Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Gus diZerega, author of the new God Is Dead, Long Live the Gods.
My first experience with the Wiccan goddess came during a 1984 Midsummer Sabbat in Berkeley.
That encounter was both the greatest blessing of my life, and its greatest challenge. I had just completed my PhD in Political Science, a field based entirely on secular science, and now I had encountered a being I experienced as more powerful than anything I had ever imagined, more loving than I could have imagined, and more real than I was. And in scientific terms, She could not exist.
That afternoon in Berkeley's Tilden Park led to decades of living two lives while trying to
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
There is certainly always more than enough news in the Pagan community going around – just one glance at any of the Wild Hunt's periodic news round-ups is enough to see that a lot is going on within and regarding our community at any point in time. But there is one big news story I haven't seen addressed anywhere else…so I’ll go ahead and start the ball rolling. It’s Pagan news that overlaps with publishing news, so it’s right up my alley.
In fact, it has to deal with a regular part of my job. For every book we publish, we need to assign it a BISAC code so that bookstores and distributors will have some idea of where to store and shelf the book. What are BISAC codes, you may
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Ember Grant, author of Magical Candle Crafting.
As a Neo-Pagan, I’m often asked about gods and goddess. Do I worship a pantheon? If so, which one? This is a tricky question. Basically, I feel that the universe and our natural world represent the divine power, and this is what I honor. But in order to bring deity to a personal level, I really do need to ask myself what I believe about the gods and goddess of my ancestors, or the ones currently worshiped today.
Well, I know what I don’t think about deity. I don’t think there’s one singular ominous being of a particular gender, belonging to one specific religion, floating above us,