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Selling magick without selling your soul: Thoughts on Pagan business ethics

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Selling magick without selling your soul: Thoughts on Pagan business ethics

There’s not many places you can go to shop for a love spell these days. Or a haunted doll. Or a candle that will make your neighbors move out. Purveyors of magickal services have been driven into the back alleys of the internet, never to be seen again on reputable shopping sites. eBay has banned listings for spells and psychic readings since 2012. Etsy did a major purge of witches-for-hire in 2015. Increasingly, payment processors such as Stripe are dealing out warnings and account shutdowns for merchants whose businesses are tainted with a whiff of the metaphysical. The distrust of...

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Grove and Grotto Fall 2017 update

Posted by Michelle Gruben on

Grove and Grotto Fall 2017 update

Hi y’all, and welcome to another edition of the Grove and Grotto semi-annual update. Every Spring and Fall, we give you an insider's peek at what’s going at the sweetest little magick shop in Texas. We're coasting off yummy intense energy from yesterday's Solar eclipse, and just can't wait till Mabon to share some store news. Our Spring update was one of our most-viewed social media posts of all time. I feel super honored that so many people are following our progress online. And humbled that there are other small Pagan-owned business looking at us (and up to us). June...

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Pagan Pride Day roundup: All the 2017 events in one place

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Pagan Pride Day roundup: All the 2017 events in one place

Summer is coming, and that means plans for Pagan Pride 2017 are underway. As you probably know, Pagan Pride Day isn’t just one day—it’s an entire season stretching from August to November. Pagan communities across North and South America host weekend events to gather their members, raise money for charity, and educate the public about Pagans and Paganism. Now is the time to make plans and get involved! What follows is a roundup of the Pagan Pride Day gatherings expected to happen in the United States this fall. The first events on the list are all larger (~500+) Pagan Pride...

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Grove and Grotto Spring 2017 update

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Grove and Grotto Spring 2017 update

Hi folks! Just wanted to give you a quick update on what’s been happening around the shop. As usual, we’ve been hard at work on new products and partnerships. As we approach our third anniversary, we’re as driven as ever to make Grove and Grotto a unique destination for Pagan shopping on the web. New Products Several new product lines have been added to the shop since our last update. We’re proud to carry jewelry and altar supplies from a variety of craftspeople here in the United States. Some favorites? New zodiac pendants by Nirvana, Christopher Penczak’s spell coins from...

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Grove and Grotto Fall 2016 update

Posted by Michelle Gruben on

Grove and Grotto Fall 2016 update

Greetings from your favorite Faery Pagan online boutique! The weather's finally getting cooler here in Texas. We're moving into Samhain season--or, in some traditions, the end of the Pagan year. It feels like a good time to take a minute and update you all on what Grove and Grotto has been up to in 2016: Online Store I've made a lot of small but constructive changes to the online store. Taking new photos, fleshing out product descriptions, updating checkout and navigation, and writing regular blog articles. The goal is to make the site as easy to use as possible for...

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