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- The Meeting at the Crossroads-Samhain - Robin Fennelly [Witchvox Sponsor]
The Great Wheel has turned once again and the last of the Three Harvests and final turning before the cycle of renewal begins at Yule is at hand. We move from the space of balance exacted at the time of the Autumnal Equinox and on ... Posted: September 30th. 2015 Views: 1,167 - [ Full Article ]
- Hekate's Deipnon - Hellenion
Hekate's Deipnon takes place during the dark phase of the moon: the end of the lunar month (any time before the sliver of the new moon has been sighted) . Hekate, according to the Liddell and Scott Greek-English Lexicon, means "br ... Posted: September 30th. 2015 Views: 943 - [ Full Article ]
- The Spark that is the Soul of Samhain! - Rev. WD Allan
There is no greater honor we could ever hope to pay unto those who have gone before us than to draw forth their memory and the spirit toward our own! It is both an intimate and a reverential way of remembering them for all that th ... Posted: September 30th. 2015 Views: 883 - [ Full Article ]
- A Samhain Selfie - Janice Van Cleve
At Samhain the veil is very thin in more ways than one and between more than two worlds. It seems that at no other time is the existence of parallel universes more obvious. One world focuses on scary stuff – zombies and horror mov ... Posted: September 30th. 2015 Views: 846 - [ 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: 12,598 - [ Full Article ]
- A New Pattern Glimpsed in the Holidays - Mike Nichols
THE EVER-WIDENING CIRCLEA New Pattern Glimpsed in the Holidays by Mike NicholsINTRODUCTIONHave you ever held a kaleidoscope up to the ... Posted: September 26th. 2001 Views: 27,815 - [ Full Article ]
- We Want them Back! (A Pagan View of the Holidays) - Bluehawk
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: 25,893 - [ 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: 10,117 - [ 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: 6,551 - [ 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: 300,348 - [ Full Article ]
- 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: 295,671 - [ 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: 94,407 - [ 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: 30,049 - [ 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: 20,094 - [ 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: 13,347 - [ 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: 9,928 - [ Full Article ]
- Mother Earth and Sister Moon: A Beltaine Story of Creation - Lady Abigail [Witchvox Sponsor]
I have always been drawn to the powers of the Earth. We call her Mother Earth, Earth Goddess, Life Giver and the Great Goddess. We have so many names for her and so many ways to see her. My Great Grandmother would give me ... Posted: April 27th. 2008 Views: 7,749 - [ Full Article ]
- INDEX: Imbolc - Witchvox Central
(February 1st or 2nd)also known as: Candlemas, Imbolg, Imbolgc brigantia, Lupercus, DistingIMBOLC: The earliest whisperings of Springtide are heard now as the Goddess nurtur ... Posted: January 27th. 1997 Views: 260,694 - [ Full Article ]
- You Call It Groundhog Day, We Call It Imbolc - Peg Aloi [Witchvox Sponsor]
I trudge over the snow-covered lawn to my backdoor, ignoring my earlier tracks and breaking new ones. I enter the house this way each night, initially because I misplaced my keys, but now because I like to use this roundabout path ... Posted: February 3rd. 2000 Views: 46,681 - [ Full Article ]
- Imbolc Regained: The Tale of Valentine's Day - Cynthia
The Romans celebrated the Lupercalia on February fourteenth or fifteenth which is the festival observing the blessing of women with fertility (Plutarch). The story behind the Lupercalia is quite interesting. Pretending to make pea ... Posted: February 14th. 2007 Views: 6,845 - [ Full Article ]
- INDEX: Lughnasadh - Witchvox Central
on or about August 1stalso known as: Lugnasad, Lammas, Cornucopia, Thingtide, Lammastide, Lughomass, Festival of Light, Latha Lunasdal Falling midway between Summer Solstice an ... Posted: January 27th. 1997 Views: 136,091 - [ Full Article ]
- Lughnasadh - Overview by Christina - Christina Aubin [Witchvox Sponsor]
At Lughnasadh, the Wheel of the Year begins to shift from growing time to harvest time. The subtle changes of the waning sun that occurred at Summer Solstice becomes more evident as the balance of day and night seem to shift more ... Posted: August 1st. 2001 Views: 61,816 - [ Full Article ]
- INDEX: Mabon/Autumn Equinox - Witchvox Central
(around September 22nd)also known as: Alban Elfed, Winter FindingAUTUMN EQUINOX/MABON: (on or about September 21) The Second or Continuing Harvest. N ... Posted: January 27th. 1997 Views: 204,553 - [ Full Article ]
- Mabon - Overview by Christina - Christina Aubin [Witchvox Sponsor]
The Autumnal Equinox, in the Northern Hemisphere, is the point at which the Sun appears to cross the celestial equator from north to south. The equinoxes, which lie at the intersections of the celestial equator and the ecliptic, a ... Posted: September 21st. 2001 Views: 43,917 - [ Full Article ]
- You Call it the Autumnal Equinox, We Call it Mabon - Peg Aloi [Witchvox Sponsor]
"Goddess, bless our reaping,Each ridge and plain and field,Each sickle curved, shapely, hard,Each ear and handful in the sheaf,Each ear and handful in the sheaf."From "The Reaping Blessing"The Sil ... Posted: September 19th. 2004 Views: 19,096 - [ Full Article ]
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