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Saturday, 27 November 2010

The End of a Wiccan

From the age of three I recall my visions - from that age; I knew reality was more than this field of consciousness. By sixteen I had studied much and in earnest. I considered myself a solitary Wiccan - by twenty; I was formerly initiated into a working Celtic coven and began to work very hard to support Wicca. Life is full of up's and downs and I have developed my own way. The High Priest and the High-priestess who initiated me returned my measure and I passed through the degrees with ease over the years. During that time they always said I was a Mage not a Witch.

I have studies all religions, philosophies, myths and symbols I advanced as Mage and can hold my own in any debate. In any realm or any dimension. I know no fear.

Now I am in a very different place. No better than the next person. I only ask for a small measure of respect and to be accepted without Judgement or Opinion. For I will leave you be if you harm none.

Juxtaposed to the above I will break you like an egg should you fail to offer me what I offer to you freely. To say this is my right - I give love, support, compassion, empathy, understanding and acceptance. At least attempt to do the same.

If you wish to oppose me you oppose your own higher will.

There are many mansions in the kingdom which one you choose is of your free will.

Over the past two weeks I have seen too many examples of Wiccan's claiming superiority via their structure of degrees, claim rules and laws that in turn creates Dogma. What could possibly be more damaging to Humanities Evolution than creating another set of Dogma's to claim control and superiority of our fellows?

For 2000 years have we not seen a world ripped apart by monotheistic patriarchs who base a religion based on fear and oppression yet demand blind faith, hope etc on it's subjects!

And what I see is that no religion has the answer to our problems.

Sucking the thumb of illusion and expecting a pat on the back that it's all going to be OK is a delusion not a solution.

It's very easy to be religious something completely different to become holy. And there is not one human on this planet who can claim that or claim to be enlightened.

It has sickened me greatly. I will continue to support a little in my own way.

I am no longer Wiccan.
I am just a man. I will admit Pagan. Wizard, Fool, Discordant


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Location:Roading,Campbeltown,United Kingdom

10 comments:

  1. I feel despair and hurt in this post my friend. Never ever let them grind you down. Your words and thoughts are gems in a World of pain and selfishness. Your words and thoughts are appreciated by the many who can truly hear them!

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  2. "Juxtaposed to the above I will break you like an egg should you fail to offer me what I offer to you freely."

    Is this a threat? If we fail to do something nice for you, you will wish harm on us? I thought a common pagan ethic was "do no harm" (expressed in different words)?

    Ego (in the prideful sense) seems to appear in all religions/spiritualities.

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  3. In context it is not a threat.
    I said,"Now I am in a very different place. No better than the next person. I only ask for a small measure of respect and to be accepted without Judgment or Opinion. For I will leave you be if you harm none.

    Juxtaposed to the above I will break you like an egg should you fail to offer me what I offer to you freely. To say this is my right - I give love, support, compassion, empathy, understanding and acceptance. At least attempt to do the same.

    If you wish to oppose me you oppose your own higher will.

    There are many mansions in the kingdom which one you choose is of your free will."

    The Wiccan Rede is:

    Bide within the Law you must, in perfect Love and perfect Trust.
    Live you must and let to live, fairly take and fairly give.

    For tread the Circle thrice about to keep unwelcome spirits out.
    To bind the spell well every time, let the spell be said in rhyme.

    Light of eye and soft of touch, speak you little, listen much.
    Honor the Old Ones in deed and name,
    let love and light be our guides again.

    Deosil go by the waxing moon, chanting out the joyful tune.
    Widdershins go when the moon doth wane,
    and the werewolf howls by the dread wolfsbane.

    When the Lady's moon is new, kiss the hand to Her times two.
    When the moon rides at Her peak then your heart's desire seek.

    Heed the North winds mighty gale, lock the door and trim the sail.
    When the Wind blows from the East, expect the new and set the feast.

    When the wind comes from the South, love will kiss you on the mouth.
    When the wind whispers from the West, all hearts will find peace and rest.

    Nine woods in the Cauldron go, burn them fast and burn them slow.
    Birch in the fire goes to represent what the Lady knows.

    Oak in the forest towers with might, in the fire it brings the God's
    insight. Rowan is a tree of power causing life and magick to flower.

    Willows at the waterside stand ready to help us to the Summerland.
    Hawthorn is burned to purify and to draw faerie to your eye.

    Hazel-the tree of wisdom and learning adds its strength to the bright fire burning.
    White are the flowers of Apple tree that brings us fruits of fertility.

    Grapes grow upon the vine giving us both joy and wine.
    Fir does mark the evergreen to represent immortality seen.

    Elder is the Lady's tree burn it not or cursed you'll be.
    Four times the Major Sabbats mark in the light and in the dark.

    As the old year starts to wane the new begins, it's now Samhain.
    When the time for Imbolc shows watch for flowers through the snows.

    When the wheel begins to turn soon the Beltane fires will burn.
    As the wheel turns to Lamas night power is brought to magick rite.

    Four times the Minor Sabbats fall use the Sun to mark them all.
    When the wheel has turned to Yule light the log the Horned One rules.

    In the spring, when night equals day time for Ostara to come our way.
    When the Sun has reached it's height time for Oak and Holly to fight.

    Harvesting comes to one and all when the Autumn Equinox does fall.
    Heed the flower, bush, and tree by the Lady blessed you'll be.

    Where the rippling waters go cast a stone, the truth you'll know.
    When you have and hold a need, harken not to others greed.

    With a fool no season spend or be counted as his friend.
    Merry Meet and Merry Part bright the cheeks and warm the heart.

    Mind the Three-fold Laws you should three times bad and three times good.
    When misfortune is enow wear the star upon your brow.

    Be true in love this you must do unless your love is false to you.

    These Eight words the Rede fulfill:

    "An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will"

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  4. While of course the above is taken from some older sources the reality is that Wicca was put forth by Gerald Gardener in the early Nineteen Fifties

    Paganism is somewhat more broad a label, taken from the Latin Paganus and meaning country dweller, here it refers largely to anyone who does not fit into the accepted religion of the time or those in power, (city dwellers).

    A Pagan while commonly meaning a polytheist is also as far as Christians are concerned anyone who does not worship the god of Abraham.

    "Do What Thou Wilt." from another source of course is another story.

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  5. Thought provoking and eloquently put - thank you for speaking aloud the truth that many cringe from. We are inundated with Dogma from every direction and it would not surprise me to learn that some converts to Wicca did so as an escape from the rules and regulations associated with organized religion. It would be sad indeed, were Wicca to become the very thing it once symbolized freedom from.

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  6. Excellent Jennifer and excellent reply to previous post Silent Paradox. Enough said, you said it all so well.

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  7. A very thoughtful and well written post. As I read it I felt someone else understood what I had experienced early on.

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