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February 26th. 2012
February 19th. 2012
- Getting Started: Now What? - Darksky
Getting started... now what? I wanted to address this because there are both some new members just embarking on their path and also some veterans returning to their path and who are experiencing difficulty getting started or resum ... Posted: February 26th. 2012 Views: 2,717 - [ Full Article ]
- From Christian to Atheist to Agnostic to Pagan - Caleb 'Odins Helper'
When I started really getting into Norse Paganism, or any kind of Paganism for that matter, I was probably around 12 or 13. My dad had been into Wicca since I was probably in second grade. My interest in the whole th ... Posted: February 26th. 2012 Views: 2,386 - [ Full Article ]
- The Trained Mind: Apprentice Anger Management - Grey Ghost
Those new to the Craft are often overwhelmed with the diversity that various sources offer. There is no one reference that contains information about all the aspects of the numerous personal and group knowledge found under the cov ... Posted: February 26th. 2012 Views: 2,010 - [ Full Article ]
February 12th. 2012
- Cult Characteristics: Is Wicca a Cult or a Genuine Religion? - Rev. Mirado Crow
Is Wicca a cult or is it a genuine religion? Many Wiccans have asked me this, and on many occasions, I just want to tell them to do their research on what a cult actually is. But since I really don't see myself doing that, I have ... Posted: February 19th. 2012 Views: 3,128 - [ Full Article ]
- Faith or Experience? - Janice Van Cleve
Once upon a time, a skier was swooshing down a steep mountainside when he missed his turn and flew over a dangerous cliff. With quick reflexes he grabbed the limb of a tree that grew out of the side of the cliff and caught himself ... Posted: February 19th. 2012 Views: 2,785 - [ Full Article ]
- You Do Not Represent Me - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]
You know folks, I am getting pretty fed up with individuals and groups claiming to represent all of paganism. To begin with what is it that such entities are supposed to represent? The current reality of the pagan community is a m ... Posted: February 19th. 2012 Views: 2,703 - [ Full Article ]
- Conception of God - Katie Koumatos
"How do you envision God?""As a witch, do you believe in God? In Jesus?""How can you have multiple Gods?"When I talk to non-pagans about my spiritual beliefs, I get these questions a lot. I imagine this will only i ... Posted: February 19th. 2012 Views: 2,398 - [ Full Article ]
- Wicca in the World: Our Place in the 21st Century - Ash'lynn Gaoithe
Religion has always been a sensitive subject. Religious conflicts and disagreements have a long and bloody history. I’ve heard it said that a belief system couldn’t be a true religion unless someone has died in its name. And while ... Posted: February 19th. 2012 Views: 2,263 - [ Full Article ]
February 5th. 2012
- I Am a Witch of the Old World - Lady Abigail [Witchvox Sponsor]
I am very much a Witch of the Old World. NO, Not because I am ‘Old’ but because I have trust the Old World ways of healing and magick. Herbs are truly a gift of the Goddess. Everyday of our lives we have the opportunely to hold th ... Posted: February 12th. 2012 Views: 4,616 - [ Full Article ]
- Love Spell Substitutions: Practical Solutions for Love On Valentine’s Day - Kiki's Cauldron
Having worked in the magickal community as a healer, diviner, and teacher, I have been approached dozens of times about love spells. There have been numerous instances where I've had to work with customers who come into the metaph ... Posted: February 12th. 2012 Views: 2,642 - [ Full Article ]
- A Path to Healing: When Does the Hurt End? - Katharina Moonchild
I want to say, the person who inspired me to write this article was Priscilla Hyssop Winters. Her courage to say what she said in her article My Toxic Temper: Clashing With The Craft inspired me to finally have the courage ... Posted: February 12th. 2012 Views: 2,297 - [ Full Article ]
- What's In A Name - Verda Smedley
I did a remarkable amount of research on this subject for Ancestral Airs, poking through mythology, history, and the meanings of ancient names still familiar to us. But given that Ancestral Airs is a story about sham ... Posted: February 12th. 2012 Views: 2,121 - [ Full Article ]
- Once Upon A Time: Make Your Own Good Luck - Rev. etain.butterfly
After watching two episodes of the new series Once Upon A Time I remembered the old nursery rhymes I used to read to my children when they were young.There was Rumpelstiltskin a tiny little man who spun straw into g ... Posted: February 12th. 2012 Views: 1,949 - [ Full Article ]
January 29th. 2012
- The Lost Tools of the Witch - BellaDonna Saberhagen
When you ask your average neo-Pagan or Wiccan what tools are on their altar (or are important to their craft) , you typically get the following list: athame, wand, pentacle, chalice, besom, cauldron, candles, incense, sometimes he ... Posted: February 5th. 2012 Views: 3,494 - [ Full Article ]
- Building a Wiccan Library as a Broke College Student - Luna
I just recently read Peg Aloi’s article Leaves of Gold: Finding Those Rare Occult Books here on the Witches’ Voice again, and there’s always one statement she makes that pops out to me: “Pagans like books.” Well, I can’t re ... Posted: February 5th. 2012 Views: 2,620 - [ Full Article ]
- Recycling Ritual Tools - Lupa [Witchvox Sponsor]
While neopaganism is relatively young, there are a variety of traditions that have arisen among some pagans surrounding ritual tools. Some have to do with their procurement, such as never haggle with the maker or seller of a tool ... Posted: February 5th. 2012 Views: 2,551 - [ Full Article ]
- Our True 'Magical Tools' - Solonius
Our ‘magical items’ are only mundane objects without inherent power! After much deliberation, I’ve decided that I must toss that match into the gasoline can. I feel that there is an undue amount of romanticism attached to what are ... Posted: February 5th. 2012 Views: 2,519 - [ Full Article ]
- Prayers in the Wind - Verda Smedley
“The Ancient Ones clearly saw what was coming and with complete devotion and love made prayers for us. Their words were sent out into the cosmos so that someday we would catch up to them.”I found this to be a surprisingly ... Posted: February 5th. 2012 Views: 1,802 - [ Full Article ]
January 22nd. 2012
- Mundane Magick - Soull the University Witch
There are days in which I find myself feeling as if I have forgotten that I am, indeed, a Witch.When I walk past the living room, I spare a glance with brown eyes at the small altar my partner Lore and I have crafted toget ... Posted: January 29th. 2012 Views: 3,126 - [ Full Article ]
- Solitary Spirituality - Jessica Baumgartner [Witchvox Sponsor]
Being a solitary Witch does not mean that you have to do everything alone. I myself have been a member of a coven and practiced on my own as well, finding that not everyone is meant to perform rituals and works of magic with other ... Posted: January 29th. 2012 Views: 2,805 - [ Full Article ]
- Discovering Wicca - Tytus Lionheart
It is more likely that the title should read “Discovering Myself in Wicca”, because since my first steps on the path of the wise that is what I have been challenged with, discovering who I am and what is my purpose in this life. W ... Posted: January 29th. 2012 Views: 2,599 - [ Full Article ]
- Covens - Franco
Many people who follow a magickal path will be part of a coven. Many will have had their first introduction to the Craft via covens. Things are always exciting when you first join one as you get to meet new people, or gather with ... Posted: January 29th. 2012 Views: 2,047 - [ Full Article ]
- Resolving Not to make New Year Resolutions - raewytch
The midwinter season has finally wound up and I find myself looking to new ideas, projects and hopefully an interesting year ahead.My solstice celebration was such a lovely time with my family and some good friends all tog ... Posted: January 29th. 2012 Views: 1,341 - [ Full Article ]
- Cleaning and Consecrating a Book of Shadows - Cerberus Bindweed
Before the book you choose to be your Book of Shadows is ever written in, you should first cleanse and consecrate it. Cleansing also called “purifying”; it removes any past energies that your future Book of Shadows has gathered an ... Posted: January 22nd. 2012 Views: 6,502 - [ Full Article ]
- Rediscovering Cakes and Wine - Jonathan Sousa
In the Scriptures of the Abrahamic traditions, we find a curious verse. Essentially, it describes an “order of service” as would have been used by the worshippers of the old Gods in the land of Israel. It reads: “And your ... Posted: January 22nd. 2012 Views: 2,647 - [ Full Article ]
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