Monday, January 2, 2012


I subscribe to many communities, and "like" many groups on facebook and belong to many yahoogroups and on-line communities. In addition to my varied interests, I like to know what the folks in the magical community are talking about, what they're up to, and I like to see where various traditions meet/overlap and where they differ.

This past week there was a kerfuffle because a blog author has made claims about channeling and other things tho "untrained." They're apparently getting a lot of hate mail because of it.


There is no need to hate on others. If you don't believe their claims, follow the age old wisdom: If you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all. If you think someone needs help, share your concern in a kind way and move on.

Here's another great article by Ariana. It wasn't written about this specifically, but it should be read and several quotes are apropos:
As a Strega I respect all faiths for to stick my nose up at one I do the same to my own, to point a finger at another I point that same finger back at me.

The Gods As Above do what is necessary and they give us information and knowledge, they give us hard times to see who and what we are made of, are we worthy to be their Priestesses and Priests this is our test.
What she said.

I don't know why this whole thing bothers me so much; I don't know the people involved, I've just seen blogs and emails and commentaries and the bs that's been going on. I think it's the bile from the community which is so upsetting. Why can't we all just get along? People need to take their baggage and agendas and stuff it. It's a new year! Stop dishing out the same old shit!

That, of course, is not directed at the Loyal Horde. All of you? Hearts as light as a feather ;)

Oops, I forgot to stop blogging daily...


  1. I think this is an unfortunate case of human nature. Few people, though religious or spiritual, deny themselves the opportunity to make others feel inferior. When one religion does it to another, the one claims to be offering "truth" while the other is clearly "wrong." It seems as if the worst thing Pagans can call one another is "fake."

  2. Very true! We see it in all walks of life, from trash talk in sports, to bullying in schools, to religious persecution the world round. I wish we at least wouldn't persecute each other within our own community. I like to remind people that "A rising tide lifts all boats;" Elevate your own behavior and we elevate our community. Thanks for commenting!

  3. eh, you'll have the fundie's in all paths. I take it as a means to learn from a bully. Be it my choice of words to questioning why I believe what I believe, and thus evolving as a Witch and as a person. As well as who to avoid. "What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger." Blessings. ~)O(~