Articles/Essays From Pagans
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August 4th. 2013
July 28th. 2013
July 21st. 2013
- Crystals 101: A Helpful Guide For Beginners - Victoria Gourlay
Although we may not be aware of it, there is energy all around us. We produce energy, others produce energy, plants produce energy and although they are not "living" as such, so do crystals. Crystals may help you on your s ... Posted: July 28th. 2013 Views: 2,408 - [ Full Article ]
- The More the Merrier? It’s not Only an Inaccuracy; it’s an All Out Farce! - Pallas
I’m not entirely sure when it began, but I can tell you I am more than aware of its great effect on me at this point. I would love to believe that this perspective is merely the result of some overlooked detail or misinterpreted l ... Posted: July 28th. 2013 Views: 1,921 - [ Full Article ]
- My Pagan Manifesto - Stormfyre
I’m not too sure how to begin this. Perhaps I should just let my mind have free reign while the true Me, the Spirit, steps back and observes. But therein lies the paradox. How can I record and relay the ideas my Interpreter (mind) ... Posted: July 28th. 2013 Views: 1,668 - [ Full Article ]
July 14th. 2013
- I'm a Witch, Not a Wiccan: A Brief Summary of Broad Pagan Designations - Treasach [Witchvox Sponsor]
I have commented before on the usefulness of designations in the neopagan community. Though we are generally self-directed with many being solitary and "eclectic", it is darn helpful to be able to declare certain predispositions, ... Posted: July 21st. 2013 Views: 3,448 - [ Full Article ]
- Rethinking Community for Solitaries - Incense Dragon [Witchvox Sponsor]
For two decades or more, I have been involved in some way with Community building among Pagans. During that time I have attended countless group meetings, attended every kind of fundraiser imaginable, seen groups build up and rip ... Posted: July 21st. 2013 Views: 2,655 - [ Full Article ]
- House Blessing - Janice Van Cleve
“Home is where if you gotta go there, they have to take you in”, according to Willy Loman in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. To which his wife, Linda, responds, “Home is where the heart is.” While family ties or feelings of ... Posted: July 21st. 2013 Views: 2,129 - [ Full Article ]
- 13 Keys: The Beauty of Tiphareth - Robin Fennelly [Witchvox Sponsor]
The focus of these articles is not the Paths of the Tree, but some explanation of their energetic state and connective function from sphere to sphere is necessary. The 22 Paths that connect the Sephiroth act as conduits/ filters a ... Posted: July 21st. 2013 Views: 1,497 - [ Full Article ]
July 7th. 2013
- Ramblings of a Pagan Guy: Stupid Clichés We Use (Part II) - Ashka Ryo [Witchvox Sponsor]
“Over the years, I have found that many a person has this strange idea when it comes to the Pagan faiths. It as if, you know as soon as one converts, they [the pagan] are thrown back to the middles ages. People have this rather qu ... Posted: July 14th. 2013 Views: 2,599 - [ Full Article ]
- Pagan Humanism: A Tradition of Rational Religion - Treasach [Witchvox Sponsor]
Humanism is the concept that human reason, need, perception, ethics, and experience are the primary drivers of a satisfactory ordering of inner life, and of interactions with others and the world. Though humanists themselves disag ... Posted: July 14th. 2013 Views: 2,312 - [ Full Article ]
- Moon/Planetary Musings: The Holly King and John Barleycorn - Mary Anna Abuzahra [Witchvox Sponsor]
This year’s Cancer Lunar Cycle begins at the new moon on July 8 at the 17th degree of Cancer. (Always round up to the next degree) The Sabian Symbol for this particular degree of Cancer is the germ grows into knowledge and life. K ... Posted: July 14th. 2013 Views: 1,395 - [ Full Article ]
June 30th. 2013
- Coping With Depression: Learning to Dance with the Sacred Twins - Oracle
Note: I am not a psychologist, a doctor, or a certified mental health counselor. Please see the end for some useful links on dealing with depression and suicide. The spiritual advice of this article can be used in conjunction with ... Posted: July 7th. 2013 Views: 2,489 - [ Full Article ]
- Shamanic Healing of Anxiety and Panic Attacks - Lonely Coyote [Witchvox Sponsor]
Over one past weekend, I worked with three different people during Healing Ceremony. One ceremony provided many lessons on how to work with anxiety, grief, and PTSD-like symptoms. (I am changing the personal details in the followi ... Posted: July 7th. 2013 Views: 1,864 - [ Full Article ]
- Humility and Community Service - Soul and Storm
One of those beautiful full moon nights when the weather is just cool enough that you can see your breath when you exhale and the stars seem crystallized as you gaze up at the sky followed by a brief word or a grand ritual to ... Posted: July 7th. 2013 Views: 1,561 - [ Full Article ]
- H is for Hubris - Deborah Castellano
Hubris is something that I contemplate a lot in this modern arguably post-apocalyptic age. Like, why does Kanye West irritate the crap out of me but Jay-Z does not? Why does Tim Ferris make me want to punch him in the junk and Pen ... Posted: July 7th. 2013 Views: 1,418 - [ Full Article ]
June 23rd. 2013
- How To Feel The Energy Around You - Diane Wing
Energy is vast and pervasive. It is all around you, forcing you into a relationship with it. All interactions contain an energetic component. The unifying forces of the Universe are omnipresent in both living entities and inanimat ... Posted: June 30th. 2013 Views: 3,115 - [ Full Article ]
- Planning A Ritual - Janice Van Cleve
It is 11:00 on a Sunday morning and the women begin gathering at a private home. Immediately coats go on the couch, tea and cocoa are served in the kitchen, and happy chatter fills the room. It is a very relaxed and cozy mood amon ... Posted: June 30th. 2013 Views: 1,928 - [ Full Article ]
- Why Pagans Might Benefit from Counseling Techniques - Syl
When I arrived in California two years prior, I was struck by the sudden notion that I could reach out to the Pagan community and actually meet, befriend, and perhaps, joy of all joys, participate in group rituals. In my grand exc ... Posted: June 30th. 2013 Views: 1,826 - [ Full Article ]
- The Weight of Contemplation: When the Silent Self Grows Louder - Artemis
I am split. In the darkness of my room, only candlelight flickers against the shadows as I wait for more formidable words to form upon my tongue. I open my mouth to say it, to verbalize the weight that has been pressing on my mind ... Posted: June 30th. 2013 Views: 1,548 - [ Full Article ]
June 16th. 2013
- Magick and Play - chaosmonkey
Magick is so complicated sometimes, especially if you look at all the different systems. three elements, four elements, two different five-element systems, nine elements.... and that's not even looking at the different arrangement ... Posted: June 23rd. 2013 Views: 1,974 - [ Full Article ]
- Tarot Spell for Protection - Jason Bodary
This spell was originally designed to ward off psychic attack, but works just as well to protect oneself from threats of all kinds – be it an intimidating boss or bothersome neighbor. I’ve even had people tell me they have used it ... Posted: June 23rd. 2013 Views: 1,966 - [ Full Article ]
- Moon Musings and Planetary Preponderances: RE-fuse, RE-duce, RE-use, RE-pair and RE-cycle - Mary Anna Abuzahra [Witchvox Sponsor]
Jiminy Cricket, Sticky Wickets! It's the Gemini Moon Cycle and...wait for it...we have a Mercury Retrograde too! We are so fortunate, eh?The Twins are romping - Castor and Pollux are twinkling down upon us, with the glint ... Posted: June 23rd. 2013 Views: 1,671 - [ Full Article ]
- How To Stay Spiritual Amidst This Chaos? - Stewart Bitkoff
"Circumstances have overtaken man. His old languages are not sufficient to describe what is happening, and what is about to happen. To think in terms of a millennium or such tame concepts as ‘the eleventh hour’ is ridiculous. Bett ... Posted: June 16th. 2013 Views: 2,098 - [ Full Article ]
- Hearing The Music And Dancing The Dance - Lady Wolfwind
Life changes. It's a constant for everyone on this planet. It's funny, how as humans, with change occurring on a daily basis, how resistant we are to it. I have never met anyone who likes to change or who views it for what it is, ... Posted: June 16th. 2013 Views: 1,488 - [ Full Article ]
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