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To kick off our studies of the Winter Solstice, I have created this quiz with various questions related to the celebration of the holidays. See how many of the answers you know … No cheating and looking up the answers!

Don’t feel bad if you do not do so well on this quiz… we will be […]

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As a High Priestess with over 25 years of experience in The Craft, I often get emails from individuals asking how to go about learning more about Wicca, Witchcraft, and Paganism. The following are some of my recommendations:
First of all… read, Read, READ. There are plenty of books out there written about Paganism and its […]

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This is the ritual that Ocean and the Clan conducted in September of 2001, shortly after the events of September 11th, as our special healing for ourselves, for the victims of these horrendous attacks, and for the world itself…
Carrying a long, white taper in a silver spiral candlestick, Michelle steps forward to the altar, […]

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Reading the various blogs and watching the various vlogs related to the recent Deaf Bilingual Coalition protest at the A.G.Bell conference in Virginia prompted me to recall two posts which I first wrote for DeafDC.com, and which were published here way back in November, when I first began blogging at Deaf Pagan Crossroads.These posts are […]

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In this post, one of Ocean’s friends and readers, herself a Wiccan priestess, shares her own thoughts on the Harry Potter craze and its impact on the Pagan Community (Note: this was originally written shortly before the final book was actually released.)

MY DEBT TO J.K. ROWLING
by
Byron Ballard
I’ve shaken the wrinkles out of […]

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Putting aside whatever personal opinions I might have about Potter-mania (click here for my post on the subject), as a member of the Wiccan faith and thus a practicing Witch, how do I feel about the Harry Potter books?
Granted, it’s pretty hard to offer up a review about a series of literature that I have […]

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Over the month of July, I have noticed that the world has pretty much succumbed to “Potter-mania.” The fifth movie - “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” is now showing in the theaters, and the long awaited final installment in the book series - “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” was released […]

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I’ve arrived home safe and sound from the National Women’s Music Festival, held at Illinois State University in Normal (???), Illinois.
Four days of non-stop activities. Four days of networking with other women from all across the nation and all around the world. Four days of making new friends, and getting reacquainted with old ones. Four […]

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from the website of Wendy Andrew - artist extraordinaire:
Dana, young expectant Mother, is the sweetness of the ripening fruits. Dragon energy protects the warm earth. The Oak King surrenders to the Holly King and the nights begin to lengthen and the wheel turns…
Blessed Be
 
“On this day we gather to celebrate the Sabbat of Litha, […]

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In my earlier post, “I Am a Pagan,” I talked about some of the beliefs of the Pagan Path, as explained by Selena Fox. In this post, we explore the Pagan Wheel of the Year and the Eight Sabbats (holy days) which are celebrated by many Pagans - particularly those who follow the Wiccan or […]

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