ulanda said:u see im interested in joining a coven but information on there where abouts is hard to obtain >>> would a possible wedsite point in the right direction would anyone have any ideas at all???
Thanks for those links. Just so everyone is clear, though, the information provided there is from anti-Wiccan sources.Blessed87 said:Here are some articles about wicca & witchcraft, please keep an open mind and seek for truth.
here's a booklet you can view free online, but it's a big file that requires Adobe, so it could take awhile to load!
Let me know what you think!
Bandit said:I know someone who was getting into it for awhile but dropped out at some of the later initiations. he just got real uncomfortable with that. the other reason i was asking was from this old movie awhile back about the 1692 witches, of course hollywood & the history can be debated.
Bandit said:when you speak of the divine, the promise made (as in initiation), i think there is a pack or vow made sometimes with that divine & that is what i have heard & read also. i also believe this promise can be rejected, thus no initiation. i am not a wiccan, but you might say i have been there alone & have recognized it.
Bandit said:i think it was your website, where there were cookies made as part of a ritual (sweet food) & was reading about it elsewhere. in brief, what does the food represent?
6. We do not recognize any authoritarian hierarchy, but do honor those who teach, respect those who share their greater knowledge and wisdom, and acknowledge those who have courageously given of themselves in leadership.
hey Benbgruagach said:Bandit --
Have you explored Celtic Christianity very much? Some of the things you describe sound to me like they'd be right at home with some of the Christian writers from Ireland in particular.
You might want to look for books by Frank MacEowen, Tom Cowan, and Mara Freeman. Mara Freeman's book "Kindling the Celtic Spirit" is actually one of my favourites and is one that I draw on quite a bit for my own Wiccan practice. It has plenty of insight for Christians too though.
Bandit said:One of the hardest things for me was the way people thought about witches , bringing on the witch hunts. When they could have been nothing more than a psychiatrist of that time. Kind of turns my stomach for example, trial by drowning someone- if they dont sink they were considered a real one & killed, if they sink, they die any way. I think some viewed water & fire as a god that judges. (i know this is legend, but i feel it probably really happened since no one kept real records of all the people back then)
what do you think about that?