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February 28th. 2010

  • Native American Religion - Gentle Deer Lion Tamer

    What do we mean when we speak of Native American religion? Unlike Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam, it has no single founder. Unlike Judaism, it is not the ongoing story of a people with a strong sense of their own identi ... Posted: February 28th. 2010   Views: 4,178   - [ Full Article ]

  • High Magic, Low Magic: Designations Help Define Our Styles - Treasach [Witchvox Sponsor]

    I personally find designations handy. They express no limit, only a specialization. It certainly helps you anticipate how easily you can work with another and how your styles and knowledge will mesh. I know, for example, that I do ... Posted: February 28th. 2010   Views: 3,794   - [ Full Article ]

  • A Scientist and Magician Speaks on Science and Magick - Once Schooled, Now Solo Mage

    I am a scientist. I hold a degree in mathematics and have studied mathematics, physics, engineering, computer science, and astronomy at the graduate level. I am also a ceremonial magician, alchemist, and a pagan. For many, the two ... Posted: February 28th. 2010   Views: 3,465   - [ Full Article ]

  • Meditation and Sweat Lodge as Affirmative Prayer - Alfred Willowhawk, DMsc, RMT, CTM, Shaman

    Over the years I have been honored to facilitate many ceremonies in many different paths. Often, I am asked questions by true seekers and participants in these ceremonies for my reasons, and from “where” these ceremonies come. I w ... Posted: February 28th. 2010   Views: 2,435   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Work Ethics of Magic - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Every once in awhile I will take a look at what is being offered on the Internet in relation to paganism and as usual I come away slightly amused. Not that the information that is offered is of no consequence, in a basic way it se ... Posted: February 28th. 2010   Views: 2,277   - [ Full Article ]

February 21st. 2010

  • How Pagan is "Pagan Enough"? - Bronwen Forbes [Witchvox Sponsor]

    A couple years ago I attended a Pagan pride celebration as a workshop presenter. I won’t mention the name of the city, but will tell you it was in the southern part of the country – which means that even at the end of September th ... Posted: February 21st. 2010   Views: 10,295   - [ Full Article ]

  • 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: 4,897   - [ Full Article ]

  • An Honest to God (dess) Filter - Fire Lyte

    This article’s purpose is, as I say often, to light a fire under comfortable thinking. Comfortable thinking, to me, is complacency, when we get complacent in our search for knowledge; when we get to the 102 level or the 103 level, ... Posted: February 21st. 2010   Views: 4,296   - [ 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: 4,399   - [ 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: 2,527   - [ 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: 7,983   - [ Full Article ]

  • Why I'd Want Darkness In Me (Or, At Least, Not Mind It) - Fire Lyte

    While listening to an old clip from The Way of the Master Radio – a Christian Fundamentalist show, the radio host asked why anyone would want darkness in them. He asked this because Kirk Cameron, the co-host, had infiltrated a Mab ... Posted: February 7th. 2010   Views: 5,346   - [ Full Article ]

  • Curses! And the Magical Mechanics Thereof... - Treasach [Witchvox Sponsor]

    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: 2,828   - [ 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: 3,465   - [ Full Article ]

  • Good Witch, Bad Witch, Evil Witch and Hogwarts' Sorting Hat - Master Theorion, Mage [Witchvox Sponsor]

    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: 2,956   - [ 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: 2,804   - [ 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: 2,690   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Child in the Forest - Mooncrone

    Father Herne, hear our feet and guard our way. We bring bright laughter and joy of the hunt. We seek the treasures of Your domain. Give us the gift of Your bounty and we give You the gift of our love. So mote it be!Forests ... Posted: January 31st. 2010   Views: 2,349   - [ Full Article ]

January 24th. 2010

  • The Burning of Margaret Murray - Fire Lyte

    Stop me if you’ve heard this before. There existed a pan-European, pre-Christian religion – called the “Old Religion” – that centered on a triple-Goddess and a horned God. This Goddess and God were worshipped by covens of thirteen ... Posted: January 24th. 2010   Views: 6,597   - [ Full Article ]

  • ‘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: 4,864   - [ Full Article ]

January 17th. 2010

  • Does Magick Work? - Silverwolf

    Does magick work?In this essay I will take a look at magick, and examine how and if it “works”. I am using the spelling “magick” as originally created by Aleister Crowley and will base much of my working definition on his ... Posted: January 17th. 2010   Views: 7,832   - [ Full Article ]

  • Hip-Hop Rosaries and What Not To Wear - Fire Lyte

    Two nights ago, my Partner and I were at PF Changs (yummy, btw) for the first time. The tables in the cavernous dining room were so close you’d bump your elbow on your neighbor’s backside – should you need to wipe your mouth with ... Posted: January 17th. 2010   Views: 5,035   - [ Full Article ]

January 10th. 2010

  • 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: 3,978   - [ Full Article ]

  • 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: 3,676   - [ Full Article ]

  • Gender-Bending and the Divine - Fire Lyte

    We all have an idea about whom we’re talking to when we talk to the divine. Obviously, your idea is going to be slightly different than mine. So, before we look at the nature of the God and Goddess, it is important to understand t ... Posted: January 10th. 2010   Views: 3,486   - [ Full Article ]

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