Pagan and Wiccan News Articles

When we find interesting news about Wiccans or other pagan groups, or pagan-related prison news, we’ll post it here.

Let’s Discuss the Problems with the Online Wiccan Community

February 27, 2020
Holly Mosley with Female First discusses something that needs to be addressed: the online Wiccan community and its influencers. Do you really need all the...

Do You Know the Origins of the Pointy Black Witch’s Hat?

February 23, 2020
This article by Hayley Williams discusses the racist anti-Semitic origins of the description of Witches wearing a pointy black hat–and all this time many of...

Witches of Manitou Springs: Myth or Reality?

February 18, 2020
This article by the Colorado Sun is interesting, and is pretty fair to Wiccans. Those folks from Focus on the Family need to read some...

Witchcraft On The Rise During Trying Times

February 15, 2020
In yet another positive Pagan news article this week, The Atlantic takes a look at the increase in the religion of Witchcraft and Wicca, and...

If You’re a Witch, Portland is a Great Place To Be

February 12, 2020
This article by Camille Soleil of the Willamette Week talks about the city of Portland, and how it’s a great place to live and work...

Supermoon: What Are You Doing To Celebrate the February Snow Moon?

February 7, 2020
This article by Sebastian Kettley of the Express talks about a Wiccan celebration of the February Snow Moon, and while not authoritative in nature, is...

After Surviving Backlash, Wiccan Student Reclaims Her Identity

February 4, 2020
In this article from Mustang News, author Olivia Monforte tells the tale of journalism junior Helyn Oshrin, who dealt with a backlash of negative reactions...

Say It Ain’t So: Wiccans on Campus

February 3, 2020
Author Megan Grimes is writing a series on students on campus with unique religious beliefs, and she’s starting with this very fair and balanced article...

The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina Set Straight on Wicca

January 31, 2020
The series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina seems to be very popular, and it does cover some aspects of what Paganism is about, but it gets...

Drug and Alcohol Rehab for Wiccans

January 31, 2020
Prisons often offer Drug and Alcohol treatment programs to those who are incarcerated, but generally they are based in Christianity. This post from the Addiction...

No Sir, the Real Witch Hunt Happened From 1450 to 1750

January 21, 2020
In this article from The Conversation, it is pointed out that President Trump has tweeted the words “Witch Hunt” 337 times, or roughly once every...

Great Britain: Essex Witch Hunt Victims Finally Get a Memorial

January 14, 2020
Atlas Obscura reports that a granite stone memorializing the more than 200 male and female prisoners who awaited trial or execution for witchcraft between the...

Patheos 2020 Witches’ Wheel of the Year

January 10, 2020
Cyndi Brannen of Patheos brings us this years Witches’ Wheel of the Year, a spectacular look at the lunar, astrological and seasonal energies we’ll be...

Calling All Wise Ones: the Earth Needs You!

January 9, 2020
In this Patheos article by Gwyn, she talks about what is becoming a common refrain: the Earth is calling, and those of you who are...

Are You Okay With Getting Swept Out of the Broom Closet?

January 9, 2020
Author Scarlet Magdalene from Patheos brings up some valid questions in this article about being outed from your personal broom closet. How do you handle...

Is It Time To Get Rid of the Term White Witch?

January 8, 2020
Perhaps it’s time to get rid of the term “white witch” at this point. Columnist Holly Mosley makes some valid points about how the term...

It’s a Wiccan New Year After All

January 3, 2020
Author Thorn Mooney from Patheos website talks about her spiritual path, which she defines as “ecstatic, spirit-filled, and deeply personal, but it’s also informed by...

LGBTQ Witches Embrace Alternative Spirituality

January 2, 2020
As author Heidi Beedle from the Colorado Springs Independent points out, and many Wiccans can confirm, “At any given queer gathering, you’re almost certain to...

SEO Marketing and the Wiccan Community

December 27, 2019
This right on point article from The Wild Hunt, a Pagan and Heathen news and events site that you simply must check out if you...

What We’ve Known For A Long Time: There’s No Such Thing As a Typical Pagan

December 24, 2019
An article from The Atlantic talks about how many Wiccans there are in the United States (between 1 to 1.5 million) and how by 2050...

More Contemporary Witches in the Modern World

December 23, 2019
Not your fairy-tale, wart-nosed, broom-riding witches, modern witches are seen in classrooms and cubicles, creating a growing industry of books, podcasts and social media dedicated...

Druids Still Celebrating in the Pacific Northwest

December 21, 2019
This is a positive story about modern-day Druids at White Mountain Druid Sanctuary in southern Washington State. Talks about Isaac Bonewits and the formation of...

Pagan Book Reviews

Book Review: A Practical Guide to Pagan Priesthood

January 26, 2020
This book review from John Beckett at Patheos looks at a new book by Rev. Lora O’Brien entitled A Practical Guide to Pagan Priesthood. The...

Book Review – Initiated: Memoir of a Witch

January 13, 2020
This review by Patheos author Thorn Mooney is an interesting read in and of itself. Her take on the book is that it was well-written,...

A Witch’s Guide to the New Year: Practical Magic 2020

January 2, 2020
In this column from Teen Vogue called Practical Magic, author Lisa Stardust discusses her witch’s guide for magic in 2020, which includes traditional holidays as...

Book Review: Revolutionary Witchcraft: A Guide to Magical Activism

December 31, 2019
This review of a new book entitled Revolutionary Witchcraft: A Guide to Magical Activism by Sarah Lyons is reviewed by Brooklyn Paper. They speak to...

Book Review: Modern Witch: Spells, Recipes & Workings

December 23, 2019
This is a review by Patheos, a very open-minded religious site. If you haven’t checked them out, be sure to visit–they have a Pagan section,...

Archival Wiccan Prison News Articles

On Being Pagan in Prison

January 9, 2020
This news article from October 10, 2018 was published in The Revealer, and discusses Wiccans in the Ohio Reformatory for Women, and the work that...

Transgender Pagan Sues to Practice Wicca at Lanesboro Correctional Institution in N.C.

January 3, 2020
From 2018, Jennifer Ann Jasmaine states in her federal lawsuit that Lanesboro Correctional Institution is not allowing her to practice Wicca. She says they won’t...

Pagans in Prison Don’t Feel Very Magical

January 3, 2020
From 2016, William Rouser fought a decades-long legal fight against the California Correction System for his Wiccan rights, along with the ability to use incense...

Michigan Court Says Wiccan Inmate at Macomb Correctional Can Continue Lawsuit Against the State

January 3, 2020
From June of 2019, a Michigan court agreed toallow an inmate sue the state after prison officials refused to allow him to celebrate Wiccan holidays....