Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ode' to the Mother Moon

Mother Moon
Keep me safe from night’s evil foes,
Lead me down the path I must go.
Share with me the secrets of the night,
Hide me from my enemies’ sight.
Aid me in my craft and keep it true,
So I can honor thee, in all I do.

~Aradia Magick~ 6/30/11

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Summer Solstice

  It is that time of year again, Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. The power of the Sun can be felt in all you do outdoors, energy is strong! This is the perfect time to absorb energies and really get out and commune with Nature, while focusing on the Sun deity. I personally follow the Italian path of Witchcraft, my God for this time of year is Lucifer, God of the Sun and Light, brother and lover of Diana, and father of Aradia. Yes, Lucifer. No, not the Christian bible's 'Lucifer'. Too many people confuse who Lucifer is, they hear the name Lucifer and start thinking...Devil...Fallen Angel...Satan. Ok, Not once in the bible is Lucifer even mentioned in ANY of those forms. But, I will not get into that long debate.

  That being said, I hope everyone has a wonderful Summer Solstice!

Dark Blessings!


Friday, June 17, 2011

My Path

  Let me start off by saying, I don't care how 'cool' your altar looks. I don't care how down and dark you make yourself appear. Paganism is not a fashion show. It's not a rebellious stage used to piss your parents off. It is a chosen path of beliefs, a nature based form of worship. Not some social fad or teen rebellion used to 'piss off society'.

  Okay, now that I have that out of the way, I will discuss what it means to me.

  I was raised in a Southern Baptist home by my single mother. I didn't have the typical christian upbringing though, thankfully. My mother is what I would define as a 'true christian', in the sense that she loves me and does not judge. When I turned twelve (eons ago, lol) my mother allowed me to make my own religious choices. If I did not want to attend church, I didn't have too. If I wanted to try other denominations, that was fine as well.

  So I went in search of religion, or lack of, I wasn't sure yet what or if I believed. I went to the Mormon's, Jehovah's and what not for a while. When I turned fourteen a friend gave me the Satanic Bible, and I read it. In all honesty I didn't find it to be my calling, it just felt like reversed Christianity to me and I had came to realize by this time I was not a Christian, so Anton LeVay's Satanism wasn't my thing either.

  Satanism did however show me there are other paths besides Christianity and Satanism. There was Paganism, many individual paths of it. I tried Wicca, and don't get me wrong I respect them, but I felt 'unbalanced' and not level. Everything, in my opinion, was too much 'light' and 'love'. I know, How can I find too much 'light' and 'love' unbalanced? Well this is where individualism comes into play. I personally felt, "How can I define light and love without dark and sadness?"

  So, I left Wicca and now follow my own beliefs. I integrate both dark and light into my pantheon and it works for me.

  Now, back to the orignal thought, what is Paganism to me.

  It is the air I breath, the water I drink, the bed I lay my head on, and the fire that lights my way. Paganism brings me closer to the Gods/Goddesses through practice, ritual, nature and the cosmos. It is existence.

Darkest Blessings )O(,



Why I Decided to Blog....

  I started this blog as a way to express my thoughts, beliefs, reality, and view of MY personal world. I understand that my beliefs and way of thoughts are not the same as all people, but I'm sure there are a few out there.

  I am a Pagan, mother, lesbian, life partner, and warrior for equality. I believe everyone has the right to equality, happiness, and a life that they want. I can be radical, if that is the appropriate term to use, I suppose anyone who are not sheeple and don't follow strictly to society's 'norm' can be deemed radical.

  So basically, my subjects will be based on these factors.

Dark Blessings to you all )O(,