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#16    Simbi Laveau

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 09:13 PM

View PostDarkwind, on 30 August 2012 - 06:54 PM, said:

Yes indeed Wicca is a religion. I guess you would have to take it up who is and who is not with Gerald Gardner or Doreen Valiente.    They are the ones who got the whole Wicca thing going.
There are so many factions of Wicca now .
Gardnerian,Welsh,Minoan Sisterhood Black Forest Clan ,etc etc.
What kind is Laurie Cabbot ? I don't even know .

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 11:00 PM

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What kind is Laurie Cabbot ? I don't even know .

Cabotism, I think. She has her own thing going on.

http://www.lauriecabot.com/

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 03:13 AM

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Cabotism, I think. She has her own thing going on.

http://www.lauriecabot.com/
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 03:31 PM

View PostDarkwind, on 30 August 2012 - 11:00 PM, said:

Cabotism, I think. She has her own thing going on.

http://www.lauriecabot.com/

Wow, thats pretty nutty. Stuff like this is a big reason why I'm a solo practitioner. And hot dog the prices she's charging for stuff, crap crap crap... Maybe I could start scamming the snot out of people too, not. And I almost peed giggling to see she's a high priestess of the Cabot tradition- I would certainly hope so since she made it up.
Just wow.


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Posted 01 September 2012 - 03:53 PM

I don't know of many in my Pagan community who have much respect for her.   Actually she is an embarrassment.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 04:44 PM

View PostDarkwind, on 01 September 2012 - 03:53 PM, said:

I don't know of many in my Pagan community who have much respect for her.   Actually she is an embarrassment.
One year,we we.t to Salem for Halloween ,on Halloween weekend .
I had never gone for Halloween .
Well her daughter was running her store,and she is the biggest b****.she was in the store for that weekend ,as I had never met either of them .


We were just browsing,and she acted like everyone was there to shoplift .
It's not like the place was packed,and she would miss someone slipping out with hand full of oil drams.
She was nasty if you asked questions ....
Screw that .We went to the lady who makes the custom oils that smell amazing .

So on Halloween ,we went to the hanging hill for the ritual .Everyone walks around there in cape holding candles .
It looked like I don't know what .....it was pretentious ,even to me .
So she had this giant metal archway ,and she told us all to walk thru it ,into the next world,and lose all the previous years...like sins ?
Complete WTF .
We left,and walked thru the town ,looking at the incredible decorations.
People reading palms for free. People gving out spiced cider. Incredible jack o lanterns.
The cemetery is alzo quite haunted .
I like salem ,but all of that pomp and circumstance,is a turn off.

Im more of a new orleans girl . Go figure .

I think her store has closed,and the daughter opened her own .Don't quote me,but I think so .

She's always been in competition with Lady Rhea,who is pretty much my mentor since I'm 16 years old .

People say a lot of crap about rhea,but she's saved my life,and helped me whenever I've needed it .
I knew Herman slater in passing ,and again,people talk a lot of crap .Herman was pretty much Rheas mentor to a degree but if it wasn't for people like Herman and rhea ,we would all still be in the closet .

Laurie ,tried to make it Hollywood ,Rhea and Herman just tried to make us accepted .

Rhea buried the hatchet with Laurie ,by actually befriending her daughter I think. I never asked the details ,but rhea hosted her at her Shoppe a few times .

Have you guys heard of HEX ? I think the guys name is Christian. He's a Wiccan that tried to open a store in Salem,and they pretty much ran him out of town .
Very uncool stuff from what I heard down in New Orleans .I didn't meet him,but the witches know him .

They accepted him there,with open arms.Witches and voodoo ppl alike .So there ya go .

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 06:19 PM

You have to be careful who you link up with when it comes to Paganism. There are a lot of a** holes out there as there are with all religions.  I got mix up with some bad people when I first started, I learned my lesson.  I stay active in the community and do what I can to help people sort things out.  Besides I enjoy being part of a circle.  Tonight is Full Moon ritual and we have a new priestess to honor.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 04:09 AM

What a great night, full moon ritual with magic. I got there early so I went to our spirit tree and I found 2 faery rings. I sat down in the middle of one of them. Wow, there was a vortex in the middle and I got zapped with all this energy, so I danced for the fay. I'll never get to sleep tonight.  Ahhh... the magical life, I love it.  (No I didn't eat the toad stools. :lol:)  Secret life of Witches, ya man, but unless you're there in your heart you'll never understand the half of it.  It is not something you learn in books.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 04:21 AM

View PostDarkwind, on 02 September 2012 - 04:09 AM, said:

What a great night, full moon ritual with magic. I got there early so I went to our spirit tree and I found 2 faery rings. I sat down in the middle of one of them. Wow, there was a vortex in the middle and I got zapped with all this energy, so I danced for the fay. I'll never get to sleep tonight.  Ahhh... the magical life, I love it.  (No I didn't eat the toad stools. :lol:)  Secret life of Witches, ya man, but unless you're there in your heart you'll never understand the half of it.  It is not something you learn in books.

I went out last night at about 3 am,to just look .
I'm in a more suburban area of nyc,so we have trees and grass and backyards and gardens.
So I went out to look at the moon,and I went into my backyard .
I am the only nocturnal on ny block,so every home is dark,save mine.
My backyard has no lights...
I've been back there in the middle of the night,a hundred times
No biggie .
So I'm back there ,and I turned my back towards the house,and the expanse of the dark yard,loomed behind me.
Now I don't believe in werewolves per se....but for the first time ,I felt eyes on me back there.
No idea what it was,but I immediately flashed on a hairy wolf snout and fangs .I beelined it to my side door so fast ,looking up at the huge full moon as I did so .
Never done that in my life.
I do Inari and moon magick back there quite a lot ....no biggie .

My friends would all peal with laughter if they heard this one .
I would say im embarrassed,but I def felt eyes on me back there .Creepy ones.

yyyyuuuuhhhh....

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 04:59 AM

Most likely a coon.  They can give you the creepies, I can kind of pick up on them when they are watching me. . I heard one when I got home, I was glad the cat was in.  The only thing that scares me anymore are humans. There is a woman in our circle who is scared of everything in the woods. That is tough for a Pagan.  She was worried about this big frog croaking. She thought it was a gator. Of course I didn't help her much when I said "Now that sounds like a big one."

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 05:46 AM

View PostDarkwind, on 02 September 2012 - 04:59 AM, said:

Most likely a coon.  They can give you the creepies, I can kind of pick up on them when they are watching me. . I heard one when I got home, I was glad the cat was in.  The only thing that scares me anymore are humans. There is a woman in our circle who is scared of everything in the woods. That is tough for a Pagan.  She was worried about this big frog croaking. She thought it was a gator. Of course I didn't help her much when I said "Now that sounds like a big one."
No,we have opposum ,but not even pointy teeth would bug me. Had them back there with me a few times.This felt ominous .
I don't spook easily .
It was odd .


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Posted 02 September 2012 - 02:20 PM

View PostDarkwind, on 02 September 2012 - 04:59 AM, said:

Most likely a coon.  They can give you the creepies, I can kind of pick up on them when they are watching me. . I heard one when I got home, I was glad the cat was in.  The only thing that scares me anymore are humans. There is a woman in our circle who is scared of everything in the woods. That is tough for a Pagan.  She was worried about this big frog croaking. She thought it was a gator. Of course I didn't help her much when I said "Now that sounds like a big one."

You are so mean, but that is really funny. Thank you for making my morning coffee a little bit gigglier.


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:23 PM

Why Are Witches Always Associated With The Color Black?! Aren't Witches Cool With Nature And Should Therefore Wear Colorful Clothes??

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 07:01 PM

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Why Are Witches Always Associated With The Color Black?! Aren't Witches Cool With Nature And Should Therefore Wear Colorful Clothes??
Well I actually wear black all the time,but that's from the whole lower east side of Manhattan thing. From way back .
Unless you're a hipster going to school at NYU ,and you hang out on the lower east side,all you wear is black .
I have a few colored tee shirts,and a few red and gold dresses,otherwise,my,entire wardrobe is black,except my work clothes .
Most witches I know,don't wear black actually .

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 09:14 PM

The witches and Pagans in my community dress like hippies for the most apart. The women wear colorful long gauze skirts and t shirt or tank tops. The men in jeans and T shirts. (This is Florida)  Ritual wear is usually depends on the coven or circle and how formal you want to be. Cloaks, robes, vestments, slacks, skirts or nothing at all. Color in ritual can be important. When calling in the quarters;  green or brown for north, yellow for east  red for south, blue for west.  Of course different traditions use different colors. Color in ritual can also be related to seasons too. A coven or circle ritual in full regalia can be a very beautiful and colorful.  Gardenian Wiccans mostly ritual in the nude.  That needs some getting use to.  Not all naked people are equal. :unsure2:

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