Archive for November, 2014

Prophetic Dream

Posted in Dreams with tags on November 17, 2014 by The Starry Path

This is quite strange… The woman I wrote about last time, I had a dream about her. It was the night between Thursday and Friday. In the dream she had a coven and I was invited to circle with them. I was just about to mix the salt with the water to do the cleansing, when she exclaimed “No, you mustn’t combine them!” I thought that was rather odd, but I said “Well, it’s your group…” Then I went about the circle and sprinkled salt in each direction, feeling quite perplexed.

The next morning I thought this would make a rather funny story, so I sent her a pm on facebook. She replied that in actuality, she never used saltwater to cleanse the circle. She used only salt and had done so for as long as she could remember.

I think it was very interesting that I dreamed something so specific about another person’s private practice that was actually true. A person I’d only met once. I don’t really know what to make of it.

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Wicca’s “Secret”

Posted in Wicca with tags , on November 7, 2014 by The Starry Path

Yesterday I visited our local pagan pub moot for the second time and met some new people. One of the women, who was also the administrator of the moot since fifteen years, shared her own story into Wicca. She had been High Priestess of two working covens but it didn’t sound like she had recieved any wiccan training herself, although part of some informal witch group. Well, I can’t frown upon that because initiatory covens are so rare in these parts of the world. Instead of forgetting about it, learning by doing is the only option and the one I like better.

Anyway. This woman was very nice, and over all I liked her, but she made a few statements that put me off. She talked about her wiccan books, and how she had stopped reading those once she discovered “the secret of Wicca”. After that statement she smiled contently, almost with her eyes closed, and looked very much like a cat who has swallowed a big mouse. One of the other girls tried to ask her what was her version of the truth but she wouldn’t say anything more. What she conveyed was basically that her version and The Truth were one and the same.

My reaction was to feel very unimpressed by her behavior. It also made me realize that we must have very different views on Wicca. As I interpret her statement, she believes that there is one single, objective sort of metaphysical truth. I have a hard time buying that and I’m glad to leave that sort of thinking to other religions. To me that has never been part of Wicca. Wicca to me is also so much more in the physical here and now, with its ritual workings, seasonal celebrations and traditions. It’s about the combining of the physical and the metaphysical, the bridge between the immanent and the transcendent. Anyway, to each their own.

An update

Posted in Update with tags , , on November 5, 2014 by The Starry Path

A lot of water underneith the bridge!

I will give you an update of what I’ve been up to. In March this year, we moved yet again, this time far away. In less than a month we will relocate again, but in the same little town. This time we will probably stay a long time because this is the first property we’ve bought! It’s a big old house and we’re very excited! Hopefully our cats will find it to their liking too.

The moving away resulted in a sort of break up with my coven. There’s really no possibility for me to commute there. And to be honest, the coven’s activity was in a long, dry period, but I still miss the good old days. We haven’t ended it officially though.

Luckily for me there is a coven from the same tradition not too far from my current position. I got in contact with the HP and HPS and we arranged a meeting. They were very pleasant and we clicked right away. As it were, we all felt like we could begin working and circling the next day! I felt really inspired and happy after our meeting. The next step was to meet with the rest of the coven and if they all thought I was a good fit I could join. Thank you old Gods, they did! I’m now a dedicant within that coven, but since I am already initiated within the tradition, I can get an initiation quite soon. I’m not really in a hurry, I’m just enjoying the ride. I know where my power lies regardless of initiations.

Apart from my dedication ritual, our first ritual together was Samhain. I’m smiling now, just thinking about it. In a ritual you can really sense how people’s energies blend and we seemed to be a good mix. Truly happy about it. Also, I got to experience my first drawing down by my HPS. It was an awe-inspiring moment within the ritual, and I could finally realize the true essence of service to the community that is made by that act.

To sum it up, it feels like all of this was meant to be.

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