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IN THE STARLIGHT

The Witches Voice

This is a Pagan website, one of the largest and most authorative on the latest in news and information pertaining to the Pagan community. Many of you may already be familiar with it. It is located at www.witchvox.com

Starlight Voices is giving recognition to the webmasters of this site for maintaining an active section for teens. In the "Teenage Witchcraft" section of the website you will find numerous articles written by and for Pagan teens.

You may find other well done sites with teen written articles and essays, but this one takes the cake. That is because it does not have a separate site for teenagers, but rather has a section connected to the rest of the site which is important so as not to isolate teens from the rest of the community. In their own words
"...we simply never thought in terms of Teen vs. "adult" in the creation and evolvement of this web site. Any reference to Teens here at Witchvox are due to requests from Teens themselves."

You will find information well-organized and intellectually stimulating, possibly even something you can relate to. Keep in mind that the essays are written by Teens and are meant to educate and help other Pagan Teens. It presents a positive outlet for creative thinking and diverse opinions.

Many thanks to Wren Walker, Fritz Jung, and Diotima for the excellent service to the Pagan community, and for the special attention to the Young Pagan community.


~ Goddess 2000 Project ~

Honors the Spirits of Nature

~ Goddess 2000 Project ~ "A Goddess on Every Block!" is a Grass-roots community based Sacred Arts Project. Thousand of pagans and others who honor the Earth are preparing to welcome the year 2000 by creating large Goddess statues and paintings, as well as a wide variety of images celebrating divinity in Nature. It will be the largest outpouring of Goddess and Sacred Nature Imagery seen in the past 3,000 years!

Winter Solstice 1999 will be celebrated with Community rituals, drumming, and Spiral Dances in local areas around the US and in other countries. Statues are being made in wood, plaster, concrete, clay, paper, fibre and metal. Paintings, collages, murals, and labyrinths are also being made. Some are honoring the Earth Goddess by planting trees, and building living labyrinths with shrubs and grasses.

Come join in this event. People of all ages are encouraged to participate. Many of the Goddess pieces are for public display and many are being displayed only in people's homes and in their gardens. The point is to create a web of Goddess energy. You don't need to be public with your Goddess art unless you want to. The power is in the Creation of these pieces of sacred imagery.

You don't have to be an artist to make Goddess Art. If you love the Goddess, you will honor Her with whatever you make. "The Goddess 2000 Project" network in growing! Write and let us know what you or your group are making for the "Goddess 2000 Project." A book is planned to document all the pieces of Goddess Art created for the "Goddess 2000 Project".

If you would like some ideas or instructions for creating your Goddess 2000 we would be glad to help. Visit the website at www.goddess2000.org ~Goddess 2000 Project~ PO Box 403 - Benicia, CA 94510 - USA ______________________________________

STARLIGHT REVIEW

BOOK REVIEW
Halloween
Author: Silver RavenWolf
Published: Llewellyn Publications, 1999
pp: 240
Reviewed by: Moon SpiritWolf

RavenWolf is right on target with her latest title "Halloween". Aboard "Silver Flight 2000", you'll learn about the history behind the holiday. Myths, superstitions, symbols, and past customs give you an idea of where the traditions now in practice came from and how they developed.

RavenWolf traces Halloween history from Paleopagans, Druids, and Celts to the influence of Ancient Rome and the growth of Christianity right down to early American Halloween. She also presents the origins of customs and superstitions in an understandable way.

For those of you who like to do a little cooking, especially around the holidays, this book has some great ideas to get you started. From "Candied Love Apples" to "Sugar Snakes in Graveyard Dust" you're sure to find something you'll enjoy.

Let us not forget that Samhain is a time to honor the dead. RavenWolf has rituals, prayer, and info on honoring those who have passed on from ancestral altars to the Dumb Supper.

This book is filled with magick and folklore and is a must for Halloween lovers and those who are simply looking for information on the autumn holiday.