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Patti Wigington

Updated Articles and Resources

By Patti Wigington

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Celtic Baby Names - Boy Created: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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!"
    • Samhain History Created: Wednesday, May 09, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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.
    • Black Magic Created: Monday, March 26, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Wondering what people really mean when they talk about black magic? Here's a basic definition!
    • 2013 Pagan/Wiccan Calendar Created: Sunday, December 16, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Trying to plan your holidays in advance? There are a number of celebrations for Pagans and Wiccans throughout 2013. Check here for the dates for upcoming Sabbats in both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere, as well as full moon dates.
    • How To Find a Coven Created: Sunday, May 13, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      What is a coven, and what are some of the benefits and pitfalls of joining one? Learn about coven dynamics, and most importantly, where to meet the people whose groups you want to join.
    • How To Keep Your Tarot Cards Safe Created: Friday, September 28, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Now that you've found the Tarot deck that's right for you, there are a few things you should do to keep your cards not only physically safe, but also to shield them from negative energy.
    • Romani Magic and Folklore Created: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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
    • Consecrated Water for Ritual Created: Thursday, September 13, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      If your tradition calls for the use of consecrated water or holy water prior to or during ritual, here are some ways you can prepare your own.
    • 6 Questions to Ask Before You Join A Pagan Group Created: Sunday, May 13, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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:
    • The Four Classical Elements Created: Thursday, May 03, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      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 ...
    • How To Hold a Family Abundance Rite for Beltane Created: Thursday, April 24, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Some parents may not be comfortable with the phallic fertility images so often found at Beltane. If you're looking for a way to celebrate this Sabbat with kids that focuses more on abundance and less on sexuality, try this simple planting ceremony instead.
    • Miscellaneous Magical Herbs & Plants Created: Thursday, February 06, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Looking for magical herbs and plants you can incorporate into your workings? Check out this list of miscellaneous woods, plants and flowers that all have magical properties.
    • Frankincense Created: Sunday, April 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Frankincense is a resin found in many spiritual rites and rituals. Learn how frankincense has been used for thousands of years.
    • Onion Magic: Make a Magical Onion Braid Created: Friday, July 11, 2008 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Onions are often associated with protective magic and the early harvest. Make a magical onion braid to celebrate the season of Lammas!
    • Magical Herb Use Created: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      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!
    • Opening Your Third Eye Created: Sunday, April 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Are you worried that your third eye might be blocked? Here's how you can tell if your third eye is blocked, and how you can open it back up again.
    • Pagan Gods and Goddesses Created: Friday, August 07, 2009 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      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 m...
    • Why Would a Pagan Have a Bible? Created: Friday, January 06, 2012 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      A reader got chastised by a friend for owning a Christian Bible - and now he wants to know if he should keep it or not. Let's talk about some of the issues in this situation.
    • The Magical Moon Garden Created: Friday, March 21, 2008 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      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.
    • Blood Moon Created: Friday, July 13, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      October's Blood Moon brings with it cool, clear nights and the knowledge that winter is around the corner. It's also a time for spiritual growth, because it's when the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest.
    • Candle Magic 101: An Introduction to Candle Magic Created: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Many Wiccans and 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.
    • How To Hold a Naming Ceremony for Your Baby Created: Monday, June 18, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Few things in life are as important as one's name, and for Pagan families, a naming ceremony is a joyful alternative to traditional baptisms.
    • Basic Principles and Concepts of Wicca Created: Tuesday, July 03, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      There's a lot of information out there about Wicca, and if you're just beginning your studies, it's hard to get a good handle on what is what. While each Wiccan tradition or group may have its own ...
    • Bacchus, Roman God of Wine and Fertility Created: Thursday, June 18, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Bacchus was a Roman god of wine and debauchery. However, he is also identified as a fertility god. Learn more about this well-known god of the vine.
    • Make a Floral Crown for Beltane Created: Wednesday, April 02, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Beltane is a great time for celebrating spring flowers, so before you head off to the Maypole Dance, take a minute to put together one of these simple but lovely floral crowns!
    • How To Make a Book of Shadows Created: Thursday, May 03, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      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.
    • What Are the Differences Between Paganism, Wicca and Witchcraft? Created: Thursday, May 03, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Are Wicca, Witchcraft and Paganism the same thing? Not exactly. Learn what some of the differences are.
    • Celebrating the Sacred Masculine Created: Monday, July 23, 2012 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      While many Pagan traditions honor a goddess and the sacred feminine, there are plenty of traditions that celebrate masculinity and manhood, primarily based on male archetypes. Let's look at some of the ways that modern Pagans pay tribute to the sacred masculine.
    • Columbus, Ohio Created: Saturday, January 08, 2011 Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014
      Are you part of a coven that is accepting new members? Here's where you can list your contact information, and let other readers know a little about your group. If you're a seeker, check to find ou...
    • 5 Mistakes New Pagans Make - and How To Avoid Them Created: Friday, March 23, 2012 Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014
      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, Witchcraft or Paganism? Created: Wednesday, May 09, 2007 Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014
      What's the difference between Wicca, Witchcraft and Paganism? Or are they all just the same thing with different names?
    • How Do Pagans Feel About Environmental Issues? Created: Wednesday, May 09, 2007 Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014
      Are all Pagans just a bunch of tree-hugging dirt worshipers? Or are they more than that, getting involved in "green" issues such as recycling, global warming, and the fight to save species from extinction?

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