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19 Things to Know About the Samhain Season
Samhain is a time of year rich in customs, and folklore. Let's look at some of the best known traditions of the Samhain and Halloween season!
Learn About the History Behind Samhain...
Samhain is celebrated October 31, the same night as Halloween. However, this Sabbat has roots that go back thousands of years. Learn about how Samhain became All Hallow's Eve.
5 Fun Ways to Celebrate Mabon With Kids
Mabon is the time of the autumn equinox. Here are some great ways you can celebrate the harvest season with your kids!
No, Samhain is Not a Celtic Death God, and...
There's been a rumor going around for decades that Samhain is a Celtic death god. It's not - let's talk about what the Pagan Samhain celebration really is.
How to Break a Curse or Hex
Are you worried that you might be the target of a curse or hex? Here are some tips on how to break negative spells that have headed your way.
Celebrating Samhain, the Witches' New Year
For Pagans, October 31 is typically known as Samhain. It's sometimes called the Witches' New Year - and it's a time for honoring those who have crossed over into the spirit world.
2015 Pagan & Wiccan Event and Holiday...
There are plenty of Sabbats and other events celebrated by Pagans each year. Here's our listing of the 2015 Pagan and Wiccan calendar of events.
Wicca for Beginners: What It Is and What It Isn't
If you're just getting started in learning about Wicca, here are a few of the basic principles and concepts you should know.
Are Wicca, Witchcraft and Paganism All the Same?
What's the difference between Wicca, Witchcraft and Paganism? Or are they all just the same thing with different names?
If Magic Is Real, Why Doesn't Everyone Do It?
Is magic real? Most Pagans accept magic as part of their daily life. So why don't non-Pagans practice magic? Some of the reasons might be simpler than you think.
Samhain Folklore, Superstition and Legends
In addition to all the magic we can conjure up at Samhain, there are a number of legends and bits of folklore associated with this holiday. Learn about some of the superstitions surrounding Samhain and Halloween.
Are the Four Blood Moons Significant?
There's a phenomena called the Four Blood Moons, which is a series of four full moons tying into lunar eclipses. What significance does this have?
Is it OK for Pagans to Celebrate Halloween?
A reader is concerned that there's a conflict between the silly fun of Halloween and the more somber spiritual aspects of Samhain. Is it disrespectful, or anti-Pagan, to celebrate Halloween?
Samhain Prayer to Honor the Ancestors
Many people choose to use Samhain as a time of honoring their bloodline. Use this prayer to celebrate your ancestry at Samhain.
Make An Altar Cloth to Honor Your Ancestors
Many Pagans use ancestor worship as part of their practice. A great way to reconnect with your ancestors spiritually is to create an ancestor altar cloth.
Hold a Samhain Rite to Honor the Forgotten Dead
Samhain is a time in which many Pagans honor the spirits of their ancestors. For something a little different, celebrate Samhain with a ritual honoring the forgotten dead.
October's Full Moon: The Blood Moon
October's Blood Moon brings with it cool, clear nights and the knowledge that winter is around the corner. It's also a time for spiritual growth, because it's when the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest.
5 Tips for Finding Your Spirit Guide
Are you trying to find a way to meet your spirit guide or guides? Many people believe they have a spirit guide - here are a few tips to help you meet yours.
Meet the Gods and Goddesses of Paganism
In modern Pagan religions, people feel drawn towards many of the ancient gods. Here is a collection of some of the best known gods and goddesses of modern Paganism, as well as some tips on how to make offerings to them and interact with them.
Make a Pagan Book of Shadows
In Wicca and Paganism, it's traditional to create a Book of Shadows, which is a notebook containing information regarding your tradition, gods and goddesses, correspondence tables, sabbat and esbat rites and rituals, magical recipes, and more. Learn how to make your own BOS here.
Set Up Your Altar for the Samhain Sabbat
The evening of October 31 is known as Samhain. It's a time to mark the endless, ongoing cycle of life and death. Here are some ideas for dressing up your home and sacred space for your Samhain celebrations.
13 Books for Beginning Wiccans
Many people come to Wicca seeking something new in their life -- but there's a LOT of information out there to absorb. How do you know which books are good, and which ones are best used as a door stop? Here's a list of thirteen books from a variety of sources that any Wiccan seeker should have in their personal library.
How to Get Started in Paganism and Wicca
So you're interested in Wicca or some other form of Paganism, but have no idea how to begin learning and studying? Don't worry - we've got the basics here of what you need to know as you get started.
Celebrating Mabon, the Autumn Equinox
Mabon is the mid-harvest festival of the autumn equinox, and it is when many modern Pagans honor the changing seasons, and celebrate the second harvest.
A Beginner's Guide to Candle Magic
Many Pagans use candles as part of their magical workings. Learn about the basics of candle magic, which colors to use and how to anoint your candles before using them in ritual.
9 Spirit Guide Warning Signs
Many people believe they have spirit guides. But what are some of the warning signs you should look for when dealing with otherworldly beings? Here are some ways to tell if you spirit guide isn't really there to guide at all.
5 Steps to Writing Your Own Spells
There are hundreds of books available on how to write your own Wiccan and Pagan spells, and thousands of spells available on the Internet. But what if you want to write your own spell? Do you need to have decades of experience? You might be surprised to learn that by following a few easy steps, anyone can write an effective spell.
Magical Self-Defense and Protection
Think you've got a curse or a hex on you? Worried that someone has attacked you magically? Here's how to figure out what's going on, and what to do about it if you really are under magical attack.
Debunking the Myths about Wicca and Paganism
There is a lot of false information floating around out there about Wicca and Paganism. Learn about some of the most common myths and misconceptions, and clear up the truth about Wicca and other Pagan religions.
Are Green-Skinned Witch Decorations Offensive?
Why do we see green-skinned witch decorations at Halloween? Is it meant as deliberate intolerance, or is it just a bit of harmless fun?
What Are the 4 Classical Elements in Modern...
Many Pagans feel a connection to the four classical elements: earth, air, fire and water. Each is associated with a number of different characteristics and attributes.
Host a Dumb Supper - A Samhain Feast With the...
In many Pagan traditions, Samhain is celebrated with a Dumb Supper. This is a meal with place settings for relatives and friends who have crossed over in the past year. Here's how to host one.
4 Types of Spirit Guides
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.
Rituals & Ceremonies to Celebrate Samhain
Looking for a ceremony or ritual to celebrate the Pagan sabbat of Samhain? Here's where you'll find a number of modern Pagan rituals and ceremonies, all of which can be adapted either for solitaries, families or a group.
Samhain Ritual to Honor the Harvest's End
Samhain falls on October 31, and is known as the Witch's New Year. You can celebrate it as the end of the harvest, and honor the return of the King of Winter.
How to Meet Other Pagans in Your Community
Ever worry you might be the only Pagan in town? If you've decided it's time to find some good old-fashioned fellowship, here are some ideas on how to find those elusive Pagans!
Crow & Raven Mythology and Folklore
The crow and raven appear in folklore going back to early times -- what do these beautiful black messengers tell us?
What Are the 8 Pagan Sabbats?
The eight sabbats form the foundation of many modern Pagan traditions. This quick overview explains when the sabbats fall, how they are celebrated, and the rich history behind each of the sabbats that make up the Wheel of the Year.
Communicating with the Spirit World
Many people in the Pagan and Wiccan communities work with spirits and otherworldly beings. Sometime, you may call upon them on purpose -- other times, they might just drop in unannounced! Be sure to read our articles about working with the realm of the spirit world!
Are Black Cats Really Unlucky?
Ever wonder about the superstition of black cats being bad luck? How did these feline lovelies become part of the Halloween and Samhain traditions?
Samhain Ritual to Honor the Ancestors
For many Pagans, the honoring of the ancestors is a key part of their spirituality. This ceremony can be held by itself or as part of a group of Samhain rituals.
What Does "Blessed Be" Mean?
Definition of the phrase Blessed Be in Pagan and neo-Wiccan lore
How to Make Samhain Soul Cakes
Soul cakes were traditionally given out on Samhain to anyone who came tapping at the door. This was one of the origins of today's Halloween trick-or-treating. Make your own soul cakes for your Samhain rituals.
11 Deities of Death and the Underworld
In many cultures, gods of the underworld and death are celebrated during the harvest time. Learn about these gods and goddesses who preside over the domain of the dead.
10 Things You Need to Know About Paganism
So you think you're ready to become Pagan? Here are ten facts you really need to know before you take that step.
How to Use Magical Crystals & Gemstones
Are you interested in using crystals and gemstones in your magical workings? Here's a list of some of the most popular crystals and gemstones used in magical workings and rituals, as well as ideas for how you can incorporate them into practice.
What is Paganism?
What is Paganism? Let's look at an explanation of what modern Paganism is, including the Wiccan religion and others.
10 Simple Ways to Show Gratitude
Many Pagans believe that by showing gratitude, you can cultivate more good things to come your way. Here are ten simple ways to show thankfulness, and bring abundance into your life in return.
What Do You Know About Jack O'Lanterns?
It's Samhain, and pumpkins are everywhere! Chances are good you've seen a carved jack-o-lantern grinning at you from someone's window. But where did this unusual custom originate?
How to Make a Protective Witch Bottle
The witch bottle is a magical tool that has been reported in use for centuries. It was usually made of pottery or glass, and included sharp objects.
What Role Do Owls Play in Folklore?
Owls have featured in folklore and legend for a long time. Here are some of the most popular tales of owl magic and mythology.
Pagan and Wiccan Symbols
In Paganism and Wicca, many traditions use symbols in ritual and magic. Learn about some of the most commonly seen Wiccan and Pagan symbols and their meanings.
How To Consecrate Your Magical Tools
What should you do with a wand or athame when you first get it? Many Pagans perform a consecration ritual on their magical tools. Learn how to consecrate your magical tools with this simple ritual invoking the energies of the four classical elements.
How to Cast a Circle as a Sacred Space
We've all read about the idea of Casting a Circle, but what does it really mean, and how is it done? What is the significance of the Circle in Wiccan and Pagan worship?
What Dragons Blood Is and How It's Used in Magic
Some magical traditions include an ingredient called Dragon's Blood into their ritual and spellwork. But what is it - does it come from real dragons? - and how is it used?
What Is the Celtic Tree Calendar?
The Celtic tree calendar is based upon thirteen lunar months. Each is named for a letter in the Celtic alphabet. Learn about the thirteen tree months, and how they are used in magical workings.
What Is That Ring Around the Moon?
A reader sees a beautiful ring around the moon - is there a magical significance attached to an event like this?
How to Get Rid of Unwanted Spirits
Got an extra entity hanging around? Made contact with a snarky spirit during a seance? Here are some tips on how to get rid of them and send them on their way.
Samhain Ritual to Celebrate Life and Death
Samhain is known as the witches' new year. It is a time to think about the endless cycle of life, death, and rebirth. With this ritual, you can celebrate all three aspects either with a group or as a solitary.
A Samhain Prayer for the Final Harvest
This prayer honors the end of the harvest, and the dying of the earth, at the Samhain season.
What Do Your Dreams Really Mean?
Have you ever had a dream and woke up wondering why you were thinking about floods, flying, or chickens? Well, chances are good that those things -- and others -- have appeared as a symbol of something else. Here are a few samples of common dream symbols and events that people experience. You can use them as a tool for self-evaluation.
How Do I Know if a Deity Is Calling Me?
How do you know if a deity is trying to get your attention? Here are some things to watch for.
How to Work With Pagan Gods & Goddesses
In most Pagan traditions, interaction with the Divine is a key part of the belief system. But how do you know which gods to call upon?
How to Find Your Magical Name
Many Wiccans and Pagans choose to select a new name to use in ritual and ceremony -- in some cases it's a name shared only with the gods. Learn how you can find the magical name or craft name that's right for you.
What is a Fluffbunny?
Ever hear the term fluffy bunny in the Pagan community? It's not a cute and cuddly rabbit, and generally has some pretty negative connotations.
How to Hold a Seance at Samhain
Many Pagans communicate with the spirit world by way of holding seances. Before you have a seance of your own, there are a few things to keep in mind.
7 Ways to Develop Your Psychic Skills
Many Pagans believe that everyone has some degree of latent psychic abilities. Here's how you can work on developing your own psychic talents.
2016 Pagan & Wiccan Event and Holiday...
There are plenty of Sabbats and other events celebrated by Pagans each year. Here's our listing of the 2016 Pagan and Wiccan calendar of events.
Does the Moon Phase Matter When it Comes to...
Does the phase of the moon really matter when it comes to magic? Some people believe it does. Let's look at the different moon phases and magical workings.
Ritual to Honor the God & Goddess at Samhan
In some Wiccan traditions, people choose to honor the God and Goddess, rather than focusing on the harvest aspect of the holiday. If this is something you'd like to do, this ritual welcomes the Goddess in her persona as Crone, and the Horned God of the autumn hunt.
Do Pagans Really Have Ritual Sex?
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Who is the Green Man?
The Green Man appears in many forms in British and Celtic myth. What is the Green Man, and what does he really represent?
11 Celtic Deities You Should Know
Many of the ancient Celtic gods and goddesses have become a part of modern Pagan practice. Learn more about some of the deities honored by the Celtic peoples.
What Is a Clairvoyant?
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Magic & Folklore of the Woolly Bear...
Have you ever seen a woolly bear caterpillar crawling along in the fall? These fuzzy little guys are often associated with winter weather divination.
The Celebration of Michaelmas
In the British Isles, the festival day of Michaelmas is observed on September 29, and still ties into the harvest season. Learn about the significance of this date in rural British communities.
Samhain Ancestor Ritual for Families with...
Are you looking for a simple Samhain ritual you can perform with younger children? This ritual is appropriate for smaller family members, and celebrates the theme of honoring the ancestors at Samhain.
Make Your Own Besom
The besom is the traditional witch's broom, and while you can certainly buy one in a store, there's some degree of satifaction in making your own. Learn how to create a besom with natural items in just a few steps.
Hold a Gratitude Ritual for Mabon, the Autumn...
Are you thankful for the things you have -- both material and spiritual? Why not perform this simple gratitude rite, in which you can enumerate the things you have that make you feel fortunate?
10 Lunar Gods & Goddesses You Should Know
Many cultures have honored deities of the moon. Let's look at some of the many lunar gods and goddesses from around the world.
What is a Psychic Empath?
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.
What is the Rule of Three - And Do You Have to...
What is the Rule of Three, and why does it play such an important role in modern Paganism and Wicca? Let's look at some different interpretations of what the Rule of Three might actually mean.
How to Practice as a Solitary Pagan
Many Pagans find that rather than joining a group, they prefer practicing as a solitary, for a variety of reasons. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you're practicing as a solitary Pagan or Wiccan.
What is an Animal Familiar?
Some modern Pagans and Wiccans incorporate an animal familiar into their spritual practice. Find out what a familiar is, and learn about the history of familiars in witchcraft.
How to Perform an Ancestor Meditation for Samhain
It's Samhain, and for many Pagans it's time to commune with the ancestors. Use this simple meditation technique to call upon those who walked before us -- you may be surprised at some of the people you meet!
Cernunnos, the Wild God of the Forest
Cernunnos is the horned god found in many traditions of modern Paganism and Wicca. He is an archetype found predominantly in Celtic regions, and symbolizes fertility and masculine energy.
What is a Kitchen Witch?
There's a growing movement within modern Paganism known as kitchen witchery. The kitchen is, after all, the heart and hearth of many modern households.
Lunar Myths, Legends and Folklore
If you look back at history, there are a lot of stories about the magical powers of the moon. Read on to see some of the myths and legends associated with this magical body!
Meet the Gods and Goddesses of Healing
There are many gods and goddesses associated with healing. Take a look at this list, and welcome the deities of health and wellness into your magical practice and ritual.
4 Simple Money Magic Spells
Money magic is a popular topic in spellwork. Let's take a look at some simple spells you can try to bring money into your life.
10 Magical Herbs to Keep Handy
If you're a practitioner of a modern magical tradition, chances are good that you're in the habit of using herbs. Here's a list of ten herbs that everyone should have on hand for magical purposes.
Who Is the Cailleach in Celtic Myth and Legend?
Cailleach is known in parts of the Celtic world as the hag, the bringer of storms, the Dark Mother of the winter months. However, she features prominently in mythology and is also a creator goddess.
Spider Mythology from Around the World
Nearly all cultures have some sort of spider mythology, and folktales about these crawly creatures abound - let's look at some spider myths and legends.
9 Magical Tools You Should Know
Ever wonder what you can do with a wand, cauldron, or athame? Trying to figure out what tools you absolutely have to have on your altar? Let's look at some of the most commonly used tools of the Craft.
How to Celebrate Yule, the Winter Solstice
No matter how you celebrate it, the winter solstice is traditionally a time for all kinds of festivities, feasting, and fun. Here's where you'll find all the Yule-related topics rolled into one handy place.
What Do We Mean by Celtic?
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How to Make Magical Black Salt
Some magical traditions incorporate black salt into spellwork and ritual. Here's how you can make your own to use.
10 Sacred Places to Visit in the United States
The British Isles and Europe don't have a monopoly on sacred places. There are a number of sites in the United States that are places of magical energy and power. Learn about ten amazing places in the U.S. that draw natural energy from the earth.
How to Make Gratitude Oil
Looking for a special oil blended for a gratitude ritual? Mix up a batch of this oil that features oils associated with thankfulness and abundance.
Hold a Samhain Ritual to Honor the Animals
Man's relationship with animals has evolved over thousands of years. Where once they were only a source of food, now they are our companions. Take a moment to honor the animal spirits in a ritual for Samhain.
What's Involved in a Pagan Self-Dedication...
Many modern Pagans and Wiccans choose not to be part of a coven or group. Because one of the benefits of joining a group is initiation, if you're practicing as a solitary you may choose to perform a self-dedication rite as a way of declaring yourself to the deities of your tradition.
Prayers to Celebrate the Samhain Sabbat
Are you looking for some simple Samhain prayers to include in your rituals? Try one of these prayers as part of your Samhain celebrations.
Make a Scrying Mirror for Samhain Divination
Scrying is one of the oldest known forms of divination. You can make a scrying mirror and then use it to see what images and messages you may receive.
Meet Bacchus, the Roman God of Wine &...
Bacchus was a Roman god of wine and debauchery. However, he is also identified as a fertility god. Learn more about this well-known god of the vine.
Can You Be a Christian Wiccan?
A reader wants to know if she can practice witchcraft - specifically, Wicca - within a Christian framework. While this probably isn't the best place to get the answer, let's talk about the idea of Christian witchcraft.
Magic, Myths and Legends of the Lunar Eclipse
A lunar eclipse happens fairly regularly - but does it have any magical significance? Let's look at some folklore and legend behind the eclipse of the moon.
How Safe is a Ouija Board?
We've all heard about Ouija boards as a form of divination, as well as the corresponding cautionary tales. Just how safe is it to use a Ouija board?
What Does "So Mote it Be" Mean?
Many people in the Pagan community use the phrase So Mote It Be - but what does this actually mean, and where did it come from?
What God and Goddess Do Pagans Worship?
A reader wants to know which god or goddess is worshiped by modern Pagans. Do they all honor the same deities? Let's look at which gods modern Pagans follow.
Understanding the Triple Goddess of Pagan...
What is the archetype of the Maiden, Mother and Crone in modern Paganism? This triple goddess represents the three phases of a woman's life.
Why Do We Trick-or-Treat?
We all love to trick or treat each year, but how did this custom evolve? Find out what the purpose is behind the tradition -- and how it's bloomed into a multi-million dollar industry!
Do Pagan Religions Have Rules?
Are there any rules involved in Paganism or Wicca, or is it just a magical free-for-all where everyone does as they please? Find out what standards most Wiccan and Pagan groups set for themselves.
Learn About the Basics of Numerology
Many Pagan traditions incorporate the practice of numerology. The basic principles of numerology hold that numbers have spiritual and magical significance.
Is Initiation Required to Be Wiccan?
Some people say you can't be Wiccan unless you're initiated, others believe that anyone can be Wiccan if they want to. So which is it? It all depends on who you ask.
Frog Magic and Folklore
Frogs and toads feature prominently in magical folklore in many societies. These amphibious critters are known for a variety of magical properties, from their ability to help predict the weather, to curing warts to bringing good luck. Let’s look at some of the best known superstitions, omens and folklore surrounding frogs and toads.
Banishing Spells and Folklore
If you've got people in your life that are causing you pain and suffering, you might want to try a bit of magic. These banishing spells are popular in folklore.
What is Shamanism?
Shamanism is a form of magical practice and belief that has been followed for thousands of years. Let's take a look at some of the historical aspects of shamanism, and how indigenous tribes around the globe have practiced it.
Are There Any Celebrity Wiccans or Pagans?
Are there any Hollywood celebrities who are openly Pagan? There are a few, but many more have been the subject of speculation.
Should You Use Body Fluids in Magic?
Although many people in today's magical community find it a bit off-putting, the use of bodily fluids in magic is a long-standing custom in many cultures and traditions. Almost universally, body fluids have been used at some point for their powerful magical properties.
What is a Psychic Medium?
Wondering what we mean when we talk about a psychic medium? Traditionally, a medium is someone who speaks, in one way or another, to the dead.
Tarot Card Spreads & Layouts
There are a variety of spreads, or layouts, that can be used in reading Tarot cards. Try one of these - or try them all! - to see which method is the most accurate for you.
Tarot 101: Learn the Basics
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.
Triple Moon
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5 Things a Good Psychic Will Never Tell You
There are plenty of honest psychics and Tarot readers - but if you hear one of these phrases, you need to reconsider where you're spending your money!
Crafts and Creations for Your Samhain...
Make Samhain craft projects to decorate your home, yard and magical workspace to celebrate the Samhain season.
Discover the Different Types of Pagan Deities
In the wide varieties of Pagan paths, there are deities associated with nearly every season of the year, and every aspect of the human existence. Let's take a look at some of the different types of Pagan deities, and see why they are important to followers of contemporary Pagan religions.
Celebrating the Pagan Beltane Holiday
Beltane is a day to celebrate fertility, fire, and abundance. Learn about the traditions and trends of this Sabbat, how to hold a Maypole Dance, and some great ideas for rituals and celebrations.
5 Easy Samhain Decorations
Looking for some decorating ideas for Samhain, but don't want to spend a fortune? Try some of these simple seasonal ideas to get your house all ready for the Sabbat!
10 Ways to Celebrate Mabon, the Autumn Equinox
Looking for a way to celebrate Mabon, the second harvest Sabbat? Read on for some great ideas for you and your family to observe the autumn equinox.
For Concerned Parents
Your child has suddenly changed her name, started reading some fairly strange things, and doodling pentacles on her notebook. Is there cause for alarm, or is it just a phase she's going through? What if she's serious about Wicca and Paganism -- should you worry?
How to Make Smudge Sticks for Ritual
Smudge sticks are used by many Pagans in ritual and ceremony. While it's certainly convenient to buy them at the store, it's also very easy to make your own - and you get to pick which herbs are in it! Here's how to make a your own smudge sticks to use.
10 Bad Reasons to Become a Pagan
People become Pagans or Wiccans for a variety of reasons. Most of those reasons are pretty good - but if yours appear on this list, you might want to rethink your whole spiritual journey and what you hope to get out of it.
How Does Magic Work?
Most Pagans believe that magic exists and is very real - but how does it work? There are different opinions on what makes it happen.
The Greek Goddess Gaia: Earth Personified
Gaia was known as the life force from which the earth itself was formed. A prominent figure in Greek mythology, Gaia is still honored today.
Are RenFaires Pagan? Nope, But We'll Still Go...
Renaissance Faires and Festivals are always popular in the fall. Although not inherently Pagan, here's why you'll see a lot of us there.
5 Ways to Cleanse or Purify a Sacred Space
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What Should I Use as an Offering to the Gods?
So you want to make an offering to the deity of your tradition -- but what's an appropriate choice? Here are some suggestions for different types of gods, and what's an acceptable offering.
Learn About Basic Divination Methods
Among the many magical belief systems, there are a number of different methods which can be used for divination. Let's take a look at some of the most popularly used tools of divination.
Set Up Your Mabon Altar for the Autumn Equinox
Mabon is a day to celebrate the second harvest and the balance between dark and light. Here are some ideas for dressing up your altar for your Mabon celebrations.
Do Pagans Believe in God?
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Setting Up Your Magical Altar
So you've decided to set up an altar space of your own - awesome! But where do you put stuff? Don't panic - everything you need to know for a basic altar setup is here.
Do Pagans Believe in Spirit Animals?
Some spiritual paths use animals as metaphysical guides. Find out what a power animal is, and why they might appear.
Who Was Brighid, the Hearth Goddess of Ireland?
Brighid is one of the classic triple goddesses of the Celtic pantheon. Many Pagans honor her today as a goddess of the hearth and home, and divination and prophecy.
How to Make Pagan Prayer Beads
In many magical traditions and religious paths, the use of beads can be a meditative and magical exercise. Why not assemble a set of beads that holds meaning to you, and use it in your ritual practice and workings?
Hold an Autumn Full Moon Ritual
Instead of a regular Esbat rite, some Wiccan and Pagan groups tailor their full moon celebrations to the season. This ceremony is designed for a group of at least four people, and can be held during any of the autumn harvest months.
What is the Asatru Pagan Tradition?
The Asatru tradition is a reconstructionist path that focuses on pre-Christian Norse spirituality. The movement began in the 1970s as part of a revival of Germanic paganism, and numerous Asatru groups exist in the United States and other countries.
How to Make a Magical Poppet
A poppet can be as simple or as elaborate as you like -- it all depends on how much time and effort you want to put into it. Learn the basics of how to build a cloth poppet here.
What are the Common Themes of Native American...
Many modern Pagans, particularly in the United States, include various aspects of Native American spirituality in their practice and belief. Although Native American practice and belief does not fall under the same umbrella term as most modern Neopagan religions, let's take a moment to look at some of the common themes found in Native American spirituality.
The Morrighan - Celtic Goddess of War and...
The Morrighan is known as a Celtic war goddess, but there's a lot more to her than that. Learn about this ancient patron of Celtic warriors, and why some Pagans still pay her tribute today.

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