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Out of the Broom Closet
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Post # 1
I'm a sophomore in high school and I just started in a Wicca path. Only problem is my parents don't know. I tried telling my mom, but as soon as the words "I'm Wiccan" left my lips she started spewing stuff most of us know are false (working skyclad, worshiping the devil, etc.). And about four years ago I was a Greek pagan until I told my parents and they just laughed at me.
How do I get out of he broom closest with my parents?
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Re: Out of the Broom Closet
By: / Beginner
Post # 2
I usually don't give these kind of recommendations, but, for short, I would say think more and more. Many people including these ones that lives with non-occultists (xians?), face this problem. WE ARE ABLE to keep this secret and develop knowledge, and keep our practices without people know what we are doing. Keep this until you recognize the right time to talk about. If you have no risk of for example be kicked out home, so it would be a good idea.
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Re: Out of the Broom Closet
By: / Beginner
Post # 3
just say I'm wiccan, deal with it
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Re: Out of the Broom Closet
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Post # 4
I would strongly advise against practicing secretly. I experimented with witchcraft for seven years until I had the confidence to go Pagan. My parents are non occultists too, so it has left a strain on our relationship ever since they found out. I haven't practiced physically in two years to respect their home. I know I can practice, join a coven, or do whatever the hell I want with Paganism when I walk out their door. But for now, I'm reading and writing about it and learning what exact sect I'd like to follow, most likely my own. I still deal with blasphemy about my spiritual orientation so feel free to message me if you'd like. Blessings!
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Re: Out of the Broom Closet
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Post # 5
I would strongly advise against practicing secretly. I experimented with witchcraft for seven years until I had the confidence to go Pagan. My parents are non occultists too, so it has left a strain on our relationship ever since they found out. I haven't practiced physically in two years to respect their home. I know I can practice, join a coven, or do whatever the hell I want with Paganism when I walk out their door. But for now, I'm reading and writing about it and learning what exact sect I'd like to follow, most likely my own. I still deal with blasphemy about my spiritual orientation so feel free to message me if you'd like. Blessings!
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Re: Out of the Broom Closet
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Post # 6
For one make sure that they are well informed about what wicca means and its philosophy(teachings), that tends to help soften the blow of you telling them of your choice. And if they start arguing that it`s Satan based religion just give them following peace of intel:
Christian church changed the symbols of old religions from marks of guides and protectors and guides to those of devil, so they would have easier time destroying(Old religions) them and gaining more power and influence. Pretty much doing excellent job of being what they preached that they were against, blood thirsty and greedy, for lack of better words MONSTERS and BARBARIANS(I mean for F**K sake those were people that destroyed several centuries worth of progress and culture because they knew that knowledge would make it harder to control people)
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Re: Out of the Broom Closet
By: / Novice
Post # 7
I practiced in secrecy for years, but I never tried to keep it a secret, I never hid my items (crystals, wand, incense, etc.) but I never told my parents either. Eventually they gradually figured it out for themselves and so reduced the stress on all of us.

I find it better that way, personally the gradual realization is better than suddenly telling them.
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Re: Out of the Broom Closet
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Post # 8
Here's what I did with my parents. Have them sit down with you in the living room and talk about your day and ask them about their's. When you're all talked up with them, say you're Wiccan and chances are, they'll try and cut you off but say, "Hey. Can you just hear me out first?" and explain yourself. If they continue to argue just say "Hey. I'm at the age where I need to experience life myself. If this is a mistake, I'll learn from it. I love you guys and I just want you to understand I need to venture out in life myself."

I hope I helped. :D
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Re: Out of the Broom Closet
By: / Beginner
Post # 9
I am not a broom closet whitch. My dad saw me looking up spells and experimenting with them. When he saw it p, he just shrugged. He thinks it is kind of silly but doesn't argue with it either.
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Re: Out of the Broom Closet
By: / Beginner
Post # 10
That's exactly the point haschel, the thing is, each family has level of communication and tolerance, you can simply give a recommendation to call your parents what you do, but just because this happened to you means that will happen for everyone else. There is many ways of doing this, but it is up to the person, I would just recommend to study the situation and find a way to deal with it, even if it take long years.
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