Dedicatory Religious Witches

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Dedicatory Religious Witches

A group for any who follow the DRW path or are interested in it.

Members: 141
Latest Activity: Aug 24

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DRW and Christian witchcraft...lightsabers unsheathed.

Started by Yarrowsage (heathenish delight). Last reply by Brave Heart Jun 23, 2015. 67 Replies

Recently, over at wiccantogether.com there has been a massive influx of newer members claiming to be followers of Christian Witchcraft. It's obvious to all of you here that Christian Wicca cannot…Continue

DRW Website?

Started by Morgan Johnstone Dec 19, 2014. 0 Replies

Hi, does DRW have a website? I'd be really interested in seeing it if so and if not, I'd be interested in helping get one online.Continue

Balance

Started by Aislynn. Last reply by Kim Klink Oct 7, 2012. 22 Replies

We hear the word "balance" every time we turn around, it seems.  Elemental balance is usually what is stressed, sometimes gender balance comes in second.  What about everything else? How do you find…Continue

Getting Down to Business

Started by Aislynn. Last reply by Leisha Feb 15, 2012. 3 Replies

Almost a year ago I said this discussion needed to happen. A few months ago I said I'd post this thread.A few days ago I promised myself I'd post it.And now here it is!  The thread you've all been…Continue

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Comment by Wynter Black on November 28, 2014 at 15:14

Hello Everybody!

I have just discovered this group and I am very eager to learn more. I had been feeling very conflicted for a long time for many reasons: 1. I am a solitary. I have tried to find like-minded people in my area but I couldn't find any. 2. I am attracted to deities from 2 very distinct pantheons and this has actually been my biggest issue. The two deities I have chosen to follow are Hecate and Thor. I have tried to chose one pantheon or the other but it just didn't feel right. I have even tried to give up one of my deities and focus on the other one exclusively but I felt there was something missing in my practice. Needless to say that a lot of what I have read online has convinced me that I was neither Wiccan, nor Asatru or anything else in between. So I have gone through phases of deepest worry and uncertainty. I have stopped practicing for a while. And then, as usual, I ended up coming back an reading some more. I have finally gathered the courage to write about my internal conflict and one of the people who answered pointed me in your direction. I read the definition of the group and... it was like magic! This was exactly what I was looking for: not only was I not alone, but I finally could put a name to whatever it was I was doing! So thank you for existing and thank you for accepting me in your group!

Comment by Riverstone on July 10, 2012 at 14:36

Self Introduction: Hello everyone.  I began my pagan path way back in the 1980s.  I have yet to find a group or tradition which I have affinity for.  I greatly admire and respect Feri and Reclaiming.  Yet I have found that even the most progressive of Pagan groups eventually calcifies the supple non-conceptual into the conceptual.  Thus I have begun to study indigenous Tibetan Bon "Buddhism" which is a Shamanic form of Buddhism.  It is very similar to the early representations of the emerging witchcraft from the 70s and 80s.  (Bon however claims 15,000 years) Bon was initially persectued into near extinction by of all things, Buddhist.  It utilizes the ideas of earth, air, fire, water, and Space (or as is called here 'Spirit'".  They have a main Goddess deity, and stringent mental training called Dzogchen.  I have recieved transmission of the Bon Medicine Buddha teachings and believe me they fall in line with our neo-pagan ideas.  Their pantheon is rich.  Yet, my access to them is limited. So I continue to study mainstream Zen Buddhist teachings.  I find the integration between what I have learned as a young Catholic/ Hoo-doo, then a young-adult Pagan, and then an adult Buddhist, all come together to round out who I am on a spiritual level.  And for me it sits well under DRW.  The beautiful thing about Zen is it fits right into just about any system.  I can have an altar with Aphrodite on it, rather than the Buddha and still practice Zen.  I can also, use the circle casting, directional elements, and still practice Zen or Dzogchen.  Even my familial Catholic/Hoo-doo roots sit well with these teachings.  It would not be inconceivable that one day I might consider formal entrance into the monastic setting of Buddhism, but that is years and years into the future, possibly....

Comment by Tammy Story on March 30, 2012 at 20:03

I am quite well.  Just got back into town from time in the farmland.  walked the harvested cornfields.  It was a wonderous day.

Enjoyed the storm as it rolled through.

 

How was your day?

Comment by Victoria A Loomis on March 30, 2012 at 18:12
How is every one?
Comment by GreenWolf on March 5, 2012 at 14:55

I have been a member of this group for a while, but I have not had an opportunity to review the information here until now. I am really impressed with what I have found, and feel that DRW may be ideal for me.

I have been practicing what I called Solitary Wicca for over 15 years, but due to living arrangements, I have had to move back into the proverbial broom closet for far too long (over 6 years). Since then, I have found a great deal has "changed" regarding the use of the term Solitary Wiccan (especially on some other sites... Yikes!!). It's a strange feeling. It has been so long since I have been able to worship as I want, that I feel like I am back to being a Seeker. I cannot remember a lot of the basics (tools, holidays, etc), and now to find that the name I use to use could cause such a disagreement is very disheartening. In my youth, I endured a great deal of hardships fighting for the rights of Wiccans, and all Pagans in my area (try being the only Pagan in a Christian school...), so to have people jump down my throat for using the term is upsetting. I have come to realize that what was once acceptable no longer is, and that things have changed in my absence from the Craft.

I am very thankful that I have found a name for what I do, and a place where I feel I am accepted, and can get myself back to what I once was so long ago.

Merry Meet, and Blessed Be!

Comment by Victoria A Loomis on November 11, 2011 at 17:00

Merry Meet

Comment by Melissa on October 14, 2011 at 18:19

Hello, I decided to join since it made more sense to ask certain questions here. I'm pumping out questions left and right on the forum section too much,perhaps.

I don't fall under any religious category because I have not clearly defined divinity for myself. It might take years before I find something I am happy with. My main mission here is to further educate myself on this new term "DRW" that I've only come in contact with yesterday. I've been mostly exposed to the term "Neo-Wicca" and was very happy to see a new terminology starting to distinguish itself. Coming up with DRW was a genius idea.

 

My main questions will revolve around placements on "The Godmap",hard/soft polytheism, and the like...since I have a long road ahead of me to figure where my beliefs lie. Learning about these things under the header of DRW, of course =)

Comment by Holly on September 26, 2011 at 13:45
Hello!  I'm new to this group so I figured I'd just take a minute to introduce myself.  My name is Holly and I found this group through my husband, Chris.  Like him, I am new to Paganism and fresh out of a long lived yet empty, christian life.  I consider myself an eclectic pagan witch and feel a very fast growing love for nature.  I am hoping to find lots of friends and have some fun while here.  To Veronica, you're not the only one going through the overwhelmings!  It's easy to do isn't it?  I'm also leaning toward the Celtic Tradition. 
Comment by Aislynn on September 22, 2011 at 23:34
Well, they obviously go well with my list since many of the books I recommended in that video are the same.  The Celtic books go to a certain extent.  One of them focuses solely on the Celtic path and not on Wicca/DRW at all so it will have to be married to this path a bit as one learns more about both of them.  I've found they fit quite harmoniously in certain ways, but they don't necessarily always fit together completely.
Comment by Aislynn on September 22, 2011 at 22:10
Veronica, if by a "mirror book" you mean a Book of Mirrors, that's all it is, typically, I think.  Most witches who keep them, to my knowledge, just use it as a bit of a spiritual diary and keep their spells and rituals in their Book of Shadows.

If you're looking for a good place to start, you might check out the recommended reading lists on here (Lark's is quite popular) or on my own website:   http://rootsofritual.wordpress.com/recommended-reading/  There's also a section with some great links there as well along with all the other original content.

Welcome, Chris!
 

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