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  • 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: 3,037   - [ Full Article ]

  • Sandy Was The Name Of the Dark Goddess This Samhain - The Magic Apothecary

    I have always kept Samhain sacred. Since the beginning of my Witchcraft practice there has NEVER been a year where there was no Samhain. Samhain is the day when Witches and Pagans (Halloween) honor, revere and speak with the dead. ... Posted: November 11th. 2012   Views: 2,930   - [ Full Article ]

  • When The Crone Pays A Visit, You'd Better Pay Attention - Maire Durkan [Witchvox Sponsor]

    (Samhain 2012) I wake in pre-dawn hours, heart pounding. I'd placed photographs of my beloved dead on my altar, placed a welcome offering of my dad's favorite candy and whiskey, and lit a candle. I’d asked for a dream—contact wit ... Posted: November 11th. 2012   Views: 2,914   - [ 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: 2,900   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Promise of the Harvest - Kai Koumatos [Witchvox Sponsor]

    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: 2,719   - [ Full Article ]

  • Samhain is Ablaze with Reflections of My Father - Mariposa de la Tierra

    As I lit each candle upon my altar, I reflected upon wondrous memories of those loved ones no longer walking this earthly plain. My eyes became misty at times and though there was a touch of sadness there was an abundance of love. ... Posted: November 8th. 2009   Views: 2,604   - [ Full Article ]

  • At Samhain, Meet Bilé, God of the Dead of Ireland and the Danu, the All -Mother - Alfred Willowhawk, DMsc, RMT, CTM, Shaman

    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: 2,256   - [ Full Article ]

  • Mabon - The Flash of the Setting Sun - Maggi Setti [Witchvox Sponsor]

    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: 2,238   - [ Full Article ]

  • "The Horn of Plenty": A Pathworking for Lammas - Robin Fennelly [Witchvox Sponsor]

    This Pathworking is meant to connect us with the deeper meaning of the First Harvest of Lammas. We have sown the seeds of our will and making at Ostara, nurtured and tended to their needs; seen them in bloom at Litha and are now r ... Posted: July 29th. 2012   Views: 2,237   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Call of the Crone - Robin Fennelly [Witchvox Sponsor]

    The air is full and heavy this time of the year as the veils thin and the spirits walk among us… some offering guidance and assistance and others being mischievous and stirring up an already potent mix of energy trouble. There is ... Posted: October 21st. 2012   Views: 2,049   - [ 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: 2,004   - [ Full Article ]

  • Lammas: The Sacrificial Harvest - Robin Fennelly [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Another turn of the Great Wheel and the first harvest is upon us. This Sabbat is known as Lammas or Lughnassadh depending on where and how it is celebrated. Lammas is derived from the words “loaf mass” and refers to the harvesting ... Posted: July 28th. 2013   Views: 1,915   - [ Full Article ]

  • Opening to the Anima Mundi – The Gift of the Equinox - Robin Fennelly [Witchvox Sponsor]

    The Great Wheel has turned once again and we find ourselves at the time of the Autumnal Equinox. The air is cooler, the leaves are turning and beginning to fall from brittle branches and all of life is giving pause to prepare for ... Posted: September 22nd. 2013   Views: 1,850   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Light Within the Shadow of the Winter Solstice - Robin Fennelly [Witchvox Sponsor]

    For most of us the turning of the Greater Wheel to the Winter Solstice (Yule) is one of welcoming the return of the Light of renewal and strength, the promise of increasingly longer hours of daylight and anticipation of warmer wea ... Posted: December 23rd. 2012   Views: 1,823   - [ Full Article ]

  • Ostara! - Katze von der Nacht Drachen

    Eggs... baskets... candy! breads and colours! Colours are abound everywhere and the air is easier to breathe. It is Ostara and even this far into the desert of the lone southwest of Las Vegas we can feel it.What is Ostara. ... Posted: March 25th. 2012   Views: 1,810   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Serpent's Kiss: Beltane's Fire - Robin Fennelly [Witchvox Sponsor]

    We stand at another season and another turn of the Great Solar Wheel. We gather in the fertile space of circle greenery anchored well with phallic maypole standing tall. We dance around the potent fires of Beltane celebrating the ... Posted: April 28th. 2013   Views: 1,744   - [ Full Article ]

  • Symbology of Altar Decorations - Lady Eva Michenet

    Altars for Pagan faiths of many types will reflect the tastes of its creator. They can range from Minimalist simplicity to elaborate, expensive equipment and statuary. For Esbats this generally does not change. But for Sabbats ext ... Posted: December 22nd. 2013   Views: 1,710   - [ 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: 1,698   - [ Full Article ]

  • A Heathen's Approach to the Holidays - Ehsha Apple

    I find that the best part of the holiday season is gauging my progress in regard to the harvest wheel. In the fall I like to stop for a minute and thump the melons. Find out which one to reseed next year. Take a look at the garden ... Posted: December 25th. 2011   Views: 1,664   - [ Full Article ]

  • Ode to Ostara - Morgan Ravenwood

    I really feel sorry for those who complain that their lives seem to pass in a blur. One minute it's winter, the next it's summer, and so many people never seem to mark the changing of the seasons until the day they look in the mir ... Posted: March 17th. 2013   Views: 1,658   - [ Full Article ]

  • Anthesteria, the Hellenic "Samhain" - Alorer

    No, it isn't truly the Samhain of the Greeks. However, both festivals deal with the dead, the ghosts of the deceased roaming the earth during those days and in general, death and the coming of rebirth. The two festivals al ... Posted: October 30th. 2011   Views: 1,647   - [ Full Article ]

  • From Samhain to Yule: Light in the Darkness - Maire Durkan [Witchvox Sponsor]

    In the desert I saw a creature, naked, bestial, who, squatting upon the ground, Held his heart in his hands, And ate of it. I said, "Is it good, friend?" "It is bitter -- bitter, " he answered; "But I l ... Posted: December 23rd. 2012   Views: 1,576   - [ Full Article ]

  • Sonoran Desert Wheel of the Year (Square Peg, Round Hole) - Darrell [Witchvox Sponsor]

    One thing that most strongly calls to me from the Earth-based religions is their profound adaptability. There is such a strong anti-dogmatism present at the heart of the Goddess-based eco-spirituality, which borders on anarchy and ... Posted: July 15th. 2012   Views: 1,571   - [ Full Article ]

  • Gaia's Mantle:The Greening of the Earth - Robin Fennelly [Witchvox Sponsor]

    As Spring approaches and we find ourselves at another turn of the Great Wheel, opportunity abounds for making deeper connection to the natural world and Gaia’s greening of it. Gaia is seen as the maiden offering the promise of new ... Posted: March 24th. 2013   Views: 1,509   - [ Full Article ]

  • Samhain: the Sunbeam in the Twilight - Cliff

    Samhain comes, and here in Maritime Canada, its approach is unmistakable. The air descends from crisp to cold. The skies become a deep and pensive cerulean, days are short and sunsets yield a burnished golden light cast over a lan ... Posted: November 3rd. 2013   Views: 1,483   - [ Full Article ]

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