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February 21st. 2010

  • Abraxas: God or Demon? - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]

    When one mentions the word “Abrasax” there are oftentimes, conflicting views which arise. To some he was seen as a God, to others as a demon, and yet to others as an amalgamation of both. And so I have endeavored to present the mo ... Posted: February 21st. 2010   Views: 7,918   - [ Full Article ]

February 14th. 2010

  • It’s All In The Wrist – Some Wand Basics - Bronwen Forbes [Witchvox Sponsor]

    After the athame, the most popular – and misunderstood – ritual tool is the wand. Aside from the “is the wand a tool of the East or a tool of the South?” debate I covered in my Witchvox article on athame basics, there seem to stil ... Posted: February 14th. 2010   Views: 4,962   - [ Full Article ]

  • Paganism and the Brain - Rhys Chisnall

    Is the brain a necessary condition to having religious and mystical experiences? Is there a biological underpinning to the experiences of deities, spirits as reported by religious people? Is there a connection between the brain an ... Posted: February 14th. 2010   Views: 2,833   - [ Full Article ]

February 7th. 2010

  • Understanding Magickal Royalty: Witch Queen / Witch King - Lady Abigail [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Recently during one of my classes on the history within our magickal traditions, a question came up about levels and degrees of hierarchy found in Witchcraft and Wicca. Within these, is there a title or position wherein someone is ... Posted: February 7th. 2010   Views: 11,677   - [ Full Article ]

  • Curses! And the Magical Mechanics Thereof... - Treasach

    I'm not above quoting fantasy books myself if they say it well. "The most professional curse ever snarled or croaked or thundered can have no effect on a pure heart." -- The Last Unicorn. This is essentially true.Cu ... Posted: February 7th. 2010   Views: 3,367   - [ Full Article ]

January 31st. 2010

  • The Pagan Newbie - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]

    We often hear of someone who considers themselves a ‘newbie’ on the path of the mystical arts, or of others referring to someone as a ‘newbie’. But is either of these descriptions really accurate? The concepts of paganism ... Posted: January 31st. 2010   Views: 3,838   - [ Full Article ]

  • Good Witch, Bad Witch, Evil Witch and Hogwarts' Sorting Hat - Master Theorion, Mage

    J.K. Rowling’s phenomenally popular ‘Harry Potter’ fantasy series focuses on a fictional alternate reality of a British boarding school for adolescent Witches and Wizards. Egalitarianly, the school trains both the ‘ ... Posted: January 31st. 2010   Views: 3,284   - [ Full Article ]

  • Teen Covens: Do They Work? - Mara Light

    As adults we tend to know ourselves a little better, we know certain rights and wrongs, we know how to handle some one when they're unfair to us; and sometimes we even know when to just let things go. As pagans whether we're in a ... Posted: January 31st. 2010   Views: 3,136   - [ Full Article ]

  • Instinct vs Research - Juniper

    “This is what happens when you dabble! You can’t practice the Craft while you are looking down your nose at it.” ~ The Aunts from Practical MagicSo why do I have to do all this required reading and research? Isn’t that wor ... Posted: January 31st. 2010   Views: 3,063   - [ Full Article ]

January 24th. 2010

  • ‘An It Harm None’ and My Reality - Silver Night Hawk

    My Reality:The ambulance pulls to a stop next to two police cars in an upper middle-class neighborhood. When we get out, I see a man in his mid-twenties sitting on the sidewalk. Per the officer, the young man is too drunk ... Posted: January 24th. 2010   Views: 5,156   - [ Full Article ]

January 10th. 2010

  • A New Look At A Classic Movie: Bell Book And Candle - Mar-Garet

    (Warning: This article may contain “spoilers, ” so if you haven’t yet seen the movie, you might want to avoid reading it.) A perennial favorite movie among Pagans at this time of year is the 1958 romantic comedy, Bell Boo ... Posted: January 10th. 2010   Views: 4,832   - [ Full Article ]

  • Coven Governance: Which Style is Right for You? - Bronwen Forbes [Witchvox Sponsor]

    If you’re looking to join a coven, you should not only do your homework to decide what tradition is right for you (eclectic, Dianic, traditional Wicca, etc.) , you should also think about what style of coven leadership you’re most ... Posted: January 10th. 2010   Views: 4,552   - [ Full Article ]

  • Gossip Craft: A Destructive Part of ANY Community - Alfred Willowhawk, DMsc, RMT, CTM, Shaman [Witchvox Sponsor]

    "Gossip-Craft": What is it?How many times have we walked into conversations that start with something like, "Did you hear what happened at the coffee shop yesterday between Sue and Rob?" Most people at least initial ... Posted: January 10th. 2010   Views: 4,368   - [ Full Article ]

January 3rd. 2010

  • A Supplemental Reading List for the Well-Read Pagan - Bronwen Forbes [Witchvox Sponsor]

    There are quite a few, say hundreds, of Pagan books out there. Between the books and some hands-on ritual experience, you can have a very satisfying spiritual life. But there is information out there that could enhance your practi ... Posted: January 3rd. 2010   Views: 7,827   - [ Full Article ]

  • Reflecting on Witchcraft, Then and Now - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]

    These days I find myself in periods of reflection on my experiences in the Craft and the ways that is has affected my personal views on life. As part of this reflection, I often wonder in what direction the Craft is now undertakin ... Posted: January 3rd. 2010   Views: 3,390   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Athenia Project: A Proposal for the Promotion and Display of Creative Ritual - freedon

    I believe that the aesthetic experience is the key to the spiritual. Drama came from ancient Greek ritual. Powerful art is the vehicle for spirit, catharsis and change. No idea can triumph without great art to illustrate its attri ... Posted: January 3rd. 2010   Views: 1,720   - [ Full Article ]

December 20th. 2009

  • Mundane in Pagan Clothing: Shifting Focus - Patricia Telesco [Witchvox Sponsor]

    People at work know me as the "hippie dippy chick" who can tell them about herbs, make wild gourmet foods, handle recycling issues, and help green the company. Purchasing Rep by day, pagan and writer by night and weekends. It's al ... Posted: December 20th. 2009   Views: 4,782   - [ Full Article ]

  • Mantras: How and Why They Work - Alfred Willowhawk, DMsc, RMT, CTM, Shaman [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Mantras work. They work because they utilize several aspects of the physical and metaphysical world. These aspects have been used within the Hindu structure (though this is not what they call themselves) , for well over 3000 years ... Posted: December 20th. 2009   Views: 3,890   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Yule Odyssey - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Don’t read this if you are easily offended. I am about to offer a very pragmatic observation in regards to Neo paganism and the celebration of Yule. I’ve been walking the path of witchcraft for nearly 50 years. And about this time ... Posted: December 20th. 2009   Views: 3,851   - [ Full Article ]

December 13th. 2009

  • Dead Jesus: A Dream Interpretation - Dreamwalker

    On October 14 of 2009 I participated in a one-hour computer/radio show on station Para-x.com. This particular show is a weekly event on Wednesday evenings called The Sacred Division. I thought I was going to be doing dream analyse ... Posted: December 13th. 2009   Views: 2,988   - [ Full Article ]

December 6th. 2009

  • The Witch’s Blade – Some Athame Basics - Bronwen Forbes [Witchvox Sponsor]

    The athame – the tool that some say is the most important for any practicing Witch or Pagan, and the one most misunderstood by law enforcement and other non-Pagans. What is the athame? How do you pronounce “athame”? Should it be s ... Posted: December 6th. 2009   Views: 21,235   - [ Full Article ]

  • An Easy Meditation Technique - Alfred Willowhawk, DMsc, RMT, CTM, Shaman [Witchvox Sponsor]

    In order to learn any “Meditation Technique”, let us first define the term. According to Wikipedia, Meditation is a mental discipline by which one attempts to get beyond the reflexive, "thinking" mind into a deeper state of relaxa ... Posted: December 6th. 2009   Views: 6,229   - [ Full Article ]

  • A Witch In An RV - Olbec [Witchvox Sponsor]

    I am a Witch and I live in an RV with my husband and our Pomeranian (my familiar) , Blayde. To clarify, I do not live in one of those big luxurious bus sized RVs but a rather a van converted by Roadtrek (think Chevy Express van + ... Posted: December 6th. 2009   Views: 3,630   - [ Full Article ]

  • Alternate Worlds - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]

    There are times when I pause and wonder. Why is it that we have to put forth such an effort to connect with the many realms of awareness that exist all around us? Throughout our entire existence as a species, there have be ... Posted: December 6th. 2009   Views: 2,998   - [ Full Article ]

  • A Call To Unity And Understanding Among All People Of Faith. - Pall Tryggr Ageirr

    The Following Article is an opinion paper that talks about Religion in general. It is a call for understanding and respect among people of all faiths, not just among the Pagan and Witch Traditions, but among everyone in the whole ... Posted: December 6th. 2009   Views: 2,104   - [ Full Article ]

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