Relying On Faith

I need to start this post with this note before getting on with the topic at hand. When I wrote about realizing that traditional Witchcraft was a Mystery Tradition and not a religion, I received a lot of positive feedback from trad folk. It was an odd thing, because they seemed to not understand I [Read More…]

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I Am Not Going To Blog Today <---- This Is A Lie

I’ve spent the past week being far more social than I normally am, and last night I went to a friend’s birthday party. It was lovely, the people I have been spending time with are lovely, but I’m exhausted. Being social is something I’ve been more mindful of since I self-diagnosed as Asperger’s. I have [Read More…]

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Traditional Witchcraft on the Internet

I get some weird messages online. Sometimes it’s the worst kind of gossip attributing disgusting and malicious acts to people who would surely be in prison if such things were true. Sometimes it’s people offering to be my secret occult advisor or who claim special knowledge because they own Gerald Gardner’s old chamber pot. Those [Read More…]

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Why Initiation Made Me Love Solitary Wicca

Some of the shock and bewilderment have passed, I’m eating solid foods and life is sort-of back to normal. Some folks wanted me to unpack my experience a bit, and I’ve had some interesting insights that I can share, so here goes: Even if my initiation wasn’t oathbound, I still really couldn’t tell you about [Read More…]

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Let me tell you all about it…

Or not. See, I thought I could at least unpack my feelings regarding initiation without revealing anything oathbound, but I can’t see any way to do that. Not in any useful fashion. But I can tell you a few useful things. You will likely be disappointed. Initiation is not for the faint of heart or [Read More…]

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Today is the Day

Today I get initiated. I know a lot of you are tired of reading about this and ready for me to go back to talking about other things. I respect that and will be back to other topics soon. For those who find this interesting, here is what will happen to me today: First of [Read More…]

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Can I get a Witness?

It’s the last day of the lunar cycle, the moon is in Virgo, it’s raining and I would love to curl up under a quilt with a book. It’s one of those reflective, misty sort of days that make you crave chili and stew. It’s also less than two weeks to my initiation. Despite being [Read More…]

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Is Initiation a Betrayal? and other odd questions…

I’m getting antsy. I’m getting cold feet. I’m going a bit insane. I am told this is normal, as my initiation is just a month away. Last night I called my priestess to see if there was something I could work on or study to prepare and keep my mind busy. She laughed, like I [Read More…]

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Initiation: A Love Letter

The past two weekends I’ve been sorely tempted to write about things I find on the internet that make me despair of my community. From teachers whose “principles” require a fealty oath to their person, to people once again hating on Wicca, to people defining Wicca as spiritual silly putty. Maybe I should write about [Read More…]

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Wicca Series: Initiatory Wicca still matter?

Every Monday and Friday in January we will be asking people questions about Wicca. Want to weigh in? Find the next question at the bottom of this post! With the increased access to information and growing numbers of solitaries, does initiatory Wicca still have something to offer? *Once again everyone is speaking from their own [Read More…]

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