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- 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: 354,300 - [ 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: 164,362 - [ 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: 21,307 - [ Full Article ]
- Ostara - Powerful Links by Christina - Christina Aubin [Witchvox Sponsor]
Informational and Cultural Vernal Equinox Links: Vernal Equinox: ... Posted: March 17th. 2002 Views: 18,357 - [ 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: 15,103 - [ Full Article ]
- 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: 6,382 - [ Full Article ]
- Oestara’s Ever-Present Communion and Gift of Joy - Cynthia
“According to the historian Bede the Venerable (673? -735), writing in chapter 13 of his De temporum ratione, the heathen Anglo-Saxons called” their fourth month after the goddess Eostra” (Asherman, 1992) Although there is little ... Posted: March 18th. 2007 Views: 6,214 - [ Full Article ]
- INDEX: Samhain (Halloween) - Witchvox Central
See front page for links to this holiday ... Posted: January 27th. 1997 Views: 597,024 - [ Full Article ]
- You Call It Hallowe'en... We Call It Samhain - Peg Aloi [Witchvox Sponsor]
Hallowe'en has its origins in the British Isles. While the modern tradition of trick or treat developed in the U. S., it too is based on folk customs brought to this country with Irish immigrants after 1840. Since ancient times in ... Posted: October 1st. 1996 Views: 317,980 - [ Full Article ]
- A Brief History of Hallowe'en - Christina Aubin [Witchvox Sponsor]
The Celtic peoples called the time between Samhain (pronounced "SOW-in" in Ireland, SOW-een in Wales, "SAV-en" in Scotland or even "SAM-haine" in non Gaelic speaking countries) and Brigid's Day "the period of little sun." Thus, Sa ... Posted: October 28th. 2007 Views: 261,848 - [ Full Article ]
- Satanic Panic and Black Cats - Wren
Greetings!Today as I was searching through the news for pieces on Samhain, Witches and the usual seasonal blitz, I came across some of the articles listed below and realized that ... Posted: October 18th. 1999 Views: 69,050 - [ Full Article ]
- The Real Origins of Halloween - Isaac Bonewits [Witchvox Sponsor]
To view the latest version of this powerful article Click here ... Posted: October 11th. 1999 Views: 59,535 - [ Full Article ]
- The Lore of the Door - Wren
"If the doors of perception were cleansed,everything would appear as it is-infinite." - (Wm Blake)Doors have been a ... Posted: October 5th. 1998 Views: 44,102 - [ Full Article ]
- Samhain Night - Wren
Beneath the square ___ Of Arthur's WainThe Faery Mounds ___ So long have lainLike sleeping giants ___ On the LandLike dreams we seek ___ To understand.The Darkest Night ___ Has come aroundThe bay of Hounds ... Posted: October 5th. 1998 Views: 26,943 - [ Full Article ]
- The Mighty Dead, the Beloved Dead and Us - M Macha Nightmare [Witchvox Sponsor]
The Mighty Dead, the Beloved Dead and Us © 2001by M. Macha NightMare Recently I've been giving a lot of thought to our concepts of the Dead. A ... Posted: October 21st. 2001 Views: 22,682 - [ Full Article ]
- The Real Origins of Halloween 3.3.1 (part 2) - Isaac Bonewits [Witchvox Sponsor]
To view the latest version of this powerful article Click here ... Posted: December 18th. 1999 Views: 22,413 - [ Full Article ]
- The Silver Bough, and Samhain in a Stone Circle - Peg Aloi [Witchvox Sponsor]
"Three unbreathing things paid for only with breathing things: an apple tree, a hazel bush, a sacred grove." --The Triads of Ireland, refering to a law against the felling of sacred trees."For if an apple is halv ... Posted: October 28th. 2000 Views: 21,986 - [ Full Article ]
- My Samhain - by Mark Sosnowski - Moonspider [Witchvox Sponsor]
Ah... . the Witches' New Year. No other time like it. This is our time and we must claim it. Each one to our own preference. But, it is our time unmistakably.Personally, I prefer ... Posted: October 5th. 1998 Views: 19,502 - [ Full Article ]
- Hearken Now, The Darkness Comes! - by Lark - Lark [Witchvox Sponsor]
Mists gather in the valleys and pour down the ancient riverbeds to the darkening sea. Gone the fires of autumn's glory, lost to the legions of cloud-swept days and chilling rains. Gone to wild geese flying southward, gone the last ... Posted: October 5th. 1998 Views: 18,534 - [ Full Article ]
- Witchvox Samhain Blessing for 2001 - Christina Aubin [Witchvox Sponsor]
The season's change and so do we, summer's end calls for winter's start. Samhain has arrived, giving notice that the end of summer and the rapid descent into winter is upon us. The journey from the light through the darkness, into ... Posted: November 5th. 2001 Views: 17,775 - [ Full Article ]
- The Halloween Witch: Should We Be Offended? - Crow Tarot Lady
It comes up every Halloween. You’re walking down the aisle at Rite Aid, intent on getting a big fat bag of candy, when you inadvertently find yourself in the Seasonal aisle. You’re surrounded by latex masks, spider’s webs and skel ... Posted: November 6th. 2005 Views: 17,225 - [ Full Article ]
- Why I Love Samhain - M Macha Nightmare [Witchvox Sponsor]
In an old auditorium in San Francisco, California's Mission District, strange beings scurry about preparing for a sacred rite. Outside in the foyer people begin to congregate, pressing closer and closer as the space becomes more c ... Posted: October 26th. 2003 Views: 15,842 - [ Full Article ]
- Ancestors - Christina Aubin [Witchvox Sponsor]
The crisp nip to the October air is a notable indication that Samhain is upon us. It seems that suddenly, all at once, the whole world knows its Samhain. The air changes, leaves cascade downward after reaching a symphonic pinnacle ... Posted: October 29th. 2000 Views: 13,904 - [ Full Article ]
- Who Shall Dance at the Witches Ball? - Sia@FullCircle [Witchvox Sponsor]
Pagan pride and Pagan style will shine out at the first annual West Coast Witches Ball on Saturday, October 21st in Palo Alto, California. (1) The Witches Ball is designed to be a grand costume affair, a Pagan community event and ... Posted: October 1st. 2000 Views: 11,593 - [ Full Article ]
- Samhain in the Shadow of Halloween - Lady Abigail [Witchvox Sponsor]
I love this time of year. There is something magickal in the changing as the Wheel turns. The Goddess of Seasons delicately waves her wand across the land and, little by little, fall begins. We see it in the explosions of ... Posted: November 6th. 2005 Views: 11,326 - [ Full Article ]
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