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Newbie Haven => Introductions => Topic started by: Arnemetia on October 10, 2010, 08:10:27 PM

Title: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on October 10, 2010, 08:10:27 PM
That's exactly what this place is for.  This is not a place to bash Newbies or criticize them.  It is a place to get to know them.  Unless you can give a positive welcome to those who post their introduction, then do not bother to respond to posts here.
To those Newbies who post their introduction here... your first stops on this site should be to check out the Guidelines.  Chat speak is highly discouraged.  Welcome to TCC.  We hope you find what you are looking for.  Blessings, Arnemetia 

edited to add cause its needed:

SPELL SHARING IS NOT ALLOWED
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: wnster on October 11, 2010, 09:41:24 AM
Thanks for sticking up for us Newbies!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: LeeLew1969 on October 20, 2010, 11:16:30 AM
Arn - for some reason I have an incredible urge to hug you every time you speak - well post something anyway. I don't know why, not a stalker or anything so dont get scared, but I am drawn to you in a sisterly/daughterly type of way??? Anyways, your comments are always well thought out and kind.. maybe that is the reason. =0) 
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Blackmoons Owl on October 22, 2010, 04:08:49 PM
Agreed Arn  :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: sewenchanted on October 22, 2010, 04:41:15 PM
I think you inspire all to be more like you. Definitely part of your calling in life. :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Adiniah on November 04, 2010, 09:51:05 PM
I use this site so much as a reference. I am a "newbie" to the forums.  I am the 7th Generation Druid in my family, since we came to this country back in the late 1600's.  My Grandfather was one of the first settlers to make peace with Indians, they called him Tree Brother.

I am a keeper of the trees, a Daughter of Mab.  It will be my job to pass on the stories and knowedge left to me by my Grandmothers.  I live in an OLD house built in 1900 at the edge of a large park.  We have OLD trees, 2nd growths, an ancient cherry tree towers over all of in a sea of grass.  I have a Filbert tree that is nearly 200 years old, a white Rowan Tree that was planted when they built the house, and a YOUNG Red Japanese Maple in my yard.. Sacred birch grow across the street.. And some silly fae, granted me a mushroom circle in a planter where My green beans are hanging on by their wee little roots.. barely brown.. when they should be dead by now.

So I have finally come here, seeking knowedge and advice, as I walk in my circle of trees. 
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Bancroft on November 05, 2010, 06:53:46 AM
hello all i am Richard and i live in Ontario Canada and have just had my awakening of understanding of my path lies in the wiccan way and i have two dear ones who are guiding me on my journey.   I am feeling much more in touch with myself and happier than i have been in a long time.   
If you would like to talk or discuss anything i would love to understand and learn more from others on their paths...
I look forward to hearing from others... take care and may the gods watch over you all.  :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Aurest on November 05, 2010, 09:20:55 AM
Welcome Adiniah and Bancroft.  :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: LynzyMiller on November 05, 2010, 09:58:46 PM
Hi all...
I'm a returning newbie. From a few years ago actually.

How to start... I'll keep it short and sweet.

I've been searching for a way to feel closer... to have a better communication with the divine.
That pretty much sums it up.

I have a knowledge of Wicca, and feel that it will help me find that communication... that closeness. The only thing that has held me back before are the rituals and the magic... But, these are questions that I will post in the appropriate places. I am rereading my old books, and delving into new ones.

For the record, I am not a 15 year old with caked on eye liner, writing poetry about death. Angst and Agony... not my cup of tea. :D
I'm sincere in my pursuit of the divine, in a way that I haven't been before.

Thank ya'll for listening!
Blessed be~
Lynzy
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: ejfinch on November 06, 2010, 09:03:59 AM
Welcome back, Lynzy!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Hjolmaer on November 06, 2010, 09:48:25 AM
For the record, I am not a 15 year old with caked on eye liner, writing poetry about death. Angst and Agony... not my cup of tea. :D
I'm sincere in my pursuit of the divine, in a way that I haven't been before.


So what kind of 15 year old are you?  ;)

Welcome back.  Enjoy your stay.

And by all means, stay longer this time.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Redstarlight on November 13, 2010, 05:20:54 PM
Nice to meet you all, thank you for approving my membership!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: ejfinch on November 14, 2010, 05:17:35 AM
Hello and welcome, Redstarlight!
Elizabeth
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: sundust1979 on November 14, 2010, 08:58:33 PM
nicley put ty
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: stratus on November 18, 2010, 05:10:47 PM
Greetings to all felow pagans here in the world and beyond,i look forward to learning more from you all,i have only just understood that i am "different" to others, i have a gift and i intend only to use this gift to help others,peace and health to you all
Stratus.   
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: ejfinch on November 18, 2010, 09:22:40 PM
Hello and welcome, Stratus!
Elizabeth
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Deborah on November 19, 2010, 07:09:00 AM
Hello to all my name is Deborah. I am 41 years old. And I have learing disability.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Deborah on November 19, 2010, 07:23:17 AM
Hello to all my name is Deborah. I am 41 years old. And I have learing disability.when I do not know what or how to do something I ASK for help.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Deborah on November 19, 2010, 07:45:29 AM
Hello and welcome, Stratus!
Elizabeth
Hello and welcome, Stratus!
Elizabeth
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Hjolmaer on November 19, 2010, 09:04:45 AM
Question, Deborah:

You say you have a learning disability.  You corrected yourself saying that when you don't know how to do something, you ask for help.

Could you clarify this?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Deborah on November 19, 2010, 09:55:01 AM

i have trouble let people understand me and i have alot of trouble making books and answer question make sence to me watching the news words that is use that i donot know what they mean.IT IS HARD OPEANING BOOK AND HAVE TO READ OVER THE SAME PAGE OVER AND OVER UNTILL IT MAKE SENCE TO ME.i HAVE TROUBLE WITH COUNTING MONEY .I HAVE TROUBLE FILLLING OUT CHECKS I CANNOT DO ALOT OF THING ALOT OF PEOPLE DO.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Hjolmaer on November 19, 2010, 11:48:08 AM
Ah.  I see.  Thanks for clearing that up.

Most folks around here are willing to accomodate if you're willing to put in the effort.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Deborah on November 19, 2010, 02:09:42 PM
Ah.  I see.  Thanks for clearing that up.

Most folks around here are willing to accomodate if you're willing to put in the effort.
    I am slow about learning. But I try. I am not a quiter.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Hjolmaer on November 19, 2010, 02:14:21 PM
Dedication and effort will pay off in the long run.

And as long as people here see that you're putting in the effort to make your posts readable and your questions coherent, then most of us will do what we can to help you.

Enjoy your stay.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Deborah on November 19, 2010, 02:33:29 PM
    I am slow about learning. But I try. I am not a quiter.And I WILL TRY HARD . I HAVE ALL MY 41 YEARS OF LIFE. AND Ialso want to say thank you. AND ALL OF YOU HAVE A GOOD.NIGHT. I am going off  the computer for now.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Deborah on November 20, 2010, 05:22:38 AM
[quote author=Deborah link=topic=3900.msg122589#msg122589 date=12902060 I TRYED TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT I SAID I WAS SORRY.AND I APOLOGY TO YOU AND TO THE GIRL I DID NOT NAME ANYONE TO ALL.WHAT I WAS TRYING TO ASK FOR HELP FOR. I WAS TRYING TO MY Deborah profile. I DONOT KNOW WHAT ICQ IS OR MEANS GOES FOR AIM AND MSN AND YIM. THAT WHAT I WAS ASKING FOR HELP.I AM SORRY FOR UPSETTING THE GIRL.I WAS UPSET BECAUSE I DIDNOTSLOW DOWN AND MAKE MY SELF CLEAERER.I DONOT STEEL OR TRY TO GET OTHER PEOPLE INFROMATION.I THINK THIS WAS A GOOD PLACE FOR ME.I ALWASY LET PEOPLE KNOW I HAVE LEARNING DISABILITY.I TRYED  TO LET MANAGEMENT KNOW I WAS SORRY TELL ON MY SELF THEY  SAID I WAS DUMB.WHERE  HAS KINDNEES.LOVE COMPASSION  CAREING WENT TO. THIS WAS A BIG STEP FOR ME.TRY TO TALK TO PEOPLE THAT CARED ABOUT BEING A WICCA.WHEN YOU MAKE A MISSTAKE YOU STAND UP TO IT.I DID.WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: RBCeltic on November 25, 2010, 10:16:42 PM
This is all new to me, but I am drawn to know more of the Wiccan ways and to understand the Old Religion.  Very much interested in Celtic traditions, and am discovering the path day by day.  I was wondering, how does one find a local member of Wicca to be a guide for you and to learn on a "one on one" basis?  Wish I had people to actually chat with about my interests and concerns.  Blessings!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Snake-Man on November 25, 2010, 10:23:52 PM
This is all new to me, but I am drawn to know more of the Wiccan ways and to understand the Old Religion.  Very much interested in Celtic traditions, and am discovering the path day by day.  I was wondering, how does one find a local member of Wicca to be a guide for you and to learn on a "one on one" basis?  Wish I had people to actually chat with about my interests and concerns.  Blessings!

www.witchvox.com (http://www.witchvox.com)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: RBCeltic on November 25, 2010, 10:47:42 PM
Snake man, I guess you are one of those that I need a grain of salt and to consider the source.  Thank you so much for your welcoming words to those that are wanting to learn and grow.  This "fresh" and delightful question comes from one that is wanting greater insight, like we read from Bancroft.  Did you yet comment on his friends that he has found giving him Wiccan guidance?  Blessings to you, Newbie.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MissTree on November 25, 2010, 10:58:47 PM
Witchvox is a good website to find other Wiccans in your area to meet up with. They're pretty good on updating contact info, too.
You're welcome to join in on any of the discussions here on TCC. Also there's a lot of good info in the newbie's haven.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: RBCeltic on November 26, 2010, 01:07:48 AM
Miss Tree,

Thank you, so much.  I will check it out and try to get involved in further discussion with good people like yourself.  Blessings to you. 
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Snake-Man on November 26, 2010, 01:18:43 AM
Snake man, I guess you are one of those that I need a grain of salt and to consider the source.  Thank you so much for your welcoming words to those that are wanting to learn and grow.  This "fresh" and delightful question comes from one that is wanting greater insight, like we read from Bancroft.  Did you yet comment on his friends that he has found giving him Wiccan guidance?  Blessings to you, Newbie.

They ask for help and then complain when they get it.  Sheesh!  But, yes, you do need to take a lot of what I say with a grain of salt...and some lime...and a shot of tequila...
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on November 26, 2010, 01:24:37 AM
They ask for help and then complain when they get it.  Sheesh!  But, yes, you do need to take a lot of what I say with a grain of salt...and some lime...and a shot of tequila...

You are a lot nicer about than I would of been.   
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Snake-Man on November 26, 2010, 01:26:55 AM
You are a lot nicer about it than I would of been.   

They caught me on an off day.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on November 26, 2010, 01:32:16 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etundhQa724
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: groovetothemusic on November 26, 2010, 07:23:52 AM
Hello everyone!
This is my first post on here. And well I have so much to say.  I am right now searching for what I want to follow.  I have very many different types of beliefs and I am looking for a way to combine all of them. 
First off, I was raised in the Catholic faith, but have had a hard time connecting with it in the way I have with other things spiritually. I guess its been a a year or two since I realized I didn't want to continue practicing Catholicism and I want to see what else was out there. 
Through personal experiences I have felt the energies that the world has to offer, and I have read a few books on awakening.  I have been really drawn towards aspects of Buddhism and have loved finding a connection with the Divine. 
My story now is that I am in Spain for a year away from friends and family and see it as my time to spiritually search and grow like never before. (side note.. I have so much to say and I know this is going to start jumping around a little so please try to follow lol)
I have an immense love for nature.  I am feeling that without being able to see the beautiful moon and mountains here in Spain I would be missing my home where I sit by springs to listen to the sound of water and look at the beauty of the sunlight beaming through the trees too much to survive a year.  But I have been reading so much since I have been here and was opened to the feminine side of faith through Paulo Cuehlos books.  I realized that Buddhism isnt the only way to feel the energies of the world and so I am searching to see what else there is. 
I am going to back up a little bit...
I have always had an interest in Wicca. I dont know where my interest came from because my family is a Catholic family.. and has many Priests in it etc..
But I always find myself randomly brought back to Wicca even if just slightly.. For example a few years back I was on Amazon looking to purchase some books and I was so close to ordering so many on Candle Magic, the History of Wicca many other things to educate me on different parts of Wicca.  Only I decided against it because I could only think.. My mother would flip out.  Now I am 19, on the other side of the world and at the point in my life where I can make my own decisions and really deeply begin to understand who I am. 
Some more random things about me..
I LOVE TO DREAM!
I lucid dream all the time.. and since coming to Spain have really been working on Astral Projection.  I started listening to Hemi-Sync (I recommend Brainwave Mind Voyage) and well thats once again how I was led back to finding sites on Paganism.. hence finding Wicca.. But back to Atral Projection.. I feel like I am very close to have a break through. I have felt my energy body and since listening to Hemi-Sync and really focusing on astral projection have found my dreams so life like that I sometimes have to remind myself it was a dream and struggle to separate simple things that happen (ex eating something out of my fridge and discovering it still there the next day..) from reality. anywho..
I am very intrigued and I am not saying I am going to become a devote Wiccan I am just searching and am hoping that someone will be willing to help me see what Wicca has to offer. I guess I am wondering if there are different types of Wicca I have been reading literally all day online trying to discover as much as I could for myself before asking questions.. But I still have tons..
I know you dont necessarily have to practice magic as a Wiccan.. But do most?
Are there different levels of Wicca? ( like the intensity)
I guess I am just really trying to find something that lets me have a little freedom to believe what I want as well as connect with the God and Goddess in the world.
Is Wicca a good place to search.. because what I have read so far seems to make me think so... Only I dont know how to find deeper beliefs or practices and such.. Any help would be greatly appreciated..
Also I am new to this blog so I will do my best to check and see who responds
I wont be able to check for a few days because I will have no internet so I am hoping I will have at least one response when I get back on.  Thank you so much for taking the time to read this! I am looking forward to seeing what is said!
Peace.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Kiriya on November 26, 2010, 07:35:12 AM
Hi groovetothemusic!

Welcome...

I think I may have beat H to his usual comments, but hey, never mind. Its all good advice anyway...check the Newbie section sticky threads, tons of good advice there! Also, check the main site...there's tons of other information that might interest you around general stuff...

And welcome again. Read all you can, because you never stop learning on here =]

Kiriya
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: ejfinch on November 26, 2010, 07:58:52 AM
Hello and welcome, groovetothemusic! Like the name. You should be able to find a great deal of information by reading the existing threads on this site. There a a lot of people here who are generous with their assistance with questions. Good luck to you and I hope you enjoy the site!
Elizabeth
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Hjolmaer on November 26, 2010, 09:49:58 AM
Kiriya beat me to it.  Not surprising.  Haven't been paying as much attention to the boards as I usually do.

Welcome aboard.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MissTree on November 26, 2010, 12:34:37 PM
Miss Tree,

Thank you, so much.  I will check it out and try to get involved in further discussion with good people like yourself.  Blessings to you. 

Try not to take things personally and you'll be fine. Snake-Man was trying to help you too. He posted the witchvox link, I just explained what it was. :-)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MissTree on November 26, 2010, 12:36:14 PM
Hi groovetothemusic :-)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Hjolmaer on November 26, 2010, 12:55:40 PM
RBCeltic:

Sorry I missed your intro.  Don't misunderstand Snake's lack of words of welcome as a dismissal, or even negative.  He merely saw that you wanted some information, and showed you where to get it.  Not every member posts welcomes in the intro threads.

As for discussing, participate in discussions with as many members as you can.  Between varied spiritual paths, up-bringings, opinions, thoughts, revelations, and insights, you'll grow in your knowledge very quickly.

Now, a couple questions for you:

What, exactly, are you calling the "old religion" and why?

Why do you seek out Celtic traditions, and which traditions are you specifically seeking?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Deborah on November 28, 2010, 04:30:50 AM
all my life learn that was to do no harm with other or me or animals  or motherearth.I was not to talk about it with no one.Esp. my dad that it was and earth religion.It very sacreted. And very very old.And that it went with law's of naturer.In my life do no harm has many meanings.If anamal was sick could not get will the life would be ended.I know that my people were and are saxons and we come from vikings.My dad bought me book on saxon witchcraft by Raymond Buckland and books on earthmagic,dowsing the practical pendulum book;the illustrated dream dictionary and wiccan magick for beginners and more.I was wrong for saying I had 4 or 5 books I have 22 books on diffent subject's.I also know that animal is killed for food that a peace would be buryed for thanks for given us food to live on.It would go back to motherearth and so would the blood.This was told to me that it was the old way.To give thank you.I do not know what to call the religion,and what i am seeking .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Deborah on November 28, 2010, 05:38:08 AM
I do know what to call my religion that why I asked about the gods,Who they were?What they are?I do not know how old my religion is all I got are peaces and bites of information.I read all of the first page for newbies the boxes on the newbie page said go on website that one could work one on one that what I did I  went to www.Witchvox.com where I could fine the answer to my quistion? l live in the bible belt. This place I live in dose not look kindly on people that is not chirstany faith.I am afraid that when people are differnt in there belief it causes trouble? These backwater preuters would burn a cross in the front yard to make there feeling known they are right IMHO I learn no religion is wrong.IMHO we do not know what going to be there when we go to summerland or heaven or the differnt places they are when we die.It what we learn.How we live that important IMHO.And in my IMHO how we go.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: groovetothemusic on November 29, 2010, 06:05:52 AM
Thanks for all the welcomes.. I will continue to read and generate a million questions! :) Have a BEAUTIFUL day! Its snowing in Madrid and I couldnt help but run/dance from the metro to my house with the biggest smile listening to my music and feeling the snow land on my face.. Enjoy! :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: stratus on November 30, 2010, 06:58:48 PM
Thanks for the welcome folks!
And "welcome"to those who have joined the forum.
I am going to check out the witch vox website too
I could do with some new friends!(you can never have enough friends!)

Peace&health to you all
P.s
I think the shooting star i saw was to do with prince William proposing to Ms Kate Middleton,they will marry next spring! Hurray!(more public holidays ect! + i am a sucker for romantic stuff,ha ha!)

Stratus
 
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: shanel42 on December 05, 2010, 12:34:17 PM
hi I suppose this is where I get started I'm definitely new to this site not to my beliefs and feelings. I'm sixty eight so Ive had my questions for many years I just didn't know there was any place out there to share and listen to others who felt the same way. thank you
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: parvana on December 05, 2010, 12:47:41 PM
Hi I'm a newbie from California. I'm 63 and sort of got into Witchcraft when I was in my 40's but for the wrong reasons. Did some stupid things and realized it and gave it up.  Last Spring I walked away from Christianity.  It's been part of my life off and on but there is so much I can't accept that I'm done with it for good now.  For the last couple of months I have been inhaling everything I can find on Wicca and I really think this is where I belong. To honor the Earth that has gone through so much suffering for us. I want to help it heal in my small way. I may even become a vegetarian (but don't quote me!)  The more I read the more meat is turning me off and I'm not sure why but I will go with it.
Blessings all
Parvana
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MissTree on December 05, 2010, 02:57:14 PM
Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: ejfinch on December 06, 2010, 08:16:53 AM
Hello and welcome, Shanel42 and Parvana!

Elizabeth
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lilpnkbnny on December 06, 2010, 08:18:27 AM
Welcome to all of you.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: CuriousOne on December 25, 2010, 07:06:08 PM
Hello Everyone!

I am very new, meaning I have very little knowledge of Wicca. I am very eager to learn, but I am at a loss on how to begin this journey. I want to begin at the beginning ;) and see where I could end up. I am hoping to find peace with myself and others, as well as connect on a deeper level with the people and things around me.

Well-intentioned guidance is much appreciated! Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to be here. I hope to find my way around the boards soon so that i may begin to use the knowledge available here.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Thesaria on December 28, 2010, 03:31:30 AM
Hi everyone, you may not remember me but I went under the name of Odbe here quite a few years ago. For those who do I apologise for the shedding of pink fluff. At that time I thought I found in warm fuzzy Wicca my destiny/lifelong faith/goddess-chosen path etc. but I gradually became more eclectic and less misty-eyed.

I now know my enquiries had just begun and I'm interested in a broader scope of paganism, largely totemism, earth and animal related magic, chaos-magic and liberally applying eclecticism without becoming a cultural tourist.

I returned here because I want a more academic knowledge of Wicca and neopaganism. I feel they are my roots and I want to be able to explain them clearly to other people, but my definitions are fuzzy and it seems like the New Age movement has leaked into itself all over the place. With a scatterbrained knowledge of general history, I want to find out as much fact about Wicca and its history as possible, and I remember this forum as an excellent (and friendly and entertaining) resource.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Hjolmaer on December 28, 2010, 05:06:30 AM
Welcome back.

Here's a good starting point for getting into the actual history of Wicca:

http://www.thewica.co.uk/Gerald%20Gardner.htm
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on December 28, 2010, 08:59:42 AM
Welcome back. :) 
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MissTree on December 28, 2010, 10:15:24 AM
Hello & welcome back. :-)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Lady Brigid on January 01, 2011, 10:04:35 PM
Hello all! Obviously I'm new here and this is where my path to the divine has led me. I hope to get to know you all and have many friends in my adventures.
P.S. Eden's Garden is my sister and I was told to mention that I'm Grant's mommy.  :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: edens garden on January 01, 2011, 10:09:45 PM
Hello all! Obviously I'm new here and this is where my path to the divine has led me. I hope to get to know you all and have many friends in my adventures.
P.S. Eden's Garden is my sister and I was told to mention that I'm Grant's mommy.  :)

THIS WOMAN IS MY SISTER, AND I LOVE HER! That being said, she will be joining us at Beltane, and her joining the forums is the best thing to have happened to me all year!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Lady Brigid on January 01, 2011, 10:44:21 PM
THIS WOMAN IS MY SISTER, AND I LOVE HER! That being said, she will be joining us at Beltane, and her joining the forums is the best thing to have happened to me all year!

Aw! That makes joining even better for me EG!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: edens garden on January 01, 2011, 10:47:53 PM
Aw! That makes joining even better for me EG!

 :-* Oh, you know how excited I am! It means so much to have you  on this journey with me.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Snake-Man on January 01, 2011, 11:44:21 PM
THIS WOMAN IS MY SISTER, AND I LOVE HER! That being said, she will be joining us at Beltane, and her joining the forums is the best thing to have happened to me all year!

Be afraid, be very afraid!!!  I mean, um......................welcome!!!   ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: edens garden on January 02, 2011, 09:17:34 AM
Be afraid, be very afraid!!!  I mean, um......................welcome!!!   ;D

Should she be afraid of us, or should you all be afraid of her? ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Snake-Man on January 02, 2011, 12:15:38 PM
Should she be afraid of us, or should you all be afraid of her? ;)

Either or...
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Rhea Li on January 02, 2011, 01:15:22 PM
LOL

Welcome Lady Brigid. :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lilpnkbnny on January 06, 2011, 08:31:52 AM
Welcome EG's Sister!!! Glad to have you among us!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Lady Brigid on January 06, 2011, 04:34:39 PM
Welcome EG's Sister!!! Glad to have you among us!

Thank you!
I'm so glad I took EG's advice and actually joined.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on January 07, 2011, 09:34:43 PM
Thank you!
I'm so glad I took EG's advice and actually joined.

Famous last words....  :-p
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: edens garden on January 07, 2011, 10:26:45 PM
Famous last words....  :-p

She's already agreed to coming to Beltane with me, there's no escaping it now! ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on January 07, 2011, 10:34:53 PM
She can pitch her tent by Buttercup and me.....
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: edens garden on January 08, 2011, 10:35:54 AM
Nah, she'll be in a tent with my other friend and I. But thanks for the offer! Besides, I'm going to try and pitch my tent as far away from people having sex as possible ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Hjolmaer on January 08, 2011, 01:02:22 PM
Good luck with that...

...I'd suggest the individual camps down by the lake.

Or the equestrian camps up the road a bit.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: edens garden on January 08, 2011, 01:06:10 PM
No kidding. Oh well, I'll have my appropriately themed under garments.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Hjolmaer on January 08, 2011, 01:11:24 PM
Ah, but do the dead keep it?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: edens garden on January 08, 2011, 01:16:58 PM
Absolutely ;)

Also, I came up with another one!

"You Shall Not Pass!"
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Hjolmaer on January 08, 2011, 01:24:25 PM
Silk-screen of Tarquin saying "None shall pass."
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: edens garden on January 08, 2011, 01:28:38 PM
I need one more solid lotr one and I can make a pair for my ladies and I!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Hjolmaer on January 08, 2011, 02:14:56 PM
I'd offer up "I do not suffer the living to pass" as a variant, but that could have some...interesting...connotations.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: edens garden on January 08, 2011, 02:29:50 PM
"The Way Is Shut" and "You Shall Not Pass" is what I have so far. I'll rewatch the movies and decide on my third.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: anna on January 08, 2011, 03:48:36 PM
Hi,
lol sounds like you are having fun.
I am brand new to any of this .
Any info on where to start would be nice. :}
Have a good day.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Hjolmaer on January 08, 2011, 03:53:48 PM
Check the stickied threads under Wicca Q&A, Pagan Q&A, and Newbies for starting points (stickied threads have a push-pin symbol next to their name).

There you'll find book lists, internet websites, and other information.  And don't be afraid to ask questions.

Welcome aboard.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Snake-Man on January 08, 2011, 04:34:00 PM
"The Way Is Shut" and "You Shall Not Pass" is what I have so far. I'll rewatch the movies and decide on my third.

How about "My Preciousssssssss"   ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Rhea Li on January 08, 2011, 05:01:01 PM


(http://images.wikia.com/lotr/images/b/ba/Smeagol_5.jpg)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: edens garden on January 08, 2011, 05:03:27 PM
A picture is worth a thousand words ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Lady Brigid on January 11, 2011, 06:01:05 PM

(http://images.wikia.com/lotr/images/b/ba/Smeagol_5.jpg)

This is the love of my nerd life. Just sayin'
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: edens garden on January 11, 2011, 06:26:29 PM
This is the love of my nerd life. Just sayin'

Okay, so I need a Gollum/Smegol lotr quote for you ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: anna on January 12, 2011, 02:32:10 PM
Thank you. :-p
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Lady Brigid on January 19, 2011, 03:30:20 PM
Okay, so I need a Gollum/Smegol lotr quote for you ;D
Just find a man to call me "my precioussssssssssss" and not be creepy haha
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Rhea Li on January 19, 2011, 03:31:56 PM
Just find a man to call me "my precioussssssssssss" and not be creepy haha

Good luck.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: moonflower on January 25, 2011, 05:57:29 PM
Hi! I go by the name Moonflower. I have been called this since I was sixteen by anyone who knows me. My friends say that I tend to bloom at night. Although now that I am 37 I tend to spend a lot of time in the daylight now. I am new to this site. I am not really what I think most of you would call a Wiccan. I believe in most of the teachings. I really have no religious preference. I would like to learn a lot more about being a Wiccan and how this would fit into my life. Thank You. And Blessed Be.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Hjolmaer on January 25, 2011, 05:59:40 PM
Welcome aboard.

Not everyone here is Wiccan.  In fact, one of the Elders is actually a Christian. :o

I'd say, start with the stickied threads in Wicca Q&A, Pagan Q&A, and Newbies.  Stickied threads have a push-pin symbol next to their name, and the name itself is in bold type.

And feel free to ask questions, but expect questions in return.

The more you put in, the more you'll get out.  Enjoy your stay.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: BadJimmy on February 06, 2011, 12:16:06 PM
I am still trying to fugure this out, and now, I thank, I have it.  I am 60, retired, and finaly realized my Grandmother was Wicca.  Mid-wife, healer, and a wonderful woman to know. My Mom was the same way, the world is a better place now, for their stay in it.  I hope folks will say the same for me.   

I have zero knowledge of  Wicca ways, but am willing to learn. 
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Hjolmaer on February 06, 2011, 12:24:22 PM
Start with the stickied threads in Wicca Q&A, Pagan Q&A, and Newbies (stickied threads have a push-pin symbol next to their name).

If you have any questions, use the search function to see what answers might already be here.  If you need further clarification or if the question just hasn't come up, don't be afraid to ask.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: CuriousMiyako on February 08, 2011, 06:45:54 PM
Hello(: My name is Sarah and I am very much a newbie to this. I have practically zero on the knowledge scale, but I am willing to learn. I only just recently found out about Wicca, and I like it a lot. Funny story, I was reading a book that was based around Wicca which I didnt know was a real religion until a few days ago when I googled it. I was raised in a Christian home so this whole of Wicca is new to me, but I've never felt at home with Christianity. I felt like I was always faking it. But then I found Wicca, which fits with me much better. I think that my path of life is leading me to Wicca. And thank my stars, my quest is no longer a lonely path. Well, thats my story. I am also looking for a mentor/teacher so I can learn. preferably one within my area. Anyone know how I can find such a person?? Thank you(: ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Hjolmaer on February 08, 2011, 07:17:59 PM
Well, in the meantime, see my last post in this thread (right above yours) for where to get a good start on learning.

Why do you feel that Wicca is right for you?

Why do you say that your path is no longer a lonely one?

For local teachers/mentors/study groups/etc, check out www.witchvox.com

Welcome to the boards.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Maggickrayne on February 09, 2011, 08:47:05 AM
Hello everyone, my name is Jennifer and i just wanted to say thank you for approving my membership for the forums. I am new to the forums and I'm very excited to be here. I live in the midwest and i enjoy every moment of it. In my spare time I'm either working around my house, in my garden or reading. Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on February 09, 2011, 09:53:57 AM
Welcome aboard Jennifer  :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: CuriousMiyako on February 09, 2011, 02:42:08 PM
Well, in the meantime, see my last post in this thread (right above yours) for where to get a good start on learning.
Thank you, will do.(:

Why do you feel that Wicca is right for you?
Well, like I said I never felt at home with Christianity. It never made sense. Not that much anyway. I have always revered nature, and wanted to appreciate it, care for it, help it, so things the right way.. but I was never sure how to do so.. Then I found Wicca and it was like it all fell into place. This makes so much more sense to me, and encompasses all principles and things I have been looking for, one of the main things being its reverent respect for nature.

Why do you say that your path is no longer a lonely one?
My best friend has also looked into Wicca and decided it was the right path for him.

For local teachers/mentors/study groups/etc, check out www.witchvox.com
Oh ok I will check it out:)

Welcome to the boards.
Thankyou ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Tabbris on February 09, 2011, 05:40:55 PM
Hello, I'm Tabbris and from Liverpool, UK  Thank you for allowing me to join.  What a lovely forum with a top interface!

I just turned 50 and feel out of sync.  I was brought up a Catholic but it never felt right for me.  Possibly due to the cruelty I encountered by the particular order of nuns, who taught us at school.  it just doesn't feel right for me, but I fully accept that it does for many.

I've been drawn to Angels for a good few years and I adore the natural beauty of crystals and rocks.  Trees have an hypnotic effect on me especially in Scotland, where we holiday every year. But above all, I have an affinity with animals.

Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Maggickrayne on February 09, 2011, 08:10:31 PM
Welcome aboard Jennifer  :)

Thank you
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Sassa on February 10, 2011, 01:18:25 PM
Greetings to all...I am Sarah. Thank you for being here and allowing me in the 'door'... I am a middle-aged woman who has been searching since adolescence for a 'religion' or practice that feels right and truly enlightening and positive...the closest I ever found has been Buddism, but do not practice. I have felt drawn to the 'nature religions' from the beginning of my life's journey, but have been wary of getting involved in the 'wrong' (?) kind of Wicca or Paganism.... I feel safe here and will delve more deeply into the information and guidance so freely given. I suffer from severe depression and, what feels even worse, severe anxiety which have left me unable to work and interfere's with my ability to interact with those around me. I believe in this moment that I will find what I need to heal myself by finally following this lifelong heart-tug....and that, once healed, I can be the positive presence in this world that I so wish to be.. I thank you all in advance for any healing energy sent my way - for now, I will be reading and learning and listening. Oh, and smiling....  Blessed be.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: FireWillow on February 10, 2011, 03:40:09 PM
It would appear that most newbs are mistaking this thread for an introduction thread.  Is there a way that the intent of this thread can be clarified either in the title or the first post?

FW,
Always giving newbs a positive welcome
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Sassa on February 11, 2011, 06:45:47 AM
If we newbies are confused about posting introductions on this thread, perhaps it is because of it's title..."Newbie Haven Introductions"??? Please feel free to guide/direct me/us to the more proper venue....

With gratitude, and a heart open to healing and love, Sassa
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Hjolmaer on February 11, 2011, 09:41:43 AM
If we newbies are confused about posting introductions on this thread, perhaps it is because of it's title..."Newbie Haven Introductions"??? Please feel free to guide/direct me/us to the more proper venue....

With gratitude, and a heart open to healing and love, Sassa

You're fine posting an introduction in here.  There's nothing that says you can't, and it's perfectly acceptable to do so.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Sassa on February 11, 2011, 04:17:17 PM
Thank you....I'm glad to be here. :D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on February 11, 2011, 04:24:15 PM
Welcome to TCC Sassa
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Rhea Li on February 11, 2011, 04:33:05 PM

 ;D Welcome Sassa!!!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Amber6 on February 15, 2011, 10:24:17 AM
Hello, I am very new to this.  Not one to really speak up, so I'm feeling out of my element here.  I guess that can be a good thing to do from time to time.  Well, thought I should go ahead and introduce myself.  My name is Amber6 and I will try to not ask any stupid questions.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: FireWillow on February 15, 2011, 10:46:25 AM
You're fine posting an introduction in here.  There's nothing that says you can't, and it's perfectly acceptable to do so.

And for that matter, there is nothing that says you can't post your introduction in the TCC Workshop...

                   ...or A.S.K....

                                        ...or Informative Announcements...

                                                            ...or the Talking Stick.


Before you know it, people will be posting introductions EVERYWHERE! 

If he gets up, we'll all get up.  It'll be ANARCHY!!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on February 15, 2011, 10:54:52 AM
Hello, I am very new to this.  Not one to really speak up, so I'm feeling out of my element here.  I guess that can be a good thing to do from time to time.  Well, thought I should go ahead and introduce myself.  My name is Amber6 and I will try to not ask any stupid questions.

Welcome to TCC Amber :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Hjolmaer on February 15, 2011, 01:11:28 PM
Hello, I am very new to this.  Not one to really speak up, so I'm feeling out of my element here.  I guess that can be a good thing to do from time to time.  Well, thought I should go ahead and introduce myself.  My name is Amber6 and I will try to not ask any stupid questions.

Stupid questions aside, it's always better to ask and risk appearing the fool, than to assume and remove all doubt.

Welcome to the forums.  Enjoy your stay.  Check the stickied threads in Wicca Q&A, Pagan Q&A and here in Newbie Haven and get yourself brushed up.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Amber6 on February 16, 2011, 01:39:41 PM
 :D Thanks, I'm happy to be here.  It's nice to know that there are good people in this world.  It can be easy to forget that.  I hope to figure out how to use this site better.  Thanks for the welcome.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lindylou on February 18, 2011, 05:44:51 PM
 hello to all, not exactly sure what I am searching for but I do know I'm searching.  Just had my 56th birthday and for sometime I have been interested in Wicca.  This could possibly be where I begin my journey.  I know zip about Wicca other than it appears to be very universal.  Point me in the direction of knowledge because I'm feeling like a sponge.


squishes
Linda
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Hjolmaer on February 18, 2011, 05:46:58 PM
The stickied threads in the Wicca Q&A, Pagan Q&A and Newbies sections will provide you with a good "jumping off" point.  From there, you'll find what speaks to you.

Welcome to the forums.  Enjoy your stay.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lindylou on February 18, 2011, 09:19:03 PM
And if necessary, I can provide a list of other things to jump off of, because I'm always happy to be of help! :D

thanks, i like you already  ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: meltingstar on February 20, 2011, 06:26:54 PM
Greetings All,
   I am new to this site and a solitary so new to a lot of the traditions.
---Meltingstar
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Rhea Li on February 20, 2011, 06:30:10 PM
Welcome all you lovely new comers who are entering this world of crazy animals, OCD humans, and those who like to bite with a few completely nice people put into the mix. (http://www.smileys4me.com/getsmiley.php?show=3982)(http://www.smileys4me.com/getsmiley.php?show=3978)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Rhea Li on February 22, 2011, 01:30:54 PM
Crazy animal. ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: edens garden on February 22, 2011, 01:52:19 PM
Oh! Oh! What am I?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Rhea Li on February 22, 2011, 01:59:13 PM
One of the nice people.  :D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Rhea Li on February 22, 2011, 03:09:23 PM
Just to let you know what I am, I am a mixture of crazy animal and nice person.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: edens garden on February 22, 2011, 03:11:36 PM
One of the nice people.  :D

Woo! I feel special ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: edens garden on February 22, 2011, 04:00:43 PM
Does that make us some sort of sexified transformer? ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Rhea Li on February 22, 2011, 04:09:23 PM
LOL :D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: edens garden on February 22, 2011, 07:45:00 PM
I don't know about that but it makes me wonder how your kids are going to turn out. :P Luckily, I have chosen to abstain from procreation due to the fact I am attracted to people as crazy as I am. :P

Well, supposedly I am going to have five of them, so at least one is bound to turn out normal!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: graytogreen on February 24, 2011, 10:35:29 PM
Hello all and Merry Meet!

My birth name is Cody, but my recently adopted Craft name is Blaze.  I'm new to Wicca and Witchcraft, but have been lightly studying up on it for years (like many others, starting back in my high school years when religious rebellion was the "thing to do").  Now, in my 20s, I have more of a reverence for the Craft, and know that it is the spiritual path that I want to take in this life.  I've been studying under a wonderful woman and Third Degree High Priestess of the Craft.  To better introduce myself and my path in this life as a witch so far, here are some brief highlights:

I chose the name Blaze because A: it works numerologically with my birth number of 1, and B: it means "fire", which is the element opposite my own.  I have been taught that one should embrace the element opposite them in order achieve a high level of balance in all aspects of life.  It actually started out as "Blaize", which worked numerologically as well, but in French means "stutter or lisp", and that wasn't quite as appealing.

I am a psi-empath, which means that I can feel/read the emotions of others who are around me.  This was a factor that helped me to choose Wicca.  I have been learning how to control my psychic abilities, because in the past, I have not known how to shut them off.  This has often resulted in my utter exhaustion just halfway through the day from emotions coming and going through my body.

Wicca has helped me to re-evaluate many happenings in my life thus far.  My encounters with the supernatural have spanned nearly my entire, starting after the deaths of my grandparents.  Strange things would happen in our house after their passing.  Doors slamming, lights flickering, and later on, dreams of my grandmother telling me she was alright where she was.  I've experienced shadow figures, and disembodied voices.  Wicca has helped me to understand these happenings.

So that's me, Blaze, in a nutshell.  I look forward to meeting so many of you in the times to come.

Blessed Be!

~\Blaze/~
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Amber6 on February 25, 2011, 01:24:31 PM
Hey Blaze nice to meet you.  I'm not on the computer all that often and I'm really new to this site too, but I didn't want to leave you hangin' out there.  So hi ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: dedejoy68 on February 25, 2011, 07:12:34 PM
Hi all,

I am Dede. I am new to the wiccan way. I have always been drawn to anything mystical or magical. Casting about for a little guidance. :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lilpnkbnny on March 02, 2011, 09:18:01 AM
Welcome to all the Newbies I haven't had a chance to meet yet. I hope you enjoy the site.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: millerj91 on March 04, 2011, 11:28:55 AM
I am only two generations away from being Amish. My great grandparents on my fathers side came to the US in the late 1860s and soon thereafter turned away from their faith with no explanation. I am 42 now and only found out we were Amish in the past when I was 40, don't know why noone is ever told or why its never spoken of. Since then my family seems to have drifted from one religion to the next primarily being christian but trying most all religions at one time or another. My mothers family wasn't Amish and were about as un-religious as one can be. I have been interested in Wicca since the early 80s. I could say I've been drawn to it but thats not quite right. Its more of a need or a yearning. I don't know much beyond what I've read, and it seems to be too clinical or shallow. I believe that Wicca is something one should live and breath, not learn from a book or see in a misleading movie. I joined this forum to aid me in learning, to help me understand if what I know is ever going to be enough to start being Wiccan, or if I'll always be outside of this and all other faiths. 
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lilpnkbnny on March 04, 2011, 12:51:01 PM
Welcome to the site Miller! I hope you take the time to poke around the Wicca And Pagan Q&A threads. Enjoy your explorations.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on March 08, 2011, 04:05:00 AM
Welcome aboard. :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Jess3088 on March 12, 2011, 10:28:23 AM
I an planing to take up wicca healing while being a practicing christin. Wicca practices have always enticed me. See you around the fourms!
Jesse
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on March 12, 2011, 10:31:43 AM
Welcome to the forums. :)

Wicca healing?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Hjolmaer on March 12, 2011, 12:12:24 PM
Welcome to the forums. :)

Wicca healing?

What he said.

What's your understanding of Wicca?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: ILoveYou93 on March 12, 2011, 11:17:34 PM
Hi, I guess I will start off by saying My name is Angel.
Im 17 and I have been interested in The path of the Wicca for a few years now. I never knew how to go about becoming a wiccan myself though, My father believes any kind of "Magick" Is a devils worship, he also says its a bunch of bull.. So it hasnt been easy on me. I have found this site though and It gives me hope.. I DO write poems, about love, life, and experiances that I have had.. Its something I love to sit outside and do. I believe that this path is for me because I feel right when I read about it, I feel a longing to learn more. I remember looking up at the moon at night and finding myself asking the moon to help me walk the right path.. I think (from what I've read) that might have been my inner most self talking to the Goddess, I could be wrong but you never really know right? In church I feel out of place.. I always have. I love being outside, Day and night. I feel strong and comfertable out in the woods, by a lake or the ocean, in a medow or wide open feilds.. At night I love looking up at the stars and I think the moon is the most beautiful, especally at the fullest.. I dont really know what else to say other then I hope to learn and help as much as possible.. I am smart for a "young" girl. I have pretty much been on my own since age 10 or 12 right around the time I started learning about wiccans. Dad was always working Step-Mom hardly had time for me, she had 3 other kids.. And a job. Um.. So yeah.. hope to make friends here. Most of all I hope to find wether or not this is my right path!

~Blessed Be~
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Rovay on March 12, 2011, 11:31:53 PM
Welcome in, from me, the other newbie  ;) And do not worry what other think - it's your path, not theirs, if it feels right, keep going.


You are very pretty too ^^
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: ILoveYou93 on March 12, 2011, 11:39:27 PM
Many thanks :) I dont normally worry about what others think. I would like to know from an older and wiser wicca what they think though :) And this path feels right, more then right it feels exact. :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Hjolmaer on March 13, 2011, 08:14:31 AM
This is a good place to get started, Angel.  The path is ultimately outside of these hallowed fora, but at the same time, much can be gained from within them as well.

Check the stickied topics (a push pin appears next to their name, and the name is in bold type) in Wicca Q&A, Pagan Q&A and Newbie Haven for starting points/basics/forum guidelines/etc.

In terms of Wicca, I'd be careful about the "if it feels right it is right" approach, as Wicca has certain set tenets/dogma/liturgy/etc that defines it as Wicca.  Basically, if you're not doing it the Wiccan way, you aren't Wiccan.  Doesn't mean you aren't Pagan/Shaman/Animist/Witch/Etc.  If Wiccan is what you seek to be, then I would do as much research into Wicca as you can to find what defines it as such, and see if that jives with you.  And always, regardless of where your path takes you, keep your mind open to your own spiritual growth.  Wicca may be absolutely perfect for you.   For now.  What's to stop your growth from taking you in another direction (say, shamanism) later on?  Wicca is a sort of "jumping off" point for a lot of people who are getting themselves away from the "organized" Judeo-Christian religions.  It still bears the structure their subconciously comfortable with, while allowing them all the room to grow they could desire.  Some stick with Wicca, others eventually move on beyond it to other paths, often paths of their own making.  No choice here is wrong, as (as Rovay points out) it's your path.  Only you can walk it, and only you can know where it's going.

Welcome aboard.  The more you participate, the more you'll take out of your time here.

Enjoy your stay.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Rainn on March 13, 2011, 08:34:29 AM
Welcome Angel.   :)   I hope you find that for which you seek.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Hjolmaer on March 13, 2011, 08:44:31 AM
I hope you find that for which you seek.

I forgot this part.  Always remember that what you seek and what you find may very well be different things......
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lilpnkbnny on March 14, 2011, 12:05:16 AM
Welcome to TCC Angel.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: ILoveYou93 on March 17, 2011, 04:10:09 PM
Thank you all. I will be on here and I will be researching as much as I possibly can. I have work and school, and of course my love. I am almost always out doors so it may not be that often. I am very happy that so many people have already welcomed me. It feels very nice to be welcomed. I will check out the Q&A's and everything else that this site has to offer me. I have to go for a little. Dad just got home and we are about to bond a little and watch a movie. Thank you guys for welcoming me and thank you Hjolmaer for the advise. I very much will enjoy my stay. And I hope to make friends along the way. :) If what I seek isnt what I find, I will still be just as happy, because I found something either way. :)

Have a blessed night :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lilpnkbnny on March 17, 2011, 04:46:03 PM
There's a little drama creeping in on the boards right now, but don't let that distract you.  It comes and it goes. Take what you can from the site and set the rest aside.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: dbzkid26 on March 18, 2011, 04:28:48 PM
hi, i just got into wicca not even a week ago and i am still curious of many things. i hope to expand my knowledge of wicca and soon start my own BOS. i am of catholic religion and used to go to a christian youth group, and even though i believe in the lord i feel as if there is a lot of error in the bible. i am now turning to wicca in order to get closer to the lord, because what better way to get closer to the almighty creator than to learn about his creations. hope my stay here is is peacful and also educational   :D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on March 18, 2011, 06:19:31 PM
hi, i just got into wicca not even a week ago and i am still curious of many things. i hope to expand my knowledge of wicca and soon start my own BOS. i am of catholic religion and used to go to a christian youth group, and even though i believe in the lord i feel as if there is a lot of error in the bible. i am now turning to wicca in order to get closer to the lord, because what better way to get closer to the almighty creator than to learn about his creations. hope my stay here is is peacful and also educational   :D

You're forgiven.....  :-p

Welcome to the forum :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Lady Brigid on March 18, 2011, 06:26:29 PM
hi, i just got into wicca not even a week ago and i am still curious of many things. i hope to expand my knowledge of wicca and soon start my own BOS. i am of catholic religion and used to go to a christian youth group, and even though i believe in the lord i feel as if there is a lot of error in the bible. i am now turning to wicca in order to get closer to the lord, because what better way to get closer to the almighty creator than to learn about his creations. hope my stay here is is peacful and also educational   :D
That's an amazing way to view it. Also very true to yourself by knowing and admitting that you believing in the Christian Lord but wanting to explore paganism to get closer to Him. I personally don't believe in that particular God but I admire you for being true to yourself. Welcome to TCC.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Rainn on March 18, 2011, 07:37:32 PM
Welcome to TCC!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: dbzkid26 on March 19, 2011, 08:18:34 AM
thanks for the support. glad to be part of such a supporting forum.  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: EmeraldHauberk on March 21, 2011, 03:45:07 PM
Hello all!  I've been interested for years, but never formally practiced, so I'm hoping I can find some straight-shooting answers.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: milo on March 26, 2011, 09:47:37 PM
Hello, just a newb here curious about wicca and paganism and just wanted to look for a place to lurk and read up on the subject.  I've had various experiences mostly concerning nature that make me 'think', and I believe that things happen for a reason and hope to learn and grow. I've read the Book of Shadows, but nothing else.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lilpnkbnny on March 26, 2011, 10:35:23 PM
Anyone going to introduce us to Prairie???
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: edens garden on March 26, 2011, 11:02:46 PM
Wait, there is one universal Book of Shadows? Damn, I sure hope it is bound in green leather and illustrated! ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on March 27, 2011, 12:13:25 AM
Anyone going to introduce us to Prairie???

If it's the Prairie I know, a very amazing woman. :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: serene on March 29, 2011, 06:47:32 AM
Good morning everyone! All my life I have been a Lutheran but I never felt connected or at least the way I think one should feel about their beliefs. I have always said to those closest to me that I feel more spiritual, connected when I am walking, outdoors, sun in my face, warm breezes, spring flowers, new snow, all of those spectacular visions, smells and tactile sensations. I am exploring Wicca and have started my own journal. There are traditions and holidays that I would not change or give up that are Christian. and I do believe Jesus lived and was a prophet, not sure about the rest, certainly not in the literal sense. In reading I found an answer that I thought was brilliant. Herne or Kardia not sure which, stated that they thought of Wicca and Christianity as peanut butter and chocolate, very different but when blended work well together......
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Hjolmaer on March 29, 2011, 07:02:40 AM
Where was this at?  I must've overlooked it.  I'd run a search on those two terms here on the forums.  The topic has been discussed in a number of different venues here.  The insights might help you on your path.

Welcome aboard.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: serene on March 29, 2011, 07:09:46 AM
Thank you. I must say in reading many of the posts I am impressed with the sophisticated and intelligent discussions. Today is my birthday, I am 66 years old and one would think by that time one should have figured out what their beliefs are. Let's just say I have come to this place after experiencing the loss of my father. The greatest gift he gave to me was the ability to be open to other ideas and I am just finding this out. OK so I am a slow learner. I am not interested yet in spells or magic there is just too much to learn and absorb about the beliefs. I must do some heavy duty reading before I can even ask an intelligent question. Thank you again for your patience.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lilpnkbnny on March 29, 2011, 07:17:21 AM
Welcome to TCC Serene. I hope you find what you are searching for. I am very sorry for the loss of your father.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Healer Ashling on March 29, 2011, 07:23:03 AM
Welcome :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: serene on March 29, 2011, 07:57:42 AM
Thank you all! It has been an interesting journey, getting here that is. I believe if one is meant to be a Wicca one will get there.....no matter how long it takes.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: vamplover81 on April 02, 2011, 07:00:22 PM
Hi, i am new to the whole wicca thingand am looking for guidance on how to really get started on this quest. if any one can help me please let me know.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Healer Ashling on April 02, 2011, 07:03:08 PM
Welcome first off. Second, almost anyone on here can help you. Make an intro, tell us a bit about yourself and read the stickied topics. That will get you on the right foot :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Nixie on April 28, 2011, 04:07:03 AM
Okay, I guess the place to start would be hello; so hello everyone my name is Erika, I know some people have a craft name, but i could never have the heart, i was named after a relative who died a few months before i was born, my mum was asked to name me Erika.

My introduction to Wicca came when my granddad died when i was twelve years old. I didn't believe what people were telling me, so i started reading and researching other 'explanations' if you will for what i was feeling. I began seeing and feeling him around me, people called me crazy and that i was imagining it, but in my heart i knew he was there. It was not long after his death i began to have dreams about my Nan's death, seeing he in a hospital bed connected to machines and really sick. In the dream her eyes refused to close, i was terrified by this. I told my parents and they said it was just a bad dream. 18 months later she died in a hospital of bowel cancer, i was told by my mum that she refused to close her eyes until she had seen each of her children.
I freaked and ran away, trying to run from myself mostly.

After about 6/7 months i tried to find my way back, to accepting her death and making my peace with that fact, so i began researching and reading books again and a few things began slipping into place for me.
When i was 16 i got extremely sick and was in ICU for 6 months, hooked up to all kinds of machines, i was told many times i should have died. I've been hit by a car that should have paralyzed me, but all i ended up with was a hip replacement. I'm not sure why i have survived everything that has happened and i do question why i did at times. But now I'm 24 and alive.

I am still learning the path and that is why i am here. I have many questions, but i am not sure of the words to say them. I am not looking for definitive answers, because i'll never get those.
People don't always accept me for who i am or what i believe, but i am finally glad i had the courage to come here and get the chance to talk to people with like minded thoughts and have had similar and different life experiences.

So that is pretty much Erika, I thank you for the acceptance.

Many blessings on you! 
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: serene on May 04, 2011, 12:42:09 PM
Ahhh Ericka, what a journey you have traveled in your short life. Hope you find peace and some answers.....
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: catescue on May 16, 2011, 06:19:41 AM
Hi, My name is Cat and i am a newby. I hope that i can find everything that I am looking for with in all of you. My life has hit rock botom and I have decided to reconstruct my whole life. I have decided to become vegetarian. It is going pretty good. If anyone here can help me with this, I will be much happy. I have 2 kids, a boy and a girl. I work 2 jobs and i am getting ready to go back to college to work in the medical field.  Ok, I think that covers the introductions. Would love to talk and ask questions and get to know all you. Have an amazing day!!! ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on May 16, 2011, 11:12:36 AM
Welcome aboard :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Snake-Man on May 16, 2011, 12:15:22 PM
Hi, My name is Cat and i am a newby. I hope that i can find everything that I am looking for with in all of you. My life has hit rock botom and I have decided to reconstruct my whole life. I have decided to become vegetarian. It is going pretty good. If anyone here can help me with this, I will be much happy. I have 2 kids, a boy and a girl. I work 2 jobs and i am getting ready to go back to college to work in the medical field.  Ok, I think that covers the introductions. Would love to talk and ask questions and get to know all you. Have an amazing day!!! ;D

Welcome, Cat.  I can help you with most any questions you have, except the vegetarian part.  I'm a meat-eater, sorry.  Other than that, welcome aboard.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Nixie on May 16, 2011, 12:21:31 PM
For me being a 'Veggie' is easy, i've not eaten meat for about 9 years. (I am frequently called a Rabbit) Though if you have any questions i will try my best to answer them.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: shadetree on May 16, 2011, 12:25:01 PM
Welcome
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Salem on May 25, 2011, 12:30:37 PM
Hello, I am Salem. (Forgive me, I'm always so nervous with introductory posts). Anyways, I am very new to Wicca. All my life I've lived in a very strict and narrow-minded Christian home. Looking back I can remember always having my doubts about the religion that was being shoved down my throat and I was being made to believe in. Due to certain events, in the end I ended up getting very hurt by the church I had gone to my whole life. It was then I began reexamine my faith. Taking out what I was being made to believe in and finding out what I really believed in for myself. It was a very liberating feeling. I felt drawn to earth based religions. There was something about them that seemed beautiful to me. I don't know if this sounds silly, but it was just like something inside me knew that this was for me. But, I was worried. I didn't want my conversion to Wicca to be for the wrong reasons. I didn't want it to be because I was still hurt from that church, or for out of rebellion, or out of spite. I wanted it to be for the right reasons. So I gave it time. I wanted to be sure. Over a year later and here we are. Unfortunately though, I don't know as much as I wish I did. I am unable to buy any books because I'm still in a very strict house and still made to go to that church. I would be in deep trouble if they knew. Fortunately, I am getting out in a few months. Until then, I'm sorry if I seem ignorant on any subjects. I want to learn. I want to learn so badly. I've tried to learn all that I can.

So, quick facts: my name is Salem. I am a boy. I love books. And I have a tendency to talk a lot.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on May 25, 2011, 12:37:09 PM
Welcome aboard.  You did very well on your intro. :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: shadetree on May 26, 2011, 10:47:16 AM
Welcome
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on May 26, 2011, 11:24:07 AM
Well Meet Salem . Are you thinking of making this your home away from home . If so the keys under the pumpkin. oldghost
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Nixie on May 26, 2011, 11:39:48 AM
 :) Hello and Welcome :) *waving*
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on May 29, 2011, 11:12:46 PM
Hello, I am Marisol.I have been here before  but it has been some time ago. I just had too many things going on and was about to explode. So, I had to cut back some. I have been a solitary practioner for about 11 yrs. Wicca is a way of life for me. But right now I need to be reminded where I came from. I want to learn more-this seemed like a good place to start )
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: dark magus on May 29, 2011, 11:44:39 PM
Greetings
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Passer Urbanus on May 30, 2011, 12:08:55 AM
Welcome Marisol!  I think I might remember you... The name sounds familiar, at least. :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on May 30, 2011, 01:27:12 AM
Welcome  back Marisol  stick around this time  okay. oldghost
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on May 30, 2011, 06:41:35 AM
Hello, I am Marisol.I have been here before  but it has been some time ago. I just had too many things going on and was about to explode. So, I had to cut back some. I have been a solitary practioner for about 11 yrs. Wicca is a way of life for me. But right now I need to be reminded where I came from. I want to learn more-this seemed like a good place to start )

Welcome back. :)  I remember your name. 
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: fleuralchemy on June 05, 2011, 04:35:52 PM
Hello Everyone, my name's Amethyst. Yes that's my real name. My parents are hippies. I am in my mid twenties not that it matters; I have friends from 2 to 100. I have been an earth-goddess loving hippie chick for sometime. I became unusually intrigued last full moon and since then have been reading up on the subject of witchcraft. I am currently reading a book by Silver Ravenwolf loaned to me by one of my beautiful earth-sisters as I explained to her my newfound intense fascination. I know I have great deal to learn as I know so little but am truly down for it. I already study aromatherapy, astrology, herbs, permaculture and tarot in my spare time. These are life long studies to me as I conceive of the Craft being as well. Currently I live with a small community of people which is held together by the goal of permaculture/creating a sustainable intentional community. It is a small urban farm with alot of potential. I lend credit to my mind's gateway into the Craft as a result of living closer to the earth now, as I live outdoors not (in a tent). I am excited about this journey wherever it takes me.

That's all for now.
ONE (((( <3 )))) LOVE
-Amethyst
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: fleuralchemy on June 05, 2011, 04:41:33 PM
I realize one sentence was off in that last post. I do live in a tent currently and plan on with friends help building an eco home out of straw, sand, and mud. LIfe is soo exciting
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on June 05, 2011, 10:11:16 PM
Welcome, you know when I was reading your post, I was thinking how lucky you are to have the experience of making your own house. Sounds very interesting. Blessed be.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: fleuralchemy on June 06, 2011, 06:53:25 AM
Thanks Marisol! I feel very blessed to design my own home, to have friends that have the knowledge of building this type of structure and are so willing to help. I really do believe everyone should be able to build their own eco home and as soon as I learn I plan on building more structures for the community with this knowledge. I have a friend that built their eco home with reused materials (trash) and paid $70 for screws and paint only. Isn't that amazing?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Snake-Man on June 06, 2011, 11:03:31 AM
Hello Everyone, my name's Amethyst. Yes that's my real name. My parents are hippies. I am in my mid twenties not that it matters; I have friends from 2 to 100. I have been an earth-goddess loving hippie chick for sometime. I became unusually intrigued last full moon and since then have been reading up on the subject of witchcraft. I am currently reading a book by Silver Ravenwolf loaned to me by one of my beautiful earth-sisters as I explained to her my newfound intense fascination. I know I have great deal to learn as I know so little but am truly down for it. I already study aromatherapy, astrology, herbs, permaculture and tarot in my spare time. These are life long studies to me as I conceive of the Craft being as well. Currently I live with a small community of people which is held together by the goal of permaculture/creating a sustainable intentional community. It is a small urban farm with alot of potential. I lend credit to my mind's gateway into the Craft as a result of living closer to the earth now, as I live outdoors not (in a tent). I am excited about this journey wherever it takes me.

That's all for now.
ONE (((( <3 )))) LOVE
-Amethyst

Welcome, Amethyst...but if I were you, I'd avoid anything by $liverRavingWoot.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: fleuralchemy on June 06, 2011, 08:41:03 PM
Thanks Snake Man; a friend loaned me this book. Can you recommend some books or authors for next time I go to half-price?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on June 06, 2011, 09:00:40 PM
Welcome to TCC Fleuralchemy.  In Wicca Q & A there is a list of books for beginners.  Check it out.  Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: fleuralchemy on June 06, 2011, 09:07:44 PM
'Preciate ya Arn. I will check it out
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on June 08, 2011, 07:52:41 PM
Hello, fleuralchemy ' well meet . oldghost
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Emeraldsgreen on June 09, 2011, 07:21:46 AM
Hello All, I'm new to forms. Trying to learn the navigation. I have been practicing wicca on and off for 10 years. I am a sole one and would love to listen to others.  I'm doing my geneology and I find interesting thing in my Scottish past that explain some childhood scrying experiances. I'm hoping for like minded people to share with.
Bring on the Light.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Firesong on June 09, 2011, 03:18:34 PM
Warm welcome to Fleuralchemy and Emeraldgreen...
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on June 09, 2011, 11:51:09 PM
Hello Fleuralchemy how are you?          Welcome Emeraldgreen glad you are here.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Nixie on June 10, 2011, 02:45:29 PM
 :) Hello and welcome :) *waving*
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on June 11, 2011, 12:02:37 AM
Hello  Emeraldgreen. I'm Irish and it's nice to meet you. oldghost
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: ravensong on June 14, 2011, 11:54:01 AM
Hi , my name is Ravensong . I'm 47 years old and have been actively studying and practiceing witchcraft for over 20 years . My mother taught me always be ready to lend a healing hand to any living being . I know that magic is magic it's all about "intention" I have over 300 books on magic , healing ,magic herbalism etc. I have three grown kids , my two daughters grew up learning everything I learned . Because they were 10 and 5 years old when I began to actively study . I say "actively" because until long after my parents passed on I realized they had been teaching me little magic's since i can remember lol .
I have a couple of health issues . Only 30% of my heart functions and I've had fibromyalgia as a result of a motorcycle wreck in 1981 (I was 17) . Both issues cause me a lot of trouble , and sometimes it may look as if I've wandered away , I haven't it's just that I never know how my day will be . I'm online most of the time . I enjoy shareing what i know and learning from others too .
Be Blessed Ravensong
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Prester on June 14, 2011, 05:16:48 PM
Please call me Prester.

I am Irish/Choctaw Indian.

For years, I have been searching for answers to questions that organized religion simply cannot answer.

I am from the Northwestern United States and I simply love the weather there.

Thank you for letting me walk among you.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on June 14, 2011, 11:26:33 PM
Welcome Ravensong happy to have you here. Please one favor , do not post in red ;it's to hard to read on the green background. Thanks, oldghost.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: ravensong on June 15, 2011, 02:58:13 PM
Hi Oldghost , sorry bout the red I didn't realize how bad it looked till I posted .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Firesong on June 15, 2011, 03:34:43 PM
Hi Oldghost , sorry bout the red I didn't realize how bad it looked till I posted .

Welcome to the forums... (I fixed the red text...)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on June 15, 2011, 08:40:02 PM
Ravensong , cool but black on green is worse try yellow and be happy here , we only bite when you try to feed us  :o :o :o :o :o ??? ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D. oldghost ps let me put my dentures in ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: ravensong on June 16, 2011, 12:39:54 AM
Hi again I didn't edit my colored post lol . Maybe you could just change it to white ?(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q7/ravensong777/ICONSforDREAMWITCHES/icon_zen.gif) (http://s132.photobucket.com/albums/q7/ravensong777/ICONSforDREAMWITCHES/?action=view&current=icon_zen.gif)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on June 18, 2011, 09:22:52 PM
Welcome Ravensong,glad to meet you. Blessed Be.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on June 19, 2011, 09:03:38 AM
Welcome ravensong.  Red shows up just fine with the theme that I use.  White, not so good.....
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Panthertech on June 29, 2011, 09:27:38 AM
Hi All!  I'm Panthertech, and I'm new to the forums.  Thank you for allowing me entrance.  I hope to learn all I can, and hope to be around for a long time.   8)

Blessed be!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on June 29, 2011, 06:14:20 PM
Well Meet , Panthertech. Yes please do stay around for a long time , anything I can do to help just ask.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on June 29, 2011, 09:23:48 PM
Hello Panthertech. Welcome to TCC there is much to learn here.  Blessed be  marisol
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: liz_lilly on June 30, 2011, 05:55:18 PM

Hello Im new here an would like some body to teach me i have always been very interested  in wicca an i feel an connetion  with it would u please help teach me i have never done any thing with wicca will u please e-mail me back thanking you i am. my e-mail is peachy_mudslide@yahoo.com
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Panthertech on June 30, 2011, 05:59:47 PM
Thank you for the warm welcomes!  I am pleased to be here!   ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on June 30, 2011, 08:15:12 PM
Well Meet liz_ lilly welcome to wonders .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Dreamer on July 04, 2011, 08:16:33 PM
Hi to all: I'm brand new, and have been observing a few of the posts and am very impressed with this sight and the personalities of the posters here. I've been a little shy, so have found it better to watch and learn. I am presently at a time in my life where I practically believe in nothing; especially if it's controlled by man and his money. I was raised LDS and have officially removed myself and 6 of my 8 children from the whole environment of the institution in 2000. We then went to a nondenominational church and have dropped from that as well. I'm interested in the basics. The only thing I can trust is Nature. I feel that I am spiritual, and have been studying to understand the beginnings of beliefs and all I can about them. I have internal beliefs which I trust, and for that reason always had problems with the religion I was reared in. A lot of the basic beliefs from what I've read on here and lots of other sights seems naturally correct, and I feel I've found a good place to be. I picked "Dreamer" as a name because I seem to do a lot of Day Dreaming.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on July 04, 2011, 11:03:50 PM
Welcome Dreamer.  I have found that following a nature based path very fullfilling.   I am a recovering Catholic. ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: WingedWolf on July 06, 2011, 10:21:03 AM
Greetings.

I am Shri , from India. I have been studying the craft for about 2years now. A virtual Neophyte if the term fits.

Good to be in a forum where there is ample activity and posting.


Blessings,
~WW
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on July 06, 2011, 09:41:56 PM
Welcome WingedWolf.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on July 06, 2011, 10:09:18 PM
Welcome WingedWolf enjoy your stay. Blessed be
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on July 08, 2011, 07:44:53 AM
Welcome aboard WingedWolf :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on July 09, 2011, 07:21:05 AM
Welcome Liz Lilly, Panthertech, Dreamer and Wingedwolf.  Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Shawnee on July 13, 2011, 02:40:23 PM
Hi everyone. At 43, I've decided to try and define my spirituality. My son says I'm having a midlife religious crisis lol. But that's not exactly right bc I have certain beliefs (all Pagan) but other things I'm trying to figure out.

I'm looking forward to learning from everyone while on this spiritual journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on July 13, 2011, 02:48:39 PM
Hi everyone. At 43, I've decided to try and define my spirituality. My son says I'm having a midlife religious crisis lol. But that's not exactly right bc I have certain beliefs (all Pagan) but other things I'm trying to figure out.

I'm looking forward to learning from everyone while on this spiritual journey.

Welcome aboard.  It's always nice to see another "not so spring chicken" sign up.  :-p
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on July 13, 2011, 04:17:50 PM
Welcome Shawnee
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on July 13, 2011, 06:50:57 PM
Welcome Shawnee. may your journey be fruitful and long.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Wolfsbane on July 16, 2011, 04:36:42 AM
Hi everyone and thankyou to admin for letting me join the forum. I'm english and i'm 18 years old and i've been a solitary practitioner since i was about 15 and sadly i don't think i've progressed a great deal in that time. So i wanted to join the forum for advise predominantly but also for a little bit of support in my work as its taken on a very different path now. I started out as green witch, writing quite afew spells and rites of my own that have been very successful and later moving on to dowsing, gazing, astral travel and exploring my telepathic abilities which is extremely hard to do. I'd appreciate any advise anybody could give me in there experiences with darker magicks and the temptations of performing darker rites as it has been a great temptation to me but i don't know if it is wise to go down this path. What would you advise friend?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on July 16, 2011, 08:32:10 AM
Welcome to TCC. Do stay away from darkness you will not like what it well do to you and you well pay dearly .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Wolfsbane on July 16, 2011, 08:50:49 AM
thankyou, but i understand the threefold and wiccan law but are you really punished for doing bad to others when sometimes it can be what they might deserve?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Snake-Man on July 16, 2011, 11:44:40 AM
Welcome to TCC. Do stay away from darkness you will not like what it well do to you and you well pay dearly .

Not all that dwells in the darkness is evil, my friend.  I walk the Nocturnal Witchcraft path.  We're all about the dark.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Snake-Man on July 16, 2011, 11:46:00 AM
thankyou, but i understand the threefold and wiccan law but are you really punished for doing bad to others when sometimes it can be what they might deserve?

I'm all for revenge, and feel very strongly that sometimes, doing bad to others (such as casting hexes and curses) is justified.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: C_A on July 16, 2011, 12:13:07 PM
.... I'd appreciate any advise anybody could give me in there experiences with darker magicks and the temptations of performing darker rites as it has been a great temptation to me but i don't know if it is wise to go down this path. What would you advise friend?

What, exactly, would you consider to BE "darker magicks" or"darker rites"?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Snake-Man on July 16, 2011, 12:26:53 PM
What, exactly, would you consider to BE "darker magicks" or"darker rites"?

What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh cthulhu r'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!!!" did you not understand??

(http://www.blackgate.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/cthulhu5.jpg)

 ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on July 16, 2011, 01:14:51 PM
thankyou, but i understand the threefold and wiccan law but are you really punished for doing bad to others when sometimes it can be what they might deserve?
Pray tell who are you to judge. Do you like it when others judge you. Think on it like this , lets say everyone that felt someone else made that person pay then there would be no one left alive on this planet. ( not a bad thing in itself , I know a lot of people I'd like to get ride of but its not my place nor yours) would that not make all the animals happy. Think on it.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: C_A on July 16, 2011, 03:08:54 PM
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh cthulhu r'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!!!" did you not understand?? ;D

Umm.....ACTUALLY.....I didn't understand ANY of it....
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: C_A on July 16, 2011, 03:14:31 PM
thankyou, but i understand the threefold and wiccan law but are you really punished for doing bad to others when sometimes it can be what they might deserve?

This is a very difficult thing, at times...It's almost as if folks expect to stub their toe three times after they swat a fly.  It doesn't work quite that way.  

Firstly, the retribution in question may or may not take place, in whole or in part, during THIS incarnation.  

Secondly, it's a question of "like:like".  The greater the harm, the more significant the retribution, yes, but is it the same to pull a leg off a fly as it is to pull a leg off a person?  Or a bear?  Or a kitten?

The point of all of this is that it ONLY matters to YOU.  Not to me.  Not to Snake.  JUST YOU.  YOU have to make the decision so YOU will bear the return.

As far as "deserve"?  Well...another decision YOU have to make.  There are people I would take that step for, to be sure.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on July 16, 2011, 03:36:49 PM
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh cthulhu r'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!!!" did you not understand??

(http://www.blackgate.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/cthulhu5.jpg)

 ;D
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh cthulhu r'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!!!" did you not understand??

(http://www.blackgate.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/cthulhu5.jpg)

 ;D
In Rlyeh great Cthulhu lies dreaming. Clear now.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Snake-Man on July 16, 2011, 04:00:40 PM
Umm.....ACTUALLY.....I didn't understand ANY of it....


It's from the Necronomicon.  Supposedly, if you say those words out loud (if you can figure out how to correctly pronounce them, that is), it's supposed to awaken Great Cthulhu from his aeons-old slumber in the sunken city of Rlyeh, whenceforth he will summon the rest of the Great Old Ones and bring about the destruction of the world as we know it.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on July 16, 2011, 06:55:06 PM
I know the correct way to speak the tongue. What to see what happens????????????????. Could be I'm just and oldghost after all......Aah Aah Yog Shouggoth.  :o
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on July 17, 2011, 05:13:24 PM
Y'all our out of control. :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: cradith on July 18, 2011, 03:41:22 PM
I am Judith I live in Ontario.  I have been drawn back to Wicca, I got interested in high school but didn't get to far.  Now I have come back years later and have started to realize what was missing in my life.  When I am stressed going outside and feeling the grass under my feet grounds me.   
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Wolfsbane on July 19, 2011, 12:55:33 PM
I know what your saying and its up to the gods to judge if a guy should be smote or not but if you truly believe that person deserves punishment for what they have done and your willing to pay the price (if there is any) then why not. And do you ever wonder that perhaps the goddess would agree with your reasons and would wish you to deal out what you think that person deserves?

I know that sounds like religious nut talk, god told me to slaughter all those innocents etc, but that's not what i mean, perhaps judgement, on this plane, does lie in our hands and if what you mean to accomplish should not be so, then the goddess will intervene? I agree with Snake-man on this one, that sometimes revenge is justified and i think you can either take that into your own hands or hope that fate deals the wrong-doer a bad hand.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Wolfsbane on July 19, 2011, 01:07:32 PM
also! thankyou everyone for all your advise its been helpful :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on July 19, 2011, 01:24:32 PM
Welcome Cradith. Wonderful path you are on.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Khara on July 19, 2011, 02:40:52 PM
I know what your saying and its up to the gods to judge if a guy should be smote or not but if you truly believe that person deserves punishment for what they have done and your willing to pay the price (if there is any) then why not. And do you ever wonder that perhaps the goddess would agree with your reasons and would wish you to deal out what you think that person deserves?

I know that sounds like religious nut talk, god told me to slaughter all those innocents etc, but that's not what i mean, perhaps judgement, on this plane, does lie in our hands and if what you mean to accomplish should not be so, then the goddess will intervene? I agree with Snake-man on this one, that sometimes revenge is justified and i think you can either take that into your own hands or hope that fate deals the wrong-doer a bad hand.

Please do not feel you need to bring kool-aid to the weekly meetings m-kay.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Wolfsbane on July 19, 2011, 03:38:33 PM
sorry doom monkey, i dont quite understand what you mean
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Wolfsbane on July 19, 2011, 03:51:34 PM
Pray tell who are you to judge. Do you like it when others judge you. Think on it like this , lets say everyone that felt someone else made that person pay then there would be no one left alive on this planet. ( not a bad thing in itself , I know a lot of people I'd like to get ride of but its not my place nor yours) would that not make all the animals happy. Think on it.

Im sorry if i offended you and i dont like to judge people but we all do from time to time, im just being inquisitive about the subject
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on July 19, 2011, 07:40:16 PM
You did not offend , at lease not me . The kool-aid refers to poison you know Jimmy Jones . Just let it slide , no big deal.  :).
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lilmum2 on July 24, 2011, 09:14:00 PM
hello everyone Not sure if i'm doing this right but here i go... I'm new to this found my path this past December & have found more love & acceptance than any other religion. I'm a solo practioner  & to tell you the truth I don't even call my self a witch or wiccan yet I don't feel i have even come close to earning that title so I say I'm a path finder for now. I look forward to learning more & learning from other who are willing to lend me a hand I always have time to sit & listen to those who have walked this path longer. I want to say thank you for letting me on here & for reading my ramblings..




Blessed Be
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on July 24, 2011, 09:16:30 PM
Welcome aboard.  Nice intro :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on July 27, 2011, 05:15:59 PM
Welcome Lilmum2 . Hope you find the path you want to follow. Study all you can , may it bring to your life what will bring you happiness.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: FallenWings on August 14, 2011, 07:04:09 PM
I'm wondering if I should just put a mini autobiography here to describe me!

Well, here goes, but it might not exactly stay short and sweet:

          I was born in Athens on March 4, 1996. (Posting my age would be useless, because it's always changing.) I currently live in the USA, and have just started on my path to being wiccan. It's hard for me to get any books on it because my mother does not approve in the slightest, so I have to hide many things from her- I have plans for when I turn 18, though, and hope to carry them out. I struggle with "bipolar" disorder, or manic depression; self harm; suicidal thoughts; a slight bit of what seems to be paranoid schitzophrenia; and the remnants of having an eating disorder a while ago. I got really messed up, what can I say? I try to act as normal as possible, but I'm starting to act more and more like myself. I'm very weird, and sometimes act like I'm on drugs (*manic*)- sometimes, the exact opposite happens, and I'll try to not post when I'm depressed. I am a very, very curious person.

          For some reason, ever since I first heard of Wicca, I have been able to believe and connect with so many things I have heard and read about it, so I'm taking a leap of faith on my instincts here and deciding that this is the right religion for me. I am probably going to be Solitary, because I feel awkward when trying to practice religion with a group of people. From what I've read here, you guys are a lively lot who'll keep me entertained! :P

         Whew! I all but gave you all a physical description! And on that note, I'm off to laugh about how I'll never be tall until a thread/forum here catches my attention! :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: FallenWings on August 14, 2011, 07:05:46 PM
I'm wondering if I should just put a mini autobiography here to describe me!

Well, here goes, but it might not exactly stay short and sweet:

          I was born in Athens on March 4, 1996. (Posting my age would be useless, because it's always changing.) I currently live in the USA, and have just started on my path to being wiccan. It's hard for me to get any books on it because my mother does not approve in the slightest, so I have to hide many things from her- I have plans for when I turn 18, though, and hope to carry them out. I struggle with "bipolar" disorder, or manic depression; self harm; suicidal thoughts; a slight bit of what seems to be paranoid schitzophrenia; and the remnants of having an eating disorder a while ago. I got really messed up, what can I say? I try to act as normal as possible, but I'm starting to act more and more like myself. I'm very weird, and sometimes act like I'm on drugs (*manic*)- sometimes, the exact opposite happens, and I'll try to not post when I'm depressed. I am a very, very curious person.

          For some reason, ever since I first heard of Wicca, I have been able to believe and connect with so many things I have heard and read about it, so I'm taking a leap of faith on my instincts here and deciding that this is the right religion for me. I am probably going to be Solitary, because I feel awkward when trying to practice religion with a group of people. From what I've read here, you guys are a lively lot who'll keep me entertained! :P

         Whew! I all but gave you all a physical description! And on that note, I'm off to laugh about how I'll never be tall until a thread/forum here catches my attention! :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on September 01, 2011, 04:36:54 AM
Welcome FallenWings , hope you find new friends here .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: morning_rain on September 08, 2011, 08:19:55 PM
Hello!  I'm morning_rain.  I'm trying to find myself, which of course involves religion.  I've been researching Wicca and Paganism and find it to be quite in-line with my core beliefs, but I’m still questioning what is right for me.  I'm currently Christian and am not planning on fully removing myself from Christianity.  I understand that everything I'm saying right now probably doesn't sound very committed and, yes; I am the uneducated "newbie".  In fact, I’m most likely the most newbie-ish newbie here…sorry!  I know most people here are already Pagan or Wiccan, etc.  However, I'd REALLY love to get to know people in order to speak to practicing Wiccans and Pagans and learn even more than I already have learned about this religion.   

Hoping to get to know y'all!
morning_rain
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: rowan earthchild on September 09, 2011, 09:53:42 AM
Greetings!

I am a 28 year old Pagan from Arkansas. I consider myself to be a "non-magical" Pagan. What this means is I dont really do magic. I observe our Holidays and Full Moon. I pray to the Goddess and make and offering. That's pretty much it. I am looking to make other Pagan freinds. Possibly other Pagans here in Arkansas but other states are welcome as well. If you'd like to chat please check out my profile and leave me a message.

Blessed Be!

P.S. My personal Goddess is Gaia, the Greek Goddess of Earth
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Em.O on September 11, 2011, 07:23:04 PM
Hello, my name's Emily from Canada. I'm 17 and have been looking at Wicca since I was about 14 or 15. I don't consider myself to particularly be a part of any religion per se, but more look at all religions and see what beliefs and concepts work for me. Wicca was my starting point for finding a spiritual path so it has been and still is a great influence on me. I'm new to the forums, though I've been stalking them and the site in general without an account for quite a while now hehe. :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: dark magus on September 11, 2011, 10:54:12 PM
Greetings and welcome.
I'm Canadian as well....Victoria.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on September 25, 2011, 01:05:18 AM
Morning Rain , Rowan Earthchild and Em.O Welcome all may your time here be fruitful and may you find the answers to any question you have.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on September 25, 2011, 08:19:44 AM
Welcome to TCC, everyone.  Enjoy your journeys.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Whitewings on October 05, 2011, 06:35:04 PM
Umm Hi I am Whitewings

I been reading alot of others intro which like them, I'm really not sure if I'm doing this right or not. This isnt my normal thing to do, the whole saying hi. I am kinda what people say very shy but I just really wanted to say hi and ya. I am very new to the wicca path however I have this pull inside me saying this is right for me and where I belong. I have always had a pull to nature and the moon which from my understand is the goddess which I always called the moon "Goddess" but until recent I didn't know why I did that. As I said I am very new to this and umm most likely sound totally stupid so sorry if I do. I am still trying to figure everything out.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: dark magus on October 05, 2011, 10:53:06 PM
Well hello and welcome to the zoo!
Come on in, can I get you a drink? First thing first....don't get miffed by the replies you may get. Lots of people here just don't respond well to innocent questions and then some are just testy by nature.
But hey, it's the internet and nothing is what it seems.
Eventually someone will tell you to use the search function before asking a question. Fact is, I've never had any luck with that piece of crap. It just hates me....I'm sure of it.......eeeeevil!
Next they will tell you to read read read. Well, ok but most of the books out there are either written by money grubbing charlatans or just so fluffy you don't know whats real and whats not.

Hmmmmmm....rambling again....do I sound pissed off tonight?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: TBD on October 06, 2011, 07:33:08 AM
Welcome! 

I kind of agree about the books.  There are great books out there, but there are also steaming piles of....well....you get the idea.

I recommend the Scott Cunningham "Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner" to really get a good intro to some of the concepts.  It can be argued by some about this or that, like any book for that matter...but really...it gives you a great base to start from know matter what perspective.  Easily one of the most agreed upon starting points.

Hope you find what you are looking for.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: dark magus on October 06, 2011, 09:21:06 AM
Ohhhh.....don't get me started on Cunningham!
Try just about anything by Buckland. At least he was a close friend of Gardner, influenced by him and has been an actual practising wiccan right from the ground floor.

C_A can give you some titles as well...maybe send him a pm request.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Khara on October 06, 2011, 09:43:26 AM
Ohhhh.....don't get me started on Cunningham!
Try just about anything by Buckland. At least he was a close friend of Gardner, influenced by him and has been an actual practising wiccan right from the ground floor.

C_A can give you some titles as well...maybe send him a pm request.

Uncle Bucky!  Ah gotta love him.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: dark magus on October 06, 2011, 09:46:15 AM
Love him...maybe. He don't like me.  :o
I've had a few email conversations with him and find him a tad short tempered and single minded.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Khara on October 06, 2011, 09:56:29 AM
Love him...maybe. He don't like me.  :o
I've had a few email conversations with him and find him a tad short tempered and single minded.

He was quite good friends with my grandparents.  He's a stuffed shirt, but he's smart, very very smart.  Very self centered, it's all about him.  However, he does know his shit whether I like the way he presents it or not.  I learned long ago, listen then take what I want from him and let the rest go to the wayside.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Whitewings on October 06, 2011, 03:09:49 PM
I have to say thank you. You guys have given me some idea of where to start on books. I have been looking but there are so many out there that I didn't know where to start so thank you. :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Serpentium on October 06, 2011, 03:49:15 PM
Love him...maybe. He don't like me.  :o
I've had a few email conversations with him and find him a tad short tempered and single minded.
Surprised you didn't get on like a house on fire. You sound like birds of a feather to me.  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: dark magus on October 06, 2011, 04:46:49 PM
Funny, I thought you and I were more alike!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Serpentium on October 06, 2011, 05:08:09 PM
I'm not curmudgeonly!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: TBD on October 06, 2011, 06:15:32 PM
Ohhhh.....don't get me started on Cunningham!
Try just about anything by Buckland.
My big blue book is one of my favorites! ;)

Why am I so tempted to get you started on Cunningham? ;D  Somehow I'm thinking I would get some good laughs. ;D

At least I hope so. :-X

Oh, should I mention Cunningham? :-p

Cunningham? ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Snake-Man on October 08, 2011, 06:06:08 PM
My big blue book is one of my favorites! ;)

Why am I so tempted to get you started on Cunningham? ;D  Somehow I'm thinking I would get some good laughs. ;D

At least I hope so. :-X

Oh, should I mention Cunningham? :-p

Cunningham? ;D

Cunningham...isn't he the guy that had that red and white '58 Plymouth Fury that killed people??  Oh wait, that was Arnie Cunningham.  My mistake.   ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Issbah on October 20, 2011, 06:24:19 AM
Hi;
I'm from Amsterdam NY i've been practicing wicca 6 years now.I always being a solitary wicca. Thanks for accepting my membership.
BB (ISSBAH)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: dark magus on October 20, 2011, 12:16:29 PM
Greetings
Practising Six years?.......Time to stop practising and get out there and do it!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Turneval on October 21, 2011, 09:49:06 PM
Hello. I'm from NC, and I'm not yet practicing Wicca, although I hope to be very soon. I look forward to getting to know everyone.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on October 21, 2011, 09:56:35 PM
Welcome to TCC :)  I hope you enjoy your stay here.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: dark magus on October 21, 2011, 10:02:03 PM
Greetings and welcome
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Suannah on October 30, 2011, 11:57:23 AM
Hello, I have always been intrested in natural healing and fairies. I Love dragon's and anything about the Celtic way. I am so eager to learn the old ways. Any advise you can give is always welcome. Thanks to all for welcoming me.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: TBD on October 30, 2011, 03:51:15 PM
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: dark magus on October 30, 2011, 09:24:52 PM
Greetings and welcome
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on October 31, 2011, 12:03:46 AM
Well Meet , Suannah . Get a good book on Celtic history and Myth and start there .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: liz_lilly on November 03, 2011, 01:04:01 PM
Welcome !
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: firewolf on November 04, 2011, 10:31:10 AM
so yeah i have been having trouble trying to find out what belief system i relate to the best.

and while randomly surfing' the web i happen to come across this site. when i read further into Wicca and what it is and is about i was dumbstruck! :o because i have never felt so connected to something before. usually when i think of other beliefs i'm skeptical about whether i truly believe it, i mean after all it is a BELIEF. so when i found this connection, well more accurately, this pull to read further i found that all my thoughts about nature and how everything must be connected in some way, and how every living being must have some form of a soul, was practically the basic outline of Wicca i couldn't believe my luck. then i felt absolutely sure that this was meant to be. Really what other belief out there in the world fits my thoughts and feelings better? Now to be honest, compared to most everyone on this site my knowledge of Wicca is miniscule. i would love to learn more about it, and eventually be able to know why i feel the way i do about certain things. i hope to talk to y'all sometime.

most cherish life and dread death, most think death is terrible and life is the highest gift.
i say life and death are one and the same, the gazelle must perish to preserve the lion.

one of many thoughts i have pondered in my time that i have come to think of as kind of a life lesson we must all come to face some day.
 
blessed be  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MidnightStrike on November 06, 2011, 01:52:16 PM
Hi ^^ I'm really interested in Wicca, so I decided to join the forum and look for information,
what better to find out more about Wicca than other wiccans? So, here I am ^^
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: dark magus on November 06, 2011, 02:05:29 PM
Greetings and welcome to you both
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: TBD on November 06, 2011, 02:47:51 PM
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on November 06, 2011, 03:12:11 PM
Welcome aboard. :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonWaterSister on November 10, 2011, 01:04:46 PM
I'm new here. Ever since I found this sight, I am like glued here!  It's fabulous, a well of information, a variety of humor, just simply fabulous.  I'm so glad that this sight was created.  I love the videos of the moon sister, just exquisitely beautiful and incredibly peaceful.  I am tri-cultural.  Native American, African American and Welsh.  I find such an interesting ecleptic veiw of things on here, it's just fascinating.  Life truly is a journey where the path of knowledge never ends.  Thank you for such a fabulous sight, with so many amazing people.
Blessed Be. :-*
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: dark magus on November 10, 2011, 01:06:27 PM
Greetings and welcome to the zoo!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonWaterSister on November 10, 2011, 05:00:48 PM
Thank you.

On the Native side, I recieved training under a Hopi medicine man, and the red path.
On the American African,  learned another type of healing thru voodoo.
On the Welsh Side, I learned about Witchcraft.  But there is so much more out there, and to come here, and find such a vault of information, it's awesome.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oBRANDYo on November 11, 2011, 06:08:20 AM


I am Brandy. I just found out about this site and i hope it will be very helpful on my quest for what is real and true in this world.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: TBD on November 11, 2011, 07:15:27 AM
Welcome Brandy and MoonWaterSister!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: dark magus on November 11, 2011, 08:31:48 AM
Greetings
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Shaken on November 12, 2011, 03:05:26 PM
Hello,

I am a 28-year-old widowed mother of two, somewhat new to my path in a way. When I met my husband ten years ago, I was an Episcopalian exploring Wicca for the first time. My husband was learning about Ceremonial Magick, and I followed him on his path for many years. After losing him, I found no solace in Ceremonial Magick, and in my grief turned to drinking, smoking, and starvation as a way of controlling a life that felt suddenly out of control. I lost a lot of weight and was extremely sleep-deprived, but in that condition of despair I had a vision of a beautiful, matronly woman who held out her arms to me. I was sure that I was going to die and join my husband in the Summerlands, so I went to her and she wrapped her arms around me, and said "no, child, I am not here to take you, but to guide you out of this darkness and remind you to be a mother to your daughters. I am your mother, and you are also me. When you feel the darkness descending over you, I want you to call on my strength. When you are grieving, I want you to call on my love to comfort you. Wake from this now, with the courage to live your life and move forward in the power of your Goddess."

When I came to myself, I knew that I had seen Goddess, and that I must pull myself together and be the best mother I can to our girls, and also that the path I must follow for that strength is one that connects with and honors the Mother.

Thanks for listening to my story; I look forward to reading here and learning all I can.

Blessings,

Shaken (but not broken).
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: dark magus on November 12, 2011, 03:11:51 PM
Greetings
Sounds like you had quite the experience. Divinity comes to each of us in ways that only we will understand. It's truely a personal thing
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: pureOheart on November 28, 2011, 10:00:49 AM
Thank you for approving my membership. I am a Newbie in everyway. I heard about the Wiccan way, but I was not sure I am right. So I am here to learn, study, and to see if this is truly the path I would like to take on my ever changing journey of life.  :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: dark magus on November 28, 2011, 10:12:08 AM
Greetings and welcome
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: TBD on November 28, 2011, 11:54:08 AM
Welcome! 8)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on December 02, 2011, 01:00:17 AM
Well Meet pureOheart . It will be a journey of wonders , it will change your life for the better ; so Welcome
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Ephemeral Architect on December 09, 2011, 12:42:00 PM
Hello all.  It's a pleasure to be here on the forums, I've heard so much about them.  I hope to make many friends, and just a few enemies.  I have a few ideas I'd like to share, and though they might be a little polarized, I assure you, I'm in it for the pursuit of knowledge.

Cheers all ...!!!
-EA
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: dark magus on December 09, 2011, 03:57:28 PM
Hello all.  It's a pleasure to be here on the forums, I've heard so much about them.  I hope to make many friends, and just a few enemies.  I have a few ideas I'd like to share, and though they might be a little polarized, I assure you, I'm in it for the pursuit of knowledge.

Cheers all ...!!!
-EA

LOL, the words out! They know us......

Greetings and welcome.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on December 09, 2011, 04:16:07 PM
Welcome to all.  Enjoy your journeys.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Khara on December 09, 2011, 04:46:44 PM
Which one of you spags warned him/her about me?

THAT IS NOT FAIR!!!!



































..........Khara stomps off......
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: dark magus on December 10, 2011, 03:07:52 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonShadow on December 11, 2011, 09:44:55 PM
Hello everyone!

To be really honnest on  how I got here, curiosity first, the very strong desire to know about 'Wicca', something touched me inside very strongly since a started reading a book that talked about Wicca.  I don't recall hearing about it before this book, although it is possible that I did but don't recall of it. 

After finishing my story book, I was craving to know more.  The curiosity brought me to do a search on go ogle simply with 'Wicca'.  To my biggest supprise, it actually existed and was  considered as one of many official religions in my country, Canada. 
The first site a visited was our country's official national defense site. They had an article on the different practiced religions within our own national army.  To my suprise, it was very well detailed. It explained the most important holidays and origins, etc...   
Now, I thought that our country's department of defense was much too narrow minded to explain the goods of a religion that my speak of 'magic' or even less 'witchcraft'.  I felt even more the urge to know more and here is where I am now. 

Anyway, thank you very much to have accepted my membership and will be starting to look up where to learn more about "Wicca".

Good night all.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: dark magus on December 11, 2011, 09:58:22 PM
Greetings and welcome...fellow Canuck!
I'm in Victoria.

As you indicated you are just starting out and attempting to research some, you might want to pick up a copy of Buckland's: Complete Book of Witchcraft.
It's very fundamental in form. Gives you the basics of what you could do, but points out that what you do or believe is totally up to you.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on December 11, 2011, 10:31:45 PM
Welcome MoonShadow. Try your local library for more books on the subject just stay away from and thing by RavenSilverwolf . Look for anything by Scott Cunningham . As DM wrote Bucklands a good place to start . Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: shaemac on December 25, 2011, 12:27:35 PM
Hello :)
Happy Yule!

Just joined the forum. I am looking forward to reading through the many topics, and, I am looking forward to many interesting discussions.

Many Blessings,
Shae
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on December 25, 2011, 01:06:31 PM
Welcome , Happy Yule to you also . Interesting discussions you will find aplenty and some damn silly ones to . Enjoy
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Pennijane on December 26, 2011, 05:46:14 PM
 Merry Meet  everyone.
thank you for adding me to the site.
I have always have been interested in the Wicca way of life and never felt it was the right time to pursue it.
 but my life is going through some changes and I need a direction for me.
So here I am following my  heart into my new way of life.
love and blessings
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: dark magus on December 26, 2011, 06:09:54 PM
Greetings and welcome
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lindy on January 01, 2012, 02:11:17 PM
Happy New Year :)

I'm Lindy and I'm seeking a new spiritual path after leaving Christianity.

I realized several years ago that I an a Pagan in my very being. I found this forum in my search and found it to be a good place to read and once I worked my way through several hours of the public forums I asked to join.

I am studying several books on my own, and have given myself a year and a day (or more as needed) to figure things out. So, I consider myself a seeker.

Thanks
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on January 01, 2012, 02:42:19 PM
Welcome lindy . Seek and you will find . You have come to the right place . Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: dark magus on January 01, 2012, 03:12:31 PM
Greetings
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on January 16, 2012, 03:34:12 AM
Welcome to TCC

Blessed be
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Enid Rose on January 18, 2012, 05:32:02 PM
 :o Hola!

I'm Enid!
I'm a college student, actress, kitchen witch and slight basketcase (legit).
My friends call me the witch doctor cuz I always give them awesome teas and herbal remedies.  8)
I don't really have any pagan friends so I figured I'd try the interwebs and see what it has to offer.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: dark magus on January 18, 2012, 05:33:45 PM
:o Hola!

I'm Enid!
I'm a college student, actress, kitchen witch and slight basketcase (legit).
My friends call me the witch doctor cuz I always give them awesome teas and herbal remedies.  8)
I don't really have any pagan friends so I figured I'd try the interwebs and see what it has to offer.

Greetings and welcome to the zoo
hope to see you posting in the various topics soon.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on January 19, 2012, 03:37:35 AM
Welcome hope to talk with you soon.

Goddess bless
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on January 19, 2012, 05:53:34 PM
Greetings, Enid Rose .  What are you taking in college?.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Enid Rose on January 19, 2012, 06:57:21 PM
I'm a theatre arts major.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Serpentium on January 21, 2012, 05:28:35 PM
What's all this? We'll have no Drama here!  ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Enid Rose on January 22, 2012, 09:08:24 AM
Haha!

 ;) I see what you did there, lol
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Sapphire EarthSpirit on February 05, 2012, 08:50:58 PM
Hello, all. I have never been here before a couple of weeks ago. I am not a newcomer to magick, I have been practicing for approximately 20 years and have considered it my religion for approximately 12 years.

I am here for many reasons. I am here to meet new people (I was becoming very lonely until around September of 2011, when I found a wonderful "church" about an hour away from me) and, if allowed, I am also here to network. I still need to do some research on who to talk with regarding the networking.

I have read all the rules and will always do my best to abide by them. I have even read the 'workshop for how to ask questions'. At any rate, you can call me Sapphire or if you prefer, Christie. (I have not been using Sapphire for very long, so if I don't respond to it right away, please forgive me.)

I am happy to meet you all. :D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: dark magus on February 05, 2012, 10:23:38 PM
Greetings and welcome.
 
The site went down for about a week so if you sent a message before and are just now checking back, chances are that your message was lost in cyber space.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on February 10, 2012, 12:12:22 AM
Welcome Sapphire . May you find what you need here.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Kiki on February 18, 2012, 02:51:37 PM
Hi! I am Kiki and im Newbie to the wiccan ways.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on February 18, 2012, 03:24:28 PM
Welcome everyone!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Forest Fairie on February 20, 2012, 07:21:33 AM
Hi everyone! I have always felt a pull to Wicca but I have never knew it was a religion nor have I had the chance to do anything about it. I am reading everything I can get my hands on and I am happily surprised to read that most of my beliefs run parallel. I am hoping to meet like minded people and expand my knowledge of the God And Goddess.  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on February 28, 2012, 03:27:18 PM
Welcome ,Kiki and Forest Fairie. Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Claudiah on March 02, 2012, 07:12:06 AM
   I have been studying and practicing for about twelve years now, however most of this has been on my own. I try to make sure that all of my information comes from ligitimate sources, not just the internet. I joined here to have the oppertunity to interact with others who share similar beliefs and have another resource to gain knowledge.
   I am 33 and the mother of three beautiful children. My life has been hectic and crazy for as long as I can remember. I started trying to get control of my life and my self about the same time I found Wicca. It has been a very long and very dificult path. The number 3 is a magical number, and I truely believe this has started off as a magical year for me. I feel that, even though things have been extra crazy for the past couple of months, I have gained more knoweledge and insite of myself than ever before. I think this may have added to the extra crazinedd and dramma as I have been weeding out the aspects that need to go quite heavily.
   I am starting a study group tonight, with the person that introduced me to Wicca. We have decided that I will start over from the verry begining, because I can now truly dedicate myself to learning properly.
                                                                                                           Blessed Be Everyone
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: tresss on March 02, 2012, 10:00:37 AM
Hello, :-)

Just thought I would introduce myself. I had a little look around the forums here after searching for a place with like-minded people, spiritually hungry people. I browsed some Wiccan message forums before, but some of boards were pretty dead.

As for my path, I follow my own path...But I have really been inspired by the guidance and teaching of 'Ramtha'. She teaches 'Energy & Consciousness' as an equally scientific and spiritual path.
I'm also really inspired by Hindu religious philosophy and art. I feel Goddess (Equiv. to God) to be here and now, in my mind and as my energy, and in all things, and also transcendendent of all things.

I embrace Goddess as the whole of my being. :-) I know though that 'Goddess' means different things to different people...And I bear this in mind. I am not a feminist (I appreciate the male body given to me). 'She' is always inclusive..

At the moment I am working mostly on visualisation, towards my first manifestation.

Anyway, pleased to meet you!

x
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: tresss on March 02, 2012, 10:49:47 AM
Hello Claudiah!
Nice to meet you. I know how hectic life can get sometimes. But, you know, it served a purpose didn't it? All the strife got you to where you are now. ;-)
Personally, I only started really striving to know myself about 5 years ago, through my art. This led me to people who could help. It's comforting to know that we naturally seem to guide ourselves like this isn't it? :-)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on March 02, 2012, 11:37:58 AM
Welcome tresss enjoy the board. If you need any help just ask.

Goddess Bless
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: tresss on March 02, 2012, 12:22:19 PM
Hi Sapphire,

Do you consider 'Sapphire' to be your true title, or do you think that 'Christie' is just as important? My given name is Louie, but internally I don't really use it anymore. 'Tresss' = my personal title for Goddess.

:-)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: tresss on March 02, 2012, 12:24:06 PM
Welcome tresss enjoy the board. If you need any help just ask.

Goddess Bless

Cheers Marisol~ ;-)
x
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: catgirl on March 05, 2012, 07:46:35 AM
HI ya'll. Just wanted to introduce myself since I finally activated my account. My name is Lisa and I'm from North Carolina. I'm 42,  married, no kids except feline fur babies. I've been a pediatric hematology-oncology nurse for almost 22 years. I like to garden, feed my song birds, read and cook. I consider myself to be Wiccan. I started researching and studying the religion when I was about 16 years old and dedicated myself when I was 23.

I am a solitary practitioner. I've had one coven experience that lasted about a year, but turns out, one of the people decided she wanted to lead the group and do it in a way I found distasteful and shady (think "ok, tonight we are going to do a spell to banish this girl I hate at work so she gets fired and I won't have to look at her anymore")...yeah, that kind of did me in, so I said "Peace out, girl scouts" and blocked some phone numbers. I've kind of kept to myself since then. I do miss the group experience and miss having folks to talk to about my beliefs. Glad to have a site to look, listen and learn. Thanks for having me. I look forward to meeting you all. I'm not very delicate and don't easily offend, so ask me anything if you want to know more about me!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on March 05, 2012, 09:03:26 AM
Welcome catgirl( Lisa). I'm really glad to meet you. There is a lot of info on the board to read.
If you need any help or have questions all you have to do is ask. Please don't be shy.

Blessed be
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: tresss on March 05, 2012, 09:21:12 AM
Hi Lisa~ pleased to meet you. :-)

Shame about the coven experience. I still am in awe of the pettyness of some people. All the more shocking if they are associated with a peaceful, loving religion. Oh well.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: catgirl on March 06, 2012, 07:30:40 PM
Thanks for the welcome Marisol and tresss. It's very nice to meet you both!

Marisol, thanks so much. I'm sure I will be asking some questions. I'm not totally new to forum life but it's always a bit different so the offer of help is much appreciated. I've been reading some stickies and getting familiar with the site.

tresss, it sure was a shame!! I was really sad because I totally loved meeting every other week with the group, doing formal ritual and crafts etc. It was so much fun at the beginning. I don't really know what happened. It was great, then it wasn't. Looking back I guess I can see where there were signs it was getting creepy and unpleasant but it seems like it just changed so quickly. sigh. Anyway, maybe one day, I'll find another group. I'm sure it will happen when the time is right =) I did learn a lot and I think it helped me grow so it wasn't a total loss.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: wicca_chica14 on March 17, 2012, 10:18:59 PM
ello peoples! (ahem, merry meet :P) i'm a new wiccan, my name is shannon, and i joined to talk with other wiccans. should be fun.
anyone know of any good wiccan chat rooms? like, not forums, but chat rooms and all
~blessed be~
shannon
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Firesong on March 17, 2012, 11:51:23 PM
Warmest greetings to all our newest members!  Please make yourself at home; I'm Firesong; if I can be of service, please don't hesitate to ask...
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: tresss on March 18, 2012, 10:15:15 AM
ello peoples! (ahem, merry meet :P) i'm a new wiccan, my name is shannon, and i joined to talk with other wiccans. should be fun.
anyone know of any good wiccan chat rooms? like, not forums, but chat rooms and all
~blessed be~
shannon

Hey Shannon. Welcome. :-)
Hope you can find some warmth here from the spiritual community.
Not sure about chat rooms. They have one at Witch net/inner sanctum, but good luck registering with that site. They don't seem bothered to accept new members.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: wicca_chica14 on March 18, 2012, 05:56:24 PM
Hey Shannon. Welcome. :-)
Hope you can find some warmth here from the spiritual community.
Not sure about chat rooms. They have one at Witch net/inner sanctum, but good luck registering with that site. They don't seem bothered to accept new members.
thanks, i'll be sure to check it out
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: KelliJ on March 21, 2012, 05:05:13 AM
Hello Everyone! I'm new to the TCC, and looking to re-educate myself in Wicca. It's been a long time, and I feel a bit rusty, and am looking for some strong guidance from a friendly community of similar beliefs. I live in the arctic circle, surrounded by the most beautiful nature, but not a single Wiccan (to my knowledge). The Path is always in my heart and mind, but it's very important to me to now truly practice The Craft, observe the holidays, and build a strong connection with Mother Nature. I'm 6 months pregnant with my first child, a daughter, and I want to raise her in this wonderful faith, which emphasizes true power of womanhood. I'm not interested in spell casting or using magick, so much as simply feeling the "natural flow" of Mother Earth.

Thanks for "listening," and Blessed Be!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: tresss on March 21, 2012, 09:44:37 AM
Hello Everyone! I'm new to the TCC, and looking to re-educate myself in Wicca. It's been a long time, and I feel a bit rusty, and am looking for some strong guidance from a friendly community of similar beliefs. I live in the arctic circle, surrounded by the most beautiful nature, but not a single Wiccan (to my knowledge). The Path is always in my heart and mind, but it's very important to me to now truly practice The Craft, observe the holidays, and build a strong connection with Mother Nature. I'm 6 months pregnant with my first child, a daughter, and I want to raise her in this wonderful faith, which emphasizes true power of womanhood. I'm not interested in spell casting or using magick, so much as simply feeling the "natural flow" of Mother Earth.

Thanks for "listening," and Blessed Be!

Why wouldn't you be interested in magic..? That's the best bit. ;-)

Welcome anyway. :-)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: KelliJ on March 21, 2012, 10:48:40 AM
@tresss: when I was practicing before, I used magick to gain my own ends. I was untrained and selfish, and I feel I did more harm in my ignorance. While spell work and the use of magick is a part of Wicca, I'm more interested in connecting with nature, and the Divine. I'm older, hopefully a bit wiser, and looking to return with good intentions rather than the vain ones of an adolesent. When I am comfortable with using magick again, I want to do so trained and well educated, to use it responsibly, that is all.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: tresss on March 21, 2012, 01:03:48 PM
@tresss: when I was practicing before, I used magick to gain my own ends. I was untrained and selfish, and I feel I did more harm in my ignorance. While spell work and the use of magick is a part of Wicca, I'm more interested in connecting with nature, and the Divine. I'm older, hopefully a bit wiser, and looking to return with good intentions rather than the vain ones of an adolesent. When I am comfortable with using magick again, I want to do so trained and well educated, to use it responsibly, that is all.

Oh, I can understand why then. :-)

Yes, I can see how an untrained person can get carried away with endless desire. First you must understand desire and be free from attachment. I imagine it's a common pitfall for young witches..
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on March 21, 2012, 04:53:05 PM
Hello Everyone! I'm new to the TCC, and looking to re-educate myself in Wicca. It's been a long time, and I feel a bit rusty, and am looking for some strong guidance from a friendly community of similar beliefs. I live in the arctic circle, surrounded by the most beautiful nature, but not a single Wiccan (to my knowledge). The Path is always in my heart and mind, but it's very important to me to now truly practice The Craft, observe the holidays, and build a strong connection with Mother Nature. I'm 6 months pregnant with my first child, a daughter, and I want to raise her in this wonderful faith, which emphasizes true power of womanhood. I'm not interested in spell casting or using magick, so much as simply feeling the "natural flow" of Mother Earth.

Thanks for "listening," and Blessed Be!

Welcome aboard :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MavenStar on March 31, 2012, 04:46:50 PM
Hellos!

I'm actually a returning member although I am uncertain if I made any posts when I was here before.

Anyways, I'm glad to have found this forum.  There is not much in the way of other Pagans in the area that live and it is always great to find a place to connect.

Hmmm....a few random facts about myself:

I live in Florida and if I'm asked to define my path I would say Hedge Witch.  I've been a practicing solitary for about two years but have been researching and interested in paganism for over a decade.  I hope to find new friends, great discussions, and place to learn more here.

Well that's about it! :)

 
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on March 31, 2012, 08:14:56 PM
Well meet MavenStar , hope you find many friends here . The world needs more Hedge Witch's.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: DarkRunes on March 31, 2012, 09:15:19 PM
its a pleasure to meet MavenStar i hope you meet many a friend and learn many a lesson through your time here and under the light of the moon
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on April 01, 2012, 08:31:33 AM
Welcome MavenStar.  Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Raven_Blackfox on May 09, 2012, 09:18:36 PM
Merry meet ;)! I'm new, and just want to start off saying, Whoever uploaded the FinalFantasy Icons, Thank you I LOVE you for that!
Ok, now that I got that out of my system, I hope I'll make some nice friends here! I'm a witch and I've been so for 4 years, but I haven't really been able to find any other witches in my area, so my only teachers are books. I'm really "out there" so if I confuse the heck outta anyone with the way I talk, sorry in advance!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Khara on May 10, 2012, 07:22:24 AM
Merry meet ;)! I'm new, and just want to start off saying, Whoever uploaded the FinalFantasy Icons, Thank you I LOVE you for that!
Ok, now that I got that out of my system, I hope I'll make some nice friends here! I'm a witch and I've been so for 4 years, but I haven't really been able to find any other witches in my area, so my only teachers are books. I'm really "out there" so if I confuse the heck outta anyone with the way I talk, sorry in advance!

Welcome to TCC.  What books on witchcraft have you been studying?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: C_A on May 10, 2012, 07:49:37 AM
... just want to start off saying, Whoever uploaded the FinalFantasy Icons, Thank you I LOVE you for that!... I'm really "out there" so if I confuse the heck outta anyone with the way I talk, sorry in advance!
They came with the board.
Yup, you're doing fine so far.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Scorched Eartha on May 10, 2012, 08:15:51 AM
Why hello. Welcome. You sound such fun. Young energy is always welcome here, innit?

I do hope I get to talk with you at greater length sometime soon.

Blessed Be.
 :-*
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on May 10, 2012, 01:00:36 PM
Welcome Raven_Blackfox Its nice to meet ya. There are many witches here and we would be
glad to help to help any way we can. Your name suggests a native American origin?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on May 11, 2012, 11:15:16 PM
Well meet Raven Blackfox . Enjoy the journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: silvereye on June 03, 2012, 03:26:42 AM
hi all :) i am really glad i got to join this wonderful site  :D i am really new to Wicca and witchcraft generally , i ve read so far two books The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft by Denise Zimmermann and Katherine A. Gleason, and ,Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft, though i havent read everything those books contain..i live in Greece,17 years old , i love studying worthy books and i ve been meditating for 4 years. is Wicca a path for me? is it not? i dont really know , but i very much like its ideals , i love nature and this religion mirrors this perfectly . before i was orthodox christian , not bound by the religion itself, but from the teachings of Christ which i found (and still do) 'correct' (though i dont like using this word..) . i dont know what else i should say but i ll be glad to answer any question :) oh, i love pink Floyd , doors , Aphrodite's child ,portishead , omnia etc.. blessings to all !!!! :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Shekinah on June 04, 2012, 06:51:47 AM
Hello all.  I'm a little nervous about posting here.  Just opening account was kind of a big step for me in recognizing that I'm on a different spiritual journey than I thought I was, so please...be forgiving of anything I may say wrong.  I'm 32, married with a daughter, and on a spiritual journey I never thought I'd be comfortable talking about. 

I'm sorry for the length of this first post.  I'm hoping that telling my story will help you understand any questions I may ask.  I have gone from being pretty sure of what was true to realizing that I've spent most of my life dominated and abused.  I'm not sure how much of that is relevant in my introduction.

I had it all written out, but it was long, so I'll sum up:
I've gone from growing up in a Very Conservative christian home to realizing that I believed very little of what I was taught.

One of the big things I've always sensed was lacking was any notion of the divine feminine.  Christianity has a "God" but he has no counterpart, no Goddess.  Yet in it's own Creation allegory, christians acknowledge that God was pretty specific about it not being good to be alone. 

A few years ago I stepped outside the confines of my religion and began to honestly seek for what I believe.  I think, for lack of any other better way to put it, I began to look for the Goddess. 

I'm not wiccan.  I hope that's okay.  I notice there are others here who are not wiccan, but follow other spiritual paths.  Last year, I came across Green witchcraft in my reading.  It resonated deeply with me.  I don't know if that's the final resting place of my journey.  I'm still coming to terms with where the set of beliefs I grew up with fit into all of this.  I still believe some of those things and I'm trying to work out how it all fits together.

So hello to all.  I look forward to learning.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: silvereye on June 04, 2012, 07:28:42 AM
welcome shekinah !!!!!! hope you get the best of wisdom from here even if this isnt your last journey :) greetings and blessings from a guy with a similar in many ways story ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: nancy lou on June 04, 2012, 03:29:43 PM
Hello & Greetings to all! Obviously new here & am excited about this new journey. Name is Nantce, married for about 12 years & have 4 wild little boys.
 I've finally started to 'fill-in-the-blanks'.. so to speak.. I've always had a love & respect for nature, especially the ocean/beach (makes sense since I'm a cancer). While I was awaiting my approval here, I've read practically everything that was available to just anyone. I was raised a mormon & it just never felt right. I've gone to other churches & no one was ever able to answer certain questions (they all seemed like simple questions to me)... but since finding this site & all the knowledge within, I'm begining to answer a lot of my own questions! Yay!! Lol...
 Now, off to tend to my little 'tazmanian devils'....
 ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Serpentium on June 04, 2012, 05:16:38 PM
Sorry Nancy Lou, but Wicca has now officially been pronounced as bogus. Jesus admitted he had been trolling humans as "The Horned God" ever since the Bronze age, and also said that most (up to 74.31%) of the other characters in Human mythology were also down to him. A spokesman for the parent company, Krsna.inc said yesterday "We cannot be held responsible for rogue operatives who espouse ideas that may (or may not) contain doctrines considered heretical."
Wicca has now been downgraded to "Cult" status, and therefore cannot be considered a religion, like Mormonism. 
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: dark magus on June 04, 2012, 05:27:19 PM
 ::)  oh brother!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: nancy lou on June 04, 2012, 05:36:28 PM
I must admit, at first you through me off... however, that thought about the 'cult' has crept into my mind now & again.. I used to get offended - but not anymore. Thanks for the laugh  :-p
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Serpentium on June 06, 2012, 09:00:11 AM
I must admit, at first you through me off... however, that thought about the 'cult' has crept into my mind now & again.. I used to get offended - but not anymore. Thanks for the laugh  :-p
Good. I wasn't trying to be offensive.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on June 06, 2012, 02:01:49 PM
Are we a cult, well I didn't know that. I need to keep up with the Witch Free Press.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Serpentium on June 06, 2012, 02:40:07 PM
Are we a cult, well I didn't know that. I need to keep up with the Witch Free Press.
I'm not a cult. Or a Wiccan, come to that. And I thought the Witch press was something the Inquisition used. To squash Witches.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: nancy lou on June 06, 2012, 03:50:54 PM
Good. I wasn't trying to be offensive.


I've learned to take as much as possible in stride... we've all got our own thoughts & opinions about everything.. to each their own  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on June 06, 2012, 09:00:35 PM
I'm not a cult. Or a Wiccan, come to that. And I thought the Witch press was something the Inquisition used. To squash Witches.

I know that "they" pressed a guy to death during the Salem witch trials because he would not admit to being a witch.  True enough it wasn't the inquisition but damn it took almost 3 days for the poor guy to die if I recall.  A real crappy way to be put to death for sure.  I would rather be hanged.  Oh wait, I am pretty sure they wasn't able to take his land and it was passed on to his kids.  Pretty courageous dude if you ask me.  My kids woulda been screwed.  Hang me :-p
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Khara on June 07, 2012, 07:36:23 AM
I don't know, I think if death by pressing or the rack or draw and quartering were still an option a lot of people would think twice before they committed a crime that has death as a punishment.  I don't think the death penalty is completely wrong per se, we're just too nice about it.

If we went for the most painful things possible to kill someone, I would be willing to bet there would be fewer death penalty crimes.

Oh wait, that means I'm expecting people to learn.

Nevermind.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on June 07, 2012, 12:01:55 PM
 ;D
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Post by: Earthbound Spirit on June 07, 2012, 02:24:54 PM
I am board with that Khara.  I think they should be public as well.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Serpentium on June 07, 2012, 02:33:29 PM
I am not an advocate of the death penalty. But if it is an option, it should be done in public, where everyone can see what is being done in their name. It isn't a deterrent at all. That's been proved over and over again in countries that have abolished it. The murder rate isn't affected.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: silvereye on June 07, 2012, 02:39:49 PM
i recently saw a statistic which was showing that there where death penalty was used the murder rates where higher ( i dont remember the source, but if you want me i can check it out )
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Serpentium on June 07, 2012, 03:01:18 PM
I can believe it. All the death penalty does, is inures people to killing. And giving a Government (And the judiciary are an arm of Government) a constitutional right to kill it's own citizens is always a big mistake.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on June 07, 2012, 09:45:55 PM
Murderers, rapists and pedophiles deserve death imo.  I am an eye for eye kinda guy.  With the method they use now, they dont suffer any.  If they just legalized drugs a huge percentage of the murders here in the states would go away.  That is my observation. TCC does not support the legalization or use of drugs in any way.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: silvereye on June 07, 2012, 09:54:47 PM
sentence of death is a very dangerous measurre IMO , firstly there can be a mistake and kill the wrong person and also it could turn outto be a 'legal' weapon of politicians etc. ... Personally I dont think humanity can 'manipulate' such a dangerous thing...
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Scorched Eartha on June 08, 2012, 04:55:48 PM
I can believe it. All the death penalty does, is inures people to killing. And giving a Government (And the judiciary are an arm of Government) a constitutional right to kill it's own citizens is always a big mistake.

The death penalty is a waste of taxpayers money, an appalling abuse of human rights and has no public safety benefit. In the US especially it is applied inequitably  . Young black males from economically deprived backgrounds are many times more likely to receive the death penalty than any other group. The vast majority of law enforcement professionals surveyed by the ACLU agreed that capital punishment does not deter violent crime; a survey of police chiefs from every state in the US found they rank the death penalty lowest among ways to reduce violent crime. They ranked increasing the number of police officers, reducing drug abuse, and creating a better economy with more jobs higher than the death penalty as the best ways to reduce violence. The FBI's own research on the topic has found that the states with the death penalty have the highest murder rates. So much for deterrence value then.

I would also point out that the US and India are among the very few democratic nations still to be using the death penalty. In India it is very rarely imposed and even more rarely carried out, as most of the sentences are commuted to life imprisonment on appeal. This has been the case since 1983 when the Indian Supreme Court ruled that the sentence ought to be imposed only on "the rarest of the rare occasions".

A matter for national shame in the US ought to be that the few countries where they execute more people than in the US include Iran, Saudi Arabia and China. By 1967 there were fewer than two executions a year in the US. Currently it is averaging something over 40 a year.I think we can all agree that crime rates are not obviously lower in the US than they were in 1967.  (Yes that WAS meant to be ironic) They also execute minors, the mentally ill and the mentally retarded in the US.   Not really what I'd call an advance in social policy, but others may feel differently I guess.

Interestingly while looking for figures on this I found that China executes people for tax evasion....damn...the US elect them to Congress....and then stands them as Presidential candidates (Don't they, Mitt?).

Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on June 10, 2012, 09:04:06 AM
I can't argue with your argument concerning Blacks in this country.  In the end though, if you are found guilty of a capital crime and you get the harshest punishment, you have to live with it.  It's does seem to be passed out more commonly with blacks than whites.

I live in a state that executes more people a year than most of the other states put together, or it seems that way some years.  It's so common now, it's barely a news story unless it involves a more famous case.  Capital crimes are treated very harshly here in Texas.  We put women to death as well.  Not bragging about it all, so please don't take it that way.  I mentioned the things I thought deserved death.  I will stand by those.

ETA: On the pedo thing, I don't mean the 18 yr old and 15 year old type thing.  I mean adults and children.

ETA2:  I think rape is the one of the most severe crimes human possible.  You take something from someone that is irreplaceable.   You emotionally kill alot of people with this crime.  I don't mind taking your life for this crime.   All my opinion of course.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: C_A on June 11, 2012, 01:06:53 PM
...It isn't a deterrent at all.

But it DOES have a very low recidivism rate.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Serpentium on June 11, 2012, 02:28:53 PM
But it DOES have a very low recidivism rate.
And yet, crime rates keep rising.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on June 22, 2012, 02:18:12 AM
Then go back to the old ways , public hangings . When you see what will happen you are less inclined to do bad things .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Scorched Eartha on June 22, 2012, 02:20:23 PM
Hmmmm. The Old Ways. Now there's a thought.
Actually, there's a few people here I'd like to see in The Stocks. I have some esp squishy tomatoes on the fridge just now, and the vision of Julia Gillard with a face full of them is very very attractive.
 ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on June 23, 2012, 03:59:10 AM
SE , you are just to nice , if you are going to put them in the stocks make sure it's over and open septic tank  :'(
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Toby Sparkle on June 23, 2012, 01:16:10 PM
I'm not new, but I've not been here for some time and it seems my path has brought me back. This probably means there is a purpose in my presence here, but it may not. I'll know more after I've had a good look around and familiarised myself with the fora. I'll try not to get in the way too much,  OK?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Serpentium on June 23, 2012, 01:20:33 PM
Hmm, Welcome Toby. Go and have a good poke around. Good luck with the 'purpose'.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: dark magus on June 23, 2012, 04:22:06 PM
Greetings Toby. I remember you....welcome back.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Scorched Eartha on June 23, 2012, 09:57:51 PM
I'm not new, but I've not been here for some time and it seems my path has brought me back. This probably means there is a purpose in my presence here, but it may not. I'll know more after I've had a good look around and familiarised myself with the fora. I'll try not to get in the way too much,  OK?


Oh we're going to enjoy persecuting getting to know you. I can always tell.

 ;)

eta It's the fauna you've got to watch out for here mate.
Some of the native animals bite.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on June 23, 2012, 11:55:38 PM
Nice too hear from you again , stick around okay .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on June 24, 2012, 08:17:27 AM
Welcome back.
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Post by: marisol on June 24, 2012, 09:06:07 AM
Welcome Toby if you need any help just hollar.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: howahkan on July 28, 2012, 08:49:25 AM
Hello everyone. About a year and a half ago, I decided to become a wiccan. I was going to jump straight into it without having the first clue what it is "all about". It was recomended to me that I take a year and a day to read up and study to be sure wicca was the path for me. After the year and day was up, i wasnt so sure I wanted to deticate myself to a religion that wasnt clear cut, that was so full of mystery it would take me a lifetime to understand. Earlier this week i went on my porch to meditate during the sunrise. Im not sure why I got the urge to do it, it is very hard for me to calm my thoughts down enough. When i finally got calmed down enough to clear and open my mind, i felt a very strange feeling. It was something so new to me and so shocking it brought tears to my eyes. I felt this.. pure love. I could feel the love for me in the sunrays and in the grass and the wind. I am still learning and practicing.. but now i know without a doubt through this kind of.. divine intervention, this is the path for me.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on July 28, 2012, 08:59:23 AM
Welcome ,howahkan , may you find great things along your path . If you need any help ask . The more you read the more you know. You are right about one thing , it does take a life time because there are always new things that are being discovered ; maybe some by you .Enjoy .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on July 28, 2012, 09:02:22 AM
Welcome Howahkan.  Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: serafina on July 28, 2012, 09:17:02 AM
MM all!  I'm a BTW dedicant and long time Neowiccan from a small town in the midwest.  I love reading, cooking and baking, and haunting vintage clothes stores (and Pagan shops!!!).  I'm looking forward to lively discussions with lots of points of view.
Never thirst!!!!    Serafina
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on July 28, 2012, 09:23:22 AM
Welcome Serafina.  What is BTW?
Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Scorched Eartha on July 28, 2012, 09:48:30 AM
Hello everyone. About a year and a half ago, I decided to become a wiccan. I was going to jump straight into it without having the first clue what it is "all about". It was recomended to me that I take a year and a day to read up and study to be sure wicca was the path for me. After the year and day was up, i wasnt so sure I wanted to deticate myself to a religion that wasnt clear cut, that was so full of mystery it would take me a lifetime to understand. Earlier this week i went on my porch to meditate during the sunrise. Im not sure why I got the urge to do it, it is very hard for me to calm my thoughts down enough. When i finally got calmed down enough to clear and open my mind, i felt a very strange feeling. It was something so new to me and so shocking it brought tears to my eyes. I felt this.. pure love. I could feel the love for me in the sunrays and in the grass and the wind. I am still learning and practicing.. but now i know without a doubt through this kind of.. divine intervention, this is the path for me.

Interesting name you've chosen. Can you tell us how you came to settle on it??
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Serpentium on July 28, 2012, 11:54:41 AM
Hello everyone. About a year and a half ago, I decided to become a wiccan. I was going to jump straight into it without having the first clue what it is "all about". It was recomended to me that I take a year and a day to read up and study to be sure wicca was the path for me. After the year and day was up, i wasnt so sure I wanted to deticate myself to a religion that wasnt clear cut, that was so full of mystery it would take me a lifetime to understand. Earlier this week i went on my porch to meditate during the sunrise. Im not sure why I got the urge to do it, it is very hard for me to calm my thoughts down enough. When i finally got calmed down enough to clear and open my mind, i felt a very strange feeling. It was something so new to me and so shocking it brought tears to my eyes. I felt this.. pure love. I could feel the love for me in the sunrays and in the grass and the wind. I am still learning and practicing.. but now i know without a doubt through this kind of.. divine intervention, this is the path for me.

Interesting name you've chosen. Can you tell us how you came to settle on it??
Bit nosey incha? (http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx128/ChuckFukmuk/emotes/rofl.gif)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Scorched Eartha on July 28, 2012, 11:58:21 AM
Hello everyone. About a year and a half ago, I decided to become a wiccan. I was going to jump straight into it without having the first clue what it is "all about". It was recomended to me that I take a year and a day to read up and study to be sure wicca was the path for me. After the year and day was up, i wasnt so sure I wanted to deticate myself to a religion that wasnt clear cut, that was so full of mystery it would take me a lifetime to understand. Earlier this week i went on my porch to meditate during the sunrise. Im not sure why I got the urge to do it, it is very hard for me to calm my thoughts down enough. When i finally got calmed down enough to clear and open my mind, i felt a very strange feeling. It was something so new to me and so shocking it brought tears to my eyes. I felt this.. pure love. I could feel the love for me in the sunrays and in the grass and the wind. I am still learning and practicing.. but now i know without a doubt through this kind of.. divine intervention, this is the path for me.

Interesting name you've chosen. Can you tell us how you came to settle on it??
Bit nosey incha? (http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx128/ChuckFukmuk/emotes/rofl.gif)

You've always  said that was one of the things you loved about me.

 :o





Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on July 28, 2012, 03:03:12 PM
British Traditional Wicca

Eta:  This was in response to Arn's post.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Serpentium on July 28, 2012, 04:03:14 PM
British Traditional Wicca
Oh, how Crowley would be laughing now if he were reading this.   
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Scorched Eartha on July 28, 2012, 04:35:43 PM
I thought it was a NA word. A name innit? Means "secret voice" or something. I had thought our new member might be connecting with the indigenous paths.

What's the Crowley connection then?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Serpentium on July 28, 2012, 04:41:01 PM
I thought it was a NA word. A name innit? Means "secret voice" or something. I had thought our new member might be connecting with the indigenous paths.

What's the Crowley connection then?
He helped Gardner cobble together syncretise Wicca, from older, more "Traditional" Pagan sources. 
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Scorched Eartha on July 28, 2012, 04:42:32 PM
I thought it was a NA word. A name innit? Means "secret voice" or something. I had thought our new member might be connecting with the indigenous paths.

What's the Crowley connection then?
He helped Gardner cobble together syncretise Wicca, from older, more "Traditional" Pagan sources.

Ohhh..lol....'kay then. I get what you meant now.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on July 29, 2012, 07:32:09 AM
British Traditional Wicca

Eta:  This was in response to Arn's post.

Thank you EBS.  Never have been good with acronyms.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: howahkan on July 29, 2012, 09:56:21 AM
Hello everyone. About a year and a half ago, I decided to become a wiccan. I was going to jump straight into it without having the first clue what it is "all about". It was recomended to me that I take a year and a day to read up and study to be sure wicca was the path for me. After the year and day was up, i wasnt so sure I wanted to deticate myself to a religion that wasnt clear cut, that was so full of mystery it would take me a lifetime to understand. Earlier this week i went on my porch to meditate during the sunrise. Im not sure why I got the urge to do it, it is very hard for me to calm my thoughts down enough. When i finally got calmed down enough to clear and open my mind, i felt a very strange feeling. It was something so new to me and so shocking it brought tears to my eyes. I felt this.. pure love. I could feel the love for me in the sunrays and in the grass and the wind. I am still learning and practicing.. but now i know without a doubt through this kind of.. divine intervention, this is the path for me.


Interesting name you've chosen. Can you tell us how you came to settle on it??

Im not sure if its a name id chose for myself personally to use, but I like it for message boards. It means "of the mysterious voice" or "one with a mysterious voice"
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: SerinaFaelynn on July 30, 2012, 09:18:23 PM
Hey everyone,

I'm new to everything in every sense of the word.  Last summer, I started looking into Wicca because I've always seen and respected nature as sublime and something more than just 'outside'.  I have read a few books on Wicca, Paganism, and I even looked into Pantheism.  I'm still not 100% sure as to what I would classify my beliefs, I just know my previous religion was not living up to what I needed and didn't account for the power that I believe we all possess. 

Now, I am going through the Living Wicca Today Lessons through email from Kardia Zoe.  Everything is so interesting and I'm excited to learn more about the religion and spirituality. 

Even though I still have a million questions and so much to learn, I'm excited to be here, finally!

I'm also a little nervous about sharing my spirituality 'quest' (if you will) with the people I care about.  I guess I'm just not comfortable with telling my family and friends I no longer share their specific faith- or at least I see it in a different manifestation and with different aspects.  But, at the same time, I don't want to do this alone, so I thought I could find community here to begin  with. 

Anyway, glad to be here!

~Serina Faelynn (my 'craft name' I developed using the Living Wicca Today Lesson 1, I'm really excited about that too, it took me over a week to come up with something just right for me!  I especially like that it incorporates my given middle name: Lynn)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lucifer on July 30, 2012, 09:42:51 PM
I'm also a little nervous about sharing my spirituality 'quest' (if you will) with the people I care about.  I guess I'm just not comfortable with telling my family and friends I no longer share their specific faith- or at least I see it in a different manifestation and with different aspects.  But, at the same time, I don't want to do this alone, so I thought I could find community here to begin  with. 

Anyway, glad to be here!
We're glad to have you here!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on July 31, 2012, 06:32:51 AM
Welcome to TCC.  :)  If you think your family will not approve of your quest, take my advice and don't tell them.  I learned this lesson the hard way.  My mom had church people not only pray for me but invited a couple to visit me. 
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lucifer on July 31, 2012, 06:56:02 AM
Welcome to TCC.  :)  If you think your family will not approve of your quest, take my advice and don't tell them.  I learned this lesson the hard way.  My mom had church people not only pray for me but invited a couple to visit me.
That's when you're supposed to bring up these three things:

1) Do you think that the Bible was written (in part OR in whole) by Jesus? No... not a single verse of a single book was written by Jesus (so why don't they call themselves Biblians?)

2) Do you think that the Bible in anyway is an account of the FULL life of Jesus? No... if so, he was in a coma for about 18 years (which might have been nice to know?)

3) Does the infallable word of an infallable God not become fallable in the fallable hands of a human? Yes... no matter what the original inspiration or intent of the books contained within the Bible (1) they were written by man, and thus are subject to being flawed (which they are) and (2) they are not complete as originally intended anyway (yes... the Bible is missing books which the Church deemed to be counter to the will of God [... counter to the will of the Church])


... I know that it's not our place at all to judge the faith of others, but you can surely hand someone's own ass to them if they decide that it's appropriate to demean or belittle yours.

Of course, they'd just write it off as "The Devil's Lies", but then you could point out that the Bible was written by men whose inspiration can never truly be known -SO THAT- it makes more sense to use one's own mind and heart (you know... the things that were built-in to us so that we could know the difference between right and wrong without a book?) to commune with the divine so that they might show you their purpose.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: TinaFox on July 31, 2012, 01:42:50 PM
I hadn't planned on posting at all in here but I don't want to be rude so I will just say hello. I hope to learn along the way with the help of others that are kind enough to share their knowledge and experience. Not much to me really, new mom, new wife, hopefully new path. If anyone wants to know anything about me just ask.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Firesong on July 31, 2012, 02:12:20 PM
Quote
1) Do you think that the Bible was written (in part OR in whole) by Jesus? No... not a single verse of a single book was written by Jesus (so why don't they call themselves Biblians?)

How is that relevant?

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2) Do you think that the Bible in anyway is an account of the FULL life of Jesus? No... if so, he was in a coma for about 18 years (which might have been nice to know?)

Again, relevancy... it's as much a book of philosophy and allegory as it a book of history.

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3) Does the infallable word of an infallable God not become fallable in the fallable hands of a human? Yes... no matter what the original inspiration or intent of the books contained within the Bible (1) they were written by man, and thus are subject to being flawed (which they are) and (2) they are not complete as originally intended anyway (yes... the Bible is missing books which the Church deemed to be counter to the will of God [... counter to the will of the Church])

What are you including as "The Bible"?  According to Judaism, Torah(along with oral torah, and Kabbalah) was written by G-d on stone tablets, and given to Moses on Mt. Sinai.  That's why Moses was punished for destroying the first set, by being denied entrance into the promised land, but was only allowed to view it from afar.  It's also why there are 4 different levels of interpretation for Torah, P'shat, Remez, Derash, and Sod. 

It's also the reason that any attempts to translate Torah out of the original Hebrew completely defeats it's purpose.  Every letter, every word in Torah is significant, on multiple levels, which is why Talmud is a couple of thousand pages long, and growing, because Torah and it's interpretation isn't static, but dynamic, like Creation itself.


Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lucifer on July 31, 2012, 02:48:23 PM
What are you including as "The Bible"?  According to Judaism, Torah(along with oral torah, and Kabbalah) was written by G-d on stone tablets, and given to Moses on Mt. Sinai.  That's why Moses was punished for destroying the first set, by being denied entrance into the promised land, but was only allowed to view it from afar.  It's also why there are 4 different levels of interpretation for Torah, P'shat, Remez, Derash, and Sod. 

It's also the reason that any attempts to translate Torah out of the original Hebrew completely defeats it's purpose.  Every letter, every word in Torah is significant, on multiple levels, which is why Talmud is a couple of thousand pages long, and growing, because Torah and it's interpretation isn't static, but dynamic, like Creation itself.
The Bible as in the Christian Bible (you know... the one that's sold in stores with the word "Bible" on it and usually followed by KJV, NKJ, NIV...)

Also, (and correct me if I'm wrong, because I'm a bit rusty on the Bible) wasn't Moses excluded from the holy land for his defiance of God in that he conjured water from a stone because his followers were begging him to do so? Had nothing to do with the destruction of the original tablets? (again, I could be wrong)

I don't really want to argue philosophy or beliefs with you or bring down your faith, (my personal belief is that it doesn't matter what you believe in so long as you lead a good life)... those were just examples with which to smite Bible-thumpers (which you don't seem to be, so good for you). If, however, you are a Bible-thumper -and/or- you'd like to hear why I believe they'd be relevent feel free to PM me and we can have a dialogue there (as it'd be way off-topic to continue it here)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lucifer on July 31, 2012, 04:04:46 PM
I hadn't planned on posting at all in here but I don't want to be rude so I will just say hello. I hope to learn along the way with the help of others that are kind enough to share their knowledge and experience. Not much to me really, new mom, new wife, hopefully new path. If anyone wants to know anything about me just ask.
Hello and Welcome, TinaFox! :D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Firesong on July 31, 2012, 04:53:31 PM
What are you including as "The Bible"?  According to Judaism, Torah(along with oral torah, and Kabbalah) was written by G-d on stone tablets, and given to Moses on Mt. Sinai.  That's why Moses was punished for destroying the first set, by being denied entrance into the promised land, but was only allowed to view it from afar.  It's also why there are 4 different levels of interpretation for Torah, P'shat, Remez, Derash, and Sod. 

It's also the reason that any attempts to translate Torah out of the original Hebrew completely defeats it's purpose.  Every letter, every word in Torah is significant, on multiple levels, which is why Talmud is a couple of thousand pages long, and growing, because Torah and it's interpretation isn't static, but dynamic, like Creation itself.
The Bible as in the Christian Bible (you know... the one that's sold in stores with the word "Bible" on it and usually followed by KJV, NKJ, NIV...)

Also, (and correct me if I'm wrong, because I'm a bit rusty on the Bible) wasn't Moses excluded from the holy land for his defiance of God in that he conjured water from a stone because his followers were begging him to do so? Had nothing to do with the destruction of the original tablets? (again, I could be wrong)

I don't really want to argue philosophy or beliefs with you or bring down your faith, (my personal belief is that it doesn't matter what you believe in so long as you lead a good life)... those were just examples with which to smite Bible-thumpers (which you don't seem to be, so good for you). If, however, you are a Bible-thumper -and/or- you'd like to hear why I believe they'd be relevent feel free to PM me and we can have a dialogue there (as it'd be way off-topic to continue it here)

No harm no foul amigo... actually, after a little more research, I cede that you are correct about the reason for Moses being denied the promised land... my bad on that one.  That's one of the reasons discussions are wonderful things...
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: TinaFox on July 31, 2012, 06:25:38 PM
Thank you Lucifer :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on July 31, 2012, 09:04:03 PM
I just am unable to wrap my head around the whole Moses story.  God sends Moses to free His people from slavery but didn't send anyone to stop Hitler from damn near wiping them from the face of the Earth.  Please don't bother to tell me He sent the allies and stopped him.  Those same allies earlier in the war refused a ship of Jewish refugees to land and it had to return to Europe where they all ended up in a concentration camp and got gassed.  No offence intended to our Christian members. 
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Scorched Eartha on July 31, 2012, 09:18:09 PM
I just am unable to wrap my head around the whole Moses story.  God sends Moses to free His people from slavery but didn't send anyone to stop Hitler from damn near wiping them from the face of the Earth.  Please don't bother to tell me He sent the allies and stopped him.  Those same allies earlier in the war refused a ship of Jewish refugees to land and it had to return to Europe where they all ended up in a concentration camp and got gassed.  No offence intended to our Christian members.

Absolutely. The "Ship of Shame" epoch is one of the lower in human history. That Himmler's personal physician saved more Jews than Churchill ever did is a fact of WWII which needs to be more widely disseminated.

And you know what? In 50-100 years time I hope that a similar attitude of disgust and disbelief will be commonplace when our descendents look at the ways in which refugees from war torn Islamic nations are being treated in the West right now.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on August 01, 2012, 09:25:54 AM
Greetings and well met
By way of introduction, I am Draconis Rex, I am a young 48 (or an old 25 if you wish), single male and I live in the Scottish Borders. I have been interested in the Wiccan way for many years now. Over these years I have gathered information about Pagan ways, but I have never exercised any form of spell, dedication or ritual. The reason for this (before the question is raised) is quite simple; I was raised in the Christian faith, Baptist ministry to be precise (or Gods navy if you like) and there has always been the fear that I would be offending God. This has been strong in me since childhood. Why this has been the case I have no idea, or why so long. However, I seem to have gotten past this now and I am now willing to dedicate myself to the Wiccan way, but as a solitary.
There, consider me introduced.
DR.
P.S. I am having much trouble with internet connectivity, so I may be on for short periods, intermittently visiting the site, or completely off-line. Please be patient.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Scorched Eartha on August 01, 2012, 09:30:16 AM


Welcome aboard. (Thought the naval language might make you feel at home)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on August 01, 2012, 09:38:45 AM
Welcome Draconis Rex.  Enjoy your journey..
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on August 01, 2012, 09:43:11 AM
Gods navy? LoL.... It was a term I heard many moons ago and was rather taken (or amused) with it.
I must say, I look forward to journeying further into this path I've chosen and gaining better insight with the help of others to guide if they are willing.  :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on August 01, 2012, 09:54:05 AM
Welcome Draconis Rex
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on August 01, 2012, 04:49:56 PM
SerinaFaelyn , TinaFox and DraconisRex  welcome . Hope you all stay on the path.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: naturalpaganmomma on August 02, 2012, 08:04:16 AM
Hello TinaFox, SerinaFaelyn, and DraconisRex.  :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: revs on August 04, 2012, 08:06:15 AM
Hope this is the right place.  My name is Chris and I joined the forums after my wife started looking at something other than Catholicism.  She has started reading about Wicca and I thought I would join here and help her in her research.

I have been following a nature path unknowingly for 20+ years now.  I hope to learn more about my path and her's here.  Just need to get her registered now.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on August 04, 2012, 08:23:52 AM
Welcome to TCC revs :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Old Stoneface on August 04, 2012, 08:41:59 AM
British Traditional Wicca

Eta:  This was in response to Arn's post.

Thank you EBS.  Never have been good with acronyms.

Or as we like to say..."never have been GWA."
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Darlita on August 04, 2012, 12:40:30 PM
Hello, I just got approved today! Yay! My name is Gaze or stitchd, I've been studying wicca forever, but just 2 years ago started my BOS, with no progress (christian mother), moved out and really taking off on my studies
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on August 04, 2012, 12:42:21 PM
Welcome to TCC stitchd :)

We approved you? Damn...  ;D ;D ;D ;D

ETA:  I hope you take that in the good fun that it was intended as. 
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on August 04, 2012, 03:13:29 PM
Hello stitchd.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Scorched Eartha on August 04, 2012, 06:14:38 PM
British Traditional Wicca

Eta:  This was in response to Arn's post.

Thank you EBS.  Never have been good with acronyms.

Or as we like to say..."never have been GWA."


(http://llddr.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/give_me_a_spit_take_skit.jpg)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: naturalpaganmomma on August 05, 2012, 10:43:06 PM
Hi revs. I'm new myself. Best thing I can tell you is read all the stickies for the newbies (they are very important and can save your buttoot) and after that read, read, and read some more. I have found myself reading everything from books on withcraft to history.  ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Sadie Lane on August 06, 2012, 11:22:23 AM
Hello all! My name is Sadie and I was drawn to this forum because I've been going through some difficult times in my life. I have some experience in studying Wicca but lost my focus years ago. I am hoping to reconnect with Wicca and in turn reconnect with myself and with the world around me in a more positive and fulfilling way. I remember finding great solace my studies and in practicing. I still have much to learn and experience and am hoping that this community will lead me in the right direction. For all intensive purposes I consider myself a beginner but have experienced the positive influence of the craft first hand earlier in my life. I wish that I had continued on that pathway instead of straying but I believe that there is a reason why I am reconnecting with Wicca at this time in my life when I am more mature and know myself better.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on August 06, 2012, 11:28:05 AM
Nice to meet you Sadie.

Goddess bless
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lucifer on August 06, 2012, 11:45:29 AM
Hello and welcome, Sadie Lane!

Blessed Be
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on August 06, 2012, 12:01:09 PM
Welcome to TCC :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Scorched Eartha on August 06, 2012, 03:47:07 PM
Hello Sadie.

My, my - arent we having quite the population explosion lately?

Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on August 06, 2012, 07:37:33 PM
Welcome stitchd and Sadie Lane.  Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Darlita on August 06, 2012, 10:53:39 PM
thank you earthbound spirit and arnemetia
And hello marisol :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: aknature56 on August 07, 2012, 12:04:04 AM
I live in the United States and am interested in the Wiccan ways. My Aunt is who got my interested, she has a lot of knowledge about Wiccan spells and rituals. I am hopping to become closer to myself and the things around me. Joining this website is a way I seek to learn new things and venture down a new path to something that will hopefully help me in the future ::)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on August 07, 2012, 06:05:07 AM
Welcome aboard :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lucifer on August 07, 2012, 06:08:00 AM
Welcome, aknature56! (I think) :D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on August 07, 2012, 11:14:08 AM
Hello aknature56
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: naturalpaganmomma on August 08, 2012, 06:57:26 PM
Hello Darlita and aknature56.  :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on August 09, 2012, 08:52:46 AM
Welcome aknature56.  Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Moonwheel on August 22, 2012, 08:10:37 PM
Hi!
I'm 19 years old, from Brazil (a little far away guys hehe), a very cosmopolitan starter here. I love studying, music, art, Wicca and theology (in a general sense, involving all religions).
I'm pretty open minded and love new people, online friendship is not a problem for me and sharing experiences are great!!!!!!!

Thank you!
Blessed be!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on August 23, 2012, 11:46:02 AM
Greetings and well met Moonwheal

Welcome to the mayhem... ;D

Hope you enjoy your stay with us and find that, that you seek.

Blessed Be
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on August 23, 2012, 12:12:26 PM
Welcome to TCC Moonwheal :)

Your use of English is better than mine :-p
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on August 28, 2012, 12:23:31 PM
Hello Moonwheel. I know people from many places, but no one from Brazil. Enjoy your time here.

Goddess Bless
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on August 28, 2012, 08:03:39 PM
Welcome Moonwheel.  Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: cheller1980 on September 04, 2012, 01:29:40 PM
Merry Meet, Just thought i would introduce myself, I'm Chelle, i'm 32, i am married and have 3 kids, I have felt drawn to Wicca since i was a little girl but i have just started on my journey into Wicca, i am reading all i can and hope to learn from everyone and maybe make some friends, that's it.... Blessed Be  :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on September 04, 2012, 01:55:16 PM
Hello cheller it's  nice to meet ya.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on September 04, 2012, 01:58:37 PM
Well met Chelle and welcome

Glad to have you join us, Don't be put off by our occasional mayhem, in fact be encouraged by it. Please feel free to dig around the site and note the sticky posts. theres much you can learn from them and many of your answers may be there already. By all means ask if you're stuck and someone will help you out.

Enjoy your stay with us
Blessed Be
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lucifer on September 04, 2012, 05:13:13 PM
Hello and Welcome, cheller1980!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on September 05, 2012, 11:19:52 AM
Welcome Cheller.  Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on September 05, 2012, 07:51:11 PM
Welcome aboard Chelle :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on September 14, 2012, 12:16:14 PM
Greetings Chelle , may you journey bring to all that you hope and dream for.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: JadeSpawn on September 30, 2012, 04:59:16 AM
Hello all, I am new here. I am just starting down the path of Wicca, I'm still doing all the research and learning process. I hope to get to know every one here in time.

As for me I'm a 39 year old Male. I'm disabled so i spend allot of my time on-line. I was in the service for a while witch lead to my disability. I love animals, drawing, writing, computer tech, and creating things with my hands and my mind. I'm married and have 4 daughters, and 2 stepdaughters, and two grand kids from my first stepdaughter, they call me grandpa ;D. Oh yea and I'm in the Modesto, California area at the moment.

I guess that enough for now, but always willing to answere question and make new friends.

Oh almost forgot, my name is Gilbert, but some call me Gill, and most on-line call me Jade, I'm flexable :D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lucifer on September 30, 2012, 05:11:47 AM
Hello and Welcome, JadeSpawn and/or Gilbert "Gill" ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: JadeSpawn on September 30, 2012, 05:20:02 AM
thank you Lucifer JadeSpawn is good :D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on September 30, 2012, 07:05:56 AM
And welcome to you JadeSpawn  ;)

It's nice to have you aboard.

Love the avatar BTW, looking good!

Blessed Be!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on September 30, 2012, 09:08:55 AM
Welcome Jade.  Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on September 30, 2012, 10:12:23 AM
Greetings Jade Spawn .  May you time here bring closer to what you seek.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on September 30, 2012, 02:51:37 PM
Welcome JadeSpawn
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: JadeSpawn on September 30, 2012, 06:50:25 PM
thank you guys/girls for the warm welcomes.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: RainDancer on October 01, 2012, 01:15:10 PM
Hello,

I'm RainDancer. Not only am I new to these forums I am new to Wicca in general. I have never had a religion that I could claim, although my family does have a vague Christian feel. At 8 I realized I was neither Catholic or 7 Day Adventist (the religions of my parents). I have spent the eight years between then and now studying religions, looking for one that called to me. I was never Agnostic or Atheist, as I have a strong feeling that there is something more. 6 months ago I stumbled onto Wicca, eventually I moved on, but something kept drawing me back to it. At the end of August I decided to commit myself to a year and a day of study. Now I'm in a heavy research period, mostly studying Fae, Old Dianic and Alexandrian.

Blessed Be,
RainDancer
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on October 01, 2012, 01:27:48 PM
Greetings and well met RainDancer,

Here you will find practitioners and followers of many Pagan paths, you will find what information you may need to quench your thirst for knowledge and help you along your path. Feel free to browse the site, all the answers are there, and if after this you still have questions, please ask and someone will be able to help you.

May your journey with us be enjoyable and fruitful

Welcome Be and Blessed Be
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on October 01, 2012, 01:51:13 PM
Welcome toTCC RainDancer.  Quite a diverse group of Wicca you are studying.  How is it going?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lucifer on October 01, 2012, 02:35:48 PM
Hello and Welcome, RainDancer! :D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on October 01, 2012, 02:36:25 PM
Greetings RainDancer , quite a range of path there . Hope you find what you are seeking . Enjoy your experience.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Just Dave on October 01, 2012, 04:44:04 PM
Welcome RainDancer,

I'm new to TCC, also.  I've found a wealth of information in these forums - a lot of my questions have been answered simply by reading old posts.  And everyone here seems very willing to help.  I hope you find TCC as useful as I have.

Good to have you here!

JD
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on October 02, 2012, 08:43:24 AM
Welcome RainDancer.  Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: JadeSpawn on October 03, 2012, 04:41:52 AM
wow lots of new members, hope to get to know you all, and welcome to TCC. Hope you injoy your time here
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on October 03, 2012, 02:42:48 PM
wow lots of new members, hope to get to know you all, and welcome to TCC. Hope you injoy your time here

Are you the spawn of Jade? ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: JadeSpawn on October 03, 2012, 03:16:57 PM
not sure if i would say that, but Jade just seems to suit me and i have spawned 4 girls so far :D and one of them is named Jade
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: ElizaJane65 on October 03, 2012, 08:12:50 PM
Exactly.  There are so many opinions. I know I'm in the right place.  I struggle with patience, and this site, because it is welcoming, allows me to be thoughtful.     
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on October 05, 2012, 11:24:17 PM
Welcome RainDancer.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Edorion on October 09, 2012, 09:17:26 PM
I'm new here, and just wanted to say, "hello." Right now I'm reading old posts to learn as much as possible before I start asking questions. It's obvious that I have alot more research to do than I previously realized. I hope to become a permanent fixture here as I grow and learn. So, with that, I will shut up for awhile and listen. Glad to be here. Thanks for having me.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on October 09, 2012, 09:28:39 PM
Welcome Edorion , you will find a list of book you may wish to read in Wicca Q&A thread . Hope you find what you seek and your journey is a happy one.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: JadeSpawn on October 09, 2012, 10:09:02 PM
Welcome Edorion, good to have you with us.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Just Dave on October 10, 2012, 12:13:07 AM
Welcome Edorion.  Glad you're here.  There is a wealth of information here at TCC.  I found the "stickie" threads to be very helpful.  And don't be afraid to ask questions if you have 'em.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: RainDancer on October 10, 2012, 07:20:56 AM
Welcome Endorian

I too am on a research journey. I wish all the best of luck.

Blessed Be
RainDancer
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on October 10, 2012, 07:31:35 AM
Greetings and well met Edorian,

Welcome to bedlam.... :-p :D :-p ;D

I you feel you wish to share anything just jump in, we're quite happy to ridicule newbies as much as vets and oldies here  ;D

Whatever path you are on, there is always a world of info you need to learn, it kinda goes with the territory. But don't be put off, just take your time with it and it'll all come together in the end. If theres anything you need to know, just ask, someone will know.  :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on October 10, 2012, 11:03:50 AM
Welcome to TCC Edorian.  Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on October 10, 2012, 11:13:03 AM
Hello Edorian, it's nice to meet you.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Jade on October 10, 2012, 12:26:23 PM
Hi everyone :)

I am a newbie, not just to this site, but to Paganism in general. I stumbled across the site while researching, and have found a lot of the information really helpful and comforting.

As for me, I don't have a specific belief/ religion. I've always had a strong spiritual side and I feel like I need one in order to live a good, healthy life. I was raised by a Christian family, and I am grateful to them for trying to instill their values and love into me. But it didn't work for me after a while... too many holes in the bigger picture. After exploring the other major religions, I've found that the same is true for just about anything I read. And while I'm slowly coming to try to accept that no one path has a concrete answer, I am still in need of a strong spiritual foundation and something to keep me sane during my time on earth.

I'm also a recovering alcoholic, though many people would think me "too young" to be afflicted. That's all a matter of opinion. Long story short, going through AA really requires a Higher Power... and I don't have one. I do, however, feel very connected to and in-tune with, if you will, the earth and nature as a whole: human and inhuman, the forces that be (gravity) and so forth. I believe those things make up the "divine." I find myself quite literally incapable of believing in a creator-God, even with extensive effort and prayer. It feels as though even my most heartfelt mutterings to God are carried away on the wind. In lieu, my mind tends to question every little thing until it arrives at a satisfactory answer... and thus far has not. Alas, I am ever-seeking. And hoping I might talk to some others willing to share their experience and knowledge.

I look forward to talking with and learning from you all, and have a wonderful day.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on October 10, 2012, 01:28:14 PM
Well met Jade,

Welcome to TCC. It certainly sounds like you have your work cut out for you as a Seeker. Do you have any path that you feel more drawn to? I would suggest that being as open as you can may help that answer to come to you. Research and read as much as you can, and use previous threads here on this forum, there are posts for new folks that may help you and you would be surprised just how much insight you may gain from the discussions that have gone before. Use the sticky threads, thats what they are stickied for.  ;)

Feel free to ask any questions if you get stuck and someone should be able to help or guide you.

Hope your journey with us is fruitfull
Blessed Be
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: JadeSpawn on October 10, 2012, 01:36:33 PM
Welcome Jade to TCC, I am sure you will fit in fine here.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: RainDancer on October 10, 2012, 01:42:29 PM
-Jade

Best of luck in all your endeavors, and I hope you find whatever it is your looking for.

Blessed Be,
Casey
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Jade on October 10, 2012, 01:57:37 PM
Thank you all for your words of welcome. I am excited to explore this path with you. :)

Draconis Rex, I've often had the feeling that my life, whatever happens, will be a long, winding journey. Somehow, though, I've always really felt that it will turn out for the best... and how can I not be happy with that?

The only path I feel more drawn to might be Druidry. I've read the threads on this site and checked out other sites, as well as talking to some local people I know. It seems like a good fit, but I've never quite believed one can "adopt" a life-practice or religion... Hence why I tend to seek out "names" for inner feelings... if that makes sense? Also, this is why I feel drawn to Paganism, because it seems like a very large sort of spirituality, with no real definitions (limitations). I'm not interested so much in magic as I am the ability to recognize the beauty and divinity in everything around me. That is what I really wish to cultivate, as well as develop a sense of security and trust in that divine source, without calling it God.

Lastly, I will check out those stickied threads.

Namaste
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on October 10, 2012, 01:58:44 PM
Welcome aboard Jade. :) I removed your intro topic since you posted here and have had some replies.  I am a friend of Bill as well.  The group or the sun or moon could make a higher power, just as a suggestion.  The Earth could work as well.  This pagan has had a few interesting convos with the people in my group.  I live in the bible belt so you know where the whole HP thing is geared for most members.  I am proud of you doing something about your problem at such an age.  Good luck :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on October 10, 2012, 02:42:05 PM
Greetings Jade , nice to know that you have found something that you feel  can help you . Your best strength comes from within , you should look into Shamanism also. Be strong each day and may you life be filled with happiness and comfort .
 
Blessings
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on October 10, 2012, 02:46:58 PM
Welcome Jade, I am a friend of Bill's wife. I 'm very glad you are here.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on October 10, 2012, 02:47:35 PM
Jade, I think your going to be a very interesting addition to our group.  :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on October 10, 2012, 02:56:33 PM
People beating the crap out of their anonymity......  ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on October 10, 2012, 03:12:12 PM
Sickening isn't it. ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lucifer on October 10, 2012, 03:37:57 PM
Hello and Welcome, Edorion :D

~ALSO~

Hello and Welcome, Jade :D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Just Dave on October 10, 2012, 04:38:23 PM
Welcome, Jade.

Your introduction reminds me of a quote by Andre Gide: "Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it."  In these forums you will find many seekers - most of whom have found a specific path to follow, but are still seeking and learning more as they make their way through life.  There is a lot to learn here at TCC - a lot of good information in past posts and a lot of good folks who are happy to answer any questions you may have.  Glad to have you here.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: DragonsTalon on October 12, 2012, 06:30:04 AM
Greetings all

I'm not out of the broom closet, nor can I be for reasons that will be discussed momentarily, so anything I do has to be done with a certain amount of discretion.

i was raised as the child of a minister of one of the more conservative denominations of Christianity. I spent years studying Apologetics and studying about Wicca and witchcraft, though not for the purest of intentions I am sad to say, more of a keep your enemies closer mentality. Recently I had begun examining my own beliefs and came to understand the idea that there is not necessarily one path to the divine, with one very specific set of instructions, but rather what I was told to be one path was more like one exit sign directing to the path. I found that I knew more pagans who led the lifestyle I was seeking than many of the Christians I knew. I began to understand that those I was taught to be my enemy were more of kindred spirits than anything else. So now I search and seek the wisdom of others. If I was lied to about the pure evilness of Wicca, what else was I lied to about?

Now that we are grown we are somewhat less in the spotlight of the churches my father preaches at, but with the availability of the internet and on line presences it is relatively easy to find almost anyone. This leads to my need for discretion. While public opinion of my father is no longer based on the family he currently has at home, but on how well that church thinks he raised his children. So coming out of the broom closet could have a very dire and negative effect on my father's continued employment.

I likely will not ask many questions, seeming more of a forum lurker than anything else. I've found that 95% of the time, the question I have has already been answered. I much prefer to listen where others have already spoken rather than expect their time to be taken on reiterating what has already been said.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on October 12, 2012, 07:05:00 AM
Well met and welcome DT (we tend to abreviate here)

You will find there are quite a number of us here who have come from Christian backgrounds, so your not as alien as you may have thought.  ;)  Understand your reticence, theres also a few here have to be a little discrete too. So no worries its all good.

There have been many preconceptions and misconceptions about what Paganism is, this is historic for reasons that would take too long to get into right now.

Anyway, to cut it all short, be welcome here and feel free to browse the past threads and postings, and may your journey here with us be fruitful.

PS. Feel free also to share what you will with us as we will with you, and if you feel the need to contribute to any discussions, jump right in.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on October 12, 2012, 07:48:59 AM
Welcome to TCC DragonsTalon.  If your age is correct I don't see how what you do could affect your Dad's job.   It doesn't really matter.  You can be out of the broom closet and unless you are dancing naked around the fire pit on Full Moon night, who is really gonna know except for people into the same thing?

Eta: Don't wear a plate sized pentagram  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on October 12, 2012, 07:55:14 AM
Hello DragonsTalon I'm glad you found us. ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: DragonsTalon on October 12, 2012, 10:43:26 AM
Welcome to TCC DragonsTalon.  If your age is correct I don't see how what you do could affect your Dad's job.   It doesn't really matter.  You can be out of the broom closet and unless you are dancing naked around the fire pit on Full Moon night, who is really gonna know except for people into the same thing?

Eta: Don't wear a plate sized pentagram  ;D

While my actions don't have a direct impact, i can see the ripples in the water. Opinion of his family is no longer what he is doing with the children in his home, but rather how well they stuck to the environment they were raised in. 

From reading this forum, a few others, and the books ive managed to acquire, i have found a wealth of knowledge. I thank you all for the welcome.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on October 12, 2012, 01:07:31 PM
Well meet DT , so to hear that you father can be judge by people who have looked up to him and then turn on him for something he has no control over.  What that they say " judge not least yee be judged " .  Well we do not judge , hell we don't even judge Drac  ( he a wrongdoer ) ( joking ) .
 
If you do not understand something or it is not clear just ask , someone here should be able to answer it for you. Again welcome .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lucifer on October 12, 2012, 03:30:37 PM
Hello and Welcome, DragonsTalon :D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Serpentium on October 13, 2012, 01:17:44 AM
Hi DT, your Father isn't Fred Phelps is he? Or Jimmy Swaggart?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on October 13, 2012, 01:58:08 PM
That's probably no ones business!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Serpentium on October 13, 2012, 08:44:57 PM
I'm nosey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on October 14, 2012, 08:50:07 AM
Welcome to TCC DragonsTalon.  Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Just Dave on October 14, 2012, 10:03:02 PM
Welcome, DragonsTalon.  Glad you found TCC.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: sharonj44 on October 15, 2012, 05:33:56 AM
Thanks for sticking up for us Newbies!
Merry Meet: My name is Sharon and I am a new member to this forum.  I look forward to connecting with like minds.
SharonJ
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on October 15, 2012, 05:41:39 AM
Greetings and welcome Sharon

Hope you enjoy your time with us.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on October 15, 2012, 07:41:56 AM
Hi DT, your Father isn't Fred Phelps is he? Or Jimmy Swaggart?

You forgot to ask about Pat Robertson..... :-p
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Serpentium on October 15, 2012, 10:30:56 PM
Hi DT, your Father isn't Fred Phelps is he? Or Jimmy Swaggart?

You forgot to ask about Pat Robertson..... :-p
I was just about to, but you beat me to it!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Garnett on October 25, 2012, 12:11:59 PM
My name is Garnett, I am a newbie. I have come here to read and learn.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Edorion on October 25, 2012, 12:56:16 PM
Welcome Garnett. Nice to have you on board.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on October 25, 2012, 01:42:17 PM
Greetings Garnet , welcome , what path do you follow?. Give us a better intro okay  ;D .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on October 25, 2012, 03:11:46 PM
Well met and welcome to TCC Garnett,

As OldGhost suggests, tell us a bit more about yourself, give us a chance to learn who you are  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Just Dave on October 25, 2012, 04:20:25 PM
Welcome, Garnett.  There definitely is some useful reading here at TCC - the stickies and search function are excellent tools!  And don't be afraid to ask questions if you can't find an answer here.  Good luck on your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on October 25, 2012, 08:48:12 PM
Welcome to TCC, Garnett.  Its about time... :-*
Enjoy your journey.

To all those who may like/need to know and to be quite open...  Garnett is my younger sister.  She is very new, very sweet and kind of shy.  I will leave it to her to tell you anything else.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on October 26, 2012, 02:37:50 AM
Welcome to TCC, Garnett.  Its about time... :-*
Enjoy your journey.

To all those who may like/need to know and to be quite open...  Garnett is my younger sister.  She is very new, very sweet and kind of shy.  I will leave it to her to tell you anything else.

Thanx for the update Arn, She is very welcome   ;) ;)  I hope she finds her journey with us fulfilling and even at times, amusing.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Scorched Eartha on October 26, 2012, 03:45:21 AM
My name is Garnett, I am a newbie. I have come here to read and learn.

Well hello Garnett. Welcome aboard. I'm not known for my fulsome welcomes hereabouts, but I like the look of you. I think we're going  to be firm friends.

Just remember....

(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2008/12/31/128752338808603825.jpg)

'Cept me.


 :-*
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on October 26, 2012, 04:25:14 AM
Ow!  Looks like Scorchy is starting an on-line coven....  :-p :-p ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Scorched Eartha on October 26, 2012, 04:44:27 AM
She is the loveliest human bean on the planet.  She's not esp "an" anything spiritually speaking. Though there is a coterie of folk  - of whom I may be deemed to be one -  who outright worship her. A seeker I would term her.

And funny as fu...as a really funny person.
 ;D

Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on October 26, 2012, 04:56:02 AM
She is the loveliest human bean on the planet.  She's not esp "an" anything spiritually speaking. Though there is a coterie of folk  - of whom I may be deemed to be one -  who outright worship her. A seeker I would term her.

And funny as fu...as a really funny person.
 ;D



And thats what we like to have here  ;) ;D 

She will be very welcome I am sure. Any insights or input will be gratefully received.  ;) :)



:: ETA; Still think you might be up to something tho.....LoL :D :D :D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Scorched Eartha on October 26, 2012, 05:14:02 AM
She is the loveliest human bean on the planet.  She's not esp "an" anything spiritually speaking. Though there is a coterie of folk  - of whom I may be deemed to be one -  who outright worship her. A seeker I would term her.

And funny as fu...as a really funny person.
 ;D



And thats what we like to have here  ;) ;D 

She will be very welcome I am sure. Any insights or input will be gratefully received.  ;) :)



:: ETA; Still think you might be up to something tho.....LoL :D :D :D

Nah she's a real person...ebs is v strict about multiple accounts...there's no gettin' by him....she's proper good and knows scads about astrology.... don't you darlin'?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on October 26, 2012, 05:21:25 AM
Nah she's a real person...ebs is v strict about multiple accounts...there's no gettin' by him....she's proper good and knows scads about astrology.... don't you darlin'?

Of her validity I have no doubt. I'm thinking you may be covertly starting a cyber coven, with a view to take over and subvert this forum, and in replace it with some form of dastardly plan you have been cooking up. :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Scorched Eartha on October 26, 2012, 05:51:58 AM
Nah she's a real person...ebs is v strict about multiple accounts...there's no gettin' by him....she's proper good and knows scads about astrology.... don't you darlin'?

Of her validity I have no doubt. I'm thinking you may be covertly starting a cyber coven, with a view to take over and subvert this forum, and in replace it with some form of dastardly plan you have been cooking up. :-\ :-\

Nah - that's Serp.
 ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on October 26, 2012, 05:55:29 AM
                                    ;D Arf ;D Arf ;D Arf ;D Arf

                                     Entirely possible!! ::) ::)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Spiritwalker on October 29, 2012, 08:22:30 PM
Hello everyone, I'm Austin (I'd rather use my real first name). I'm 17, and Im new to the forums here and to wicca. I am dedicated to learning the craft and I've come here to find answers and to learn more. I come from a pure catholic family, and they (surprisingly) are supportive of my decision.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on October 29, 2012, 08:32:43 PM
Well met and welcome Austin

Nice to have you aboard the good ship TCC. If you message EarthBound Spirit and ask him nicely, he could change your screen name for you if "Austin" is what you'd rather have.

Anyway its nice your family are so supportive of you, that is so rare to us poor Pagans.

You will be advised by all here to read, read, read and when you've done that, read more. There are plenty posts here too that will give you answers you didn't even know you had questions to. if you do get stuck then by all means ask and someone should be able to help.

Anyway, enough drivel from me.
Welcome be and Blessed be
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on October 29, 2012, 08:47:29 PM
Greetings , Austin may your path bring to you that which you seek in life.  Good that you have parents that can see beyond what they themselves believe.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Spiritwalker on October 29, 2012, 09:10:04 PM
Merry met and Thanks :D but I like this username enough to keep, it describes my experience to this point in my life . And I do feel that great change is coming my way in a posative way. :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on October 29, 2012, 09:30:02 PM
Hello everyone, I'm Austin (I'd rather use my real first name). I'm 17, and Im new to the forums here and to wicca. I am dedicated to learning the craft and I've come here to find answers and to learn more. I come from a pure catholic family, and they (surprisingly) are supportive of my decision.

Hi Austin.  Welcome to TCC.

I can't resist and you did ask for help :-p  Wicca and Catholic are supposed to be capitalized.  I like your handle.  In what way do you see yourself as a spiritwalker?  Man you are lucky about your family.  My family is mostly Catholic and they think I am  a satan worshiper.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Edorion on October 29, 2012, 09:34:58 PM
Welcome Austin. You've come to a great place to learn. It's great that you have your family's support. I'm sure you'll find answers to some of your questions here. Seek knowledge and grow. We are all on the same journey, some just take different paths. Blessed be.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Spiritwalker on October 29, 2012, 09:54:48 PM


Hi Austin.  Welcome to TCC.

I can't resist and you did ask for help :-p  Wicca and Catholic are supposed to be capitalized.  I like your handle.  In what way do you see yourself as a spiritwalker?  Man you are lucky about your family.  My family is mostly Catholic and they think I am  a satan worshiper.
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Thanks for my daily grammar lesson. :D
As for my handle, for one I feel like before I was not aknowledgd by others nor did I aknowledge them, a reference to my how lost I felt (which has changed for me). on another sense i see a lot. I used to see (more frequently when I was younger) people who were not there and it kinda frightened me as a child even if nothing happened to me. Atleast not till I stopped believing.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on October 29, 2012, 10:28:16 PM
Someone woulda done it.  Not to worry Austin, I am not a grammer nazi.  Wait until you see some of my spelling.   :D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Just Dave on October 29, 2012, 11:43:21 PM
Welcome to TCC, Austin.  Enjoy your time here and take advantage of the vast amount of resources available here, too.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Scorched Eartha on October 30, 2012, 12:17:07 AM
Hello everyone, I'm Austin (I'd rather use my real first name). I'm 17, and Im new to the forums here and to wicca. I am dedicated to learning the craft and I've come here to find answers and to learn more. I come from a pure catholic family, and they (surprisingly) are supportive of my decision.

Catholics and pagans often get along swimmingly - after all they've got a plethora of celestial figures in their tradition haven't they?

Welcome aboard...glad your family's not averse to you doing some exploring...we don't like to get between young people and their parents hereabouts. How did you get interested in Wicca and what have you done about it thus far?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lucifer on October 30, 2012, 06:58:38 AM
Not to worry Austin, I am not a grammer nazi.  Wait until you see some of my spelling.   :D
LOL'd... ;D

Anyway, Hello and Welcome, Spiritwalker! :D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on October 30, 2012, 09:34:35 AM
Welcome to TCC, Austin.  Enjoy your journey.

To help you along... read the stickies.  They have a lot of information you may need.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Spiritwalker on October 30, 2012, 08:15:04 PM
Thanks everyone for welcoming me with such open arms :D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on October 31, 2012, 08:39:24 AM
Hello and welcome  Austin.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on October 31, 2012, 08:41:04 AM
Welcome Garnett it's nice to meet you.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arianna_Fairy on November 01, 2012, 11:13:00 AM
Hello. My name is Arianna. I'm 29 years old and I found this forum on Google. I'm a Celtic Wiccan and have been for the last four years almost. I hope to meet everyone on here.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Edorion on November 01, 2012, 11:51:18 AM
Welcome Arianna. Nice to have you.  :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on November 01, 2012, 12:37:12 PM
Well met and welcome to TCC Arianna

Nice to have you with us. May your journey here be enjoyable and fruitful.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on November 01, 2012, 03:50:00 PM
Greetings Arianna -Fairy , hope you path leads you to the wonders you seek.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lucifer on November 01, 2012, 04:40:15 PM
Hello and Welcome, Arianna_Fairy! :D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: john on November 01, 2012, 09:57:38 PM
Greetings to this forum my name is john. I am a solitary seeker until now. I have spent quite a bit of time reading a whole bunch of different posts on a lot of subjects, and I can honestly say I am overwhelmed, so I thought I would jump out here and say hey. hey. I know I am supposed to state what path of thought I follow, but I am truly eclectic, native american spiritualism, earths energy(magic), I have read alot about the essene, people, but I wouldn't call myself one, christian to the point that I believe that Jesus was the manifestation of God on earth, but as with anyone on this forum I am here to listen, learn, and grow. Thank you for the time john
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on November 01, 2012, 10:10:56 PM
Welcome John, hope you get the answer you are looking for.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on November 02, 2012, 03:39:41 AM
Well met and welcome to TCC John

As a seeker, you may find more that you feel you could take with you on your journey, feel free to share with us what you will, and if you need to ask any questions, I'm confident someone here will be able to help.

Again, welcome aboard.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on November 02, 2012, 11:02:29 AM
Welcome to TCC Ariana and John.  Enjoy your journeys.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: DragonsTalon on November 02, 2012, 11:12:51 AM
john welcome, may you find many kindred souls here (hint, you will)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on November 02, 2012, 12:08:02 PM
Hello Arianna and john
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Edorion on November 02, 2012, 02:35:06 PM
Welcome john.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: john on November 02, 2012, 06:26:25 PM
Thank you much for the words of welcome and encouragement.john
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: freindofcrow on November 09, 2012, 04:57:45 PM
Good evening, all   :) I am a newbie to this forum and to Wicca. I have followed the path of the Druid for a couple years. I am looking to connect more with the Goddess and God in an earth based religion. Doing the rituals outside feeling the wind on my face and  the earth under my feet. Which we never did in our Druid rituals.  I have read several books on earth based religion and keep coming back to this one book in particular by Christopher Penczak.  So here I am trying to learn more about the path I feel called to travel. This is a great forum and I feel blessed to have found it.  :)  Thank you     
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on November 09, 2012, 05:17:32 PM
Well met FriendofCrow and welcome

You seem to have already started your path, good for you. Please feel free to drink of the well of knowledge in this forum.  Failing that, please feel free to ask any questions and someone here should be able to help.

Nice intro BTW  :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on November 09, 2012, 06:20:41 PM
Greetings , how many of Penczaks book have you read .? Have you read all of the Temple series ?. Hope being here brings you enlightenment and much joy .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: freindofcrow on November 10, 2012, 12:18:34 PM
Thank you for the warm welcome  :) There is so much information here I'm sure you all will be of great help thank you again.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: freindofcrow on November 10, 2012, 12:33:16 PM
I have read The temple of Shamanic Witchcraft then went on to read The Inner Temple of Witchcraft and the Outer Temple of Witchcraft I have now returned to the Shamanic Witchcraft and Starting the Year and a Day.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on November 11, 2012, 08:20:43 AM
Welcome Friendofcrow.  Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on November 11, 2012, 03:44:31 PM
Welcome friendofcrow.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lucifer on November 12, 2012, 07:08:28 AM
Good journey, freindofcrow :D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Edorion on November 12, 2012, 09:34:32 AM
Welcome. May the Goddess bless your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Broken~Angel on November 12, 2012, 04:37:31 PM
Hello all. New here, new to all pagan, and wiccan, so please be patient with me as I take this journey, I have yet to decide where my path may lead, a good friend Edorion has asked me to sign up, to gain knowledge and understanding.  :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: DragonsTalon on November 12, 2012, 04:42:07 PM
hail and welcome, hope you enjoy the journey
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on November 12, 2012, 04:42:50 PM
Welcome Broken~Angel , glad to have you here .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Edorion on November 12, 2012, 04:47:47 PM
Glad to finally see you here. May the Goddess bless  your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Broken~Angel on November 12, 2012, 04:53:17 PM
Thanks so much for the warm welcome. Having a bit of signal issues this evening.  :-\ Looking forward to getting to know everyone. :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on November 12, 2012, 05:05:33 PM
Broken Angel why do you feel broken?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on November 12, 2012, 05:06:53 PM
Well met and welcome Broken~Angel.

I'm sure ED has told you enough about our merry (or is that leary?) band. If you stick with us long enough you'll be just as mad as the rest of us but don't worry we also teach you how to appear sane.

Just read the old threads and posts and you'll do just fine, enjoy your journey and may you find what you seek.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on November 12, 2012, 07:56:54 PM
Thanks so much for the warm welcome. Having a bit of signal issues this evening.  :-\ Looking forward to getting to know everyone. :)

Welcome to TCC.  You may live to regret what you said in your last sentence.  :-p
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Edorion on November 13, 2012, 01:50:04 PM
Lol. Be nice to her.  :-p
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on November 13, 2012, 01:57:17 PM
Why were not nice to you :-p
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on November 13, 2012, 02:25:57 PM
Yeah.... We're not finished with you yet ED.... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Broken~Angel on November 13, 2012, 02:32:53 PM
Lol.. Should I be weary? Thx Edorion ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Edorion on November 13, 2012, 02:35:50 PM
Well speak of the devil. I thought you wouldn't be on for a while. How is your mom doing? Just text me about that.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Edorion on November 13, 2012, 02:37:13 PM
Why were not nice to you :-p
Ain't that the truth.  :-p
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Edorion on November 13, 2012, 02:38:51 PM
Yeah.... We're not finished with you yet ED.... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Why does that not surprise me? I've had my ass reamed twice since I joined. Lmao.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Broken~Angel on November 13, 2012, 02:42:46 PM
I'll text you in a few Ed. I was notified I had responses. Here is how I see it.. I am more than willing to learn and gain knowledge, and I will show complete respect as long as it's given in return. ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on November 13, 2012, 03:01:08 PM
Yeah.... We're not finished with you yet ED.... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Why does that not surprise me? I've had my ass reamed twice since I joined. Lmao.

 ;D ;D ;D   You love it!!   ;) ;) ;)

I'll text you in a few Ed. I was notified I had responses. Here is how I see it.. I am more than willing to learn and gain knowledge, and I will show complete respect as long as it's given in return. ;)

BA.... We have no problem with that. Just be aware, some seem to be a little abrasive at times, but if you ride it out you will see there is no harm intended.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on November 13, 2012, 03:14:54 PM
Not to pick on you BA , but respect is something you have to earn , not get just because you are. You are welcome here but we all pick on one another from time to time . Stay away from the dude in the Kilt he's a flasher but there not much to see  8) ;D ::) .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Edorion on November 13, 2012, 08:48:34 PM
Yeah Drac, I'm a real glutton for punishment.  :-p
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on November 14, 2012, 01:54:16 AM
 ;D ;D  Good for you matey   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Serpentium on November 14, 2012, 10:59:52 AM
Yeah.... We're not finished with you yet ED.... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Why does that not surprise me? I've had my ass reamed twice since I joined. Lmao.
You did kinda come in, dragging it on the floor behind you.  With "chase me, chase me" written in big black letters on it. Back in the day, you'd still be getting passed around like a pack of Marlboro lights at a Prison visit. . . But there are those who frown upon such disgraceful behaviour here now, unless  . . . . well lets just say, it's no longer policy. 
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on November 14, 2012, 12:19:06 PM
I was here once many years ago and was lured away by someone named Dragonus. And believe it or not I came back. I revisited and yes it's different, but better.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on November 14, 2012, 12:19:21 PM
Welcome Broken Angel.  Don't let the boys bother you.  They are harmless.  If they do give you to bad of a time , just let me know.  My cane hand is getting rather itchy...
Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on November 14, 2012, 12:24:44 PM
 :o :o :o  Keep your cane by your side Arn, we'll play nice  ;) ;) :-p
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on November 15, 2012, 01:37:15 AM
Speak for yourself Drac.  Anyway I like it when Arne spanks me  :o :-p .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Old Stoneface on November 15, 2012, 09:07:24 AM
Get behind me in the line for a spanking OG. I'm first.

Actually, behind me may not be a good place to be...

Welcome Broken Angel. BTW, what makes you think you decide where your path takes you? That's the thing about being led, you go where you're taken.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lucifer on November 15, 2012, 09:09:41 AM
Welcome Broken Angel. BTW, what makes you think you decide where your path takes you? That's the thing about being led, you go where you're taken.
Many of us follow paths where the leader (in your example) doesn't actually force or direct you, but it's more of a "Where will you go next?" sort of deal... unless you're just blatantly ignoring the small amounts of direction or wisdom that do come your way, which I'd very much not recommend doing :-p
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Motorcity911 on November 15, 2012, 07:30:08 PM
I NEEEEED HELPPP!!!!


OK i think someone has put a HEX or CURSE or BLACK MAGIC what have you on me. This has gone on a while now but recently i found 6 DIFF PEICES OF PAPER with WRITING OR SYMBOLISM of some sort thoughout my house in a span of a year. I think it is black black or Wiccan but im not familiar with it. I NEED SOMEONE TO HELP ME FIGURE OUT WHAT THESE SYMBOLS ARE!  IF any of you know anything about it please EMAIL me at: VANICE1911@gmail.com Thanks alot

This is serious so please if u dont have that much knowledge or havent been doing this for a while need not reply.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lucifer on November 15, 2012, 08:39:56 PM
Yeah, I cursed you... don't go worrying about what them symbols mean, either... that's just a recipe for one mean Quiche and is completely unrelated to the curse, but quite delicious.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on November 16, 2012, 04:48:23 AM
Would be nice if you posted the symbols so we could see them.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on November 16, 2012, 06:50:52 AM
Why do feel you have been cursed?  Has anything bad happened to you that would lead yo to believe you have been?  We really do need to see the symbols.  They could easily be for your protection.

Welcome to TCC.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Serpentium on November 16, 2012, 09:44:54 AM
I NEEEEED HELPPP!!!!


OK i think someone has put a HEX or CURSE or BLACK MAGIC what have you on me. This has gone on a while now but recently i found 6 DIFF PEICES OF PAPER with WRITING OR SYMBOLISM of some sort thoughout my house in a span of a year. I think it is black black or Wiccan but im not familiar with it. I NEED SOMEONE TO HELP ME FIGURE OUT WHAT THESE SYMBOLS ARE!  IF any of you know anything about it please EMAIL me at: VANICE1911@gmail.com Thanks alot

This is serious so please if u dont have that much knowledge or havent been doing this for a while need not reply.
Whenever I get cursed, I like to think of happy things. Rainbows, or Unicorns, or the heads of my fallen enemies, mounted on poles in the midday sun . . . . .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on November 16, 2012, 09:50:55 AM
Motorcity911, most Wiccans do not curse.  Normally, at the worst, they would put a protection spell around themselves to keep you away.  Without the symbols you speak of, we have no idea what you are concerned about.  I would view The Craft again and see what they say.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Edorion on November 16, 2012, 10:23:39 AM
«shakes head and remains silent»
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on November 16, 2012, 10:35:08 AM
It seems strange someone would be so terrified of being cursed but not reply. Wiccans rarely if
not ever curse someone. Maybe a binding spell to protect themselves, we do no black magic. If
you don't know this, then you know little of us. Maybe you put what you call curses there? How
would we know. I don't even know you, it insults me for you to say Wiccans cursed you. Reply
to the aswers you were given. Or are you just pulling our leg? If you do not reply I will think you
are a fake.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on November 16, 2012, 10:36:31 AM
It seems strange someone would be so terrified of being cursed but not reply. Wiccans rarely if
not ever curse someone. Maybe a binding spell to protect themselves, we do no black magic. If
you don't know this, then you know little of us. Maybe you put what you call curses there? How
would we know. I don't even know you, it insults me for you to say Wiccans cursed you. Reply
to the aswers you were given. Or are you just pulling our leg? If you do not reply I will think you
are a fake.

                               ^^^^^ Definately This ^^^^^
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Edorion on November 16, 2012, 10:37:53 AM
I'm leaning toward "fake".  :-p
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on November 16, 2012, 10:42:16 AM
Maybe this person is just playing us. Waiting........
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on November 16, 2012, 11:10:00 AM
It seems strange someone would be so terrified of being cursed but not reply. Wiccans rarely if
not ever curse someone. Maybe a binding spell to protect themselves, we do no black magic. If
you don't know this, then you know little of us. Maybe you put what you call curses there? How
would we know. I don't even know you, it insults me for you to say Wiccans cursed you. Reply
to the aswers you were given. Or are you just pulling our leg? If you do not reply I will think you
are a fake.

Maybe this person is just playing us. Waiting........

You are right Marisol.  It really pisses me off when people play these games...
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on November 16, 2012, 11:21:12 AM
Yup.... It's more fun when they stay long enough for us to rip them a new one.... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on November 16, 2012, 11:45:24 AM
I think our terrifyed person is not that scared.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on November 16, 2012, 11:54:00 AM
I think our terrifyed person is not that scared.


Mwahahahaha..... LUNCH!!  :D :D :D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on November 18, 2012, 01:18:18 PM
Somebody check his address......................
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: DragonsTalon on November 21, 2012, 06:31:35 AM
does make me wonder if we have a bridge somewhere where we can move the troll posts to...back under the bridge
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on November 21, 2012, 09:39:17 AM
LOL ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on November 21, 2012, 09:51:56 AM
The bridge has to be made of old stone or their powers seep through the fabric.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on November 21, 2012, 08:56:10 PM
Sorry to chande to subject but this is so great , American girl beats the s@^* out  of old Scotaman..................... dude I did tell you I would run with this.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Stormjester on November 28, 2012, 08:26:16 AM
Hello all! I'm not sure if I am to post my introduction here or create a new thread! :/

I am from a small town in New Mexico, and self-dedicated to Wicca about two years ago. I have been studying and practicing ever since. My desire is to be in a coven eventually, perhaps even a traditional one, but as far as I know, there are no covens in my area. I try to learn all forms of magick from shamanism to high magick, and incorporate it all into my Wiccan practice. I am looking forward to getting to know you all, and learn and share with you!

Be Blessed!

Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lucifer on November 28, 2012, 08:30:52 AM
Hello and Welcome, Stormjester! :D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on November 28, 2012, 08:41:39 AM
Well met and welcome StormJester

Hope your journey here is enjoyable for you and fruitfull.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on November 28, 2012, 01:07:28 PM
Very nice to meet you StormJester. If you have questions please feel free to ask.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Edorion on November 28, 2012, 03:20:57 PM
Welcome StormJester. May the Goddess bless your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on November 28, 2012, 03:41:03 PM
Well meet Stormjester. try he for a local coven .........www.witchvox.com.           hope you find what you seek.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Stormjester on November 28, 2012, 05:42:32 PM
Well meet Stormjester. try he for a local coven .........www.witchvox.com.           hope you find what you seek.

Thanks oldghost. I periodically check witchvox for my area. I did find a fellow Wiccan in the area, and we converse online, but we are both at about 2 years in our journies, so we would need to have a high priestess come to the area.

Be Blessed!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Edorion on November 29, 2012, 01:39:20 PM
You can also try www.meetup.com. That's where I met my elder.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: AmberFlynt on November 30, 2012, 06:54:19 PM
Hi, Im Amber,  I am here to learn more about Wicca, and many other religions similar to Wicca itself. I may consider becoming a Wiccan, or any other Religion that has something to do with Magick and all that sorts of things. Sorry if I sound of not knowing what its about,  I am truly trying to find out more so i wont seem like a fool.   So please send me a message on here or if you can send me a message on facebook since i check that more then my email.
facebook.com/Adara93

Willing to know more,

Amber.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Edorion on December 01, 2012, 09:10:11 AM
You don't seem a fool Amber. You are a Seeker. We all are. Some have just been seeking longer than others. Myself, I was more of a wanderer for a long time before I actively began seeking. There is much that I don't know (no comments required). Lol. But as I learn and grow, I intend to share as much knowledge as possible (that which is not oathbound). Together, we will all grow, Goddess willing. To seek knowledge is the purpose of life. May the Goddess bless your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on December 01, 2012, 09:23:46 AM
Welcome AmberFlynt , hope you find what you need , have questions just ask.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on December 01, 2012, 11:00:16 AM
Well met and welcome Amber, May your journey be fruitful and enjoyable with us.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: AmberFlynt on December 01, 2012, 11:14:25 AM
Thank you so much :) all of you :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on December 01, 2012, 08:33:13 PM
Well there you are Amber. Welcome if you need any help just ask.

Goddess bless ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on December 02, 2012, 11:09:47 AM
Welcome to TCC, AmberFlynt.  Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: TrebliG on December 14, 2012, 07:08:08 AM
Hello,
I'm new to being serious about any sort of paganism (and don't feel particularly comfortable about giving it a name). I've always been drawn to the concept of magick and have longed to explore it since I was a child, but was afraid due to the teachings of my parents, who are hardcore Christians. Their extremism has been pushing me away from that to being more scientifically minded for a long time, but I've still been searching for some sort of spirituality as well. I've been reading about Wicca for some time now and it feels right, so now I'm searching for a sense of community and ways to explore my self within it and it within me.

I look forward to meeting everyone and talking!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on December 14, 2012, 07:29:10 AM
Well met and welcome Treb,

You don't have to label yourself, just follow your path whatever route it leads you down, in time you may settle with leanings towards one particular way but don't be desperate to find it, it will come to you in its own good time. Just join the rest of us un-holy ones and enjoy the community spirit, we are from many different paths, and no two exactly alike.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: chimoa on December 14, 2012, 08:22:48 AM
hello~ my name is heather a.k.a "Chimoa". It's nice to meet you all. ^^
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on December 14, 2012, 08:50:42 AM
Well met and welcome to TCC Chimoa, Nice avatar.

Hope your stay with us is enjoyable. Tell us a bit more about yourself, its nice to know who we are welcoming on board.

If you read through our previous threads you will find lots of info to help you on your journey, pay particular attention to the stickied threads. Any answers you can't find here please ask and someone should be able to help.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on December 14, 2012, 11:04:15 AM
Welcome Chimoa.  Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on December 14, 2012, 04:36:27 PM
Hello TrebliG ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on December 14, 2012, 04:37:46 PM
Welcome Chimoa.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lucifer on December 14, 2012, 08:37:56 PM
Hello and Welcome, chimoa! :D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: poppylou on December 15, 2012, 07:41:32 AM
Hi all :) Im Hannah, and recent happenings have spurred my curiosity (and eagerness) to learn more about wicca, specifically Celtic Wicca. I look forward to learning more from this forum and all those who post here :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on December 15, 2012, 08:13:55 AM
Welcome Hannah to TCC. :)  We are glad that you found us.  I hope you enjoy your time here as much as I have enjoyed mine.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on December 15, 2012, 11:11:31 AM
Well met and welcome to TCC Poppy,

Feel free to investigate previous threads, theres loads of info there that will help you along your path, and have a good look at our stickied threads too they're there to guide. If you don't find what you seek then please feel free to ask.

Enjoy your time with us.

Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Edorion on December 16, 2012, 08:55:25 AM
Welcome TrebliG, Chimoa, and poppylou. May the Goddess bless your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: RiverWolf on December 18, 2012, 02:59:32 PM
Hi I'm River. I'm new to this whole online chat thing and to wicca. Honestly I'm more of a write a note and pass it around class type person, computers confuse me way to much.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on December 18, 2012, 03:19:08 PM
Welcome River.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Edorion on December 18, 2012, 03:35:45 PM
Welcome, River. May the Goddess bless your journey. (O)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Edorion on December 18, 2012, 03:37:54 PM
Ooh, a Texas gal. River, anything you hear about me that's not good, is not true.  :-p
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on December 18, 2012, 04:11:47 PM
HAHA! ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lucifer on December 18, 2012, 04:13:49 PM
Hello and Welcome, RiverWolf! :D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: RiverWolf on December 18, 2012, 06:33:13 PM
Ooh, a Texas gal. River, anything you hear about me that's not good, is not true.  :-p
Haha I'll remember that
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on December 18, 2012, 06:41:17 PM
Ooh, a Texas gal. River, anything you hear about me that's not good, is not true.  :-p
Haha I'll remember that

Hah! And if you believe that, I've got some real estate in the Everglades I'll sell you real cheap!!  :-p :-p

Welcome aboard River, Hope you enjoy your journey with us.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on December 18, 2012, 08:26:14 PM
Hi I'm River. I'm new to this whole online chat thing and to wicca. Honestly I'm more of a write a note and pass it around class type person, computers confuse me way to much.

Welcome river.  Keep in mind this is a posting forum and not a chat room.  You are doing just fine so far.  You have an avatar, a siggy and have updated your profile.  Hell, you are damn near and expert.....  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on December 18, 2012, 08:31:04 PM
Ooh, a Texas gal. River, anything you hear about me that's not good, is not true.  :-p
Haha I'll remember that

He lies.  Don't listen to him.  Now I am a DFW guy and any stuff you hear about me is probably true.  :-p
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on December 19, 2012, 07:38:17 AM
Welcome to TCC, River.  Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Edorion on December 20, 2012, 03:16:22 PM
Wow, thanks for all the confidence and support guys. I love y'all too.  :-p
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on December 20, 2012, 03:20:18 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D  Got yer back, Jack   ;D ;D ;D ;D


:: ETA; Nice to see ya back BTW
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Edorion on December 20, 2012, 03:30:11 PM
Thanks.  :-p
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on December 20, 2012, 05:19:42 PM
Wow, thanks for all the confidence and support guys. I love y'all too.  :-p

What are friends for.....  ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: apriorienigma on December 21, 2012, 11:01:01 AM
Hello, everyone.  Just posting to introduce myself.  I'll be just mostly observing.  I come to things slowly and after much thought.  Hopefully, this will be a continuing learning experience for me more than anything else.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on December 21, 2012, 11:38:07 AM
Welcome to TCC, apriorienigna.  Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: apriorienigma on December 21, 2012, 11:43:01 AM
Thanks.  I'll try not to be too annoying.  I tend to drone on about things I think I know  ::).
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on December 21, 2012, 12:13:41 PM
Well met and welcome Aprio,

Hope your observance pays off...LoL  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on December 21, 2012, 12:16:18 PM
And there you are Aprio. Welcome enjoy your time here.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: apriorienigma on December 21, 2012, 01:24:44 PM
And there you are Aprio. Welcome enjoy your time here.

Thanks to all, especially Marisol who asked for an intro...and who will be sorry as I've been known to talk about myself until people run out screaming.

I'm an unrecalcitrant Catholic who sees no conflict with pagan beliefs.  I'll see your goddess and raise you a Hail Mary.  I've spoken to priests who complain bitterly about "Mary worship".  Other dieties ?  We got more Saints than you can shake a stick at.  Psalm 95, "The Lord is God the mighty God, the great King over all the gods"...All the gods ????? What's up with that ???

Dress funny when you worship ?  I wore a surplice and cassock for many years as an altar boy and our priests are nattily attired in robes, alb, etc. every worship.  Practice magic ?  If transfiguring bread and wine into the the flesh and blood of the living God by ritual isn't magic, we need a new definition of the word.

Had a priest lecture once that the outdoors wasn't a place of worship as I observed the soaring columns (trees) and arches forming what looks a lot like the sky overhead...kind of a domed stadium form of worship (he must have missed looking up at the Sistine Chapel).

Mysticism ?  If Catholicism was 1000 miles by a thousand miles square, you'd trip over mysticism about evey 6 inches, much to the chagrin of the heirarchy.  My paternal grandmother (Italian immigrant as were all my grand parents) was a devout Catholic who practiced folk medicine, believed in and interpreted dreams, etc., etc., etc...  Her dresser top had so many saint and Christ and Mary figurines and candles burning, it was the only other structure besides the Great Wall of China that could be seen with the naked eye from space.

 If I haven't bored you guys to tears by now, I'll slice a couple of onions and be back....

Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on December 21, 2012, 01:53:18 PM
I think we have an interesting addition to swell our hallowed halls of bedlam. :-p :-p
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Edorion on December 21, 2012, 04:10:49 PM
I think we have an interesting addition to swell our hallowed halls of bedlam. :-p :-p
I agree, Drac. On first impression, I like this guy. Welcome, Apriori. May the Goddess bless your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: apriorienigma on December 22, 2012, 02:27:50 AM
Thanks, everyone, for your kind welcome and forgive me for not wishing all a happy and joyous Yule.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on December 22, 2012, 05:08:22 AM
>>> Waggles finger <<<  Consider yourself forgiven.... on this occasion. :-p :-p
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on December 22, 2012, 08:19:20 AM
Well meet RiverWolf , stay away from ED , he's strange.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on December 22, 2012, 08:19:45 AM
Thanks, everyone, for your kind welcome and forgive me for not wishing all a happy and joyous Yule.

I will cut you some slack this time.  If it happens again.  I may have another "accident"...   :-p

ETA:  Let me point out, that was a joke.  You don't know me that well, so thought I would clarify it.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on December 22, 2012, 08:21:32 AM
Apriorienigma , welcome ; mind if I call you AP  :D .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on December 22, 2012, 09:46:02 AM
That there is a newbie OG, ripe for the pl***ing. Call him what you want  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on December 22, 2012, 11:18:13 AM
Welcome Chimoa .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on December 22, 2012, 11:20:04 AM
Greetings poppylou .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Sly_Witch on December 23, 2012, 03:36:31 PM
Hello its a pleasure to meet you all, I'm Sly_witch
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on December 23, 2012, 03:43:30 PM
Well met and welcome Sly, I could offer a better welcome if you were to tell us a little more about yourself!!!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lucifer on December 23, 2012, 07:50:40 PM
Hello and Welcome, Sly_Witch! :D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on December 23, 2012, 09:57:39 PM
Hello Sly welcome :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on December 24, 2012, 03:44:03 AM
Welcome Sly , hope you find what you are looking for .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on December 24, 2012, 09:51:58 AM
Welcome to TCC, Sly.  Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Gimli on December 29, 2012, 09:22:54 AM
Hello all!
Gimli here.
I am a newly awakened solitary enjoying discovering what the path ahead holds. My only choice so far has been the one close my entire life, nature. Everything else is new and exciting. For now, I am content to read, chat and learn while tending both the garden at home and the one in my soul.
Well met, and thanks in advance for future help as well as putting up with my sometimes silly side!  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on December 29, 2012, 09:28:37 AM
Welcome to TCC, Gimli.  Enjoy your journey.

We like silly.  :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on December 29, 2012, 10:12:44 AM
Well met and welcome to TCC Gimli, Silly is good as Arn said and insanity too in various stages.

Feel free to read through our older threads and if you get stuck then ask, someone will help. Enjoy your journey with us.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on December 29, 2012, 02:54:12 PM
Welcome Gimli hope you find what you are looking for. Silly is great, we all need that. At times I
require a lot of silly.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on December 30, 2012, 08:51:51 AM
Well meet Gimli , hope you find what you are looking for here.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: dawnsky57 on December 30, 2012, 12:32:28 PM
I'm new here, my name is Dawn, I have been drawn towards this path for 2 years, but have never buckled down and actually started to study (which I have now).

Just in the time I have been serious, I have found a peace about something that has had me depressed for years.

I think I have found my path but am just beginning, with wealths of knowledge out there I want to learn.

I've always been attracted to Celtic jewelry, maybe this is why.

Blessed Be
Dawn
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Rowanmarie on December 30, 2012, 12:58:06 PM
Welcome Dawn!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on December 30, 2012, 12:58:21 PM
Welcome Dawn there is alot to learn here so help yourself.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on December 30, 2012, 01:25:47 PM
Well met and welcome to TCC Dawn. Hope your journey with us is both enjoyable and fruitful.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on December 30, 2012, 02:41:51 PM
Welcome Dawn.  Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on December 31, 2012, 07:50:13 AM
Well meet Dawn , may you find what you seek.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lucifer on December 31, 2012, 08:04:58 AM
Hello and Welcome, dawnsky57! :D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: prairie star on January 06, 2013, 05:21:10 AM
hello,
my user name is prairie star.  I was raised in the midwest on the tall-grass prairie.  I now live in the southwest on the short-grass prairie, high desert, eastern plains of NM.   11 of us live here:  2 sheep, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 4 hens, me.

The other inhabitants are memories of ancient lives.  sometimes they talk, sometimes they don't.

Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on January 06, 2013, 06:19:13 AM
Well met and welcome to TCC Prairie, Please feel free to read through our site, you will find all sorts of information here hopefully something that will help you with your path.
 
It would be nice to know a little more about you, perhaps you could tell us what path you follow? how you came upon it?
 
Anyway, hope your journey with us is both fruitful and enjoyable.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: prairie star on January 06, 2013, 07:10:09 AM
hello, Draconis Rex

I know very little about wicca.  Your request to know which path I follow tells me that there is more than one path.

How did I come to this path?  I think the path has been following me rather than the other way around.
My avatar is an example of how I came here.  A little more than a year ago, I dreamed that I looked out my window to see a woman emerging from a tree.  She was looking toward the heavens and stars.  I was afraid.  When I woke the next day, I made a bag from the fleece of one of my sheep.  I made a woman emerging from the tree...sewed her onto the bag and sewed glass beads all around her.  I titled the bag  "woman from tree studies the night sky and stars" .   Long story short, I took the bag to a metaphysical shop near me.  The proprietess of the shop said, "Oh, that is the tree of life and the goddess.   I look forward to learning more from you and other members....
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on January 06, 2013, 07:32:22 AM
Welcome prairie star.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on January 06, 2013, 08:42:30 AM
Prairie, That is a very stirring and inspiring introduction to your path, in a way I envy you for its directness.  ;)
 
Yes, Paganism has many paths and we all walk our own individually, sometimes together for a time. we all have the same destination though so its all good. Wicca is only one path along with many others. I would advise that you examine where you feel you are being led and from that, your way will reveal itself to you. Don't worry about labeling yourself, and don't worry about how long it takes.
 
As I said before, there is much information here for you to read, and there is a thread that gives a great list of books for study (http://wicca.com/forums/index.php?topic=400.msg10309#msg10309 (http://wicca.com/forums/index.php?topic=400.msg10309#msg10309)). Any of us here will advise much reading, and when you've done that, read more....LoL ;D When you get stuck then feel free to ask and someone will be able to help. and if you feel like sharing, again just jump right in.
 
You sound like you are a bit "crafty" too, feel free to post in our hobbies and interests thread too if you wish.


:: ETA;  BTW call me Drac, everyone else does.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: prairie star on January 06, 2013, 09:39:44 AM
thank you for recommendations, Drac...I know I'm in the right place.  I'll be doing lost of reading!
prairie star
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on January 06, 2013, 11:54:44 AM
Welcome Prairie.  What a wonderful introduction the Goddess gave you.  Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on January 09, 2013, 04:16:20 PM
Greetings Praire star . May you find whast you are looking for .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: prairie star on January 09, 2013, 04:24:48 PM
greetings to you oldghost

It seems that what I have been looking for has found me
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on January 09, 2013, 08:09:23 PM
Good , Prairie star , asny question just ask . May your time here be filled with wonder and enjoyment.
 
beannacht agus go maith le cheile
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Purpleravenclaw on January 10, 2013, 07:37:51 PM
Merry Meet,

I'm Purpleravensclaw. I just started studying Wicca. I only own a pentagram and a rose quartz stone at the moment for stuff for practicing the craft. I do have some scented and unscented candles to prepare for an alter. I also have tarot cards and runes as well. So I have a few things. Just don't know where to start with everything. Any and all help is helpful.

Peace be with thee.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on January 10, 2013, 07:43:35 PM
Hello Purpleravensclaw. There are many threads to read here and a book list for beginners, look in the Wicca section. Then just read everything and keep reading. If you have questions, just ask.

Nice to meet you.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on January 10, 2013, 07:49:17 PM
Well meet PurpleRavenClaw , if you have any question we are here for you , so just ask .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: KytchWytch on January 11, 2013, 01:16:23 AM
Hello everyone and thank you for allowing me into your wonderful forum!. Though I am new here, I have been a practicing Kitchen Witch for the past 15 years. I hope to get to know some you better and even learn some new things (as I believe we never truly stop learning... this is a journey, not a destination) and maybe share what I have learned over the years as well.

Merry Meet & Blessed Be.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on January 11, 2013, 01:20:08 AM
Well met and welcome PRC, Don't worry about how little you think you have, you can use alternatives in the meantime. A glass for a Chalice, a butterknife for an Athame, and so on; all these things take time to come together. Besides, its all in you and comes from you so it's all good.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on January 11, 2013, 01:22:17 AM
And well met and welcome to you too Kytch, Nice to have you aboard. Feel free to read all that has gone before and share what you will with us. Any questions you have again feel free to ask and someone will jump in and help.
Welcome be and Blessed be
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on January 11, 2013, 06:59:35 AM
Hello KytchWytch
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on January 11, 2013, 12:31:21 PM
KytchWytch , you are most welcome . We do hope that you will share some good recipes  for baked goods with us , we have a thread for it here .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on January 11, 2013, 12:49:07 PM
KytchWytch , you are most welcome . We do hope that you will share some good recipes  for baked goods with us , we have a thread for it here .

There he goes, thinking of his stomach again.... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: KytchWytch on January 11, 2013, 02:36:32 PM
Quote
KytchWytch , you are most welcome . We do hope that you will share some good recipes  for baked goods with us , we have a thread for it here .


No worries, I have plenty of them! We are foodies here in my home as well  ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Karen on January 15, 2013, 10:37:02 AM
Hi everyone, I have been a member for only a couple of weeks, the information I have found on here is exceptionally useful, I am also on my second lesson of Living Wicca Today 12 week course, again the information is great, it's simple for me to understand and cuts out a lot of the jargon I have read on many web pages.
I have been interested in Wicca for a few years but only just starting to get serious, I wish I had done it sooner. I am thinking of joining a coven, but still looking into it. I'm from the uk.
Blessings everyone Karen x
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on January 15, 2013, 10:41:54 AM
So many new folks.  Hard for me to keep up.

Welcome to TCC, Purpleravensclaw, Kytchwych and Karen.  Enjoy your journeys.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on January 15, 2013, 10:42:52 AM
Well met and welcome to TCC Karen,
You have already made a great start, feel free to read through the previous threads here, there's some great stuff here to help you along your path. If you get stuck, then ask and someone will be able to help.
 
BTW I'm from the UK too  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Lune du cheval on January 15, 2013, 01:34:04 PM
Hello all!  I am very new, and I am sure I will make a few blunders...  Not too many I hope.  I am extremely spiritual, though not religious.  I have had numerous encounters with loved ones that have passed over, plus some I did not know that were just trying to deliver me a message.  Sometimes I understand, sometimes not.

I am very much a country gal, I have a few horses, multiple cats, and one dog, and one foster dog....  A son, and a niece too. 

I actually joined to get information but have been hesitant to ask, since it is an odd question that I am sure there are many opinions on.  I think that I have been cursed, and would appreciate anyone that would be willing to talk to me, IM, or email, about the situation.  It is a case of over the past 12 months everything that can go wrong has gone wrong...  I am afraid that the information I am asking for may be something that is usually provided for a fee, in which case I would be stepping on toes, but I currently can't afford to do more than ask for a compassionate person to assist. 

I really am looking forward to learning from all of you, and reading the different forum posts. 
Thanks for reading, Lune   ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on January 15, 2013, 02:02:41 PM
Welcome to TCC, Lune.  Enjoy your journey.

In answer to your question, I am going to suggest you read this thread.  http://wicca.com/forums/index.php?topic=8022.0   You may find answers there.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Lune du cheval on January 15, 2013, 05:13:05 PM
Thanks very much, I have read several different threads on the subject, but I am headed to yours next. :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on January 15, 2013, 05:51:08 PM
Well met and welcome Lune,
Once you have had a good look through the related threads, hopefully they will have helped, but feel free to ask any questions. Perhaps someone here might be able to help you further.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: missy82261 on January 17, 2013, 01:10:58 PM
Hi, I've been a solitary witch off and on for over 30 years. I've always found spell casting relatively easy.  If I didn't always get the results I wanted I usually got what was needed.  Lately I don't feel anything.  I was hoping reading your postings maybe I relearn what I used to know.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on January 17, 2013, 01:31:20 PM
Well met and Welcome to TCC Missy,
 
By all means read through our threads and see what you can find that would help, Also feel free to ask any questions, someone here should be able to help, and please post or share with us what you will.
 
Welcome be and Blessed be
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: missy82261 on January 17, 2013, 01:55:53 PM
Well met and Welcome to TCC Missy,
 
By all means read through our threads and see what you can find that would help, Also feel free to ask any questions, someone here should be able to help, and please post or share with us what you will.
 
Welcome be and Blessed be
  Thank you Draconis. My plan is to try to approach Wicca with new eyes to try and figure out whats gone wrong.  I plan to use your search engine extensively and read your threads.  I think it's a good idea to get a handle on the sense of humor of your frequent posters before I start asking questions.  I believe it will spare me confusion and possibly hurt feelings.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on January 17, 2013, 02:16:29 PM
Please don't be offended by anything that goes on here, we are all community spirited and fun loving Pagan's, rejected from society for many perilous deeds ;D ;D ;D
 
We have folks from all varieties of Paganism here, from Christian to Discordian, Wiccan's, Witches and possibly even a few trekkies to boot. Have fun with us while you're here and enjoy the journey as you rediscover your path.. ;) ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: missy82261 on January 17, 2013, 02:32:22 PM
Please don't be offended by anything that goes on here, we are all community spirited and fun loving Pagan's, rejected from society for many perilous deeds ;D ;D ;D
 
We have folks from all varieties of Paganism here, from Christian to Discordian, Wiccan's, Witches and possibly even a few trekkies to boot. Have fun with us while you're here and enjoy the journey as you rediscover your path.. ;) ;D
Thankyou I'll keep that in the front of my mind
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on January 17, 2013, 03:50:57 PM
Nice to meet you Lune and missy. Enjoy the board. Any questions ask away. ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Willowen on January 19, 2013, 06:55:08 PM
Yikes! I can't keep up with the intros! Welcome to TCC, everyone! Good to have so many new people.

Is it just me or does it seem like there's been an influx of new members? Or maybe I haven't been around long enough to see whether this is the norm.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on January 19, 2013, 07:06:22 PM
Don't worry about it, we seem to get periods when quite a few come on in quick succession, then it evens out again for a while.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on January 21, 2013, 09:03:45 AM
There is at least one maybe two out there that have not made intro threads.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on January 21, 2013, 09:26:40 AM
There is at least one maybe two out there that have not made intro threads.

Yes and it just shows none of them are reading the forum guidelines or they would know better!!! >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Edorion on January 24, 2013, 02:10:08 PM
First, I have something to say to lune. Those who know me, know the run of bad luck I've had over the last couple years. Is it a curse? I seriously doubt it. Sometimes shit happens. And sometimes the Goddess is setting up events in order to reveal to us our true path. Learn from every experience. Catalog that knowledge. It will be useful later. I believe curses to be rare things. People have a little bad luck and call it a curse. Everytime I've had bad luck, later down the road I realized it was actually for the best. May the Goddess bless your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Edorion on January 24, 2013, 02:15:07 PM
I've been away a little while, and to be honest I'm too lazy to look back at the names of all the newcomers and welcome them individually. I do welcome them though. Glad to have all the new recruits. May the Goddess bless your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Rowanmarie on January 24, 2013, 04:09:40 PM
Well welcome back Ed! Although I believe I came after you left...? Anywho! Nice to meet you! :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Harmany on January 25, 2013, 03:25:15 PM
Hello, all.  :) My name is Harmany, a girl, and I have been studying Wicca for the past year and trying to start my own path. I live in Pennsylvania, U.S.A. and am eighteen years of age. I'm a very friendly person, and any help, comments, suggestions would be more than welcome anytime. So until next time, I hope you have a good day. :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on January 25, 2013, 03:45:15 PM
Well met and welcome Harmany, Feel free to wander around the site and read the old threads; Theres plenty of information already on the boards that will help you on your path, theres also good resources for the newcomer to delve into. Read all you can from these boards and from what books you can get, then if you get stuck, feel free to ask and someone will help you along. Pay particular attention to the stickied threads too.
 
Welcome be and Blessed be
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Harmany on January 25, 2013, 03:52:47 PM
Thank you for letting me know, Draconis Rex. I'll be sure to pay special attention to all of the stickied threads while I'm looking through the site. :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on January 25, 2013, 04:20:56 PM
Good for you Harmany, enjoy your time here with us and may your journey prove fruitful.
 
And call me Drac, it's easier on the fingers. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Rowanmarie on January 25, 2013, 04:53:17 PM
Welcome Harmany! Oh how I miss Pennsylvania! Anywho I hope you find what you seek :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on January 25, 2013, 07:45:33 PM
Nice to meet you Harmany! Welcome to TCC!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: DaGreenMonkey on January 25, 2013, 08:03:19 PM
Hello and Merry meet. I'm Monkey, a 21 year old girl from Ohio. I'm fairly new to consciously following and learning about the Pagan and Wiccan paths. However it seems that I have been on this path my entire life, before I even knew what it was or I was really doing. It dawned on me last June that I was pagan and didn't know it so I've been reading pretty much anything I can get my hands on since then. I've been to several Pagan pride days and have talked to several different people about everything as well. I have 2 cats and a cat nephew(hehe) King tut (15), Ash(1) and  Adonis(5) they're all named after some type of mythology.


I'm called Monkey for my love of outdoors, and climbing and my toes, but most importantly the fact that I' like to help people(I use to be Helper monkey but that was to long), My sister is Penguin and my husband is Fish. They both are very supportive of my journey. My sister has actually slowly be trying to get me to discover what she's known for years(She says that I was a wood nymph growing up and it was obvious to anyone who looked that I was pagan). The rest of my family doesn't even know. I grew up in a very Christian family so I haven't told any of them yet.  I currently have to hide everything because we live with my father, though we're trying to change that(only been here a month and i know I won't last much longer).

My husband is also on a journey, his is the Druid path. I'm working on getting him to join the site, mainly so he'll stop asking me questions I don't know the answer to, since I hope the site would at least be able to point  him in a better path than I could ever dream of.

Well I'll stop rambling now. Though as you can tell, I like to talk and am pretty much an open book.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Rowanmarie on January 25, 2013, 08:13:25 PM
Welcome monkey!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: DarthTater on January 25, 2013, 08:19:57 PM
Hello and Merry meet. I'm Monkey, a 21 year old girl from Ohio. I'm fairly new to consciously following and learning about the Pagan and Wiccan paths. However it seems that I have been on this path my entire life, before I even knew what it was or I was really doing. It dawned on me last June that I was pagan and didn't know it so I've been reading pretty much anything I can get my hands on since then. I've been to several Pagan pride days and have talked to several different people about everything as well. I have 2 cats and a cat nephew(hehe) King tut (15), Ash(1) and  Adonis(5) they're all named after some type of mythology.


I'm called Monkey for my love of outdoors, and climbing and my toes, but most importantly the fact that I' like to help people(I use to be Helper monkey but that was to long), My sister is Penguin and my husband is Fish. They both are very supportive of my journey. My sister has actually slowly be trying to get me to discover what she's known for years(She says that I was a wood nymph growing up and it was obvious to anyone who looked that I was pagan). The rest of my family doesn't even know. I grew up in a very Christian family so I haven't told any of them yet.  I currently have to hide everything because we live with my father, though we're trying to change that(only been here a month and i know I won't last much longer).

My husband is also on a journey, his is the Druid path. I'm working on getting him to join the site, mainly so he'll stop asking me questions I don't know the answer to, since I hope the site would at least be able to point  him in a better path than I could ever dream of.

Well I'll stop rambling now. Though as you can tell, I like to talk and am pretty much an open book.


It's nice to see someone else from Ohio!  :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on January 25, 2013, 08:24:40 PM
Nice to meet you Monkey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on January 25, 2013, 09:57:00 PM
Hello, all.  :) My name is Harmany, a girl, and I have been studying Wicca for the past year and trying to start my own path. I live in Pennsylvania, U.S.A. and am eighteen years of age. I'm a very friendly person, and any help, comments, suggestions would be more than welcome anytime. So until next time, I hope you have a good day. :)

Welcome aboard :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on January 25, 2013, 11:12:39 PM
Nice intro Monkey.  Welcome to TCC :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on January 26, 2013, 03:15:26 AM
Well met and welcome Monkey, Hope your journey here is both fruitful and enjoyable. Don't worry about hubby, if his path is druidic then thats what it is, its all good. And we welcome all paths here.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on January 26, 2013, 08:49:19 AM
Welcome to TCC, Harmany and Monkey.  Enjoy your journeys.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Willowen on January 26, 2013, 11:07:18 PM
Hello Harmany and Monkey. It's good to meet you both. Welcome to TCC! :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Serpentium on January 27, 2013, 07:10:58 AM
There is at least one maybe two out there that have not made intro threads.

Yes and it just shows none of them are reading the forum guidelines or they would know better!!! >:( >:( >:(
Can't seem to find my intro thread either. . . . . . (http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx128/ChuckFukmuk/emotes/crazy.gif) Oh, yeah, didn't do one. I'm not going to do one now, it would be too wierd.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on January 27, 2013, 07:53:58 AM
You could always put something in here Luci, Its a thread to introduce yourself to the newbies, let's them see what horrors they're going to be facing...LoL
Established Members Introduction
 
http://wicca.com/forums/index.php?topic=8277.0 (http://wicca.com/forums/index.php?topic=8277.0)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Willowen on February 01, 2013, 05:15:14 PM
I can see now what you mean about the ebb and flow of newcomers...
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on February 01, 2013, 05:46:02 PM
It will pick up given time. ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Edorion on February 05, 2013, 03:18:57 PM
Welcome all the newcomers. May the Goddess bless your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Lune du cheval on February 06, 2013, 11:19:07 AM
First, I have something to say to lune. Those who know me, know the run of bad luck I've had over the last couple years. Is it a curse? I seriously doubt it. Sometimes shit happens. And sometimes the Goddess is setting up events in order to reveal to us our true path. Learn from every experience. Catalog that knowledge. It will be useful later. I believe curses to be rare things. People have a little bad luck and call it a curse. Everytime I've had bad luck, later down the road I realized it was actually for the best. May the Goddess bless your journey.

Thank you.  I have never really believed in curses, but I do believe in Karma, and I have no idea what I did to deserve such horrible events.  If it were a curse, I do know who it would have been, and I can't seem to stop saying horrid things about her.  Somebody must have said a blessing for me though, because I had several good things happen in a row.  Not sure it was just good and bad luck, as it really seemed to be directed.  Anyway, that remains to be seen. :)  Now if my boss would just give me that job that I am very talented at, and have the seniority for, and have been passed over for 5 times....  I would be content...  :) 
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Baschlesser on February 11, 2013, 04:37:05 PM
Hi, everyone! I just officially became a member on this site, though I've been sifting through the threads quite a bit. My username, as you can see, is Baschlesser. Just call me whatever, but Bryan is preferable.

I am almost off to college, where I most definately look around for some witches to teach me. I have just recently begun heavily investigating Wicca, but I have *always* been drawn to nature and magic. I am hoping this site will be a large asset to my learning.

I have a sister, 2 step sisters, one half-sister, and one half-brother. Still living at home until I finally go off to school. 3 dogs, all of whom I am not a fan. I love reptiles (Oh my gods snakes are amazing!), but do not yet own any.

If you have any questions, hit me up.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on February 11, 2013, 06:05:31 PM
Welcome Baschlesser to TCC. Bryan keep sifting you've got the right idea. There is a book list in
Wicca Q&A help yourself and any questions you may have just ask and someone here will help you.


Goddess Bless
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Baschlesser on February 13, 2013, 09:20:06 AM
Thank you, Marisol. Nice to meet you.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Rowanmarie on February 15, 2013, 05:12:26 PM
Welcome Bas!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on February 15, 2013, 05:21:23 PM
Well met and welcome to TCC Bryan, hope your journey is both fruitful and enjoyable.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Scorched Eartha on February 15, 2013, 08:12:33 PM
There is at least one maybe two out there that have not made intro threads.

Yes and it just shows none of them are reading the forum guidelines or they would know better!!! >:( >:( >:(
Can't seem to find my intro thread either. . . . . . (http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx128/ChuckFukmuk/emotes/crazy.gif) Oh, yeah, didn't do one. I'm not going to do one now, it would be too wierd.


Re: Bolded text:
Then it would match the rest of your persona, surely?
 :-*
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Katherrin on February 16, 2013, 10:26:40 PM
Merry Meet Everyone,

I am Katherrin and I have been on the magical path for 22 years. I've meandered a bit exploring other traditions along the way but always come back to Wicca. I've been involved with coven work as well as solitary and am currently working with power animals/totems etc. I live in Australia with my partner and elderly cat.

Blessed Be
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on February 17, 2013, 03:55:22 AM
Well met and welcome to TCC Katherrin, hope your journey with us is enjoyable. Please feel free to share with us as you will.
 
Welcome be and Blessed be
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on February 17, 2013, 08:29:01 AM
Welcome Katherrin.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on February 17, 2013, 10:12:35 AM
Welcome to TCC, Katherrin.  Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Willowen on February 17, 2013, 04:01:53 PM
Welcome Katherrin! Nice to meet you!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Misty on February 26, 2013, 09:01:38 PM
Hello my new friends and thank you for allowing me into this very unique forum. I am truly honored to be here.

Most of my life I have felt a deeper connection to nature, animals, flowers, rain, wind and all the elements and creations of this earth. I was raised Methodist, became a Non-Denominational Christian in the mid 90's, then became more Spiritual and not religious as I started growing into my own. I have felt drawn to a different way of understanding and life and I happened upon this forum when searching for a Wiccan Forums to learn from. Your Admin moderator got me, hook, line and sinker, with his very straight forward, no bull and at times hysterical opinions and note worthy info. I like that a lot and want people to be straight with me, too.

I am 59 years young, divorced 2010, remarried 2012 to my Soul Mate and we have two furry babies. I am a singer, writer, artist, mentor for those in need and an all around bighearted woman that has a passion for living, loving and wanting to be loved. My previous marriage was filled with abuse for 27 of the 38 years I was with my ex. Memories are hard to forget and forming a new me at times has been difficult. Being free of my past and wanting to be happy went against many people and one was my sister, she has not been in my life since my divorce. Some people can't accept change I guess. I may have told you more than you want to know but I am telling you a little about me so you can know me better. Anyway, I won't go on and on; but rather say I am anxious to learn and understand this newly acquired interest of mine.

Thank you again for accepting me, that truly means a lot to me.  ;)
Bless you!
Misty
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on February 27, 2013, 01:37:51 AM
Well met and welcome to TCC Misty, It's nice to meet you. There is a vast treasure trove of information here, please feel free to read through the old threads; you'll find that a lot of questions you may have are here already, and many you didn't have too. We also have a really good search engine here that'll help find anything you're looking for. If you get stuck then feel free to ask and someone will help and feel free to jump in anytime and join us or share with us what you will.
 
We would ask you not to use the coloured fonts for entire posts please, we have some folks using different skins and it doesn't read well on their backdrops  :-p  Sorry.
 
Anyway Welcome be and Blessed be
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: gunslingergery on February 28, 2013, 09:07:54 AM
Hello My new friends!!! My name is Gery new member of the Wicca...I've studied alot of religions and "paths" and I feel comfortable of being part of this.... A little bit about me?? I'm a musician and singer, athlete at my school, crazy thing about me is that my family is all christian but I've decided to build my own life....(HAHAHA)Ive studied psycholgy and sociology umm....If there's any advice you can give me..I'm open to anything..... and one more thing I LIKE CHOCOLATE!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on February 28, 2013, 03:10:38 PM
Hello Misty it's nice to meet you.

Welcome gunslingergery. Gery is shorter LOL.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on February 28, 2013, 03:17:44 PM
Well met and Welcome to TCC Gery, play something for us?  ;D ;D ;D
 
Hope you enjoy your time here with us.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on February 28, 2013, 03:21:02 PM
Welcome Misty and Gery.  Enjoy your journeys.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on February 28, 2013, 06:27:06 PM
Welcome Misty , hope your life goes smoothly from now on .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on February 28, 2013, 06:29:39 PM
Greetings Grey , here have a magic chocolate bar .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: gunslingergery on March 01, 2013, 08:47:21 AM
Greetings Grey , here have a magic chocolate bar .
Thanks for the chocolate bar!:)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: gunslingergery on March 01, 2013, 08:52:14 AM
Well met and Welcome to TCC Gery, play something for us?  ;D ;D ;D
 
Hope you enjoy your time here with us.
Thank you!!! I will most certainly will.....I play shows all over the place so... I will post where I will be here and there.....
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: gunslingergery on March 01, 2013, 08:55:31 AM
Hello Misty it's nice to meet you.

Welcome gunslingergery. Gery is shorter LOL.
Gunslinger is just a name I was given during baseball and track season..LOL....Long story short has to do with my speed and endurance...
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on March 01, 2013, 08:19:26 PM
Ok Gery it is then. ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Deborah on March 03, 2013, 05:12:37 AM
Hello Gery nice to meet you.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Deborah on March 03, 2013, 05:13:52 AM
Hello Misty nice to meet you.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: cristagali on March 05, 2013, 08:22:10 PM
Hello
My name is Melissa. I am new to the site as well as to the path. I am opening to meeting new and exciting people as well as learn all that I can
Thank you
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on March 05, 2013, 09:28:23 PM
Well met and Welcome to TCC Gery, play something for us?  ;D ;D ;D
 
Hope you enjoy your time here with us.
Thank you!!! I will most certainly will.....I play shows all over the place so... I will post where I will be here and there.....

Welcome gery.  The eyeball is sorta creepy.  Not a bad thing.  Memorable for sure.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on March 05, 2013, 09:31:58 PM
Hello
My name is Melissa. I am new to the site as well as to the path. I am opening to meeting new and exciting people as well as learn all that I can
Thank you

Welcome aboard Melissa.  We have a number of exciting people here.  I hope you enjoy your stay with us. :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: edens garden on March 05, 2013, 10:00:29 PM
I cannot believe I am doing this.

May come back.

Or not.

Guess we will see, won't we?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: edens garden on March 05, 2013, 10:03:40 PM
Yeah...maybe not.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on March 06, 2013, 03:00:11 AM
Well met and welcome to TCC Mel, Read through our older threads there's plenty there to learn from. Do all the reading you can and pay particular attention to the stickied threads, they're there for your benefit. If you get stuck then ask and someone will help. In the meantime feel free to join in and/or share with us what you will.
 
Welcome be and Blessed be.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on March 06, 2013, 05:13:39 AM
I cannot believe I am doing this.

May come back.

Or not.

Guess we will see, won't we?

I am very happy to see you again.  :):)  I do hope you stick around.  :):):)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on March 06, 2013, 05:41:08 AM
Agreed EG.... stay a while and savour the delights within, the menu is similar but the flavour changes with time.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: gunslingergery on March 06, 2013, 09:01:59 AM
Hello
My name is Melissa. I am new to the site as well as to the path. I am opening to meeting new and exciting people as well as learn all that I can
Thank you
WELCOME!!!Hope you enjoy your time with us!!! If you have a chocolate bar for me that would be awesome!!:) Nice to meet you!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: edens garden on March 06, 2013, 10:01:22 AM
I cannot believe I am doing this.

May come back.

Or not.

Guess we will see, won't we?

I am very happy to see you again.  :):)  I do hope you stick around.  :):):)

FIVE smiley faces? Now I might have to stay  ;)

Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Serpentium on March 06, 2013, 10:24:56 AM
Have you been away?? (Only joking)  Where've you been then Eedjee? Was it any good? Are you going to regale us with tales of rare and exquisite adventuring? Did you get pics? Scars? Ink? The shrunken heads of your enemies? Unknown tropical diseases?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Khara on March 06, 2013, 10:42:53 AM
I cannot believe I am doing this.

May come back.

Or not.

Guess we will see, won't we?

You damn well better.  You not only left here but you stopped facebooking and emailing and I lost my friend dammit!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Scorched Eartha on March 06, 2013, 03:33:43 PM
I cannot believe I am doing this.

May come back.

Or not.

Guess we will see, won't we?

Oh you got Serp to post in the Newbie Haven thread...Not to tease anyone or make a funnay...but to say hello and glad to see you.

So you have to come back now.

That's damn near unprecedented.

 ;D ;D ;D 8) ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: edens garden on March 06, 2013, 09:13:26 PM
Have you been away?? (Only joking)  Where've you been then Eedjee? A little bit of everywhere. Currently, college. Was it any good? Parts of it? Absolutely. Are you going to regale us with tales of rare and exquisite adventuring? I think I could get around to some interesting yarns, if you ask nicely ;) Did you get pics? I'm sure I could dig some up Scars? Not physical. Ink? I did indeed! The shrunken heads of your enemies? Unfortunately not. Unknown tropical diseases? Does cosmetology school count?

You damn well better.  You not only left here but you stopped facebooking and emailing and I lost my friend dammit!

I'm sorry dear. My life kind of...exploded could be an appropriate term.

I cannot believe I am doing this.

May come back.

Or not.

Guess we will see, won't we?

Oh you got Serp to post in the Newbie Haven thread...Not to tease anyone or make a funnay...but to say hello and glad to see you.

So you have to come back now.

That's damn near unprecedented.

 ;D ;D ;D 8) ;D ;D ;D

Yeah, people used to love me  ;)

Well, no one else from the old days seems to have stumbled in, so I probably should stay. I'm a nonconformist
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: DonnaM on March 13, 2013, 11:44:54 AM
hi. i have been introduced to wicca by accident, since then i cannot get enough. i am reading everything i can get my hands on. alot of what i am reading relates to my own life!!! i lost my spiritual self so many years ago. or so i thought. it was there all the time. so hello all. thank you
donnam
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on March 13, 2013, 03:27:48 PM
Welcome to TCC Donna, It can be a slow and laborious excercise to drag ones self back up where your spiritualism is concerned. You sound like your making headway though, which is good. I'm sure while you are here you will find all the support you need, whatever path you follow.
 
Blessed be.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on March 13, 2013, 05:03:11 PM
Welcome Donna.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Aunt Thora on March 13, 2013, 05:45:09 PM
welcome
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on March 14, 2013, 09:21:09 AM
Welcome to TCC Donna :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on March 14, 2013, 11:20:13 AM
Welcome Donna.  Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on March 16, 2013, 03:50:59 AM
Well meet Donna , may your journey bring you what you seek.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: heatherflame on March 25, 2013, 09:42:06 AM
Hello my name is heatherflame. I became interested in wicca last week. Gunslingergery introduced me to it.... ;D I like guitars and bacon ... And I'm extremely hyper lol ....
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on March 25, 2013, 10:06:11 AM
Well meet , heatherflame . did you Guns gig .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: gunslingergery on March 25, 2013, 10:30:16 AM
Welcome my amazing Heather!!!! Love ya!!! :D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on March 25, 2013, 12:50:51 PM
Hello Heather you like bacon and guitars, so do I. Good job G.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Firesong on March 25, 2013, 03:11:39 PM
guitars and bacon... mmmmm...
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on March 25, 2013, 03:26:54 PM
Welcome to TCC Heather, I too like Guitar and Bacon, also Sax! Kinda lost the hyper long time ago though :'(
 
Enjoy your time with us. ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on March 25, 2013, 06:01:23 PM
Welcome Heather to TCC :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on March 25, 2013, 06:14:44 PM
Yes Firesong the nice crispy kind can also be used as a pick in and emergency . ::)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: thaliallanos on April 10, 2013, 08:04:40 AM
my name is Thalia, I'm from Eagle Lake, Tx. I like cats, food, and candy. :o
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on April 10, 2013, 10:06:38 AM
Hee Hee Hee..... That sounds like an intro done on a beauty pageant... LoL.
 
Welcome to TCC Thalia, If you can could you manage a bit more about yourself? it helps when we interact with you as we have different paths here. What is your calling for instance.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on April 12, 2013, 12:40:24 PM
Welcome Thalia
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: WiccanNeuro on April 15, 2013, 05:01:14 AM
Hello everyone,

I...well I'm WiccanNeuro. I'm not exactly sure what to say, but here goes. I never really felt connected when it came to Christianity. My family is Episcopalian  but I never felt like I truly could live with it. There were things that didn't make sense to me. And then, my boyfriend mentioned Wicca to me. I started looking it up and I realized that I already, sorta, had started Wicca thanks to my stepmom who bought me my first Book of Shadows and many inscents and candles and other things. I realized that Wicca was kinda where I fit anyway. So, I did some research (oh the beauty of the Internet), and I found that quite a few of the Gods and Goddesses that I had previously loved, were included (insert exclamation here).

What else? Well, I'm 16. I live in a place that's got many Mexicans but little Wiccans, or pagans in general for that matter. I love neurology (hence the name). And yeah. So that's me.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: edens garden on April 15, 2013, 05:18:26 AM
Hello everyone,

I...well I'm WiccanNeuro. I'm not exactly sure what to say, but here goes. I never really felt connected when it came to Christianity. My family is Episcopalian  but I never felt like I truly could live with it. There were things that didn't make sense to me. And then, my boyfriend mentioned Wicca to me. I started looking it up and I realized that I already, sorta, had started Wicca thanks to my stepmom who bought me my first Book of Shadows and many inscents and candles and other things. I realized that Wicca was kinda where I fit anyway. So, I did some research (oh the beauty of the Internet), and I found that quite a few of the Gods and Goddesses that I had previously loved, were included (insert exclamation here).

What else? Well, I'm 16. I live in a place that's got many Mexicans but little Wiccans, or pagans in general for that matter. I love neurology (hence the name). And yeah. So that's me.

I didn't relize Wicca and Paganism were now nationalities. So is Wicca a soverign state, like the vatican? Or is it tge state capitol of Paganism? And, the real question, would we want to live there?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: edens garden on April 15, 2013, 05:19:11 AM
Welcome aboard, by the way!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on April 15, 2013, 05:29:05 AM
Welcome to TCC WN, (abbreviated)
 
You puzzle me, how do you tie Wicca and Neuroscience together? I would be interested to hear more about this if you would care to elaborate.
 
Also, feel free to look around and enrich yourself in our previous threads, pay particular attention to stickied threads they are there for your benefit. Join in and share what else you will. Enjoy your time with us.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: WiccanNeuro on April 15, 2013, 06:00:18 AM
When I say that there or more Mexicans than Wiccans or pagans I don't mean that it is a state or country. I mean just in general. You would be more likely to find someone who is from Mexico than someone who practices Wicca or is pagan. Simple as that.
And as far as Wicca and neuroscience going together, they don't. I just like them both. They both interest me.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: gunslingergery on April 15, 2013, 08:45:18 AM
Hello everyone,

I...well I'm WiccanNeuro. I'm not exactly sure what to say, but here goes. I never really felt connected when it came to Christianity. My family is Episcopalian  but I never felt like I truly could live with it. There were things that didn't make sense to me. And then, my boyfriend mentioned Wicca to me. I started looking it up and I realized that I already, sorta, had started Wicca thanks to my stepmom who bought me my first Book of Shadows and many inscents and candles and other things. I realized that Wicca was kinda where I fit anyway. So, I did some research (oh the beauty of the Internet), and I found that quite a few of the Gods and Goddesses that I had previously loved, were included (insert exclamation here).

What else? Well, I'm 16. I live in a place that's got many Mexicans but little Wiccans, or pagans in general for that matter. I love neurology (hence the name). And yeah. So that's me.

I didn't relize Wicca and Paganism were now nationalities. So is Wicca a soverign state, like the vatican? Or is it tge state capitol of Paganism? And, the real question, would we want to live there?
First of all welcome... and I'm a mexican!! :) And I'm a Wiccan! :) welcome aboard....
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: WiccanNeuro on April 15, 2013, 11:10:53 AM
Awesome. I'm NEW Mexican...does that count? :P
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: gunslingergery on April 16, 2013, 06:22:31 AM
Awesome. I'm NEW Mexican...does that count? :P
LOL... Sure :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on April 16, 2013, 12:30:49 PM
Welcome WiccanNeuro. You sound like an interesting person. Good answers to questions asked.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Benjamin on April 23, 2013, 07:38:07 PM
Hello everyone my name is Ben. I live on a farm in central North America, I turned most of the land I own into an unofficial animal sanctuary since i love working with animals. I have been studying Pagan religions since I was a kid.  My religion is a combination of Wicca and druidism.  I love to learn about new religions so I hope that everyone will tell me how they practice.  My philosophy is that you should never stop learning.   :D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on April 24, 2013, 01:58:11 AM
Well met and welcome to TCC Ben.
 
If you read through our previous threads here you'll find out most all you need to know about everybody's paths, we're quite a divergent lot on the whole, but we're good together. If you get stuck then by all means ask and someone will help. In the meantime, feel free to join in or share what you will; and above all, enjoy your time here with us.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: gunslingergery on April 24, 2013, 08:52:11 AM
Welcome to TCC Ben! I too like animals...especially Dragons!  :-p
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Claire De Lune on May 09, 2013, 01:18:38 PM
Hi, Everyone! My name is Claire. I  have been practising Christo-Paganism for almost 3 years. I was introduced by my sister, who has been a practitioner for 10 years. My path is simple: love for the Divine, love for nature, love for oneself and other people. Blessed be! :) 
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on May 09, 2013, 01:39:27 PM
Well met and welcome to TCC Claire.
 
By all means, have a wander round our hallowed halls and feast on the delights we have to offer. If you get stuck just ask and someone will help. Please feel free to join in and/or share with us as you will. Enjoy your time with us. ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on May 09, 2013, 02:30:47 PM
Welcome Claire.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lestat on May 09, 2013, 04:23:15 PM
Welcome to the boards Claire. I like your avatar/handle word play there ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: gunslingergery on May 10, 2013, 07:08:46 AM
Welcome Claire!! :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on May 10, 2013, 10:19:27 AM
Claire I have read a little about Christo-Paganism. I wonder if you wouldn't mind, telling us alittle
about this. Give us your idea of what it entails, and your feelings about it. It would be much
appreciated. Of course it's completely up to you, if you feel comfortable with it.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Fluffy1 on May 11, 2013, 04:17:13 PM
Hi y'all! I am not really a Wiccan...I'm maybe best described as a christo-pagan. I've grown up a Christian but learned powwow and hoodoo from my relatives and friends (as well as on my own). I enjoy doing divination. I've always been attracted to Wicca, I love the rede and so many other aspects that I thought I'd join to meet practicing Ricans and drink from the common well of wisdom. Blessings to all! :D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: edens garden on May 11, 2013, 04:56:32 PM
Fluffy1.....

Fluffy...can't decide if serious, or superbly sarcastic.

Either way, welcome aboard.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on May 11, 2013, 06:17:55 PM
Welcome fluffy.  You claim you are not Wiccan but yet you post a link to lame political party which was removed because advertising isn't allowed.  If you would like to explain that, I will be waiting for your pm.  Fluffy is an interesting handle.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Fluffy1 on May 11, 2013, 08:59:06 PM
Many thanks for the welcome!

As for the name, it's a bit of sarcasm but also a bit of fair warning. Lol.

As for the post in the politics forum, I apologize if the link violates a rule. I didn't think a link to a website of a now defunct political party (that I'm not even a member of) that incorporates the wiccan rede into its platform was tantamount to advertising, I shall try to be more careful in the future. Many thanks for pointing out the faux pas. :)

Blessings!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on May 11, 2013, 09:05:29 PM
Welcome Fluffy.  Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on May 12, 2013, 12:10:36 AM
Welcome Fluffy.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on May 12, 2013, 02:11:28 AM
I wouldn't lose any sleep over it fluffy but as a non Wiccan why care?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Fluffy1 on May 12, 2013, 05:25:49 AM
Because I'm interested in Wicca, have been for years. I'm not quite ready to say that I am one, or even want to be one but I'm definitely kicking the tires.  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on May 12, 2013, 01:05:23 PM
Welcome Claire .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on May 12, 2013, 01:07:17 PM
Greetings Fluffy hope you find what you seek .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Sajal Bhardwaj on June 09, 2013, 12:53:18 AM
hello everyone... i am a new user and would like to meet new friends...
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: janeileen on June 09, 2013, 07:25:43 AM
Hello. My name is janeileen. I may be too old to begin this journey but I wish to seek and learn. I am a 61 year old female. I was born and raised in the Pennsylvania German Lutheran dogma and superstitions of hex signs and powwow doctors. Nothing ever fit me right and I have been searching and reading for a long time. Intrigued by Native American spirituality and Celtic mythology, my readings led to Wiccan beliefs and practices. One of my fears is that I will not be able to reach the level of patience and tolerance which Wicca seems to embrace. But I do wish to try. With your help and the blessings of the Goddess and the God, I would like to travel this road. Thank you for allowing me to join.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Rowanmarie on June 11, 2013, 09:10:36 PM
Welcome everybody!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lestat on June 12, 2013, 05:41:00 PM
Welcome to the boards Janeileen and Sajal.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on June 12, 2013, 05:59:22 PM
Welcome to TCC folks, Enjoy your stay with us...  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lestat on June 12, 2013, 06:00:18 PM
Please do not feed the dragons.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on June 12, 2013, 06:10:06 PM
Aw C'mon man!!!  I spat that newbies hands back out again...... ::) ::)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: alyceavary on June 12, 2013, 06:25:51 PM
I left some fresh meat in your cave, sweetie. There's a treasure map to help you find it. And lestat, I can feed the dragon all I want anytime I want to.   :-p 8)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on June 12, 2013, 06:30:18 PM
Isn't she a sweetie? And she always puts lashings of bacon in there too.....  :D :D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lestat on June 12, 2013, 06:32:06 PM
Isn't she a sweetie? And she always puts lashings of bacon in there too.....  :D :D

Bacon has always been a sign of true love.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: alyceavary on June 12, 2013, 06:39:55 PM
No, more like I know that I need to keep him happy so that my rock will be protected when I need it.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on June 12, 2013, 06:45:26 PM
Oh Aly..... How very mercenary of you....LoL  :o
 
It is true love Lestat, I truly love bacon  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: alyceavary on June 12, 2013, 07:06:03 PM
Nope, practical......if I have a dragon THAT close to my home, I want to be safe and not eaten if he gets hungry or bored.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on June 14, 2013, 04:48:53 AM
Janeileen , Your never to old to start over , don't worry about learning it all ;it would take many lifetimes . Just do what you can and be happy .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on June 14, 2013, 04:50:10 AM
Sajal , nice to have you here enjoy your journey .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Winterstorm on June 16, 2013, 05:21:06 PM
Hi all,

I have been practicing Wicca for about 6 years now.

I was born and raised in a multi-religion house hold. By this I mean I was not raised with any one religion. We didn't worship any particular deity but we did have several practices from different religions. As a result, I was encouraged to explore different religions.
The emphasis that Wicca places on working with nature and with animals is what first drew me into the religion. I currently live with two dogs and two cats, one just a kitten.

I also used to volunteer at the SPCA, and time constraints are the only thing which stopped me from doing so. I am a member of SAFE and volunteer for them from time to time, and I support Cure Kids through my workplace.

I still research other religions, but it is out of curiosity and a thirst to understand other people's religions, not to find a religion which feels right. I do believe that this, and my up bringing have led me to be more open minded than I otherwise might have been.

I am still learning, and I will be the first to admit that I do not know everything. I wouldn't even consider myself to know a lot. As it stands, while browsing some of the threads on here I found myself being surprised by a thought which was triggered by a post on The Wiccan Rede and what constitutes as harm under it.

That's me in a nutshell really. There are more boring aspects, such as how much of an inherent geek AND nerd I am, but those are barely relevant   ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on June 16, 2013, 05:34:09 PM
Hi Winter and welcome to TCC. Good intro. We have quite a number of different followings here, various trads and with that some slight differences of opinion...LoL. You might find some other stuff that may pique your interest. but feel free to have a good look around and if you feel like posting or sharing then just join in.
 
Enjoy your journey with us  ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on June 16, 2013, 05:53:01 PM
LoL.... I should add; keep an eye on the stickied threads, they'll help guide you here.  :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: lestat on June 16, 2013, 06:44:13 PM
Welcome to the boards Winter..

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbyuagZRTG1ryqmvco1_400.jpg)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on June 16, 2013, 08:50:59 PM
Welcome Winter. Always keep bacon handy for the boys.When they run to catch it, you run the other way. Just a little tip to get you started.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: janeileen on June 18, 2013, 08:05:32 AM
Thank you, Old Ghost. I want to learn as much as I can and be the best I can be. I wish I had found Wicca earlier so I had more years. Oh well, regrets are easy and we all have to follow the path we chose.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on June 19, 2013, 03:06:38 PM
Welcome janeileen.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on June 19, 2013, 07:37:45 PM
Well met Winter  and hope you find what you are looking for .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Winterstorm on June 20, 2013, 07:03:27 PM
Thanks all for the warm welcome.

It's been great posting and reading the information on here - I finally found a board which is not only active, but has a great community!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: janeileen on June 21, 2013, 07:50:58 AM
Thank you, Marisol, for your welcome. I have been reading through the posts throughout the forum and I've read many of your messages. Your words are helping me learn and grow.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: leasa on June 23, 2013, 03:59:53 AM
Hello, fellow internet people :)

My name is Lisa and I've recently joined this Community. I live in Sweden.
 I've been a wiccan since i was a teenager, but I lost my way during college and it isn't until now, when I've started working, that I finally feel able to reconnect. I guess each phase in Life serves a purpose, perhaps not a "divine" purpose... but still.

I am looking for people to chat with about these subjects, so don't be afraid to make Contact!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on June 23, 2013, 06:40:24 AM
Welcome leasa enjoy your time with us ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on June 23, 2013, 07:06:26 AM
Hi Leasa, welcome to TCC. Hope you find what your looking for, in the meantime, enjoy your time with us "internet people"  :-p
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on June 26, 2013, 07:13:27 AM
Welcome Leasa.  Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on June 26, 2013, 07:15:52 AM
Welcome Janeileen and Winter.  Enjoy your journeys.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on June 26, 2013, 02:21:46 PM
Greetings Leasa happy you found you way back onto the path .
Title: greetings
Post by: Flyingtree on July 29, 2013, 11:22:59 AM
Hello everybody,

I am also new here.
I am searching for my purpose in this life. I am looking to embrace the divine love in me and in others. I am searching for the truth!

I came across this blog looking for for answers to some experiences I been having. And to understand more about Witchcraft, Wicca, Shamanism etc.

Thanks a lot!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on July 29, 2013, 02:07:07 PM
Welcome Flyingtree I hope you find what you're looking for
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on July 29, 2013, 02:15:40 PM
Hi FT, Welcome to TCC, Enjoy your time with us, hope you find what you're looking for.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on July 29, 2013, 04:19:13 PM
Welcome aboard Flyingtree  :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Uncle Bob on August 05, 2013, 11:04:15 AM
Hi all! I'm a lost 60 year old male. Never have been the religious type (My parents raised me Catholic). I love the woods and nature so one day while exploring rocks I found a prayer circle. I didn't know what it was until someone told me. It got me interested. I've bought the books and still I don't know? I meditate out in the woods usually on top of a mountain, I've done it sky-clad a couple of times because I feel like a native American. People tell me I was born 200 years too late but I think I lived 200 years ago. Well I'm rambling so....
I just wanted to say hi! :0)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on August 05, 2013, 12:42:25 PM
Hi Uncle B, welcome to TCC. Don't worry you are no longer lost, we have found you.  ;D
 
We here are from varying religious backgrounds and have in our own ways found our own paths; you too will find your path in time. While your here, feel free to have a nosey around the older threads; there's lots of information there. Pay attention to the stickied threads, they are there to help you. We also have a pretty good search engine here to help you find pertinent info, and if you get stuck then just ask and someone will help.
 
Enjoy your time here with us, and feel free to join in and/or share with us what you will.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Eridani on August 05, 2013, 01:36:23 PM
Greetings fellow newbies and established members!

As said in my introduction I've got much to learn about the ways of Wicca. I think one of my greatest obstacles will be slipping into comfort.

I am young. I will be 21 this winter. Religion terrifies me. I live in the south United States, and I am lesbian. So let's just get all this out there. My parents are very liberal. They never forced me or my brother to go to church, but they did, however, send my brother and I to a Christian based school for three years.

For those three years I was not even an individual. I was a female forced to wear a skirt. My religious journey began there. I didn't grow up resenting religion. I admire faith and steadfastness. I am eager to learn about many different types of religion, but my fear lies in judgment. My fear is that I am going to be cast aside because I am uneducated, and while willing to learn I desire to maintain my individuality. That's why your typical Christian church didn't want too much to do with me.

Someone very close to me has turned me onto the ways of Wicca. I've not done much research, aside from the past week. I've already learned so much, and I'm craving to learn more. Not just of the tenants and beliefs, but of my own spirit. I am eager to learn, not just about myself but of how Wiccans see the world around us. In my research I've already been surprised at how I already fall into the beliefs of Wicca, such as with spirit totems and magick.

All this said, I still do not know if I am, or ever will be ready to declare myself Wiccan. But I look forward to your patience, your input and guidance. I am in the process of seeking a local coven, as well as reading the scores of pages of information. Thank you again for your time!

(Here's to hoping this was not way too long.)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on August 05, 2013, 02:19:47 PM
Your intro here was not too long, it was fine. All those past fears you have had concerning judgement etc. are not an issue here, we accept all sorts from all kinds of backgrounds and paths. And if you don't wish to wear a skirt in our hallowed halls, I promise we won't look....LoL.
 
When following a Pagan path, it doesn't matter how long it takes, it all comes to you in it's own good time; there are no deadlines and no races, you take all the time you need.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Eridani on August 05, 2013, 03:29:10 PM
I just missed my jeans. ;_;

Kidding aside...I am so thrilled to finding this community. I look forward to finding my path. It'll definitely have it's hills and valleys and some rocks to climb and pits to jump --

But I've got the stubbornness to do it. Draconis you've been very helpful :) Thank you!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on August 05, 2013, 04:00:36 PM
Happy to help, that's what we're here for...  ;) 8)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on August 05, 2013, 08:29:09 PM
Welcome Uncle Bob and Eridani. Enjoy your time here.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on August 05, 2013, 09:45:01 PM
Welcome to all the new folks.  I hope you enjoy your time with us.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Uncle Bob on August 05, 2013, 11:12:58 PM
Thank you for the welcome everyone.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Eridani on August 06, 2013, 12:28:53 AM
Already loving it here. :) Thanks all!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Tyrisian on August 06, 2013, 01:10:11 PM
Greetings all. My name is John and am I new to Wicca. I am 36 years old living in SW Pennsylvania. I am a husband and a father with three kids and an english mastiff. I have spent my life feeling lost and angry, frequently depressed, and labeled with one form or another like most people. My search has lead me down a great many roads including the military and science. Throughout my wanderings I have always held to a few core beliefs that have caused me more strife than happiness, but are more important to me than pleasure. A sense of honor, a high regard for truthfulness, a belief to do unto others as I would have others do unto me or my loved ones, a feeling that my religion did not fit me and I was more spiritual than religious, and that there had to be a better way to ~live~ life. Recently I opened myself to Wicca and began to read and practice some of the rudimentary lessons and the change in myself has been amazing! The anger that had existed with me like a second skin for so damn long has begun to fade and I think I might be on the right path finally. I won't claim that Wicca is the answer because it is still new to me, but I will allow that for now it feels like the right direction. I look forward to learning more with all of you.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on August 06, 2013, 01:54:07 PM
Hi Ty welcome to TCC. An excellent intro thanks. You'll find you're in good company here, many of us have found our previous religions/followings inadequate; and many of us have had bouts of depression to varying degrees. I'm glad you've now found something that has eased all this tension for you, may it continue.
 
There is much to be learned, but it's all to the good. We will help how we can. Feel free now to have a good look through our other threads, there's plenty of information that will help you along, we also have a pretty good search engine for the more specific queries. pay attention to the stickied threads, they are there to help and if you get stuck after that, then feel free to ask and someone will help.
 
Hope you enjoy your time here with us, and find all you are looking for.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on August 06, 2013, 02:55:57 PM
Nice to meet you Ty, enjoy your time with us.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Andromeda on August 07, 2013, 02:06:50 PM
Hi all !

I always saw Mother Nature as my religion and forests as my Cathedrals, so looking around in the realms of Wicca seems like something I'd like to learn more about.  :) I actually read into it a while ago, let it rest, and now I am back on track again. I understand that one of the most powerful tools a Wiccan can have is their thoughts, as I do believe this can alter circumstances.



Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on August 07, 2013, 02:22:52 PM
Welcome Andromeda, enjoy your time with us.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Tyrisian on August 07, 2013, 02:23:57 PM
Greetings Andromeda, it is nice to meet you.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Andromeda on August 07, 2013, 02:28:11 PM
ty guys  :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on August 07, 2013, 05:48:31 PM
Welcome to TCC Andromeda, All changes begin with a single thought.  ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Andromeda on August 08, 2013, 09:34:22 AM
Thank you Draconis and I agree :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on August 08, 2013, 10:09:58 AM
Welcome Ty and Andromeda.  Enjoy your journeys.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on August 09, 2013, 08:13:08 PM
Flyingtree , Tyrisian , Andromeda , welcome to all three of you enjoy what you find and find what you seek .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: CatOnTheCape on August 13, 2013, 10:06:25 PM
Hello-- I have used The Celtic Connection site for research and information for years but only now registered to use the forum-- so I am very much a "Newbie."  I am a "Solitary," and never initiated by any coven or other association.  I have followed this path, however, for many years and have a family history through my Mother's side of a number of Wiccan traditions -- although my forebears would not have called them that.  I heard the call of the Goddess and now I find I am most peaceful and feel most at home spiritually in this path.  I am 58 years old.  I have MUCH to learn.  I am grateful to have the opportunity to use this forum for advice and wisdom and I am happy to make all of your acquaintance.  Blessings on your path, Cat
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Phoenix on August 13, 2013, 10:08:25 PM
Welcome to TCC Cat,

Blessings
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Sammi on August 14, 2013, 12:41:53 AM
Hello/ merry meet all :]
Im Sammi im new to all of this iv done research when i was younger but due to my mother being unsuitable in her position as a mother i had other things i needed to do and now im finally able to start my journey!

im starting down the neo pagan path and cant wait to see what lies ahead :]

Best blessings
Sammi
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Phoenix on August 14, 2013, 01:08:32 AM
Welcome to TCC Sammi

You will find that this is a great place or knowledge and it will become kind of a second family.

Good luck on your path
Blessings
Phoenix
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on August 14, 2013, 02:26:17 AM
Cat and Sammi, Welcome both of you to TCC, I hope you find what you seek. Enjoy your time with us.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on August 14, 2013, 02:52:05 AM
Welcome to Cat and Sammi.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Myrea on August 14, 2013, 10:27:10 AM
Hello all,
I didn't know whether to post my introduction in this thread or make a new one just for me (cause I'm so special ::) ), so I just went with adding my intro here.
First off, a little bit about me:
I'm almost 27 years old (one week to go!) and I'm from rainy Belgium in Europe. I live with my fiancé and our dog. I'm a primary school teacher (first grade) and I absolutely love my job!
Secondly, some info about my religious background:
I've been interested in Paganism, and Wicca more specifically, for the past 10 years or so. I was brought up atheistic (is that a correct word?), but always felt there was something more than just what we can observe with our 5 (limited) senses. Back then a friend of mine outed herself as being a solitary Witch and I began researching what that actually meant. I read loads of books and the more I read, the more pieces of the puzzle started to fall into place. I did not practice back then, and still don't at the moment. I stopped learning/researching actively when I graduated and began living on my own. Suddenly there were a lot of responsibilities popping up that needed my attention. Recently, the "urge" to pick it back up becomes stronger, so I started refreshing and relearning everything I had neglected for so long :( I feel like I have a lot left to learn still before I make the decision to put everything I've discovered into practice.
On a side note: my online name is Myrea. Pronounce: Me-ray-ah, not: "my rear" like a UK friend once did... I dreamed about it a few years ago - which I found quite odd, because I didn't recall anything from that dream, apart from that name...

If there's anything else you want/need to know, shout it out! I don't bite (hard)  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Phoenix on August 14, 2013, 10:36:51 AM
Welcome to TCC Myrea

Blessings
Phoenix
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on August 14, 2013, 10:44:59 AM
Greetings and a warm welcome , Cat , Sammi and Myrea . May you find what you seek and may your path bring you joy and wonder.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Myrea on August 14, 2013, 10:47:54 AM
Thank you Phoenix and oldghost :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on August 14, 2013, 03:54:00 PM
Welcome to TCC Myrea, I hope you enjoy your time here with us, we can be a strange lot....LoL
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Myrea on August 14, 2013, 03:55:49 PM
Thanks, Draco. I've been reading through a lot of posts today and I can't disagree with you there ;D
But don't worry, once I get my motor running, I'll leave you all waaaay behind on strangeness :P
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on August 14, 2013, 04:28:41 PM
Looking forward to that Myrea, we thrive on it here.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on August 14, 2013, 06:02:42 PM
Hello everyone :) I've been reading and learning a lot from the posts on the website for a few months now, and so I decided to become a member. So I guess an introduction is in order. I could tell you my name if you ask for it, but all of you can just call me Moon or Wings or anything really. I just turned 23 on the 8th of this month (same with my sister and brother because we're triplets) *cue card appears with the words "GASP" on it for the audience* hehe ;D. I currently live with my mom, sister, and brother in unbearably hot California right now (Anyone up for 101 degree temps right this second?). Anyway, I come from a religious family. My immediate family are Christian (not sure what subgroup but meh), Dad's side (may he rest in peace) are Catholic and my mom's side are Jehovah's Witnesses, but she isn't), however I was baptized Catholic to please my grandparents. I have always had an interest in learning about other religions and spiritual paths. For awhile now (like a few years), I have been questioning the Christian faith for myself because I never felt a connection with the Christian God which made me fearful of "Oh crap, I'm going to go to Hell for thinking this way", but then I thought, "Why should we be fearful so fearful of God when he loves us?" among other questions I had that didn't make sense whatsoever when I read the Bible. One thing that stuck out to me was that it said in the Bible that even "Non-Christians" can enter Heaven when so many others kept saying "No, only Christians will be saved and have a place in Heaven" whatnot. Another that "All other religions are false and Christianity and the Bible is the only way" (Mom had given me a pamphlet to discourage me from reading about other religions cause they're "false" and of the Devil. But why? How are ALL other religions, beliefs, faiths false and supposedly being led by the Devil? Who is to say really? There are always going to be someone saying in a religion that "Oh they're wrong, we're right". Since being online (Video gamer girl yay! <3)  and meeting many friends of different religious beliefs made me see more. 2 of my friends are Wiccan, another Norse Pagan. I didn't know what "Wicca" was at the time and my friend explained it to me a little, but he said they weren't evil. Big question mark appeared in my mind so I looked up Wicca and was hit with many Christian forums and articles saying how evil Wicca is and that they worship Satan. I was shocked because I believed in my heart they weren't evil or Satanic at all after reading how beautiful of a religion Wicca is. I couldn't deal with it anymore (so much negativity towards Paganism though the core of Christianity is beautiful) so slowly leaving my Christianity and  I've been looking at other religions, mostly Pagan, but I really have been heading in the direction of becoming a Wiccan. For now though, I am a "seeker". I won't call myself Wiccan just yet, not until I dedicate myself to the Path and know so much more. Sadly, I can't tell my mom and sister that I am not Christian any longer and choosing a path that feels right to me, least not yet, but I do hope in the future they can accept me like my online friends have for my beliefs. Opps..sorry for the long post..I sort of got lost in my thoughts. It's nice to meet you all and I know I will learn so much from you all and welcome your wisdom and knowledge  :)
*SIDE NOTE* If I accidentally say something completely stupid and offensive to anyone, please let me know so I can apologize like mad!  :(
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on August 14, 2013, 06:05:05 PM
Ack..looking at how long my post is..I promise to never write one so very long again. Skim everyone, skim! (Unless you're totally interested in it, then go for it lol)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: bluemoon on August 14, 2013, 06:45:04 PM
Hello all, I am Gina and I am a nurse. I am very much looking forward to learning all I can about my chosen path. I am very excited about my choice too ! it feels very right . I love nature and all animals and people. I presently live on this beautiful forested property in MT and I feel so very fortunate to have found this place.  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on August 14, 2013, 07:00:05 PM
Hello Gina, nice to meet you and welcome fellow newcomer *high five* :) thank you for being a nurse and helping others! That's so awesome you live in a beautiful forested area. I don't right now sadly, but I want to someday ^^ I want to be much more closer to nature than where I am.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on August 14, 2013, 08:31:30 PM
MoonlitWings , you intro was find and do not worry you wrote nothing that could offend that I saw . Welcome here , most religion say other then the one they believe in a evil or false . If you read history you we know how many were murder and torture so there would be only one . They fail to do that and are loosing ground daily . Believe what feels right for you , if you can find anything evil here we would be more surprised then you . Enjoy your new path and may your journey bring you happiness and a full life .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on August 14, 2013, 08:34:30 PM
Welcome Bluemoon , it has been sometime since we had a Bluemoon here . How you find what you seek . We have several nurses here think you will find it a good place to learn about your path . Enjoy .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on August 14, 2013, 09:06:23 PM
Thank you Oldghost. I usually say that as a forewarning. Mostly out of habit and respect for other people's views and in case my attempts at jokes are bad (I'm pretty shy but when I open up, I tend to type..long long messages, as you saw with my intro  :-p. And I agree most religions do that. Wish stuff like that didn't happen though..its quite saddening to kill for beliefs, but it was and is part of reality. I do believe what feels right to me, just hard at times when I feel alone about my beliefs at home. I'm happy to know and meet many open minded and accepting individuals. Makes conversations much more interesting (and without fighting x.x). Lol I doubt I'd find something "evil" here, it is a man-made concept (IMO anyway). I would be surprised if I did o.o *keeps torches on standby* lol I'm joking. Thank you again Oldghost and so far I am enjoying my new path ^^ it's giving me the peace and calm I need in my life as well as a time to relax and connect with the divine in my own way.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on August 14, 2013, 10:54:17 PM
Hello again and welcome Myrea.









Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on August 14, 2013, 10:58:07 PM
Welcome MoonlitWings.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on August 15, 2013, 02:28:58 AM
Welcome to TCC Moon and BlueMoon. Hope you both enjoy your time here with us.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Myrea on August 15, 2013, 02:37:21 AM
Hello again and welcome Myrea.

Hi Marisol! Thank you for the PM :) I was going to post an introduction, but you got to me faster :D

And a warm welcome to feloow newcomers MoonlitWings and bluemoon!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on August 15, 2013, 08:43:39 AM
Welcome Myrea, Cat and Wings.  Enjoy your journeys.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on August 15, 2013, 09:05:32 AM
Thank you Marisol, Arnemetia, and Draconis  :D have a wonderful day everyone.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on August 15, 2013, 03:46:06 PM
Welcome to all the new members.  :)  EBS thanks the grammar nazis for their quietness.   :-p
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on August 15, 2013, 03:50:14 PM
EBS thanks the grammar nazis for their quietness silence.   :-p




:: ETA;  Hee! Hee! Hee! Sorry EBS.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: fairyprinciss on August 15, 2013, 04:15:28 PM
Blue Moon - I was just in MT a couple of weeks ago! My sister lives in Bozeman....I love it out there. Much like Vermont, but a lot bigger :)

And hello to everyone else!!!!!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Phoenix on August 15, 2013, 04:28:42 PM
Welcome Bluemoon and Moon

we are a interesting bunch here so good luck.

But in all seriousness welcome and blessings.

Phoenix :D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on August 27, 2013, 06:51:10 PM
Welcome Bluemoon.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Druid Grove on August 28, 2013, 02:56:10 PM
Hi all, I am Druid Grove. and as the name implies, I and my wife are on the Druid path. We are studying through OBOD and find it very rewarding.

My wife is a good bit further along than I and is just about to graduate from Bard to Ovate. You see she started well before me because I needed time to think,meditate and be sure a Pagan path was for me.

 In truth, I had some good ol' Catholic guilt to clear out of the way first!

 But more on that in time. However, I will say how stunned I have been to find almost everything I was told in the faith about NeoPagans was wrong and always has been!  Truth is, I have found the Pagans I have met to be more friendly, warm, non-judgmental, and sincere than I ever did in "The one true faith"  That is what has led me here and I look forward to getting to know all of you.  :) Merry Meet Indeed!!!

   
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on August 28, 2013, 03:39:33 PM
Well met and welcome to TCC DG. I'm sure you will be happy here, there's much to discover and much to discuss. We all have our paths to follow and we all help each other along as best we can. Please feel free to look over the older threads, we have a pretty good search engine if your looking for anything specific; if you get stuck, then just ask and someone will help.
 
Nice to have you aboard, enjoy your time with us.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on August 28, 2013, 07:06:59 PM
Well met DG , enjoy the path you and your wife are on .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on August 29, 2013, 07:19:27 AM
Welcome aboard Druid Grove.  :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Phoenix on August 29, 2013, 09:29:50 AM
Greetings Redstarlight and Stratus. Merry meet and blessings.

Enjoy your stay here,
Phoenix.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on August 29, 2013, 12:47:02 PM
Welcome DG. Enjoy your time with us.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on September 01, 2013, 09:00:48 AM
Welcome DG.  Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Chandrian on September 03, 2013, 03:13:30 AM
Hello everyone! Uhm, I don't really know what to say.. I'm from Sweden and I am a nursing student who loves animals (how can you not love animals, really).
I have been interested in Wicca and Paganism since I was 11 - 12 years old. I felt too young back then to "make the leap", and I wanted to learn as much as I possibly could. Now though, 13 years later, I feel a longing to belong to something more, I don't really know how to explain it. I know this is the right path for me, so I guess you could say that I came here for support and companionship.

This looks like my kind of place, so I hope I will get along with everyone and that you don't find me annoying. :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on September 03, 2013, 04:15:26 AM
Hi there Chandrian, Welcome to TCC. Have a good look around here, there's plenty of information that will help you along your way, pay attention to any stickied threads; they're there to help. If you get stuck then just ask and someone will help, we're not a bad bunch here  ;) . Feel free in the meantime to join in and/or share with us as you will. Enjoy your time with us. Don't worry about the annoying, we always have shackles and chains handy for that sort of thing, cattle prods and bullwhips... ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Firesong on September 03, 2013, 07:33:17 PM
It was Isaac Bonewits who first interested me in witchcraft, many years ago.  I was always fascinated by the idea that he had obtained a Bachelors Degree in Magic from UC Berkeley, the one and only of it's kind(as far as I know) ever granted by an accredited university.

welcome...
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Sajal Bhardwaj on September 05, 2013, 12:05:24 AM
heyy friends....i m new to this sight n i need some friends..but i don't know how to add friends...can ny1 help me here??
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on September 05, 2013, 06:33:29 AM
Hello Sajal welcome to TCC. I'm sorry but there is no add friends button
here, but we are all friends here. I'm sure you will be too.

There is much to learn and read here, so help yourself. Browse the threads and if you need help you may ask anyone. We are glad to help
anytime.

Blessings,  marisol
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on September 05, 2013, 06:35:19 AM
Welcome Chandrian.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on September 05, 2013, 07:55:42 AM
Welcome to TCC Sajal. If you could give us a bit more info about yourself that would be appreciated. It helps us to gear any answers better to suit you, and gives us a better idea who we're talking to. As Mari says, we are all friends here so feel free to join in.
 
BTW, we don't like text talk here; there are some folks who don't do text at all so plain speak is best.
 
Enjoy your time here with us.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on September 07, 2013, 09:37:44 AM
Welcome Chandrian and Sajal.  Enjoy your journeys.
Title: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: magic man on September 08, 2013, 10:51:55 AM
My username is Magic Man. I've been a solitary practitioner of the craft my entire life, as I am a natural witch. I am looking forward to new connections. Welcome to anyone who is new.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on September 08, 2013, 11:55:51 AM
Hi Magic and welcome to TCC. As you'll see I've moved your intro to this thread as you are not yet an established member; that one is there so the newbies can get a chance to know who we all are, it's our intro to you....LoL
 
Anyway, please feel free to wander about and see what you see, and please join in and share with us as you will. Enjoy your time here with us
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on September 08, 2013, 11:57:50 AM
Welcome magic man.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Ghostwolf001 on September 08, 2013, 03:29:25 PM
Hello.
I am relatively new to the Wicca, although I've been reading & learning about it for a long time.
Been feeling frustrated with my solitary path & looking to make connections.
It will be nice being able to discuss the Path with others.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on September 08, 2013, 03:51:26 PM
Hi there GW, welcome to TCC. Can't decide whether to call you Ghosty or GW ::)  Love that avatar by the way, good choice.
 
As a starting point for most newbies, we usually recommend lots of reading, but I see you already have a good handle on that. I suspect you're not entirely a newbie per se, so it simply leaves me to invite you to just have a good look around the site and take in some of the older threads; there's plenty of stuff there you may enjoy reading. If you have any questions, then just ask and someone will help. Join in and share with us as you feel.
 
Have you tried WitchVox? they may be able to help with connecting you to a coven or moot somewhere near you. Here's the link if you're not familiar with it. www.witchvox.com (http://www.witchvox.com)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on September 08, 2013, 04:01:45 PM
Welcome GW.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Phoenix on September 08, 2013, 04:06:18 PM
Welcome GW :D

Blessings
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Ghostwolf001 on September 08, 2013, 04:14:52 PM
Thanks all.
And thank you Draco for the link.
I liked the avatar too... it just felt right.
...go figure.... ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on September 08, 2013, 04:22:40 PM
Welcome to TCC magic man and Ghostwolf :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Alces Alces on September 17, 2013, 03:40:14 PM
Hello,
I am not a practicing Wiccan, but am exploring this religion. I find many aspects of it to be in sync with the way I feel. In addition to internet research, i just bought Wiccan for Beginners by Thea Sabin. I don't know how highly recommended or accurate this book is but at 52, I am hoping i can filter out what i need to. I was not brought up in a Christian home (my Mom is athiest and my Dad is agnostic), but chose to go with my neighbor to Sunday school). As the years have past I have come realize that Christian religion (and I respect those who follow it) is in my opinion a grouping of "words" that justify what we want it to. I feel a divinity in everything I see and I know this is not in keeping with accepted beliefs of a monotheistic god.

I am hoping to learn from those of you who have practiced this religion, which will enable me to decide the path that is best for me  to follow. I will say that my husband would in no way allow me to openly practice this religion because he feels it is satanic and will invite demons into his home. I personally don't believe this but he does not change his mind once he has made it. I feel there are people and entities of varying degrees of "good and evil"... I think :P (although I'm not sure how to deal with them with these beliefs)

After I have read more and come up with some questions, I'm sure I will be bombarding you all with them.
Thanks for listening :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: SquareC on September 17, 2013, 04:09:37 PM
Blessed Be! I am SquareC, I have been a solitary Wiccan for 27 years and I am looking for a new home. What I've read so far seems to bode well for this to be it. Now I just have to find the disc with my "me" icons on it and load them up!  :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on September 17, 2013, 05:09:27 PM
Hi there C2, welcome to TCC. (Y'all see wot I did there?)  ;D ;D  Nice to have you aboard, I'm sure you will be happy here, we have much to offer and much to share; please feel free to do the same.
 
If you could share a bit more about yourself that would be appreciated; it's nice to know more about who we chatting with, and please don't use coloured fonts; some folks use different skins on the forum and it makes it difficult to read.
 
Anyway, again, welcome aboard.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on September 17, 2013, 05:14:48 PM
Welcome SquareC.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: SquareC on September 17, 2013, 05:32:36 PM
I am giving up my treasured purple (so noble is sacrifice done in the name of others  ;D )

Okay, a bit more about me....in no particular order, I am a small woman, I have been married for almost 18 years, I am 43 years old by a calendar, about 16 in mentality, I have a tendency towards a skewed sense of humor which will show up on a regular basis, and I am in no particular order. I will answer any questions as long as you either 1) expect said sense of humor to manifest at regular intervals or 2) tell me when you expect me to be serious. I am capable of being serious, I'm just not very fond of it.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: nesshero on September 17, 2013, 08:50:49 PM
Great :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on September 17, 2013, 09:08:23 PM
Welcome Magic Man , good to have you here .
Alces Alces , greetings , check out the book list in Wicca Q&A .
SquareC , welcome , purple is cool  ;D
To all three of you enjoy your journey's .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Poage on September 17, 2013, 10:10:57 PM
I'm eighteen, I live in North Carolina, and I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I'M DOING. None. I have never so much as glanced at a book pertaining to Wicca, despite considerable effort and much pleading directed towards an acquaintance, but I am intelligent, probably, and eager to learn!
Teach me, O Internet People!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on September 17, 2013, 10:30:25 PM
Well lets start by saying Welcome to you Poage . Check out the book list in Wicca Q&A , then check you local library to see if they have any . You can also thy this site to see if there are any people in your area            www.witchvox.com (http://www.witchvox.com)    . Hope you find what you seek , do you have any idea what path you wish to follow ?. The more you read the more you know .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on September 17, 2013, 10:52:48 PM
Hello Poage, its nice to meet you. Welcome to the forum :) Don't be afraid to ask anyone on here questions about Wicca or any path you're interested in. They'll gladly share their knowledge (well the one's I've met so far have lol). They won't spoon feed you, but they'll help guide you the best they can. Its up to you to travel down the path you want to go and learn. But don't ask anyone for spells cause that's a big no-no. Like OldGhost said, go to the Wicca Q & A. It is your best friend. It's chock full of information and the book list there is very helpful. One author newbies (like myself) go to when it comes to Wicca is Scott Cunningham's Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner. Its a good book and his writing style is easy to follow, but don't stick to one author, check them all out. Weed out the ones that you don't like or agree with after reading. Amazon.com lets you read a few pages of most books, so you can get your feet wet. Anyway, again welcome, blessed be and happy reading!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on September 17, 2013, 11:09:38 PM
Welcome SquareC.  Purple looks very nice on the theme I use and is one of my favorite colors. I hope you enjoy your time here.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on September 17, 2013, 11:13:19 PM
I'm eighteen, I live in North Carolina, and I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I'M DOING. None. I have never so much as glanced at a book pertaining to Wicca, despite considerable effort and much pleading directed towards an acquaintance, but I am intelligent, probably, and eager to learn!
Teach me, O Internet People!

Welcome to TCC.  Why are you so interested in a religion you know nothing about?  Most people are turned off by the required sacrifice of small children. :-p
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on September 17, 2013, 11:16:42 PM
Who said anything about us sacrificing small children? *hides the doll of a recently sacrificed child under the table* ::) :-p lol
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: alyceavary on September 17, 2013, 11:22:37 PM
EBS, stop giving away the secrets before they sign the contract! We lose more recruits that way......I'm going to have the financial office dock your pay again. Another 10 years added to your servitude to the Dark Master..........
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Sugarcoat on September 18, 2013, 03:44:57 AM
Hello all. I'm not very good with introductions, so I'm sorry if I come across like an idiot. My name is Shannie and I currently live in England. However I'd love to move back to Scotland, where I was born and raised for the first few years of my life, I think this is because it feels more like a *home* to me. Growing up, religion was never a big part of my life, my father is Catholic, his mother was from Ireland and was very strict on her Catholic teachings. I'm not exactly sure about my mother, but from what I understand, she to a degree does believe in God. Even so, now when I look back, I realize my parents never really taught my siblings and I much about being religous. In a way I'm grateful, because I feel in a way, it gave me more breathing space to discover myself. Even when I was wee, I have always felt some sort of innner peace with being outside, the feeling of wet grass under your feet, the beauty of a sunset, and the longing for sunrise. There's just magickal about this Earth. So, when I discovered Wicca, it was like coming home. I plan to begin by studying for however long it takes- I realise how long studying Wicca is, but I understand it's necassary. I hope I can be helpful towards this forum. Blessed be.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on September 18, 2013, 04:44:39 AM
Greetings Sugarcoat , you start to learn the minute you started along this path and you stop when you have passed beyond the veil . It's a life long class room . Each day you grow and each day your learn .
Have a talk with Draconis Rex , he lives up in Scotland . Ant help you need just ask . You have already help by being willing to learn . May the path you chose bring you what you seek and much joy along the way . If you go to Wicca Q&A you will find book to start your study's with . :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Poage on September 18, 2013, 07:16:00 AM
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Welcome to TCC.  Why are you so interested in a religion you know nothing about?  Most people are turned off by the required sacrifice of small children. :-p

Because I've been kicked out from literally every church I've been to for asking too many questions. Except for the Catholics.
They kicked me out for sacrificing babies.
;P
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on September 18, 2013, 09:54:03 AM
Hello Sugarcoat and welcome! :) and don't worry, you don't come across as an idiot. I wish you well on your path to Wicca and don't be afraid to ask anyone here questions about the path.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on September 18, 2013, 12:32:00 PM
Hello,
I am not a practicing Wiccan, but am exploring this religion. I find many aspects of it to be in sync with the way I feel. In addition to internet research, i just bought Wiccan for Beginners by Thea Sabin. I don't know how highly recommended or accurate this book is but at 52, I am hoping i can filter out what i need to. I was not brought up in a Christian home (my Mom is athiest and my Dad is agnostic), but chose to go with my neighbor to Sunday school). As the years have past I have come realize that Christian religion (and I respect those who follow it) is in my opinion a grouping of "words" that justify what we want it to. I feel a divinity in everything I see and I know this is not in keeping with accepted beliefs of a monotheistic god.

I am hoping to learn from those of you who have practiced this religion, which will enable me to decide the path that is best for me  to follow. I will say that my husband would in no way allow me to openly practice this religion because he feels it is satanic and will invite demons into his home. I personally don't believe this but he does not change his mind once he has made it. I feel there are people and entities of varying degrees of "good and evil"... I think :-p (although I'm not sure how to deal with them with these beliefs)

After I have read more and come up with some questions, I'm sure I will be bombarding you all with them.
Thanks for listening :)

Hi there Alces, welcome to TCC. Sorry I missed your earlier intro. Please feel free to join in with us and ask questions if you get stuck, someone will happily help.
 
Enjoy your time with us and I hope we can help you to find your path.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on September 18, 2013, 12:36:21 PM
I'm eighteen, I live in North Carolina, and I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I'M DOING. None. I have never so much as glanced at a book pertaining to Wicca, despite considerable effort and much pleading directed towards an acquaintance, but I am intelligent, probably, and eager to learn!
Teach me, O Internet People!

Welcome to TCC Poage. Well an interesting conundrum. I think all any of us can suggest is to simply read and research, and hopefully you will find your path will reveal itself to you in time. You are young yet and there is no hurry and no race. All things have their time.
 
Enjoy your time here, and good luck with whatever you discover.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on September 18, 2013, 12:44:28 PM
Hello all. I'm not very good with introductions, so I'm sorry if I come across like an idiot. My name is Shannie and I currently live in England. However I'd love to move back to Scotland, where I was born and raised for the first few years of my life, I think this is because it feels more like a *home* to me. Growing up, religion was never a big part of my life, my father is Catholic, his mother was from Ireland and was very strict on her Catholic teachings. I'm not exactly sure about my mother, but from what I understand, she to a degree does believe in God. Even so, now when I look back, I realize my parents never really taught my siblings and I much about being religous. In a way I'm grateful, because I feel in a way, it gave me more breathing space to discover myself. Even when I was wee, I have always felt some sort of innner peace with being outside, the feeling of wet grass under your feet, the beauty of a sunset, and the longing for sunrise. There's just magickal about this Earth. So, when I discovered Wicca, it was like coming home. I plan to begin by studying for however long it takes- I realise how long studying Wicca is, but I understand it's necassary. I hope I can be helpful towards this forum. Blessed be.

Hi there Sugar, welcome to TCC. I live here in the Scottish Borders, what part of Bonnie Scotland do you originally come from? It's nice to see a few Brits coming on board...LoL.
 
Anyway, please feel free to join in and/or share with us what you will. Read through our older threads and if you get stuck, just ask and someone will help. Enjoy your time here.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Sugarcoat on September 18, 2013, 02:22:37 PM
Thank you for that welcome. I was born in North Ayshire, and some family still live there. I wish I could visit them more, it's so beautiful there! Woo! Yay for Brits. :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Celtic Epona on September 18, 2013, 02:56:41 PM
Hello all!  I was raised a Christian witch.  I was solitary in my worship for many years, but now I have a mate who was raised in much the same way as I was.  Together we are raising our daughter in those same traditions and she shows tremendous power already at least than 2 years old.  I have a dog who thinks magic is suspect.  My mate has a dog familiar, who finds my dog's trepidation quite amusing  ::).  I different from the Wiccans that I've encounter in the fact that I am a healer and a warrior. 
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on September 18, 2013, 03:09:17 PM
Welcome to TCC Epona. I hope you enjoy your time here with us. Please feel free to join in and/or share with us what you will.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on September 18, 2013, 03:21:21 PM
Greetings Celtic Epona , hope you find what you seek . Hope your dogs a friends with each other .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Celtic Epona on September 18, 2013, 04:30:46 PM
They get along very well despite their differences.  Lots of people could learn a lesson or two from them.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on September 18, 2013, 09:32:39 PM
That would be nice , all the dogs I ever had ,had there own cats or the other way round .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on September 19, 2013, 04:17:40 AM
I don't ever remember a time when we had both cats and dogs and they didn't get along, always been fortunate with animals that way.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: SquareC on September 19, 2013, 09:15:39 PM
Welcome SquareC.  Purple looks very nice on the theme I use and is one of my favorite colors. I hope you enjoy your time here.

I tend to surround myself in purple and black. Don't know why, it just happens! My icon is the me inside. It was found by one of my best friends for exactly that reason! But I do try to be considerate of others so I will forgo my usual style.

Poage, we were all new once, I'm sure you  will find many people here helpful, and I include myself if you'd like. As a 27 year pagan, I would be happy to answer any questions myself. Cunningham's book is an excellent starting point.

It's nice to meet you all!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonSong1819 on September 27, 2013, 11:03:38 AM
So, HI

It's lovely to meet all of you and read your stories

I am new to my walk, and am still in the year and a day studying period. I don't want to risk insulting anyone accidentally so I will refrain from speaking of exactly which path I am following( also I am not completely sure myself) All I would like to say is it feels like coming home, I have never felt a spiritual connection such as this before. I may be really new but I am learning to feel, and seek the goddess everyday. This website has already been a great source of information. I feel really honored to have my membership accepted.

I look forward to learning more, and asking questions.
(Insert meaningful parting quote here)
Love, Moonsong
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on September 27, 2013, 11:51:40 AM
Welcome MoonSong ^^ its nice to meet you. May your journey be grand and take in as much info and knowledge as you can!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on September 27, 2013, 01:22:49 PM
Welcome to TCC Moonsong, don't worry about insulting anyone by your path, we have all sorts of folks here. Wiccans, Witches, Druids, Christian Witches, we even have the occasional Discordian or two, all are welcome and wont be put down for it.
 
Feel free to have a wander about our site, read all the older stuff there's plenty of info as Moonlit says, I'm sure it'll help you on your path. Join in with us and feel free to share anything with us as you wish. If you get stuck then just ask and someone will help.
 
Enjoy your time here with us.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on September 27, 2013, 01:52:01 PM
Welcome everyone new to the board. Enjoy your time with us.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonSong1819 on September 27, 2013, 02:03:59 PM
Thank you very much. I appreciate you people replying. Today is my sixth day on my path (I know that isn't a long time). It kind of found me, and it's very overwhelming. I have no doubt this is the way I am meant to walk though. I have always had an affinity for nature, I lived for a few months as Agnostic, and felt very unfulfilled. One day I stumbled across a website that gave a "Bare Bones" description of the Wiccan religion. I was intrigued so I searched more. I have read everything I can get my hands on, and continuing. It is such an enlightening feeling to know what I am meant to do. Now that I am aware of this world, I feel as though I can sense the goddess all around me, and let me just say it is beautiful. Sometimes now whenever I take walks in the forest around home I feel even more grounded, and happy.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on September 27, 2013, 02:55:21 PM
Well met MoonSong , you have found the right path to walk . Any question you can not find and answer to just ask .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: SquareC on September 27, 2013, 05:45:56 PM
Merry meet and Blessed be, Moonsong. We were all new once and those raised in the path they are called to are few and far between. I share your experience (though it was all too many years ago) I found Wicca or it found me, and I knew at once that it was the path for me. It calls to the heart and soul, does it not? I had no doubts from the moment I learned what Wicca was all about (in my case I was introduced to the members of an Alexandrian coven) and after 3 years there, I have been a solitary for the last 24 years....although I tended to think of my last website home as an online coven with disparate members, lol. I have not been here long, but I understand completely your sense of coming home! The people here have been so welcoming and understanding that I already know this is my new home and my new online coven.

I have to say, I cannot conceive of a question you can ask that would offend anyone here. You will learn and grow in your path with all possible help from those here. The Goddess is everywhere and that you feel Her everywhere shows you have indeed found the right path for you.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonSong1819 on September 28, 2013, 01:29:36 PM
Well it certainly did find me. Although, I am not sure exactly my path. The warm welcome I have received here just makes me feel even more like this is the right path for me. I thank you all, and am looking forward to growing and learning with you amazing people.

Love,
Moonsong
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on September 28, 2013, 01:37:34 PM
You're welcome and we're all glad to have you were :) (can't really speak for everyone) but I bet they are lol. Happy learning fellow Moon
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on September 28, 2013, 02:52:31 PM
Oh no the Mooney are here  ;D :-p
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on September 28, 2013, 06:03:17 PM
 ;D :-p Us Moons should band together and take over the forum muhahahaha XD not. I'm not into forum or world domination. Too lazy  :-p
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonSong1819 on September 29, 2013, 06:20:27 AM
muahaha, be afraid. Very afraid.   ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on September 29, 2013, 06:47:37 AM
Heating up oven , time to make some Moon Pie  :-p
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonSong1819 on September 29, 2013, 06:50:29 AM
Oh my...*Runs away and hides behind moonlit* I don't make good pie, not at all, no not I.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on September 29, 2013, 06:57:00 AM
What you got a problem with marsh mellows and chocolate ?.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MaliciousLily on September 29, 2013, 03:43:29 PM
Hi everyone,
I'm not sure exactly how I want to start off my post... so I guess I'll just start by saying that I am a nineteen year old female in my second year of college. I don't have any specific faith I follow so I generally just refer to myself as being agnostic. I have never followed any specific religion because I grew up in a rather un-religious household. I suppose you could say I am currently 'studying' other religions to see if I can find one that is right for me. I originally started studying Wicca about two years ago, but random life occurences kind of kept me from looking into it to deeply. I have read a couple of introductory books and done a decent amount of google searching but that's it. The main reason I chose to look into Wicca is because it is nature based and I feel a relatively strong connection to nature. I always feel more a peace outside and frequently feel drawn to go outside. I also feel a rather strong connection to the moon and find I always to go out and wander at night (much to the dismay of family who feel its to dangerous for me to go wandering around at night alone). I also can kind of feel and move energy... I'm not sure of a better way to put that, but I think most of you probably know what I mean anyways. I'm rather shy when interacting with people I don't know so I may end up being more of a forum lurker than poster, but I end up kicking myself in the rear and talking to you guys. Anyways, its a pleasure to 'meet' you all. I hope you all are finding whatever it is you feel you need to find in life and I hope I do to.  :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on September 29, 2013, 04:02:07 PM
Greetings MaliciousLily , seems your wandering in the dark has led you to this path . You will find a journey that takes a lifetime to explore and along the way you well see wonder that other can only dream of . p.s. It really is not safe to wander along in the dark , be careful and again welcome.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on September 29, 2013, 04:19:40 PM
Hi there ML, welcome to TCC.
 
We have all sorts of Pagans here not just Wicca, so maybe you'll find something here that fits you. Don't worry about how long it all takes, some take a long time to truly find their niche. Have a good "lurk" around the site  ;D , there's loads of information that may help you along your path. Pay particular attention to the stickied threads, they are there to help you while your here, and if you get stuck then just ask and someone will help.
 
Mostly our advice is to read, read, read and once you've read all you can, then read some more. we have a book recommendation thread here that you may find interesting; http://wicca.com/forums/index.php?topic=400.msg10309#msg10309 (http://wicca.com/forums/index.php?topic=400.msg10309#msg10309) This link is for our Wiccan book list.
 
Enjoy your time here with us, I hope we can help you find your path.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MaliciousLily on September 29, 2013, 05:59:28 PM
oldghost, thank you for the welcome and your concern.  ;D Just to let you know, I try to be as careful as possible when I wander around at night and I always carry pepperspray. I also don't wander around as much as I used to because I have to wake up relatively early for class and have to spend the night sleeping most of the time.  :-p Thank you for your wisdom. :)

Dranconis Rex, thank you for your advice and the link :) I will definitely enjoy my lurking sessions.  ;D I will look at the other types of Paganism as well when I'm on here, I just kind of picked Wicca as a starting point, not necessarily an ending point. Though it could end up being my end point. I'm not certain yet, for now I'm just going with the flow.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on September 29, 2013, 06:24:34 PM
If you have any question that you can not find answer to in the search section then just ask . Enjoy your time with us here . Wish you luck in school , what is your major ?.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on September 29, 2013, 06:39:37 PM
Well you have the right idea and an open attitude by the sound of things, I think you'll do alright.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MaliciousLily on September 29, 2013, 06:44:42 PM
If you have any question that you can not find answer to in the search section then just ask . Enjoy your time with us here . Wish you luck in school , what is your major ?.

I am currently going for an engineering major. I originally was thinking I would go into environmental engineering, but people (especially those in or who know people in the engineering field) keep dissuading me. It apparently isn't a field with much job opportunity at the current moment in time. I am now thinking i will try double majoring in mechanical and environmental engineering, so I have more job stability and if the opportunity ever arises get involved with the environmental side of things.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MaliciousLily on September 29, 2013, 06:48:22 PM
Well you have the right idea and an open attitude by the sound of things, I think you'll do alright.

Thank you for the compliment. :) I try to be as open as possible and think of things from varying perspectives. I think I do pretty well but that could just my ego talking.  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on September 29, 2013, 09:12:00 PM
That comes as somewhat of a surprise that there is not a lot of environmental engineering jobs out there . Of the top 100 jobs EE is number 5 think your friends don't want the competition . What ever you do the best of luck .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on September 30, 2013, 06:26:25 AM
Welcome MaliciousLily. You are a night person, so am I. Hope to get to know
you.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: SquareC on September 30, 2013, 04:01:39 PM
I will look at the other types of Paganism as well when I'm on here, I just kind of picked Wicca as a starting point, not necessarily an ending point. Though it could end up being my end point. I'm not certain yet, for now I'm just going with the flow.

Merry Meet and Blessed Be, MaliciousLily! No matter what your ending point may wind up being, I can say that it will likely be many years from now that you reach that end. I have been on a 27 year long journey down my path, and it has changed and grown substantially over that span. I began as a fully initiated member of Alexandrian Wiccan coven, and now I have a substantial addition of Native American Shamanism in my worship and practice. My heritage is roughly equal amounts Celtic and Native American (from a few countries of the former and several tribes of the latter, lol). There are as many paths to follow as there are people traveling them. I know you will find your path, and never fear to follow where it may lead. I know you will find help here (although I am but a newbie here myself  ;) ) on your travels. There are many wonderful people here, and I can't help but look forward to meeting more of them myself.  :D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MaliciousLily on September 30, 2013, 06:16:59 PM
oldghost, the people I was talking to were people already in the engineering field for the most part, but none of them are in environmental engineering so I would hope they weren't trying to mislead me.  :o My understanding of it is, that environmental engineering is currently a field with one the of the largest expectations to grow in the next few years, but it isn't really a large field right now, so I think I'll try double majoring and then the worst thing that can happen (hopefully) will just be that I learned a bit more than I needed to for whatever position I end up in. I wish you luck in your endeavors as well. :)

marisol, It's always nice to know another night person :) Thank you for the greeting.

SquareC, Thanks for the advice and the greeting :) It's always interesting to hear what kind of path others have taken. I'm excited to see what kind of journey I end up taking. :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on September 30, 2013, 07:10:26 PM
Large Oaks from little acorns grow, but the Oak grows slowly and is massively strong. Don't worry about how long it takes, you have your whole life to follow it.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on September 30, 2013, 09:57:45 PM
Good idea MaliciousLily . When you get your degree will you be willing to move anywhere in the country or do you want to stay where you are ?.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: SquareC on October 01, 2013, 02:24:32 PM
marisol, It's always nice to know another night person :) Thank you for the greeting.

I'm a night person myself.  ;D I think the only really good things about being disabled is not having to get up at the crack of dawn and not having to pretend to be cheerful to coworkers, lol.

SquareC, Thanks for the advice and the greeting :) It's always interesting to hear what kind of path others have taken. I'm excited to see what kind of journey I end up taking. :)

I'm always happy to help and I've always been a jump in with both feet kind of person! :) I think I might start a thread (if there isn't one already) about our individual paths, where they began and where they've taken us so far in our lives. I know I love to hear (or read, lol) the stories of the paths of others, and it sounds like something you and others would enjoy as well. Whether one is a newcomer or well-established, there is always something to learn from the experiences of others. The day I stop learning is the day after I die, and I expect to continue learning and growing in my next life.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MaliciousLily on October 01, 2013, 05:37:05 PM
Draconis Rex: This is the only place I've ever been (not literally as this is website) where I've been given advice by a person comparing me to a tree... I think I like it. ;D I love metaphors. Though I'm now sad to notice that this website doesn't have a moving laughing smiley... I shall have to settle for a grin.  :-p

oldghost: Hmmm... Well I would be open to moving anywhere in the country. I would prefer to stay near home if possible so I can still see my family decently regularly. I also feel like I would be crushing my poor mother's soul if I up and left right away.  :-\ She would be proud of me for doing something with my life, but she would be very sad to see me go. She has told me in the past that I've been with her for most of her life, so seeing me leave will be really hard on her even though she will be proud to see me growing up. So I guess I'll just see what type of opportunities arise when the time comes and go with whatever feels best.

SquareC: It would be interesting to know what kind of paths others have taken so far. I'm sure if most people would want to post much besides what they already posted in the two different introduction forums though (referring to one for new people and the one for established members). I guess you would just have to try it out and see what happens. :o
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on October 01, 2013, 06:01:04 PM
Here you go, borrow one of mine....LoL
 
(http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a579/maddragon63/ATT66_zps0e928463.gif) (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/maddragon63/media/ATT66_zps0e928463.gif.html)
 
(http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a579/maddragon63/ATT55_zps6f0ed3f5.gif) (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/maddragon63/media/ATT55_zps6f0ed3f5.gif.html)
 
Or you could do this;

   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Tasajia on October 20, 2013, 03:16:30 PM
Hi Y'all - I'm a Newbie too!  Just looking for a place to share thoughts!  I'm blessed to be a natural pagan, I have my own gardens - vegetables and herbs.  Looking forward to sharing and learning!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on October 20, 2013, 05:28:59 PM
Welcome to TCC Tasajia.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on October 20, 2013, 06:27:11 PM
Welcome Tasajia ^^ enjoy your stay.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on October 20, 2013, 08:06:00 PM
Well met Tasajia , did you have a good crop this year ?.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on October 21, 2013, 04:20:51 PM
Hi Y'all - I'm a Newbie too!  Just looking for a place to share thoughts!  I'm blessed to be a natural pagan, I have my own gardens - vegetables and herbs.  Looking forward to sharing and learning!

Well met and welcome to TCC Tas. Sorry I missed your intro, but I've got you now....LoL.  ;D
 
I think you'll find plenty here to pique your interests, feel free to root around and see what you find. If you get stuck then just ask and someone will help. Enjoy your time with us.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Phoeanix Ashborn on October 22, 2013, 08:07:21 PM
Merry Meet everyone!  I'm looking forward to getting to know you all and expand my knowledge of Wicca.  I have been practicing as a solitary for about 8 years now and am always interested in learning more.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Phoenix on October 23, 2013, 12:27:09 AM
Merry Met PA, nice to meet another firebird.

Welcome
Blessings
Phoenix
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on October 23, 2013, 06:33:00 AM
Well met Phoeanix Ashborn . May your journey bring to you what you seek and your path lead you down the road of wonders .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on October 23, 2013, 10:20:00 AM
Welcome Phoeanix to TCC.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on October 24, 2013, 10:48:14 AM
Hi there PA, welcome to TCC. Feel free to take what knowledge you can from our site, there's loads of stuff for you to delve into. If you get stuck just ask and someone will help. Enjoy your time with us.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Crows Storm on October 25, 2013, 09:09:54 AM
Merry Meet Everyone.. I am a newbie to this site and welcome all information I will receive here with open arms.. I have been active at Wicca since May this year... always known I was different since a child.. I think it started with my parents... (everything happens in threes.... kitchen witchery.... even though we were Christian and God fearing)... but once I started to really dig into "God" I realized that his path is not mine. My Goddess/God is my path and I have never felt so free and blessed and comfortable in my own skin in my entire life. I have been reading Tarot for a few years so that has shown to me that something is different... I was diagnosed with BP many years ago and now the voices are drowned by medication whereas I wish to start channelling them.. but will wait until I learn my craft.

I am on my way with my year and a day training.. I have my altar set up ,,, I pray twice daily and give thanks and to be honest I hope that my first Sahaim will go off well.. I understand the God/ess are pretty forgiving and as long as it comes from my heart, I cant go wrong... I wish to learn meditation, scrying, Runes, and all that comes with this craft as well as Spells. I do already make my own oils, have completed new and full moon Esbats and throughly enjoy them...

so that is me in a nutshell... I wanted to say hi.. thank you for allowing me the honour of being a member of your site and I hope to learn much from all of you and make new friends.  BB
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: DarthTater on October 25, 2013, 09:14:00 AM
Welcome to TCC! Be sure to read all the stickied posts and don't be afraid to ask questions if you get stuck  :). Oh and beware of our resident dragon  ;D :-p
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on October 25, 2013, 10:25:03 AM
Welcome Crows Storm :) enjoy your stay and what DarthTater said lol. But don't worry about our resident dragon, he's a softie xD just don't step on his tail.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on October 25, 2013, 12:21:36 PM
Welcome to TCC Crow, nice to see another Corvus on the boards..... Yes the Dragon has arrived!
 
3 is a very significant number, this you will see as you progress. There's plenty of info here for you to view, it's the best way to learn; read, read, read, and once you've read all you can, read some more... Please feel free to join in and/or share with us as you will, in the meantime, enjoy your time with us.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on October 25, 2013, 02:43:00 PM
Well met Crow Strom , enjoy your journey and may you find the truth you seek . Any question just ask but try the search function first .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on October 29, 2013, 03:15:16 AM
Welcome Crows Storm enjoy your time with us.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Canis on November 03, 2013, 03:24:36 PM
Merry meet every one. I'm a newbie here, obviously, 39 and currently residing in California. While I've been looking into Wicca/Paganism for a several years, it's only recently that I've chosen to follow the path. I currently live with a cat, even after two years we still haven't come to an agreement as to who's in charge. I'm looking forward to learning more about the Craft and where my path my lead me.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Belladonna7 on November 03, 2013, 04:51:41 PM
Hi Canis, welcome! I know how cats are lol. If you need anything feel free to pm me :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Canis on November 03, 2013, 05:04:34 PM
Thank you Belladonna.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Belladonna7 on November 03, 2013, 05:13:01 PM
You're very welcome
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on November 03, 2013, 05:27:25 PM
Hi Canis, welcome to TCC.
 
Feel free to have a good look around our forums, plenty of info there to help you. Don't worry about your path, it will reveal itself to you in it's own good time. In the meantime if you get stuck then just ask and someone will help. Enjoy your time with us, hope we can help you along.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Canis on November 03, 2013, 07:34:43 PM
Thank you Draconis. I've been reading various threads all afternoon, and well into the evening, and have found a lot of new and interesting information.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on November 03, 2013, 09:27:42 PM
Welcome Canis.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on November 03, 2013, 09:50:47 PM
Welcome Canis ^^ yay another person from Cali *high five* Beat that Texas~  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Canis on November 04, 2013, 03:50:02 PM
Thank you Marisol and Moonlit.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: aqua pisces on November 24, 2013, 03:52:59 PM
Ok ya all I am not good at the message board thing... I am 40 years old and still scared I will say something wrong. I would just like to meet some people that I feel comfortable around. I am really not good on these boards but I will get better as I get to know ya all. Sorry, I really am just shy and don't quite know what to say. Blessed be.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on November 24, 2013, 04:02:22 PM
Aqua Pisces , good to meet you . No need to be shy the only ones here that can see you are those that are psychic , oh no that's most of us ? ;D
You will find many new friends here , join in . Have any questions just ask .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on November 24, 2013, 07:16:31 PM
Welcome Aqua Pisces.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on November 24, 2013, 08:52:19 PM
Welcome to the forum aqua :) don't worry, no need to be scared if you say something wrong. Take your time and learn what you can from the people on the forum. We'd all be happy to learn from you as well when you've become comfortable ^^
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Canis on November 24, 2013, 09:13:49 PM
Welcome to the forum Aqua Pisces.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on November 25, 2013, 04:05:35 AM
Well met Aqua, welcome to TCC good to see you aboard.
 
The rest have covered it all pretty well, just relax into it and enjoy being with us. We'll help as we can, in the meantime feel free to have a wander around the site and see what's there.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: gwargeek on December 03, 2013, 09:42:43 PM
Hello everyone.My name is gwargeek.I have not yet found a craft name that calls to me,but it is my favourite pc game.Im following the path of Wicca,because maybe it will provide answers to my troubled soul.Ive been reading a lot in the forums,and it seems to be helping a lot.And there is a ton of questions that i would love to ask.Thank you for accepting my regerstry. 
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on December 04, 2013, 04:26:04 AM
Welcome gwargeek ask any questions you need to and enjoy your time here.
There is a list of books in Wicca Q&A you may want to have a look at.

Blessings
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on December 04, 2013, 05:06:29 AM
Well met Gwar and welcome to TCC.
 
Just carry on reading through our threads, there's always something there that speaks to you. We are happy to help as we can but your path will reveal itself to you in it's own good time. Don't rush it, just take your time, there's no deadline and no limits. If you do get stuck then just ask and someone will help.
 
Hope we can help you to find what you seek, and while you seek, enjoy your time here with us.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: LuciferAngel on December 04, 2013, 07:32:32 PM
Hello All:

Let's see how to describe myself. An old guy on the downhill side of life for the body I'm currently occupying. Little formal knowledge of Wicca compared to some here so will probably stay quiet on most topics. Definitely solitary and never part of a group.

Buddhism and ancient Druid teachings play a large role in my life. Please distinguish that from neo-druids which is not something for me. I saw a thread with a comment or two about the old Druids so that caught my eye to see what happens here.

Several dogs allow me to live with them in peace as long as I bring some food around daily and engage in a few hours of play.

And oh yes, I can make external events occur through the use of meditation. Not parlour tricks, but events within certain limits. Had that ability since I was a child. Interesting that with the advent of the interwebs and annonymity it is the first time I can speak of it publicly. Then again, maybe a public disclosure will be the kiss of death for that ability.

Have a bunch of pieces of paper from various universities and an alphabet soup after my name, but that matters not for this forum.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on December 04, 2013, 10:34:19 PM
Welcome Lucifer enjoy the board. Read everything.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on December 05, 2013, 03:20:07 PM
Well met and welcome to TCC Luc. Indeed we have a couple of folks who are rather knowledgeable in the Druidic path, I think you may enjoy chatting with them.
 
We also have some rather intellectually blessed members also, so I'm sure you won't feel out of place. And as for being able to speak openly about your path? feel free to share and/or join in, there's always something to be gained.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Canis on December 05, 2013, 04:23:34 PM
Welcome to the forum Lucifer.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on December 05, 2013, 08:12:23 PM
Gwakgeek , welcome , if you have questions and can not find and answer just ask one of us . Where all a bunch of smartasses  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Cross54 on December 11, 2013, 09:02:34 AM
hi i am Cross and i have been looking into Wicca for several weeks i most likely wont post much.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on December 11, 2013, 09:24:50 AM
Welcome to TCC Lucifer and Cross.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: phyrefly on December 11, 2013, 11:42:23 AM
Greetings Members,

My interests include plant medicine.

phyrefly
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on December 11, 2013, 11:52:02 AM
Welcome Phyrefly :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Canis on December 11, 2013, 11:53:52 AM
Welcome to the forum Phyrefly.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on December 11, 2013, 12:33:03 PM
Welcome Phyre, but could you give us a fuller intro please?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on December 11, 2013, 12:35:15 PM
Cross 54 welcome hope you find what you are searching for .

phyrefly Greetings , both you and Cross should give us some more info on yourselves . Plant medicine is a wonderful thing to learn about and the helpfulness you can give to others has a wonderful feeling .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: phyrefly on December 11, 2013, 01:43:01 PM
Descriptions fade away as one becomes less able to know their name no more than the waves or woods. This writer tends to opposes those things that disregard links to Nature such as capitalism, being one of the original Earthfirst!ers, an organization that soon became penetrated by the FBI.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on December 11, 2013, 02:04:51 PM
Descriptions fade away as one becomes less able to know their name no more than the waves or woods. This writer tends to opposes those things that disregard links to Nature such as capitalism, being one of the original Earthfirst!ers, an organization that soon became penetrated by the FBI.

 
What is this?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on December 11, 2013, 02:09:18 PM
I have no idea o.o could you please explain phyre?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Cross54 on December 11, 2013, 02:23:41 PM
alright then im 17 live in montana of the U.S. have gone to a christian church periodically for several years and in the past year or two decided that christianity is not for me and on a request from a very annoying alternate personality in my head named Lily looked into wiccan and it appealed to me.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on December 11, 2013, 02:26:43 PM
Thank you for the intro cross ^^ nice to meet cha and hello Lily.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Cross54 on December 11, 2013, 02:38:59 PM
your welcome.Lily's not sure what to make of u yet(doesn't help that she automatically hates or at the least tolerates most humans although she has a tendency to like the messed up ones).
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on December 11, 2013, 02:44:04 PM
Lol its alright, a friend of mine had a..he called it a muse that stuck to him like glue xD she was funny. Didn't really like me at first either cause she was also protective of him. Helped him with his writing.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on December 11, 2013, 02:47:01 PM
Thank you Cross, nice to meet you. I'm sure you'll find some interesting folks here on our boards. And thanks Lily for bringing you to meet us.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Cross54 on December 11, 2013, 02:48:07 PM
well it was nice to meet u but it looks like i'm out of time until either later or tomorrow.
merry meet, merry part and merry meet again.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: phyrefly on December 11, 2013, 02:49:02 PM
The tao that can be named is not the Tao, because "I is another," as Julia Kristeva might agree: "I'm always passing through" her 'sujet en process [subject in process].' God is the name for the violence that names, so when those who defend Nature are surveilled, it means that capitalism and its pertroleum addiction, etc. will continue as just another business day, while malediction will weigh heavy on those False Pretenders who are ticketed for cleansing the oil from a Gulf of Mexico pelican. Where are the Druids when foresters and entomologists bask in job security while bark beetles eat the trees on their movement eastward toward the Canadian Maritimes? Before the mass of bark beetles grew large enough to be seen on radar, there was indeed a published report that showed how many beetles needed to die to prevent an outbreak.

'Capitalism is profoundly illiterate, and writing's not its thing.'
(Deleuze)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on December 11, 2013, 02:50:08 PM
And another friend had 5...they were pretty scary from what he explained. So i understand somewhat having an alternative personality. I don't have one, but I do try to understand.

Have a goodnight cross and Lily. Merry meet, merry part, and merry meet again to you as well. 
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Cross54 on December 11, 2013, 03:39:58 PM
back and thanks, btw i probably wont post much unless i feel that i should comment or asked a direct question.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on December 11, 2013, 03:42:01 PM
Phyre, you seem to be putting up some strange posts, and some interesting ones too. We know nothing about you, what path you do follow, what brought you to us or anything else. We would ask you again for an introduction so we know a bit more about who we are dealing with. Thank you.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on December 11, 2013, 03:42:41 PM
Welcome back and you're welcome. No worries about not posting/commenting. Take your time, look around and if you have any questions, either make a thread or pm a member. TCC has many members willing to help.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on December 11, 2013, 03:43:19 PM
back and thanks, btw i probably wont post much unless i feel that i should comment or asked a direct question.

You can come and go as you please, feel free to join in and/or share as you will.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on December 11, 2013, 03:45:10 PM
back and thanks, btw i probably wont post much unless i feel that i should comment or asked a direct question.

You can come and go as you please, feel free to join in and/or share as you will.
 

What Drac said too! lol
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Cross54 on December 11, 2013, 03:50:55 PM
lol :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on December 11, 2013, 10:47:32 PM
Well cross I didn't know you brought a friend. Hello Lily ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on December 11, 2013, 11:55:07 PM
Phyre I am assuming when you mention Tao, meaning "way or path" and speaking in a strange political way you are attempting to tell us something.
Do you adhere to Taoism?

We want to know more of who you are. Your age, your path, what you feel
you will learn or want to learn from your experiences here.

I don't mean to sound harsh or intolerant but sooner or later someone will
tire of the strange posts and tell you so. So, please speak to us instead
lecturing to us. I do see and understand your view of the things you have
spoken of and welcome you to TCC.
Blessings
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: FallingRain on December 12, 2013, 02:04:37 AM
Hello and merry meet. My name is Angel, and I'm 17. I live in Michigan, and have just recently started to follow the ways of Wicca. I came here to find people who believed as I do, and have done so for longer than I have, so that I may be able to gain the knowledge from the wiser. And in the process, be able to share my own ideas in order to help those that I can. Blessed be!!!! 
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on December 12, 2013, 03:20:50 AM
Very commendable Rain, Welcome to TCC. Please feel free to wander around the site and drink in the knowledge held here in our previous threads. We have a good search feature if your looking for something in particular, and if you get stuck just ask and someone will help. Read as much as you can, it's how the rest of us have done it. In the meantime, enjoy your time with us and join in or share with us what you will.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Canis on December 12, 2013, 04:46:41 AM
Welcome to the forum, Rain. I've only been here a short while myself and found the information here very useful in my own studies.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on December 12, 2013, 05:55:02 AM
Welcome Rain.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on December 12, 2013, 10:59:35 AM
Welcome to the forum Rain ^^
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: pzoconnor on December 12, 2013, 08:25:43 PM
Hey everyone! My name is Paige, and you can call me either that or PZ. It seems like it took forever to be accepted, because I have so many questions I haven't been able to find the answers to. And trust me, I've looked. I've been itching to be able to post, and finally, I can! Back on-topic, I'm 16, and I've always felt a pull towards Wicca and other Pagan religions, though I thoroughly enjoy studying many other religions as well. I've always lived in a household that encouraged learning and self-discovery, so I've been allowed to research things as I pleased. ANYWAYS, I'm quite new on my path, and will likely have many questions, so hopefully y'all don't get fed up with me (: And just so you know, if it wasn't super obvious, I have ADHD, so posts will likely jump around, though I try to keep that to a minimum. Blessed Be!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on December 13, 2013, 04:28:45 AM
Greetings PZ, welcome to TCC. You're here now so settle yourself in and enjoy what we have here. Have a good wander about the threads here and you'll find that your questions have likely already been answered, just a matter of finding them. We have a good search engine here that should aid you in your searches. If you get stuck, then just ask and someone will help. In the meantime, enjoy your time with us and join in and/or share as you will.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Canis on December 13, 2013, 05:02:47 AM
Welcome to the forum PZ.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on December 13, 2013, 11:10:15 AM
Welcome PZ you won't get yelled at for asking questions here.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on December 13, 2013, 11:18:36 AM
Merry meet PZ, take your time and enjoy your journey. Don't be afraid to ask questions ^^
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: thefourelements on December 13, 2013, 06:24:34 PM
Hey everyone! My name is Paige, and you can call me either that or PZ. It seems like it took forever to be accepted, because I have so many questions I haven't been able to find the answers to. And trust me, I've looked. I've been itching to be able to post, and finally, I can! Back on-topic, I'm 16, and I've always felt a pull towards Wicca and other Pagan religions, though I thoroughly enjoy studying many other religions as well. I've always lived in a household that encouraged learning and self-discovery, so I've been allowed to research things as I pleased. ANYWAYS, I'm quite new on my path, and will likely have many questions, so hopefully y'all don't get fed up with me (: And just so you know, if it wasn't super obvious, I have ADHD, so posts will likely jump around, though I try to keep that to a minimum. Blessed Be!
Welcome PZ, I'm quite new to the forums as well. Also quite new to studying Wicca. I'm 17, so don't feel as though you're the only young one around here! LOL.
Greetings PZ, welcome to TCC. You're here now so settle yourself in and enjoy what we have here. Have a good wander about the threads here and you'll find that your questions have likely already been answered, just a matter of finding them. We have a good search engine here that should aid you in your searches. If you get stuck, then just ask and someone will help. In the meantime, enjoy your time with us and join in and/or share as you will.

The bolded part of what Drac has said is extremely true. I find many of my questions already have a thread started for them, which is very helpful! Even if the thread/last reply is very old, never hesitate to post in it to ask a question about the topic! Once again, welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Gimli on December 14, 2013, 10:22:20 AM
Welcome PZ!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on December 14, 2013, 02:18:57 PM
Greetings Fallenrain , hope you find what you seek . Question ask those of us who are (old ) wise  ;D.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on December 14, 2013, 02:21:07 PM
PZ , like Paige better okay . Welcome  :).
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Antheia on December 30, 2013, 04:42:44 PM
Dear Celtic Connection community,
Thank you very much for accepting my membership.
I am originally from Spain. I moved to the USA about 12 years ago. I currently live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
I have been doing some research on pagan beliefs for quite a long time now. I am convinced now this is the right path for me.
So far, the what I have learnt has greatly helped me with the process of becoming a better mother and wife every day, and to find harmony and balance in life. It is also helping to cope with the stress created by my very competitive and demanding professional environment.

Blessed be y'all
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on December 30, 2013, 04:54:19 PM
Hello and welcome Antheia :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on December 30, 2013, 08:07:18 PM
Well met Antheia , glad you have found your path and joined our family .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on December 31, 2013, 03:39:25 AM
Hi Antheia, welcome to TCC. There's plenty stuff here for you to look through that should help you further. If there is something specific you are looking for, try our search engine it's quite good. If you get stuck then just ask and someone will help. Enjoy your time with us.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Canis on December 31, 2013, 07:05:15 AM
Hi Antheia. Welcome to the forum.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on January 08, 2014, 05:39:51 AM
Welcome Antheia.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Ace on January 10, 2014, 05:59:27 PM
Hi. I'm Sarah, from Canada and I am 18 years old. I am very happy that I have found this site, and hope that I am able to have MANY questions answered, and also within time answer a few questions myself, ha. Now where to start, hmmmm....
I would say that I am very gifted with tarot card readings and are usually spot on when giving them, also I have a strong sense with the spirit world. Meaning I see with my mind, if that makes sense, and if I concentrate enough I am able to make out every detail, but refrain from doing this as I would become mentally tired and sometimes a small headache, but rarely the headache will happen. I started to "see" so to speak when I got a tarot card reading with my mom, around when I was 11 or so, and was told I have a strong gift that can be harnessed. So Christmas was near, and ask for an Ouija board.. stopped playing when I got scare, things moved (stupid stuff, i now know) I was able to "play" on my own, then after things starting to move (nothing thrown around.. more the odd tissue moving across the table lol) Anyways, if you would like more detail etc on the matter I can expand.
So Now I am 18, and able to "see" the spirits in the spirit world, have met a lot, nice and mean, but nice stay (can also expand on this if you want) and have learned tons on how their world works.. more like the tip of the iceberg and am able to see their world around our own. Which you wouldn't believe what creatures would be there. Mythology, etc. (also able to expand).
Oh, and I don't know if this sounds too strange, but I am an over 80% academic student, and fully capable of functioning in day to day things. No medication or mental break downs in public.. Things like that, I would say that I am very normal, besides the great gifts I have :D

Anyways, I don't want to make this too long, but hi!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on January 10, 2014, 06:22:30 PM
Merry meet Sarah! Welcome and I hope you enjoy your time with us. Make sure to check out what this place has to offer. Look for the answers you seek (Search function is very helpful!), and if you can't find the answers you seek, don't be afraid to ask the members here. There are many wise and knowledgeable members here as well as newcomers (like myself), so we can all learn from each other.

Is there a particular path you follow or are you searching for your own?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on January 10, 2014, 06:36:56 PM
Hi Ace, welcome to TCC, great intro a good bit of info for us... Thanks.
 
s has been said, have a good look around there's plenty info here you may like. Be aware of many of the stickied threads, they are they're to guide.
 
Your issue about mentally tired and headaches, Have you learned how to ground yourself and to swap out your negative energy? that is something I think you would find very helpful in your workings.
 
Ouija? That's a very sensitive subject here, you'll find that out in time. We all disapprove of those damned things too.... to the extreme.
 
In the meantime, enjoy your time here with us.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Ace on January 10, 2014, 06:51:55 PM
Already looking, and learning to :D
For a path, I would say that I am still searching, but at the same time know where to go and being guided. Meaning the karma, you do something bad, it comes back 10 fold. Also I go by is treat how you want to be treated. I try my best not to infect my life with negative energy or drama, and like to live a happy, peaceful life, but not staying in the housing being all safe. I'll go out and experience life :P Also no matter how mean someone is to me, i'll stand my ground, put them straight, but NEVER ever wish them death or to be physically or mentally hurt. Just hope they get a wake up, then continue on with my life, casting away their negative energy. If that didn't answer the path question, then what are the paths? Probably many, but i guess with my answer, which one(s) do you think i would be following?
With the touchy subject of the board, i'll most likely just leave it alone, thanks for the tip. Don't want to start an argument over it :S
Now for grounding, I have never thought of that. So I would not know how to ground, an idea would be meditation?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Phoeanix Ashborn on January 10, 2014, 07:41:47 PM
Well met Ace and welcome.  Hope you enjoy your stay with us!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on January 10, 2014, 10:48:19 PM
Welcome Sarah , may you find what you seeks and your path will come to you in time .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Ace on January 11, 2014, 06:16:21 AM
Thank you all very much :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: gwargeek on January 11, 2014, 08:57:55 AM
Welcome Ace,and many blessings too. :) Where in Canada are you?.Im in Saskatchewan.Good to meet a fellow"Canuck" ;D
Many Blessings,and Blessed Be
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Ace on January 11, 2014, 02:21:43 PM
gwargeek. I'm in Ontario, and blessings upon you as well. Crazy weather we are having here with the freezing storms.. and now its raining.. going to be fun wither another freeze, aha.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Firesong on January 11, 2014, 02:25:19 PM
Welcome to the forums... make yourself at home. ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: gwargeek on January 11, 2014, 09:02:17 PM
I have been watching that Ace.Thats ugly out there. We just got out of a deep freeze here in MooseJaw, now we aere getting freezing rain and wind gusts up to 70 k/hour :o
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on January 12, 2014, 09:03:00 AM
Now for grounding, I have never thought of that. So I would not know how to ground, an idea would be meditation?

Welcome Ace.  Enjoy your journey.

Read through this thread.  It will help.  http://wicca.com/forums/index.php?topic=8171.0
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Ace on January 12, 2014, 01:58:18 PM
Yea, mother nature, always letting us have fun :P
And thank you so much, what i needed was that thread :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on January 12, 2014, 02:44:19 PM
Welcome Ace.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: HavenYannette on January 17, 2014, 12:32:25 PM
Hi, I'm HavenYannette (Haven for short, or H_Y if ya like).
I don't actually know what to post, but I'll just start with the fact that I like rock music.
I guess I won't be judged for that in Wicca. But I don't judge others on their music, bands, or preferences in general. Or I try not to at least.
I guess that you don't need my life story, but I'm British and I mess up idioms, colloquisims and sayings alot... so yeah. I you get confused I don't blame you.
And my keyboards a bit rubbish ( or my typing is rubbish, you decide  ;D ) so I guess... hang on, I'm saying 'I guess' alot... give me time, I can say other stuff too  ::)
I'm a bit quirky, and I have no idea what I'm actually doing here or how to get started, so can anyone link me to a thread that sort of explains this?
Many thanks,
H_Y
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: thefourelements on January 17, 2014, 12:54:33 PM
Welcome HY.
http://wicca.com/forums/index.php?topic=2205.0
^  I would start there, but someone else may have a better suggestion. Good luck!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on January 17, 2014, 01:01:13 PM
Merry meet Haven and welcome to the forum. You can start in the Newbie section, read as much as you want, look through different threads and see what interests you. Take your time and if you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask. Also make sure to try the "search" function, its very helpful. Enjoy your stay with us.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on January 17, 2014, 07:03:20 PM
Welcome Haven.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Phoeanix Ashborn on January 17, 2014, 08:18:24 PM
Welcome Haven and enjoy your time with us. ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Gimli on January 18, 2014, 01:16:19 PM
Whoa, been a bit so forgive me but....

To all the newer folks:
WELCOME!!!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on January 19, 2014, 06:24:23 AM
I have had connection problems recently so I've missed some new arrivals also.
 
My welcome to all you newcomers to our hallowed halls, please enjoy your time with us and take your fill of the information we have here to offer. If after having a search about, you have any problems, then just ask and someone will help.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on January 19, 2014, 07:45:43 AM
Welcome Haven.  Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Valerie on January 19, 2014, 07:54:24 AM
Hello Haven  :D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: gwargeek on January 19, 2014, 08:16:59 AM
Welcome Haven,and many blessing s to you.I hope you enjoy it here,and if you need help,there are good people here,with the answers you are seeking. :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on January 20, 2014, 02:19:17 PM
Welcome Haven , hope you find what you are searching for .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: katzza on January 22, 2014, 12:44:24 PM
Hello, I'm new to the site but have found it to be most helpful.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on January 22, 2014, 01:23:22 PM
Welcome :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on January 22, 2014, 04:13:20 PM
Welcome Katzza  if you are somewhat familiar with our place browse 
where ever ya like. If not and you have questions don't hesitate to
ask. Read the sticky threads then everything else. We would love to have       an intro that tells us a little about yourself. What path you follow
or what you are interested in. Enjoy your time with us.

Blessings
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on January 23, 2014, 01:12:22 AM
Hi yah Katzza , welcome .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: katzza on January 23, 2014, 09:46:57 AM
Thank you for the welcome.   I’m 45, married, no children and a solitary practitioner.  My family is not open to my beliefs so I stay quiet, which is OK.  I have only followed the wiccan path for a few years so in hindsight my journey has only begun.  I enjoy the calm and serenity as I follow this path, as I’m sure many of you do as well.  In my mind I’m travelling the road I was intended to follow.  Sorry if this is a bit rambled….I do appreciate the acceptance.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: thefourelements on January 23, 2014, 11:33:17 AM
Welcome katzza :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Phoeanix Ashborn on January 24, 2014, 08:54:26 PM
Welcome katzza.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: gwargeek on January 24, 2014, 09:40:23 PM
Welcome kattza.
Many Blessings :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Kila Storm on January 25, 2014, 11:36:00 PM
I'm new here. Very intrigued by the ways of this religion. And have had some very interesting thing happen to me as a child that I deemed coincidental and brushed it aside until now.   They said read as much as you can and I have. I have a very stong pull to this. Haven't exactly practiced per say. But  am interested in learning more.. So I can I guess get seriously started? Everything on here has been helpful so far. Just glad to see I'm not really alone anymore.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on January 25, 2014, 11:42:20 PM
Welcome and many blessings Kila :) enjoy your time learning with us.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on January 26, 2014, 12:40:03 AM
Welcome Kila.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on January 26, 2014, 04:25:43 AM
Well met Kila , if there is anything you don't understand just ask .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: thefourelements on January 26, 2014, 02:44:56 PM
Welcome Kila.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: stardust1015 on February 03, 2014, 08:50:19 PM
Greetings all,

My name is Glenda and I've studied Wicca on and off for a while but it is recently that I have decided to walk the path with full dedication. This will be a slow journey but with the support of a few family members and groups like this my journey will succeed. I hope to learn a lot from this group and hopefully in the future share some of what I've learned along the way.

Blessings,

Glenda
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: alyceavary on February 03, 2014, 09:05:04 PM
Merry Meet and welcome to TCC.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on February 03, 2014, 11:59:32 PM
Welcome Glenda :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Valerie on February 04, 2014, 02:24:29 AM
Hello Glenda x
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: gwargeek on February 04, 2014, 03:29:59 AM
Welcome Glenda, and Merry Meet :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on February 04, 2014, 04:40:17 AM
Welcome  Glenda hope you find what you seek .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: gunslingergery on February 05, 2014, 07:11:03 AM
Hey guys! I know it's been awhile since I've been on so I might as well introduce myself to everyone who doesn't know me. Im Gunslingergery or you can call me gery. For those who know me, you know I'm a musician and singer and spend most of my time performing:) umm.. New thing: I'm now in the army so I'm a Private of the U.S. Army National Guard. :) I ship out to BCT 20140722 and then head out to AIT, then finish off with airborne school. Big change for my life but I plan to keep performing and singing. Other than that, I'm 18 and Gemini !:) Blessings!!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Valerie on February 05, 2014, 07:52:58 AM
Hello Gery  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: alyceavary on February 05, 2014, 07:56:13 AM
Good to see you back! Please be safe!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: gunslingergery on February 05, 2014, 07:58:28 AM
Hello Gery  ;D
Hey!:)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: gunslingergery on February 05, 2014, 08:00:14 AM
Good to see you back! Please be safe!
Thnks!:)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on February 05, 2014, 01:31:06 PM
Welcome Glenda.

There you are Gery, good to see ya. Good luck and be safe.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Kila Storm on February 05, 2014, 03:56:19 PM
Hmm Ive been in the Navy 3 years... Nice to see a fellow soon to be brother in arms. Good luck in basic training.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: gunslingergery on February 06, 2014, 07:30:53 AM
Thanks guys!:)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on February 07, 2014, 04:37:16 AM
Hey Gery, damn good to see you again. Congrats on signing up, may you stay safe and healthy; but don't forget to report in here when you can  ;D  We'd like to know you're doing okay.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: gunslingergery on February 07, 2014, 07:09:53 AM
Hey Gery, damn good to see you again. Congrats on signing up, may you stay safe and healthy; but don't forget to report in here when you can  ;D  We'd like to know you're doing okay.
sure will man! :D miss being on here and glad to be back!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on February 07, 2014, 08:06:50 AM
Welcome Glenda.  Enjoy your journey.

Hiya Gery.  Be safe and thank you for serving our country.  Check in and let us know how you are doing.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: gwargeek on February 09, 2014, 06:58:41 AM
Welcome gery, and please be safe.
Many Blessings
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: empty6 on February 16, 2014, 07:54:34 AM
Hi, I'm 21 years old, live in the Netherlands and I've been finding my own spirituality for some years now
Although I joined this forum already a few years ago I believe I have never posted anything
I'd like to meet many nice people and maybe support each other in our paths
The past months Ive had trouble with the practical aspects, but I guess its a bit like like composing (or hope so),
sometimes you are stuck, for whatever reason, and afterwards you feel better as you have learned to express yourself even better

I love music and composing is for me the main way of "occultation", but Im also interested in other kinds of art and sometimes I write poems
I love nature, and though I live in a city I'm looking for a chalet or mobile home in a forest

well I don't think theres much more to say, and its probably boring enough already :)
empty6
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Nieske on February 16, 2014, 08:55:01 AM
Hee wat leuk, nog een Nederlander!
(oh how nice, another person from the Netherlands)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: empty6 on February 16, 2014, 09:18:02 AM
hee, had niet verwacht zo snel een andere nederlander te vinden haha, mag ik vragen waar in nederland je woont?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: gwargeek on February 16, 2014, 09:22:05 AM
Many blessings, and welcome empty6. :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on February 16, 2014, 09:34:45 AM
Welcome empty6.  Enjoy your journey.

Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on February 16, 2014, 09:44:07 AM
E6 glad you found us. Ya don't sound boring, I'm looking forward to
knowing ya better. Ya probably know your way around, but if ya don't
just read everything. Have any questions just ask. Welcome to TCC.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Valerie on February 16, 2014, 01:11:48 PM
Hello Empty6  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on February 16, 2014, 03:35:32 PM
Hello and welcome ^^
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: empty6 on February 16, 2014, 07:04:02 PM
Thanks all of you!
Im looking forward to knowing you better too
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: ForgottenCoasts on February 20, 2014, 04:06:05 PM
Hi, You can call me B, I guess I'm here because I'm a bit spiritually lost and looking for my path. I've been drawn to Wicca because some of the beliefs really fit what I believe in if that makes sense. Anyway thankyou for accepting my membership. :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on February 20, 2014, 05:02:35 PM
Hello B! ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Valerie on February 21, 2014, 01:52:55 AM
Hello B  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Wricker Dreadtemper on February 21, 2014, 08:45:01 PM
Hello, to One and All.

I'm here to learn.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on February 21, 2014, 09:02:46 PM
Hello and welcome to the forum Wricker. Could you tell us a little bit more about yourself so we have a better understanding of what you are interested in and what you wish to learn?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Phoeanix Ashborn on February 21, 2014, 09:21:51 PM
Welcome B!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Wricker Dreadtemper on February 21, 2014, 09:35:06 PM
Hello and welcome to the forum Wricker. ...
Quote

Thank you.

...Could you tell us a little bit more about yourself so we have a better understanding of what you are interested in and what you wish to learn?


I'm interested in exploring the The Dynion Mwyn tradition of witchcraft, not as a means to socialize.

Thank you for understanding.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on February 21, 2014, 09:50:07 PM
The Dynion Mwyn Tradition? I haven't heard of that before (I'm still new to the craft). Now I'm curious, definitely going to look that up.

I understand, I only asked that since you were here to learn. Happy reading and I wish you luck on what you are looking for.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: TheCemeteryRose on February 21, 2014, 10:21:35 PM
 ;D Hello Every body. I'm not sure if this is the right place or not, but i'm diving into the water
fancy free. I'm Shelby. i'm new to the practice of Wicca, but i have always been a spiritual person. I hope by joining this site I will find help along my journey and make new friends.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on February 21, 2014, 11:26:27 PM
Hello TCR :) welcome and this is the right place and you could also make a separate thread for your intro if you wanted to. Since you're new to Wicca, please check out the stickied threads in the Newbie section and under the Wicca Q & A. Also check out the Book recommendations threads as well. If you have any questions, try using the search function to find your answer, and if you can't find it, you're more than welcome to ask the members here for help and advice. Enjoy your stay and don't rush on your journey, take it all in ^^ and I believe you'll make some friends here. I certainly have. This place is like a second family to most.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on February 22, 2014, 08:56:43 AM
Welcome B, TCR, and Wricker.

Wricker try witchvox.com for info if you haven't already.

Happy journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Firesong on February 26, 2014, 11:50:36 AM
Hello and welcome to the forum Wricker. ...
Quote

Thank you.

...Could you tell us a little bit more about yourself so we have a better understanding of what you are interested in and what you wish to learn?


I'm interested in exploring the The Dynion Mwyn tradition of witchcraft, not as a means to socialize.

Thank you for understanding.

http://beyondthemystery.forumotion.com/t144-y-dynion-mwyn-welsh-witchcraft might be a good place to start...
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Khara on February 26, 2014, 12:29:16 PM
I'm interested in exploring the The Dynion Mwyn tradition of witchcraft, not as a means to socialize.

Thank you for understanding.

Are you Welsh? 
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Ashe Isadora on February 26, 2014, 05:09:27 PM
Wricker Dreadtemper, I nosed around a bit, and I have to tell you The Dynion Mwyn Tradition of Witchcraft looks to me like it was made up about 10 minutes ago by a couple of high school kids. Just for starters, they have Nimue as a Corn Queen? Corn is a New World food, not Welsh, and Nimue was a witch not a goddess. That's just one example and it doesn't bode well.

How long have you been studying the Craft?

Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Ashe Isadora on February 26, 2014, 05:38:26 PM
Here's another one for you Wricker.  The Goddess Donn (Danu) is represented by a winged ankh?  Come again?  I don't even...
Everyone here would support your desire to get accurate information about the Craft whether TIW, TBW, BTW or Eclectic.  But it really chaps my hide when a tradition that is clearly wildly eclectic claims this long and rich religious history  supposedly based on witchcraft, Druidism, Faerie and oral lore.
We'd be happy to answer questions but I suggest you do more research before you settle on a pagan path or tradition.  It will save you a lot of pain a few years down the line.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Wricker Dreadtemper on February 27, 2014, 09:35:13 PM
...http://beyondthemystery.forumotion.com/t144-y-dynion-mwyn-welsh-witchcraft might be a good place to start...

Very funny.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Wricker Dreadtemper on February 27, 2014, 09:36:57 PM
Are you Welsh?

Whatever else I am, I'm not a racist.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Wricker Dreadtemper on February 27, 2014, 09:47:45 PM
Wricker Dreadtemper, I nosed around a bit, and I have to tell you The Dynion Mwyn Tradition of Witchcraft looks to me like it was made up about 10 minutes ago by a couple of high school kids. Just for starters, they have Nimue as a Corn Queen? Corn is a New World food, not Welsh, and Nimue was a witch not a goddess. That's just one example and it doesn't bode well.

How long have you been studying the Craft? [...]

Here's another one for you Wricker.  The Goddess Donn (Danu) is represented by a winged ankh?  Come again?  I don't even...
Everyone here would support your desire to get accurate information about the Craft whether TIW, TBW, BTW or Eclectic.  But it really chaps my hide when a tradition that is clearly wildly eclectic claims this long and rich religious history  supposedly based on witchcraft, Druidism, Faerie and oral lore.
We'd be happy to answer questions but I suggest you do more research before you settle on a pagan path or tradition.  It will save you a lot of pain a few years down the line.

I appreciate the admonition, sincerely, but I've never been one to believe anything I've read without vetting it to the best of my abilities. That is, in fact what brought me here - a site from the search engine rendered zero results for the phrase "Dynion Mwyn" prior to my registering for an account here.

What better way to view something critically than through the eyes of those naturally inclined to be critical of it? 
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: C_A on February 28, 2014, 01:51:43 AM
I'm interested in exploring the The Dynion Mwyn tradition of witchcraft, not as a means to socialize.

Thank you for understanding.

I'm hoping, still, that anyone currently practicing within that tradition, here, will either chime in or contact you privately, if that is what their oath requires.

I do not.

I will, though, follow with DM and AI on their insights.  Both of them being very, VERY knowledgeable within their own realms of study.  We do have several BTW initiates here, of several different flavors.  We have folks here that have attained Third Degrees in one or more disciplines, including but not limited to Gardnerian, Alexandrian, Seax, Dianic and non-BTW paths such as Kemetic, Asatru, G/R Recon, G.D, Thelemic, High Magic, Voudun, Christianity and even Islam.  Several are priest(ess) rated.

Helping you along your path is what we do.  If that particular path is what you wish to study, amen.  They seem to have a good corner on their own literature, though, so you might want to deal with them directly.   
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Wricker Dreadtemper on February 28, 2014, 02:39:45 AM
Please, direct all further replies to me here (http://wicca.com/forums/index.php?topic=9352.0).
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: C_A on February 28, 2014, 02:50:09 AM
Oh.  Okay.  I did that just now.  Didn't see this until after I posted there.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Wricker Dreadtemper on February 28, 2014, 03:00:09 AM
Oh.  Okay.  I did that just now.  Didn't see this until after I posted there.

I hadn't read your previous post (which was very kind), before that last one of mine.

And I didn't intend to come off as curtly as I did, on second glance; I just wanted to steer clear from further hogging this introduction thread.

Thanks, to All.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Khara on March 03, 2014, 02:47:09 PM
Are you Welsh?

Whatever else I am, I'm not a racist.

WOW, where did THAT come from?

The Dynion Mwyn is based on if very loosely and a bit mish mashed on some type of occultic Welsh tradition. I was merely curious if you were interested because it was your heritage.

Ease up, I don't throw the racist card until after your 50th post.  That's the preferred method right?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Wricker Dreadtemper on March 04, 2014, 07:37:32 AM
WOW, where did THAT come from?

Well, not necessarily from anything you asked.

It was (and is) a statement of fact, and as far as I'm concerned, one that stands apart from any of the respective heritages of the ethic groups to which my ancestors belonged (and there are several).

Quote
...Ease up, I don't throw the racist card until after your 50th post. ...

Here's an idea: since I've already thrown it in a manner which apparently led you to believe that I thought you'd played it, maybe we can forgo any silly game-playing on the matter in the future.   

If not, that'll be fine too.  :-*
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Khara on March 04, 2014, 09:09:13 AM
WOW, where did THAT come from?

Well, not necessarily from anything you asked.

It was (and is) a statement of fact, and as far as I'm concerned, one that stands apart from any of the respective heritages of the ethic groups to which my ancestors belonged (and there are several).

Quote
...Ease up, I don't throw the racist card until after your 50th post. ...

Here's an idea: since I've already thrown it in a manner which apparently led you to believe that I thought you'd played it, maybe we can forgo any silly game-playing on the matter in the future.   

If not, that'll be fine too.  :-*

WOW, sorry about your losing your sense of humor.  I hope it wasn't too tragic of an accident when you did.

In any event Reverend it's all copasetic.

Carry on.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Firesong on March 05, 2014, 06:44:40 AM
...http://beyondthemystery.forumotion.com/t144-y-dynion-mwyn-welsh-witchcraft might be a good place to start...

Very funny.

Only one of several pages with a simple Google search...
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Wricker Dreadtemper on March 05, 2014, 09:04:15 AM
Only one of several pages with a simple Google search...

The one that best served your purpose?

And what might that purpose have been?

To lead a seeker to the most credible source(s) available, I suppose?

The smartass get-up is pretty much worn out, Firesong. Maybe you should try some sincerity on for size.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Khara on March 05, 2014, 09:57:41 AM
Only one of several pages with a simple Google search...

The one that best served your purpose?

And what might that purpose have been?

To lead a seeker to the most credible source(s) available, I suppose?

The smartass get-up is pretty much worn out, Firesong. Maybe you should try some sincerity on for size.

No one here follows this path.  We are attempting to give you the best information we can.

If you don't like the links provided, then fvcking google it yourself.

You have been a complete ass from your first post.  I suggest that you, my Good Reverend, go diaf.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Firesong on March 05, 2014, 10:08:18 AM
Only one of several pages with a simple Google search...

The one that best served your purpose?

And what might that purpose have been?

To lead a seeker to the most credible source(s) available, I suppose?

The smartass get-up is pretty much worn out, Firesong. Maybe you should try some sincerity on for size.

It was one of many... lol.  Sincerely (I take an extra large)... we are not here to spoon feed, only offer bread crumbs.  There was no attempt at being a smart ass.  You are the seeker, no?  The credibility of the source is your problem, your choice, your decision... notice a pattern developing here?  Every journey starts with the first step, even if it's a bit rocky, or uncertain.  But it's your journey, so own it;

Your attitude is that of one who feels they are intellectually elite; why ask us mere mortals in the first place?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Firesong on March 05, 2014, 10:10:26 AM
Only one of several pages with a simple Google search...

The one that best served your purpose?

And what might that purpose have been?

To lead a seeker to the most credible source(s) available, I suppose?

The smartass get-up is pretty much worn out, Firesong. Maybe you should try some sincerity on for size.

No one here follows this path.  We are attempting to give you the best information we can.

If you don't like the links provided, then fvcking google it yourself.

You have been a complete ass from your first post.  I suggest that you, my Good Reverend, go diaf.

Holly bullshit, mother of Bob... do I sense a note of discord?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Khara on March 05, 2014, 10:18:22 AM
Only one of several pages with a simple Google search...

The one that best served your purpose?

And what might that purpose have been?

To lead a seeker to the most credible source(s) available, I suppose?

The smartass get-up is pretty much worn out, Firesong. Maybe you should try some sincerity on for size.

No one here follows this path.  We are attempting to give you the best information we can.

If you don't like the links provided, then fvcking google it yourself.

You have been a complete ass from your first post.  I suggest that you, my Good Reverend, go diaf.

Holly bullshit, mother of Bob... do I sense a note of discord?

Well, we could always Howl for a Dr if things get bad.  Right?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Firesong on March 05, 2014, 10:21:20 AM
Only one of several pages with a simple Google search...

The one that best served your purpose?

And what might that purpose have been?

To lead a seeker to the most credible source(s) available, I suppose?

The smartass get-up is pretty much worn out, Firesong. Maybe you should try some sincerity on for size.

No one here follows this path.  We are attempting to give you the best information we can.

If you don't like the links provided, then fvcking google it yourself.

You have been a complete ass from your first post.  I suggest that you, my Good Reverend, go diaf.

Holly bullshit, mother of Bob... do I sense a note of discord?

Well, we could always Howl for a Dr if things get bad.  Right?

Hell Yeah!  HAR!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on March 05, 2014, 10:26:05 AM
Firesong and DM, you two are a hoot ;D and I agree with you both.

Wricker, like FS said, he gave you a bread crumb. Most of the forum members are happy to help, but not all will just spoon feed. If you are spoon fed everything, then the purpose for you to grow isn't there. Follow the trail of breadcrumbs and decide where you will go. Weed out which bread crumbs are stale, and follow the ones that aren't.

Thanks FS, now I'm hungry for some bread..anyone have a danish? :-p
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Wricker Dreadtemper on March 05, 2014, 10:54:45 AM
Your attitude is that of one who feels they are intellectually elite; why ask us mere mortals in the first place?

Oh, I examined the crumb you allowed to fall from the table, Your Grace.

If the explicit recognition of a cartoon for what it is amounts to expressing an attitude of intellectual superiority, I suppose you could lump me in with all the other children who know when they're watching Spongebob Square pants as opposed to their parents boring crap.

I don't see myself as elite in any way, shape, or form, but I do know a smartass when I see one (and I'm not just talking about your activity in this thread).
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Khara on March 05, 2014, 10:59:52 AM
And all this time I have dreaded what I thought would be a confrontation with you and I get ignored.

You are losing your touch Reverend.

tsk tsk tsk

The glory days have passed.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Wricker Dreadtemper on March 05, 2014, 01:30:10 PM
Wricker, like FS said, he gave you a bread crumb. Most of the forum members are happy to help, but not all will just spoon feed. If you are spoon fed everything, then the purpose for you to grow isn't there. Follow the trail of breadcrumbs and decide where you will go. Weed out which bread crumbs are stale, and follow the ones that aren't.

I have to tell you, as an uninitiated outsider looking in, I'm seeing far too much scenery that reminds of the tenets I had the good sense to leave behind as a child. I won't be following any trail of breadcrumbs that so much as hints at heading back in that direction -- namely toward any aspect of the Faith of our ancestors' conquerors. I'm looking for a mentor who's like-minded in that regard; and unless/until one emerges, I'll continue to struggle for understanding, with only my deepest convictions to guide me.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on March 05, 2014, 01:39:35 PM
I'm not initiated into the craft either. I am still learning and finding my own path on this journey I'm taking. What I meant by bread crumbs, like when FS gave you a link. You can use that to start, then you have google, links, books that may or may not have the info you seek, even forums where there are Pagans and other paths that are knowledgeable because they've studied and practiced for YEARS. You weed through everything with a fine tooth comb. Its good to learn about the past of paths you're looking into, but what you practice, is yours. No two people practice the exact same way. You are seeking what feels right to YOU. Hence why I said bread crumbs. It is a good thing you are looking for a mentor who is like-minded. Until you find one, you have the info here, and other places. Its just one "click" away lol. Its on you to do the research and look into what feels right. I wish you good luck on your search.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Khara on March 05, 2014, 02:32:00 PM
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/Siochain/Do-not-feed-the-troll.jpg)

You can't even answer because you know anything you say will blow your cover.  Go home to PD troll.  You taught me to be a nosey know it all cvnt too well.  You can't troll a troll trained troll.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Khara on March 05, 2014, 02:32:54 PM
Not to mention the fact you used that name in a story.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on March 05, 2014, 02:48:35 PM
You can't troll a troll trained troll.

Anyone want to try saying that 3 times fast? O.o
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Firesong on March 05, 2014, 02:52:51 PM
Wricker, like FS said, he gave you a bread crumb. Most of the forum members are happy to help, but not all will just spoon feed. If you are spoon fed everything, then the purpose for you to grow isn't there. Follow the trail of breadcrumbs and decide where you will go. Weed out which bread crumbs are stale, and follow the ones that aren't.

I have to tell you, as an uninitiated outsider looking in, I'm seeing far too much scenery that reminds of the tenets I had the good sense to leave behind as a child. I won't be following any trail of breadcrumbs that so much as hints at heading back in that direction -- namely toward any aspect of the Faith of our ancestors' conquerors. I'm looking for a mentor who's like-minded in that regard; and unless/until one emerges, I'll continue to struggle for understanding, with only my deepest convictions to guide me.

What might those tenets be?  Ain't nobody pushing any tenets or faith here, certainly not me.  I'm not a mentor; never claimed as much.  You have every right to what you believe, regardless.  I'm sure you'll be more comfortable when you find the mentor that tells you what you want to hear... most are...

You might want to check at Witch Vox.com; they do have a lot of info on different paths of witchcraft.

   
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Wricker Dreadtemper on March 05, 2014, 06:51:00 PM
I'm not initiated into the craft either. I am still learning and finding my own path on this journey I'm taking. What I meant by bread crumbs, like when FS gave you a link. You can use that to start, then you have google, links, books that may or may not have the info you seek, even forums where there are Pagans and other paths that are knowledgeable because they've studied and practiced for YEARS. You weed through everything with a fine tooth comb. Its good to learn about the past of paths you're looking into, but what you practice, is yours. No two people practice the exact same way. You are seeking what feels right to YOU. Hence why I said bread crumbs. It is a good thing you are looking for a mentor who is like-minded. Until you find one, you have the info here, and other places. Its just one "click" away lol. Its on you to do the research and look into what feels right. I wish you good luck on your search.

That's very good and kind-hearted advice.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Wricker Dreadtemper on March 05, 2014, 07:18:43 PM
Not to mention the fact you used that name in a story.

I have no desire to publicly humiliate you, but you're doing your damnedest to force my hand.

I'm not going to belabor the point, so pay close attention: you've apparently deluded yourself into believing I'm someone with whom you've interacted in a very specific way in the past. You're wrong.

Regarding my username, it's an anagram constructed from all of the letters of my full name IRL -- one of two such anagrams made especially for me by a former acquaintance several years ago.

If the name has indeed been used in a story by the individual you've apparently mistaken me for, well then ...that's a story I'd like to read.
 
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on March 05, 2014, 07:20:55 PM
You're welcome Wricker and cool that your name is an anagram.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Wricker Dreadtemper on March 05, 2014, 08:05:26 PM
...I'm not a mentor; never claimed as much. ...

Maybe not, but a lot of people around here (some young and impressionable) look up to you; and your stated beliefs, however personal they are to you, also happen to be right in line with a very troubling movement that's gained quite a bit of steam in recent years -- a movement with very clear ties to aspects of the Faith I alluded to in my previous post.

Of course, you're free practice and to encourage others as you see fit.

Just as I'm free to call it like I see it, on my personal quest for understanding.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Firesong on March 05, 2014, 10:53:28 PM
...I'm not a mentor; never claimed as much. ...

Maybe not, but a lot of people around here (some young and impressionable) look up to you; and your stated beliefs, however personal they are to you, also happen to be right in line with a very troubling movement that's gained quite a bit of steam in recent years -- a movement with very clear ties to aspects of the Faith I alluded to in my previous post.

Of course, you're free practice and to encourage others as you see fit.

Just as I'm free to call it like I see it, on my personal quest for understanding.

And what exactly from my "stated beliefs" is in line with any troubling movement?  I'm not being argumentative, merely curious; I truly don't understand where you're going with this; any explanation?  Perhaps you don't understand exactly where I fit in the mix, or are assuming things that are incorrect, at least as far as they may apply to me.  Hopefully we can clear the air. 

I'm areligious, and my spiritual path is a very simple one, and completely unrelated to any orthodoxy.   
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Khara on March 06, 2014, 07:18:04 AM
Not to mention the fact you used that name in a story.

I have no desire to publicly humiliate you, but you're doing your damnedest to force my hand.

I'm not going to belabor the point, so pay close attention: you've apparently deluded yourself into believing I'm someone with whom you've interacted in a very specific way in the past. You're wrong.

Regarding my username, it's an anagram constructed from all of the letters of my full name IRL -- one of two such anagrams made especially for me by a former acquaintance several years ago.

If the name has indeed been used in a story by the individual you've apparently mistaken me for, well then ...that's a story I'd like to read.

sniff....



sniff....



Oh look, your pants are burning.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Wricker Dreadtemper on March 07, 2014, 11:57:31 AM
And what exactly from my "stated beliefs" is in line with any troubling movement?  I'm not being argumentative, merely curious; I truly don't understand where you're going with this; any explanation?  Perhaps you don't understand exactly where I fit in the mix, or are assuming things that are incorrect, at least as far as they may apply to me.  Hopefully we can clear the air. 

I'm areligious, and my spiritual path is a very simple one, and completely unrelated to any orthodoxy.

If you don't mind, I'd like to take this aspect of our discussion to a more appropriate thread (here (http://wicca.com/forums/index.php?topic=9360.msg214570#new)), to allow this Newbies Introductions thread to get back to serving its purpose.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Antlers on April 16, 2014, 05:28:50 PM
Hello, I wasn't sure whether I ought to use this thread for an introduction, make my own thread or what but I'll put this here, tell me if I'm being a dope. :-\

I'm just beginning to really start my focus on trying to find my path. I realized that my mother raised me very pagan even though she didn't really address it as so, and I've always been very nature-centric. I love the ideals of wicca, and being in touch with the sun and moon and seasons, so I'm going to be celebrating the sabbats and watching it all go by for a year and a day, and hopefully figure out what's right for me. I was raised fairly athiest but I've always felt like there was something spiritual out there. I'm slowly getting my altar together, and my recent communing with nature has stirred something inside me, I'm very excited to see how it all develops. I've been reading a lot so far, please bear with me. It's very nice to meet all of you.  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Canis on April 16, 2014, 08:45:12 PM
Welcome to TCC Antlers. Feel free to look around, there's a lot of good and helpful information here.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on April 17, 2014, 07:53:25 AM
Welcome Antlers.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on April 17, 2014, 09:02:17 AM
Your post is just fine where it is Antlers  ;) . Welcome to TCC, we are tolerant with true seekers and we like to help where we can.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on April 17, 2014, 09:25:09 AM
Welcome to TCC, Antlers.  Enjoy your journey.
Check out the stickied threads and the search function will be helpful.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on April 17, 2014, 01:52:53 PM
Welcome Antlers :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Ashe Isadora on April 17, 2014, 04:23:47 PM
Very nice to meet you Antlers.  Feel free to ask questions and speak up so we can know you better.  Enjoy your stay!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Antlers on April 18, 2014, 11:47:35 AM
Thank you everyone! I'll most likely just lurk and try not to be to awkward. I've set up a pretty basic alter and I've been meditating at it when I get frazzled (I have extreme anxiety). Something about it just feels really good. I'm looking forward to learning more!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on April 18, 2014, 12:09:37 PM
That's good Antlers, meditation is good for relaxation, something important for someone who suffers from anxiety. The more you do this, the more easily it will be to place yourself in a meditative state no matter where you are. I hope it helps to strengthen you.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Little Forest on May 03, 2014, 03:31:38 PM
Greets to everyone. I have just been blessed to join your group. Thank you! I am Half Native American and half Irish. I am using my native name (Little forest) translated in English. My native langauge can't be typed. My parents currently live on a Reseveration in Canada. I am a retired teacher, who currently lives in Tennessee.(Please forgive any mis-spelling, I am not an english teacher, but science teacher);). I am a seeker of knowledge and spiritual truth. Where every that path leads me I follow. I draw upon my native and Irish heritage for my spiritual journey. I practice and believe many thing of Wiccan beliefs, though I am not one. :) I do however consider myself a pagan. I have studies and learned and continue to learn from many scared texts and beliefs. I look forward to learning and sharing the little I know with anyone. I have be on my spiritual journey since the age of thirteen. In shorty and in true teacher form, I know a little bit about a whole lot and master of none but myself.;)
Peace be with you my new sisters and brothers.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on May 03, 2014, 04:26:17 PM
Welcome to TCC Little Forest. Please read the sticky threads and the search button is always
available. If you need help or have a question we are here to help. So don't be shy. ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on May 04, 2014, 08:00:38 AM
Welcome to TCC, Little Forest.  Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Canis on May 04, 2014, 09:12:55 AM
Welcome Little Forest.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Ashe Isadora on May 04, 2014, 09:43:50 AM
Hi there.  Have fun  and enjoy yourself here!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on May 04, 2014, 09:45:39 AM
Welcome Little Forest! :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: illia on June 11, 2014, 06:50:30 PM
hello all :) Not sure how many "old-timers" are still here... started coming to TCC back in 2007 and was on for several years. Life, family and ups and downs got in the way and found my way back. I was illia then and am illia now. Hello to you all and missed this place!! I have learned a lot in my time away. Still on the fence as far as a label- just call me a witch. A seasoned witch with her own path. Actually- thanks to TCC and the old section called the Kiva... I am about to pull the trigger soon on my first non-fiction book. A pagan (path open) craft and home decor book. Hope to see many familiar people here!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on June 11, 2014, 07:14:21 PM
Then welcome back to TCC Illia, it's always good to see "older" members returning. We do see some popping back in from time to time, but you gotta be quick to catch 'em....LoL.

Wishing you success on your book, it would be good to hear more about it. In the meantime, make yourself at home and enjoy your stay.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Firesong on June 11, 2014, 07:24:22 PM
hello all :) Not sure how many "old-timers" are still here... started coming to TCC back in 2007 and was on for several years. Life, family and ups and downs got in the way and found my way back. I was illia then and am illia now. Hello to you all and missed this place!! I have learned a lot in my time away. Still on the fence as far as a label- just call me a witch. A seasoned witch with her own path. Actually- thanks to TCC and the old section called the Kiva... I am about to pull the trigger soon on my first non-fiction book. A pagan (path open) craft and home decor book. Hope to see many familiar people here!

How wonderful to see you!  I'm still hangin' out... It'll be good to get caught up... warmest welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: illia on June 11, 2014, 07:29:31 PM
Then welcome back to TCC Illia, it's always good to see "older" members returning. We do see some popping back in from time to time, but you gotta be quick to catch 'em....LoL.

Wishing you success on your book, it would be good to hear more about it. In the meantime, make yourself at home and enjoy your stay.

Thanks! I already made a newbie error and posted hello twice!  ha ha ha :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Canis on June 11, 2014, 07:32:06 PM
That's okay. I did the same thing.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: C_A on June 11, 2014, 08:59:47 PM
There are still quite a few "old time" members here, my dear!

Might help them along the" rememberies" lane, wouldn't you?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: illia on June 11, 2014, 09:04:00 PM
There are still quite a few "old time" members here, my dear!

Might help them along the" rememberies" lane, wouldn't you?

Hello!!!  I was a regular and for a short time (life got in the way) a moderator of the kiva, kitchen and the divination sections :)  Had the same profile picture and had lot so fun with people here and the posts. I was referred to as the "pagan Martha Stewart" back in the day :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on June 12, 2014, 01:00:22 AM
I have missed that avatar.  It is good to see her again.  :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Ashe Isadora on June 12, 2014, 06:02:55 AM
Nice to meet you.  I'll look forward to seeing you on the threads and getting acquainted!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: illia on June 12, 2014, 04:48:34 PM
I have missed that avatar.  It is good to see her again.  :)
Still the same ole me... :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: seekingspirit79 on June 21, 2014, 02:39:45 PM
Hello everyone.  I am the 34yo mother of two daughters.  I have had an avid interest in Wicca on and off for years.  However, like most people I know, I was raised and practiced Christianity all my life.  I have been struggling with it for quite some time.  I became very frustrated with a pastor, a human man, telling me how I had to live my life to be doing it right.  2 days a week at church, 10% of my income plus additional offerings, don't drink, smoke, swear, or get angry, love everyone, and make sure you get involved in at least one ministry.  They have sucked all the joy, beauty, and peace out of worship and just turned it into one more drudging chore to be done.  I want to have beauty, peace, and love in my life again.  I am not certain that Christianity is the way for me to find that, so I am exploring my curiosity of Wicca further at this time.  I am currently reading Scott Cunningham' Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner at this time.  Guess that is about it for me.  Look forward to getting to know you all better.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on June 21, 2014, 02:49:52 PM
Nice one SS79, thanks for the intro.  ;D

Welcome to TCC, Just stick in and read all you can, Cunningham is an excellent beginning, you won't go far wrong there. There is no forcing of attitudes, rights and wrongs, do's and don'ts per se; but given a bit of time, you will learn all that anyway. Enjoy your stay with us and I hope you find what you are seeking.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Canis on June 21, 2014, 02:55:29 PM
Welcome to TCC SS79. Like you I was raised Christian and I've felt for a long time that the religion was stifling any spiritual growth. They seem more concerned with the appearance of being spiritual than actually being spiritual. At least, that's the way it left me feeling.

Anyway, Cunningham is a good book to start with, I have that one myself as well as a couple by Buckland. There's plenty of helpful information here and the search function is pretty good. If you can't find any answers to your questions, feel free to ask and someone will help you.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: seekingspirit79 on June 21, 2014, 02:58:00 PM
Thank you Draconis Rex and Canis for the warm welcome.  I appreciate it and hope that you are both having an amazing weekend!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Ashe Isadora on June 21, 2014, 03:37:25 PM
Welcome SS79!  Cunningham has been a doorway for many and we have other recommendations as well.  Enjoy your stay and feel free to ask questions.  Looking forward to seeing you on the threads!

BB
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on June 21, 2014, 06:52:18 PM
Welcome SeekingSpirit :) Hope you enjoy it here. I was also raised as a Christian, but none of it made sense to me so I looked into Wicca and Paganism and found peace. Definitely agree with everyone about Cunningham. He was definitely one author that helped me on my journey. If you have any questions, many of the members are willing to be of assistance.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: C_A on June 23, 2014, 08:29:37 AM

"Just because I am new does not mean I know nothing at all!"

Just because I am old doesn't mean I know nothing at all either.  But, as another famous sig line says, "What I know could fill a book.  What I don't know could fill a library".

As the official curmudgeon in these parts I have, in the past, had people go all defensive on me.  Never had one walk in the door that way, though.  Is there a story behind it?

Welcome, though, and enjoy your stay.  "Read, read, read, repeat" is my mantra.  These halls are filled with libraries.  Think of the stickied threads as aisles and the search function as the Dewey Card drawers.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: seekingspirit79 on June 25, 2014, 02:10:47 PM

Just because I am old doesn't mean I know nothing at all either.  But, as another famous sig line says, "What I know could fill a book.  What I don't know could fill a library".

Is there a story behind it?

Not really a story.  I have had some bad experiences with people assuming I was completely inept at something, not even having some base knowledge, and been very, whats the best word, rude, yeah that's it, about "educating me".  I am not defensive, and perhaps will change the signature, as I was a little cranky the day I chose it.  Reading, check, been doing a lot of that.  I do not believe that we ever reach a point that we can stop learning about something.  So no worries, resident curmudgeon, I am not offended, defensive, or any of the above.  BTW, I love that quote, think I might hang on to that one for future reference.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Iolar_Dubh on July 01, 2014, 12:35:39 PM
Hell hello all, already put up an intro, but i'll add a bit more detail here as well.

I'm Iolar Dubh, It means Black Eagle in Gaeilge. I am 32, no wife, no kids, but i do have a cat. I have been a cook for 15 or so years now. I have a love of languages, and speak to varying degrees of success 6, though spelling and grammar are pretty close to the bane of my existence. I love woodworking as a hobby, i also make jewelry, paint, garden, landscape, and of course read, read read and read some more.

I grew up in upstate New York, the part by Canada, not "Syracuse" or "Albany", as alot of people ask. I was surrounded by nature, woods mostly, with some ponds and lakes. None of my family follows a pagan path, though i suspect my grandfather was a closet pagan. In the small town i grew up in, it was never even mentioned.

I have been a non-practicing Pagan for all my life. I have always been drawn to nature, forests especially. For practical reasons i had to leave them and move to a more urban setting. I dearly miss being able to take long hikes whenever i want.

About 2 months ago i got hit out of the blue by a thought appearing in my head. "You really need to look up Wicca."

Its not the first time such a thing has happened, and i've learned that i am ill-advised to ignore such advice when i comes. So i have been reading books, doing internet searches, and gathering what i could for info. There is alot of material out there, and not all of it agrees, but then, when does the internet ever agree with anything?

I started with "Wicca for Beginners" By Thea Sabin. So far its been a lovely read. I also started reading "Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner" By Scott Cunningham, also a very nice read. I've also been reading here, and theres much info to be gleaned in the banter. C_A's post "Read THIS if you want to be Wiccan"( http://wicca.com/forums/index.php?topic=1832.0 (http://wicca.com/forums/index.php?topic=1832.0) ) is a truly wonderful and insightful read. I tried reading "By Oak, Ash, & Thorn: Modern Celtic Shamanim" by D.J Conway, but the writing in that irks me immensely.

I chose right from the beginning to be a solitaire, as i dont deal incredibly well with people, and i dont want to disrupt other people learning or communing. I'd love to be able to learn with a coven, even if there was one close enough, which there isn't.

A long time ago i had an incredibly bad experience with a seriously fluffy wiccan, and for a long time held that as what Wicca was, now i'm kind of kicking myself for not doing research then, for this has been some of the most peaceful 2 months i've had in a long time.

While i might not end up as a wiccan, i definitely feel i'm working along the right path.

~Iolar
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Ashe Isadora on July 01, 2014, 05:04:11 PM
Nice intro, and you're showing good discernment in your reading material! The Search function will reveal a thread that has lots of suggestions for further reading.  One of my personal favorites is The Elements of Ritual by Deborah Lipp.  But that's just for starters..

Have fun on the threads and don't be shy about asking questions.  We love a good discussion.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Zar Kin on July 06, 2014, 09:44:03 AM
New Seeker after 65 years of Christianity. I found my beliefs just don't mesh with it and have finally broken away. I've started my reading but seem to get lost &side tracked while on-line. Following links and new tabs all over the place:-)
I was raised on a farm and was always "in the woods" according to my Mom. I just felt more at home there than in the house. Going back "home" is always a spirit rejuvenation (I'm a terrible speller so please don't hold that against me).
Hope to get alot out of the forums and maybe add 2 cents worth everynow and then too.

Blessed be,
 Zarkin
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on July 06, 2014, 10:14:45 AM
Welcome to TCC, Zarkin.  I get side tracked online all the time.  Its amazing what you can find that way !!!  We have a pretty good search function here and pay attention to the "stickied" threads.  Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Canis on July 06, 2014, 12:58:34 PM
Welcome to TCC Zar Kin.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on July 06, 2014, 01:53:30 PM
Welcome Zar Kin!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on July 10, 2014, 11:31:29 AM
Welcome Zarkin.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: cattem66 on July 12, 2014, 08:53:42 AM
Hello everyone. I've been reading through these forums for months, I guess it feels like the right time to make myself known. Raised in a Pentecostal family and church, I never felt like I belonged. I began searching for every scrap of paganistic info I could get my hands on. It seemed to satisfy and awaken a part of me that I never knew existed. I had found my niche. Without a teacher, it took a long time to sort through the massive amount of information (and propaganda) that is out there. I now find that I am drawn primarily to earth based paths or green witchcraft. I also have very strong interests in tarot and herbalism. I hope this isn't too lengthy. Many thanks for my acceptance! By the way, you can call me Cat, if you like:)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Valerie on July 12, 2014, 09:12:34 AM
Hello Cat and Zarkin  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Canis on July 12, 2014, 09:51:47 AM
Hello Cattem, welcome to TCC.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Ashe Isadora on July 12, 2014, 10:10:54 AM
Very nice to meet you Cat!  There are many knowledgeable people from various paths on this site, so feel free to ask questions.  Have fun here, there's a wealth of information if you use our search function or get on the threads if you don't find what you need.

Welcome to TCC.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on July 12, 2014, 12:32:24 PM
Welcome Cat and very nice to meet you :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on July 13, 2014, 09:24:37 AM
Welcome Cat.  Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: DarkShadows on July 13, 2014, 11:10:14 AM
Hello everyone. I'm DarkShadows. I came across this forums site while searching for protection charms against dark matter. It seems interesting here so I decided to join to get questions answered and to learn more about the path I have chosen. Struggling to get used to the layout of this site though. Having trouble finding specific subjects and understanding posting methods... First time joining a forums site. Heheh
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Ashe Isadora on July 13, 2014, 11:23:03 AM
Welcome DarkShadows.  Don't feel alone we're not all computer wizards here (just some) so take your time poking around the site.  And the sky won't fall if you make a posting mishap or two. Do look for the Search function at the top of the page, type in a topic you have questions about and voila, it will probably be answered.  If you need more info just go to a thread that looks likely and ask away.

welcome to TCC, and, um, what do you mean by Dark Matter?  Are you a Philip Pullman fan?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on July 13, 2014, 11:53:29 AM
Dark matter is a hypothesis in physics, astronomy and cosmology. It contains no light emitting properties and no form of radioactivity. Its hypothesis is used to explain invisible mass. Therefore there are no charms to protect against it.

If this is the kind of info your looking for DarkShadows, then I'm afraid you've dialled the wrong number.

Have another go with your intro and we'll see what we can do to help.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Valerie on July 13, 2014, 12:14:55 PM
Hello Darkshadow, can't help with the question but I quite liked the Phillip Pullman books x
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on July 13, 2014, 12:16:56 PM
Was that not Dark Materials trilogy?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Ashe Isadora on July 13, 2014, 12:27:09 PM
Yes!!! I ate it up like some people do LOTR or Harry Potter, which I was meh about.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: DarkShadows on July 13, 2014, 12:32:00 PM
Thanks but i was reffering to dark magick and spirits. Didn't actually know who Philip Pullman was... Heheh
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Ashe Isadora on July 13, 2014, 12:48:35 PM
He's the author of some children's books, one trilogy of which has Dark Matter as a pivotal concept.
We do sometimes discuss people's definitions and perspectives on the topics of "dark magic" and spirits. They are philosophical discussions  and sometimes mundane advice, rather than "how to".  You're welcome to ask questions and put in your tuppence as long as you respect the boundaries and keep in mind you'll get many different viewpoints.

Last piece of advice.  You'll have more credibility if you don't spell magic with a "k".
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on July 13, 2014, 12:51:02 PM
      ^^^^  Very well put Ashe  ^^^^
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on July 14, 2014, 08:15:57 AM
Welcome Dark Shadows.  Enjoy your journey.

FYI - More information about you will help us in answering questions.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Alchymist on July 14, 2014, 02:37:47 PM
Philip Pullman's Dark Materials trilogy was about talking bears, multiple parallel universes, true young love, daemons, and dust. As I recall.

Welcome to TCC DarkShadows. May your Path bring you to love, joy, wisdom and adventure in equal measure.

Alchymist.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on July 14, 2014, 09:03:15 PM
Welcome Cat. Welcome Dark Shadows.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Canis on July 15, 2014, 08:51:38 AM
Welcome to TCC Darkshadows.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: SierraKumou on August 06, 2014, 06:24:09 PM
Hi! I'm Sierra, and this is my first forum so please forgive me if it takes a while to learn my way around. Thank you for having me here, and I hope to learn from you all as much as I can!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Canis on August 06, 2014, 07:02:30 PM
Welcome to TCC Sierra.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Peridot on August 06, 2014, 10:29:18 PM
Hello and welcome!  :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: empty6 on August 07, 2014, 08:58:41 AM
Welcome sierra :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on August 07, 2014, 02:09:23 PM
Welcome to the forum Sierra :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Iroriel on August 08, 2014, 05:30:16 PM
Hello all, I'm Iroriel! I'm a sophomore in college and I'm terrible at getting around to actually doing all it is that I actually mean to do, so I'm sure there will be plenty of times I might seemingly drop off the planet. I'm currently exploring and trying to find a spiritual path that I feel comfortable in. I have already lurked around the boards and read a lot of the stickies, just thought I would post an actual introduction :) Off to start trying out some of the things on the req. reading list!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Canis on August 08, 2014, 05:34:23 PM
Welcome to TCC Iroriel.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Alchymist on August 08, 2014, 10:38:54 PM
Welcome Iroriel. That's a fine, splendid name you have there; sounds kind of Middle-Earth Elvish - or is it an angel??

Alchymist.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on August 08, 2014, 10:57:38 PM
Welcome Iroriel :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: empty6 on August 09, 2014, 04:22:03 AM
Welcome iroriel
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Ashe Isadora on August 09, 2014, 06:09:45 AM
Lovely introduction Ioriel.  Welcome to TCC.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Iroriel on August 09, 2014, 05:44:43 PM
Thank you everyone! <3
Welcome Iroriel. That's a fine, splendid name you have there; sounds kind of Middle-Earth Elvish - or is it an angel??
Oh thank you! I think it's supposed to sound sort of Elvish, but if it sounds like the name of an angel, I won't argue with that  ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Peridot on August 09, 2014, 11:01:06 PM
Welcome Iroriel! Your sophomore college experience sounds pretty typical. Good luck and have fun!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on August 10, 2014, 03:14:27 PM
Welcome Iroriel enjoy your time with us. :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: evymagickalwolf on August 13, 2014, 11:11:40 AM
Hi There,
Bright blessings to everyone. I am Evelyn and once participated in wicca a long time ago, but, sadly wrong people(need i say more) Im ready to start anew. With a newfound desire for learning each and everything to do with Wicca in a proper environment. I am a crystal healer and tarot reader. Also cleanse people and their homes, whether good or bad. Have also done Level 1 Reiki. Im an empath, which it makes it easier to read people i meet. I meditate on a daily basis, which is a wonderful experience for me. I also teach anyone wanting to learn healing with love and light. Well, think thats all about me for the moment. I hope we can learn from each other and look forward to getting to know some of you. With love and light x
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on August 13, 2014, 11:42:05 AM
A really good intro Evy, welcome to TCC and thank you for that.
 
Unfortunately, all too often we hear about people having unfortunate experiences with covens that are not quite what they seem. A true Wiccan coven would be welcoming and have a comfortable feel about it. Yes on occasion a couple of people may take issue with each other but then, so do family. It's how they move on from that that makes all the difference.
 
That particular subject has been broached several times here on the boards, feel free to use our search feature, some of the advice and comments may help you to know what to look for in future. In the meantime, enjoy your stay with us and please feel free to join in and/or share what you will with us.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Canis on August 13, 2014, 02:54:52 PM
Welcome to TCC Evy.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on August 13, 2014, 10:03:01 PM
Hello and welcome Evy :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: evymagickalwolf on August 14, 2014, 10:44:18 AM
 :-* Thanks to all who have welcomed me here. I am very grateful. Still finding my way round here, but im sure ill get there.
Looking forward to getting to know some of you and your interests  ::)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: C_A on August 15, 2014, 04:26:44 AM
That particular subject has been broached several times here on the boards, feel free to use our search feature, some of the advice and comments may help you to know what to look for in future. In the meantime, enjoy your stay with us and please feel free to join in and/or share what you will with us.

As well, don't fail to follow the "sticky" threads.  The highlighted and push-pinned threads at the top of each forum.  They are there because of the info contained in them.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Celestrial on August 15, 2014, 11:15:45 AM
Hello everyone im Celestrial

Im a middle aged female, still finding my feet in the world. I come form a large family, me being the youngest of 8...I have always been drawn to nature, especially trees, I feel their energy and use them to help balance my energy and heal things within.
I have always had an interest in Celtic things and always feel at peace around nature. I grew up in the Blue Mountains in Sydney Australia, well spent most of my time there with my grand parents. I always use to get told to go outside and play, get lost (literally) and so i did, we where sounded my trees, i would go and climb them and sit in them and just be silent for hours, but would always find my way back home. I feel at my best when sounded by nature, not stuck in the city.

I was studying for awhile Natropathy, but it got too much for me, and walked away from the course, got unwell inside and out and went through a major rough patch, but i am out the other side and once again loving life, at this time i am away working on an Island away from my partner and family and friends, but am loving it, sounded by water and lots and lots of trees.
I a little crazy like my whole family and enjoy meeting new people, I have finally decided to look into why i am draw to nature and to meet like minded people. I have my Cards, Candles and Runes which i use for myself only. I have looked into Wicca before, but never went any further, i am excited and looking forward to talking to like minded poeple.
Anyway I have babbled on enough and just want to say Thank You for allowing me access to this amazing place. I have already bought 4 books and am awaiting their arrival.

Blessed be xoxoxo
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on August 16, 2014, 09:34:04 AM
Welcome Celestrial :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Canis on August 16, 2014, 02:26:56 PM
Welcome to TCC Celestrial.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Celestrial on August 22, 2014, 10:39:51 AM
Thanks for the welcome...woohoo have been told 4 of the books from the list have arrived at home...2 weeks and i will be home, so some reading coming up for me :-)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on August 26, 2014, 04:00:18 AM
Welcome Evy and Celestrial, enjoy TCC.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Celestrial on August 26, 2014, 11:36:09 AM
ty...enjoying so far
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: woven-rowan on September 23, 2014, 08:21:20 PM
Hello all! I'm woven-rowan, or Hellebore, whichever you prefer!

I'm a hispanic woman in her 20s, that has been practicing Wicca for about 8 years, though the household I was raised in has passed down witch remedies and prayers that mixed with Catholicism, for at least five generations.

I'm not sure what to say, other than that I am very much a person that is always happy to learn more, and so would love to talk to and learn from everyone here#
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on September 24, 2014, 08:52:00 AM
Welcome to the forum Hellebore :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Lonan on September 24, 2014, 10:22:00 AM
Hi my name is lonan a newbie to Wicca I look forward to reading your posts its took mea long time to realise this is the right path for me
Blessings to all
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on September 24, 2014, 01:57:18 PM
^-^ Merry meet Lonan, enjoy your time here with us. Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Ashe Isadora on September 24, 2014, 05:35:03 PM
Merry meet, and enjoy the harvest season!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on September 25, 2014, 09:47:51 AM
Welcome Hellebore.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Canis on September 25, 2014, 03:21:54 PM
Welcome to TCC Hellebore.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: StarlightDream88 on October 25, 2014, 09:56:59 AM
I am new to this site and its forums. I started studying Wicca four years ago and there is still so much to learn!!! I've been practicing it for about six months now. I wanted to learn as much as I could before I began practicing it. It is such a fulfilling way of life. I am glad to be part of this community.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on October 25, 2014, 10:07:47 AM
Welcome aboard Star, join in and share with us as you will. Enjoy your time with us.  ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on October 25, 2014, 10:11:22 AM
Hi there Starlight, welcome and its great that you studied a long time before actually practicing. I hope that you enjoy your time here with us and have a great Samhain when it's finally here!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: FW on October 25, 2014, 10:24:52 AM
Oh you know I'd be remiss if I didn't...

Without Me - Inspired by Eminem

Guess who's back, back again
Willow's back, tell a friend
Guess who's back,
guess who's back,
guess who's back,
guess who's back
guess who's back
Guess who's back...

[Verse 1]
I've created a monster, 'cause nobody wants to
see FW no more they want FireWillow I'm chopped liver
well if you want FireWillow, this is what I'll give ya
a little bit of weed mixed with some hard liquor
some vodka that'll jumpstart my heart quicker than a
shock when I get shocked at the hospital by the doctor when I'm not cooperating
when I'm rocking the table while he's operating (hey!)
you waited this long now stop debating 'cause I'm back,
I'm on the rag and ovulating
I know that you got a job Ms. Cheney but your husband's heart problem's complicating
So the TCC won't let me be or let me be me so let me see
they tried to shut me down on TCC but it feels so empty without me
So come on dip, bum on your lips freak that,
cnm on your lips and some on your t!ts and get ready 'cause this sh!t's about to get heavy
I just settled all my lawsuits freak
YOU DEBBIE!

[Chorus 2x:]
Now this looks like a job for me so everybody just follow me
'Cause we need a little controversy,
'Cause it feels so empty without me

[Verse 2]
Little hellions kids feeling rebellious
embarrassed, their parents still listen to Elvis
they start feeling like prisoners, helpless,
'til someone comes along on a mission and yells "b!tch"
A visionary, vision is scary, could start a revolution, polluting the fora a rebel
so just let me revel and bask, in the fact that I got everyone kissing my a$$
and it's a disaster such a catastrophe for you to see so damn much of my a$$ you ask for me?
Well I'm back [batman sound]
fix your fried monitor plug it in and then I'm gonna
enter in and up under your skin like a splinter
The center of attention back for the winter
I'm interesting, the best thing since wrestling
Infesting in your kids eyes and nesting
Testing "Attention Please" feel the tension soon as someone mentions me
here's my 10 cents my 2 cents is free
A nuisance, who sent, you sent for me?

[Chorus 2x]

[Verse 3]
A tisk-it a task-it, I'll go tit for tat with anybody who's talking this sh!t, that sh!t.
Chris Kirkpatrick you can get your a$$ kicked
worse than them little Limp Bizkit bastards, and Moby
you can get stomped by Obie, you 36 year old bald headed fag blow me
You don't know me, you're too old let go its over, nobody listens to techno
Now let's go, just give me the signal I'll be there with a whole list full of new insults
I've been dope, suspenseful with a pencil ever since
Prince turned himself into a symbol
But sometimes the sh!t just seems, everybody only wants to discuss me
So this must mean I'm disgusting, but its just me I'm just obscene
Though I'm not the first king of controversy
I am the worst thing since Elvis Presley, to write my posts so full of creation
and use it to get you homeys thinkin' (Hey)
there's a concept that works
20 million other members emerge
but no matter how many fish in the sea it'd be so empty without me

The original - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVkUvmDQ3HY

Come on, you know y'all missed me.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Ashe Isadora on October 25, 2014, 04:53:05 PM
I am new to this site and its forums. I started studying Wicca four years ago and there is still so much to learn!!! I've been practicing it for about six months now. I wanted to learn as much as I could before I began practicing it. It is such a fulfilling way of life. I am glad to be part of this community.
It's great you want to learn as much as possible, and it's very wise to study a lot before you work with spellcasting.  But the gods are very forgiving of seekers, and meditation and ritual are some things you can do while you are still learning. Do your homework, learn as much as possible about the deities you are working with, be respectful, and just DO IT.

BB and Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: StarlightDream88 on October 25, 2014, 10:28:39 PM
Hi there Starlight, welcome and its great that you studied a long time before actually practicing. I hope that you enjoy your time here with us and have a great Samhain when it's finally here!

Thank you so much for the warm welcome!!! I hope you and everyone else have a great Samhain as well! My first one as a practicing Wiccan.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: MoonlitWings on October 26, 2014, 10:01:42 AM
You're very welcome :) and thank you as well!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on December 10, 2014, 06:43:16 AM
StarlightDreams , welcome and enjoy your journey and they new path you follow.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Aprilrains on January 29, 2015, 05:38:37 AM
Thank you for approving me to join. I am very new to this, I am just discovering who I am and I am excited to find a place where I can learn more  ;).
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Ashe Isadora on January 29, 2015, 05:47:07 AM
Welcome Aprilrains.  Can you tell us a bit about yourself?  If we know you a bit we can answer questions better and we'll know the context behind your posts.  Just a little about your path, and any other stuff you feel like sharing...

Enjoy your stay!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on January 29, 2015, 08:09:09 AM
Welcome aboard April, nice to have you join us. Enjoy your time here  ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Alchymist on January 29, 2015, 10:46:37 AM
Yes, welcome to TCC Aprilrains. Check out the boards, and any threads that look interesting (especially the Stickies). There's a tremendous amount of useful information on the Forum here, and some formidably knowledgeable people. Use the "Search" function, ask questions...... someone here will surely know the answer, or point you in the right direction.

And, as Ashe says, tell us about yourself, your interests, where you're from and where you hope to go.

Blessed Be,

Alchymist.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on January 29, 2015, 02:40:07 PM
Aprilrains , greeting , you have come to a place of old and new Magic . Enjoy your journey , may your path bring to you that wich you seek .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Warven93 on February 04, 2015, 06:38:31 PM
Hi all.
I'm clearly new here and new to this whole world between worlds.
Over the past Summer a friend of mine helped me develop my sight into seeing spirits.  Before I knew it, I was seeing everything she was.
Not long after, the semester started and we parted ways.  That's when the less pleasant stuff happened and I started reading some books here and there(too many to list).
I am not following any one particular path(Wicca, Indian, Scottish, or other).
I'm very green to the book smarts of how this world works, but my practical skills of protecting myself are developed enough to have saved me a few times.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on February 05, 2015, 01:40:56 AM
Welcome Warven93.  What did you do to draw these thinks to your attention ?. Unless you know what your doing you should not play with things you don't understand .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: kitwinson on February 05, 2015, 05:24:29 AM
Thanks for sticking up for us Newbies!
haven't got a clue if I am doing this right my name is jacky I a not exactly new to the world of wicca but this is the first time I am serious about walking the path so hi how are you all
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Ada87 on February 05, 2015, 07:21:59 AM
Welcome Kitwinson. My name is Amy and I am new here too except I am relatively new to the world of Wicca. Nice to meet you.


Thanks for sticking up for us Newbies!
haven't got a clue if I am doing this right my name is jacky I a not exactly new to the world of wicca but this is the first time I am serious about walking the path so hi how are you all
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: isis on February 05, 2015, 08:16:24 AM
hi I have been accepted on here for a while but due to one thing or another I haven't been on line in a while. so I thought I would pop up and say hello to all and thanks for keeping me on here.  ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on February 05, 2015, 11:27:52 AM
Nice to see you on here again Kiddo  ;) :D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Ashe Isadora on February 05, 2015, 04:48:02 PM
Hi all.
I'm clearly new here and new to this whole world between worlds.
Over the past Summer a friend of mine helped me develop my sight into seeing spirits.  Before I knew it, I was seeing everything she was.
Not long after, the semester started and we parted ways.  That's when the less pleasant stuff happened and I started reading some books here and there(too many to list).
I am not following any one particular path(Wicca, Indian, Scottish, or other).
I'm very green to the book smarts of how this world works, but my practical skills of protecting myself are developed enough to have saved me a few times.
Interesting. Can you tell us a bit more about your spiritual background and what brings you to a pagan site?  That would help us put your posts in context and have better dialogue.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on February 05, 2015, 06:29:16 PM
Kitwinson , greetings and welcome to the real world .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on February 05, 2015, 06:32:08 PM
Isis , good to hear your still around , do hope dad has not been sticking his nose in your life  :o. How's your son doing at school ?.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: isis on February 05, 2015, 06:39:41 PM
hi oldghost,thank you, ah better than that me and my son have recently moved back within same town as my dad again and I see so much more of my dad now that he is closer and its brilliant. to be honest I missed my dad being so far away as we were. my son is doing well... scaring me with it being near time for him to start high school soon already....  :o
how are you?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on February 05, 2015, 07:03:44 PM
She's being nice cause she wants me to put shelves up in her house....LoL  ;D :-p
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: isis on February 05, 2015, 07:06:45 PM
lol love you too dad  :-p
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on February 05, 2015, 07:14:48 PM
Still alive Isis so doing fine , thank you . YOUR LETTING HIM PUT UP BOOK SHEVLES , hope you have renters insurance . ::).
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on February 05, 2015, 07:22:54 PM
Of course you do Kiddo, and Daddy loves you too  ;) ;D

OG, you can be quite a disagreeable bugger when you want to be...LoL  :-p ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Warven93 on February 05, 2015, 08:08:29 PM
Interesting. Can you tell us a bit more about your spiritual background and what brings you to a pagan site?  That would help us put your posts in context and have better dialogue.

A friend sent me a few links to this cite for protection advice.  My introduction has been a..dark one.  I haven't learned anything from books. I've just felt my way along. As I went I saw more things and more things saw me.

As for doing anything to invite things in, I haven't gone digging up graves or playing with boards.  I've just been learning what seems to be the hard way.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on February 06, 2015, 11:19:33 AM
You do not have to be doing anything to attract the interest of other things . It could be a moment of weakness or when you were sick or mad . You should stop what ever it is your doing until you have strong defenses up .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Warven93 on February 06, 2015, 02:02:52 PM
you say I don't have to be doing anything then say to stop what I'm doing. Seems slightly contradictory.  Most of what has come my way first latched onto a friend of mine who has self esteem and shielding issues.  When they come my way after finding out I'm a weakness of hers, I block them out fairly easily.  What blasts through her defenses frantically claws to get through mine.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on February 06, 2015, 03:24:06 PM
What I ment was preform and act of Magic like using a Quija board ( never touch those damn things ) .What you have to do when you are doing nothing is letting down your guard because you have not created wards to protect yourself .

If it is coming from her to get at you then you must get her to gather wards around herself . But even better get someone that knows what they are doing to cleanses both of you . Until you know what you are doing and can protect yourself and other just don't screw with things you do not understand know matter what you think you know . Since you are being attacked then all I can say is you know very little so just stop , it's not a game and it and a movie all does not end well in the end .

You'll just make thing worse for all around you .  It's not a game , it's real and very , very extremely dangerous .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Warven93 on February 06, 2015, 07:58:12 PM
oldghost, I am not playing games.  Any thought of this being a game vanished when a demon had it's hands on my heart. The more experienced of the group said she cleansed us. Her experience hasn't been explained fully to me but she is Wiccan.
I'm here to learn what to do. That is all I hear. Don't go poking in what you don't know. That isn't what I want to do. I want to learn what to do and how to do it properly. My only talent at this time is shielding and manipulating my energy in similar ways to that.  I'm here to learn from those who have more experience which seems to be the case from what I've seen
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on February 06, 2015, 11:51:26 PM
Before I answer you I need to know a few things . One who told you it was a demon . Two who was with you when this happened .Three what were you doing for at lease and hour before this happened ?.

You say this friend of yours is Wiccan , is your friend also a medium ?. If I were you I'd learn a lot more about this person .

What is this group your talking about , are you in some kind of Coven . When you do anything that you don't understands fully then you ARE PLAYING . If you have a leader that is allowing you to do things you can't handle . Then your leader is a complete idiot and you should get away as fast as you can .

Be smart if you ever feel chest pains again , screw the demon and get to a Doctor . A muscle spasm in your chest can feel as if you are having your chest ripped open by claws  , I speak from having it happen to me several time .
 
If you don't like what I'm saying just remember this I have bee at this for 58 YEARS . I was raised in a family of Magic , Witches , Druids , Shamans and Mages . So I do have a little knowledge .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Warven93 on February 07, 2015, 08:26:19 AM
The group is just a group of friends.  One has done palm reading and has great sight in that she sees almost every spirit around her and the auras of plants, animals, and people(although that development is fairly new).  The Wiccan is fairly secretive about her experience but she has done exorcisms when the other friend can't keep things out.  Both of them said it was a demon; the demon was first bothering the seer(loose use so that I can get a psuedo name without saying names) before it found out bugging me would leverage her into consent.  I was in my room in my apartment, and my roommate was in the other room. He had no idea not that I want this information spread around my current location.  I was at my desk probably wrapping up some homework and surfing on facebook(no scary movies).

I am not sure if she is a medium or the proper criteria to be considered such.  I would love to learn more about her but she is fairly secretive and only gives out information in the form of teaching when I ask questions.

The group is just three friends; the seer is a long time friend of mine who is friends with the Wiccan who I met last Summer.  They knew I had some weird childhood spiritual experiences; so, to see if they even could be real, they asked if I could see this or that and answer these or those questions.  When something happened spiritually or emotionally, we were there for each other.  Dabbling, practicing, and playing around are all different; In this area, I understand that those lines start to blur incredibly.  The leader of the group would be the Wiccan, but we don't look for new challenges or things to push ourselves.  The trouble seemed to come our way.

The chest pain lingered for a while after the incident and had certain times when it would regularly intensify.  I know younger people can have heart problems, but I'm 21 and doubt it is a serious heart problem. I do appreciate your concern.  I hope you are in good health now.

I do not doubt your knowledge only want straight answers.  Everywhere I turned I was directed to another turn.  The answer of 'unless you know don't try to learn' resounded in my ears.  With the issue of fighting off some new spiritual attacker on a monthly basis, I needed teaching immediately.  I obviously managed, because I'm still here.  I understand the secrecy of this community; I was hoping the anonymity of the internet might ease that concern in those who are able to offer help.

Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Ashe Isadora on February 07, 2015, 08:49:01 AM
Demons are enmeshed in JudeoChristian theology.  If it's a demon, then you need the help of Christian clergy.

Some pagan paths allow for the existence of evil or unevolved spirits but they don't spring from the religion, they simply are. For the Wiccan to call them demons would be unusual.

Do know that exorcisms are not always safe.  Please don't misunderstand me, but before you go any further for an occult remedy, have you had a thorough medical examination?  Again no offense, but have you experienced psychological problems in the past? Such things can happen to anyone at any time, and it needs to be ruled out before you you take on the risks of an exorcism or spiritual cleansing.

I also tell you as a Wiccan that the Wiccan affiliation of your group leader is not necessarily relevant or helpful here.  Not knowing anything more about her I can't say, but just because she's Wiccan, she isn't necessarily expert in these matters. Is she an HP/S of a recognized tradition? That would be in her favor.

Before you do anything I strongly encourage you to go the medical route, then get back to us.

Ashe, Trad Wiccan
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Warven93 on February 07, 2015, 05:04:53 PM
I am no longer experiencing issues.  The demon or just general nasty spirit is no longer around.  This happened September of last year.  The feeder happened in November I believe.
The reason I brought them up is to tell what I've tangled with.  It isn't bragging or boasting it's more of a I'm in over my head and need help/advice.
Neither of those terms were used in her description of her Wicca roots.  I was surprised by the use of demon by her as well but she puts allot of things in christian perspective.  The person who it came after was of christian upbringing as am I although I no longer hold to that.  Most things that we come across as a group do not bother her.  She knows enough to not play around and bring things on herself whereas the other two of us are growing and(as I understand it)like beacons to nearby spirits.
No psych issues in my immediate past but it is in the family.
Thank you for your counci
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Ashe Isadora on February 08, 2015, 07:23:09 AM
What's the focus of the group? Why do you get together?  Would I be right that "spirits" left you alone after your childhood, until your friends starting prodding for verification?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Warven93 on February 11, 2015, 07:46:32 PM
we're all college students so the focus is abstract at best.  I'm not sure how to properly answer about the intentions of the group.  The only time we all focused on one specific thing was when one of us was being attacked spiritually in which case we all focused on defense and cleansing.
After my childhood, I wasn't certain if I truly saw what I remembered or if I imagined seeing the spirits.  The friends of the group verified I could have possibly seen them by my demonstration that I could see things at the time.  I wanted the verification and they put me to the test with simple questions like if I thought any spirits were near by and if so where where they.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on February 11, 2015, 09:50:02 PM
TWADDLE.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on February 12, 2015, 03:07:30 AM
Whatever happened to 'Spin the Bottle'?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Warven93 on February 12, 2015, 09:53:36 AM
I've tried being nice and respectful.  I've given information to the best of my knowledge multiple times, because some people replying did not carry over facts from post a or b into post f.  I came to this site hoping for helpful and constructive information.  I knew I would be met with some 'what do you think you are doing you little twerp' but it seems that my quota for receiving derogatory and belittling comments has been more than met.
I expected such an exclusive group such as this to be tight knit rather than welcoming, but this is ridiculous.  None of you know me from real life; so I invite you to take everything with a grain of salt.  Saying however that my knowledge and experiences are fallacies is too far.  I admit that I know little of this world, but, when I say I know something. I KNOW IT.
The difficulty of this craft and learning it should be practicing it not dealing with the others involved in it.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on February 12, 2015, 10:23:55 AM
We've had countless trolls come on here and say the same sort of things, fanciful stories, abilities, problems and such. We usually allow them to continue up to a point, and usually that point comes when the troll starts to take umbrage at things that haven't happened.

NO one has been derogatory towards you, and believe me I have been watching closely, so your accusations are wild and totally unfounded. Where this goes now is entirely up to you.

One thing I do agree with you about is; "The difficulty of this craft and learning it should be practicing it not dealing with the others involved in it."  This applies to those who choose to play games also.

~ Your Move ~
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Warven93 on February 12, 2015, 02:52:27 PM
I'm sure people come on here believing a story that seems impossible and either selling it to get comfort or advice or just attention.
I may have reacted brashly, but this has me so frustrated.
The fact I have to go back and retell things from my previous posts again and again is just annoying but understandable(we all have lives and some details end up forgotten)
If something I've said goes against someone's beliefs, let it be known I do not mean to offend.
If something I've said goes against all beliefs and seems fanciful, call me on it. Explain why you believe it to be false.
I find my whole introduction into this to be hard to believe.
The only things I know from the attacks that I have mentioned was that I was attacked; I held it off by shielding.  Then the attacker went away.  All the other details were told to me such as what the attackers were(demon feeder etc.) and that they were called back to the other person in the group.  Most details of the attacks came from the long time friend and someone who I know very little about.
Again I INVITE you to say what is so impossible about anything that I have said.

As for the psychic vampire line of questioning.  I've recently transferred to an engineering school where beliefs such as what are discussed on here would not be very openly accepted.  I do not have any friends or acquaintances that I normally hang around.  The only reliable thing is that I go to class and eat at the cafeteria.  Assuming I don't know when someone is feeding off of my energy, I'm a bit of a loner sticking to myself and do not interact with people and even find myself on the look out for when someone comes into a room or similar minor things.  I would notice a good luck charm being rubbed as energy is pulled or someone sneaking closer and closer.  The person would have to be sad enough to bring sympathy or friendly enough to bring their prey to them.  No such person exists in my daily life.  I hope that satisfies teh psychic vampire line of thought.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on February 12, 2015, 03:17:14 PM
Whoa a long time friend that you know little about ,what a crock . You have a Seer , yeah right . Your 21 and in college but you don't know how to compose a sentence . Wonder what college that would be . You come up with really pathetic answer to question asked . You spew out dribble that makes a two year old look like Einstein . Nothing you sat makes senses .  Read what you write .
The best advice that any of us can give you is go see a psychiatrist or if your good then maybe mommy will let you watch some more cartoons . Bye . bye .

Psychic vamps in you engineering class where we discussed it , duh . Oh your so wonderful you can detect all the bad things around you .

I need more from you , haven't had suck a good laugh in years .  Have you ever read the crap you write . So sorry that you are such a drip .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Warven93 on February 13, 2015, 05:29:10 AM
The long time friend and the person that I know little about are two separate people; I've mentioned group of three people, which includes myself, a few times.
I used the term seer loosely to give a name without giving out her name.  I understand this is one of many instances where I use a term incorrectly.  I stated that I am new to this and do not knot the terms.  I have my meanings for them, so, to me, it all makes sense.  To someone who has different or proper definitions of the terms I use, my use of those terms probably seems infantile.  Instead of tearing down what I say because of terms I don't use properly or a lack of vocabulary shared by those who practice the craft, why don't you try to clarify what I am saying in a more constructive manner?
The college I go to is ranked third nationally as an engineering university.  Besides a few typos and missed commas here or there, my writing style is fine.  The same mistakes can be seen in your writing.  All that considered, engineers are more known for their work with numbers rather than words.
I invite you to think back to when you began learning the craft and consider how you might have reacted if you had been attacked by spirits.  If you had no family support around you and only books and the internet(I know it wasn't around then like it is now, but play along.) to turn to for guidance and help, would you not be in the very same boat as me?
One thing that I do understand is the rule of three.  If I were in your shoes treating a newcomer to the craft, who wants to learn and is afraid for the safety of family and friends like myself, in such a way, I would be truly afraid of the repercussions that were headed my way.
I hope we can come to some form of understanding rather than an all out pissing match, which members of the board have warned me against.
In peace
Warven
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on February 13, 2015, 07:28:29 AM
I deleted a post that said pretty much the same thing as this last post, Warven came back and did it again despite being warned off. He will no longer post here.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on February 13, 2015, 03:56:50 PM
I was a little rude there Drac , but then the bull crap was getting a little high .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Canis on February 13, 2015, 04:05:43 PM
*hoses off my hip waders* You don't say, OG?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on February 13, 2015, 04:21:37 PM
No excuse for what I said Canis but when you ask for help and give those trying to help a load of crap then you get what's coming to you . That's life .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on February 13, 2015, 04:32:49 PM
It was required my friend, the post I deleted was beyond rude and I wasn't having it. The post you see is similar but not quite so vehement.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on February 13, 2015, 08:55:33 PM
Thank Drac . Do get tried at times .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Raven1959 on February 16, 2015, 07:01:31 AM
Hello and good morning,

My name is Raven 1959. I am new to this site since Dec 2014. I started in Wicca when I was a teenager and moved away from it during my early adult years, I have tried other religions, mostly because of the people in my life were Christians. However anytime I needed to be in touch with myself on a spiritual level it is always this path I return to, as well as Native American paths. When I come back to spirituality, I feel like I have come home and this time at my young age of 55, I do not feel the need to be someone other than who I am. I have a great deal to learn from all of you and I am looking forward to this path of my life. Blessed Be :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on February 16, 2015, 07:38:39 AM
Welcome to TCC Raven, I refer to Marisol's (one of our members) signature lines; "Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are." - Kurt Cobain

Enjoy your time with us... ;) :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on February 16, 2015, 04:42:05 PM
Welcome Raven 1959 . Hope the path you are on brings to you what you seek . Enjoy the journey .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Canis on February 16, 2015, 04:44:58 PM
Welcome to TCC Raven.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Imhotep on March 25, 2015, 08:17:23 AM
greets,
for starters I do write poetry and other stuff. I am the happy side of 70 yrs old (happy for me that is).
I spent nine years as a Quaker, a few years of being insecure.
And about 46 years directing my interests to the old ways as written in good old leather bound books.
   
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on March 25, 2015, 12:18:06 PM
Welcome to TCC Imhotep, I hope we can help you along your path and you enjoy your time here with us.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Twixt on March 25, 2015, 02:33:35 PM
Yay, I can stop being a stalker!  :-p

Thank you very much for allowing me to join this forum. I found ya'll a couple of months ago, when I started really looking at the lack of spirituality in my life and really questioning my faith. I have since decided that there are too many questions without answers in the Christian faith for me, and am looking to follow my own path. I'm looking to Wicca to find myself and realign with my spirituality. So far, I've found a lot of peace and balance with this path.

On a more personal note, I live in Texas, with 6 cats, 2 large dogs, The Pig Lord and my soon to be husband. I'm lucky to have some friends that are some flavor Pagan near me, so I do have people to turn to for some things. But, I like making new friends, too, and I really like some of the people I've followed on the posts I've read. So, hail and well met, I look forward to learning more from everyone!  :D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on March 25, 2015, 02:52:47 PM
Welcome to TCC. Don't be surprised if you feel you need to change your path as you progress, this is normal as many have done the same thing until they find their own niche. Perhaps you will find what is right for you while you're here. Enjoy your time with us.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Alchymist on March 25, 2015, 03:14:17 PM
Welcome Twixt and Raven and Imhotep (at 70+, doubly welcome!).

Twixt, in the matter of questions without answers in Christianity; you may find some of the answers you seek in Wicca, or Witchcraft (not the same thing....) - but then you might also find that these answers merely lead to more questions.....

Whatever Path you may find yourself on here, or which you may carve for yourself, be assured it is a lifelong quest - or, if it isn't a lifelong quest, is it really worth following?

As in all things, the final arbiter must be your own judgement.

Alchymist.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Twixt on March 25, 2015, 04:13:52 PM
Luckily, Alch,I believe that life should be spent learning. Without learning and evolving, you become stagnant, and stagnation eventually leads to the death of the "spark" for lack of a better word. I try to learn as much as I can from all those around me, from books and by listening thoroughly. And you're absolutely right, any path that you don't struggle on yourself is one that you won't appreciate down the road. Also, I'm hardheaded and stubborn (got it from both parents) and I've always learned my own way.  :-p

Thank you, too, Drac. I've read a lot of accounts on here that Wicca was the gateway or foundation to many people's final beliefs. It seems to give a very good groundwork or stepping off point into the nature paths, by giving a loose structure for people to build upon. I'm looking forward to expanding my system and learning where my path will lead me.  :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on March 26, 2015, 06:48:26 AM
Greetings Twixt , you have chosen the right place to start on your new path , is there one aspect of the Magical world you seek to travel down or are you just drawn to Magic in general to start ?.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Twixt on March 26, 2015, 01:32:25 PM
While the magical aspect is intriguing, at the moment I'm looking for a path that will let me find my spirituality again, OG. I'm still working through the hang ups of a lifetime of Christianity to be really comfortable with all that I'm learning about magic and using it. Though honestly, I might have been unconsciously stirring in good vibes with my cooking all these years, having been drawn to herb witchery and kitchen magic  :-p In general, I'm finding a lot of peace with the Wiccan path, since it has a very loose structure and allows for learning about the Lord and Lady at my own pace.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on March 27, 2015, 07:36:33 AM
Welcome to TCC, Raven, Twixt and Imhotep.  Enjoy your journeys.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: C_A on March 30, 2015, 10:09:17 AM
... I might have been unconsciously stirring in good vibes with my cooking all these years, having been drawn to herb witchery and kitchen magic  :-p

In general, I'm finding a lot of peace with the Wiccan path, since it has a very loose structure and allows for learning about the Lord and Lady at my own pace.

Ahh!  Another cook!  I know exactly the good vibes you've been stirring in!

As to wicca, well, the "very loose structure" is a mirage.  The structure is hidden.  Oh, sure...there are myriad books that countermand that thought...auteurs working from a publisher's stable turning out horses of all colors...Any learning is good learning, in the longer run or grander scheme of things.  Welcome aboard, may your learning be fulfilling!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on March 30, 2015, 11:35:01 AM
Welcome to Raven, Twixt, Imhotep and anyone else I have passed over. Nice to meet ya.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Wolfie on April 07, 2015, 07:36:51 PM
Hi I am Johan Wolfie Jakobsson, I just finished a bit writing.
I am 31 year old newbie with a very old spirit.


Soon one year has passed, since I forgave myself, and let go of the hate, I realised it was never my fate. The man who destroyed me as a child is buried 12 feet down. He destroyed me and I and I never got to feel any safety. The negative energy he tainted on mine and left behind, I have sent down in to the earth along the bones to the one it belongs. His spirit has moved on and so has I. The pain he caused will always remain as a big scare inside me. But I found myself and will never let go, my Hope and flame Has Come back. Now I've got the light in my eyes, a living flame and a strong faith. I am still a warrior and will always be, but never again in shall wander of in to the dark that make black seem bright. Pain and sorrow 25 years in vain, or was it? I survived and got a lot of experience out of it. I understand pain and sorrow, no hope for tomorrow in a way most never will. I will hold on to who I really am a poet, a healer, a warrior of the light that never will give up the fight. One day I shall change the world to the better a better place. That is my fate. God created life with love. Love creates and hate destroys. With my wisdom and the love and energy from mother earth she is life itself. I Shall regain my lost energy and use it for good help others before it's to late. That is my destiny.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on April 08, 2015, 03:15:11 AM
Welcome to TCC Wolfie. I hope we can help you along your path, whatever that may be. Your creativity shows in your writing. Enjoy your time here with us.

Do you have your own path yet? or are you still seeking?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Canis on April 08, 2015, 05:49:08 AM
Welcome to TCC Wolfie.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: empty6 on April 08, 2015, 07:15:08 AM
welcome to tc wolfie :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on April 08, 2015, 08:37:14 AM
Welcome Wolfie.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on April 08, 2015, 12:03:33 PM
Well meet Wolfie . May your journey here bring you knew strengths and energies to handle all challenge's that come you way . Be well and strong and never give up the fight .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Ashe Isadora on April 08, 2015, 11:24:16 PM
Welcome to TCC Wolfie.  Enjoy your time here.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on April 11, 2015, 07:10:19 AM
Welcome Wolfie.  Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Bleu2183 on May 15, 2015, 02:52:51 PM
Hi everyone, my name is Stephanie and I am trying to find where I fit in. I have always been fascinated with Wicca and what it stands for but I was always unclear if I should follow that path to see if it was right for me. After more research and readings, I have found that this feels right for once in my life. So I am looking forward to my journey here.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Ashe Isadora on May 15, 2015, 03:03:11 PM
Welcome, Stephanie.  We've all been new to Wicca and to the site, and we're here to help if you have questions.  Be ready for a variety of opinions, spirited dialogues, and I hope you enjoy yourself!

B*B*
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Canis on May 15, 2015, 03:04:18 PM
Welcome to TCC Stephanie. Don't worry too much if Wicca is the right path, just think of it as the start of a the journey. We don't know where that journey will end, or what paths we'll take along the way, but (to me at least) the journey and the discoveries made along the way are half the fun.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on May 15, 2015, 05:12:49 PM
Welcome Stephanie enjoy your time with us.


Blessings
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on May 17, 2015, 10:59:40 AM
Welcome Stephanie , enjoy your journey on the path to fulfillment .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: scotty2016 on June 24, 2015, 07:13:50 PM
Hi all!

My name is Scotty. I'm not sure where to start -- I'm not even sure where I am in life spiritually. I am 25 and a grad student. I grew up in a large family in the middle of no where. Anyway, a long story short, I was lucky enough to have 12 years of my life with my great grandmother. She instilled in me a love and respect of nature. She used it for everything; always telling me that nature held answers to all of our questions. Needless to say I would love to understand what she meant -- that journey has led me here. I have a deep love of nature and I am always hiking in my free time-- always peaceful. I hope to learn a lot.

Thanks for reading! I hope to make some new friends here. Sorry for typos -- I'm on my phone.

Scotty
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: upstate searcher on August 22, 2015, 07:29:29 PM
Thanks for approving my membership. I guess that I am still searching. I spent many years as a "Christian" and became a preacher and an elder. I always did feel that something wasn't right and questioned much of what I was expounding. Since my revelation I have done much reading and studying about "religion" and I always find myself back here. I have a deep respect for nature and all of her manifestations and her infinite power and find the greatest peace when I am communing with her. Once again thank you and I look forward to getting to know you all and learning all that I can as I find my path.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Ashe Isadora on August 22, 2015, 07:50:42 PM
Welcome, Upstate Searcher. We have people with backgrounds in many religions here, we love to discuss questions and you'll see some lively debate along the way.  Dive right in, just look for threads that interest you and we'll get acquainted.  Enjoy..
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on August 22, 2015, 08:22:32 PM
Welcome Upstate Searcher.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Canis on August 23, 2015, 03:47:48 AM
Welcome to TCC Upstate Searcher.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: upstate searcher on August 23, 2015, 06:36:05 AM
I want to say thanks for accepting my request for membership, I an thrilled! I come out a long history of "Christian" upbringing and was heavily involved in my church. The thing is I always did have questions about the things I ]was expounding. I always did have an interest in true spiritual discovery and once I freed myself from organized religion I began to study and explore other forms of spiritual expression and they always led back here. I have always had an affinity with the forces and power of nature and find true peace when I am in communion with her. I am here to learn and gain insight from you who have found your path and can't wait to get to know you all better. Once again thank you!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: ARC on August 23, 2015, 07:00:52 AM
Hi everyone.
I like your post. And I have looked at the others. Good to see that the newbies are being taken care of. By the looks of things this site will guide, teach, answer question and cut back dead wood so they can grow. I don't know about the chainsaw though !!!
My road of life has been long. full of hills and bogs along the way. But the view has been great. I am a great believer in cutting dead wood out of your life, so you can learn and grow and be strong. Also a great one for putting in place walls and barriers for protection, so my energies are not zapped. I have met some great people on the way and not so great, but I believe that the past is the past and its the here and now and the future that counts.
I look forward to the topics in this forum with interest.
As I was writing this this came to mind.
Just remember you never lose friends, you just find out who the real ones are.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Ashe Isadora on August 23, 2015, 07:05:00 AM
A pleasure to meet you, ARC.  Nice post!  Can you tell us a bit more about yourself?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: ARC on August 23, 2015, 07:23:49 AM
Well My family is old. My grandfather was a Druid. And I inherited my Aunts and mothers traits. I still upkeep my book of shadows although its been a long time since I took part in the coven, But I still keep in touch especially when I have something for one of them. I am married and have 2 children.  And I live highlands of Scotland. loch Ness is only 20min drive. 
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on August 23, 2015, 10:08:55 AM
Welcomes to Upstart (hee hee sorry  ;D ) and to ARC.

Hopefully we will live up to your expectations folks, and you can learn with us, teach and discuss as we all progress along our respective paths. Feel free to delve into our other threads and have no fear of reanimating the older ones if you wish to address anything on them; it all helps to keep the info alive.

Nice to have another Scot join us ARC, I live in the Scottish Borders.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Mystik Witch on August 25, 2015, 04:40:05 PM
Welcome Bleu, Scotty, Upstate, and ARC. This has sure been a great day for new comers. Welcome and enjoy the ride. TCC is a great place to learn and search for what you truly believe in. B*B* MW
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on August 27, 2015, 10:15:47 AM
Welcome to all the new folks.  Enjoy your journeys.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Firesong on August 28, 2015, 12:11:40 PM
Welcome to the boards!  Look around, kick the tires, have some fun.   
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on August 28, 2015, 12:53:59 PM
Welcome to all our newest members
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on August 30, 2015, 08:40:41 AM
Searcher and ARC welcome enjoy your journey here .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on September 02, 2015, 12:54:38 PM
Welcome ARC :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: LadyOfShalott on September 23, 2015, 12:32:46 PM
Hello All!

 I'm super new to both Wicca and message boards! Never really used them at all, so it may take me a while to figure this all out, and where to find what I'm looking for, but I'm excited for the search.

Basically, I was raised in a crazy, restrictive, homeschool Christian household, and after shrugging off that weight (which took many years to do)I felt stupid believing anything. Proclaimed Atheist, I was! But I've been doing a lot of soul searching this year, and realized (or, rather, allowed the voice that was always there to speak and actually listen to it) that I've always been interested in magic, connecting with the cycles of the earth (I have always been happiest outdoors), and really need some calm and meditation in my life. I thought, "You've always wondered. You're almost 30. What do you have to loose?!"

So began my journey. I can't say "I'm Wiccan" yet, and maybe I won't ever. Maybe I'm a pagan, or hedge-witch, or magician, I don't know, but I do know I'm finding the calm I was seeking, and feel like this exploration and experimentation is the best decision I've made in years.   

Looking forward to learning more! 
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Mystik Witch on September 25, 2015, 05:38:05 AM
Welcome to you LOS! Hope you find what you are looking for. The advise I have received here has been wonderful! Don't mind the dragon to much. He is really a pussy cat! Hope to see your posts on here soon! BB! MW
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: LadyOfShalott on September 25, 2015, 12:35:42 PM
Thank you, MW! This forum really is a treasure trove!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on September 28, 2015, 05:34:24 AM
Greeting's Lady Of Shalott , Always liked Tennyson. Enjoy your journey and the path you have chosen .  Do you like " Idylls of the King " ?.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: LadyOfShalott on September 28, 2015, 06:06:49 AM
I do, indeed, OG. Always loved Tennyson! And thank you for the welcome! :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Firefox on October 29, 2015, 06:31:30 PM
Well I would like to give just a little brief history about me...
nothing super exciting... I was born in Washington and my parents separated. I moved to Colorado with my mom and a couple of my siblings (we are of the Mormon faith at this time) I am only 5 years old, and yet I don't cry, complain or anything that a normal child would have done..... I just hold it all in... little did I know that this would be the start of the moving frenzy... all over Colorado. Eventually my mother made a few poor choices in men and we ended up in foster care... My little brother and I got adopted a couple of years into the foster home program.... into yet another Mormon home( for which I was grateful for... so I thought) About 3 or 4 months after my 18th birthday I was told that I was not good enough to stay and that I had a week to move out... I moved out 3 days later...  Shortly after I met my future husband, we were grate friends for a couple of years... Life never stopped throwing me challenges and now we are here in this beautiful state with so many grate opportunities. It wasn't until I met my husband did I first hear of Wicca...  one of his ex girlfriends happen to practice. I really didn't think much of it until more recently. I met a few people that have enlightened me more.... and now I have declared myself a seeker... (a want to be Wiccan) Before anyone approached me about Wicca my older brother just so happen to let me know that we have relatives that were burned in the Trials.... More than likely they were probably wrong... but I'll have to do some more digging into that to even verify my own brothers words. So here I am on a Wicca site taking it all in :)

(BTW I have no hard feeling toward any Mormons... just leave me alone.)   
 
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Mystik Witch on October 30, 2015, 08:44:33 AM
Welcome to TCC Firefox. I to use to be Mormon. I still live in Utah and am VERY close to my family, (so long as they leave me alone about my choices). I feel the same way you do about the church. It is all fine and well. I just don't believe in a lot of ways they choose to believe. So I opted out. But I knew there was something about the Craft I was missing. I actually decided about 7 or 8 years ago to follow my own path. I just didn't know it was a pagan path until about two years ago. Now I am a happy witch and enjoy my life very much. The best thing I ever did was to find this forum. The people here are really wonderful. Just watch out for the dragon and the old ghost. They can pull your chain from time to time.

Hope you find what you are looking for! BB! MW
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on October 30, 2015, 02:33:45 PM
The people here are really wonderful. Just watch out for the dragon and the old ghost. They can pull your chain from time to time.

Hope you find what you are looking for! BB! MW


Aw! Don't spoil the shock and awe surprise :-p
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on November 02, 2015, 11:16:11 AM
Welcome Firefox.  Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Canis on November 02, 2015, 04:10:46 PM
Welcome to TCC Firefox.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: sharberry68 on November 05, 2015, 08:14:22 AM
 :) Hi to all,
I am new to the Wiccan path and am excited to be accepted here in this forum and want to thank all of you that were involved in that decision.  I have MUCH to learn and I am currently reading (as I saw in several threads to do an extensive amount of)  ;D, "Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft" and "A Wiccan Bible".  Both have helped me understand a bit, which is surely just the tip of the iceberg, and I am ever hungry for more, so if anyone out there has some suggestions, I would be eternally grateful  :D!  I live in central Arizona about 15 miles south of Sedona, AZ in a cozy little town called Cottonwood, aptly named for the huge amount of ancient cottonwood trees that abound here!  I look forward to hearing from any of you and thanks again for my acceptance here!

Blessings,
Sharberry68
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Arnemetia on November 05, 2015, 10:49:30 AM
Welcome Sharberry.  Check out the suggested reading thread in Wicca Q & A.  Enjoy your journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on November 05, 2015, 02:22:34 PM
Welcome to TCC Shar, we have many, many posts available to you to read and learn from, feel free to browse and discuss as you wish.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Canis on November 05, 2015, 04:30:32 PM
Welcome to TCC.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on November 05, 2015, 10:26:51 PM
Greetings Sharberry , enjoy your journey .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Alchymist on November 06, 2015, 12:54:09 AM
Hi sharberry, and welcome to our Forum. There's a huge amount of information in all the various threads, and oodles of book suggestions; check out the "beginner" and "advanced" book lists in the Wicca Q&A section. Buckland's book is an excellent starting point; but it's best, as in any subject, to read as much as possible from different authors, as everyone has their own particular slant.... It's often said that if you ask a dozen witches - or better still, thirteen, the "traditional" number in a Wiccan coven - to define Witchcraft, you'll get at least ten different answers, and perhaps as many as 20......

And, of course, as well as read, read, read then read some more, it's equally important to practise, practise, practise and then practise some more. Try out some of the exercises and simple rituals, and see where they take you.

May your Path bring you joy, knowledge, wisdom and adventure!

Alchymist.

(I was in Sedona a few years ago and found it an amazing and stimulating place; unfortunately I couldn't stay very long as I was on my way to the Grand Canyon, but one day I'll be back.)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: sharberry68 on November 06, 2015, 11:15:41 AM
 :) Thank you all for your welcomes,  :D made my day!  Also thanks for your very helpful advice and I will definitely keep up with the read, read, read, and practice, practice, practice parts,  ;D, and so far, I have thoroughly enjoyed the tiny footprints that I have made on my path so far!  Again, thank you all, I feel very welcome here  :)!
Blessings,
Sharberry
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on November 07, 2015, 08:17:40 AM
Welcome to TCC Sharberry. Enjoy.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: KismeticWnster on November 07, 2015, 01:36:10 PM
Hi group,

Used to be on here a long time ago and dropped off when life got in the way, or I got in the way of life. Have been working solitarily for almost two years now on my own path which I wouldn't really pin into a title, a little bit of this and that. And then, one day after a wonderful realization, I've decided to stop secluding myself and reach out. I just decided to reach out to my community here in Arkansas and found a Pagan/Earth Based group and decided to come back here to continue my growth and sense of security with the path I chose! Looking forward to conversations with all!

Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on November 07, 2015, 02:53:07 PM
Then welcome back to TCC KW, it's always good to see previous members return to the fold. I hope you can find all that you're looking for while you're with us. Enjoy your time here  ;)

Can you remember what handle you went under before?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Canis on November 07, 2015, 04:23:59 PM
Welcome back to TCC.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on November 08, 2015, 10:32:54 AM
Welcome KW.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on November 08, 2015, 05:48:10 PM
Good to have you back , do hope things are going better for you now . Did you check out the group first ?. Always be safe .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: KismeticWnster on November 09, 2015, 05:15:09 PM
Thanks All.

Draconis: I used to be wnster but it was removed.

OG: It's a good group, I actually found it through a friend who isn't part of it but her family member is in the group and has been for a year. Different kinds of people, kind of like these forums where it's not one path, just lots of people sharing ideas and thoughts. Neat people, for sure, just like here!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on November 17, 2015, 05:35:10 AM
That good Kismetic , is the group closes to you ?.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: awt on December 07, 2015, 08:14:54 PM
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.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Ashe Isadora on December 07, 2015, 08:26:38 PM
Greetings, awt.  Welcome and have fun.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on December 08, 2015, 12:25:17 PM
Welcome awt.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Canis on December 08, 2015, 05:52:35 PM
Welcome to the forum Awt.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on December 09, 2015, 03:48:31 PM
Well met Awt hope you find what you seek.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: awt on December 11, 2015, 05:48:29 AM
Thanks for the welcome, half the fun of finding what I seek is the journey ;-)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on December 11, 2015, 08:03:13 AM
Thanks for the welcome, half the fun of finding what I seek is the journey ;-)

Then may that journey be a joyous one for you. Welcome to TCC ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on December 11, 2015, 11:25:01 AM
Thanks for the welcome, half the fun of finding what I seek is the journey ;-)

I agree with you Awt. Sometimes wandering makes for a pleasant journey.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Mystik Witch on December 17, 2015, 06:13:00 AM
Hi group,
Used to be on here a long time ago and dropped off when life got in the way, or I got in the way of life. Have been working solitarily for almost two years now on my own path which I wouldn't really pin into a title, a little bit of this and that. And then, one day after a wonderful realization, I've decided to stop secluding myself and reach out. I just decided to reach out to my community here in Arkansas and found a Pagan/Earth Based group and decided to come back here to continue my growth and sense of security with the path I chose! Looking forward to conversations with all!
Welcome back! Hope you find what you are looking for and be willing to share what you have learned. BB! MW
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Mystik Witch on December 17, 2015, 06:13:54 AM
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
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: liz_lilly on June 22, 2016, 05:12:35 AM
Hi everybody Its been awhile since Ive been here..an like before id like to try an make some friends this time cause last time I was here it was short lived so really didn't make many friends but one an that's oldghost lol..if youd like to talk just send me a message thanks

                         Liz
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on June 22, 2016, 06:54:50 AM
Good to have you back . I think you will quickly find many new friends here .👫👭🙌. Welcome Back Friend .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: liz_lilly on June 22, 2016, 07:13:21 AM
Thanks Joe I really hope so
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on June 22, 2016, 08:55:06 AM
Welcome back to TCC Liz. ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Mystik Witch on June 22, 2016, 09:00:06 AM
Hello and welcome back Liz_Lilly. I don't remember meeting you before. So I hope we can get to know each other sometime. I will respond to emails and messages. Just not to quickly. Don't get on here everyday. Hope you enjoy your stay and that you stay a LONG time.  ;D BB! MW
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on June 22, 2016, 02:12:15 PM
See , you already have two new friends 😁☺
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Canis on June 22, 2016, 02:20:45 PM
Nice to meet ya Liz, and welcome back.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: liz_lilly on June 23, 2016, 04:52:13 AM
Thanks Draconis Rex :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: liz_lilly on June 23, 2016, 05:06:17 AM
Thanks Canis and Mystic Witch and Of course thank you Oldghost
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on June 24, 2016, 01:10:27 PM
Welcome back Liz. I didn't know we weren't friends. But if I neglected to be your friend, I will be now.


BB
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Master on December 29, 2016, 08:37:05 PM
Hello everyone, I look forward to a long and fruitful relationship of furthering the Craft with you.  :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: tiefer on January 24, 2017, 04:34:02 AM
Merry Meet!  I have visited this website many, many times over the years, but have just now decided to actually speak to people.  As you may imagine, I am a solitary practitioner.  I have been part of the Neo-Pagan religion for about 15 years now.  I don't classify myself as Wiccan per se, but there are a great many things about Wicca that I hold true.  The basic Rede, for example, is something I believe everyone should adhere to as best they can no matter what religion they choose to be.  I don't exactly like the idea of classifying myself as one specific thing, but if I had to narrow it down, I would refer to myself as a Gray Witch.  I love to learn more about the Craft because it interests me greatly and, of course, you can never obtain too much knowledge.  There is so much to learn and no matter how much you know, you can always find new information.  I will admit that lately I have not had as much time to do what I would like to do as I would like.  My new job, however, enables me to study in my free time, so at least I have that.  Making the time in my life outside of work is where I have the problem.  I decided to speak out now because I am hoping that speaking to people will give me the boost I need to make myself make time to practice my religion in the way I want to.  Life can be so busy and hectic, and I can nothing but benefit from meditation and communing with the Lady and Lord.  I hope to get to know all of you better, and I wish you love and light.  Merry Part, tiefer
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Ashe Isadora on January 24, 2017, 06:22:56 AM
Merry Meet, tiefer. Feel free to ask questions or just join in the conversations. Welcome, and enjoy yourself!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Canis on January 24, 2017, 01:46:26 PM
Merry meet Tiefer and welcome to TCC.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on January 27, 2017, 10:56:45 PM
Welcome Tiefer.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: WiccanMan89 on June 26, 2017, 12:58:51 AM
Hi! I'm new to this forum, but not the website. I've been studying wicca for about 4 years now. What really attracts me to wicca is how much different it feels to organised religion, which has never really been anything for me. I signer up here because i wanted to be connected to other people that belive in wicca (and paganism as a whole), which is really hard for me living in a really small town in Norway and not really finding any people in this country that actually practices it. Hopefully i'll be able to connect with people here  ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on June 26, 2017, 09:30:50 AM
Greetings WiccanMan , let's us hope you can find what and who you seek hear . Have questions just ask . May the path you have chosen bring you what you wish your life to be .
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Ashe Isadora on June 26, 2017, 09:33:36 AM
Welcome WiccanMan89.  Have a good time here and don't hesitate to chime in on the threads.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on June 26, 2017, 09:43:40 AM
WiccanMan here is a site you may wish to check out , it list Wiccan and Pagan information and groups in Norway .


http://www.witchvox.com/in/hm/noxx.html.         ☺ 
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: WiccanMan89 on June 26, 2017, 12:25:12 PM
Thanks for welcoming me, both of you.
oldghost, thanks for the link. But it doesn't seem to work.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on June 26, 2017, 03:54:50 PM

http://www.witchvox.com/vn/hm/noxx.html


Ok, try that and see if that works


Welcome to TCC by the way, sorry about the delays getting you on board.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Canis on June 26, 2017, 04:07:20 PM
Welcome to TCC WiccanMan89.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Alchymist on June 26, 2017, 11:27:58 PM
Welcome to our online community. You'll find lots of divergent opinions here; perhaps illustrating what seems to be the fact, that if you ask a dozen witches (or better still, thirteen, the number of a traditional coven) to define Witchcraft, you'll get at least ten or twelve different answers - you may even get two or three different answers from the same witch, depending on the phase of the moon.......

Blessed Be,

Alchymist.

(ps. What part of Norway are you from? I was there for a few weeks, back in 1971.)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: WiccanMan89 on June 27, 2017, 12:37:17 AM

http://www.witchvox.com/vn/hm/noxx.html


Ok, try that and see if that works


Welcome to TCC by the way, sorry about the delays getting you on board.

Thank you, this one seem to work.
That's okay :)

Welcome to TCC WiccanMan89.

Thanks!

Welcome to our online community. You'll find lots of divergent opinions here; perhaps illustrating what seems to be the fact, that if you ask a dozen witches (or better still, thirteen, the number of a traditional coven) to define Witchcraft, you'll get at least ten or twelve different answers - you may even get two or three different answers from the same witch, depending on the phase of the moon.......

Blessed Be,

Alchymist.

(ps. What part of Norway are you from? I was there for a few weeks, back in 1971.)

Thanks.
Yeah, i have seen that. I've been lurking a bit around here when i have had the time.

I'm from the eastern parts of Norway. A reeeeaaaallllyyy tiny town.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on June 27, 2017, 01:59:13 PM
Sorry about that WiccanMan my typing skills stink.👻


Thanks Drac
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: WiccanMan89 on June 27, 2017, 02:16:24 PM
Sorry about that WiccanMan my typing skills stink.👻


That's okay lol 😉
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on June 27, 2017, 03:04:48 PM
All good OG,  ;)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: marisol on July 03, 2017, 09:57:32 PM
Welcome to TCC WiccanMan. :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: WiccanMan89 on July 04, 2017, 07:08:11 AM
Welcome to TCC WiccanMan. :)

Thanks! :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Branwen on September 25, 2017, 03:42:02 PM
Hello! I've been watching these forums for a couple months now, and decided I wanted to branch out and meet others with similar beliefs. I've been practicing wicca as a solitary practitioner for 3 years now. My family was never religious but I had my own ideas about what goes on in the universe. In high school I heard a girl talking about wicca and I was interested so I studied for a year, compared my beliefs to wiccan beliefs and it was a match. I finally found what I've been looking for.

Blessed be
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on September 25, 2017, 08:57:54 PM
Greetings Branwen. , glad you found a place that you feel is right for you .  If you have any questions just ask.


Blessed Be 👻of.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Branwen on September 26, 2017, 10:30:09 AM
Thank you og, will do :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on September 26, 2017, 04:30:06 PM
Welcome Bran to TCC. You'll find all sorts of interesting info on our pages here, and if you get stuck looking for something then our search engine is pretty damn good; failing that of course, ask and someone will jump in and help. Enjoy your time with us, and may you find what you seek.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Branwen on September 26, 2017, 04:35:14 PM
Thank you drac, loving the search engine so far! so much to read and learn ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Canis on September 27, 2017, 04:44:47 PM
Welcome to TCC Branwen.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Branwen on September 27, 2017, 05:37:09 PM
Thank you Canis
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Kimara on September 05, 2018, 12:32:22 PM
Hi, everyone. Returning newbie here. I first logged onto these fora about 5 years ago and I can't remember whether I posted an introduction back then or not, so I thought I'd do it now.

I first came to Wicca back in 2001, when I was struggling with ideas of faith and searching for meaning in life. There was a pagan society at university and I found Wicca through that, as well as via conversations online. It felt like a calling; and I've been reading up on it from a number of books and websites since then. Cunningham was my first, then Buckland, the Farrars, and Valiente. While I've not agreed with everything in them, most has struck true.

I've been reading a lot of what's written on here (as I said, I've been here a while without posting) and you guys seem like a pretty nice bunch. I'm happy to have met you, and I look forward to getting to know you all better.

Blessed Be.
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Ashe Isadora on September 05, 2018, 05:52:38 PM
Welcome, Kimara.  Nice to have you here.  Nice selection of starter books, it would be great if you start a thread discussing which parts didn't hit home for you.
B*B*
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Kimara on September 06, 2018, 06:52:26 AM
Thanks for the nice welcome, Ashe. I will dig them out and have a quick re-read of them to do that.:)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: oldghost on September 06, 2018, 03:07:32 PM

Well met Kimara , hope you find what you seek on this path . Anytime you need help just ask .


og
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Kimara on September 06, 2018, 03:20:30 PM
Thank you!
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on September 09, 2018, 04:31:15 AM
Welcome to TCC Kim. I guess since you've been here for as long as you have there's really no point in bleating on about how to use the site etc.  :-p

It only remains then to simply say, enjoy your time with us and may you find all you seek ;) ;D
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Kimara on September 09, 2018, 08:20:09 AM
Thank you, Drac. :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Canis on September 09, 2018, 05:07:23 PM
Welcome to the forum Kimara  :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Kimara on September 10, 2018, 02:28:38 AM
Thank you. :)
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Draconis Rex on September 10, 2018, 11:53:27 AM
Or should we call you Nemi?
Title: Re: Newbie Haven Introductions
Post by: Kimara on September 10, 2018, 03:15:28 PM
Haha! What can I say? I just love that character; she's a real oddball but with a kind heart. :)