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  1. Rapidly Closing American Churches Are Shadowed by The Meteoric Rise in Witchcraft

    ... Hans Baldung . Woodcut, 1508 (public domain) Today’s Wicca is a western religious movement practiced in the US and UK dating back to ... the population ‘1 to 1.5 million’ Americans "identify as Wicca or Pagan .” A report on CNC News says that the practice of ...

    ashley cowie - 19/11/2018 - 13:50

  2. Margaret Murray - Mother of Egyptology, Grandmother of Wicca, or Fairy Godmother?

    ... her achievements became fundamental to the religion known as Wicca. She is sometimes referred to as ''the grandmother of Wicca''. In 1921, when she couldn't find work at excavations in Egypt, she ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 02/04/2017 - 22:56

  3. Secrets of Magic in Modern Paganism Revealed

    ... The best known of these is perhaps the casting of spells. In Wicca, for example, the casting of spells may involve the use of incantations, ... wiccanspells.info, 2017. An Introduction to Wicca, Witchcraft and Magic Spells. [Online] Available at: ...

    dhwty - 28/05/2017 - 14:03

  4. Why is Odin the New God of Choice for White Supremacists?

    ... Paganism Following the rise of the holistic faith called Wicca in the 1900s, various strands of contemporary paganism arose. Celtic Wicca, Faery Wicca and Gardenia Wicca are among the strands, in the same way ...

    ancient-origins - 15/08/2017 - 23:00

  5. Pagans in a Modern World: What is Neopaganism?

    ... banner of Modern Paganism, including Druidism, Shamanism and Wicca. Nevertheless, adherents of these different groups may be said to share ...

    dhwty - 11/03/2017 - 18:58

  6. Cerridwen: Mother, Magician, and Crone from Old Welsh Mythology

    ... that later made her such a pertinent figure in modern day Wicca.  To the past listeners and future readers, Cerridwen represents ... Wigington, Patty. "Cerridwen: Keeper of the Cauldron." Pagan Wicca from About.com. Accessed May 20, 2015. ...

    Riley Winters - 08/06/2015 - 00:45

  7. Return of the Ancient Gods: The Resurgence of Paganism

    ... Norse religion are combined with modern movements such as Wicca, Theosophy or other New Age philosophies. This is largely based on ... and syncretic Modern Celtic Pagans who also incorporate Wicca and other traditions into their religion. Modern Celtic Pagans use the ...

    Caleb Strom - 10/07/2018 - 22:25

  8. Woe of the Witches – The Elevated Flying Rowan Tree

    ... habitable continents.   It is commonly known to be used in Wicca as a means of protection during certain magical operations.  Perhaps the ...

    JamesBarr - 14/11/2015 - 21:56

  9. Oshun, African Goddess of Love and Sweet Waters

    Across many ancient civilizations throughout the world, love was placed under the domain of a certain deity, usually, but not in all cases, a goddess. In the Classical world, for instance, there were Venus and Aphrodite, love goddesses of the Roman and Greek pantheons respectively. In the ancient Near East, love was personified in such goddesses as Ishtar and Astarte. Further afield in West Africa, the Yoruba people believe in a love goddess by the name of Oshun.

    dhwty - 15/04/2015 - 14:07

  10. The true meaning of Paganism

    ... to also represent, in some circles, the modern ideology of Wicca and the followers of revived versions of the old practices.  The truth ...

    Riley Winters - 09/11/2014 - 00:53

  11. Mysterious Worlds: Travels to the Faerie and Shamanic Realms

    ... itself to incorporate the afterlife, the Summerland of Wicca, as well as shamanic realms according to other interpretations. Often ...

    David Halpin - 18/08/2016 - 14:45

  12. The Religion Book: Places, Prophets, Saints, and Seers

    From Aaron (the first high priest of Israel) to Zoroastrianism (once the dominant religion in Persia), The Religion Book provides an encyclopedic look at the practices of yesterday and today. Christians, Buddhists, Wiccans and the rest may have questions about others' belief or even their own, and The Religion Book expertly explains the similarities, differences, and original ideologies of believers and skeptics around the world. Are Nirvana and Heaven the same? Who are the Raelians, and why are they cloning people?

    ancient-origins - 08/07/2017 - 00:24

  13. Who Was the Mysterious Aradia - Italian Goddess or Wicked Witch?

    ... Aradia’s story became popular with the growth of Wicca and other Neo-Pagan traditions. She is known as the queen of the witches ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 22/10/2016 - 21:48

  14. The Pagan Book of Days: A Guide to the Festivals, Traditions, and Sacred Days of the Year

    • A daybook containing information about rituals and celebrations that have for centuries been associated with the changing seasons of the year.

    • Includes charts of equinoxes and solstices, movable holy days, and monthly lunar phases through 2033

    • First edition sold more than 30,000 copies

    ancient-origins - 22/07/2017 - 02:21

  15. Fairies & Witches: The Witch Trials and Pagan Beliefs

    ... and was an influence on the emerging religious movement of Wicca. Author and researcher Richard Firth Green joins AO ...

    ancient-origins - 15/08/2017 - 23:40

  16. Witch Familiars, Spirit Guardians and Demons

    ... ) Modern Witches Neo-Pagans and those of the Wicca religion believe in the power of companion animals, or familiars. ...

    ancient-origins - 10/07/2016 - 01:24

  17. The Pagan Wheel of the Year: What Elaborate Rituals and Events Mark this Sacred Cycle?

    ... pagan beliefs and includes such religious movements as Wicca, Neo-Druidism, and the Goddess Movement. Note that ‘paganism’ is used ...

    Kerry Sullivan - 13/04/2017 - 14:08

  18. Witches and Pagans: Women in European Folk Religion, 700-1100 (Secret History of the Witches)

    In this compelling exploration of language, archaeology, and early medieval literature, Max Dashu illuminates hidden cultural heritages. She shows that the old ethnic names for "witch" signify 'wisewoman, ' 'prophetess, ' 'diviner, ' 'chanter, ' 'herbalist, ' and 'healer.' She fleshes out the oracular ceremonies of the Norse vOlur ("staff-women"), their incantations and "sitting-out" on the land seeking vision.

    ancient-origins - 03/11/2017 - 16:59

  19. Weird Witch Bottles, Historic Efforts to Ward Off Evil Spells and Witchcraft

    Witch bottles (known also as ‘spell bottles’) are apotropaic devices (things believed to have the power to avert evil influences). These objects are believed to protect their owners from the negative effects of witchcraft. The belief in evil and malevolent forces went hand in hand with the efforts to counter these threats. In Early Modern Europe and North America, the centuries old belief in the powers of witchcraft was very real.

    dhwty - 06/02/2016 - 03:49

  20. The Fearsome Wicker Man: An Eerie Way Druids Committed Human Sacrifice

    The wicker man is purported to be one of the means by which the ancient druids made human sacrifices. According to a number of classical authors, the druids partook in human sacrifice, though these authors usually did not specify the way these sacrifices were carried out. Nevertheless, references to a form of druid human sacrifice which utilized the ‘wicker man’ can be found in two classical sources.

    dhwty - 02/02/2016 - 14:46

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