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Article Topic: Pagan

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The Power of Chants
Date: 2004-04-12   By: Christopher Penczak
Sound, tone, voice, and music are powerful forms of magick and celebration. Before I became a witch, the part of traditional religious services I loved the most was the music; using song as celebration. When I got involved in Wicca, the traditions I ...
The Sacred Soil
Date: 2008-10-15   By: Clea Danaan
The Spiritual Wisdom of Harry Potter?
Date: 2007-07-16   By: Christopher Penczak
With the seventh and final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling, being released soon, much interest is growing in the media and public concerning magick, witchcraft and wizardry. With the huge buzz brewing, one has to wonder: how real, how accurate, is the magick being presented in the Harry Potter series?
The Top Three Beltane Maypole Problems...And How to Fix Them
Date: 2008-05-26   By: Bronwen Forbes
Itís Beltane! Raise the maypole! Well, the maypole is effective and fun, but apparently itís not so simple. Bronwen Forbes suggests the three biggest problems--and their solutions--with the maypole.
The Urban Pagan
Date: 2005-01-24   By: Thomas Polkinghorne
There is a tendency among modern Pagans - many of whom live in cities - to revere the wilderness as a source of magical power and dismiss the cities in which they live as spiritually dead places. The city is simply a place where they live and work, ...
The Wiccan Rede and the Art of Persuasion
Date: 2007-03-26   By: Arcane Static
The Wiccan Rede has the distinction of being a core tenet of the faith. The origin of this creed and its rhetorical influence are explored in an academic capacity by Arcane Static, which can help you to better understand the fundamentals of this spiritual movement.
The Witch Mania of King James I
Date: 2011-04-25   By: Donald Tyson
King James I of England came to be one of the more prominent prosecutors of "witch mania" beginning in Scotland and Denmark in 1590. Believing that persecuting witches under the law would grant him protection from their "black magick," James took on a great role in the interrogations and prosecution. His book, Demonology, was written with the aim to "educate" others on the evils of witchcraft and the supernatural. While being a difficult subject matter for many to broach, Donald Tyson has revisited this important work and made it approachable and understandable as The Demonology of King James I.
The Witch's Broom: Magic for Everyone
Date: 2014-04-07   By: Deborah Blake
Everyone knows that brooms and witches go together. And while not every witch has a cat (or a funny-looking hat, for that matter), most of us own a broom. But how many of us actually use them for our magical work? Deborah Blake, author of The Witch's Broom, explains a few of the many magical uses for the humble broom.
Three Ways of Repairing and Enhancing Self-Love
Date: 2008-12-10   By: Ileana Abrev
Traveling Deeper with the Wheel of the Year
Date: 2013-07-08   By: Jane Meredith
We are all familiar with the Wheel of the Year and its celebrations. But what if we take a deeper look at the Wheel and the lessons it offers, seeing not just eight festivals of celebration, but a parallel of the waxing and waning of our lives? Jane Meredith, author of Rituals of Celebration, discusses what happens when we venture into the lessons of the Wheel of the Year and embrace the importance of loss as much as we do the importance of success.

In western ceremonial magick, there is often a tendency to view a magickal operation as something that is at odds with the natural order of the universe. This is very much the core of the western mindset, where nature is something external to oneself to be "conquered." Human individuality and the Will of the magician are thought to be somehow... read this article
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