What is the difference between a spell and a ritual? This question has been tickling my brain for weeks. A spell is an action that elicits an outcome or a change. A ritual is anything performed with intent. But a spell also needs intent to work, and a ritual can also elicit an outcome or a change. So what is the difference?
Pagans everywhere are still in a bit of an uproar. Paedophile and predator, Robyn Fletcher was released from supervision after serving 10 years in jail and another 10+ years under a supervision order. What is most upsetting are the headlines. “Paedophile witch” “Sex witch” “self-proclaimed sex witch”…
Let’s be very clear – there is no room in modern paganism for paedophilia, sexual violence or rape…or indeed any other non-consensual act. Fletcher might consider himself a witch but what he did was not witchcraft.
Peace isn’t easy. Peace comes at a price. Today is ANZAC Day where we remember the price paid for the peace we enjoy today. We can let ourselves be ruled by Mars, God of War. Be combative, difficult, rigid and judgemental; Embrace conflict and make aggression the first stop.
It’s all very exciting. The PAN website has had a makeover. Now you can locate an event using Maps, and download our full colour brochures. Plus regular blog posts will highlight what’s been happening around Australia in the Pagan community. We will even be introducing a new Members Section with some special treats just for our supporters. Let us know what you think about it!