Faith and Magick in the Armed Forces provides practical guidance and genuine support to military Pagans and Wiccans as they proudly serve our country.
Many issues that face Pagan military members and their families are explored in depth—practicing their faith, relocation, overseas deployment, preparing for combat, returning as veterans, working for peace. Religious freedoms, legal issues, and rights are clarified, and resources for help are given. Faith and Magic in the Armed Forces offers knowledgeable advice, helpful rituals and meditations designed specifically for the military experience, and candid interviews with Pagan servicepersons and their loved ones.
Respectful and straightforward, this one-of-a-kind handbook is essential for Pagans serving in a predominantly Christian military.
As the United States continues to be engagd in not one, but two, wars, Stefani Barner, author of Faith and Magick in the Armed Forces, proposes the question: how should pagans deal with the the topic of war?
Writing on parchment, brewing a magical concoction in a cauldron over an open flame, hand-dipping wax candles to use during ritual…so romantic. But do today’s Pagans actually have the time or inclination for such old-fashioned workings? The great thing about witchcraft is that it’s both ancient and modern. You can fully embrace historical practices while staying grounded in our present-day...
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How wonderful it would be to live in the world of folk-tradition: a magical place where the world is joined-up, the sacred is apparent in the everyday world, and every living thing... read this article