Wicca and Paganism

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Losing our religion

All those pretty churches. So many of them white clapboard buildings with tall steeples and stained glass windows. The kind of thing that makes you think Mainers are a hardy, God-fearing, churchgoing lot.
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  January 08, 2010

Review: Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America

Tony Stone’s “love letter to the Vikings’ discovery of the New World, pagan iconography, brute manliness, and simpler times” is set in the simpler (?) time of 1007 AD.
Imagine if Ingmar Bergman had made The Blair Witch Project
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  November 06, 2009

Witch way

After visualizing “financial security,” I readied for Ed McMahon’s knock. No such luck — but the next morning, tucked in a pocket, I found seven dollars !  
In honor of Halloween, I run a spell-check
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 22, 2008

Spelling lessons

A number of college students are turning to Wicca.  
Campus witches have no brooms, no bleeding goats. Just cookies. Sorry.
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 20, 2008

Yule appeal

Aimee Mann has written many songs about heroin addiction so it’s pretty remarkable — even comic — that she launched a Christmas variety show last year.
Aimee Mann’s Christmas show hits the road
By COLE HADDON  |  December 10, 2007


There’s an interesting moment in the new memoir by former Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch, when the author finds himself on tour with Danzig and Marilyn Manson.
Glenn Danzig reveals his Lost Tracks
By JAMES PARKER  |  July 09, 2007


Waging cheer

There are no holy wars. Never have been. Cultural conflicts that lead to sectarian violence? Yes.
Time to turn your war-on off
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  December 06, 2006

The Stones

This article originally appeared in the August 26, 1994 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
An essay on the older
By CAMILLE PAGLIA  |  November 16, 2006

The Wicker Man

Neil LaBute dusts off the Edward Woodward/Christopher Lee relic, an effective 1973 curio that pitted Christianity against Paganism. Watch the trailer for The Wicker Man   (QuickTime)
Swan dives into bad-movie bliss
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 06, 2006

The New New Age

“In the United States,” wrote novelist and poet Jim Harrison in 1976, “it is a curious habit of ours to wait for the future when it has happened already.”| Daniel Pinchbeck discusses 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl (mp3)
The movement pulls away from the mainstream and gets apocalyptic
By JAMES PARKER  |  August 17, 2006

Queering the Code

With close to 60 million copies in print worldwide and a film version starring Tom Hanks opening on May 18, The Da Vinci Code is a galloping success.
Leonardo da Vinci’s work is coded, all right — as gay
By MICHAEL BRONSKI  |  May 17, 2006