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June 11th. 2006

  • Protecting Your Inner Home - Taylor Ellwood

    I moved two months ago from the Midwest to Seattle, Washington, from what was familiar, to a place that is totally new and never visited by me. I came out to Seattle on a risk, following my mate, Lupa, here, because she felt drawn ... Posted: June 11th. 2006   Views: 5,163   - [ Full Article ]

  • Auric Shielding And Symbol Protection - Bluethorne

    I am here to write about auric shielding and symbol protection, of the principals and passive magicks which they employ. I must begin with a pretense about my life to draw on an understanding of why we would ever require any sort ... Posted: June 11th. 2006   Views: 4,293   - [ Full Article ]

June 4th. 2006

  • Justified Cursing - Sickle

    What do I mean when I say curse? Simply put, I define a curse as any magick which intentionally harms or hinders. If I were to use magick to stop the growth of a tumor by attacking it directly, I would in effect be cursing the can ... Posted: June 4th. 2006   Views: 5,367   - [ Full Article ]

  • To Think Is To Shield - Rook

    Many times I have met, run into, or communicated with beginners or uninformed practitioners about their not utilizing Shields. It is common knowledge in the Craft (in the very least the Wiccan version, to my knowledge) that Shield ... Posted: June 4th. 2006   Views: 4,558   - [ Full Article ]

  • Training Is For Knowledge, Not The Training Certificate - Church of the Blessed Moon

    Although I have been affectionately called by the members of my church “The High Priestess” and on one occasion “The High Priestess with the Magickal Powers,” I am really just a schmoe. That’s right. I, the woman in charge of our ... Posted: June 4th. 2006   Views: 4,285   - [ Full Article ]

May 28th. 2006

  • Missing The Mysteries? - Sable Aradia

    I believe this issue may be the most important one that the modern Pagan community faces. Our religion, our faith, is in a state of transition. We are growing – and rapidly – and there simply aren’t enough teachers around to meet ... Posted: May 28th. 2006   Views: 4,352   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Journey of My Spirituality - Merlin Hekatos

    As a teenage Witch, it is hard to restrain yourself from doing the wrong thing in life, for sometimes you’ve just got to let it all out. In school I was just let alone, for I told only my closest friends that I was a Witch. But no ... Posted: May 28th. 2006   Views: 3,058   - [ Full Article ]

May 21st. 2006

  • Pagans and Cultural Appropriation - Lupa [Witchvox Sponsor]

    When I first discovered magic and Paganism and all that fun stuff, I was in a small town whose only source for any information on the topic was a little health food store (this was before I discovered the wonders of the Internet). ... Posted: May 21st. 2006   Views: 9,358   - [ Full Article ]

May 14th. 2006

  • Earth Religion Breakthrough in the Current Political Climate - Star & Rose Temple

    When we started on our Paths, the Paths to seek more than just the pablum that we had been fed as children in Sunday Schools, kitchen tables, living rooms and the ever-droning on tele-evangelist programs, we walked headlong into u ... Posted: May 14th. 2006   Views: 5,127   - [ Full Article ]

May 7th. 2006

  • Knowledge Is My Salvation - Kedeshim

    My ponderings may appear to be a tad johnny-come-lately. I've been enjoying the other postings on this topic, so…it’s been a busy time reading, processing, and appreciating the words of others. Is Training Necessary in ... Posted: May 7th. 2006   Views: 3,447   - [ Full Article ]

  • A Ritual Magick Perspective - Rev Bill Duvendack [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Ritual magick is possibly the most dangerous of any work that can be done in the name of the “Pagan” path. Why? If done incorrectly, too much karma can be incurred, which would hinder spiritual growth. For example, if one is to do ... Posted: May 7th. 2006   Views: 2,225   - [ Full Article ]

  • Lessons Learned from Self-Teaching and from Teaching Others - Trey Justice [Witchvox Sponsor]

    I’m writing this article in response to the current topic of teaching and learning in our community. I have always been and still consider myself a solitary Wiccan. Despite my solitary status, I have participated in group teaching ... Posted: May 7th. 2006   Views: 2,037   - [ Full Article ]

April 30th. 2006

  • Christian Witchcraft: What it means to me. - Pall Tryggr Ageirr

    Keep in mind that I am still a seeker, but I believe that I have found a path that speaks to me. Combining my belief in Jesus Christ, and the comforting Holy Spirit (though I see the Holy Spirit in a feminine aspect and as such re ... Posted: April 30th. 2006   Views: 5,637   - [ Full Article ]

  • Self-Teaching: The Inner Requirements - scriibe

    One principal difference between Paganism and other belief systems is the amount of individual effort involved. These are not "one size fits all" religions where all that is required is weekly attendance in a place of worship and ... Posted: April 30th. 2006   Views: 3,274   - [ Full Article ]

  • Training - Yes, No Or All Of The Above? - Bluehawk [Witchvox Sponsor]

    I’ve been reading the essays on the subject of training for ritual and magic here on the ‘Vox with a lot of interest and appreciation. I’m throwing in my two bits, as a follower of the school of “All of the Above” as a system of t ... Posted: April 30th. 2006   Views: 3,161   - [ Full Article ]

April 23rd. 2006

  • Fair Weather Wicca - Chirotus Infinitum [Witchvox Sponsor]

    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: 6,355   - [ 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: 4,714   - [ 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: 10,416   - [ 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: 7,853   - [ 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: 6,545   - [ 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: 5,662   - [ 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: 3,700   - [ 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: 3,445   - [ Full Article ]

  • Elders And Teachers - Rain Dove

    "A religious elder (in Greek, [presbyteros]) is valued for his or her wisdom, in part for their age, on the grounds that the older one is then the more one is likely to know. The concept of an elder was common in parts of the w ... Posted: April 9th. 2006   Views: 2,498   - [ 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: 9,591   - [ Full Article ]

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