Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Ryan Smith, author of The Way of Fire and Ice: The Living Tradition of Norse Paganism.
One question that often comes up for Norse Paganism is, "So, is that the Viking stuff?" It's no surprise, since the first thing most people think of when they hear the word "Norse" is, "Viking." This isn't helped by the fact that most people's first exposure to anything Norse is probably through any number of avenues saturating popular culture, including (but not limited to) shows like Game of Thrones, The Vikings, and The Last Kingdom; the Marvel Thor films; and the thriving market for uber-masculine, Viking-themed knickknacks scattered all over social
Here in the northern hemisphere, Samhain is almost upon us, but for our southern hemisphere friends, it is time for Beltane. To help you celebrate, we’ve rounded up our best rituals, spells, books, and more!
A May Eve Incantation: Beltane is one of the most important holidays in the Pagan year. Beltane celebrates life and growth, manifested this time of year by fruit and flower. To get in touch with the fertile flavor of the season, try this simple Beltane incantation.
Magickal May Wine for Beltane: Drink this May wine to welcome in the spring and renew your sense of youth and vigor.
Beltane Tarot Spread: May is a time of
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.
From October 31st to November 20th, the planet Mercury will be traveling retrograde through the astrological sign of Scorpio. Will it be a trick, or will it be a treat for you?
Mercury Retrograde occurs three times a year, and lasts for several weeks during each time period. It's said that Mercury, "goes backwards" or "takes a vacation," and so anything with communication, contracts, and legal obligations can—and often do—go haywire. Here's what each sun sign can expect for this particular
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Phoenix LeFae, author of What Is Remembered Lives.
One thing I know for sure is that there isn't one true way to be a Pagan or a Witch. Our faith is a highly personal one; this is part of what makes it so potent. There is no person that stands between you and the Divine. In fact, you are the Divine. How beautiful! However, even with all the possibility and permission, it is still important to have some foundational practice when embarking on modern polytheism.
Polytheism, simply stated, is the belief in many Godds* (I use this spelling to denote a more gender-full option for deity) In my personal practice I work with several deities that