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For those of the Pagan faith...
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(11-11-2009, 05:24 PM)WitchMom78 Wrote: Granted the only members of the family that know I'm pagan is my husband LOL. I'm closet pagan out of respect to my family elders. It wouldn't sit well and we've had enough heart ache that I dont want to put anymore on them.

That makes me sad. But this is also the reason I have kept it to myself for so long and have not delved in to it - stereotype. I know I should follow my heart, but in this case, it's hard to.
I don't know much about the sabbats. I am learning, though. I am not in to the Christian holidays, but my Mom is so, for my kids, I tag along. Wink She goes all out. I think the more I learn about my religion and it's celebrations that my daughter will end up joining me. I don't know why I feel nervous getting deeper in to alone.
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#12
Well I'm at a spot where I can practice freely and I'm learning more and more on the actual physical practice of the craft. Its pretty cool
(05-22-2010, 05:40 PM)AngelSlayerPagan Wrote: Well, I only celebrate the four Sabbaths and christmas. Only, with less of a christian twist on christmas.

Which ones do you celebrate because there are 8 in main stream paganism. that is unless you do not celebrate all the sabbaths for various reasons.
Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,
For I would ride with you upon the wind,
Run on the top of the dishevelled tide,
And dance upon the mountains like a flame.
(William Butler Yeats, "The Land of Heart's Desire," 1894)



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(05-22-2010, 05:40 PM)AngelSlayerPagan Wrote: Well, I only celebrate the four Sabbaths and christmas. Only, with less of a christian twist on christmas.

So Yule? You celebrate yule? Not Christmas.. correct??
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#14
I celebrate all 8 sabbats to obtain a spiritual connection with my faith and to honor my Mother and Father, as well as to have some creative fun and feel a sense of joy and connectedness to the earth around me.
However, I still participate in Christian holidays as well, to honor the spiritual choices of my family and boyfriend, as well as to simply enjoy the fun of getting together as a family and to see old friends. I just don't feel the same spiritual connection to it as others might (particularly Christians I would assume, haha). For me, they're more social gatherings.
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#15
Im not pagan myself but my mother is and she always celebrated all holidays with us. Im just starting to get into wicca. Hope it helps.
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#16
Well, if you really look at both the Wiccan and Pagan celebrations of most if not all holidays, and compare them to the Christian celebrations, you would be surprised how similar they really are (ex. Easter bunny, Christmas tree, Yule log, etc.). So technically your not celebrating one w/o the other. The celebrations were first brought on by the ruler Alexander who wanted to combine his followers under one religion, (at the time it was almost equal amounts of Christianity and Pagan). So he put Pagan holidays in Christianity to help his subjects convert.
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I'd still call them separate holidays. Similarities abound, but not all of them fall on the same day, nor do they necessarily celebrate the same things. For example, many Christians I've known don't even celebrate Halloween, so I'd say there can indeed be some differences. I also don't know of a Christian celebration that coincides with certain pagan holidays, such as Mabon.
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(06-14-2010, 10:14 PM)Xenophon Wrote: I'd still call them separate holidays. Similarities abound, but not all of them fall on the same day, nor do they necessarily celebrate the same things. For example, many Christians I've known don't even celebrate Halloween, so I'd say there can indeed be some differences. I also don't know of a Christian celebration that coincides with certain pagan holidays, such as Mabon.

I was talking about Pagan turn to Christian, yes I do agree that not all Pagan Holidays are celebrated by Christians. They do fall near each other though. Halloween is a do it or don't holiday for many, especially among Christians. And all Christian holidays have Pagan backgrounds, though they may have been change quite a bit, still have the same teachings and basic fundamentals.
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My hubby's family is on this Chritstian kick they try to not celebrate the Harvest festivals of Samhain. I do and we also decorate the house heavy with decorections of time gone past. I dress in my most Grand Witch attire having children bob for apples on my yard while songs about witchcraft and witches play into the speakers. My perfact bombay female Cat Ezmarelda standing in the door way her tail curled above her head. His family wishes for him to leave the house and go be with them during this festivities and celebration. He then will just hang up on them..
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