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Where is everyone?

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:12 pm
by majickalman
Hi, just wondering why this board is so quiet. I haven't specifically chosen Wicca yet, but it seems most interesting to me at this time. Anyway, is this the right forum for me, or should I try to find somewhere more suitable to hang out :lol:

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:38 pm
by Stormy
My dear, you can hang out anywhere here :-D But if you have a specific question about Wicca, this would be the place to ask it. Even though no one has been posting in here as of late, when we see a post, it will get a response, promise ;)

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:52 pm
by majickalman
OK, I'll bite. Is Wicca a Pagan practice? Meaning I guess that if I chose to practice Wicca, would I also be Pagan?
Sorry for the cluelessness, just a little green to this as yet :-D

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:04 pm
by Crazy Healer Lady
It is a type of Paganism.

As stated in another topic somewhere on this board, Pagan was a term for people in the country, and since people in the country collaborated with gods involved with the country (faeries like brownies and Fenodere I think the name is, crop gods, etc), it became the custom to call their religious practices "Pagan" and many non-Christian, non-Monotheistic practices are labelled such.
So yes, Wiccanism is a form of Paganism. :-D Do I deserve an apple? (Sorry, strange mood... Very shaken up!)

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 8:15 pm
by majickalman
An apple it is :-D That is good to understand. I sort of felt that it was. It is a subject that I didn't come across in reading so far though. I haven't done much with seriousness yet as it is hard to do anything not "fundy" around here and time alone is hard to find.
Hope your shake up isn't scary!

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 12:58 am
by Crazy Healer Lady
Hope your shake up isn't scary!
heh heh... Check out "Help Needed for Negative Entity" O_O you will understand. Was not scary at the time (except for hearing my niece and running down the stairs - I turned on every light on my way), only right before and a little while after.

I meant to say in my last post that we all started out green, and hey, in the broad scheme of things, we are still seeds in the ground.

Any other questions? (Thanks for the apple =P~ ) :-D

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 7:18 am
by Maelroth
You can be Pagan without being Wiccan but you can't be Wiccan without being Pagan, or so my teacher puts it.

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 7:07 am
by Artemisblessed
yeah, what maelroth said.

basically, if that blew you away, there are different sects of Paganism apart from Wicca, such as Buddhism. You can be Pagan without being Wiccan, but if you're Wiccan, you will always be pagan.

see? much better!

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:21 pm
by majickalman
I understood completely, as that was my feeling anyway, but thanx for helping :-D The more reading and reference I do, the more I believe that this is the path for me. I love it and am very excited about knowing more and learning how to use this knowledge. It makes sense to me and coincides with how I have always felt about everything around me. It fits :-D

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 7:18 am
by Maelroth
Welcome to the Light! :-D

Seriously, I am happy that you have found your "way" remember what is right for you follow it, what does not ring true to YOU follow it not!

May you, find the Lord and Lady on your path, always have questions to ask and answers to find!

Blessed Be!

Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 6:44 am
by Artemisblessed
yeah. and it's not all serious stuff here either. we joke around alot.

and if that's not right for me, i don't know what is!!!

Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 4:27 pm
by majickalman
Yesss, a bit of humor is always a good thing. I don't know what I'd do if I couldn't laugh :lol: Part of what I'm doing in my life is learning how to make light of things and having a good time :-D It is so much funner and also helps realize the beauty and Magick all around ;)

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 7:00 am
by Artemisblessed
which is exactly why (or at least one of the reasons why) i never really liked the Catholic church: no humor, no pleasure, no fun.

BORING!!!

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 12:25 pm
by white_harmony
Absolutely spot on artemis!! :-D Whats life without a little fun, without laughter? :lol:

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:42 pm
by Chelle
Just to say that the whole pagan and Wicca thing helped me out to. I was a little confused about that.

THANKS xxxx :-D