Articles/Essays From Pagans
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April 3rd. 2005
March 27th. 2005
- The Truth Is In The Experience. - Snowdragon
My religion, if it can be called a religion (it’s more a way of life for me), is full and fluid and like the ocean. It never stays in one place, it is ever changing and evolving like spring to summer and summer to fall. And I grow ... Posted: April 3rd. 2005 Views: 4,938 - [ Full Article ]
March 20th. 2005
- Alas, All Barrels Have Their Bad Apples - Ginger Strivelli
It is sad but true; all barrels have their bad apples hidden within. The Pagan community is not immune to ignorant and/or immoral idiots who call themselves one of us, and then go on to be the worse kind of bad example, sp ... Posted: March 27th. 2005 Views: 8,158 - [ Full Article ]
- Wuthering Heights: Cathy and Heathcliff as Witches, Familiars and Devils - Crow Tarot Lady
Wuthering Heights is the brainchild of Emily Bronte. It is a classic book, and plays upon the fears and imagination of the Victorian literate. Bronte hearkens back to a very dark period of time in European history: The Witc ... Posted: March 27th. 2005 Views: 6,544 - [ Full Article ]
March 6th. 2005
- The Truth About Magick - Lady Abigail [Witchvox Sponsor]
Is Magick Real? I would venture to say almost every Witch has had this question placed before them. Yet, what many do not understand is that the answer is as diverse as the Witch asked. Whether magick is real or no ... Posted: March 20th. 2005 Views: 8,346 - [ Full Article ]
- Magic and Spellwork - Lady GoldenRaven
In my years of practicing, I rarely perform “magic” or “spells, ” so to speak. Since spells are prayer set to rhythm, then I would say, “Yes I do spells.” But in using the word in its mundane, normal usage, the spells I have done ... Posted: March 20th. 2005 Views: 4,220 - [ Full Article ]
- Come Together, Right Now... - Listening Owl
Witchvox: What is the relationship between your religion and any magick or spell-work that you perform? I am old school these days. I feel young, but I grew up when Witchcraft books were very rare. There was no Inte ... Posted: March 20th. 2005 Views: 4,134 - [ Full Article ]
February 20th. 2005
- Religion, Magick and Spellwork - RuneWolf [Witchvox Sponsor]
What is the relationship between my spirituality, my religion and my practice of magick and/or spellwork? Well, that depends on how we define the two latter terms. And I’m not trying to be coy here, at least no more so than usual. ... Posted: March 6th. 2005 Views: 4,587 - [ Full Article ]
February 13th. 2005
- The Magic of Witchcraft - Zyalia The Crone [Witchvox Sponsor]
Witchcraft Then:The classical Witches were not the village elders though they were frequently old. They were not priests or wizards (those people were called priests or wizards). And, while the classical Witch may s ... Posted: February 20th. 2005 Views: 4,955 - [ Full Article ]
- What is Religion's Place in Magic? - Taylor Ellwood [Witchvox Sponsor]
The other night I got into a long conversation about the difference between magic and Paganism. In the discussion, my friends and I basically asked what, if any, difference was there in regards to magic and Paganism. My conclusion ... Posted: February 20th. 2005 Views: 4,383 - [ Full Article ]
- Religion, Magick and Spellwork - Aidan Odinson
Religion, magick and spellwork are for me three aspects of a basic truth. Of course, that partly comes from how I define those three words, and to some they are the three most-debated definitions in theology. To show how I arrive ... Posted: February 20th. 2005 Views: 3,533 - [ Full Article ]
February 6th. 2005
- The 'Full Circle Pagan' - Sabrina "The Ink Witch"
I'd like to address a serious matter by bringing attention to a little something I call "full circle Pagans".Many people flee their religious backgrounds, the tenets under whatever banner of religion by which they were rai ... Posted: February 13th. 2005 Views: 5,644 - [ Full Article ]
- What Public Structures Can and Cannot Do For Pagans - B. T. Newberg
Our own temples, community centers, festival grounds... There are a number of things Pagan public structures can do to serve the Pagan community, should we choose to create them. However, strictly speaking we do not need them. Thr ... Posted: February 13th. 2005 Views: 4,285 - [ Full Article ]
- Banish the Blues - Listening Owl
Over the years I have noticed that people in my Covens and friends have a very hard time getting through the winter. Especially during the months where the snow and rain keep them indoors. Everyone seems to get “cabin fever.” The ... Posted: February 13th. 2005 Views: 3,634 - [ Full Article ]
January 30th. 2005
- Eclectic Witchcraft: Mixed Blessings - Lady Abigail [Witchvox Sponsor]
I am extraordinarily thankful for the blessing my Great Grandmother gave me. That even in difficult times she held true to her beliefs and knowledge in raising me as a Witch. Even when it had to be hidden from the world. You dared ... Posted: February 6th. 2005 Views: 15,365 - [ Full Article ]
- Fifty Reasons For Community Space - Shea Thomas [Witchvox Sponsor]
A famous Greek mathematician, inventor, and ancestor to our modern Pagan movement once said about the lever: “Give me a place to stand, and I will move the earth.” One has to wonder what irony Archimedes would find in the fact tha ... Posted: February 6th. 2005 Views: 7,391 - [ Full Article ]
- Our Foundations Won't Support Traditional Structures - Pan
The validity of a religion is not measured by the number of campuses it constructs. We haven't needed any of that kind of validation to become the fastest growing religion in the US. In fact, not having church buildings, t ... Posted: February 6th. 2005 Views: 3,206 - [ Full Article ]
January 23rd. 2005
- Royal Tara Under Threat - Caroline Kenner [Witchvox Sponsor]
Tara. Its very name evokes the majesty of ancient Pagan Irelan ... Posted: January 30th. 2005 Views: 13,481 - [ Full Article ]
January 9th. 2005
- Making Fauna Pagans - Isaac Bonewits [Witchvox Sponsor]
Many people in the Neopagan movements use an interesting metaphor (or “clever” putdown) to describe people who are newer to Wicca and Paganism than they are, or who seem to have more sensitive ethical constraints on their magical ... Posted: January 23rd. 2005 Views: 22,658 - [ Full Article ]
- Work From the Inside First! - Lori Dake [Witchvox Sponsor]
Since so many people have submitted essays on Paganism in the public eye, I thought I would add my fifty cents worth. Take it for what you will, and spend it how you wish, but I feel there’s something no one has really pointed out ... Posted: January 23rd. 2005 Views: 8,086 - [ Full Article ]
- A Structure Uniquely Ours - Aidan Odinson
Some form of structure is inevitable if we grow. We might not like that fact, but neither did some early members of other of current well-structured institutions. The danger is that if no alternatives are found, what we have now m ... Posted: January 23rd. 2005 Views: 7,394 - [ Full Article ]
- From Pagan Infrastructure to Structures: Making the Leap - Reverend Karla S. Douglass-Sinclair [Witchvox Sponsor]
“Pagan unity must come about in the political forum if we are going to be able to continue to enjoy what limited ability we currently have to follow our paths.”Beige AllenFounder, World W ... Posted: January 23rd. 2005 Views: 6,185 - [ Full Article ]
January 2nd. 2005
- My Big Fat (Pagan) Wedding: How to Have Your Pagan Ritual Without Offending Your Non-Pagan Guests - Michael Dolan
Your handfasting is one of the most important events of your life, and you have every right to have the kind of ceremony that you want to remember twenty years from now. The sometimes-hard reality is, however, that while we would ... Posted: January 9th. 2005 Views: 19,029 - [ Full Article ]
- Adopt an Elder! - Isaac Bonewits [Witchvox Sponsor]
January and February are the worst months for Pagan elders. The weather is cold, there are few (if any) festivals to pay them for teaching, authors' royalty checks from the Yule shopping season don't arrive until March or April, a ... Posted: January 9th. 2005 Views: 16,819 - [ Full Article ]
- On Conflicts, Grudges, Anger, and Spirituality - Lady Gwyn
Many things happen in our lives that denote change. A common example is just a disagreement between people. Another is a relationship ending and a new one beginning. No matter what the conflicting situation, anger is a common emot ... Posted: January 9th. 2005 Views: 5,433 - [ Full Article ]
- Pagan Clergy - Who Qualifies? - Jon "Athrawon" Edens
Exactly who is clergy? And what does it take to be a member of the Pagan clergy? These two questions have been raised over the years and heatedly debated since they first came to people's minds.Let’s begin by first definin ... Posted: January 2nd. 2005 Views: 7,400 - [ Full Article ]
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