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This Moon Cycle at Witchvox....
Intro: Pagans, Heathens and Recons
by Wren [457,659 reads]
A Brief Introduction:The following introduction is offered here to help to dispel many of the myths surrounding Neo-paganism, Witchcraft and the Heathen and Reconstructionist religions. The ways of many Neo-Pagan traditions, religions and groups, as well as some of the Heathen and Reconstructionist religions, are described in even more detail on various other pages on this Web site and elsewhere on the net.... [more]
by Lady GoldenRaven [5,001 reads]
Hello to all you Crone Wytches out there from another Crone Wytch. I am High Priestess of Circle of the Autumn Winds and I never gave a thought to what would happen when I was unable to prepare for ritual and feast. You see, I am fifty-four years old and I have fibromyalgia. I am also a one year, eleven month cancer-free survivor. There are times I feel like I am ninety.During my stay in the hospital, Yule was fast approaching. I always h... [more]
The Sacred Ego in Mediterranean Magical Traditions
by Kedeshim [3,196 reads]
Hubris gets bandied around a lot in revivals or reconstructions of Hellenic, Hellenistic, and Roman polytheism. It has been conveyed one of the most reprehensible crimes or impure actions one can make. In the lore, acting from hubris generally resulted in the Fates stepping in, overriding the Gods in some cases, and the guilty party getting their ass served to Kereberos.Needless to say, it has become popular to levy accusations of hubris ... [more]
by Ellen Evert Hopman [3,254 reads]
“When I see the new Moon, It becomes me to lift mine eye, It becomes me to bend my knee, It becomes me to bow my head.Giving thee praise, Thou Moon of guidance, That I have seen thee again…”--Traditional, Carmina Gadelica 287, orally collected in the Highlands and islands of Scotland by Alexander Carmichael in 1900.“But if he (the physician) does not know the world, nor the elements or the firmament, how shoul... [more]
Parting the Veils of Beltane's Quickening
by Robin Fennelly [Wvox Sponsor] [2,153 reads]
The Great Wheel of the Witch’s year has turned once more and we find ourselves held within the magick of creation itself. The Sabbat of Beltane celebrates the sacred union of the God and Goddess and the potential for new life that is held in that act. The Goddess is the Maiden of Spring who is ready to take a lover. And, the God is the Youth, strong and potent in his fecundity. His gifts are those of the strengthening of the solar energies and, H... [more]
Beltane and Sex Magic
by Red Dragon [Wvox Sponsor] [2,546 reads]
Organized religion has dealt a low blow to sexual pleasure over the centuries. Both men and women, although mostly women, have struggled at the very least to keep their sensuality and sex-lives intact. If we’re especially diligent, we’ve managed to achieve Sex Magic! So, this Spring, this Beltane, let’s honor our beautiful, juicy selves, regardless of our age, and consider for a few moments here how glorious our pleasure-seeking eroticism can be ... [more]
Tarot Talk: the Ace of Swords
by Ignacio Ceja [Wvox Sponsor] [2,722 reads]
The Aces of the tarot represent the beginnings of things. They are the seeds of power for their representative suits. Swords can be a troublesome. They are associated with knights, pirates, and officers in the military (the sword in one form or another is still part of the modern military officer’s uniform) . They are weapons of war, and symbols of peace. They were once the not-so-concealed firearms of their time. The Ace of Swords represents tho... [more]
- Magic in Daily Life by Alexia Moon [3,983 reads]
One of the magical aspects in the life of a Witch is how we manage to include magic in everything we do, in our homes, in our cars, at work, on trips, in everyday life. Even the simple task of cooking breakfast can be a magical experience for a Witch! Magic, contrary to popular belief, is everywhere around us and we can use it not only to improve our lifestyle but also to connect more to our magical path and the worship and relationship with the ... [more]
- The Wheel of the Year in Our Daily Lives by Alexia Moon [2,640 reads]
Most Pagan paths celebrate seasonal rites. These are different in name and traditions depending on the Pagan paths we are talking about but the final goal is the same: To connect to Nature. In this article I will take into account the Wiccan Wheel of the Year since it’s the most celebrated both by Wiccans and even several non-Wiccans.The Wheel of the Year is of essence in a Wiccan’s life and path and also in the life of the Witches and Pa... [more]
- Sin Eaters and Dream Walkers by Shion Flame [2,999 reads]
My recent dreams of a human with an odd gift have lent inspiration to begin this article. The dream begins on the outskirts of the woods. A woman lives in a small cabin and her face is kept hidden beneath a tattered cloth. She spends time with animals more than people who keep their eyes to the ground in fear of her. They came to her when they were troubled or a relative had recently passed away. As the observer in the dream, I thought I was look... [more]
- On Cursing: Politics and Ethos by Kedeshim [2,938 reads]
Most of what passes for Occultism in general and Witchcraft in particular is a shallow, ineffectual caricature of the Art. We could fault the good intentions of folks in the early era of the Revival, who erred on a good image and public relations. We could fault the current culture of instant gratification without hard-ass, sweaty, bone-whitening work. Or we could fault a host of other factors (or combination thereof) . And, truthfully, it is OK:... [more]
- Tarot Talk: the Knight of Pentacles by Ignacio Ceja [Wvox Sponsor] [2,137 reads]
Knights are the embodiment of elemental fire within the Royal court. The Knight of Pentacles is the fiery aspect of earth. Knights are trained and educated fighters who go on quests, winning and conquering, although not always with a sword. Knights are characters of action. The Knight of Pentacles seems to be the opposite of his contemporaries. In the Rider-Waite inspired decks, he* sits upright on a horse that is going nowhere. He holds a pentac... [more]
- Paganism and Witchcraft in the Media by Alexia Moon [388 reads]
Paganism and Witchcraft, as a set of beliefs and craft, respectively, are subject to being referred to and spoken in the media. Today I plan to tackle a bit at how, Paganism and Witchcraft are viewed and portrayed by the media nowadays, mostly television, literature, media and cinema. I will use the term "witch" in the feminine but this applies to both women and men. Let’s start with Literature. Since forever that fairy tales with witches... [more]
- Samhain and the 'Witch Questions' by Lady Abigail Welcher [7,291 reads]
It’s almost Samhain and here they come again, the WITCH Questions.Have you ever noticed, that as fall begins and our energies surge within the mystic powers of Samhain, people want to ask us questions about our beliefs? But not so much those that would bring understanding, but …“Why?” Why we are the way we are and what made us this way? Like something happened to make us Witches. Most questions I have heard and honestly don’t mind answeri... [more]
- Witch? by Blue Willow Sage [2,735 reads]
What would you call me?I'm just now realizing that for as long as I can remember, I have always been interested in all things deemed, "witchy". As a child, I remember while other girls my age were playing house with their dolls, I would be out collecting rocks and crystals. While they were playing games of tag; catch, and Red Rover; I would be playing under the trees in the densely wooded areas near our house; totally unafraid to ... [more]
- The WICA Tradition (a.k.a. The New York WICA Tradition) by Lucian [2,336 reads]
HistoryThe WICA Tradition (or New York WICA Tradition) was established by Edmund Buczynski (Lord Gwydion) in the early 70s. Gwydion was elevated to 3* by a high priestess named Sira into the Gardnerian Tradition-Kentucky Line. He went on with his working partner, Hela, to establish a Gardnerian coven. The coven thrived. However, due to internal politics of the Gardnerian Tradition at the time, Rosemary Buckland and Judy Kneitel inv... [more]
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Pagan Portals: Western Animism
Author: Melusine Draco
Category: Mind Body & Spirit Level: All
‘Melusine Draco's book takes us back to basics: it explains clearly the fundamentals of Zen and how Zen "Ki" can also be identified with Old Craft "Witch-power". As an old crafter I found the comparison fascinating and also useful. This book has broadened my approach to Craft and has given ideas to try in practice.’
Julie Dexter, Dame of Coven of the Scales
‘I can’t think of another writer today who is more unusual or more inspired than Melusine Draco. I had assumed that, by now, books on Zen were using their one-handed clapping to flog dead horses along roads to nowhere. Yet her tak ... Impressions: 20,812
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