I'm a happily married 47 yo. I’ve been studying Wicca & the Craft on my own since '92. I have a Catholic background and still consider myself Catholic on some levels but I do not feel the spiritual connection that I think should be present during mass. It seems as if the church is on a path that I cannot follow; I just can not allow myself to remain in a Church that has condoned by inaction the systematic sexual abuse of children and destruction of innocence by pedophile Priests. But still (from how I see it, though 99.5% of all Christians would disagree, and likely a fair number of pagans too) , I don't see Wicca and Christianity as mutually exclusive spiritual paths. Actually the two work very well together; at least they do when you look at each with a common sense view point instead of blind faith in misinterpreted and mistranslated "doctrine". Even something as obvious as the "Sacred Feminine" is prevalent, once one gets past the gender bias, and the borderline misogyny. That being said, there are, to my wife and me, some very beautiful teachings that that are at the heart of the church.
Having said that, I have also studied other faiths, including many of the Christian Protestant denominations, Buddhism, Judaism, Hinduism, and many others. Truth be told, I am a student of all philosophies. Though, when it is all said and done, Wicca is a part of my heart & soul. The Craft strikes a chord within my spirit that no other faith ever has. In '91, the first book I read on the Craft was "Candlelight Spells" by Gerina Dunwich. Its not my favorite book, but it was first sight of a path that has been nothing but spiritual from day one; My preferred wiccan author is Amber K. My wife and I had been studying the Craft together, as an intellectual pursuit, since '94, but we didn’t choose to actively walk the Wiccan path until Samhain '03. With the keen understanding that magick is a very real force. As real as electricity, or any other element, only a meta-physical, as opposed to a physical, force. Not wanting to dabble with forces that were beyond our understanding, we took our time with learning the foundation for what makes up the mystical, yet primal, forces of Magick.
Still, it can be difficult to express all that the soul feels, into any words. But when I look up in the night sky, and I see Mother Goddess in the moon, in nature all around....
"... One with the earth,
with the sky,
One with everything in life..."
Starting around Yule ’04, through connections that I made from at www.WitchVox.com , I was lucky enough to meet so many wonderful and special people. Many of whom I shared such a deep spiritual connection, that even though I NEVER saw myself as anything other than a solitary practitioner, I found myself missing them when they weren't around. What developed is now "Our Lady of Avalon", a bi-state Eclectic Coven in Iowa and Illinois. Some of my Sisters (and Brothers) had a slightly different path that they pursued, and sadly others had ulterior motives. None the less I don't regret one moment of the whole experience. And it truly feels fulfilling to know that I am apart of something MUCH bigger than anything I have ever seen or felt, much less actually experienced. I am a certified Minister, and am currently taking several Seminary courses to further be able to help others who seek it.
I have done things that I am not proud of. Things that have harmed so many on a level that I can barely imagine. The Damage to trust, and to respect, from others and to myself. No I didn't do it alone, but I have the responsibility to face the consequences alone. I spoke with a friend, a VERY Dear Friend lately, a friend like so many others I have alienated…Continue
Beliefs are enigmas in and of themselves. They are generally as broad-ranging and diverse as the human population itself. Yet they have the power to bind us together with a unbreakable unity or, if we don't temper ourselves, set us at eternal war with one another. Yet is ever so important for us to not only know what we believe but to be able to articulate it…Continue
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helps a man - helps the woman.
Getting up early in the morning so broken,
and after drinking? - Does not this woman ..
A bubbly, happy, full of humor --
great joy, because so much choice.
Oh, without the coffee?
- No fear
Kawusia was is and will be,
Kawusię everyone always gets ..