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General Guidelines of Submission

Original text by TheWiccanWay, amended by Doppelgangergang.

Merry Meet all!

:bulletblack: DO put all your work into the folder which represents it the most. Here are a few guidelines in order for you to have a general idea of what a folder represents. If you have any questions, please do send a Group Note. The moderators do check the sections often and help move pieces to the right places, so don't worry about having a piece in the wrong section.

:bulletblack: DO write something OF INTEREST relating to PAGANISM into your art piece's comment box, OR ELSE IT MAY BE REMOVED. This especially goes for Nature Photographs, Jewellery AND Cartoon/Illustration Drawings. I am rarely lenient on this.

:bulletblack: We have an open-blog system for all members to use! We live by the Habit of Enlightenment, so write a blog and tell us your thoughts, questions, concerns or experiences! We would love to read and respond to them. Please be thoughtful on what goes on your blog. Ideally, a blog should invite other people to discuss on the comments. Creating a blog for the sole purpose of advertising (without permission) is discouraged.

:bulletblack: DON'T send in multiple pictures of the same thing, like several shots of your altar or different angles of a tree. Some images may be so detailed that they'll need several shots and this I will take exception on, but please be more thoughtful to the space you take up inside our Archive. Should there be multiple photos submitted when not necessary, I will choose to preserve the best picture with the most detail and remove other submissions.

:bulletblack: DO note me at TheWiccanWay if you have any problems.

:bulletblack: DO stick all sales pieces into the SELL and be WELL folder IF the Enlightenment you write as part of the image piece IS NOT more interesting then it's size and worth! It will be moved if not delete.

Thank you everyone and don't worry if you feel like you've broken the rules with previous submissions because you haven't. Keep 'em coming hard and strong guys!

Need to talk? Leave a comment or note me at TheWiccanWay and I promise to do all I can to help.

Any inappropriate or questionable pieces? Send Doppelgangergang a note with a link to the submission in question to give it a check. You could also note him to inquire about removed pieces.

Did your submission got removed from the group? Head on here to see why, and how you can resubmit it.

BLESSED BE!

Got a spare point? Wanna Donate?

If you have a spare point sitting around and wish to donate then check out the donation pool on TheWiccanWay account.

It's dedicated to supplying subs and rewards for the group and the members only and not for any other reasons.

Gallery Folders

Milestones and experiences
Poems
Literature
Spells, Rituals and Prayer
Divinities, Deities and Ancestors
The Elements
Randoms
Animals, familiars and wild
Garments, Jewelry and hand crafts
Winning Contest Pieces
Question Time
Nature
SELL and be WELL
Statues, monuments etc

Newest Members

Deviants

Chat Room

Link: ALL THINGS PAGAN CHATROOM

The All-Things-Pagan chatroom is a small corner for members to discuss anything of their liking. (Though standard dA rules apply.)

If you want to tell people you are in the Chatroom, please make a blog saying

-WHO is in the chatroom at time of making the blog
-WHAT time you entered and when you are thinking of leaving (a rough time is fine)

All chatroom notice blogs will be cleaned up by me later.


Thank you and blessed be
    Winter Solstice/Yule    The winter solstice marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year.      Yule was the traditional name for the celebrations around the 25th; the festival lasted for twelve days, which are now the twelve days of Christmas. The origin of the word Yule seems originate from the Anglo Saxon word for sun and light.


    Christmas In The United States     In 1836, Alabama became the first state to celebrate the holiday legally by official proclamation. By 1863, the White House in Washington D.C. displayed its first official Christmas tree. Eventually, as the country opened its doors to waves of immigrants, Old World traditions were incorporated into communities everywhere across the U.S. in the good will spirit of an American Christmas.


    Father Christmas/Santa Claus/Old St. Nick   Based on St. Nicholas who was a Bishop that lived in the fourth century A.D. Known as the patron saint of children, it is told that he was canonized  after resurrecting three boys that  had been murdered.  St. Nicholas had a reputation for helping the poor and giving secret gifts to people in need.


    Las Posadas         A Mexican celebration lasting from December 16 to Christmas Eve,  symbolizing  the Biblical journey of Mary and Joseph as they searched for shelter in Bethlehem before the birth of Jesus.  Traditions include a candle-lit procession of children and parents reenacting Mary and Joseph's journey  Wearing costumes representing, Joseph, Mary, Angels, Shepherds and the Three Wise Men.  Traveling from house to house until they reach a designated home to celebrate, with songs, prayers and tradition foods.


    Saturnalia   Roman festival of general merrymaking and immoral self-indulgence. This party was held in honor of the God Saturn around the time of the winter solstice. Said to involve sacrifices, gift-giving, special privileges for slaves, as well as feasting.


    Yule Log    A traditional ritual preformed at Yuletide, in which a log is burnt the eve of the Winter Solstice to usher in the power of the sun, and marking the sun's victory over darkness The cinders from the burnt log are thought to protect homes.


Correspondences

Crystals/Stones

Carnelian
Bloodstone
Emerald
Garnet
Moonstone

Herbs/Spices

Bayberry
Evergreen
Frankincense
Mistletoe
Pine
Sage

Colors

Green
Gold
Red
Silver
White

The information presented here is not all inclusive.
Remember there is a wealth of information that can be found, at your public library, on the internet, and in the world around you.

References and Suggested Readings

paganwiccan.about.com/od/yulet…
www.chiff.com/home_life/holida…
www.timeanddate.com/calendar/d…

The Wicca Handbook by Eileen Holland
The Giant Book of Magic by Cassandra Eason

Please note:This blog is intended for information purposes only.

Hope you find this informative,
Melinda
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:iconculain-isiaci:
Culain-Isiaci Feb 3, 2014   General Artist
Lovely to be among all here...thank you for the Welcome Home...
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:iconkvittra:
Kvittra Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for accept my work :)
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:iconsystemcat:
systemcat Nov 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm considering joining on the account of a recent commission has had me doing digital paintings that don't fit well into most of the groups I'm with. Would you be ok with various takes on this?

The Five Elements by systemcat

Please don't take me for one that might never submit again after these pieces.
Since gaining a nice sum to my collection over a week ago, I've been considering taking a nice photo of my rocks & crystals collection that I'm practicing with.
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:iconsoulfireartworks:
Thanks for accepting..
Many Blessings
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:icontheknightofmalkuth:
TheKnightOfMalkuth Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I need someone to talk to that is a firm pagan believer. Can you please note me. I need some one to talk to...
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Caleb-F-Bear Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can the admins add an astrology folder? 
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:icondoppelgangergang:
Hope all of you had a Blessed Solstice!
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leydi117 Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I realized that I became one of the founders and haven't introduced myself!

So hello!

I'm Leydi and I'm a Pagan, Wiccan, Witch. Whichever you want to address me by. I'm also an author!

Blessed be!
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:icondoppelgangergang:
Welcome!

I also wonder how you became a founder? Did *TheWiccanWay add you?
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:iconleydi117:
leydi117 Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I just clicked founder when I joined the group and it accepted me.
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