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Books for Pagan Youth

There is no better way to encourage kids creativity and help them excel in school than by encouraging reading. You can do this by reading to them as small children, then having them read to you, letting them catch you reading by yourself, and by providing them with plenty of exciting and stimulating books to […]

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Books for Babies and Toddlers

There aren’t a lot of picture/story books for the very young children of Pagans and witches but we still manage to read to our kiddos anyway. Here are a few of my favorites, and my Sunshine’s favorites. They are in no particular order and I will continue adding to this list as I discover or […]

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Poems and Prose

Orpheus and Eurydike

Orpheus was a bard, a singer of great renown, son of the Muse Calliope and also the King of the Cicones, a tribe that lived in the Rhodope Mountains in Thrace (part of what is now Bulgaria). They say that he was the first to master the lyre that Hermes made upon the first day […]

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Sisyphus Tricks Death

Who is Sisyphus this man who struggles endlessly in Hades to push a rock to the top of a mountain, only to watch it roll down again? Who is this man who knows only labor and futility in death? This man who is denied rebirth by Persephone the merciful and denied rest by his very […]

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Autumn Prayer

Comes the blessed autumn like an artist in the night Painting green things gold and silver In the summer’s fading light All the mother’s children scurry ‘neath the skies that weep And grow plump upon her many gifts As the earth prepares to sleep ~ Dawn Black 2005

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Thanksgiving Prayer

The Earth Gives us the food we eat The Sun warms it and makes it sweet And we remember all who give Of themselves so we may live The wind and creatures spread the seeds That one day all my family feeds They’re nourished when the rain falls down And men and women tend the […]

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Wedding Chants

The following chants can be chanted or sung around the circle before or after the wedding or handfasting rite begins or during a procession. In our time of joy and plenty We will celebrate together In our time of pain and fear We will comfort one another. The road you travel Has brought you to […]

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Tir Na Nog

Tir na n-Og, Land of the young Far away across the sea Part the waves, oh Mannanan Show Tir na n-Og to me Was a maid in Tir na n-Og Ever young and fair to see Queen of the young, in Tir na n-Og Far away across the sea You shall not wed, her father […]

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