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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: 6,591   - [ Full Article ]

  • Building an Altar - Chirotus Infinitum [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Being pagan usually involves significant levels of involvement. Many pagans put a lot of effort into religious devotion, magic, or both, and most of that activity takes place at some kind of an altar or shrine. As a focus for wors ... Posted: April 19th. 2009   Views: 4,307   - [ Full Article ]

  • Some Tips for Making Ritual Feel Real - Juniper

    Decorate your altar, shrine and ritual space with items that relate (in your mind) to the ritual purpose. Use colors, scent, images, and tools to their best effect. If you are doing a very masculine working, do not put pin ... Posted: April 19th. 2009   Views: 2,830   - [ Full Article ]

  • Will of the Gods - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]

    On this springtime morning I find myself walking alongside a bubbling stream, deep within the embrace of the forest. As I pause and listen, I can hear the voices of the many who have gone before me. Desires sought and memories cre ... Posted: April 19th. 2009   Views: 2,199   - [ Full Article ]

  • Compost - Gaia Ivorywitch [Witchvox Sponsor]

    The stench of rot assails my nostrils as I heave and push the cart towards my destination. Flies, deprived of their meal, circle me but eventually lose interest. As I trundle out to the edge of the woods, I look up, my eyes search ... Posted: April 19th. 2009   Views: 2,105   - [ Full Article ]

  • Perfect Intent, Imperfect Mind - Phoenix Forestsong

    It’s midnight, the fresh breath of sweet nocturnal bliss greets you as you feel the cool night breeze on your cheeks, and crickets are softly singing their screeching acoustic rhythm, playing their part of the Night Song. The gree ... Posted: April 19th. 2009   Views: 2,089   - [ Full Article ]

April 12th. 2009

  • Respecting and Honoring Yourself - and Your Religious Choices - nasionnaich [Witchvox Sponsor]

    How many of you have ever used religious rituals that are not your own? I have, and now that I have learned why I should not have, I deeply regret having used them. Oh, I don't mean rituals that are a part of the culture of a plac ... Posted: April 12th. 2009   Views: 3,242   - [ Full Article ]

  • Put The 'Writ' Back Into Ritual - Phoenix Forestsong

    Merry Meet! Yes I know there is no silent W in ritual…but there should be. For the rest of this article, I want you to add that silent W onto ritual, like this: writual. Concentrate on the ‘writ’ portion and what writing means to ... Posted: April 12th. 2009   Views: 2,178   - [ Full Article ]

April 5th. 2009

  • The Wonderful World of Herbs - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]

    The very first herb that I became aware of was Sassafras (Sassafras officinale) . I was about four years old and even now at the age of fifty three, I still savor the taste and smells of a hot mug of sassafras, which by the way is ... Posted: April 5th. 2009   Views: 3,227   - [ Full Article ]

  • Animal Totems and Guides - Gentle Deer Lion Tamer

    In earlier days we understood that we were simply a part of the earth. We knew we were only one small part. Now many think humans are the greatest and most important part. But still, we are only a part of the earth, only a part of ... Posted: April 5th. 2009   Views: 3,143   - [ Full Article ]

  • My (Not So) Normal Eclectic Life Story - Jordan [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Merry Meet! My name is Jordan, but you can call me Greywolf for short. Well I guess it all starts where and how I was raised. I was born in California, but I grew up in Fayetteville, Arkansas with my mother and my stepfather. My p ... Posted: April 5th. 2009   Views: 2,794   - [ Full Article ]

  • Botanical Sorcery - BellaDonna@Nightshade

    Here, in USDA zone 6, PA, the crocuses, tulips and daffodils have shown their leaves, if not their flowers, for the last two weeks. The earth is astir once more after the dormancy of winter, teasing the imagination into green dayd ... Posted: April 5th. 2009   Views: 2,532   - [ Full Article ]

  • One Smile Can Change the World - Ceria Elene

    I am married to a wonderful man; I have a stepson, a daughter, a stepdaughter, a son and an adopted son, for a total of 5 beautiful children. My family is beautifully blended, that doesn’t mean we all like each other all the time. ... Posted: April 5th. 2009   Views: 2,326   - [ Full Article ]

March 29th. 2009

  • Hiring a God: Selecting a Patron Deity - Chirotus Infinitum [Witchvox Sponsor]

    So you’re a pagan now! Fun and exciting times await, full of mystery, magic, and maybe a skyclad ritual with the hottie working at the occult bookstore. For some, the magic and mystique are enough, but many take their new religion ... Posted: March 29th. 2009   Views: 10,998   - [ Full Article ]

  • Pagans, Freemasons, Satanists, and the Knights Templar: A Common Link? - Rev. Luna Seastar

    A NOTE BEFORE READING: I do not try to offend anyone EVER with these writings. They are simply facts that I have found through my studying. I am the type of person who likes to "share the knowledge". Some or even many of you may k ... Posted: March 29th. 2009   Views: 4,495   - [ Full Article ]

  • Why Magic Works: The Key Component - Scott A. Johnson

    So here we are, Witches, Wiccans, Pagans, and the like, with one tie that binds us: Magick. Whether you perform rituals aimed at a particular set of Gods or practice as a “Kitchen Witch, ” Magick is one of those parts of the Craft ... Posted: March 29th. 2009   Views: 3,587   - [ Full Article ]

  • Drinking the Third Glass: A Pagan Looks at Atheism – and Love - Earth Father

    ‘After the first glass of absinthe, you see things as you wish they were. After the second you see them as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.’ --Oscar ... Posted: March 29th. 2009   Views: 2,626   - [ Full Article ]

  • Mysteries of Janus (Revised) - Iain Quicksilver

    1: The Mysteries of a GodIn the Old Testament, which is chock-full of pagan religious conceptions (especially when it is honestly translated) , the word used for "knowing" a god is the same as that used for a man "knowing" ... Posted: March 29th. 2009   Views: 2,286   - [ Full Article ]

March 22nd. 2009

  • The Dark Side of Leading: Covens, Groups or Groves - Lady Abigail [Witchvox Sponsor]

    *R-E-S-P-E-C-T Perhaps the biggest challenge in any group is in understanding the people you work with. In search of the perfect solution, most people become oblivious to those of differencing opinions. It is not negative; ... Posted: March 22nd. 2009   Views: 3,709   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Journey of a Wild Witch - Eilan

    It has been eight years since I first discovered Witchcraft in a spiritual context. Prior to this Magick was very much alive in my life as I was lucky enough to have been born into a family that understands the spiritual dimension ... Posted: March 22nd. 2009   Views: 3,684   - [ Full Article ]

  • Can A Pagan Still Have Blind Faith? - Julie Henshaw

    Can you be Pagan and still have blind faith? Do you have to have tangible proof of the Goddess's and the God's existence? Do you actually have to see the gifts bestowed upon us by deities to believe in them?Growing up in t ... Posted: March 22nd. 2009   Views: 3,028   - [ Full Article ]

  • Religion vs. Spirituality - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]

    There is often a blurring of the lines when it comes to the difference between what is a religion and what is a spiritual path. Neo pagans in particular are guilty of this lack of distinction, perhaps because so many neo pagans co ... Posted: March 22nd. 2009   Views: 2,738   - [ Full Article ]

March 15th. 2009

  • Where Have All the Gardners and Crowleys Gone? (An Answer) - Juniper

    In the last couple of weeks a question, or rather a few similar questions, have been coming across my radar, again and again. I do try to pay attention to such things, when they come my way. One or more of these times were in arti ... Posted: March 15th. 2009   Views: 6,823   - [ Full Article ]

  • What in Hades Has Happened to Our Traditional Roots? - Jon "Athrawon" Edens [Witchvox Sponsor]

    What in the world are new Wiccans and Pagans learning?Why are newbies teaching newbies? and where are the ones with even a little bit of experience to help guide the new seekers?While these questions may appear con ... Posted: March 15th. 2009   Views: 3,025   - [ Full Article ]

March 8th. 2009

  • Some Thoughts on Secrecy in the Pagan Community - Bronwen Forbes [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Whether you ever intend to work with what is often referred to as a traditional or mystery tradition in the Pagan community, sooner or later you will be confronted with the fact that some people and some groups keep at least part ... Posted: March 8th. 2009   Views: 6,952   - [ Full Article ]

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