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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why Do People Celebrate Ostara, the Spring...
At Ostara, around March 21, the light is equal to the darkness. This is the time of the spring equinox, and is a great time to celebrate the rebirth of the soil and the land. Because of its close association with the Christian Easter holiday, Ostara is known as a time of fertility and abundance.
Celebrating Ostara, the Spring Equinox
Here's where you'll find links to all kinds of articles on Ostara -- rituals, history, crafts, recipes, and more!
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.
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?
9 Healing Herbs for Your Magical Medicine Cabinet
Wondering about the uses of magical herbs in a healing context? If you do your homework and take proper precautions, you can use these 9 herbs for healing.
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.
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.
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.
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 and Gemstones
Many Pagans use crystals and gemstones in workings, because every stone is connected to some aspect of the human experience. Learn about the therapeutic and magical properties of different stones, as well as how they are best used in magical practice.
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.
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?
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 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?
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.
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?
I'm Pagan and Going to Court - Do I Have to...
A Pagan reader wants to know if she has to swear on Bible when she goes to court for jury duty. What are the options available to Pagans and others who don't want to swear on a Bible in a courtroom?
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.
Hold a Simple Solitary Ostara Ritual
Are you welcoming Spring in by yourself? No worries -- here's a simple yet beautiful rite you can perform alone to celebrate the balance of light and dark at Ostara.
Gods & Goddesses of the Spring Equinox
A number of Pagan deities are associated with the spring equinox. No matter what your tradition, chances are good that there's a god or goddess tied in with the Ostara season.
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.
What Does "Blessed Be" Mean?
Definition of the phrase Blessed Be in Pagan and neo-Wiccan lore
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.
10 Things Not To Do If You're Pagan
So you're a practicing Pagan - did you know there are some self-sabotaging behaviors you might be engaging in? Here are ten bad habits you should drop if you're a Pagan.
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.
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.
What is a Psychic Empath?
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
How to Set Up Your Ostara Altar
Spring is here, or at least it's on its way -- now how does that translate into a practical altar set up? Here are some great ideas for items to include on your Ostara altar, when you welcome the spring equinox.
Do Pagans Really Have Ritual Sex?
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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.
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 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?
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.
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.
Patchouli
Herbs have been used for thousands of years, both medicinally and ritually. Every herb has its own unique characteristics, and these properties are what makes the plant special. Learn about the correspondences associated with each of these magical herbs. . Page 21.
Numerology Basics
Many Pagan and Wiccan spiritual traditions incorporate the practice of numerology. The basic principles of numerology hold that numbers have a great deal of spiritual and magical significance. Some numbers are more potent and powerful than others, and combinations of numbers can be developed for magical use.
Make a Magical Herb Wreath
Have you thought about making an herbal wreath for magical purposes? Try some of these useful combinations of herbs to make a magical wreath for your home.
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.
What Is a Clairvoyant?
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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.
How to Work With Pagan Gods
In most Pagan and Wiccan traditions, interaction with the Divine is a key part of the belief system. But how do you know which gods to call upon, particularly if your tradition is an eclectic one with no set guidelines? Learn about the different types of gods, who they are, and when it's appropriate to ask for their assistance.
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.
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.
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.
How to Use the Celtic Cross Spread in Tarot
The Celtic Cross is one of the best known layouts for Tarot readings. Learn how to use this in-depth spread to get answers to your questions.
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.
Triple Moon
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. Page 16.
Cernunnos - 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.
Celebrating the Pagan Beltane Holiday
May 1 is known as May Day to many people, but for a lot of Wiccans and Pagans it's Beltane (our Southern Hemisphere readers celebrate it around October 31 - November 1). It's 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.
What Do We Mean by Celtic?
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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? Does it apply to everyone, or is it just a bunch of fluffy New Age mumbo-jumbo? Let's look at some different interpretations of what the Rule of Three might actually mean.
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 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.
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.
Triple Horn of Odin
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. Page 15.
Do You Think You Lived a Past Life?
Many members of the Pagan and Wiccan communities are interested in past lives and reincarnation. While there’s no official standpoint on past lives (as with many other issues), it’s not uncommon to find Pagans and Wiccans who believe they have experienced past lives. Among those who do, there are often some recurring themes.
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.
Triquetra
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. Page 18.
Celebrating the Pagan Imbolc Sabbat
Here's where you'll find links to all kinds of articles on Imbolc, the celebration of the goddess Brighid -- rituals, history, crafts, recipes, and more!
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?
Rosemary
Rosemary is known for its many magical and culinary uses. What are some of the ways you can use rosemary in your life? Page 9.
A Guide to Using Oils with Magical Properties
Learn the basics of blending your own magical oils. With just a few simple tips, you'll be able to make your own concoctions in no time at all.
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.
What is Paganism?
What is Paganism? Let's look at an explanation of what modern Paganism is, including the Wiccan religion and others.
Learn to Use a Pendulum for Divination
The pendulum is the easiest method of divination. Using a simple weight on a string or chain, it allows you to divine Yes/No answers. Here's how to make your own pendulum and calibrate it for use.
The Storm Moon of March
March rolls in like a lion, and brings with it the Storm Moon. Despite the chill in the air, by the end of the month, the signs of spring and new life are on their way.
How to Find a Pagan Prayer for Any Occasion
Looking for a prayer for a special event or ceremony? Check here for our ever-growing list of Pagan and Wiccan prayers!
5 Ways to Cleanse or Purify a Sacred Space
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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.
How to Use Magical Herbs
Need to do a working but not sure which herbs are appropriate? Check out this list of correspondences -- it's listed by intent, so all you'll need to do is set a goal and then find your herbs!
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!
What Role Does Prayer Play in Paganism?
Prayer is a conversation, sometimes one-sided and sometimes not, between us and the Divine. Although some Pagans pooh-pooh the idea of prayer as being a Christian exercise, many more understand it as a way to take a step closer to our gods.
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.
5 Tips for Solitary Pagans
In modern Paganism and Wicca, there are far more people who practice as solitaries than there are people who have joined covens or established traditions. Here are a few tips to make your solitary practice more successful.
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.
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!
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.
Spring Flower Magic
With spring comes blooms and blossoms everywhere -- learn how you can use some of your garden's loveliest plants in your magical workings.
How to Use a 7-Card Tarot Layout
One of the most popular Tarot layouts in use today is the Seven Card Horseshoe spread. Learn how to lay the cards out and what they mean in the reading.
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.
Magical Workings and the Phases of the Moon
Wondering what magic should be done during the various moon phases? In many magical traditions, timing really does matter. Read here to find out what to do when.
How is the Spring Equinox Celebrated Around the...
Although for Pagans this time of year is known as Ostara, many other cultures and belief systems mark the Spring Equinox. Learn about some of the many celebrations around the world.
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.
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.
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.
Daily Tips to Live a Magical Life
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Magical Correspondence Tables
Looking for some basic magical correspondence tables and lists? Be sure to bookmark this page, which contains links to magical correspondences for gemstones, herbs, colors, and more!
Triple Spiral - Triskele
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. Page 17.
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.
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?
How to Use a Simple 3-Card Tarot Spread
Looking for a quick and simple way of reading Tarot cards? This three card method is perfect for both beginners and more experienced readers.
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 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 Make a Magical Moon Garden
While most people think of their gardens as a place of sun and light, there are a number of plants that thrive nocturnally. Consider planting a magical moon garden, so you can enjoy the benefits of your efforts under a night sky instead.
Offerings 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.
Pentacle
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. Page 10.
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.
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.
Egg Magic, Folklore and Superstitions
In many magical and spiritual systems, the egg is seen as the perfect symbol of life and fertility. This isn't exclusive to NeoPagan beliefs, though.
Celebrating the Roman Matronalia Festival
The ancient Romans, who loved a good festival, set aside March 1 to celebrate the Matronalia. It eventually evolved into Mother's Day, but was originally set aside as a day of honoring a goddess of childbirth and motherhood.
Serpent Magic, Folklore and Symbolism
Snakes have a long and colorful history in folklore and mythology, as well as in magical practice. Let's look at some of the amazing customs surrounding snakes in magic and legend!
Hold a Spring Rebirth Ritual for Ostara
Ostara is the spring equinox, and so is considered a time of rebirth. New life is appearing all around, and so for many Pagans, it's also a time of symbolic rebirth. This ritual
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.
Wolves in Folklore, Legends, and Myths
The wolf is associated with many different aspects throughout the ages. Often seen as terrifying, there are plenty of tales in which the wolf is shown as compassionate and nurturing. Let's look at some of the many wolf stories that have appeared around the world.
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.
Who are Today's Druids?
Who are the modern Druids, and how do they practice their religion? Let's look at some different Druid groups that exist today, and talk about resources for those interested in this spiritual path.
Will I Go to Hell if I Cast Spells?
Many people who discover Paganism come from other religious backgrounds, and some are concerned about the fate of their immortal soul. Do Pagans worry about going to Hell?
Magical Days of the Week
Each day of the week is magical in its own right. Believe it or not, when it comes to magic, the seven days all have very different planetary influences, colors, and other associations.
Prayer to Honor the Goddesses of Spring
This prayer honors the goddesses of spring, from several pantheons, in their many different aspects.
Cerridwen: Keeper of the Cauldron
Cerridwen is known in Welsh mythology as the keeper of the Cauldron of the Underworld in which knowledge and inspiration are brewed. She is considered a goddess of prophetic powers, and because her symbol is the Cauldron, she is an honored goddess in many Wiccan and Pagan traditions.
The Major Arcana
The Major Arcana are the first 22 cards in a Tarot deck, each symbolizing some aspect of the human experience. From the Fool (Card 0) to the World (Card 21), each of these represents some step on the journey through life. Learn about the hidden meanings and symbols found on each of these 22 Tarot Cards, and how they affect a card reading.
2014 Pagan/Wiccan Event and Holiday Calendar
Trying to plan your holidays in advance? There are a number of celebrations for Pagans and Wiccans throughout 2014. Check here for the dates for upcoming Sabbats in both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere, as well as full moon dates.
Celebrate Ostara With Rites and Rituals
Are you looking for rituals to help you celebrate Ostara, the spring equinox? These simple rites and rituals, as well as prayers for the season, will help you welcome back the spring at Ostara.
What is Magical Binding?
Definition of the word. Paganism/Wicca.
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.
Peppermint
Peppermint has many magical and therapeutic properties. Learn about the many different uses of peppermint. Page 8.
Magical Banishing
In some Pagan traditions, banishing can be used to get rid of someone - or something - that you don't want hanging around. Let's look at some of the basics of banishing.
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 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 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.
Is Initation Really Necessary for Me to Be...
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? Well, like many issues in Wicca and modern Paganism, it all depends on who you ask.
Sage
Often called an herb of wisdom, sage can be used in number of ways. Learn about how to use sage for its magical and therapeutic properties. Page 10.
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?
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.
Hold a Ritual To Draw Down the Moon
This beautiful and powerful ritual is one in which the practitioner invokes the Goddess directly into herself (or himself, as the case may be). In some variations of this ritual, a High Priestess (HPs) may go into a trancelike state and speak the words of the Goddess, and in others, it may be a formal monologue calling upon the Goddess in her many forms.
Jar Spells in Folk Magic
Many folk magic traditions use jars, bottles and other containers in spellwork. Here are some basics on how to craft a simple jar spell.
Are Paganism, Wicca, and Witchcraft All the Same?
Are Wicca, Witchcraft and Paganism the same thing? Not exactly. Learn what some of the differences are.
Mugwort
Mugwort is an herb that is found fairly regularly in many modern Pagan magical practices. From its use as an incense, for smudging, or in spellwork, mugwort is a highly versatile - and easy to grow - herb.
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.
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.
Do Pagans Believe in God?
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Take a Cleansing Ritual Bath for Imbolc
Imbolc is known as a time of purification and cleansing. A great way to incorporate this into your magical practice is to take a ritual cleansing bath.
Spellwork for Protection Magic
In many magical traditions, simple workings are done for protection of mind and body. Particularly in folk magic, it was known that a number of workings could be done to keep one's home and property safe.
Pagan Gods and Goddesses of the Moon
People have honored gods and goddesses of the moon for thousands of years. Let's look at some of the lunar deities that have been the source of inspiration and wisdom throughout history.

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