I was listening to a wonderful playlist of songs on youtube and knew I had to share this one with all of you.
Adapted from The Wiccan Bardo by Paul Beyerl)
I DEMAND THESE THINGS OF MYSELF AS A WITCH:
I must pursue my highest ideals
I must aspire to the highest of ethics
I must demand integrity of myself
I must always keep my word
I must cultivate self-discipline
I must LIVE the Hermetic Principle
I must seriously contemplate the ramifications of Reincarnation & Karma
I must respect the astral realms
I must approach ritual with reverence and care
I must respect ritual work as an act of love and beauty.
I must take sole responsibility for all the events and circumstances in my life, in the knowledge that I have created them all for my own development.
I must strive to cultivate a sense of humour and of humility.
I must avoid all negativity, firstly in my thinking and as a consequence, in my life.
I must live in harmony with the Earth Goddess – Gaia.
I must cultivate a global perspective.
I must serve my community, both locally and globally, being of help to all people.
I must be willing to defend my religion.
I must provide for the safe future of my ritual tools, should I be taken by death
From Witches of The Craft https://witchesofthecraft.com/a-witches-manifesto/
A few miles south of Navan, Co. Meath lies the Hill of Tara, the ancient capital of Ireland.
Unlike our modern conception of a capital city, however, Tara appears to have been a symbolic or ritual capital, rather than a large center of commerce, administration, and public life. Evidence of extensive dwelling space or large-scale defensive earthworks have not been found, suggesting its use was primarily ritualistic: it was where one went to be crowned, set down laws, or settle disputes.
For the rest of this article and to follow the rest that the author posted on the subject of the Hill of Tara please click on this link: http://atriptoireland.com/2013/06/26/a-brief-history-of-the-hill-of-tara/
Pagans may be trained in particular traditions or they may follow their own inspiration. Paganism is not dogmatic. Pagans pursue their own vision of the Divine as a direct and personal experience.
The Pagan Federation recognizes the rich diversity of traditions that form the body of modern Paganism. In a brief introductory booklet, it is not possible to describe each and every one. Rather than attempt this, the pages in this section – links are on the left hand side of this page contain an introduction to six examples of major Pagan traditions.
This is not an exhaustive list, but these six traditions provide a good overview of modern Pagan practice. A suggested reading list is also available.
Some authors see the emergence of Paganism in the twentieth century as a revival of an older Pagan religion and describe all the above traditions as Neo-Pagan.
This term is also used to describe all those who are recognisably Pagan, but who do not adhere to any of the above traditions per se.
A definition of a Pagan: A follower of a polytheistic or pantheistic nature-worshipping religion.
A definition of Paganism: A polytheistic or pantheistic nature-worshipping religion.
What Paganism Is
FOr the rest of this article please click on this link: http://www.paganfederation.org/what-is-paganism/
I was able to witness the beauty and effectiveness of the Sacred Feminine this weekend in Washington DC as we marched for equal rights, the environment, human rights, and equal representation.
Hundreds of thousands of people stood shoulder to shoulder and marched together. We were all strangers, and yet somehow we felt like one big family and treated everyone with kindness.
We all had a different reason to be there. Some of the marchers are marginalized people fighting to have their issues recognized, native people and people of color looking to gain equality in our society.
Some marched because they believe that women should have the same rights as men in healthcare, careers, and more.
Some marched for Standing Rock and our rights to have clean fresh water. Others marched to express their dislike of the current and newly formed government administration. And more marched so that our Mother Earth would have a voice.
We all marched unity and individuality.
To read the rest of this uplifting story please click on this link: http://themagickkitchen.com/manifesting-sacred-feminine/
|Imbolc is nearly here, so let’s look at some of the traditions, folklore, and customs behind this February sabbat.
Deities of Imbolc