Tuesday, June 30, 2009

An Existential Witch

There are many ways to describe my unique Way in the world,
solitary, eclectic, white, green, Celtic, goddess...
but if pinned down for a specific term, I am most comfortable
with Existential Witch.
One of the tenets of my practice has to to do with respecting
tradition, so I read the old masters and mistresses
in poetry, prose, and philosophy.
Kierkegaard, who is thought to be the father of existentialism,
thought that subjectivity (which is how people relate to objective truths)
becomes more important than the truths alone. Idealisms have
their place, but cannot replace the living, breathing, feeling, actions when applied 
as a starting point of philosophical discussion.
With this in mind, I read all I can about my craft
and discard anything that doesn't ring true for me.
"And it harm none, do as you will" is a great starting place, but how
 your life has shaped you seems to determine what is harm and what is your own will.
Once initiated on my Path, I realized that there is no mercy if I harm another,
The Three Fold Law (which states what you send out will come back to you threefold)
kicks in even when the harm was inadvertent. All actions carry a responsibility of consequence.
If you gauge your life in honesty, you will learn what you need to find the peace that is sought.
On one hand, if you knew how important your life is you may be afraid to explore at all,
on the opposite spectrum if you knew how insignificant your life is you may go overboard in exploration... somewhere there is a balance to achieve.
My practice attempts to find that place... so I can at least maintain an equilibrium. 

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Simple Magick

What is magick anyway?
The root word magic conjures up images of a rabbit being pulled from a tophat... cruelty at best, deception at it's worst.

My magick simply put, is the will of your own Spirit having it's way in a world gone mad.

Walk down a solitary street, a crowded boulevard, a sullen lane...
A stranger you will meet with the worries of their world
You smile and greet
If they notice and accept your warmth they will brighten in return
If not they will ignore
The brightening is magick
The ignoring signifies skill yet to be honed

Brightest Blessings!