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Weekly Update: 8/30/2004

Author: Witchvox Central
Posted: August 30th. 2004
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And the Pagan Vote is?

"It's too bad we can't vote for your president! His actions effect so many of us around the world." (email received from a Pagan in Slovakia)

Judging from emails received, like the one above, Pagans from all over the world are indeed interested in who leads in the USA. The Pagan community consists of liberals, conservatives, moderates, anarchists and just about any other mindset you can think of ... But will they all vote? This week, we reintroduce polls here at TWV in an effort to get a feel for what you are thinking. (poll opened on 8/29 at 11:27am EST)

To your right are the names (sorted alphabetically) of the major U.S. political candidates and the initial of their party affiliation. We will run this poll for one week and offer the results LIVE as your votes are cast. Since this is the 'net, we can't verify the actual age of the voter or their country of origin, but we have placed an IP governor on this poll to allow one vote per surfer. - Look for another sampling on this same question in early October.

For information on casting a REAL vote, visit The Pagan Voting Project.

Pagan Pride... Next week(end), we will kick off our annual celebration/posting of the dozens of Pagan Pride Events that will be happening throughout the month. For events in your town visit your events page for a quick list of PPD events click HERE. - Next week's featured book will be 'Pagan Pride' by M. Macha Nightmare - for a sneak peak click HERE

Pagan Schools - Your Experiences? Author Lisa Mc Sherry is looking for YOUR thoughts on your experiences with 'Pagan Schools'. - For more info Click here.

In closing, allow us to point you to the many wonderful articles and essays just below on this page.

Witchvox Staff
Wren, Fritz, Peg, Christina, Diotima,
Steve, Waterhawk & Runewolf
Sunday - August 29th, 2004

Sacred Harvest Festival 2004
by Sparky T. Rabbit

"There is no change which doesn't begin in the darkness."
- SHF 2004 Village Guide

From August 10th to 15th, 2004, the Harmony Tribe held their 7th Annual Sacred Harvest Festival, near the I90 and I35 intersection in southern Minnesota. The festival site is a large, beautiful oak grove, surrounded on three sides by the peaceful lake waters.

The theme of this year's festival was "Dark Moon Mysteries: Seeking the Shadow Self." The rituals, along with many workshops and talks given at SHF, explored this deeply personal and often challenging subject... [Full Article]

Witch Hunts - Exposing The Lies
by Kerr Cuhulain

Blaming 'Witchcraft's Control'

People like to blame something other than themselves for their problems. Ever since the Inquisition certain Christians have been trying to blame their ills on Witchcraft. A modern example of this paranoia is Pastor Jonas Clark and his Spirit of Life Ministries based in Hallandale Beach, Florida

Part of Jonas's web site is a page with the title 'Witchcraft's Control'. This is a summary of the contents of his book Exposing Spiritual Witchcraft. The premise of this web page is summed up at the beginning of the first page with the statement: "Witchcraft needs to separate and isolate its victim from the influence of friends and family in order to be most effective. One who is being controlled feels the loss of personal identity and self-esteem. Depression and fatigue quickly follow as the super spiritual controller gives abnormal attention to those she desires to manipulate".... [Full Article]

Pagans, Wake Up!
by Quill Mastercraft

The time for denial is past.

Anyone who has spent a week or more signed onto e-mail groups sponsored by national or local Pagan groups has most likely encountered some "flaming" or heated debate which includes insults directed at individuals or other groups. This is but one symptom of what is currently taking place throughout the country, fracturing hopes of ever bringing the Pagan community together - even in a modest way.

Events such as the Pagan Leadership Skills Conference, held in Virginia in July 2004, are laudable for the attempt to educate Pagan leaders and send them back to their communities to implement sound ideas. However, since no Pagan is required to acknowledge any manner of leadership, just how far will these changes go?... [Full Article]

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Hands of Change Pagan Picnic
by Charles Arnold

Pagan picnics are starting to be quite fashionable but they are not new. Hands of Change, New Jersey's largest coven, held their seventh annual community Pagan Picnic on August 14th, and the community responded in an overwhelming manner. Approximately 175 Pagans from across New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania came together for a day of eating, playing, learning and networking.

In addition to all the food, and there was certainly a lot of that, there were fifteen merchants, eight classes, a community roundtable, three rituals including a Beatles ritual, a group of activities for children, and a drumming circle. The volunteers who put the picnic on managed to fit as much activity into one day as some festivals see in a week... [Full Article]

On The Shores, I Heard Her Voice
by Tia Solana

The sea is full of secrets and lessons. Every wave has a moral at its end, and they all go back to the beginning.

The first sight of the beach from the rocks and it gives the impression of being full of passion and life, surging with strength and power, roaring and wild. Like a lion - its eyes staring at me; I feel a strange urge pulling me to the shores faster than my feet can take me there, beckoning me seductively, calling me softly, so irresistible. The rocks don't seem to obstruct my path; everything else dissolves and I find myself standing on the shore, facing the luscious sea.

There is a deeper reason for everything that happens, and I strongly believe this; so I stand here silently waiting for something to happen next. I have to ask the question, "Why am I really here?"

"To learn," says a voice inside me. "Look... [Full Article]

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From Solitary Witch to Coven Member and Back Again
by Cendriya Seven-Trees

My name is Cendriya, and I live in East Anglia in the UK. I have been a practicing Pagan since the late 1980s. Initially, it was as a result of realizing that the Roman Catholic faith of my parents had never felt right for me. It took a lot of exploration, and, to a certain extent surreptitious, reading before I was able to put a name to my religious practice. As with many others before me, I had to overcome the subconscious feeling that my search was inherently wrong. But eventually, I felt able to describe myself as a Witch. I bought my first silver pentacle, and I wore it with pride. The first Witchcraft book that I bought was Scott Cunningham's Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner... [Full Article]

I Do It My Way
by Clio MoonMoose

Before I dive into the heart of who I am, please allow me the opportunity to divulge some background. I apologize in advance for the length of my tale, but it is all-important to who I am today.

My solitary path began sometime around 1996, when I was in the midst of my twenties. Before that time, I had no interest in religion at all, even the Pagan ones. In looking back, I realize that the anti-religion stance developed out of the general rebelliousness I experienced in my youth.

But closest friends in the early to mid '90s were all Pagans of various descriptions - two were Wiccan, one was Celtic (to honor his Irish lineage), and one was a Shaman-in-training. None of them had any influence on me. Or so I thought.t... [Full Article]

Choosing the Solitary Road
by Amergin Sunpath

As a child, Sunday services were something I tried desperately to avoid. Everyone stood around, their eyes closed in prayer, and they looked like they really felt something. It made me uncomfortable. Young as I was, the concept of intimacy was still a long way off, but it seemed not right somehow to pray in front of other people.

As I got older, the experience no longer made me uncomfortable, but angry. Why didn't I feel what these people were feeling? Where was my connection with the divine? If I closed my eyes and swayed to the music, if a prayer or reading moved me to tears, I felt silly. Yet here were people shouting "Hallelujah!" and "Amen!" They felt the Spirit. Where was mine?... [Full Article]


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