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Cheryl Carlesimo | Posted 03.18.2017 | Taste
Cheryl Carlesimo

The Irish and the Italians were both large Catholic immigrant groups. And in my parents' case, they also had ten children of their own! Pete called Lucy "Red" which never made sense to us kids since our mother was a blonde. Ah, but Lucy had been a stunning redhead when Pete met her! Lucy called Pete "Barney." Something to do with Barney Google apparently.

A Merry Pagan Christmas!

Philip Greywolf Shallcrass | Posted 12.21.2016 | Religion
Philip Greywolf Shallcrass

Pagans, more-or-less by definition, are not Christians, so why would we celebrate Christmas? Well, followers of paths such as Druidry, Wicca, Heathenism, etc., mostly live in countries that are nominally Christian, and in which Christmas is a pretty big deal. So most Pagans celebrate Christmas in the same way that most Christians do, as a festival of consumerism, over-eating, family gatherings, gift-giving and office parties.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Samhain

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.30.2014 | Religion

In late October and early November, many Pagans and Wiccans around the globe celebrate Samhain, believed to be an ancient Celtic festival in celebrati...

Sondra Radvanovsky and Jamie Barton Shine in New Production of Norma at San Francisco Opera

Sean Martinfield | Posted 11.10.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

The production elements are not heaven sent. The set designs of David Korins are clever, but confusing and cluttered. The Kong-size doors, the ready abundance of knives, spears and scythes, keep the eyes very busy and the questions coming.

The Great Migration From Life Through Death

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 05.15.2014 | Religion
Molly Alexander Darden

"I'm going on a journey soon, by myself." -- John R. Fenn, Jr. With my older brother's passing recently, my thoughts have turned to death itself; wha...

Celebrating Wicked: Samhain 2013

Grove Harris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Grove Harris

The 10th anniversary of mega-hit Broadway musical Wicked is in full swing this Samhain- perfect timing.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Samhain

Posted 10.29.2013 | Religion

Autumn has arrived, and with it comes the advent of Samhain, a Gaelic holiday celebrated by Pagans and Wiccans, which is the year's third and final ha...

You Can Land A Job At Stonehenge

Posted 04.20.2013 | Weird News

Are you cool with the Druids? You'll need to be if you're going to apply to be the general manager of Stonehenge. For the first time, English Herit...

Newspaper Fires Editor For Secret Society Conflict Of Interest

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.18.2013 | College

The Pitt News, a student newspaper at the University of Pittsburgh, fired one of its editors this week over his connection to a secret society on camp...

Stonehenge Mystery Explained By Sound Illusion, Archaeologist Says

Posted 02.17.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 02/16/2012 06:16 PM EST on LiveScience Theories about the purpose of Stonehenge rang...

PHOTOS: Winter Solstice At Stonehenge

Posted 12.23.2011 | Home

Druids, pagans and revelers gathered at the Salisbury Plain site to watch the sunrise on the shortest day of the year. To see more great photograph...

Elizabeth Cunningham's Red-Robed Priestess

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 01.16.2012 | Home
Dr. Susan Corso

Red-Robed Priestess is Maeve Rhuad's last adventure. And oh, what an adventure it is! As I'm sure you know, I've been a fan of Maeve Rhuad for a long,...

Trick-or-Treat? Halloween and Druids are Holy and Tax-Exempt

Blake Bromley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Blake Bromley

On some not-too-distant Halloween, or Samhain to your Druid friends, Canadians might be tempted to claim a charitable donation tax credit for the cost of those Twizzlers and Twix.

A Tribute To Neopagan Visionary Isaac Bonewits (1949-2010)

Wes Isley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Wes Isley

I see something refreshing in Bonewits' unconventional and daring life, a life that helped redefine what it means to be a spiritual person in this modern world. Thank you, Isaac.

Saint Patrick and the Snakes

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Weigant

By bringing Christianity to so many of the Irish people, Patrick was a major instrument of Christianity supplanting the Druids. And, by doing so, Patrick "drove the snakes into the sea" in a metaphorical way.

The Inbox Stuffer: Five Articles To Read Over the Holidays

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

In an information age it's so much more useful (not to mention fun) to expand our loved one's minds - rather than their cupboards - by sending them a list of our favorite readings.

Halloween: A Hidden History

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kenneth C. Davis

Halloween is deeply rooted in myths -- ancient stories that explain the seasons and the mysteries of life and death.

Herbal Holiday Traditions

Brigitte Mars | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brigitte Mars

Winter holidays bring traditions from at least half a dozen world cultures, blended over the centuries. Here are a few herbal allies that have a place in our homes this time of year.

Slane Castle: Rock Stars and Romance

Teresa Rodriguez Williamson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Teresa Rodriguez Williamson

When Lord Henry is not booking international bands to perform on his front lawn or managing the castle, you can find him and his son in the cellar creating Irish whiskey.