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1. You Call It Hallowe'en... We Call It Samhain

2. You Call It Easter, We Call It Ostara

3. A Brief History of Hallowe'en

4. Beltane -- Holiday Details and History

5. You Call it Christmas, We Call it Yule

6. Midsummer/Summer Solstice

7. You Call it May Day, We Call it Beltane

8. Satanic Panic and Black Cats

9. The Real Origins of Halloween

10. Lughnasadh - Overview by Christina

11. You Call It Groundhog Day, We Call It Imbolc

12. The Lore of the Door

13. Mabon - Overview by Christina


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  • 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: 1,124   - [ 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: 1,061   - [ 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: 11,662   - [ Full Article ]

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  • 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: 27,199   - [ Full Article ]

  • 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: 25,125   - [ 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: 9,553   - [ 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: 6,773   - [ 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: 6,093   - [ 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: 293,415   - [ 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: 256,398   - [ 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: 87,323   - [ 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: 26,620   - [ Full Article ]

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

    Fairy: Tuatha de Danaan Tuatha DŽ Danann: ... Posted: April 30th. 2000   Views: 19,030   - [ 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: 12,676   - [ 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: 9,470   - [ 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: 7,178   - [ 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: 258,575   - [ 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: 43,881   - [ 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: 134,411   - [ 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: 55,259   - [ 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: 202,249   - [ 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: 40,726   - [ 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: 17,832   - [ 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: 9,816   - [ 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: 4,688   - [ Full Article ]

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