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Is Thanksgiving Pagan?

There are many controversies surrounding the American holiday of Thanksgiving. From its racist and genocidal past, some find it hard to celebrate this holiday.

Thanksgiving is also controversial for some Christians because of its possible ties to certain pagan holidays. But do the similarities between two holidays make Thanksgiving pagan? Or do the similarities simply have to do with a common theme that is important to all humans?

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Call on Hekate To See The Future This Samhain

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Samhain is upon us, and one of the activities that witches do on this spooky holiday is try to divine the future. This spell asks Hekate to protect you while you try to see the future. Hekate’s power is especially strong at this time of year.

This spell does not need to be done on Halloween, as Samhain is more of a season than a specific day. You can perform this spell until mid-November and have exceptional results.

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Witchcraft Roundup For Samhain 2019

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What’s happening in the world of witchcraft for Samhain 2019? Check out these articles and blog posts before you party for Halloween!

Trump’s Presidency Has Spawned a New Generation of Witches

Wired – I wouldn’t say I agree with the premise of this article’s title, but I do think Trump has inspired a renewal in cultural magic. Witchcraft has been on the rise for years, but magic performed by large numbers of people wasn’t quite as common as it was when ancient pagans were practicing.

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Tips For The Solitary Witch

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While there are so many benefits of being a solitary witch, it also comes with hurdles that must be overcome. I am a solitary witch, so I know that it can be hard to perform magic without a group of people to work with! You might also lose sight of your beliefs or magical practice, or hit a research block. The tips below should help you to overcome these problems.

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The Beginner’s Guide To Palmistry, Or Chiromancy

A woman reading a man's palm lines

This guide to palmistry comes from an interesting book published in 1885 called The Witches’ Dream Book; And Fortune Teller by A. H. Noe.

I have made very few edits to the text, mostly fixing spelling issues and improving readability by shortening paragraphs. Otherwise, this excerpt is an accurate view into the practice of palm reading from the 1800s.

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