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  • Dorothy's Yellow Brick Road
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    Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, a Zen master? The Tin Man an enlightenment seeker? "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" a mantra? Joey Green's, The Zen of Oz, is a witty, whimsical, and surprisingly insightful introduction to Eastern Philosophy via one of the world's most beloved movies. It delivers universal truths in a charming, non-preachy, fashion allowing you to explore Dorothy's yellow brick road, as well as your own. Along the way, you will discover original song lyrics, your favorite dial...
  • Toads And Many Other Witch
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    The Illusions of Modern Day Wicca Witches - Most of us assume we will never meet a real one. Starting from the very first years of childhood we are assured over and again that there are no such things. But why are we so quick to dismiss the existence and powerful practise of witchcraft Is it really because of the many misconceptions towards Wiccan believers that drives us to think you would only cross paths with a witch in a fairytale Take a look at some of the falsities of white witchcraft in m...
  • Elphaba's Forgiveness
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    Wicked, the Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the East is a fantasy book by Gregory Maguire. It follows the life of the Wicked Witch, the character from the Wizard of Oz, from her birth to her death, or her pseudo-death. It also explores the question the nature of good and evil. The main character is, of course, the Wicked Witch, Elphaba. She is born green, with really sharp teeth, and afraid of water. When she gets near water, she just gets really scared, and when she cries or a couple drop...
  • People's Perception On The Nature Of Evil
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    Macbeth and Beowulf: Evil Defined By Human Preoccupation For centuries evil was defined by human preoccupation, and it was often indicated in the English literature. From Beowulf to Macbeth, people's perception on the nature of evil had matured and became more complex. In Beowulf's period, evil was simply defined based on outer appearances and actions. The author of Beowulf described the evil Grendel as a fearsome monster:' He (with sharp claws)... snatched up thirty men, smashed them. ' For the...
  • Witches Manipulation Of Macbeth
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    How do the witches create an atmosphere of nightmare And evil in 'Macbeth'? The play 'Macbeth' was written in the early seventeenth century, in a time when the English people believed very strongly in the existence of witches. A range of powers were certified to these evil beings, including the ability to see into the future, control the weather, fly and become invisible at will and communicate with the devil. The witches were believed to enjoy making human beings suffer, by causing livestock to...
  • Practice Witch Craft
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    It seems that in today's society, new religions and practices are popping up all over the place. One of the oldest, yet fastest growing faiths today is witchcraft. This earth-based, nature oriented belief has been established since the thirteenth century, but it is not until recently that it has began to spread across the world. Everywhere we look we see something associated with the practice of wicca. The new movie release, Blair Witch Project, for instance, is a good example of the growing bel...
  • Previous Article
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    Wicca Jan Phillips article The Craft of the Wise tells of how she came to learn of one of her ancestors who was hung during the Salem Witch Hunts. This lit an interest in her mind to further research the subject of Wicca, the craft of the wise. By consulting many books about witchcraft, she learned that Wicca is more of a nature and imagination based religion than the spell casting voodoo practicing stereotype it has been made out to be in the past. Through her research, she finds out that Wicca...
  • Experience And Truth Many Witches
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    In Part One of this series we briefly examined modern and contemporary witchcraft, discussing some of the major beliefs of this syncretistic movement. The present article will further expound on witchcraft, and also critique it from a biblical, metaphysical, epistemological, and ethical basis. It is essential to keep in mind that this movement encompasses a wide range of practices and beliefs. Consequently some of the critiques presented in this article may require some adaptation or modificatio...
  • Neo Pagan Witchcraft Vs Satanism
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    Neo-Pagan Witchcraft vs. Satanism: Confusions and Distinctions by It seems to be necessary to preface every discussion of Witchcraft with an explanation that, no, Neo-Pagan Witches aren't Satanists. The Christian anti-God, Satan, has no place in Pagan pantheons, either mythologically or theologically. Plainly and simply, Satanism is the dark side of Christianity, and Satan is nothing other than the collective Id of Christendom. Even today, Witchcraft is frequently misrepresented by being confuse...
  • Witch Trials
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    Dear Governor: It seems that God is seeking to punish us for our sins, sending Satan into our humble town of Salem to wreak havoc and chaos around us. He sends his minions, his witches, to do his bidding, and now poor Betty Parris, daughter Reverend Samuel Parris, lies in bed, breaking into fits of convulsions and hallucination, and often crying out in terror. We must purge Salem of this evil, to end God!'s wrath. To repent this sin of! ^0 entering into a compact with the Devil in exchange for c...
  • Ultima About The Golden Carp
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    In the story Bless Me Ultima by Rudolf o Anaya, there are clues that are left throughout the story that lead the reader to one of two conclusions depending on how the reader sees the characters and there actions. the first conclusion is that Ultima is a messenger form satin and is working for the devil himself. The second conclusion is that Ultima is a person that walks the earth and preforms miracles and saves lives through the use of her magic and power. Ever person in the story that hears the...
  • Dahls Witches
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    Introduction Like all of Roald Dahls books, The Witches is a highly entertaining and humorously sarcastic look at many of the fears and realities that children face. As the title indicates, this particular Dahl story is about witches. From this simple understanding we know that the tale is about women, for only women are witches, males are warlocks. With that perspective in mind the following paper examines how one could look at Dahls story from a feminist perspective. The Witches It should be n...

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