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September 21st. 2008

  • Why I Am A Witch - Stephanie Bolen

    I’ve been a solitary Wiccan for twelve years, and I’ve studied herbalism, divination, spell craft, and mythology. I can read and understand the principles behind most Wiccan books, some books make sense only to their authors. I us ... Posted: September 21st. 2008   Views: 4,024   - [ Full Article ]

September 14th. 2008

  • Pagans, Back To Basics - Emeleth

    Can you still be a Witch if you can’t afford the “proper” ingredients for spell working? Can you still be Pagan if you cannot afford the gas to go to festivals or coven gatherings? Does your connection to the Earth and the divine ... Posted: September 14th. 2008   Views: 4,382   - [ Full Article ]

September 7th. 2008

  • Paganism - Past or Present - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]

    One often hears neo pagans talking about following the “old ways” and I stop and wonder why? There are even neo pagan groups who call themselves re-constructionists. Exactly what is it that they are trying to reconstruct and more ... Posted: September 7th. 2008   Views: 2,983   - [ Full Article ]

August 24th. 2008

  • How Can I Deal With Eleusis? - Janice Van Cleve

    How can I deal with the experiences of Eleusis? How can I manage the powerful emotions, which still swirl within me or contain the euphoric joy that pops and sparks in my heart like fireworks in July? It’s all I can do to keep fro ... Posted: August 24th. 2008   Views: 2,970   - [ Full Article ]

August 17th. 2008

  • Demons - Bob Makransky

    In our society the stigma attached to believing in demons is quite strong. Anyone who admits to believing in demons is considered crazy or stupid, or perhaps evil, and is no longer taken seriously. However, our society’s view of t ... Posted: August 17th. 2008   Views: 3,582   - [ Full Article ]

  • Pagan Fallacies: A Perspective - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Over the years I have always advocated for a genuine pagan community, but as the years pass my hopes for such a community is beginning to falter. Many Elders have left the community at large and have retired to their own p ... Posted: August 17th. 2008   Views: 3,406   - [ Full Article ]

August 10th. 2008

  • Final Paper for a Class in Hellenistic Magic - Diavanii Regina

    The materials on presentation during the Hellenistic Magic course from the Literature Department at the University of California at Santa Cruz last quarter contain many causes for thought. Writings of two types are prevalent. The ... Posted: August 10th. 2008   Views: 2,575   - [ Full Article ]

July 27th. 2008

  • The Changing Role of Men in Wicca - Morgan Ravenwood

    It is unfortunate but too often true that male Wiccans find themselves relegated to a passive, almost non-existent role in Wicca and many other Pagan traditions, thereby depriving their female counterparts of some potentially usef ... Posted: July 27th. 2008   Views: 7,649   - [ Full Article ]

  • Thoughts of the Pagan Community - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]

    On a quiet spring morning, I find myself walking along a secluded beach lost in contemplation on the wiles of life. Witch born and witch bred, my senses begin to reel with the forces of energy that swirl all about. I watch ... Posted: July 27th. 2008   Views: 3,399   - [ Full Article ]

July 20th. 2008

  • On Choosing and Following Your Own Path - Alfred Willowhawk, DMsc, RMT, CTM, Shaman

    "What path is right for me?” is a question that each seeker asks at least once in their lives. As children, most individuals follow the pathways of their parents. Even if a parent has no particular spiritual path, the child is inf ... Posted: July 20th. 2008   Views: 5,262   - [ Full Article ]

  • Solitary or Tradition: The Right To Be Called Wiccan - Ryan Hatcher

    I have read many articles in which the authors state that those who follow traditions are true Wiccans and that solitaries cannot abide under the label ‘Wiccan’. However, Wicca, and most pagan branches had to have been created fro ... Posted: July 20th. 2008   Views: 4,924   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Road Later Traveled - RiJayden

    In the stories I’ve read here, it appears that many people began Paganism in their early teens. Not me. I started at eighteen, and didn’t get serious until twenty-one. My story is hard for me to believe, after looking back these t ... Posted: July 20th. 2008   Views: 3,126   - [ Full Article ]

July 13th. 2008

  • Traditional vs. Eclectic: We’re Not “All One Wicca” - Hexeengel

    [Please note: For the purposes of this piece, the terms “Wicca” and “Wiccan (s) ” will refer to the British Traditional family of religious Witchcraft Traditions and those who follow them, the Traditions then including, but ... Posted: July 13th. 2008   Views: 4,779   - [ Full Article ]

  • Defending On-Line Witch Schools - Silverwolf

    I was recently listening to some pretty serious “on-line witch school” bashing and I had some real issues with the statements that were being made. Books have their place, live teachers have their place, and on-line schools (aka “ ... Posted: July 13th. 2008   Views: 4,047   - [ Full Article ]

July 6th. 2008

  • A Wiccan Priestess Plans a 'Traditional' Funeral - Godiva [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Like many Neo-Pagans and Heathens, my Mother was a Christian. Unlike many, I had her full support on my spiritual path. While my religious upbringing was relaxed and could be considered “eclectic” it certainly was not Pagan. ... Posted: July 6th. 2008   Views: 4,091   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Nature of Black and White Magick - Gentle Deer Lion Tamer

    Let me begin with the premise that all magickal operation is identical. The energy used in "Black Magic" is the exact same energy used in "White Magic". It is not the kind of energy or the source of the energy used that separates ... Posted: July 6th. 2008   Views: 3,808   - [ Full Article ]

  • Solitary or Coven? - Silverwolf

    Solitary or Coven?One of the key choices facing pagans is the decision to be a solitary or to join a coven. Obviously a third option is to do both: you can have a practice on your own and still work with most Covens ... Posted: July 6th. 2008   Views: 3,773   - [ Full Article ]

  • To Be Witch... - Rhiannon Dragonraine

    I am currently reading The Spiral Dance by StarHawk, and while I am only in the first couple of chapters it has already given me many things to think about. One such thing is the topic of this essay; what does it mean to be ... Posted: July 6th. 2008   Views: 3,399   - [ Full Article ]

  • Why Pay the Priest/ess? Revisited - Lupa [Witchvox Sponsor]

    When my article, “Why Pay the Priestess?” (1) arrived on the front page of Witchvox, I got a good deal of feedback on it—for which I am grateful. Not everyone agreed with me, which is fine. We all have our comfort zones. However, ... Posted: July 6th. 2008   Views: 2,975   - [ Full Article ]

  • Freedom of Choice: Religion or Spirituality - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]

    For many years I have walked this path constantly in search of answers to the mysteries of life. And one of the observations that stand out in my mind is how I see myself as following a spiritual path rather then a religion. ... Posted: July 6th. 2008   Views: 2,851   - [ Full Article ]

June 29th. 2008

  • The Good, The Bad and The Tarot Reader - Brid's Closet [Witchvox Sponsor]

    I've been asked a lot of things lately and the ethics of tarot has been a popular one. People are very interested in the art of the Tarot, having a reading done, and, of course, wanting to read the cards for others.“What m ... Posted: June 29th. 2008   Views: 26,252   - [ Full Article ]

  • Thank You, Kathy Lee Gifford - Sandy Lareau [Witchvox Sponsor]

    On Wednesday, 25 June 2008, Kathy Lee Gifford expressed her opinion about pagans. It wasn't very good. In fact, she called us nasty, bad pagans. At approximately minute 4:40 in the segment, you can hear her reading options off a c ... Posted: June 29th. 2008   Views: 12,264   - [ Full Article ]

  • Psychic Self Defense - Gentle Deer Lion Tamer

    The term "Psychic Attack" actually covers a broad spectrum of situations in which one individual, the aggressor, deliberately projects a clearly defined malicious intent upon the non-physical person of another, the victim. To diff ... Posted: June 29th. 2008   Views: 4,088   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Magick Power of the Spoken Word - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Since most folks who identify themselves as pagan these days came from other belief systems, I have to wonder about the awareness of some of the basic aspects of magick. One of these basic aspects is the power of the spoken word. ... Posted: June 29th. 2008   Views: 4,060   - [ Full Article ]

  • Witchcraft and Pop Psychology - Julian [Witchvox Sponsor]

    The new age movement has created a panacea of pop psychology:"You are where you're supposed to be!" "Everything happens for a reason!”"It will happen when it’s supposed to happen! {relationships}”“T ... Posted: June 29th. 2008   Views: 3,128   - [ Full Article ]

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