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April 23rd. 2006

  • Fair Weather Wicca - Chirotus Infinitum

    A group I work with occasionally had planned a weekend campout and ritual at a local Pagan-friendly retreat, but unfortunately the trip was cancelled due to a forecast of low temperatures, rain, and sleet. Far be it for me to ques ... Posted: April 23rd. 2006   Views: 6,729   - [ Full Article ]

  • How Good Is Your Wheat? - Rev. Onyx HP

    On a small island lived a population of people. This island was isolated from all others in the world. There were no means of communication with the outside world. There were also no means of transportation except by hand: no be ... Posted: April 23rd. 2006   Views: 5,119   - [ Full Article ]

April 16th. 2006

  • To Be or Not to be Skyclad - Lady Abigail [Witchvox Sponsor]

    As a High Priestess of a Coven, I am often asked by initiates if the Coven works “skyclad.” When a coven works skyclad, they will or should be upfront about it when you first approach them for membership. Any group that springs th ... Posted: April 16th. 2006   Views: 12,040   - [ Full Article ]

April 9th. 2006

  • 'Pagan' Safer Than 'Wiccan'? - Shadow

    So I’m up at the student union at my campus, watching from the sidewalk as our local fundamentalist group is preaching in lieu of Mardi Gras. While I’m there, my friend from high school, Adam, comes up to me. We were never really ... Posted: April 9th. 2006   Views: 8,129   - [ Full Article ]

  • In Defense of Syncretism - Phillupus Doctor Ekklesiae Antinoou

    One of the most virulent debates within the Pagan population rages over the topic of what it means to be “eclectic” as opposed to “traditionalist” or “reconstructionist.” Reconstructionists, who tend to differentiate thems ... Posted: April 9th. 2006   Views: 7,430   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Discipline Of Wicca - Church of the Blessed Moon

    I recently attended a function at the local university. As I was visiting with an old friend, I was approached by a young woman, who recognized me from a past local Pagan event that I had organized. This happens to me with an amou ... Posted: April 9th. 2006   Views: 6,070   - [ Full Article ]

  • Why I chose Traditionalism over Eclecticism - Albiana

    Recently, I was asked to explain why, after nearly 20 years as an eclectic Witch, I'd decided to pursue the path of a specific tradition. The inquiry came from a relative newcomer to the world of Witchcraft, one who thought that o ... Posted: April 9th. 2006   Views: 3,981   - [ Full Article ]

  • Pagans with Training and Those Self-taught - Peter Beckley

    The various paths we tread contained under the “umbrella” of Paganism can benefit greatly from structured, formal training. Several of the benefits from having a structured system of passing knowledge from teacher to student inclu ... Posted: April 9th. 2006   Views: 3,859   - [ Full Article ]

  • Something many of us lack, and a lesson we might learn - Cael SpiritHawk

    Because my path took me, during my teenage years, through the Christian community before leading me eventually to the Pagan philosophy I follow now, I have a perspective on the culture of Christianity that many Pagans lack. While ... Posted: April 9th. 2006   Views: 3,816   - [ Full Article ]

  • How Do We Mend The Fence: Paganism and Christianity - Paul Netusil

    This essay is going to be a bit different. It is going to be a story, question, and no answer. There are some moments when I really feel the distance between us and our Christian companions on this ball of dirt called Earth. Mostl ... Posted: April 9th. 2006   Views: 2,840   - [ Full Article ]

  • Training vs. Learning - Nyx

    It seems to me that there are quite a few people who don’t have and aren’t interested in having any sort of formal training in ritual or any type of magick, but I think for every one of that type of person I have encountered I hav ... Posted: April 9th. 2006   Views: 2,666   - [ Full Article ]

April 2nd. 2006

  • I Am a Pagan Reject - Lupa [Witchvox Sponsor]

    I’ve been involved in the Pagan community to one extent or another for close to a decade. In that time I’ve seen growth in the form of more organizations, more books expressing a wide variety of information, more periodicals and n ... Posted: April 2nd. 2006   Views: 10,110   - [ Full Article ]

  • Teacher's Bill of Rights - Meph [Witchvox Sponsor]

    This Teacher's Bill of Rights should be contrasted to the various Students' Bills of Rights which have been circulated (e.g., Hern's Wood Coven version) . Both are designed to protect. Note in some cases this Bill of Rights contra ... Posted: April 2nd. 2006   Views: 6,205   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Craft on the Other Side, my Journey to the Unnamed Path - Bane Serpentmoon

    "Yours is Wicca, mine is UnnamedWe all serve the Goddess, One and the Same."This is the story of our family. Some may question the validity of this claim, but this is the story of our practice: an Unnamed Path, an unk ... Posted: April 2nd. 2006   Views: 4,383   - [ Full Article ]

  • What is Magic? - watershield

    Over the past six or seven months as I've clicked around the various boards, I've noticed that the same questions keep popping up: What is magic? How do I do it? How do I start? Can you tell me how to cast a hex?Lookin ... Posted: April 2nd. 2006   Views: 4,172   - [ Full Article ]

  • Informal Training - Mama Fortuna

    If I were planning on performing brain surgery, I would probably want to attend medical school first.Lucky for me – and for anyone undergoing brain surgery – I’m not planning on doing any such thing. I’m merely planning on ... Posted: April 2nd. 2006   Views: 3,682   - [ Full Article ]

March 26th. 2006

  • Self-Teaching: The Hardest Path To Take - Taylor Ellwood [Witchvox Sponsor]

    I’ve never pursued formal training in magic, or how to put together a ritual, or for that matter how to be a priest or priestess. I don’t even consider magic practice limited to a category such as priest or priestess, preferring t ... Posted: March 26th. 2006   Views: 6,512   - [ Full Article ]

  • Ritual Planning Or Help - I Want To Do A Public Ritual But Don’t Know How - Zorya

    “Sincerity is no substitute for competence.” - Isaac Bonewits Rituals that Work - Purpose of Ritual: So why do a ritual at all, particularly a public ritual? After all, you are giving friends ... Posted: March 26th. 2006   Views: 4,030   - [ Full Article ]

  • Circle In The Sun - Acacia

    As Father Sun burns away the Winter gray, we Pagan folk can’t help but get a little glimmer of hope about the promising months ahead. Daylight begins to last a little bit longer each day and local stores begin to put out displays ... Posted: March 26th. 2006   Views: 2,534   - [ Full Article ]

March 19th. 2006

  • Love: Not Just a Good Idea - It's the Law! - Bluehawk

    For the Vespers service, 2/15/06Unitarian Universalist Congregation of AtlantaThe readings:Matthew 5:43-48: ‘You have heard that it was said, “You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.” But I say to you ... Posted: March 19th. 2006   Views: 7,138   - [ Full Article ]

  • Energy Breathing and Empathic Shielding; A Practical Method - Cael SpiritHawk

    After I posted an essay on the subject of the ethical use of empathy, I received a number of e-mails in response to it. One of them in particular stood out, though: the sender asked me for help in blocking out other people's thoug ... Posted: March 19th. 2006   Views: 7,069   - [ Full Article ]

March 12th. 2006

  • You Can't Please All Of The People, All Of The Time - Diana Rajchel

    I once attended an eclectic ritual where the priestess, in an attempt to be “universal”, took time to invoke everything she could think of... in the known universe. While this seemed to work for her regular attendees, it didn’t ju ... Posted: March 12th. 2006   Views: 6,608   - [ Full Article ]

  • In Search of Hekate - Tim Ward

    O nether and nocturnal, and infernal Goddess of the dark, grimly, silently Munching the dead, Night, Darkness, broad Chaos, Necessity Hard to escape are you...: you’re Moira and/ Erinys, torment, Justice and De ... Posted: March 12th. 2006   Views: 5,232   - [ Full Article ]

  • Know Thyself through Tarot: An Initiatory Article - Swati Prakash [Witchvox Sponsor]

    We know that we are going through one of the most radical transformations in our era, moving towards a tomorrow in which we will know for sure that we are all spiritual beings with infinite powers of understanding and knowing. ... Posted: March 12th. 2006   Views: 3,624   - [ Full Article ]

March 5th. 2006

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