Articles/Essays From Pagans
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February 26th. 2012
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: 7,244 - [ 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: 2,849 - [ 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: 2,558 - [ 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: 3,557 - [ 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: 3,324 - [ 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: 3,068 - [ 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: 2,919 - [ 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: 6,725 - [ 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: 3,378 - [ 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: 2,471 - [ 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: 3,400 - [ 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: 3,232 - [ Full Article ]
January 22nd. 2012
- Solitary Spirituality - Marie McCloskey
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: 3,448 - [ 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: 1,863 - [ Full Article ]
January 15th. 2012
- 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: 13,559 - [ Full Article ]
- 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: 3,545 - [ 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: 2,544 - [ Full Article ]
January 8th. 2012
- 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: 2,537 - [ Full Article ]
- Thoughts on Karma and Law of Grace - Stewart Bitkoff
In the universe, there is a natural law that for every action there is an equal and/or opposite reaction. This applies to our thoughts as well. When we desire or want something, our thoughts seek a conduit to make our desires deve ... Posted: January 15th. 2012 Views: 2,471 - [ Full Article ]
January 1st. 2012
- Thirteen Keys to the Qabalistic Tree of Life - Robin Fennelly [Witchvox Sponsor]
As magickal practitioners we are constantly in a state of change and exploration. We intuitively seek out that which will enhance and inform our skill set for more effective use and personal growth. It is for this reason that stud ... Posted: January 8th. 2012 Views: 4,217 - [ Full Article ]
- Eating Recommendations - Bob Makransky
With the possible exception of sex, eating is the most powerful act you perform in your daily life. Yet in our society (assuming that you are not e.g. a kosher Jew or a macrobiotic) most of us tend to trivialize this act - indeed, ... Posted: January 8th. 2012 Views: 2,896 - [ Full Article ]
- How May I Serve You Today? - Deborah Castellano
I think service can be a difficult concept to our community because there are obvious services that many of us do not do... helping at a soup kitchen or a domestic violence helpline, volunteering in Haiti, etc. We all feel we shou ... Posted: January 8th. 2012 Views: 2,718 - [ Full Article ]
- The Charge of the Goddess: Listen to the Words of Leland and Crowley - Sorita d'Este [Witchvox Sponsor]
The Charge of the Goddess is probably one of the best known and loved poems used by contemporary Pagans. Its origins within the initiatory tradition of the Craft, or “Wicca” as it has become known, have been largely attributed to ... Posted: January 1st. 2012 Views: 8,309 - [ Full Article ]
- Finding Our Inner Resolve - Robin Fennelly [Witchvox Sponsor]
December 31st marks the last day of the calendar year of 2011, and we bring all the accumulated lessons, joys and sorrows of that year with us as we cross the threshold into a new beginning- the first day of a new year. For many, ... Posted: January 1st. 2012 Views: 3,104 - [ Full Article ]
- Matriarchy and/or Patriarchy: The Historical Record - Helio
In modern Wicca and Neo-Pagan Goddess worship in general there is a big push to emphasize the idea that once upon a time all peoples were matriarchal and worshipped the divinity solely in female form. Then, at the dawn of the high ... Posted: January 1st. 2012 Views: 2,765 - [ Full Article ]
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