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July 20th. 2008

  • 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: 5,223   - [ 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: 3,364   - [ Full Article ]

July 13th. 2008

  • Invalidation Bullies - Madrona

    I've been a solitary Pagan now for a little over eight years. A little over two years ago (possibly more, time does slip away) I found a local community of Pagans and began to branch out. Around this time I also discovered online ... Posted: July 13th. 2008   Views: 6,133   - [ Full Article ]

  • 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: 5,101   - [ 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: 4,422   - [ Full Article ]

  • Healing Magickal Paranoia - PanSpiritus

    It happens all too often. All of the warning signs are flashing red and you need to get away. Or you just met this group for the first time, and you feel as if their eyes are following you. It’s not just paranoia having to ... Posted: July 13th. 2008   Views: 3,269   - [ 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: 4,623   - [ 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: 4,135   - [ 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: 4,052   - [ Full Article ]

  • To Be Witch... - Symphony Raine

    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: 3,626   - [ 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: 3,366   - [ 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: 3,121   - [ 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: 26,909   - [ 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: 12,590   - [ 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: 4,655   - [ 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: 4,567   - [ Full Article ]

June 22nd. 2008

  • Tools In Traditional Witchcraft - Pagan Sanctuary

    What is left on the altar or used by the practitioner are tools. These can be anything such as candles, incense, oils, poppets, an athame, cords, herbs, chalice, bowls water salt, crystals, glyph, runes -- indeed anything that the ... Posted: June 22nd. 2008   Views: 4,771   - [ Full Article ]

  • 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: 3,758   - [ 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: 5,536   - [ 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: 5,330   - [ 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: 3,218   - [ 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: 4,185   - [ 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: 3,259   - [ Full Article ]

June 1st. 2008

  • Magic as Worship - Ariel

    Sometimes when I am speaking to a group of people on the subject of magic, I notice many an eyebrow move askance when I state that I view magic as a form of worship. Many Witches seem to be used to viewing spell casting and magic ... Posted: June 1st. 2008   Views: 5,319   - [ Full Article ]

  • 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: 4,607   - [ Full Article ]

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