Articles/Essays From Pagans
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March 11th. 2012
March 4th. 2012
- Becoming Wiccan - Aigéan
To some, this journey may be easier than to others. For myself in particular, it is proving to be very difficult. Growing up in a solely Baptist family and growing less and less interested in Christianity isn't easy. I can't quite ... Posted: March 11th. 2012 Views: 2,724 - [ Full Article ]
- 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: 2,717 - [ 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: 2,595 - [ Full Article ]
- A Decade of Paganism - SylvanFox
When I was knee-high to a grasshopper, I had a children’s Bible that I must have read a hundred times. I quickly noticed that it didn't have any of the quotes that I heard in church, so I knew I had to get my hands on the real thi ... Posted: March 11th. 2012 Views: 2,466 - [ Full Article ]
- Family Traditions? - BellaDonna Saberhagen
Many people take tiny superstitions or practices (and sometimes psychic abilities) and blow it up into full-fledged Witchcraft. However, the little charms your grandmother used would have been more likely a charm against Witchcraf ... Posted: March 11th. 2012 Views: 2,424 - [ 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: 4,300 - [ Full Article ]
- Pagan Sin - BellaDonna Saberhagen
Sin is an interesting thing to consider in modern Paganism. With many believing that, “all acts of love and pleasure are Her (the Goddess’) rituals” (taken from Doreen Valiente’s Charge of the Goddess) , is there room for a Pagan ... Posted: March 4th. 2012 Views: 3,462 - [ Full Article ]
- What Do You Believe? - Hamish
As a working solitary for many years, the question of belief simply never arose. I knew what I sensed in the greater world, and I knew that Paganism, or Wicca or what have you, was compatible with my science- based view of creatio ... Posted: March 4th. 2012 Views: 2,560 - [ Full Article ]
- The Spiral of Time: Dreamloops and the Infinite Present - Verda Smedley
“The dreamloop made possible by his discipline and my inherent predisposition, disintegrated my perception of linear time and I was left embracing the Infinite Present of the spiral.”Over decades of research I came to real ... Posted: March 4th. 2012 Views: 1,898 - [ 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: 1,528 - [ 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: 5,863 - [ Full Article ]
- 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: 2,813 - [ 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: 2,496 - [ 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: 2,121 - [ 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: 3,531 - [ 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: 2,898 - [ 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: 2,814 - [ Full Article ]
- Conception of God - Katie Koumatos [Witchvox Sponsor]
"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: 2,527 - [ 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: 2,378 - [ 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: 4,899 - [ 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: 2,774 - [ 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: 2,403 - [ 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: 2,227 - [ 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: 2,061 - [ Full Article ]
- 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: 3,632 - [ Full Article ]
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