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« Reply #6: March 15, 2009, 12:23:34 pm »

Scarlet,

First of all, no judgement.  That's not my place.  We all do what we need to do at the time, later on if the situation presents again, we can do differently if needed.

Witchcraft has been a 'calling' with me for a very long time.  I didn't answer that call because all I could see was wicca and I'm not wiccan.  Nothing wrong with wiccan if that is your path, but it is not mine and never was meant to be.  It took me a very long time to find the path in witchcraft that is right for me.  My path does not involve ritual, laws, redes or specific deity of any kind.  For me, its just a tool at my disposal.  If I want to, I will curse or hex.  I see nothing wrong with doing so.  That is part of my path.  Do I do so because I'm having a bad day?  Nope.  Do I do so because someone has been arrogant and judgemental of me and gotten under my skin?  Nope.  I do see it as a serious act, but I won't cut it out of my life or practice simply because its a 'not nice' thing to do.

I can't tell you exactly how I came to this path.  I just know for as long as I can remember I've been an origin or 'truth' seeker.  That's not meant to be a value judgement.  For me, I try to get back to the origin of things, its core essence, before myth, ritual, tradition, etc became added to it.  I looked back to what I knew of life in the bronze/iron ages.  What might their attitudes to magic be?  How might they deal with something?  True, we don't live in the same world today, but that doesn't mean the essence of the thing isn't still valid.  I tend to believe the simple is off then the best answer anyway.  For me, this answered a lot of queries I had about ritual, tools, beliefs around today.  This felt right for me and still does.  I don't suggest this is the way you should go about questioning things, I simply offer it as an example of how I did it.
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