Imbolc snow ritual

No matter what the Groundhog says tomorrow, February 2 is also Imbolc (pronounced “Im-olk”) and that means Spring will soon be here.  Also referred to as St. Brigid’s Day, Candlemas, or the Mid-Winter Festival of Lights, Imbolc is a stop on the Wheel of the Year that celebrates the mid-point between the Winter Solstice and […]

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February 1, 2015

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Lammas pentacle wreath

Lammas celebrates the first harvest Lammas is a sabbat (holiday) in the Wheel of the Year that celebrates the first harvest, particularly wheat and other grains.  There are traditionally 3 harvest celebrations – Lammas (August 1), Mabon (held on the Fall equinox), and Samhain (October 31). Ways to celebrate Lammas Read my previous article, Celebrate the […]

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Utopia in Hicksville for incense and other Wicca stuff

Utopia is incense warehouse There are not too many shops on Long Island that stock a large assortment of incense, candles, crystals and Wicca items like that.  However, in the land of Theresa Caputo, the Long Island Medium, there is a store called Utopia.  They have a 2-floor space at 3 Newbridge Road in Hicksville […]

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Witches’ almanac

Witches’ Spell-A-Day Almanac For the past several years, ever since I discovered it, I’ve purchased the “Witches’ Spell-A-Day Almanac.”  I refer to it frequently and each year I try to do every spell in the book.  I never make it all the way through.  Eventually, there’s a week of vacation, days I’m not in the […]

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February 26, 2014

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Smudge your home with sage

Several times a year, beginning at New Year’s, and continuing with Spring cleaning and the Sabbats, I sage the house.  Saging helps to release the negative energy and bring positive flow in.  Saging has been done by Native American tribes as a long-standing tradition.  People can be saged, or homes, places of business, cars, gardens […]

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January 8, 2014

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Find a Pagan community

Find a pagan community near you Those new to the Pagan lifestyle may find it difficult to reach out and find others like themselves.  Even long-practicing Solitaries may not know where to find fellowship when they have questions or would like to socialize.  There is, however, an extensive resource on the net that has helped […]

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November 19, 2013

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New Orleans Vampire Ball

This year’s Endless Night Vampire Ball in New Orleans will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the House of Blues on Decatur Street.  Carfax Abbey will be performing. The Vampire Ball hosts a mixture of vampyre, steampunk, pagan, neo-victorian, gothic, medieval and rock.  It has been described as a Venetian Masquerade Ball mixed with […]

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Salem shopping bargains

Ouija boards, spell kits, herbs, talismans, pentacles.  These are not the normal items one sees when they go souvenir shopping.  However, Salem, Massachusetts (or Witch City, as it is also called) is not a normal type of town.  It is for sure a touristy place and many establishments (hotels immediately come to mind) seem to […]

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August 10, 2013

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Celebrate the summer harvest

Celebrate Lammas Tall stalks of corn, baseball bat size zucchini, luscious ripe berries, red runny watermelon.  These are the fruits of hot summer days.  In order to avoid turning on the oven, we prepare salads and enjoy dinners made of veggies, fruits and crusty breads.  These steamy days mark the time of Lammas, the Pagan […]

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Celebrate Summer Solstice 2013

  The Summer Solstice begins 1:04 a.m. Eastern time on Friday, June 21.  It marks the first day of summer and the longest day of the year.  To scientifically explain the solstice, we turn to National Geographic: The solstices are the results of Earth’s north-south axis being tilted 23.4 degrees relative to the ecliptic, the […]

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