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The Patron Saint of LGBT Persons: 4 Ways La Santa Muerte Empowers the Tribe
Date: 2015-10-05   By: Tomás Prower
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.
The Politics of Divinity
Date: 2016-03-21   By: J. A. Kent PhD
For millennia, our culture has been dominated by the masculine and monotheistic religions of the Abrahamic tradition. J.A. Kent, author of the new Goddess and the Shaman, explores the politics of divinity, from gender and history to what it means to let the Goddess lead.
The Power of Chants
Date: 2004-04-12   By: Christopher Penczak
Sound, tone, voice, and music are powerful forms of magick and celebration. Before I became a witch, the part of traditional religious services I loved the most was the music; using song as celebration. When I got involved in Wicca, the traditions I ...
The Sacred Soil
Date: 2008-10-15   By: Clea Danaan
The Spiritual Wisdom of Harry Potter?
Date: 2007-07-16   By: Christopher Penczak
With the seventh and final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling, being released soon, much interest is growing in the media and public concerning magick, witchcraft and wizardry. With the huge buzz brewing, one has to wonder: how real, how accurate, is the magick being presented in the Harry Potter series?
The Top Three Beltane Maypole Problems...And How to Fix Them
Date: 2008-05-26   By: Bronwen Forbes
It’s Beltane! Raise the maypole! Well, the maypole is effective and fun, but apparently it’s not so simple. Bronwen Forbes suggests the three biggest problems--and their solutions--with the maypole.
The Urban Pagan
Date: 2005-01-24   By: Thomas Polkinghorne
There is a tendency among modern Pagans - many of whom live in cities - to revere the wilderness as a source of magical power and dismiss the cities in which they live as spiritually dead places. The city is simply a place where they live and work, ...
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.
The Witch and the Wand: Dryads and Gesture in Magic
Date: 2015-12-07   By: Alferian Gwydion MacLir
The wand is one of the witch's most versatile tools, adding great power to any magic. Why are wands so powerful? How can we make them more powerful? Professional wandmaker and author of The Witch's Wand and Wandlore, Alferian Gwydion MacLir, explains.
The Witch Mania of King James I
Date: 2011-04-25   By: Donald Tyson
King James I of England came to be one of the more prominent prosecutors of "witch mania" beginning in Scotland and Denmark in 1590. Believing that persecuting witches under the law would grant him protection from their "black magick," James took on a great role in the interrogations and prosecution. His book, Demonology, was written with the aim to "educate" others on the evils of witchcraft and the supernatural. While being a difficult subject matter for many to broach, Donald Tyson has revisited this important work and made it approachable and understandable as The Demonology of King James I.

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