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 on: November 12, 2015, 06:10:51 PM 
Started by LadyOfShalott - Last post by MoonlitWings
Beautiful work!

 on: November 12, 2015, 05:34:48 PM 
Started by C_A - Last post by lestat
Midniterambler you give up to soon. You can't learn about Wicca by osmosis. We will be here when you feel ready.


Now there's an interesting image.

 on: November 12, 2015, 05:21:34 PM 
Started by KittyKat - Last post by KittyKat
Thank you for the comments Alchy and Alces! I don't think pretending to be Christain will be too hard since I've been raised by its beliefs. I do respect (most) of the adults in my family. It's mainly my mother who I don't completely respect as she's put me through so much emotional pain and torment it took me everything I had to not kill myself a couple years ago (and it wasn't just her, there were other factors like bullying, always being an outcast, many many family problems, divorce, etc). I don't do any spell casting (as I've yet to have my year and a day) nor do I do any rituals because my family wouldn't agree with it and should my grandfather walk in on me there is no telling what would happen (his health is going downhill and is showing signs of dementia and so he's really cranky and has started yelling at me for no reason). I only have a BOS and a BOM, both which I don't think count because one is more of a journal and one is for writing about herbs, oils, trees, stones, spells, etc. and I won't be writing spells until around this time next year.

Alchy, that sounds like a catholic school thingy. I knew a guy who went to something like that before going to the school I'm enrolled in now. The religious schools really scare me tbh. Feels like they'd still smack disobedient kids with rulers on their hands. Wonder if my mother would send me to one if she found out I'm studying to be a Witch and I'm pagan... XD Did your mom ever rain you with calls and messages? My mom will send forty messages if I don't respond to one and will call me ten times in a row if I don't answer her first. It's woken me up before because j sleep with my phone (sounds really stupid but my boyfriend and I fall to sleep together and that's my only way to contact him so I end up sleeping with my phone all night). I answered that one time after she had called me like four times and it woke me up, and I am not a morning person so I answered all cranky and stuff like "what?!" And I pretty much got a lecture about being rude... :/ hahha!!

 on: November 12, 2015, 04:42:56 PM 
Started by Firefox - Last post by Firefox

this is a grate link to use if anyone feels the need to follow the phases. Enjoy the moon and the beautiful light that lights up the nigh sky :)

 on: November 12, 2015, 07:14:51 AM 
Started by Crystal Moon - Last post by Crystal Moon
Thank you so much for the friendly replies!

 on: November 11, 2015, 06:28:25 PM 
Started by Crystal Moon - Last post by Canis
Welcome to TCC Crystal Moon.

 on: November 11, 2015, 09:17:49 AM 
Started by KittyKat - Last post by Alces Alces
No one can tell you what to believe in your heart. It is the actions those beliefs bring about that are a different matter. Plain and simple... as a minor your parents (and since you live in her house your grandmother) are boss!

By performing actions such as rituals, spell casting or anything else they forbid is disrespecting your parents. No one, especially your parents deserve disrespect. As the others have said, they tell you these things because the love and care about you. And as Ashe said, we live in a sea of Christians, some of whom will come to like you and feel compelled to warn you about the dangers of hell.

When do parents stop telling you what to do? I'm 54. When you find out tell me. This is just the way life is. Respect your parents and try to live peacefully... it will go easier on you.

 on: November 11, 2015, 01:52:59 AM 
Started by KittyKat - Last post by Alchymist
Hi KittyKat. I can definitely relate to your situation. My family, while I was growing up, was basically Unitarian, which is one of the more liberal varieties of Christianity, but we weren't regular churchgoers and I was never proselytized at at home (though my mother used a lot of emotional blackmail on me to get me to do what she wanted, and my father had a book that was given to him by some door-to-door Jehovah's Witnesses, so that whenever a religious question came up in family discussions out would come THE BOOK......)

School, however, was another story; it was supposedly a secular school but back in the 1950s every morning began with prayers and hymn singing, every Christmas we performed nativity plays, and there was a compulsory course called Religious Knowledge, which was actually nothing of the sort; it was purely Bible study from a strictly orthodox Protestant Christian point of view, and the underlying (if unspoken) message was always "You're going to Hell if you don't believe what we tell you...." I failed the final exam....

I learned, very early, to keep silent about my own esoteric studies, following the principles usually referred to as "The Witch's Pyramid" - To Know, To Will, To Dare, and TO KEEP SILENT. My family, and even my teachers, may have suspected, but they never knew for certain what kind of mutant they were raising, until I finally moved away.

Become like the Wise Chameleon, who fades into his environment by changing colour to match his background, while always retaining his true chameleon spirit - indeed, follow the advice of the Mediaeval Rosicrucians (the real Rosicrucians, not the modern PseudoRosicrucians who take out full-page advertisements in magazines like "Fate" or "Enlightenment Now") - "Wear the garb and follow the laws and customs of the land wherein ye dwell." Five centuries later, this is still good advice, although your family aren't going to throw you in a cold wet rat-infested dungeon, torture you until you reveal the names of your coven members, then burn you at the stake in the town square - at least not unless they are completely crazy psychopathic super-extreme fundamentalists - and in just a few years you can go your own way and be free of them.

I know, I know, families can be truly annoying; my mother was still trying to interfere in my life almost until the day she died, at 95; I was 62 at the time!!!  Luckily I had emigrated to Canada by then: at a distance of 4000 miles, I could just about manage to get along with her......

Blessed Be, KittyKat and everyone,


 on: November 10, 2015, 11:50:08 PM 
Started by Crystal Moon - Last post by Earthbound Spirit
Welcome to TCC.

 on: November 10, 2015, 11:48:10 PM 
Started by Astararose - Last post by Earthbound Spirit
Welcome back!!!!

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