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 on: September 12, 2016, 06:42:33 AM 
Started by ostar2 - Last post by ostar2
Thanks, I just wasn't sure we're I would end up going with any particular path, but I guess it's the unknown that makes it interesting. Food for thought I guess, back to meditation i guess.

 42 
 on: September 11, 2016, 10:59:38 PM 
Started by Nymree - Last post by marisol
The thought of mortals and ascension has to many Christian remnants for me. It just doesn't fit in my way of thinking. But it makes for some interesting discussion. I'm not sure I would be interested in the job. It would be my luck to be the goddess of toilet paper.

 43 
 on: September 11, 2016, 10:46:12 PM 
Started by ostar2 - Last post by marisol
I would say the path we choose to follow would not end unless we want it to end. Even in that event one could say one path ended and another began. I have never heard anyone say that their path ended, but rather it followed a different direction. It depends upon perspective I guess.
Interesting topic Ostar.

 44 
 on: September 11, 2016, 05:53:37 PM 
Started by ostar2 - Last post by Amberhawk
I'm not entirely sure what it is you mean. Usually a path is what you choose to follow through your life. That path might bend around, thin up, widen out, and bend around again depending on the choices you make and where you wish to take it.  Some might say the end of the path is death and others might say it continues even after death and into the next life.

 45 
 on: September 11, 2016, 05:33:59 AM 
Started by Nymree - Last post by Canis
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How about a God/ess of sandblasting?   ;D


Eris is closely related to Murphy, the God of Whatever Can Go Wrong, Will; and the shadowy, nameless Goddess of Even Things That Can't Possibly Go Wrong, Will Still Go Wrong - And in the Most Destructive (And Expensive) Way Possible.

Blessed Be, and may the Gods and Goddesses not give you too much grief.

Alchymist


Too late! Murphy has already been giving me grief. The air compressor still hasn't arrived (two weeks late already) and they can't tell us where it is. The humidity has been high, making blasting in all that protective gear quite uncomfortable. And now, the compressor we've been renting decided to quit half way through the last piece we have for this job.

 46 
 on: September 10, 2016, 08:39:58 PM 
Started by ostar2 - Last post by ostar2
I always wondered with many of these paths, although I still consider myself pagan if they ever end. I wanted to ask what would be the ultimate end goal? What would be true completion of a path(I cannot seem to find too much about this on the web or in scripture, aside from moksha)? Perhaps this is just another dark night of the soul, but I do wonder as my very beliefs are shaken.

 47 
 on: September 09, 2016, 12:14:03 AM 
Started by Nymree - Last post by Alchymist
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How about a God/ess of sandblasting?   ;D


I suspect that Brigid already has that covered, since she's the Goddess of Smithcraft; back in pre-Christian times when the Pagan gods and goddesses were first being recognised, or discovered, or invented or whatever, smithcraft was perhaps the highest level of technology available to the humans of that era. Nowadays of course, Brigid's responsibilities cover all aspects of metalworking and indeed perhaps technology generally.

But perhaps she delegates responsibility for other specialties within technology to lesser deities? Perhaps there's a God of sandblasting, a Goddess of non-destructive testing, a God of open-hearth steelmaking, a Goddess of solid-state electronics?

Then there's Eris, the Goddess of chaos, confusion and bureaucracy, with perhaps a sub-specialty of computer programming. Certainly some of the fundamental principles of computer sciences seem to partake strongly of chaos and confusion ..... think of "There is always one more bug," and "The most destructive bug is the one you don't find until the software is installed on all your computers - and then the only way to debug it is by ripping apart the whole system....."

Eris is closely related to Murphy, the God of Whatever Can Go Wrong, Will; and the shadowy, nameless Goddess of Even Things That Can't Possibly Go Wrong, Will Still Go Wrong - And in the Most Destructive (And Expensive) Way Possible.

Blessed Be, and may the Gods and Goddesses not give you too much grief.

Alchymist

 48 
 on: September 08, 2016, 12:22:42 PM 
Started by Nymree - Last post by Canis
How about a God/ess of sandblasting?   ;D

 49 
 on: September 08, 2016, 11:48:20 AM 
Started by bluedjango - Last post by marisol
it's also important to note that many who practice witchcraft are solitary. To gain confidence in practice means a lifetime of study and learning.
One may start learning from curiosity and that is simply a want to learn, but if there is no follow up with study, learning and practice there is no
basis for living. Actually living the craft is when we become. This is all as Amber said. But if the want to become is strong enough no one has to be a genius to study witchcraft. I believe we are all academically able, to say some are not is limiting and judgmental and can turn away some who may not be confident enough to pursue study on their own. I believe in helping those who are solitary to continue in their study of witchcraft. Even if all they need is a kind word of encouragement.

 50 
 on: September 08, 2016, 06:09:52 AM 
Started by bluedjango - Last post by Amberhawk
I guess what it comes down to is learning what it is to be one, and then start practicing it. When you practice, you become. Everyone has areas they are not exactly brilliant in when it comes to various skills of a witch. But if you start practicing regularly, daily, and living it... that is when you are.

I agree wholeheartedly !

Based on earlier chats elsewhere on this forum, when I was seeking out the details of what Wicca and Witchcraft are, as well as my own encounters with other seekers, it became clear that there is some degree of first encounter after witch 😊 one engages in what amounts to about the same as a three year degree -- obviously not everyone  is that academically able and a simple feeling in ones heart aught and healthy curiosity aught to be quite adequate

Do no harm
Peace
Shy dark

Well, no, not really. Wicca is a priesthood where as witchcraft is a practice. Being Wiccan does also incorporate the witchcraft but adds priestly duties to whichever deity or deities they follow.  Witches don't necessarily have to take up an entire priesthood mantel, just learn and study and practice the craft part.

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