A Witch’s Beginning: Part 2

Last week, I talked about my childhood background in Christianity and how I ended up drifting away from that, because there wasn’t much of an anchor there to begin with. Something I’ve learned through my years of searching is that spiritual connection, regardless of your religious belief, needs to be cultivated. I was never taught … Continue reading A Witch’s Beginning: Part 2

A Witch’s Beginnings, part 1

In the past, I’ve spoken vaguely about how I came to Wicca, which shifted to Paganism, which has turned into agnostic witchcraft, which continues to shift as I continue to search. But, I haven’t spoken about where I was prior to that, or really delved into the meat of the journey which brought me to … Continue reading A Witch’s Beginnings, part 1

Witchy Wednesday: Finding Mentors (in strange places)

This post is inspired by the wonderful Hestia's Servant and a post she made some time ago about a lack of elders and teachers in the Pagan community. I've been thinking a lot lately about the people I have learned from and those I've been seeking out for assistance, and I'm here today to echo … Continue reading Witchy Wednesday: Finding Mentors (in strange places)

Witchy Wednesday: Church and the Agnostic Witch

So, I've been thinking about going to church, lately. No, no, don't worry. I'm not converting and my soul hasn't been "saved." I still practice witchcraft and my beliefs are still what they have been (though I acknowledge that spirituality is always changing and my beliefs are not set in stone). I'm just looking for … Continue reading Witchy Wednesday: Church and the Agnostic Witch

Witchy Wednesday: Spiritual Counseling

Some of you may have noticed that I mention my "spiritual counselor" or "spiritual advisor" on occasion, but I don't think I've ever explained what that means, who she is, or what she does for me. Or, if I have, it's been lost in the annals and purges. I officially met Jacqueline Valdez when I … Continue reading Witchy Wednesday: Spiritual Counseling

Witchy Wednesday: Hands Off!

This post could be alternately titled: What is it with boys and knives, anyway? At the beginning of our relationship, my ex had this awful happen of fiddling with my altar. During that time, I still considered myself a Wiccan and had what most would consider a pretty "standard" altar set-up: an athame, a chalice, … Continue reading Witchy Wednesday: Hands Off!

Witchy Wednesday: How It Began (and a little about where it is now)

Like the majority of the things in my life that end up coming to have the most meaning to me, I got into witchcraft for all the wrong reasons. I was in middle school, I didn't fit in very well (no matter how hard I tried) and I figured if people were going to treat … Continue reading Witchy Wednesday: How It Began (and a little about where it is now)