The butterfly is one of nature’s most perfect examples of change, transformation, and growth. Because of this, it has long been the subject of magical folklore and legend in a variety of societies and cultures. Let’s look at some of the magical meanings behind butterflies.
If you've ever driven through rural areas of the American South, or Appalachia, you may have seen trees festooned with brightly colored bottles. This is more than just upcycled yard art - bottle trees actually have a magical purpose.
Cats are often considered magical beings - but that isn't anything new. People have known about the magic of cats for a long time. Let's look at some of the folklore and legends associated with our feline friends.
If you're ready to start learning about reading Tarot cards, how they work, different spreads, and the best decks to use, this is the place to start.
Mitt Romney hopes to gain the Republican Party's 2012 presidential nomination. How do his religious viewpoints shape the person that he is - and how could that impact you, if you're not of the same faith as Mitt Romney?
Some modern Pagans honor the goddess Astarte, who is a pre-classical goddess from the Eastern Mediterranean region.
Although Santa Muerte is not a Pagan figure at all, this increasingly popular symbol of death is attracting some degree of notice among the Pagan community.
In Roman myth, Diana is a goddess of the hunt and the forest. However, she evolved into a lunar goddess and a protector of women in childbirth.
Summer solstice celebrations have been held throughout history. While some cultures dedicated this time of year to the Divine, others saw it as a chance to welcome the power of the light of the sun over the darkness which would eventually arrive. Celebrate Litha, or Midsummer, with fire and water and find the light and power in your own life.
According to Italian legend, La Befana is a kindly witch who flies around delivering gifts. But why is a witch associated with the Catholic festival of the Epiphany?
In some NeoWiccan and Pagan traditions, only the quarter days or cross-quarter days are celebrated as Sabbats. Learn about the two groups, and which Sabbats are represented.
There's a magical legend about the standing stones of the Orkney Islands. They do something mystical and amazing during the Yuletide season!
Lots of people believe they have spirit guides -- but how do you know that it's not just your imagination? Learn about some of the different types of spirit guides.
Isis was a great goddess of the Ancient Egyptians, and sister/consort of Osiris. She is honored today by some Pagans as the archetype of the mother and wife, and a goddess of mystery and magic.
There are many different types of psychic abilities. Some people are known as clairvoyants, which means they have an ability to "see" things. Let's look at clairvoyancy in more detail.
Many ancient Greek cities honored Poseidon. As a god of the sea, he was mighty and powerful - learn about who Poseidon was, and how he plays a role in the shaping of Greek mythology.
Ever wonder what meditation is and how it works? Now's your chance to get the basics on meditation and what it can do for you.
Many people ask what it means to "live a magical life" as a Wiccan or Pagan. It's quite simple -- it just means to live in a way that's compatible with a belief system all the time, not just when it's convenient. Learn about ways you can live a more magical life.
Long before the medieval peasantry of the British Isles erected their Maypoles, the ancient Romans were partying hard in honor of Flora, their spring fertility goddess. She had her very own festival, called Floralia, and there was all kinds of merrymaking going on!
Ares was a Greek god of war, known not only for his own exploits in battle, but also for getting involved in disputes between others. Furthermore, he often served as an agent of justice.
There are many different types of psychic abilities. Some people are known as empaths, which means they are sensitive to the energy and emotions of others. Let's look at empathic ability in more detail.
There are many sacred sites around the world, and the Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the best known. Let's take a quick look at this magical, mystical structure left for us by the ancient Egyptians.
Newt Gingrich is a gaining momentum among the Republican party in American politics. How do his religious viewpoints shape the person that he is - and how could that effect you, if you're not of the same faith as Newt Gingrich?
While the word "Druid" may bring to mind visions of old bearded men in robes at Stonehenge, the fact is that modern Druidism is alive and well. Learn about some of the groups that celebrate the wisdom of the ancients, as well as why Druidism isn't Wiccan.
Rick Perry is a popular and highly visible Republican candidate as the 2012 election approaches. How do his religious viewpoints shape the person that he is - and how could that effect you, if you're not of the same faith as Rick Perry?