Holidays, history, and calendars

Questions: Witch's hat in white on a golden yellow circle

One question that keeps coming up is “Didn’t the Christians steal their holidays from the Pagans?”. The short answer is “No.” The longer answer is still no, but with a bunch more details. (I am not doing a fully sourced academic essay here, but I am pointing at resources with… Continue reading

Why a year and a day?

Building : tree with many leaves on deep green background

People have gotten the idea that in order to be a witch (or a religious witch, or a Pagan, or whatever), you simply need to study for a year and a day. And that that time frame is really fixed – you can’t take longer. The reality is a bit… Continue reading

Sabbats

Doing : white spiral on deep purple circle

Many people get a little confused about how the Sabbats fit together. There’s a good reason for this, which is that different traditions use different ways to connect and join them. Continue reading