Articles/Essays From Pagans
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March 8th. 2009
March 1st. 2009
- Some Thoughts on Secrecy in the Pagan Community - Bronwen Forbes [Witchvox Sponsor]
Whether you ever intend to work with what is often referred to as a traditional or mystery tradition in the Pagan community, sooner or later you will be confronted with the fact that some people and some groups keep at least part ... Posted: March 8th. 2009 Views: 6,480 - [ Full Article ]
- Ritual Tools That Won't Break the Bank - Bronwen Forbes [Witchvox Sponsor]
We've all seen them, either on EBay or some online Wicca supply shop - or even the Pagan bookstore in our own town: ritual tools and altar pieces that are apparently only for the independently wealthy. Well, seeing as how I am sti ... Posted: March 8th. 2009 Views: 5,868 - [ Full Article ]
- Living An Urban Pagan LIfestyle - raewytch
What does being a pagan mean to you? We know most people nowadays believe it originally comes from the Latin ‘Paganus’ which meant ‘Rustic’ or a ‘country dweller’ but what does that actually mean to us today? Nowadays Paga ... Posted: March 8th. 2009 Views: 4,393 - [ Full Article ]
- Dancing the Spiral of Wicca - Rhiannon Keneally
This is my understanding of Wicca and Witchcraft. I do not profess to be the most knowledgeable about the religion, but I had many other non-Wiccan friends from the class ask me about it and I answered as best I could. To make it ... Posted: March 8th. 2009 Views: 2,293 - [ Full Article ]
- A Pagan life in Orange County - Mara Light
More than anything in the world I would love to say I wake up around seven with the sun beginning to bath light through my window, and my body in lotus position in my meditation room while sage smoke fills my lungs and connects me ... Posted: March 8th. 2009 Views: 2,251 - [ Full Article ]
- What Happened to the Positive Growth in our Community? - Sophia
Because we tend to forget the positive aspects our community has created for our lives, here's a reminder that because of the Pagan community, some of us have our freedom of religion, peace-of-mind, and even in one case, our child ... Posted: March 8th. 2009 Views: 2,029 - [ Full Article ]
February 22nd. 2009
- Doing What the Book Says: A Cautionary Tale - Bronwen Forbes [Witchvox Sponsor]
I was young, I was a shiny new Pagan, the Internet – which made contacting my fellow religionists as easy as calling my mom – was about ten years away from being invented, and by gosh I was going to perform this solitary sabbat ex ... Posted: March 1st. 2009 Views: 13,507 - [ Full Article ]
- Handfasting in Elizabethan Culture - Zan Fraser
Those who believe that Wicca was more or less “made up” in the 1950s should reflect upon the deeply rooted role had by handfasting in Elizabethan culture.Handfasting to the people of Elizabeth I was comparable to our engag ... Posted: March 1st. 2009 Views: 4,465 - [ Full Article ]
- “In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust” - Dwalia Willow
Such powerful and inspiring words, spoken by some of the most powerful and inspirational Wiccan people. What does this phrase mean? And, as all smart-ass people will say (like me, teeheehee) WAT U MEAN BY PERFECT??Just fin ... Posted: March 1st. 2009 Views: 4,200 - [ Full Article ]
- Who Is A Real Witch Anyway? - Amergin Aradia
It seems that the debate about who is and who is not a “real Witch” is coming to a head. Is this sect real as opposed to that sect? Are those in covens real Witches as opposed to solitaries’. And on and on it goes. It’s beginning ... Posted: March 1st. 2009 Views: 3,447 - [ Full Article ]
- Ethical Traditions: The Rede and the Threefold Law - B. T. Newberg
Even in a community as fiercely independent as contemporary Paganism, guides to behavior exist and flourish. These ethics are not mandatorily imposed, nor are they accepted by all, but they do exert strong influence. And for many, ... Posted: March 1st. 2009 Views: 2,970 - [ Full Article ]
- Pluto in the Offseason - Blue Cowboy
The Persephone myth has been reclaimed in recent years, retold to be about its heroine whose name is restored as Kore, who goes into the underworld out of a sense of adventure, either with Hades or on her own. The myth of Hades se ... Posted: March 1st. 2009 Views: 2,213 - [ Full Article ]
- Breaking Ground With Other Faiths - Draconis Wierinsan Kinthasil
I was working on my garden the other day, we had turned the soil over last week and I saw the small lumps of dirt that the Rota tiller had left behind. It reminded me of what we must do as Pagans. Out in the larger world a ... Posted: March 1st. 2009 Views: 2,210 - [ Full Article ]
- Paganism, Atheism and Humanism: Finding Common Ground - Morgan Ravenwood
Having spent a great deal of time communicating on the Internet with many different people from all walks of life, over the years I've found myself becoming quite a Pagan "activist." I've also learned that this seems to be a road ... Posted: March 1st. 2009 Views: 2,198 - [ Full Article ]
- Desperate Housewives and Reruns - Tom
Not to say that my wife is a desperate housewife but at times she can scare me, but that I have found out is one of the many joys of marriage. Somehow through no act of my own she has lured me into watching and somehow becoming ca ... Posted: March 1st. 2009 Views: 2,086 - [ Full Article ]
February 15th. 2009
- Who is Hecate? Insight into the Goddess of the Witches - Helena Domenic [Witchvox Sponsor]
Who is it that we think of when we think of the Goddess Hecate? Is she the Goddesses to whom the three Wyrd sisters in MacBeth cry to? Is she a fearsome creature who aids in cursing as in Medea? From Appolonius Rhodius we get this ... Posted: February 22nd. 2009 Views: 7,094 - [ Full Article ]
- Protecting Yourself and Your Home: A Basic Warding Ritual - GeekyValkyrie
Have you ever moved into a new home and thought to yourself, “Gosh this place feels so empty and sterile! I wonder how to make it feel more like home quickly?” Worse yet, have you ever thought to yourself, “Eww, this place feels c ... Posted: February 22nd. 2009 Views: 3,646 - [ Full Article ]
- Dancing with the Moon - Lady Abigail [Witchvox Sponsor]
The night was late, yet brightness filled my room as if it were day awaking me from sleep. The light seemed to be calling to me like a distance song somehow familiar to my heart. Slowly, I set up in my bed and begin to look around ... Posted: February 22nd. 2009 Views: 3,364 - [ Full Article ]
- Karma, the Rede, and the Left Hand Path - Grey Glamer
In the Pagan and broader Magical communities, we frequently speak of the differences between the Left Hand Path and the Right Hand Path. Often, an occult writer portrays one of these two paths as the antithesis of the other. The t ... Posted: February 22nd. 2009 Views: 3,196 - [ Full Article ]
- The Voice of Spirit - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]
From the realm of spirit to the physical realm we are each sent forth. And like a babe in the woods we are exposed from the instant of birth until our final breath, to the cacophony of life. We experience the intrusion of sound an ... Posted: February 22nd. 2009 Views: 2,267 - [ Full Article ]
- What Guardian Spirit? - Janice Van Cleve
David Spangler – noted author, lecturer, theosophist, and thinker – spoke recently about what he called the “Second Ecology.” By this he meant the spirit world that together with our physical world makes up the total being we call ... Posted: February 22nd. 2009 Views: 2,147 - [ Full Article ]
- High Magick Demystified - Panisch Lockelear
The first thing many Neo-pagans think of when the words High Magick are conjured up is a painstaking order of rules and rotes that are strictly adhered to or a plan of Magick that far out-reaches the realm of Kitchen Witche ... Posted: February 15th. 2009 Views: 5,681 - [ Full Article ]
- The Pagan Ethics of Food - Patrick McCleary
Let us take a few moments and take a long look at the current conditions of the food production in our modern world from genetically modified foods to the overuse of fertilizers and pesticides. The stories of the horrors of slaugh ... Posted: February 15th. 2009 Views: 2,874 - [ Full Article ]
- Illusions, Mind Games and the Modern Pagan Way - Frances [Witchvox Sponsor]
When I was younger I recall a teacher warning us that if you try to put yourself out to be something that you are not, you will eventually get caught out. The statement may have been made in relation to cheating on school exams or ... Posted: February 15th. 2009 Views: 2,255 - [ Full Article ]
- Ethics and Religion - Disciple of Oghma
For centuries religions the world over have claimed the field of ethics as their domain. What are ethics you may ask? They are a philosophical system of reasoning ideals. They consist of the reasoning of checks and balances of the ... Posted: February 15th. 2009 Views: 2,179 - [ Full Article ]
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