>>How did you come about becoming a witch/wizard/magician/Wicca/Occultists?
I am pretty sure I was born that way. My imagination/play even as a very small child centered around herbs and potions and magick. This was before
I read a lot as a teen on the subject, married a Satanist. When I was 19 or 20 I started going to Ravenwood where Lady Sintana was high
priestess...so traditional witchcraft was my first real contact with any organized occult group.
I didn't like the drive, or the rules, and decided it wasn't for me- the group thing, the rules thing- so I decided to go solitaire, I met someone
very special to me that was doing her best to practice as a solitaire. We teamed up. I divorced my first husband. I knew another witch- we'd been
friends, so we started dating and we married. That was interesting. At that time, HE had a group, I had a group and when we got together, a few
folks actually started acting INSANE.
Which is why we became hermits. To this day we are very private people, but we do occasionally practice with a larger group.
>>What does Wicca mean to you(a religion, a group of people, etc)?
Wicca is what wicca is. It is ok if that's where you are.
We feel we have moved on from that. It is a very good bridge, IMO - and JMO, from mainstream religions into a the magickal world.
>>Do you have a book of shadow?
I do have a book. I had copied the BOS when I was with my first group. That, however, is NOT my BOS.
My BOS is a very personal account of what I have learned and what has worked. My thoughts on WHY I think it worked, ect.
>>Can dark energy/dark spells ever be good?
Well I guess that depends on who benefits from them!
>>What do you recommend to study and where can you find a listing of spells and materials required etc.
Start with Scott Cunningham. Read Crowley's 777 then put it down. 15 years down the road, read it again.
Study symbols. Start meditating. Grow something. When you are ready, Agrippa.
>>Where/How would one find such a coven or group? How did you find your group?
I dunno? I just never had trouble finding a group. I have trouble NOT finding people. I went to a CHRISTIAN CHURCH once and got caught by my truck
by 2 people that were interested in witchcraft and wanted to know if I were Wiccan. That was so weird. I didn't even have a pentacle on or anything
like that. I must have a psychic sign over my head.
Go to the Witches' Voice. Look there. Also, try meetup.com
>>If meeting a group for the first time, would it be ok to be scared and will they understand?
It's fine. It's common and normal. It's ok to make mistakes too.
The HP of a group that we sometimes practice with always manages to laugh when I get this chant wrong.
"Earth my body, water my soul, air my breath and fire my spirit."
Sorry, I'm a Gemini and half dragon. Fire is my breath and AIR is my spirit. I can't say it any other way. lol
If you meet a group and they are not *HUMAN* and *EASY GOING* find yourself another group.
Just don't try to take a lot of pictures. Man that ticks me off. I've seen a newcomer doing that before and I always think they are just informants.
Any group that gets any size will get spied on. Sucks. Which is why we only go to a few events a year that are NOT on the right day.
My family is rather funny about that. IE if it is Beltane, it has to be ON Beltane. They think anything else is kinda silly, which is good. We have
Beltane at home, and can just go have fun with our group.
It's good to go to Beltane as a first ritual, or Ostara, IMO, especially if you think you might be afraid.
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