Archive | November 4, 2012

What’s In A Name? And What Does It Mean?

Wolfwitch by Springwolf 2012How Pagans Define Their Religion

Do we call it Pagan, neo-Pagan, Witchcraft, Wicca or some other label? Is ‘Witchcraft” the religion or is it something else? If we look at the origins of the word and how it was originally used, then yes, Witchcraft is a religion. But it’s important to look at the origins as well as the meaning of the words as they were initially used to begin this discussion. But it’s also important to look at how these words have evolved throughout time and what they have become to mean.

Words like people evolve in their meaning and in their use. When a religion such as modern paganism has evolved so much through the centuries, does it really make sense to hold onto old labels like “Witchcraft”? Some say no. Others say that was never the name for our religion to begin with. It was heaped onto believes by the early Christian Church and demeans our beliefs and practices.

So how do modern practitioners of paganism define the name for their religion? For that we have to start at the beginning and discuss the meaning, origin and evolution of some of the words and labels that are used within our religion. This maybe tedious stuff, but it’s important to know where you came from in order to understand where you’re going. Continue reading


11/5 Monday On The Ænigma Project – The Black Aggie

The Ænigma Project – Mondays 9 PM EST

The Ænigma Project Mondays 9 PM EST
Get Your Tinfoil Hat and Join Us Live!

The Ænigma Project is a discussion group focused on the realm of the supernatural, paranormal and mysterious events that sometimes take place in our lives. Through multiple view points and experiences, we seek to enlighten our listeners and elucidate that which has become hidden beneath the many layers of misunderstanding and fear.

11/05 Our Topic: The Black Aggie
There are many ghostly legends involving haunted, glowing and moving gravestones in America. While these tombstones can certainly be strange, and even a little spooky, there are few that can be as eerie as the Black Aggie. A name given to a statue that once resided on the grave of General Felix Agnus in Druid Ridge Cemetery in Rock Creek Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

Join Paul Cagle and his co-hosts Sushi and Springwolf as we share our research, knowledge, insight and humor, play “Truth or Tale” and talk about the news of the day.

You can listen online and join in the chat room to share your perspective or ask questions for the panel to contemplate and address. If you don’t want to join the chat, you can still listen live on your pc or Smartphone on TuneIn radio! I LOVE this app!

There are many other ways you can listen on the go, at home, at work or in your car. Check out Tenacity’s technical page for more options.

We always have a lot of fun! And we’d love to have you with us.

If you miss the show, you can listen to previous shows on the Tenacity Radio Archives for the The Ænigma Project (look for date and topic), or visit the The Ænigma Project blog for links to iTunes and more ways you can listen to past shows.

© 2012 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Spring’s Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.