Your browser does not support script
TWV Presents...



Witchvox Weekly Update

[Show all]


Views: 1,885,377


Year: 2004 ...

April 26th.
January 27th.
October 11th.
January 5th.
December 25th.
March 29th.
September 27th.
June 28th.
June 7th.
June 21st.
July 5th.
February 22nd.
September 20th.
June 14th.
May 31st.
October 25th.
March 22nd.
February 29th.
March 15th.
September 13th.
August 23rd.
October 18th.
January 12th.
March 3rd.
May 17th.
November 22nd.
February 15th.
December 13th.
January 19th.
September 6th.
April 19th.
February 1st.
December 31st.
February 8th.
November 1st.
May 3rd.
October 4th.
November 15th.
December 6th.
August 9th.
August 30th.
April 5th.
November 29th.
November 8th.
May 10th.
August 2nd.
July 12th.
July 19th.
May 24th.
July 26th.
December 20th.
April 12th.
August 16th.

Year: 2003 ...

April 7th.
March 3rd.
September 8th.
August 18th.
October 20th.
October 27th.
July 14th.
February 24th.
August 4th.
January 6th.
April 21st.
July 28th.
October 6th.
June 2nd.
January 27th.
February 3rd.
June 23rd.
June 30th.
May 19th.
December 29th.
February 10th.
March 31st.
June 9th.
January 13th.
January 20th.
February 17th.
July 7th.

NOTE: For a complete list of articles related to this chapter... Visit the Main Index FOR this section.










Weekly Update: 2/2/2004

Author: Witchvox Central
Posted: February 1st. 2004
Times Viewed: 4,212

Brighid: Imbolc 2004: Photo received today of 'Brighid, with her lover' taken at the First Pantheistic Center of the Antelope Valley Imbolc celebration held on Jan 31st in Lancaster CA.

"Our goal is to have a real-life Pagan Community center in our valley, a few years from now. " - Ariadne Morningstar. [link www.fpcav.org ]
We Love you Skye!
Feb 1st. 2004

This is a dark day here at Witchox central. As I write this, Wren is on a plane to Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston) where her only daughter, the beautiful Skye will be undergoing emergency brain surgery this Tuesday to deal with the dramatic return and rapid growth of a cancerous tumor. - Poor Skye, three years ago when this nasty tumor was discovered it took emergency brain surgery just to remove 85% of it. Since this cancer is 'incurable', her best option (at that time) was experimental chemo and radiation. Thanks to these trials, and a mountain of community magick, the cancer has been in remission and Skye has experienced a relatively decent quality of life. That was until two weeks ago.

'Nest comments Off until Monday: For obvious reasons Wren will not be posting news this week (or online at all) and without her here to moderate of the comments we have turned off that option. - Both Christina and Dio will be posting spiritual/social news this week as they discover it. I thank them for this help.

Wren is a very private person and if she has a fault it is that she will not ask for help... I am stepping in here (with her permission) to ask YOU to keep Skye in your workings and to ask that you project for 'skillful hands' and quick recovery. Our thanks go out to close friends that are already doing this work for Skye.

Two of the most giving spirits we know are getting handfasted at this moment - We take this time and this space to offer a toast to the union of Toni and Mino in Ft. Meyers, Florida.

<--- erik and tamarion of dragon's weyr circle - lancaster ca.

This weeks update is strong and features a new piece for the Gay Pagan section, another moving essay by SnakeMoon, two new Bardic circle performances, three new essays on the 'Syncretic Pagan' topic and details on a new essay topic 'Pure and Not So Simple' (thanks Dio) - it's also worth noting that this past week saw over a thousand new submissions to the Witchvox local networking, poetry, books and musical performances sections.

We love you Skye and will be working our best magick for you. !!!

In Your Service,


WorkerBee - Witchvox
br>
PS: If you email Wren this week do know that she is not online and will not be until this coming Monday (at the earliest). Please understand that she typically receives a large daily volume of email and it may be weeks before she can catch up.



Home for the Holidays
by SnakeMoon

Just the phrase evokes images of twinkling lights, pumpkin pies, brightly colored decorations, and tables burdened with seasonal delicacies. Or, for some it may conjure up Aunt Phyllis' drunken binges, carping criticism from parents, and the acrid whiff of tension every time siblings are in the room together.

This year, "home for the holidays" meant something else entirely for me. For years, I've been trying to gift myself - and my son - with a home of our own. After making yet another assault on the real estate market, unsuccessfully hunting for something (anything, a gardening shed, a hut!) that fit a single mom's salary, and suffering continual disappointment, I simply gave up. Despite this disappointment, I needed to move from my rented home of five years because the noise level had become unbearable. (On the plus side, I can recite the early morning trucking schedules for all of Central Marin!) Thoroughly defeated in this, my fourth attempt at home ownership, I rented a... [Full Article]



Gay, Pagan and Alone
by Gareth

Such a funny little grouping of words upon first glance, yet so powerful in their description of who I am at this particular point in my lifetime. Close to 30 years have gone by and those words are what make up such an important part of who I am. After all that time I at least have the comfort in knowing that there is something that describes and explains who I am, though rather succinctly.

Certainly, being a gay man has taken a lifetime to accept and understand, and if that wasn't complicated and confusing enough, having a different view of spirituality and belief thrown in definitely added to the chaos. After all this time, I realize that I am finally comfortable with my current skin, accepting of it and able to embrace it all with open arms. It has been anything but easy, but I believe I am at the point where I can openly talk about me rather than following my usual... [Full Article]

'Bardic Circle 2004' at Witchvox:

This week we feature two new performances...

Belita Adair presents Stone.
"Stone is a song I Spirit channeled, and it was inspired by the ancient stones that formed the pagan temples and circles in England so very long ago. It is dedicated to a very dear to me and gentle person on the path. This song reminds me that the beauty of spiritual love can be born out of chaos....and so like the stones of the ancient ruins, weathered by age and storm....much like the gem that is our own spirit, we reflect the strength and wisdom of the God and Goddess" [Go To Performance] "

Phoenix Reign offers up The Trickster.
"These words came from a place of reflection. When I heard Jennifer playing I added the bass and seemed to fall in a trance. I grabbed a paper and pen and began writing. The song seemed to write itself. I have had many deep moments with my music, but this song was pure magic" [Go To Performance] "

Editors Note: Bardic Circle submissions have been turned back on... If you want to share your mp3 file and your story, log in a add your performance... To experience the 70 performances already available... CLICK HERE.

New ESSAY TOPIC!

Pure and Not So Simple

Most religions, including many Pagan traditions, have holidays, rituals and/or techniques devoted to the idea of purification. It is a universal concept, but often not particularly well thought out or well understood. So we ask for your thoughts on one or all of these questions: What does purification mean to you? What makes something, or someone, pure or impure? What happens to the matter or energy that is purified? Finally, what rituals and techniques do you use to purify, and in what circumstances do you use them?

The deadline for this topic is March 30th. 2004., but we will post the essays as we receive them. Please keep in mind that we will not post responses to previously posted essays.

Your voice counts! Please consider adding your thoughts to this collection of essays and join in the exchange of ideas throughout the worldwide Pagan community.

Any thoughtful essays of over 1,000 words will be published. Please read our editorial guidelines first, and send your essay to Diotima

NEW Syncretic Pagan Essays...

The Syncretic Pagan
by NordicFlytt

When I was about eight, our loyal and loving Doberman brought us a gift, a practice that she had been doing for a long while. She would drop a recent kill on the back verandah outside our kitchen door. The particular gift to which I now refer was a skunk. She had dropped the skunk in her usual place sometime during the early hours of the morning, so by the time we woke up the smell was hanging onto the screen door, the floor, the air in the small enclosed verandah was foul and when we opened the kitchen door the smell rushed in... [Full Article]


Should Paganism Be Syncretic?
by Gnwmythr

Should Paganism be syncretic? I don't consider I know enough about Paganism to comment on that directly, but there are three more general, related perspectives I would like to write about.

Firstly, what if we turn that question around: Should the rest of the world be syncretic of Paganism? To me, based on my personal, limited-experience definition of Paganism, this means: Should the "rest of the world" learn to respect nature, and to work respectfully with and/or acknowledge invisible forces? (By "rest of the world," I mean not just other religions, but governments, bureaucracies and other socially or politically powerful organizations.)... [Full Article]


No and Yes - A Respectful Disagreement
by Lisa Emmbre Preston

After reading the brief for this discussion, I began to write this essay based on what I inferred the definition of the word "syncretism" to be. I admit that I'm not the most articulate person around, so up until now, it was just one of those Scrabble® words. After realizing that I'd gone off on a tangent at the start of my response (perhaps it's my Sagittarian sun sign that influences my mind to wander), I decided to re-focus by looking through the ancient dictionaries in our home for a more in-depth explanation of the word. ... [Full Article]






ABOUT...

Witchvox Central


Location: Clearwater¼, Florida




Other Articles: Witchvox Central has posted 407 additional articles- View them?

Other Listings: To view ALL of my listings: Click HERE




Email Witchvox Central... (No, I have NOT opted to receive Pagan Invites! Please do NOT send me anonymous invites to groups, sales and events.)

To send a private message to Witchvox Central ...



Pagan Essays
1996-2014





Pagan Web
8,000 Links





Pagan Groups
Local Covens etc.





Pagan/Witch
80,000 Profiles














Home - TWV Logos - Email US - Privacy
News and Information

Chapters: Pagan/Heathen Basics - Pagan BOOKS - Traditions, Paths & Religions - Popular Pagan Holidays - TV & Movies - Cats of the Craft - Festival Reviews - Festival Tips - White Pages (Resources) - Issues/Concerns - West Memphis 3 - Witch Hunts - Pagan Protection Tips - Healing Planet Earth

Your Voices: Adult Essays - Young Pagan Essays - Pagan Perspectives (On Hold) - WitchWars: Fire in the Craft - Gay Pagan - Pagan Parenting - Military - Pagan Passages

Pagan Music: Pagan Musicians - Bardic Circle at WitchVox - Free Music from TWV

Vox Central: About TWV - Wren: Words, Wrants and Wramblings - Guest Rants - Past Surveys - A Quest for Unity

Weekly Updates: Click HERE for an index of our weekly updates for the past 6 years

W.O.T.W. - World-Wide Networking

Your Town: A Link to YOUR Area Page (The largest listing of Witches, Pagans, Heathens and Wiccans on the Planet)

VoxLinks: The Pagan Web: 8,000 Listings

Your Witchvox Account: Log in Now - Create New Account - Request New Password - Log in Problems

Personal Listings: Pagan Clergy in Your Town - Adult Pagans - Young Pagans - Military Pagans

Events: Circles, Gatherings, Workshops & Festivals

Covens/Groups/Orgs: Local Groups Main Page

Other LOCAL Resources: Local Shops - Regional Sites - Local Notices - Global/National Notices - Local Skills & Services - Local Egroups - Political Freedom Fighters

Pagan Shopping: Online Shops Index - Original Crafters Sites - Auction Sites - Pagan Wholesalers - Pagan Local Shops



Web Site Content (including: text - graphics - html - look & feel)
Copyright 1997-2014 The Witches' Voice Inc. All rights reserved
Note: Authors & Artists retain the copyright for their work(s) on this website.
Unauthorized reproduction without prior permission is a violation of copyright laws.

Website structure, evolution and php coding by Fritz Jung on a Macintosh G5.

Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wren’s Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witches’ Voice, Inc. TWV is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization.

Sponsorship: Visit the Witches' Voice Sponsor Page for info on how you
can help support this Community Resource. Donations ARE Tax Deductible.
The Witches' Voice carries a 501(c)(3) certificate and a Federal Tax ID.

Mail Us: The Witches' Voice Inc., P.O. Box 341018, Tampa, Florida 33694-1018 U.S.A.
Witches, Pagans
of The World




Search Articles
1996-2014










 Current Topic
 Editorial Guide


NOTE: The essay on this page contains the writings and opinions of the listed author(s) and is not necessarily shared or endorsed by the Witches' Voice inc.

The Witches' Voice does not verify or attest to the historical accuracy contained in the content of this essay.

All WitchVox essays contain a valid email address, feel free to send your comments, thoughts or concerns directly to the listed author(s).