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Really? This is where the whole “natural hereditary witch” thing as gone?
First off, I have never heard of the “witchy fact” that having red hair and/or being left handed makes you an “actual” witch. And it must have been SUCH a coincidence that she and her partner just HAPPENED to adapt those two aspects, right? -_-
And “a lot of formally taught witches would give their eye and teeth to be you, so hold your head up, sweetie”?
Please.
Don’t give that person too much credit or anything just because they’ve learned about The Craft from their grandma. It’s NOT FROM A FAMILY BLOODLINE. It’s from being TAUGHT AND PRACTICING just like everyone else who isn’t part of a witchcraft practicing family!

Really? This is where the whole “natural hereditary witch” thing as gone?

First off, I have never heard of the “witchy fact” that having red hair and/or being left handed makes you an “actual” witch. And it must have been SUCH a coincidence that she and her partner just HAPPENED to adapt those two aspects, right? -_-

And “a lot of formally taught witches would give their eye and teeth to be you, so hold your head up, sweetie”?

Please.

Don’t give that person too much credit or anything just because they’ve learned about The Craft from their grandma. It’s NOT FROM A FAMILY BLOODLINE. It’s from being TAUGHT AND PRACTICING just like everyone else who isn’t part of a witchcraft practicing family!

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de-lamour-de-la-nuit:

earthmagick:

littlecitywitch:

dreamsofinfinite:

mischeviousfae:

pagannews:

mischeviousfae:

pagannews:

littlecitywitch:

Well this is some bullshit if I ever saw it.
I strongly disagree with fuckyeahpaganism on this one, and feel sad that that’s the response the questioner received. Santeria is of course interesting, as are all syncretic spiritualities (of which Wicca is one, lest we forget), but I don’t feel like it would be what the questioner is asking for, especially since Santeria and many other infusions of Christianity with indigenous folk practices are incredibly culturally specific. Fuckyeahpaganism is correct in that it might be hard to find a group to practice with - traditional Wiccans can be incredibly staunchy and orthopraxic and often even raise their eyebrows at me because I dig spirits more than deities. However, I would strongly encourage the querant not to give up. There is not one Wicca, there are many - and there are multiple versions of Christianity, as well. I could definitely see it being possible to infuse Wicca with Christianity. Some forms of Christianity already honour a holy trinity, and it would be a simple thing to replace worship of a central mother goddess and father god with the Virgin Mary and Jesus, or a similar concoction which resonates with you. I am always skeptical of those who draw lines between religions. Religion continues to be (and always has been) alive, constantly shifting, changing, morphing, and influencing other religions. Don’t be afraid to walk the path that feels like home just because you haven’t seen anyone else do it yet. There are many others out there who feel like you do - you just gotta find them. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that your beliefs are wrong or incompatible with the world. They aren’t. 
I hope the asker sees this. Best of luck to them on their journey, and to all who feel lost.
xo


There are many Christian Pagans / Wiccans and I am so sick of people saying otherwise or treating them poorly. It is NOT all or nothing. It is NOT either / or.

Except with Wicca it is either/or. Wicca is a British religion that worships the Lord and Lady of the Isles. The word Isles refers to the British Isles versus the land of Judea.
Though knowing Gardner he more than likely based the Lord of the Isles also called the Horned God after Satan. However the only people who know the identity of the Lord and Lady of the Isles are those who have initiated.
For more information on Wicca, I suggest that everyone signs up at the Amber and Jet mailing list to get information on what Wicca is actually about and stop with the damn misinformation.

There is more than one form of Wicca. Not everyone follows a specific tradition. Just as there are eclectic Wiccans, there can be and are Christian Wiccans.
Sorry, but that religion has grown and changed and is no longer just Gardnerian.

Of course.
There’s Alexandrian, Moshian and Central Valley.
And under Central Valley there’s: , Silver Crescent, Daoine Core, Majestic, Greencraft, Majestic, Kingstone, and Assembly of Wicca.
All traditions follow the core that Gardner created.
Eclectic Wicca and Christian Wicca do not follow the core.
Eclectic Wicca is Eclectic Neo-Paganism mislabeled. Christianity and Wicca have nothing in common with each other. An orthodoxy and orthopraxy can’t go together. (Right belief and right practice). Mixing the two is like mixing motor oil with rum  or something.
Seriously..this supporting this kind of cultural appropriation (which it is since Wicca is not open to everyone. Before someone can be considered a Wiccan they must be determined to be a Proper Person) is kinda..hypocritical don’t you think? How can any of us take you seriously on cultural appropriation when you approve of a form of it? :s

I agree. Christianity is very dogmatic. If you don’t do or believe in XYZ, you’re a heretic, and out of the club. That’s why there’s a million different sects, who think that every other sect is heretical. But deep down inside they still share the core belief that Jesus is the Savior. The core of Wicca is worship of the duality Lord and Lady. So the two are mutually exclusive, having different deities and all. 
As a Puerto Rican, all I can say is a “white”/non-hispanic/non-carribean person who practices Santeria is cultural appropriation. When practiced outside of Caribbean Hispanic culture, it loses it meaning, as it’s derived from the forced conversion of African slaves, who wanted to keep their religious practices, but didn’t want to get in trouble.

Aite, here we go:
Mischeviousfae - It sounds like you have some reading of history books to catch up on re: origins of Wicca. I’m happy to provide a list of historical works I’d recommend on that topic, if you’re interested! And that link you provided? Yeah, it contains some misinformation. 1734 is not a Wiccan group, nor has it ever been, as it clearly states on its website. The Clan of Tubal Cain is a traditional British witchcraft group which is Luciferian in nature - I would not lump it together with Wicca, as the beliefs and practices are not remotely the same.  Traditional British Wicca and traditional British witchcraft are two very different things. It’s interesting that you put people in the direction of a site which aims to include non-Wiccan traditional witchcraft under its umbrella, as traditional British witchcraft historically has been very much a dual-faith practice that was heavily influenced by Christianity and the inclusion of Christian verses as charms and spells. 
There are many traditions of Wicca that do not fall into the short list you’ve provided. Your definition of Wicca is a bit outdated, I daresay; at the very least you should refer to the specific tradition to which you belong and/or speak for. Furthermore, please stop suggesting that things can or can’t be practiced or believed based on one’s blood quantum. That is some essentialization if I have ever seen it, and is for sure a case of policing. Such notions of ‘purity’ are incredibly disturbing and I suggest you check yourself.
Dreamsofinfinite - Hi! So what is this uniform ‘Christianity’ of which you speak? Christianity cannot just be broken down to Catholicism and Protestantism, the various interpretations of the Bible are never ending. If you’ve done your reading (which you clearly have not), you would know that many writers whose views came to influence the creation of Wicca, in their extrapolations on the nature of deity, saw Jesus as one of many dying and resurrecting gods. They saw a connection. (If you want to know about the development of the idea of the dying/resurrecting god in Neopaganism as it relates to Wicca, what writers I’m talking about, etc, let me know and I’m happy to share that information as well as my academic sources.) Why is that connection difficult for you to see? Why must we impose binaries on things all the time? 
I feel inclined to mention the Bugis in Australasia. They’re Muslim, and yet they engage in mediumship, spirit worship, and elaborate rituals which one could call magical in nature. In the BBC’s Around the World in 80 Faiths, participant-observer and Christian priest Peter Owen Jones asks some of the practitioners if they find the mix between spirit worship, mediumship, and Islam to be at odds. They strongly said NO, that they saw these practices as one and the same. After his encounter with them, Jones says this, which I find to be emblematic of the conversation we’re having here:
“Is it islam with nature worship, or is it nature worship with islam? I think that it’s both. And as much as I might have found that confusing, the Bugis, the ones who actually worship god in this manner, don’t find it confusing at all. They don’t have the need to package things in one single box.”

You go littlecitywitch. I actually just want to reply to a few things mentioned here after reading everything.
Seriously..this supporting this kind of cultural appropriation (which it is since Wicca is not open to everyone. Before someone can be considered a Wiccan they must be determined to be a Proper Person) is kinda..hypocritical don’t you think? How can any of us take you seriously on cultural appropriation when you approve of a form of it?
How the hell did you get the idea that THIS is cultural appropriation. No really. One Wicca is not a freakin’ culture it’s a religion. A religion that has grown and branched out since it was first created by Gerald Gardner. In the early 1960’s. Again how the hell is this in anyway cultural appropriation. *facepalm*
Except with Wicca it is either/or. Wicca is a British religion that worships the Lord and Lady of the Isles. The word Isles refers to the British Isles versus the land of Judea
A British religion? Sure it was created in Britian but honestly it’s not founded by British beliefs and practices in any shape or form but rather Gerald Gardner took pieces from both Europe and Asia and blended them together. The Threefold Law? Ya. Obviously based on karma from Asia. I don’t think the British ever believed in karma. Reincarnation? Same thing. The casting of circles and the way rituals are done, ritual tools, invoking the 4 quarters, the degree system, and initiation? Influenced by Freemasonry and especially by his good old Aleister Crowley and The Golden Dawn. If you can find proof that any of those were practiced by the British and were a part of their culture prior to Gardner then perhaps. However Wicca is a new religion funded by different views, beliefs, and practices both East and West. It never was just worshipping the deities of the British Isles. The Goddess and God concept, and the belief of a Horned God and Triple Goddess worshiped by an ancient religion in Britain came from Margaret Murray’s publications during his time and he was influenced by the Goddess cults, and the theory that the Witch-cults were based on a Pre-Christian religion mentioned by Murray, which has long been proven as false. There is no actual proof the early people from the British Isles worshiped a Goddess and God especially the one found in Wicca, or at least Gardnerian Wicca. Again this relates to the cultural appropriation comment. How is that cultural appropriation when one, the British never practiced a religion like this nor did they do any of the type of rituals seen today or the Witchcraft seen in Wicca, and two it’s a religion not a culture nor is it a religion formed by one culture but my a man who incorporated so many influences into it. Honestly that whole thing just….*shakes head*

Personally, I don’t see Christianity and Wicca blending well. Regardless of some ritualistic similarities, the paths don’t seem to work blended when executed. Either that, or the people I’ve known who’ve tried to blend them (of which christowitch is one, and someone I’m rather ashamed to admit I introduced to the path, and she just copies and pastes things from the internet with little thought and personal development) are weak-willed and/or aren’t actually supposed to be on that path. 
I’ve pointed the idea out to people, but Christopaganism seems to work more truly as a transitional state from one into the other, but as a life path seems to fail rather spectacularly. It’s probably one of the quickest creators of fluffy bunnies, or worse, Bible-thumping New Agers I’ve ever seen, and all I want to do is duct tape their mouths shut. 
As for my aforementioned “student,” she’s why my Gods smack me every time I try to teach. That’s a karmic debt I’m not sure I’ll ever be rid of. And I’m pretty sure she’s causing more problems than she’s fixing.

BAM EVERYONE MEET MY BOYFRIENDS BITTER EX!
Yes…whenever i talk nicely about the pagan that introduced me to this path i am talking about her. and right now my blood is boiling and i’m having a hard time not throwing things. She was barely a teacher…i learned most of what i have from as she states ” copying and pasting” but not to mention reading and talking with other people. Like everyone else does to learn about their path. Being and Christo-pagan/or a Christian Witch is not a transitioning path and i’m tired of hearing people say that it is. You either are one are you arent one…This path is not a stepping stone for people and if you think that is how it is well then dont bother and just be a pagan. Everytime i start to think i’m ok with this girl existing…she goes and does this shit..

I think what a lot of people need to understand is that being Christian Witch, Christopagan, etc. is more about what the individual gets from the PERSONAL and SPIRITUAL experiences in practicing their choice of blended paths. As long as they are a good person and do not strive toward ill will for others or themselves, I don’t see a problem with it. In fact I have read in quite a few goddess books that the Virgin Mary/Our Lady of Guadalupe is seen as a goddess type herself in the eyes of CHRISTIANS, PAGANS, WICCANS, AND WITCHES ALIKE. As I said, it’s all about how the INDIVIDUAL perceives these different idols for themselves and how they can learn to be a good person through them. In fact for those of you interested in this path and how it IS POSSIBLE to learn from it, check out this website: http://www.adelinastclair.com/adelinastclair.com/Welcome.html It’s the author of The Path of a Christian Witch. I’ve only read the first few chapters myself, for I was raised to be Roman Catholic (which I still respect in some aspects) and I chose the path of an eclectic Wiccan. So far, it’s fascinating, insghtful, and has a lovely perspective of Christianity that’s different from what I was taught as a child.

christowitch:

de-lamour-de-la-nuit:

earthmagick:

littlecitywitch:

dreamsofinfinite:

mischeviousfae:

pagannews:

mischeviousfae:

pagannews:

littlecitywitch:

Well this is some bullshit if I ever saw it.

I strongly disagree with fuckyeahpaganism on this one, and feel sad that that’s the response the questioner received. Santeria is of course interesting, as are all syncretic spiritualities (of which Wicca is one, lest we forget), but I don’t feel like it would be what the questioner is asking for, especially since Santeria and many other infusions of Christianity with indigenous folk practices are incredibly culturally specific. Fuckyeahpaganism is correct in that it might be hard to find a group to practice with - traditional Wiccans can be incredibly staunchy and orthopraxic and often even raise their eyebrows at me because I dig spirits more than deities. However, I would strongly encourage the querant not to give up. There is not one Wicca, there are many - and there are multiple versions of Christianity, as well. I could definitely see it being possible to infuse Wicca with Christianity. Some forms of Christianity already honour a holy trinity, and it would be a simple thing to replace worship of a central mother goddess and father god with the Virgin Mary and Jesus, or a similar concoction which resonates with you. I am always skeptical of those who draw lines between religions. Religion continues to be (and always has been) alive, constantly shifting, changing, morphing, and influencing other religions. Don’t be afraid to walk the path that feels like home just because you haven’t seen anyone else do it yet. There are many others out there who feel like you do - you just gotta find them. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that your beliefs are wrong or incompatible with the world. They aren’t. 

I hope the asker sees this. Best of luck to them on their journey, and to all who feel lost.

xo

There are many Christian Pagans / Wiccans and I am so sick of people saying otherwise or treating them poorly. It is NOT all or nothing. It is NOT either / or.

Except with Wicca it is either/or. Wicca is a British religion that worships the Lord and Lady of the Isles. The word Isles refers to the British Isles versus the land of Judea.

Though knowing Gardner he more than likely based the Lord of the Isles also called the Horned God after Satan. However the only people who know the identity of the Lord and Lady of the Isles are those who have initiated.

For more information on Wicca, I suggest that everyone signs up at the Amber and Jet mailing list to get information on what Wicca is actually about and stop with the damn misinformation.

There is more than one form of Wicca. Not everyone follows a specific tradition. Just as there are eclectic Wiccans, there can be and are Christian Wiccans.

Sorry, but that religion has grown and changed and is no longer just Gardnerian.

Of course.

There’s Alexandrian, Moshian and Central Valley.

And under Central Valley there’s: , Silver Crescent, Daoine Core, Majestic, Greencraft, Majestic, Kingstone, and Assembly of Wicca.

All traditions follow the core that Gardner created.

Eclectic Wicca and Christian Wicca do not follow the core.

Eclectic Wicca is Eclectic Neo-Paganism mislabeled. Christianity and Wicca have nothing in common with each other. An orthodoxy and orthopraxy can’t go together. (Right belief and right practice). Mixing the two is like mixing motor oil with rum  or something.

Seriously..this supporting this kind of cultural appropriation (which it is since Wicca is not open to everyone. Before someone can be considered a Wiccan they must be determined to be a Proper Person) is kinda..hypocritical don’t you think? How can any of us take you seriously on cultural appropriation when you approve of a form of it? :s

I agree. Christianity is very dogmatic. If you don’t do or believe in XYZ, you’re a heretic, and out of the club. That’s why there’s a million different sects, who think that every other sect is heretical. But deep down inside they still share the core belief that Jesus is the Savior. The core of Wicca is worship of the duality Lord and Lady. So the two are mutually exclusive, having different deities and all. 

As a Puerto Rican, all I can say is a “white”/non-hispanic/non-carribean person who practices Santeria is cultural appropriation. When practiced outside of Caribbean Hispanic culture, it loses it meaning, as it’s derived from the forced conversion of African slaves, who wanted to keep their religious practices, but didn’t want to get in trouble.

Aite, here we go:

Mischeviousfae - It sounds like you have some reading of history books to catch up on re: origins of Wicca. I’m happy to provide a list of historical works I’d recommend on that topic, if you’re interested! And that link you provided? Yeah, it contains some misinformation. 1734 is not a Wiccan group, nor has it ever been, as it clearly states on its website. The Clan of Tubal Cain is a traditional British witchcraft group which is Luciferian in nature - I would not lump it together with Wicca, as the beliefs and practices are not remotely the same.  Traditional British Wicca and traditional British witchcraft are two very different things. It’s interesting that you put people in the direction of a site which aims to include non-Wiccan traditional witchcraft under its umbrella, as traditional British witchcraft historically has been very much a dual-faith practice that was heavily influenced by Christianity and the inclusion of Christian verses as charms and spells. 

There are many traditions of Wicca that do not fall into the short list you’ve provided. Your definition of Wicca is a bit outdated, I daresay; at the very least you should refer to the specific tradition to which you belong and/or speak for. Furthermore, please stop suggesting that things can or can’t be practiced or believed based on one’s blood quantum. That is some essentialization if I have ever seen it, and is for sure a case of policing. Such notions of ‘purity’ are incredibly disturbing and I suggest you check yourself.

Dreamsofinfinite - Hi! So what is this uniform ‘Christianity’ of which you speak? Christianity cannot just be broken down to Catholicism and Protestantism, the various interpretations of the Bible are never ending. If you’ve done your reading (which you clearly have not), you would know that many writers whose views came to influence the creation of Wicca, in their extrapolations on the nature of deity, saw Jesus as one of many dying and resurrecting gods. They saw a connection. (If you want to know about the development of the idea of the dying/resurrecting god in Neopaganism as it relates to Wicca, what writers I’m talking about, etc, let me know and I’m happy to share that information as well as my academic sources.) Why is that connection difficult for you to see? Why must we impose binaries on things all the time? 

I feel inclined to mention the Bugis in Australasia. They’re Muslim, and yet they engage in mediumship, spirit worship, and elaborate rituals which one could call magical in nature. In the BBC’s Around the World in 80 Faiths, participant-observer and Christian priest Peter Owen Jones asks some of the practitioners if they find the mix between spirit worship, mediumship, and Islam to be at odds. They strongly said NO, that they saw these practices as one and the same. After his encounter with them, Jones says this, which I find to be emblematic of the conversation we’re having here:

Is it islam with nature worship, or is it nature worship with islam? I think that it’s both. And as much as I might have found that confusing, the Bugis, the ones who actually worship god in this manner, don’t find it confusing at all. They don’t have the need to package things in one single box.

You go littlecitywitch. I actually just want to reply to a few things mentioned here after reading everything.
Seriously..this supporting this kind of cultural appropriation (which it is since Wicca is not open to everyone. Before someone can be considered a Wiccan they must be determined to be a Proper Person) is kinda..hypocritical don’t you think? How can any of us take you seriously on cultural appropriation when you approve of a form of it?

How the hell did you get the idea that THIS is cultural appropriation. No really. One Wicca is not a freakin’ culture it’s a religion. A religion that has grown and branched out since it was first created by Gerald Gardner. In the early 1960’s. Again how the hell is this in anyway cultural appropriation. *facepalm*

Except with Wicca it is either/or. Wicca is a British religion that worships the Lord and Lady of the Isles. The word Isles refers to the British Isles versus the land of Judea

A British religion? Sure it was created in Britian but honestly it’s not founded by British beliefs and practices in any shape or form but rather Gerald Gardner took pieces from both Europe and Asia and blended them together. The Threefold Law? Ya. Obviously based on karma from Asia. I don’t think the British ever believed in karma. Reincarnation? Same thing. The casting of circles and the way rituals are done, ritual tools, invoking the 4 quarters, the degree system, and initiation? Influenced by Freemasonry and especially by his good old Aleister Crowley and The Golden Dawn. If you can find proof that any of those were practiced by the British and were a part of their culture prior to Gardner then perhaps. However Wicca is a new religion funded by different views, beliefs, and practices both East and West. It never was just worshipping the deities of the British Isles. The Goddess and God concept, and the belief of a Horned God and Triple Goddess worshiped by an ancient religion in Britain came from Margaret Murray’s publications during his time and he was influenced by the Goddess cults, and the theory that the Witch-cults were based on a Pre-Christian religion mentioned by Murray, which has long been proven as false. There is no actual proof the early people from the British Isles worshiped a Goddess and God especially the one found in Wicca, or at least Gardnerian Wicca. Again this relates to the cultural appropriation comment. How is that cultural appropriation when one, the British never practiced a religion like this nor did they do any of the type of rituals seen today or the Witchcraft seen in Wicca, and two it’s a religion not a culture nor is it a religion formed by one culture but my a man who incorporated so many influences into it. Honestly that whole thing just….*shakes head*

Personally, I don’t see Christianity and Wicca blending well. Regardless of some ritualistic similarities, the paths don’t seem to work blended when executed. Either that, or the people I’ve known who’ve tried to blend them (of which christowitch is one, and someone I’m rather ashamed to admit I introduced to the path, and she just copies and pastes things from the internet with little thought and personal development) are weak-willed and/or aren’t actually supposed to be on that path. 

I’ve pointed the idea out to people, but Christopaganism seems to work more truly as a transitional state from one into the other, but as a life path seems to fail rather spectacularly. It’s probably one of the quickest creators of fluffy bunnies, or worse, Bible-thumping New Agers I’ve ever seen, and all I want to do is duct tape their mouths shut. 

As for my aforementioned “student,” she’s why my Gods smack me every time I try to teach. That’s a karmic debt I’m not sure I’ll ever be rid of. And I’m pretty sure she’s causing more problems than she’s fixing.

BAM EVERYONE MEET MY BOYFRIENDS BITTER EX!

Yes…whenever i talk nicely about the pagan that introduced me to this path i am talking about her. and right now my blood is boiling and i’m having a hard time not throwing things. She was barely a teacher…i learned most of what i have from as she states ” copying and pasting” but not to mention reading and talking with other people. Like everyone else does to learn about their path. Being and Christo-pagan/or a Christian Witch is not a transitioning path and i’m tired of hearing people say that it is. You either are one are you arent one…This path is not a stepping stone for people and if you think that is how it is well then dont bother and just be a pagan. Everytime i start to think i’m ok with this girl existing…she goes and does this shit..


I think what a lot of people need to understand is that being Christian Witch, Christopagan, etc. is more about what the individual gets from the PERSONAL and SPIRITUAL experiences in practicing their choice of blended paths. As long as they are a good person and do not strive toward ill will for others or themselves, I don’t see a problem with it. In fact I have read in quite a few goddess books that the Virgin Mary/Our Lady of Guadalupe is seen as a goddess type herself in the eyes of CHRISTIANS, PAGANS, WICCANS, AND WITCHES ALIKE. As I said, it’s all about how the INDIVIDUAL perceives these different idols for themselves and how they can learn to be a good person through them. In fact for those of you interested in this path and how it IS POSSIBLE to learn from it, check out this website: http://www.adelinastclair.com/adelinastclair.com/Welcome.html It’s the author of The Path of a Christian Witch. I’ve only read the first few chapters myself, for I was raised to be Roman Catholic (which I still respect in some aspects) and I chose the path of an eclectic Wiccan. So far, it’s fascinating, insghtful, and has a lovely perspective of Christianity that’s different from what I was taught as a child.

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This is from my experience reading from her myself and hearing from my other Wiccan sisters:
Ever since her Teen Witch books came out, she just continued writing for money and toencourage young adults to LIE to their parents about their spiritual path. Not to mention she is the fluffiest of “fluffy bunnies” when it comes to information and she disrespects Christianity to a point where it makes me think, “And the Wiccan rede says to harm none, including not just action but in thought. You’re telling these young, new practitioners that 'Bowing down and sniveling before a selfish God' is WRONG and that it should be discouraged just because, as she says more or less, our Lord and Lady are better?
Now would any of you want to read a book from an author like that? I’ll stick to Scott Cunningham, Ellen Dugan, and Debora Blakes, thank you.

This is from my experience reading from her myself and hearing from my other Wiccan sisters:

Ever since her Teen Witch books came out, she just continued writing for money and toencourage young adults to LIE to their parents about their spiritual path. Not to mention she is the fluffiest of “fluffy bunnies” when it comes to information and she disrespects Christianity to a point where it makes me think, “And the Wiccan rede says to harm none, including not just action but in thought. You’re telling these young, new practitioners that 'Bowing down and sniveling before a selfish God' is WRONG and that it should be discouraged just because, as she says more or less, our Lord and Lady are better?

Now would any of you want to read a book from an author like that? I’ll stick to Scott Cunningham, Ellen Dugan, and Debora Blakes, thank you.

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clairefisher3:

Protective Blessings for Cats  Bast of beauty and of grace, Protectress of the feline race, Shield {name of pet} from all hurt and harm, And keep him/her always safe and warm. Watch over {name of pet} from day to day, And guide him/her home if he/she should stray. And grant him/her much happiness, And a good life free of strife and stress. by Dorothy Morrison

clairefisher3:

Protective Blessings for Cats

Bast of beauty and of grace,
Protectress of the feline race,
Shield {name of pet} from all hurt and harm,
And keep him/her always safe and warm.
Watch over {name of pet} from day to day,
And guide him/her home if he/she should stray.
And grant him/her much happiness,
And a good life free of strife and stress.


by Dorothy Morrison

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Lammas/Lughnasadh (pronounced loo-na-sa), on August 1 and the preceding eve or on the full moon nearest the midpoint between the summer solstice and autumnal equinox., during the time of the harvesting.. the festival of the first wheat harvest of the year. a feast to commemorate the funeral games (Tailtean Games) of Tailtiu, foster-mother of the Irish sun-god Lugh. Lugnasadh was one of the four main festivals of the medieval Irish calendar: Imbolc, Beltaine, Lughnasadh and Samhain. No fixed calendar date could exist because the Celtic calendar was based on the lunar, solar, and vegetative cycles. Lughnasadh marked the beginning of the harvest season and was therefore a festival of celebrating Mother Earth and the abundance of nature. Lughnasadh translates as /”Lugh`s wedding/” and was dedicated to Lugh, a Sun God of Celtic mythology. Lughnasadh festivals lasted from 15 July until 15 August. Aside from three days of religious rituals, the celebrations were a time for contests of strength and skill. In Ireland during the Middle Ages, important Lughnasa celebrations were held at Taltiu (modern Teltown) and Carmun (whose exact location is under dispute). Both locations are named for women who appear to be localized manifestations of the earth goddess.

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Lammas/Lughnasadh (pronounced loo-na-sa), on August 1 and the preceding eve or on the full moon nearest the midpoint between the summer solstice and autumnal equinox., during the time of the harvesting.. the festival of the first wheat harvest of the year. a feast to commemorate the funeral games (Tailtean Games) of Tailtiu, foster-mother of the Irish sun-god Lugh. Lugnasadh was one of the four main festivals of the medieval Irish calendar: Imbolc, Beltaine, Lughnasadh and Samhain. No fixed calendar date could exist because the Celtic calendar was based on the lunar, solar, and vegetative cycles. Lughnasadh marked the beginning of the harvest season and was therefore a festival of celebrating Mother Earth and the abundance of nature. Lughnasadh translates as /”Lugh`s wedding/” and was dedicated to Lugh, a Sun God of Celtic mythology. Lughnasadh festivals lasted from 15 July until 15 August. Aside from three days of religious rituals, the celebrations were a time for contests of strength and skill. In Ireland during the Middle Ages, important Lughnasa celebrations were held at Taltiu (modern Teltown) and Carmun (whose exact location is under dispute). Both locations are named for women who appear to be localized manifestations of the earth goddess.

Offering to the Goddess

Right now I’m getting some holy water and having my rocks and a bracelet blessed outside on my porch thanks to the Goddess and her gorgeous figure as this bright full moon! I made a small bowl of pasta with olive oil, basil, garlic powder, sea salt, and goat cheese, only bc I LOVE that stuff! Although eating it now, it could probably use a little more salt and no goat cheese… sorry My Lady ><

44 Days of Witchery

  1. What’s your witchy background? 
  2. A myth or story from folklore. 
  3. Witchy tools: athame.
  4. Picture of nature (water element).
  5. A favourite Goddess. 
  6. A favourite God. 
  7. Air element.
  8. A photo of a magical place outdoors. 
  9. A favourite mythological animal.
  10. Your sun sign.
  11. Witchy tools: oils.
  12. Picture of nature (air element).
  13. What are some of the witchy books that influenced you?
  14. A favourite pagan holiday that you celebrate. 
  15. Thoughts on the afterlife?
  16. Favourite witchy website(s).
  17. Picture of nature (fire element).
  18. Have you had any paranormal experiences?
  19. Fire element.
  20. A picture of a tarot or oracle card, and its meaning. 
  21. A favourite scent.
  22. Current moon phase.
  23. A favourite candle.
  24. Your moon sign.
  25. How do your close ones feel about your witchy path? Do they know? Why or why not? 
  26. A witchy podcast.
  27. Picture of nature (earth element).
  28. A picture of a witchy I-Want-It-Now!
  29. Water element.
  30. Witchy tools: wand.
  31. A favourite pagan/witchy movie.
  32. A pagan/witchy artwork. 
  33. Faerie of your choice.
  34. Rune of your choice.
  35. Something that I think people who don’t know much about paganism/witchcraft should know. 
  36. Flower of your choice, and its magical properties.
  37. A famous pagan/witch!
  38. Witchy tools: cauldron.
  39. Something that inspires you.
  40. Your altar, if you have one!
  41. A spell you’ve done.
  42. A favourite nature spirit.
  43. A magical recipe.

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Yesterday my sisters and I visited an independent book store in Millerton, NY called Oblong Books & Music. A friend of a friend works there and I love the random assortment of books they have! I was looking for a cook book since being at the island with the family I’m a nanny for inspired me to, thanks to the mom’s awesome cooking and experimenting skills with food. As I was browsing, I moved a small blue berry cook book out of the way in front of other books and happened to find The Wicca Cook Book: Recipes, Ritual, and Lore 2nd ed. I just smiled at it and felt my heart lift. I knew There was a first cook book out there for me somewhere, and I wasn’t even searching for a magical one specifically! I’m not sure what I’ll cook just yet, but the recipes are organized by Sabbat, so I’ll see what’s there for the Summer Solstice for the time being.

Today, I went to Mystic CT with my family and after the aquarium we visited the Olde Mystic Village Shoppes. There’s a store called Mystical Elements with TONS of mystical stuff ranging from Asian to Wiccan. In short, IT’S AMAZING!! I didn’t get a whole lot today because I didn’t want to overwhelm myself (not to mention saving money) but I did get 2 bags of loose tea and a pack of cloth bags to use for said tea, herb baths, charms, etc and they’re re-usable! The teas I got were Grandma’s Tonic Tea, for detoxifying; and Earl Grey Green Tea with Lavender. It sounds so soothing ^__^ I think I’m going to try the tonic tea tonight, I’ll let you all know how it is soon!

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sayhedgehog:

Seeing hate in the Pagan community saddens me. It shouldn’t matter what branch (or multiple branches) of Paganism you fall into. We should all be accepting and loving of one another because it’s the right thing to do and what being peaceful and in tune with the Universe is all about.

Besides, after all the persecution we’ve faced over thousands of years from other faiths, shouldn’t we be kind to each other?

C’mon, really. Just love one another.