Weekly Update: 9/15/2003|
Author: Witchvox Central
Posted: September 15th. 2003
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Pagans Celebrate Pagan Pride - World Wide...
|Faces of Pagan Pride 2003 This wonderful 'face photo' is from the Jacksonville PPD Event this past week [Full Article] - For the dozens of PPD events scheduled over the next two weeks - Click HERE NOW |
This week we lean into Pagan Pride Day celebrations... PPD events happen throughout Sept and take place 'round the world... Many new essays, over a thousand new network listings, special features and the latest news.
The 1st. Annual Modesto Pagan Pride Day Modesto, California USA 9/6/02
by: DragonHawk & MoonRaven
It all started about a year ago when we learned that we would be coordinating Modesto's first Pagan Pride Day. We had coordinated other events, but never in this town and not on this scale. Our first act had to be to create the Association of United Pagans group to help coordinate and host this event.
Through the coming months we experienced the joy of planning while suffering the torture of realizing we were not going to have enough volunteers. From time to time tempers would flare and we would watch the horizon for the advancing witch-war troops . We lost members, we gained members, and we continued to plan while we traveled these uncharted waters. We went through the typical phases of planning an event, but we never really knew what kind of turnout to expect... [Full Article]
A Great Time at Pagan Pride Day Jacksonville!
Jacksonville, Florida USA (September. 6th, 2002)
Review/Picts by: Wade Berlin
It was a bit ominous going into the weekend, Tropical Storm Henri was to be on top of us, and we were concerned that people would not attend due to the possibility of a lot of rain. Not So! The turn out was fabulous! I do not know what the day's attendance was, but I know that the Emerald Rose concert at 6 pm was standing (and Dancing!) room only.
Dianne, Kristin, and I arrived at 8:30 am to help Ackadia and Missy set up our booth (in the social hall, Thanks! Zee.) When we arrived, everyone was busy setting up booths, decorating, the usual stuff, but doing it with SMILES on their faces. Once we were finished, setting up we popped off to our home to change, pick up our nephew, Bobby, and headed back... [Full Article]
Pagans Honor 911 in New York State
by Merlin Poplar
On September 11th, major cities around the world had observances with hundreds and thousands of people. In rural upstate NY, a handful of us got together and shared food and laughter, celebrating the lives we have, while remembering those lost.
Then after we ate, we slowly came together in a circle with our drums and began lightly drumming. The sun began to fade and the orange moon rose over the horizen. One of our participants, Joshua, rose and gave a blast from a conch shell, and we began to drum louder.
Lady Ellynore began lighting the candles of this altar in the middle. The candles were accented by two large stone blocks to represent the World Trade Center. The large of the three candles... [Full Article]
|Current Essay Topic... "Practical Magick" |
Do you think that magick is a practical tool that can and should be used to help you and others get through the ups and downs of daily life, or do you use it solely as a tool for personal transformation? Or perhaps you feel that personal transformation *is* practical! Let us know what you think about the practical applications of magick. The deadline for this topic is September 21st., but we will post the essays as we receive them. Please keep in mind that we will not post responses to previously posted essays.
Any thoughtful essays of over 1,000 words will be published. Please read our editorial guidelines first, and send your essay to Diotima
NEW 'Practical Magick' Essays
Practicality in Practice: Practical Magick
Magick. The very word summons circles of men and women chanting and wielding tools upon a planned night, their dress archaic, and their speech formal. Darkest night or brightest day wraps the circle in their energies, and the forest (at least where I live) is silent in response. But how many of us have ever actually experienced this type of phenomenon? Most of us would love to have the time to settle into every full moon and to connect that way, but many of us have children, jobs and, that dreaded word, responsibilities. I'm no different. And thankfully, the Gods realize that too. In my day to day moments, I am often far too busy to take the time to plan out a thirty minute rite to ask for help from the Gods. I've always believed that Magick is more helpful when you are willing to make the effort for yourself. I personally use Magick as a method of giving myself a boost, a way... [Full Article]
Practical Magick or Making It Fit
by Riona Twilight
Magick. There are those who argue that it is a useless, foolish game, and then there are those who know it works. I am one that knows magick works. I also believe it can be practical, if it is used appropriately, at the right time, and correctly.
Oh, yes, right time and if it is right. Many would argue that candles and incense are right when working a spell if it is called for, middle of the night or whenever one has the time would be considered the right time, but not at my college - students are not allowed to have candles or incense due to fire codes, nor are they allowed to smoke in the rooms, so a spell involving either candles or incense is not practical. But, with a little bit of rewording or doing the spell on the astral plane, it becomes practical, for the problem is removed.
For me there is another question raised... [Full Article]
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