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 on: June 09, 2016, 06:03:14 AM 
Started by Blackmoons Owl - Last post by Amberhawk
He did a few on Gerald Gardner too. I have them back on my pagan shelves somewhere but they were fairly in depth on his life and the development of Wicca. I believe the second was written to clear up some things he either missed or was mistaken on in the first but either way, both good reads and I feel important to anyone wanting to know where it came from. I'll look into this one on Doreen Veliente since they worked together on it so long.

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 on: June 08, 2016, 08:01:16 PM 
Started by C_A - Last post by oldghost
Stay on your path Twixt and done get back in that  rut .

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 on: June 08, 2016, 07:50:20 PM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by oldghost
We do have a tendency to judge other religions by their teachings (I'm one that does ) of what their God says . We are wrong in that respect as it is not their god but the leader of their religion that really mold it in how they believe in how it should be . Guess there is prejudice even in those that says they except and done judge others .

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 on: June 08, 2016, 06:30:51 PM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by Twixt
I know this is old, but I feel like it needs some life breathed back into it.

I like this question, Ashe, because it's relevant to me in a lot of ways. I've been around people of all faiths for almost my entire life. Probably a surprising number of them are Pagan or some flavor thereof; you tend to find that a lot in medieval recreation groups (I was a part of the SCA for a very long time). Because of that early influence, I've had a hard time "settling" for the Christian viewpoint of God, despite (or maybe because of) being inundated in the faith due to attending a Christian elementary and middle school. I always felt out of place in church. I never felt like there was a definite presence of Divinity with me when I was in a chapel. I never felt like I was heard by God, even when I prayed so hard I cried, due to pain, anger, frustration, and loneliness.

My parents encouraged me to think, about everything. I've been accused of acting way over my age for most of my life. I like to question and play Devil's Advocate, because it opens up new avenues of thought. That kind of thinking is detrimental, to my mind, for any sort of formal, organized religion like Christianity. Christianity wants its followers to come along based on nothing but pure, blind faith; something I didn't, and still don't have. Because of all of the emptiness I felt in church, with church gatherings, and in private prayer, I knew that, finally, it was time to try something new. I knew I felt most at peace when I was in nature; put me on a beach, or in a wild storm, or just out in the woods on a nice day and I can feel all my stress leaving and a sense of well being fill me that I never get anywhere else.

So, I started on this path. I've hit a rest stop, lately, but I know that it's just temporary. Deity isn't going anywhere, now that I've found it. I know that They know I've heard them, finally, and that they'll patiently wait for me to start stumbling toward the music again. Once heard, it's a rather ear twisting song...

Sorry for the long post, just needed to get some thoughts out.

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 on: June 08, 2016, 06:02:42 PM 
Started by C_A - Last post by Twixt
My mom's been trying to be subtle with the hints lately, too. I think she finally realized I was wondering away from the flock and is trying to reel me back :P Nothing doom and gloom, just "hey, look at this spiritual author I found" or something. She did get me another Tree of Life necklace for my birthday, though... I love handmade things :)

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 on: June 07, 2016, 06:25:36 PM 
Started by Blackmoons Owl - Last post by oldghost
For those of you that wish to know more about Doreen Vaiente , there is a book that just came out about her .

"Doreen Vaiente : Witch " by Philip Hazelton .

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 on: June 06, 2016, 10:16:08 AM 
Started by spirit - Last post by Mystik Witch
Spirit , if one only help because they expect something in return then they are not giving with kindness but only greed . Would you feed a strafing child and expect them to feed you ?. To do and act of kindness is a reward in itself . Anonymously is how I like to do things . My reward is feeling that I care enough to help .

If those you help always treat you with disrespect then it's time to stop helping them and stay away from them . Those that have true love for you don't care if they get something from you or not .

Value the friendship not what you can get from the friend .

I totally agree with you og. Have a GREAT day everyone!!! BB! MW

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 on: June 01, 2016, 03:19:02 PM 
Started by spirit - Last post by oldghost
Spirit , you should live your life for yourself not for others . Honor must beget honor , living your life so you are content should be all your parents could hope for . You can not be yourself by living someone else's life .

One of the most precious things we can have is to be free to live our lives the way we want and not to be controlled by others that is slavery .

Be yourself , because in thuth that's all you can be , if you want to be happy .

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 on: June 01, 2016, 03:02:44 PM 
Started by spirit - Last post by oldghost
Spirit , if one only help because they expect something in return then they are not giving with kindness but only greed . Would you feed a strafing child and expect them to feed you ?. To do and act of kindness is a reward in itself . Anonymously is how I like to do things . My reward is feeling that I care enough to help .

If those you help always treat you with disrespect then it's time to stop helping them and stay away from them . Those that have true love for you don't care if they get something from you or not .

Value the friendship not what you can get from the friend .

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 on: June 01, 2016, 06:59:37 AM 
Started by spirit - Last post by Mystik Witch
Spirit,
If you have read the Bible. You know it also tell you... "Love and honor thy self." Meaning if you don't honor and love yourself. How can you ever know how to love or honor someone else? You must first learned to love yourself before you can love others, or honor them. If you don't at least like yourself. Everything in your life, or your way of thinking, will always seem negative. And negative things will always happen to you.

There is a book titled, "You can heal your self," by Louise Hay. She also has a video with the same title on YouTube. You might want to take the time to watch it. She is extremely good at helping people understand why loving and honoring yourself is so important. I wish you the best of! BB! MW

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