The Historical Role of the Publicly Stereotypical Witch

In recent news there has been a story making the rounds about a Maine resident, Phelan Moonsong, who wears a pair of horns on his head most of the time even when out in public.  Moonsong got the attention of reporters when he was able to get a copy of his driver’s license (which he uses as ID, as he… Read more »

Some Truths About the Wiccan Rede

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The Wiccan Lord and Lady

“Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill: An’ it harm none, do what you will.” There are a lot of half-truths told about the Wiccan Rede: ☆ it’s an ancient rule ☆ it’s mandatory for all Wiccans ☆ it’s a long poem, with a short-form phrase that is commonly quoted ☆ it makes it impossible for Wiccans to curse Here’s the truth…. Read more »

Pagan Bookshelf: Spooky Fiction for Samhain

Samhain, or Halloween as it’s commonly known in North America, has long been a time for ghost stories and spooky tales. Some authors, like Stephen King, Anne Rice, and Clive Barker, have become famous writing horror. But when it comes to Halloween tales, there is one writer who is master: Ray Bradbury. Ray Bradbury has October in his bones, his… Read more »

The Wiccan Rede and the Law of Threefold Return

Some modern Wiccans have decided to not include the Wiccan Rede and the Law of Threefold Return in their philosophy. Some even argue that statements like the Threefold Law aren’t Wiccan at all[1]. The usual arguments are that the Wiccan Rede, “An’ it harm none, do what you will” is too simplistic and is impossible to follow, and the Law… Read more »