Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Diana Rajchel, author of the new Urban Magick.
Pagan, to a lot of people, means "nature worship." I've met many who resonate with this definition, and I do see where they're coming from. But as someone who is both Pagan and joyfully urban, I would like to take this opportunity to explain why I advocate for a more city-inclusive definition.
For those that see Pagan as an umbrella term for multiple religions, we acknowledge that some of those religions center much more around daily human life especially activities of governance and shared community. Hellenism and Nova Roma most certainly have aspects of the urban within their
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Durgadas Allon Duriel, author of the new The Little Work: Magic to Transform Your Everyday Life.
Many of us in the Pagan community connect with nature through ritual. It's common, for example, to hold observances of the lunar cycle on full and new moons, and the solar cycle with the Wheel of the Year, where we mark the course of the seasons. An additional way of attuning ourselves with nature and bringing magic and spiritual connectivity into our everyday lives (which is the subject of my new book, The Little Work: Magic to Transform Your Everyday Life), is by observing the Sun's movement throughout the day with adorations, which come from
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero, Chief Adepts of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn as re-established by Israel Regardie and authors of a vast number of books, including the new Golden Dawn Magic.
Magicians, Wiccans, and Neo-pagans are no doubt familiar with the concept of working with the elements to effect magical change in one's environment and circumstances. The four elements of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth and their attributed qualities have been a fundamental part of Western magical practice from the time of the ancient Greeks. Magical forces have been classified in accordance with the elements ever since. Although the four
It is with deep sorrow that we share the news of the passing of DJ Conway. DJ crossed over last week after a brief illness.
DJ authored more than 35 books and helped create several tarot decks—the majority with Llewellyn. She wrote on Paganism, Wicca, Druidry, Shamanism, and even some fiction. Most of her earliest books remain in print to this day (including her first book, Celtic Magic). Carl Llewellyn Weschcke was proud to have published her books and spoke of her fondly because she was an important voice in the community. Like Carl, DJ spent her time reading, researching, and writing. She is respected for her knowledge and as a teacher.
DJ's work was also innovative and