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Voices at the Table

When we speak of the Pagan community you get a lot of different voices and definitions of what the community really is or what it should be. With only minimum economic infrastructure and limited central concentrations of members it does not look like a culturally independent community. Instead the community appears more as a political party where each voice must be seated at the table and given due respect. From Solitaires to Tradition Leaders, from Coven Priestess or Priest to Witch Royalty,… Continue

Added by Ed Correll on April 1, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

fav poems

Pagan Protest, by Dayala Stardancer, RSA



Do you understand

That i will not be confined

I will not be restricted

By your expectations and your conventions.

I will not chain my soul and conform

To fit your rigid ideals



I will not say what you want me to say

I will be free and embrace my destiny

I will not be what you want me to be

I’m out there where angels fear to tread

It’s the only way i know

I will taste… Continue

Added by cyrryel on April 1, 2009 at 7:29pm — 1 Comment

My Spiritual Journey

I was born in Jacksonville, Florida in the mid 1970s, a place where a large Baptist mega-church plays a dominant role in local politics, and where, just twenty years earlier, a strong vein of anti-Semitism was evidenced in signs in storefronts that said things like “No Dogs or Jews Allowed”. Not that I was Jewish, no, my family were predominantly Baptist, with a small number of exceptions – an atheist grandfather, two Catholic great-grandparents, and a handful of Methodists, and then in the… Continue

Added by Brandi on April 1, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Chakra Podcast, A Recommendation

Energy work is not my strong point. In fact, I tend to look at the excercises at the end of each lesson of the First Degree program with a small amount of trepidation.



Even though I've been involved in Wicca as a solitary for years, I've never really learned to meditate or direct energy. Taking the First Degree course is the first time I've been really challenged to learn to do this. I didn't have much luck. So I decided the smart thing for me to do was to go back a step or two and… Continue

Added by Lyda Morehouse (Junko) on April 1, 2009 at 9:58am — 5 Comments

Books I'm Currently Reading

While other people are enjoying spring, here in Minnesota we still have days like today when the rain can't decide if it wants to be in its liquid or semi-solid state. There's just something about seeing snowflakes outside my window (when it's almost April!) that makes me want to curl up with a good book.



Several months ago, I checked out a book from the library that really blew the top off my witchy-head. It's a book by Patricia Monghan called… Continue

Added by Lyda Morehouse (Junko) on March 31, 2009 at 11:03am — No Comments

Hume's Criteria For Miracles

Added by BlueFireWitch on March 31, 2009 at 2:41am — 1 Comment

Of Belief and Faith

Added by BlueFireWitch on March 31, 2009 at 2:36am — No Comments

Wiccan FAQ-Wiccan Initiation Rituals

Added by BlueFireWitch on March 31, 2009 at 2:25am — No Comments

Broom Closet Bruja

Added by BlueFireWitch on March 31, 2009 at 2:22am — No Comments

Suntimes Article about Witch School

Hi Everyone,



Another Witch School story is building up, and we saw last weeks Salem story, and another with Witch School Mentors in India. Here is one for Chicago, and this afternoon Don will be doing a webcast for CityPages.com



Wild Hunt our favorite blog cried it as well: http://wildhunt.org/blog/2009/03/the-growth-of-wiccanism.html



And here is the article. http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/religion/1501781,CST-NWS-witch30.article



Please feel free… Continue

Added by The Daily Spell on March 30, 2009 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Grounding

Just a strange thought. Does anyone else have such ease in grounding is dual elements. Usually, or maybe I should say - from what I've experienced; most people ground in one of two ways. They either ground by planting roots (so to speak) or relaxing in their own element.

I must be odd ball, as I can "Ground" in dual elements.

Added by Sylverfern Sylverfern on January 25, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Posting

Wow!... I didn't realize how long that it had been since my last post. Gee-wizzp- just goes to show you, just how fast time flies!



Got a hair cut today... not too thrilled with it. I'll work with it and see how it does... don't know if I'm going to be alright with it or not. Oh well, 2 weeks always solves the issue...



Working on my second degree program still... have alot to do in my mundane life and it never seems to end. Maybe I'll dye my hair green or something. I'm… Continue

Added by Sylverfern Sylverfern on January 24, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Feeling Better

Good Morning All!



It is a sunny day were I'm at. It's sunny but very cool; the wind brisk to the point of Nitro-freezing bones! *chuckles* a bit of humor and true. The wind is very bitting today.



On the up side it is very good to be over being sick!



My family has been sharing our germs... we all help the other get better and as a reward we get took care of when it passes to the ones that did the Caring.



Well, I look at it as 1) a great way to struggle… Continue

Added by Sylverfern Sylverfern on December 3, 2007 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Why isn't it Colder!

Did you you know that the colder it gets the more germs are killed! So, although I prefer the warmer weather, given that it is November-I want Coldness here!!!



Why? you wonder... because I am TIRED of being Sick!!



I still have a temperature! I still have aches and pains and sore throat and such... I want to get better and I can't go to the Doctor's ( no insurance and not in the budget... very little money extra anyway!!!)



So with it being November in Kentucky...… Continue

Added by Sylverfern Sylverfern on November 27, 2007 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Magical Notes

Friends are great. It is a wonderful friend who lets one borrow a book for over a month or more and never mentions having you return it. It shows trust! What is even better is that when that friend brings back the book that was borrowed!



Why this comment?



I borrowed a book from a friend... I have had it for about a month. Not once has she asked for it back. Not once has she Hinted that I would not bring it back...



She know s that I've been sick and she is a very… Continue

Added by Sylverfern Sylverfern on November 26, 2007 at 10:00pm — No Comments

The Magic

If anyone tells you that you really shouldn't do magic while sick... LISTEN!



Please.

Besides, Why would you want to something that takes so much energy, when you haven't got it to spare. Your body's energy is needed in order to help get you better. Those times you are sick. Those are the times that your body is telling you that it needs a rest. So, listen to you body and rest and get better.



Also, the more that you concentrate on getting better the quicker you are… Continue

Added by Sylverfern Sylverfern on November 20, 2007 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Sharing - moved from Blog of Shadows

Originally from Blog of Shadow on Witchschool.com site.

Posted on 11/20/2007



So, that no one misunderstands. I'm not feeling great today. Oh, Well. It has to do with Sharing, the ultimate sweetness. All those bugs and germs that go around this time of the year (amoung many times of the year...) that are shared between school children, who then share with their families... Yah... not. My family is really sick (sorry, no pun intended there.) of this specific type of sharing. Don't… Continue

Added by Sylverfern Sylverfern on November 20, 2007 at 10:00pm — No Comments

hello

i am new at this but i have wanted to do this as far back as i can remember.....i want something else with life...

Added by Crystal Snow on September 19, 2004 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Too Much Violence!!! Hope for Harmony, instead!!

Today, I reflect on the amount of violence that exists in the world... locally as well as globally. My boyfriend's younger cousin was murdered earlier today (or late yesterday?) in a drive-by shooting on Chicago%2

Added by SilverFeathyr on November 30, 1999 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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