Intermission

I joined the Pagan Blog Project late and have not posted for far too long.  My last was an I and the project has just done it’s first Q, that is four months of silence!

This is just to apologise and say that I shall be re-activating myself in September.

Bright Blessings Be With You

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Pagan Blog Project ~ I is for Individual

I think the word INDIVIDUAL is the best descriptive for a pagan whatever path they follow.  You may have five, or five hundred, pagans who have all chosen the same label to ‘wear’, to help others know what they are about, but the likelyhood is that the meaning they each hold for that lable will be at least slightly different.  There is a saying I love:

Trying to organise pagans is like trying to herd cats.

This is because one thing we all have in common is that we are all individuals who are very unlikely to simply follow, we want to know why, we question, discuss, share and learn.

I am myself, I am in individual, I am a Pagan and if a more specific label is required/needed I am a witch and the dieties I speak with the most are my Lady Moon and the Horned God.  However if I spoke with others who use the same words to describe themselves I am sure we would differ on some or many things.  To me one of the glories of choosing the pagan path is that while you can choose to follow a set ritual/way of doing things you are not expected to.  If it harms none, do as you will.  Join others in an organised gathering of any size, meet with a few friends, go to a special place and share the turning of the wheel with whoever else attends, go where you can be alone or stay in your own house/garden.  All are right and none are wrong … if it is what works for you.

It was one of the best feelings ever, discovering I was not alone, that there was a reason attending my families church had been leaving me hollow and feeling wrong, realising I was simply on another path, had been on for many years and it had a name.  It was pagan and it wasn’t a set of rules to be followed but an individual journey of discovery and celebration.

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Pagan Blog Project ~ H is for Hagstones

Some might be wondering what a Hagstone is, well I’m going to share my thoughts and then I’ll google it and see if “they” agree with me 😉

Hagstone Hunting 🙂

A hagstone is a stone which has a hole worn all the way through it, worn naturally by erosive action of sand and other stones, not drilled by human kind.  They help protect from negativity whether general energies or specific spell casting.  Continue reading

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Pagan music in the Royal Albert Hall ~ I am SO going to be there!

Damh the Bard is looking into the possibility of making this dream a reality!!!  HERE is his update.  To make this more likely please go and like the facebook page

Here’s my favourite song by Damh the Bard 😀

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Awandering we did go ~ photo story :-)

No surprise where my son and I went for a walk this weekend, to Derwentwater, along my favourite path down to Friar’s Crag.  The sky was rather dark and dismal, it kept drizzling with intermittent rain.

Gloomy, gloomy sky but invigorating walk 🙂

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G … is for Growing

Having actually finished this week’s blog post I decided to have a look at some of last weeks posts and one caught my eye immediately G is for Goofy posted by Mama Fortuna on her blog Walk Softly Witch!

I posted a response letting her know how much I loved her post and how, well here, read it for yourself 🙂

Love this … it is just soooooo true 😀  I love the goofy dressing up part but when going to a group thing, even at a pagan camp, I’ll stress out oh will I look stupid, will anyone else be in robes etc.  Of course there are invariably loads of people far more ‘dressed up’ than I then I just keep wishing I’d taken x or y.  The daftest thing is that in my day-to-day life I don’t tend to stress about fashion etc 🙂

I ended up putting it on google+, I don’t actually think her blogspot site accepted my wordpress id.  Regardless of my comment conundrums the post made me think.

I said I don’t tend to stress about fashion, and I don’t, but I do stress about what to wear.  Even on a day-to-day basis, is my top long enough to cover my stomach, is x, y or z most appropriate for the occasion/place e.g. work or meeting friends.  Now while yes there is an unspoken dress code for work I not only always meet such requirements, I’m generally stricter with myself than others would be.   Necklines, hems etc should be a certain length, well in my opinion, especially as I work in a secondary school.

But that’s not what this post it about, it’s about some personal growing I’m in the midst of doing this evening … I’ve always believed that I don’t care what others think about what I wear but I really do.  I often stress over outfits, not whether they are at all fashionable but about whether the clothes will help me fit in! Hmmm this links back to a post I did just last week, which I thought was about the past but I guess not.  That one was about Fear, how I hid my paganism for many years, mostly for fear of hurting my parents.  I guess inside me there has been some fear about being accepted where ever I’ve been, in the Pagan world or in that weird place called the ‘real’ or ‘normal’ world. Continue reading

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G is for Geomancy – Pagan Blog Project

What is Geomancy?  Well I didn’t really know, it sounded vaguely familiar but … nope not a clue really.  Seeing a chance to learn is why I chose Geomancy from the list of suggestions for my offering for this week’s post for the Pagan Blog Project’s.

So … “G is for Geomancy”.

The Oxford English Dictionary gives these definitions of Geomancy (noun):

  1. The art of placing or arranging buildings or other sites auspiciously.
  2. Divination from the configuration of a handful of earth or random dots.

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