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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.
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.
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?
Celebrating 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.
How to Make a Pot of Wassail for Yule
Although original wassail recipes called for lots of eggs, this one is made up of apple cider and spices. You can make it in your crockpot or on your stove - just let it simmer and enjoy the scent all evening long!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Krampusnacht Celebration?
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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!
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!
The Tradition of Wassailing
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 Pot of Buttered Rum for Yule
There's a lot to be said for a warm cup of buttered rum on a chilly winter night, and this recipe is super-easy to make. Leave the rum out if you like, and give it to your kiddos before they hit the sack on 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.
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.
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.
What Are the 4 Classical Elements in Modern...
Many followers of Wicca and Paganism feel a connection to the four classical elements: earth, air, fire and water. Each connects to a cardinal direction on a compass, and each is associated with a number of different characteristics and attributes.
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.
A Yule Prayer to the Winter Goddess
Take a moment to embrace the chilly, icy weather of winter as Yule approaches, and offer a prayer to the goddess of your tradition.
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!
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.
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?
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.
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.
Counting Your Blessings - A Yule Prayer of Thanks
Feeling thankful for what you have during the holiday season? You should - it's important that we count our blessings each and every day! Here's a prayer for thankfulness at Yule.
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?
A Sunrise Prayer for Yule, the Winter Solstice
Need a prayer for sunrise on Yule? Here's one that celebrates the return of the sun at the winter solstice!
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Celtic Yule Blessing for the Winter Solstice
The Celtic peoples understood the significance of the winter solstice - it meant colder times were still to come. It also meant weeks indoors with family and friends.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 Nordic Yule Blessing for the Winter Solstice
At Yule, set aside those with whom you would normally have conflict. Consider the message of laying down one's arms beneath the mistletoe.
A Yule Prayer for the Beginning of Winter
Take a moment to honor the changes of the season -- even if it's cold and windy! Celebrate Yule with a prayer to mark the beginning of winter.
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?
Hold a Yule Cleansing Ritual for the Winter...
Yule is a time of new beginnings for many people, as the sun returns its light back to the earth. Use this time of year to do a physical cleansing of your personal space.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Surviving Yule with Your Non-Pagan Family
So you're a Pagan and you celebrate Yule, or Winter Solstice... but the rest of your family does Christmas. Here are a few tips for a peaceful and harmonious holiday season.
The Legend of Mithras
Mithras was an early Roman god of the sun, who was born around the time of the winter solstice and then experienced a resurrection around the spring equinox.
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?
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?
An Elemental Blessing for Yule, the Winter...
Call upon the powers of the four classical elements in this simple Yule prayer for the winter solstice.
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 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!
Winter Customs Around the World
The winter holidays are celebrated in a number of ways in different countries -- let's look at winter customs and festivals from around the globe.
Prayer to the Sun God for Yule, the Winter...
Many religions and cultures honor gods of the sun. Send up a prayer to your tradition's solar deities at Yule, the winter solstice.
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?
Make a Batch of Winter Nights Incense for Yule
On those chilly December nights, burn some of this delicious blend of incense -- use it either in Yule rituals, or simply for contemplation and pleasure.
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.
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.
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.
A Sunset Prayer for Yule, the Winter Solstice
Need a prayer for sunset on Yule? Here's one that celebrates the sun's descent on the longest night of the year.
Are There Any Pagan Yule Carols?
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The Magic of Plum Pudding
Looking for a bit of Yule magic to add to your menu? Why not try a traditional plum pudding, which is said to bring good fortune your way in the coming new year?
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.
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.
Hold a Group Ceremony to Honor the Goddess at...
At the winter solstice, some Pagan groups celebrate with a goddess rite -- saying goodbye to the old, and welcoming the new. This ritual is designed for a group of four or more people.
Why in the World Do We Eat Chocolate Santas?
Everyone loves Santa, and everyone loves chocolate... but why on earth do we eat chocolate Santas at Yule time? Who came up with that idea, anyway?
What Does "Blessed Be" Mean?
Definition of the phrase Blessed Be in Pagan and neo-Wiccan lore
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 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 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.
A Prayer for the Old Gods at Yule, the Winter...
Many cultures have honored a variety of deities at Yule. Take a moment to say a prayer to the old gods at the time of the Winter Solstice.
9 Songs for Your Yule Playlist
Looking for some Pagan themed songs for your Yule celebration's playlist? Here is a list of our favorite Yule songs to enjoy during the winter solstice season.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 Moon
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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.
10 Things We Love About the Winter Solstice...
Not sure what's awesome about the winter holiday season? Here are ten reasons to sit back and enjoy the celebrations!
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!
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.
Do Pagans Really Have Ritual Sex?
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Triquetra
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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.
Make a Chocolate Yule Log Dessert
The Yule log is a traditional feature of most winter solstice celebrations. This super-easy recipe uses your favorite chocolate cake recipe as its base, and can be put together ahead of time for your Yule celebration dinner.
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 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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Celebrating Litha, the Summer Solstice
Litha, or Midsummer, is a celebration of the summer solstice. Here's where you'll find links to all kinds of information for this summer sabbat -- crafts, rituals, history and more!
Make a Pot of Sun King Soup for Yule
Celebrate the return of the sun with this tasty soup. It's a savory blend of tomatoes, rosemary and oranges -- the result is magical. It's the perfect warm appetizer for your Yule feast.
What Do We Mean by Celtic?
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Triple Horn of Odin
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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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Snow Prayer for Yule, the Winter Solstice
There's a lot to be said for the beauty of snow. Welcome the white stuff with a prayer reminding us of why we love it.
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.
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.
How to Use Snow in Magical Workings
When winter rolls around, in some parts of the world there is an abundance of snow! If you live in one of those areas, take advantage of snow’s natural properties in your magical endeavors.
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.
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.
Pagan Prayers for All Occasions
Looking for a prayer for a special event or ceremony? Check here for our ever-growing list of Pagan and Wiccan prayers!
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?
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.
What Is a Clairvoyant?
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Triple Spiral - Triskele
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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.
Pentacle
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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.
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!
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.
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.
Daily Tips to Live a Magical Life
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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.
Water
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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?
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 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.
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.
Make a Pipecleaner Pentacle Ornament for Yule
This is a super-easy craft project you can get your kids working on, and have them create a whole bunch of pretty pentacles to hang around your house during the Yule season.
How To Make a Witch's Ladder
The witch's ladder is a magical tool that has been around for a while. You can use it in spellwork, meditation, or for any other sort of ritual working. Learn how to make one with items you probably already have lying around your home!
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.
Yule Legends of the Orkney Standing Stones
There's a magical legend about the standing stones of the Orkney Islands. They do something mystical and amazing during the Yuletide season!
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.
Meet Ra, the Sun God of Ancient Egypt
To the ancient Egyptians, Ra was more than just another god. He was the bringer of life and master of the heavens.
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!
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 Scented Pinecone Ornaments for Yule
The pine cone has long been a symbol of the winter solstice. Make these nature-friendly ornaments to sparkle and shine during your Yule celebration.
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.
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