Ostara by Kerri Connor

Of all the annual Sabbats, or Pagan celebrations, the best well known and universally practised is Ostara. In the Northern Hemisphere this point of the year, one marked astrologically by the entry of the Sun into the sign of Aries, falls on the 21st March. It is more commonly knownContinue Reading

Imbolc by Carl F. Neal

Description There are eight sabbats, or holidays, in the Wheel of the Year that are celebrated in one way or another by Pagans of all persuasions. Imbolc, usually celebrated on the 1st of February, is one of the less well-known of the sabbats and the only one that is associatedContinue Reading

The Witch's Wand by Alferian Gwydion MacLir

Few tools are more closely associated with magick than the wand. Although it is an ancient instrument of conjuration it has, in recent years, gained almost legendary status with a generation of non-occult fans via its extensive use by all of the main characters in the Harry Potter films. ThereContinue Reading

Tending Brigid's Flame by Lunaea Weatherstone

St Brigid’s monastery at Kildare, Eire was originally founded in the 5th century by Saint Brigid. It is one of the earliest examples of Christian worship in Ireland. Although Brigid was originally a Celtic goddess – about which little was originally recorded, she was transposed as a religious figure intoContinue Reading

From the Cauldron Born by Kristoffer Hughes

Few areas of Western Europe are as rich in ancient remains as the British Isles. In fact, it is difficult to explore its beautiful landscape without tripping over historical remains from one era or another. Sadly, most of the sacred sites that once dotted of this beautiful land have longContinue Reading

The Witch’s Broom by Deborah Blake

The first known reference to witches flying on broomsticks dates to 1453, when it was referred to by male witch Guillaume Edelin. Since then, broomsticks, along with black, pointed hats, cats, cauldrons and flying ornaments, have become synonymous with witches and Witchcraft. Despite the fact that broom traditions appear allContinue Reading

The Wisdom of Hypatia by Bruce J MacLennan PHD

If your experience of Greek philosophy is of sombre university lecturers, wearing academic hats, flowing gowns and covered in chalk dust, ‘The Wisdom of Hypatia’ might just change your opinion about a subject that is often seen as terminally tedious and utterly irrelevant to our modern technological age. Hypatia (c.400BC)Continue Reading

A Witch's World of Magick by Melanie Marquis

The history of Witchcraft is often misunderstood. Many people believe it was eradicated during the 15th century Witchcraft trials. Others think it emerged in Britain with the publication of Witchcraft Today by Gerald Gardner in 1954 and many more see it as a commercial product of Hollywood and TV. Indeed,Continue Reading

The Wizard and the Witch by Oberon Zell

Some people fall into Magick quite unexpectedly. Others read about the subject and become enthralled by it whilst many  take up the hobby to impress their friends or frighten their mothers. There is, of course, another important, but lesser known, band of individuals for whom Magick is the life-blood ofContinue Reading