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

Raising Witches


I don’t have children of my own. I don’t really know if I ever will. But I do know that if that ever happens, I fully intend to raise them as Witches. *Gasp* I am a member of many Pagan websites, Facebook groups, and message boards. One of the ideas that has always been a common … More Raising Witches

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”

The Top Ten things or comments that irritate me when people don’t understand Witchcraft or Paganism


  Lately, for the past couple of months, I have been asked to edify my position and thoughts on various things and in doing so, I’ve gotten a bit frustrated. Because this is a personal blog, and because it’s easier for me to link people to this blog when I am approached with certain topics, … More The Top Ten things or comments that irritate me when people don’t understand Witchcraft or Paganism

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