The Exalting Emotions

I first encountered contemporary paganism in the mid 90’s when I mistook Patricia Telesco‘s Victorian Grimoire for a book of nineteenth century poems. Having never met anyone who promoted a magical perspective, I began a correspondence with her attempting to get a better understanding of how spells could possibly work. I remember at one point…

Charles Dickens’ Paganism

I have to admit that I am post-dating this to the Winter Solstice, but hopefully it will not be utterly without some degree of illumination. The holiday of the Winter Solstice is celebrated almost globally whether in its guise of Yule, Saturnalia, Dongzhi, or even Haudeshaune. It’s true that it is not celebrated universally, but that…