South Africa’s Witchcraft Suppression Act Ruled Unconstitutional

SOUTH AFRICA -- After years of lobbying by Pagan groups in the country, the South African Law Reform Commission has determined that portions of that nation's Witchcraft Suppression Act are unconstitutional. Witches should be able to identify themselves as such, the commission found, as well as Source: South Africa’s Witchcraft Suppression Act Ruled Unconstitutional


Imbolc, a time of new beginnings

Soon Imbolc will be upon us. Many may also know this sabbat as Candlemas.  The term Imbolc, or Imbolg, (pronounced "em-bolk") is derived from old Irish which means, "in the belly"; it may also reference pregnant ewe's or milking.  Imbolc signifies the celebration of fertility, reproduction and new beginnings.  The Goddess Brigid, or Brighid, is …

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20 Beautiful Flowers To Attract Bees To Your Garden

Some beautiful flowers that attract bees: 1. Bee balm (Monarda sp.) These aptly named North American natives deserve a place in every bee-friendly garden. They readily grow in most parts of the country and flower profusely through summer. For best results, grow them in a sunny part of the garden where plenty of moisture is …

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Transcending the Big Bad Wolf

In the history of western civilization, no animal has been as systematically vilified as the wolf. Neither spider nor snake, bat nor rat, nor shark of any kind, can make this claim. Source: Transcending the Big Bad Wolf

Light the way for Imbolc

What do you do this time of year to prepare for your celebration at Imbolc? Many begin their spring cleaning, getting rid of clutter, preparing donations and organizing. The Goddess Brighid is celebrated in conjunction with this sabbat and her symbol, the Brighid's Cross, can be seen in homes and businesses. As a Goddess of …

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Pagans Participate in the Bay Area #96Hours of Action to #ReclaimMLK

Pagans, Polytheists and Heathens attended various events in the Bay Area as part of the #96Hours action to reclaim the radical roots of MLK. Source: Pagans Participate in the Bay Area #96Hours of Action to #ReclaimMLK

What’s your favorite Sabbat?

As the Wheel continues to turn, we each have our favorite time of year. What is your favorite Sabbat? It's hard to choose, but we would love to know. Take the poll below and select two of your favorite Sabbats or Esbats. We also welcome your comments about your selections.

2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,000 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 33 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the …

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