Friday, October 19, 2012


I usually enjoy Star Foster's writing. Even when I don't entirely agree, she has a style that I appreciate. Maybe I've found a kindred cranky spirit.

Here is something she posted today, reminiscent of several posts I've made over the last few years. It's nice to be validated sometimes (as in, I'm not the only one who feels this way). Today is one of those times. She makes several points in her article, including one about the need for it to be more family friendly. I don't believe the problem is exclusive to Wicca; it's all groups born of people who were not raised in their faith, but only came to it as an adult, so of course it's adult oriented, because most of the current leaders of these groups have zero experience from a child's perspective. As I've said many times before: You cannot lead someone on a path you yourself have not traveled.

One point which I think needs clarification in the general community, especially regarding this topic: A family practice, a religion, is not the same thing as being part of a mystery tradition. Wicca is a mystery tradition (at least it was until people started substituting the word "Wiccan" for "Witch"). They are different paths and the two don't often intersect neatly. 

Thoughts? Please share!

Monday, October 15, 2012


I turned around at it was October!

NYC Pagan Pride, Italian Heritage Day, preparing for Hallow's Eve.... I've been sharing links on the facebook page left and right, just little things that I can put up in a moment. My current readings has been a book by someone I'm so glad to have met at NYC PPD, Reverend Mother Battakes Catherine Platine, of the Maetreum of Cybele. I'm currently reading her book, Cybeline Revival. I'm about halfway through. One of the many quotes which has resonated: "Restoring a mostly lost religious tradition requires a lot of scholarly research if it is to be done correctly and there is the trap of mimicking the past rather than doing the actual work of restoration..."

I'll leave off tonight with a quick how to for the Galliambic meter, the Cybelline Rhythm: