Holidays, history, and calendars

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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?

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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

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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