Mabon Sky Guide: Wheel of the Year 2020

Hello Pagans and Witches! Here is your Mabon Season Sky Guide! All throughout the Fall Season we have the Taurids meteor showers in the background, long with the Orionids and the Draconids. These are the perfect compliment to all the lamp-lighting holidays we observe around the world at this time of year. Folks wanting to … Read more

Virtual Pagan Pride 2020

So much cool stuff is happening online this week it’s… magickal! Starting around 1992 and officially canonized by 1998, Pagan Pride is a relatively modern festival celebrated annually around the world. Ranging in size from backyard cookout to city-wide festival, Pagan Pride centers education, community work, and celebration of identity. Here in the Puget Sound … Read more

The Megalesia, Ancient Sparkle Party Dedicated to The Magna Mater, Cybele, and Her Band of Phrygian Phreaks

The Megalesia was a multi-week festival celebrating the Phrygian Goddess, Cybele and her eunuch Son/Lover Attis, a vegetation God that died at Winter and was resurrected at Spring. Romans brought the festival from Anatolia (modern-day Turkey). We have some reasonably complete records of the Roman Megalesia. However, time left us few records from the thousands … Read more

Lupercalia: The Risqué History of this Frisky Festival!

Lupercalia Whips. Wolves. A lottery where girls are given to men. Sex in the streets. The Pagan root of Valentine’s Day. History and misinformation has put A LOT at the feet of this ancient Roman festival. Let’s take a look at what was possibly the truth and what is modern projection on the holiday Lupercalia. … Read more

Imbolc and Groundhogs Day

Is there a connection between the two folk holidays Imbolc and Groundhog’s Day, and if so, what is it? The simple answer is, well, yes. Like so many other holidays, this one also finds its roots in Paganism. The tradition of waiting for Punxsutawney Phil, the infamous groundhog at Gobbler’s Knob near Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to … Read more