Rights as Pagans, wiccans, magickal workers
I know many people that would right now argue with me that I don’t have the right to work my own spells, write my own solo book of shadows and or re-create or create my own magickal pathway. I have been a pagan for over 15+ years. I say otherwise.
In the Degree tradition of paganism and witchcraft, first year witches will be encouraged to:
1.Write their own spells
2. Create and add periodically to their own Book of Shadows
3. Attend their own circles for sabbat and esbats.
In the Second year they can:
1. Create their own covens.
2. Create a social group based on their works.
3. Create their own magickal tradition if they so choose.
In their third year they can:
1. Initiate coven leaders within their starting tradition
2. Initiate coven members into their own magickal traditions
3. Lead coven members to create their own spells and BoS’s
4. Become a third generation witch within their home trad and circle
5. Lead passing on rituals with other elders of their home circle
6. Lead and work with other elders at wiccaning children (wiccan baptism) and so on.
If I were a level degree pagan, (I’d be bored and no offense for those whom are, but at 15+ years I’d be up there with the pre Crones and that is exactly where I am, degree or no degree. It is just a piece of paper and with spiritual experience, this is what a pagan needs, not a piece of paper!)
Therefore I create my own groups, and I am hoping to re-create Heatheru and witsku traditions. Not all Heathen pagans want to swill whisky in a tankard and act like wild beasts or look like one. Some of us want to be Beautiful in a non human way and to own our beast-y natures in a much more calm and peaceful way. No one is going to respect your tradition if you carry on in violence. Or “I can because I hate christians!” Well, why really? “Because their God is a bitch to follow, it says this and this to do!” No, it does not. If you had wisdom, you would know the bible was written by men, NOT BY GOD. You have knowledge don’t you? Maybe the Gods came and went and later on someone whom witnessed it, decided they’d write from their POV and then the bible was created out of thin air. Can’t you take it all with a grain of salt rather than getting pissed off for no reason, thus proving that some pagans (when really if you are pagan, you respect life more than this angry soul is doing!) really aren’t cool people. Why all this anger?
Most pagan tradition, be they heathen, they be angry. This anger is not their anger. This anger belongs to ways they were raised, shit they went through so they become a heathen tradition because their rebels against their raising and their parents and life. ARRGHHH! (wild stampede through the blog post) Heatheru is a calmer path towards acceptance of the spirit we are. For in heatheru is popular for some to feral, even in modern times. By Feral, I mean they may not bathe, comb their hair, or be around people all that much. It depends on the trust, mindset and being in question, eventually all heatheru will bathe, comb the hair, shave even and associate with people.
It also depends on brain chemicals, they need more serotonin and b complex and zinc and manganese. Because if you are drawn to a heatheru path you’re probably strigoi or latent vampiric. You’ll have nervous disorder, fibro, RA and generally be considered “weird, creepy, kooky and creature-y) and YOU will be and should be so proudly, without ego, or you’re also amazingly sensitive too at first. Before long we’re mean mugging thugs on their street and we’re the coldest emotionless people on the street. But we still love, and we still care. But if you hurt us, you’ll know it.
So yes, If I am calm and wise, and I can create my own spells, Books and Covens, I damn sure know I Can create my own cyber groups and websites and traditions.
Quit being so judgmental. There is no overall Pagan Community Leader or Elder that I need to go through for permission, so grow the hell up. Come on, Small wooden boy!