Jump to content




Welcome to Unexplained Mysteries! Please sign in or create an account to start posting and to access a host of extra features.


* * * * * 3 votes

Pagan Practices 101


  • Please log in to reply
249 replies to this topic

#211    Simbi Laveau

Simbi Laveau

    Overlord A. Snuffleupagus

  • Member
  • 8,245 posts
  • Joined:26 Feb 2012
  • Location:Rim of hell

  • ~So what's all this then ?!

Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:52 AM

Not all of us are solely wiccan . My roots are wiccan,and I use elements of Wicca,but its not my religion . I'm something else .

Miss me?

#212    lone wolf2

lone wolf2

    Ectoplasmic Residue

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 138 posts
  • Joined:14 Nov 2012
  • Gender:Male

  • Kik messenger id is lonewolf2. Hit me up some time.

Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:06 AM

That's cool


#213    SpiritWriter

SpiritWriter

  • Member
  • 3,302 posts
  • Joined:21 Jun 2012
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:on the ground

  • The greatest story ever told is Your story.

Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:03 AM

I consider myself part pagan because my mom is an atheist and she calls herself a pagan sometimes even though she doesn't really practice any sort of spirituality. Sometimes she claims Celtic heritage, because we have Irish in us and goes to solstice celebrations. I know she has some sort of spirituality but she just doesn't really show it. Sometimes her eyes glaze over a tad when you talk about subjects concerning the unknown, and over the years she has started to accept that I have had experiences 'that perhaps are real'. We both liked that book The Midst of Avalon and because of it learned a little bit about the Goddess religion...

The letter kills but The Spirit gives life. 2 Corinthians 3:6

Non-ambiguity and non-contradiction are one sided and thus unsuited to express the incomprehensible. -Jung

#214    GreenmansGod

GreenmansGod

    Bio-Electric sentient being.

  • Member
  • 9,304 posts
  • Joined:23 Jun 2004
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Hurricane State

  • May the laughter ye give today return to thee 3 fold.

Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:03 AM

SpiritWriter, have you ever thought of studying it beyond a work of fiction?

"The moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision, or contempt, freedom of thought becomes impossible." Salman Rushdie

#215    SpiritWriter

SpiritWriter

  • Member
  • 3,302 posts
  • Joined:21 Jun 2012
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:on the ground

  • The greatest story ever told is Your story.

Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:06 AM

View PostDarkwind, on 29 November 2012 - 11:03 AM, said:

SpiritWriter, have you ever thought of studying it beyond a work of fiction?

I study slowly - and yes I have

The letter kills but The Spirit gives life. 2 Corinthians 3:6

Non-ambiguity and non-contradiction are one sided and thus unsuited to express the incomprehensible. -Jung

#216    SpiritWriter

SpiritWriter

  • Member
  • 3,302 posts
  • Joined:21 Jun 2012
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:on the ground

  • The greatest story ever told is Your story.

Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:08 AM

That book is what introduced me to the Goddess religion... before that I never even thought about it... I am always studying something, but it is bit by bit and all over the map, I have not adamantly pursued the study any particular pagan practice

The letter kills but The Spirit gives life. 2 Corinthians 3:6

Non-ambiguity and non-contradiction are one sided and thus unsuited to express the incomprehensible. -Jung

#217    GreenmansGod

GreenmansGod

    Bio-Electric sentient being.

  • Member
  • 9,304 posts
  • Joined:23 Jun 2004
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Hurricane State

  • May the laughter ye give today return to thee 3 fold.

Posted 29 November 2012 - 04:02 PM

For me the Goddess religion or a God religion, lack interplay and balance of male and female energy.  One needs both for the power of life, unless you're an amoeba.

"The moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision, or contempt, freedom of thought becomes impossible." Salman Rushdie

#218    Simbi Laveau

Simbi Laveau

    Overlord A. Snuffleupagus

  • Member
  • 8,245 posts
  • Joined:26 Feb 2012
  • Location:Rim of hell

  • ~So what's all this then ?!

Posted 29 November 2012 - 04:06 PM

View PostDarkwind, on 29 November 2012 - 04:02 PM, said:

For me the Goddess religion or a God religion, lack interplay and balance of male and female energy.  One needs both for the power of life, unless you're an amoeba.
I think amoebas need it too ....

Miss me?

#219    SpiritWriter

SpiritWriter

  • Member
  • 3,302 posts
  • Joined:21 Jun 2012
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:on the ground

  • The greatest story ever told is Your story.

Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:16 AM

View PostDarkwind, on 29 November 2012 - 04:02 PM, said:

For me the Goddess religion or a God religion, lack interplay and balance of male and female energy.  One needs both for the power of life, unless you're an amoeba.

I have to say Amen to that one...

The letter kills but The Spirit gives life. 2 Corinthians 3:6

Non-ambiguity and non-contradiction are one sided and thus unsuited to express the incomprehensible. -Jung

#220    Jessica Christ

Jessica Christ

    jeanne d'arc, je te suivrai

  • Member
  • 3,607 posts
  • Joined:27 May 2011

  • Such an ugly feeling that won't leave.

Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:10 AM

A religion without a goddess is halfway to atheism.

—Dion Fortune


#221    DingoLingo

DingoLingo

    Psychic Spy

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,097 posts
  • Joined:05 Jul 2011

Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:51 AM

I am a pagan.. not a wiccan though.. I leave the magic to others..

ok easy way to explain a pagan and a wiccan..

A pagan believes in the old gods and goddesses.. (my goddess is Brigit).. Will follow the basic beliefs and laws of their faith.. I know egyptian pagans and some who follow the norse gods..

Wiccans.. are the pagans that work magic.. they have the same kind of beliefs and laws as a pagan.. yet have a few more added on .. depending on which circle of wicca they follow..

The one beauty of paganism across the many spheres of it (though some do differ) there is no heaven or hell as the major religions see it.. there is no good or evil.. it is a persons choice to which path they walk.. there is no higher power or dark evil that makes them choose..

hmmm you can think of western paganism as a mix of buddism and taoism with a dash of woodstock festival..


#222    SpiritWriter

SpiritWriter

  • Member
  • 3,302 posts
  • Joined:21 Jun 2012
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:on the ground

  • The greatest story ever told is Your story.

Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:47 AM

Well, for some reason I just felt like sharing this today. But I wanted to let you pagans know that I have actually come in contact with 2 different goddesses and perhaps even three. All occurrences happened this year. 2 occurrences happened when I was out of town in March (I went to Belize and it was my first time out of the country, besides Canada that is) I am under the impression that spiritual encounters happen frequently when visiting far away place, just because it is a brand new atmosphere that you aren't used to.. I don't know if I am correct on that point, but that is just what I presume. The other occurrence happened in my hometown, I was sitting near the lake at the time. I don't remember if I encountered this goddess before or after my trip to belize..... anyway, the one I met here was white with very long blond hair, she put her hands on my back and told me to cry for all her children (which I did, I had to force myself to cry, she continued to touch my back and soon enough my tears were authentic).

The other one, the one that I met in belize was actually Ix Chel, Goddess of Healing. She was not alone the night I met her. Both her and another entity grabbed my hands. At the time I couldn't tell if the other was male or female, but now I assume he was male. He was black and had very very old hands, his presents was stronger, he did not want to let go of me. She was more like, yeah, here I am, whatever... I knew for sure it was her, because first of all I perceived it to be her (although I didn't know her name - I just looked up her name now, but this is the picture of her and her description - healer), but also because the very next day I drew a picture (I do dream drawing, or what what I call 'drawing in the spirit') in the back seat of the car I was riding in and right afterward, we stopped at our location and this guy was selling art. I bought the picture from him because I was so amazed, the picture I had drawn was the same woman. I had no exposure to this goddess or this culture before. I had drawn her, on her knees, holding a flower with a snake on her head... pic attached..


I have to edit my daughters paper, she is nagging me, but I will come back and put the third occurrence (which actually happened first - I am just listing them in the wrong order...)
Posted Image

fyi - this is not the pic I drew, this is a pic from the internet...

Edited by SpiritWriter, 04 December 2012 - 06:43 AM.

The letter kills but The Spirit gives life. 2 Corinthians 3:6

Non-ambiguity and non-contradiction are one sided and thus unsuited to express the incomprehensible. -Jung

#223    SpiritWriter

SpiritWriter

  • Member
  • 3,302 posts
  • Joined:21 Jun 2012
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:on the ground

  • The greatest story ever told is Your story.

Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:50 AM

so the other occurrence also happened in Belize, this is the one I can't really say was an encounter with a "Goddess" but it was a definite strong feminine presence - it felt like my own spirit, but it was invoked to a very high and powerful degree. It was either the first night or the second night I got there (I was there for 10 days, this trip was an intense spiritual adventure for me - synchronicity up the ying-yang... but I wont get into all that)

that night I left the hotel room and went out onto the beach, i was filled with a spirit, it was very much like receiving the Holy Spirit, which I have had before, but it was very different as well, the presence was what I could interpret instantly as a witch, I felt like I was a witch, I was crying in joy and worshiping nature, this feeling came over me and I felt electrified like I was full of power... there is really no other way to explain it, but it was very intense. The wind was blowing very hard and my hair was flying all over the place, the clouds were pitch black and blowing back and forth over the moon, I want to say it was full, but I can't remember for certain if it was, nevertheless it was very beautiful.  Out of the three experiences I just mentioned this was the most powerful...

Edited by SpiritWriter, 04 December 2012 - 06:35 AM.

The letter kills but The Spirit gives life. 2 Corinthians 3:6

Non-ambiguity and non-contradiction are one sided and thus unsuited to express the incomprehensible. -Jung

#224    GreenmansGod

GreenmansGod

    Bio-Electric sentient being.

  • Member
  • 9,304 posts
  • Joined:23 Jun 2004
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Hurricane State

  • May the laughter ye give today return to thee 3 fold.

Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:37 PM

Thank you for sharing SW. A remarkable experience.

"The moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision, or contempt, freedom of thought becomes impossible." Salman Rushdie

#225    GreenmansGod

GreenmansGod

    Bio-Electric sentient being.

  • Member
  • 9,304 posts
  • Joined:23 Jun 2004
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Hurricane State

  • May the laughter ye give today return to thee 3 fold.

Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:50 PM

Three fold law be hanged. I'm not a Wiccan.  I am looking for my Goofer dust recipe. I think I got all the stuff for it too, I think. As soon as I find out who to use it on they will pay. I am a hurt angry witch and that is not a good thing.

"The moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision, or contempt, freedom of thought becomes impossible." Salman Rushdie




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users