10 July 2014

Witchery

For the past week I've been immersing myself in rediscovering Wicca. I've always leaned towards the occult and when my step-dad gave me a book on Wicca when I was in middle school I fell in love with the concept and ideals. So, when my friend divulged to me that she is a practicing Wiccan, I took the opportunity to pick her brain and she was sweet enough to let me borrow a stack of her books. My Book of Shadows is filling up rather quickly and this coming Monday my friend and I will be binding our own books!

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  1. I love your new space. It seems, somehow, more you - even though I don't know you IRL so I don't know what I'm talking about.

    My mom read a TON of books about Wicca when I was growing up. I remember when she bound her BoS because she "borrowed" some of my good bobby-pin beads. She even had an altar but I suspect that was more about the aesthetic than the spiritual, hah. To keep her from sounding like a total dip, she did always remind me that "actions come back to you in threes." My bff's mother and grandmother were (are, still, I guess) legit practicing witches, though, and there were a handful of times I was invited to one of their more formal rituals. It was a lot of years ago so I don't remember much, except that those were some of the most positive, safe-feeling experiences of that time of my life. In high school one of my closest friends also practiced.

    Uh, not sure why I turned this comment into a hijack of your post BUT THE MORAL IS that in my brain Wicca is linked with a lot of wonderful women that were and are very important to me and it makes me kind of happy that you're rediscovering a thing that makes you happy. I wish you the best in this particular journey; I hope it brings you peace and I'd be interested to read more about it! And I know that if you had a daughter you would never, ever steal her beads.

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    1. Elle! I am so happy to see your comment here.
      And you are right, this space is more like me. It means a lot to me that you can tell, even if you don't know me in real life.

      I think that is so great that you have such a wonderful experience with Wicca. My friend has promised to take me to the next solstice and I am truly looking forward to it. I am glad to here that you had such a safe experience.

      And you're right, I would never steal my daughter's beads. Hahahah.

      Thank you for your comment, Elle. It really means a lot to me.

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  2. Omigosh! Je suis vous amie! hahaha, I just want to say what iI find really amazing about you is this genuine and insatiable curiosity. its actually why I think Wicca keeps returning to you. I love how you devour the concepts that others struggle with, and I really think it speaks to how you will be as a teacher. its both exciting and inspiring to see how enthusiastically search and consume every shred of new knowledge you can get your hands on.

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    1. Awe Megan, thank you. I'm just really glad that I have you in my life to go on this new adventure with.

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