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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: 4,212   - [ 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: 3,888   - [ 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: 3,842   - [ 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: 3,449   - [ 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: 3,050   - [ 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: 2,901   - [ 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: 26,400   - [ 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: 12,338   - [ 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: 4,202   - [ 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: 4,181   - [ 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: 3,200   - [ Full Article ]

June 22nd. 2008

  • Power From Complimenting Forces: Using The Sacred Triangle - Aere Banbran

    Every Equinox is an opportunity to reflect on balance. The importance of darkness and light, vulnerability and strength, and so forth. In my disdain for linear forms and polarities I have developed, over the years, a triadic view ... Posted: June 22nd. 2008   Views: 3,576   - [ Full Article ]

June 15th. 2008

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

    Scenario 1: Your house is a mess. You pay a house cleaner to come over for two hours to scrub the floors, clean the bathroom, and vacuum the rugs. You then pay a priest/ess in your tradition to come over for two hours to spiritual ... Posted: June 15th. 2008   Views: 5,218   - [ Full Article ]

  • Pagan and Witch Community Commitment - Lady Abigail [Witchvox Sponsor]

    A short time ago I moved from the Orlando Florida to Indiana. I have to admit that I have had a few adjustment issues with the weather and living in an area that proudly calls itself the “Bible Belt.” I am a practicing Wit ... Posted: June 15th. 2008   Views: 5,042   - [ Full Article ]

  • Journey To Witchcraft - The Wild Sorceress

    Hello from an Australian Eclectic Witch. I have to admit, I’m a bit of a procrastinator. I’ve been thinking about writing an essay for some time but as all procrastinators will tell you, it’s always the thinking, never the doing. ... Posted: June 15th. 2008   Views: 3,010   - [ Full Article ]

June 8th. 2008

  • Pride and Paganism in the 21st Century - Melanie Marquis

    As one of the fastest growing and multi-faceted religions in America, Paganism has lately enjoyed more understanding and awareness from the mainstream community. Today, more Pagans than ever before choose to openly express their b ... Posted: June 8th. 2008   Views: 3,879   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Best Teacher? - Tabitha Beck

    I did not have a good public schooling experience. I am however one of those people to whom learning comes easily, when I want it to come easily. Do keep in mind, I am dyslexic, as well as having dyscalculia. I did not learn at pu ... Posted: June 8th. 2008   Views: 3,054   - [ Full Article ]

June 1st. 2008

  • Magick and Society - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]

    When two or more folks get together, the conversation inevitably turns to modern society and how decadent it has become. It’s no secret that since the early 1980’s the morals and principles we once took for granted are now nearly ... Posted: June 1st. 2008   Views: 4,337   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Importance of Asking 'Why?' in Our Spiritual and Religious Beliefs - Taylor Ellwood

    When I was 16, for a short time, I became a born again Christian. I went to an Assembly of God church with a friend and ended up being "saved." At first I felt like everything I had been looking for had been given to me. I know lo ... Posted: June 1st. 2008   Views: 4,193   - [ Full Article ]

May 18th. 2008

  • WHY? - Lady Abigail [Witchvox Sponsor]

    I have been openly practicing and out of the broom closet for several years. I had made the decision to be whom and what I was openly. I knew there would be a number of people, when finding out I was a Witch, who would be extremel ... Posted: May 18th. 2008   Views: 4,933   - [ Full Article ]

May 11th. 2008

  • A Sexy, Bodybuilding, Antler-Wearing, Computer Nerd Pagan - Draconis Wierinsan Kinthasil

    That’s me, Draconis Wierinsan Kinthasil in a nutshell. I love nature, animals, and believe that without preserving the Earth we as humankind will doom ourselves to extinction. I also study hard, slack off on occasion, fight with m ... Posted: May 11th. 2008   Views: 5,306   - [ Full Article ]

  • A NeoPagan Cosmytheology - Bran th' Blessed [Witchvox Sponsor]

    The NeoPagan religions are often identified as being focused on practice more than theory, on ritual more than belief, on an inclusive eclecticism more than an authoritarian dogma. This does not mean that we are or should be witho ... Posted: May 11th. 2008   Views: 3,750   - [ Full Article ]

  • Effective Public Worship Is Good Theater - Janice Van Cleve

    Blending the ideas of theater and ritual may at first sound sacrilegious. However, there is plenty of historical basis for such a blending. The Greeks used theater performances to promote their new patriarchal religion. The mediev ... Posted: May 11th. 2008   Views: 2,603   - [ Full Article ]

May 4th. 2008

  • Color-Full Ritual - Janice Van Cleve

    We use many tools to work our magic. We have our sacred tools, of course, like athames and wands, chalices and charms, spells and symbols, and the like. We also have herbs and stones and special oils. We cast circles and call in t ... Posted: May 4th. 2008   Views: 3,973   - [ Full Article ]

  • Economy Depleting Our Pagan Communities - Church of the Blessed Moon

    Yesterday, I had to tell my son to limit his after school snack. Today, I had to tell my husband we wouldn’t be having lunch anymore at work. Tomorrow, I will partake in my community's Beltane weekend, where I can assure you there ... Posted: May 4th. 2008   Views: 3,820   - [ Full Article ]

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