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January 16th. 2011
January 9th. 2011
- I'm... Complicated - Lori Dake
Many times, I will post a comment somewhere on ‘Teh Interwebz’ or state something at a social gathering that goes against the grain. Because of my unconventional views, I am either automatically dismissed for being ________, witho ... Posted: January 16th. 2011 Views: 3,208 - [ Full Article ]
- Colours of Magic, Racism, and Reclaiming Traditional Balance - Treasach [Witchvox Sponsor]
I believe Wicca has done the world a great disservice in the modern ‘labeling’ of magic. Not that magic types shouldn't be labeled. It's very helpful to categorize when one is looking for reference material in a library for exampl ... Posted: January 16th. 2011 Views: 2,942 - [ Full Article ]
- What Color Are Your Wings? - Lady Wolfwind
Sometimes life seems to be going well. You’re floating along, keeping your head above the water, and enjoying the journey. Then you find out one day that the fates have different plans for you. In an instant, you find yourself fre ... Posted: January 16th. 2011 Views: 2,631 - [ Full Article ]
- Mixing Traditions: Have Your Cake and Eat It Too - Ezmodin
Have you ever noticed how humanity loves to label and categorise things? From bugs to the way we dress, all things have a label and a category they fit nice and neatly into, or so we would like to believe (wouldn’t it make life so ... Posted: January 16th. 2011 Views: 2,621 - [ Full Article ]
- Do You Believe In The Light? - Rev. etain.butterfly
I am a registered nurse by profession and my specialty lies within the surgical suite. After being a surgical nurse for over 30 years, I retired from a huge medical center and shortly after that I hired into a small surgical cente ... Posted: January 16th. 2011 Views: 2,568 - [ Full Article ]
January 2nd. 2011
- My Child Wants to Attend Church. What's the Worst That Could Happen? - Brigham [Witchvox Sponsor]
My child wants to attend Church…what’s the worst that could happen?I wrestled with this question for a long time; years before I actually had children. What would happen if their friends invited them to Church? What would ... Posted: January 9th. 2011 Views: 4,012 - [ Full Article ]
- 2012: Why It's Not the End - Nithaiah
A near miss with a large, previously unknown planet will cause untold mayhem on Earth. An unimaginably powerful solar flare will slam into the planet, and over the course of a day, Florida will become the new North Pole either by ... Posted: January 9th. 2011 Views: 3,970 - [ Full Article ]
- A Numerologist's Look at 2011 - Coventine
We are about to begin a new year. 2011 may be one of the most eventful years you will ever experience. Legends have spoken of this time as special. The Mayans, Hopi, Chinese I Ching and the Bible tell similar stories. It is a time ... Posted: January 9th. 2011 Views: 3,210 - [ Full Article ]
- When the Magick Doesn't Work: Is Faith Always Enough? - M.T.Bargeman
In the movie, Little Big Man, there is a scene in which Chief Dan George’s character lies down and asks the Great Spirit to take his life because he thinks it is time for him to die. He lies there a few moments, and nothing ... Posted: January 9th. 2011 Views: 3,005 - [ Full Article ]
- Responsibility, Free Will and the Craft - Rhys Chisnall
Responsibility is a byword of Initiatory Craft and as Craft initiates we are expected to be coping adults and be able to take responsibility for our own actions. We don’t believe in the Devil and so can’t pin our own shortcomings ... Posted: January 9th. 2011 Views: 2,890 - [ Full Article ]
- Catholicism, Hinduism, and my Inner Ferengi - Deborah Castellano
111) Never sleep with the boss' wife unless you pay him first. 112) Never sleep with the boss' sister. 113) Always sleep with the boss. - The Ferengi Rules of AcquisitionMy boyfriend Jow thinks that I'm secr ... Posted: January 9th. 2011 Views: 2,745 - [ Full Article ]
- Witchcraft, Ethics and the Role of Animals in Society - Skye of the Hallowed Grove
Witchcraft is more than a religion; it is a magickal way of life that encourages living with compassion and tolerance toward all of Earth's creatures and working to heal and protect the environment as well as ourselves. We acknowl ... Posted: January 9th. 2011 Views: 2,709 - [ Full Article ]
- What the Mythologies Can Teach Us - M.T.Bargeman
We live in an odd society. Except for the time when the Christian church was gaining political power all over the world, there has never been such a strong push to get us to give up. We are told to give up on ourselves by swallowi ... Posted: January 9th. 2011 Views: 2,423 - [ Full Article ]
- Seeing the Illusion: Fear and Reward - Stewart Bitkoff
So what is this illusion that you are talking about? It’s a variation of the fear and reward manipulation which every educational, social, business, religious entity uses. It runs something like this: look we have a potent ... Posted: January 9th. 2011 Views: 2,134 - [ Full Article ]
December 26th. 2010
- Modern Knighthood - Kerr Cuhulain
Many people wish that they had the power to take charge of their lives, endlessly dreaming of what they believe to be out of their reach. If only they’d reach out, they’d discover that their dreams had been within their grasp all ... Posted: January 2nd. 2011 Views: 3,895 - [ Full Article ]
- Ritual Exists To Express Philosophy - James Bulls
The most quoted Hermetic maxim is that of correspondence: “As above, so below; as below, so above.” To continue the logical extension of that maxim, “As within, so without; as without, so within.” The microcosm and the macrocosm o ... Posted: January 2nd. 2011 Views: 2,705 - [ Full Article ]
- The Great Escape - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]
With the advent of the Roman New Year, certain thoughts have gathered in my mind. Why is it that we as a species constantly seek to alter our state of consciousness? Every single day there are literally billions of folks, who enga ... Posted: January 2nd. 2011 Views: 2,350 - [ Full Article ]
- The Leap of Faith - M.T.Bargeman
Every action we take is a leap of faith. We have faith that our truck will carry us safely down the road and home again. We have faith that the gas stove won’t explode while we are cooking breakfast. We have faith in our talents, ... Posted: January 2nd. 2011 Views: 2,336 - [ Full Article ]
- Fasting: Need vs. Necessity - RedHawk
One of the things that originally drew me to Wicca was the notion that this form of spirituality, at least in theory, evolved with the needs of the society that it served--yet remaining true to it's core values. Many religions cla ... Posted: January 2nd. 2011 Views: 2,293 - [ Full Article ]
- The Road - Divine Creative Inspirations
In these great times of change, at the beginning of this new year, I am being guided to share some insights, on the paths forward through our relationships, with everything, and everyone, around us. These relationships are those w ... Posted: January 2nd. 2011 Views: 2,289 - [ Full Article ]
- In A Different Time And Place - Lady Wolfwind
The silence of the night engulfs me. I feel the cool water gently lapping at my feet. As I stand at the edge of this moonlit lake, I slowly let my robe slide down my back and puddle at my feet. I stand before my Goddess in quiet r ... Posted: January 2nd. 2011 Views: 2,223 - [ Full Article ]
- What's In A Name? - Life is a Dance Regardless
Recently, someone spoke with me about some problems surrounding the word “Pagan”. This person told to be careful about who I speak to when claiming that I am one, even other people claiming to be Pagan. It is hard for me to agree ... Posted: December 26th. 2010 Views: 33,442 - [ Full Article ]
- Those Dabblers! - Llewthena
I have found that so many books, articles, blogs and other forms of communication offer advice on how to spot a “dabbler” or a “fluffy bunny”: Essentially, avoid those who do not seem serious about the Craft. This bothers me on so ... Posted: December 26th. 2010 Views: 4,156 - [ Full Article ]
- Declaring Your Faith in the Southern U.S. - Eruchye
When you think of the Southern United States you think of hospitality, pecan pie, or maybe even banjos. For most of the people who live down here, we think Southern Baptist morals and upbringing. However, we also see some of the m ... Posted: December 26th. 2010 Views: 4,012 - [ Full Article ]
- Pagan Apologetics: Why We Believe - Nepthys Agrippa
Growing up Roman Catholic, I spent a lot of my time being inundated with the Catechism, Thomas Aquinas, St. Augustine, and that wonderful branch of theology known as "Apologetics"--the attempt to systematically and thoroughly expl ... Posted: December 26th. 2010 Views: 3,770 - [ Full Article ]
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