Articles/Essays From Pagans
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July 19th. 2009
July 12th. 2009
- Should Pagan Clergy Be Paid? - Velvet
Lately there have been a lot of articles and discussions floating around on whether or not Pagan Clergy should be paid. I am an individual who went through the long process to become a Pagan Clergy member (not through the web) but ... Posted: July 19th. 2009 Views: 1,675 - [ Full Article ]
July 5th. 2009
- Interview With A Hedgewitch - Juniper
You can call me Dizzy; I am a thirty-something Greenwitch, no affiliations, no initiations. I am something of a girly girl, a blue-collar babe, love to garden, hate to cook. I work as a manager at a greenhouse and garden center ou ... Posted: July 12th. 2009 Views: 3,926 - [ Full Article ]
- What is Safety in Magick? - Lady Abigail [Witchvox Sponsor]
Magick is a talent you learn. You may be born into a family of magickal line, but still the basics must be learned in understanding what this talent this gift is. Magick is a skill. It is the energy and power used to control the w ... Posted: July 12th. 2009 Views: 3,466 - [ Full Article ]
- Hexing the Enemies of Women and Peace - Z Budapest
Some women shirk from fighting back. Too many years have passed since the heroic age of the seventies, when everything new started. We used to have self-defense classes, repair our own cars classes, women’s studies about who we ar ... Posted: July 12th. 2009 Views: 2,703 - [ Full Article ]
- Religion: From A Witch's Perspective - Crick [Witchvox Sponsor]
Have you ever wondered why humans are so scared to face life and the spiritual lessons that are in waiting for each of us? I ask this because since the dawning of humankind we have created religions. Religion in all reality is a s ... Posted: July 12th. 2009 Views: 2,277 - [ Full Article ]
- What Makes a Pagan Leader? - Gaia Ivorywitch [Witchvox Sponsor]
Being one of several ordained Pagan Ministers at a Pagan Church, we get lots of questions from folks just starting out on their paths. The most frequent question is "How do I get to do what YOU do? I want to help!" Well, that's a ... Posted: July 12th. 2009 Views: 2,104 - [ Full Article ]
June 28th. 2009
- Cleansing Second Hand Furniture and Jewelry - Nita [Witchvox Sponsor]
People today are buying more used items. Antiques have always been loved by others who have the money to purchase and add them to their home. No one who purchases used clothes, furniture, jewelry and other objects thinks about the ... Posted: July 5th. 2009 Views: 3,536 - [ Full Article ]
- The Anatomy of Magical Power - Iritar
In my teaching, there are some key basic elements to each and every pagan's spiritual path that emphasize the power of each practitioner. Whether you are just starting your path or have been on your journey for many years, it is i ... Posted: July 5th. 2009 Views: 2,404 - [ Full Article ]
- The Origin of Runes - Brunhilde [Witchvox Sponsor]
The term rune comes from ancient European dialects. It means mystery or secret. Each rune symbol represents a concept, like wealth or fertility. Runes were not originally used as letters in an alphabet. Ancient shamans used them i ... Posted: July 5th. 2009 Views: 2,363 - [ Full Article ]
- From Victim to Survivor: How the Craft Taught Me To Overcome Sexual Trauma (Part II) - Oracle
Disclaimer: I am not a certified professional. The following articles (Part I and Part II) are intended as a testimony, and in no way should be taken as gospel. If you or someone you know has suffered abuse, rape or traumas of ... Posted: July 5th. 2009 Views: 2,205 - [ Full Article ]
- Protecting Our Own - Christina K.
Although I feel it an important aspect of my Faith that there isn’t a “Head Honcho” or “Council” or something or someone else to dictate how we practice and what we believe, or to “speak” for us or try to represent us in a way we ... Posted: July 5th. 2009 Views: 2,119 - [ Full Article ]
June 21st. 2009
- Semantics: We're Not So Different - Scott A. Johnson
One of the many things that we Pagans come up against in our pursuit of the freedom of religion is what George Carlin called the "Scary Words." If you look at the Craft from a religious point of view, it's easy to see why so many ... Posted: June 28th. 2009 Views: 2,697 - [ Full Article ]
- From Victim to Survivor: How the Craft Taught Me to Overcome Sexual Trauma (Part I) - Oracle
Disclaimer: I am not a certified professional. The following articles (Part I and Part II) are intended as a testimony, and in no way should be taken as gospel. If you or someone you know has suffered abuse, rape or traumas of ... Posted: June 28th. 2009 Views: 2,500 - [ Full Article ]
- Knowing the Gods - Layla Talora Eshe
When I first began my journey into Witchcraft, there was much to learn: history, myths and the proper way to perform spells and rituals. All kinds of new things awaited me. I eagerly delved into any books I could get my hands on a ... Posted: June 28th. 2009 Views: 2,383 - [ Full Article ]
June 14th. 2009
- How to Choose A Good Magickal Name - Bronwen Forbes [Witchvox Sponsor]
There's a standard joke in the Pagan community that, at a gathering, if the loudspeaker were to announce, "Will Raven, Morgan, and Rhiannon please come to registration?" half the attendees would show up, and that the Ravens at lea ... Posted: June 21st. 2009 Views: 12,935 - [ Full Article ]
- Why Johnny Can't Think - Spirit Walk Ministry
The reason "Johnny Can’t Think" is simple: the education system was built on an authoritarian foundation. Societies and their institutions use education as a tool to condition and control the masses. The indoctrination of non-ques ... Posted: June 21st. 2009 Views: 3,058 - [ Full Article ]
- Cernunnos in Shakespeare - Zan Fraser
The Celtic Forest-God Cernunnos (“Horned One”) achieves almost starring role status in the latter part of Shakespeare’s comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor (c. 1597) . Cernunnos is a Deity widely recognized throughout the Cel ... Posted: June 21st. 2009 Views: 1,891 - [ Full Article ]
June 7th. 2009
- Have You Ever Seen Real Magic? I Have! - MoonChild
I was raised a very good Christian, I looked very hard trying to find the right faith, problem was, I was only looking inside the Christian faith. I went from Church to Church looking, but always finding things wrong with their be ... Posted: June 14th. 2009 Views: 3,264 - [ Full Article ]
- Children Touched By God/dess - Bliss Diva
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: 2,541 - [ Full Article ]
- Gerald Gardner, Philip Heselton, and the Origin of Energy-Raising - Zan Fraser
In addition to being the founder of modern Wicca, Gerald Gardner is easily its most controversial figure. Confusion over his claims began almost with the publication of Witchcraft Today in 1954 and six decades later there ... Posted: June 14th. 2009 Views: 2,206 - [ Full Article ]
- The Seen and The Unseen - Lord Ansur
Science without faith is lame, religion without science is blind. --Albert EinsteinScience is the study of perception (s) . And this may be science’s fallacy since our perceptions, our senses, are very limited compared to ... Posted: June 14th. 2009 Views: 1,648 - [ Full Article ]
May 31st. 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: 5,380 - [ 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: 2,013 - [ 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: 1,690 - [ Full Article ]
- Live Openly As A Witch...If You Can - Savannah Smiles
OK, so I'm a Witch. Did everyone hear that? It's very important that you know that going into this.For my entire life I've been drawn to this path. As I small child I just knew I would be a hippie when I grew up. However I ... Posted: May 31st. 2009 Views: 3,742 - [ Full Article ]
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