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« Topic Start: June 28, 2011, 12:35:40 pm »

I really hope I am putting this in the right forum. If not, I appologize. :/

So, once upon a time in an adoloescence far far away, I began straying from my Christian roots, and not too long after, started exploring magick. At the very beginning, I did a lot of my own research on the internet, with books, etc. But then I started meeting other people (in person) that were into magick as well. A lot of them wound up being really close friends, and we started somewhat of our own little "clan" so to speak. We'd meet and talk about rituals, and in some circumstances even do group spellwork or blessings, and help each other with abilities.

Do you, or have you ever had a group of friends like this?
What is your relationship like?
What is your opinion of combining energies?
What is your opinion of magick pacts (bloodpacts and such)?

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« Reply #1: June 28, 2011, 03:15:33 pm »

Do you, or have you ever had a group of friends like this?
What is your relationship like?
What is your opinion of combining energies?
What is your opinion of magick pacts (bloodpacts and such)?

I had two friends like this, back when I was in what would be US high schools. One of them never really strayed from her Christian path, however, so her rituals were more out of fun than out of a serious consideration for walking a pagan path. The other one, who was my best friend back then, I'd say she was pagan in her heart, but we didn't know how to express our ideas, like, we had never heard about Gardner, Wicca, etc. Though we talked a lot about the Norse pantheon, lit a fire once for Them on the school grounds *blushes* and worked semi-coherently with the elements.

I feel that combining my energy with hers a) made the bond between us stronger and b) gave more power to what it was we were doing. However, our pagan phase didn't really last long, and sadly, we fell out of touch soon after.
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« Reply #2: June 28, 2011, 05:00:06 pm »

I feel that combining my energy with hers a) made the bond between us stronger and b) gave more power to what it was we were doing.

That's really interesting.
I've never known a Christian who did anything with witchcraft at all.

My "clan" and I all made a blood pact to each other.
There were six of us. We grew apart as our lives progressed, but I still feel somewhat close to all of them.
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« Reply #3: June 29, 2011, 03:35:39 am »

That's really interesting.
I've never known a Christian who did anything with witchcraft at all.

Well, there's such a thing as Christian Wicca out there, though I don't really know what this belief system incorporates. Maybe someone other here on TC has an idea?
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« Reply #4: June 29, 2011, 07:57:14 am »

I've never known a Christian who did anything with witchcraft at all.

While official Christianity frowns on all types of magic, "lots" of Christian practice various forms of folk magic and witchcraft (as magic, not religion). The normal form of ceremonial magic in the western world is heavily based on Christianity.
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« Reply #5: June 29, 2011, 07:58:57 am »

Well, there's such a thing as Christian Wicca out there, though I don't really know what this belief system incorporates. Maybe someone other here on TC has an idea?

Most of the regulars here do not think "Christian Wicca" makes much sense as the religious beliefs of Wicca and of Christianity do not match up well at all.
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« Reply #6: June 29, 2011, 04:02:04 pm »

Most of the regulars here do not think "Christian Wicca" makes much sense as the religious beliefs of Wicca and of Christianity do not match up well at all.

It doesn't make much sense to me, either, it's just that the term came up on the internet so I thought I'd mention it.
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« Reply #7: June 29, 2011, 07:21:47 pm »

It doesn't make much sense to me, either, it's just that the term came up on the internet so I thought I'd mention it.

Hmm. Well, if I ever were to run across one, I'd love to hear what their ideals are.
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« Reply #8: June 30, 2011, 04:00:40 am »

I really hope I am putting this in the right forum. If not, I appologize. :/

So, once upon a time in an adoloescence far far away, I began straying from my Christian roots, and not too long after, started exploring magick. At the very beginning, I did a lot of my own research on the internet, with books, etc. But then I started meeting other people (in person) that were into magick as well. A lot of them wound up being really close friends, and we started somewhat of our own little "clan" so to speak. We'd meet and talk about rituals, and in some circumstances even do group spellwork or blessings, and help each other with abilities.

Do you, or have you ever had a group of friends like this?
What is your relationship like?
What is your opinion of combining energies?
What is your opinion of magick pacts (bloodpacts and such)?


Yes, I had friends like this in Jr. High&High School. Mostly acquaintances. I was very close with my old coven members, and a few workers of an old STL local metaphysical shop. In fact I still am close, and keep in touch with a few of them. I had a few 'pagan' buddies in the Marines as well.

Now my current coven members, and Order brethren, are very important to me. The Pagan&Magickal communities in Ireland are small&close knit, so if you know someone, they probably mutually know someone else that you know of as well. There's a lot of shared interests, so the connection is on a deeper level then those in other facets of life.

I haven't ever taken a blood oath, but have have sworn oaths, which are again very important to me. They are what you make of them, but I believe they should never be taken lightly or broken.  
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« Reply #9: June 30, 2011, 05:06:36 am »


Sadly, I have always been solitary. I had two acquaintances that were pagan but both of them never really crossed beyond Silver Ravenwolf-flavoured neoPaganism. Plus they were flaky and irritating as hell. But, if that's what worked for them, then whatever. I just have a hard time having conversations with people when they say things like, "All pagans celebrate the Wheel of the Year!" and when I say no, no they don't, the conversation just dies.

I haven't had much luck finding pagans locally. While I've gone into the shops here, it seems finding like-minded people here is rare (even more so if you're an introvert like me who doesn't like socializing as well). And I am mostly okay with this, anyways. I'm not very comfortable being openly religious around people, and to open up to people that way requires a deep level of trust that I just don't have with the people surrounding me at the moment (save for one person).
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