Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Aaron Leitch, author of several books, including Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires, The Angelical Language Volume I and Volume II, and Essential Enochian Grimoire.
I'm willing to bet, if you are reading this blog, you have already watched every episode of the new hit TV series American Gods. Or, if you haven't, you've probably heard a ton about it from your Pagan friends. And, seriously, *WHY* haven't you watched it yet?? The first season is complete, and only eight episodes, so you can easily binge-watch the whole thing.
In case you are literally living in a broom closet, American Gods is a new television show based on the Neil Gaiman
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Deborah Lipp, author of several books, including Tarot Interactions, Merry Meet Again, and the new Magical Power for Beginners.
When working in a coven, grove, or other ritual group, creating a "group mind" (sometimes called an "egregore") empowers all the work you do. Your magic will naturally sync up, and your rituals will be more harmonious.
Should Paganism be exclusive or inclusive? That's a thing Pagans have been debating for decades. There is plenty of room in our community for groups with open-door policies and groups that screen carefully. I love and celebrate the open-door groups that make Paganism accessible to all.
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Cassandra Eason, author of The Magick of Faeries, and the new Everyday Psychic Defense.
I have worked for the past forty years in workplaces that include schools, department stores, clinics, publishers, universities, television studios, and major New Age festivals. Defensive crystals have kept me calm and focused, even in the most pressurized, hostile, and over-competitive work environments.
If I know I will be in the public gaze, the following morning crystal ritual protects throughout the working day or week against workplace tension and stress as well as deliberate unpleasantness.
Choose one of the following deep-colored crystals to
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Laura Tempest Zakroff, author of the new Witch's Cauldron.
In The Witch's Cauldron: The Craft, Lore & Magick of Ritual Vessels, my main focus is obviously the cauldron. But the subtitle might make some folks may wonder about the lack of chalice chat. I do mention a few here and there in terms of mythology and usage. However, cups are more of an accessory to the main subject of cauldrons. So I thought this would be a great opportunity to consider what makes them different!
First, let's look at what makes them similar. Most obviously, they both can be used to hold liquid. You can also find rebirth, regeneration, transformation, or