Blue Star Specific Information

Blue Star Wicca's official homepage - At the moment, this is an incomplete list of active Covens and Groves, but may help you find a group closer to you, if you're not in the Richmond, VA area.

Blue Star Wicca article on Witchvox.com - An overview of our tradition, written by two Third Degree Initiates.

Blue Star Wicca article on Wikipedia.com - A somewhat more community-written overview of our tradition.

Haven Song's Seeker Packet - A pdf full of all the information you'll need before attending one of our open Sabbats.

Lyrics and Audio Files

Blue Star Lyrics & Sheet Music - Music and lyrics for the frequently used Call to Worship, Home Again (here called "The Cowan"), and one of our two sweeping songs,  Willow and Ash Branch.

Blue Star Lyrics - Lyrics for several more liturgical Blue Star songs including Rowan & Bracken (traditional), Corn of Golden Broom, The Great Wind Song (based on Windcalling by Gordon Bach), and Ever It.

Solstice Carols - Familiar Yuletide carols that have been rewritten for a pagan sensibility.  Many more such lyrics can be found across the internet.

Moon Hooves in the Sand - In the early 80s, some of the (now) Elders of Blue Star were traveling musicians.  This accounts for both how/why we spread so far across the country, and also much of our liturgical music.  Although years of use have slightly altered some of the songs, many of them (including Home Again, Willow and Ash Branch, and Ever It) can be heard on this album in their original form. (Find parts 2 - 4 on the sidebar of suggested videos)

Recommended Reading

History:
Drawing Down the Moon by Margot Adler - Over thirty years after its original publication, this book is still one of the best around for giving the student a real understanding of how the Neo-Pagan movement blossomed in America, and the roots of so many current traditions.

Triumph of the Moon by Ronald Hutton -  A much more recently written history of paganism, this seminal book takes a look at British Witchcraft from the days of Wise Folk, past the inquisition, and right on through the Neo-Pagan movement sparked by Gerald Gardner.

Mythology:
The Little Book of Hindu Deities by Sanjay Patel - A quick, simple, and beautifully illustrated introduction to some of the most important deities in the Hindu Pantheon.

The Bhagavad Gita translated by Eknath Easwaran - This translation utilizes simple, clear language to impart the poetry, universality, and timelessness of the Gita's teachings.  There are many excellent translations available, but this is more accessible than most.

The Mabinogi translated by Patrick K. Ford - A collection of Welsh mythology, vital to our tradition.  This translation is the only one universally respected among Blue Star teachers.

Mabon and the Guardians of Celtic Britain by Caitlin Matthews - An almost indispensable companion piece to The Mabinogi.

The Iliad, The Odyssy, and the Homeric Hymns by Homer - No Neo-Pagan should be without a basic knowledge of the Greek myths.

Functional Fiction:
The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett - The first book in Pratchett's young adult Tiffany Aching series (set on the Discworld), this bit of light reading mixes the elements of a classic fantasy story with real world (and real Pagan) common sense and clear thinking.  Also highly recommended by this author is, of course, the rest of the Tiffany Aching series, all of the Lancre Witch Discworld books and, while we're at it, most of the rest of the Discworld books as well.

American Gods by Neil Gaiman - When asked to explain their concept of deity many, many Neo-Pagans begin their answer with, "Have you read American Gods?" 

Small Gods by Terry Pratchett - In these conversations, the American Gods question is often followed by, "Oh.  Well, how about Small Gods--have you read Small Gods?"

The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert A. Wilson and Robert Shea - A must-read for anyone remotely interested in Discordianism (these two gentlemen are also responsible for The Principia Discordia), and sure to make you think regardless of your opinions on chaos.