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Understanding Wicca
#11
This particular post by Kaseyann is VERY informative...and there are no limits on the length of a post here.
“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” ~Philip K. Dick

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#12
Thank you all for your support, comments, and questions! Smile You all have very valid points!

As for Wicca being "real"-it is just as real as Christianity, Budhism, Hindu, etc. It is a real religion.

Thank you for your post Warrior, I understand exactly what you're saying. Most all religions do have unexplained qualities in one way or another.

Relationship-yes! Just as we all have different relationship with our parents than do our siblings, cousins, etc., We all have our own personal relationship (or none at all) with the Divine.

I just want to be very clear to those who may question why I'm writing about understanding Wicca. It is not in any way to sway anyone at all from their own personal beliefs or religion, but rather to simply instill the basic understanding of what Wicca is and what Wiccans actually do as opposed to what some may think (as I myself once thought) we are and do.

There really are so many books on the subject and I encourage anyone with a want or need to understand it further (aside from what I'll be writing on here) to read to their hearts content. Use common sense, take with you what is right for you and leave the rest. I will do my best to post a list of reputable authors in the near future. Any book that claims to be about Wicca and then tells you it's ok to practice black magic or do anything harmful to another (including messing with another's free-will,) is just as false as a person claiming to be Wiccan and claims the same things. Use good judgement.

Again, thank you all and I'm looking forward to writing my next segment and your input!

~Peace!
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#13
Kaseyann72 now has her own member blog at http://www.talkparanormal.com/blog/categ...aseyann72/

This story/article has been posted there so visit her post and make a comment if you like.

The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they've found it. ~ Terry Pratchett

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#14
I might suggest Rosemary Ellen Guiley book entitled "Witches and Witchcraft".second edition. Very complete, well written, and quite objective, which has to upset followers of different "schools" thinking theirs is the only true path.
In general, I try to ppost enough info. to give a reader some idea if the topic is interesting before they go to a library to check out various books on a topic before a book is purchased. Too much info.can be overwhelming, unless the reader wants all of it they can handle at one time. I try to think of stimulating the quest for more knowledge rather than having all the questions answered in one posting.
Hope this answers the previous questions. If not, just drop me a line and I'll stumble through trying to answer a legtimate question.
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#15
Many people would prefer to learn about new subjects by speaking one on one with someone knowledgeable or experienced in that particular area so that questions can be answered. Reading books gives only one view of a topic whereas speaking with individuals who live the subject in differing ways can bring a more well-rounded understanding of what is truly involved. I would always encourage seeking out others over poking ones nose in a book.
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#16
Seeking out others may be more interesting than reading, less challenging and less "boring" than "sticking ones nose in a book" but I guess it depends on how one chooses to be educated in a particular fashion. I got mine from both, so I can address the issue. Talking to a particular group, asking questions, showing interest in these persons, one gets their backs rubbed by showing that group they are interesting and the person asking gets the pleasure of telling the group how interesting they are and how much they can learn from them. Just depends on how one wants to be educated or limited.
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#17
>.< Okay never mind. As usual I tried to enter a conversation I wasn't meant to be a part of.
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#18
Actually Andraste I found your comment to fit many of the members here in TP and I think your input about wiccans and pagans in this thread would also be very informative.
"Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil." Ephesians 6:11
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#19
Andraste from what I understand you are basically saying that there is a lot of value in talking and learning from an actual person who 'practices' something and this can be even better than learning from a book. That is very true, in general there are a lot of people with "book learnin'" and no real knowledge from experience.

Books do have a lot to teach us, but we should not realy soley upon written words.

I agree with The Warrior, your input here would be informative

The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they've found it. ~ Terry Pratchett

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#20
Bahaha. I live in a kind of hick town. A local fat lady was hurt recently when she was practicing witchcraft in a cemetery. She dropped her ceremonial sword on her food and it went clean through the bone. She was stuck to the dirt. The fire department had to come and rip the sword out of her foot. She said she was a born again christian after her encounter. She claims the sword falling was a sign from God that she needed to repent.

Needless to say, I lol'd. Icontexto-emoticons-01-032x032
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