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- 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: 1,504 - [ Full Article ]
- The Hermit's Light: Celebrating the Autumnal Equinox - Robin Fennelly [Witchvox Sponsor]
The Great Wheel has turned once again and we find ourselves at the place of the Autumnal Equinox. The Equinoxes astronomically mark a point when the North and South poles of the Earth are neither tilted away nor towards the Sun. T ... Posted: September 21st. 2014 Views: 1,480 - [ Full Article ]
- Mother's Flowering-The Summer Solstice - Robin Fennelly [Witchvox Sponsor]
The night is warm and I stand facing the lingering light, thick and strong in its final hold. 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 places filled ... Posted: June 22nd. 2014 Views: 1,403 - [ Full Article ]
- WD Allan's 2013 Holiday Message! - Rev. WD Allan
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: 1,368 - [ 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: 1,214 - [ 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: 1,192 - [ Full Article ]
- 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: 852 - [ 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: 579 - [ 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: 489 - [ 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: 468 - [ 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: 11,981 - [ 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: 27,416 - [ 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: 25,414 - [ 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: 9,738 - [ 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: 6,933 - [ 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: 6,251 - [ 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: 294,267 - [ 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: 273,446 - [ 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: 89,799 - [ 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: 27,742 - [ 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: 19,402 - [ 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: 12,915 - [ 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: 9,658 - [ 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: 7,420 - [ 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: 259,181 - [ Full Article ]
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