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  1. Threefold law or the rule of three. That which you give out will be returned to you three times over. Karma on steroids in a sense. As to hexes, I don't toy with them, at least not for something like a personality conflict, but I will and have used them as defensive tool to aid others. Thing is, it's, for me, the nuclear option. You cut me off in traffic, I don't care. You insult me, or even threaten me, I can deal with it. You attempt to harm someone I care about or target a child, the gloves are off.
  2. My understanding is as follows. All Wiccan are witches, but not all witches are Wiccan, in the same way that all witches are Pagans, but not all Pagans are witches. Again, a bit of a mind bender, perhaps, but it's my view.
  3. I am happy to jump in, though I am not certain how active the thread is. I am an Eclectic Pagan, and will proudly call myself a witch. I've said before I can't call myself a wizard, because I can't grow a beard worth a damn, and as to the other term that some use for a male practitioner, I won't use it because of the words definition. Warlock, just to throw it out there, means oath breaker. Yes, there are many branches within Paganism, Asatru, Norse, Egyptian, Hellenic (Greek), Hinduism being polytheistic can sometimes be considered pagan, and so on. Not all will refer to themselves as a witch, many will not, I see it more as an individual choice, really. My connections with Deity are, well, varied, as I am not one who focuses exclusively on a single pantheon as some do. My simple rule is this, if a deity wishes to give me a nudge or a heads up, then my ear, my heart, my door, it is always open. If I need a heads up, bring it, because my job, before any other, is to shut up, listen, and learn. SOrry to ramble, but wanted to just jump in with a thought, even if it's late to the party.
  4. I've received certificates for 2 courses, think I've turned in another 4 essays? Have two more I'm working on at the moment. I think my favorite part is it gives me more avenues to study with each class.
  5. First post, so thought I'd make it an introduction. I've been ordained for 4 years, and have had a, let's say, winding spiritual path. In short, I've gone form what I was taught to utter confusion to in essence washing my hands of any belief in my early 20's to the realization that "I know there is something, i don't know what, but I know it's there". This lead to more study, and eventually I found the path that made sense. I'm currently working on the chaplaincy program, and have loved every course taken so far. I look forward to meeting everyone, and will just apologize in advance for being weird sometimes. :)