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Why Public Hexing Could Actually be Good Publicity

Frankly, I think it's the best publicity that we've had in years.

The recent cyber-hexing of a convicted (but, some would say, under-sentenced) college rapist has generated both an unwonted flurry of interest in the mainstream press and a firestorm of controversy within the Craft itself.

Much of the criticism that I've seen (and heard) has centered, interestingly, not on whether or not hexing is ethical, but on whether or not it's good press to talk about it in public.

And I'm going to contend that it may well be.

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    My thanks to everyone who took the time and thought to comment on this very important topic. Regardless of where one comes down on
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    Aline "Macha" O'Brien says #
    Wonderfully provocative post, as usual, Steve. I don't concern myself much with karma because it seems like the Xian notion of
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    It should not be taboo to talking about cursing in general, but if you publicly claim to curse a specific person, and something ba
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    There is nothing that says one cannot ask a Goddess or a God to deliver proper retribution upon a wrongdoer. That is not cursing,
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    I am all for self-empowerment. Particularly as this relates to females who live in a world where rape culture is so prevalent. H
Midsummer Ritual: Calling Down the Sun

 

The Summer Solstice, also known as Midsummer and Litha, is coming up on Monday June 20th. For those who celebrate, or anyone who could use a boost of positive energy after the last few weeks (and months), I thought I'd share this ritual from the Midsummer book I wrote for Llewellyn' Sabbats series. Midsummer

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    What the modern world doesn't realize concerning rituals of just about any sort is in the state of mind the ritual practitioner mi

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Virtues of the Goddess is a series on the eight virtues mentioned in the Charge of the Goddess and their relationship to the sabbats of the Wheel of the Year.  This is Part 5: Power.

 

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We Will Not Stop Dancing

We will not stop dancing.

We will not stop loving.

We will not stop making love.

Let the haters hate us.

Let them do their worst.

We've seen it all before.

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Question and Answer: Working With Crystals Using Positive Intent Without Permission?

I received this question just after answering the last question, and immediately one of my crystal Guides (name: "Cassandra", who comes through with a heavy Spanish-sounding accent) has stepped in to answer the question. I am honored and blessed!

QUESTION:

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Question and Answer: Are There Any Negative Crystals/Gemstones

Crystal Q and A!! If you have a crystal question, post it below and I will do my best to get you an answer! Here's one I received recently:

QUESTION:

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Love for Orlando

I am going to delay the next article in the series "Blurring the Lines of Community" for an obvious reason.

The LGBT community has been deeply wounded.  That community has been the inspiration of many of the things we have been trying to do over the years in the Pagan Community.  I have often held up the LGBT Community as an example of what can be accomplished by a repressed, suppressed, and marginalized community.  Same sex marriage is now the law of the land.  Battles over equal rights continue, but the LGBT Community has done an amazing job over the last few decades of moving the discussion from one of pure hate and complete lack of understanding to an emerging view in America that their members are simply other members of the larger community.  There is still far to go, but the LGBT inspiration has had a massive impact on the Pagan Community and how we are now attempting to become more accepted by the legal system and American society as a whole.  There would be no "Pagan Pride Day" if it weren't for the LGBT Community blazing a trail for us.  

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