Paganism

The Evolving Face of Hate

Racists Are Threatening to Take Over Paganism

The growing presence of racists in American Pagan communities threatens to tear the faith apart.
Sarah Lyons
4.2.18
Features

We Hung out with Metal Pagans at a Viking Cemetery

The Norwegian festival Midgardsblot unites heavy metal with pagan culture and history. We spoke to some of the festival-goers.
Ruby Morrigan
9.16.17
éclipse

How to Celebrate Today's Historic Eclipse Like a Witch

"It takes both a disciplined and experienced witch to harvest the power of the eclipse magic."
Steven Blum
8.21.17
Sex

No One Knows Why These Medieval Statues Are Pulling Their Vaginas Open

Churches all over Europe are covered in mysterious carvings of women proudly flaunting their vulvas. Is this recurring figure—known as Sheela-na-Gig—a pagan goddess, a warning against the dangers of lust, or something more complicated?
Zing Tsjeng
7.28.17
Photography

Mysticism Meets Ecology in Witchy Photos and Salt Block Sculptures

Desert dunes, abandoned parking lots, glacial lakes, and weathered wood cabins provide the backdrop for Mollie McKinley's new mystic traditions.
Maya-Roisin Slater
6.17.17
embroidery

Wear Magic on Your Sleeve with These Adorable Embroidered Pins

Self-taught artist Irem Yazici makes miniature skeletons, flowers, and magic carpets.
Beckett Mufson
5.12.17
photo story

Overflowing with Joy and Pagan Pride at Australia's Biggest Witch Party

Welcome to Brisbane's annual Beltane festival.
Angela Skujins
11.7.16
Broadly Meets

Stonehenge Stoners and Worshipping Wizards: 12 Hours at the World’s Biggest Pagan Party

We traveled to Stonehenge on the summer solstice—one of the most sacred days for pagans—to find out if the event's spiritual significance has survived the recent influx of drunken revelers.
Broadly Staff
7.20.16
Photos

Capturing the Treasured Wisdom of Female Shamans in Russia

In the Russian wilderness of Tuva, female shamanism is alive and well—and visiting the local healer is as commonplace as a day out at the beach.
Anastasiia Fedorova
1.29.16
Art

The Mother of Modern Witchcraft’s Prized Artifacts Go on Display

English witch Doreen Valiente helped reinvent the practice of witchcraft. Now, you can view her personal collection at an exhibition in Brighton.
Catherine Chapman
1.29.16
Interviews

CocoRosie’s Bianca Casady Talks Ecofeminism and Her New Anti-Pop Solo Project

"The oppression and abuse toward the female body is similar to how the Earth has been treated and sold and exploited and disregarded."
Suzannah Weiss
1.22.16
rituals

Having Sex with the Wind: What Pagan Fertility Rituals Look Like in Russia

In 'Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari,' filmmaker Aleksey Fedorchenko explores the underground rituals and fertility practices of a pagan tribe in the Russian Urals.
Anastasiia Fedorova
11.23.15
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