Samhain and My Last Day with Wicca

Last night many Wiccans and Pagans alike celebrated Samhain, the last fall festival of the year when the God dies and travels to the Summerlands (thus life begins to fade from the land), and a new annual cycle begins. This is also the time when the veil between the physical and spiritual worlds is the […]

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My Wiccan Mentor Comes to Town and I Meet My Spirit Guide.

Oops, I did it again. This is when I wish I had a camera crew or producer following me around because yesterday was a once in a Project Conversion moment and– OH MY GODDESS I forgot to take pictures! So far this year I’ve only had a Mentor in my home two times. Yesterday was […]

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The Trouble with Being a Pagan Today.

At the beginning of the month, a few Pagans (particularly within the Wiccan community) issued me a list of hard questions. Was I willing to face discrimination for my new Wiccan personae? Could I stomach threats to take away my family for my beliefs? Would I risk losing my job, facing ridicule at work, social […]

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Do Not Suffer a Witch to Live.

Exodus 22:18 is one of the most infamous passages of scripture ever written. I’ve read several translations, slipped between the lines and context, even gone into the Torah and Talmud, and at the end of the day, it still plainly states: “Do not suffer a witch/sorceress to live.“ The Book of Exodus recounts the adventures […]

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My Little Black Book of Shadows

They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Some are brand new. Others are passed down from generation to generation. You can find a few on bookstore shelves. Others are heavily guarded secrets. I’m talking about a Wiccan or Witch’s ”Book of Shadows.”

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