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 on: May 20, 2018, 10:15:04 AM 
Started by bluedjango - Last post by Vigdisdotter
I think it's asked so much because there is a long standing habit of screaming witch at people with psychic abilities, or at someone who behaves like a bitch, or someone others don't like... Most really don't have a clue what goes into it or if it is even real.

True, though if they bothered to read the definition it's right there.

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 on: May 20, 2018, 10:13:20 AM 
Started by Nymree - Last post by Vigdisdotter
I've never heard the term "religious tourist" to mean eclecticism.  Eclecticism--real eclecticism--is a HARD path, since there is no guide book or "master" to follow.  You have to figure out how things do and don't fit together on your own.  So Eclectics are hard workers taking the bath less traveled.

Sadly, many don't actually put in the effort and slap things together in a pile of superficial nonsense.  These people don't tend to last long since their "path" lacks any kind of substance.

A "religious tourist" on the other hand is someone who decides there are Taoist this week.  Jewish next.  Hari Krishna the week after and so on.  They try and sample but don't commit.

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 on: May 20, 2018, 03:53:18 AM 
Started by bluedjango - Last post by Amberhawk
I think it's asked so much because there is a long standing habit of screaming witch at people with psychic abilities, or at someone who behaves like a bitch, or someone others don't like... Most really don't have a clue what goes into it or if it is even real.

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 on: May 19, 2018, 04:15:35 PM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by blue

 I wonder if it might be part of a larger social trend. We live in a fast paced world these days

 The Toltec has been greatly simplified and reinvented as Nagualism.

 The AF&AM has all but abandoned ritual in some states.It's possible to receive all three degrees in a single day after attending a class & performing a certain amount of community service hours. When ritual is talked about it's more often referred to as a series of harmless plays.

 The OES seems all but dead. ( It's heavily steeped in ritual. ) There's little or no new blood coming in to fill the shoes of the dearly departed. The interest just desn't seem to be there.

 Can't imagine there are very many of the "Old Guard" left. Without dogma and structure to hold the line unchanging Wicca morphed into wicca and the more difficult & demanding aspects of the practice were shed along the way ?

 Overall, the young people that i talk with seem to have a bias against all religion in favor of science & reasoned thinking. Thanks Bill Maher & Religilous ?

 Maybe the spiritual and philosophical aspects of a religion are acceptable but a ritual practice of the craft is a bit too far out there for the young people of today ?

 

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 on: May 19, 2018, 10:38:56 AM 
Started by bluedjango - Last post by Vigdisdotter
I really don't know why this gets asked so much.  it's very simple. witchchacks practice witchcraft.  No witchcraft, no witch.  Everything else is just personal preference and window dressing.

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 on: May 17, 2018, 10:45:17 PM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by oldghost
I'll try to find the book I read it in and the word was not Wice , wici or wica but was shorten to that and it was like a trade tongue between the Saxon and  Danes before 1000 c.e. . To many books  :D :D .

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 on: May 17, 2018, 01:41:31 PM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by Ashe Isadora
Sorry my wrong , brain going bad . It wasn't worshipper of nature it was " moon learned or taught "

I think a lot of people see it as two different things and not just two parts of a whole . I have notice that in book stores that you will find books on Wicca in with the nature books , like plants and herb growing and books on Witchcraft in with the con temporary religions or new age section .


Correct me but I understood that the name Wici was and old Saxon - Danish word as in Wica ( female ) Wice ( male ) and Wici (the people ) who worshipped the deities of Nature ?.


Ashe , are these people just people in general or do they seem to belong to a certain age group etc.?.


Must be nice to live where you live Drac .  p,s, how's the fishing  ;D

It wasn't "worshipers of nature" or "moon learned or taught", actually.  Wicca, wicce, wicci did denote a witchcraft, though the origin of the root word is unknown.  It's thought to go back further to the word for bent or twisted (like wicker furniture) because witches were though to bend and shape reality.

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 on: May 17, 2018, 12:42:33 PM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by Branwen
I’ve not met any other wiccans personally but I feel like teens in particular are ill  informed and get their information from bad sources. Also Hollywood movies have always painted witchcraft as this “evil” thing and it’s obviously the intent of the user but growing up watching stuff like that can make people resent the craft even if they claim to be Wiccan. Also if a teen is claiming to be Wiccan and is just starting out they might be nervous talking about their religion and just be like “oh no witchcraft though” cause of others presidencies. I am Wiccan but I just tell people I’m pagan because it’s a word others are familiar with. And just saying that I’ve had people stop talking to me, call me satanic, say “but you celebrate Christmas” (that’s a whole other story), I’ve had someone say “but your white?” And I was really confused. Why would someone think that’s relevant? Some of my friends just don’t talk about religion to me cause they feel awkward about mine and some of my other friends poke some sarcasm and eye rolls and questioned “is that even a real religion?” And to that I said “is yours?” And then they stopped talking. So I really think the whole “I’m Wiccan but don’t do witchcraft” thing comes from a place of bad information,  representation in society and not being comfortable with themselves in their path.

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 on: May 17, 2018, 11:37:19 AM 
Started by RosaArkansana - Last post by Ashe Isadora
It doesn't always hurt to have or read books on these lists, that way you know what to avoid, and also having read them you have a legitimate opinion of what the content is all about when someone asks about them.

Just sayin'
Some books are so bad they're classics,  You're almost at a disadvantage if you haven't actually read them.  They're almost a part of our history in their own right.

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 on: May 17, 2018, 10:59:00 AM 
Started by RosaArkansana - Last post by Draconis Rex
It doesn't always hurt to have or read books on these lists, that way you know what to avoid, and also having read them you have a legitimate opinion of what the content is all about when someone asks about them.

Just sayin'

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