Articles/Essays From Pagans
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September 12th. 2010
September 5th. 2010
- My Gods and Yours Are Not The Same - Ailyn
In A Wrinkle In Time, author Madeleine L’Engle gave us fantastical “beasts” without eyes or ears, creatures with soft muted fur and long waving tentacles, beings almost too horrible to look upon. Yet these beings possessed ... Posted: September 12th. 2010 Views: 3,334 - [ Full Article ]
- So, You Want to Write a Pathworking? Take a Lesson From Jane. - Rose Hollow
I teach high school in a small town in rural Texas. Each student strives to be an individual but ends up looking, sounding, and espousing the same...all except Jane*. Most would consider Jane an odd little cookie. She wore black, ... Posted: September 12th. 2010 Views: 2,821 - [ Full Article ]
- The Sacred Household: Rites and Mysteries - Iain Quicksilver
To Joseph Brazauskas, a true pagan The ThresholdThe sacred household in ancient and more recent indigenous cultures bears certain analogies to the human body. The front door is similar to the eyes, the heart ... Posted: September 12th. 2010 Views: 2,521 - [ Full Article ]
- On Creating Magick - Lady Wolfwind
I have been blessed with another bright and beautiful day. I’m not sure what I will do with it. It is like a gift to me. I think for a while I will just lay in my chair outside under the tree. It’s my favorite place to be when I c ... Posted: September 12th. 2010 Views: 1,954 - [ Full Article ]
August 29th. 2010
- Gripe, Spend, Swoon: The Criticism of Eat, Pray, Love - Fire Lyte
It’s not a secret that I’m a pretty big fan of the book Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. It’s a memoir. A love story. A spiritual handbook for the new millennium. It is a how-to guide for those of us that have ever wonde ... Posted: September 5th. 2010 Views: 4,103 - [ Full Article ]
- Finding Your Soulmate: A Highly Overrated Concept - Bronwen Forbes [Witchvox Sponsor]
I don’t talk about it much in Pagan or non-Pagan public, but I do have a soulmate. We know we’ve shared several lifetimes in which we were, respectively, husband and wife, brother and sister, and governess and charge, just to name ... Posted: September 5th. 2010 Views: 4,074 - [ Full Article ]
- Debunking The Non-Ferrous Metal Myth - Sarah Anne Lawless [Witchvox Sponsor]
We’ve all heard of urban legends, old wives' tales, and 'fakelore', but we’re too intelligent and have too much access to credible reference materials today to fall for them — don’t we? Unfortunately not. Old wives' tales and fake ... Posted: September 5th. 2010 Views: 3,599 - [ Full Article ]
- Integration of Parts of Self - Maggi Setti [Witchvox Sponsor]
One of the main goals of the practitioner is awareness, control, and integration of the different parts of self. Integration can awaken us; it can give us more fluid power, knowledge of ourselves, and stronger connection to the Di ... Posted: September 5th. 2010 Views: 2,414 - [ Full Article ]
- Opening the Mind for Spellwork - Eruchye
There is nothing more important than taking in every aspect of the energy around you to do your spellcasting and rituals. You have to use all six of your senses, touch, smell, taste, sight, hearing, and intuition. You already use ... Posted: September 5th. 2010 Views: 2,303 - [ Full Article ]
- Lessons From The Gods - Sinister Ang
The Gods have many things to teach us. This has become abundantly clear throughout my years of learning as I studied my Pagan path, forging my personal relationships with deity. Some of these lessons have been small, something lea ... Posted: September 5th. 2010 Views: 1,890 - [ Full Article ]
August 22nd. 2010
- Isobel Gowdie - Fiona Tinker [Witchvox Sponsor]
Arguably, Isobel Gowdie is one of the most famous witches in Scottish history. But who was she – and why does she continue to fascinate and inspire prose, drama, poetry and song? Gowdie (sometimes spelt Goudie) was the dau ... Posted: August 29th. 2010 Views: 5,236 - [ Full Article ]
- The Veils Of A Magick Summer - Lady Abigail [Witchvox Sponsor]
There has always been something mystical about a late summer evening for me. It is that time of day which is no longer day, yet not quite night. It was the time my Great Grandmother called, "the spiriting time." It comes as the sc ... Posted: August 29th. 2010 Views: 3,393 - [ Full Article ]
- Discipline and Will - Maggi Setti [Witchvox Sponsor]
In laziness, in turning away from divine Will, there is turmoil, confusion and slavery. In service to truth and freedom and Will, there is fluidity, satisfaction, and fulfillment. There is growth and abundance in these actions. ... Posted: August 29th. 2010 Views: 2,471 - [ Full Article ]
- Location: Our Places of Worship - Stewart Bitkoff
Wheresoever ye turn, there is the face of God. -- KoranRecently, there has been much discussion about building a mosque near ground zero; many people feel that its location dishonors and insults the memory of those who die ... Posted: August 29th. 2010 Views: 2,453 - [ Full Article ]
- The Passing of Isaac Bonewits: My Perspective - Brid's Closet [Witchvox Sponsor]
Isaac came into my life approximately 2 years ago. I had always known about Isaac from reading his books and at one time, belonged to his Blackdirt group, when he lived in Warwick, NY. I wrote an email to him and asked about his s ... Posted: August 29th. 2010 Views: 1,946 - [ Full Article ]
- We Can Change The World - Lady Wolfwind
I am growing older. That’s a fact. I’m still in the Mother stage of my life, but I am fast approaching Crone. I am okay with this. More than most people, I would guess. I’ve learned that part of my contribution to society, as a Cr ... Posted: August 29th. 2010 Views: 1,750 - [ Full Article ]
August 15th. 2010
- An All-American Religion: Establishing a Nation-Wide NeoPagan Cultus - Chirotus Infinitum [Witchvox Sponsor]
One of the features of modern neopaganism is its decentralized nature. Neopaganism as a category encompasses a large number of disparate religions, and even among what could be considered the “same” religion (such as Wicca) there ... Posted: August 22nd. 2010 Views: 2,898 - [ Full Article ]
- The Apathy and Altar Ego of our Kind - ShadowDarkFyre
The question I find myself asking is "Why is it that our kind seems to be apathetic?" While many of us are enthusiastic in our apparent "renaissance", just as many simply don't believe, or find it hard to. This is a quandary I fin ... Posted: August 22nd. 2010 Views: 2,400 - [ Full Article ]
- Rethinking Pagan Heterodoxy - YB"N
I have heard a lot of arguments against honoring scriptures, rules, and hierarchies from Pagan people. Some of them make sense. Scriptures have a tendency to generate fundamentalism. Too many rules oppress the general body of a sp ... Posted: August 22nd. 2010 Views: 2,049 - [ Full Article ]
August 8th. 2010
- Poetry as Spiritual Practice - Alison Leigh Lilly
All poetry begins in the dark. In the cave of memory, the new poet lies awake, wrapped in the simple, loose-fitting shift of a sleeper, listening to the echoes of her own breathing and the whine of her own blood in her ears, the o ... Posted: August 15th. 2010 Views: 3,110 - [ Full Article ]
- Hand Crafted Tools…Necessary? - Brigham [Witchvox Sponsor]
While surfing some of my favorite pagan on-line stores recently, I have noticed that more and more of them are offering what they call “beginner kits”. The term is pretty self-explanatory. A “beginner kit” includes items that a “b ... Posted: August 15th. 2010 Views: 2,776 - [ Full Article ]
- Dear Wicca, Thank You. - Selena Rose
I began to research Wicca when I was eleven or twelve years old. I – obviously – was not extremely serious about it at that point, and the interest came and went for a year or two. I always loved the idea of the religion, but I di ... Posted: August 15th. 2010 Views: 2,540 - [ Full Article ]
- Pagans: Loved, Yet Misunderstood - Davina Sullivan
“We are loved, yet misunderstood.”Within the last few months, I have recently explained to my friends and family that I am a Pagan, and more than proud to say so. I have been asked so many questions sense then, it’s unbel ... Posted: August 15th. 2010 Views: 2,359 - [ Full Article ]
- Open Doors - Anden Jade
I was raised not to open doors. If it was closed, it was closed for a reason. This philosophy applied to everything from pantry doors, which were shut so the dog would stay out of the garbage, to Ouija boards, which could open doo ... Posted: August 15th. 2010 Views: 2,352 - [ Full Article ]
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