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 on: Today at 12:56:00 PM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by Draconis Rex
I'm more of a "lone wolf" type.

Many of us are... 8)

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 on: Today at 12:53:13 PM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by Daughter of Danu
It really doesn't bother me, I never did too well with rules, regulations, time requirements and procedures.

It's why I never really could stay with any one coven. 

I'm more of a "lone wolf" type.

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 on: Today at 12:50:13 PM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by marisol
Of course this topic is in Wicca Q&A, so one would expect opinions of all kinds. On TCC tolerance to all religions is a greatly
appreciated condition. To be otherwise is robbing ourselves of knowledge we may in the future require.

Many paths practice witchcraft. But I do not consider witchcraft to be a religion in itself, but it blends well with Wicca. Many
do not care for religion, which is fine if it suits the person. Many paths twist and turn in the seeking. There is nothing wrong
with being open to the fact that there will always be someone more experienced than us.

DoD It is sad that you have had not so pleasant experiences, hope that will improve in the future.

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 on: Today at 12:22:18 PM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by Draconis Rex
LoL... You certainly haven't offended me DoD, I'm a solitary  ;) and not Wiccan either. If you are basing on your own experiences with Coven folks, then fair enough but I would say you've had an unfortunate run of HP's and HPS's. I always got the impression they weren't that way except for the rare few (I could be wrong :o ).

As with real life, this forum is made up of folks from all walks of life; of course you'll offend someone at sometime, it's just life. Same as at some point someone may offend you. The secret is what you do with it. You'll also find that, because we've had problem people here in the past, some can get defensive until they get to know you better.

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 on: Today at 12:18:17 PM 
Started by Daughter of Danu - Last post by Daughter of Danu
Thanks for the welcome.

As for my path.  I no longer demean my path with a classification.  I'm neither fish nor fowl, I'm simply a child of the Goddess who follows where I'm led. 

If you don't fit a classification, well, an "eclectic" you be.  Nothing wrong with that, to be sure.  But...do you not follow the G-d, as well as the G-ddess?

Oh I despise that term but I'll fall under it for lack of a better classification if one must be given.

I do follow the God and Goddess and work with many depending on the need or desired results of whatever I may be working on at the time.  If I had to limit myself to ones I considered my patrons I would say Danu and Cernunnos.  With a really healthy relationship with Cerridwen.

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 on: Today at 12:02:48 PM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by Daughter of Danu
In Wicca, the "one better than others" doesn't apply.  A more egalitarian approach, "first among equals" is a more apt phrase.  The titles, as they are applied, are decided by the amount of wisdom and dedication of the parties involved AND the vox populi.

I, too, was born Roman Catholic.  I have no issues with what I was vs. what I am.  That was then, this is now.  As well, I am a product of Catholic schooling AND still have ties to quite a bit of Catholic, (of various stripe), clergy and academics.  I have no more distaste for any of them than I do for ministers of any other Christian denomination or the rabbis, rebbes, cantors among the Jews or monks among the Buddhists or any other clergy / dedicant.

We hear, at TCC, many, many people with "trust" or other "issues" with most mainstream religions, (especially ones they've LEFT), some "get over it" and some don't.

I think I've moved well past my roots.  And as I said.....
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To my idea, that is what I have seen of High Priests/Priestesses.  Power freaks with serious control issues have been the general personality type of the ones I have met and worked with over the years.
Key words there are To my idea, that is what I have seen. 

With all due respect DoD, I think you are being unfair to tarnish all HP's and HPS's with the same tarred brush. I understand you may have been faced with this in the past, gleaned from a Catholic background, but I don't think you'll find the same thing prevalent within properly established and traditional Covens.

It's not a case of anyone being superior, but more to do with perhaps more experience and time under their belts. We all learn from those with more experience and knowledge than us, and there is nothing wrong with giving recognition to those who have done the work they have, to get where they are.

LMAO I haven't stepped foot in a catholic church since my first communion.  I have worked with many HPs over the years in three different covens.  My opinions are not nor ever will be based on anything other than my own personal experience.

I must have missed the you have to be nice or keep your mouth shut part of the introduction booklet? I read the initial post and responded with my opinion.  If I made someone mad or hurt someone's feelings I will certainly apologize as I didn't intend to. 

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 on: Today at 11:35:01 AM 
Started by Arnemetia - Last post by marisol
Welcome to Raven, Twixt, Imhotep and anyone else I have passed over. Nice to meet ya.

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 on: Today at 10:24:46 AM 
Started by Draconis Rex - Last post by C_A
the snake, while unnamed in the story of Eden, was Satan.  Perhaps disguised as a snake or having possessed the snake.  Then G-d commanded that all snakes would crawl on their bellies ever afterward.  Satan is referenced, later, (in the Pauline gospels and the books of Revelation), as "A" serpent or "THE" serpent or dragon.

Dodge, (for all we know), WAS, indeed, the name of the poor critter that actually was involved in the dirty deed.

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 on: Today at 10:09:17 AM 
Started by Arnemetia - Last post by C_A
... I might have been unconsciously stirring in good vibes with my cooking all these years, having been drawn to herb witchery and kitchen magic  :-p

In general, I'm finding a lot of peace with the Wiccan path, since it has a very loose structure and allows for learning about the Lord and Lady at my own pace.

Ahh!  Another cook!  I know exactly the good vibes you've been stirring in!

As to wicca, well, the "very loose structure" is a mirage.  The structure is hidden.  Oh, sure...there are myriad books that countermand that thought...auteurs working from a publisher's stable turning out horses of all colors...Any learning is good learning, in the longer run or grander scheme of things.  Welcome aboard, may your learning be fulfilling!

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 on: Today at 09:49:59 AM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by Draconis Rex
With all due respect DoD, I think you are being unfair to tarnish all HP's and HPS's with the same tarred brush. I understand you may have been faced with this in the past, gleaned from a Catholic background, but I don't think you'll find the same thing prevalent within properly established and traditional Covens.

It's not a case of anyone being superior, but more to do with perhaps more experience and time under their belts. We all learn from those with more experience and knowledge than us, and there is nothing wrong with giving recognition to those who have done the work they have, to get where they are.

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