Discussion in 'Religion' started by Tery, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. VampireLily

    VampireLily Vampire Goddess & General P.I.T.A

    Loki...? I've got that cat on speed dial. :nudge:
  2. Tery

    Tery Moderator Moderator

    Gosh, that made me like her! It was her current beliefs that bothered me ;)

    Seriously, I was troubled by the automatic assumption by media -- of all stripes -- that her being a Witch was a bad thing. I kinda wish O'Donnell would have said, "Yes, I was. So what of it?"

    Every year at Halloween, we still have to address nonsense and misrepresentation. Still. Thank you media and Hollywood :stupid:
  3. Tery

    Tery Moderator Moderator

    Cunningham's books are the absolute best for learning about Wicca. And you have distilled the essence of it. :)
  4. Tery

    Tery Moderator Moderator

    Neesy, probably so. Blood was important in many ways. Not least of which was the fact that it was the essence of life.
  5. Tery

    Tery Moderator Moderator

    Well said! I have done both the coven thing and the solitary. At my age now, I prefer solitary.

    And you point out an important idea; that we don't need a deity to understand what a miracle we are! "I am made from the dust of the stars and the oceans flow in my veins...." B*B!
  6. Autumnlyn

    Autumnlyn BOOYA!

    Enjoy your Ostara celebrations today!!!! Blessed be.
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  7. guido tkp

    guido tkp Well-Known Member

    thanks to Tery...and to everybody else for carrying on a most enlightening conversation

    i didn't really learn anything i didn't already know...except, maybe...

    that there are alot more thoughtful people out there than i would've assumed when i first read the title page...

    reading all this give and take...these responses...has been quite a priviledge...
  8. Marrena

    Marrena Member

    Good people. Any recommendations on communities in the Boston area?
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  9. Tery

    Tery Moderator Moderator

    Hmmmm.... If Salem isn't too far, there is the Temple Of Nine Wells. They are affiliated with the Aquarian Tabernacle Church, where I used to be High Priestess many years ago. Their HPS, Gypsy Ravish, is on the ATC Elder's Board.
  10. Marrena

    Marrena Member

    Oh, it's been years since I've been up to Salem, I live south of Boston, but I remember her shop--quality. The webpage for the Temple of Nine Wells seems a little out-of-date, so I think a shopping expedition is in order. I'll go up, restock on herbs and things, and ask some questions. Thank you!
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  11. Tery

    Tery Moderator Moderator

    Sounds like fun! Please give her my greetings. :)
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  12. Kurben

    Kurben Well-Known Member

    But isn't blood, symbolically at least, a vital part of christianity? Why else should Jesus say "this is my body you eat, this is my blood you drink" when he passes out the bread and wine. It is perhaps the most important ritual in christian faith. The Blood hasn't disappeared from rituals. We are just better in hiding it. Just as in other rituals involving blood it is the faith in the ritual that decides its meaning. Then it is of no importance if the blood is real, fake, or symbolic. The faith in its importance is still there.
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  13. Ragan

    Ragan Active Member

    I was solitary for many years, not really part of a group or anything. Just figuring things out in my own way. I no longer practice any religion, however, after I returned to Christianity a few years ago. Wicca isn't itself a bad religion (that would be a band, actually), and I came out with a reverence for the natural world, a respect for biology, and an awe at the cause and effect of things. I have a lot of respect for those who practice, and sometimes I remember things of it.

    Today, my faith in religion is questionable, but I find peace in the concept of science and rational thought. My church is when I am outside letting my mind wander on a mental puzzle.

    Might as well throw in for those who only know the rumors, most wiccans don't do animal sacrifice, athames are not used to inflict harm (it would taint them), and they don't typically have skyclad orgies. And I think it was mentioned in the thread, there is no devil in Wicca, nor is there a hell to burn in. Wiccans aren't satanists, either.
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