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

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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

LEMONGRASS: MOOD ENHANCING STIMULATOR BY EVERYTHING SOULFUL

Lemongrass Is highly recommended for times when the emotions are embedded in misery and in need to overcome it.  It’s strong anti-depressant properties can always be relied upon to improve your mood.  This herb helps increase, clarify, and sweeten communication between people.  It’s antiseptic freshness makes it ideal for helping you to overcome illness. Lemongrass is ruled by … Continue reading LEMONGRASS: MOOD ENHANCING STIMULATOR BY EVERYTHING SOULFUL

Dragon’s blood is not a magical concoction but a real ingredient in medicine, incense, and more. By Magda Origjanska

The so-called modern pagans frequently come upon “dragon’s blood” as one of the ingredients needed for their rituals. The name of this substance signifies the blood of a mythical, flying creature that, according to many stories, performs wonders and heals even the sorest of wounds and most grievous illnesses. Surprisingly, dragon’s blood is not only “real” but also has been … Continue reading Dragon’s blood is not a magical concoction but a real ingredient in medicine, incense, and more. By Magda Origjanska

9 Winter Solstice Superstitions & What They Mean That Will Prepare You For Dec. 21 By ALLI HOFF KOSIK

  Hugh Pinney/Getty Images News/Getty Images I'm sure your top concern as we approach the upcoming winter solstice may be just how many more minutes of sun you're going to get during your commute each day, but the truth is that the event is steeped in history and tradition that goes far beyond our modern taste for … Continue reading 9 Winter Solstice Superstitions & What They Mean That Will Prepare You For Dec. 21 By ALLI HOFF KOSIK

Introduction to Familiar Spirits BY KELDEN

In today’s modern Witchcraft, Familiars are often times thought of as being animal companions or pets. When asked if they have a Familiar, many Witches will often refer to their cat, dog, or other animal. Usually these pets have a predisposition towards Witchcraft, whether they’re always showing up at ritual time or just can’t seem … Continue reading Introduction to Familiar Spirits BY KELDEN

Secret life of modern-day witches – BBC News By Lynette Horsburgh

Image captionKathy Rowan-Drewitt concealed her fascination with witchcraft It is 400 years since the Pendle witch trials led to 10 people being hanged for witchcraft. But do modern witches still suffer prejudice? He has carved out a successful career as an employment lawyer. But the 38-year-old, who is sometimes known as Myrddin, also takes part … Continue reading Secret life of modern-day witches – BBC News By Lynette Horsburgh