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 on: July 26, 2014, 03:11:18 PM 
Started by Jamni90 - Last post by Peridot
Too true, Drac. I just wanted to be abundantly cautious because of the sensitivity of the topic, especially within modern contexts. I am not a prude, but many modern people are uncomfortable with frank discussions of nudity and sexuality. I was trying to be courteous, though perhaps I was being too hesitant.  ::)

General disclaimer: sex should always be safe, sane, fully informed, consensual, and legal. I am not advocating or pressuring anybody to do anything. Onto modern occurrences of nudity and fertility traditions that I know of!

I had a friend in college who attended a Beltaine festival where she and many others were nude. She described the memory fondly and it was a very powerful and positive experience for her (I'm still a little jealous).

'Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft' is a very popular book on Wicca and the craft. I have spoken to an elder who highly recommend this book to me as a beginner. There is a ritual in the book involving nudity, being blindfolded and tied. This could become a situation some people would take advantage of, or it could be very rewarding for other individuals. There are critics of Buckland who see him as condescending and sexist. I'm not knocking on Buckland, he does have many fans and provides a lot of information, just advising caution.

I know more about the art history aspect, but if I started talking, I wouldn't stop for quite a while.  ;D

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 on: July 26, 2014, 02:57:36 PM 
Started by Jamni90 - Last post by Draconis Rex
In Traditional Wiccan Covens, there is a ceremony called "the Great Rite". This is probably the kind of info your thinking of Jam. The practise of this is a coven held secret and those who are of, or who have been of a coven are oathbound to reveal to none outside their coven any details. I believe we know enough to know it is not a hysterical orgy, but it is a rite that is performed between the presiding High Priest and High Priestess, and it is done in private. The HP and HPS are usually a couple to begin with.
 
Note to those in the know: If I have any of this wrong please feel free to correct me.

 33 
 on: July 26, 2014, 02:21:00 PM 
Started by Jamni90 - Last post by Draconis Rex
This type of discussion is okay Peri, I'm just being wary about discussing the "intimacies" of the topic. Wicca is a fertility based religion after all.  :)
 
Thanks for understanding Jam  :) 

 34 
 on: July 26, 2014, 01:55:08 PM 
Started by Jamni90 - Last post by Peridot
I hope I am being careful with how I am stepping with my response. This is purely from an academic perspective (art history and a study of belief systems).

There are ancient icons (Venus of Willendorf is a famous one) and traditions (like Roman Lupercalia) that have to do with fertility. These historical artifacts and celebrations have to do with the population and the harvest. Many of these symbols have associations with both. A little digging and reading can uncover a wealth of symbolism and information on the topic.

 35 
 on: July 26, 2014, 01:08:50 PM 
Started by Jamni90 - Last post by Jamni90
Just be careful how you step with this one Jam, we have young ones on this site.
Ah whoops, my bad .

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 on: July 26, 2014, 01:04:41 PM 
Started by edens garden - Last post by elveie
What a beautiful story. When I was a child, I would chase fireflies for as long as I could. One night my father came up to me and to me to be gentle with them because they were magical creature. That they disguised themselves as insects when you got close enough to see them to protect them. I remember looking at them in awe, and in a way, I believe that was one of my stepping stones to the path I am on today.

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 on: July 26, 2014, 12:25:46 PM 
Started by Jamni90 - Last post by Draconis Rex
Just be careful how you step with this one Jam, we have young ones on this site.

 38 
 on: July 26, 2014, 12:14:08 PM 
Started by Jamni90 - Last post by Jamni90
Just wondering if you have information on them. Maybe its not something new modern do it, due to respect and all that. I find pagans and wiccan to be a very peaceful direction. But just wondering if there are some sexual rituals that exists within some practices, either before or today.

Thanks for all the help btw.

 39 
 on: July 26, 2014, 05:05:46 AM 
Started by Subcreator - Last post by C_A
If I understand, isn't the magic circle actually a sphere that extends below the surface your standing on? If so, if it can extend through carpeting and flooring, it seems it would have no problem working its way over a counter or stationary object against a wall. I may be all wrong on this. If I am I welcome any corrections!

Nothing to correct here...

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 on: July 25, 2014, 08:19:47 PM 
Started by Subcreator - Last post by Alces Alces
If I understand, isn't the magic circle actually a sphere that extends below the surface your standing on? If so, if it can extend through carpeting and flooring, it seems it would have no problem working its way over a counter or stationary object against a wall. I may be all wrong on this. If I am I welcome any corrections!

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