Winter Solstice 2018

“The Rebirth of the Sun,” adapted from Starhawk’s story in Circle Round: By this time of year, the sun has grown old and tired. All year long the sun has worked hard, rising and setting, shining and shining, day after day. The sun has fed us throughout the year, giving energy to trees, flowers, and grasses […]

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Starting a Practice, Creating Rituals

For those who are starting out on an Atheopagan path—or any Pagan path—it can be bewildering to know how to start a practice.  Fortunately, Atheopaganism is in many ways easier to “learn” than other Pagan paths, because there aren’t any procedural rules about how to do things, and you don’t have to have anyone else … Continue reading Starting a Practice, Creating Rituals

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Candle Rituals

One of the more characteristic “witches’ tools” used in rituals is the candle. There are many ways we can work with them to create psychologically powerful and effective rituals. Candles provide a “magical” atmosphere for many reasons. Low light conditions tend to provoke a spooky desire on the part of people to be quieter, possibly as … Continue reading Candle Rituals

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