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Article Topic: Pagan

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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.
The Witch's Broom: Magic for Everyone
Date: 2014-04-07   By: Deborah Blake
Everyone knows that brooms and witches go together. And while not every witch has a cat (or a funny-looking hat, for that matter), most of us own a broom. But how many of us actually use them for our magical work? Deborah Blake, author of The Witch's Broom, explains a few of the many magical uses for the humble broom.
Three Ways of Repairing and Enhancing Self-Love
Date: 2008-12-10   By: Ileana Abrev
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.
Traveling Deeper with the Wheel of the Year
Date: 2013-07-08   By: Jane Meredith
We are all familiar with the Wheel of the Year and its celebrations. But what if we take a deeper look at the Wheel and the lessons it offers, seeing not just eight festivals of celebration, but a parallel of the waxing and waning of our lives? Jane Meredith, author of Rituals of Celebration, discusses what happens when we venture into the lessons of the Wheel of the Year and embrace the importance of loss as much as we do the importance of success.
Understanding Elementals
Date: 2013-11-11   By: Alexandra Chauran
Elementals are a rich source of magical wisdom, easily accessible through daily activities. But what exactly are these beings of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water, and how can we tap into their energy and power? Alexandra Chauran, author of Faeries & Elementals for Beginners, explains their history and their magic.
What Are Dragons?
Date: 2012-11-19   By: Shawn MacKenzie
What are Dragons and why are they so important to us? Are they part of our mythos, or members of our everyday lives? Shawn MacKenzie, author of The Dragon Keeper's Handbook and Dragons for Beginners, explains.

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