Through The Doorway 

( picture from fb: There is a little Witch in all of us)

“Pathworking – sometimes called journeying, inner plane work or vision questing – is a form of meditation used a lot in shamanic practice. It is a structured meditation with a purpose to it, a guided journey into your inner world or into other planes, such as into the Land of Fae.

This type of journeying allows us to stretch ourselves, to dip into our inner power, to connect with divinity, to aid us in decision making, to seek past lives and to connect with messengers and guides. ” ( The previous 2 paragraphs are from, Grimore of a Kitchen Witch: An Essential Guide To Witchcraft ; by Rachel Patterson.

( I highly recommend this book, it is full of years of knowledge and practical wisdom for the everyday Witch.)

  When entering through the doorway to a vision quest there are a few things to remember. 
1 Create a protected circle around you.

2 Always ask permission to enter from the Guardians or Gate Keepers.

3 Remember your manners, please, thank you and don’t interupt when someone or something is talking to you. 

If you meet anyone on your pathworking, wether it is a human, a deity, a fae, an animal, whatever, please be polite and respectful. Don’t touch any animal or being without asking first. These beings work on a different plane, you don’t want to upset them. 

4 Have fun. This is a time to seek answers, obtain guidance and get to know your Spirit Guides. They care and really want to get to know you. For everything has a spirit, all manner of animals, rocks, trees, plants and  even the sky, if you listen quietly they will show you wonderous visions. 

5 You might want to leave an offering at the gate before leaving to return home. Go back through the gateway slowly, coming back gently and ground yourself afterwards. 

Brightest Blessings Sisters and Brothers,

SunRay Sorceress

A Thought for Today

Poem Dont Quit

I went in search of this poem to remind myself even though mu life is in a down swipe right now it can and will turn around to an up sweep when it is suppose to. With my husband losing his job causing me to have to put off getting my mom’s grave marker and me back wearing a orthopedic boot on my right leg until the 21st because the doctors don’t know what’s causing the pain I’m in to me things look bleak like I’m in a hole. Believe I would like to pull the hole closed and just wait the storm out but with all of you, my family and wonderful I will make it through this bump in the road of my journey. For me this poem reminds me to stay strong and that I am not alone and others have it way worse often then my husband and myself.

I thank the Goddesses and Gods every day for the wonderful people they have brought into my life through Coven Life. Thank you for being a part of my life that helps me think positively when I am feeling helpless.

Blessed be dear ones.

British Traditional Wicca & Witchcraft

British Traditional Wicca, or BTW, is an all-purpose category used to describe some of the New Forest traditions of Wicca.Gardnerian and Alexandrian are the two best-known, but there are some smaller subgroups as well. The term “British Traditional Wicca” seems to be used in this manner more in the United States than in England. In Britain, the BTW label is sometimes used to apply to traditions which claim to predate Gerald Gardner and the New Forest covens.

Although only a few Wiccan traditions fall under the “official” heading of BTW, there are many offshoot groups which can certainly claim kinship with the British Traditional Wiccans. Typically, these are groups which have broken off from a BTW initiatory line, and formed new traditions and practices of their own, while still being loosely connected with BTW.

One can only claim to be part of British Traditional Wicca if they (a) are formally initiated, by alineaged member, into one of the groups that falls under the BTW heading, and (b) maintain a level of training and practice that is consistent with the BTW standards.

To read the rest of this article by Patti Wigington please click on this link: http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/wiccantraditions/p/BritishTradWicca.htm