Articles/Essays From Pagans
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February 20th. 2005
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: 4,636 - [ 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: 4,110 - [ 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: 3,294 - [ 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: 5,397 - [ 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: 4,002 - [ 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: 3,436 - [ 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: 13,188 - [ 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: 6,775 - [ 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: 2,984 - [ 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: 12,606 - [ 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: 21,850 - [ Full Article ]
- Work From the Inside First! - Lori Dake
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: 7,827 - [ 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: 7,123 - [ 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: 5,927 - [ 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: 17,710 - [ 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: 16,371 - [ 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: 5,260 - [ Full Article ]
December 20th. 2004
- Pagan Clergy - Who Qualifies? - Jon "Athrawon" Edens [Witchvox Sponsor]
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: 6,976 - [ Full Article ]
December 5th. 2004
- The Christians and the Pagans - Sia@FullCircle [Witchvox Sponsor]
"The food was great, the tree plugged in, the meal had gone without a hitchTill Timmy turned to Amber and said, "Is it true that you're a Witch?"I was raised as an Evangelical Christian. Our family wen ... Posted: December 20th. 2004 Views: 16,688 - [ Full Article ]
November 26th. 2004
- Southern Hemisphere Magick - Frances [Witchvox Sponsor]
Despite what appears to be a wealth of information available on neo-Pagan traditions, one section of the community seems to be grossly under-represented and that is those of us who reside in the Southern Hemisphere - Australia, Ne ... Posted: December 5th. 2004 Views: 8,913 - [ Full Article ]
November 20th. 2004
- Priesthood Is A State Of Being - Aidan Odinson
Priesthood is a state of being. That point must be understood before there can be any discussion concerning priesthood, clergy status, or who qualifies. Priesthood is not a job, a title, or something one earns as the result of a c ... Posted: November 26th. 2004 Views: 4,359 - [ Full Article ]
November 6th. 2004
- What's Past, Is Prologue: Post Election Thoughts From a Maven - Sia@FullCircle [Witchvox Sponsor]
Whatever your feelings about this last U.S. election, the fact remains that there is still a great deal of work to be done by anyone who cares about justice, liberty, and Mamma Gaia. So take a bit of rest, take stock, and then dec ... Posted: November 20th. 2004 Views: 10,546 - [ Full Article ]
- Grey Magic: Back to the Broom Closet? - RuneWolf [Witchvox Sponsor]
The elections are over, and it would seem that many Pagans feel that we are now on the verge of a new Dark Age, if not a wholesale return to the Burning Times. Many would have us believe that, in four short years, we will see the ... Posted: November 6th. 2004 Views: 10,677 - [ Full Article ]
- Scared Yet? - Dana Corby
As a Pagan, what issues affect how you're going to vote in the upcoming election?Environmental issues? Irrelevant.Gun rights? Irrelevant.Charter schools? Irrelevant.Taxes? Irrelevant.The war ... Posted: November 6th. 2004 Views: 6,264 - [ Full Article ]
- A Coven Commitment - Lady Abigail [Witchvox Sponsor]
Ravensgrove Coven has received many questions requesting information and advice on how someone could get a Coven started. We hope that this might be of some help to you and that you are blessed in your endeavors. Whenever there is ... Posted: November 6th. 2004 Views: 5,919 - [ Full Article ]
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