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This week on The Spiral Dance we celebrate Eostara; The Spring Equinox
Astronomically, the Equinox occurs on Tuesday, March 20. We'll be talking about the history of Spring Equinox - the role that it has played in cultures down the ages:
So, we'll talk about the Norse Goddess Eoster. 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…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
Urban myths; why do we tell eachother such stories? They're always so extreme and fantastic that, really, the rational mind knows they can't be true. But not only do we tell them anyway; we, in fact listen to them as well. Maybe these fantastic set of circumstances just might be real afterall!
The Urban myth has alot in common with traditional myths and folklore, in the way they satisfy a need for storytelling. It may be that the Urban Myth expresses a feeling that we live in…Continue
In the general neoPagan community people - not everyone - who work with animal spirit guides talk about Animal Totems.
Purists will tell you that that's kind of a misnomer. Totems are not really spirit guides and spirit guides are not really totems.
Where do YOU stand on this immense question??
Well, I'm here to untangle the whole mess and by the time we're finished we'll all know what really is…Continue