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- Over The Rivers and Through The Woods - Wren
Greetings everyone!Walking through the woods for us is always both a treat and a lesson plan. As Pagans, we are aware of the changes, great and small, which continually reveal the many mysteries within the Web of Life. Wre ... Posted: November 27th. 2000 Views: 4,805 - [ Full Article ]
- The Pagan Community That Could - Wren
Okay, I admit it. You surprised me. If there was one thing that I thought I could count upon it was the fact that the various Pagan and other related communities would rally for a cause that they believed in. Gods, was I ever wron ... Posted: June 24th. 2002 Views: 5,750 - [ Full Article ]
- Pagan Faith-Based Social Programs? - Wren
There has been much talk this past about the Bush administration's plan to institute a 'faith-based initiative' designed to allow religious groups performing or providing social programs to receive federal monies. The Pagan Perspe ... Posted: February 5th. 2001 Views: 5,859 - [ Full Article ]
- Pagans and Self Actualization - Wren
College students and business managers are familiar with the works of Abraham Harold Maslow. Psychology professors often include Maslow in their classroom course of study for the same reason that corporate trainers may implant som ... Posted: February 21st. 1999 Views: 20,696 - [ Full Article ]
- Pagans Ruled In October - Wren
Greetings everyone!Congratulations are definitely in order! The month of October 2000 demonstrated like never before that the Pagan communities of the World are not only becoming larger, they are also developing into stron ... Posted: November 6th. 2000 Views: 6,932 - [ Full Article ]
- Passing Along The Lore - Wren
Greetings everyone!Feeling a bit like an amateur archaeologist, Wren rummaged about in one of her old magickal chests. It was not buried treasure that she sought this day, but it was a link to the past that she was looking ... Posted: January 22nd. 2001 Views: 5,619 - [ Full Article ]
- Peeling Back The Wallpaper - Wren
Greetings everyone!Growing up in an old house is an adventure unto itself. For two hundred years, someone in Wren's family had lived in the little white farmhouse at the bottom of the dead-end road. At some point in time, ... Posted: January 8th. 2001 Views: 12,076 - [ Full Article ]
- The Picture of Patience - Wren
It's late Spring at the Little Pond. The broods of February baby squirrels have all grown up- and although they still hang out together quite a bit- the competitive urge typical of animalistic maturity is beginning to set in. Squa ... Posted: June 3rd. 2002 Views: 6,889 - [ Full Article ]
- Pinning It Down - Wren
This won't be the most popular column that I have ever written. Nor the most upbeat. Nor the most politically correct. Some of my regular readers might be disappointed in that and almost certainly a few of my friends are going to ... Posted: November 19th. 2001 Views: 5,068 - [ Full Article ]
- Pleading The First - Wren
Walking around the field on Friday afternoon, we felt right at home. Our friends in The Rowan Grove (and our hosts at the Southeastern Pagan Gathering) greeted us with genuine warmth and openhearted charm. We caught up on some Flo ... Posted: November 5th. 2001 Views: 5,263 - [ Full Article ]
- Powering Up Your Magickal Will... - Wren
That's one dang scary Witch face ya got there, Wren..." I muttered to the reflection staring blearily back at me from the mirror. It had been a long night and a much too early morning and such things don't wear all that well on a ... Posted: July 29th. 2002 Views: 7,702 - [ Full Article ]
- The Practical Goddess - Wren
I like my Gods and Goddesses practical. So I will never be a big fan of the trickster gods. Oh, they do have their followings and I am not saying anything against either the Tricksters Themselves or those who follow that sort of P ... Posted: January 28th. 2002 Views: 7,276 - [ Full Article ]
- Puzzled - Wren
Have you ever worked on a puzzle? One of those big ones with five to ten thousand pieces? If you have, and emerged sane enough to tell the tale, then you know three very important things already: you need room to work, a certain a ... Posted: December 31st. 2001 Views: 5,326 - [ Full Article ]
- Rallying 'Round The Cause - Wren
It's Pagan Pride Week! Yes, we know that we've been talking about this for the past three weeks, but we here at TWV really believe in the concept of local people and groups doing whatever that they can do to make their own towns, ... Posted: September 18th. 2000 Views: 4,585 - [ Full Article ]
- Re-Discovering Pilgrim America - Part I - Wren
The Nina, The Pinta and The Religious Right:A Misguided Voyage To Rediscover The Christian Nation.It has all the trappings of an epic voyage of discovery. Just as the European monarchs once commissioned p ... Posted: November 27th. 1998 Views: 24,402 - [ Full Article ]
- Re-Discovering Pilgrim America - Part II - Wren
Treaties, Turkeys and TreacheryWhen last we left our "Pilgrim forefathers", they were resting their booted feet after driving away or hanging some "outsiders" and feeling pretty righteous about the entire aff ... Posted: November 26th. 2006 Views: 15,750 - [ Full Article ]
- Re-Discovering Pilgrim America - Part III - Wren
Out of Massachusetts: What The Pilgrims Were REALLY Thankful For. In October of 1631, John Withrop wrote: "One Mrs. Hutchinson, a member of the church of Boston, a woman of ready wit and bold spirit, brough ... Posted: December 3rd. 2006 Views: 14,528 - [ Full Article ]
- Reading, Writing & First Amendment Rights - Wren
Greetings everyone!Well, it's time for the kids to go back to school (I see that smile, Mom and Dad !) and so it is probably a good time to look into what 'back to school' might mean for our pagan children. Many of you may ... Posted: August 21st. 2000 Views: 6,268 - [ Full Article ]
- The Rebirth of Paganism - Wren
Interesting reading just ahead!A glance at the desk calendar here at TWV gives us a vocabulary 'word of the day'. Today we are looking at "roman-fleuve". The definition reads: 'A long novel, often in many volumes, chronicl ... Posted: January 24th. 2000 Views: 4,765 - [ Full Article ]
- Resistance is NOT Futile - Wren
So, are we having fun yet? This Pluto -Saturn opposition period has certainly manifested in some very interesting ways. If the buzz on the Pagan message and ... Posted: May 13th. 2002 Views: 6,108 - [ Full Article ]
- Respect for the Old Ways - Wren
I don't know exactly when it was that they left us. I can't even remember the last time that I saw them. One morning they were there as usual snarfing up bread crumbs and then another morning they were nowhere to be seen. It took ... Posted: October 29th. 2001 Views: 5,828 - [ Full Article ]
- The Return of the Light - Wren
The Tide of Solstice is fast approaching. For those of us here in the Northern Hemisphere, the Winter Solstice is December 21st at 14:03 UT (more or less and depending on where you are standing. Subtract 5hrs for EST). On this dat ... Posted: December 10th. 2001 Views: 5,252 - [ Full Article ]
- Rising Sign - Wren
The sign that is on the horizon at the moment of your birth is called the rising sign. Every two hours, a new sign appears on the horizon. This helps to explain why people born on the same day can sometimes be very different in pe ... Posted: September 23rd. 2002 Views: 38,445 - [ Full Article ]
- Runs With Bees - Wren
Bees generally get a bad rap from most people. They think 'bee' and then their minds fly almost immediately to 'ouch'! Yeah, well there are probably a lot of people that you know whose very name prompts the same reaction. ... Posted: April 8th. 2002 Views: 12,010 - [ Full Article ]
- Secrets Revealed and Secrets Kept - Wren
Greetings Witches, Wiccans and Pagans,It was one of those blazing summer days that come even to New England. The year was about 1968 or so when one such summer day drove Wren and her dad into the woods for a little relief ... Posted: July 23rd. 2001 Views: 5,622 - [ Full Article ]
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