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March 21st. 2010

  • Changing of the Guards : Our Movement From Solstice to Equinox - PanSpiritus

    Was Imbolc the old winter solstice? I ask this question completely aware that many megaliths were fashioned to intentionally record “cross-quarter days”.This speculation is not entirely a mystical story of connect-the-dots ... Posted: March 21st. 2010   Views: 2,618   - [ Full Article ]

March 14th. 2010

  • I'm Not Proud To Be Pagan - Bronwen Forbes [Witchvox Sponsor]

    In a previous piece here on Witchvox, I related the story of how I dared to show up at a hot, Southern Pagan Pride event in *gasp* shorts and a T-shirt rather than the apparent requisite flowing skirt, glitter and fairy wings. One ... Posted: March 14th. 2010   Views: 9,776   - [ Full Article ]

  • Saying the "P" Word - Valerie

    Not too long ago, in the context of a charitable association I have through the coven that I co-lead, I was invited to a “thank- you” cocktail party. The experience inspired some bizarre behavior on my part. Let me explain. ... Posted: March 14th. 2010   Views: 4,301   - [ Full Article ]

  • Defense of the Faith - Stephanie

    Wicca is, without doubt, the greatest threat to the establishment of the Christian church today. I predict that, given time, the views and the points that the Wicca bring forth to argue and defend their own faith, will, without fa ... Posted: March 14th. 2010   Views: 3,855   - [ Full Article ]

  • Fire Ants and Ice Water: An Unexpected Lesson - Olbec

    Do you remember when it finally “clicked”? I clearly remember those tidbits of delightful self-discovery I made the first weeks after setting out on my Pagan path. It was so liberating to release all my puritanical Christian bagga ... Posted: March 14th. 2010   Views: 2,322   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Path of Wisdom - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]

    As I walk along an unexplored trail through the forest, I take notice that there are no obstructions in my way. There are no brambles waiting to snag me with their thorns. There are no fallen trees to stumble over. There is no way ... Posted: March 14th. 2010   Views: 2,153   - [ Full Article ]

  • A New Way of Seeing Things - Rev. Nicholas Brown

    Being on the Pagan path is always an interesting road. Sometimes it is free and spirited and just like any other faith it has its times of doubt and frustration. For a long time I was in a funk I guess you could say, and I didn’t ... Posted: March 14th. 2010   Views: 2,119   - [ Full Article ]

March 7th. 2010

  • On Becoming a Crone - Belladonna SilverRayne

    Why is it so hard to admit we're growing older? Why do we fight it tooth and nail? Society and the media as a whole, wants to show aging as something to be fought against, to be put off as long as possible. Why? Look at any sit-co ... Posted: March 7th. 2010   Views: 3,630   - [ Full Article ]

  • A Pagan Physician’s Perspective the Ethics of Healthcare - Dragonstorm [Witchvox Sponsor]

    I was a doctor before I became a Pagan. Or maybe I should say before I KNEW I was a Pagan. In fact I grew up with a Christian upbringing. A beloved family member of mine, also a doctor, asked the question many years ago, “How can ... Posted: March 7th. 2010   Views: 2,983   - [ Full Article ]

  • In The End, We're All Solitary - Chi

    I’m not bashing coven practice here – It’s a wonderful spiritual path and way of learning and it works for lots of people. Those people have my blessings and all my best wishes. There are plenty of teens that someday want to be pa ... Posted: March 7th. 2010   Views: 2,600   - [ Full Article ]

  • Spilling the Family Magic Beans - Eiris Wyndrose

    Greetings from the Land of Moss-I am on a name search. I'm on a name search because I am making my own choice about my personal spirituality, and because I was asked what archetypes I identify with on a quiz questi ... Posted: March 7th. 2010   Views: 2,416   - [ Full Article ]

February 28th. 2010

  • 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: 4,757   - [ Full Article ]

  • 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: 4,449   - [ 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: 3,696   - [ 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: 2,803   - [ 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: 2,511   - [ Full Article ]

  • Re-Learning How to Learn Again - Chi

    One of the most important assets that teens have is the ability to learn. Not to say that adults can’t learn from being on the Pagan path – as everyone has this opportunity – but with the school life that most teens deal with, ded ... Posted: February 28th. 2010   Views: 2,070   - [ 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: 11,225   - [ 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: 6,457   - [ 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: 4,555   - [ Full Article ]

  • A Familiar Job Well Done - Eiris Wyndrose

    Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other. -- Carl Jung, "On the Psychology of the Unconsciousness", 1917. The definition of the word fam ... Posted: February 21st. 2010   Views: 2,215   - [ 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: 4,731   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Magick of Negativity - Leandra Witchwood

    We stood with our backs to the fire, each of us holding a mirror out to the forest. The fire was warm on my back and everything was dark except for the firelight flickering on the surrounding trees. We gathered on this night to ba ... Posted: February 14th. 2010   Views: 2,797   - [ 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: 9,699   - [ 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: 5,570   - [ Full Article ]

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