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 on: January 17, 2015, 04:50:17 PM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by Celtic Epona
As someone who only just came out of the broom closet to my family in the last two weeks, I can say that staying in was no longer an option.  For me it was simply a choice between being honest about who and what I am or hiding it for fear of condemnation.  LOL  I've been condemned my whole life, why should my spiritual beliefs be any different? 

As for finding work?  I have a job and I work with every variation on the theme you can think of and then some.  I also have no fear of finding another one if this one proves to be a dud.  (as the saying goes, I was looking for a job when I found them one.)  There are at least two other out of the closet witches at my workplace and no one even bats an eye (until we quote their own bible back at them better than they know it). 

I also feel like I'm representing a professional, intelligent, and reliable image for those of us who aren't what is locally known as the Hippy Nutcases.  These people have NO freaking clue, call on powers they should avoid or have more respect for, and give the rest of us a bad name.  They are a very bad joke at my workplace because most of my coworkers have no idea that magic in their hands is like a loaded gun in the hands of a three year old. 

I was asked (jokingly) by a co-worker when they found out I was a witch if I was going to join the ranks of the hairy unwashed.  I didn't have to say anything, I just looked at them and they started laughing.  Oddly enough I've actually been approuched by several people and asked what it is that I actually believe and has some very good discussions about it.     

As for the fear of being hunted down...  Hunt me.  I might even let you catch me.

 on: January 17, 2015, 03:41:19 PM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by Ashe Isadora
It was pointed out to me that the green man is more a spirit than a god.  True.  But it works for the purpose of this exercise.  I also remembered Robin Hood is basically a face of the green man, which really makes the Disney version a hoot.  Actually Disney is a gold mine for pagan images if you understand the stories they are really telling.

 on: January 17, 2015, 03:31:42 PM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by Aunt Thora
this is interesting and make one more aware.   

 on: January 17, 2015, 08:30:54 AM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by Ashe Isadora
Some images are pretty in-your-face.  There's a statue of Ceres next to our local grain silo, and mainstream folks here are fine with it because it's "art". But still - there She is. That kind of thing is fun to look for.

But their presence can be sly too, and those examples are the most interesting to me. It's as if the gods are winking at us and saying 'We endure". That's what I look for.  I'm curious about other people's insights and what they see that I may have missed.

 on: January 16, 2015, 07:22:18 PM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by Draconis Rex
Of course, Starbucks. I now remember reading about that somewhere. Nice one.

In medical terms, Caduseus is the 2 snakes wrapped around the staff and wings symbol, again of Hermes
Maseratti have a trident.
I think it's Plymouth that have a five pointed star, although not really a pentagram.

 on: January 16, 2015, 07:19:31 PM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by Ashe Isadora
Ever notice the Starbuck's emblem? 

 on: January 16, 2015, 07:10:48 PM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by Draconis Rex
A facsimile of Hermes used to be the symbol for "National" the petrol company.
"Interflora" uses Hermes also
A Minotaur is the representation of "Covonia" a cough medicine.
"BP" uses a sun sign.

I would have got the "Jolly Green Giant", but you already named him..LoL

 on: January 16, 2015, 06:39:57 PM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by Ashe Isadora
One of my first assignments in "Wicca 101" was to look for Goddess and God symbols around me.  It was enlightening with many "Of course! why didn't I see that before?" moments.

I'm curious what the members can come up with.  I remember the Sun Maid Raisin Girl (a maiden aspect of the Goddess) and the Jolly Green Giant (the Green Man) came to mind immediately.  What can you think of (advertisements, commercial products, movies or other) that we see every day and don't really notice as God/dess symbolism? The point of the exercise is that They are all around us. They never left.

This needn't be from a Wiccan perspective, just tell us who you notice popping up in the modern world.

 on: January 15, 2015, 05:49:10 PM 
Started by Aunt Thora - Last post by oldghost
Sorry to hear they did not follow , have you tried calling to them . They do hear even a whisper . Take care of yourself friend . I'll send out a message for you telling them you miss them .Watch for Blue Birds . :)

 on: January 15, 2015, 03:46:08 PM 
Started by Aunt Thora - Last post by Aunt Thora
no show since I moved here oldghost. 

Thank you Valerie; I am getting better been driving now and walking around some without a cane. 

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