December 2010 Blog Posts (121)

A Warm Farewell to 2010 ...

 As I enter the last moment of this year, I give thanks to all the people and everything in my life that I have received this year ……


Added by Amrita on December 31, 2010 at 14:21 — 5 Comments

A Rebuttal to "On Oathbinding: An Opinion"

Full Disclosure: I am the individual that Ma'ateo interviewed for his article in the Pulse, Issue 01, entitled "On Oathbinding: An Opinion." If you haven't read that before reading this, you may want to do so - it will make no sense, otherwise.


I will admit to being somewhat disheartened to read this article. The four very relevant points I laid out for why we do what we do were at…


Added by Oakthorne on December 31, 2010 at 11:43 — 49 Comments

The Real Pagan Pulse, Issue 01

Hey everyone! Happy New Year! (From Australia at least)


Here's the first issue of the brand new Real pagan 'zine; The Pulse. This'll be a monthly release, designed as a more personal practice-level spiritual webzine than the Pages (which is released for sabbats, of



This month, we have an awesome array of articles, some new, some familiar, as well as the first issue of the Real Kitten Pulse (a monthly webcomic) and a present for two very special…


Added by Enjolras on December 31, 2010 at 10:16 — 7 Comments

30 Truths...11 & 12

I know I've been slacking on these lol!  I've been really busy with work and keeping up with my group, I know excuses excuses...anyways here's #11 & #12!


Something people seem to compliment you on the most

This would have to be my personality.  I always seem bubbly, out going, regardless how I'm really feeling inside or what's going on in my personal life.  I'm a bottler, so I tend to stuff everything into a dark…


Added by Jen {Teh Pixie} on December 31, 2010 at 2:57 — No Comments

The Box the Key and the choice

If i handed you a key and told you that it went to the greatest power the world has every known, and then i told you where box the key went was followed by telling you that you couldnt open the box ever and left you to it. But before i leave you i tell you that one day someone will come and want you box.

1. would you open the box even though the person who gave you the greatest power the world has ever known told you not to ?


2. would you leave the box closed and…


Added by Unholy Angel (shade of crimson)ॐ on December 30, 2010 at 18:30 — 2 Comments

A Guiding Hand

Note: This was initially posted in the In your Dreams group but I decided to enter it into my blog as well. ^.^

Recently I have been struggling with the decision whether to join a

traditional wicca coven or remain a solitary witch. I meditated on this

question often but couldn't seem to reach a feeling about it that seemed

concrete. This was the dream I had that seems to be connected to this


It was nighttime and I was standing in… Continue

Added by Amanda on December 30, 2010 at 3:30 — 1 Comment

35 Simple Ways to Be Beautiful!!!


I just had to share this link! What a great way to start out the New Year!

Brightest Blessing,



Added by Jennifer Renee on December 29, 2010 at 23:10 — No Comments

The Temple Herb Cabinet

So, having purchased a bunch of materials to make my Yuletide Tobys for friends, I found that a couple of things I purchased were unnecessary - I already had them in my temple stock. So, I decided to take stock and see what I have for just that purpose. Thought I'd drop it here, just for giggles, honestly.



Added by Oakthorne on December 29, 2010 at 23:00 — 6 Comments

He Returns...

This past Tuesday (August 17, 2010) was interesting. We had out normal

Dedicant's class, as well as had a wonderful guest at the covenstead.

All in all it was a good night.

As the night wound on, I decided that I need to go

home now. As I walked down the walkways I just got the strange feeling.

It was familiar and it caused me to stop dead in my tracks. I stood

there for possibly five minutes trying to place it. My heart was racing

and fear was creeping… Continue

Added by Kerrida on December 29, 2010 at 22:08 — 3 Comments

The Trial of Discipline

Excerpt from my personal magical journal:

Things are great. i missed a journal entry yesterday, but my dailies were done. So far, discipline is gettign

fairly well back on track. I'm glad. I've been struggling for quite

some time. There were times I was wondering if I was fit for this

training and such. Yes, losing your discipline definitely breeds doubt.

Hmm.. I wonder if that is one of the causes of so many dropping away

from the training? Do we let ourselves… Continue

Added by Kerrida on December 29, 2010 at 22:07 — No Comments

A Witch Is...

What is a witch? I hear this question a lot, and the answers are always

something like someone who does magic, or someone who reveres nature,

they are good and help people, and even oh their evil people. That

never says *what* a witch is.

Honestly, if I had to give one word to say what a witch is, it'd be Dreamer. The witch is that person

who looks beyond what lies in front of them. They see that which drifts

just outside of sight. They see both sides of the… Continue

Added by Kerrida on December 29, 2010 at 22:07 — 31 Comments

Thoughts and Musings

Note: This was written in mid July 2009

To start with a bit of background on the through process that started all of this, lol.

A few days ago I was thinking over the various things I have read and

that I have gleaned from things a couple people have said. As far as I

understand it so far, much of Trad Craft is about knowing yourself and

in a sense a form of spiritual alchemy. Thusly spending a fair

amount of time meditating and reflecting inwards… Continue

Added by Kerrida on December 29, 2010 at 22:06 — 1 Comment

Whence I Came

Well I figured I'd give a better detailed post concerning where I've

come from to help others get to know me as well as for my own future


I'm 26 years old, 27 come June 22, and live in the Atlanta, GA area. I

enjoy playing my violin and djembe (not very good at either, but I'm not

too bad for a beginner), playing RPGs and fixing computers. Currently I

work in a datacenter for a major internet company helping to keep their

equipment… Continue

Added by Kerrida on December 29, 2010 at 22:04 — No Comments

In Honor of the Lares: Our Unexpected Adoption by Roman Household Deities

This is an article I wrote for the Society of Elder Faiths Yule 2009 Messenger newsletter.  I hope people find it interesting, not only for the information on the Lares and Manes, but also for the surprising experience of having unexpected deities enter one's life. 


September 6th, 2009 marked the beginning of our second year in our house, and got me thinking of the somewhat strange series of occurrences that…


Added by Thymele on December 29, 2010 at 16:43 — 5 Comments

Re: Request for Assistance - Tarot Reading



This post is being written in response to Beorc's thread entitled Request for Assistance. It is a Tarot reading based on the question he asks there, using the Rider-Waite deck.


The Spread…


Added by Oakthorne on December 29, 2010 at 14:50 — 4 Comments

Breaking through


  I need to learn to be honest with myself. I have no problem admitting my faults and failures and taking responsibility for my actions, but that doesn't mean that I always know why it is important to admit my faults or even how to deal with them. Too often do I overlook them, forget them, move on. I let unneccesary things get to me, even though I try so hard not to. I imagine that I do things one way, when in reality it is the opposite. I was questioning my path and the…


Added by Tambyr (Rissa) on December 28, 2010 at 23:00 — 4 Comments

Family Frustrations..Holidays Make it Happen

This Yule, was my first time celebrating as a Pagan. My husband and I decorated a Yule Log, talked to each other about the holiday, and it's importance and what it means, over a great bottle of red wine. He asked a lot of questions about my beliefs and we just had this awesome open discussion, I truly felt so free and I love my husband very much for being supportive of me and understanding, even if he doesn't share or totally agree with my views, he's such a gem!


The next…


Added by Crystal on December 28, 2010 at 23:00 — 3 Comments

The 90/10 Principle.....


Added by Jennifer Renee on December 27, 2010 at 16:49 — 4 Comments

So you want a fresh start....

Over the last few months, I have heard a lot of people both online and off making statements like, "I just want to move on. Can't you just forget about it?" OR "I want a fresh start.  Why are you judging me on things from that past?"  And honestly, I am confused by the logic behind such statements. 


First, let me say that I am not a big believer in the idea that people really change, period.  Not major changes anyways, not often.  Usually when such changes take place they are…


Added by Strata on December 27, 2010 at 16:30 — 18 Comments

A Wolf in Sheeps Clothing

Due to my location, a wolf in sheep's clothing is the best description of my path. Albeit not a dangerous one, er.. to the skilled and strong willed, it is very misunderstood around here. When asked "What church do you attend?" I can not very well say "I am a Luciferian." I'm afraid the reaction would be much less than polite. I normally respond with the name of the church I attended at the age of sixteen when my family forced me to start going to church, a few months… Continue

Added by Dru on December 26, 2010 at 22:30 — 1 Comment

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