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Coming Out of the Broom Closet

(Originally appearing in Genre Magazine.) He Doesn’t Wear A Pointy Black Hat or Fly on a Broomstick at Full Moon, but Christopher Penczak is a Fully Initiated Witch. Not the kooky, Hollywood Cartoon Kind of Witch, but a Practitioner of the Spiritual Discipline of Wicca. When I was a...

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Celtic Astrology Tree Signs

(Appearing Originally in Kaleidoscope Magazine) In the ancient worlds, the study of astrology was as important as the study of astronomy. Magic and science were not separate disciplines, but part of the same coin. We know the Sumerians, Egyptians and Greeks of the western world all studied the movement...

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City Witch: Calling the Urban Gods

One of the traditional forms of communicating with the ancient pagan gods was through a communion with the landscape. As many deities were described with intimate links to the natural land, if not the full embodiment of it, the land served as a sacred interface for communion. Both mystics...

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America’s Stonehenge

(Originally appearing in Horns & Crescents.) Nobody knows who built this ancient megalith complex sitting on Mystery Hill in Salem, New Hampshire. America’s Stonehenge was named after the more famous sister site of standing stones in England. Although not as famous as England’s Stonehenge, they both have a lot...

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A Home for Water

(Originally appearing in The Second Road) Many pagans and mystics work with the four elements in their rituals. They are called upon to aid spells, along with totems, deities, angels and spirits of the quarters. On the altar are symbols of each element, perhaps a stone for earth, a...