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January 14th. 2001

  • Finding The Craft - Siryn Dolphinsong

    While some might say they were not satisfied with the Christian life, I cannot really relate. Exposure to the mainstream religion of Christianity was not an option as my father had a severe distaste for their beliefs. I will not s ... Posted: January 14th. 2001   Views: 7,388   - [ Full Article ]

  • Through The Back Door - Moonspider [Witchvox Sponsor]

    I came in through the back door. I've never done anything typically, that just isn't my way. I always knew I was a Witch, I knew it was inside me, coursing through my veins. I just didn't know how to release it.Let's start ... Posted: January 14th. 2001   Views: 7,281   - [ Full Article ]

December 10th. 2000

  • Merging Christianity Into Paganism - Mino [Witchvox Sponsor]

    One can only speak 'the truth' from the perspective of experience. I do not quote anyone in particular, yet I quote the entire world as I know it: it's people, it's gods and everything that defines life. The religious world of tod ... Posted: December 10th. 2000   Views: 7,497   - [ Full Article ]

  • Apples and Oranges - Moonspider [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Christian witch? Christopagan? Episcopagan? In a word, no. It simply does not compute, the two are diametrically opposed. Our American society is not conducive to having these blended. Our nation is just simply too young. In the b ... Posted: December 10th. 2000   Views: 6,871   - [ Full Article ]

  • Never the Twain Shall Meet - Gwen Gardner

    As I read the essay question for this month I was surprised. I had asked this question of my teacher just hours before. As someone new to Montana, I had discovered a peculiar phenomenon among the "Pagans" here, something that I ha ... Posted: December 10th. 2000   Views: 6,699   - [ Full Article ]

November 19th. 2000

  • Teens and the Craft - Arwen Lynch

    This is something I have thought long and hard about. I have even had a rather spectacular and public fight with someone I considered a friend. He no longer considers me a friend because the thing we disagreed on was teaching teen ... Posted: November 19th. 2000   Views: 7,359   - [ Full Article ]

  • I Remember My Roots - Tzaddi

    I tread a fine line I think. Between adulthood and childhood, I mean. I'm 22 years old so I've been an adult for four years by society's standards. I've been a Witch for six years. If you'll notice, there is an overlap of two very ... Posted: November 19th. 2000   Views: 6,562   - [ Full Article ]

October 14th. 2000

  • Where Has The God Gone? - Moonspider [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Yes, what is all this Goddess religion stuff? Sure we have a Goddess. Though in this religion we have two main deities, and one is a female, but one is also male. Luckily He is coming back. The Horn'd One is alive and well, and ki ... Posted: October 14th. 2000   Views: 6,209   - [ Full Article ]

September 10th. 2000

  • Alone... Naturally - Moonspider [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Remember, just a few years ago, all the brouhaha about whether you could even be considered a Witch if you weren't in a coven? Thank the Gods we've grown up in this community.For me I've always been a solitary. That is how ... Posted: September 10th. 2000   Views: 7,976   - [ Full Article ]

August 13th. 2000

  • Deity Performers - Moonspider [Witchvox Sponsor]

    So, ya wanna be a priest? Well here's an amazing introductory offer! Send in a gazillion dollars, twelve boxtops, and three proofs-of-purchase to ... .Just wanted to start this off with a little levity. There is serious bu ... Posted: August 13th. 2000   Views: 6,910   - [ Full Article ]

  • Balancing Ourselves - Moonspider [Witchvox Sponsor]

    "Let there be beauty and strength, power and compassion, honor and humility, mirth and reverence within you."So says the line from the Charge. Does this mean we are wishy-washy? Quite the contrary. It indicates a ba ... Posted: August 13th. 2000   Views: 5,942   - [ Full Article ]

July 18th. 2000

  • Teachers: Ah, That Noble Profession - Moonspider [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Ah, teachers, those who impart knowledge or skill. That is such a simple concise definition, and its true meaning. So why is it so difficult in the Craft?Well, you are trying to teach people, throw those folks in and they ... Posted: July 18th. 2000   Views: 8,955   - [ Full Article ]

May 29th. 2000

  • Living in Harmony with Nature—The Next Step - Lady Selkhet

    When reading the prompting question for this month's suggested topic, I came across a common phrase: 'living in harmony with Nature'. Living in harmony with Nature is more or less a mythical goal, like world peace. I say it's myth ... Posted: May 29th. 2000   Views: 7,531   - [ Full Article ]

April 16th. 2000

  • The Moon of Spraying Apples - Diotima Mantineia [Witchvox Sponsor]

    I went outside tonight. After a pleasantly tiring day of planting raspberries and Shasta daisies, I went out onto the front porch of my North Carolina mountain home, and looked to the southwest.Behind the barely-leafed tre ... Posted: April 16th. 2000   Views: 7,172   - [ Full Article ]

March 12th. 2000

  • How to Educate the Media - Diana Rajchel [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Media personnel often feel flummoxed by me, I'm sure of it. I practice a "weirdo" religion and I choose an outspoken method of expressing it: letters to the editor, phone calls and occasional reminders of the Associated Press styl ... Posted: March 12th. 2000   Views: 7,145   - [ Full Article ]

February 19th. 2000

  • Out of The Broom Closet - Lunah

    In 1997, I made two Samhain resolutions—one to quit smoking (which I've done), and the other to come out of the "broom closet." Since exiting the general clutter of my particular broom closet, I feel more comfortable in my o ... Posted: February 19th. 2000   Views: 8,323   - [ Full Article ]

  • Coming out - One Suggestion for Students - Stazya [Witchvox Sponsor]

    We all go through it at one point in our lives. There are few of us who don't know the worry and fear of telling those closest to us that we have chosen a different path. When you're young, that fear can be even greater. If you're ... Posted: February 19th. 2000   Views: 8,221   - [ Full Article ]

October 3rd. 1999

  • Instant Witch - Arwen Lynch

    Gotcha! Now you know there is no $19.95 wayof being a Witch, don't you? Sit down; take a that you havefound something you want you want it yesterday! I understand. I can rememberwhen I started. I remember that sense o ... Posted: October 3rd. 1999   Views: 9,689   - [ Full Article ]

September 27th. 1999

  • Genetic Modification - Pagan Communities

    I normally do not like to get into a topic without having facts from allsides (which I still don't) but thought that this topic was importantenough to give an opinion.Genetic manipulation has been occuring formore years th ... Posted: September 27th. 1999   Views: 8,731   - [ Full Article ]

September 13th. 1999

  • Initiation - Arwen Lynch

    So, you want to be initiated, do you? Why? Can you give me a good reason? Can you tell me what you have studied? Can you tell me what work you have done so far? Initiation is not membership in a club. It is not joining a sorority ... Posted: September 13th. 1999   Views: 15,262   - [ Full Article ]

  • Initiation - Moonspider [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Initiation, another controversial topic. Is it important? Oh yes, quite definitely so. To borrow a phrase, it separates the men from the boys (my apologies to the ladies). It is a challenge, it is transforming.Among other ... Posted: September 13th. 1999   Views: 9,244   - [ Full Article ]

  • Witchcraft as a - Moonspider [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Ah, the romance of the village witch. Hidden away in her tiny stone cottage, vines covering the walls, a small stone wall separates the outside world from that magical place. Can you see the open hearth, fire licking the cauldron ... Posted: September 13th. 1999   Views: 7,307   - [ Full Article ]

August 22nd. 1999

  • Magick - Moonspider [Witchvox Sponsor]

    As the saying goes, the more you know the less you know you know. Over the years this lesson keeps repeating itself. How does magick work? It has had many explanations over time, let's explore a few of them, shall we?Magic ... Posted: August 22nd. 1999   Views: 6,932   - [ Full Article ]

June 15th. 1999

  • Exploring Possibilities in Pagan-Christian Dialogue - Diana Rajchel [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Culture, according to Lustig and Koester, could be just about anything involving how human beings are taught to think and behave from infancy throughout their lives. The definition that I prefer involves the social heredity approa ... Posted: June 15th. 1999   Views: 9,976   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Diversity of Unity - Diotima Mantineia [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Just about the only thing you can be certain of when you ask a Pagan for a definition of Paganism is that you will get a different answer from every Pagan you ask. So what ties us all together? What defines Paganism, what makes it ... Posted: June 15th. 1999   Views: 9,280   - [ Full Article ]

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