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This Moon Cycle at Witchvox....
Understanding the Unseen
by Jessica Marie Baumgartner [5,397 reads]
Belief in spirits, ghosts, and other beings has existed in every culture. We now live in times where a great many people think that scientific knowledge is a direct combatant of magick and the possibility of different existences. Biology and the inner workings of the natural world have always been a love of mine. As a child I would check out library books on every kind of animal I could find and take notes to better understand the world around me... [more]
Finding Balance: Discipline Wedded to Devotion
by Joanna van der Hoeven [5,147 reads]
Finding Balance: Discipline Wedded to DevotionOur culture of "not good enough" is so rampant, that it can be terribly hard to disassociate oneself from it. I was able to come to terms with the capitalist way of life here in our Western world through Eastern means, specifically through Zen Buddhism. That led to deep meditation, of simply being in the moment, of enjoying the simple things in life while maintaining a deep discipline of dista... [more]
Imbolc Musings: We're All Broken
by Sorbus [5,103 reads]
We’re all broken.Seriously, all of us carry around a bit of emotional baggage from our life experiences. Supposedly we’re supposed to gain as humans as we age, but sometimes it comes with side effects…Recently I spoke with a girl from the UK at an event near my home. We were in adjoining booths and she was selling pentagrams so I asked if she were Wiccan. “No”, was the vehement reply, “I’m a Witch!” More curious than offended, I a... [more]
Men and the Goddess
by Mystie Raven Sky [Wvox Sponsor] [4,598 reads]
I am currently teaching classes in recognition of The Feminine Divine, and incorporating this concept with the religion of Wicca; well, any Wiccan or Witch knows it would be impossible not to incorporate Her, as She is foundational to this path. I add this for emphasis because honoring the Goddess, a/k/a The Feminine Divine as Deity, is what our Western culture is severely missing.The topic of this essay is:“Why Would a Man Search for... [more]
Why the Faeries?
by Merideth Allyn [3,067 reads]
*Faery - Old English spelling, as well as the race of Ireland’s faeries, the Tuatha De Danann.*Fairy – a literary term as in Fairy Tales and the fairies therein.*And, just a note, all faeries are NOT good or nice. All are mischievous, but some will help you if generous and kind to others. If you cross one, though, your family can be cursed for generations.“I believe in everything until it is disproved. So, I believe in fairies... [more]
Elements of Magic
by Alaska Intuitive Arts [2,617 reads]
Magic is a multifaceted subject. It can take practice and time to feel confident about using it. Many books and traditions suggest lots of preparation and timing, which can be ideal for overcoming big obstacles or performing ceremonial magic. However, you can't always bring your ritual tools everywhere and casting a circle isn't always practical. I know I use magic everyday. It enhances and supplements my life and has for many years.... it doesn'... [more]
- A Little Magickal History by Lady Abigail Welcher [Wvox Sponsor] [5,491 reads]
Silently across the snow steps made without a sound, Nothing but the imprints of lost footsteps might be found.For standing under a cloak of midnight blue, The stars glistened like sapphires within the winter’s hue. Whispers of secrets and magick released for what shall be, The coming told in whispers of this elemental release.A gift a of magick from a future yet designed or pasted, As the seasons shall tur... [more]
- Gudrun of the Victory Gods by Maire Durkan (Wunjo Frithweaver) [Wvox Sponsor] [2,226 reads]
“I remember many wrongs.” -- (The Poetic Edda, The Whetting of Guðrún) Perhaps more than any female in the Prose and Poetic Eddas, Guðrún Gjúkadóttir is both a tragic heroine and a monstrous woman whose filicides make her, to modern sensibilities, little better than Grendel’s mother. These poems, however, were not intended for modern sensibilities or even, initially, for medieval Christian sensibilities. When considering Guðrún, one must ... [more]
- Ares and Athena by Laurel Darkmoon [Wvox Sponsor] [2,149 reads]
Owls everywhere... I have seen them for the past couple of years, their large, bejeweled eyes staring from my computer screen from craft shops on Etsy, decorating T shirts and pillows at the local Target and Wal-Mart. I even procured a small, rose-colored, stuffed one from a card/book store in a small college town around St Valentine's Day; squeeze her, and she says "Owl you need is love!” or “I don’t give a hoot for anyone but you!” Why this ove... [more]
- An Open Fire: Healing from Within by Three One Moon [2,857 reads]
The air feels cool and crisp this morning as I step through the rear door of my home. From my left, the sun is beginning to crest above the horizon, offering its rays of light through the eastern tree line. I look upwards; the sky above is transitioning from a darkened blue, barely a cloud within sight. The weather forecaster tells me storms are blowing in from the western horizon, but not until the evening hours. No signs of the thunder yet, sti... [more]
- Autumn Meet 2017: "Dancing with our Ancestors" by Daniella Waterhawk [Wvox Sponsor] [2,142 reads]
The drive to get to Autumn Meet Pagan Festival wasn’t bad, about 2 1/2 hours for us coming up from the Ft Myers area. This Festival is held at the Maddox Ranch, in Lakeland Florida and is a much shorter drive than most of the festivals we have driven to... [more]
- La Santa Muerte... The Stigma and the Strength by Lady Grey Dragon [2,115 reads]
I know, I know... La Santa Muerte?! Whaaaat? Saint DEATH?! What kind of a "Pagan" writesabout a 'hush hush' Catholic saint?!This "Pagan"... ;-) So, WHO or WHAT is La Santa Muerte? Well, I'm still learning the academia of Her, but from what I have "experienced"... She is a unique Goddess. "Oh-ho!", You say, "She is a goddess?!" Yes. And quite a powerful one at that. Now, I am not disregarding the other deitie... [more]
- Artemesian Tradition of Witchcraft by Kalisha [Wvox Sponsor] [2,526 reads]
Unlike most Craft/Wiccan traditions, Artemesian has 13 initiations passages. They are: - Grove Dedication, which is based on a year and a day study with no guarantee of initiation (a kind of Witchcraft 101) , Participation in the 8 Sabbaths is required to move forward.- 1st Degree, which requires the completion of the 13 Moon Mystery Rituals. - 2nd Degree, which requires completion of group dynamics training. - The Elemental ... [more]
- The Lady on the Stairs by Xntric72 [Wvox Sponsor] [2,108 reads]
For as long as I can remember, I have been tied to what I call other realms. My childhood is filled with amazing yet what many would call unexplainable experiences… hearing voices of those who are not physically present, feeling a presence not physically there and even seeing someone who is but a reflection in appearance. I have even seen those who look so much like a physical person I mistook them for one.I have had numerous encounters w... [more]
- On Preconceived Pagan/Wiccan Political Affiliations by Douglas Helvie [2,620 reads]
Hello, Folks, my name is Douglas Helvie and I have a bit of a bone to pick with the Pagan community. For years as Lord High Priest/3rd degree in the Wicca faith, I have been a serious activist. That is, an activist for Wicca. Although it may not be known publicly, I have fought my own battles for the Wicca faith while serving twenty years in the U.S. Navy from 1977-1998. I discovered the Wicca faith in 1987, and by 1990 had become initiated into ... [more]
- Kitchen Magic and Memories by Xntric72 [Wvox Sponsor] [4,213 reads]
I am still amazed and intrigued by the power that food has, to bring people together. Everlasting bonds and unforgettable memories can be created while making food or sharing who we are over a meal. Life changing conversations often happen while preparing food together or while gathered at the table.Since ancient times meals have signified togetherness, celebration and ceremony.Love stories and life stories often begin with me... [more]
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Craft of the Wise (2nd Edition)
Author: Vikki Bramshaw
Category: Witchcraft & Paganism Level: Intermediate
"Our everyday lives are moved by the energies of nature and the power of magic, which is available to all whom genuinely seek it out and recognise it within the simplest of things. Magic is life and life is magic; to practice it is not to master, but to understand the natural energies which surround us." Ch.16, Craft of the Wise
First published in 2009, Craft of the Wise: A Practical Guide is soon to be available as a revised 2nd edition, and published with Avalonia Books. The title will feature a new Introduction by the author and will also be available as a speciality limited hardback ... Impressions: 156,822
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