Articles/Essays From Pagans
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November 20th. 2005
November 13th. 2005
- A Thanksgiving to Remember - Lady Abigail [Witchvox Sponsor]
Thanksgiving, has always been a confusing holiday for me. Is it a day to give thanks or a day to morn the near alienation of our sisters and brothers of Native American heritage? In school we were taught how the pilgrims d ... Posted: November 20th. 2005 Views: 4,937 - [ Full Article ]
November 6th. 2005
- A Successful Samhain Feast for 2,700 Needy People - Caroline Kenner [Witchvox Sponsor]
Two years ago this month, Pagans across America were stung by criticism from the Bush White House. Jim Towey, assistant to President Bush and Director of the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives said, “I haven't run int ... Posted: November 13th. 2005 Views: 9,027 - [ Full Article ]
- Of Witches And Hate - Shadow
You would think that in a community as diverse and open-minded as we Pagans are, we would be more accepting of everybody’s differences. I was naďve enough to think that every Wiccan respected each other’s religious practices and b ... Posted: November 13th. 2005 Views: 6,185 - [ Full Article ]
October 30th. 2005
- To The Infinite Music: Thoughts On Reincarnation - Alison Leigh Lilly
“O body swayed to music, O brightening glance, How can we know the dancer from the dance?”- W. B. Yeats, from Among School ChildrenThere was that moment, during Steve Vai’s performanc ... Posted: November 6th. 2005 Views: 4,327 - [ Full Article ]
- The Ripple Effect - Joemoonraven
All of us at one point or another came to the realization that we’re different from the rest of the world, Mother Earth's Guardians (if you will). History tells the story that the words Witch, Wicce, and Wicca come from the Latin ... Posted: November 6th. 2005 Views: 3,302 - [ Full Article ]
- Free Will And Reincarnation - Roy Linford Adams [Witchvox Sponsor]
Here're my beliefs on one of the most common parts of Witchcraft: reincarnation.All living creatures have a soul or life force. An energy that exists much the same as an electrical charge in a battery. The notion th ... Posted: November 6th. 2005 Views: 2,815 - [ Full Article ]
October 23rd. 2005
- Wicca At The Crossroads - Pan
As I read Witchvox, it seems to me that many of the contentious issues we face today that seem to divide our community spotlight the fact that Wicca, fifty years after its founding, is today at a crossroads from which we will map ... Posted: October 30th. 2005 Views: 5,229 - [ Full Article ]
- Gaea Farts: A Personal Meditation Upon Natural Disasters - Jonathan Sousa
Given current world events, natural disasters have not been easy to ignore. Indeed, they are pretty much all that is there when one turns on the television, checks email, listens to the radio, reads the newspaper, or talks with pe ... Posted: October 30th. 2005 Views: 4,669 - [ Full Article ]
- Transformation By Fire - Kuliusum
I, firewalker:The year was 1971; there was a young man full of passion for a new way of life that he had never known. That man was me. I approached the fire bed with all the fear that was normal but I was sure that the rul ... Posted: October 30th. 2005 Views: 3,494 - [ Full Article ]
October 16th. 2005
- The Teen Witch - David Salisbury
Adolescence can be a very tough time. With puberty, dating, school work and a million other things going on. Add being a Witch to that and it sounds like it would just get all that more crazy, but not for me. See, my name is David ... Posted: October 23rd. 2005 Views: 5,432 - [ Full Article ]
- The Choice - Lady Rain StarDragon (Teresa Garcia)
Power, Changing the World, Compassion, Responsibility: these are such large and intriguingly ominous words. As a child, I would have never questioned that mere words could change the world. I knew my mission; I would make this wor ... Posted: October 23rd. 2005 Views: 3,771 - [ Full Article ]
October 9th. 2005
- Memories Of A Witch - Lady Abigail [Witchvox Sponsor]
It had been a peculiar and strange-feeling day. Not just that it was particularly hot and muggy even for January in Texas, but the entire day I had felt strangely aware, like waiting for someone to jump out of the bushes and yell, ... Posted: October 16th. 2005 Views: 6,510 - [ Full Article ]
- Ritual Dancing: Beyond The Spiral - Pan
Of course, one of the natural complements to drumming and singing is dancing. Most people follow their natural instincts to dance when they hear drumming or music with a good beat. Around the communal fire at a gathering, ... Posted: October 16th. 2005 Views: 5,219 - [ Full Article ]
October 2nd. 2005
- Magic: A Cornerstone of Pagan Identity? - B. T. Newberg
Have you ever wondered why Pagans use the term "magic?" After all, outside the community it is generally met with derision. It means stage magic, or child's play, or fantasy. Anything but a mature approach to living in the world. ... Posted: October 9th. 2005 Views: 7,117 - [ Full Article ]
- Living Life As A Witch? - Lady Luna
For years people have heard the term "To say you are a Witch is one thing, you must live as a Witch." from "Principals of Wiccan Belief" taken from the American Council of Witches in the year 1974, which brings up the question, wh ... Posted: October 9th. 2005 Views: 5,950 - [ Full Article ]
- Pagans in Recovery: Maybe its Time for our Own Program? - Ari C.
Pagans in Recovery: Maybe its time for our own program? (Note: there are many Pagan versions of the 12-steps, the recovery tool originated by the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. Pagan Sanctum Recovery is not the one an ... Posted: October 9th. 2005 Views: 4,879 - [ Full Article ]
September 25th. 2005
- A Canary in the Culture War Coal Mines - Phyllis Curott and the Temple of Ara
Part 1 in a series based on the new talk Sex Religion & Politics: The Growing Threat of the American Theocracy censorship - subtle and otherwise by Phyllis Curott, attorney, author and activist "Rest ... Posted: October 2nd. 2005 Views: 7,781 - [ Full Article ]
September 18th. 2005
- A Vodouisant And A Ceremonial Thelemic Wiccan/Freemason Walk Into A Bar… - Christopher Orapello
When it comes to relationships and being a Pagan, I certainly can’t speak for everyone, but I think I can speak for myself, as long as my girlfriend, who is a practitioner of Vodou, allows me to do so! Seriously speaking though, I ... Posted: September 25th. 2005 Views: 6,142 - [ Full Article ]
- My Interfaith (?) Struggle/Relationship - Enola
Interfaith relationships are hard, but what if your lover/partner/spouse has no faith at all? Well, first of all, there is no such thing as having no faith. Even atheists believe in something. They merely hold that there is no God ... Posted: September 25th. 2005 Views: 2,344 - [ Full Article ]
September 11th. 2005
- The Law Of Opposites - Shawnee
Human nature is, many times, like that of a magnet. We are drawn towards our opposite and repelled by our similar. While not ignoring the truth that we also yearn to be with like-minded individuals and to feel a part of a whole, I ... Posted: September 18th. 2005 Views: 3,659 - [ Full Article ]
- Interfaith Siblings - Shadow
When one thinks about interfaith relationships, they tend to think along the lines of boyfriend and girlfriend, husband and wife, or whatever romantic relationships there can be. Other times, they consider it from a platonic view, ... Posted: September 18th. 2005 Views: 3,077 - [ Full Article ]
- Speaking, Silence, Situational Ethics: Relationships In Review - Patricia Telesco
I was standing in the hallways of a College after a lecture on coming out of the Broom Closet. A young woman approached me, visibly upset and asked for a few moments to talk. She lives with her elderly grandmother whom she adores, ... Posted: September 11th. 2005 Views: 4,185 - [ Full Article ]
- Be Yourself - scriibe
It began one afternoon, sometime in the mid 1970s, when I arrived home from school. The TV was on - as usual - and an episode of the old Phil Donahue show was playing. Phil was interviewing an Englishwoman named Sybil Leek. I don' ... Posted: September 11th. 2005 Views: 3,157 - [ Full Article ]
- Please, Please: Participate In Your Local Pagan Pride Events! - Pax
I have often said to friends in the local Pagan community that language is the single most powerful tool of magic. (Or magick, if you prefer) That has been emphasized for me recently by some reactions I have seen to the wo ... Posted: September 11th. 2005 Views: 3,017 - [ Full Article ]
- Faerie Dreams - Enola
I have recently taken an interest in Faerie Magick. As a beginner in everything Wicca, I wanted only to meet the Fae and ask for spiritual wisdom if they were willing to give it. I left them milk with rose water and bread in my ba ... Posted: September 11th. 2005 Views: 2,845 - [ Full Article ]
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