Your browser does not support script
TWV Presents...



Words, Wrants and Wramblings

[Show all]


Views: 1,699,313


Wren Wrants A-Z ...

A Letter To My Daughter

A PumkinHead in the White House

A Real Bad Day For Witchcraft

A Real Reason To Vote

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

A Wonderful Piece of News

The Aftermath of Columbine High School

Beating A Not-So-Hasty Retreat

Behind Enemy Lines

Breakfast Will Be Served In Fifteen Minutes...

Building a Circle of Trust

But What Will People Think?

By Their Furniture, Ye Shall Know Them

Caution: Restricted Area

Cleaning Out The Junk Drawer

Community Power Who Holds it?

Community Thoughts on Tempest Smith

Compelling without the Yelling

Confessions of a News Junkie

The Consistancy of Change...

Control-F

Coping with Grief

Cramming It Down Our Throats...

Damned if you do and Damned if you don't

Declaring Your Personal Independence Day

Did Your World Change Too?

Dreaming in The Dark...

There is No Zuul

There's a Rabbit In The Moon...

Excavating the Dinosaur Altar

Fair Use, Copyright and the Pagan Net

Feeding Our Young

The First Day

Gather 'Round The Fire

Getting Back To Nature

Getting Back To Normal

Getting Rid of What Bugs You

Gifts That Keep On Giving...

The Giving Circle

Gods In A China Shop...

Good And Evil: In The Shadow Of Littleton And The Garden Of The Gods.

Good Will Toward Men

The Great Hamster Myth

Happy Beltaine!

Happy Brigid's Day Everyone!

The Heart of A Mechanic

Helping Hands

Helping Our Own

Hidden Hatred Haunts Pagans

Home is Where the Spirit Is

Homosexuality and Public Policy

The Household of Priests and Priestesses

If The Hissy Fits

In A Mirror Darkly...

In Your Dreams

The Internet Reaches beyond Washington

It All Happens Locally

It Is Your Destiny

It's Maypole Week 'Round the World

It's Tribal Time!

January Arrives Wearing A White Coat

Judging Amy -- Wren's Thoughts

Killed a Goat Today

Knot Charming

Learning How To Fly

Life With Mikey

Listening To The Story

Listening To The Woods

Living In A Banana Republic

Living Through A Drought

Logging On and Speaking Out!

The Long and Short Of It

The Love of Ordinary Things

Mabon... a Man for all Seasons

Magick's Arrow

Mamas, Don't let your Babies...

The Media Story Is Often Not The True One

Mercury Has Left the Building

Minding Your News P's and Q's

Mixed Blessings


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










It All Happens Locally

Author: Wren
Posted: September 25th. 2000
Times Viewed: 5,160

Greetings everyone!

Fritz and I took a little time out this weekend for some R & R. Because we are never really 'off duty'; these little trips almost always turn into 'Relaxation and Research'. We can't help but look at everything through Pagan eyes. That's what we have been blessed with. Friday night, we attended two celebrations that were combination birthday parties and Equinox gatherings. Just two little pockets of Pagans enjoying the cycles of Life, it might seem that these events wouldn't hold much significance to anyone except to those who were in attendance. They probably wouldn't except for one mind-boggling fact: These little 'local' Pagan events are happening every day and in every town and city across the world. We are indeed everywhere!

As we sat on Terra and William's open patio listening to Pagan friends and night sounds and gentle laughter, it was suddenly as if I could hear the friends and night sounds and gentle laughter coming from all of the little simple gatherings of Pagans across the world. A microcosm moment of the macrocosm that is the Pagan community. Anyone who has taken up meditation as a technique can possibly relate to this in some way. I recall the first time that something similar to this happen to me.

Now I am not a particularly sophisticated 'meditator' just as I am not a particularly sophisticated kind of Witch. I gravitate toward the simple and the practical. (If it isn't useful, I don't pursue it.) So it is not surprising that I was meditating on that simple and practical mantra "Om" when I heard it. Joining in with my own simple chant, I suddenly was aware that I heard thousands of voices that seemed to be coming down through all of the ages-all of the voices that had ever intoned that one simple word blending and building in unison. It was one of the most incredibly beautiful things that I have ever experienced. And that is the closest that I can come to describing either that moment or the one on Terra and William's patio.

From there, we went over to Bill and Wendel's house. The Bailey home was filled with Pagans (They ARE everywhere!) and yet more food and fun. We have never felt ill at ease in a Pagan home. We always feel secure and welcome even if we don't know anyone there. Strangers don't remain strangers for too long in our circles. Hugs and laughter, warmth and feathers soon turn previously unmet folks into friends. Now THAT'S magick! Home is where the heart is and, for us, that heart and home is wherever the Pagans are.

In Closing...

Pagan Pride is building. From the local individuals, families, groups and covens to the larger Pagan associations and organizations, Pagans are getting their message across. We are many, we are strong, we are here for the long haul and we are not-repeat NOT- going to remain silent any longer. We are proud of who we are and what we believe in. We have heart and the Earth is our home, too. Photo credit: The picture to your upper right is of Cynthea Lee Rose and is from the "We Still Work Magick Rally in Asheville, NC. on 9/20/2000. ".






Article Specs

Article ID: 4485

VoxAcct: 1

Section: wrenwalker

Age Group: Adult

Days Up: 5,174

Times Read: 5,160

ABOUT...

Wren


Location: Tampa, Florida




Other Articles: Wren has posted 318 additional articles- View them?

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




Email Wren... (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 Wren ...



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).