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  • Like Bread for Lughnasa: A Letter - Paladin of the Waxing Moon

    Merry Meet, FriendJust to let you know, someday, I may have to do it. I mean, take an Internet sabbath -- maybe a weekend trip somewhere with no computer; no iPod; no news anywhere; leaving the cell phone behind so the god ... Posted: July 29th. 2012   Views: 1,368   - [ Full Article ]

  • Gaia's Mantle:The Greening of the Earth - Robin Fennelly [Witchvox Sponsor]

    As Spring approaches and we find ourselves at another turn of the Great Wheel, opportunity abounds for making deeper connection to the natural world and Gaia’s greening of it. Gaia is seen as the maiden offering the promise of new ... Posted: March 24th. 2013   Views: 1,365   - [ Full Article ]

  • Samhain: the Sunbeam in the Twilight - Cliff

    Samhain comes, and here in Maritime Canada, its approach is unmistakable. The air descends from crisp to cold. The skies become a deep and pensive cerulean, days are short and sunsets yield a burnished golden light cast over a lan ... Posted: November 3rd. 2013   Views: 1,335   - [ Full Article ]

  • Beltane and Samhain: Reflections of Life and Death - Kissing Wind Mabigonia Thriceborn

    As the Sabbats come to us in the planet's orbital spin, light and darkness, male and female on opposing sides that work in tandem we must pause to reflect each of them in their times, and in their reflections. For Beltane and Samh ... Posted: October 13th. 2013   Views: 1,334   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Gift of Yule: An Illuminated Wheel - Robin Fennelly [Witchvox Sponsor]

    The night is cold and I stand facing the darkness; thick and almost opaque in its veiling. I think on all that has brought me to this point of the Great Wheel and call to myself the memories of lessons learned and shadowy place ... Posted: December 22nd. 2013   Views: 1,326   - [ Full Article ]

  • Flashbrewing: Traditional Yule Ginger Beer/Ale - Treasach [Witchvox Sponsor]

    We didn't have quite enough handmade goodies last year for Yule, so I felt it was necessary to whip something up. I had a bunch of fresh, organic ginger that I couldn't use all of before it dried out, which inspired me to toss tog ... Posted: December 22nd. 2013   Views: 1,245   - [ Full Article ]

  • Access the Child Within on Beltane - STAG

    When one thinks upon the Sabbat of Beltane, one’s mind turns to thoughts of sex. At least my mind does. When I found Paganism (back in the 80’s) , it was branding itself as a fertility cult and the expression of the beginning of t ... Posted: April 28th. 2013   Views: 1,236   - [ Full Article ]

  • Celebrate Lughnasadh With Me! - Rachel Ann Sunshine

    Hurray! Lughnasadh is here! So, what in the world is Lughnasadh, anyway? The last of the full sun holidays, it is also often called Autumn’s Eve or Lammas. For some others, and myself it is time to enjoy all our hard summer work i ... Posted: August 5th. 2012   Views: 1,223   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Maiden's Breath: The Vernal Equinox - Robin Fennelly [Witchvox Sponsor]

    The Illuminated Wheel of the Witch’s Year glows brightly with the promise of Spring and the call to balance with the germinating of new life. The time of the Vernal Equinox is at hand and the Goddess as Maiden breathes out the exh ... Posted: March 16th. 2014   Views: 1,173   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Quickening Wheel: Imbolc - Robin Fennelly [Witchvox Sponsor]

    The Wheel turns and continuing its cycle of Waxing Light all of life silently waits to feel the potency of sun drenched soil and quickened seeds. Traditionally, the season of Imbolc is honored as the time of nourishment from milk- ... Posted: February 2nd. 2014   Views: 1,134   - [ Full Article ]

  • WD Allan's 2013 Holiday Message! - WD Allan "Psychic to the Souls"

    The marks of some of the greatest struggles we will ever experience through life are discovered when we’re in the midst of the steepest climb up the mountains of our lives! Many philosophers throughout history relate their thought ... Posted: December 1st. 2013   Views: 1,062   - [ Full Article ]

  • Walking the Path of Light: A Letter - Paladin of the Waxing Moon

    Merry Meet, FriendSamhain is past. In my festivities to remember my ancestors, I did not forget my old friends, all young men and women killed in war. Coming right on the swift wings of Samhain was Veteran’s Day and the se ... Posted: December 29th. 2013   Views: 942   - [ Full Article ]

  • Five Ways to Celebrate the 'Season' of Imbolc - Bridget L. Rowan

    Often people get caught up in the idea that a festival must be celebrated on the actual Sabbat day. Which means that if they for some reason can’t celebrate a Sabbat on the actual day, they don’t celebrate it at all. And if they a ... Posted: February 9th. 2014   Views: 773   - [ Full Article ]

  • New Years' Resolutions for Witches - Peg Aloi [Witchvox Sponsor]

    New Years' Resolutions for Witches:The Next Hundred Years by Peg Aloi (Boston, Mass.) Email: [Witchvox Staff Page Link] ... Posted: January 1st. 2000   Views: 11,193   - [ Full Article ]

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  • We Want them Back! (A Pagan View of the Holidays) - Bluehawk [Witchvox Sponsor]

    We Want Them Back! (A Pagan View of the Holidays) Delivered at the Vespers Service, 12/7/05Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta My friends, I have recently been musing about how all the old Pagan ... Posted: December 18th. 2005   Views: 24,642   - [ Full Article ]

  • How to Get the Most Out of Your Year - Merlin Hekatos

    In this article I will explain the eight Wiccan Sabbats and how I choose to celebrate them. First of all, why do we celebrate these seasonal festivals? And whom are we worshipping and honouring by doing so?Wiccans, Pagans, ... Posted: August 20th. 2006   Views: 9,154   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Wheel of the Year: Round and Round She Goes and Where She Stops! - Raveneve Night

    Why do we pretend to be something we are not?It is Halloween in Australia. The birds are singing, the frangipanis are budding and you could almost see Walt Disney’s Bambi appear on the horizon. If ever there was a clichéd ... Posted: March 18th. 2007   Views: 6,540   - [ Full Article ]

  • Turning The Wheel By Choice - Janice Van Cleve

    Bills! Meetings! Work! Birthday! Dentist! Insurance! Car repair! Laundry! More bills! Our lives seem to be a rat race from one priority to another. There are the daily hassles of commuting, personal hygiene, and fixing dinner. The ... Posted: January 20th. 2008   Views: 5,780   - [ Full Article ]

Holiday: beltaine

  • INDEX: Beltane - Witchvox Central

    (April 30-May 1 - Western Hemisphere) also known as: Mayday, Walburga, Galan Mai, Shenn da Boaldyn, Bealtinne, Beltine, Beltain, Beal-tine, Beltan, Bel-tien, Beltein, Bealtuinn and Bealtaine The Land represente ... Posted: January 27th. 1997   Views: 291,661   - [ Full Article ]

  • Beltane -- Holiday Details and History - Christina Aubin [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Beltane is the last of the three spring fertility festivals, the others being Imbolc and Ostara. Beltane is the second principal Celtic festival (the other being Samhain). Celebrated approximately halfway between Vernal (spring) e ... Posted: April 30th. 2000   Views: 236,833   - [ Full Article ]

  • You Call it May Day, We Call it Beltane - Peg Aloi [Witchvox Sponsor]

    The season of spring has arrived! The rites of fertility have begun! This is a holiday with a colorful past, and strangely enough, one of the only major festivals on the pagan calendar which has never been Christianized. But as ... Posted: April 8th. 2001   Views: 83,869   - [ Full Article ]

  • In Praise of Pagan Men - Sia@FullCircle [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Speaking as a feminist and as a Pagan woman, I would like to say this: I like men. I like to flirt with them, I like to be around them, I like to knowing them as friends, I like working with them, and I like hearing their take on ... Posted: May 1st. 2004   Views: 24,690   - [ Full Article ]

  • Beltane -- Enlightening Links - Christina Aubin [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Fairy: http://www.pantheon.org/articles/f/fairy.htmlThe Tuatha de Danaan Tuatha DŽ Danann: ... Posted: April 30th. 2000   Views: 18,393   - [ Full Article ]

  • Beltaine - Our May Morn - M Macha Nightmare [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Beltaine - Our May Mornby M. Macha NightMare, ©2002My partner Corby and I (long-time committed, but not exclusive, relationship with a pe ... Posted: May 5th. 2002   Views: 12,353   - [ Full Article ]

  • Beltane: Return To Feeling - Diotima Mantineia [Witchvox Sponsor]

    The energy is unmistakable – green, electric, almost exploding with life – yes, it’s Beltanetide again. Senses come alive – it’s impossible not to be aware of it if you are at all connected to the natural world – and with the joy, ... Posted: April 30th. 2006   Views: 9,151   - [ Full Article ]

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