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The Nature of Sacrifice: Offerings to the Goddess Hekate in the Ancient World © Vikki Bramshaw 2012-13 Modern occult practices have more in common with the ancient methods of ritual sacrifice than most modern pagans would like to admit. Many elements of ancient tradition have made it into modern practices – some consciously integrated, others … Continue reading The Nature of Sacrifice
'The fates made him perfect ... the god with ox’s horns, crowned with wreaths of snakes – that’s why the Maenads twist in their hair wild snakes they capture.' The Bacchae, 129-135, Euripides, c 400BCE Dionysos, dancing his many-formed pattern of rebirth, challenge and liberation, is one of the most intriguing and intoxicating gods of … Continue reading Dionysos Exciter to Frenzy
October marked one of the perhaps most memorable moments for Paganism in the last decade, as Druidry was recognized as an official religion and awarded charitable status by the Charity Commission. Following this, an article was written by Melanie Philips of the Daily Mail entitled ‘Stones of Praise Here We Come’, which sparked off a … Continue reading Time to Sharpen up Our Game?
Her Sacred Fires : A Journey to Hekate This month has been extremely exciting. Myself and at least 40 other contributors from all around the world have been working towards our essays, prose and artwork for the new anthology ‘Hekate: Her Sacred Fires’, which is edited by Sorita d’Este of Avalonia Books and is a … Continue reading Her Sacred Fires : A Journey to Hekate
The Primordial Image: Archetypes http://www.witchvox.com/va/dt_va.html?a=ukgb2&c=words&id=13592