Quarter Days and Pagan Fire Festivals

byPatti Wigington In some modern Pagan traditions, including some forms of NeoWicca, the eight sabbats or holidays are divided into two groups: the fire festivals, or cross quarter days, and the quarter festivals. Some belief systems celebrate only one group — either the quarter or cross quarter days — and others mark all eight each … Continue reading Quarter Days and Pagan Fire Festivals

What Pop Culture Gets Right and Wrong About Witches

By Lila Shapiro The coven. Photo: Corinne Dodenhoff In TV, movies, and real life, women have been at the forefront of the year’s biggest stories — so this Halloween season, we’re looking at pop culture’s most wicked depictions of female power. On a recent October night, three witches dressed all in black made their way across the … Continue reading What Pop Culture Gets Right and Wrong About Witches