Articles/Essays From Pagans
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December 17th. 2006
December 10th. 2006
- Druids Defined: A Reconstructionist Druid's Commentary - Blackbird
Modern Druidry has put a completely new spin on exactly what a Druid is today. Because of the New Age movement and the combined restoration of Paganism that started in the early 1900s, the way Druids are viewed today has been dras ... Posted: December 17th. 2006 Views: 3,335 - [ Full Article ]
- Sessiomagus: The Armchair Magician - Chirotus Infinitum
“Armchair Magician” is a term used to refer to an individual who has memorized countless metaphysical data and theories, yet hasn’t derived any of his information from actual experience.  Similar to the Armchair Quarterback, th ... Posted: December 17th. 2006 Views: 2,380 - [ Full Article ]
December 3rd. 2006
November 26th. 2006
- Fluff Power! - Liam Cavanagh
Fluff Bunnies. Fluffy Bunny Pagans. Fuzzy Bunny Wiccans. Fluffy Bunnies. Fluff. Bunny.No, it’s not Easter. There’s no rabbit farm in sight. And you are not under the influence of euphoric drugs. Now, let us spread the fluf ... Posted: December 3rd. 2006 Views: 6,376 - [ Full Article ]
- The Pentagram: A New Look At An Old Star - Miles Pendry
As a High Priest and Witch of twenty-seven seasons, I have often been asked by curious individuals to explain the meaning of the pentagram I wear. I usually reply with the generally accepted explanation of how each of the five poi ... Posted: December 3rd. 2006 Views: 4,351 - [ Full Article ]
- Wiccans Seek Justice: Religious Liberty Is Still Not Secured For Minority Faiths - Aradia Beatnik Betty
Today, December 2, 2006, I published part 1 of a series I am writing for the First Freedom First blog, discussing how the case relating to the VA's refusal to recognize the Wiccan Pentacle ties in to our core campaign message of r ... Posted: December 3rd. 2006 Views: 2,882 - [ Full Article ]
November 19th. 2006
- Witches; Beyond Samhain - Lady Abigail [Witchvox Sponsor]
Witches have always held a mystery and knowledge. For thousands of years, Witches have haunted the imagination of the human mind. Feared and hated, the Witch has been trampled down from a place of light and honor to a place of sha ... Posted: November 26th. 2006 Views: 3,301 - [ Full Article ]
November 5th. 2006
- In Search of the Simple Life - Crowshadower
When I was a kid my dad used to buy a magazine aimed at small holders and those who wanted to live a self-sufficient lifestyle. This seemed a bit strange as we lived on an air force base in Germany at the time. Needless to say, I ... Posted: November 19th. 2006 Views: 3,521 - [ Full Article ]
October 29th. 2006
- A 21st Century Irish Samhain with Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone - Caroline Kenner [Witchvox Sponsor]
Our modern Pagan religions have always drawn inspiration from the distant past, when our Ancestors worshiped the Gods and Goddesses we revere today. In America, many of us are separated from our ancestral lands by vast oceans. At ... Posted: November 5th. 2006 Views: 8,369 - [ Full Article ]
- Coming Out of the Broom Closet! - Rev. Lynne [Witchvox Sponsor]
I have gotten completely caught up in the fight that Roberta Stewart and Circle Sanctuary are engaged in against the VA. Their fight to have the Pentacle approved as an emblem of faith on fallen soldiers’ grave markers is somethin ... Posted: November 5th. 2006 Views: 4,171 - [ Full Article ]
- Listen Well Because the Truth Will Find You Eventually - Europa
I’m a terrible student. I love to learn things, but often must be shown the same thing many times in several different ways. Once I’ve got it, I’ve got it, but it takes me a while to get there sometimes. I’m also somewhat cynical ... Posted: November 5th. 2006 Views: 3,000 - [ Full Article ]
October 22nd. 2006
- Being A 'Plain Clothes' Witch - Kestryl Angell
One of the most stringent tests of faith that a witch, or any pagan for that matter, can experience is austerity. Whether by personal circumstances, age, locale, income, life catastrophe or other cause, a witch or pagan without th ... Posted: October 29th. 2006 Views: 9,256 - [ Full Article ]
- Horse and Hattock - Sarah Lawless
Horse and hattock! Horse and go! Horse and Pellatis, Ho Ho!This may be a familiar chant to many Wiccans and Witches and commonly used in ritual, but many of us are clueless as to the meaning behind this chant an ... Posted: October 29th. 2006 Views: 5,527 - [ Full Article ]
October 15th. 2006
- Otherkin and the Pagan Community - Lupa [Witchvox Sponsor]
One of my favorite things about the pagan community is how diverse it is, and how much overlap there is with other subcultures. Back in December when my essay "I Am a Pagan Reject"  came out here in Witchvox, I got a ton of re ... Posted: October 22nd. 2006 Views: 7,090 - [ Full Article ]
- Samhain, Ancestor Worship, and the Family Medical Leave Act - Ari C.
Last year, at my place of employment, I put in for two days off before Samhain. The coven had planned a Samhain campout and outdoor ritual, with many pending initiations (though I didn't include this on the request slip). For good ... Posted: October 22nd. 2006 Views: 6,479 - [ Full Article ]
October 8th. 2006
- The Nature of Good and Evil? - Crowshadower
Good and Evil are concepts that are used by certain established religions to enforce their way of thinking. Remember that, according to some of those religions, we are Evil simply by virtue of not being part of their faith. How, t ... Posted: October 15th. 2006 Views: 3,292 - [ Full Article ]
October 1st. 2006
September 24th. 2006
- Finding our Way to the Future - Patricia Telesco
The article entitled Loosing My/Your Religion that appeared on Witchvox in July caused quite a stir. I received more email on that subject that I have ever gotten on any other. Some loved what they read, a few hated it, but nearly ... Posted: October 1st. 2006 Views: 4,247 - [ Full Article ]
- Sexual Equality in the Craft Can Exist . . . - Rook
…if you get your head out of your rear.I am personally opposed to the opinion that Wicca/the Craft/Paganism has been “de-masculinized,” as I have heard or seen it called. I will go through a few points as to why I think so ... Posted: October 1st. 2006 Views: 4,032 - [ Full Article ]
September 17th. 2006
- A Brief History of Paganism in America - CoyoteSkyWoman
Author's note: This essay was originally a submission to my American History class at Southern New Hampshire University. I felt that I should share it with the Pagan Community at large since it was apparently well received by my p ... Posted: September 24th. 2006 Views: 11,241 - [ Full Article ]
- Death Without Fear - Lady Abigail [Witchvox Sponsor]
I have noticed that many people find death as something of which they are afraid. A lot of people feel somehow uncomfortable even discussing the idea of death or dying. I believe they really don’t understand that death is only a s ... Posted: September 24th. 2006 Views: 4,434 - [ Full Article ]
September 10th. 2006
- Family Traditions? - Lawmage
I have recently had the unfortunate opportunity to spend some time contemplating both my past and my future. I say unfortunate because the opportunity was predicated upon the premature death of my mother. She died on the 1st day o ... Posted: September 17th. 2006 Views: 2,942 - [ Full Article ]
- Modern Day Mayhem: Time, Release, and Learning to Fly - Raveneve Night
Modern-Day Mayhem: Time, Release, and Learning to Fly“How do we know who we are, if we don’t know who we are?”It is easy to hide the Self in the mayhem we consider the modern-day world. We are encouraged to fill ev ... Posted: September 17th. 2006 Views: 2,493 - [ Full Article ]
- Gone Fishin! - Diotima Mantineia [Witchvox Sponsor]
One of my favorite nuggets of spiritual advice is proffered by a Christian mystic and theologian named Frederick Buechner. Here’s the quote: Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is, i ... Posted: September 10th. 2006 Views: 3,016 - [ Full Article ]
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