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Article Topic: Pagan

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The Goddess and the Priestess: The Archetype of the Powerful Woman Realized
Date: 2014-12-22   By: Sonja Sadovsky
Since childhood, and for various reasons, The Priestess and the Pen author Sonja Sadovsky has been enamored with the image of successful women who overcame adversity to create something new, both in fiction and in reality. And, more often than not, magic played a part in these images of Goddesses and Priestesses. Here she discusses her motivation for writing her new book and the desire to see today's dreams become tomorrow's reality.
The Gods of Witchcraft
Date: 2005-05-17   By: Christopher Penczak
When I got involved in Wicca, I found that most of my teachers emphasized the Goddess. Many people have been raised with traditions that emphasized the male aspect of divinity. These same people often come to nature-based religions with a desire to ...
The Healing of the Celtic Tree Calendar
Date: 2010-11-08   By: Sharlyn Hidalgo
Samhain is a hinge that marks the end of autumn and the beginning of winter. This is a time when the veil between the worlds is most thin, and one can make contact with the spirits of their loved one and their ancestors. The Celts believed that communication with their relatives and friends and animals that had crossed over provided needed love, guidance, and encouragement. For them, this was also a time to give gratitude and count one’s blessings. Sharlyn Hidalgo, author of The Healing Power of Trees, discusses the healing power of the Celtic Tree Calendar, especially at this time when the veil between the worlds is at its thinnest.
The Herbal and Magical Uses of Trees
Date: 2007-04-09   By: Ellen Evert Hopman
Discover the helpful qualities of oak, ash and thorn
The Initiate's Path: A Sea of Holes?
Date: 2012-11-26   By: Thuri Calafia
Where are the holes in your Witchcraft training? Whether self-taught or coven-trained, many practitioners of Wicca and Witchcraft may find that they are still missing pieces of study, which prevents them from serving both themselves and their communities. Thuri Calafia, teacher and author of Initiate and Dedicant, explains.
The Language of Magical Herbalism
Date: 2008-09-10   By: Llewellyn
The Lost Magic of Scott Cunningham
Date: 2012-11-05   By: Donald Michael Kraig
Scott Cunningham wrote numerous books sharing his explorations of magic, Wicca, and Paganism, many of which have long been guideposts for others on their journeys. In additional to the books he authored, Scott also contributed articles to Llewellyn's annual Magical Almanac. These decades-old articles have now been collected and published; here, his friend and old roommate Donald Michael Kraig discusses the beauty of Cunningham's Magical Sampler.
The Magic of Easter Eggs
Date: 2011-03-01   By: Janina Renée
The Magic of Stars
Date: 2015-02-16   By: Sandra Kynes
The idea of using the stars for magic and ritual is not new, so why aren't more of us harnessing the power of the constellations in our magic and rituals? Sandra Kynes, author of the new Star Magic, presents an exploration of the night sky along with a new interpretation of the constellations that is relevant for twenty-first century Pagans and Wiccans.
The Magic of Using Flameless Candles in Ritual
Date: 2011-03-28   By: Ember Grant
As Pagans, we love what is natural, including the burning flame of ritual candles. But, are there times when using a flameless candle can be advantageous? If so, what about the magic of the flameless candle? Ember Grant, author of Magical Candle Crafting, discusses the magic of using flameless candles in ritual.

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