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Enough With the 'War on Christmas'

Martha Burk | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

Celebrate as you will -- Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, something else or nothing at all. But to paraphrase Bernie Sanders, "enough with your damn war on Christmas." Can we just have some peace on earth and lay this phony war to rest in peace?

Pagans Celebrate Autumnal Equinox With Public Rituals

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.23.2015 | Religion

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (RNS) Founded in the 1990s, the Pagan Pride Project aims to “foster pride in Pagan identity,” according to the organi...

What The Pope And Thousands of Pagans Have In Common

John Halstead | Posted 06.17.2015 | Religion
John Halstead

The causes of our environmental crisis are more complex than any single religion. We can neither vilify Christianity, nor idealize ancient pagan religions.

The Future Of Paganism

Courtney Weber | Posted 05.07.2015 | Religion
Courtney Weber

We cannot tell the future of Paganism any more that one can tell the future of a small child. Traces of that child's future may be evident through their budding personality and family resources, but the world has a lot of things it will eventually offer the child--both beautiful and harmful.

The Truth About Pagan Sex Rituals

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 02.16.2015 | Religion

Many branches of modern paganism are steeped in natural and embodied practices, but the truth about where sex and sexuality play into these rituals is...

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...

Children Of Pagan Families Don't Always Stick With The Faith

Religion News Service | Cathy Lynn Grossman | Posted 08.02.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Oh, the kids. They don’t know the history. They don’t know how hard it was in the old days. And many ditch their spiritual upbringing for...

Arkansas Mayor Blocks Pagan Temple From Opening

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.19.2014 | Religion

Bertram and Felicia Dahl initially got a supportive response from the local government of Beebe, Arkansas, when they announced their intentions to ope...

The Lost Children of Alexander the Great: A Journey to the Pagan Kalash People of Pakistan

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 04.23.2014 | Travel
Brian Glyn Williams

In 2010 I and a friend, Adam Sulkowski, made a journey to the snow-capped Hindu Kush in search of this ancient European pagan people living in an unstable Muslim country. This is our story.

What You Need To Know About Paganism

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.09.2014 | Religion

With evil witches and flying wizards dominating entertainment media, it's no wonder there is such confusion about paganism and Wicca. These real, live...

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...

Three Times a Lady: Tales With Triple Witches

Pamela J. Grossman | Posted 11.18.2013 | Religion
Pamela J. Grossman

Three magical women are captivating, because they transcend the simple positive/negative dichotomy. They aren't enemies in a "good witch" v. "bad witch" scenario, but are a force to be reckoned with as a collective.

The Year of the Witch

Pamela J. Grossman | Posted 09.14.2013 | Religion
Pamela J. Grossman

The archetype of the witch is long overdue for celebration. Daughters, mothers, queens, virgins, wives, et al. derive meaning from their relation to another person. Witches, on the other hand, have power on their own terms. They have agency. They create. They praise.

How I Connect With Prophet Muhammad

Mike Ghouse | Posted 03.27.2013 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

I don't wear clothes like him, eat like him or live like him. But when it comes to respecting fellow beings, nurturing goodwill, mitigating conflicts, forgiving others and building cohesive societies, I can relate.

Why Stonehenge May Have Made Ancient Pagans Feel 'Different'

Posted 05.03.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/03/2012 08:20 AM EDT on LiveScience The stone slabs of England's Stonehenge may have been...

PHOTOS: Winter Solstice At Stonehenge

Posted 12.23.2011 | World

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 photog...

PHOTOS: New Agers, Neo-Pagans Mark Summer Solstice At Stonehenge

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.21.2011 | World

LONDON (AP) — A damp overcast morning has failed to deter thousands of people gathered at Stonehenge to celebrate the summer solstice. (Scroll down ...

America's Largest Free Pagan Festival

Maryland Heights, MO Patch | Posted 08.10.2011 | Religion

Somewhere in Maryland Heights, a beautiful blonde's admiring husband watches her rehearse for her first daytime public belly dance performance. Elsewh...

Honoring The Elements: The Pagan Roots of Religion

Elizabeth Cunningham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Elizabeth Cunningham

Instead of regarding the elements as our enemies, something to harness, subdue, exploit or escape, maybe it is time to start honoring them again, restoring them, learning from them, aligning with them.

Christmas Myths: Why December 25th?

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

Almost everything we love and cherish about Christmas comes from a time before Christianity. So here's the real first Christmas question: Why all the fuss over December 25?