therealautumn asked: Hi there, I've been trying to find a teacher whom I can actually meet with in person and discuss Wicca with but I'm not even sure where to start. Do you have any suggestions?
huffle-butts asked: I have a question in reguards to spirit animals. Is it normal to feel very connected to an animal, but it isn't your spirit animal? Ever since I was a little girl, I was faciniated by marine mammals like dolphins, whales, seals, but mostly dolphins, and I truly believe they are my spirit animal. But lately, I've been having dreams of wolves and I keep seeing wolf things everywhere. I...
This is me being cynical...
I don’t want to knock the new students of Wicca, because not all of you do this, or are this bad about it….but at some point, you need to realize that you don’t have the answers people are asking you for on Tumblr. I’ve seen to many an ASK reply from student Wiccan Tumblr’s with horribly incorrect information, misconceptions being used as fact, and rumors being...
Philadelphia Pagan: Greetings →
southerncoven: Do you live in the southern hemisphere? Have you ever felt a little rejected by the underwhelming amount of connectivity and community out there in the tumblrverse for pagans “down under”? Clichéd propaganda aside, welcome to toadstools and treefrogs, your tumblr coven of the… I’ve had many people ASK me about resources for the south, so here is one on tumblr.
inshekina asked: Random letters: A, F, P
teabq asked: I'll bite: W.
The Text I got today....
“Hey…Merry holiday symbolizing the spitting in the face of your people. I hope its been a good one.” Well, as much as I appreciate the sentiment. I think you missed the point. Lol. Honestly, we know Yule celebrates the Solstice, and that Christmas uses many of the same traditions and symbols as the Pagan Faith does….but lets be honest. I spent many a year when I was...
Leave a letter in my ask and I'll tell you. ...
B: Where I'm from.
C: Where I would like to live.
D: Favourite food.
F: Sexual orientation.
H: Favourite book.
I: Eyes color.
J: Favourite movie.
K: Favourite TV show.
L: Favourite band/singer.
M: My best friend's name.
N: Favorite day of the year.
O: Favourite color.
P: If I have any pets and name.
Q: What I'm listening to right now.
R: Last movie I've watched.
S: What's my ringtone.
T: Favourite male character from a TV show.
U: Favourite female character from a TV show.
V: What does my name mean.
W: Favourite superhero.
X: Celebrity crush.
Y: My birthday.
A Solitary Yule
I know that many of you out there may not have a Coven or group to celebrate today with. So I thought I would post something for a small reminder and help for those of you celebrating on your own. Have fun with it and make it your own! Know that all of you are in my heart tonight as we welcome the Sun, and my Coven and I will keep you all in our prayers. <3 Start by decorating the perimeter...
30 Days of Paganism Day 9: Deity Gender
Alright, this is interesting. Deity Gender is an odd topic, where my feminism will probably show a bit…but I’ll try. Most of the Deities many are used to, the Roman/Greek pantheon, were given new traits throughout time. Their Genders were made more…important when you think about society and the way its view of gender changed. Women were always known as the mothers, the givers,...
30 Days of Paganism Day 8: Holidays
I’m not quite sure what I’m supposed to talk about here. But I will interpret this my way, and talk about my personal favorite Holiday. Now I say favorite, because it is the closest to my heart. But, all the Holidays are special and wonderful in their own right. So….Samhain. Many people say is Sam-Hain, but I’ve always said it Sowen. Eh…do what makes you happy I...
30 Days of Paganism Day 7: Patronage and other...
I believe I covered some of this in Deities post for day 3, but I will go a bit deeper. The idea of Patronage is one that allows each person to choose a God or Goddess that feel extremely close to, one that represents the qualities they have, or are looking for in life. Choosing them as your Patron, or they choosing you, gives you a deeper connection to that God or Goddess, and hopefully they...
Your current number of followers is the number of...
ceramicsamurai: bugonthewall: galiko: jyordyan: larkahncieling: shacicake: pomatos: sorenhateseverything: u jelly yes jealous of my MUSTACHE? I thought so. …fuck the fuck I’m waiting for someone to post a Bulbasaur. yes :3 <3 and I love them all.
omaharharhar asked: Do you know anything about clearing evil spells? Or perhaps just clearing a space/person from negative energy? All the best
30 Days of Paganism Day 6: The power of prayer
The power of prayer is certainly something all religions rely on. The hope that their words are heard by the ‘big man upstairs’ (for monotheistic religions), or the Gods and Goddesses you pray to (polytheistic religions) or simply to the Mother and Father. My personal dogma places much power in prayer, that when I sit in front of my alter, and call to the Goddess, or patron I choose,...
clawtheclouds asked: Considering I reblogged the plea to fill one's ask box, I felt it only fair to, in turn, ask you something. Your patron Deities are Odin and Athena, right? How did you eventually come to the conclusion that those Deities were the right ones? Was there some sort of grand journey of discovery, or did you just sit down and say to yourself "Yeah, they're pretty cool. I'll go with...
30 Days of Paganism Day 5: Magic, spellcraft,...
Ah Magic, spellcraft and mysticism…. I guess I’ll jump right in. Magic; or in my preferred spelling, magick. Magick to me is the use of energy in yourself, and the surroundings to manipulate energy already in place doing a particular thing. The idea is to be able to work magick and manipulate energy without disrupting the balance, or, in my case, harming another living being. I say...
30 Days of Paganism Day 4: Birth, death and...
Sorry this one is a day late, came down with a NASTY sinus headache that put me out for most of the day yesterday and last night. Anyways…you’ll just get two today :) Birth, death and rebirth, are three things all every religion or belief system tries to answer. I can not say which one is right or wrong, but I can explain my own personal beliefs. Birth is a simple concept to most,...
30 Days of Paganism Day 3: Deities
As a practicing witch, I call on many Deities during rituals and personal mediation, but there are two in particular who are quite near to my heart. My chosen Patron is one of then, Odin, the father of Gods in Norse mythology. He went by almost 200 names, many of which had been lost from history, but some may know him by Alfodr, Gagnrad, Havi, or even Sadr. He i known for his strength, and...
30 Days of Paganism Day 2: Cosmology
Well to discuss my idea’s, first I feel I must discuss what cosmology is. In philosophy and metaphysics, cosmology deals with the world as the totality of space, time and all phenomena. Historically, it has had quite a broad scope, and in many cases was founded in religion. The ancient Greeks did not draw a distinction between this use and their model for the cosmos. However, in ...
30 Days of Paganism Day 1: Beliefs. Why Paganism?
Why Paganism? That’s an interesting question to ask someone in my opinion. Asking someone why they believe what they believe is always a charged question, and easily one of the most personal you can ask. I truly believe that belief and religion are things that are so close to someone’s very identity that to explain it to someone else is very difficult to do. If you know me at all, in...
Philadelphia Pagan: 30 Days of Paganism →
wordsofamadman: 1. Beliefs – Why Paganism? 2. Beliefs – Cosmology 3. Beliefs – Deities 4. Beliefs – Birth, death and rebirth 5. Beliefs – Magic, spellcraft, mysticism etc 6. Beliefs – The power of prayer/reciprocity 7. Beliefs – Patronage and other deeper relationships 8. Beliefs –… My roommate and I will be attempting this. Phillypagan, you should check her out
We are not evil. We don’t harm or seduce people. We are not dangerous. We...
Oh God My Chakras Are Tingling: Why should I... →
newageasfuck: onewiccanpath: newageasfuck: onewiccanpath: newageasfuck: I have this quote here: The fact is that the artist who made the vile video died of self-inflicted wounds: he died of AIDS. The homosexual, David Wojnarowicz, hated the Catholic Church (had he lived by its teachings, he would not have self-destructed). He once referred to Cardinal John OConnor… As much as I...
Oh God My Chakras Are Tingling: Why should I... →
newageasfuck: onewiccanpath: newageasfuck: I have this quote here: The fact is that the artist who made the vile video died of self-inflicted wounds: he died of AIDS. The homosexual, David Wojnarowicz, hated the Catholic Church (had he lived by its teachings, he would not have self-destructed). He once referred to Cardinal John OConnor… As much as I agree with you, its hard to say...
Oh God My Chakras Are Tingling: Why should I... →
newageasfuck: I have this quote here: The fact is that the artist who made the vile video died of self-inflicted wounds: he died of AIDS. The homosexual, David Wojnarowicz, hated the Catholic Church (had he lived by its teachings, he would not have self-destructed). He once referred to Cardinal John OConnor… As much as I agree with you, its hard to say speaking out as they do is the...
Tinctures. An Herbal 'pick me up'
Tinctures and Philtres are a very interesting thing in Wicca and Witchcraft. A Philtre is really just a combination of herbs and liquid that is ingested (usually in herbal tea or another drink, but can be had alone). Depending on the herbs, the ‘purpose’ of the Philtre will be different, for instance; Using sun herbs like calendual, St. Johns-wort, chamomile and juniper berries, you...
truthnatureandbeauty asked: LOL... maybe we should start a website... :-o
truthnatureandbeauty: OK… So I said it as a joke in one post recently. Something like “damn, where can I find one of these gorgeous pagan/nature/hippy girls” that I see all over my tumblr feeds… Then I realized I wasn’t really joking. Holy smokes. There are some beautiful little goddesses hanging out around here! I want one. Anyone know where a simple Celtic-pagan guy like me can go to meet...
newageasfuck: petrichor-oldbooks replied to your post: petrichor-oldbooks replied to your post:… I guess our house is actually haunted or something. It really scared me when it happened but now I’m pretty much used to that sort of thing. My mom has seen that one figure too, outside her window. Which is better: hauntings or hallucinations? I would say Haunting. Hallucinations mean...
When one defines oneself as Pagan, it means she or he follows an earth or nature...
5 things you probably don't know about me.
covertwallace: myowndruidry: wiccanpath: 1. I have a degree in Psychology. 2. My father was killed by a drunk driver when I was 3. 3. I told my mom a week before the wreck that my dad was going to bump his head a die. 4. I have to avoid alcohol completely because I had a severe drinking problem from the ages of 14-18. 5. In high school I lost 2 friends and a teacher to suicide, 2...