I’ve read a little about Church of All Worlds. It seems to get a variety of descriptions and definitions. But, I believe it is a religion based on caring for the planet, the Earth and Gaia/ Gaea. It is interesting to read more about. I also believe caring for our planet, stewardship of of resources, the animals and plants is very important, necessary.… Read the rest
With some planning, creativity and ingenuity, you can make an altar to take with you, carry it in your pocket, backpack, luggage, carry on bag, or purse. The size will depend on the container you can find to hold everything in. From there just keep thinking small.
I would like a special container, a small metal box I think.… Read the rest
Having any kind of faith, belief or religion is about labelling yourself and having others label you. Even an atheist, someone who does not believe in any gods (or any formal religion) is labelled, an atheist. A religious based name and word. Funny how so many things are ironic like that.
My label, as best as I can pull together the words, is an atheist Green Witch.… Read the rest
Originally written for The Crying Clown Zine (c. 1998)
Just picture yourself, in mid ritual, suddenly your Book of Shadows falls to the floor with an unpleasant sounding thud. Silly you, you forgot your altar!
The Wiccan/ Pagan altar is not just for eating your breakfast on anymore. Also, those looking forward to virgin sacrifices are in for a disappointment.… Read the rest
To those who believe in God and the Bible… your book says humans are the stewards/ the caretakers of the Earth. You worry about getting into heaven or going to hell for your sins…
How will you explain the mess the planet is in, the animals being killed by human pollution and human over population and all the rest – to your boss?… Read the rest
An element speaks to you…
The spirit of the wind carries your mind.
The tides of water rush through your veins.
The vitality of the flames feeds your soul.
The solitude of the earth comforts your body.
This comes from an online quiz. Which would you pick and why? I struggled to choose between the wind and my mind or the fire and my soul.… Read the rest
I don’t blog about being Pagan very often. It’s a personal decision and something I mostly keep to myself. But, now and then I think of something to say to more than just myself.
When the Internet was newer there were some really good sites for Pagans. Also, many personal sites which were a mix of good and flamboyant.… Read the rest
What is one item that is sacred to you? (Can be anything, tool, amulet, object, etc)
What holidays or time of year do you consider most sacred to you personally?
Describe your sacred space (can be anywhere, indoors, outdoors, etc):
One item which always feels spiritual and elemental to me are rocks, stones, pebbles and so on.… Read the rest
Geomancy interests me because I especially like rocks, stones, and even pebbles (rocks you can hold in your hand or put in your pocket). Stone is like a hard, cold fact with a very long history, by our human standards.
I haven’t tried it, not to read the future. I just enjoy stones. I keep them around, in my bedroom, outside in the yard and the garden we have a lot of rocks.… Read the rest
One thing that bothers me about people who are into Paganism, particularly Wicca, are the trendy money spenders. Those who forget it’s an Earth religion, not a shopping religion. You do not need robes, goblets, altar tools, athames, jewelry, etc. Being a Witch isn’t about how much stuff you can stack up on an altar it’s about having an altar at all and appreciating and knowing what it’s there for.… Read the rest