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- Breaking Bonds - Jessica Marie Baumgartner
Love and magick are linked in ways that our energies seem to understand far better than we do. The influx of great power behind the deepest of emotions often leads to a surge of electricity. It’s a current that travels beyond the ... Posted: June 13th. 2016 Views: 994 - [ Full Article ]
- How to Choose A Pagan Godparent - DecemberFBryant
A tradition that is picking up popularity among Pagan families is choosing godparents. While godparents are usually only chosen among Christians, specifically Catholic, families, the idea of having a person to guard over the child ... Posted: August 12th. 2016 Views: 649 - [ Full Article ]
- Five Ways To Practice Spiritual Witchcraft as a New Mama - Faythe
The late afternoon sun gently illuminates the inside of my little greenhouse. The shadows of strawberry, cabbage, broccoli, bell pepper, celery, brussel sprouts reach long across the soil, stretching to touch the far wall. Dappled ... Posted: May 15th. 2016 Views: 1,292 - [ Full Article ]
- Positivity for Pagan Children - Jessica Marie Baumgartner
You don’t have to be an optimist to understand that kids crave happiness. All people do. But children have the amazing ability to find joy in the simplest pleasures of life. Add magick and the Gods into this mix and any parent can ... Posted: June 1st. 2014 Views: 2,297 - [ Full Article ]
- The Nightmare After Halloween - Jessica Marie Baumgartner
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: 4,658 - [ Full Article ]
- Our Family is Different - Jessica Marie Baumgartner
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: 3,433 - [ Full Article ]
- Blessings from the Gods (Faith and Homebirthing) - Jessica Marie Baumgartner
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: 2,121 - [ 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: 6,194 - [ Full Article ]
- Wiccan Parenting in December - Jessica Marie Baumgartner
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: 2,988 - [ Full Article ]
- A Toddler's Take on the Holiday Season - Jessica Marie Baumgartner
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: 2,000 - [ Full Article ]
- Sexuality in Todays’ Society - Whistling Squirrel
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: 5,503 - [ 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: 5,246 - [ Full Article ]
- Raising Children of the Gods - Jessica Marie Baumgartner
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: 4,576 - [ Full Article ]
- Yule vs. the Holiday Season - Maggi Setti
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: 5,834 - [ 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: 4,392 - [ 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: 5,770 - [ 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: 4,771 - [ Full Article ]
- The Family That Circles Together Dances Forever - Jon "Athrawon" Edens
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: 4,338 - [ 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: 4,221 - [ Full Article ]
- TEDDIE and Pagan Youth Facilitators - Lori Dake [Witchvox Sponsor]
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: 3,647 - [ Full Article ]
- Being a Pagan Stepparent - Talitha Dragonfly
The Elements have been evoked. Candles flicker peacefully and comfortably in the otherwise darkened room. Gentle wisps of incense smoke float effortlessly through the air. Soft rhythmic music plays in the background. All of the pa ... Posted: December 14th. 2008 Views: 4,536 - [ Full Article ]
- Persephone Demeter, and Hekate: The Story of the Seasons. - Joemoonraven
Ever hear the story of where lightning and thunder come from? You may have been blessed enough to hear the Cherokee version of the Ani Yuntikwalaski, Thunder Beings. Or that is was “GOD” bowling up in heaven, or taking pic ... Posted: January 13th. 2008 Views: 7,943 - [ Full Article ]
- Pagan Child Custody vs. the Law of Man - Rev. Donna E. Mulvey
The decision to dissolve one’s marriage is often a difficult step, and becomes even more difficult when children are involved. Especially if the parents are at each other’s throats and use the children as weapons in an attempt to ... Posted: July 8th. 2007 Views: 6,695 - [ Full Article ]
- Kidraising for Fun and Profit - Bob Makransky
It isn’t all that hard to be a good parent. We all want to be good parents; we all try to be good parents; so with that motivation we’re bound to succeed. Being a good parent is simply a matter of: 1) following our own hearts, and ... Posted: June 17th. 2007 Views: 4,709 - [ Full Article ]
- The Trees I Have Started to Grow - Miss Sugar
To Bridgitte and Brieanne, my two beautiful girls,I have thought about how to raise you as a pagan parent. I have so far tried to raise you as strong secure women so that when you are grown will you look back and see your ... Posted: December 10th. 2006 Views: 4,691 - [ Full Article ]
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