Rescue Pets

Every day I see videos and images of shelter animals that need  homes. They’re frequently asking for donations while showcasing their sad, pathetic faces. I’m wary of large organizations that ask for money because I never trust that much overhead. Most of those large organizations spend less than 10% on their mission and over 90% on marketing and the business aspects. I don’t want to give to those places.

Calypso 13 wksWalking the Wiccan path means taking steps to make the world a better place. While I don’t give to the ASPCA, I do rescue animals. Every animal I’ve adopted has been unwanted. Right now, I have a dog I got from someone housing hoards of abandoned puppies. Callie is a mutt, mostly hound dog, and the ways in which she’s enriched my family can’t be adequately expressed. She’s helped to teach my daughters responsibility and improved their self-esteem. She’s the emotional support anybody needs whenever they need it.

20160221_202940_resizedI have two cats. One met my wife by following her down the street, mewing because she was a kitten who’d lost her mom. Skippy is kind of a jerk, but he’s calming down as he ages. The other cat came to us as an adult (age unknown) because she appeared at an adoption fair at a local store. We went in for grass seed and came out with Alice. Alice is a sweet, klutzy cat who drools when she purrs—and she purrs a lot. In the few short months since she’s come to live here, she’s made a positive impact on everybody. Skippy is noticeably happier 20160506_212525and friendlier (by friendly, I mean that he no longer bites every time when petted.) Callie is happy to have another animal who will play with her (Skippy doesn’t play. Ever.) And we’re happy to have a cat who is so affectionate and playful.

Rescuing a pet isn’t an altruistic endeavor. In Wicca, we believe that what you put out there comes back to you. Adopting an unwanted animal is one of the ways in which we can fill our lives—and the lives of the creatures around us—with positivity.

Want to Write or Review for The Pagan & the Pen?


Submission Guidelines

If you would like to submit an article to, The Pagan and the Pen, then please click, EMAIL US, or manually send to: ThePaganPen (at) gmail (dot) com.

We are always looking for Columnists, Full-Time Contributors and the occasional, but very much appreciated, whenever- they- feel- inspired-Writers.

We do not pay for Articles. However, we do promote and bring attention to the Author or Artist and their work.


Article Guidelines

  • You may attach a file to the email. In the body of the email, please give a brief description of the article, a short Author Bio (optional), and anything else you think we need to know.
  • Save the file in, Rich Text Format, or, rtf.
  • Edit all articles to the best of your ability. By submitting, you give us permission to edit the article-correct spelling, add punctuation, etc. Articles that need excessive editing will not be used.We do not change sentences or add our own take on whatever subject you’re writing about. We only do light editing.
  • Make sure to include any and all Resource Links or Credits. They should be included at the bottom of each article. EMBED ALL LINKS PLEASE. This keeps things neat.
  • At the end of each article, you may include your name and the link to one website. EMBED ALL LINKS PLEASE.


John Smith

                               Website <—This is an Embedded Link

Please do not do this:

Link to my website :

  • For All Authors: You may include a small cover, approximately 200 x 300 pixels.
  • Once an Article is posted, it is forever. This means, in three years, we will not go back to delete an Article by request nor can we add updates or make corrections.
  • Articles should be original. We can not publish an article that has been published on ten different blogs or websites.
  • Complete articles must be submitted. We will not publish excerpts linking to another website making a Reader click and go elsewhere “in order to read more”.
  • Think magazine.
  • Article Subjects must be in sync with the eclectic theme of, The Pagan and the Pen. If the subject is not Pagan, itself, then it can be based on the viewpoints of a Pagan. The subjects are: (If you think a subject may fit but it is not listed, then by all means, feel free to email us and ask.)



  • Paganism and all paths, connected to or any and all labels living under it’s umbrella.
  • The Paranormal, Myths and Lore
  • Divination, Psychic and all subjects fitting under these categories.
  • Hot Topics
  • Current Events
  • Movie Reviews
  • Book Reviews
  • Recipes
  • Spells
  • Rituals
  • Astrology
  • Lifestyle
  • LGBT
  • Rights. Activists.
  • All Earth Matters
  • Science
  • Political (Pagan Viewpoints)
  • Living Green
  • Gods, Goddesses, deities, etc.
  • Ancient Cultures and Religions
  • D.I.Y.
  • Bath & Body Recipes
  • Home Remedies
  • Homesteading and Living off the Land.
  • Metaphysical
  • UFO, Extraterrestrial, Other Dimensional


If you have a subject that is not included above but think it may fit, then by all means, email us your idea!!!!!

If your article has been received and chosen, we will contact you. If you haven’t heard back from us within’ two weeks of submitting, then feel free to send again or a courtesy email making sure we received it. We don’t mind you checking in.


Book & Movie Reviews

We are not doing Reviews at this time.

IF your book has a non-fiction Pagan Theme and you want to chance it, then send us the information, but for now, unless something spectacular catches our eye, we are not staffed for Fiction Reviews.

If you are interested in doing Reviews for The Pagan and the Pen, then please, by all means, email us!!!!

Have you read a book or seen a movie and want to give a review?

Please send it to ThePaganPen (at) gmail (dot) com

In the Subject line, please write: Submitting A Written Review

Give us one link to a website, Facebook page, or whatever.


Book Promotion


Once a month, we will promote Pagan books (fiction and non-fiction), film, documentaries, Art and Artists. If this is something you are interested in, please follow the guidelines below.

Books: Submit a 200 x 300 cover, blurb, excerpt (Give us a tidbit thats original. By original, we mean, something that hasn’t been blasted a million times across the net, and don’t forget your website link! EMAIL



Art & Artists, Documentaries, etc.

Submit a small example of your work and a link to your art or to the artist. Give us a bio and a small picture of yourself. Send to: EMAIL



Ancient Calendar & Pagan Holidays: July 12: Egyptian Creator of the World


Sokar is a funerary god of Ancient Egypt. He was drawn as a man with the head of a hawk. Today, in Ancient History, Egyptians had a holiday to honor Sokar at his temple.

Also, in Ancient Egypt, today would have been the Festival of the Estate of Ptah. Ptah happened to be the first of all Egyptian Gods and the creator of the world.

Did you know Egypt is the broken and combined word, Het- Ka- Ptah, meaning, The House of the Spirit of Ptah?