Hawthorne has not received any gifts yet
April first is coming around! In honor of April Fools Day, our theme this week is: The Trickster and Fool. We'll take a look at the history of April Fools Day, as well as the Role that the Fool and the Trickster play in Earth-Based religious practices.
Also, a quick look at some of the best known hoaxes in the history of the Western World (well, sort of, anyway)
And we'll hear some foolishness from today's Modern Trickster, Russell Brand. The English actor and…Continue
Deism as an encompassing thought and philosophy had a major influence over those we in American call our Founding Fathers. Thus the shape of our Constitution is very much a product of Deism.
But what's the connection between Deism and Paganism? Well, in the Eighteenth Century many Deists spoke of a Creator God, or The God of Nature. They connected to the Devine through Rational Thought Processes, and by connecting with Nature.
Clearly the Deists of 1775 would…Continue
The Spring Equinox occurs on Monday, March 20. We call it Eostara, for the Norse Goddess Eostre.
Is she a bonefide Goddess, or just a fiction created by one author? Does it matter, really?
Plus ya can't talk about this time of the year without mentioning Rabbits & Eggs; and, of course, the Balance of Light and Dark.
The Spring Equinox marks the point in the solar year when day and night are of equal duration, and the daytime once again becomes…Continue
The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn was formally establihed on March 1, 1888. It's had a tremendous influence on Western Occult thought over the past century. Indeed, it's easy to say that without the Golden Dawn, Wicca - and therefore the whole Pagan revival - might never have seen the light of day.
It's really too bad that today in Greece there is a neo-fascist group calling themselves Golden Dawn. So, I think for that reason alone, since we've just had an anniversary of…Continue