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 on: December 23, 2016, 02:24:11 PM 
Started by Ayedeas - Last post by Ayedeas
Hello, everyone!

As you can guess, I am new to this forum, but I am also new to the world of Paganism and witchcraft.

My name is Jade, (though you can call me anything) and I was born into a Christian family and was raised as a Christian. As I grew older, and started to understand more about the religion, the more I disliked it. I didn't feel like I belonged, and a lot of anxiety and claustrophobia (for lack of a better word) has resulted because of it. I won't get into the details of why I decided it wasn't for me, as that's a long story and I don't think I can construe my thoughts in a way that would make sense.

At any rate, long story short, I have always felt more connected to the energies of the Earth. Storms energize me, and I feel calm, at peace, and refreshed under a full moon. I adore being surrounded by trees, and animals (generally) love me. The earth has this energy that I can't explain, and there are times where I want nothing more than to slip out in the middle of the night and just travel some nearby trails quietly and be one with nature. And don't get me started on horses - they have their own power and I feel a similar, strong connection with them as I do to the moon and the trees.

Once I started realizing that I didn't agree with the Christian religion, and started questioning whether I belonged in it, I started hearing more and more about Paganism. The more I heard about it, and learned about it, the more it started to click. This was about last year at this time, actually.

Slowly I started noticing Paganism more and more. I found out one of my sisters is Wiccan (and now two of mine are and my third is considering converting for the same reason I am), and then I found out so is one of my cousins. And then I found out one of my friends is Pagan (she hasn't identified with any specific branch) and now I have at least 10 friends or relatives that I've come to find are pagan in some form - most commonly Wiccan.

So I decided to do some serious research. And in my research I found this site and found the forum, and thus here I am! I've looked through the site and I'm continuing to look through and check out other sites, but if there's one way I can get some help and guidance in my journey, what better way than through a forum?

I have looked into the other branches of Paganism, and I've considered them all. This site and its explanation in particular seems to be exactly what I'm looking for, and so far Wicca seems to fit the most. So I would like to learn more about it.

This introduction was a mess, but I'm happy to be here and I hope to learn a ton!

 on: December 22, 2016, 04:30:00 AM 
Started by Inception - Last post by Ashe Isadora
Welcome Marthateeta, but I'm a little confused.  Your post seems a little off topic. Am I missing something?

 on: December 22, 2016, 03:31:17 AM 
Started by Inception - Last post by Marthateeta
welcome  beautiful car  nice to see another new edge and I wish you had posted earlier i was looking for rims like that

 on: December 09, 2016, 02:05:42 PM 
Started by Nymree - Last post by Draconis Rex
I put food out for the birds almost daily, it is no chore for me; I appreciate my Corvid buddies and I'm sure they appreciate the Kibble and nuts they get. I also use feeders for the smaller birds and I carry a pouch in my pocket with seed in it..... just in case.

 on: November 19, 2016, 10:54:25 PM 
Started by spirit - Last post by spirit
Thanks canis

 on: November 19, 2016, 08:42:56 AM 
Started by spirit - Last post by Canis
Here's a recommended reading list. Some you may be able to find at local book stores, depending on where you are located.


 on: November 18, 2016, 09:09:06 PM 
Started by spirit - Last post by spirit
Does anyone know where I can find some books on witchcraft that has general information on it....like...different holidays...moon cycles...and spells
Thankyou Spirit.

 on: November 09, 2016, 03:33:20 AM 
Started by Nymree - Last post by Valerie
Yoohoo, been a while  :D I offer the candle, it's heat or light ...I made elderberry syrup, the other week, one of us is bound to get a cold..and I left the unused berries and bits I couldn't use under or Rowan tree..I also collected Rowan berries from the woods froze them and put them out for the birds etc over the winter last year X
Ps hope your all doing ok x

 on: November 03, 2016, 06:28:51 AM 
Started by Nymree - Last post by blue
 Whether being a tourist is a good thing or a bad thing is really a matter of a another person's perspective.

 It really doesn't matter if you're an adventurer or the most ardent fundamentalist because somebody out there will say that you don't quite measure up to their personal standard.

 You're damned if you do and you're damned if you don't.  ;)

Edited to add: You're probably better off to be true to your nature and not define yourself by the opinions of others. After all, the person that you are is the person that you are right now at this moment in time. It could be no other way.

 Some people need the structure and discipline of a well defined path and unchanging ritual. Things need to be black and white. That kind of consistency provides them with a sense of comfort & security in life. They can't imagine how another could possibly do without it. Non conformists like travelers upset them because it can introduce and element of doubt into their belief system.

 There are others with a more adventurous temperament that wouldn't be able to tolerate that kind of confinement. It would simply be too limiting. It's hard work though. Those who have put in their time and paid their dues might find those who float about like a feather on the wind with little or no depth of understanding to be a bit of an annoyance.

 I suppose there are different kinds of tourists when you think about it. Some take a few snaps for their Facebook page and are on their way to the next stop on the bus tour. Others take the time to immerse themselves in the richness and depth of another culture for a time before moving on to the next destination that beckons their curiosity.

 on: October 31, 2016, 05:29:54 AM 
Started by oldghost - Last post by Mystik Witch
We really need a like button! Well said! BB! MW

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