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1ladyhearted
Out 25, 2006, 8:02pm

Hello fellow Witches! Welcome to the "Witches of LibraryThing" group. Please feel free to introduce yourself in this thread!

I'm ladyhearted, the maintainer of this group. I have been "officially" Pagan for 10 years, and have at some point in those 10 years called myself an Eclectic Solitary, a covened member of the late great WitchRoots, a hoodoo/rootwork student, a Feri student, a Lucumi/Santeria aleyo, and just a plain old Witch. I've always been a reader, and between us my husband and I have a couple thousand books, at least. I have tons of Pagan/Witchy/spiritual books and hope to have a good time here discussing them with you!

Anyway, please introduce yourself, and feel free to start topics, etc. Let's get the discussion going! Thanks for being here!

2bakerlady2470
Out 26, 2006, 7:51am

Very nice to meet you, ladyhearted :)
Just to get things started, a few questions for all participants... Who are your favorite authors? What part of the country are you from, and do you have much of a pagan community? If you had to pick one book that you would keep with you always, what would it be? Please forgive me if I'm not doing this in the proper manner!

3Morphidae
Out 26, 2006, 11:25am

I'm in Minneapolis and the Twin Cities has a good-sized Pagan community. At the last Pagan Pride, we had over 500 participants.

4bakerlady2470
Out 26, 2006, 4:34pm

That's wonderful, morphidae. I'm in east central Iowa, and it doesn't seem that there is much of a community here. I've never participated in a Pagan Pride, but it sounds like it would be fun.

5soulspirals Primeira Mensagem
Editado: Out 28, 2006, 1:33pm

Hi Folks! I'm Zoe, in the Ithaca, NY area (central, fingerlakes region of the state).

I'm part of the Reclaiming Tradition of Witchcraft (http://www.reclaiming.org), and an organizer/teacher in my local Reclaiming community (http://www.ithacareclaiming.org).

I most closely gravitate towards the theologies of Starhawk and Phyllis Curott, and they are the two pagan authors I most recommend to students. The number one book on witchcraft I recomend is a tie between The Spiral Dance by Starhawk and Evolutionary Witchcraft by T. Thorn Coyle. For fiction, I recommend that folks read American Gods by Neil Gaiman. For kids, (and adults, really) I recommend Gaia Girls: Enter the Earth by Lee Welles.

6jencie
Out 30, 2006, 5:02pm

Hi Everyone, i joined as i realized i've let myself become spiritually poor. I live in an area that is not too friendly toward pagans, although if i wasn't shy and wanted to drive, i'm sure there are many groups in Seattle. I decided to 'out' myself as pagan finally!
I'm not sure which Path i would be considered to follow, Wiccan possibly. I think Starhawks works and Drawing Down The Moon are the spiritual books that have most affected me, and Neil Gaiman is definately my Favorite fiction author.
Nice to meet you all!
-jencie

7bakerlady2470
Out 30, 2006, 9:53pm

Hi jencie, nice to meet you also! I know how you feel with the "spiritually poor" thing. It's not always an easy thing to deal with. I agree with you on Starhawk and Adler's Drawing Down the Moon... very influential. I have to say, though, that for me it was Scott Cunningham who brought it all home; more serious authors were to follow. I have no one path; I cannot be defined by my spiritual beliefs. I am a solitary eclectic in my practices, and simply neo-pagan in my interests.
While browsing the metaphysical section of my favorite bookstore today, I noticed something that kinda irked me. New-age authors that cater to teens and spellcraft. Books like Teen Witch and items like the How to Turn Your Ex-Boyfriend Into A Toad are really upsetting to me in the sense that they trivialize spiritual beliefs. It's difficult enough, at times, to get society to take paganism seriously. These titles certainly aren't helping any! All of this goes without even mentioning the hazards of putting energy work into the hands of children! I won't even go into the ethics aspect of it!!! Thank you so much for allowing me to rant :) Lori

8Keysol Primeira Mensagem
Nov 2, 2006, 7:24pm

Hi all...
I just stumbled across this site...and this group, so I thought I would join. *smiles*

Although I loathe the standard intros (I usually avoid them like the plague)...and hate posting some sort of magical resume with it...lol...here is a short and sweet one.

I am not Wiccan nor do I consider myself a witch. I use the word pagan, for want of another one....one that I have yet to find...LOL. I do practice magic (Ceremonial and Chaos mainly) and have been for quite a few years.

I love to read and have a nice collection of books, as many do when following such a practice. I have a tendency to read books outside the 'occult' genre, but they mean just as much to my practice.

I'm pretty active in a few pagan forums and run a study group in one of them (for the book Celestine Prophecy). Lori, I do agree with you….the commercialization of magic has become quite…distasteful. *shrugs* But…such things are for a purpose…and sooner or later…the Universe will explain it all.

Anyway...that was semi short and hopefully sweet..*smiles*...so I will stop while I am ahead.

Key

9lupagreenwolf
Nov 5, 2006, 4:24am

Hi there :)

Yay, more pagans addicted to LT!!! And the meme continues ;)

I'm Lupa, bibliophile and LT addict! I've been studying and practing various pagan and occult topics for about a decade now. My primary focus has been on animal magic and related areas, but a few years ago I discovered Chaos magic, which served to really open up my worldview a lot more and diversify my practice. I live in Seattle with my husband Taylor Ellwood, Sun Ce the cat, Tatzelwurm the ocellated skink, and too many books and art supplies.

I love reading; my latest conquest was Exploring Shamanism, which is one of the best basic overviews to shamanism I've read. However, other influential books for me have been Animal Speak (which was my first pagan-related book ever), Prometheus Rising which I've used to break my brain in a good way on numerous occasions, and The Paradigmal Pirate which really explained Chaos magic to me; though I started with Peter J. Carroll's works, "Pirate" really clarified some things for me.

Taylor and I are both authors, too--we're so crazy about books that we decided to write our own ;) He coauthored Creating Magickal Entities and solo wrote Pop Culture Magick and Space/Time Magic. My first book, Fang and Fur, Blood and Bone: A Primal Guide to Animal Magic came out this past May. We're also very involved with our publisher, Immanion Press/Megalithica Books.

So our lives basically revolve around esoteric books and related activities. We have the great fortune to live in the city that has the highest number of book stores per capita in the country, which of course means that our library gets to grow even faster :P

Nice to meet y'all :) I'll quit rambling now--I got the "longest way to tell a very short story" award back in 8th grade, and apparently I'm still the defending champion!

10littlegeek
Nov 6, 2006, 6:37pm

I've been a pagan for my whole life, but discovered Starhawk in 1988. In addition to works mentioned above, I'd like to recommend Christopher Penczak. I've seen him speak and he knows his stuff and is personable.

11clamairy
Nov 6, 2006, 8:11pm

Greetings and salutations. I consider myself a Zen Druid. I've been on a pagan path for 13 years. The first book I read that opened my eyes was Natural Magic by Doreen Valiente. I own about half a dozen decks of Tarot cards, but my favorite deck by far is the Thoth deck.

12cckelly
Editado: Nov 13, 2006, 4:46pm

Hello. As many here list, I most closely identify Pagan though I find Buddhism and Zen very influential in the expression of my spiritual side. I was raised between the dichotomy of a mother with New Age, Feminist-lesbian, Native American and Occult leanings and a father who joined a rabid, ultra right wing, evangelical church. These people make the Bush crowd look liberal, lol. I have dabbled and studied many belief structures, but nature magick has always felt "like home".

Books and learning are a structural pillar of my being, I can't imagine life without them. I've always been oddly obsessed with words, language and just the tactile pleasure and security I associate with the physical presence of texts of all types.

People who identify Pagan or Witch, in my experience, are very diverse and broad minded and I am eager to delve the collections, share ideas, and discover new avenues of thought from all of you.

Good reading to you!

13Sue.k.
Nov 24, 2006, 6:08am

Merry Meet! im Sue. Im a Priestess of the Corellian Wiccan Natavist Church of South Africa. Been a Wiccan for the last 7 years and am from a Wiccan family. My mother is a Wiccan Reverend to the same sect. (High Priestess)

Im from South Africa, Gauteng. There arent too many peole whre i live that appreciate Wiccans/Pagans or anyone who isn't christian for that matter. So we tend to be mostly solitaries in this area since our coven unfortunately broke up because of members never showing for meetings.

Im a Tarot and Futhark Rune Reader, and i am fluent in reading and writing in Futhark. Dabbled a bit in palmistry but it wasnt for me.

Unfortunately ive never been big on Wiccan/Pagan books, i find most of them quite annoying actually since most of the ones ive read just completely had everything backwards or were just plain far fetched! Specifically The Witches Bible by some or other husband and wife combo if i am not mistaken? the book just makes Wiccans look so stupid. My oppinion anyway.

Could anyone suggest any nice books?

14Tinkerbell-NL Primeira Mensagem
Dez 30, 2006, 5:03pm

Hi, my (nick) name is Tink or Tinkerbell. I just found out about LibraryThing and I'm already addicted! :-) Just a pity that there isn't a good source for Dutch books. I'm still in diubt whether I'll add them in Dutch or put the English titles in my library...

I'm 38 and living in The Netherlands. My favourite pagan author is Phyllis Curott. I've attended two workshop weekends by her and met her a few times more.

I have a weblog (http://tinkerbell-nl.blogspot.com), where I write about my life including witchy stuff.

15Sue.k.
Jan 8, 2007, 2:28am

welcome Tink. Isnt dutch alot like afrikaans? im afrikaans. Would be interesting to know if we could converse in those 2 languages with eachother...
Sue

16Tinkerbell-NL
Editado: Fev 18, 2007, 11:44am

Afrikaans looks a lot like Dutch. There are words that differ, but I can follow an Afrikaanse text and I guess you can understand Dutch. We can always try! ;-)
B*B, Tink

17moderatrix8
Jan 14, 2007, 6:04pm

Hi there. I just ran across this group and thought I'd join! The Waterhouse painting on the main page is one of my favorites.

I've been officially on the Pagan path for 14 years, but I've been interested in paranormal things since childhood. My favorite topics tend to lean toward Hermetic/Esoteric studies, but in practice, nature magic comes, well, naturally. I also do some basic astrology and read tarot.

I'm in Texas and therefore right in the bible belt. There is a pagan community in the greater area around where I'm at, but not really too close by. I've tried driving distances in the past, but have not done so very much recently. I also work as a bookseller, so I like to connect to people in that way.

18clamairy
Fev 13, 2007, 7:55pm

Somebody say something.

Someone? Anyone?

19Morphidae
Fev 13, 2007, 8:11pm

Bueller? Bueller?

20clamairy
Fev 13, 2007, 8:39pm

Bwaa haa haa!
:o)
*waves at morphidae*

21Nillatje Primeira Mensagem
Mar 18, 2007, 7:46pm

Hello! I'm a new member of librarything and a new member of this group. So I'm still trying to figure out how everything works around here. Any help is welcome.

I think that I am an Eclectic Pagan, still in the studying process. Which means that I have plenty of books, but lacking experience.

Who are your favorite authors? My favorite authors are at the moment; Patricia Telesco and Scott Cunningham.
What part of the country are you from, and do you have much of a pagan community? I'm from The Netherlands.
If you had to pick one book that you would keep with you always, what would it be? "Magick made easy" by Patricia Telesco. I find it a such an inspiring book.

That's all for now.
Take care!
-Nillatje-

22kali_licious Primeira Mensagem
Mar 30, 2007, 2:00am

Hi, I'm Heather. I live in Indiana, so Moderatrix8 I can relate to being in the bible belt.:)

I've been pagan for 16 years. I started out Wiccan and took a left turn at Albuquerque. I call myself an Eclectic Discordian Santerian Pagan that's drifting towards Feri. We do have a pagan community here in Indianapolis, but I'm more of a solitary kinda gal at heart.
Favorite Pagan Book? Right now it's Evolutionary Witchcraft by Thorn Coyle. Pagan authors, I can't settle on just one. (See my library;)

OT, I think I have some LJ friends in common with you, ladyhearted. (Shloma and Tempest)

23Arctic-Stranger
Abr 13, 2007, 7:05pm

I hope you good folks dont mind me wandering in here.

I am not really a witch, but I loved avatar for this group so much, I just had to join.

Like I said, I am not really a witch (or warlock or whatever you might call the male counterpart) but neither am i much of anything else either. I work as a chaplain at a hospital, which means I see everything from Christian fundamentalists to wiccans, and I am pretty comfortable with whoever.

I am currently reading The Spiral Dance, and just enjoying the good people on LT who are a bit outside mainstream thinking.

24Minias
Editado: Abr 18, 2007, 11:24pm

Hi! I haven't been a witch for very long, but I am beginning to learn... I am not a member of a clan yet, but soon I hope I will be! I'm still looking at different types.

25Sile
Editado: Maio 9, 2007, 7:50pm

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26Blood_Dust
Maio 2, 2007, 8:25pm

Hi I haven't been a witch for that long but I'v always been interested. One of my friends told me about her group of friends that she practiced majic with. I did a litle reasurch and now I'm here. My name is Jennifer. I live in California. And if I get a good subject going I can't stop:)

27kinimond
Maio 9, 2007, 9:47am

Hello everyone

I'm a Dane and I've been a practising with for the last 14 years or so. I came to it via the collection of goddess spirituality books at the local library and the very - very - few books on modern witchcraft you could find at the time. Such as the Danish favorite Heksens håndbog by Danni Druehyld.

I normally say that I'm an eclecting pagan and witch, but I have done work within the Reclaiming tradition and I wholeheartedly agree with the recommandation of Evolutionary Witchcraft made earlier. Great book.

At the moment I'm chewing my way through Helrunar and rereading The Pagan Book of Living and Dying .

28Ethereal_Raven
Editado: Out 25, 2007, 8:43am

I'm from Indiana of the U.S.A. There isn't many if at all anyone around my community that deals with any witchcraft. There are a few that are interested and practice such as myself, but in a different way. They think more along the lines as Alacadabra and your cursed, which I don't believe in. There's just to many books to choose from I"d have to think about it more. One of my favorite authors is William Nicholoson, I like the way he thinks and I like his books too. I've been interested in witchcraft all my life, but I'm not that educated in it because my parents don't like it and there's no books on it in any of our libraries. I know your saying why doesn't he just look it up on the internet, but I can't do that either because the school blocks it and I don't have it at my house. I know bummer. I have a question. I thought pagans were the ones with no religion, but you always hear about them dealing with witchcraft, but witchcraft is a religion. So I'm kind of confused. Can you discern that one for me? Thanks!

29stitchinwitches Primeira Mensagem
Out 25, 2007, 1:06pm

My name is Cindy, I live in Salem Oregon and have for 15 years. I call myself a Pagan Witch and practice mostly with a large and growing community. My husband and I, as well as many in the community work hard to have 2 festivals a year for 100 + people, in a camp ground that we have all to our selves in the middle of nowwhere, which has a very primodial feeling. The pagan belief is very strong and growing in Oregon. Several of us are just finding library thing=o) which Im sure we will use to borrow from each other.

30Ethereal_Raven
Out 30, 2007, 8:26am

That's so cool I'd love to go to Salem some time! The festival sounds really cool! What do you guys do?

31SageWoodWitch Primeira Mensagem
Nov 18, 2007, 10:49pm

Hi there everyone,

I just found this group so here I am. I've been on LT for about a year but haven't been too active, that's slowly changing. I'm 21 and live in Massachusetts. I'm a Business student for now but will go on to studying world and comparative religion. I'm a huge book worm and my LT list doesn't even put a dent on my actual library. I've been a studying/practicing eclectic witch for about a decade and I love meeting new people so feel free to drop me a line anytime!

32Jennifersmirage Primeira Mensagem
Dez 4, 2007, 11:58pm

Hello I am Jennifersmirage and new to the group...I am am a Solitary Ecclectic wiccan...I really hate to be catagorized but I guess that is where I tend to reside..I have a big interest in natural/elemental and herbal magick...The first book that really effected me was Scott Cunninghams Earth Magick (Earth, Air. Fire, Water) book and I will always find his Encyclopedia of Herbs of great use as always..I have two kids and am married and reside in Indiana...I am a big animal lover and have a hosue rabbit, a guinea pig, 2 cats and a black lab, and love all of them very much...thanks for letting me be a part of this...

33lindall
Mar 30, 2008, 12:29pm

i just just found LT and quickly found this group after checking the profiles of others with common interests. i've been a Wiccan practitioner for about 20 years. i spent about 16 years in a small, exclusive Goddess circle until difficulty with some personalities finally convinced me to move on. now, other than a monthly pagan "temple" that i attend, i am a solitary. i am naturally a private and introverted person so that works well for me. i've just recently begun to seriously deepen my practice as a solitary with an emphasis on green magick and it has proven very rewarding. i look forward to sharing recommendations and ideas for study and practice with others in this group.
lindall

34vulpineways
Jun 18, 2008, 9:23pm

"How to Turn Your Ex-Boyfriend Into A Toad" isn't such a bad book - and it isn't for kids either! Despite the cute cover. It's a book with fun spells, most of them simple and harmless (of course you won't be turning that boyfriend into a toad, you just gonna give the natiness someone sent you back to them)....sometimes, even as whiches, we would like to have fun. Like all spells, they should be used with responsability :o)

35Dead_Dreamer
Editado: Jul 9, 2008, 7:15pm

Hello. I'm Dead_Dreamer (Kevin) from Madison, WI. I'm an agnostic practitioner of magick. Over the years I have studied: Western Esotericism, Parapsychology, Witchcraft, Neo-Druidic paths and Hoodoo. I have also studied under a few occult luminaries who made great impressions on me. I've found Witchcraft (specifically Sabbatic Witchcraft) and Hoodoo traditions resonate the strongest with me. I practice a hybridized version of the two (as they have similar wort-cunning/root working methodologies) within a chaos magick or "results magick" matrix.

I look forward to exchanging ideas, experiences and wisdom with other group members.

Cheers!

36TruNatrsChild
Ago 21, 2008, 9:41pm

Hi! I am TruNatrsChild, I call myself a Cunning woman... been this way for years. :) Got my first Wiccan book in 1989, but left that behind quickly.
Still forever learning.

37lolita_von_himmel
Nov 26, 2008, 11:15pm

uh,, hi. i'm wiccan, i guess... i mean, i've been exposed to it. kinda... but i don't think like i'm qualified. or something... ack! it's confuzzling!! i'm a fifteen year old and i don't know anyone else who's wiccan except for this one girl and it's her mom, so i wouldn't know. uh, i discovered wiccanism in a library here in houston and i've been searching for others like me in local areas, but i've only ever tried online. im pretty sure society wouldn't understand. i'm a little broke, so i can't buy the tools to work any magick, i don't really understand the spiritual aspect of the religion, i'm a little scared to believe it because i've been raised as a catholic and always told that i'd go to hell if i didn't believe in the catholic God, and i don't know all that much about what i'm getting myself into here. so what i'm here for, basically, is knowledge!! =3 plz help!!

38lilywren
Dez 3, 2008, 11:57pm

Hallo :)
Just finding my way around librarything and noticed this group..hopefully not too dormant!
Well, I haven't defined myself as such as I often have difficulty doing this but I do have an affinity with the Hedgwitch path, the solitary witch but that by no way means I am a grumpy soul who doesn't like people! I try and encorporate the values, beliefs and practice in all aspects of my life but sometimes the stress, strains and worries of life and work get in the way!
I also read Runes and have my own hand made set - made from beech tree branch - although I have only been doing this for 3 years or so and am very much learning all the time!
Blessings
:)

39willowsilvhorse
Fev 25, 2010, 8:56pm

Hi everyone! My name is Willow, I'm a natural witch and I am a bit eclectic lol... I mix and match Pagan values as I see fit. I don't want to trace my lineage and sound like a holier than thou person so I'll just say my entire family is magickal. I've been around the craft in one way or another my entire life, then when I was 15 my mom bought me my first book on Wicca and things have evolved since then. I maintain a blog called A College Witch's Experiences, if you're interested in reading it contact me and I'll send you a link :). That's about it about me. I'm excited to be a part of this group!

40MarionII
Abr 24, 2010, 12:06am

Hi, I'm Marion and I'm a witch!! This site was recommended by someone in another forum, and it was time to get my books logged and accounted for. This is my first visit so I'm still finding my way round, but naturally made straight for the first pagan/witch group I could find. I'm currently reading (The Gaelic Otherworld) but usually have two or three books on the go. I work as a bookseller so I'm always looking for new authors to read...and fiction about witches that doesn't include werewolves or vampires :)

Cheers!

41Sile
Abr 25, 2010, 9:03am

Hello there Marion and welcome to the group.

Looking forward to perusing your collection and reading your reviews. :D

42MarionII
Abr 25, 2010, 6:32pm

Thanks, BW - it's given me the impetus to organise my books properly...into pile of reference, read...To Read (the biggest) :)

43kat_woman38
Ago 7, 2010, 6:23pm

Merry Meet! I'm Kat, and I've been on the pagan path for about 7 years now. I consider myself a solitary eclectic, though I have some Celtic leanings. I'm still searching, and the area I live in is quite rural with no pagan community, so the search is all the more difficult. I have to dig through the internet, read as many books as I can come up with, and pick through all of that to find what rings true to me.

My favorite author thus far is Scott Cunningham, and my favorite book is his Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs. I've found it invaluable. I'm smack dab in the middle of Ohio, in a tiny little town, which I love for the most part. Shopping for groceries is limited, let alone good pagan books LOL!

A friend recommended this site, and I was just peeking around, seeing what groups there were, and was over the moon to see there was a pagan group here as well! I hope there will be a bit more activity here soon, as I plan to spend quite a bit of time on here once the weather cools, and hope to learn much from all of you!

44Sile
Ago 10, 2010, 1:15pm

Hello Kat,

Welcome to the group. There are a few pagan/witchy groups here at LibraryThing, but I find the same groups at Goodreads much more active. :(

45owlsdottir
Set 16, 2010, 11:27pm

Just thought I'd post something to see if anyone here is interested in discussing anything about how we actually use these books we're all busy posting. I've been a kitchen witch for quite a while but I've found my work schedule has dragged me away from almost any type of practice. How do other's combine your demanding Real World lives with finding time to occassionally step out of the broom closet? Do you celebrate the fire festivals, the full moons or just do an occassional tarot reading for yourself?

Looking forward to hearing from all of you.

Freya

46ddfbryant
Abr 17, 2011, 4:44pm

Greetings,
I'm D also known as Hemlock on a few other sites.
I've been a practicign witch for around 11 years now. As far as specifics on path, I'm an eclectic I suppose. My moral and religious beliefs are mostly Buddhist, my magical practice is a mixture of ceremonial and hedge witchery depending on what I'm doing at the time.

I'm from the Appalachian region of America (mostly lived in Kentucky and Tennessee) but I grew up an Army brat so I've lived all over the US. Eventually I'd like to live in New Orleans since it's been my favorite place I've traveled to so far (though, I've never been out of the country so...).

Right now reading books on aromatherapy, tarot, and some pagan fiction.

47Brian_Whiteman
Abr 14, 2013, 11:22am

Hello, I'm Brian from the UK.

I can't help noticing that there are very few English authors listed on the Touchstones so I'll suggest a few of the most respected over here in Pagan books;

Vivianne Crowley
Jaq D. Hawkins
Austin Osman Spare
Peter J. Carroll
Gavin Semple
Gerald Gardner
Philip Heselton
Nigel Pennick
A. E. Waite

Those are the first that come to mind.

48The_Reclining_Reader
Ago 23, 2014, 1:59pm

Hello, I'm The Reclining Reader. I live in the southeast, and , unfortunately, there's not much of a Pagan community here. I'll read anything by Aleister Crowley. In fact , if I could keep one book forever, it would be The Book of Thoth.

I also enjoy Israel Regardie, and recently I've started enjoying Raven Grimassi.

I've been a practicing witch for about 12 years now, and enjoy the fact that I'm constantly learning new things.

49PhaedraB
Ago 23, 2014, 9:23pm

>48 The_Reclining_Reader: Read Raven for his techniques, but not for the history he presents. The former are great; the latter questionable.

50The_Reclining_Reader
Ago 26, 2014, 5:56pm

>49 PhaedraB: I should probably be more specific. I'm enjoying Raven Grimassi's introduction to Horns of Honor. I haven't actually read anything of his. Though if the introduction is anything to go by, I'd rather read him than Silver Ravenwolf.

51PhaedraB
Ago 28, 2014, 5:24pm

I like Raven, and I've seen him do very good presentations. But now and then he slides into "history" that is pretty off-the-wall. So, take the historical notes with a grain of salt, but his how-to stuff is very good.

52jeannecarol
Jun 14, 2015, 3:26am

Hello! I'm new to LibraryThing. I consider myself a Christo-Pagan (horrible word, isn't it?) because I still feel the ties to the Catholicism in which I was raised while rejecting the Church dogma, while having adopted many Pagan practices over the years without totally buying into the mythologies (if that all makes any sense). I live in New England.

I have around 40 Tarot decks I've accumulated over the past few decades, and I have many books on Paganism, ceremonial magic, Tarot, astrology, Celtic lore, and the Western mystery tradition. And I never tire of learning. I'm also a student of Norse lore and runes, but my teacher is of the country-Norse persuasion and not Asatru. Most of my Pagan practice in recent years has been solitary, due to my like-minded friends no longer gathering in groups except at conferences or festivals.

53PhaedraB
Jun 14, 2015, 12:58pm

Welcome, jeannecarol.

I'm afraid this group is not very active, but I'll guess that if you start new conversations people will respond.

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