mike nichols interview about beltane

Mike Nichols Talks Beltane On May 1, 2019

Please join June and Wendy (the Originals) as we talk with Mike Nichols about today’s pagan holiday/sabbat ‘Beltane’, as well as the Wheel of the Year, and Mike’s book ‘The Witches Sabbats’!

Mike Nichols Bio:

Mike Nichols is the celebrated author of The Witches’ Sabbats book and www.WitchesSabbats.com, a contributing author to Creating Circles & Ceremonies, and staff editor for The Center Spiral, Kansas City’s online quarterly Pagan journal. Mike has been a featured speaker on National Public Radio [NPR], Spiral Dance Radio, and Eclectic Pagan Podcast on iTunes. He does extensive online teaching and writing, occasionally guest lectures at Pagan festivals, and is a singer/songwriter who performed with the Pagan band Spellbound.

A pioneer in the American neo-Pagan movement, Nichols taught classes in Witchcraft for twenty years continuously, from 1970 to 1989, in Columbia and Kansas City, Missouri, through the Communiversity and at his bookstore, The Magick Lantern. He was also the editor of The Lantern’s Light , the store’s in-house publication. A founding member of the Coven of New Gwynedd, Nichols was the first Wiccan representative on the Kansas City Interfaith Council.

Nichols is a lifelong student of the Craft and, after years of research, writing, and teaching, he still considers himself a student. He received his BA from the University of Missouri, with a double major in communications and psychology (specializing in parapsychology). He has done graduate work in the field of library and information science.

Mike’s website:

The Witches’ Sabbats Kindle Edition
by Mike Nichols
This informative guide discusses the history, myths, customs, lore, and traditions associated with the eight Pagan holidays. More than merely a listing of activities for each holiday, this examination explains the origins and symbolism of the Sabbats and why they are celebrated. The literary quality of the essays, coupled with the comprehensive knowledge of folklore, has made this book a perennial favorite.

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