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Which kinda Witch are you?

Fuzzy Sheep—blinking-eyed, open-mouthed, newbies with no experience in Paganism at all.
3
10%
Furry Coyotes—winking-eyed, howling-mouthed, tricksters who have seen (and done) it all.
1
3%
Sly Foxes—bright and clever folks who know enough to be dangerous.
0
No votes
Wise Owls— thoughtful and temperate ones who value wisdom over knowledge
5
17%
Golden Geckos—paragons of virtue, always ready to tell others what to do and how to do it.
1
3%
Slippery Eels—folks who’ve learned a lot of different ways to bamboozle others.
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No votes
Fluffy Bunnies—naive newcomers who think sheer niceness is all they need to be Pagans
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No votes
Stinking Badgers—cynical contrarians who use their knowledge and experience as weapons.
2
7%
Tenacious Turtles—thick-shelled, steady learners who just keep moving forward on their paths.
18
60%
 
Total votes: 30

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Post by Luciferish » Mon Jan 24, 2005 11:45 am

There is an article on Witchvox by Isaac Bonewits, its kinda funny and kinda serious at the same time.. you should give it a read...

http://www.witchvox.com/va/dt_article.h ... ny&id=8963
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Post by Kystar » Mon Jan 24, 2005 11:58 am

I can't vote, because I fall in between the Fox and the Owl with a little Turtle thrown in for good measure. :-)
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Post by Stormy » Mon Jan 24, 2005 12:10 pm

Turtle all the way ;) and not just about my Pagan path - seems I approach a lot of my life with the steady movement forward, carry it all on that tough shell (or stashed safely in it), feeling carefully for any bad vibes (did you know that turtles are deaf and only sense approaching danger by feeling the vibrations or seeing it?), letting the shell glance off the blows that life has to offer, wisely taking shelter in that tough shell when the blows are raining down hard and fast, keeping the goal in sight and moving steadily towards it.
Yup, that's me, the turtle.

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Post by whitegravity » Mon Jan 24, 2005 5:24 pm

I consider myself to be a very virtuous person, (ego begins to swell), and I always am willing to hear what others have to say and willing to give advice that I would hope to help them on their way. I also have a high value in my morals, and knowing through that I can help people, and I can gain from the experience. But I am also the steady turtle in how the steady process of spiritual knowledge, comes in a step at a time. In this I can think deeply and slowly over what it is I am doing in my life.

But I saved over 50% on my karma by switching to Gecko. But, by no means forcing them to obey my advice...
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Post by melina » Mon Jan 24, 2005 6:19 pm

I'm thinking I'm a turtle. I'm not really fluffly, but I'm definitely not cynical or overly experienced. I don't like to tell people about how I worship cause that's my thing and it's something I like keeping to myself. I just kinda tread along on my own way. I did like that article. I think it was very truthful.
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!-

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Post by morgana » Mon Jan 24, 2005 7:34 pm

I read that article the other day, it was pretty funny, as well as providing a broader range of pagan "types." I always considered myself more of a horse, but since that's not an option, I'd consider myself a bit of a cross between a turtle and an owl.
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Post by katsu » Tue Jan 25, 2005 2:23 am

I'd say 95% Turtle and 5% Owl.
And i agree with Bonewits when he says he's got a soft spot for FluffyBunnies.........they can be tasty at times :albino:
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Post by davisherm » Tue Jan 25, 2005 6:24 pm

I'd have to say I've got a little bit of the fox, the coyote, the gekko, and the turtle.

Hm... I'm eclectic when it comes to pagan fauna as well.
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Post by Greensilver » Wed Jan 26, 2005 1:03 am

Now the thing is

the thing
y know the real thing

This is real hard to admit but

I act like a turtle most the time but I have learned the slippery eel
which I mainly use in self defence honest its not my path right guys .... guys???
I know an ash its name is Yggdrasil, high tree holy- It stands forever green above wyrds well.

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Post by Luciferish » Wed Jan 26, 2005 10:18 am

I can be a sly fox when pressed into a corner, so take heart Greensilver, we all have other clothes we can wear in a pinch.
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Post by Lotus » Wed Jan 26, 2005 11:33 am

It seems like the ideal is to be a Turtle but, I will have to say that I'm quite happy not fitting in this model. All the creatures of the forest are necessary and play a vital role regardless of if we like them or not. 8-)
I started my path questioning and the journey has been traveled with me questioning all the while. So, I am pleased to say that I am a bit of a badger and shall remain contrary and questioning. Due to my rather impish ways I tend to be like the Coyotes. Although, I yet know all that I'd like to know and am still on the journey; I know enough to be dangerous like the Fox.

Someone has to eat some of the fluffy bunnies or else they will overpopulate. ;)

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Post by Kobak » Wed Jan 26, 2005 3:59 pm

a sheep am me. no matter how much i know about ANYTHING, i always feel like i know nothing at all. i am the eternal neophyte.
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Post by Debbrah » Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:47 pm

I think I'm a bat... at least a bit batty?

I don't think I'm a sheep. I'm at least aware of some of the general basics.

I know I'm not a coyote... not tricky enough, haven't done enough.

I could be a fox... if that dangerous includes accidently and to self.

Not an owl: not up to wisdom yet.

Gecko...hrm, no.

Eel... well, I can bamboozle myself quite nicely.

Bunny... yeah... like in Monty Python/Holy Grail sort of nice bunny.

Badgers. I hope I'm not that bad. I have my moments, but usually only if I'm generally depressed. Maybe more porcupine? Hedgehog...thats it..hedgehog!

Turtle: I wish. I tend to focus, back off, focus....
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Re: Making Fauna Pagans

Post by Kendrah » Thu Jan 27, 2005 4:13 pm

I'm a furious tiger! Grrr! Arg! Pst! Pst! Hiss!

hehe! *hops off*

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Post by socialgreen » Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:09 pm

I have to go with owl and turtle. My spirit guide is an owl but I am always looking for wisdom. I keep plugging on so a turtle I be.
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