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November 16th. 2003

  • Perceptions of Pagans: What Are People Afraid Of? - Ares Hearthfire [Witchvox Sponsor]

    It is amazing to me that 30-plus years after the late Dr. Leo Martello won his right to hold a ritual in Central Park we still have to come back to discussing how we are perceived. The public at large is not afraid of our religion ... Posted: November 16th. 2003   Views: 4,105   - [ Full Article ]

September 21st. 2003

  • Wellsprings - Diotima Mantineia [Witchvox Sponsor]

    In Western magical traditions, the Autumn Equinox heralds a time of year ruled by the element of Water. Along with Fire, Air and Earth, it is one of the four building blocks of the material world (not the far-fetched notion it see ... Posted: September 21st. 2003   Views: 4,409   - [ Full Article ]

  • Sprucing Up Ritual - Ares Hearthfire [Witchvox Sponsor]

    One thing about being in a coven is knowing that you will have many other people involved in your rituals and reading out of the same book. However, this can still be very dry and at times boring or routine. Some groups do not tak ... Posted: September 21st. 2003   Views: 4,083   - [ Full Article ]

August 23rd. 2003

  • Defining Practical Magick - Taylor Ellwood

    When I think of magick I think of practical magick. I'm not into using magick just for spiritual transformations, but also for transformations that reach out and affect the world around me as well as within. I don't think you can ... Posted: August 23rd. 2003   Views: 4,442   - [ Full Article ]

August 10th. 2003

  • Practical Magick - RuneWolf [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Speaking only for myself, I believe that magick is quite practical. But this may simply be because of my personal definitions of magick and practicality. To me, practicality equals results, and magick is the art of changing consci ... Posted: August 10th. 2003   Views: 4,196   - [ Full Article ]

July 6th. 2003

  • The Unbinding of Fenrir... - RuneWolf [Witchvox Sponsor]

    What follows came to me in the course of a sleepless night, when my mind was wandering down one of the shadowed byways of my current spiritual path. It is unequal parts intuitive synthesis, armchair psychology, mythological rei ... Posted: July 6th. 2003   Views: 6,318   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Nature of Sacrifice - RuneWolf [Witchvox Sponsor]

    I went to one of my favorite oracles - www.dictionary.com - to do a little prep work for this essay. I was aghast at some of the words contained in the entries for "sacrifice:" ... Posted: July 6th. 2003   Views: 4,852   - [ Full Article ]

  • Sacrifice - Ares Hearthfire [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Sacrifice. No one word says more about dedication to a cause than this. We hear this word all the time. Even in sports you hear phrases like "Taking One for the Team." Sacrifice...it's a deadly word, it's a sacred word, it's a wor ... Posted: July 6th. 2003   Views: 3,501   - [ Full Article ]

June 15th. 2003

  • Harry Potter... - Dana Corby

    "Harry Potter promotes magic, witchcraft and satanism!" "Harry Potter is pure fantasy and has nothing to do with real magic, or witchcraft or satanism!" "Harry Potter teaches evil to our children!" ... Posted: June 15th. 2003   Views: 22,978   - [ Full Article ]

June 8th. 2003

  • Responsibility and Right Action - RuneWolf [Witchvox Sponsor]

    I've lately taken to thinking of and describing what I do as "Zen Wicca," or "Zen Witchcraft." And I do that with the full realization that what I practice actually bears very little resemblance to Zen as it is normally practiced, ... Posted: June 8th. 2003   Views: 4,670   - [ Full Article ]

May 24th. 2003

  • Creating Magickal Community - Christopher Penczak [Witchvox Sponsor]

    When I was complaining about the lack of connection I feel in the gay community, a friend of mine started quoting Gandhi to me, and loosely paraphrasing, she said, "You must be the change in the world that you want to see." ... Posted: May 24th. 2003   Views: 6,984   - [ Full Article ]

May 4th. 2003

  • Violence and War - RuneWolf [Witchvox Sponsor]

    I believe that every child of the Goddess and the God has the right to protect him or herself, and it is a fact of nature that violence is sometimes the instrument of that self-protection. But we very rarely argue the morality of ... Posted: May 4th. 2003   Views: 4,433   - [ Full Article ]

April 20th. 2003

  • My Earth, My Religion - Chrysalys

    Though I still consider myself a novice, the Mother Earth has been the focal point of my spiritual and religious views since I can remember. I was raised in a small coal-mining town in rural southern WV where evidence of repeated ... Posted: April 20th. 2003   Views: 3,218   - [ Full Article ]

April 6th. 2003

  • Remembering and Reconnecting - RuneWolf [Witchvox Sponsor]

    I do consider my religion - Wicca - and my particular practice of it, to be Earth-based. Such a statement might seem absurdly obvious on the surface, but it is, I think, important to state it in this fashion. Wicca has within it e ... Posted: April 6th. 2003   Views: 5,206   - [ Full Article ]

February 1st. 2003

  • Everything Is Sacred - Rev. Morninghawk Apollo

    The world religions all teach that Divinity created everything. The stars. The planets. The dirt. The humans. And the mosquitoes. I believe that Divinity is an overall immanence. It surrounds us, protects us, and is wi ... Posted: February 1st. 2003   Views: 4,807   - [ Full Article ]

January 19th. 2003

  • What Is Sacred and What Is Profane? Ah... that is the question. - Ginger Strivelli

    Well, some people think the 60-foot tall cell phone tower disguised as a cross that looms over my neighborhood is "sacred". I'd say it was profane... might even employ some profanity to explain just how profane I find that ugly mo ... Posted: January 19th. 2003   Views: 4,368   - [ Full Article ]

November 21st. 2002

  • We Who Shall Inherit Ourselves - Ravenhart

    Over the course of the past decade or two, the giant surge of information on Paganism and Wicca, and Witchcraft in general has swelled to enormous proportions. Whereas I used to have to scratch pathetically through musty bookstore ... Posted: November 21st. 2002   Views: 3,807   - [ Full Article ]

November 15th. 2002

  • Living a Pagan Life : I'm Chopping, I'm Chopping - RuneWolf [Witchvox Sponsor]

    As with any belief system, my Paganism effects my daily life only when I put it into practice: "Putting my money where my mouth is, " as Mother is wont to say. Sometimes that comes reflexively, and sometimes it has to be a conscio ... Posted: November 15th. 2002   Views: 6,515   - [ Full Article ]

  • Living as a Witch - Rev. Morninghawk Apollo

    Some people choose to live as Witches on a Sabbat or for full and dark moon rituals, but I choose to live life as a Witch at all times. How do I live as a Witch? Many people I’ve met believe that it is a matter of doing a pr ... Posted: November 15th. 2002   Views: 6,130   - [ Full Article ]

October 12th. 2002

  • Samhain, the Time of the Ancestors - Mab y Farwolaeth

    Although I honor and serve my ancestors year-round, All Hallows is the time when I go all out for them and prepare a large feast. However, I find little information in many of the marketed texts of Wicca and modern Paganism that d ... Posted: October 12th. 2002   Views: 10,557   - [ Full Article ]

  • From the Mouths of Gods - Rev. Morninghawk Apollo

    We all have had times where we felt very lost and confused. We'd ask our friends and family for advice, but it isn't enough. We search within ourselves for the answers, but can't see through the mists of confusion. When it seems t ... Posted: October 12th. 2002   Views: 5,930   - [ Full Article ]

August 11th. 2002

  • The Magick of GemStones - StormDancer for Mandala

    "Learn the energies of GemStones, " was the directive that 'came to me' in the car, leaving the mountains of Tennessee and heading home from a festival eighteen years ago. Working with stones and crystals has been part of my magic ... Posted: August 11th. 2002   Views: 6,623   - [ Full Article ]

June 30th. 2002

  • Pagans Speak Out on the 'Pledge' #1 - Christina Aubin [Witchvox Sponsor]

    On matters of religion and government - I make it no secret that I am in high favor of the separation of church and state - theocracies have a long and harsh history, no doubt begun by well meaning folks but ending horribly wrong, ... Posted: June 30th. 2002   Views: 4,597   - [ Full Article ]

June 1st. 2002

  • The Pixel-Hexen Tradition - Sunfell

    The Pixel-Hexen Tradition is a very old one: dating back 41353000 (hex) milliseconds, which are millennia if you're a computer (or only 10 years if you're a person). The Pixel-Hexen Trad began with the Internet, and its first atte ... Posted: June 1st. 2002   Views: 6,224   - [ Full Article ]

May 12th. 2002

  • Spirit Guides - Mar-Garet

    My Creative Writing teacher (about 20 years ago) had just assigned to us: 'Imagine an entity who would symbolize to you great wisdom.' Then we were to write a dialogue with that entity in our journals. My 'entity' turned out to be ... Posted: May 12th. 2002   Views: 6,396   - [ Full Article ]

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