The Origin of Halloween Customs and Traditions: The Jack O’Lantern


I’ve written previous blog articles about the origins of the Halloween Witch and the explanation for why October 31st is the time between the worlds. Now, I’d like to address some of the confusion and fun with the origins of various holiday customs surrounding Halloween, starting with the Jack O’Lantern. First, a bit of history: … More The Origin of Halloween Customs and Traditions: The Jack O’Lantern

Exodus 22:18 Meant It When It Said “Witch”


For many years now I have seen people in the Pagan/Wiccan community offering an interpretation of a particular verse in the bible that talks about Witches. The verse is Exodus 22:18 and it says: “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.” (King James Version) The popular counter argument is that this was a mistranslation, … More Exodus 22:18 Meant It When It Said “Witch”

Samhain and ancestors


October 31st. It never fails that around this time of year, the pictures of witches and black cats and ghouls come to everyone’s awareness.  Witches take pride and joy in being more open with their practices and spirituality. The end of October almost heralds a season of ‘the truth about Witchcraft’ to the general public. … More Samhain and ancestors

Who is Ophiuchus and why is he messing with my zodiac?


This is a fair question but it’s not really Ophiuchus who is doing this. It’s a bunch of folks who aren’t astrologers including him in something that isn’t western astrology, and then saying it is. Ophiuchus is a constellation. He’s not new as he’s been around a very long time, but he isn’t included in … More Who is Ophiuchus and why is he messing with my zodiac?