Witches’ Brew: A Brief History Of Paganism


This High Times piece by Paul DeRienzo delves into the history of paganism, and the writers journey with the modern practice. Find an excerpt below, then the full piece here:

“Having survived the 1980s, when the so-called religious right indirectly ruled the United States through Ronald Reagan and George Bush, I tend to consider mainstream religion as self-serving propaganda for the status quo. I’m probably not alone, as thousands of people who attend gatherings of the Rainbow Family each year looking for spiritual renewal can testify. Although I’m a confirmed atheist, I wanted to learn more about today’s paganism, a movement I am told is on the rise. I began my education by attending a ritual celebrating the full moon.”