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June 15th. 2008

  • Why Pay the Priest/ess? - Lupa [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Scenario 1: Your house is a mess. You pay a house cleaner to come over for two hours to scrub the floors, clean the bathroom, and vacuum the rugs. You then pay a priest/ess in your tradition to come over for two hours to spiritual ... Posted: June 15th. 2008   Views: 5,029   - [ Full Article ]

  • Pagan and Witch Community Commitment - Lady Abigail [Witchvox Sponsor]

    A short time ago I moved from the Orlando Florida to Indiana. I have to admit that I have had a few adjustment issues with the weather and living in an area that proudly calls itself the “Bible Belt.” I am a practicing Wit ... Posted: June 15th. 2008   Views: 4,876   - [ Full Article ]

  • Journey To Witchcraft - The Wild Sorceress

    Hello from an Australian Eclectic Witch. I have to admit, I’m a bit of a procrastinator. I’ve been thinking about writing an essay for some time but as all procrastinators will tell you, it’s always the thinking, never the doing. ... Posted: June 15th. 2008   Views: 2,867   - [ Full Article ]

June 8th. 2008

  • Pride and Paganism in the 21st Century - Melanie Marquis

    As one of the fastest growing and multi-faceted religions in America, Paganism has lately enjoyed more understanding and awareness from the mainstream community. Today, more Pagans than ever before choose to openly express their b ... Posted: June 8th. 2008   Views: 3,709   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Best Teacher? - Tabitha Beck

    I did not have a good public schooling experience. I am however one of those people to whom learning comes easily, when I want it to come easily. Do keep in mind, I am dyslexic, as well as having dyscalculia. I did not learn at pu ... Posted: June 8th. 2008   Views: 2,911   - [ Full Article ]

June 1st. 2008

  • Magick and Society - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]

    When two or more folks get together, the conversation inevitably turns to modern society and how decadent it has become. It’s no secret that since the early 1980’s the morals and principles we once took for granted are now nearly ... Posted: June 1st. 2008   Views: 4,169   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Importance of Asking 'Why?' in Our Spiritual and Religious Beliefs - Taylor Ellwood

    When I was 16, for a short time, I became a born again Christian. I went to an Assembly of God church with a friend and ended up being "saved." At first I felt like everything I had been looking for had been given to me. I know lo ... Posted: June 1st. 2008   Views: 4,078   - [ Full Article ]

May 18th. 2008

  • WHY? - Lady Abigail [Witchvox Sponsor]

    I have been openly practicing and out of the broom closet for several years. I had made the decision to be whom and what I was openly. I knew there would be a number of people, when finding out I was a Witch, who would be extremel ... Posted: May 18th. 2008   Views: 4,779   - [ Full Article ]

  • Moving the Broom Around - Granny Nighthawk

    Witches and other Pagans are notoriously (and necessarily) cautious about disclosing their identities and the locations of their rituals. This is not because it’s “fun” to be part of a secretive clique, but because history has lef ... Posted: May 18th. 2008   Views: 3,832   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Truth About So-Called 'Banishing' - Talitha Dragonfly

    Some mundane definitions of "banish":Verb.1. To expel from a community or group. Ban, ostracize, shun, cast out, blackball.2. Ban from a place of residence, as for punishment.3. Expel, as if by official decree. ... Posted: May 18th. 2008   Views: 3,779   - [ Full Article ]

  • Purification Rite - Pagan Sanctuary

    Purification Rite: Preparation Preparation in traditional witchcraft, and for ritual Magick of any type, requires the Practitioner to have self-discipline and the techniques he/she has acquired from mental discipline. Conc ... Posted: May 18th. 2008   Views: 3,072   - [ Full Article ]

May 11th. 2008

  • A Sexy, Bodybuilding, Antler-Wearing, Computer Nerd Pagan - Draconis Wierinsan Kinthasil

    That’s me, Draconis Wierinsan Kinthasil in a nutshell. I love nature, animals, and believe that without preserving the Earth we as humankind will doom ourselves to extinction. I also study hard, slack off on occasion, fight with m ... Posted: May 11th. 2008   Views: 5,125   - [ Full Article ]

  • A NeoPagan Cosmytheology - Bran th' Blessed [Witchvox Sponsor]

    The NeoPagan religions are often identified as being focused on practice more than theory, on ritual more than belief, on an inclusive eclecticism more than an authoritarian dogma. This does not mean that we are or should be witho ... Posted: May 11th. 2008   Views: 3,578   - [ Full Article ]

  • Effective Public Worship Is Good Theater - Janice Van Cleve

    Blending the ideas of theater and ritual may at first sound sacrilegious. However, there is plenty of historical basis for such a blending. The Greeks used theater performances to promote their new patriarchal religion. The mediev ... Posted: May 11th. 2008   Views: 2,464   - [ Full Article ]

May 4th. 2008

  • Why Covens Often Fail - Talitha Dragonfly

    I've been doing a little research lately on the subject of why Covens often fall apart so fast. The answers I've been collecting come from talking with other Pagans, scanning a few Pagan-themed message boards, revisiting the pages ... Posted: May 4th. 2008   Views: 4,461   - [ Full Article ]

  • Pagan Politics - What you Need to Know - Lloyd

    Pagan Politics: A Primer for Successfully Contacting and Engaging Your Elected Officials People often say that, in a democracy, decisions are made by a majority of the people. Of course, that is not true. Decisions are mad ... Posted: May 4th. 2008   Views: 3,840   - [ Full Article ]

  • Color-Full Ritual - Janice Van Cleve

    We use many tools to work our magic. We have our sacred tools, of course, like athames and wands, chalices and charms, spells and symbols, and the like. We also have herbs and stones and special oils. We cast circles and call in t ... Posted: May 4th. 2008   Views: 3,786   - [ Full Article ]

  • Economy Depleting Our Pagan Communities - Church of the Blessed Moon

    Yesterday, I had to tell my son to limit his after school snack. Today, I had to tell my husband we wouldn’t be having lunch anymore at work. Tomorrow, I will partake in my community's Beltane weekend, where I can assure you there ... Posted: May 4th. 2008   Views: 3,605   - [ Full Article ]

  • Analyzing Power Dynamics in the Coven Setting - Blaze Phoenix

    Though every group, regardless of character or purpose, will necessarily have a power dynamic eminent in the relationships between its members, the nature of the relationships inherent and nearly unique to the coven provides an un ... Posted: May 4th. 2008   Views: 2,656   - [ Full Article ]

April 27th. 2008

  • Magick: The Basics - Pagan Sanctuary

    Basics are as important to the study and practice of witchcraft as the most advanced spell is. It could be said that the basic conceptions and laws of magick is as important to witchcraft as yeast is to bread. Without either, noth ... Posted: April 27th. 2008   Views: 4,240   - [ Full Article ]

  • Back to Basics: Are You Forgetting Something? - Greymentality

    It is amazing how often we forget things we learned as a child. Proper manners “Yes Sir. No Sir.” To make our beds daily and do our homework. As adults, we have more responsibility and more chances to be slack in said responsibili ... Posted: April 27th. 2008   Views: 3,708   - [ Full Article ]

April 20th. 2008

  • The Butterfly - Rev. Onyx HP

    There was once a student of a great master. The master lived on a great estate far from civilization. The student loved nature and would often take long walks on the forested grounds of his master’s estate. Taking time to enjoy al ... Posted: April 20th. 2008   Views: 3,284   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Fear of The Quest - Luxas Aureaum

    Some feel that the road ahead is often harder than the road behind, it is within this fear that the conduct of control over one thing or another begins to fall into place. I feel it is a erroneous judgment on the acts of t ... Posted: April 20th. 2008   Views: 2,889   - [ Full Article ]

April 13th. 2008

  • The Origin of Magick - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Have you ever wondered about the origins of magick?By magick I am not referring to the stage tricks employed by various entertainers for our amusement, but rather the energy which numerous cultures and belief systems have tapp ... Posted: April 13th. 2008   Views: 3,602   - [ Full Article ]

  • What is Remembered LIVES! - Kedeshim

    The following was originally written in 2005 for inclusion in the SOE liturgy for a joint celebration honoring the Feast of Heroes (Veteran's Day) and the Feast of Hekate and the Cthonoi (November 16). It was used as a prelude for ... Posted: April 13th. 2008   Views: 3,422   - [ Full Article ]

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