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About SalemWitchChild

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  • Birthday 11/04/1979

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  1. Witch can be used for both male and female practitioners. Most use this title. There is a small portion of Pagans trying to take back the names Warlock or Wizard for male witches. To many it means Oathbreaker, others say differently. Hedge witch is a type of Pagan that usually has specialized in herbal applications. Either for skin care, medicine, etc. Here's an article about Hedge Witches.
  2. Everyone is a child of creation. It is not for me to kill someone. Not unless I am actively in danger. I can defend myself and others. I cannot seek to take the life of another just because this person might take another life; no matter how probable that chance is.
  3. lol, didn't think about it, but you're right! That little belief in harm none really takes the fun out of retribution.
  4. You inspired me to write darlin! Thanks. How do your beliefs benefit you and society? This question was asked by SisterSolome on the forum. It's inspired me to think, and to write. My first reaction was that my beliefs don't really benefit anyone. I'm not rich because I'm Wiccan. I can't caste a magick spell to win the lotto, no matter how much I've tried! The Universe doesn't work like that. If life were suppose to be easy for me, I'd have been born rich, or led a life that came to that end result. I realized I was thinking in terms of the material however. Taking into account the definition of "benefit: as verb (used with object), benefited or benefited, benefiting or do good to; be of service to:a health program to benefit everyone. I have to say that I have certainly benefited. To be of service is certainly something that rings as important in my life. I'm drawn to helping others, to heal when I can, and to help teach. I hope that this blog has been a benefit to others, just as I have benefited from the various Pagan blogs I follow. The love of the Goddess is certainly a benefit for me. She helps guide, protect and comfort me when I need her love.
  5. Thanks for responding to my post. :) Nice name too; Salem is in my state, and a very awesome town.

  6. Really?! lol. Sorry my stress is a detriment to society. Shall I just stay home, barefoot, popping out babies and let my Dh bring home all the money? Shall I let him pay all the bills. Oh honey, I don't know how to balance the checkbook, could you please do it for me. (Swoon). Please. This is the worst drivel I've heard lately. My DH couldn't balance a checkbook for the life of him. I am the heart and soul of our family. I cook, clean, take care of finances and am the one to keep us all on our schedules. They'd be lost without me. Stressed? You bet. Raising sub-par children because of stress? NEVER!
  7. Blessings, love and light dear friend.
  8. Welcome!
  9. It's been a very long time. Hey Mererdog! lol I'll give it a go.
  10. I didn't know every time I ordered a pizza that I was allowing them to participate in my heterosexual union. Crazy me, I just thought I was ordering food. Seriously, a business should have no reason to know or care what someones sexual orientation is. The only exception may be wedding cakes. If a person thinks they are not skilled or professional enough to cater to a couples needs, they have a right to refuse business. But it shouldn't be on the basis of sexual orientation.
  11. Merry meet & welcome.
  12. It really depends on the individual. Some are further along on their spiritual journey than others. Age is not a factor either. I've seen 50 yr olds more spiritually lost than a teen. What I've experienced is what CAN happen if you put effort and dedication into self discovery and spritiual practice. A lot of it was analysing my true feelings. Like with Cernunnos. The reason why I hadn't been close to a god all those years is because of my experience with men. I would not LET him come through. Only when I began to put those feelings aside did he come to me. It's a journey of self discovery and development. There are many bumps along the path. Each one hurting a little bit to cross. But when you get to the other side you are so much healthier and stronger from the experience. Are my experiences "common"? Well I don't really know. Certainly a lot of people I know have some kind of experience encountering deity. Each one is a little different, which is to be expected. We see the deity as we envision them to be. Most see their deity in meditation. Visions are, in my exerpience, very rare, and often life altering. Pagan forums are not really a good indication of the Pagan population. I stear clear of them most of the time as well. The ones often saying, "you're doing it wrong" are posers or your snot nosed teen that read a book and think she (or he) is a high priest(ess). I prefer going to local metaphysical stores and local festivals for Pagan community. Even if everyone doesn't agree there, we are certainly more respectful of each other! Maybe you should seek out a shope near you to see for yourself. Most are welcoming of every path, as long as you enter without judgement and with respect.
  13. I'm just going to link my blog because I don't feel like typing it all out again. I don't see physical manifestations. Isis was a vision. Cernunnos was the way I see spirits. I saw him in my mind and felt his presence. Relationship with Deity - ISIS Lord of the Hunt - Cernunnos
  14. I think it is different for everyone. At 15 I knew I was in love and wasn't going to let anyone stop me from being with my BF. It was even more difficult because he is 10 yrs older than I am. Here I am at 32, married happily to him for almost 16 yrs now and we have two beautiful kids. If I had let all those nay sayers win back then I wouldn't have a great family and husband. I definitely made the right choice. When people say teens don't know what love is, I laugh. Yeah some of them, and maybe even the majority, may not know what love is. But that is not because of their age.
  15. We've already celebrated Ostara at home. We did a ritual, where we planted seeds inside egg shells to represent our return to growth and new beginnings. We'll plant them outside (sunflowers) when they are ready. Then I gave the kids candy and we all sat around while I told a story about Eostre and her bunny who lays eggs. Today we'll be going to MIL's house for a dinner and maybe an egg hunt.