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Hecate: Patroness Of Witchcraft and Witches
Myth of Hecate Hecate is known as the dark Goddess of the moon. She witnessed the abduction of Persephone, daughter of Demeter. She was able to act as a mediator when Demeter bargained with Zeus to rescue her daughter. Hecate herself, presided over Persephone'...
Deities & Heros >> Greek
"The Holly and the Ivy": a Re-Heathenized Traditional Yuletide Carol
Note: this song, in its Christianized form, was sung at the Lexington Unitarian Universalist Church in December 1999. The following comments were printed on the songsheet: "In early times, when reference was made in song or verse to 'holly' or 'ivy,'...
Holidays >> Yule
Can You Bhoga All Night Long? An Introduction to Tantra, East and West
When you hear the word Tantra, what images come to mind? Turbans and Sitar music? Mind-blowing sex? Most people in the Western world have heard the word Tantra, but few know anything in detail about what it means. The situation in India isn't much different....
Body Mysteries >> Yoga
Body Mysteries >> Sexuality
Wicca: It's Traditions and Concepts
What is Wicca? | Wiccan Traditions | Wiccan Concepts What is Wicca? 'An it Harm None, Do what Thou Will' shall be the whole of the law. It's the rede that most Wiccan witches around the world bind themselves to. What exactly is Wicca? It's a religion based on...
Religions >> Paganism & Wicca
A Basic View of Paganism or Bambi Pagansim
"You people are all so nice! I like the idea of Paganism, but I don't think I could be that nice all the time." The writer was genuinely perplexed and driven to ask me if it is really possible that Pagans, Witches and Wiccans really lived such...
Religions >> Paganism & Wicca
Grimassi, Raven
Raven Grimassi is the author of several books on Wicca and Witchcraft, including The Wiccan Mysteries, which was awarded Book of the Year and First Place-Spirituality Book by the Coalition of Visionary Retailers in 1998. Raven Grimassi was born in 1951 to an...
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J.K. Rowling's New Story & Cultural Appropriation
"In the Native American community, some witches and wizards were accepted and even lauded within their tribes, gaining reputations for healing as medicine men, or outstanding hunters. However ....
Ventress Memorial Library has book club for everyone
VML Classic Book Group meets second Wednesday of each month in the Historical Room from 4:30 to 6 p.m. This group reads the “classics,” both traditional and modern.
Play offers another side of fairy tales
ELLSWORTH - Not the traditional well-known fairy tales but a consolidated version harking back to their origins is promised by “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculation!”, a two-act play ...
China Bans Sex, Homosexuality, Drugs, and Witches from TV
The South China Morning Post says Beijing “tightened its muzzle on mainland China's internet after a senior media content watchdog official demanded all online programmes be censored as strictly as traditional television programs.
A “final girl” who gets to get off: “The Witch” proves nothing's scarier than
The trope seem to be having a moment, if not in the most traditional vein.

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