Raymond Buckland: The Life and Legacy of Uncle Bucky of Wicca

A Wiccan priest, a Gardnerian initiate, and founder of Seax-Wica, Raymond Buckland (1934-2017) is credited with bringing Wicca to the United States in 1964. Not only did he start the first American coven, known simply as the Long Island coven, but he also founded a sect of Wicca known as Seax-Wica, established the First MuseumContinue reading “Raymond Buckland: The Life and Legacy of Uncle Bucky of Wicca”

The History and Astronomy of Ostara

Ostara is our Sabbat that falls on the Spring Equinox. It’s the second of the three fertility Sabbats, where we celebrate the Earth’s life-giving energy that is so pronounced in the growing season. I notice that in Austin this is the time of year when flowers really start to come out, however the equinox itselfContinue reading “The History and Astronomy of Ostara”

The Truth about St. Patrick’s Day

In the middle of March, we adorn our green outfits, leprechaun hats and drink copious amounts of green beer while we cavort with our friends in the name of St. Patrick. However, how many of us know the history behind St. Patrick’s Day?  St. Patrick was a Christian bishop in the 5th century who wasContinue reading “The Truth about St. Patrick’s Day”