Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Witches Tea Party Post

Hello again to all, and my apologies for being so late in posting for the Witches Tea Party. Some of you have created some beautiful things, and I have tons of inspiration moving forward for more parties! This year I am unable to put together something grand that I feel in my heart is suitable, but I'm sure most of you understand.

As I sit sipping on a special brew these few days before Halloween, I think of those I have lost in the last few years, as well as those of my husbands family. I think of happy memories from when they walked this Earth, and I hope I can hear their messages from beyond in the coming years. Since recently coming into my own on this path, it has at times felt strange but all at the same time I feel as if I'm home.

Today I drink to those on the other side of the veil, may you travel tonight through the next few days and communicate to those you wish. I take this time to remember and celebrate our ancestors and any trials they may have undergone and wish them peace in their afterlife. Today I feel a different connection with Samhain/Halloween whichever you prefer to call it. I'm eager to explore these connections further. I drink of my special brew that is freshly made to celebrate those around us, and their memories. I ask for blessings to stay strong in my path and continue my study, even when it seems the modern world is against it at all costs. I wish all of you the best and thank you for reading my first Tea Party post :)

Blessed Be! :)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Year and a Day

Hi everyone, it's another beautiful night and here I am reading all about my favorite thing :) In my last post I had said I was going to pick up a book. I didn't actually go get it, but had it delivered to my e-reader. I just started Wicca: A Year & A Day: 366 Days of Spiritual Practice in the Craft of the Wise  by Timothy Roderick.I've read among many blogs, book reviews, and other fabulous essays that this was a very good place to start for a solitary witchlet starting her journey. I'm slowly getting into my year and a day study around the every day bustle of modern life, but I'm loving every minute I spend. I have my days 1-30 shopping list of materials and will hopefully make some myself or find them around the house! Though I'm just starting my journey, I'm slowly starting to feel more at peace with my life and the life around me. In the future, I know my husband and I's plans will also reflect my draw to the Craft. I look forward to all the blessing bestowed upon us from the God and Goddess....

More to come soon!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Hi again, Mrs. W here!

I guess some would say that I'm semi-out of the 'broom closet' with this blog being online, but I don't necessarily feel that way. I'm still in the early stages of learning about the Craft and myself. I'm constantly looking for new reading material, anything I can get my hands on, to help sift through what I have connections with and what I can relate to the most. I think I want to start a year and day study for myself. I would definitely consider myself to be a solitary learner, though I have the support of my loving husband to explore whatever makes me happy. I also have a best friend who knows of my interests and she too has always felt a draw to this world. It's nice to have someone that I can visit with and talk with and won't feel judged or looked at like I'm crazy. Lots of things are starting to happen in my life and I know that this will help give me clarity and guidance in what I need to do next in my life to feel fulfilled :) Headed out right now to grab a new book! Can't wait to see where this journey takes me.

I'd also like to thank you, reader, for reading along if there is anyone out there. This is just a really great place for me to get away, and get down my thoughts and have it be available to others who might be interested in the same ideas. I love the idea of possibly having a young girl or adult who has always felt the draw of the Goddess but has never felt at peace to explore it. Even if this helps one person, it has served it's purpose.

Blessed Be! and enjoy this beautiful day the world has given us!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Quick update and the Witches Tea Party!

Hi again everyone!

It has been quite awhile since I last wrote, life has kept me busy. After the wedding and honeymoon, it took some time to get back into work and back to the usual day to day. I finally feel like I've caught up.

As this blog is new, I have spent a lot of time browsing some of the other blogs dedicated to people's paths of witchery and I must say it has been inspiring. It inspires me to continue to journal my trip as I continue to study and learn more about myself, the world, the Goddess and witchcraft.

Right now, witchcraft to me is a mix of many traditions and studies. I would consider myself interested in many, many, ways of the witch. Currently, I'm studying through various sources though books and websites, and following my intuition when it comes to which traditions to study further and gain a better insight of. Right now, my roots speak to the way of the Strega, or Italian witchcraft. More on this later, but I did want to share my journey so far, even if it is continued study until I can actually start a structured year and a day solitary study for myself.

Today is the 2nd Annual Practical Magic Blog Party by Frosted Petunias. I've followed the blogs throughout the night and had wanted to participate when I first found out about the blog party. Like I mentioned earlier, life got in the middle of things, and it was pushed to the back of my mind until recently. I still wanted to mention it, as Practical Magic is one of my all time favorite movies and is one that continually draws me closer to the magical properties of the Craft and the Goddess. Hopefully next year I'll be able to participate, but until then I think I'll participate in this year's Witches Tea Party Under a Halloween Moon! I hope many of you will be joining in this year :)

Better get to sleep, I have a long day ahead!
Blessed Be!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

New Beginnings!

Hello everyone!

I'm starting a new blog today to help archive what I am calling my journey of self-discovery. I'm a newly married wife and am excited to share the rest of my life with my soul mate. We have many goals and dreams that we hope to achieve together. This blog is one of my goals, personally. The blog allows myself to be able to share what I experience. All I ask is that you treat this blog with respect. Treat thee as you would like to be treated.... I believe this is a fairly simple concept that is often forgotten this day in age. I just hope some need a little reminder ;)

I've always been interested in witch craft, the Occult, Wicca, etc, whatever name you would like to use. I first encountered the craft at a young age with a fairly foggy memory of a faery circle. It's a faint memory, but I believe with some visualization work, I can figure out that memory....but we are getting ahead of ourselves!!

I came across the Craft again when I was in high school. I received a book of spells from an acquaintance as a thank you. I was deeply enthralled with the gift, much to the dismay of my mother. I was raised in a fairly strict (at least what I believe to be strict) Italian-Irish Catholic family. I was enrolled in Catholic school for 13 years, Kindergarten through 12th grade, so you can see why when my mom happened upon my beloved book why she would panic and think I was travelling the way of the darkness.

My book mysteriously disappeared and was forgotten about until a few years ago. I still have never found it and have decided not to bring it up with my Mom as it will most likely lead to a conversation on religion I have had a thousand times, but one that falls on deaf or biased ears.

I never felt a closeness with Catholicism and went through the motions like a good Catholic girl for my family. Church every Sunday, Catholic school, etc etc. I also had a need to read, learn, and research the many options in the world, available for any topic. Now, in my adult hood, I've finally travelled back to the same mysterious magic that has found me since the early time of my life. No longer bound by chains of family, parentage, and expectations, I am able to follow my curiousness openly with the support of my new husband. As I've said, this blog serves as an archive of my journey. I cannot wait to finally get started!!

Blessed be!!!