Tips on finding my god(s?
By: opil122 Feb 17, 2015
Post # 1
So I've read some books on basic wicca and they all said that I'll need a patron/matron deity eventually. What are some things that might attract a deity to me, and can I cast spells without being dedicated to a goddess/God. Can I consider a deity my matron or patron is they haven't called to me?
Re: Tips on finding my god(s?
By: TheOccultist Feb 17, 2015
Post # 2
Studying gods and goddesses perhaps. Grabs some books from the libraryand some sites online to learn more about them(I would prefer books, more reliable). Maybe after some reading, you might find some that are interesting and have some sort of a connection with. And then you can try performing invoking spells to communicate with them if you're seriously thinking in serving or whatever your business is with them.
You don't need to be dedicated with a god or goddess to perform spells. But some spells require the help of dieties. But that can be alternated by something else.
I think you can consider one your diety without them calling to you. Sometimes its the them finding you. Or you finding them. Or maybe there is one watching over you now, waiting for the right moment.
Finding a diety or dieties may take awhile. Just bounce around and explore alot before you start getting settled in with one. And make sure it feels right in your skin. If something isn't right, then it may not be right. But anyways. Good luck c:
Re: Tips on finding my god(s?
By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Feb 18, 2015
Post # 3
As a correction to what you've been reading. There is no such thing as a "Matron Goddess". Both Gods and Goddesses are referred to as "Patrons". It's a very common misconception to call them otherwise.
To begin to seek a Deity with whom to work I would suggests starting by reading the myths and legends from a variety of cultures around the world. As you read them consider whether one particular God and/or Goddess feels like someone with whom you'd like to have a relationship. I say relationship because that's what it means to have a God or Goddess as a Patron. Think of them as being parents with you as their child, that's the sort of relationship I'm talking about.
I would also suggest doing regular meditation with the goal of contacting the Gods and Goddesses. Does one come to speak to you? Do you feel drawn to one or more?
If you do find yourself drawn to a particular God or Goddess the next thing to do is to begin to work on that relationship. You might want to create an altar to the Deity on which you could leave appropriate offerings. Daily prayers to your Deities help as well. Remember that this relationship is a two-way street. You will receive benefits from them, but they will also expect benefits from you in return.
And I'd strongly suggest reading the book " Devoted To You " by Judy Harrow. The book talks at length about what it is like to have a personal relationship with a God or Goddess, how to go about building and maintaining such a relationshp etc.
And do remember that we are talking about Gods here. They are not at your beck and call. They are not spell ingredients. And they are due all the respect one would give to a powerful being.