The Witch's Brew

An eclectic witch shares her walk down a winding path.

Location: Texas, United States

Friday, October 28, 2005

Happy Samhain!

It's that time of year! I may not have any candy for the Halloween trick-or-treaters, but they don't really come out in my neighborhood anyway. I cleaned off the altar this morning and reconsecrated it... doing my part to get ready for things. Being a solitary practitioner, I'll be observing alone. No big rituals or bonfires. Sometimes I think I'm really missing out on something by not belonging to a coven, but I just don't play well with others.

This is my space on the net to share my spirituality. I'm an eclectic witch... I borrow from many traditions, and even honor figures from Christianity. St. Francis and his animals have their own place on my altar. I do what feels right for me. I write my own rituals and spells, I meditate, I pray. I'm quite likely to call on Mary, Kuan Yin, Freya, or someone else... depends on who I need. Some people are critical of me for not committing to a specific tradition. Why? I'm not critical of them for putting themselves in a box instead of sampling all the world has to offer. (Okay... THAT sounded critical, but it was supposed to... the point being, it's an example of something I COULD... oh, nevermind...)

Politically, I'm more conservative than most Pagans I know. I usually vote Libertarian, which is actually very Constitutionally Conservative. Once you get to understand what Libertarians are about, you find out there's a lot more to it than legalizing dope. Bill Mahr has yet to learn this lesson. I'm annoyed by most bleeding heart liberals. The ones in power won't do anything to help you... they just want fame and power... and the ones who vote for them are mindless sheep who'll believe anything the ones in power say. If you're of the mind that you just want the government to leave you alone and let you live your life as long as you aren't hurting anyone else, chances are you'd agree with the Libertarian stand on things. Because liberals want to tell you what to do, how to do it, and when to do it. Plus, they want to socialize the devil out of everything. Socialism doesn't work. Look at countries where it's been tried. But this isn't a political blog... so I'll get off this subject. I just wanted my political stance stated for the record.

I look forward to taking you down my path with me. I've been studying for about 10 years, and I read tarot cards and tea leaves. I'm better with the cards. I also teach an online course in the basics of tarot. Just email me if you get a deck and would like to learn how to read the cards. A deck and some time are all that's needed. The course is 25 dollars and there's no books to buy.

Wow... this is turning into a long post. I'd hate to post everything here and have nothing to post later. Blessed Be, everyone!