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March 1st. 2009

  • 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: 4,508   - [ 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: 4,245   - [ 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: 3,536   - [ 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: 3,032   - [ 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: 2,245   - [ 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: 2,235   - [ 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: 2,229   - [ 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: 2,112   - [ Full Article ]

February 22nd. 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: 7,203   - [ 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: 3,830   - [ 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: 3,399   - [ 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: 3,265   - [ 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: 2,306   - [ 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: 2,173   - [ Full Article ]

February 15th. 2009

  • 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: 5,821   - [ 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: 2,919   - [ 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: 2,286   - [ 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: 2,204   - [ Full Article ]

February 8th. 2009

  • Satan: Not My God - Lady Abigail [Witchvox Sponsor]

    "So, you‘re a Witch. Do you worship Satan?" I cannot tell you how many times I have been asked that question. It does not seem to matter what tradition you may happen to work with; Eclectic, Druid, Celtic, Wiccan, and so f ... Posted: February 8th. 2009   Views: 3,654   - [ Full Article ]

  • Has Neo Paganism Gone Too Far? - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Has Neo Paganism gone too far? Have members of the organized religions diluted the real meaning of paganism to serve their own needs? Do the organized religions inadvertently use neo paganism to rid themselves of their mal-content ... Posted: February 8th. 2009   Views: 3,351   - [ Full Article ]

  • Paths and Journeys - Janice Van Cleve

    Paths and journeys are not the same thing. Paths are like nouns and journeys are like verbs. Paths are routes that lead to this or that destination. Journeys, on the other hand, are how we drive on this or that path, where we have ... Posted: February 8th. 2009   Views: 3,151   - [ Full Article ]

  • Spirit Possession - Bob Makransky

    The following excerpt from Magical Living has implications for a proper understanding of both cognition – the nature of consciousness – and of comparative religion. From the point of view of comparative religion, the commo ... Posted: February 8th. 2009   Views: 2,422   - [ Full Article ]

  • Reflections on Goddess Religion - John Caris

    The renewed interest and critical discussion of the ancient goddess religion open a path to the Perennial Philosophy, a substratum of human culture and consisting of a cluster of ideas, insights, view points, and attitudes about l ... Posted: February 8th. 2009   Views: 1,904   - [ Full Article ]

February 1st. 2009

  • Solitaires Are Pagan Too! - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Guess what, folks? Solitaires are pagans too! Over the years I have personally visited many a different gathering, have been a participant in many divergent conversations and have been a member of numerous chat groups. And ... Posted: February 1st. 2009   Views: 3,636   - [ Full Article ]

  • Pagan Monotheism? - Stifyn Emrys

    Many modern Pagans assert that all gods are one, reflecting various facets of the universal whole. It's an idea that seems, at first blush, to present Paganism as a variety of monotheism - a label usually applied to Christianity, ... Posted: February 1st. 2009   Views: 2,975   - [ Full Article ]

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