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April 9th. 2006

  • 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: 6,380   - [ 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: 5,551   - [ 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: 3,627   - [ 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: 3,345   - [ 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: 2,445   - [ 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: 9,493   - [ 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: 5,559   - [ 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: 3,873   - [ 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: 3,678   - [ 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: 3,385   - [ Full Article ]

March 26th. 2006

  • Self-Teaching: The Hardest Path To Take - Taylor Ellwood

    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: 6,103   - [ 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: 3,461   - [ 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: 2,247   - [ Full Article ]

March 19th. 2006

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

    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: 6,584   - [ 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: 5,827   - [ 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: 4,861   - [ Full Article ]

  • Planning A Festival Rite - Tara "Masery" Miller

    The summer festival season draws together solitary Pagans and Pagan groups from every tradition. Even people of other religions attend either out of curiosity or to be with a Pagan they know. How can a ritual be put together for a ... Posted: March 12th. 2006   Views: 3,108   - [ Full Article ]

March 5th. 2006

  • White Raven: A Vision Quest - Lady Abigail [Witchvox Sponsor]

    For generations, the understanding found in a vision quest has been extremely important to those who follow Native American teachings. Many believe this seeking was primarily performed by men, possibly because of the television's ... Posted: March 5th. 2006   Views: 4,170   - [ Full Article ]

February 26th. 2006

  • Gothic Wiccans: Fact or Fiction? - Draken

    I've recently come across a question that got my thought processes going: Is there such a thing as Gothic Wiccans? My ultimate answer was a very loud "yes." I'm not talking about people who either follow the Germanic deities or ar ... Posted: February 26th. 2006   Views: 9,149   - [ Full Article ]

  • Passive-Aggressive Pagans - Lupa [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Pagans are only human. I know that, you know that, we all know that. We're not deities; we're not gifted with omniscience. We have our limits and our flaws, both as individuals, and as a group.One issue I've been having wi ... Posted: February 26th. 2006   Views: 6,856   - [ Full Article ]

February 19th. 2006

  • Midmaiden Crisis - Deborah Castellano

    I’m having a midmaiden crisis.Sometimes I wonder if I make my life much harder than it has to be. Like, just about everyone else I know seems perfectly contented working a job that is hopefully not soul-sucking 40 hours a ... Posted: February 19th. 2006   Views: 6,229   - [ Full Article ]

  • Practicing With Dark Energies - Meph [Witchvox Sponsor]

    There’s too much confusion and misinformation out there regarding Dark energy workings, not helped by media portrayals from The Craft to Harry Potter’s “Protection from the Dark Arts” teachers. “Dark” does not automatically ... Posted: February 19th. 2006   Views: 5,708   - [ Full Article ]

  • Ancient Knowledge, Dreams, Visions And Understanding - Lady Abigail [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Dreams, impressions and visions have been a part of my life since my first memories. How excited I became on those special nights, nights my Great Grandmother called “dream nights.” Those special nights only came a few times a yea ... Posted: February 19th. 2006   Views: 5,039   - [ Full Article ]

February 12th. 2006

  • Hearts and Flowers: Reclaiming Valentine's Day - Sia@FullCircle [Witchvox Sponsor]

    This story is for those among us who hate Valentine's Day because they find it meaningless, commercial and depressing. It doesn't have to be that way... It's February 14th ... Posted: February 12th. 2006   Views: 17,379   - [ Full Article ]

  • Theodism: A Heathen Orthodox Approach To Germanic Reconstruction - Dan-O [Witchvox Sponsor]

    THEODISM, THEODISH BELIEF, THEODISIC GELAFE, GERMANIC TRIBALISM, THEOD: The movement is at once a cultural, religious, and a social system; its purpose is to revive not only the religion of our ancestors, but also the fabric and f ... Posted: February 12th. 2006   Views: 8,512   - [ Full Article ]

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