Finding a patron deity


One of the really interesting things about getting into Paganism is the realization and later understanding that all those gods and goddesses that you might have learned about in school — Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, etc. are still around and kicking. That’s right, those wonderful stories about gods and heroes and legendary tales of monsters and amazing … More Finding a patron deity

Is there a difference between Wicca and Witchcraft? Part 2


Continued from Part 1 As it is currently understood and practiced, Wicca is a newer form of an ancient system and it does possess and blend some ingredients that don’t purely reflect its western and northern and western European roots. We can try to be purists and reconstructionists as much as we want, but there … More Is there a difference between Wicca and Witchcraft? Part 2

Spokes of the Great Wheel: Autumn Equinox


The time of the autumnal equinox is known by various names among different Pagan traditions: Mabon, Alban Elfed, or Harvest Home. The year’s cycle of seasons is divided into four quarters,  marked by the solstices (June 21 and Dec. 21) and the equinoxes (March 22 and Sept. 22) The actual dates may vary as to when the precise … More Spokes of the Great Wheel: Autumn Equinox