Hex the Patriarchy! Supplies for the Modern Pagan

There’s no doubt that we live in troubled times. For centuries, most of my ancestors have put their faith into organized religion, hoping that the clear path laid out for them would spare them the hardships of life, or at least promise them a better afterlife. Lucky for me, my parents broke ties with the faith of their parents and grandparents and allowed us to choose (once we were teenagers) whether Christianity felt right for us. And for each of us, it was an immediate NO. I had rejected it as a child, years before I was allowed to stop going to church. At age 6, it was clear to me that I was being taught to follow leaders rather than to think for myself. Rather than being empowered to trust my intuition and be guided by the experience and wisdom of my ancestors, I was being told to read a book and follow it to the letter. A book that had been used to colonize, to murder, to oppress for generations, and continued to be used to do so in my lifetime.

So as a teenager I began to learn about paganism, about the spiritual practices that had been colonized by organized, centralized religion because they empowered and enriched the individual and the community rather than the Vatican and the monarchy. I became fascinated with practices that tapped into the magic of the earth and the spirit world. Practices that hid from the oppressors by secreting themselves away, or hiding in plain sight by incorporating enough Christian imagery that the monks and missionaries believed they had rejected their heathen ways and left them alone. In the 21st century, we have a long way to go when it comes to recognizing how organized religion destroys the best of humanity and amplifies the worst, but luckily we are at a place where paganism and heathenry is able to flourish online. I don’t practice any pagan spirituality, but I appreciate the ways in which it connects the practitioners to their ancestors and promotes respect for the earth. If I were to start a practice, I might turn to some of the many people creating sacred objects for use in altars and ceremonies, like the ones I’ve featured below. These shops feature products for use in a variety of spiritual practices, like Wicca, Heathenry, Santería, Orisha, Brujería and other forms of spiritualism and witchcraft from cultures around the world. If paganism was the official practice of the United States, the EPA would be have far better funding.

 

VALLEY LIVING DESIGN

Mountain crystal altar shelf with wide base and moon phase pull out drawer

FLASH #8 – tall triangle altar shelf with wide base

Two peak mountain altar shelf with moon phase pull out drawer

 

The Witchery Way

Love Me Honey Jar Mini Spell Kit

The Ritual Knife – Ritual athame ~ Bone Knife

The Witchery Oracle ~ Lenormand ~ Tarot ~ Divination

 

ALIENSCTY

The Morrigan Altar [ Altar set ]

Freyja Altar [ Altar set ] Norse Freya Altar

Apothecary Witch Altar [ Altar set ]

 

COVEN OF CROWS

New Moon and Full moon Spell/Ritual Oil Candle Bundle

The Nocturnal Witches Strongbox

The Midnight Witches Strongbox

 

VIKINGS NORSE WIND

Witch Herbs Box Wicca Starter KIT

Rune Stones Set Hematite/Black Tourmaline in Unique Green Yggdrasil Wooden Box

20 Ogham Staves Celtic Tree Ogham Set + Antique Wooden Box

 

asatrusupply

Odin Norse God Statue

Asatru Altar, Blöt Table Top Altar

 

TIENDAAMERICAN

Santeria Yoruba. Decorated CEDAR Wood double headed axe Shango- Hacha de cedro para Chango orisha

Santeria Yoruba. BEADED steel Machete for Orishas.

Santeria Yoruba. metal HANDCUFFS for Oshosi orisha .esposas de metal para Ochosi

 

InBrujasWeTrust

CARGA DE 21 PALOS 11″ (bundle of 21 sticks)

OGGUN STATUE

OYA HERRAMIENTAS (full set)

 

botanicaifaorisha

Oluko , agbe , lekeleke

Iroke IFA

Esu alaje

IgniteTheLightStudio

72 Goetia Altar Table

Pine altar table w/ 72 goetia and ZD sigil

Metatron’s cube pine altar table

 
 

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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation webzine and clothing.

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