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Thursday, September 6, 2012

I'm Not a "Real" Pagan and Witch

 According to many Pagans and Witches I've met over the years, I'm not a "real" Pagan and Witch because:
  • I am also "Goth," so therefore my spirituality is merely a show for shocking the general public even more.
  • I only use spells when I've exhausted every other option, or feel that a magickal "boost" is necessary.
  • I dye my hair.
  • I have piercings.
  • I have tattoos.
  • I am not Wiccan.
  • I have not sworn a lifelong oath to any Deity.
  • I think it's acceptable to work with Deities from any pantheon.
  • I don't believe in any one "right" way to do things.
  • I enjoyed the Harry Potter books and movies, as well as Charmed, Practical Magic, The Craft, etc.
  • I don't have a huge garden full of magickal herbs.
  • I don't worship Scott Cunningham (or Silver Ravenwolf, or Raymond Buckland, or Gerald Gardner, etc.)
  • I don't believe that all rituals or spells must be elaborate, with an altar full of props.
  • I don't believe Witches are "made" by other Witches.
  • I don't believe you must be descended from a great and powerful Witch from the beginning of time to be a real Witch.
  • I don't believe that Wicca is an ancient religion.
  • I don't believe you must follow the spiritual path of your blood ancestors to be a real Pagan.
  • I like ice cream.
  • I'm a pescatarian.
  • I don't believe anyone, or any religion, has all the answers.
  • I have cats...and I don't think they're all familiars.
  • I don't have an ancient tome that's been passed down for a billion years from mother to daughter.
  • I don't believe you must be a certain gender, race, age, etc. to be a Pagan or a Witch.
  • I don't believe Silver Ravenwolf is evil incarnate.
  • I despise the term "fluffy bunny"
  • I have no problem with hexes/curses/etc. 
  • I believe "To each their own" applies to all parts of life.
  • I enjoy spending time in cemeteries and find the energy peaceful.
  • I don't go skyclad or wear an elaborate robe for rituals.
  • I paint my nails black sometimes.
 So you see, folks, according to many Pagans and Witches I've encountered over the years, I'm not a REAL Pagan or Witch, and therefore you should flee from this blog immediately, lest I corrupt you! Alright so a few of these are exaggerations, but the point still stands that you can't please everyone and don't let someone tell you that you aren't a "real" Witch or Pagan because of something stupid.