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saress in all_wicca

beliefs and book of shadows

greetings all!!

So i have finally got my book of shadows started online and while its not en masse yet, i am getting a good start. I just wanted to invite everyone to go ahead and check it out. It is just this particular LJ.. so all the entries on this account are actually for the BOS. you will have to add me as a friend tho, to see the entries.

Mostly I offer this up because after over 10 years of practicing, i have developed a very unique system of beliefs that strays a little from the typical wicca/pagan traditions. It may offer insight to any of you who are struggling with any aspects of either. I have included a version of it under the cut for easy reading.

As i said, feel free to add my journal and ask questions!!!




-> I believe first and foremost, in myself. I am personally capable and responsible for my own actions, feelings, and destiny.

-> I believe that my experiences in this world are an interpretation of the world that is solely dependent on myself and my view points.

-> I believe that all people should be treated kindly and equally. There is no room for judgement, even after obtaining the facts. Judging is not our job.

-> I believe that all living things are a vital and necessary part of the universe. The circle of life is an essential system in our world.

-> I believe that all natural things have an innate energy. This energy exists in natural living (humans, plants, animals) and non-living (crystals) creations. This energy is ever present in "empty" space.

-> I believe that our innate energy is controllable and through such control one is able to place a positive or negative charge on the energy. This energy can then be applied and directed through thought, meditation, and ritual to influence yourself and the world around you. While in most cases, this energy never amounts enough to create a physical disturbance in our world, it is none the less ever-present and our actions and personal energy can leave a footprint in the ambient energy of any given environment (ie: residual hauntings but alternatively, homes that have that "homey" feel)This energy is found in humans and most commonly is "seen" in the form of an aura. However, I don't hold to the belief that we necessarily have colors to our auras or some of the more specific beliefs incorporated with that tradition. But merely the presence of energy in all of us that can be manipulated by ourselves and outside forces.


-> I believe in energy manipulation. It is the focus of my belief system and does not include any form of god, goddess, or worship. It merely requires a sentiment of empathy and understanding of processes in nature and the world surrounding us. It requires a detailed perception of people, places, and things - looking beyond the surfaces of situations and sometimes not looking at all, but merely learning to use and trust intuition. It is also an understanding that not all things are cute and cuddly, nor are all dark corners scary.

-> I believe you can be spiritual without prayer or worship. I have chants and diddies that i sing to help me focus my energy and direct it where i would like. but they are by no means required nor do i use them all the time. only when i am having a hard time concentrating for some reason or another.

-> I believe that men and women are equal but separate and both play dominating and subordinating roles. It is the delicate balance between the two that creates peace and passion.

-> I believe, as far as death is concerned,in the scientific proof that energy cannot be created nor destroyed. So the energy that is inside a person when they pass on is then scattered (or possibly not in the case of residual hauntings, etc.)throughout the universe. It is always there.. and it will always go on to perpetuate new living things.

-> I believe in a live and let live policy. We all dictate what works and does not work for us. I am not to say what beliefs you should hold, and i would hope that you feel the same way towards me, especially in this day and age. I also feel that life should be lived. In every bit and way. Embrace love, anger and every emotion in-between. We are humans - not robots.


x-posted. sorrry.

Comments

I completely agree with almost everything you stated. I've only been practicing for two-three year, I need to look up the actual date but there is only so much I feel I can learn on my own. Do you have any tips for me anything you wish you would have asked someone as far along as you at my stage or anything like that at all???? I love your view on energy, I and my boyfriend were discussing that same topic practically all night the other day and we reached the same if not immensely similar conclusions.

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