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- Winter: A Joyous Holiday Season - Lady Abigail Welcher
The earth had been changed now and there was little left of the Autumn that had only a few weeks early covered the land in a kaleidoscope of golden and red leaves. Winter was now dancing in the air cold and sweet. You could sense ... Posted: December 19th. 2010 Views: 8,459 - [ Full Article ]
- A Summer Solstice Primer - Krishanna
Summer Solstice is celebrated with festivals and rites reaching from Scandinavia to North Africa, marks the sun’s maximum height in the sky, making it the longest day and shortest night of the year. Before the calendar was changed ... Posted: June 13th. 2010 Views: 8,383 - [ Full Article ]
- The Best Thing About Death - Janice Van Cleve
What is the best thing about Death? That’s a very unusual question and not one I had ever heard before. It came as quite a shock. We were sitting around in the living room planning our Samhain ritual – by “we” I mean the women who ... Posted: November 15th. 2009 Views: 8,379 - [ Full Article ]
- Imbolc...or As The Wheel Turns - Morbek
As the wheel turns…Sorry, that was a, now obscure, reference to an old soap opera. Imbolc is tomorrow! The meaning of the word it’s self is “in the milk” or something close to that. The real meaning of Imbolc is that we ar ... Posted: February 7th. 2010 Views: 8,245 - [ Full Article ]
- A Story For Autumn - Janice Van Cleve
Let me tell you a story . . . Once upon a time there was a little yellow flower petal named Dandelion. Her full name was Dandelion 232 because she shared the crown of the mother plant with 231 of her sisters. Dandelion was ... Posted: November 23rd. 2008 Views: 8,065 - [ Full Article ]
- Solstice of the Soul - Maggi Horseman
Yesterday I was thinking about how many times the idea that we die alone is portrayed in literature. There is a tension between turning toward our families for support, comfort and sharing the journey and the dark, quiet moments w ... Posted: June 13th. 2010 Views: 7,988 - [ Full Article ]
- Thanksgiving Memories of a Native American Witch - Lady Abigail Welcher
Thanksgiving has always been a strange and difficult time for me. Sometimes it was hard to understand or accept how some would celebrate this holiday. Perhaps it is because I am not only a card carrying Witch but I am also a proud ... Posted: November 24th. 2013 Views: 7,883 - [ Full Article ]
- The Samhain Experience - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]
My family roots begin in Ireland and were later relocated to Tennessee and amongst the Ozark mountains of Missouri. My personal experience with Traditional witchcraft began in 1960. As such I was raised to honor the four main sabb ... Posted: October 10th. 2010 Views: 7,494 - [ Full Article ]
- Samhain and the 'Witch Questions' - Lady Abigail Welcher
It’s almost Samhain and here they come again, the WITCH Questions.Have you ever noticed, that as fall begins and our energies surge within the mystic powers of Samhain, people want to ask us questions about our beliefs? Bu ... Posted: October 10th. 2018 Views: 7,249 - [ Full Article ]
- Imbolg - A Lesson of Positive Change - Kyle Leite
With the Imbolg, Candlemas, and Lupercalia festivities ahead, I begin to anticipate the arrival of spring, and the preparations of the Virgin Goddess. The past few years it seems the community of the Craft has become calm and quit ... Posted: January 29th. 2012 Views: 6,942 - [ Full Article ]
- The Holiday Season, The Constitution and What's REALLY Important - MariaElena
It occurs to me that so many people get themselves tangled up during the holidays. There are all these Christians everywhere- strutting their stuff with their nativity scenes and their crucifixes and their Sunday services and thei ... Posted: December 21st. 2008 Views: 6,886 - [ Full Article ]
- Unity During Samhain - Emerald
I love the diversity in Paganism, the constant flow of energy that challenges us to look at our viewpoint and consider if our position is written in stone or in water, the different perceptions that let us continue to seek out ans ... Posted: October 24th. 2010 Views: 6,740 - [ Full Article ]
- The Sacredness of Halloween - Tut
One of my Pagan friends has the same admonition for us each October. "Don't try to contact me on Samhain, " he informs, "I'll be busy." Of course, by "busy" he means that he'll be deep in the midst of a self-imposed seclusi ... Posted: October 10th. 2010 Views: 6,569 - [ Full Article ]
- A Yule Story for Children ~ The Tiniest Fairy ~ - Lady Abigail Welcher
In a time before time had been named, when life danced as a dazzling rainbow upon the mystical Earth, magick lived inside each earthen creature. Some, the big ones, were having a harder time seeing the magick now, than in the past ... Posted: December 11th. 2011 Views: 6,558 - [ Full Article ]
- Bealtine: Blessing the Summer In - Morgan
To the pagan Celts, Bealtine (pronounced roughly Ball-tinn-eh) , often called Beltane by modern pagans, was one of the most sacred and the people of Ireland and Scotland practiced important holidays of the year and even up until r ... Posted: April 29th. 2012 Views: 6,524 - [ Full Article ]
- The Summer Solstice: A Time for Awakening - Robin Fennelly [Witchvox Sponsor]
The Great Wheel has turned once again and the longest day, the Summer Solstice, offers opportunity to stand in the heat of Solar Flame, cast the strength of our Inner Sun into the spotlight and bask in the expansive culmination of ... Posted: June 16th. 2013 Views: 6,257 - [ Full Article ]
- Yuletide Thoughts, Life and Death - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]
Many a silvery moon has risen over the years as this old witch contemplates the lessons, which pertain to one’s spiritual endeavors. As the face of our sacred mother, casts her ancient glow over those who wisely embrace her. The m ... Posted: December 24th. 2010 Views: 5,872 - [ Full Article ]
- Mabon..Balance and Reflection - Morbek
Close your eyes and picture this: You are sitting outside on a late summer evening. The very warm air is suddenly heavy with humidity and it’s not moving at all. The leaves on the trees don’t move, not a blade of grass stirs and t ... Posted: September 26th. 2010 Views: 5,838 - [ Full Article ]
- Brighid's Healing Sword: Imbolc - Robin Fennelly [Witchvox Sponsor]
This turn of the Greater Wheel moves us towards a place of newness and the quickening of what was brought to light at Yule, the Winter Solstice. We stand at the mid-mark between the act of revealing (Winter Solstice) the fertility ... Posted: January 27th. 2013 Views: 5,790 - [ Full Article ]
- At Samhain, Meet Bilé, God of the Dead of Ireland and the Danu, the All -Mother - Alfred Willowhawk, DMsc, RMT, CTM, Shaman [Witchvox Sponsor]
Samhain, ( SOW-an) is one of the four major Sabbats of Wicca. It is a time for contemplation on the year past and connection with those who have gone before. In some traditions, there are conversations with the ancestors, dearly d ... Posted: October 13th. 2013 Views: 5,605 - [ Full Article ]
- Mabon - The Flash of the Setting Sun - Maggi Horseman
This morning I was meditating and my attention was brought back into the world from a sudden upsurge of energy. I smelled something different, too. I opened my eyes to watch the stick of incense I was burning flare up, then grow c ... Posted: September 15th. 2013 Views: 5,528 - [ Full Article ]
- Parting the Veils and Opening to Ancestral Wisdom - Robin Fennelly [Witchvox Sponsor]
Samhain and its counterpart, Beltane, are the time of access to the wisdom of the natural world and the Ancestors. The energy that is called forth at Beltane and communion with the nature spirits and the Fae stands as the point of ... Posted: October 27th. 2013 Views: 5,066 - [ Full Article ]
- The Promise of the Harvest - Kai Koumatos
It's a humid and stormy Lammas this year in Queens. Like so many other Witches, I look for symbolism in nature to help better connect with my own path and the wheel of the year as it turns. Stormy and uncomfortably sticky seems to ... Posted: September 18th. 2011 Views: 4,918 - [ Full Article ]
- Yules Lessons from Days of Yore: Perfect Love, Perfect Trust - Morbek
This is the season to celebrate! Over one third of the people on our planet celebrate the birth of a God around winter solstice. Point-two percent of the world’s population celebrate a major holiday of light during this time and t ... Posted: December 11th. 2011 Views: 4,894 - [ Full Article ]
- Lascivious Lupercalia: Why Valentine's is a Vital Pagan Holy Day for the Modern World - Treasach [Witchvox Sponsor]
Lupercalia, "day of the wolf”- the Roman fertility festival celebrating the sexual frenzy of the goddess Juno! Togas, random draws for sex partners, the occasional goatskin splatter from a priest, and oodles of intoxicants. Oh, yo ... Posted: February 9th. 2014 Views: 4,884 - [ Full Article ]
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