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5 Mistakes New Pagans Make (and How to Avoid...
Wondering about some of the common mistakes that new Pagans make? Here are some of the five most recognizable - and what you can do to avoid making them yourself!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
Isis: Mother Goddess of Ancient Egypt
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.
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 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?
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.
What is an Animal Familiar?
Some modern Pagans and Wiccans incorporate an animal familiar into their spritual practice. Find out what a familiar is, and learn about the history of familiars in witchcraft.
How to 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.
Do Pagans Really Have Ritual Sex?
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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?
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.
What Does "Blessed Be" Mean?
Definition of the phrase Blessed Be in Pagan and neo-Wiccan lore
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 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 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.
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 the Krampusnacht Celebration?
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What Is a Clairvoyant?
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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.
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.
The Rule of Three
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.
Where Did Tarot Cards Come From?
Today, many of us use Tarot for divination. Believe it or not, Tarot originally started as a European parlor game. Let's look at how it became a divinatory tool instead.
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.
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.
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.
Tarot Card Spreads
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'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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
What Do We Mean by Celtic?
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Water
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 19.
9 Magical Tools You Should Know
Ever wonder what you can do with a wand, cauldron, or athame? Trying to figure out what tools you absolutely have to have on your altar? Let's look at some of the most commonly used tools of the Craft.
How to 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.
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.
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 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.
Daily Tips to Live a Magical Life
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What is Paganism?
What is Paganism? Let's look at an explanation of what modern Paganism is, including the Wiccan religion and others.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Perform a Pagan Ceremony to Celebrate the New...
In some traditions, the appearance of the New Moon each month is even more important than the night of the Full Moon. This ritual is a very basic one that can be done either as a solitary or as part of a group. The welcoming theme makes it a good one to use if you're teaching young children about Pagan and Wiccan spirituality.
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.
How Should Pagans Celebrate Thanksgiving?
A reader is concerned about offending his family - as a Pagan, he opposes the American celebration of Thanksgiving and sees it instead as a symbol of the oppression of Native tribes. How can he keep his family happy, but still stick to his Pagan ideals and philosophies?
Make an Athame - Tips for Making an Athame
Many Pagans choose to make their own athame, or ceremonial knife. Here are some tips to keep in mind if you decide to craft your own.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Read the Romany Tarot Card Spread
If you're reading Tarot cards, one of the easiest spreads to use is the Romany layout. This 21-card spread helps give a glimpse into the past, present and future of a situation.
Bridget Bishop, First to Die in the Salem Witch...
Bridget Bishop was the first person to die in the Salem witch trials of 1692. Learn about why this woman was singled out and accused of witchcraft.
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.
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.
Celebrating Samhain, the Witches' New Year
Some people celebrate it as Halloween, but for Pagans, October 31 is typically known as Samhain. It's the old Celtic new year - sometimes called the Witches' New Year - and it's a time for honoring those who have crossed over into the spirit world.
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
How to Find a Reputable Psychic
Whether you're looking for a Tarot card reader, a medium, someone to give some basic advice, or just entertainment, finding a psychic can be tricky. Here's how to find a psychic who's honest and reputable.
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.
What is Magical Binding?
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Hecate's Wheel
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 8.
6 Questions to Ask Before You Join a Pagan Group
You’ve found the Pagan group, Wiccan coven, or other group that you think is right for you. Before you say yes, be sure to ask the following questions:
Tarot Cards and Their Meanings
Want to learn about the Major Arcana and the four suits of the Tarot? Here's where you'll find information on all the cards in a standard Tarot deck!
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.
What is the Cone of Power in Magic?
You may hear about the cone of power as you learn more about Paganism - but what it is, and why would you want to use one?
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.
Athena, Greek Goddess of Wisdom and War
In addition to being a deity of wisdom, she also was a patron of the warrior, and a daughter of mighty Zeus. Learn more about Athena.
How to Prevent Psychic or Magical Attacks
Want to prevent magical or psychic attacks from happening? Here are some tips - both magical and mundane - to help you prevent magical or psychic attacks.
Learn About the Magic of the Romani People
The Rom people of Europe have a rich and complex tradition of magic and folklore. Learn about some of their different beliefs - and why what is marketed as
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
The Wiccan Rede
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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.
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.
Can I Make My Own Tarot Cards?
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