Articles/Essays From Pagans
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July 18th. 2000
May 29th. 2000
- Teachers: Ah, That Noble Profession - Moonspider [Witchvox Sponsor]
Ah, teachers, those who impart knowledge or skill. That is such a simple concise definition, and its true meaning. So why is it so difficult in the Craft?Well, you are trying to teach people, throw those folks in and they ... Posted: July 18th. 2000 Views: 8,199 - [ Full Article ]
April 16th. 2000
- Living in Harmony with NatureThe Next Step - Lady Selkhet
When reading the prompting question for this month's suggested topic, I came across a common phrase: 'living in harmony with Nature'. Living in harmony with Nature is more or less a mythical goal, like world peace. I say it's myth ... Posted: May 29th. 2000 Views: 6,818 - [ Full Article ]
March 12th. 2000
- The Moon of Spraying Apples - Diotima Mantineia [Witchvox Sponsor]
I went outside tonight. After a pleasantly tiring day of planting raspberries and Shasta daisies, I went out onto the front porch of my North Carolina mountain home, and looked to the southwest.Behind the barely-leafed tre ... Posted: April 16th. 2000 Views: 6,334 - [ Full Article ]
February 19th. 2000
- How to Educate the Media - Diana Rajchel
Media personnel often feel flummoxed by me, I'm sure of it. I practice a "weirdo" religion and I choose an outspoken method of expressing it: letters to the editor, phone calls and occasional reminders of the Associated Press styl ... Posted: March 12th. 2000 Views: 6,065 - [ Full Article ]
October 3rd. 1999
- Out of The Broom Closet - Lunah
In 1997, I made two Samhain resolutionsone to quit smoking (which I've done), and the other to come out of the "broom closet." Since exiting the general clutter of my particular broom closet, I feel more comfortable in my o ... Posted: February 19th. 2000 Views: 7,294 - [ Full Article ]
- Coming out - One Suggestion for Students - Stazya [Witchvox Sponsor]
We all go through it at one point in our lives. There are few of us who don't know the worry and fear of telling those closest to us that we have chosen a different path. When you're young, that fear can be even greater. If you're ... Posted: February 19th. 2000 Views: 7,278 - [ Full Article ]
September 27th. 1999
- Instant Witch - Arwen Lynch [Witchvox Sponsor]
Gotcha! Now you know there is no $19.95 wayof being a Witch, don't you? Sit down; take a breath...now that you havefound something you want you want it yesterday! I understand. I can rememberwhen I started. I remember that sense o ... Posted: October 3rd. 1999 Views: 8,476 - [ Full Article ]
September 13th. 1999
- Genetic Modification - Pagan Communities
I normally do not like to get into a topic without having facts from allsides (which I still don't) but thought that this topic was importantenough to give an opinion.Genetic manipulation has been occuring formore years th ... Posted: September 27th. 1999 Views: 8,111 - [ Full Article ]
August 22nd. 1999
- Initiation - Arwen Lynch [Witchvox Sponsor]
So, you want to be initiated, do you? Why? Can you give me a good reason? Can you tell me what you have studied? Can you tell me what work you have done so far? Initiation is not membership in a club. It is not joining a sorority ... Posted: September 13th. 1999 Views: 14,087 - [ Full Article ]
- Initiation - Moonspider [Witchvox Sponsor]
Initiation, another controversial topic. Is it important? Oh yes, quite definitely so. To borrow a phrase, it separates the men from the boys (my apologies to the ladies). It is a challenge, it is transforming.Among other ... Posted: September 13th. 1999 Views: 8,277 - [ Full Article ]
- Witchcraft as a - Moonspider [Witchvox Sponsor]
Ah, the romance of the village witch. Hidden away in her tiny stone cottage, vines covering the walls, a small stone wall separates the outside world from that magical place. Can you see the open hearth, fire licking the cauldron ... Posted: September 13th. 1999 Views: 6,500 - [ Full Article ]
June 15th. 1999
- Magick - Moonspider [Witchvox Sponsor]
As the saying goes, the more you know the less you know you know. Over the years this lesson keeps repeating itself. How does magick work? It has had many explanations over time, let's explore a few of them, shall we?Magic ... Posted: August 22nd. 1999 Views: 6,275 - [ Full Article ]
April 25th. 1999
- The Diversity of Unity - Diotima Mantineia [Witchvox Sponsor]
Just about the only thing you can be certain of when you ask a Pagan for a definition of Paganism is that you will get a different answer from every Pagan you ask. So what ties us all together? What defines Paganism, what makes it ... Posted: June 15th. 1999 Views: 8,445 - [ Full Article ]
- Exploring Possibilities in Pagan-Christian Dialogue - Diana Rajchel
Culture, according to Lustig and Koester, could be just about anything involving how human beings are taught to think and behave from infancy throughout their lives. The definition that I prefer involves the social heredity approa ... Posted: June 15th. 1999 Views: 8,177 - [ Full Article ]
April 10th. 1999
- MAIN PAGE Columbine High - Wren
The event that transpired in Littleton, Colorado this past Tuesday afternoon left so many of us in a state of shock and disbelief. Our society held up the mirror and the sight was not a pretty one. Desperate for a quick answer (an ... Posted: April 25th. 1999 Views: 8,334 - [ Full Article ]
October 5th. 1998
- Rites of Passage-Wiccanings & Coming of Age Rituals - Wren
I took part in a very powerful "rite of passage" when I was 15 years old. Truth be told, I didn't even realize it at the time. After all, I was 15, in the throes of intense teenage angst over something or another and absorbed in w ... Posted: April 10th. 1999 Views: 10,103 - [ Full Article ]
August 30th. 1998
- Pagans and Poetry - Pagan Communities
Revealing the rhythms of life, the fire as in life is centered,In the drumming circle a magical otherworld is entered.The power of the pulsing, the pounding of the drum,The power of the circle, everything merges into o ... Posted: October 5th. 1998 Views: 8,372 - [ Full Article ]
February 2nd. 1997
- Advice for Beginners - Moonspider [Witchvox Sponsor]
Beginners, you are about to embark on what may be the most important journey of your life. To you, I say, "Welcome. Be joyful on this road, for it has chosen you, and only special few are chosen. This is a powerful journey that ma ... Posted: August 30th. 1998 Views: 29,968 - [ Full Article ]
- Odd Man (or Woman) Out - Rev. Omi [Witchvox Sponsor]
It has only been the last few weeks that I understood how to use the electronic "address book" so now I don't lose people. I'm able to put anyone I'd like imprinted in electronic "stone" into the hard drive and unless that hard dr ... Posted: February 2nd. 1997 Views: 8,437 - [ Full Article ]
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