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Researchers May Have Found An Ancient Sanctuary To Pagan God Pan

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.29.2016 | Religion

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 | Weird News

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 | Religion
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 | Religion

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 | Religion

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 | Religion
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 | Religion

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 | Religion

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 | Religion

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 02.13.2016 | Entertainment
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 | Religion

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 02.03.2016 | Religion
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 | Religion

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 | Religion

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 | Religion

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 | Religion

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 01.12.2016 | Religion
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 12.17.2015 | Religion

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 | Religion

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...

Pagan Animist

Twila York | Posted 11.18.2015 | Religion
Twila York

I am a Pagan Animist. A simple classification for me but let me explain what that is. I am an animist and I believe that the entire universe and all t...

New Anthology Celebrates The Foremothers Of The Women's Spirituality Movement

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.10.2015 | Religion

From meditation circles to sacred retreats, women today have endless opportunities to congregate with one another and develop their spiritual lives. T...

What If Every Day Was a Parliament of the World's Religions?

John Halstead | Posted 10.22.2015 | Religion
John Halstead

For five days members of the most diverse religions not only co-existed, but created community together. How was this possible? There was no proselytizing. And the conversation was intentionally inclusive.

We're Not All Witches: An Introduction to Neo-Paganism

John Halstead | Posted 10.02.2015 | Religion
John Halstead

A lot of the coverage of Paganism tends to be sensationalist and tends to focus on Witchcraft and Wicca. But not all Pagans are Witches or Wiccans.

Daily Meditation: The River Is Flowing

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.24.2015 | Religion

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

Daily Meditation: Discovering Our Roots

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.13.2015 | Religion

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