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The Pagan Origins of Santa Claus
Santa Claus may be a Christmas mainstay, but his origins are a blend of early Christian figures and Norse deities.
7 Sacred Plants for Yule, the Winter Solstice
The winter solstice, or Yule, is associated with a number of plants for spiritual purposes. Let's look at seven plants that are sacred to Yule.
Learn About November's Mourning Moon
In November, the Mourning Moon is upon us, and we can use the energy of this moon phase to shed last year's baggage and celebrate new beginnings.
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?
10 Things to Hang on a Pagan Holiday Tree
Are you a Pagan who has a holiday tree? Celebrate the Yule season with ten great items to hang on a Pagan holiday tree!
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.
The History of Pagan Yule, the Winter Solstice
The celebration of Yule at the Winter Solstice goes back hundreds of years. From the hearths of the Celtic tribes to the bonfires of the Norsemen, this winter holiday has been celebrated in many ways.
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.
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!
10 Christmas Customs with Pagan Roots
Did you know that many Christmas customs can trace their roots back to Pagan origins? Here are ten little-known bits of trivia about the Yule season that you might be unaware of.
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.
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.
Have You Been Naughty? You Better Beware the...
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Make a Yule Log to Celebrate Winter Solstice
The Yule log is an ancient tradition, but you can make one for your own family's holiday celebration. Put one together with items you find outside, and include it as part of your Yule ritual.
19 Random Acts of Kindness for the Yule Season
Are you wondering how you can get into the spirit of the Yule season? Helping others can help you. Here are 19 suggestions for random acts of Yuletide kindness.
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.
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.
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.
5 Easy Decorations for Yule, the Winter Solstice
Looking for some decorating ideas for Yule, but don't want to spend a fortune? Try some of these simple ideas to get your house ready for Yule!
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?
Host a Winter Solstice Party for Family &...
Think you might want to host a winter solstice party to celebrate Yule with friends and family? Try these easy tips!
The Myths and Mysteries of Mistletoe
Although today we use it to get a kiss, mistletoe has been traced back to early Greek and Druid ceremonies. What is it that makes mistletoe so special?
How to Magically Shield as Protection
Ever feel like certain people just suck all the energy right out of a room? Learn how to shield, and then these people won't be able to affect you.
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.
How to Decorate Your Yule Altar for the Winter...
Yule falls at the time of the Winter Solstice. Use seasonal concepts and themes to represent the longest night of the year on your Yule altar.
Pagan Rituals to Celebrate Yule, the Winter...
Looking for rites and rituals to celebrate Yule, the winter solstice? Here's our collection of great Yule rituals that can be adapted for solitaries or group practice!
Make a Magical Spell Ornament for Yule
If you're hanging up ornaments for Yule, why not make some of them magical? Use basic craft supplies to create a magical spell ornament for your Yule decorations!
Do I Have to Wait for a Certain Moon Phase to...
Do you have to wait for a certain phase of the moon to do a Tarot reading? Not necessarily - but here some ideas on how specific phases may impact the results.
Odin - Ruler of the Norse Gods
Odin was the mighty ruler of Asgard, and the supreme deity of the Scandinavian pantheon. Many Pagans still honor him today as a god of wealth, wisdom and inspiration.
12 Pagan Prayers for Yule, the Winter Solstice
The winter solstice is a time of reflection, during the darkest and longest night of the year. Why not take a moment to offer up a prayer on Yule?
Can Pagans Have a Holiday Tree at Yule?
Just because you're celebrating Yule instead of Christmas doesn't mean you can't have a tree for the holiday. Here's why a tree is actually a pretty Pagan thing!
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.
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.
Who Are the Deities of the Winter Solstice?
Cultures around the world have celebrated the winter solstice, and each has its own unique set of deities. These are some of the gods and goddesses associated with the holiday of the winter solstice.
Magical Crafts to Make for Yule
There are so many great ways you can decorate your home for the Yule season. Here are some of our favorite winter solstice craft projects to try!
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.
The Legend of the Holly King and the Oak King
In modern Paganism, one of the most popular legends is that of the Oak and Holly Kings. These two archetypes battle as the Wheel of the Year turns, and twice a year, one must relinquish his crown.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What Do the Pentacle/Coins Cards Mean in Tarot?
What does the Ace of Pentacles/Coins mean when it appears in Tarot?
Should You Celebrate Thanksgiving? It's Up to...
A reader has questions about celebrating Thanksgiving. How can he keep his family happy, but still stick to his Pagan ideals and philosophies?
Magical Colors of the Yule Season
During the Yule season, it's not uncommon to see red, green, white and gold everywhere. How can you incorporate the symbolism of these colors into your magical practice?
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.
Celebrate the Full Moon with an Esbat Ritual
In addition to the eight Sabbats, many Pagans celebrate regularly with an Esbat. This ritual can be done at the time of the full moon, either alone or as part of a group.
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.
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.
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.
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.
8 Tips for Celebrating Yule With Kids
Feeling a bit overwhelmed by the holiday season? Here are some suggestions to help celebrate Yule, the winter solstice, with your kids.
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!
Celebrate the Magic of the Full Moon
Looking for ways to celebrate the full moon? Here's a selection of craft ideas, recipes, and rituals that will help you honor the power of the full moon in your spiritual practice.
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.
Make Some Wassail for Yule - and Then Go...
In England, it was traditional for people to visit from house to house, singing songs, and as a reward, they'd be given a cup of wassail. Start a new family ritual, and go out a-wassailing with these traditional songs for Yule!
Hold a Goddess Ritual for Yule, the Winter...
If you're a solitary practitioner, but still wish to hold a goddess-themed ritual for the winter solstice, this rite can be done by a single person.
How to Magically Center
Centering is a technique that many Pagans as a meditation tool, or as the basis of energy work. Learn how to center, and practice until you can do it with ease.
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!
Who is La Befana?
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?
Celebrating the Roman Saturnalia
The ancient Romans had a festival for just about everything, and the winter solstice was no exception. The week-long celebration of Saturnalia was a time of great partying, debauchery, and general revelry.
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?
Who Is the Goddess Isis?
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.
Ritual to Welcome Back the Sun at Yule
The winter solstice is a festival of the sun, so why not celebrate by honoring its return? This simple ritual can be performed by one person or a group.
Magical Moon Phases, Month by Month
Each of the full moons has its own associations with magic and folklore. Here's how to celebrate them appropriately.
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.
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.
Hold a Ritual To Draw Down the Moon
Drawing Down the Moon is a beautiful and powerful ritual in which the practitioner calls upon the Divine, inviting deity to become present. This is one of many versions of the ritual available.
What is Paganism?
What is Paganism? Let's look at an explanation of what modern Paganism is, including the Wiccan religion and others.
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.
What Is a Clairvoyant?
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How to Make Salt Dough Ornaments for Yule
You can make these easy salt dough ornaments to celebrate Yule. Once they've baked, paint them and hang them around your home for Yule!
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?
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.
Who Is the Goddess Hecate?
Hecate has a long history as a goddess, from her days in pre-Olympian times to the present. Originally a goddess of childbirth and fertility, Hecate has evolved into a symbol of magic and sorcery.
What Are Your Legal Rights as a Pagan Parent?
In the United States, Pagan parents have the same rights as parents of any other religion. Here's what you need to know about your legal rights.
What Do We Mean by Celtic?
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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?
Celtic Baby Names - Boy
Looking for a Celtic baby name for your little boy? Many Celtic boys' names emphasis strength, heroism, and masculinity. Here's a collection of names as well as their meanings!
What Do the Sword Cards Mean in the Tarot?
What does the Ace of Swords mean when it appears in Tarot?
Do Pagans Really Have Ritual Sex?
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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.
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?
What Does "Blessed Be" Mean?
Definition of the phrase Blessed Be in Pagan and neo-Wiccan lore
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
10 Magical Gifts to Make for Yule
Looking for some magical ideas to share with your friends at the Yule holidays? Why not put together some of these simple but handy magical goodies? After all, nothing says lovin' like a gift for your coven!
Loki, the Norse Trickster God
Loki was the Norse god who delighted in upsetting the balance of the universe. Learn about Loki and his exploits, and find out why he's actually quite important in the grand scheme of things.
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.
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.
Hogmanay: Scotland's Winter Celebration
In Scotland, the festival of Hogmanay is even more important than Christmas. Evolved from the Pagan celebrations of Yule, Hogmanay is observed at the end of December, just before the New Year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hold a Family Yule Log Ritual to Celebrate the...
If your family enjoys celebration around the holidays, this Yule Log ceremony is a simple one you can perform with or without kids. Welcome the sun back into your lives as you burn your Yule Log.
Celtic Baby Names - Girl
Looking for a Celtic baby name for your little girl? Here's a collection of names as well as their meanings!
10 Great Gifts for Your Pagan Friends
So you've got a Wiccan or Pagan friend, and now you're not sure what's an appropriate gift? Here are ten great ideas to get you started!
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.
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.
10 Things to Stop Doing If You're Pagan
Are you a Pagan with bad habits? Consider these 10 simple things you should stop doing if you're a Pagan.
Yule Customs, Traditions and Folklore
Yule has a long-standing history, from back in the days of Mithras, through the Nordic tribes, and among a number of other cultures. Learn about the meanings, symbolsm, folklore, and traditions of this winter celebration that is observed all over the world.
Mealtime Blessings for Pagans
Many religions say a blessing over their food and drink. The following short prayers can be said before a meal, a Cakes and Ale ceremony, or any other time you like.
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!
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 Celebrate a Winter Full Moon
Instead of a regular Esbat rite, some 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 chilly winter months.
How to Interpret the Tarot Cards in a Reading
Once you've got a pile of Tarot cards down in front of you, how do you interpret the messages within them?
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.
Do Pagans Believe in God?
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Celebrate December's Long Nights Moon
December's cold brings us the Long Nights Moon, which is a good time to evaluate the ordeals and trials in our lives. If you're already made it through the darkness, share your good fortune with others.
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.
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.
A Prayer to the Earth at Yule
At Yule, the earth is cold and dark. Take a moment to honor this dormant time of year with a simple prayer to the earth.
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.
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.
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.
The Irish Legend of Tir na nOg
In the Irish myth cycles, the land of Tir na nOg is the realm of the Otherworld, the place where the Fae lived and heroes visited on quests.
Make a Magical Herbal Sachet for Yule
This herbal sachet is simple to make, and combines some of the most delightful scents of the Yule season. Make small Yule sachets to hang on a tree, or make them a bit larger and give as gifts!
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.
The Legend of Frau Holle
Frau Holle appears in many guises in Scandinavian mythology. Learn about the origins -- and different interpretations -- of this goddess who makes her appearance around Yule each year.
Make a Magical Yule Pomander
Pomanders have been used to add delightful scents to people’s lives since the middle ages. When the Yule season rolls around, why not make fresh pomanders to decorate your home?
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.
How to Prepare for Your First Tarot Reading
Ready to read Tarot cards for a friend, family member, or even a total stranger? There are a few things you should know ahead of time.
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.
More Magical Yule Gifts to Make
If you're living a magical life, why not share the benefits with your friends and family during the holiday season? Try some of our magical gifts ideas to make for Yule.
10 Tips for a Budget-Friendly Yule Celebration
Worried that this Yule could break your bank account? Here are some tried and true tips on how you can save some dough but still have a happy Yule season!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Choosing the Tarot Deck That's Right for You
There are literally thousands of Tarot cards out there to choose from... so how do you know which one to buy?
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.
Triple Moon
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6 Tips for Coping With Yule Season Stress
Yule should be a time of joy and happiness, but for many people it becomes a stress-filled nightmare. Find out how to keep the anxiety in check and have a low-stress Yule holiday season.
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?
How Long Does it Take for a Magic Spell to Work?
So now you've decided to learn about spellwork, and you're ready to do a little magic of your own. How long should you wait before you start seeing the results of your working?
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.
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.
What Do Pagans Wear?
Now that you've discovered Paganism and Wicca, do you have to wear flowing robes and capes? Will your new Wiccan friends disown you and tell you you're not a real Pagan if you wear jeans and a polo shirt?
Do You Have a Magical Animal Familiar?
Some modern Pagans incorporate animal familiars into their spiritual practice. Find out what a familiar is, and learn about the history of familiars in witchcraft.
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Hold a Blessing Ceremony for Your Yule Tree
If your family celebrates Yule with a decorated tree, you may want to consider doing a blessing ritual either when you cut it down or before your decorate it. Here are some tips on how to do both.
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.

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