There’s been a lot of talk floating around the Pagan Blogsphere about ethics, interfaith work, lore, living your beliefs and whatnot. I’ve also seen posts from those who have spent years seeking and seem to found nothing but a soul deep weariness that turns them from a spiritual path all together.
I have had my own moments of ‘What’s the point?’ I think that we all have. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. You’re not a failure as a Pagan/Witch/etc if you find yourself wondering why it is that you’re doing all of this. Why do you spend so much time, energy and money on your path? What do you get out of it?
Categories: Blogsphere, Paganism, Religious Witchcraft
Tags: blogsphere, charge of the goddess, ethics, Goddess, interfaith work, New Age, Organizations, pagan, pagan religions, pagan witch, Paganism, religion, spiritual path, spirituality, wicca, witch
This one took me a while to get to. I could have easily written about the Morrigan or Danu or a number of other well-known goddesses with whom I’ve had some experience. But they aren’t the ones who have been on my mind lately.
Beltane is nearly upon us, and the archetype of the May Queen is what has been filling my thoughts. For some traditions, she is the Goddess in her Maiden form, a grown woman ready to take the Young God as her lover.
Categories: Articles, Paganism, Witchy Wednesday
Tags: Arthur, Beltane, Creiddylad, Danu, faery queen, Goddess, Guinevere, King Arthur, lady guinevere, May Queen, pagan, Paganism, queen guinevere, wicca, witch, witchcraft, witchy wednesday
Beltane, hooray! This is the big one. This is the holiday that say SPRING IS HERE!
The weather in Calgary has finally warmed up again – hopefully to stay this time. I have my seeds on the go. My little Scrapple tree is now 3 Scrapple trees – they will get divided up on Beltane. I have lavender and sage and green peas started. I have a few other flowers, herbs and veggies germinating, hopefully they will be sprouted and ready for the garden by the first.
Categories: Articles, Crafts, Environmentalism, Green Fingers, Religious Witchcraft, Sabbats
Tags: Beltane, Calgary, cooking, crafts, diy, Flower, food, gluten free, Goddess, holiday, mayday, ostara, pagan, Paganism, Sabbat, Wheel of the Year, wicca, witchcraft
Non-maleficence is one of the central mandates of medical ethics, both modern and historic. The Hippocratic oath is taught in medical schools around the world, and those who seek to become licensed physicians are hoped to believe it as a guiding principles of their professional morality.
At least that is the ideal. With the insanity going on south of the border, it seems that the US government believes that harm is ok if the patient is a woman. While the medical profession searches its collective souls for the courage to stand up for its patients whether or not they happen to possess a uterus, many of the Witchy persuasion are feeling the call to study or return to midwifery.
In my post on Virtues of the Goddess, I mentioned that Wiccan ethics do not end with the Rede and the oft quoted ‘An it Harm None, Do what ye Will’. And while the last stanza of the Wiccan Rede is well known, it doesn’t seem to be well understood.
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Tags: Doreen Valiente, ethics, Goddess, Harm None, magic, pagan, Paganism, Rede, wicca, Wiccan Rede, witch, witchcraft
I was reading through some of the ‘H’ posts for the Pagan Blog Project and came across a post on Gangleri’s Grove about Humility as a virtue. From what I understand, the Nine Noble Virtues are central to Heathen spirituality.
In many circles it is commonly held that Wiccan ethics end with ‘An it harm none, do as ye will’. Some years ago, a friend of mine wrote an essay refuting this idea and exploring the virtues that the Goddess laid down for us in the Charge.
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Tags: charge of the goddess, ethics, Goddess, Nine Noble Virtues, noble virtues, pagan, Paganism, religion, Religion and Spirituality, religious witchcraft, theology, Virtue, virtues, wicca, wiccan ethics
I ran across this idea while surfing the Mom’s a Witch blog, and I thought it was a great project to fill things out a bit between my other weekly/bi-weekly posts. Though instead of doing 44 days of Witchery (which I would never in the world be able to keep up with), I’m going to do 44 weeks of Witchery – on Wednesdays, I think. Witchy Wednesdays.
Categories: Paganism, Religious Witchcraft, Witchy Wednesday
Tags: Air (classical element), athame, Goddess, pagan, Paganism, Wednesday, wicca, witchcraft, Witchery, witchy wednesday