Winter Solstice

To my Wiccan and Pagan readers and friends:  I wish you a Blessed Yule....more

Let me start with this

Hello,I'm Silver Tree. Obviously it's not my real name, it's a writing name that I use online in an attempt to remain consistent and easily identifiable. Not that my head is so big that I think people are searching through websites to find me. Anyway, I'm fairly new to blogging but I do have a wordpress page: www.darksilvertree.wordpress.com I try to post mainly about Wicca,but there are examples of poetry and other writings....more

Blessed Be

To my Wiccan friends:...more

Mabon: A Pagan/Wiccan Celebration of the Autumnal Equinox

September 23rd marks the first official day of autumn, the Autumnal Equinox, which is part of the celebration of Mabon in Pagan and Wiccan groups. The Autumnal Equinox is one of only two days of the year during which the day and night are of equal lengths at the equator. (The other is the Spring Equinox.) The Equinoxes are seen as occasions where the veil between this world and what lies beyond is thought to be thin. For Pagans and Wiccans, this is a time to focus on balance. Myths and legends about the earth and the balance between light and dark are very much a part of Mabon. ...more

I got an email encouraging us all to run naked in the woods. It is, after all, deeply rooted in ...more

What Do You Really Know About Pagans?

It occurs to me that there is a group of people whose faith is mentioned at this time of year but we gloss over it and head for the mall instead. Pagans. People complain about the commoditization of the holidays. Some folks invoke the word “pagan” but what the heck do any of us know about the faith? We know that there are elements of some holiday activities that have been appropriated/stolen from Pagan practices. ...more
I want to thank you for this peice, for being open enough to learn and kind enough to care. Smore

The Wiccans are coming! The Wiccans are coming! Wait. What is a Wiccan?

It's that time of the year. In a few days, children will be looking up at the night sky, expecting the dark silhouette of a witch on a broomstick to cross the face of the moon. What better time to talk about (and do some myth-busting about) Wicca? Most folks do not know much about Wicca, but the population of Wiccans in America is growing. ...more

This was a very interesting post.  I've always felt very curious about Wicca -  and ...more

Celtic Year - Vine Moon

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Article from the L.A. Times

Paganism casts spell over followers, an article published today as a special to the L.A. Times in fact is not that bad of an article in regard to showing Paganism. ...more

Bush Apologizes for Snubbing Wiccan War Widow

FERNLEY, Nev. (AP) - President Bush called a Fernley military widow on Thursday and apologized for her not being invited to a private meeting earlier this week in Reno, when he met briefly with the families of fallen Nevada soldiers. The president's phone call to Roberta Stewart came a day after White House and military officials said her exclusion from Tuesday's meeting was an oversight and not an intentional snub because of her Wiccan faith. Las Vegas Sun article ...more