posted on Sep, 9 2015 @ 04:33 PM
Hello fellow ATS'rs. I am having difficulty in coming up with the correct words to help explain something.
The subject of which is that Wiccans believe that they are developing a cone of power around them in a circle and that if anyone wants to leave the
circle they must cut a hole in the "wall" with their athame as to let the person out, and then to close the "wall" so that everyone in the circle
is still protected.
I have tried to explain to a few Wiccan friends that this whole cutting a hole in the wall is pretty new-age stuff but they are assured that it is a
very old custom and that they can feel the power of the circle and they can feel if the "wall" gets cut. They claim it has all these powers and that
a "witch" knows this to be true.
I tell them all the time I am not Wiccan and don't subscribe to their new-age fuzzy bunny stuff, that a more traditional witch wouldn't be calling
in the quarters because Wicca is a new religion based on a mishmash of various beliefs that hold little traditional practices.
But they simply don't believe me because they think their practice is super old.
Then in the same breath they say they know nothing about "traditional witchcraft" - I only care because I have been placed in the circle to teach
what I know, not by my own volition but by the high priestess of the circle.
I have shown them many, many things that are not in their books and they tell me all the time that they feel the "traditional path" is something
they want badly after having the experiences we have had together.
So my question to you is this.... how can I explain to them the practice of calling the quarters and cutting a hole in the "wall" and re-sealing
"the hole" is loosely based on some other belief systems and has nothing to do with Pre-Christian England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales?
Please be kind in response and don't bash.... this is a real question that I am trying to help my friends understand. I just simply lack the time and
effort to put forth reading about a vast array of religions just to give a meaningful answer. Thanks