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Southern New Hampshire Pagan Pride Day at Spiral Nature

Southern New Hampshire Pagan Pride Day 2018

Every face I passed at the Southern New Hampshire Pagan Pride Day had a friendly smile, and with an energy of love, community, and pride.
WITCHfest North photo by Monica Bodirsky, st Spiral Nature

Building community: Approaching WITCHfest North 2018

WITCHfest North was created by a small group of volunteers putting together a celebration of witches, Wiccans, Pagans, and women in the arts.
Hampstead Heath, photo by Olivier

Pagan heritage: Connecting to your roots and finding common ground

My understanding of my Pagan heritage is something that has changed, evolved, and grown over the years, and I'm sure it will continue to do so.
Long way home: Hail and Horn Gathering 2018 at Spiral Nature

Long way home: Hail and Horn Gathering 2018

I attended the Hail and Horn Gathering at Raven’s Knoll campground and came away renewed, my Heathen faith enriched in more ways than I thought possible.

Trancework in groups: Accessing mutual imagination

Behind us is the ragged cliff face where we descended down a steep and narrow goat trail. Before us, there is a broad dais...
Locked horns graffiti in Toronto, photo by Mary Crandall

Racism in magical communities

It seems easy to denounce the legions of white supremacists and neo-Nazis that have lately taken to setting up altars to the Old Gods,...
Broom, photo by Daniel Horacio Agostini

Not my Burning Times: Witch trials, oppression, and magical identity making

Witch hunts and witch trials are a real part of the historical record, but is invoking them in today’s, modern magical communities helpful?
Figs on tree, photo by Martin LaBar

How to talk about health and magick, shame-free

Health means something different for different bodies but when we speak of it as a lifestyle, it means extreme “clean” eating and living, including but not limited to veganism or using only natural products in your home and on your body. For some, this lifestyle has been incorporated into their practice and they believe that others should partake in it. However, the sharing of this lifestyle often brings shame in magick communities and ultimately begs the question of whether or not such shame has any place in spiritual circles. Can you talk about magick and health at all?
Havamal Witches, by Danica Swanson

#HavamalWitches: We are the witches the Havamal warns you about

I didn’t mean to start an international movement against sexism in my religious community. I didn’t mean to stir the pot that deep. But,...
Pumpkin patch, photo by Dan Bergstrom

Hallowe’en: From community celebration to sabbath of evil

As the days get shorter, the nights longer, and the temperature drops, most of us begin to look forward to Hallowe'en or Samhain, one...
WomynSpirit Festival, photo courtesy of WomynSpirit Festival

Creativity, community, and self-care at WomynSpirit Festival 2015

WomynSpirit Festival is intimate and relaxed, and is perfect for anyone looking for an introduction to paganism and Wicca from a feminist perspective.
Toronto Pagan Harvest Festival 2015, photo by Jenna Danchuk

Toronto Pagan Harvest Festival 2015

The Toronto Pagan Harvest Festival reminded me just how important these gatherings are for the Pagan community.
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