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- The Light of the Harvest: Lammas - Robin Fennelly [Witchvox Sponsor]
We come to the fields of the Earth Mother and ask that she offer up her bounty that we may be fed. What was quickened and newly birthed at Imbolc is ready to be taken in willing sacrifice as the cycle of quickening and cutting awa ... Posted: August 3rd. 2014 Views: 3,248 - [ 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: 3,238 - [ Full Article ]
- Like Bread for Lughnasa: A Letter - Paladin of the Waxing Moon
Merry Meet, FriendJust to let you know, someday, I may have to do it. I mean, take an Internet sabbath -- maybe a weekend trip somewhere with no computer; no iPod; no news anywhere; leaving the cell phone behind so the god ... Posted: July 29th. 2012 Views: 3,236 - [ Full Article ]
- Yule-Tide Reflections - Alfred Willowhawk, DMsc, MS, Shamanic Practitioner [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: 3,221 - [ Full Article ]
- Ole Old-As-The-Hills (A Yule Story) - Merideth Allyn
Once upon a time when the truth was a lie and lies were all truth, this late December day was frigid. And, after a long, hard rain that froze everything to a glistening wonderland, eight inches of snow came, with more to follow if ... Posted: January 22nd. 2016 Views: 3,131 - [ 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: 3,101 - [ Full Article ]
- The Gift of Yule: An Illuminated Wheel - Robin Fennelly [Witchvox Sponsor]
The night is cold and I stand facing the darkness; thick and almost opaque in its veiling. 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 shadowy place ... Posted: December 22nd. 2013 Views: 3,032 - [ Full Article ]
- The Quickening Wheel: Imbolc - Robin Fennelly [Witchvox Sponsor]
The Wheel turns and continuing its cycle of Waxing Light all of life silently waits to feel the potency of sun drenched soil and quickened seeds. Traditionally, the season of Imbolc is honored as the time of nourishment from milk- ... Posted: February 2nd. 2014 Views: 2,887 - [ Full Article ]
- Observations for a MidSummer's Eve - Bran th' Blessed
The old ones knew only two seasons: the cold winter when animals had to be sheltered and food stores fostered until the first thaw, and the warm summer when the animals could be put out to pasture and the fields could be planted—w ... Posted: June 7th. 2015 Views: 2,852 - [ 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: 2,603 - [ 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: 2,561 - [ Full Article ]
- Are Holiday Decorations and Spending A Cloak for Guilt? - Rhiannon Keneally
When I see decorations for Yule well before Samhain, I’m always frustrated because each year the stores push harder and harder for your hard earned money when it’s not necessary. Each year we spend millions on decorations, cards, ... Posted: November 26th. 2006 Views: 2,516 - [ 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: 1,931 - [ 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: 1,697 - [ Full Article ]
- Reconsidering a Historical 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: March 25th. 2007 Views: 1,531 - [ 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: 1,322 - [ 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: 13,972 - [ Full Article ]
- We Want them Back! (A Pagan View of the Holidays) - Bluehawk
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: 26,753 - [ Full Article ]
- How to Get the Most Out of Your Year - voodooreuben
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: 10,621 - [ 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: 7,032 - [ 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: 317,650 - [ 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: 298,139 - [ 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: 98,779 - [ 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: 32,936 - [ 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: 21,461 - [ Full Article ]
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