Articles/Essays From Pagans
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July 12th. 2009
July 5th. 2009
- Hexing the Enemies of Women and Peace - Z Budapest
Some women shirk from fighting back. Too many years have passed since the heroic age of the seventies, when everything new started. We used to have self-defense classes, repair our own cars classes, women’s studies about who we ar ... Posted: July 12th. 2009 Views: 4,036 - [ Full Article ]
- What Makes a Pagan Leader? - Gaia Ivorywitch [Witchvox Sponsor]
Being one of several ordained Pagan Ministers at a Pagan Church, we get lots of questions from folks just starting out on their paths. The most frequent question is "How do I get to do what YOU do? I want to help!" Well, that's a ... Posted: July 12th. 2009 Views: 3,781 - [ Full Article ]
- Religion: From A Witch's Perspective - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]
Have you ever wondered why humans are so scared to face life and the spiritual lessons that are in waiting for each of us? I ask this because since the dawning of humankind we have created religions. Religion in all reality is a s ... Posted: July 12th. 2009 Views: 3,633 - [ Full Article ]
June 28th. 2009
- The Origin of Runes - Brunhilde [Witchvox Sponsor]
The term rune comes from ancient European dialects. It means mystery or secret. Each rune symbol represents a concept, like wealth or fertility. Runes were not originally used as letters in an alphabet. Ancient shamans used them i ... Posted: July 5th. 2009 Views: 4,126 - [ Full Article ]
- From Victim to Survivor: How the Craft Taught Me To Overcome Sexual Trauma (Part II) - Oracle
Disclaimer: I am not a certified professional. The following articles (Part I and Part II) are intended as a testimony, and in no way should be taken as gospel. If you or someone you know has suffered abuse, rape or traumas of ... Posted: July 5th. 2009 Views: 3,865 - [ Full Article ]
- Protecting Our Own - Christina K.
Although I feel it an important aspect of my Faith that there isn’t a “Head Honcho” or “Council” or something or someone else to dictate how we practice and what we believe, or to “speak” for us or try to represent us in a way we ... Posted: July 5th. 2009 Views: 2,869 - [ Full Article ]
June 21st. 2009
June 14th. 2009
- How to Choose A Good Magickal Name - Bronwen Forbes [Witchvox Sponsor]
There's a standard joke in the Pagan community that, at a gathering, if the loudspeaker were to announce, "Will Raven, Morgan, and Rhiannon please come to registration?" half the attendees would show up, and that the Ravens at lea ... Posted: June 21st. 2009 Views: 59,204 - [ Full Article ]
June 7th. 2009
- Have You Ever Seen Real Magic? I Have! - MoonChild
I was raised a very good Christian, I looked very hard trying to find the right faith, problem was, I was only looking inside the Christian faith. I went from Church to Church looking, but always finding things wrong with their be ... Posted: June 14th. 2009 Views: 4,663 - [ Full Article ]
May 24th. 2009
- So You Think You Want to be a Coven Leader? - Bronwen Forbes [Witchvox Sponsor]
If there is a less glamorous, more arduous job in the Pagan community than leading a teaching coven, I’m not sure what it is. Oh, wait, I just thought of one -- being the overall coordinator of a large Pagan gathering, but I’ll sa ... Posted: June 7th. 2009 Views: 9,463 - [ Full Article ]
May 17th. 2009
- Some Do's and Don'ts For Officiating at a Handfasting - Bronwen Forbes [Witchvox Sponsor]
When a couple announces their plans to get married, everyone in the community -- whatever the community -- has advice for the happy pair on everything from where to register for gifts to how to dress the attendants to where to go ... Posted: May 24th. 2009 Views: 9,748 - [ Full Article ]
- Why is There a Rule Against Training People Under 18? - Belladonna Laveau APs [Witchvox Sponsor]
I’ve been training people in the Craft for almost two decades. If someone who comes to me looks very young, the first thing I want to know is their age and whether or not their parents are aware that they’re seeking this training. ... Posted: May 24th. 2009 Views: 8,019 - [ Full Article ]
- The Din of Society - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]
As I separate myself from the herd of steel bison at the end of yet another day, I realize that I am reeling from the intrusion of sounds and actions of the mundane world into my personal space. And so I head into the comfort of m ... Posted: May 24th. 2009 Views: 2,956 - [ Full Article ]
- Analyzing My Faith - Lady Luna Skye
I seriously analyze my faith on a regular basis. I think everyone should do this at least once in his or her lives. It helps to go through all the knots. It also separates the believing because you have to and believing because yo ... Posted: May 24th. 2009 Views: 2,314 - [ Full Article ]
May 10th. 2009
- Pets in Ritual: Some Basics - Bronwen Forbes [Witchvox Sponsor]
For the purpose of this article, I'm going to assume that you want your pet in ritual with you, and not that he or she has wandered in by accident. That being the case, here are some things you need to consider and plan for. ... Posted: May 17th. 2009 Views: 6,045 - [ Full Article ]
May 3rd. 2009
- The World of Dryads - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]
As a child growing up in the mountains of Tennessee, Dryads were welcome companions. They often took the place of human companions who were scattered about on neighboring farms that dotted the area. Over the years I have always re ... Posted: May 10th. 2009 Views: 6,349 - [ Full Article ]
- The Spring of Artemis and the Faeries - Chris Aldridge
Living out in the country of North Carolina, surrounded by wilderness and forests, I have this spring felt the love, power and light of Artemis, Goddess of the hunt, wilderness and animals, like never before. With her divine and a ... Posted: May 10th. 2009 Views: 3,754 - [ Full Article ]
April 26th. 2009
- The Wheel Turns - Najah Lightfoot [Witchvox Sponsor]
The Goddess calls upon me to write this article. Her voice speaks to me to share. My story is not unique, it is not different, but it is my story, and through it, I pray it reaches out and touches just one person. I pray it reache ... Posted: May 3rd. 2009 Views: 4,647 - [ Full Article ]
April 19th. 2009
- Growing Paganism - Belladonna Laveau APs [Witchvox Sponsor]
I have watched Wicca face many challenges over the years. We have accomplished much. We have received recognition as a valid religion. The IRS has granted church status to some Wiccan groups. We have festivals all over the US, so ... Posted: April 26th. 2009 Views: 5,788 - [ Full Article ]
- How Do You Know A Magical Working "Took"? - Bronwen Forbes [Witchvox Sponsor]
I ran across this question on a Pagan forum the other day, and it got me thinking back to when I was new at all this ritual and magic and witchcraft stuff - was that really half a lifetime ago? - and so unsure of my ability to do ... Posted: April 26th. 2009 Views: 5,347 - [ Full Article ]
- It's Elemental My Dear Wiccan: Power and Energy - Marty Couch
Let’s start with a scenario. You are driving in the country. You can see clearly for miles around. You are coming up to an intersection. There are no other cars to be seen. The light is red. Do you stop? You may be incline ... Posted: April 26th. 2009 Views: 4,734 - [ Full Article ]
- Thoughts of the Dryads - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]
As this old witch wanders into the environs of the deep forest, there is a feeling of having returned home. As I wander past a strand of mature oak trees, I can hear the sound of heartbeats resonating through the forest. Within th ... Posted: April 26th. 2009 Views: 2,854 - [ Full Article ]
- Is It an Altar or a Shrine? - Bronwen Forbes [Witchvox Sponsor]
“What should I put on my altar?"This is probably the number one question my students have asked most often over the years. And it's certainly the question I see most often posted to various online Pagan forums and e-mail l ... Posted: April 19th. 2009 Views: 9,584 - [ Full Article ]
- Building an Altar - Chirotus Infinitum
Being pagan usually involves significant levels of involvement. Many pagans put a lot of effort into religious devotion, magic, or both, and most of that activity takes place at some kind of an altar or shrine. As a focus for wors ... Posted: April 19th. 2009 Views: 6,259 - [ Full Article ]
- Compost - Gaia Ivorywitch [Witchvox Sponsor]
The stench of rot assails my nostrils as I heave and push the cart towards my destination. Flies, deprived of their meal, circle me but eventually lose interest. As I trundle out to the edge of the woods, I look up, my eyes search ... Posted: April 19th. 2009 Views: 3,166 - [ Full Article ]
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