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Wishing a Blessed Mabon to all who celebrate it

Some of us are celebrating the arrival of a new season…fall. At the same time, members of many earth-based religious communities are celebrating one of their major festivals – Mabon, one that I was able to experience during Week 38 of My first 52 weeks with a members of Wiccan coven in Illinois. Mabon, or … Continue reading

Happy Winter Solstice! A view from a Wiccan Priestess about the celebration of the holiday

Sometime between late last night and early this morning, we experienced the end of autumn, and the beginning of Winter – the Winter Solstice. This moment is celebrated by many faith traditions and cultures across the world. The Los Angeles Times reports on a new wave of interest in celebrating the Winter Solstice, which has been … Continue reading

The Life of the African American Wiccan

As the season turns to fall, I am reminded of my experience last year attending a Wiccan festival in McHenry County, Illinois. It was one of the most memorable weekends of my first 52 weeks – as I spent Friday night at a Kol Nidre serviceat a synagogue in town, then spent Saturday at the … Continue reading

“Cool … why should I care? Do other students not get that respect?”

One of my most memorable experiences during My First 52 Weeks was when myself and a friend joined in a Wiccan festival in McHenry County Illinois. I write about my anxiety in attending this worship service in an excerpt from the book: The anxiety was not just that we would be experiencing Wicca, a worship tradition that … Continue reading