OK, let me start with this:
What this thread is: A place for Pagan members to come together and share books, traditions, beliefs, rituals, etc. Also a place for those
interested in the subject to come, gather information and ask questions.
What this thread is not
: A place for those of other faiths to come and bash Pagans, Paganism or the validity of such beliefs.
I ask, no BEG
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So, I'll go first. I consider myself a Wiccan, and part time Witch. These are my labels, and mine alone. I believe that the Divine (I don't use
the term 'God' due to all the baggage that comes with it) can be found everywhere, and is in fact the Universe Itself. While I do believe in the
dual nature of the Divine, being both masculine and feminine, and yet neither at the same time, I don't really get into God and Goddess worship, but
instead worship The One as a whole.
I'm not much into ritual or ritualistic tools. I found that it actually distracted me in my workings. I only use Majick on rare occasions when all
other mundane avenues have been exhausted, which is not often.
I consider myself to be a Nocturnal Witch, as I have always been more at home at night. (I hate mornings! Never have been a 'Day' person!) I have
the gift of clairsentience, but not in the "Uncle Charlie says 'Hi'" way, but more along the lines of receiving messages concerning questions I
have. I have two spirit guides. One is my mother who crossed over in 1976. The other is a native american who calls himself White Feather (tells me
that I could not pronounce his name in his native tongue), but have receive messages from others as well.
to meditate at least three times a day, but sometimes mundane life gets in the way of accomplishing that goal. I learned transcendental
meditation in the 80's.
Books I suggest and recommend:
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft
: A good
starting place for the beginner, and a good reference for us more seasoned practioners.
Nocturnal Witchcraft: Majick after Dark
: For those who wish to
explore the Nocturnal Path.
companion peice to the above book.
Speak with the Dead:
Seven Methods for Spirit Communication
: For those interested in afterlife communication.
Wicca: A Guide
for the Solitary Practitioner
: A good book for those practicing a solitary path.
I'll leave it at that for now, but other authors I recommend would be Silver RavenWolf, other works of Scott Cunningham, and Gary Cantrell.
Enough about me! What about you!