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Have any of our urban pagans read this? If so, drop us a comment and let us know what you thought. I haven’t read it but while researching the subject to match our theme—I found this title for you.








Paganism in the Concrete Jungle : Buy Link




You consider yourself a Pagan, or a Magician, or a Witch, because you know there’s more to this world than meets the mundane eye. You believe that magic can influence events in your own life and in the world around you.

But you don’t live on some pastoral, isolated farm, living off the land, generating your own electricity and pumping your own water. No, you live in the urban jungle. You learned early on that money really doesn’t grow on trees, and you don’t have wads of extra cash to spend on elaborate ritual tools, custom spell ingredients, and stylish ritual attire. So what a modern urban Pagan to do? Learn how to live a magical life in the concrete jungle.

Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner or you’ve never cast a spell before, this in-your-face guide to commando-style magic is for every urban primitive.


Most Pagan rituals, spells, and symbols stem from an older, agricultural era. The holidays follow the Wheel of the Year as seen by farmers dependent on it for their food; the rituals revolve around fertility and growing things. This is a difficult path for many city dwellers to follow, surrounded as they are by the energy of a different place and time.
Seasons pass differently in the city; although climatic changes are the same, there are less natural cues, short of the weather, to notice. Even moon cycles are harder to follow in the city. There is more obscuring light pollution, and tall buildings may block the moon when she is hanging lower in the sky.
Granted, it is important to know your roots, to connect with your ancestral patterns, and above all to understand where your food comes from. One thing that is artificial about living in a city is that the majority of food production necessarily happens far away, and urban dwellers are quite dependent on their rural neighbors for almost everything they put in their mouths. This connection is vital, and should be appreciated, and to that end we encourage all city dwellers to periodically take time away from the urban centers in order to connect with the spirit of the giving Earth. Find a farm, and pick apples or help cut cabbages. Acknowledge how dependent you are on rural people for your living, and be respectful of this.


Let us know if you read it!!!!

C.H. Scarlett

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