Articles/Essays From Pagans
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January 14th. 2007
December 31st. 2006
- The Pressure to be Initiated - Shadow
It’s all over the internet, a frequent passage in many a book, and is on the minds of many newcomers – initiation. To the serious seeker, the prospect of being fully initiated into a tradition, to be fully welcomed into the circle ... Posted: January 14th. 2007 Views: 2,673 - [ Full Article ]
- Educated in Magick or the Craft - Wizard Luxas Aureaum
To be educated requires validation in today’s society; however to have the knowledge or experience requires only that you put forth an effort What is a teacher? What is to be taught? I, for one, have been taught and have b ... Posted: January 14th. 2007 Views: 2,117 - [ Full Article ]
December 24th. 2006
- No Fooling: Why Humor Is Dangerous - True Pagan Warrior
As spoken by Meerschaum, Serious Scholar:Why did you choose a Pagan path? Did you have a philosophical disagreement with your previous faith’s hierarchy over a political or moral issue? Were you seeking a way to bec ... Posted: December 31st. 2006 Views: 4,694 - [ Full Article ]
- The Elemental Aura - Bluethorne
Greetings to you all, I have written many things in the past concerning the aura and its impact on the daily lifestyles and healing aspects of the world. In almost all of the articles and papers I've written on this, I've ... Posted: December 31st. 2006 Views: 2,522 - [ Full Article ]
December 17th. 2006
- Woden – Help Me Read These Runes Aright… - RuneWolf [Witchvox Sponsor]
I’ve been trolling the Internet lately looking for new information and/or viewpoints on the runes and, I must say, I’ve gathered more than a few resentments along the way.Now, I am a steadfast believer in the sanctity of i ... Posted: December 24th. 2006 Views: 3,517 - [ Full Article ]
- The Hammer of Thor - Dr. Beowulf
“Heathenry” is commonly used as the most inclusive “umbrella term” to include Asatru, Odinism, Theodish Belief, Irminenschaft, Forn Sed, and many other versions and sects of reconstructionist Germanic pre-Christian religion. There ... Posted: December 24th. 2006 Views: 3,132 - [ Full Article ]
December 10th. 2006
- Occultism and Paganism: Are We a House Divided? - Taylor Ellwood
There’s an ongoing trend in the occult and pagan communities that is slowly becoming more noticeable as time goes on: the tendency to differentiate occultism from paganism. Magicians don’t always identify as pagans and vice versa. ... Posted: December 17th. 2006 Views: 4,089 - [ Full Article ]
- The Myth of The Rede: Universal Pagan Beliefs - Church of the Blessed Moon
Once again, I committed a Pagan faux pas at a local event. Twice a month, the Church of the Blessed Moon holds what we call the “study group” where after we teach on a topic, we spend hours eating and socializing. In all honesty, ... Posted: December 17th. 2006 Views: 3,960 - [ Full Article ]
- Santa is a Pagan! - Crowshadower
As a Pagan, when Yule rolls around I find myself being asked a number of questions that revolve around, ‘If you don’t believe in Jesus, why do you celebrate his birthday?’ This leads to the long winded explanation of how Pagans ce ... Posted: December 17th. 2006 Views: 3,362 - [ Full Article ]
- 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: 3,358 - [ 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: 2,393 - [ 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: 6,403 - [ 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: 4,363 - [ 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: 2,895 - [ 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: 3,314 - [ 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: 3,539 - [ 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: 8,420 - [ 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: 4,191 - [ 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: 3,010 - [ 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: 9,277 - [ 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: 5,558 - [ Full Article ]
- 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: 7,153 - [ 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: 6,499 - [ Full Article ]
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