Last week, everyone pulled out their 2011 Witchesâ€™ Datebook and started thumbing through it. In the process, some of you have noticed that Llewellyn included a recipe for â€śOstara Rabbit and Baby Vegetablesâ€ť by Elizabeth Barrette in March. Weâ€™ve gotten a few letters from people disgusted by this inclusion, so obviously this has pushed some […]
What are you looking for in 2011? What books do you think will help your progress, or are you pursuing an interest that does not lend itself to book learning? Are you shifting gears, deciding to read more romance novels, or buckling down to hit the textbooks?
Last night a full lunar eclipse occurred, just hours before todayâ€™s Winter Solstice. Many people around the world used this auspicious time for ritual, spell work, divination, meditation, and much more.
Did you have any shining insights, glowing synchronicities, powerful visions or insightful meditations last night? Please share with us in the comments. Have a Blessed Winter Solstice!
Perhaps youâ€™ve already seen the infamous headline today: â€śPope calls Christians the most persecuted.â€ť My knee-jerk reaction is something like this: â€śSeriously, Christians? Youâ€™re persecuted? You, who practice the dominant religion in North and South America, Australia and Europe? You seriously believe your basic freedom to worship is being restricted? The most?â€ť I hate it […]
Yule is quickly approaching, and letâ€™s face it â€“ shopping for presents can be yucky! Receiving presents can be yucky, too, when theyâ€™re just not right for you and you feel bad that the gift giver wasted their money on something that youâ€™ll never use. To lower the yuck factor all around, here are some […]
As you may recall from my post last year, Circle Sanctuary holds a yearly drive in order to send Yule care packages to Pagan and WiccanÂ active duty members of the military. Here is their call for aid this year, please help me in passing it along. Â * * * For the fourth year in a […]
I noticed an interesting article in the travel section of USA Today about an exhibit opening at the British Museum in London today, running through March. It guides visitors through the famed Egyptian “Book of the Dead.â€ť USA Today reports: A major new exhibition at the British Museum hopes to shed new light on the […]
I thought I could let the whole Christine Oâ€™Donnell dabble-gate blow over without comment. But then the candidate from Delaware released a new political ad in which she says, â€śI am not a witch. I’m nothing you’ve heard. I’m you.â€ť Oh, dear Christine, you are so not me. Unlike you, I believe in evolution, I […]
Are you smarter than an atheist? In a book titled Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know â€“ And Doesnâ€™t, university professor Stephen Prothero wrote that â€śAmericans are both deeply religious and profoundly ignorant about religion.â€ť This summer, researchers from the independent Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life conducted a survey to find […]
Quick note before the weekend starts â€“ Twin Cities Pagan Pride is this weekend (September 25-26) at Lake Harriet Spiritual Community. Please check out their website and come down and participate if you can. Donâ€™t forget to bring a food shelf donation! Also, the fine people of TCPP are now organizing an indoor, hotel conference […]