Articles/Essays From Pagans
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November 12th. 2006
November 5th. 2006
- Chaos, Evolution, Human Behavior, and a Big Clerical Error - Ezra the Cosmic Prankster
Human emotion is fairly simple to understand, but it seems an unsolvable mystery to a lot of people due to a bookkeeping error that was made 5,000 years ago. In this article I outline the evolutionary origins of all human behavior ... Posted: November 12th. 2006 Views: 4,890 - [ 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: 8,798 - [ 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: 4,386 - [ 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: 3,144 - [ 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: 9,493 - [ Full Article ]
- Horse and Hattock - Sarah Anne Lawless [Witchvox Sponsor]
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: 5,838 - [ 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: 7,543 - [ 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: 6,689 - [ 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: 3,569 - [ 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: 4,399 - [ 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: 4,179 - [ Full Article ]
- It Becomes What We Say - Theresa Chaze
Where we put our focus is what the universe will bring to us. Recently I realized that my prayer of protection was more of a magnetic for negativity than a shield and that when I sought prosperity the money flowed out as fast as i ... Posted: October 1st. 2006 Views: 3,107 - [ 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: 12,058 - [ 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: 4,620 - [ Full Article ]
September 10th. 2006
- Finding Athena's Secret Temple - Carissa Stormbringer
As a Hecatite Witch, I always have an interesting dream life. After my husband’s National Guard unit was put on alert for possible duty in the Middle East, my dreams went from interesting to terrifying. Different imagery each time ... Posted: September 17th. 2006 Views: 4,204 - [ Full Article ]
- 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: 3,163 - [ 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: 2,659 - [ Full Article ]
September 3rd. 2006
- 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: 3,170 - [ Full Article ]
August 27th. 2006
- The Elemental Cross: An Alternative to the Pentacle - Cornaryn
The elemental cross is a little-used (or little-referenced) symbol in popular Pagan literature. One usually finds the pentacle in use—for devotion, quarter-calls, altar equipage, magic, and decoration—at the cost of any other symb ... Posted: September 3rd. 2006 Views: 9,115 - [ Full Article ]
- Mother Moon - EmilysGhost
My sacred symbol is the Moon. The Moon shines brightly in Her natural state at night and offers me comfort and guidance and is the One with whom I can talk about anything. The pentacles I wear remind me of her power. In the pentac ... Posted: September 3rd. 2006 Views: 3,668 - [ Full Article ]
- Movement Art : An Expansion of Body Awareness - MaidenMoonDancer
We are all aware that in this age in society, there is always a right way to do something and a wrong way; or so we’ve been told. As a Pagan community immersed in the Blessings all around us, I would hardly think that many of us ... Posted: September 3rd. 2006 Views: 2,269 - [ Full Article ]
August 20th. 2006
- Dark Ethics: Shining A Light On The Left-Hand Path - Sickle
(Note: The following is a possible interpretation of Left-Hand spirituality. As with any religion, spirituality, or way of life, variations do occur. In no way am I saying the following is the only way to walk the Left-Hand Path; ... Posted: August 20th. 2006 Views: 4,992 - [ Full Article ]
- In Defense of Blended Tradition Witches - Shadow
There’s been some heated debate lately about the validity of certain types of blended Pagan traditions, Christian-Wicca in particular. By blended traditions, I’m referring to people that deliberately mix Pagan beliefs and practice ... Posted: August 20th. 2006 Views: 4,540 - [ Full Article ]
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