Monthly Archives: June 2015

Hoodoo Candle Magic

The last two books I’ve read dealt with the history and philosophy of candle magic in the African-American Spiritualist tradition. This particular approach to candle magic originated in the South, especially New Orleans.  It’s a mixture of African-American folk magic … Continue reading

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Jesus and His Wand in Christian Art

While in seminary, I took a wonderful class in Christian art and architecture.  One of the most interesting things I learned is that early Christians thought it was idolatrous to depict physical images of Jesus in their art.  Therefore, they … Continue reading

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6th Century Christian Charm

You never know what you’re going to find tucked away in the archives of a university library!  Such is the case of a fascinating discovery that was made by Dr. Roberta Mazza in 2014 at the University of Manchester’s John … Continue reading

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Coming Out of the Broom Closet

Yesterday I attended a seminar on “traditional witchcraft” that was quite interesting.  In some ways, it was a reinforcement of what my Wiccan teachers have taught me.  In other ways, it was different.  In the midst of the presentation I … Continue reading

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Trump 5 – The Hierophant/The High Priest

I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD!” Our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem. Jerusalem—built as a city that is bound firmly together. [Psalm 122:1-3, NRSV] Sometimes we … Continue reading

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Christ in the Cauldron

If you haven’t seen this article yet on the Witches and Pagans web site, it’s a must read. Lizann Bassam is right on target.  Beautiful! She’s such a visionary bridge-builder between Pagans and Christians. Here’s the link:

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June: Moon of Life (Mead Moon, Dyad Moon, Honey Moon, Strawberry Moon)

This moon occurs before the full heat of the summer.  It’s a time to enjoy a soft, green season where rains nourish the world around us and everything is vibrant and alive. Where I live it is also called the … Continue reading

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