In the sixth grade I had my first crush on a girl. She taller than me, slimmer and athletic with an androgynous name and fondness for running shoes and soccer shorts. She had the most beautiful hair I have ever seen. Silk smooth and straight and so blonde that in the sunlight it glowed white. She…
Tonight is the new moon, which means it’s time to rest and reflect on what has happened since the last full moon. But set your sights forward, for once the first quarter begins your work must also begin again. New beginnings await you.
Oh,and attempting to find an image of a new moon on Google only bombards you with images of the Twilight cast. Kill me. Kill me now.
Yeah, used to get that a lot.
I’ve seen people here and elsewhere struggling with finding their own spiritual path and identifying with a belief system. Here are a few steps that may help, as this is the way in which I identified my belief system, and I believe this is the process to follow, if you are having trouble finding…
While I greatly appreciate the acknowledgement that belief systems change and the encouragement of research, I still think that searching for labels is not a helpful practice. I can understand how it might be helpful for some, but creating a word bubble for yourself to describe what you believe can be limiting and confusing.
For example, I call myself a feminist witch. It’s short, succinct and gets the job done. I’m not going to go around saying I’m a non-theistic, agnostic, semi-Dianic spiritualist with a special concentration in physical manifestations of aural energy. There are too many contradictions and redundancies and I can never keep the terms straight. Also, it sounds like a really pretentious job title.
Spirituality is about doing and being what you feel. Adding words to something entirely non-verbal is a sticky situation at best. Trying to encompass an entire independent worldview in a phrase is a task best avoided.
Like a lot of women, I was drawn to pagan spirituality partly because of its acceptance and celebration of femininity and feminine sexuality. The first book I read on witchcraft, The Holy Book of Women’s Mysteries by Zsuzsanna Budapest represents the extreme of this. She describes a spirituality…