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IMAGE Theban Script or "Witchs' Runes"
Theban Script is an alphabet used by many Pagans, Witches and Wiccans as a to prevent prying eyes from reading private entries in Books of Shadows... Read More...
IMAGE Scarabs: History, Symbolism, Uses
Scarab Symbolism & Uses The popularity of the scarab (pronounced SCARE ub) in Ancient Egyptian culture is undisputed.  The scarabs from Friday's... Read More...
IMAGE The PPe-Tarot: A Digital Tarot Deck & Free Reading
Your free online tarot reading, and much of the The Online Tarot Class in the Academy is illustrated with the PPe-Tarot. The PPe-Tarot was developed... Read More...
IMAGE The Elder Futhark Runes
The following interpretations of the meanings of the Elder Futhark1 runes are summarized from my research through dozens of books and manuscripts.... Read More...
IMAGE Working With Crystals & Stones Course Guide
This is the course index for the Working With Crystals & Stones class.  Your studies will be easier if you go through each lesson in... Read More...
IMAGE 1: What is Quartz Crystal?
Welcome to the newest course available in the PaganPath Academy! The first two lessons of this online class are available to the public. Please... Read More...
IMAGE Besom Briefs
A besom is a broom used by some Witches, especially for Handfasting and Imbolc (around February 2) rites.  Because we hope to offer information... Read More...
IMAGE Designing With Color Magick: Gardens, Home Design, Clothes
There are thousands of websites and books you can use to look up the meaning and properties of a color.  Even here on PaganPath you will find... Read More...
IMAGE PaganPath Sabbat Cakes
Originally entitled Volute's Sabbat Cakes. See note at end of article.* Very Chocolate, Very Strong, Very Good, just so VERY! These cakes can be the... Read More...
IMAGE Mead Magic
Mead is often referred to as the Nectar of the Gods, or the Drink of Love. It is a delightful ritual beverage that can add depth to your rituals and... Read More...
IMAGE Your Tarot Manual
Your Tarot Cards User's Maintenance Manual (The one they forgot to include with your cards.) Forget the superstitious mumbo jumbo. Clear your head of... Read More...
IMAGE About the Tarot Class & Cards
Designed to help you become proficient in reading the tarot without consulting a reference book, this course is excellent for both beginners and... Read More...
IMAGE Part II: Where is Power?
In Part I we talked about the self defeating programming that takes power from within you and gives it to things outside of yourself. (similar to... Read More...
IMAGE Part VI: Worship
Part VI: Worship; or, giving yourself permission to connect with what moves you in whatever way you deem best What is being a real practitioner? As... Read More...
IMAGE Online Class Participation
Welcome to the ComprehensiveWitchcraft & Wicca Course Let there be Beauty and Strength, Power and Compassion, Honor and Humility, Mirth and... Read More...
IMAGE About the Witchcraft Course
If you are not already a Premium Member, you can enroll from this page. You will have full access to the Academy and all online classes for a Year... Read More...
IMAGE 2017 PaganPath Almanacs & Calendar
Welcome to the 20th edition of the PaganPath Almanac. Great improvements have been made over the years based on your input and our growing... Read More...
IMAGE Beltane - Maypole Dance
The Beltane season has that quivering anticipation, similar to Samhain.  Filled with a sense of magic and quickening, it is a time of growth and... Read More...
IMAGE Making a Ouija or Talking Board
Making your own Witch board, Ouija board or "talking board" can be very easy.  You can also have someone with more experience make one for you,... Read More...
IMAGE Make Your Own Scarab
This is a good project to do with kids, and for the kid in you!  You can create your own scarab fetish and inscribe symbols and words that are... Read More...
IMAGE Dragon's Blood
(Shop)Dragon's Blood Resin comes from the collected and dried sap of many plant genera.  Usually it is harvested from a type of spiny, climbing... Read More...
IMAGE The Garden's Unseen Magical Forces
There are unseen forces working their magic in your garden! Have you ever printed a photograph when your ink cartridge is out of yellow ink? ... Read More...
IMAGE House Cleansing & Blessing Ritual
This home ritual is designed to cleanse a house of negativity, but it is also designed to create a positive and balanced atmosphere which encourages... Read More...
IMAGE Alter Your Altar: Alternative Altars
Your altar reflects who you are and what your energy is like at this point in your life. It can even be a reflection of the goals you wish to... Read More...
Herbs & Wortcunning Course Summary
A great class to help you understand the magical, medicinal and other uses for herbs and plants from gardening or growing your own indoors to... Read More...
IMAGE Pagan & Craft Traditions
Traditions are also known as "Trads". By necessity, these definitions are general. Each Witch in every tradition could define his or her path... Read More...
IMAGE The Four Quarters or Corners
In This Article:  What are the Quarters?  •  How are the Quarters Called?  •  Deosil vs. Widdershins What are the... Read More...
IMAGE Stones for Magic & Spells
Stones are excellent tools for spells and magic.  You can use them in a number of ways, but stone pouches are a convenient tool for energy and... Read More...
IMAGE A Guide to Amber & Jet
As you can see from the picture, there are many types of amber, and these are often confused with each other, as well as with ambergris, copal and... Read More...

Pagan Path Almanac 2016 with App Welcome to the 19th edition of the PaganPath Almanac. Great improvements have been made over the years based on your input and our growing experience.  Designed for Witches, Wiccans and Pagans of all Paths, we hope you will find this an essential aid in your practice and celebrations.

This year we are offering the Almanac as a Google calendar for the first time.  You may subscribe to the Almanac to add it to your own Google Calendar, or simply view it on this page.  You may also access the PaganPath Almanac through your Google Calendar app on your phone, tablet or other device.  The traditional Printable Version is in the Exclusive Downloads area. You will see it when you log in (free and Premium Members).

If clicking on the ICAL address does not work for your device, try this:

On your computer, open Google Calendar.
On the left side, find "Other calendars" and click the down arrow .
Select Add by URL.
Enter the calendar's ICAL address in the field provided:
https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/fridaywyrd%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics
Click Add calendar. The calendar will appear on the left side under "Other calendars."

Free to enter, fun to winOur next give away for Beltane begins April 18th!  Get points now so you can enter as many times as possible when it begins.

Follow these easy steps to get points:

  1. Login to PaganPath.com (Registration is free here or login with facebook at the top of the page)
  2. Now that you have registered, you already have 30 points.  Read a few articles to accumulate more, or post messages and replies in the Forum.  Just about everything you do on the site will get you more points, just be sure you are logged in!

If you are logged in, you can see how many points you have in the "Your Path" section under "Your Points"

The Equinox drawing has been held and we picked FIVE winners instead of just three:

  • Otatara
  • Joice Fisher
  • moondancing crow
  • wolfgod
  • Suzanne

Winners, you will receive an email soon with instructions for selecting which of the three prizes you want.

Thanks to everyone for participating!  We will be holding another raffle for Beltane.  You may continue to collect points now by browsing around the site.  Then you can enter the next drawing with your accumulated points!

For the Beltane drawing (May 6, 2014) we will be giving away more great prizes.  One of them is a free Premium Membership to PaganPath with full Academy access so you can take the online classes in Witchcraft & Wicca, Tarot and Herbalism, plus read online books and have access to download extras.  Entry times begin April 15th, so get your points now.

Blessed Equinox!  We want to send you something special!

It is free to enter to win your choice of a great book for Witches, a large quartz crystal point or our amazing magical soap!  Enter before Friday, March 21th at midnight central time when we will draw three names from the raffle and send you an email so you can tell us which prize you want.

Entering the raffle is free!  All you have to do is use your PaganPath Points.  You get these every time you do something on the site.  When you register for the site, you get 30 points and from day one you accumulate points for posting on the forum or reading an article.

Follow these easy steps to enter the raffle for free prizes:

  1. Login to PaganPath.com (Registration is free here or login with facebook at the top of the page)
  2. Read a few articles to accumulate points (minimum of two)
  3. Return to this page and enter the raffle below by "spending" your PaganPath Points.

You can enter as many times as you like to increase your chances.  Every five articles you read will get you enough points to enter the raffle again.  You can also get 10 points for posting a new topic in the forum, 9 points for replying to a topic, and even a point for saying "Thank You" to another person on the forum.  Just about everything you do on the site will get you more points!

If you are logged in, you can see how many points you have in the "Your Path" section under "Your Points".  When you have enough points to enter, scroll down for the entry button at the bottom of this page.

You Choose One of the Three Prizes:

  1. A large quartz crystal point or cluster from the PaganPath sanctuary area.  Collected without damage to the environment and with gratitude to the Earth for her gifts
  2. The book "Sexy Witch" by LaSarah FireFox:
    From the Publisher: Employing a unique blend of feminism and magick, this refreshing guide to female self-empowerment helps women acknowledge the beauty, strength, and sexiness within themselves. Utterly honest and captivating, LaSara FireFox banishes the damaging misconceptions and shame often associated with female sexuality and sheds light on what it truly means to be a "Sexy Witch." Each of the seven lessons-covering issues of body image, menstruation, genital exploration, self-acceptance, mentors, and gender-include fun facts, illuminating quotes, and exercises for nurturing the body and spirit. The second half of the book is devoted to rituals-to be practiced alone or with others-that celebrate one's power as a woman, a sexual being, and a Witch. 
  3. Real Soap from the PaganPath Shop: Nag Champa and Tea Tree Scents!  Read about our soap in the PaganPath Shop Area Here.

Privacy Note

All shipments of prizes adhere to our strict privacy policy.  Packages are subtle and not marked with "Witchy" or "Pagan" symbols and your name is never revealed.  We will announce winners by using your username only (or whatever you approve for us to use ahead of time).

You must be 18 years of age or older to enter this raffle.  All prizes are shipped by April 4th, 2014. Prizes awarded are not transferable or redeemable for cash, and cannot be returned to exchange for another prize (choose wisely). Void where prohibited.  Odds of winning depend upon the number of participants.

Nebraska shops and places for Pagans and WitchesVolute wrote this response to an email from a Witch moving to the Lincoln, NE area.  If you are in the area or plan to move there, you may find this information useful.  Caution: This email message contains personal opinions!

Merry Meet,

It is good to hear from another open minded person will be moving to Nebraska, however I recently left the state.  I can share a few resources to help you get settled in and find others.

Of course there is always the local New Age section of Barnes and Noble, on both O street and at South Point.  But better yet there are some new places.  Pegasis Books and Ye Olde Magick Shoppe in Omaha are gone but there seem to be more solitaries in the area than before.  Kearny, Lincoln and Omaha have meetup groups but there are some shops with great people you might like to visit:

Here and Back Again
Tucked away in the corner of Arapaho Village mall near 9th and High street. Owner is awesome, new and used books, witchcraft supplies, stones, tarot, etc.
http://hereandbackagain.com/
3237 South 13th Street
Lincoln, NE 68502
402-817-4177

Bodhi Imports
Just north of South street on 17th (17 is one way North only) with a great selection of incense, candles, stones, crystals, minerals, clothes, and a wonderful staff of Buddhists and Wiccans.  Nearby is "Grateful Bread" just 2 doors down with the best vegetarian chipotle mac and cheese ever.  I refer to this area of town as "Linksterdam" for its laid back hippy atmosphere and wonderful shops.  The Goodwill store across the street often has interesting jewelry, candle holders and other interesting finds.
http://www.bodhi-imports.com/
1645 South 17th Street
Lincoln, NE 68502
402-477-1645

Euphoria
A good one to hit when you are around the Barnes and Noble on O street, this hippy shop has some herbs, not too fresh, some great resins: frankincense, myrrh, dragon's blood, copal, and a good incense selection. Body jewelry (numerous pentacles) tarot decks, stones, crystals, altar boxes, tarot boxes and clothes. Tons of natural stone beads and beading supplies.  Some of the staff is excellent, some not. If you connect with one of the staff, find out when they work so you don't hit on a day when an unfriendly sort is working.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Euphoria/141417805892117
4139 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
402-488-8853

The Next Millennium Metaphysical Books and Gifts
The largest store of its kind in Nebraska, occasionally with book signings from Llewellyn authors, great book selection and anything else you might be looking for. A good "road trip" or field trip destination when you connect with others near you.
http://www.next-mill.com/
3141 North 93rd Street
Omaha, NE 68134
402-393-1121

Open Harvest
The best place to get small quantities of very fresh herbs. This natural food store has been around for a very long time. I remember being a coop member in the 70s when it was a hole in the wall on Randolph street but now their new location on about 17th and South is clean and well stockedwith organic produce and a deli. It's a good place to visit in route to Bodhi or Here and Back Again without going too far out of your way.
http://www.openharvest.coop/
1618 South Street
Lincoln, NE 68502
402-475-9069

Finally, though not specifically Pagan, there is a fun activity where you might meet open minded folks.  It is in and around the Haymarket (great place for fresh produce at the Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings) and it occurs once a month. It is called First Friday. For more information check out the Downtown Association web site here:
https://www.facebook.com/LincolnFirstFriday/

Good luck. I wish we had met sooner before I moved!

Brightest Blessings to You!
Volute

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