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    Shadows From The Past

    Some Myths of Witchcraft Before we can set out on the journey ahead, we must first set a foundation on which to build. Thus we shall define some concepts that are relevant. –  Witch – A person who uses (being real or perceived) natural powers or forces to influence the order of things. – Witchcraft – The practices of a Witch – Magic(k) – The use of natural energy to achieves ends Thus by the above definitions, magic and witches are connected and intertwined. There are many common myths associated with witchcraft. We shall discuss some common myths in depth, and then analyze why they incorrect. Myth: A witch uses…

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    Ostara is the pagan holiday that falls upon the spring equinox, that normally falls between March 20th and the 23rd. An equinox is a time of the year when the amount of light and darkness are equal, at approximately 12 hours each. It is widely held that the name for the holiday comes from a Germanic spring goddess by the name of Eostre, or Ostara. She was a goddess of spring, of renewal and rebirth. There is much history and lore associated with the spring equinox. Several ancient cultures were aware of the Equinox, and had special ceremonies and rites attributed to this special day.   Sadly, due to time and…

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    Hello, welcome and Merry Meet dear readers! My name is Nicholas, and I have been honored with the privilege of writing for PaganPages. My topic is Witchcraft History and Morals. It is my hope that you, my dear readers, will find enjoyment and enlightenment within my work.. As this is my first piece, I would like to tell you all a little about myself. I am currently in the second decade of my life on this plane. I am currently working towards my Bachelor’s degree in History. I have also accomplished much self-study on paganism, magick and the occult. I have been a pagan almost as long as I can…