THE WOTC Rededication Ritual, Tuesday, September 25th at 7:00 p.m central time

Witches Of The Craft®

Was trying our best to be here today but life happened. We have a semi-truck load of merchandise arrive and also one of the computers have had a major melt down. I wanted to drop in real quick and apologize but also remind you about this evening……

THE WOTC Rededication Ritual

Tuesday, September 25th

7:00 p.m central time

Brief gathering time at 6:45 p.m.

Where: The WOTC Chatroom

I should add the chatroom will be closed. If you do not have the link to the chatroom, you won’t find it. I figure this way we are guaranteed privacy and not interruptions from the mundane.

All are invited to attend.

I almost forget there is a break in the ritual for us to set up our altars. I have given you those details below so you will be prepare for it.

I am excited about this, I hope you are too…

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Happily Heathen: The Positives and Negatives of Dedicating to a Deity

As my name implies, I am dedicated to the Vanic Goddess Freya and consider myself Her daughter. My spiritual path has always been guided by a desire for a direct, personal relationship with deity (not unlike that of the Christian or Sufi mystics), so my relationship with Freya is as close as, if not closer than, my relationships with my family members and my partner.

However, my relationship with Her is also closer than my relationship with Her brother Freyr, to whom I’m also dedicated. My relationship with Him is much newer and less intense, and fills a different role in my spiritual life. There are a wide range of levels of devotion and types of devotion among devotional polytheists. (I would argue that this kind of relationship, by default, has to be one of our most idiosyncratic of practices.) Just like relationships between humans, relationships between humans and deities–even devotional or dedicated relationships–can vary greatly. Just as you can be involved in a many different friendships for a variety of reasons, so can people be devoted with the Gods in many different ways. The experiences and opinions I share here are really only reflective of me and my relationship with Freya, who has been my primary Goddess.

When I first started working for her, I was full of zeal and love for Her and I couldn’t really figure out why everyone did not want to honor Her and devote themselves to Her. (Laine deLaney of The Lady’s Quill wrote a lovely description of Her here.) ….

To read this rest of this article please click on this link: Happily Heathen: The Positives and Negatives of Dedicating to a Deity

 

Paganism and the Gods

I read this article and thought, “Wow I wish I could convey what is says so eloquently.” Please read the whole article it is well worth your time. Lady Beltane

 

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    You’ve found your god or goddess, but now what?

    Paganism and the Gods

    You’re new to paganism, and maybe you just recently discovered your god or goddess. Maybe both. While there are many forms of paganism and having a god or goddess in your religious practice isn’t required, for many it is something that comforts and helps them through troubling times. It also gives them a sense of peace and hope knowing their god and goddess are in their corner. Protecting them. Healing them. Working favors for them.

    Having a god or goddess in your life is the same as a Christian having Jesus or God in their lives; however, you don’t have to “worship” your pagan deities. More often than not, pagans say they “work with” their gods and goddesses. Your relationship with your god or goddess will be more like a friendship or a working relationship, but can also feel like they are your father or mother too. The point is that the old gods and goddesses don’t need us to worship them. They have everything they need and don’t need people bowing down before them. They’d rather have you smiling at them as a friend would instead.

    So you’ve found your god and goddess, but now you’re left wondering what’s next? How do I start this relationship with my god and goddess? Everyone’s relationship with their gods will be different and special in their own ways. Don’t feel like you have to follow a strict set of rules to work with your god or goddess. Do what you feel is right and true to you.

    1. Research and Study Your God and Goddess…

    To read the rest of this article please click on this link: Paganism and Gods

    It has come to my attention…….

    Witches Of The Craft®

    that people are having a hard time logging in or even finding the chatroom. I learned tonight an easy way to do it from another chat I attended (hint, hint, Lady B). There was one there that made the comment that they wanted to come to the ritual tomorrow night but they couldn’t find the chatroom. Another person gave them the answer on how to find the chatroom I never thought of.  This individual said you pull up the store first, Magickal Necessities. Once you did this you scrolled down the page to you come to the list of categories. At the very bottom of the categories is the chatroom. Click that link and you are in the chatroom before you know it. I had never thought of that. I just thought of giving you the chatroom addy and it would work.

    Now for those of you new to the…

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