Good question. Let's see if I can answer that.
First, I'm a 30ish female. I'm a practicing witch of the
eclectic kitchen variety. I am also Wiccan. Although it's
harder to keep the Rede some days than others.
The Wiccan Rede? I forget that some visitors are new to
An' it harm none, do what ye will.
Pretty basic - but some days I'd like to zap someone good
and hard! For me, this also means not harming yourself
either. Just think about what you do before you do it. Does
it interfere with someone else's life or free will - don't
That's not to say that you can't pray for someone. Prayers
are YOURS - your power, your wishes sent to the Mother and
Father. I pray for those I love all the time.
I live with my man - married in every sense but the legal.
And an old old cranky cat who owns us.
I haven't been blessed with the gift of children. It's hard
at times, but I have two nephews who think I'm crazy enough
to be interesting. Is there any love as pure as that of a
My familly accepts my path. The only question my mother had
was would I still celebrate Christmas with the family? Yes,
not as a religious holiday, but as a time of sharing and
I don't follow a specific tradition. I make it up as I go.
That's what I love about being eclectic. I try to write my
own rituals and prayers - that's why everything changes
from moon to moon. I think it's important to try to create
something of your own - it comes from YOU and adds a
I'm trying to recapture the spirit of the old village wise
woman. Very basic and simple.
I in no way look down on those who practice high ritual or
who are not Wiccan. To each his own. The Path has many
different side roads.
My primary love is herbs. My goal is to eliminate as many
store bought products from my home as possible. I like to
make my own toiletries, cleaning supplies, and try to use
natural remedies. PLEASE do not take this as condemnation
of conventional medicine - it's there for a reason. But I
give myself a little lavender oil head massage for a
headache before I pop a Tylenol.
Personally, I believe that being a witch is more than
keeping the Sabbats and Esbats - to me , it's a way of
life, to be incorporated into every aspect of my being.
I've spoken to others who say that they always knew they
were different; that becoming a witch felt like "coming
home". I believe that we are called to this Path - we do
not choose it.
OK - enough on that.
I practice tarot cards - never got the "feel" for runes.
I love to make stuff.
I sew, do cross stitch, a little bead and jewelry work,
herbal stuff - a jack of all crafts, master of none.
I read and read and read. I always have. Books are our most
important tool. The internet is great - but there's nothing
like the feel of cracking open a new book - where will you
go, who will you meet, what will you learn. And it's
I love my little garden. Last year was my first attempt.
Everything turned out so well. This year I'm going a little
nuts I'm afraid. Herbs, herbs, herbs, and a few flowers to
make it pretty.
My 4 year old nephew helps me. He is old enough to
understand that you have to be gentle with the baby plants.
Well gang, that's about all for now. I'm sure I'll be
updating this from time to time.
later and love