Recently, there has been a great deal of blog-flutter concerning whether astral initiations into magickal groups are valid (see, for example, here, here, and here). I’d like to share my ideas as this topic has clearly struck a collective nerve. What is an initiation? According to the free, online Llewellyn Encyclopedia, here is the definition […]
Witches and Wiccans around the Northern Hemisphere are gearing up for Beltane, or May Day, this coming Sunday. Falling on Beltane Eve is a holiday calledÂ Walpurgis Night, which has long been regarded as the time witches would gather on a rocky mountain in Germany known as the Brocken. While Walpurgis and Beltane have similar timing […]
An amazing thing happened last week â€“ two books Iâ€™ve been working on for three years finally arrived in the warehouse, and are now on their way out to a store near you! To celebrate the release of these very special books, I interviewed the author, Aaron Leitch. Llewellyn (LL): I hold in my hands […]
In my previous blog about small-town Pagans, I mentioned the new book that Llewellyn author Bronwen Forbes is working on. We sat down and did a little interview over email for you about some of the issues that small-town Pagans face. I hope you enjoy it! Llewellyn: How long have you lived in small towns? […]
Michelle Belanger’s interview on 20/20 has been moved and will air on Friday, November 27. Please tune in to your local ABC station at 10pm Eastern/9pm Central to catch Michelle’s interview. I will keep you posted with any other updates.