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September 14th. 2008

  • The Stigma Of A Word: Witch - Arachne Priestess

    How many of us, amongst our vast and diverse Pagan community, wear pentagrams (religious talismans, totem fetishes, or other religious symbols) around the neck openly? How many of us wish we could, but don’t due to fear of retalia ... Posted: September 14th. 2008   Views: 3,062   - [ Full Article ]

September 7th. 2008

  • Paganism - Past or Present - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]

    One often hears neo pagans talking about following the “old ways” and I stop and wonder why? There are even neo pagan groups who call themselves re-constructionists. Exactly what is it that they are trying to reconstruct and more ... Posted: September 7th. 2008   Views: 3,659   - [ Full Article ]

August 24th. 2008

  • How Can I Deal With Eleusis? - Janice Van Cleve

    How can I deal with the experiences of Eleusis? How can I manage the powerful emotions, which still swirl within me or contain the euphoric joy that pops and sparks in my heart like fireworks in July? It’s all I can do to keep fro ... Posted: August 24th. 2008   Views: 3,401   - [ Full Article ]

  • Bad Luck? Or Something Else? - Talitha Dragonfly

    Some people outwardly appear to be worse off than others. Is this due to back luck? Or could the reasons actually be something much deeper?Many philosophers and psychologists answer this question by saying that someone who ... Posted: August 24th. 2008   Views: 3,286   - [ Full Article ]

August 17th. 2008

  • Demons - Bob Makransky

    In our society the stigma attached to believing in demons is quite strong. Anyone who admits to believing in demons is considered crazy or stupid, or perhaps evil, and is no longer taken seriously. However, our society’s view of t ... Posted: August 17th. 2008   Views: 4,255   - [ Full Article ]

  • Pagan Fallacies: A Perspective - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Over the years I have always advocated for a genuine pagan community, but as the years pass my hopes for such a community is beginning to falter. Many Elders have left the community at large and have retired to their own p ... Posted: August 17th. 2008   Views: 3,893   - [ Full Article ]

August 10th. 2008

  • Eclecticism a.k.a. The Salad Bar Hypothesis - Talitha Dragonfly

    The television was on in my bedroom the other day. I wasn't really paying attention to what was on. It was something that my husband was watching. I couldn't even tell you what program it was, or even what it was about. Bu ... Posted: August 10th. 2008   Views: 4,999   - [ Full Article ]

July 27th. 2008

  • The Changing Role of Men in Wicca - Morgan Ravenwood

    It is unfortunate but too often true that male Wiccans find themselves relegated to a passive, almost non-existent role in Wicca and many other Pagan traditions, thereby depriving their female counterparts of some potentially usef ... Posted: July 27th. 2008   Views: 9,666   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Pagan Man - Panisch Lockelear

    When you see images of the green man, Hermes, and the horned gods of many pagan religious paths, it is easy to deduce that the male role is important within out pagan society. When I was younger, I went from elder to elder seeking ... Posted: July 27th. 2008   Views: 4,841   - [ Full Article ]

  • Thoughts of the Pagan Community - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]

    On a quiet spring morning, I find myself walking along a secluded beach lost in contemplation on the wiles of life. Witch born and witch bred, my senses begin to reel with the forces of energy that swirl all about. I watch ... Posted: July 27th. 2008   Views: 3,945   - [ Full Article ]

  • Wo/Men's World - Night Song

    I am a woman who is truly sad to see the minimalism of men in the pagan sphere.We definitely live in a patriarchal society that is dominated by a patriarchal religion. This is not evidenced so much by literal physical, soc ... Posted: July 27th. 2008   Views: 2,735   - [ Full Article ]

July 20th. 2008

  • On Choosing and Following Your Own Path - Alfred Willowhawk, DMsc, RMT, CTM, Shaman [Witchvox Sponsor]

    "What path is right for me?” is a question that each seeker asks at least once in their lives. As children, most individuals follow the pathways of their parents. Even if a parent has no particular spiritual path, the child is inf ... Posted: July 20th. 2008   Views: 6,091   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Road Later Traveled - RiJayden

    In the stories I’ve read here, it appears that many people began Paganism in their early teens. Not me. I started at eighteen, and didn’t get serious until twenty-one. My story is hard for me to believe, after looking back these t ... Posted: July 20th. 2008   Views: 3,521   - [ Full Article ]

July 13th. 2008

  • Invalidation Bullies - Madrona

    I've been a solitary Pagan now for a little over eight years. A little over two years ago (possibly more, time does slip away) I found a local community of Pagans and began to branch out. Around this time I also discovered online ... Posted: July 13th. 2008   Views: 6,271   - [ Full Article ]

  • Traditional vs. Eclectic: We’re Not “All One Wicca” - Hexeengel

    [Please note: For the purposes of this piece, the terms “Wicca” and “Wiccan (s) ” will refer to the British Traditional family of religious Witchcraft Traditions and those who follow them, the Traditions then including, but ... Posted: July 13th. 2008   Views: 5,326   - [ Full Article ]

  • Healing Magickal Paranoia - PanSpiritus

    It happens all too often. All of the warning signs are flashing red and you need to get away. Or you just met this group for the first time, and you feel as if their eyes are following you. It’s not just paranoia having to ... Posted: July 13th. 2008   Views: 3,434   - [ Full Article ]

July 6th. 2008

  • A Wiccan Priestess Plans a 'Traditional' Funeral - Godiva

    Like many Neo-Pagans and Heathens, my Mother was a Christian. Unlike many, I had her full support on my spiritual path. While my religious upbringing was relaxed and could be considered “eclectic” it certainly was not Pagan. ... Posted: July 6th. 2008   Views: 4,915   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Nature of Black and White Magick - Gentle Deer Lion Tamer [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Let me begin with the premise that all magickal operation is identical. The energy used in "Black Magic" is the exact same energy used in "White Magic". It is not the kind of energy or the source of the energy used that separates ... Posted: July 6th. 2008   Views: 4,364   - [ Full Article ]

  • To Be Witch... - Symphony Raine

    I am currently reading The Spiral Dance by StarHawk, and while I am only in the first couple of chapters it has already given me many things to think about. One such thing is the topic of this essay; what does it mean to be ... Posted: July 6th. 2008   Views: 3,788   - [ Full Article ]

  • Why Pay the Priest/ess? Revisited - Lupa [Witchvox Sponsor]

    When my article, “Why Pay the Priestess?” (1) arrived on the front page of Witchvox, I got a good deal of feedback on it—for which I am grateful. Not everyone agreed with me, which is fine. We all have our comfort zones. However, ... Posted: July 6th. 2008   Views: 3,590   - [ Full Article ]

  • Freedom of Choice: Religion or Spirituality - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]

    For many years I have walked this path constantly in search of answers to the mysteries of life. And one of the observations that stand out in my mind is how I see myself as following a spiritual path rather then a religion. ... Posted: July 6th. 2008   Views: 3,283   - [ Full Article ]

June 29th. 2008

  • The Good, The Bad and The Tarot Reader - Brid's Closet

    I've been asked a lot of things lately and the ethics of tarot has been a popular one. People are very interested in the art of the Tarot, having a reading done, and, of course, wanting to read the cards for others.“What m ... Posted: June 29th. 2008   Views: 27,258   - [ Full Article ]

  • Thank You, Kathy Lee Gifford - Sandy Lareau

    On Wednesday, 25 June 2008, Kathy Lee Gifford expressed her opinion about pagans. It wasn't very good. In fact, she called us nasty, bad pagans. At approximately minute 4:40 in the segment, you can hear her reading options off a c ... Posted: June 29th. 2008   Views: 12,824   - [ Full Article ]

  • Psychic Self Defense - Gentle Deer Lion Tamer [Witchvox Sponsor]

    The term "Psychic Attack" actually covers a broad spectrum of situations in which one individual, the aggressor, deliberately projects a clearly defined malicious intent upon the non-physical person of another, the victim. To diff ... Posted: June 29th. 2008   Views: 5,005   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Magick Power of the Spoken Word - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Since most folks who identify themselves as pagan these days came from other belief systems, I have to wonder about the awareness of some of the basic aspects of magick. One of these basic aspects is the power of the spoken word. ... Posted: June 29th. 2008   Views: 4,847   - [ Full Article ]

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