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Holiday: beltaine

  • 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: 86,390   - [ 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: 25,983   - [ 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: 18,855   - [ 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: 12,584   - [ 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: 9,377   - [ 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: 7,031   - [ Full Article ]

Holiday: imbolc

  • 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: 258,004   - [ 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: 43,124   - [ Full Article ]

Holiday: lughnasadh

  • 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: 134,134   - [ 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: 54,356   - [ Full Article ]

Holiday: mabon

  • 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: 201,885   - [ 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: 40,315   - [ 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: 17,623   - [ Full Article ]

  • You Call it the Autumn Equinox, We Call it Mabon - Peg Aloi [Witchvox Sponsor]

    You Call it the Autumn Equinox, We Call it MabonSpring scarce had greener fields to show than these Of mid September; through the still warm noon The rivulets ripple forth a gladder tune Than ever ... Posted: September 16th. 2007   Views: 9,644   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Return of Harvest Home - PanSpiritus

    The Return of the Equinox:As the wheel turns, autumn begins again on most calendars. This year, 2007 the autumnal equinox occurred on September 23 for my region.It has been suggested that the equinoxes were ... Posted: September 30th. 2007   Views: 4,623   - [ Full Article ]

Holiday: midsummer

  • INDEX: Midsummer/Summer Solstice - Witchvox Central

    June 21stalso known as: Litha, Feill-Sheathain, Jani, Alban Hefin, Juhannus, Midsommarafton, Saint John's Eve."Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you." -- Maori ... Posted: January 27th. 1997   Views: 167,932   - [ Full Article ]

  • Midsummer/Summer Solstice - Christina Aubin [Witchvox Sponsor]

    "Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you." -- Maori proverbSummer Solstice falls at the precise moment when the Sun's power is at its zenith. It is the time of y ... Posted: June 23rd. 2001   Views: 98,390   - [ Full Article ]

  • Solstice... Season of light and dark - Christina Aubin [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Solstice is the time when the sun appears to stand still in His yearly migration across the heavens. Be it in the Northern Hemisphere or the Southern Hemisphere, the journey of the sun pause ... Posted: December 22nd. 2001   Views: 23,547   - [ Full Article ]

  • A Pagan Pilgrimage: The Destination in the Journey - Peg Aloi [Witchvox Sponsor]

    This begins an ongoing series detailing my travels in England last year in June, when my travelling companion Berta Daniels–the photographer who shot these accompanying photos–went to a number of sacred sites and event ... Posted: June 23rd. 2001   Views: 14,300   - [ Full Article ]

Holiday: ostara

  • You Call It Easter, We Call It Ostara - Peg Aloi [Witchvox Sponsor]

    (originally posted 5/1/1997) Try this sometime with your children or a young niece, nephew or cousin: on the day of the Vernal or Autumnal Equinox, just a few moments before the exact moment of the equinox, go outside with a raw e ... Posted: April 7th. 1997   Views: 293,449   - [ Full Article ]

  • INDEX: Ostara - Witchvox Central

    (around March 21st but date may vary by more than two days )also known as: Spring Equinox, Ostara, Alban Eiler, Esther, Eostre, Ostarun, ™startag', Eastre, Eoastrae, Oestre The first true day ... Posted: January 27th. 1997   Views: 162,041   - [ Full Article ]

  • Ostara - Overview by Christina - Christina Aubin [Witchvox Sponsor]

    In those vernal seasons of the year, when the air is calm and pleasant, it were an injury and sullenness against Nature not to go out and see her riches, and partake in her rejoicing with heaven and earth. - John Milton (16 ... Posted: March 17th. 2002   Views: 20,184   - [ Full Article ]

  • Ostara - Powerful Links by Christina - Christina Aubin [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Informational and Cultural Vernal Equinox Links: Vernal Equinox: ... Posted: March 17th. 2002   Views: 17,381   - [ Full Article ]

  • Why did the Bunny color and hide the eggs? - Spiravdaeg [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Many, many years ago, in ages log past; before that is, long before the time of human man - there existed a race of brave and noble rabbits. They lived for each other and longed for nothing more than to feel the sun on their fur, ... Posted: March 31st. 2002   Views: 14,604   - [ Full Article ]

Holiday: Ostara

  • Reconsidering a Historical Ostara/Eostre - PanSpiritus

    “A red light breaks over the horizon. Slowly and surely, a golden shaft creeps over the hills, with a quivering wind at its footsteps. The goddess of dawn arouses the hills by breathing life into it. It is as though the world was ... Posted: April 1st. 2007   Views: 5,744   - [ Full Article ]

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