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June 14th. 2009

  • Children Touched By God/dess - Faythe

    My little sister, Jennasea, leans against a tree, admiring the leaves. The sun filtering through the branches sends splotches of light drifting across her 7-year-old cheeks. It was Earth Day, and she had just finished making faery ... Posted: June 14th. 2009   Views: 3,197   - [ Full Article ]

June 7th. 2009

  • So You Think You Want to be a Coven Leader? - Bronwen Forbes [Witchvox Sponsor]

    If there is a less glamorous, more arduous job in the Pagan community than leading a teaching coven, I’m not sure what it is. Oh, wait, I just thought of one -- being the overall coordinator of a large Pagan gathering, but I’ll sa ... Posted: June 7th. 2009   Views: 6,470   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Long Hard Road - Scott A. Johnson

    By way of introduction, I'd like to share yet another story of "how I got to the Craft." Please feel free to read, or to skip over this one, as you like. Just who the hell am I and why should you care? I was once that intolerant b ... Posted: June 7th. 2009   Views: 2,334   - [ Full Article ]

  • Paganism, Politics, The Goddess, and The God - Phoenix Forestsong

    As every Witch knows, the power of the Divine is split equally into two halves that make the whole. The Lady, Aradia, The Goddess, these are just a few of names that the female half of the Divine is called, and The Lord, The Horne ... Posted: June 7th. 2009   Views: 2,293   - [ Full Article ]

  • Surfing the Apocalypse - Mulebristle

    A working knowledge of history can be an effective antidepressant or at least a mild sedative when headlines and hawkers of news imply apocalypse and imminent doom. History is punctuated through and through with sensation and dram ... Posted: June 7th. 2009   Views: 2,047   - [ Full Article ]

May 31st. 2009

  • Perfectionism And The Craft - Phoenix Forestsong

    The moon is high and heavy; its silvery light beams down, illuminating this sacred outdoor altar. The wind blows softly and lightly upon your face, bringing with it the moist fragrance of forest night. With you are members of your ... Posted: May 31st. 2009   Views: 2,546   - [ Full Article ]

May 28th. 2009

  • Jesus Would Do Outreach - Magaly Guerrero

    One of my personal rules as an Eclectic Pagan is to examine different Pagan traditions and only embrace what works best for me. I have been negatively and positively criticized because of this practice, and I have a feeling this e ... Posted: May 28th. 2009   Views: 2,967   - [ Full Article ]

May 24th. 2009

  • Some Do's and Don'ts For Officiating at a Handfasting - Bronwen Forbes [Witchvox Sponsor]

    When a couple announces their plans to get married, everyone in the community -- whatever the community -- has advice for the happy pair on everything from where to register for gifts to how to dress the attendants to where to go ... Posted: May 24th. 2009   Views: 6,556   - [ Full Article ]

  • Why is There a Rule Against Training People Under 18? - Belladonna Laveau APs [Witchvox Sponsor]

    I’ve been training people in the Craft for almost two decades. If someone who comes to me looks very young, the first thing I want to know is their age and whether or not their parents are aware that they’re seeking this training. ... Posted: May 24th. 2009   Views: 6,538   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Din of Society - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]

    As I separate myself from the herd of steel bison at the end of yet another day, I realize that I am reeling from the intrusion of sounds and actions of the mundane world into my personal space. And so I head into the comfort of m ... Posted: May 24th. 2009   Views: 2,057   - [ Full Article ]

May 17th. 2009

  • Pets in Ritual: Some Basics - Bronwen Forbes [Witchvox Sponsor]

    For the purpose of this article, I'm going to assume that you want your pet in ritual with you, and not that he or she has wandered in by accident. That being the case, here are some things you need to consider and plan for. ... Posted: May 17th. 2009   Views: 4,315   - [ Full Article ]

  • Be At Peace... - Elwin Shadowstrider

    BE AT PEACE…I usually end my posts this way at Ravensgrove. The original saying came from a book entitled, What Dreams May Come by Richard Matheson. It was said from one character in the book to the protagonist of t ... Posted: May 17th. 2009   Views: 2,046   - [ Full Article ]

  • Witch Is Rich With A Lisp: Putting Problems into Perspective - Phoenix Forestsong

    Clever little title, is it not? But surprisingly, it was the inspiration for this essay. I am sitting quite comfortably at my desk, getting my groove on with some Phish. I have got the old prosperity candle a-glowing, and am so de ... Posted: May 17th. 2009   Views: 1,969   - [ Full Article ]

May 10th. 2009

  • The World of Dryads - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]

    As a child growing up in the mountains of Tennessee, Dryads were welcome companions. They often took the place of human companions who were scattered about on neighboring farms that dotted the area. Over the years I have always re ... Posted: May 10th. 2009   Views: 3,704   - [ Full Article ]

  • Weeds – A Forgotten Resource - Svehex [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Have you given a thought to what the weeds in your garden might be useful for? Probably not, like most of us. We don’t take the time to have a closer look, to find out more about them, because they’re always there.Since th ... Posted: May 10th. 2009   Views: 3,366   - [ Full Article ]

  • Honoring My Path - Julie Henshaw

    I give honor to all the facets of my faith, to the Elements, the Goddess and the God. For in each, there is an aspect of myself. I look within myself knowing that without each piece, I am incomplete. Like the points on the Pentacl ... Posted: May 10th. 2009   Views: 2,469   - [ Full Article ]

May 3rd. 2009

  • The Wheel Turns - Priestess Najah [Witchvox Sponsor]

    The Goddess calls upon me to write this article. Her voice speaks to me to share. My story is not unique, it is not different, but it is my story, and through it, I pray it reaches out and touches just one person. I pray it reache ... Posted: May 3rd. 2009   Views: 3,431   - [ Full Article ]

  • Shielding Method 1: Pagan Grid of Protection - Nita [Witchvox Sponsor]

    I want to share a protection method for those who practice a religion that is not oriented towards angels. I hope this will be a big help for people who are learning how to shield themselves from harmful energies and vibrations. ... Posted: May 3rd. 2009   Views: 3,346   - [ Full Article ]

  • Lighting the Black Hole - Rayn

    I have written and rewritten this essay over and over in my head for the last three days, scared to commit the words to paper, determined to push through my hell in order to bring to the surface a topic long left silent. I wish I ... Posted: May 3rd. 2009   Views: 2,436   - [ Full Article ]

April 26th. 2009

  • Growing Paganism - Belladonna Laveau APs [Witchvox Sponsor]

    I have watched Wicca face many challenges over the years. We have accomplished much. We have received recognition as a valid religion. The IRS has granted church status to some Wiccan groups. We have festivals all over the US, so ... Posted: April 26th. 2009   Views: 4,482   - [ Full Article ]

  • How Do You Know A Magical Working "Took"? - Bronwen Forbes [Witchvox Sponsor]

    I ran across this question on a Pagan forum the other day, and it got me thinking back to when I was new at all this ritual and magic and witchcraft stuff - was that really half a lifetime ago? - and so unsure of my ability to do ... Posted: April 26th. 2009   Views: 3,954   - [ Full Article ]

  • It's Elemental My Dear Wiccan: Power and Energy - Marty Couch [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Let’s start with a scenario. You are driving in the country. You can see clearly for miles around. You are coming up to an intersection. There are no other cars to be seen. The light is red. Do you stop? You may be incline ... Posted: April 26th. 2009   Views: 3,640   - [ Full Article ]

  • Making Sacred Space Sacred - Phoenix Forestsong

    Have you ever been in your sacred space, just starting to raise your energy, and felt that maybe this space wasn’t really sacred enough, or maybe not at all? It’s happened to me, I’m sure it’s happened to you, but here are some th ... Posted: April 26th. 2009   Views: 2,942   - [ Full Article ]

  • Thoughts of the Dryads - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]

    As this old witch wanders into the environs of the deep forest, there is a feeling of having returned home. As I wander past a strand of mature oak trees, I can hear the sound of heartbeats resonating through the forest. Within th ... Posted: April 26th. 2009   Views: 2,124   - [ Full Article ]

April 19th. 2009

  • Is It an Altar or a Shrine? - Bronwen Forbes [Witchvox Sponsor]

    “What should I put on my altar?"This is probably the number one question my students have asked most often over the years. And it's certainly the question I see most often posted to various online Pagan forums and e-mail l ... Posted: April 19th. 2009   Views: 6,585   - [ Full Article ]

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