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Weekly Update: 10/22/2001

Author: Witchvox Central
Posted: October 22nd. 2001
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This Weeks update: Hail and Welcome! This week the Witchvox staff offers another week of Samhain/Halloween features and updates. Over the past 5 years Witchvox (thanks TO some wonderful community submissions) has built a Powerful Samhain Section related to this high holiday. -- Also check out the Samhain Events in Your Town!




A Time for War, a Time for Peace and a Time to Browse the Bookstore...

Sometimes you just have to take a break. After I convinced myself that the world would indeed go on if the television went off, I shrugged off that guilt and headed out the door. The sun was warm, the air was cool and the walk over to the bookstore was one of the most enjoyable that I can recall in what seems to be now a very, very long time. My legs were just beginning to ache from the brisk pace that I had set for myself- it HAD been too long since I had really stretched out those muscles! - when I finally pulled open the door to every booklovers idea of Shangri-La.

There is a strange brotherhood that exists amongst book lovers and literary aficionados. It's a strangely intimate relationship experienced amongst strangers. It's not unlike one of those soul-mate type marriages or long-time friendships. The people are in the same room; no one says a single word to another and yet they are obviously deeply connected at some inner level.

A good bookstore also provides- if you somehow can manage to keep a few high book stacks between yourself and the children's section- an oasis of peace and tranquility in an otherwise noisy and chaotic world. Everything has its own number, its own section and its own place. That's very reassuring in a satisfying tidy sort of way. Even to a Pagan who doesn't usually mind a little ambiguity in her life. Of course, this Pagan also sometimes thinks that all of those orderly novels and informative booklets and pop-up picture books hop off their shelves and run wild through the stores after the lights go out. Occasionally, I even can be heard admonishing a particularly respectable-looking tome, "You don't fool me, bucko. I know what you get up to when you think that no one is watching! You're just itching to toss off that jacket and get wild, aren't ya?" By the way, I'd advise checking the other side of the bookshelf first before you begin to talk to books in this fashion. On the few occasions when I neglected to do this, I did get some quite interesting offers to indeed 'get wild' in some quite interesting and innovative ways. And while it is quite flattering to get hit on by someone whom you surmise can actually read, books are the topic here and I have digressed..

Newer Releases: "Witch Crafting", Phyllis Curott's long-anticipated follow-up to 'Book of Shadows', is now available and just in time for the Samhain or Yule gift giving season. Good on the basics and well presented, the chapter topics include 'Real Magic', 'Nature', 'Secrets of Spellcasting' and a gutsy 'Witchcraft without Rules'. (Witch Crafting; Phyllis Curott; Broadway Books; ISBN 0-7679-0825-2; $25.00 US).

Also new is 'Wiccan Beliefs and Practices' by Gary Cantrell (Llewellyn; ISBN 1-56718-112-0; $14.95) which has a nice section on 'Mysteries and Rituals' as well as a humor section and a hefty listing of resources for further study. Gary says, "I elected to reveal my practice of witchcraft publicly simply because I personally feel that the time for intentionally hiding ourselves has come to an end. We are practitioners of a kind, gentle, and peace-loving religion. We are not the bloodthirsty or depraved, orgiastic fanatics all too often portrayed by the entertainment and news media. The general public has been misled about witchcraft for over a thousand years, and now with our numbers reaching an all-time high, possibly in excess of one million people worldwide, we need to stand up and set that record straight."

Other books of interest are three from the Pagan community's most prolific author, Patricia Telesco: 'The Wiccan Web' (with Sirona Knight; ISBN 0-8065-2197-X; $12,95), 'Labyrinth Walking- Patterns of Power' (ISBN 0-8065-217-8; $12.000 and 'A Floral Grimoire' (ISBN 0-8065-2221-6; $12.00). All are from Citadel Press.

Also worth a browse with an eye toward finding a gift for those on your Samhain/Yule/ Beltane shopping list: 'Morgan Le Fay's Book of Spells and Wiccan Rites' (Jennifer Reif; Citadel Press; ISBN 0-8065-2200-3; $12.00), 'Wiccan Magick for Beginners' (Lady Sabrina; Citadel Press; ISBN 0-8065-2153-8; $12.95), 'Handfasted and Heartjoined' (Lady Maeve Rhea; Citadel Press; ISBN 0-8065-2194-5; $12.95). Sister Moon's 'The Wiccaning- A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming a Modern Witch' (Citadel Press; ISBN 0-8065-2128-7; $14.00) and 'The Witch and Wizard' (Sirona Knight; Citadel Press; ISBN 0-8065-2213-5; $12.95).

For the teens, there is 'The Teen Spellbook' (Jamie Wood; Celestial Arts; ISBN 1-58761-115-5; $12.95) and 'Teenage Witch's Book of Shadows-An Introduction to Sympathetic Magic' (Anna deBenzelle and Mary Neasham; Green Magic (UK); ISBN 0-9536631-5-9; $14.00).

Two more unusual offerings for just about anyone are: 'The Wicca Cookbook'- and just who wouldn't enjoy a big bowl of "Bejeweled Green Beans" or a hefty slice of "Pumpkin-Praline Pie"?- (Jamie Wood and Tara Seefeldt; Celestial Arts; ISBN 0-89087-995-8; $19.95) and '13 Lessons for Pleasing the Divine- A Witch's Primer' (Lady Raya; Weiser Books; ISBN 1-57863-245-5; $29.95). The latter primer comes nicely packaged and includes a CD of chants and poetry. Also available separately is the companion blank 'The Book of Dreams and Shadows' (ISBN 1-57863-250-1; $12.95) for your own personal entries and other secret stuff.

Some not-as-new but definitely worthy of a read: For the more academically inclined, there is 'Magic in the Ancient World'; (Fritz Graf; Harvard University Press; ISBN 0-674-54153-7; 417.95) and 'Pagans and Christians-The Personal Spiritual Experience'; (Gus DiZerega, Ph.D.; LLewellyn; ISBN 1-56718-228-3; $14.95). For research hounds, books like 'Dictionary of Nature Myths'; ( Oxford University Press; ISBN 0-19513-677-2; $16.95) would be welcome. Also from OUP are 'The Dictionary of English Folklore' (ISBN 0-19860-398-3; $14.95) and 'Dictionary of Celtic Mythology' (ISBN -0-19869-157-2; $14.95) and all of these can provide helpful hints should you ever find yourself in one of those embarrassing "Wait! Don't tell me. I know this one!" moments. And for those who really want to sink their teeth into something meaty, I'd suggest gnawing on 'The Elementary Forms of Religious life' ( Emile Durkheim (Karen E. Fields translation); The Free Press; ISBN 0-02-907937-3; $19.95) or 'Mythography, The Study of Myths and Rituals' (William G. Doty; University of Alabama Press; ISBN 0-8173-1006-1; $24.95).

If you haven't read 'The Lord of the Rings' as yet- or at least not for years- the bookstores are prominently featuring the Tolkien trilogy in anticipation of the December 19th movie release. Also scheduled for a December release is the video-DVD version of 'The Mists of Avalon'.

There are many more good books out there, of course. There are always more, thank the Gods! (Give me a full pot of hot coffee, a bowl of Vienna Finger cookies and a stack of new books and I am one happy woman!) And that is why this week's Pagan Perspectives forum is dedicated to the books (and videos) that YOU particularly like or enjoy. If you would include the ISBN number of your personal selections, it will help others more easily locate or order a copy too. And we here at TWV don't get any sort of compensation for mentioning the books on the site- (Neither will you, by the way! LOL!)- but do list a few of the newer or more interesting ones from time to time merely as a helpful service to our readers.

So if you think that the world can muddle along without your direct input for an hour or so, do treat yourself to a mental and spiritual break. Take a day trip, go out jogging or just stroll aimlessly around a park. And while you are out should you find yourself 'accidentally' in front of the doors that open up into the universe of words and thoughts and ideas and books...well, I had nothing to do with it. Really. I've been sitting here in my chair all afternoon reading. Honest. Just ask the next hobbit that you meet. Oh? You've never actually met a hobbit before? Have you tried the bookstore? As I understand it, you can find just about anything there amongst the book stacks. Just don't let any of those books trick you with their oh-so-innocent looks. Books change the world if they happen to fall into the right hands. Books have always been just a little bit wild.

Walk in Love and Light,

Wren Walker
Co-Founder - The Witches' Voice
Monday, October 22nd., 2001



Witch Cinema: A Taste of Autumn
by Peg Aloi

Usually the month of October is full of old reruns of classic horror films on TV, from the wonderful Hammer horror films with Christopher lee as Dracula, to the silly made-for-TV fare of the 1970s with stars like Linda Blair or any of the young actresses in the Waltons. So check your local listings for a chance to tape any of the wonderful movies full of monsters and mayhem shown this month. Many pagans seem to balance their solemn Samhain rites with some festive celebrations, since so many people around us see this time of year as one to cut loose and defy death's imagery. This year in particular, some are uneasy about spending time out in public on holidays. So why not stay in and watch movies? Be sure to stock up on cider, donuts, cider donuts, candy and whatever else you enjoy during this season; a night in for some deliciously scary or pagan movies might be a nice peaceful way to spend the season, instead of raucous parties. At the end of the column I list some of my favorite Hallowe'en season films; look for them on local networks or in your video store.

We often see horror films arrive in theatres at Hallowe'en, too; although this year there are surprisingly few of them. Everyone is gearing up for the premiere of Harry Potter in November, but that can hardly be counted as a horror film (unless you are asking the Religious Right of course). Speaking of young Harry, I was in a foreign language bookstore in Boston yesterday and they have an amazing display of Harry Potter books translated into dozens of different languages.

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The Mighty Dead, the Beloved Dead and Us © 2001
by M. Macha NightMare

Recently I've been giving a lot of thought to our concepts of the Dead. A seasonal musing each year around this time.

I don't know how many other Craft traditions have these concepts, but both of mine do. Surely everyone has Beloved Dead, meaning those we've loved who've passed on from this realm. We celebrate these ancestors every year at Samhain. We grieve together and we often communicate directly with them, as well. The Mighty Dead are a bit different. The Mighty Dead are said to be those practitioners of our religion who are on the Other Side now, but who still take great interest in the activities of Witches on this side of the Veil. They have pledged to watch, to help and to teach. It is those Mighty Dead who stand behind us, or with us, in circle so frequently.

In some cases, the Beloved Dead and the Mighty Dead may be the same people. For instance, two late friends of mine, Raven Moonshadow and Judy (Calypso Iris) Foster, now are revered as Mighty Dead amongst many Reclaiming Witches. Raven was a powerful priest and a talented teacher, complex and possessing of human foibles like all of us are. Judy is also among the Mighty Dead of NROOGD tradition, although I'm not certain that NROOGD uses this concept. The point being that Judy was a priestess, and a very influential one, one deeply involved in our work and our evolution as a faith tradition, of both traditions.

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America Takes a Night off from the Madness
Notes from a Pagan WebCrafter (10/22/01)

Greetings Witches, Wiccans and Pagans,

So many of us needed an escape from the madness of 911 and everything that has followed. Last night Wren and I (and about 40 million others) did just that with the VH1 "Concert for New York City". Taking any time off from Witchvox is rare for us but we took a short break at 7 to watch the beginning of this show and didn't leave the couch until 1 am.

Featuring an incredible line up of movie stars and rock 'n roll's 'old guard', this, near 6 hour fund raiser and tribute to the NYC Fire, Police and EMS heroes was indeed an escape for so many that needed it. A really nice touch was giving the best 6,000 seats to the true heroes OF the rescue. It was noted that Macca (Paul McCartney) personally delivered some front row seats to the folks at ladder 31. The Police, Fire and Rescue men and women that attended had to be drained from this evening of emotional high after emotional high. Personally we have never seen a benefit show this amazing. It was truly a night to remember.

The performances and short films were simply incredible. The 'Thin White Duke" (Bowie) opened up with a stirring version of Simon and Garfunkle's 'America' and then launched into a rocking version of 'Heroes'. It was interesting to note the tune selection, with most artists digging up some classics that seemed perfectly appropriate for the event. The glimmer twins (Mick and Keith) did 'Salt of the Earth' (let's Drink to the hard working People) followed by an infecteous version of 'Miss You', Billy Joel did 'Miami 2017' and 'NY State of Mind', Elton nailed the moment with 'Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters', Bon Jovi, solid as ever, did 'Wanted Dead or Live', 'Livin' on a Prayer' and 'It's my Life'. Melissa Etheridge killed with her incredible version of Springsteen's 'Born to Run', James Taylor did 'Fire and Rain', Sir Paul opened the closing set with 'I'm Down', did a beautiful version of 'Yesterday' and a hot new tune he wrote on Sept 12th entitled 'Talking 'bout Freedom'. All in all, we experienced some very powerful performances by some of rock's greats. The low point for us was from Destiny's Child. They asked the audience to 'Stand up' for a 'Jesus Tune'. Yes, we find this assumption both self-serving and obnoxious, mercifully it was short piece, we did like their first tune though.

Another highlight that was missed by many due to its airing only on the pre show was Cat Stevens singing (for the first time in over 20 years) a wonderful vox only version of 'Peace Train". Also entertaining were some fabulous short films created just for this occasion. Woody Allen, Edward Burns, Spike Lee, Martin Scorsese, Jerry Seinfeld, and Kevin Smith all offered some 'ab fab' shorts. Many actors, comedians and politicians also loosened up and added to some of the highlights of this show.

Who the %$#!@ Are You?

For Wren and I, musically speaking, the night clearly belonged to THE WHO. They were Awesome!   Opening with a dead on rendition of "Who Are You?" they quickly reminded us of their greatness as tunesmiths and live performers. Surprising the WHO sounded both confident and fresh. Roger did quite well, with some very hard vocal parts. Pete's guitar work was RED HOT and delivered with a conviction that we haven't seen from him in years. Quickly launching into "Baba O'Reilly" it was clear the Who were the fave act OF the Police, Fire and EMS folks up front... they went crazy. The third offering was an emotional performance of the classic "Behind Blue Eyes" (not a dry eye in the house). Had they ended with BBE I am sure that all would have been satisified. NOT So, they simply had to KILL with "Won't get Fooled Again" and wow! Did they ever. All four tunes could have easily been anthems FOR this tragedy. Without a doubt, the Who slayed us all from NYC last night. Incredible!

Passionate Tough Talk from the Angry... It was a night for the hard working heroes of NYC and what a night it was. Many Fire, Police and EMS folks had the opportunity to pay tribute to their lost brothers and sisters via pictures, the noting of names and some with some personal comments as well. The most spirited statement came from the Fire Chief of Ladder 3 in Queens (delivered with a perfect NY accent and attitude) "In the spirit of the Irish People... Osama bin Lauden, you can kiss my Royal Irish Ass!" (The crowd goes crazy) he followed this up with "I live in Rockaway Beach and this is MY face Bitch!" (the crowd again goes crazy). Another memorable quote came from Jagger... "If the world has learned anything from all of this it's that you don't F*ck with New York". Although this concert was live, it was slightly delayed so that the censors could "spare our ears" by bleeping out any 'magickal words' that dared to be uttered. (we do it here to stay in the search engines and off the filters).

To add your support to this benefit visit Helping.Org and pony up some cash for those that have worked so hard for us all. This concert has already generated 14 million in donations, for more details on the count and much much more, visit VH1.com.

We must admit, we really didn't expect the dinosaurs of rock to be as good as they were. They delivered the goods and inspired millions... Good Show lads and lasses! It was an truly an amazing night for America and a treat for the entire world.

And NO! We Won't Get Fooled Again!.

(Tech Note: Video stills for this review were captured on a Sony DCR-TRV310 Digital8 camera and "firewired" into a Mac G4 Silver Bullet)




See YOU in Central Florida!

Pagan Events are running at an all time high over at the Witchvox Witches of the World pages... For Events in YOUR Town Click HERE (and select your province/state)... For a Global listing of Samhain Events Click HERE

This year Wren and I have been invited to two local fests in central Florida. During the first week of November, we will be at the Southeastern Spirit Gathering (sponsored by Rowan Grove) on Friday, November 2nd. We attended this fine fest last year and were thrilled to hang out with Druydess and Thiatsii and all the magickal people from Central Florida. Scheduled Speakers: Phyllis Curott (Book of Shadows) as their special guest, as well as The Raft (Awesome Pagan Rock), Maya Heath (Author of: Handbook of Incense, Oils, and Candles), DeLuna and many others, so your money should be well spent.

The following week we will be a AutumnMeet WITH Peg. Scheduled guest speakers include Patricia Telesco, Isaac Bonewits, Dreamtrybe, Don and Dee Waterhawk, Maya Heath, Darragh, Harper Deluna, Steve Reel and Gaia, Nybor and Elspeth, and many more. Wade, Dianne and the AM staff has given us a wonderful home since we arrived here in Florida 3 years ago and we are again thrilled to attend.




400 Local Pagan shops REMOVED from Witchvox:
Out of frustration, this past week, we verified ALL local shops in the WOTW Pages via their posted email address. Frankly speaking we are tired of getting bitchy email from folks that went to a shop listed in their area ONLY to discover that the shop was gonzo. Why they are blaming us for this incomprehensible. Yet we receive angry email on a weekly basis. We find it insulting to the community that a shop would fold and leave the illusion of still being in business by not bothering to communicate this critical info to the most active listing of Pagan shops on the Planet.

Local shops are the ONLY module in our networking section that we haven't verified on a regular basis until now. We hadn't because many shops didn't have an email address back in 1997/1998 and many were submitted by fans of the shop 'round that time. We DID make some high profile requests (on this page in Aug and Sept.) for the community to help and tell us IF any shops in their area were out of business... 12 people made us aware of shops that were history. Those listings were quickly removed.

Of the 943 shops that were listed; 213 were removed because they had no email address, 195 were removed because their email address returned a "user unknown"... and another 14 actually responded telling us their shop was out of business. It's also worth noting that 44 shops updated their listings this week.

How busy ARE the local Shop listings at Witchvox? As of this morning, local Pagan Shop listings have been viewed 987,254 times AND 467,665 times Pagans have "drilled down" into a specific a shop listing for details. A Local Pagan shop owner would be hard pressed to find better promotion for this price. BR>



A Samhain Treat From Witchvox:
Come Celebrate... The Celtic Feast of the Dead!

For October 2001, I am honored to offer a FREE mp3 tune entitled Celtic Feast of the Dead. As a Samhain baby (born 10/31/1952 - my mother blames herself for all of this - grin) this day has always had special meaning for me, in fact it brought me into this community. -- Full Story and Free Samhain Mp3 File.

In closing, allow us to encourage you to check out from all of this madness and indulge in a bit of R and R. Have a safe week every one and ... Happy Samhain,

Fritz Jung
WebCrafter - The Witches' Voice
Monday, October 22nd., 2001



But, Will There Be Treats?

Indeed! There are Always Treats!

Merri Meet Everyone,

It is that time again, dear friends. The Wheel of the Year draws near the points of change and introspection, beginnings and endings, Samhain and Beltane (down under). Wren and I simply love this time of year and (no doubt) most of you do as well.

Over the past five years and with your input we have built a strong Samhain section here at the Voice, and this year, with your help, we will continue to add to the cauldron. For the past three years the Neo-Pagan community has been in the press constantly. Samhain (or Halloween) is still a strong time for both education and awareness. This year WitchVox will do its part to optimize this with our "Reporters Info Kit"... Wren has compiled a powerful data page that includes; pointers to Wiccan, Witch and Pagan overviews, statistics, surveys, FAQ's and links to the community websites. This week we plan on updating this page substantially to better reflect Paganism in the year 2001.

October is our busiest month here at WitchVox and at present we are on a pace to generate 1.9 Million Pages this month alone. Like most of you, by the time Samhain arrives we are in a state of sheer exhaustion. This year we plan on better pacing ourselves by doing fewer interviews and by making it easier for the press to get info from WitchVox. We will, once again point the press directly at you!

Samhain = Serious Magic Generally speaking, the Neo-Pagan community celebrates Samhain (commonly pronounced "SOW-in") as the end of the year (Pagan New Years). Many dress up as a projection of what they want to become in the new year. It's a time of celebration, magic, ritual, reflection and thanks. Many believe that this is optimal time for connecting with those that have passed through the veil during past year. They say this is when is the veil is in it's most transparent state. Powerful magic is done on Samhain and many groups and covens hold this time sacred.

Did someone say Treats?  If you look, you will find them... they are everywhere!


The Annual Halloween Scaredy Cat Ban

Once again we point you to Wren's article "The Annual Halloween Scaredy Cat Ban" article. This piece has evolved over the past three Halloweens and is now a permanent addition to our Samhain Pages. Here is an excerpt...

"Are there people out there who really do abuse cats and other animals? Yes, there are, but they are not Witches or Wiccans. The 'mysterious cults' that are mentioned (but are never really identified) in news articles about Halloween cat-related horrors are actually following in the footsteps of Christian clerics rather than pagan practitioners if they are using or abusing the innocent cat in some sort of bizarre sacrificial ritual setting...

The larger professionally run animal shelters know that indeed it is not the Wiccans/Witches who are doing the abusing. Thanks to all of the concerned pagans who have written the shelters, the newspapers and town officials during 'scaredy cat' seasons past, we have gotten that point across rather well.

It is instead the "thrill seeker, " the wanna-be "satanist"- ala-Hollywood -movie- scripts or the emotionally disturbed individual who perpetuates such crimes against animaldom. We join with the animal protection agents in the hope that the people who abuse cats and other animals will be caught and then prosecuted for their heinous and cruel acts." For the Complete article Visit the WitchVox Samhain Pages.


October Essays -- Very Busy

Adult Essays...
  • Beyond Wicca 101
    We hear a lot of folks say they're tired of the "Wicca 101" approach that's found in so many books. So we'd like to hear what topics would be part of a book on "advanced" Wicca? What would you like the elders in our community to write about? Here were the essays that we received on this topic: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9

  • Magick for Personal Gain
    Do you think magick/spells should be used for personal gain? What constitutes personal gain (e.g. love spells, money spells, healing spells, self-improvement spells...) Page 1 - 2 - 3
Young Pagan Essays...
  • Beyond Wicca 101
    We hear a lot of folks say they're tired of the "Wicca 101" approach that's found in so many books. So we'd like to hear what topics would be part of a book on "advanced" Wicca? What would you like the elders in our community to write about? Page 1 - 2

  • Magick for Personal Gain
    Do you think magick/spells should be used for personal gain? What constitutes personal gain (e.g. love spells, money spells, healing spells, self-improvement spells...) Page 1 - 2 - 3.
Ed Note: Diotima is soliciting topics for next years Essays... If you have something you'd like to see covered Email Diotima.

Pagan Perspectives
WitchVox Question of the Week!

Last week, we asked the question...

Have You Done Any Protection Spells or Workings? Do You Plan To? - Some of you already have done some protection workings and some of you have already done some healing workings for the victims. A lot has happened and we are still all sorting it out. The Samhain season- with its emphasis on both history and possibility, of past and future- may be just what we need at this time. -- View the Responses.

This week, we ask the question:

What Are YOUR Book/video/dvd Recommendations?? What books do you like? Which ones do you read over and over again? What ones do you recommend for those 'taking a mental break' moments or for holiday gift giving? Do you have some suggestions for videos/dvds that deserve a viewing? Your suggestions need not be Pagan specific. In fact, we encourage you here to offer tips on good selections that may be found in the often-overlooked area of mythology, history, humor, sociology, sci-fi or art sections of the bookstores or video sections. Post YOUR Opinion or view the Responses of others.


YOUR Voice Wanted... The Witches' Voice is actively soliciting positive and inspiring editorials, articles and essays on a variety of topics of interest to the Pagan Teenager. PLEASE be sure to read our Editorial Submission Guidelines 2001 page before submitting an essay. We love to hear from Pagan Teens about Topics that you'd like to see covered. Simply Email Diotima with your suggestions.

Adult Essays November 2001:
    Submission Deadline: November 4th Publication Date: November 11th

    Topic: Faith
    What is faith? Is it simply a decision to believe in something rooted in our psychological needs, or is it deeper than that? Is it illogical, or based in a logic that goes beyond what our conscious minds can grasp?
    Topic: The Dark Side of the Craft
    Is there a dark side to the Craft? Should it be avoided? If you believe there is a dark side how do you describe it or what do you consider it to be? Is it "evil" or just a balancing factor of the universe?
Young Pagan Essays November:
    Submission Deadline: October 28th Publication Date: November 4th

    Topic: Being Different
    Pagans often speak of feeling set apart and different from their peers.. Do you feel singled out as "different" among your friends and acquaintances, or do you try to seem as normal as possible? How has being Pagan set you apart from other teens, and how do you deal with that?
    Topic: The Dark Side of the Craft
    Is there a dark side to the Craft? Should it be avoided? If you believe there is a dark side how do you describe it or what do you consider it to be? Is it "evil" or just a balancing factor of the universe?



In Closing...

"Tomorrow never comes; Or so the saying goes. So take each precious moment and make it last. It's all been said before. It's true, I know it's true. The present is the future of the past. " - (Caveman's Dream; Neil Innes).

In Your Service,

WitchVox Staff
The Witches' Voice Inc.
Monday, October 22nd., 2001















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