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10 Things You Didn't Know About Samhain

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.27.2014 | 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...

The I Ching of Magic and Enlightenment

William Horden | Posted 09.09.2014 | Books
William Horden

"The I Ching is the shortest path to two of the deepest of human desires." It was one of those monsoons that infrequently strike Southern California ...

Pioneering Pagan, Polyamory Leader Dies

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.19.2014 | Religion

Pagan leader Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart reportedly died on May 13 surrounded by friends and family, according to updates on her Facebook page and o...

Beltane 2014: Facts, History And Traditions

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.01.2014 | Religion

May 1 marks the Celtic and neopagan festival, Beltane, also referred to as May Day. As spring is underway and summer approaches, many neopagans and Wi...

LOOK: The Magical World Of Tarot

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.28.2014 | Religion

Someone looking for a tarot reading in Brooklyn, New York would not have to search for too long. The city is rich with tarot readers from many bac...

Finally, a Cultural Melting Pot Too Hot for Religious Fundamentalism

Jessica Joseph | Posted 05.28.2014 | Religion
Jessica Joseph

What protects American freedom is exactly the same thing that protects our freedom in sweet T&T-- a brilliantly worded secular constitution, keeping the cultural black hole that is absolutist, supremacist religious/political fundamentalism from swallowing up the rainbow.

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...

Imbolc 2014: Traditions And Rituals To Know

Posted 02.01.2014 | Religion

For many in the U.S., the only 'religious' event taking place this weekend is the Super Bowl. But for pagans and Wiccans, February 2 marks the importa...

Possibility Pods on Winter Solstice 2014

Grove Harris | Posted 02.20.2014 | Religion
Grove Harris

Winter solstice is a time to honor the dark, and also celebrate the returning light.

Antonia Blumberg

Celebrate The Winter Solstice With Los Angeles' Own Eco-Pagans

HuffingtonPost.com | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

When it rains in Los Angeles, few Angelenos would describe it as the patient hand of some sky goddess, brushing away the thick webs of smog. Nonet...

Ancient Pagan Ritual Still Being Practiced Today

Global Yodel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Global Yodel

In the transition from hunting and gathering to tweeting and posting, what did we lose? That's what Charles Fréger set out to explore in his photo series Wilder Mann, a study of the costumes used in pagan rituals still practiced today in Europe.

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...

God Hirself: A Theology

T. Thorn Coyle | Posted 11.30.2013 | Religion
T. Thorn Coyle

The Star Goddess breathes out and everything rises. The Star Goddess breathes in, and all things contract. Her breath, the breath of the Limitless, in...

On Not Wearing Black

Annie Finch | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Annie Finch

I found myself embarking on spiritual journeys I'd never expected to take, exploring new avenues of healing and strength with very little of the old fear and depression to hold me back.

Summer Solstice 2013: Hold Up to the Sun Your Heart

Teo Bishop | Posted 08.21.2013 | Religion
Teo Bishop

I hold up to the sun my heart, that the bright light on the Summer Solstice might fill it with the spirit of life and vitality. I hold up to the su...

PAN! The Universal Call of the African Drum

Jessica Joseph | Posted 07.13.2013 | Entertainment
Jessica Joseph

The film tells the story of the notoriously ingenious, multicultural people of Trinidad and Tobago, who fought to hold on to their African drum and in the process created the steel-pan, the only new instrument to be invented in the 20th century.

A New Witch In Town: The Real Beautiful Creatures

Annie Finch | Posted 04.22.2013 | Religion
Annie Finch

At least books and films such as "Harry Potter" and "Beautiful Creatures" have started to bring the popular image of the witch beyond the realm of the 16th-century pointed hat. But now it's time to move forward still further into the 21st century.

The Practice Of Prayer

T. Thorn Coyle | Posted 03.27.2013 | Religion
T. Thorn Coyle

For me, prayer is a form of connection. Whether that connection is to deity, to the cosmos, or to something else doesn't really matter. What matters to me, and makes a difference in my life, is the practice of presence that prayer brings.

Winter Solstice 2012: Time for New Alignment

Grove Harris | Posted 02.20.2013 | Religion
Grove Harris

What if the universe is conspiring towards a great turning? What if we decide to act as if that's true? There is reason to hope, to awaken, and to be open to a new alignment. Blessed be.

Yule: Be The Light Of The Returning Sun

Teo Bishop | Posted 02.19.2013 | Religion
Teo Bishop

I would like for us to redeem ourselves to each other, to come to terms with the distance we put between us and our neighbors, to release ourselves from indifference, to recognize that our lives are indelibly interconnected.

Samhain: May The Silence Open Your Heart

Teo Bishop | Posted 12.30.2012 | Religion
Teo Bishop

In the silence of Samhain, the silence we choose for ourselves and that we incorporate into our observance of the High Day, we enter into deeper relationship with all that is and has been.

Autumn Equinox: May You Pray With A Good Fire

Teo Bishop | Posted 11.21.2012 | Religion
Teo Bishop

In the coming months, the light of the sky shall wane. The darkness will stretch out over the day, and if you are not steadfast in the lighting of your own fire, the winter will be difficult to bear.

Should Christians Fear Paganism?

John Shore | Posted 09.15.2012 | Religion
John Shore

"I recently stumbled upon a few pagan blogs via a friend of mine, and the stuff there greatly freaked me out. Is this stuff real, and something I should stay far away from?"

Every Conceivable Jesus: A Review of "Jesus Through Pagan Eyes"

Teo Bishop | Posted 08.26.2012 | Religion
Teo Bishop

Jesus not only exists in the hearts and minds of the faithful, but he is also a useful point of entry for conversations about different expressions of faith, experiences of divinity with people from many different religious traditions.