Christian Witch Wheel of the Year
by Adelina St. Clair
merging of Christianity and Paganism is a relatively new concept, one
rarely talked about and one that stirs much controversy. As more and
more people speak out about their love of both Christ and of the
Goddess, it becomes apparent that the practice of Christian Witchcraft
is no myth. It is real and it makes sense most in the celebrations that
both Christians and Wiccans share. The feast days of the Christian and
Wiccan calendars are closely linked both in date and meaning, which
gives the Christian Witch the greatest of gifts: a way to honor her
Christian tradition in the light of a Pagan practice. Adelina St.
Clair, author of The Path of a Christian Witch,
offers a little bit of history on the development of the feasts that
Pagans and Christians both share and how these celebrations can become
the focal point of a beautiful and loving spiritual practice.
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with Adelina St. Clair, Author of
The Path of a Christian Witch
1. Your book is titled The
Path of a Christian Witch. How exactly do you define a
There are probably as many definitions of
Christian Witchcraft as there are Christian Witches. For me, a
Christian Witch is someone who practices Witchcraft while continuing to
follow the teachings of Jesus. She practices magic, recognizes the
Sacred Feminine, and reveres all Nature as a manifestation of the
Divine. Much as certain Witches ascribe to an Egyptian or Celtic
pantheon, the Christian Witch practices within a Judeo-Christian
pantheon, using the symbol and deity figures found within this
2. You were raised as a Christian. How were
you introduced to Paganism?
I was introduced to Paganism quite unexpectedly. While I was in
university, I would study in a bookstore coffee shop. Whenever I needed
a break, I would browse the shelves and pick a book at random. One day,
I picked up a book about Wicca and it absorbed me completely. It
brought back pieces of myself that I had forgotten about, like my
connection to the supernatural, and it awoke a great need to re-connect
to the Sacred Feminine. It was a true revelation! From there, I met
other Pagans in my community, took classes, and went to Pagan festivals
so that I could learn as much as I could about this beautiful way of
seeing the worlds.
2. Once introduced to Paganism, what made
you decide not to entirely forgo all aspects of your Christian beliefs?
Casting aside my Christian
roots was never really an option for me; it would have been like
turning my back on a good friend. I keep a very simple Christian
practice: I essentially try to understand what Jesus taught and what he
is still teaching us. That is the Christianity that I practice; it is
not bogged down by a lot of man-made rules.
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Lovecraft and the 13 Gates of the Necronomicon
by Donald Tyson
Who was H.P. Lovecraft? What is exactly
is the Necronomicon, and why has it left such an indelible
impression on magicians and occultists of today? Donald Tyson, author
of The 13 Gates of the Necronomicon, describes just
exactly what Lovecraft had in mind—and why our usage of the Necronomicon
today would be blasphemy to him.
Fluorescent Pink Billboards
by Chantel Lysette
When the struggle with accepting one’s spiritual path
proves to be so strenuous that it seems denial will trump faith at
every turn, the Universe will often send signs to help one reconcile
with the ambivalence that seems to grip many of us when transitioning
from one belief system to another. Sometimes those signs may be small,
but are often too poignant to be considered mere coincidences. Yet,
many of us will dismiss them as such. Denial, dismissal, and confusion
tend to become the norm until one day the signs bloom into
awe-inspiring, irrefutable miracles. Chantel Lysette, author of The Angel Code and Azrael Loves Chocolate, Michael's a Jock,
her own personal experience with such signs, which can be as simple as
a fluorescent pink sticky note.
A Deeper Look at the Progressed
Moon and Saturn Cycles
by Amy Herring
Saturn’s twenty-nine-and-half-year transiting cycle as personal
evolution represents most directly the process of maturity. Not just
getting older, but gaining wisdom through what we learn in our
experience of growing up. During highlights in our personal Saturn
cycle, we are often asked to confront a certain reality, whether it’s
about how the outside world works or whether it’s our internal state of
being, along the theme of what Saturn represents in our birth chart by
sign and house. Our personal Saturn cycle can also have us confronting
authorities, again whether they are external laws, judges, teachers, or
parents, and our internal lesson of claiming our own natural authority
and governance over our own lives. Amy Herring, author of Astrology of the Moon, explains.