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« Reply #30: November 26, 2007, 09:07:06 pm »


Just wondering but does that mean that I cannot practice the Craft and be a bisexual?

There are no laws that say you 'cannot'...personally I think such limitations would be frowned upon in Neo-Wicca ( I persume it is this that you are studying, as opposed to Traditional British Wicca). On another note, being bisexual you may even find it easier to grasp the whole concept of gender polarity that is part of Wicca. I like this part of Wicca, myself, and if it makes any difference- I am bisexual.
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« Reply #31: November 26, 2007, 10:44:50 pm »

Just wondering but does that mean that I cannot practice the Craft and be a bisexual?

That depends on YOU and whatever tradition of Wicca you want to practice with. I certainly see no problems with it (but I'm not Wiccan of any sort, so my opinion doesn't count.  Wink )
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« Reply #32: November 26, 2007, 11:07:00 pm »

Just wondering but does that mean that I cannot practice the Craft and be a bisexual?

As I said in my first response: I know of people in Wiccan traditions who are gay, lesbian, bi, transgender, etc. It's a decision that's generally a matter of fit between the person, the tradition, and the particular group they want to work and study with. (I have come across a few groups that won't take people based on their orientation, but they're quite rare these days.)

Let's see if I can come up with a better example.

Say that you want to join a club of people who enjoy cooking together for fun. You can be of any sexual or gender orientation and enjoy cooking. You can be of any sexual orientation, and *not* like cooking. But if you don't like cooking, you are probably better off not joining a group where that's a major focus of the activities: you will likely end up frustrated, and they will too. That's no good for anyone.

Same deal with *any* religious path: if the general approach to a core part of the ritual structure isn't something that speaks to you on a level that you're willing to spend a bunch of time with, it's really worth looking and seeing if something else might not be a better place for you to be.

Again, in the Wiccan case: are you comfortable with the fact that more traditional forms of Wicca focus on a religious and magical act that is about polarity on multiple levels, and which is typically expressed through male/female polarity? Is that something that you are going to be able to work with in a ritual context for the next however many months or years you follow this path?

It doesn't have to be The Driving Thing that attracts you to the path. It isn't for a lot of people, at least starting out. But you need to be able to at least work with the ritual expression of it - generally in most groups these days, a knife into a cup, with appropriate energy work to go with it. In other words, do you like cooking enough to hang out with a bunch of other people who want to spend their spare time doing it, and who want to *focus* on that cooking and talking about why one thing works, or whether this thing might get a different effect, or how you might adapt to this situation there...

I think I may go snag a side part of this discussion off elsewhere, though, on some of my past experiences with the Great Rite in symbol.

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« Reply #33: November 26, 2007, 11:20:13 pm »


Just wondering but does that mean that I cannot practice the Craft and be a bisexual?

No, that's not what it means at all.  You can be bisexual and still be Wiccan ("practice The Craft")

Just a thought though, it seems like you have some issues with being bisexual.  You may want to talk to someone about that.  No offense intended, it's just what I am seeing.

Blessings and Luck to you on your spiritual path...
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« Reply #34: November 27, 2007, 06:14:51 am »

No, that's not what it means at all.  You can be bisexual and still be Wiccan ("practice The Craft")

Just a thought though, it seems like you have some issues with being bisexual.  You may want to talk to someone about that.  No offense intended, it's just what I am seeing.

Blessings and Luck to you on your spiritual path...

Its not so much that I have a problem with it but that Im afraid that I cant be open about it in front of my Wiccan friends like i wasnt able to with my Christian friends....Also to everybody else thank you for your sound advice....especially about the cooking example....and yes I do think I want to pursue Wiccan but as said before by some Iwant to see what I am getting into....I didnt have that choice in Christianity...I was pretty much force fed that.


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« Reply #35: November 27, 2007, 09:10:43 am »

Its not so much that I have a problem with it but that Im afraid that I cant be open about it in front of my Wiccan friends like i wasnt able to with my Christian friends....Also to everybody else thank you for your sound advice....especially about the cooking example....and yes I do think I want to pursue Wiccan but as said before by some Iwant to see what I am getting into....I didnt have that choice in Christianity...I was pretty much force fed that.


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You can be open with it to whomever.  You just have to know who will accept you and who won't.  This is with everyone, not just Wiccans or Christians.  Just make sure you aren't getting into Wicca because they are more accepting of bisexuality.  Grin

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« Reply #36: November 27, 2007, 10:11:06 am »

You can be open with it to whomever.  You just have to know who will accept you and who won't.  This is with everyone, not just Wiccans or Christians.  Just make sure you aren't getting into Wicca because they are more accepting of bisexuality.  Grin



No ma'am Im actually getting into to Wicca because I find it fascinating and full of new things ive never tried before....plus I agree with a lot of the teachings Cheesy
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« Reply #37: November 27, 2007, 11:26:20 pm »

No ma'am Im actually getting into to Wicca because I find it fascinating and full of new things ive never tried before....plus I agree with a lot of the teachings Cheesy

Good! I am really happy that you found something that works for you  Grin

It is fascinating and full of wonder...each and every magickal step you take is bound to be amazing.
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« Reply #38: November 28, 2007, 12:26:31 am »

Its not so much that I have a problem with it but that Im afraid that I cant be open about it in front of my Wiccan friends like i wasnt able to with my Christian friends.
It's possible that you can't be open about it with your particular Wiccan friends, but if that's the case, it's because they have issues, not because Wicca does.  By and large, though, you'll find that Wiccans and other sorts of Pagans won't make a big deal of it.

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« Reply #39: November 28, 2007, 02:20:11 pm »

It's possible that you can't be open about it with your particular Wiccan friends, but if that's the case, it's because they have issues, not because Wicca does.  By and large, though, you'll find that Wiccans and other sorts of Pagans won't make a big deal of it.

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« Reply #40: January 05, 2008, 05:51:52 pm »

I'd say that people of different sexual orientations are almost-exlcusively welcomed with open arms into Paganism. And a damn good thing, too.
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« Reply #41: April 16, 2008, 05:31:57 am »

Hey Im new to this board and an ex-christian.....I am abisexual male and I was curious as to whether Pagans think homosexulity is wrong like Christians do.....I have only been studying Paganism seriously for about 2 months now.....My first circle was on Samhain...so id like to know as much as i cn about Paganism....Im afraid to tell some of my new Pagan friends (Including my teacher whom is a Pagan High Priest) that I am bisexual for fear of not being accepted in the Pagan Community....So is it right or wrong? Please answer me this Smiley\

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(I realize this may be a bit off topic, and if I'm too off topic I apologize.)  I am lesbian/bisexual and one of the reasons I am drawn to Pagan religions (as opposed to Catholicism that I grew up with) is how accepting they seem of differences in general, for me especially sexuality and gender.  This may or may not be the official stance of your religion, but it is certainly the reaction of nearly everyone I've talked to about the subject. Smiley
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« Reply #42: April 17, 2008, 09:35:04 am »


I just wanted to specify that looking for a more accepting attitude was a reason that I started looking at Pagan religions, not the reason that I believe what I believe now. It did lead me to find a lot of information on other religions, Pagan and otherwise.
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« Reply #43: May 29, 2008, 07:44:50 pm »

Hey Im new to this board and an ex-christian.....I am abisexual male and I was curious as to whether Pagans think homosexulity is wrong like Christians do.....I have only been studying Paganism seriously for about 2 months now.....My first circle was on Samhain...so id like to know as much as i cn about Paganism....Im afraid to tell some of my new Pagan friends (Including my teacher whom is a Pagan High Priest) that I am bisexual for fear of not being accepted in the Pagan Community....So is it right or wrong? Please answer me this Smiley\

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I'd be inclined to say it's a definite yes;; I am a bisexual female and I find that Wicca (which is my first faith, actually) or the Pagan community in general is quite accepting of homosexuality. A lot of Pagan polytheists recognize Greek gods... and in Greek and Roman mythology (among other kinds of mythology) homosexuality is accepted as just another part of life.
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« Reply #44: June 05, 2008, 04:46:12 am »

To be perfectly honest I think it's down to the person.
OK in Christianity it's written down in a book, as far as I am aware I have not come across anything like that on my travels.
I'm a lesbian myself and had no problems whatsoever, yet!

You find with many religions/beliefs a very few people will frown upon homosexuality and that is mainly down to the person and of course they make people follow suit.

There are alot of homophobics in this world and use religion/beliefs to get their point across.

Just ignore anyone who does, they are narrowminded and ignorant.

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