Originally a "Jersey Girl", living in Colorado once again. I've also lived in Puerto Rico, California, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, and Nebraska.
Im on this site for friends only! I have a very good man in my life, Im not here to flirt with or date anyone!!!
Merry Meet ♥
Most books by... Raymond Buckland, Ann Moura, Raven Grimassi, Silver Ravenwolf... Etc
Beliefs / Practices
Pagan, Witch, Heathen
Im into nature, magick, tarot cards and crystals. I kind of walk my own path. Im not into Wicca, although there is nothing wrong with being Wiccan. ♥ I have found two sayings online that sum it up for me
Wicca vs. Witch. Not the same thing:
Here is a little blurb on the subject. In a nutshell, to me, Wicca is a religious way of doing things and Witch is a way of life. These two often cross over each other and that is fine. I personally am a Witch but I enjoy many of the Wiccan ways. A Wiccan is a Witch, but a Witch may not be a Wiccan. Just read. :)
Wicca vs. Witchcraft
Though sometimes used interchangeably, "Wicca" and "Witchcraft" are not the same thing. The confusion comes, understandably, because both practitioners of Wicca and practitioners of witchcraft are called witches. All practitioners of Wicca are witches, but not all witches are practitioners of Wicca.
"Wicca" refers to a religion. The term can refer to the initiatory tradition, where initiates are assigned a degree and generally work in covens, or to Solitary Wicca, where practitioners self-dedicate themselves to the tradition and generally practice on their own. Both Initiates and Solitary Wiccans worship the Goddess and/or the God, and both celebrate the Sabbats and Esbats.
"Witchcraft," or "The Craft," on the other hand, requires no belief in specific gods or goddesses and is not a specific spiritual path. Thus, there are witches who adhere to a variety of beliefs and religious systems besides Wiccan ones. Witchcraft, the casting of spells and the practice of magic, is considered to be a learned skill that can be separated from religious beliefs.
Most Witches are Pagans, but, all Pagans are not Witches. And most importantly, not all Witches are Wiccans. In other words, a Witch who practices Witchcraft does not necessarily mean that she believes in the religion of Wicca. A Wiccan involved in the religious practices of Wicca does not necessary practice Witchcraft and which makes them not a Witch. And some Wiccan Pagans feel that no magick should be practiced at all, as Wicca is a religion and not magick. As Scott Cunningham wrote in one of his books "Witchcraft: the craft of the Witch–magick, especially magick utilizing personal power in conjunction with the energies within stones, herbs, colors and other natural objects. While this may have spiritual overtones, Witchcraft, using this definition, isn’t a religion. It is just that some followers of Wicca use this word to denote their religion." So, according to Scott Cunningham simply being a Wiccan does not necessarily mean that you are a Witch. I have seen in many websites that they state "Wicca comes from the root word "wicce" which means to bend or shape." This is absolutely and positively incorrect. I have also seen some websites state that Witchcraft is "the craft of the wise." This is also incorrect. Wicca is a male term for a person practicing his craft whereas Wicce is a term used for a female practicing her Craft
The mountains, camping, photography, UFC, boxing, the Philadelphia Eagles!!! I love Harley's, tattoos, and wolves! I enjoy roller skating although I dont get to do it often. Not a big fan of winter. All kinds of music.. from Toby Keith and Tech N9ne, to Eminem, Godsmack and Harry Connick Jr ;)