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  • My Yule Views - Dawtch

    Well, here we are. Samhain is past, and Yule is creeping up fast. Time to put up the pumpkins and skeletons and bats and other scary decorations for another year, and break out the Christmas stuff. Woohoo! This is my favorite time ... Posted: December 9th. 2016   Views: 2,073   - [ 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: 1,924   - [ Full Article ]

  • Yule-Tide Reflections - Alfred Willowhawk, DMsc, RMT, CTM, Shaman [Witchvox Sponsor]

    As the Sun King has returned I think on all that has happened the past solar year. It has been a year of much change for many others and me. Some apparently positive and some apparently negative. Of course as a Warrior of the New ... Posted: December 9th. 2016   Views: 1,756   - [ 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: 1,752   - [ Full Article ]

  • Thanksgiving Memories of a Native American - Lady Abigail [Witchvox Sponsor]

    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 10th. 2016   Views: 1,680   - [ 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: 1,537   - [ 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: 1,260   - [ Full Article ]

  • Parting the Veils of Beltane's Quickening - Robin Fennelly [Witchvox Sponsor]

    The Great Wheel of the Witch’s year has turned once more and we find ourselves held within the magick of creation itself. The Sabbat of Beltane celebrates the sacred union of the God and Goddess and the potential for new life that ... Posted: April 30th. 2017   Views: 1,096   - [ 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: 954   - [ 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: 926   - [ Full Article ]

  • Beltane and Sex Magic - Red Dragon [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Organized religion has dealt a low blow to sexual pleasure over the centuries. Both men and women, although mostly women, have struggled at the very least to keep their sensuality and sex-lives intact. If we’re especially diligent ... Posted: April 30th. 2017   Views: 854   - [ 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: 12,910   - [ Full Article ]

Holiday: All

  • How to Get the Most Out of Your Year - Victorious Emperor

    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: 10,203   - [ 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: 6,663   - [ Full Article ]

Holiday: beltaine

  • 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: 307,227   - [ 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: 296,247   - [ 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: 95,819   - [ 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: 30,789   - [ 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: 20,368   - [ 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: 13,548   - [ 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: 10,051   - [ 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: 7,859   - [ 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: 261,185   - [ 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: 47,218   - [ Full Article ]

  • Imbolc Regained: The Tale of Valentine's Day - Cynthia

    The Romans celebrated the Lupercalia on February fourteenth or fifteenth which is the festival observing the blessing of women with fertility (Plutarch). The story behind the Lupercalia is quite interesting. Pretending to make pea ... Posted: February 14th. 2007   Views: 6,948   - [ Full Article ]

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