Monthly Archives: June 2015

Universal Characteristics of Candle Magic

Ever since the first prehistoric humans learned how to harness fire for warmth, protection and cooking food, we’ve been in awe of the power of the flame.  It doesn’t matter whether it’s a blazing campfire in the woods, prayer candles … Continue reading

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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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