Work in Progress for Eclectics


Work in Progress for Eclectics

This group is for newbies and experienced persons alike who are interested in the eclectic, non-traditional paths. This includes witchcraft, eclectic pagansism, etc. 

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How Did You Get Drawn to Paganism?

Started by Sage. Last reply by Christopher Travis Holloway Jul 14, 2014. 4 Replies

Hey y'all, thought this would be a fun discussion to see how everyone was drawn to their path. I myself was very interested in (Egyptian) mythology ever since I was in fourth grade. In eighth grade,…Continue

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Comment by CEWsony9(dragonfiregrl) on August 16, 2014 at 16:29

Thank you for the invite here!

I started my path into paganism about a year and a half ago, and am still learning. I hope to get started on a Book of Shadows soon, and get to work learning my tarot deck more. Hope to meet new friends here and learn new things!


Comment by Bryn Judysdottir on August 12, 2014 at 22:20
Yeah, Ning seems to be having issues with that. I've reported the problem, but it seems they still haven't fixed it. *sigh*
Comment by Amara Ravenwood on August 7, 2014 at 12:14

I didn't finish Spiral Dance.  I couldn't relate to the Fairy stuff.

Comment by Guinevere on August 7, 2014 at 8:28

No worries, I read everything with a critical eye.  I've read Embracing the Moon and like the review link you gave, I thought that the beginning was good but I discarded anything pertaining to specific deities or historical info.  I'm just gleaning info on witchcraft and not looking at anything else right now.

I haven't found the review of Starhawk on your second link, just a quick reference to her in the comments.  I haven't started SD but I've started her book Earth Path.  Again, I'm discarding info regarding history and vocabulary right now and concentrating on the Craft.  I find she has good exercises in there although some of them I won't bother with.  It's really geared towards a ecological/Craft mindset which works for me.

Thanks for the heads up :)


Comment by Guinevere on July 25, 2014 at 13:44

Just received 2 of the books I've ordered: Embracing the Moon by Yasmine Galenorn and Spiral Dance by Starhawk.  Let's start reading:)

Comment by Bryn Judysdottir on July 14, 2014 at 16:52
Always glad to help. :) Thank goodness my post made sense. Lol
Comment by Guinevere on July 14, 2014 at 15:59

Et la lumière fut! (translation: And there was light!)  I didn't understand how it applied specifically to religion/spitrituality.  Thanks.

Comment by Bryn Judysdottir on July 14, 2014 at 15:31
A tradition is something that has been passed down from generation to generation of practitioners that hasn't changed (much) since it was started.

A path is more like doing your own personal thing.

I think a holiday celebration is a fair comparison. Families typically have things they do every year - a certain game or dish that is a major part of the celebration. But some people also celebrate in their own way at home separate from the family gathering. What is done with the family is a tradition - in this case the private celebration would equal path.

Did that make any sense? I just got home from work. Hot and tired. Lol
Comment by Christopher Travis Holloway on July 14, 2014 at 14:11

What is the difference between a path and a tradition? 

Comment by Guinevere on July 14, 2014 at 14:09

I think it would be interesting to have a list of the world's witchcraft forms.  That's what I've been looking for but I can't seem to find any real complete list that doesn't look too fluffy.  And I think it would be a pretty daunting task.  I totally agree with Callisto to start with the Craft common with Neopaganism.  I'm particularly interested in European forms of witchcraft (Irish, Celtic, Eastern and Northern European), Hoodoo, Voodoo and Shamanism.  Lol!  Ok, I think this is why I'm an ecclectic :)

I would like to know the difference between "path" and "tradition". You anglos make my head spin with your semantics (woohoo big word for the frenchie) :P



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