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 on: March 30, 2016, 12:30:45 PM 
Started by C_A - Last post by marisol
Ya know Drac I bet those were for you. You know how mom's are, always hopeful. ;D

 32 
 on: March 29, 2016, 02:53:35 PM 
Started by C_A - Last post by Draconis Rex
Ya know, now that I think back, my mother used to buy these cards and leaflets with Christian tracts on them; not quite Chick Tracts but I guess they may be similar. more akin to the memes we see on Farcebook every day. Used to leave them lying out like magazines. I'm guessing she was hoping I'd read them and dig deeper for enlightenment.

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 on: March 29, 2016, 12:41:29 PM 
Started by C_A - Last post by marisol
Some how or the other I missed this thread. Oh well, I have never had a negative response from my pentacle. When I'm out and about I don't pay much attention to strangers, only the people I know. People around here wear crosses or nothing at all except clothes ;D .

I have never seen one of those tracts. They are terrifying. I hope to never see one. :o

 34 
 on: March 29, 2016, 11:44:14 AM 
Started by Blackmoons Owl - Last post by marisol
I have been told many times the book I was reading was a waste of my time. I believe all books hold some worth. It is up to the reader to find it. Book lists can be helpful, due to the fact there are so many books out there. But if I followed the book list only, what might I miss that could have been of use to me?

I place great value on the opinion of our members here. I do not believe they would mislead me in anything. But I can be a stubborn
person and will read the book before I ask for anyone's opinion. But that's just me and we all do things differently.

To read or not to read that is the question! ;D

 35 
 on: March 28, 2016, 10:03:01 AM 
Started by Blackmoons Owl - Last post by Ashe Isadora
Isn't amazing how much more discerning a seeker becomes after a few years?  I had shelves full of Edain McCoy, Silver Ravenwolf, etc. when I was new.    I spent a ton of money,  Most of us grow out of the phase, but not all...

 36 
 on: March 26, 2016, 09:14:33 PM 
Started by Blackmoons Owl - Last post by TheGreenWizard
Grimassi is not a reliable source for information on Stregheria.
I know I've said this before, but I don't know if it was in this thread. 

Many years ago I coined the phrase "Wicca With Meatballs".  You can just guess my motivation for that.

Italian Folk Magic / Italian Witchcraft have NOTHING to do with W w/M.  Nothing.  There ARE resources for such things "out there", but they take a bit more diligence.   Firstly, having had an Italian family / upbringing / relatives are almost a must.  One needs to understand the dynamic of Italian paese culture - something you don't get from a travelogue or a week's vacation.  Start, for instance, by using the correct term...Stregoneria.  Names such as Solitario, Agostino Taumaturgio, Capravecchio, and Sirena have some fairly good writings "out there".

Some would counter my aspersion by adding that "all info is good info".  To some extent, that is true.  You can glean a nugget or two from any author, even if they are an "auteur".  Even such people as $RW and Fiona Horne have "nuggets" in their rantings...errr..."writings".
Whoops, I did some research on the ways Stregheria and Stregoneria contrast.  It does make more sense that Stregoneria, or Italian folk magic,would be heavily influenced by Catholicism. Stregheria appears to be more Neopagan.
At any rate, Grimassi's take is very new age, so let the reader beware.
Whoops, I did some research on the ways Stregheria and Stregoneria contrast.  It does make more sense that Stregoneria, or Italian folk magic,would be heavily influenced by Catholicism. Stregheria appears to be more Neopagan.
At any rate, Grimassi's take is very new age, so let the reader beware.

"New Age" is being very polite.  There are those that refer to those writings as the self-motivated, systematic rape of Italian culture for personal gain.

This is what I thought. I read through the book, and only a few things popped out at me that were interesting/what I thought were accurate. The rest of was complete hogwash. Unfortunately, bought the book years ago and now can't decide if I want to simply donate it to goodwill. Urgh.

 37 
 on: March 25, 2016, 09:11:11 PM 
Started by Kuerden D˙ghlas - Last post by marisol
I would love a change of scenery, but not in jail. ;D

 38 
 on: March 25, 2016, 06:29:58 AM 
Started by Kuerden D˙ghlas - Last post by oldghost
We call them jails over here

 39 
 on: March 24, 2016, 01:52:16 PM 
Started by Kuerden D˙ghlas - Last post by Canis
Too bad, wouldn't mind checking one out. Maybe one of these days I'll be able to pop on over there. (wonders if I'll remember how to drive on the wrong side of the road  ;) ;D )

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 on: March 24, 2016, 01:50:33 PM 
Started by Kuerden D˙ghlas - Last post by Draconis Rex
Yup, I looked them up too, it seems they are only within the british isles.

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