PaganSquare


PaganSquare is a community blog space where Pagans can discuss topics relevant to the life and spiritual practice of all Pagans.

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Tags
    Tags Displays a list of tags that have been used in the blog.
  • Bloggers
    Bloggers Search for your favorite blogger from this site.
  • Login
    Login Login form
Recent blog posts

Posted by on in Culture Blogs
The Witch-Men

A murder of crows.

A pride of lions.

A coven of witches.

Having originated in hunting terminology, such nomina collectivitatis are known technically as “venereal terms.”

So what's the venereal term for a group of warlocks?

The Warlocks of the Driftless have bruited a number of possibilities.

Dark: a clot of warlocks. (Warlock-magic not infrequently involves blood.)

Eerie: a quantum of warlocks.

Erotic: a tumescence of warlocks. (Warlockry being quintessentially men's magic.)

Last modified on
A Brief History of Witchcraft: Part Two

When the Witchcraft Act was repealed in 1951, people started to come out of the broom closet. Gerald Gardner was one of the first, who was mentioned earlier. Gardner was the one who came up with the word, Wica, to denote his spiritual path.

Naturism was a big fashion in the 1920s and 30s, and Gerald was a naturist (hence the skyclad part of his particular tradition of witchcraft). There was even a naturist camp that opened up near his home. He became involved in the Rosicrucian Theatre, and later came across Masonic (Fellowship of Crotona) practices and the work of Margaret Murray, which he incorporated into his ideas for this spiritual path. With the help of Alistair Crowley, he came up with beautiful poetry for his tradition, which was also a contentious point for one of Gardener’s High Priestesses, the aforementioned Doreen Valiente. Gardener created the witch tradition that he was seeking, and Valiente wrote it down eloquently and made sense of it all.[1]

...
Last modified on

Posted by on in Paths Blogs
The Great Cow Mother

In heathen mythology, the first self aware being was Audhumla, the sacred cow. She licked the gods and giants out of the ice and nurtured them with her milk.

...
Last modified on

Posted by on in Culture Blogs
Moonset: A Warning

Funny, the things you hear coming out of your own mouth.

Just before sunrise, looking west for traffic as I cross 31st Street, I see her, hovering there over the horizon: what seemed at the time to be just about the hugest Full Moon I'd ever seen.

My reaction surprises me.

Blessed be!” I say out loud.

It was both a reaction of surprise, and a blessing. It was, likewise, a greeting to Herself. What most delighted me about my spontaneous little ejaculation was its utterly un-self-consciousness nature.

Pagan language, when used in everyday settings, can sometimes seem a little forced, as if we're trying too hard.

But then, suddenly, there you are. You see a beautiful, big Moon where you're not expecting her, and the words gush forth like water from a spring.

Last modified on

Posted by on in Paths Blogs
Banishing mirror spell

Banishing mirror spell

 

Use this mirror spell to banish financial problems (or anything else for that matter, use the basic framework and adjust the chant to your requirement).

...
Last modified on
Day of the Dead and Cultural Appropriation

 

 

...
Last modified on
Recent comment in this post - Show all comments
  • Jamie
    Jamie says #
    Mr. diZerega, Thanks for your thoughtful contributions on a sensitive subject.

Posted by on in Culture Blogs
Aries Full Moon: I Am the Divine Warrior

Dear Moon Muser, Time now to call upon the Divine Warrior Within for your anger can be healthy if released in a life-changing and powerful way. Here's an Aries painting & snippet to inspire you from my upcoming Goddess Zodiac Oracle Deck due out in Spring, 2020.

Sparkly Blessings!
Kathy Crabbe
Soul Reader & Artist


Aries – The Ram
Time of Year – Spring, March 21 - April 19
Quality – Cardinal
Element – Fire
Ruler – Mars
Anatomy – Head
Natural sign of – 1st House
Opposite sign – Libra
Color – Red
Gemstones – Amethyst, diamond, fire opal, garnet
Tarot cards – The Emperor, The Empress
Goddesses – Amazons, Fuji, Kali, Sekhmet, Valkyries

Aries Meditation
Fire God, Fiery Goddess,
Red the path to your heart’s desire,
Lead the way to your soul’s fire.

Aries Affirmations
- I embody spring fire
- I am true to my path and my inner convictions
- I am erotic and independent
- I am a primal, revolutionary rebel
- I am adventurous, assertive and courageous
- I am the Divine Warrior
- I remember who I truly am even if it bothers others

Tap Into Your Aries Fire
- Take on any challenge
- Start a project
- Assert your rights
- Get creative
- Feel power, strength and vitality come alive within you

About Kathy Crabbe

...
Last modified on

Additional information