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Where the Wild Things Are: Teaching Pagan Ideas to Kids

What do you do with Pagan kids?

I think kids are too young to get started on the more serious side of being Pagan. Partly because they are too uninformed to make the decision to be Pagan versus something else. Also, calling themselves Pagan could become a problem with other members of the family or kids/ teachers at school.… Read the rest

Where the Wild Things Are: Witch Related Quotations

A list of quotations, witch related. What Witch quotations have you come across?

“Rebellion is like witchcraft. That’s what it is, it’s like witchcraft.”
Missouri State Rep. Jean Dixon, on labeling “offensive music”. USA Today, March 20, 1990

“It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.”… Read the rest

Where the Wild Things Are: Are Superstitions Rituals in Disguise?

Are superstitions rituals in disguise?

I have a superstition passed on from my Mother. Don’t turn the calendar page before the first of the new month. So, I always wait till the first to look at the next page in the calendar. Why, I’m not sure. I don’t think I believe I’ll jinx the fresh month, but it doesn’t hurt to be safe, right?… Read the rest

Where the Wild Things Are: Explaining Pagan Beliefs to Others

What do you tell people who ask you what Pagan means? How do you explain being a Witch? If you choose to explain at all, of course.

Religion is not a news item for public consumption. It’s a personal thing.

But, if someone does ask you and you decide you want them to understand, what do you say?… Read the rest

Where the Wild Things Are: Talking About Being Pagan

Staying safe, in your own safe little world. Is that where you are? Many of us choose our adventures, how far we will go depends on where we have our safety nets.

For instance, have you told anyone you’re Pagan? Have you told your family, friends, co-workers, boss? I’m not suggesting you rush out and do it.… Read the rest

Where the Wild Things Are: Pagan Tradition, Culture and Spirituality

Welcome to the very first Pagan newsletter at BackWash.

Do you know what you’re getting yourself into?

This will be a blend of Pagan culture, occult mysteries, history, science, craft making, simple living and the odd bit of magick tossed in for good measure. You might find recipes where you least expect them. Sometimes there will be humour, sometimes rituals, art or the unexplained.… Read the rest