Articles/Essays From Pagans
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July 12th. 2009
July 5th. 2009
- What Makes a Pagan Leader? - Gaia Ivorywitch [Witchvox Sponsor]
Being one of several ordained Pagan Ministers at a Pagan Church, we get lots of questions from folks just starting out on their paths. The most frequent question is "How do I get to do what YOU do? I want to help!" Well, that's a ... Posted: July 12th. 2009 Views: 2,312 - [ Full Article ]
June 28th. 2009
- Cleansing Second Hand Furniture and Jewelry - Nita [Witchvox Sponsor]
People today are buying more used items. Antiques have always been loved by others who have the money to purchase and add them to their home. No one who purchases used clothes, furniture, jewelry and other objects thinks about the ... Posted: July 5th. 2009 Views: 4,205 - [ Full Article ]
- The Origin of Runes - Brunhilde [Witchvox Sponsor]
The term rune comes from ancient European dialects. It means mystery or secret. Each rune symbol represents a concept, like wealth or fertility. Runes were not originally used as letters in an alphabet. Ancient shamans used them i ... Posted: July 5th. 2009 Views: 2,604 - [ Full Article ]
- The Anatomy of Magical Power - Iritar
In my teaching, there are some key basic elements to each and every pagan's spiritual path that emphasize the power of each practitioner. Whether you are just starting your path or have been on your journey for many years, it is i ... Posted: July 5th. 2009 Views: 2,596 - [ Full Article ]
- From Victim to Survivor: How the Craft Taught Me To Overcome Sexual Trauma (Part II) - Oracle
Disclaimer: I am not a certified professional. The following articles (Part I and Part II) are intended as a testimony, and in no way should be taken as gospel. If you or someone you know has suffered abuse, rape or traumas of ... Posted: July 5th. 2009 Views: 2,419 - [ Full Article ]
- Protecting Our Own - Christina K.
Although I feel it an important aspect of my Faith that there isn’t a “Head Honcho” or “Council” or something or someone else to dictate how we practice and what we believe, or to “speak” for us or try to represent us in a way we ... Posted: July 5th. 2009 Views: 2,283 - [ Full Article ]
June 21st. 2009
- Semantics: We're Not So Different - Scott A. Johnson
One of the many things that we Pagans come up against in our pursuit of the freedom of religion is what George Carlin called the "Scary Words." If you look at the Craft from a religious point of view, it's easy to see why so many ... Posted: June 28th. 2009 Views: 2,839 - [ Full Article ]
- From Victim to Survivor: How the Craft Taught Me to Overcome Sexual Trauma (Part I) - Oracle
Disclaimer: I am not a certified professional. The following articles (Part I and Part II) are intended as a testimony, and in no way should be taken as gospel. If you or someone you know has suffered abuse, rape or traumas of ... Posted: June 28th. 2009 Views: 2,724 - [ Full Article ]
- Knowing the Gods - Layla Talora Eshe
When I first began my journey into Witchcraft, there was much to learn: history, myths and the proper way to perform spells and rituals. All kinds of new things awaited me. I eagerly delved into any books I could get my hands on a ... Posted: June 28th. 2009 Views: 2,555 - [ Full Article ]
June 14th. 2009
- How to Choose A Good Magickal Name - Bronwen Forbes [Witchvox Sponsor]
There's a standard joke in the Pagan community that, at a gathering, if the loudspeaker were to announce, "Will Raven, Morgan, and Rhiannon please come to registration?" half the attendees would show up, and that the Ravens at lea ... Posted: June 21st. 2009 Views: 17,087 - [ Full Article ]
- Why Johnny Can't Think - Spirit Walk Ministry
The reason "Johnny Can’t Think" is simple: the education system was built on an authoritarian foundation. Societies and their institutions use education as a tool to condition and control the masses. The indoctrination of non-ques ... Posted: June 21st. 2009 Views: 3,350 - [ Full Article ]
- Cernunnos in Shakespeare - Zan Fraser
The Celtic Forest-God Cernunnos (“Horned One”) achieves almost starring role status in the latter part of Shakespeare’s comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor (c. 1597) . Cernunnos is a Deity widely recognized throughout the Cel ... Posted: June 21st. 2009 Views: 2,058 - [ Full Article ]
June 7th. 2009
- Have You Ever Seen Real Magic? I Have! - MoonChild
I was raised a very good Christian, I looked very hard trying to find the right faith, problem was, I was only looking inside the Christian faith. I went from Church to Church looking, but always finding things wrong with their be ... Posted: June 14th. 2009 Views: 3,473 - [ Full Article ]
- Children Touched By God/dess - Bliss Diva
My little sister, Jennasea, leans against a tree, admiring the leaves. The sun filtering through the branches sends splotches of light drifting across her 7-year-old cheeks. It was Earth Day, and she had just finished making faery ... Posted: June 14th. 2009 Views: 2,759 - [ Full Article ]
- Gerald Gardner, Philip Heselton, and the Origin of Energy-Raising - Zan Fraser
In addition to being the founder of modern Wicca, Gerald Gardner is easily its most controversial figure. Confusion over his claims began almost with the publication of Witchcraft Today in 1954 and six decades later there ... Posted: June 14th. 2009 Views: 2,425 - [ Full Article ]
- The Seen and The Unseen - Lord Ansur
Science without faith is lame, religion without science is blind. --Albert EinsteinScience is the study of perception (s) . And this may be science’s fallacy since our perceptions, our senses, are very limited compared to ... Posted: June 14th. 2009 Views: 1,789 - [ Full Article ]
May 31st. 2009
- So You Think You Want to be a Coven Leader? - Bronwen Forbes [Witchvox Sponsor]
If there is a less glamorous, more arduous job in the Pagan community than leading a teaching coven, I’m not sure what it is. Oh, wait, I just thought of one -- being the overall coordinator of a large Pagan gathering, but I’ll sa ... Posted: June 7th. 2009 Views: 5,797 - [ Full Article ]
- The Long Hard Road - Scott A. Johnson
By way of introduction, I'd like to share yet another story of "how I got to the Craft." Please feel free to read, or to skip over this one, as you like. Just who the hell am I and why should you care? I was once that intolerant b ... Posted: June 7th. 2009 Views: 2,153 - [ Full Article ]
- Surfing the Apocalypse - Mulebristle
A working knowledge of history can be an effective antidepressant or at least a mild sedative when headlines and hawkers of news imply apocalypse and imminent doom. History is punctuated through and through with sensation and dram ... Posted: June 7th. 2009 Views: 1,845 - [ Full Article ]
May 28th. 2009
- Live Openly As A Witch...If You Can - Savannah Smiles
OK, so I'm a Witch. Did everyone hear that? It's very important that you know that going into this.For my entire life I've been drawn to this path. As I small child I just knew I would be a hippie when I grew up. However I ... Posted: May 31st. 2009 Views: 3,921 - [ Full Article ]
- Da Vinci Code for Witches (Part Three) - Zan Fraser
First ask yourself: What if it was all true after all? What if Gerald Gardner met a group of practicing witches in 1939- and they initiated him into the ancient witchcraft of the British people- just as he wrote in Witchcraft T ... Posted: May 31st. 2009 Views: 2,671 - [ Full Article ]
May 24th. 2009
- Jesus Would Do Outreach - Magaly Guerrero
One of my personal rules as an Eclectic Pagan is to examine different Pagan traditions and only embrace what works best for me. I have been negatively and positively criticized because of this practice, and I have a feeling this e ... Posted: May 28th. 2009 Views: 2,638 - [ Full Article ]
- Why is There a Rule Against Training People Under 18? - Belladonna Laveau APs [Witchvox Sponsor]
I’ve been training people in the Craft for almost two decades. If someone who comes to me looks very young, the first thing I want to know is their age and whether or not their parents are aware that they’re seeking this training. ... Posted: May 24th. 2009 Views: 6,145 - [ Full Article ]
- Some Do's and Don'ts For Officiating at a Handfasting - Bronwen Forbes [Witchvox Sponsor]
When a couple announces their plans to get married, everyone in the community -- whatever the community -- has advice for the happy pair on everything from where to register for gifts to how to dress the attendants to where to go ... Posted: May 24th. 2009 Views: 5,882 - [ Full Article ]
- Da Vinci Code for Witches (Part Two) - Zan Fraser
“I shall go round and giddy with the toy of the good turn”- the Witch Maudlin in Ben Jonson’s c. 1637 play The Sad Shepherd. (II.vi.10-13) 1576 is notable in the History of the Elizabethan Age as the year that the d ... Posted: May 24th. 2009 Views: 2,441 - [ Full Article ]
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