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November 27th. 2011

  • Initiatory Witchcraft and the Beetle in the Box - Rhys Chisnall

    Although I should know better and haven’t done so for years, and will probably not do so again for many more, I recently took part in a debate on the Craft on the inter-web. Generally speaking, I think this is a bad idea, as the a ... Posted: November 27th. 2011   Views: 3,161   - [ Full Article ]

  • Universal Consciousness and Manifestation: The Creation of Rayvn Haven - Alfred Willowhawk, DMsc, RMT, CTM, Shaman [Witchvox Sponsor]

    It is always wonderful when the Universal Consciousness manifests amazing gifts that are part of the balance. In July of 2011 at ZenFest in McClouth, Kansas, we were blessed to meet Danette and Matt who were vending Native America ... Posted: November 27th. 2011   Views: 3,060   - [ Full Article ]

November 20th. 2011

  • K’ekchi Mayan Paganism - Bob Makransky

    In contrast to the Abrahamic religions (which include rationalistic-materialism: the pseudo-science practiced in capitalistic academia) , paganism isn’t a matter of beliefs, but rather of cognition. Paganism seeks to operate on an ... Posted: November 20th. 2011   Views: 4,046   - [ Full Article ]

November 13th. 2011

  • Witches And/Or Witches? - Lady Abigail [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Over the past few months I have been reminded of something I had forgotten…What truly makes a REAL FAMILY!As most of you know, my Great Grandmother raised me. She was a blessed and magickal Witch, full of wisdom, magick an ... Posted: November 13th. 2011   Views: 6,229   - [ Full Article ]

November 6th. 2011

  • Shaman, Priest, Priestess, Pastor, or Candlestick-Maker - Alfred Willowhawk, DMsc, RMT, CTM, Shaman [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Humans are always reaching for understanding. Whatever their religious, spiritual, or non-spiritual philosophy, we are always seeking to understand the world around us. In our pre-industrialized world, we sought these answers from ... Posted: November 6th. 2011   Views: 4,302   - [ Full Article ]

  • E-Mail and the Vulnerable Pagan - Once Schooled, Now Solo Mage

    Recently I was forced to take a strong measure against someone I thought was a responsible member of the pagan community: I asked this person to remove me from an e-mail list the person had created and was moderating. Even though ... Posted: November 6th. 2011   Views: 3,803   - [ Full Article ]

October 30th. 2011

  • Successful Fire Scrying - Jessica Marie Baumgartner [Witchvox Sponsor]

    As a fire symbol, I always figured that fire scrying would come naturally. I had never had problems with “the sight” as many a vision had come to me, but controlling those visions or summoning them became a real challenge. While t ... Posted: October 30th. 2011   Views: 4,358   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Lord and Lady for the Non-Theist - Rhys Chisnall

    Why would a spiritual tradition and craft that embraces the non-theism of pantheism and atheism use terms such as Lady and Lord, or Goddess and God? Are these words appropriate for those of us that believe that the words divine or ... Posted: October 30th. 2011   Views: 3,626   - [ Full Article ]

October 23rd. 2011

  • Grow Your Own Lunar Calendar - Bran th' Blessed [Witchvox Sponsor]

    The earliest lunar calendars were small sticks into which some Neolithic hunter carved notches to count the days between full moons. This hi-tech device required no battery replacement and was accurate within plus or minus three d ... Posted: October 23rd. 2011   Views: 3,558   - [ Full Article ]

October 16th. 2011

  • Samhain Inspired Thoughts on Community - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Hey folks, Samhain energies are at work and so I woke up this morning with some thoughts that I would like to share. First I would like to preface my thoughts with an analogy that I learned about many years ago. Basically, it is a ... Posted: October 16th. 2011   Views: 3,181   - [ Full Article ]

  • Macha: One Face of the Morrigan - Morgan

    Macha is a Goddess who appears in several different places in Irish mythology. She is a daughter of Ernmas, sister to Badbh and Anand/Nemain; in mythology these three sisters are the triple Morrighan. O’Mulconry’s glossary calls h ... Posted: October 16th. 2011   Views: 2,982   - [ Full Article ]

October 9th. 2011

  • Is a Teacher Necessary? - Draigathar [Witchvox Sponsor]

    At a public talk given by one of my teachers, he was asked whether it was necessary to have a teacher. He replied in theory no; but in practice yes. This is an astute answer, which I find pertinent to modern Paganism and its conti ... Posted: October 9th. 2011   Views: 7,568   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Good Stuff - Seba O'Kiley [Witchvox Sponsor]

    “You know, if we were to put this apple down, and leave it, it would be spoiled and gone in a few days. But, if we were to take a bite of it like this, it would become part of us, and we could take it with us, forever." -- (George ... Posted: October 9th. 2011   Views: 4,459   - [ Full Article ]

October 2nd. 2011

  • Baltic Paganism - Greenhammer

    I just want to be spiritually agile enough so when I die, I can land on my feet running. That day comes and a spirit guide suddenly appears and taps me on the shoulder. "Come with me, one of the Goddesses is having an orientation. ... Posted: October 2nd. 2011   Views: 4,256   - [ Full Article ]

September 25th. 2011

  • Accepting The Magick - Lady Abigail [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Recently a dear, young Witchlet friend of mind called me on the phone in tears. She was upset and feeling as if she was being driven to the edge off a spiritual cliff. Trying to do it all and be all she believed she should be as t ... Posted: September 25th. 2011   Views: 5,186   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Missing Link: The Art of Debate - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]

    For a large number of years I have been sharing my thoughts on the pagan community. Having been on this spiritual/mystical path since 1960 has given me plenty of time to observe, interact and to make comment on the direction that ... Posted: September 25th. 2011   Views: 2,769   - [ Full Article ]

September 18th. 2011

  • The Elements: A Personal View - Rhys Chisnall

    The elements were relative latecomers to the Craft. Gerald Gardner’s Bricket Wood Coven, the first coven that we reliably know about, did not originally make use of the elements and there is no mention of them in the early Books o ... Posted: September 18th. 2011   Views: 3,772   - [ Full Article ]

September 11th. 2011

  • Religious Discrimination in the Work Environment - Rick Wood

    There have always been issues with discrimination in the workplace for many reasons. In this essay, I am going to focus on some of the key issues of religious discrimination in the work environment from the viewpoint of an employe ... Posted: September 11th. 2011   Views: 4,013   - [ Full Article ]

September 4th. 2011

  • Poly-Pantheism - Winter Nyx

    In pantheism it begins with the ALL, the pantheistic belief that all things are connected and all the realms of the multi verse are ONE spiritual being. ALL beings, every thing, every molecule of the universe has an energy like co ... Posted: September 4th. 2011   Views: 4,858   - [ Full Article ]

  • Learning To Speak Horse - Sorbus

    It was a beautiful late summer morning. The kind of perfect day with sweet air and deep blue skies. I was outside with my Arabian horse Hamdan early after leading him out of his stall. Over the next hour and half we stood together ... Posted: September 4th. 2011   Views: 3,802   - [ Full Article ]

August 28th. 2011

  • Beyond the Fluff - Maggi Horseman

    I've been struggling with not feeling that I want to call myself a Pagan; that somehow I missed the cultural boat. This boat feels like something I will never understand nor connect with. Yet, my religion is Wicca, and I am a Qaba ... Posted: August 28th. 2011   Views: 6,441   - [ Full Article ]

  • Autumn Magick on the Wind - Lady Abigail [Witchvox Sponsor]

    I am not sure whom to ask about this or if it is possible. But I was so excited to get this in so it might go on for my Great Grandmothers birthday, I send it the unedited one instead of the edited one. I know it is slated to go o ... Posted: August 28th. 2011   Views: 5,739   - [ Full Article ]

August 21st. 2011

  • A World Without War? - Stewart Bitkoff

    Over the Memorial Day Weekend, I had the long awaited opportunity to visit Gettysburg, PA and tour this immense and historic Civil War Battlefield. This is one of our National Parks with many tour guides, roads for cars, bicycles ... Posted: August 21st. 2011   Views: 3,523   - [ Full Article ]

August 7th. 2011

  • Familiar or Pet - A Fine Line - Lione Moon

    Wikipedia describes a familiar as this: “…supernatural entities that were believed to assist witches and cunning folk in their practice of magic, ” and their primary purpose being to “protect the new witch coming into his/her new ... Posted: August 7th. 2011   Views: 6,453   - [ Full Article ]

  • Twelve-Step Paganism (Uh... WHUT? and other exclamations of confusion) - Corvidae

    Let's get the disclaimer out of the way, as we are dealing directly with any Twelve Step Anonymous Program that exists: I'm not getting paid for this, this isn't endorsed, and the only interaction with any Twelve Step executive I ... Posted: August 7th. 2011   Views: 3,990   - [ Full Article ]

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