From the dawn of humanity, fire has been a central to our religious and magical life. Once revered natural phenomena, civilization’s very existence depends on our kindling and utilizing its many blessings. The fire in the home hearth, a living divinity, is the very foundation of clan and family. In ritual it helps us commune with gods, to heal, to perform feats of magic and transformation. We’ll explore the history, mythology, theology and magical use of fire in modern pagan practice, including practical magic for your use at home.