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A Quest for Canada

Quest for Canada is a new series of articles about finding the spirit of the place that is Canada. It will appear alternately in both my Witches & Pagans column 49 Degrees and my Patheos blog Between the Shadows. It

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Witch Crafting

Originally posted on Sable Aradia, Priestess & Witch:
I always thought that this desire to make and create things, and to combine them in interesting ways that spell out a symbolic language, was the reason that we call it The…

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From the Shadows: “By Their Fruits Shall Ye Know Them”

How do you determine whether or not a faith has value? If I were to bring it back to apples, I would say that the only real test is in whether or not the resulting dish nourishes you. Source: From

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Reciprocity: A Witch’s Relationship with Her Deities

How much respect and obedience is due the Gods? This is an issue that has created a great deal of division within the Pagan and Polytheist community. What do They want of us? What should we ask of Them? One

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Seekers and Guides: A Few Books that I Think Every Witch Should Read 2015 (Part 1 of 2)

One of the most common questions a teacher in the Craft is asked is: “Can you recommend any reading material?” So here’s a list of a few books that I think every Witch ought to read. (Updated from 2014) (Part

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