Articles/Essays From Pagans
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April 1st. 2012
March 25th. 2012
- Magical Signs - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]
Magical signs are geometrical designs, designed to represent the mysteries of deity and creation, and thus are of special interest to those who have an interest in the mystical arts and similar disciplines. The primary sig ... Posted: April 1st. 2012 Views: 3,373 - [ Full Article ]
March 18th. 2012
- The Chaplain, The Witch, and the Warden: Pagan Prison Ministry - Arianthe
We all have our own prisons [that] we build. We accept perceived obstacles, limitations [in] what we can and cannot do. These become our walls. -Rev. Jerrie HildebrandLike many other Pagans I consider mysel ... Posted: March 25th. 2012 Views: 3,518 - [ Full Article ]
- From Faith to Indifference and to Faith Again - Sheaden
I’ve read more articles here on WitchVox than I can remember, slinking quietly through cyberspace and admiring those with enough courage to speak to the world. Now it is time to take my place amongst them, and tell my convoluted s ... Posted: March 25th. 2012 Views: 2,651 - [ Full Article ]
March 11th. 2012
- Just A Little Bit Different - Whisp
My beliefs and my experiences work a little bit differently than many of my peers, and often I am asked about the mechanics of my spirituality. What makes being a Witch different from being something else? What exactly is it that ... Posted: March 18th. 2012 Views: 2,646 - [ Full Article ]
March 4th. 2012
- Pagan and Agnostic: The Tale of the Doubting Witch - Jeffery Johnson
I’ve lived just over three decades on this planet, which I realize isn’t long. However, I’ve lived long enough to know that time changes people. It can change our personalities, our way of looking at the world, our beliefs on any ... Posted: March 11th. 2012 Views: 3,395 - [ Full Article ]
- I'm A Witch Too - Rev. Julio A Baez
Greetings to all. This is my first essay here or anywhere online when I think about it. I've had an account on Witchvox for 9 years and have a personal and clergy profiles, plus 2 group profiles, and have listed classes and public ... Posted: March 11th. 2012 Views: 3,301 - [ Full Article ]
February 26th. 2012
- Crone Inspiration - Rev. etain.butterfly
I work in an outpatient surgery center and I must share a story about a lively 92-year-old Crone that came in for cataract surgery. As I was interviewing her I noticed she was really tan so I ask if she had been on vacation and sh ... Posted: March 4th. 2012 Views: 4,934 - [ Full Article ]
- Action Teaching and Service - Stewart Bitkoff
While the Teaching is a spiritual Teaching and connects with our inner awareness, in order for learning to be effective, it must take an action form in the world. From a spiritual perspective, what good is fancy philosophy and bea ... Posted: March 4th. 2012 Views: 1,931 - [ Full Article ]
February 19th. 2012
- Defence Against the Dark Arts (When You are Locked Out of the Circle) - Juniper
A young woman contacted me a while back asking for knowledge. Not some Craft secret or anything. What she wanted to know was why. WHY? You see, she had spent the year or two (or more) being harassed by what we shall call a ... Posted: February 26th. 2012 Views: 7,145 - [ 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: 2,823 - [ 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: 2,529 - [ Full Article ]
February 12th. 2012
- 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: 3,512 - [ 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: 3,294 - [ Full Article ]
- Conception of God - Kai 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: 3,028 - [ Full Article ]
- Wicca in the World: Our Place in the 21st Century - Draconyx
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: 2,860 - [ 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: 6,586 - [ 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: 3,327 - [ 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: 2,442 - [ Full Article ]
January 29th. 2012
- 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: 3,336 - [ 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: 3,195 - [ Full Article ]
January 22nd. 2012
- Solitary Spirituality - Jessica Marie Baumgartner
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: 3,409 - [ 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: 1,822 - [ Full Article ]
January 15th. 2012
- Rediscovering Cakes and Wine - Kedeshim
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: 3,461 - [ Full Article ]
- Crisis in Faith - Sage Tiger
Have you noticed that the economy seems to be worse than ever for a lot of people? I have and the stress that results from it…and how much harder it is for people to find a job now. This stress eats at you and drains your energy e ... Posted: January 22nd. 2012 Views: 2,512 - [ Full Article ]
- Logos, Mythos and the Category Mistake - Rhys Chisnall
The Oxford philosopher Gilbert Ryle came up with an amazing thinking tool, the idea of a category mistake outlined in his book, Concepts of Mind. I would argue that this tool that has relevance to those who are interested i ... Posted: January 15th. 2012 Views: 2,496 - [ Full Article ]
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