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February 21st. 2004

  • Purification and Harmony - RuneWolf [Witchvox Sponsor]

    To be honest, I gave up on purification, per se, quite a few years ago. Now, I didn't just wake up one morning and say to myself, "Self, we aren't going to do that whole purification thingy anymore." Rather, my whole conce ... Posted: February 21st. 2004   Views: 4,401   - [ Full Article ]

February 14th. 2004

  • Wash Your Spirit Clean - Ginger Strivelli

    Purification, like everything in the dogma of Paganism, varies from Witch to Witch. Some magicians will not touch a ritual tool or prop until it has been ritually cleansed, and then will not let anyone else touch the item. Tarot C ... Posted: February 14th. 2004   Views: 5,863   - [ Full Article ]

  • Purification: What is it? How Does it Work? - B. T. Newberg

    Many Pagans use purification rites before entering rituals or sacred spaces. A magician may asperge herself with an herbal mixture before entering the magick circle. A shaman may dive into a cold spring before journeying to meet t ... Posted: February 14th. 2004   Views: 4,827   - [ Full Article ]

  • Purification in All of Its Forms - Taylor Ellwood [Witchvox Sponsor]

    I had to laugh when I saw what Witchvox's latest topic was...purification. I laughed because over Imbolc I've been involved in a highly unusual purification ritual. So the timing was naturally appropriate for writing an article ab ... Posted: February 14th. 2004   Views: 4,284   - [ Full Article ]

February 7th. 2004

  • The Syncretic Pagan - Laura Salmonstone

    I am a Quaker Pagan - both a Quaker and a Pagan at the same time. My Pagan practice is influenced by many different traditions and experiences, and my spirituality is a blending of all of these influences.I was born and ra ... Posted: February 7th. 2004   Views: 7,774   - [ Full Article ]

  • Why Syncretism Makes Sense Within Paganism - B. T. Newberg

    Paganism and syncretism are complementary, not contradictory, paths. I find that one of the core values of Paganism can lead naturally to syncretism -- namely, the focus on this earth and this life. Today many of us on this earth ... Posted: February 7th. 2004   Views: 4,476   - [ Full Article ]

  • Syncretism: My Way to Paganism and Sources of Inspiration - Vit [Witchvox Sponsor]

    1: Questions and Answers It is not an easy task to find the religion and philosophy that would answer satisfactorily the fundamental questions like: "Who are we?", "Where do we go to?", "How does the world work and ... Posted: February 7th. 2004   Views: 3,963   - [ Full Article ]

January 4th. 2004

  • A Syncretic Perspective on Magick - Taylor Ellwood [Witchvox Sponsor]

    I've always valued a syncretic approach to my practice of magick. A syncretic practice blends the methodologies and practices of various magickal traditions together. When I first got into magick I started out with Shamanism, but ... Posted: January 4th. 2004   Views: 5,568   - [ Full Article ]

December 13th. 2003

  • It's Raining, It's Pouring, the Old Man is Snoring... - RuneWolf [Witchvox Sponsor]

    It's raining like Hel up here in the wilds of Northern Virginia, buckets and buckets of it. A veritable torrential downpour. The wind is clattering the bare tops of the naked trees, and the rain is rattling on the gables. Cats and ... Posted: December 13th. 2003   Views: 6,458   - [ Full Article ]

  • Our Spiritual Rights and Public Perception - Taylor Ellwood [Witchvox Sponsor]

    When I was eighteen my mom burned my books on magick. And when I was nineteen I was called once on the hour, every hour by a Christian fanatic determined to kill me because I practiced magick. I am now twenty-seven. These ... Posted: December 13th. 2003   Views: 5,269   - [ Full Article ]

December 6th. 2003

  • Flowers on Thanksgiving - Gaia Ivorywitch [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Of all the days to be working, I thought. Thanksgiving Day. Oh well, it's not as though I were missing anything right this minute. I really would have liked to be cooking like a fiend, but this morning I settled for arranging flow ... Posted: December 6th. 2003   Views: 4,730   - [ Full Article ]

  • Why Do We Get In Our Own Way? - Aidan Odinson

    Some years ago when I was heavily involved in motorcycling, a certain motorcycle dealer made a remark to me about his competitor in a neighboring city. "I really like them," he said. "They couldn't do more for me if they were on m ... Posted: December 6th. 2003   Views: 3,876   - [ 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: 4,756   - [ Full Article ]

August 23rd. 2003

  • Defining Practical Magick - Taylor Ellwood [Witchvox Sponsor]

    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: 4,852   - [ 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: 4,504   - [ Full Article ]

August 3rd. 2003

  • Magick: A Tool of Practicality or Personal Transformation - Iarrthóir na Fírinne

    "Twinkle-twinkle-twink," says the television speaker. The screen shows Samantha's face morphing back into a more normal expression after having repeatedly wrinkled her nose. Oh what kind of hi-jinks was Tabitha up to this time? Wh ... Posted: August 3rd. 2003   Views: 6,893   - [ 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: 6,808   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Nature of Sacrifice - RuneWolf [Witchvox Sponsor]

    I went to one of my favorite oracles - - 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: 5,171   - [ 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: 23,785   - [ 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: 5,123   - [ 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: 7,462   - [ Full Article ]

May 4th. 2003

  • Mark Twain on 'The Witches' Rede' - Mike Nichols

    It hardly seems possible that it has been almost 100 years since Mark Twain sat down and dictated his thoughts about The Witches' Rede, leaving to posterity what is surely the most clear-headed explanation ever attempted of this c ... Posted: May 4th. 2003   Views: 10,639   - [ Full Article ]

  • 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: 4,830   - [ 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: 3,523   - [ 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: 5,519   - [ Full Article ]

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