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 on: December 21, 2015, 10:10:05 AM 
Started by oldghost - Last post by Alces Alces
I am going to try to improve myself mind, body and spirit. I plan to do this through reading, meditation, practice as well as reaching out to like minded people (like on this forum)

Happy Yule!

 on: December 21, 2015, 02:03:19 AM 
Started by Xicked - Last post by Xicked
Thank you!

 on: December 20, 2015, 06:08:47 PM 
Started by oldghost - Last post by oldghost
You should also study the local flora and fauna of the area you live in .  You should have Humming birds all year long , hang some feeders for them . Keep a camera handy . Your local library should have contact for local societies for birding and attracting wildlife .

 on: December 20, 2015, 10:36:28 AM 
Started by oldghost - Last post by LadyOfShalott
As far as the Craft is concerned, I want to keep reading, learning, and practicing. I want to feel I've really accomplished a change in my life when my year and a day comes.

In the day to day, I'm building up strength and want to take a Muay Thai class! :) I have inner strength, but I feel some physical strength would enhance the inner.

 on: December 20, 2015, 04:29:51 AM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by oldghost
Well said Marisol , if one combines different aspect of various path and is the only one following that path then does that not make them both student and teacher , disciple and priest/ess at the same time . Some where it the long ago times it started with one and spread . Each new way must have a beginning .

 on: December 19, 2015, 11:20:18 AM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by marisol
I have been reading this thread over and over for months. As a solitary I can claim no one else to be priestess except myself. But I am also a witch and a seeker. I incorporate Wiccan ideals in my practice, but I don't consider myself to be Wiccan.

Soulfire once told me that witchcraft was her religion. But not all believe this. What ever works for the individual is the most important thing.

Are there any here who honestly don't want the responsibility of the priesthood?  Do you think there should be more of a niche for pagan laity?

I do think there should be a niche for pagan laity? As Micheal said "the cost in sacrifice can be high". Many have huge responsibilities
to family (for example) and choices must be made. Group leadership is no more important,valid or devoted a path than the layperson. Laypeople serve different functions than the priesthood. They deserve respect, support, and validation of their individual experiences. Their experiences are deeply personal. It is sad to think these experiences are not used as powerful resources. It seems to me that the stronger the community is, the better the Gods are served. If I am looking at this wrong, please enlighten me.

 on: December 19, 2015, 06:19:51 AM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by Amberhawk
I think there is confusion sometimes because to many witchcraft in and of itself is a skill set, a practice, not so much a religion. I can see that in Wicca it would definitely mean a priesthood, and in several other forms of paganism it could mean a priesthood as well, but not all who practice witchcraft specifically consider it a religion or a priesthood. It isn't necessary to be initiated or to tend to deity when practicing. It doesn't require teaching others, guiding others or keeping to the sabbats. There is no one way or rule to practicing it unless you do follow a specific religious set of rules and need to tailor it to those rules. One can incorporate it into any number of religions or none at all but in and of itself it doesn't seem to me to be a religion.

 on: December 18, 2015, 04:52:43 PM 
Started by oldghost - Last post by oldghost
Questa , get a good meditation cd to help you .  There are some good Chakra meditation cd out there . If your going to start Yoga at home then start slow , don't want you to injure yourself .

 on: December 18, 2015, 03:16:41 PM 
Started by oldghost - Last post by Questa
I really want to start reading more again!  I have so many great books that I haven't read yet, let alone all the ones I've seen that I want to buy or have been recommended. 

I'd also like to learn better techniques for meditation and maybe take some Yoga classes.

 on: December 17, 2015, 07:13:54 AM 
Started by Arnemetia - Last post by Mystik Witch
Hello everyone, I happened across this forum while looking at a different more appealing path, I'm looking forward to learning much while I am here.

Welcome to our family. Hope you find what you are looking for. BB! MW

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