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Weekly Update: 11/5/2001

Author: Witchvox Central
Posted: November 5th. 2001
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Update Notes: This week the Witchvox staff recovers from an extremely busy Samhain/Halloween season. Thanks to YOUR magick and input, TWV delivered over 2 Million pages to seekers from all over the planet in October. Look for reviews of Samhain events over the course of November and do know that all are encouraged to send in Samhain Pictures and reviews of their events. We will try and celebrate/feature as many as possible.




Pleading The First...

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 Florida Pagan news, got reacquainted with some of the folks that we had met there last year and, as an afternoon shower or two rolled over, we huddled in impromptu tarp havens and chatted about the things that Pagans generally chat about whenever they get together. It was a good day to be a Pagan.

Walking around the room on Saturday afternoon, we felt right at home. Our friends at the Pinellas Park Library greeted us with smiles and offered some helpful information as we signed in. Nametags securely affixed to our shoulders, we quickly found our seats. We also found a few old friends in the audience such as atheist activist, Nan Owens. We caught up on some problematic legislative issues and chatted briefly with Barry Lynn (see photo to your right), the executive director of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, about the things that First Amendment advocates tend to chat about whenever they get together. It was a good day to be a civil libertarian.

I know that in the Pagan/Heathen/Atheist ideal world, many would prefer to keep politics out of religion and/or religion out of politics. So would we. So would Nan. So would Barry Lynn. But just as fervently as we might wish that this were that ideal world, there are factions in this country (and all over the world) that are working just as hard to bind religion and politics so tightly together that it would thereafter become impossible to tell them apart. Before that fateful September morning, the First Amendment was already under critical scrutiny. Since that day however, the campaign to undermine the church-state separation has turned into a full-fledged attack. And when these assaults are presented all wrapped up in the red, white and blue, it makes it even harder to resist them. For example:

"An Indiana man accused of burning an American flag behind his home has been arrested, despite rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court that have said flag-burning is an exercise of free speech. David H. Stout, 49, of Noblesville was charged with flag desecration and resisting law enforcement. Stout was arrested Sept. 30 after police found him lying beside a burning flag in an alley behind his home. Indiana is among 48 states that still have a law against flag desecration on the books, even though the U.S. Supreme Court, both in Texas v. Johnson in 1989 and U.S. v. Eichman in 1990, determined flag-burning to be protected speech."

However, in Virginia, the Supreme Court struck down the state's 49-year-old ban on cross-burning on Nov. 2nd, ruling that the activity is a form of expression and protected by the First Amendment. The 4 to 3 decision said the 1952 statute unfairly discriminated against a particular symbol and viewpoint and overturned the convictions of a Ku Klux Klan leader and two other men who were charged in two incidents in 1998. "Under our system of government, people have the right to use symbols to communicate," Justice Donald W. Lemons wrote for the majority. "They may patriotically wave the flag or burn it in protest; they may reverently worship the cross or burn it as an expression of bigotry."

Well, apparently not everywhere, Justice Lemons. Obviously in some parts of the country a man burning the flag in a private alley is seen as much more threatening than a group of white-hooded bigots tossing a burning cross onto a black family's lawn. And remember that once 'dead-in-the-water' legislation called the Flag Protection bill? Watch for it to make comeback bid for passage real soon. And just what politician wants to go on record as voting against anything so obviously 'American', so blatantly flag-related these days?

Or prayer related either. Rep. Ernest Istook is calling around and preparing the field in which to once again send his Religious Speech Amendment to Congress. No matter that students can already pray in schools in accordance with the guidelines of the Equal Access Act. He wants more. In this climate of renewed religious fervor and patriotism- and there are many who already believe that these are the one and the same thing- he just might get it. Who will argue with him that in these troubled times that prayers and 'God Bless America' banners and Ten Commandments posters will help children better cope with this new terrorism threat? Voting against 'God' has always been difficult for even the most well-intentioned and fair-minded elected representatives in the Congress. Seemingly voting against both 'God' AND American Patriotism may be a bit more than many of them will be able to muster up the courage to do.

Of course, that might not be too big of a problem. Anything having to do with 'security' might- as here in Florida under currently proposed legislation- be done in secret and behind closed doors. Votes recorded in such secret session would not be made public unless the bill goes to the floor. And executive orders issued by either a governor or the President based upon these secret findings might not have to be disclosed at all. Ever. The White House recently has created by executive order the right to withhold any Presidential documents that it deems fit. Many of the Reagan papers will probably never see the light of the public day.

But with the mainstream media mainly relegated to uncritical note taking at press conferences and comedians and satirists under threat of censure or sponsor boycott, America en mass it seems has decided to plead the Fifth. The Fifth Amendment guarantees that citizens have the right to avoid making any statement that might self-incriminate themselves. Are you a Pagan or an atheist? Better keep quiet and plead the Fifth. Have some complaints about secret sessions and intrusive forays into your private records, phone calls or email? Better keep a low profile and plead the Fifth. Facing a vote that would allow one religion special access or special privilege in government buildings or public schools? Better hope that this is done in secret session or else just plead the Fifth. Just do what White House Press Secretary, Ari Fleisher, suggested on 9/26/01: "People have to watch what they say and watch what they do."

The only trouble with Ari's advice is that some people don't want to always have to plead the metaphorical Fifth. People like Thomas Jefferson, for example, who before the Fifth Amendment was written into the Constitution helped to draft the First:



We felt relaxed and comfortable on Friday afternoon celebrating with our Pagan friends because under the First Amendment, we have the right to meet together, we have the right to choose and practice the religion of our choice and we have the right to do both without interference. We felt relaxed and comfortable on Saturday afternoon as well because under the First Amendment we have the right to report on upcoming legislative issues, the right to speak up or against those which we find to be restrictive of freedom or legally ill-advised and we have the right to write such criticisms on pages such as the one that you are reading right now.

If you are happy with the way things are going, then you need do nothing. No one is going to question your religion or your politics or your patriotism. But if you have misgivings over the current legislative efforts to legally fuse together politics and religion or to unduly restrict personal freedoms, it is time to call your Congressional Representatives and Senators and tell them what you think. They need to know that they will have your support if they decide to take a stance against the politically-safe tide. Register to vote and exercise it for those who support your issues. Read foreign newspapers or web sites if the American media isn't telling you what you want to know and read both sides of the issue.

And if you are feeling intimidated because of your political leanings, if you believe in the concept of the separation of church and state or if you are nervous because someone might discover the truth about your religious beliefs, this is certainly not the time to play it safe and plead the Fifth Amendment. It is the time to stand up in strong support of the First.

Walk in Love and Light,

Wren Walker
Co-Founder - The Witches' Voice
Nov. 5th, 2001

Photo credits: The anchor photo to your upper right was captured yesterday (11/3/2001) by Fritz Jung



New this week...
The Church of Wicca, USA
br>Once again, we are blessed to share yet another Pagan tradition profile with the community... The Church of Wicca, USA by by Baedun Hill. Here is an excerpt...

In early 1998, Baedun Hill and a small number of interested 'like-minds' were discussing the need for greater community within Wiccan circles in South Carolina. Of particular interest in this small group was a concern that there was no cross-traditional group serving the needs of particularly the solitary Wiccan. Who was there to call on when a solitary needed the traditional services of a Church; marry, bury, preach, and teach? A Constitution and bylaws were carefully drafted and inquiries were made to a variety of South Carolina government offices, and the Church of Wicca USA (CoW-USA) was founded on Beltane 1998 with the charter/incorporation of her first congregation. The Church of Wicca in South Carolina intended to meet the cross-traditional needs of all who asked.

By Samhain of that year interest in the idea of the Church of Wicca had spread throughout South Carolina and into North Carolina. By Beltaine a year later the idea had spread throughout various parts of the country. In this way it can be said that we have created a tradition of eclecticism or even neo-Pagan/Wiccan ecumenism. -- Click for the Full Profile

If you work within an established tradition, please consider writing something for us about it. We will accept more than one essay per tradition, so feel free to send us your own view, even if there are already others posted on your tradition. Please read the Editorial Guidelines page as well as the introduction on the Traditions page before sending your essay to Diotima.

Diotima Mantineia
Associate Editor - Witches' Voice
November 5th., 2001




Cats of WitchCraft at Witchvox
Closing Shop with 583 Feline Cuties

In an effort to dispel one of the many myths about the craft, we began featuring pictures of Witch Cats back in '97 when we first went online. To say this section has been popular would be an understatement. In the past 4 years Cats of Witchcraft has been visited 524,227 times. It is worth noting that over the years we have received substantial grief for just featuring cats... We have encouraged all that wanted to see Dogs, Ferrets etc to create a "Familiars of Witchcraft" website, to our knowledge no one actually has. We still encourage this and if you hear of such a site email us and we'd be glad to spread the word. For the record we really do LOVE all animals and if you look at our past updates you will see many creatures of the Goddess.

To gush over a new and final batch (two pages worth - 30/31) visit the Cats of Witchcraft pages here at TWV.

End of an Era: We made the decision last month to stop accepting submissions for this section. Our point that Witch cats are safe and happy has been made several times over and we have amassed nearly 600 images (see side bar for a listing of all the cats names) that prove this conclusively. The Cats of Witchcraft continue to be popular and WILL stay up for your viewing pleasure.

We can't thank Daven enough for his work on the last 13 cats pages... You can reach him at his website www.davensjournal.com

Photo credits: From the TWV cats of the craft (page 31) "Here is my faithful, beautiful, one eyed grey familiar: Named Grynell She is the keeper of my conscience and the most peaceful creature on the planet. She is more soothing than a double mead. She is: Grynell. ~Laura Baker"



Adopt a Soldier Program AUCTION NOW UP!
Visit AuctionWitch and help out

Our good friend and Pagan community veteran John Machate has recently set up an amazing program and in a little over a week the response has been incredible. The big problem is funding and YOU can help. Donations are seriously needed to manifest this program. You are the only one that can make this happen.

This week we received the following announcement that the auction has begun...

We started the Charity Auction to raise the rest of the funds for the Adopt a Pagan Soldier Program. From Nov. 1 through Nov. 13 people can go to MPN Auction over at auctionwitch.com to see what items we have for auction.

For more info on this wonderful program visit the MPN Website and check out the following links...
We applaud John Machate and everyone that works for M.P.N. for this wonderful effort.



Celeste Alayne Releases "Portrait Of The Goddess."
Take a musical and spiritual journey down the Goddess Path

"Celeste Alayne's Portrait Of The Goddess is a magical tribute to goddess traditions from around the world. A distinctive blend of new age, world and western musical styles fused with sacred texts, ancient chants and original lyrics rooted in the history of each goddess, Portrait Of The Goddess is a reverent, artistic addition to one of today's fastest growing cultural phenomena. Each of the ten original compositions- or offerings - was born from Celeste's personal and spiritual relationship with each deity.

Exploration of the goddess is not just a "new age" trend. It has been increasingly embraced by the mainstream in much the same way as the yoga movement has in recent years. The goddess idiom has been recognized and used by the fashion and entertainment industries and books on the subject fill the shelves at bookstores across the country. Mainstream magazines from Elle to Sports Illustrated have dedicated entire spreads and, in some cases, issues to the allure of the goddess. In fact, neo-paganism is the fastest growing "spiritual movement" in the country, It is a powerful trend with ancient roots that can be traced back to the Bardic lands.

Celeste Alayne's lifelong dedication to the goddess tradition comes to full fruition on Portrait... Through the depth of her connection, knowledge and devotion to "The Goddess Path" and pagan traditions, Celeste captures the essence and breathes a new and unique perspective into the tradition".

For more information on Celeste Alayne, go to her feature page over at www.razorandtie.com or visit her Web site at www.celestealayne.com.

Next Week: October Adult Essays, another new Trad Profile, and much, much more...


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As we enter the 21st. century, one thing is clear, Pagan Youth will lead the way. They are embracing this spiritual path with a passion and conviction like we have never seen before. We are honored to feature the wonderful Teen Essays written by our Young Pagans.

  • 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? Page 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6

  • 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? Page 1 - 2.
Other Young Pagan Resources at TWV: WitchVox Teen Essays MAIN Index - Young Pagans in YOUR Town (6,638 listed) - Young Pagan Covens and Groups (310 listed) - F.A.Q.'s of the WitchVox Teen Section - Teen Article Submission Topics! Make YOUR Voice Heard! - Teen Pagan Web Sites (242 sites listed!) - Click HERE to submit YOUR Teen Pagan Site.
Essay Update: Diotima has Update the guidelines... Click HERE For Details


The Halloween Festival (London, UK)
(October, 20-21 2001)
Review by David Ash

We traveled in on the London Underground, we met several Pagans en-route to Mile End for the festival. Opposite the venue, there is a pub, The Fountain; it was only right and proper to go in for a pre-show drink with some friends that we had met on the train! On entering the pub, I realized it had been taken over by the Pagan community! What a lovely sight! The crowds were gathering early.

A few minutes to twelve noon, so off we all go to the Festival. There was a good size crowd waiting to go in, the excitement builds as you get closer and closer to the entrance. I'm really like a kid at these events, what with all that's going on!!! Once through the door, I was greeted and stamped by Trish, I was in!!

The show had a very North American Indian feel to it this year, I had asked Jeanette, the organizer, why this was. She replied; "I really don't know, the performers who offered us their services this year have all had very strong links with the Native Americans, it's just the way things happen. I suppose with hind sight, the Goddess wanted it that way, in light of the events on September 11th, I think it's a fitting tribute to those who were murdered."

The opening ritual was with Spirit Dance. Their theme was that most of us have lost our tribe, this opening was to help us find ourselves; our tribe. There was chanting, singing and dancing, and drumming. A lovely way to open the show.

My partner went off to see Jack Gale, talking about Heaven Hel and Technical Drawing! I stayed in the main hall to see The Wild Hunt. A Bedlam Morris Team, and one of the best. They never cease to amaze or scare me, dressed in black tatters, blacked faces, with pounding backing music, they are a must see! -- complete review.

Photo credits: This weeks cover photo as well as all shots in the UK Halloween Fest 2001 Review were captured by Peter Anderson



Notes from a Pagan WebCrafter
2 Mil, R.R. Hel & Thank YOU!

Greetings Witches, Wiccans, Heathens and Pagans,

Samhain week here at Witchvox central was a mixture of joy, powerful magick and unfortunately much frustration. We take this opportunity to thank all of you that sent Hatchday and Samhain wishes via snail mail, email and e-cards. We are also deeply thankful to Christina for writing a moving "Samhain Blessing" that we put up, front and center, on Samhain eve.

Samhain gatherings and events throughout the Pagan community hit record numbers this season. It is thrilling to see our community coming together, face to face, in a bigger way than every before. Wren and I took a 4 hour ride to a wonderful festival on Friday called the Southeastern Spirit Gathering in Paisley, Florida. We attended this exceptional festival last year and were thrilled, once again, to hang out with Druydess, Thiatsii (see photo to your right) and all the magickal people of Rowan Grove and those from Central Florida. We just love this group and enjoyed a day away from it all. Thank YOU Rowan Grove Pagans for giving us this day of love and light. (Web note: we captured some other powerful shots and may feature them in the future).

Yesterday we had the privilege of meeting "The Man", the good Reverend Barry Lynn, Executive Director of Americans United (for the Separation of Church and State). Barry was smart, surprisingly funny and clearly dedicated to the mission of AU. TWV and Wren and I personally have been members and fans of A.U. for years, so this was a big day for us. In a brief chat with Rev. Lynn (see photo and notes by Wren above) it was quickly apparent that he is VERY familiar with the Pagan community and the Witches' Voice. It is apparent that there are *some* religions in America that will never accept our chosen spiritual path, to which we say "who cares" BUT our ace in the hole is the 1st. Amendment to the Constitution. This keeps religion out of politics and guarantees us the right to practice the spiritual path of our choice.

It is clear that the wall of separation between church and state is being aggressively chipped away by the current administration and has been since the day they took control of America. A.U. has more work to do than ever before. A.U. has been fighting since the 1940's to keep this "correct and for the good of all" and we encourage Pagans to support this powerful and effective organization. For more info on Americans United visit their website at AU.org

Road Runner Hel: Due to some "behind the scenes", chaotic changes at Time Warner, our personal connections to the world (a Road Runner hook up) was down from Tuesday until Saturday. We must have wasted 20 hours calling, fighting and finally getting the RR folks to admit that the problem WAS on their end and more importantly WHEN they would have it resolved. The shining light in all of this was a woman in support named Ingrid (did I remember this correctly?). Apparently she is a regular visitor of TWV and like so many, a Wren's Nest Fan as well. She was gentle, smart and kind. Sadly everything we tried with her was in vain due to the root of the problem being at the DHCP server and rooter levels. We did appreciate her magick and are honored to thank her here.

Although we were personally without a connection for most of the week, both Witchvox.net and .com were delivering a record number of pages and never went down.

An Insane Volume of Traffic: Earlier this past week we received a frantic call from Lhiannon at Drak.net (They host the front end pages of TWV - the .com domain) looking for a way to deal with the traffic Witchvox was generating. Ever the trouper, Lhiannon quickly found a way to loosen things up on the server so that it could better deliver the thousands of requests that were coming in. At panic time she noted that we were receiving a steady 200 requests a second and generating nearly 4 gig of bandwidth per day. Thank YOU Lhiannon for being there when we needed it.

We knew Samhain 2001 would be a busy one, but didn't realize it would be as busy as it was. Typically the Witchvox domains (.net & .com) deliver between 1.4 and 1.6 million pages a month, to our amazement, October 2001 actually broke the 2 million pages barrier.

YOU made this happen, it was YOUR words, YOUR events, YOUR Traditions, and YOUR magick that the world was seeking when they hit the Witches' Voice. Give yourselves a round of applause because you helped the world to better understand who we are and what we do.

October final numbers are as follows...



Stat Note 1: Witchvox.net (Wren's Nest, Voxlinks - Pagan Search, and the entire Witches of the World networking pages) doesn't generate as much bandwidth or hits due to the fact that this entire section is light on images. In contrast, the pages at Witchvox.com are image rich, hence the larger bandwidth and hits totals. Stat Note 2: Pages views are understated by a few thousand due to the fact that we don't count any page that doesn't deliver a minimum of 20 requests. We have always made it a point to remove "low performing" pages on a regular basis.

Getting Out of the Office...
Over the next few weeks we will continue to get out and have some fun... It is worth noting that next week's update may be a light one due to our being away at festival from Thursday until last Saturday. We thank you in advance for understanding.

Our schedule for November is as follows...
  • November 5: we are planning to hook up with Keith Norton for a quick Thai Food dinner and to chat about the work that so many of us are doing.

  • November 8-10: We will be a AutumnMeet WITH Peg (yes, she is actually going to jump on a plane). Scheduled guests speakers include Patricia Telesco, Isaac Bonewits, Don and Dee Waterhawk, Maya Heath, Nybor and Elspeth, and many more... Musical Guests Include: Dreamtrybe, Dana Davis, Darragh Nagle, Harper Deluna, Steve Reel and Gaia, and others. Wade, Dianne and the AM staff and the Guardians (arguably the best there is) have given us a wonderful home since we arrived here in Florida 3 years ago and we are again thrilled to attend this world class gathering.

  • November 23: We celebrate Thanksgiving at the Waterhawks in N. Ft. Meyers, Florida with Don, Dee and friends.

  • November 24: We are honored to be attending the Handfasting of uber talented artists Tara and William, also in Ft. Meyers. By all indications this will be the Pagan social event of the season.
That is just what we are doing... Hundreds of thousands of Pagans all over the world will be equally as busy with their events and gatherings both public and private. Pagan Event listings 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).

In closing, allow us to thank you for building such a diverse and complex site on the net. The world has a clearer idea of the Pagan path thanks to your desire to build something incredibly magickal.

Have a safe and magickal week everyone,

Fritz Jung
Co-Founder - The Witches' Voice
Nov. 5th, 2001

Photo Note: The shot of Druydess and Wren was captured on 11/2/2001 by Fritz Jung

Pagan Perspectives
WitchVox Question of the Week!

Last week, we asked the question...

What ARE the most "Frequently Asked Questions' About Witches? - This question seems to have generated some discussion about terminology which will have to be considered carefully. Thank you for your support and for your suggestions. We will take them all under advisement as we make our future changes in the TWV FAQ's. -- View the Responses

This week, we ask the question:

What Did You Do this Samhain? Did you do anything special or differently than you had planned? Did the rituals or celebrations help you find a sense of closure after the last two months' events? Did you find the time especially insightful or one of personal healing? Tell us what you did and what you discovered as you closed out the old year and planned for the new. Post YOUR Opinion or view the Responses of others.


In Closing...
"The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object." - Thomas Jefferson


Happy New Year Pagans of the World,

The WitchVox Staff
The Witches' Voice Inc.
Nov. 5th, 2001










Last Week at Witchvox: Respect for the Old Ways...
"Respect for the Old Ways"... Timely Thoughts and Celebrations for the Season by Wren Walker - "Gay Gods" by Christopher Penczak - "The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead" by Andy Partridge - "Planet to Remember" (a NEW Mp3 Treat) by Fritz Jung  Pagan Passages: We dedicate this issue of Witchvox to those Pagans that have passed over during this past year: Victor H. Anderson - Tempest Smith - Nkosi Johnson - Carol Martin McIntosh - Paul Tuitain - Joyce Rasmussen - Adam Dylan Schleimer - Lord Or3ion - Aeron - Robert L. Key  Pagan News: Dana Davis Releases "WYRD: Cosmic Radio - Good News for Green Egg Subscribers - Goddess Pictures Releases "Real Witches"  Samhain Features: "The Mighty Dead, the Beloved Dead and Us" by M. Macha NightMare - "Witch Cinema: A Taste of Autumn" by Peg Aloi - The Annual Halloween Scaredy Cat Ban - A Samhain Treat From Witchvox: Come Celebrate... "The Celtic Feast of the Dead"! - Free New Mp3 Treat - Samhain Gatherings, Balls, Circles and Events - National and Local Listings - Samhain Articles: You Call It Hallowe'en ... We Call It Samhain ... The Silver Bough, and Samhain in a Stone Circle ... The Real Origins of Halloween 3.5.1 ... Be a Witch For Me! ... The Lore of the Door ... Death and Initiation ... My Samhain ... Hearken Now, The Darkness Comes! ... Samhain Night - The WitchVox Samhain Press Kit: How to Talk to the Media ... How to talk about the Radical Right


Two Weeks Ago: Pagan Books New and Old...
"A Time for War, a Time for Peace and a Time to Browse the Bookstore" by Wren Walker - "The Mighty Dead, the Beloved Dead and Us" - by M. Macha NightMare - "Witch Cinema: A Taste of Autumn" by Peg Aloi - "America Takes a Night off from the Madness" by Fritz Jung Major Clean up of local shop listings renders less frustration from local seekers - The Annual Halloween Scaredy Cat Ban - Notes from a Pagan WebCrafter: See you at the "Southeastern Spirit Gathering" and "AutumnMeet" - A Samhain Treat From Witchvox: Come Celebrate... "The Celtic Feast of the Dead"! - Free New Mp3 Treat - Samhain Gatherings, Balls, Circles and Events - National and Local Listings - Samhain Articles: You Call It Hallowe'en ... We Call It Samhain ... The Silver Bough, and Samhain in a Stone Circle ... The Real Origins of Halloween 3.5.1 ... Be a Witch For Me! ... The Lore of the Door ... Death and Initiation ... My Samhain ... Hearken Now, The Darkness Comes! ... Samhain Night - The WitchVox Samhain Press Kit: How to Talk to the Media ... How to talk about the Radical Right - YOUR Voice Wanted for our November Essays... - Adult and Young Pagan Essays for October NOW Up!... "Beyond Wicca 101" and "Magick for Personal Gain" -- Pagan Perspectives Question #64: What Are YOUR book/video/dvd Recommendations?


Three Weeks Ago: The Spirits of Samhain...
"A Hall Monitors work is never done" by Wren Walker - The Annual Halloween Scaredy Cat Ban - 12 Adult Essays for October NOW Up!... "Beyond Wicca 101" and "Magick for Personal Gain" - Pagan Pride Italy ... Magick in Rome! - Reported by Vanth - Pagan Pride - Live from Ground Zero (NYC) - Part II by Logan Sullivan of Emerald Rose - ECSG Does the Work and a bit of Shakespeare as well! - Notes from a Pagan WebCrafter: See you at the "Southeastern Spirit Gathering" and "AutumnMeet" - A Samhain Treat From Witchvox: Come Celebrate... "The Celtic Feast of the Dead"! - Free New Mp3 Treat - An Elder Speaks.. by Carol A. Bulzone, Lady Miw HPs, and Lord Tuan. - Will There Be Treats? ... Indeed! There are Always Treats! - Samhain = Serious Magic -- Visit our Samhain Section - YOUR Voice Wanted for our November Essays... - Pagan Perspectives Question #63: Have You Done Any Protection Spells or Workings? Do You Plan To?







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