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Finding Balance: Discipline Wedded to Devotion
by Joanna van der Hoeven [4,256 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]
Back to Basics Witchcraft: Magical Creativity for Small Living Spaces
by Lazulimaya [3,346 reads]
I remember when I first started on my path to Witchcraft and Paganism, I was enthralled by everything around me: the wind swirling through the leaves, the way rain falls off a leaf, the scent of the rain-soaked earth, or the intense heat of a campfire under the stars. In a way, this feeling of ethereal wonder still enchants my life, and I have made my room into a Pagan’s paradise. Six years later, I have a working altar on my dresser for ... [more]
Looking Through the Trees: Traditional Witchcraft
by Jeri [2,922 reads]
Living in the southern part of WV with my parents and sisters until I moved away in the 80’s, I wasn't like the rest of the kids that lived around me. Only had maybe one friend, and even she thought I was a bit odd at times. When I became a teenager. I didn't think like the rest of the girls. Their thoughts were on boys, growing up getting married having kids and that was basically it. My thoughts were of finishing school going to college and mov... [more]
Cernunnos: The Darkest Wood in the Moon's Light
by Lazulimaya [2,291 reads]
The funny thing about the Gods, they show themselves to you when you least expect it. It might seem cliché, but there is truth in this statement, because when you truly enjoy life to its fullest without worry, your mind opens up to new ways of thinking. That’s when the Gods and Goddesses can speak to you. Everyone has a different way of approaching the deities, whether it be with ritual, song, the visual arts, writing, and that’s just the tip of ... [more]
Men and the Goddess
by Mystie Raven Sky [Wvox Sponsor] [3,816 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 [2,207 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 [1,936 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 [Wvox Sponsor] [4,172 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]
- Magic in Daily Life by Alexia Moon [2,545 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]
- Gudrun of the Victory Gods by Maire Durkan (Wunjo Frithweaver) [Wvox Sponsor] [1,703 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] [1,642 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 [2,312 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]
- La Santa Muerte... The Stigma and the Strength by Lady Grey Dragon [1,593 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]
- Autumn Meet 2017: "Dancing with our Ancestors" by Daniella Waterhawk [Wvox Sponsor] [1,402 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]
- The Lady on the Stairs by Xntric72 [Wvox Sponsor] [1,605 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 [1,965 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]
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Divining with Animal Guides: Answers from the World at Hand
Author: Hearth Moon Rising
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit Level: Beginner
A chance encounter with a shy or beautiful animal is an auspicious sign, but a sign of what?
Many print and online sources give conflicting interpretations of animal signs. Which is correct? This book will help you examine animal signs based on your own specific encounter. You will learn to use animal behavior, folklore, and context to arrive at a more satisfying interpretation.
This book explores animal divination from a process perspective rather than providing generic lists of meanings. Nine animals are given in-depth treatment, many more are mentioned in passing, and all are ... Impressions: 70,761
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