|I am a Catholic woman who has long felt that the magick of Mother Earth has called to me ever since childhood. I struggled for a long time as to whether or not to become a Witch fully. I felt I couldn't because my family is all Irish Catholic and this tells you there would be serious conflict if something like Witchcraft is even mentioned. I contemplated my religion and who I am for a long time and finally had a dream. My totem the tiger came to me and said that to be a Witch means to be born as one...that one can not become one...but simply is." Ever since then I have never given up the journey of learning and understanding all I can about the earth, Herbalism, magick, the power I have within me and how at the root of my Catholic faith Witchcraft has always waited for me to come home to the Mother Goddess. I am both Saint and Goddess, apprentice and disciple, teacher and student.
I AM NOT HERE TO DATE...IM MARRIED...SO DONT TRY TURNING ME ON WITH MY MAILBOX
With that said, these are my thoughts as to learning the art and the life long companionship with magick; DO NOT RUSH IT, do not even run toward it with open arms. Many of the people I have noticed are on this site and ones like it wanting to learn magick are very young. Many have made it clear they do not even understand what magick truly is in that is is more than a game. Many young students on this site and many like it have thrown out comments such as...
"I wanna do what they do on Harry Potter"
"I loved the movie Practical Magick and wanted to be like those women"
"I wanna say I have a power"
" I wanna be just like Piper from Charmed"
"My life sucks and magick makes me feel better cus I can do things to others"
Yes I have actually read these exact lines since joining the site.
This scares me, mostly because magick information is so readily on hand this day and age with the easy access to internet. Anyone can take the tools and ancient wisdom of magick and twist it and manipulate its beauty so quickly. For hundreds of thousands of years the art of magick has existed either because of isolation and survival depended on the learning of magick or the arts have been taught through closed covens and taught from mother to child. Everything is different now because of the above reasons. Movies influence, friends pressure, society mostly turns a quiet eye.
It has taken me most of my life to even CHOOSE to study magick. I have spent years ensuring that if I were to learn magick that it would be for the right reasons and with the most historically accurate information and biased education. I simply urge you weather young or old to JUST STOP AND THINK of why you really want to learn magick and its tools, why you feel you must have it NOW, and are you willing to put in the time of years and the patience of your own conscience to learn what is needed? It will take you your entire life to learn as one can never really stop learning so DO NOT HASTE. I pray you read these words with affection and take your path with care as these tools of magick have survived only from millions of deaths and millions of years of evolution.
MAGICK IS WHO YOU ARE NOT WHAT YOU DO.
BLESSED BE DEAR ONES!