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Solitary Beltane Rite

“The Tree” is the basic liturgical and organizational writing and the basis for Seax-Wica, but it is a ‘base’. It provides the rituals as if being practiced by a coven, but nowadays most Wiccans, especially those of the Seax-Wica tradition, are solitary practitioners (they work alone). The following information on the Sabbat is adapted fromContinue reading “Solitary Beltane Rite”

Seax-Wica Glossary

Different traditions of Wicca and Paganism have terms and officers that vary, usually inspired by ancient cultures or more modern poetic sources. Here I’d like to present a glossary of sorts for the terms used in Seax-Wica, as well as others that relate closely to it, such as Saxon lore and history, often in useContinue reading “Seax-Wica Glossary”

Helping out the tiny folk

To help insects, make them welcome in your garden – here’s how Brian Lovett, West Virginia University As winter phases into spring across the U.S., gardeners are laying in supplies and making plans. Meanwhile, as the weather warms, common garden insects such as bees, beetles and butterflies will emerge from underground burrows or nests withinContinue reading “Helping out the tiny folk”

Ancient crystal collection found in Kalahari, Africa

Ancient eggshells and a hoard of crystals reveal early human innovation and ritual in the Kalahari Jayne Wilkins, Griffith University and Sechaba Maape, University of the Witwatersrand A rockshelter in South Africa’s Kalahari documents the innovative behaviours of early humans who lived there 105,000 years ago. We report the new evidence today in Nature. TheContinue reading “Ancient crystal collection found in Kalahari, Africa”

The Pentacle: A Holy Symbol

Wiccans are a diverse group, drawing from many sources for inspiration, and we use many symbols in our practice and religion. Most of us, however, see the Pentacle as the symbol of our faith, but few wear it. Part of the reason we don’t is because pop-culture has attributed it to Satanic or Devil worship,Continue reading “The Pentacle: A Holy Symbol”

Solitary Samhain Rite

“The Tree” is the basic liturgical and organizational writing and the basis for Seax-Wica, but it is a ‘base’. It provides the rituals as if being practiced by a coven, but nowadays most Wiccans, especially those of the Seax-Wica tradition, are solitary practitioners (they work alone). The following information on the Sabbat is adapted fromContinue reading “Solitary Samhain Rite”

What is Heathenry?

A note on spelling: Heathenry spans across many Germanic or Teutonic traditions, with variations in spelling and pronunciation. I use mostly the Anglicized Norse names, but by no means are those the only or even most likely used forms. In Seax-Wica, we call our God Woden and our Goddess Freyja (generally), but they are inContinue reading “What is Heathenry?”

What is Seax-Wica?

Well, you’ve managed to find seax-wica.org somehow, so there’s a pretty good chance you already know a bit about Seax-Wica, but since you may have been looking for Saxon lore, general Wiccan information, or just heard about a friend or family member who practices it, I think it’s a good idea to have a basicContinue reading “What is Seax-Wica?”

Spring Is Here!

Spring is upon us! Pagans everywhere are getting ready to celebrate the Spring Sabbat (also called Eostre, Ostara, and others) with egg dying and seed planting. This is the time of the year when gardens are planted, trees begin to bud, and the Seax-Wica celebrate new life as the light half of the year approachesContinue reading “Spring Is Here!”

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