Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Tomás Prower, author of La Santa Muerte, Queer Magic, and the new Morbid Magic.
I often get questions regarding eco-friendly funerals, and after writing my new book Morbid Magic: Death Spirituality and Culture from Around the World revealing the many ways we humans have ritualistically and physically given our loved ones their final send-off into the afterlife, I'm not surprised that we're starting to see a strong rise in bringing back the eco-friendly death traditions of old. Modern Pagans, particularly, are keen on not wanting to harm Mother Nature via today's eco-unfriendly funeral industry. So, can it be done? Yes...but it takes some
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Matthew L. Swayne, author of Haunted World War II and the new Haunted Rails.
Almost every town in the United States—and much of the world, for that matter—has two strips of steel secured in place by a plank of lumber that connects it to other communities. It's the railroad. And every town with a railroad line, or an old train station, or a piece of railroad infrastructure (like a tunnel or a bridge) seems to be connected by another more supernatural line: railroad ghosts.
As I collected stories for my book, Haunted Rails, I wondered why these ghostly legends and paranormal accounts seem to attach themselves to what—to me, at
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Kristy Robinett, author of several books, including It's a Wonderful Afterlife, Tails from the Afterlife, and the new Born Under a Good Sign.
Halloween is the perfect time to embrace the strengths of your sun sign. Here are some fun costume suggestions to show off your astrological personality.
Aries: Aries are brave, loyal, and natural leaders, which means that a superhero costume is a fabulous choice for Halloween.
Taurus: Taurus loves all things decadent, including food, so dressing up as a chef or in another food-themed costume a five-star decision.
Gemini: Embrace the two sides of the twin Gemini by showcasing a costume such
Here in the northern hemisphere, Mabon, the Autumn Equinox, is almost upon us, but for our southern hemisphere friends, it is time for the Spring Equinox/Ostara. To help you celebrate, we’ve rounded up our best rituals, spells, books, and more!
An Ostara Sabbat Ritual for One: Celebrate Ostara with a ritual to welcome the light and leave the dark behind.
Brighten Your Ostara by Bringing Balance to Your Life: Use these ideas to rejuvenate and balance your emotions, finding new joy in the process.
Ostara: A Time to Recreate Yourself: Ostara, that magical time of renewal and balance, is just around the corner. Use this magical time