Merry Meet!

Merry Meet!

Welcome to the first post on our blog.

It is the first of many future posts that I know will be enjoyable, humorous, thought provoking, challenging and jam packed full of….stuff…..from my brain….Hmmm could be dangerous.

Also, as time goes on you will be able to read posts from others in the Coven as well.

 

Now hopefully you have had a little look at the website and others and have a bit of an idea about what witchcraft, wicca and paganism are. If not, then that’s fine as everyone has their own beliefs, ideas and opinions on what witchcraft, wicca and paganism are, and are not. If you talk to five people randomly in the Pagan/Wiccan community, you will get five different answers.

So whats right?

Good question. Let’s look at it this way. You wake up one morning, you go about your normal morning rituals, and you start preparing breakfast. Now  instead of having  what is commonly accepted as Breakfast food combinations, ie. eggs, cereal, bacon. You start making a Butter Chicken Curry…..you sit down, eat it and you feel happy and content, you are ready, full of energy to take on the day. At the end of the day, it has been long, you have accomplished many things, so you decide to make yourself a bowl of cereal and sit down with a good book. First thing you are thinking may be, WTF does that have to do with the question? The other thing maybe, but you cant have Curry for breakfast, curry is not a breakfast food. One other thing you are probably thinking is…mmmm Butter Chicken…..or maybe that’s just me. (Note to self, don’t write when hungry).

The thing is, some people need ridged guidelines, a process, a recipe. Things need to be placed in neat little boxes, that can be placed on a shelf, so that when people come by you can point at the shelf and the boxes and go, ‘….see I know, I have all the answers, everything fits in the box and all is right with the world’. So for them, it is breakfast food at breakfast, lunch at lunch and dinner at dinner. Pagan is this, a Wiccan is this, a Witch is this. All black and white, no shades of grey, no possibility of deviation from the pre plotted path, no imagination, no wonder, no majick.

Now don’t get me wrong, when you are starting out, it is good to have some guidelines. Like learning to drive a car, you get in, you put on your seatbelt, you put your foot on the clutch, you start the car, you check your mirror etc for traffic…blah…blah…blah. Lets call it foundations, and when you are starting  you are all bunny hops, stalls and grinding gears. But as you go, with practice, you become more relaxed, you learn to read the road, feel the gear changes, trust your instincs. And as you know everyone has a different way of driving, we are all different and no one way is the better way. If it feel right to you, and being a Pagan to you is XY and Z than that’s cool.

Its when you start trying to put people into your definitions of what this or this is, and if they do not conform to your ideas, things get ugly. That’s when you get, snobbery, bigotry, and huge inflated egos, spouting that my way is the oldest, right, true and handed down by divine order to me, the one who will show you the true way…blah…blah. Wars are started over this, arrogance.

Quick note: if anyone tells you that they have all the answers, and theirs’ is the best and only true way. RUN, run away. Again, wars are started over this, arrogance.

So with that, I will give you my insight into this majical life. Take what speaks to you, discard what doesn’t.

I wish you well on your journey through this live, may we grow and change and every day become more and more aware of the divine beings we are.

Blessed Be!

Lady Amaris

Leanne, craft name Lady Amaris (meaning child of the moon - welsh/ gift of God - Hebrew, you are loved - Latin) High Priestess of the Circle of Heka since September 2004. From a very early age Lady Amaris has been fascinated by the occult, as a child she began reading and collecting books on UFO's, PSI and the Unexplained. She remembers many an afternoon listening as her mother and grandfather (a Freemason) discussed everything from Atlantis and ancient Egypt to ghosts, telepathy and beyond. Or her nana on her fathers side, telling her about how we are related to a family of witches back in the old country. Of all her reading, the majik and mystery of witches and witchcraft interested her the most. These were strong powerful women who had the power to heal as well as curse. She believed deep down that the same power was inside her; she just needed to find a way to let it out. In her late teens early 20's she lost touch with her spiritual self. There was her career to pursue and boys to think about (or was that the other way around). It wasn't until 1997 that she came to the growing realization that something was missing, she felt as if her eyes were closed to something. She could feel it was there but she couldn't see it. At this time she found a book on Wicca, here was everything she believed in her heart as a child but could not put into words, her eyes were now opening and the sleeping witch within had begun to waken. Amaris then studied and celebrated the festivals and full moons, taking from books what felt right and discarding what did not. Filling in the gaps with her imagination and a growing connection to the divine. After about a year she knew that witchcraft was her path. This is when she met Lady Tamara (when the student is ready the teacher will appear) and started the Church of Wicca - Wiccan Study Course. During her time with the Church she has meet many wonderful beautiful people of the craft. And running a Coven for the past nine years, she has learnt a lot, not only about herself, but the changing face of the craft and spirituality. Lady Amaris hasn’t written any books, (but she is still young so there is plenty of time for that later. Maybe if people enjoy the blog material she with think about it.) She hasn’t been interviewed by the newspapers, or written articles for them either. Why? She has never been a fame whore so hasn’t felt the need, plenty of Wiccans doing that already, and so why the blog? For her own enjoyment really, and bloging is so the new black. ☺ So as long as its fun, she will continue to do it. Blessed Be!

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