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The Magical History Of Yule, The Pagan Winter Solstice Celebration

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.22.2016 | Home

In 2016, the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere will begin on Wednesday, December 21 at 5:44 EST. To calculate the turning point in your time ...

Why Thousands Of Pagans Gather At Stonehenge For The Winter Solstice

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.16.2016 | Home

While some are buying presents and trimming their tree for Christmas, a very different kind of spiritual celebration gets underway every year at Stone...

Samhain 2016: Traditions And Rituals For The Pagan New Year

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.28.2016 | Home

In late October and early November, many witches, Wiccans and other pagans around the globe celebrate Samhain, believed to be an ancient Celtic festiv...

Salem Witch Explains Why Feminism Drew Her To The Craft

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.18.2016 | Home

With Halloween just around the corner, Newsy’s Noor Tagouri took a trip to Salem, Massachusetts ― home of America’s 17th century witch trials ...

This Wiccan Is Voting For Hillary

Courtney Weber | Posted 11.03.2016 | Home
Courtney Weber

“Wait. You guys vote?” my Christian classmate had asked, as though I and all other Wiccans spawn from caves. Yes, I’d explained. Wiccans do vote...

Pagan Worship Sites Prove Spirituality Doesn't Need Four Walls

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.15.2016 | Home

Paganism may seem like the stuff of legends and folklore, but for thousands of practitioners around the globe it is a living, breathing religion. The ...

Researchers May Have Found An Ancient Sanctuary To Pagan God Pan

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.29.2016 | Home

Archaeologists in northern Israel have uncovered a massive Roman-era gate they believe may have served as an entrance to an ancient pagan compound. Th...

Will A Mass Witch Hex Really Make Brock Turner Impotent?

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.10.2016 | Home

Many people are cursing the light sentence given to convicted Stanford rapist Brock Turner. Some people are also hexing him. On Tuesday night, witches...

Job Seeking Advice for Pagans

Twila York | Posted 05.31.2016 | Home
Twila York

Job searching is a dreaded responsibility which all of us have had to face at some point. When you are Pagan the dread increases.

What Not To Say When You Meet Someone Who Is Pagan

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.27.2016 | Home

The word "pagan" carries undeniably negative connotations. Dating back to the initial spread of Christianity, pagans were those who continued worshipp...

This Is How Pagans Celebrate May Day

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.29.2016 | Home

May 1 marks the Celtic festival of Beltane, also referred to as May Day, which many neopagans and Wiccans around the world observe to celebrate the on...

A Witch Looks at Easter

Courtney Weber | Posted 03.25.2016 | Home
Courtney Weber

"A Witch guest during Holy Week? Getting worried about this show..." tweeted a regular listener. It was a British radio show and I, a Wiccan Priestess, was the special guest this past Tuesday.

7 Ways To Give Your Spiritual Life A Spring Cleaning This Year

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.17.2016 | Home

The spring equinox in the Northern Hemisphere falls on Sunday March 20, this year, marking the time when the sun passes over the celestial equator. It...

Ostara 2016: Facts And Traditions Of The Wiccan Spring Equinox Celebration

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.17.2016 | Home

The spring equinox in the Northern Hemisphere falls on Sunday March 20 this year, marking the time when the sun passes over the celestial equator. Wic...

How A 'New World' Would Look To One Of The Most Famous Pagans Alive

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.24.2016 | Home

The average writing day for pagan author Starhawk seems apt for someone whose spirituality is embedded in the magical qualities of nature. The 64-year...

The Tangled, Feminine History of 'The Witch'

Brunonia Barry | Posted 02.12.2017 | Home
Brunonia Barry

In the media these days, as in Salem itself, one can't swing a figurative black cat without hitting a witch, and the depictions of those witches are often poor enough to make The Witches Education League take notice. With the recent publicity about Proctor's Ledge, Salem's true hanging ground that has gone unrecognized for centuries, even more attention has been paid to the already saturated Witch City, so it was with trepidation that I attended a pre-screening of "The Witch," writer-director Robert Eggers' feature debut that was previewed recently for a few writers and historians at the Salem Cinema. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised.

11 Powerful Goddesses From Around The World To Invoke In Your Life

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.08.2016 | Home

Goddesses, or female representations of the divine, can be found in religious traditions the world over. They hold places of importance in Hinduism, B...

Remembering the Light: Celebrating Imbolc

Lauren Castro | Posted 02.03.2017 | Home
Lauren Castro

Imbolc is one of the eight sabbats in the Wheel of the Year, the cycle of seasonal holidays pagans celebrate. Imbolc is between the winter solstice celebration, Yule, and the spring equinox sabbat, Ostara.

Here's Why Couples Tie Their Hands Together During Pagan Weddings

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home

Weddings hold a place of sacred importance in many spiritual traditions. They are rites of passage, marking a new chapter in a person's life. In conte...

Daily Meditation: Blessed Imbolc

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Imbolc 2016: Facts, Dates, Traditions And Rituals To Know

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home

For many in the U.S., the only 'religious' event this time of year is the Super Bowl. But for many pagans and Wiccans, February 2 marks the important ...

This Is What An 'Urban Coven' Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.26.2016 | Home

On Saturday night, close to a thousand women gathered at the eastern entrance of Los Angeles' Griffith Park. At the stroke of seven, they made their w...

Why I Don't Like the Word Nature

Laura Pustarfi Reddick | Posted 01.11.2017 | Home
Laura Pustarfi Reddick

I'm a Pagan. And I don't like to use the word nature. While many might call Paganism nature-based, I prefer the term earth-based. Nature simply leav...

What Christians And Pagans Have In Common During The Holidays

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.15.2017 | Home

Many of the symbols that modern-day Christians associate with Christmas have pagan roots. The Yule log, the Christmas tree, the use of candlelight, an...

Winter Solstice 2015: Shortest Day Of The Year Celebrated As Pagan Yule

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.16.2015 | Home

In 2015, the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere will begin on Dec. 22 at 4:48 a.m. UTC. To calculate the turning point in your time zone, clic...