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- The Nightmare After Halloween - Jessica Marie Baumgartner [Witchvox Sponsor]
So many of us grew up loving Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Parents in the Pagan community should know that it is so much more than a fun movie. When I was young, I never imagined that this strange and beaut ... Posted: November 3rd. 2013 Views: 2,104 - [ Full Article ]
- Our Family is Different - Jessica Marie Baumgartner [Witchvox Sponsor]
It’s a talk that many Wiccan and Pagan families find themselves having. Some dread it; some accept it as just another part of the faith. But regardless there is much that Pagan parents have to teach their children in order to educ ... Posted: July 14th. 2013 Views: 2,035 - [ Full Article ]
- Blessings from the Gods (Faith and Homebirthing) - Jessica Marie Baumgartner [Witchvox Sponsor]
The greatest things in my life are the ones that I said I would never allow myself. My husband and I originally said that we never wanted to get married, own a house, or have children. And for years now we have enjoyed eating thos ... Posted: April 28th. 2013 Views: 1,339 - [ Full Article ]
- No Shame For the Naked Child - Camenae deWelles
“A lot of people refuse to do things because they don't want to go naked, don't want to go without guarantee. But that's what's got to happen. You go naked until you die.” -- Nikki GiovanniSince he was about two yea ... Posted: May 6th. 2012 Views: 4,973 - [ Full Article ]
- Raising Children in More Than One Spiritual Tradition - wakinglovely
Today, I went into the local metaphysical shop. The owner and I chatted while my daughter shopped for her birthday present. She has a thing for fairies and there are some great little fairy items in the store. I picked up a potter ... Posted: June 24th. 2012 Views: 2,713 - [ Full Article ]
- Teach Me: Helping our Children Avoid Abuse of Power - Cilsant
**I feel the need to preface this, as others have done, with what should be obvious: these are my personal experiences and personal opinions and truths, and should hold absolutely no threat to those with differing opinions or trut ... Posted: February 5th. 2012 Views: 2,111 - [ Full Article ]
- Wiccan Parenting in December - Jessica Marie Baumgartner [Witchvox Sponsor]
Raising young Wiccans is a journey that takes parents through a series of complex emotions. When my first daughter was born I wanted her to grow up with the freedom to choose her own path but have the knowledge and traditions of m ... Posted: December 16th. 2012 Views: 2,056 - [ Full Article ]
- A Toddler's Take on the Holiday Season - Jessica Marie Baumgartner [Witchvox Sponsor]
It’s the holiday season! Turn on your television and what do you see? Christmas sale this, Santa Claus that; buy, buy, buy, more, more, more. It’s no wonder that even Christians often get depressed over their own holiday. So why i ... Posted: November 24th. 2013 Views: 1,214 - [ Full Article ]
- Rite Of Passage Into Manhood - Panisch Lockelear
I am concerned over the lack of coming of age rites or rites of passage for our young men today, especially our young men within the Pagan communities. I am certainly not saying that there is nothing that marks our young men's com ... Posted: June 5th. 2011 Views: 3,773 - [ Full Article ]
- Sexuality in Todays’ Society - Whistling Squirrel [Witchvox Sponsor]
The gift of the written word has truly been shared with me of which I am very grateful. In light of recent events, I have been given the opportunity to share with you my gift and discuss my views and feelings on a subject that see ... Posted: July 10th. 2011 Views: 3,768 - [ Full Article ]
- Raising Children of the Gods - Jessica Marie Baumgartner [Witchvox Sponsor]
This is the best time to be a Pagan. There are laws to protect freedom of religion and expression, and a lot of people are more open-minded than those of previous generations. But there is still some bias out there. And Pagan pare ... Posted: July 10th. 2011 Views: 3,544 - [ Full Article ]
- Parenting with Astrology - Franco
You often hear people say, “I’ve got 3 kids and they’re all different.” Supposedly, the belief is that since the children have the same parents, they should have the same traits. The difference comes because each child has his/her ... Posted: January 22nd. 2012 Views: 1,951 - [ Full Article ]
- Raising a Pagan Child Pt. 1 -- Making the Decision - Patrick McCleary
We as parents have a great responsibility. We have at least one other person who is reliant almost solely, in some cases, upon us, our child (ren) . And not only for food and housing but for spiritual guidance as well. In other wo ... Posted: August 8th. 2010 Views: 5,086 - [ Full Article ]
- Yule vs. the Holiday Season - Maggi Setti [Witchvox Sponsor]
Since I became pagan, I have spent many turns of the wheel examining how Yule fits into the rest of the wheel of the year. It fascinated me that many pagan holidays either became trivialized, like Imbolc turning into Groundhog's D ... Posted: December 19th. 2010 Views: 4,391 - [ Full Article ]
- Raising a Pagan Child (Pt. 2) : Trials and Tribulations - Patrick McCleary
When last we talked it was about how my wife and I came to the decision to raise our daughter in Paganism and how we went about beginning that teaching of our faith. Keeping in that same spirit, today I wanted to talk about one of ... Posted: October 24th. 2010 Views: 4,138 - [ Full Article ]
- Psycho-Spiritual Witchcraft - Creolemoon Littlefoot
I am often asked, “What is Witchcraft, and how does one become a Witch? Who is goddess, and do you believe in god?” I respond, “I’ve always been a Witch!” Consequently, following the path of Witchcraft is a personal spiritual jour ... Posted: October 3rd. 2010 Views: 3,785 - [ Full Article ]
- Faith in My Child - Lady Sindy Aine
We have many meaningful exchanges my daughter and I this is just one of them and I want everyone to know about this. As a parent watching this video I was fearful for her, I was touched by her words, and I was thrilled that I have ... Posted: December 12th. 2010 Views: 3,773 - [ Full Article ]
- Arielle's Tears - Cliff
I was in grad school in the early part of 2000, and like most grad students, I was poor. But the gods had been good to me. I had a good wife and two lovely daughters, and we all lived in a comfortable townhouse on the southeast si ... Posted: August 22nd. 2010 Views: 3,435 - [ Full Article ]
- The Highly Exciting and Romantic Life of a Shaman in Training - wakinglovely
Okay, so the title of this essay is wholly sarcastic. If you are looking for romance, intrigue, or mysterious and shocking revelations, you're at the wrong place. A snapshot from this evening: Feeling overwhelmed at a to-d ... Posted: November 21st. 2010 Views: 2,587 - [ Full Article ]
- Our Most Precious Resource: Some Thoughts on Children in Ritual - Bronwen Forbes [Witchvox Sponsor]
There seems to be some division within the Pagan community between people who are comfortable with the idea of children – their children, other participants’ children – in ritual and those who are not. As a parent of a five-year-o ... Posted: January 31st. 2010 Views: 4,789 - [ Full Article ]
- The Father-Son Talk: Reincarnation - Panisch Lockelear
So one day I am minding my own business reading a magazine, when I hear my seventeen-year-old son come banging down the stairs. I mean, is there any other way a seventeen-year-old comes down the stairs? He walks right up to me and ... Posted: October 4th. 2009 Views: 4,028 - [ Full Article ]
- At the Crossroads - Mariposa
One day… It had been the summer from hell. One of our daughters, aged 14, had met her teenaged years with all of the rage and gusto of a swirling, spitting Tasmanian devil. Each day brought new adventures and heartbreaks w ... Posted: July 26th. 2009 Views: 3,722 - [ Full Article ]
- The Family That Circles Together Dances Forever - Jon "Athrawon" Edens [Witchvox Sponsor]
Over the past few years of holding open rituals we have learned quite a few lessons. Some of which you would think would be quite obvious such as ensuring your trashcans have liners, you have plenty of water available for the atte ... Posted: May 17th. 2009 Views: 3,611 - [ Full Article ]
- TEDDIE and Pagan Youth Facilitators - Lori Dake
We all know the rare joy of finding that one Pagan who has “It”: “It” can sometimes be hard to describe, but we just know “It” when we see “It”. This person seems to have all the charisma of a suave politician, the wit of a Britis ... Posted: January 10th. 2010 Views: 2,887 - [ Full Article ]
- Raising Children As a Pagan Parent - Josie
Because my beliefs are not the norm for my culture, I often wonder if I am raising my children well. I wandered into the path of Witchcraft when my oldest child was 2 years old. There was never the awkward moment of having to tell ... Posted: November 16th. 2008 Views: 6,390 - [ Full Article ]
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