I’m delighted to announce I have been nominated for “The Witchy Blog Award” by my dearest friend Rachel! I’m so stoked as its super fun for me to view the responses of everyone who gets to do it!
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Answer the seven questions below
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Seven Questions: (You may customize as long as they are still Wiccan and Pagan related)
How did you “discover” Wicca/witchcraft/Neo-Paganism?
Do you grow herbs?
Are you “in the broom closet”? If not, share your coming out experience
What tradition do you follow, if any?
Do you consider yourself a witch, Wiccan or Pagan (or maybe something else?)
How much of witchcraft/Wicca are you able to incorporate into your everyday life?
Do you have a familiar? If you do, tell us how you meet him/her and how s/he takes part in your practice (if at all)
And now to answer the questions from above!
1. How did you “discover” Wicca/Witchcraft/Neo-Paganism? In the seventh grade I remember coming across it online and thinking it was really intriguing. I bought a couple of books and started studying but my path didnt truly kick off until I met my best friend Brenna (Rachel). She was older and had concrete experience and helped me figure out exactly what I believed, and introduced me to more people who shared the same basic belief.
2. Do you grow herbs? I do. Over the years I’ve slowly grown a plant or two and now I am finally at the point of having a small garden of about nine herbs that are solely grown for Magickal use.
3. Are you “in the broom closet”? If not, share your coming out experience No, I am not in the broom closet. My coming out experience was very odd. At first, I never even mentioned it, I just started doing. Of course, my parents were worried about what I was doing but didn’t really say anything about it until I erected an altar. They were disappointed, as their religon taught them that what I was doing was wrong. They even made me speak to a pastor about my religious choices. After awhile, they just ended up getting used to it and slowly became more supportive. I’m happy with how everything played out.
4. What tradition do you follow, if any? I currently don’t have any affiliation with a tradition or group. My spirituality has become a more solitary path of Celtic Polytheistic Witchcraft. Although I do a majority of my workings alone, I do sometimes gather with friends for the sabbats or occasional magickal working when it will be a benefit to us all.
5. Do you consider yourself a witch, Wiccan or Pagan (or maybe something else?) It’s hard for me to adopt labels as I tend to change how I perceive my beliefs quite often, but currently I would consider myself a Pagan Witch. My path started with Wicca, but I dropped the term as my path grew into something more wider and complex.
6. How much of witchcraft/Wicca are you able to incorporate into your everyday life? Most of everything I do somehow ties back into my spirituality. It is the most important aspect of my life, so even when I don’t mean to, my craft reflects in a lot of my actions. I also don’t believe that it’s hard to “incorporate” it into my life when I see the simplest of actions as sacred and meaningful. From a rain storm to holding a door open for someone, you can find spirituality in almost everything and I think that’s kind of what Paganism is all about.
7. Do you have a familiar? If you do, tell us how you meet him/her and how s/he takes part in your practice (if at all) I do not have a familiar, my golden retriever is way too insane to ever participate in my rites, but that doesn’t stop me from loving her!