Articles/Essays From Pagans
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September 9th. 2007
September 2nd. 2007
August 26th. 2007
- Wiccans Seek Justice: AU Wins Lawsuit for Wiccans - Aradia Beatnik Betty
Many people have found refuge from religious persecution within our nation's borders. History tells us of the many persecuted who fled from Europe to America where they were promised refuge, no matter what their religion. Religiou ... Posted: September 2nd. 2007 Views: 4,266 - [ Full Article ]
- Living the Dream: A Pagan Career - Doc
"We're going out of business, " she confided in me ruefully over the counter. I was paying a percentage of the money I'd made that day selling tarot readings out of her charming storefront. I made comforting noises and exp ... Posted: September 2nd. 2007 Views: 3,601 - [ Full Article ]
- Stand Up for Pagan Religious Rights or How I Spent My Independence Day 2007 - Oracle DancingGoat/ Shelly O'Brien
I think about Pagan rights all the time. As a Pagan bringing up three daughters up as Pagans, I let people know we are visible and out there. They get questions about their pentacles. I get the adult version, people talking all "a ... Posted: September 2nd. 2007 Views: 3,251 - [ Full Article ]
- S.A. Witches Will Define Themselves, Thank You - Damon Leff
In June this year the Office of the Premier of Mpumalanga Province, South Africa, leaked a draft Witchcraft Suppression Bill which threatens to undermine the freedoms and rights already guaranteed to an existing religious minority ... Posted: September 2nd. 2007 Views: 2,749 - [ Full Article ]
- The Bind That Ties - Chirotus Infinitum
Many assume that bindings are preferable to other magical actions against potentially dangerous individuals because they do not cause harm to the target. I believe that this assumption is not accurate, and that binding spells have ... Posted: September 2nd. 2007 Views: 2,561 - [ Full Article ]
August 19th. 2007
- War of the Wicca: A Primer on Wasted Energy - Waltz
Why is it that almost everywhere I go, when Wiccans are involved, there's always conflict between the traditionalists and the eclectics? It seems that both groups vie for dominance in a religious movement that is much too young to ... Posted: August 26th. 2007 Views: 3,768 - [ Full Article ]
- The Peril of Solipsism in Magical Practice - Taylor Ellwood
In a recent livejournal post, I was writing about a personal issue and how previous choices I’d made as well as influences from other people had impacted my reactions to this personal issue. A good friend of mine responded ... Posted: August 26th. 2007 Views: 3,248 - [ Full Article ]
- The Name Game: Witch vs. Pagan - Castiel
What’s the difference between “Witch” and “Pagan?” In some cases the two can be interchangeable; sometimes “Witch” fits into “Pagan” like a category thereof, and I personally have used both terms to refer to myself, usually depend ... Posted: August 26th. 2007 Views: 3,016 - [ Full Article ]
August 12th. 2007
- Warding the Home - Chirotus Infinitum
Warding or shielding the home can provide many benefits to a magical practitioner. It can filter out psychic background “noise” or ambient energy that might make one uncomfortable in the home. It can provide an atmosphere of comfo ... Posted: August 19th. 2007 Views: 6,109 - [ Full Article ]
- Why We Should Agree to Disagree - Elevander
I was wandering around on the Internet the other day and came across an article on Wicca and Christianity. As I began to read it, I felt as though someone had punched me physically in the stomach, such was the hatred and vehemence ... Posted: August 19th. 2007 Views: 3,366 - [ Full Article ]
August 5th. 2007
- Caffeina, Goddess of Untamed Energy - True Pagan Warrior
It is by Caffeina alone that I set my mind in motion. By the Beans of Java, my thoughts acquire speed. The hands acquire the shakes, the shakes become a warning. It is by Caffeina alone that I set my ... Posted: August 12th. 2007 Views: 3,925 - [ Full Article ]
- The Star Child - Stewart Bitkoff
Day I: The people suffered. Long had it been a time of fear and darkness. All of the old ways had been tested and each failed. Greed consumed the lawmakers and Masters of Business. Their decisions turned against them and t ... Posted: August 12th. 2007 Views: 2,754 - [ Full Article ]
- The Blackberry Grove - A Pagan Parable - Shadow
The students at the Summerland Valley were learning the secrets and ways of the Craft with their master and mistress. One lazy student, in a fit of boredom, asked his master, “My Lord, I grow tired of practice. If the gods ... Posted: August 12th. 2007 Views: 2,591 - [ Full Article ]
- Swimming the Sunlight: A Meditation on Hillwalking - Alison Leigh Lilly
I feel the wake of your coming. The slight swell riding the wind just beyond you, the current of your approach rippling in thick waves of sunlight and storm. We meet before we meet. We move the day, and the day gives way before us ... Posted: August 12th. 2007 Views: 2,496 - [ Full Article ]
- A Brief Essay on the Wright-Hill Macbeth - Zan Fraser
The weekend of July 6, 2007, an excellent Australian film version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth opened in the United States. Geoffrey Wright, who adapted the screenplay with his wife, Victoria Hill, who plays Lady Macbeth, dir ... Posted: August 12th. 2007 Views: 1,967 - [ Full Article ]
- An Enduring Life-Saving Friendship - Ellena Dawne
This is a story of best friends and the friendship they share. The kind of friends that everyone wishes they had in their life. The kind of friendship that once built, whether instantaneously or slowly over time, lasts forever. Ev ... Posted: August 12th. 2007 Views: 1,710 - [ Full Article ]
July 29th. 2007
- A Family Struggle With a Fallen Witch - Lady Sindy Aine
I am a 5th generation Witch. I have a bloodline inside of me that derives from Witches as far back as my Great-Great Grandmother. As far as we know, it could go back further I really don’t know the trail gets a little obscured in ... Posted: August 5th. 2007 Views: 7,634 - [ Full Article ]
- Anti-Christian Prejudice in the Pagan Community - Pax
I remember the first few times I encountered Anti-Christian sentiments in the Pagan community. I had started a yahoo group for my local pagan community and amongst the first batch of members was a good friend of mine who is a Cere ... Posted: August 5th. 2007 Views: 4,714 - [ Full Article ]
- The Witch I Am - Eilan
Witchcraft, the Arte, the Craft, Magick, the Old Religion – what could these names possibly mean to an 18-year-old male living in an age of global warming, rapid deforestation, tyrannical war and occupation, fundamentalist literat ... Posted: August 5th. 2007 Views: 3,890 - [ Full Article ]
- In Defense of the Practice of Magic - Lupa [Witchvox Sponsor]
You don’t have to practice magic to be a good pagan. In fact, you can theoretically go your entire life without casting a spell or performing a magical rite. However, over the years I’ve seen a recurrence in the idea that ... Posted: July 29th. 2007 Views: 5,124 - [ Full Article ]
- Magic, Prayer and Props: Symbols of Receptivity and Creativity - Alison Leigh Lilly
"Ritual is poetry in the realm of acts." -- Ross Nichols, founder of OBODIs magic simply "prayer with props, " or is it something more? It seems to me that there is a fundamental difference between "prayer" and "mag ... Posted: July 29th. 2007 Views: 4,092 - [ Full Article ]
- The Color of Self-Esteem - Chirotus Infinitum
The New Age movement has informed us of a wonderful metaphysical development: the Indigo Child. For anyone who has missed this phenomenon, Indigo Children are reported to be a group of humans incarnating into this world with a gre ... Posted: July 29th. 2007 Views: 3,257 - [ Full Article ]
- Reflections on Sacred Symbols - John Caris
Symbols, whether sacred or secular, pervade human culture and are frequently found in the arts. They are keys that open the door to higher consciousness, codes that winnow the kernel from the chaff, seeds that contain hidden knowl ... Posted: July 29th. 2007 Views: 2,559 - [ Full Article ]
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