Wow saw my description and realized how long it's been since I updated it. I'll just make the bday changes for now and update everything else as I can. LOVES <3 Just a couple of things you really need to know. I'm a girl, turned 21 in June. I'm a green witch (don't know what that is? ask) NOT wiccan, there is a difference. I'm Bi. If any of these things really bother you then you really should not follow me. They are a part of me and I don't hide them. I don't take my cues from TV shows on how to behave. Honestly I hardly watch any TV. I'm to busy living life to bother watching others pretend to. I am me. I speak my mind. When I love, I love with all my heart. I protect my friends and those I love.
As for following back. No, I do not always follow back. If I see something on your blog that catches my eye, chances are I will follow you. Please feel free to ask me to look. Oh an no I don't bite so feel free to leave a message.
 
 
 

BE THE CHANGE

For years I’ve made the statement to “Be the change” but I’ve never, I think, tried to explain it. What I’m referring to is that we are always bitching about what the government, corporate leaders, fanatic religious zealots… and many others are doing to destroy not only our countries but also our way of life and for many their very lives. What I mean is that any change begins with 1 person. If I see something I don’t like, like bullying, harassment, people harming others and animals or even themselves, I try to find a way to stop it. The same goes for my surroundings. When people destroy things that don’t belong to them just for the fun of it. When corporations dont consider the damage they are doing to people with their practices, the ones I see are strip mining, clear cutting forests and overall destroying the environment, personal items to me considering where I live, it sickens me and I find a way to speak my mind and let others know of the harm they are doing.
On the other hand I also work to find ways to improve my surroundings and provide for my family and friends. We have a LOT of gardens for food. Over the last spring and summer we planted over 5000 saplings in the valley, all native to the region and most having multiple purposes I.e. food for us, food for wildlife, erosion control and even future fuel for heating with our efficient fireplaces that can even be used to cook in. We also installed 3 500 gallon water storage tanks below the patios that use the rain gutters on the house to fill them. These we use to irrigate the gardens primarily but the water can also be purified for drinking. These are just a few of the things we are doing and have planned for the future.
We also work with local ranchers and farmers to help us provide food for us and our horses with the idea of supporting our local economy and people. If we can find something locally we are willing to pay a little more plus its usually grown to taste better and last longer. In addition we have several greenhouses and dozens of chickens and ducks. You would be surprised how many grasshoppers and ticks that they have cut down. That’s a win win. Grasshoppers don’t eat our gardens and we hardly ever find a tick on our horses plus we always have fresh eggs when we need them that taste so much better than store bought eggs.
Overall we have worked in our area to BE THE CHANGE for things we saw were needed. Even if you don’t live in the country and live in the city you too can find ways to do similar things.
The changes that you see and want to change may be totally different but what I am saying is step up and say or do something to change what you think is wrong.
BE THE CHANGE!!!!

 
 

The Essentials of Cord Magick

The Essentials of Cord Magick

For cord magick you will need a cord, or cingulum as it is sometimes called, that is nine feet long (three times three; the perennial magick number) and is the color appropriate to the magickal working.
 
 

Herbal Magickal Correspondences

Herbal Magickal Correspondences

The power behind herb magic is formless, shapeless, eternal. It doesn’t care whether you call on it in the name of a Witch Goddess or the Virgin Mary - or tap it within no religious framework at all. It is always there, present in abundance no matter where we are or where we travel in the universe.
 
 

Nature Magic

Nature Spirit Magick

Each plant, animal, rock, or other entity has a spirit (consciousness resonance matrix).  These spirits can join together in a hive-mind as a spirit of an area.  Nature spirits include real biological intelligences, are psychically powerful, and much less abstract and controllable than the elementals that many magical people who perform all of their rituals indoors are familiar with.  They can be extremely powerful allies.  It is possible to sense nature spirits, to determine if they are receptive to a ritual planned, and to have them actively participate in magical workings, if they are. 

 
 

Matriarchy and/or Patriarchy: The Historical Record

Matriarchy and/or Patriarchy: The Historical Record

Author: Helio 
Posted: January 1st. 2012 
Times Viewed: 1,141 

In modern Wicca and Neo-Pagan Goddess worship in general there is a big push to emphasize the idea that once upon a time all peoples were matriarchal and worshipped the divinity solely in female form. Then, at the dawn of the high civilizations, “Men” took control of the tribes and formed warlike cities, and they demonized the goddess and replaced her with an unloving Sky God. Patriarchy was instituted and the unwarlike goddess worshippers were either crushed or enslaved into a kind of early serfdom. 

 
 

How May I Serve You Today?

How May I Serve You Today?

Author: Deborah Castellano 
Posted: January 8th. 2012 
Times Viewed: 1,115 

I think service can be a difficult concept to our community because there are obvious services that many of us do not do… helping at a soup kitchen or a domestic violence helpline, volunteering in Haiti, etc. We all feel we should be doing these things but most of us don’t. And because we keep holding ourselves to standards we may not ever be able to reach (yeah, ask me how becoming a Girl Scout Leader is going) because of our busy lives, we hamstring ourselves from having the opportunity to give small services. If you do big services like I listed above, you are truly an angel. But many of us get too bogged down in our daily lives and it can be challenging to get involved in a larger more global cause. To that I say two things:

 
 

Solitary Spirituality

Solitary Spirituality

Author: Jess 
Posted: January 29th. 2012 
Times Viewed: 1,705 

Being a solitary Witch does not mean that you have to do everything alone. I myself have been a member of a coven and practiced on my own as well, finding that not everyone is meant to perform rituals and works of magic with others. Sure, sometimes it is nice to be joined with others of your own faith. But being a part of a coven is not for everyone.

 
 

Building a Wiccan Library as a Broke College Student

Building a Wiccan Library as a Broke College Student

Author: Luna 
Posted: February 5th. 2012 
Times Viewed: 1,256 

I just recently read Peg Aloi’s article Leaves of Gold: Finding Those Rare Occult Books here on the Witches’ Voice again, and there’s always one statement she makes that pops out to me: “Pagans like books.” Well, I can’t really deny that that statement definitely applies to me. Even before I came to Wicca, I loved books. I’d always beg my parents for a trip to Barnes and Noble or whatever bookstore we happened to be close to. I kept flashlights and little book lights in my room and would spend many a good night staying up late reading. And I remember (very fondly) enjoying Shakespeare’s plays at the tender age of fourteen, while many of my classmates couldn’t get past the archaic language or understand any of what was going on. 

 
 

The Lost Tools of the Witch

The Lost Tools of the Witch

Author: BellaDonna Saberhagen 
Posted: February 5th. 2012 
Times Viewed: 2,021 

When you ask your average neo-Pagan or Wiccan what tools are on their altar (or are important to their craft) , you typically get the following list: athame, wand, pentacle, chalice, besom, cauldron, candles, incense, sometimes herbs and stones, sometimes a “white-handled knife” or boline. That’s about it though. A great number of the tools are things that would have been common household implements during the early-Modern Witchcraft trials. Every household needed a cup, a knife, a pot, a broom and firelight to see by (whether by candles or an oil lamp) . It’s interesting how the common daily tools became associated with witchcraft (it also made it exceedingly easy to tell the magistrate you suspected your neighbor of witchery and for “proof” of said witchery to be found) .

 
 

I Am a Witch of the Old World

I Am a Witch of the Old World 

Author: Lady Abigail 
Posted: February 12th. 2012 
Times Viewed: 2,213 

I am very much a Witch of the Old World. NO, Not because I am ‘Old’ but because I have trust the Old World ways of healing and magick. Herbs are truly a gift of the Goddess. Everyday of our lives we have the opportunely to hold these gifts in our hands. Those of us called Herb Witches have also learned how to touch the Goddess. How to hold Her blessings of both healing and power within each of Her green gifts. 

 
 

You Do Not Represent Me

You Do Not Represent Me

Author: Crick [a WitchVox Sponsor] 
Posted: February 19th. 2012 
Times Viewed: 1,189 

You know folks, I am getting pretty fed up with individuals and groups claiming to represent all of paganism. To begin with what is it that such entities are supposed to represent? The current reality of the pagan community is a massive chat group spread across the Internet. An electronic format where anyone can jump on and make whatever claims they desire in regards to their alleged pagan heritage. It is a format where folks can claim to be this or that, you know, the High Lord of the coven of Bologna. The only requirement is that they read two Cunningham books. It is a format where folks will sprout words like “Love and Light”, words that resonate the slogans of the old hippie days from the 60’s.

 
 

Wicca in the World: Our Place in the 21st Century

Wicca in the World: Our Place in the 21st Century

Author: Ash’lynn Gaoithe 
Posted: February 19th. 2012 
Times Viewed: 887 

Religion has always been a sensitive subject. Religious conflicts and disagreements have a long and bloody history. I’ve heard it said that a belief system couldn’t be a true religion unless someone has died in its name. And while martyrdom is a powerful way to express the ultimate conviction for a cause, what does that say about human tolerance and our inability to coexist with people who do not believe the same things as us? I have many opinions on this subject, and I’d like to believe that they are a lovely shade of grey, instead of the black and white that religion usually is. I’ll talk about my views of religion in the abstract, how Wicca fits in, and then why I don’t believe that science in any way discredits our faith.