Articles/Essays From Pagans
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May 16th. 2010
May 9th. 2010
May 2nd. 2010
- Daily Activities, Meaningful Ritual - Bronwen Forbes [Witchvox Sponsor]
The intent of the ritual went something like this: To honor and thank Hekate for the gifts She has bestowed upon me and those I love and to take the opportunity to do Her work in the world. As rituals go, it was pretty short, mayb ... Posted: May 9th. 2010 Views: 4,534 - [ Full Article ]
- The Maiden, Mother and Crone Within the Mundane - Dharma Chai
The MaidenThere was once a time in your life that everything was filled with wonder and hope. Everything was brand new, colorful and the world immense and full of beauty. We were young and innocent. Life was the priceless ... Posted: May 9th. 2010 Views: 3,215 - [ Full Article ]
- Under The Aegis of Athena - Krishanna
So ancient is the goddess Athena that Her name has never been translated, though the etymology suggests it means "protectress." Some histories seems to point to Her origins as a Mycenaean or Minoan household goddess Who was the es ... Posted: May 9th. 2010 Views: 2,819 - [ Full Article ]
April 25th. 2010
- Personal Boundaries and Social Norms - Chirotus Infinitum
It’s something that we’ve all noticed. A disproportionate number of pagans seem to be, well, socially awkward. Many a pagan – and not only the younger ones – seems to have a bit of a problem with social skills, particularly ... Posted: May 2nd. 2010 Views: 4,221 - [ Full Article ]
- Community and the Pagan Tribe - Maggi Setti
I have been thinking lately about the support function of community and training within a group. Social and religious groups are organic by nature. People are different from one another and focus, understanding, dedication, purpos ... Posted: May 2nd. 2010 Views: 3,982 - [ Full Article ]
- Breast Cancer: A Witches Story - Lady Abigail [Witchvox Sponsor]
It had been a peculiar day and I was confused with all the unfamiliar sensations that keep coming into my spirit. I was setting on the back porch swing with my one leg hanging down so I could keep moving. I was starring into the n ... Posted: May 2nd. 2010 Views: 3,386 - [ Full Article ]
- Look To Your Past - Oracle
One of the most controversial stances today in the Neo-Pagan Community surrounds the adoption of Amerindian and other aboriginal ceremonies as authentic paths for those who are not of Amerindian or aboriginal descent. When Europea ... Posted: May 2nd. 2010 Views: 2,649 - [ Full Article ]
- The Unification of the Heart - Bluethorne
A new path of inspiration has recently come to my mind that has directed me towards an experimental basis of writing. I cannot categorize the basis of this writing into the other specified sections, and so for now this article wil ... Posted: May 2nd. 2010 Views: 1,810 - [ Full Article ]
April 18th. 2010
- In Search of a Pantheon - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]
[Note: This essay is primarily for those living in the USA.] A thought has crossed my mind that needs to be addressed. It is the common custom of Neo Pagans in this country (America) to reach out to pantheons that are associated w ... Posted: April 25th. 2010 Views: 3,205 - [ Full Article ]
- New World Craft: A Bubbling Cauldron of Diversity - One Witchy Mom
Our ancestry is many and come from far off lands. Some from long ago and others more recent. If you were born, raised, educated, lived your life as well as most your ancestors lived their lives in the last 300 years in, America -- ... Posted: April 25th. 2010 Views: 2,815 - [ Full Article ]
April 11th. 2010
- A Crash Course in Hermetic Philosophy - Kedeshim
What is Hermeticism per se? There are several answers - and about 80% of ALL of them are absolutely correct. Hermeticism can refer to an occult philosophy traceable to Hellenistic Egypt and into the early Christian era centered on ... Posted: April 18th. 2010 Views: 4,906 - [ Full Article ]
- Smoking Dope With The Devil - River Valley Magus
It has always seemed to me that the desire to follow the path of the magician or witch or (fill in the blank) is something you are born with. Otherwise I don’t know where it comes from. I have simply always felt that way. Being ra ... Posted: April 18th. 2010 Views: 4,224 - [ Full Article ]
- Sacred Flatulence - Sickle
There I was, standing before my altar. I had not performed an esbat in some time, so I had made the decision to celebrate every full and dark moon for at least one year. Given that this was the first of a year’s worth of spiritual ... Posted: April 18th. 2010 Views: 3,875 - [ Full Article ]
- Water and Fire (An Essay on Hate) - Bree
The violent wildfire thrashes about inside of your soul; it is as if you could almost feel it coursing through your veins, taking over your mind, burning whatever is in its way. The flames sore high above your reason and engulf yo ... Posted: April 18th. 2010 Views: 2,270 - [ Full Article ]
April 4th. 2010
- Back to the Basics, or Do Pagans Really Need So Much Stuff? - Bronwen Forbes [Witchvox Sponsor]
I was driving to work the other morning and the classic Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson song, “Luckenbach, Texas” came on the radio. As Waylon growled the line, “Maybe it’s time we got back to the basics of love” and then declared t ... Posted: April 11th. 2010 Views: 4,877 - [ Full Article ]
- To Accept or Not to Accept Money for the Art - Stephanie
You're eighteen. You just graduated high school and are about to embark on the journey of a lifetime. You are going to college to become what you have always wanted to be. The last twelve years and the next four are going ... Posted: April 11th. 2010 Views: 2,990 - [ Full Article ]
- My Experience: Training in Witchcraft - Rhys Chisnall
It was a long drive up through the dark trees of Elevdon Forest from Bury St. Edmunds to a small village in the North of Suffolk, and none of us in the car knew what to expect from our first session of Craft training; after all we ... Posted: April 11th. 2010 Views: 2,866 - [ Full Article ]
- From Wicca to Warlock: Dealing with Opposition From Within - Silver Phoenix
It is hard as a practitioner to follow the path of Spirit. Many times you encounter people who would oppose you, discredit you, and attempt to convert you. There are many “good people” in this world who feel that their way of doin ... Posted: April 11th. 2010 Views: 2,620 - [ Full Article ]
March 28th. 2010
- Ten Reasons Why You Should Join a Coven - Bronwen Forbes [Witchvox Sponsor]
As I’ve mentioned before, whether or not to remain a solitary is one of the biggest decisions you will make as a Pagan. In general, I tend to favor joining a group rather than going it alone, at least at first. Of course, if there ... Posted: April 4th. 2010 Views: 6,737 - [ Full Article ]
- Coven Life: What I Have Learned - Sleeping Moon
I started practicing witchcraft or the ancient path as I prefer to call it, back in 1996 or so. At first I was solitary, read my homework, started working with spells and rituals. Thought it interesting when my cats would act a bi ... Posted: April 4th. 2010 Views: 3,460 - [ Full Article ]
- Empathy: Some Thoughts - Gentle Deer Lion Tamer [Witchvox Sponsor]
"Empathy... is not sympathy. Sympathy is a way of reacting to someone who is suffering. Empathy is feeling that suffering as if it were you own. In it's simplest form, it is flinching when someone slams his finger in a door. At it ... Posted: April 4th. 2010 Views: 2,781 - [ Full Article ]
- Are You a Pagan Individual? - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]
When one looks about the Neo Pagan community, one common factor that stands out is the constant jockeying of certain individuals/groups to be the learning curve for all other pagans. To my mind this is an attempt to validate ones ... Posted: March 28th. 2010 Views: 3,430 - [ Full Article ]
- Supportive Practices of the Craft - Iain Quicksilver
In addition to the practices of witchcraft usually discussed, such as divination and herb lore, there are practices, which support a witch’s overall efforts. The following seven sections describe practices I have found useful for ... Posted: March 28th. 2010 Views: 3,328 - [ Full Article ]
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