The skilled and inspiring Ellen Dugan is one of our most popular writers. It's no wonder then, that so many people are excited about her new deck, the Witches Tarot, which she created with the help of artist Mark Evans.
Ellen has done such a great job with this deck, working hard to design something that would really resonate with witches. Over the next few days, I'll be sharing some of my favorite cards along with snippets of text from the book.
An auburn-haired woman sits quietly at dawn with a large male lion at her side. The lion is magnificent, and he leans contentedly into the woman from comfort. She is smiling, calm, and able to control the lion by her demeanor
This weekend at INATS (the International New Age Trade Show), we got our first peek at the new Witches Tarot by Ellen Dugan and Mark Evans.
You can get more details HERE
Ellen and Mark have created a beautiful website where you can see all the Majors. Take a look; this is a gorgeous deck packed full of great symbolism.
Ellen and Mark's website
In the early days of Christianity, the Romans accused Christians of cannibalism.
The early Christians (like contemporary Roman Catholics) believe in transubstantiation, the idea that the wine and bread of the eucharist actually turn into the blood and flesh of their deity, Jesus Christ. Since Jesus was also a man, it followed that the Christians were eating humans and drinking their blood in religious rites. This helped excuse Roman persecution of Christians (which officially ran from 64 c.e. under Nero to 313 c.e. and the Edict of Milan).
Thousands of Jews were murdered in Alexandria in 38 c.e. by people believing that the Jews were killing and eating Greeks, but it was actually the
It's a funny thing, having lawyers in the family - I always seem to pay more attention to the legal ramifications of issues in Pagan life, whether that's the debate about religious observances at city hall, or parental custody battles during divorces, or chaplains employed by the prison system.
So no surprise that today a family member sent me an AP article titled "Toil and trouble: Romania rejects tax on witches." Well, those lucky Romanian witches and fortune-tellers are still off the hook and don't need to pay taxes on their magic-related earnings.
But what really struck me in the article was that the proposed bill, if accepted, would not only have taxed witches and