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Notice of Paganism 101

Review copyright 2014() Freeman Presson, all rights reserved I see that Paganism 101: An Introduction to Paganism by 101 Pagans just went up on Amazon. Apparently, this book is going to do rather well. There are sections for a variety … Continue reading

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Review of The Witches’ Almanac #33 is up…

…on Spiral Nature! Yes, I have joined Psyche’s review team. I will still be doing reviews and other posts here, but I’m thrilled with the new venue as well.

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The Reënchantment Project

Copyright 2012 () Freeman Presson, all rights reserved I think that modern physics has definitely decided in favor of Plato. In fact the smallest units of matter are not physical objects in the ordinary sense; they are forms, ideas which … Continue reading

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Review of The Witches’ Almanac #32 (Spring 2013 – Spring 2014)

Review Copyright 2012 Freeman Presson, all rights reserved Firstly, I would like to thank Andrew Theitic and the rest of the Almanac staff for allowing me such extensive input into the content of the upcoming year’s The Witches’ Almanac. They … Continue reading

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Dion Fortune’s The Winged Bull (Dry and Wet Sex Magick in the 30’s)

Copyright 2012 Freeman Presson, all rights reserved Here we have a tale, vintage 1935, of a fairly classic sort in the occult fiction genre: woman who is just magical enough, and just sexy enough, to be irresistible to a left-hand … Continue reading

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Foreshadowing of Fortune: The Winged Bull (plus …)

“I don’t read fiction1,” I am often caught saying, but it does have an “unless” clause. In this case, it was “unless I feel overloaded with study and just want to be led down a primrose path for a bit.” … Continue reading

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Review of God Against the Gods (from The Owl and the Lion v1 n2)

[This brief review was published in the short-lived journal of Temple Zagduku, The Owl and the Lion, in 2004. It is very timely now.] In God Against the Gods1, Jonathan Kirsch has an agenda. He spells it out in detail … Continue reading

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Review: Weird Ways of Witchcraft, Dr. Leo Louis Martello

Leo Martello1 was one of the early pioneers of public Witchcraft. He claimed Sicilian family tradition, and had obviously studied extensively in the Western Esoteric Tradition, including a sabbatical (pun intended) in Morocco, which was one of the counterculture destinations … Continue reading

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Defining Pagan, Witch, etc.

This comes up a lot, still. There is much confusion, not only for new folks, but sometimes for the rest of us, on the definition of various terms such as Pagan, Witch, and Wiccan. In this essay, I am not … Continue reading

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