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A Ritual Meditation on Lucifer’s Light for Summer Solstice 2022

From the dawn of civilization, we have tracked the celestial giants and the paths they weave across the sky. The light that gives us life is perhaps the most important thing to celebrate, for without the sun, we would be nothing. This auspicious day is a great time to evaluate this life we have. We’ve made it through the first half of the year, and now, as the days begin to wane, we look forward to the coming harvest. As Luciferians, we need to take the time to celebrate Lucifer’s light that guides us; we are building a community for Lucifer, for us, and for our children. The last several…

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Calida Rawles Dreams A Fresh Look At Lilith

Lilith is a complicated figure by any account. She emerges, serpentine, from the mists of Babylon, darts like a hare through Jewish apocrypha, and becomes a blank canvas onto which church fathers and rebellious teens alike project their fears and hopes. Dubious practitioners tug on her like a tattered doll, asserting ownership while missing (or conveniently ignoring) the fact that Lilith, consistent with her mythology, refuses to be owned or projected upon. Lilith is an idea, born of the earth and possessed of humanity’s divine spark. Lilith is one of us – all of us – the first and forsaken, and possessed of all our flaws and joys. If I’m…

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Darkest Days: A Simple Candle Ritual to Connect with Loved Ones

Rituals come in every conceivable shape, from months-long ceremony to quick bathroom prayers. To my mind, a great ritual has three properties: It’s as lean as it can be. Anyone can do it. It can be explained in seconds and makes complete sense. When Elisabeth Wingerter told me about her Yule ritual, it instantly ticked all three boxes and I asked if I could share it, because it’s incredibly simple, and its brilliance is in its simplicity. Whether it’s Yule or Winter Solstice to you, it’s the darkest day of the year, among a long string of dark days. It is a day full of import, physically and metaphorically. Humans…

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Ancient Humans Used Ritual to Heal, Grieve, and Manage Anxiety

In order to understand the relationship of humans to ritual, one must first understand the nature of humans: we’re basically jumped-up, unspectacular, middle-of-the-food chain animals that have a lot to worry about. Sure, we worry about different things these days – rent, healthcare, the wholesale collapse of our biosphere. We don’t worry about lions much anymore, but worry is in our DNA. You could think of humans as playing a video game and discovering a cheat code – they jump right to the top without ever really having to get good at playing. You know who’s good at playing? Lions. Sharks. They came up the hard way, and they don’t…

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