Hot Summer Rituals to Celebrate the Solstice

Can you feel the excitement in the air? The days are hot and sunny, and summer officially begins this week on June 21st. It’s the longest day and the shortest night in the Northern hemisphere. I love this day. In the South of France it’s celebrated by jumping…

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Wicca 101: Witches, Magic, and the Art of Intention

What is it with witches and wizards? We love them, hate them, persecute them for hundreds of years, and glorify them in wondrous stories of magical worlds and flying broomsticks. In this week’s episode of “Holy Facts” on The Chopra Well, Gotham Chopra explores the wizarding world…

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The Mysterious World of Secret Societies

Contemporary Neo-Pagans use an expression to encourage greater transparency and less mystique surrounding their practice. They call it “coming out of the broom closet,” and it is largely an effort to dispel hysteria and suspicion. Being “mysterious,” after all, comes with the price of marginality and sometimes…

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