deceased Pet
If you've lost a pet, it can be hard to let go. These prayers can be used for a family memorial for your deceased friend, from goldfish to dogs and cats.

So Mote It Be - Glossary Definition
Many people in the Pagan community use the phrase So Mote It Be - but what does this actually mean, and where did it come from?

New Beginnings Ritual
Are you ready to shed the old and welcome the new? Try this New Beginnings Ritual to get yourself on the path to a brand new life.

Make a Zippered Tarot Pouch - Zippered Crystal Pouch
Want to put together a quick and easy zippered pouch to hold your Tarot cards, crystals, or other small magical items? Here's how you can make one in about half an hour!

Make a Zippered Tarot Pouch - Zippered Crystal Pouch
Want to put together a quick and easy zippered pouch to hold your Tarot cards, crystals, or other small magical items? Here's how you can make one in about half an hour!

Make a Zippered Tarot Pouch - Zippered Crystal Pouch
Want to put together a quick and easy zippered pouch to hold your Tarot cards, crystals, or other small magical items? Here's how you can make one in about half an hour!

Make a Zippered Tarot Pouch - Zippered Crystal Pouch
Want to put together a quick and easy zippered pouch to hold your Tarot cards, crystals, or other small magical items? Here's how you can make one in about half an hour!

Make a Zippered Tarot Pouch - Zippered Crystal Pouch
Want to put together a quick and easy zippered pouch to hold your Tarot cards, crystals, or other small magical items? Here's how you can make one in about half an hour!

Make a Zippered Tarot Pouch - Zippered Crystal Pouch
Want to put together a quick and easy zippered pouch to hold your Tarot cards, crystals, or other small magical items? Here's how you can make one in about half an hour!

Make a Zippered Tarot Pouch - Zippered Crystal Pouch
Want to put together a quick and easy zippered pouch to hold your Tarot cards, crystals, or other small magical items? Here's how you can make one in about half an hour!

Make a Zippered Tarot Pouch - Zippered Crystal Pouch
Want to put together a quick and easy zippered pouch to hold your Tarot cards, crystals, or other small magical items? Here's how you can make one in about half an hour!

Benefits of Joining a Coven
There are plenty of warnings to heed when it comes to joining a Pagan group, but let's face it -- there's a lot of great stuff about being part of a group! Let's look at some of the reasons people end up joining a Wiccan coven or other Pagan group.

Save Money for Yule - How to Have a Budget-Friendly Yule
Worried that this Yule could break your bank account? Here are some tried and true tips on how you can save some dough but still have a happy Yule season!

Save Money for Yule - How to Have a Budget-Friendly Yule
Worried that this Yule could break your bank account? Here are some tried and true tips on how you can save some dough but still have a happy Yule season!

How to Make a Tarot Card Bag
While you can keep Tarot cards in the original box, it's nice to have a special place for them. Make this simple drawstring bag with a few scraps of fabric, some ribbon, and a couple of pony beads.

How to Find a Reputable Psychic
Whether you're looking for a Tarot card reader, a medium, someone to give some basic advice, or just entertainment, finding a psychic can be tricky. Here's how to find a psychic who's honest and reputable.

The Cone of Power
You may hear about the cone of power as you learn more about Paganism - but what it is, and why would you want to use one?

Review: Lord of the Rings Tarot Deck
Review of the Lord of the Rings Tarot Deck, by US Game Systems, with artwork based on the writings of JRR Tolkien.

How to Use the Celtic Cross in Tarot
The Celtic Cross is one of the best known layouts for Tarot readings. Learn how to use this in-depth spread to get answers to your questions.

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

Ace of Wands - Meaning of Ace of Wands in Tarot
What does the Ace of Wands mean when it appears in Tarot?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Pentagram Tarot Spread
The pentagram's five points embody Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit, and can serve as a useful guideline in divination. Try the pentagram layout for Tarot reading.

Seven Card Horseshoe Tarot Spread
One of the most popular Tarot layouts in use today is the Seven Card Horseshoe spread. Learn how to lay the cards out and what they mean in the reading.

Magical Gingerbread Poppets
Gingerbread men are everywhere during the Yule season - and they're the perfect shape to use for a magical poppet. Why not get crafty and make some magic for the season?

Can I Use a Damaged Tarot Card?
Should you use a Tarot card that's been damaged, if you're doing a reading? Let's look at some of the issues to consider if you've got a damaged Tarot card.

4 - The Emperor
What does the Emperor mean when he appears in a Tarot Card reading? Page 5.

0 - The Fool
Who is the Fool in the Major Arcana of the Tarot, and what does he represent in a divinatory reading?

1- The Magician
Who is the Magician, and what does he represent in a Tarot Card reading? Page 2.

5 - The Hierophant
Who is the Hierophant, and what are his meanings when it comes to reading Tarot Cards? Page 6.

Reader Says Leave Wicca to the White Folks
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Pagan Music? Oh, Yes, It's Out There!
A reader recently mentioned that he was looking for some good music with Pagan themes that

Free Pagan & Wiccan Cross Stitch Patterns!
I get a lot of emails from readers looking for Pagan and Wiccan craft ideas, and Connie Barwick, our About.com Guide to Cross-stitch has just put together an

Cinnamon Stick Yule Candleholder
Cinnamon has been used for centuries for a variety of purposes. Add it into your Yule celebration by decorating a votive candleholder.

Cinnamon Stick Yule Candleholder - Supplies
Cinnamon has been used for centuries for a variety of purposes. Add it into your Yule celebration by decorating a votive candleholder.

Winter Solstice Oil - Make Your Own Yule Oil
Need a special oil for your Yuletide rituals? Blend together this seasonal oil, which will carry the scents of Yule into your ceremonies!

Yule Sachet - Make an Herbal Sachet for Yule
This herbal sachet is simple to make, and combines some of the most delightful scents of the Yule season. Make small Yule sachets to hang on a tree, or make them a bit larger and give as gifts!

Yule Greeting Cards - Make Your Own Yule Cards
It's sometimes hard to find commercially available Yule cards, so why not use a little imagination and create your own? It's easy, it's fun, and it's a project the entire family can work on together.

Make Earth-Friendly Reindeer Food for Yule
If your family gets a visit from Santa at Yule, while you leave him a plate of cookies, why not make a batch of earth-friendly goodies for his reindeer as well?

Fill A Bag to Help the Homeless
Are you part of a Pagan group looking for a Yule service project? For the cost of two large pizzas, you can help a homeless person make it through the winter.

Blessing Bags: Help the Homeless
Are you part of a Pagan group looking for a Yule service project? For the cost of two large pizzas, you can help a homeless person make it through the winter.

Pagans and Creation Stories - Pagan Creation Myths
A reader wants to know if Pagans have a

Yule Cinnamon Spell Ornaments
Want to add a bit of magic to your Yule holiday tree? Make a batch of cinnamon spell ornaments to hang up, and make the magic happen!

The Greek God Hades
Hades was the Greek god of the underworld - let's look at some of his legends and mythology, and see why this ancient god is still important today.

Woolly Bear Folklore & Magic
Have you ever seen a woolly bear caterpillar crawling along in the fall? These fuzzy little guys are often associated with winter weather divination.

Ten Activities for Pagan Kids
For many Pagans, it's hard to find kid-friendly activities that celebrate our spiritual path. Try some of these simple activities as a way of celebrating your family and your beliefs all at once.

Including Kids in Pagan Practice
Our Pagan community has grown to encompass people of all age levels. As a parent, you can always find some way to incorporate Pagan values and beliefs into your kids' lives.

Bacchus, Roman God of Wine and Fertility
Bacchus was a Roman god of wine and debauchery. However, he is also identified as a fertility god. Learn more about this well-known god of the vine.

Gods of the Ancient Romans
The ancient Romans honored a wide variety of gods, and many are still worshiped today by Roman reconstruction groups. Here are some of the best-known gods and goddesses of the ancient Romans.

Gods of the Ancient Romans
The ancient Romans honored a wide variety of gods, and many are still worshiped today by Roman reconstruction groups. Here are some of the best-known gods and goddesses of the ancient Romans.

Will I Go To Hell If I Cast Spells?
Many people who discover Paganism come from other religious backgrounds, and some are concerned about the fate of their immortal soul. Do Pagans worry about going to Hell?

Pinecone Ornaments
The pine cone has long been a symbol of the winter solstice. Make these nature-friendly ornaments to sparkle and shine during your Yule celebration.

Winter Nights Yule Incense
On those chilly December nights, burn some of this delicious blend of incense -- use it either in Yule rituals, or simply for contemplation and pleasure.

Review: Hedge Witch Book of Days
Interested in the rituals and basic practices of modern hedge witches? Read our review of

Ten Gifts for Under $10 - Ten Inexpensive Gifts Ideas for Pagans
Want to put together some inexpensive gifts for your Pagan friends, but don't have time to handcraft everything? Check out our list of ten gifts under $10 that you can pick up and keep on hand for holidays, birthdays, handfastings, or just to show you care!

10 Great Books to Read at Yule
Looking for some great books to celebrate the Yule season? Curl up in front of a nice warm fire with one of these ten Yule-themed titles!

Are There Any Pagan Yule Carols?
A reader writes in with some questions about what songs would be appropriate to sing at a Yule celebration. Is it okay to just substitute

Great Ways to Celebrate Yule With Your Kids
Feeling a bit overwhelmed by the holiday season? Here are some suggestions to help celebrate Yule, the winter solstice, with your kids.

Reader Ideas and Advice
Our readers at About Pagan/Wiccan have a lot of great ideas, and plenty of advice to share. Stop in and see what they have to say about current events, issues that matter to modern Pagans, and more. Be sure to check out our Pagan Group Listings pages, if you're in search of a group to join!

Dealing With Stress at Yule - How to Have a Low-Stress Holiday
Yule should be a time of joy and happiness, but for many people it becomes a stress-filled nightmare. Find out how to keep the anxiety in check and have a low-stress Yule holiday season.

Yule Plum Pudding - Magical Plum Puddings
Looking for a bit of Yule magic to add to your menu? Why not try a traditional plum pudding, which is said to bring good fortune your way in the coming new year?

Buttered Rum
There's a lot to be said for a warm cup of buttered rum on a chilly winter night, and this recipe is super-easy to make. Leave the rum out if you like, and give it to your kiddos before they hit the sack on Yule!

Baked Spaghetti Squash
This versatile vegetable, that's typically available up until around Yule, is the perfect substitute for pasta, and tastes so much richer. Add butter and garlic, and it's a fabulous side dish for your Yule menu!

Sun King Soup
Celebrate the return of the sun with this tasty soup. It's a savory blend of tomatoes, rosemary and oranges -- the result is magical. It's the perfect warm appetizer for your Yule feast.

Yule Peppermint Fudge
Many of us would agree that fudge is the food of the gods, but what most people don't realize is that it's easy to make. Whip up a batch of this peppermint fudge treat in just a few minutes, and then share with your holiday guests -- or keep it all to yourself!.

Chocolate Yule Log
The Yule log is a traditional feature of most winter solstice celebrations. This super-easy recipe uses your favorite chocolate cake recipe as its base, and can be put together ahead of time for your Yule celebration dinner.

Sunshine Skillet Casserole
If you like to celebrate the winter solstice with a big breakfast, try out this skillet-to-oven dish -- it's full of sunny yellow eggs, savory sausage, and all kinds of other goodies.

Festivus: Not a Pagan Celebration at All
A reader wants to know if Festivus is an ancient Pagan celebration. It's not. Learn about what Festivus really is, and where it comes from.

The Standing Stones of the Orkney Islands - Yule Legends of The Standing Stones
There's a magical legend about the standing stones of the Orkney Islands. They do something mystical and amazing during the Yuletide season!

Winter Customs Around the World
The winter holidays are celebrated in a number of ways in different countries -- let's look at winter customs and festivals from around the globe.

Magical Colors of the Yule Season
During the Yule season, it's not uncommon to see red, green, white and gold everywhere. How can you incorporate the symbolism of these colors into your magical practice?

Magical Colors of the Yule Season
During the Yule season, it's not uncommon to see red, green, white and gold everywhere. How can you incorporate the symbolism of these colors into your magical practice?

Let the Buyer Beware - Watch Out for Dishonest Psychics
There are plenty of honest psychics and Tarot readers - but if you hear one of these phrases, you need to reconsider where you're spending your money!

Your Spouse is Cheating, or Wants You Dead! - Psychic Red Flags
There are plenty of honest psychics and Tarot readers - but if you hear one of these phrases, you need to reconsider where you're spending your money!

Shame On You, You've Been Bad! - Psychic Red Flags
There are plenty of honest psychics and Tarot readers - but if you hear one of these phrases, you need to reconsider where you're spending your money!

You're Gonna Die! - Psychic Red Flags
There are plenty of honest psychics and Tarot readers - but if you hear one of these phrases, you need to reconsider where you're spending your money!

Too Bad, You Can't Change Anything! - Psychic Red Flags
There are plenty of honest psychics and Tarot readers - but if you hear one of these phrases, you need to reconsider where you're spending your money!

You're Possessed - Or Cursed! - Psychic Red Flags
There are plenty of honest psychics and Tarot readers - but if you hear one of these phrases, you need to reconsider where you're spending your money!

Holiday Tree Blessings - Blessing Your Yule Tree
If your family celebrates Yule with a decorated tree, you may want to consider doing a blessing ritual either when you cut it down or before your decorate it. Here are some tips on how to do both.

The Lord of Misrule - English Yule Customs
During England's medieval and early Tudor period, a character appeared to oversee Christmas revelry. Who was the Lord of Misrule, and what are his origins?

Yule Cleansing Ritual
Yule is a time of new beginnings for many people, as the sun returns its light back to the earth. Use this time of year to do a physical cleansing of your personal space.

Yule Cleansing Ritual
Yule is a time of new beginnings for many people, as the sun returns its light back to the earth. Use this time of year to do a physical cleansing of your personal space.

Yule Cleansing Ritual
Yule is a time of new beginnings for many people, as the sun returns its light back to the earth. Use this time of year to do a physical cleansing of your personal space.

Yule Cleansing Ritual
Yule is a time of new beginnings for many people, as the sun returns its light back to the earth. Use this time of year to do a physical cleansing of your personal space.

Yule Cleansing Ritual
Yule is a time of new beginnings for many people, as the sun returns its light back to the earth. Use this time of year to do not only some emotional refreshing, but also a physical cleansing of your personal space.

The Roman God, Saturn
Saturn was a Roman agricultural god, as well as a god of time itself. Let's look at some of the ways he was honored by the ancient Romans.

The Norse Runes
Are you interested in learning about the magic of the Norse runes? This popular divination system is rooted in the legend and lore of Norse mythology.

The Norse Runes
Are you interested in learning about the magic of the Norse runes? This popular divination system is rooted in the legend and lore of Norse mythology.

The Norse Runes
Are you interested in learning about the magic of the Norse runes? This popular divination system is rooted in the legend and lore of Norse mythology.

Sacred Places Around the World
There are a number of sites around the globe that are places of mystery and magic. Learn about nine amazing places that draw natural energy from the earth.

Poppet Construction - How to Make Your Own Magical Doll
A poppet can be as simple or as elaborate as you like -- it all depends on how much time and effort you want to put into it. Learn the basics of how to build a cloth poppet here.

Poppet Construction - How to Make Your Own Magical Doll
A poppet can be as simple or as elaborate as you like -- it all depends on how much time and effort you want to put into it. Learn the basics of how to build a cloth poppet here.

Winter Full Moon Group Ceremony
Instead of a regular Esbat rite, some Pagan groups tailor their full moon celebrations to the season. This ceremony is designed for a group of at least four people, and can be held during any of the chilly winter months.

Pagans and Homeschooling
As federal and state funding for public schools declines, more and more people are turning to homeschooling as an option. Pagan families have begun to join the movement as well, for a variety of reasons.

Creating Gods from Literature and Pop Culture
A reader says he's been working his way through a popular fiction series, and wants to know if he can honor the gods and goddesses in these books, even though they were invented by the author.

How to Use a Dowsing Rod - Dowsing Rods for Divination
Have you ever used dowsing rods to find water or lost items? Here are some basic tips on how to get started using dowsing rods.

Death and Dying, Page 2
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On Death and Dying, by Guest Author Ray Buckland
Wiccan author Ray Buckland hosted a presentation on a Pagan view of death and dying in autumn 2008. He has graciously allowed us permission to share that presentation here on the Pagan/Wiccan website.

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Do Pagans Believe in Angels?
Do Pagans believe in angels? Like many other metaphysical issues, it depends on which Pagan you ask about these otherworldly beings.

How to Make Painted Pentacle Pumpkins
Paint up some festive pentacle pumpkins for your Samhain celebrations!

Make a Moon's Eye
The God's Eye is a popular craft project - why not make one to celebrate the three phases of the moon instead? Here's how.

How to Organize a Magical Swap Meet - Host a Magical Swap Meet - Swap Your Magical Items
Got a bunch of magical items you never use anymore? Your friends probably do too - why not organize a magical swap meet to help re-home some of your goodies? You might end up with some awesome new stuff in the process.

The Magic of Mabon - Autumn Equinox Magic
Mabon is a season for lots of different types of magical workings. Let's look at some seasonal folklore, as well as how to take advantage of the natural magic of the autumn equinox.

Decide What to Buy - Prioritize Your Purchases
When times are tough economically, many Pagans find themselves wondering how they're going to afford the material needs for their spiritual practice. Read on for some tips about living magically in a way that won't break your bank account.

Pagan Living on a Budget
When times are tough economically, many Pagans find themselves wondering how they're going to afford the material needs for their spiritual practice. Read on for some tips about living magically in a way that won't break your bank account.

Make a Budget - Why You Need a Budget
When times are tough economically, many Pagans find themselves wondering how they're going to afford the material needs for their spiritual practice. Read on for some tips about living magically in a way that won't break your bank account.

Making Your Own Supplies - How to Make Ritual Tools
When times are tough economically, many Pagans find themselves wondering how they're going to afford the material needs for their spiritual practice. Read on for some tips about living magically in a way that won't break your bank account.

Using Found Items - Let Nature Provide Your Supplies
When times are tough economically, many Pagans find themselves wondering how they're going to afford the material needs for their spiritual practice. Read on for some tips about living magically in a way that won't break your bank account.

Recycle Un-needed Items - Share with Friends - Organize a Swap
When times are tough economically, many Pagans find themselves wondering how they're going to afford the material needs for their spiritual practice. Read on for some tips about living magically in a way that won't break your bank account.

Get By With Less - Use What You Have - You Don't Need Supplies
When times are tough economically, many Pagans find themselves wondering how they're going to afford the material needs for their spiritual practice. Read on for some tips about living magically in a way that won't break your bank account.

Magical Aromatherapy
Ask any Pagan what they love most about working with herbs, and chances are good they'll tell you how much they love the smell. Here are some tips on using herbal aromatherapy in your magical rituals and ceremonies.

Toxic and Poisonous Herbs
Wondering which herbs are toxic or dangerous? Here's a list of a few common herbs that can be harmful to pregnant women or pets.

Herbs Dangerous to Pregnant Women
Learn about some of the different magical herbs that are dangerous to pregnant and nursing women.

Herbs Dangerous to Household Pets
Learn about some of the magical herbs that can be dangerous to household pets like cats or dogs.

Writing Coven Bylaws and Forming a New Coven
If you're thinking about starting up your own Pagan group or Wiccan coven, it's a good idea to have some general operating procedures. Here are some tips on what to include, and why you should have a set of bylaws in place.

Using Snakeskin in Household 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 Snakeskin in spellwork and ritual!

A Prayer to the Goddess Isis
This simple prayer honors the Egyptian goddess Isis, honored by many Pagans and Wiccans in ritual.

Make a Quartz Crystal Wand
Many Pagans use a wand as a method of directing energy in ritual and spellwork. You can make a wand of your own, and add a quartz crystal or other gemstone for an extra magical push.

Make a Quartz Crystal Wand - Make a Crystal Wand - Make a Gemstone Wand
Many Pagans use a wand as a method of directing energy in ritual and spellwork. You can make a wand of your own, and add a quartz crystal or other gemstone for an extra magical push.

Make a Quartz Crystal Wand - Make a Crystal Wand - Make a Gemstone Wand
Many Pagans use a wand as a method of directing energy in ritual and spellwork. You can make a wand of your own, and add a quartz crystal or other gemstone for an extra magical push.

Make a Quartz Crystal Wand - Make a Crystal Wand - Make a Gemstone Wand
Many Pagans use a wand as a method of directing energy in ritual and spellwork. You can make a wand of your own, and add a quartz crystal or other gemstone for an extra magical push.

The Nine Noble Virtues of Asatru
For many practitioners of Asatru, the Nine Noble Virtues serve as a useful guideline and code of moral and ethical conduct.

Tips for Pagan Business Owners
Are you a Pagan shop owner? You're going to face some unique issues that non-Pagans don't, but we've got some tips from former and current Pagan business owners to help you out!

Learn to Take the High Road
Are you a Pagan shop owner? You're going to face some unique issues that non-Pagans don't, but we've got some tips from former and current Pagan business owners to help you out!

Keep Your Inventory Fresh
Are you a Pagan shop owner? You're going to face some unique issues that non-Pagans don't, but we've got some tips from former and current Pagan business owners to help you out!

Treat Your Pagan Shop As a Business
Are you a Pagan shop owner? You're going to face some unique issues that non-Pagans don't, but we've got some tips from former and current Pagan business owners to help you out!

A Full Shop Looks Successful
Are you a Pagan shop owner? You're going to face some unique issues that non-Pagans don't, but we've got some tips from former and current Pagan business owners to help you out!

Learn to Love Retail
Are you a Pagan shop owner? You're going to face some unique issues that non-Pagans don't, but we've got some tips from former and current Pagan business owners to help you out!

Learn to Multi-Use Your Space
Are you a Pagan shop owner? You're going to face some unique issues that non-Pagans don't, but we've got some tips from former and current Pagan business owners to help you out!

Be Part of the Community
Are you a Pagan shop owner? You're going to face some unique issues that non-Pagans don't, but we've got some tips from former and current Pagan business owners to help you out!

What is Seax Wica or Saxon Witchcraft?
Seax Wica is a contemporary form of witchcraft based upon old traditions. Learn more about Seax Wica, and what makes it different from traditional Wiccan practices.

Hel, Norse Goddess of the Underworld
Hel was the Norse goddess of the underworld. It was her job to determine the fate of the souls who entered her realm. Read on to find why we sometimes tell people to

What Is a Shrine? - Definition
Are you wondering what a shrine is, and how one would use one in a modern Pagan context? Here are some ideas for things you can add to your personal shrine, if you choose to have one.

What Is a Querent in Tarot Card Reading?
Wondering what we mean when we refer to a

What Is Bruja/Brujo in Witchcraft?
Have you heard the terms Bruja/Brujo used when discussing witchcraft? Here's a basic definition!

What Is Sympathetic Magic?
In many cases, you may see the term

What Is Eclectic Wicca?
The phrase. Paganism / Wicca.

Updates on the James Arthur Ray Case
In October 2009, three people died during a sweat lodge ceremony in Sedona, Arizona. Self-help guru James Arthur Ray was charged with manslaughter. Read here for updates and a timeline of the case.

What is Animism?
What is animism? Let's look at a basic description of this earliest known form of religious beliefs.

Can I Dedicate to More Than One Deity? - Can I Honor More Than One God or Goddess?
A reader has dedicated to honor one goddess, but now feels tapped by a second. Is it disrespectful to honor them both, or can this be done in a way that celebrate both deities?

Ostara Craft Projects
Looking for some fun and simple craft projects to celebrate Ostara, the spring equinox? Try making tie-dyed eggs, a spring weather station, or even seed packet greeting cards!

Collection of Celtic Baby Names for a Girl
Looking for a Celtic baby name for your little girl? Here's a collection of names as well as their meanings!

Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios
Thinking of visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando? Here are some tips and things you should know before you go!

How to Find a Pagan or Wiccan Coven
Wondering how to find a Pagan or Wiccan coven in your area? Here are some reasons why it's not as easy as just opening up a phone book and calling.

Baby Blessings Ritual
Hold a baby blessing ceremony to welcome your new arrival, and to introduce your little one to the gods of your tradition. By combining these two rites, the child is joined to both the earth and the heavens at the same time.

Dream Symbolism and Meanings
Have you ever had a dream and woke up wondering why you were thinking about floods, flying, or chickens? Well, chances are good that those things -- and others -- have appeared as a symbol of something else. Here are a few samples of common dream symbols and events that people experience. You can use them as a tool for self-evaluation.

Spring Full Moon Ritual
Celebrate the arrival of spring with a seasonal full moon. Welcome spring with a water-themed ritual adaptable for either groups or solitaries.

Ritual to Kick a Bad Habit
Are you looking for a ritual to help you kick a bad habit? Try using this one, in conjunction with mundane efforts, and you may be able to shed those old habits sooner than you expected!

What is a Shiva Lingam?
The Shiva Lingam is a sacred stone in the Hindu belief system. Many modern Pagans use the Shiva Lingam in spellwork and healing rituals.

Cupid, the Roman God of Love
Although he was originally the Greek Eros, eventually Cupid turned into a kinder, gentler god of love. Learn about Cupid, and how he fell in love with Psyche.

Baked Custard
The word

Grilled Vegetables - Make Grilled Vegetables for Litha - Grilled Vegetable Recipe
Few things symbolize the midsummer season like early vegetables -- peppers, onions, and even asparagus are delicious on the grill. Add a bit of seasoning, do your cooking outside, and dig in for grilled veggies at Litha!

Lineage - What is Lineage? - Does Pagan Lineage Truly Matter?
In some Wiccan traditions, you may hear the word

Memorial Ritual for the Dead
This simple memorial ceremony can be performed for a deceased loved one. It invokes the powers of the earth, air, fire and water to send the departed off to their next destination.

Deities of Ancient Egypt
The gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt were a complex group of beings and ideas. As the culture evolved, so did many of the deities and what they represented. Here are some of the best-known gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt.

How Do Pagans and Wiccans Feel About Environmental Issues?
Are all Pagans just a bunch of tree-hugging dirt worshipers? Or are they more than that, getting involved in

Spell Boxes - How to Make a Spell Box
In some magical traditions, spellwork components are contained in a box. Here's a basic outline of how to construct a spell box of your own.

How do Non-Pagans View Pagans?
Ever wonder what different non-Pagans think of the Pagan community? Just like people themselves, opinions are going to vary. We surveyed some non-Pagans to see what their impression of modern Paganism was, and the answers might surprise you.

Reader Sabbat Altar Photos - Readers Share Their Sabbat Altars
Want to see some of the gorgeous sabbat altars that our readers have created? Stop in and visit to check out their photos - and then feel free to send in one of your own!

Predators in the Pagan Community
Why do we need to talk about predators in the Pagan community? Because they're out there, and we need to figure out how to protect our most vulnerable members.

Color Magic - Magical Color Correspondences
Wondering what colors can be used in your magical workings? You'll find that in most traditions, color use varies depending on your purpose and goal!

Tortoise and Turtle Magic and Folklore
The turtle and tortoise appear in a number of cultures' myths and legends. Let's look at some tortoise and turtle folklore, and see how we can incorporate the turtle into magic.

Hex Signs
Ever wonder what a hex sign is, and why someone would use one? Learn about the origin of hex signs, and their purposes.

The Magic of Hagstones
What is a hagstone? This item is found in a number of magical traditions. Let's talk about some of the ways you can use a hagstone.

Definition of Scrying
You may see the word scrying used here on About Paganism/Wicca. Let's look at a basic definition of scrying.

Are Pagans & Wiccans into Kinky Group Sex?
Are Pagans and Wiccans a bunch of orgy-having sexual deviants? A reader wants to know if there's going to be group sex involved in Pagan practice.

Seniors New to Paganism - Older Pagans
While most people new to Paganism are younger, there is an increasing segment of the community that consists of older adults who are just discovering modern Paganism. If you're an older adult who's a

Rights of Pagans and Wiccans in the Workplace
What rights do Pagans and Wiccans have in the workplace? Can your employer treat you differently just because you're not part of a mainstream religious group?

How Often Do Pagans Pray?
A reader wants to know when Pagans are supposed to pray. Is there a certain time or day that prayer is required, or a schedule that needs to be followed? Find out when Pagans are supposed to pray.

What is a Left-Hand Path?
You may occasionally hear someone refer to a left-hand path. What does it mean, and who might be using it?

Music Review - "Secret Voyage" by Blackmore's Night
Ritchie Blackmore, formerly of Deep Purple, and singer/songwriter Candice Night formed Blackmore's Night in 1997. Since then, they've been collaborating on Renaissance-themed music, and

Hold a Rededication Ritual - How to Hold a Rededication Ceremony
Are you looking for a simple ceremony to help you rededicate to the gods and goddesses of your tradition? Try this basic rededication rite, and show your deities that you're ready to continue honoring them.

Wrench - Household Magic - Using Non-Magical Items in Spellwork
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 a Wrench in spellwork and ritual!

Buttons - Household Magic - Using Non-Magical Items in Spellwork
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 buttons in spellwork and ritual!

Fork - Household Magic - Using Non-Magical Items in Spellwork
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 a fork in spellwork and ritual!

String - Household Magic - Using Non-Magical Items in Spellwork
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 String in spellwork and ritual!

Comfrey
What is comfrey, and how can you use it in magical workings? Learn about the folklore and magic of comfrey.

Reader Mail: Why Are There So Many Fat Pagans?
A reader writes in with the most obnoxious email ever, wanting to know why there are so many overweight people in the Pagan community.

Boline - What is a Boline?
Definition of the word

Intuition - What is Intuition? - Intuitive
Wondering what we mean when we talk about intuition? Here's a basic definition!

Barack Obama and Religion - The Religious Views of Barack Obama
Barack Obama is the incumbent Democratic president as the 2012 election approaches. How do his religious viewpoints shape the person that he is - and how could that effect you, if you're not of the same faith as Barack Obama?

Bamboo Magic - Bamboo Folklore and Legends
Bamboo is grown in many parts of the world, and because it is both quick to develop and extremely hardy, it has a variety of uses from the mundane to the magical. Here are some tips on incorporating the easy-to-grow plant into your magical practice.

Does Magic Have Power if Someone Doesn’t Believe?
A reader wants to know whether magic has any impact on those who don't believe in its existence. Let's look at some of the various answers to the question!

When Pagans Become Christian
A reader wants to know what to do about feelings of betrayal when a Pagan friend converts to Christianity.

When is Litha 2012? - 2012 Dates for Litha
Litha celebrates the summer solstice. What is the date for Litha in 2012?

How Do Pagans and Wiccans Feel About Abortion?
Ever wonder what Pagans and Wiccans think about the issue of abortion? You may be surprised to learn that not everyone agrees on the subject.

The Bighorn Medicine Wheel, Lovell, WY
The Bighorn Medicine Wheel isn't easy to get to, but it's been recognized as a place of spiritual power for hundreds of years. Sacred to several Native American groups, the Medicine Wheel is steeped in mystery.

Pagans and Role Models - Role Models for Today's Pagans - Wiccan Role Models
A reader wants to know where all the Pagan role models are -- and the answer might surprise you!

The Lion King Kid's Talisman
Make a talisman to empower your child with self-confidence and overcome anxiety. This is an easy working that is perfect for those

Make a Tree of Life Pendant
The tree of life is a symbol found in many Pagan religions. While it's not specifically Wiccan in nature, many contemporary Wiccans and Pagans appreciate the symbolism of the tree of life. If this symbol resonates with you, why not craft a bead and wire pendant to wear? Page 2.

Make a Tree of Life Pendant
The tree of life is a symbol found in many Pagan religions. While it's not specifically Wiccan in nature, many contemporary Wiccans and Pagans appreciate the symbolism of the tree of life. If this symbol resonates with you, why not craft a bead and wire pendant to wear? Page 3.

Make a Tree of Life Pendant
The tree of life is a symbol found in many Pagan religions. While it's not specifically Wiccan in nature, many contemporary Wiccans and Pagans appreciate the symbolism of the tree of life. If this symbol resonates with you, why not craft a bead and wire pendant to wear? Page 4.

Make a Tree of Life Pendant
The tree of life is a symbol found in many Pagan religions. While it's not specifically Wiccan in nature, many contemporary Wiccans and Pagans appreciate the symbolism of the tree of life. If this symbol resonates with you, why not craft a bead and wire pendant to wear? Page 5.

Make a Tree of Life Pendant
The tree of life is a symbol found in many Pagan religions. While it's not specifically Wiccan in nature, many contemporary Wiccans and Pagans appreciate the symbolism of the tree of life. If this symbol resonates with you, why not craft a bead and wire pendant to wear? Page 6.

Make a Tree of Life Pendant
The tree of life is a symbol found in many Pagan religions. While it's not specifically Wiccan in nature, many contemporary Wiccans and Pagans appreciate the symbolism of the tree of life. If this symbol resonates with you, why not craft a bead and wire pendant to wear? Page 7.

7 - The Chariot
What does the Chariot mean, when it appears in your Tarot Card reading? Page 8.

Pagan Tattoo Gallery
Lots of Pagans and Wiccans express themselves with body art. If you've got a tattoo that shows some aspect of your Pagan or Wiccan religion, we'd love to see it! Send it in, and we'll add it to the photo gallery! Page 7.

Pagan Tattoo Gallery
Lots of Pagans and Wiccans express themselves with body art. If you've got a tattoo that shows some aspect of your Pagan or Wiccan religion, we'd love to see it! Send it in, and we'll add it to the photo gallery! Page 78.

10 - The Wheel of Fortune
The Wheel of Fortune turns ever on, but does that mean we have no choice in our destiny? Find out what this Tarot Card means when it appears. Page 11.

11- Justice
Justice shows us that life is a balance of all the right ingredients. Page 12.

12 - The Hanged Man
Who is the Hanged Man, and why is he dangling from that beam? What does the Universe have in store for us when this young man appears in a Tarot Card spread? Page 13.

13 - Death
Does the Death card mean actual physical death when it appears in a Tarot Card spread? Find out the divinatory meanings of this often-misrepresented card. Page 14.

14 - Temperance
What exactly is Temperance, and what does it mean in a Tarot card reading? Page 15.

15 - The Devil
Is the Devil really a demon, and what does he mean when he appears in your Tarot spread? Page 16.

16 - The Tower
What does the Tower symbolize in a Tarot card reading? Page 17.

17 - The Star
What does the Sun indicate when it turns up in a Tarot Card reading? Page 18.

18 - The Moon
The Moon radiates lunar energy, but what does it mean when it appears in a Tarot Card reading? Page 19.

19 - The Sun
The Sun gives light and warmth to the earth, but what does it mean in Tarot Card reading? Page 20.

2 - The High Priestess
What should you expect when you see The High Priestess pop up in a Tarot Card spread? Page 3.

20 - Judgment
Judgment is often the card of Rejuvenation. Find out what it means in Tarot Card readings. Page 21.

21 - The World
The World is the final card in the Major Arcana. What does it mean in a Tarot Card reading? Page 22.

3 - The Empress
Who is the Empress, and what does she symbolize when she appears in a Tarot Card reading? Page 4.

6 - The Lovers
What should you expect when The Lovers appear in a Tarot Card spread? Page 7.

8 - Strength
Does the Strength card refer to physical strength, or something else? What does it mean when it appears in your Tarot spread? Page 9.

9 - The Hermit
Mysterious and wise, what does the all-seeing Hermit tell us when we see him in a Tarot Card spread? Page 10.

The Lion King Kid's Talisman
Make a talisman to empower your child with self-confidence and overcome anxiety. This is an easy working that is perfect for those

The Lion King Kid's Talisman
Make a talisman to empower your child with self-confidence and overcome anxiety. This is an easy working that is perfect for those

Eclectic
Many Pagans and Wiccans describe their practice as eclectic. What does that mean, and does it apply to you?

Initiation
What is an initiation, and what is required to obtain one?

Sigil
Sigils are often used in spellwork -- learn what they are and how to create one.

Threefold Law
What is the Threefold Law, and does it apply to all traditions of Wicca and Paganism?

Watchtowers
What are the Watchtowers, and how are they used in Wicca and Paganism?

Handfasting Photo Gallery
Many of our readers have had a Pagan handfasting instead of a traditional wedding. Be sure to check out our Handfasting Gallery to see what their ceremonies looked like! Page 3.

Handfasting Photo Gallery
Many of our readers have had a Pagan handfasting instead of a traditional wedding. Be sure to check out our Handfasting Gallery to see what their ceremonies looked like! Page 4.

Lammas Altar Gallery
Lammas/Lughnasadh is a celebration of the early grain harvest, and we love it when readers share their altar decorations with us! Check out this image gallery to see how other Pagans and Wiccans set up their altar for Lammas. Page 3.

Lammas Altar Gallery
Lammas/Lughnasadh is a celebration of the early grain harvest, and we love it when readers share their altar decorations with us! Check out this image gallery to see how other Pagans and Wiccans set up their altar for Lammas. Page 5.

Make a Tree of Life Pendant
The tree of life is a symbol found in many Pagan religions. While it's not specifically Wiccan in nature, many contemporary Wiccans and Pagans appreciate the symbolism of the tree of life. If this symbol resonates with you, why not craft a bead and wire pendant to wear?

Quick Spell to Stop a Gossip
Got someone who's spreading malicious stories about you? Try this simple spell to stop a gossip.

Make a Protection Pillow for Kids - Sweet Dreams Kids Pillow
If your little ones are afraid of Things that go Bump in the Night, put together this Sweet Dreams pillow. It will help keep away the scary stuff, and it's a great magical project you can work on with your child.

Dedicate a Ritual Space
If you have an area of your home or property designated for ritual work, it's not a bad idea to ceremonially dedicate it as ritual space. A formal dedication ceremony turns that space into more than just a room or a patch of grass - it gives it the feeling of being sacred and magical. Dedicating a ritual space is a good idea if you've recently moved into your home, or if you have a new group of people coming over on a regular basis to celebrate the Sabbats.

Pronunciation Guide
Ever wonder how some of the most common words on this website are pronounced? Here's a quick guide to easy pronunciation of some of the words and phrases you'll encounter in the Pagan and Wiccan lexicon.

Profile of Hathor - Who was Hathor? - Hathor, Egyptian Goddess of Women
Hathor was an early Egyptian goddess who embodied the sacred feminine, womanhood, and joy. Learn about Hathor and why she was important to the women of ancient Egypt.

Pagans and Home Selling
A reader says her realtor suggested she hide her Pagan books and wall hangings -- is the realtor being disrespectful, or is this really a matter of smart business practices?

Aerra Litha - The Saxon Pagans and Midsummer
The Germanic tribes celebrated Midsummer as well, and thanks to an eighth-century author, we know a bit about what they did and why.

Juno and Vesta - Roman Goddesses for the Summer Solstice
The ancient Romans honored their goddesses Juno and Vesta. Juno was the goddess of marriage and handfastings, and had the month of June named in her honor. Vesta was the keeper of the hearth, and of sacred virginity. Both can be celebrated in June at the summer solstice.

Sir James Frazer, Folklorist
Who was James Frazer, and why do so many modern Pagans keep his books on their shelves?

Robert Burns
Poet Robert Burns wasn't Wiccan or even Pagan, but his work is highly regarded by many members of the Pagan community. Find out why, and see which poems are most popular.

Vodou - What is Vodou? - Profile of Vodou Religion
Vodou, sometimes referred to as Voodoo, is a religion that blends Catholicism with West African diasporic faiths. Learn more about how Vodou evolved, and who still practices it today.

Covenant of the Goddess -- What is Covenant of the Goddess? -- COG Wicca
Covenant of the Goddess is a name that comes up often in discussion of Wiccan groups. Who are they, and what do they do?

Pagan Clergy and Confidentiality
A reader has questions about guidelines for Pagan clergy - and like many other things in the Pagan community, the answer may depend on what your particular tradition demands of you.

What Can I Use as a Spell Ingredient? - Wiccan Spell Ingredients - Magical Items
So you've decided you're ready to start on rituals and spell work -- do you need to go out and spend a lot of money on magical items and ingredients? The answer might surprise you!

Why Is There So Much Secrecy?
Even though you can buy books on Wicca and Paganism just about anywhere, there still tends to be a lot of secrecy and mystery surrounding the issue. Find out why you can't just open the yellow pages and find a Pagan or Wiccan group.

I Bought All My Supplies, Now What Do I Do With Them?
So you've just acquired a bunch of stones, candles, herbs, and some other cool stuff. Do you pile them all on your altar and hope you don't run out of space? What on earth do you do with all that stuff?

Introduction to Wicca
Wicca for Beginners

Degree
What is a degree system in the world of Wicca and Paganism, and how does one obtain a degree?

Full Moon
What is the full moon, and how is it significant in modern Pagan and Wiccan spirituality?

Goddess Position
What is a Goddess position, and when would you use one?

Great Rite
What is a Great Rite, and who is expected to perform it?

Offering
Are offerings required for the gods and goddesses of Wicca and modern Paganism?

Tarot - The Major Arcana
The Major Arcana are the first 22 cards in a Tarot deck, each symbolizing some aspect of the human experience. From the Fool (Card 0) to the World (Card 21), each of these represents some step on the journey through life. Learn about the hidden meanings and symbols found on each of these 22 Tarot Cards, and how they affect a card reading.

Pagan Tattoo Gallery
Lots of Pagans and Wiccans express themselves with body art. If you've got a tattoo that shows some aspect of your Pagan or Wiccan religion, we'd love to see it! Send it in, and we'll add it to the photo gallery!

Pagan Tattoo Gallery
Lots of Pagans and Wiccans express themselves with body art. If you've got a tattoo that shows some aspect of your Pagan or Wiccan religion, we'd love to see it! Send it in, and we'll add it to the photo gallery!

Pagan Tattoo Gallery
Lots of Pagans and Wiccans express themselves with body art. If you've got a tattoo that shows some aspect of your Pagan or Wiccan religion, we'd love to see it! Send it in, and we'll add it to the photo gallery!

Pagan Tattoo Gallery
Lots of Pagans and Wiccans express themselves with body art. If you've got a tattoo that shows some aspect of your Pagan or Wiccan religion, we'd love to see it! Send it in, and we'll add it to the photo gallery!

Pagan Tattoo Gallery
Lots of Pagans and Wiccans express themselves with body art. If you've got a tattoo that shows some aspect of your Pagan or Wiccan religion, we'd love to see it! Send it in, and we'll add it to the photo gallery!

Pagan and Wiccan Symbols
In Paganism and Wicca, many traditions use symbols in ritual and magic. Learn about some of the most commonly seen Wiccan and Pagan symbols and their meanings.

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!

Make a Moon Braid
Braiding can be relaxing and meditative. Put together this simple braid to celebrate the three phases of the moon.

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.

Prayer for a Euthanized Pet
It's hard enough to lose a pet you love, but when an animal has to be euthanized, it can be even worse. This prayer lets your pet know that you're letting them go out of love.

Prayer for a Deceased Pet Fish
Children in particular are attached to fish as pets, so when one crosses over, it can be hard. Say this prayer at a family ceremony for a deceased pet fish.

Njord - Who Was Njord? - Profile of Njord
Who was Njord, and why is he significant in the pantheon of Norse gods?

Tyr - Who Was Tyr? - Profile of Tyr
Tyr was a one-handed warrior god in Norse mythology. Learn about why he's important, and how he lost that hand in the first place.

Imbolc Meal Blessings
Imbolc is the celebration of the hearth goddess Brighid. Use one of these meal blessings as part of your Imbolc celebrations.

When is Ostara 2010? - 2010 Dates for Ostara
Ostara celebrates the spring equinox. What is the date for Ostara 2010?

When is Ostara 2011? - 2011 Dates for Ostara
Ostara celebrates the spring equinox. What is the date for Ostara 2011?

Blue Star Witchcraft - What is Blue Star Witchcraft?
The Blue Star tradition is one that is modeled on Gardnerian Wicca, but still manages to be different. Learn more about the Blue Star tradition of Witchcraft.

Circle Sanctuary - What is Circle Sanctuary?
If you read much about Wicca and witchcraft, you've probably heard of Circle Sanctuary. But who are they, and why are they important?

Amulet
Definition of amulets, what they are used for, and how to make one.

Lammas Altar Gallery
Lammas/Lughnasadh is a celebration of the early grain harvest, and we love it when readers share their altar decorations with us! Check out this image gallery to see how other Pagans and Wiccans set up their altar for Lammas.

Pagan Tattoo Gallery
Lots of Pagans and Wiccans express themselves with body art. If you've got a tattoo that shows some aspect of your Pagan or Wiccan religion, we'd love to see it! Send it in, and we'll add it to the photo gallery!

A Year of Wiccan Sabbat Rituals
As the Wheel of the Year turns and the eight Wiccan Sabbats pass by, many people like to celebrate with special ceremonies and rituals. As the seasons change, learn about the different Sabbats, what they mean, and how you can celebrate with your group or as a solitary practitioner.

The Major Arcana: 22 Keys of Life
In reading Tarot, the Major Arcana are cards that each symbolize some aspect of the human experience. From the journey of the Fool to the finality of the World, these symbolic, archetypical figures represent man's spiritual journey, hopes, fears, joys, and sadnesses. Get to know the first 22 cards in your Tarot deck, and begin unlocking the mysteries of divination.