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Article Topic: Pagan

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Traditional Lughnasadh with a Modern Twist
Date: 2015-06-22   By: Melanie Marquis
As one of three annual harvest celebrations marked in the Witch's sabbat cycle, Lughnasadh doesn't seem like much of a stand-out. Unless you're tending crops on a daily basis, you're not very likely to be especially filled with excitement over the thought of the first harvest, as opposed to the second or third harvest. Melanie Marquis, author of the new Lughnasadh in Llewellyn's Sabbat Series, offers fun ways to make your Lughnasadh celebrations more modern.
13 Hidden Traditions of Mabon
Date: 2015-07-20   By: Diana Rajchel
The festival of Mabon celebrated the harvest and honored an entire season of sacred, survival-ensuring work. Diana Rajchel, author of Mabon (the latest release in Llewellyn's Sabbat Essentials Series), explains the origins of the festival and provides 13 hidden traditions that may well be worth resurrecting for our own harvest celebrations.
Amaterasu: The Brilliant Sun Goddess
Date: 2015-07-10   By: Katalin Koda
The Patron Saint of LGBT Persons: 4 Ways La Santa Muerte Empowers the Tribe
Date: 2015-10-05   By: Katalin Koda
La Santa Muerte is the patron saint of the LGBT community. How can this be? How can a pseudo-Catholic saint who is portrayed as a female grim reaper and venerated as the Spirit of Death, herself, come to be the patron saint of LGBT persons? Tomás Prower, author of the new book La Santa Muerte: Unearthing the Magic & Mysticism of Death, explains.
How to Include the Physically Challenged in Group Rituals
Date: 2005-04-18   By: A.C. Fisher Aldag
Anyone can do magic. You don’t have to be able to dance to raise energy. You don’t need an eagle’s eyesight to have psychic visions. People with physical handicaps are fully capable of performing ritual, casting spells, and celebrating the ...
Festival Fun with the Family
Date: 2005-05-30   By: A.C. Fisher Aldag
Summer is coming, and it’s time for outdoor Pagan festivals and indoor conventions. Every year, there are more and more events to choose from, including small campouts and the huge multi-tradition gatherings. There are events for Pagans, ...
Crafting Yuletide Cheer
Date: 2006-12-18   By: A.C. Fisher Aldag
Make your home a place of festive holiday cheer while teaching kids the important roots of Yule, the Solstice, and other winter holidays. A.C. Fisher Aldag shares several delicious Yuletide recipes and fun family craft projects, mixing in a dash of history, spirituality and divination. Crafts and projects are appropriate for all ages and are perfect for your whole family to create as a group.
Basic Shielding for Meetings
Date: 2005-12-31   By: AC Fisher Aldag
You’re attending an intense, focused business meeting where everyone is shouting their ideas. You feel disconnected, chaotic, confused. A committee is formed, and two people volunteer to chair the position. When it comes to a vote, the person who ...
Nine Challenges of Being a Witch
Date: 2010-12-13   By: Amber K and Azrael Arynn K
Witches are different, and not just because we celebrate the Goddess and the Horned God under the full moon. The true Witch lives in a world apart from mainstream consciousness, thinks and perceives and feels differently about herself and the universe. Choosing or creating another way of life is a monumental, never-ending task. As we seek to understand what lies before us, Amber K and Azrael Arynn K, authors of the new book How to Become a Witch, identify nine major challenges facing those who have chosen the path of Witchcraft.
The Wiccan Rede and the Art of Persuasion
Date: 2007-03-26   By: Arcane Static
The Wiccan Rede has the distinction of being a core tenet of the faith. The origin of this creed and its rhetorical influence are explored in an academic capacity by Arcane Static, which can help you to better understand the fundamentals of this spiritual movement.

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