Merry Meet, I am a student in his first year of study. I have been studing with a Solitary Witch who was and is a very close friend. She introduced the Wiccan Path to me and after being an individual with out a path for over a decade, it is wonderful to know that there IS something to believe in. You see, I am a recovering christian, Greek Orthodox to be specific. Starting from childhood I felt that the christian religions were very oppressive, opionated and full of wrath. I could not see the "beauty and mystery" that everyone else around me was seeing. I had questions that could never be properly answers to my satisfaction. I would ask my parents, my sunday school teacher and finally every priest that was assigned to the parish. NONE could give me a real answer. So that is when my doubt began and it grew as the years passed finally ending in a total loss of all belief in anything not firmly rooted in this physical reality. Now that I have chosen the Wiccan Path I have become a more centered person who is able to deal with life in a much more positive way. Now I will say that I still have my moments of rant bloging on Myspace about work but I look at it as therapy. I have attended my first Pagan Gathering this past Beltain and it was one of the best times I have had. The total feeling of acceptance, love, passion, magick, and spirituality that I was a part of is some thing I never felt as a christian. I really felt like I was myself while I was there and for several weeks after I felt the energy of the forest calling to me and pulling me back. It was a great time. I will be returning to that forest with my brothers and sisters this Samhain and the anticipation of the event is wonderfully overwhelming.
Well I guesWell that’s that is all for now.
Sabbats by Edain McMoy
To Ride a Silver Broomstick by Ravenwolf
Dancing the Goddess Incarnate by Morrison & Madden
Spirit of the Witch by Grimassi
The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews by Cunningham
The Drummer's Path by Wilson
Gems of Wisdom Gems of Power by Kennedy
I just read your 'About Me' section and I think I understand where you are coming from. I stood in your shoes many, many years ago. I too remember the feelings of alienation when asking ministers about certain spiritual and philosophical things as a child only to come up empty handed. It wasn't until I began to explore a Pagan path that I was able to find some answers to those questions and realize that I was already in connection with that which I wished to seek out.
I wish you many wonderful discoveries upon your new path. Perhaps we shall meet at a Festival in the future.....