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March 7th. 2004

  • Today is a Good Day - RuneWolf [Witchvox Sponsor]

    "Today is a good day to die..." I'm not sure where and when I first came across that phrase. As long as I can remember, it has been attributed to the warrior ethos of First Nations people. But we hear echoes of it in almos ... Posted: March 7th. 2004   Views: 6,923   - [ Full Article ]

February 21st. 2004

  • Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Diotima Mantineia [Witchvox Sponsor]

    The results of a recent poll tell us that 76% of the American people, asked if they believe heaven is an actual place, replied that they did. Apparently, the poll d ... Posted: February 21st. 2004   Views: 7,299   - [ Full Article ]

  • Purification and Harmony - RuneWolf [Witchvox Sponsor]

    To be honest, I gave up on purification, per se, quite a few years ago. Now, I didn't just wake up one morning and say to myself, "Self, we aren't going to do that whole purification thingy anymore." Rather, my whole conce ... Posted: February 21st. 2004   Views: 4,711   - [ Full Article ]

February 14th. 2004

  • Wash Your Spirit Clean - Ginger Strivelli

    Purification, like everything in the dogma of Paganism, varies from Witch to Witch. Some magicians will not touch a ritual tool or prop until it has been ritually cleansed, and then will not let anyone else touch the item. Tarot C ... Posted: February 14th. 2004   Views: 6,315   - [ Full Article ]

February 7th. 2004

  • The Syncretic Pagan - Laura Salmonstone

    I am a Quaker Pagan - both a Quaker and a Pagan at the same time. My Pagan practice is influenced by many different traditions and experiences, and my spirituality is a blending of all of these influences.I was born and ra ... Posted: February 7th. 2004   Views: 8,435   - [ Full Article ]

  • Syncretism: My Way to Paganism and Sources of Inspiration - Vit [Witchvox Sponsor]

    1: Questions and Answers It is not an easy task to find the religion and philosophy that would answer satisfactorily the fundamental questions like: "Who are we?", "Where do we go to?", "How does the world work and ... Posted: February 7th. 2004   Views: 4,582   - [ Full Article ]

December 13th. 2003

  • It's Raining, It's Pouring, the Old Man is Snoring... - RuneWolf [Witchvox Sponsor]

    It's raining like Hel up here in the wilds of Northern Virginia, buckets and buckets of it. A veritable torrential downpour. The wind is clattering the bare tops of the naked trees, and the rain is rattling on the gables. Cats and ... Posted: December 13th. 2003   Views: 6,790   - [ Full Article ]

December 6th. 2003

  • Flowers on Thanksgiving - Gaia Ivorywitch [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Of all the days to be working, I thought. Thanksgiving Day. Oh well, it's not as though I were missing anything right this minute. I really would have liked to be cooking like a fiend, but this morning I settled for arranging flow ... Posted: December 6th. 2003   Views: 5,288   - [ Full Article ]

  • Why Do We Get In Our Own Way? - Aidan Odinson

    Some years ago when I was heavily involved in motorcycling, a certain motorcycle dealer made a remark to me about his competitor in a neighboring city. "I really like them," he said. "They couldn't do more for me if they were on m ... Posted: December 6th. 2003   Views: 4,230   - [ Full Article ]

October 5th. 2003

  • Connecting with the Ancestors - Morgaine

    As Pagans, we often find ourselves in the position of keeping holidays that are foreign to our own beliefs. Those of us with children may find it difficult to ignore Christmas or Easter and, while they may be observed according to ... Posted: October 5th. 2003   Views: 5,788   - [ Full Article ]

September 21st. 2003

  • Wellsprings - Diotima Mantineia [Witchvox Sponsor]

    In Western magical traditions, the Autumn Equinox heralds a time of year ruled by the element of Water. Along with Fire, Air and Earth, it is one of the four building blocks of the material world (not the far-fetched notion it see ... Posted: September 21st. 2003   Views: 5,112   - [ Full Article ]

August 10th. 2003

  • Practical Magick - RuneWolf [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Speaking only for myself, I believe that magick is quite practical. But this may simply be because of my personal definitions of magick and practicality. To me, practicality equals results, and magick is the art of changing consci ... Posted: August 10th. 2003   Views: 4,821   - [ Full Article ]

August 3rd. 2003

  • Magick: A Tool of Practicality or Personal Transformation - Iarrthóir na Fírinne

    "Twinkle-twinkle-twink," says the television speaker. The screen shows Samantha's face morphing back into a more normal expression after having repeatedly wrinkled her nose. Oh what kind of hi-jinks was Tabitha up to this time? Wh ... Posted: August 3rd. 2003   Views: 7,409   - [ Full Article ]

July 6th. 2003

  • The Unbinding of Fenrir... - RuneWolf [Witchvox Sponsor]

    What follows came to me in the course of a sleepless night, when my mind was wandering down one of the shadowed byways of my current spiritual path. It is unequal parts intuitive synthesis, armchair psychology, mythological rei ... Posted: July 6th. 2003   Views: 7,478   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Nature of Sacrifice - RuneWolf [Witchvox Sponsor]

    I went to one of my favorite oracles - www.dictionary.com - to do a little prep work for this essay. I was aghast at some of the words contained in the entries for "sacrifice:" ... Posted: July 6th. 2003   Views: 5,623   - [ Full Article ]

June 15th. 2003

  • Harry Potter... - Dana Corby

    "Harry Potter promotes magic, witchcraft and satanism!" "Harry Potter is pure fantasy and has nothing to do with real magic, or witchcraft or satanism!" "Harry Potter teaches evil to our children!" ... Posted: June 15th. 2003   Views: 24,677   - [ Full Article ]

June 8th. 2003

  • Responsibility and Right Action - RuneWolf [Witchvox Sponsor]

    I've lately taken to thinking of and describing what I do as "Zen Wicca," or "Zen Witchcraft." And I do that with the full realization that what I practice actually bears very little resemblance to Zen as it is normally practiced, ... Posted: June 8th. 2003   Views: 5,623   - [ Full Article ]

May 24th. 2003

  • Creating Magickal Community - Christopher Penczak [Witchvox Sponsor]

    When I was complaining about the lack of connection I feel in the gay community, a friend of mine started quoting Gandhi to me, and loosely paraphrasing, she said, "You must be the change in the world that you want to see." ... Posted: May 24th. 2003   Views: 7,949   - [ Full Article ]

May 4th. 2003

  • Violence and War - RuneWolf [Witchvox Sponsor]

    I believe that every child of the Goddess and the God has the right to protect him or herself, and it is a fact of nature that violence is sometimes the instrument of that self-protection. But we very rarely argue the morality of ... Posted: May 4th. 2003   Views: 5,298   - [ Full Article ]

April 6th. 2003

  • Remembering and Reconnecting - RuneWolf [Witchvox Sponsor]

    I do consider my religion - Wicca - and my particular practice of it, to be Earth-based. Such a statement might seem absurdly obvious on the surface, but it is, I think, important to state it in this fashion. Wicca has within it e ... Posted: April 6th. 2003   Views: 5,840   - [ Full Article ]

January 19th. 2003

  • What Is Sacred and What Is Profane? Ah... that is the question. - Ginger Strivelli

    Well, some people think the 60-foot tall cell phone tower disguised as a cross that looms over my neighborhood is "sacred". I'd say it was profane... might even employ some profanity to explain just how profane I find that ugly mo ... Posted: January 19th. 2003   Views: 5,197   - [ Full Article ]

December 15th. 2002

  • Networking 101 - Ann Marie

    You've read a few books, studied about this religion called Wicca and have heard the term Paganism. You like what you know so far but all the books tell you finding a teacher or a group is no easy task. How do you go about this? W ... Posted: December 15th. 2002   Views: 5,272   - [ Full Article ]

November 21st. 2002

  • We Who Shall Inherit Ourselves - Ravenhart

    Over the course of the past decade or two, the giant surge of information on Paganism and Wicca, and Witchcraft in general has swelled to enormous proportions. Whereas I used to have to scratch pathetically through musty bookstore ... Posted: November 21st. 2002   Views: 4,558   - [ Full Article ]

November 15th. 2002

  • Living a Pagan Life : I'm Chopping, I'm Chopping - RuneWolf [Witchvox Sponsor]

    As with any belief system, my Paganism effects my daily life only when I put it into practice: "Putting my money where my mouth is, " as Mother is wont to say. Sometimes that comes reflexively, and sometimes it has to be a conscio ... Posted: November 15th. 2002   Views: 7,256   - [ Full Article ]

October 12th. 2002

  • Samhain, the Time of the Ancestors - Steven Bragg

    Although I honor and serve my ancestors year-round, All Hallows is the time when I go all out for them and prepare a large feast. However, I find little information in many of the marketed texts of Wicca and modern Paganism that d ... Posted: October 12th. 2002   Views: 13,060   - [ Full Article ]

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