Articles/Essays From Pagans
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September 6th. 2009
August 23rd. 2009
- Chains Around The Mind - Sorbus
I got a number of emails from people after Witchvox published an essay I wrote some time back with a message of tolerance. In fact the same theme was repeated over and over again with the private messages. Basically it went along ... Posted: September 6th. 2009 Views: 3,649 - [ Full Article ]
- The CovenStead - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]
On this brisk autumn morning, I find myself walking along the banks of a small, undulating river. I am on my way to the covenstead, which is situated off in the distance atop a steep and wooded hill. Like a beacon of mystical ener ... Posted: September 6th. 2009 Views: 3,167 - [ Full Article ]
August 16th. 2009
- A Wiccan Elemental Approach to Overcoming Challenges - Marty Couch
I went to the Doctor yesterday. I kind of consider it a victory when she doesn’t give me a referral to a specialist for an autopsy. It means I’m winning. Now I don’t know how often you go to the doctor, but I go every three months ... Posted: August 23rd. 2009 Views: 4,597 - [ Full Article ]
- Tears of a Witch - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]
As I wander through the beloved woods, ever so grounded and connected to Spirit, I begin to think of the fear of witchcraft. Such a fear was started by a religious belief system seeking power and control over others. And through t ... Posted: August 23rd. 2009 Views: 4,427 - [ Full Article ]
- Danger at Home - Midnyte Hierax
I recently became acquainted with three wonderful people, two of whom escaped from a cult not long ago. It is difficult to surprise me, but the stories they tell shocked even me. They were fleeced for a great deal of money, brainw ... Posted: August 23rd. 2009 Views: 3,840 - [ Full Article ]
August 2nd. 2009
- Christian Wicca Defended - Chris Aldridge
Christian Wicca tends to get attacked by Christians, Wiccans and Pagans, saying that it is impossible for the religion of Wicca and Christianity to combine. I feel sorry for those Wiccans who also want to be Christian and the Chri ... Posted: August 16th. 2009 Views: 4,070 - [ Full Article ]
July 19th. 2009
- Arianrhod - The Silver Wheel - Alfred Willowhawk, DMsc, MS, Shamanic Practitioner [Witchvox Sponsor]
Introduction:The Mabinogion is one of the most translated bodies of Cymric, (Welsh) myth. According to Wikipedia the Mabinogion is the pre-Christian Celtic mythology, international folktale motifs, and on ear ... Posted: August 2nd. 2009 Views: 6,824 - [ Full Article ]
- Looking Back: A Reality Check on Neo Paganism - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]
Greetings Folks: As I grow older (sigh) I have a tendency to compare where Neo Paganism was and where it is today. Just this morning I received an e-mail from a dear friend who had just moved to Utah. And she was saying, "Crick, y ... Posted: August 2nd. 2009 Views: 4,723 - [ Full Article ]
July 12th. 2009
- The Power of the Individual - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]
As I walk into the comfort of the forest a deep sigh of relief escapes my lips. I find solace amongst the towering oak trees, which provides a much-needed break from the din of what passes for a pagan community. With so ma ... Posted: July 19th. 2009 Views: 3,424 - [ Full Article ]
- Should Pagan Clergy Be Paid? - Velvet
Lately there have been a lot of articles and discussions floating around on whether or not Pagan Clergy should be paid. I am an individual who went through the long process to become a Pagan Clergy member (not through the web) but ... Posted: July 19th. 2009 Views: 2,776 - [ Full Article ]
July 5th. 2009
- What is Safety in Magick? - Lady Abigail Welcher
Magick is a talent you learn. You may be born into a family of magickal line, but still the basics must be learned in understanding what this talent this gift is. Magick is a skill. It is the energy and power used to control the w ... Posted: July 12th. 2009 Views: 5,103 - [ Full Article ]
- What Makes a Pagan Leader? - Gaia Ivorywitch [Witchvox Sponsor]
Being one of several ordained Pagan Ministers at a Pagan Church, we get lots of questions from folks just starting out on their paths. The most frequent question is "How do I get to do what YOU do? I want to help!" Well, that's a ... Posted: July 12th. 2009 Views: 3,849 - [ Full Article ]
- Religion: From A Witch's Perspective - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]
Have you ever wondered why humans are so scared to face life and the spiritual lessons that are in waiting for each of us? I ask this because since the dawning of humankind we have created religions. Religion in all reality is a s ... Posted: July 12th. 2009 Views: 3,721 - [ Full Article ]
June 28th. 2009
- The Origin of Runes - Brunhilde [Witchvox Sponsor]
The term rune comes from ancient European dialects. It means mystery or secret. Each rune symbol represents a concept, like wealth or fertility. Runes were not originally used as letters in an alphabet. Ancient shamans used them i ... Posted: July 5th. 2009 Views: 4,218 - [ Full Article ]
- From Victim to Survivor: How the Craft Taught Me To Overcome Sexual Trauma (Part II) - Oracle
Disclaimer: I am not a certified professional. The following articles (Part I and Part II) are intended as a testimony, and in no way should be taken as gospel. If you or someone you know has suffered abuse, rape or traumas of ... Posted: July 5th. 2009 Views: 3,932 - [ Full Article ]
- Protecting Our Own - Christina K.
Although I feel it an important aspect of my Faith that there isn’t a “Head Honcho” or “Council” or something or someone else to dictate how we practice and what we believe, or to “speak” for us or try to represent us in a way we ... Posted: July 5th. 2009 Views: 2,927 - [ Full Article ]
June 14th. 2009
May 24th. 2009
- Have You Ever Seen Real Magic? I Have! - MoonChild
I was raised a very good Christian, I looked very hard trying to find the right faith, problem was, I was only looking inside the Christian faith. I went from Church to Church looking, but always finding things wrong with their be ... Posted: June 14th. 2009 Views: 4,726 - [ Full Article ]
May 10th. 2009
- Why is There a Rule Against Training People Under 18? - Belladonna Laveau APs [Witchvox Sponsor]
I’ve been training people in the Craft for almost two decades. If someone who comes to me looks very young, the first thing I want to know is their age and whether or not their parents are aware that they’re seeking this training. ... Posted: May 24th. 2009 Views: 8,116 - [ Full Article ]
- The Din of Society - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]
As I separate myself from the herd of steel bison at the end of yet another day, I realize that I am reeling from the intrusion of sounds and actions of the mundane world into my personal space. And so I head into the comfort of m ... Posted: May 24th. 2009 Views: 3,023 - [ Full Article ]
- Analyzing My Faith - Lady Luna Skye
I seriously analyze my faith on a regular basis. I think everyone should do this at least once in his or her lives. It helps to go through all the knots. It also separates the believing because you have to and believing because yo ... Posted: May 24th. 2009 Views: 2,381 - [ Full Article ]
May 3rd. 2009
- The World of Dryads - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]
As a child growing up in the mountains of Tennessee, Dryads were welcome companions. They often took the place of human companions who were scattered about on neighboring farms that dotted the area. Over the years I have always re ... Posted: May 10th. 2009 Views: 6,560 - [ Full Article ]
- The Spring of Artemis and the Faeries - Chris Aldridge
Living out in the country of North Carolina, surrounded by wilderness and forests, I have this spring felt the love, power and light of Artemis, Goddess of the hunt, wilderness and animals, like never before. With her divine and a ... Posted: May 10th. 2009 Views: 3,823 - [ Full Article ]
April 26th. 2009
- The Wheel Turns - Najah Lightfoot [Witchvox Sponsor]
The Goddess calls upon me to write this article. Her voice speaks to me to share. My story is not unique, it is not different, but it is my story, and through it, I pray it reaches out and touches just one person. I pray it reache ... Posted: May 3rd. 2009 Views: 4,715 - [ Full Article ]
- Growing Paganism - Belladonna Laveau APs [Witchvox Sponsor]
I have watched Wicca face many challenges over the years. We have accomplished much. We have received recognition as a valid religion. The IRS has granted church status to some Wiccan groups. We have festivals all over the US, so ... Posted: April 26th. 2009 Views: 5,874 - [ Full Article ]
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