Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Katrina Rasbold, author of Crossroads of Conjure, Sacred Art of Brujería, and the new Uncrossing.
I entered Paganism back in the 1980s. I am sure you have all heard the war stories. We had no internet, no festivals to speak of. Instead, we had quiet covens and circles. There was the occasional metaphysical store, sometimes closeted as candle shops or new age shops. In Sacramento, we had one literally called "Al's Feed Store," and it was just that. There were tarot decks, books, and stones sitting alongside live chicks and bags of cracked corn.
There was a tiny section of metaphysical books in Barnes & Nobel or Waldenbooks, which
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by JD Walker, author of the new Witch's Guide to Wildcraft.
When I first came up with the idea of writing a book about the magickal uses of common plants found around almost every home in the US, I really didn't give a thought to the consideration of endangered plants. After all, dandelions, thistles, and pokeweed (to name a few) are hardly in danger of being wiped out. These plants, plus 30 or so other well-known, readily available plants, are what readers will find in A Witch's Guide to Wildcraft
But the appearance of the delicate flowers of the blood root (Sanguinaria canadensis) in my natural area is a gentle reminder that not all plants
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Granddaughter Crow, author of the new Wisdom of the Natural World.
Here is my list of 10 reasons why I consider myself a full-blown Pagan!
You are encouraged to be who YOU are. In some belief systems, followers are taught that they need to change their authentic self and follow like sheeple. This is so damaging for so many reasons. If I am told to change who I am, I will tell others to do the same—a vicious cycle of non-acceptance. I do not ask my cat to behave like a dog. Be yourself.
You are allowed to ask questions. In some belief systems a question is a sign of lack of belief or as a lack of respect—a challenge. However,
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Ember Grant, author of Magical Candle Crafting, The Book of Crystal Spells, The Second Book of Crystal Spells, and the new Mythology for a Magical Life.
Mythology has been on my mind a great deal lately since I completed my latest book, Mythology for a Magical Life. As Pagans, we tend to have myths on our radar more than most people, but how often do we study it in depth? Many people like to know the gods and goddesses that were worshiped or may even be interested, perhaps, in the archeology or anthropology of ancient cultures. Some pagans even strive to discover their genealogy in order to embrace the customs of their ancestors. These are