Nature Spirituality

Connecting with Nature Spirits

No matter what kind of environment you live in, nature spirits are all around you. They're embodied in trees, flowers, and animals, the wind, the rain, and all other natural phenomena. Just...

Celebrating Samhain: Traditions, Herbs, Symbols & More

Samhain might be the most recognizable Pagan holiday. It stems from a Gaelic festival celebrating the final harvest and beginning of the dark half of the year. Today, some countries observe it...

Celebrating Litha: Traditions, Herbs, Symbols & More

Pagans who base their practices around western European pre-Christian traditions commonly observe a set of holidays. These are often grouped together as the Wheel of the Year, which is a way of...

Druidism: Modern Druidry Guide

A lot of things might come to mind when you hear the word druid -- Stonehenge, robes, long white beards, and so on. These mysterious figures stand as a kind of proto-example...

Wicca For Beginners: Beliefs, Holidays, Herbs & More

When people think of modern witchcraft, Wicca is usually what comes to mind. Though it is only one of many religions with an ingrained magical tradition, it's by far the most popular....

A Guide to Ayahuasca

In shamanic and natural healing circles, many people talk about the profound physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of Ayahuasca. What is Ayahuasca, and should it become a part of your practice? About Ayahuasca Ayahuasca...

Magic in Druidry

Druidry is often viewed as a magical discipline. While this is true, to an extent, there's a big difference in the way magic is viewed and used versus religions like Wicca. Historical records...

Paganism For Beginners: What is Paganism?

Paganism, as a concept, is an ever-changing target. Originally, the term came from the Latin "paganus," meaning a rustic country-dweller, and was used as a pejorative. When Christianity swept across the land,...

Ancient Druidism: Who Were the Ancient Druids?

When you hear the word "druid," a lot of images probably come to mind -- old men with staffs and robes, Stonehenge, and the like. In reality, the ancient druids are a...

Shamanic Soul Retrieval: Benefits, After Effects & More

Trauma impacts every facet of a person's being. From the physical to the emotional, a single traumatic event can be the seed that grows into a lifetime of pain, disconnection, and fear....

Shamanism For Beginners: Beliefs, Practices & More

Shamanism is a worldwide phenomenon. All across the globe, different cultures evolved remarkably similar ways of interacting with their environment and the spirit world beyond. Though the word "shaman" may be derived...

Shamanic Realms: A Guide to Shamanic Worlds

Shamans live with one foot in the mundane world, and one in the world of spirits. This parallel realm is called non-ordinary reality. One of the most interesting things about it is...

What is Shamanic Journeying?

Throughout history, shamans have acted as the interface between the spirit and mundane worlds. Shamans keep an eye on the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of their people, as well as the...

Wicca & Witchcraft Books For Beginners

One of the best ways to expand your knowledge of the Craft is by reading. It's often suggested that new witches read everything they can get their hands on. While witchcraft is...

Celtic Witchcraft

Celtic witchcraft is a practice that uses Celtic lore and folk magic as its basis. This blends well with the basic structure and ritual format of Wicca, so many Celtic witches are...

Eclectic Wicca

If you ask ten witches what Wicca is, you're likely to get ten different answers. Nowhere is this more true than in eclectic Wicca. All branches of the Craft are highly individualized,...

What is Shamanic Healing?

Shamans serve a lot of roles within their communities. It's a life path that comes with considerable sacrifices of time and energy -- not only do shamans have to live with one...

Gardnerian Wicca

Gardnerian Wicca is often regarded as the earliest created Wiccan tradition, and forms the basis for almost all others types of Wicca. It's named for its founder, British civil servant Gerald Gardner,...

Dianic Wicca

Dianic Wicca is a type of witchcraft that exclusively celebrates the divine feminine, and is named for the Roman goddess Diana. There are two well-known forms of Dianic witchcraft. The best known...

Elemental Witchcraft

Most witchcraft follows some form of earth-based framework, meaning that it draws power and inspiration from the natural world. While some forms invoke or evoke deities and spirits of nature, others delve...

Alexandrian Wicca

The Alexandrian Wiccan tradition was among the first offshoots of Gardnerian Wicca. Started by Alex and Maxine Sanders in the 1960s, Alexandrian Wicca has a lot of similarities to the original Gardnerian...

Neoshamanism: Modern Shamanism

The word "shaman" has a long, convoluted etymological history. One story says that it comes from the Sanskrit sramana-s, which referred to an ascetic Buddhist, which morphed into sha men in Chinese....

Shamanism vs Druidism: What’s the Difference?

Historically, shamans and druids both occupied places of honor in their societies -- shamans as healers, diviners, and liaisons between their communities and non-ordinary reality, and druids as healers, diviners, religious leaders,...

Wicca vs Druidry: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to nature-based spirituality, Wicca and Druidry are the two religions most people think of immediately. However, while they do both have a reverence for nature as the heart of...

Magic in Wicca

Wicca is an earth-centered religion that draws heavily from western European folk practices. Contrary to popular belief, it isn't an ancient practice -- Wicca as we know it came into being in...

Psilocybin & Spirituality

With interest in psilocybin mushrooms reaching the mainstream thanks to what some people refer to as the "Joe Rogan effect," it's easy to think of mushroom use as a new trend. In...

What is Shamanic Drumming?

Music has held a special place in the heart and imagination of mankind for thousands of years. In European bardic traditions, bards were quasi-magical figures whose songs and poems related the history...

Healing Benefits of Psilocybin

Deep healing is hard to find in a world of stigma and limited awareness regarding mental health. Of course, even a person with access to the best psychiatric care can still find...

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