Monday, August 9, 2010

A Post Script

I've seen a lot of debate over my previous post, both on here & on Facebook (where I also posted it). It wasn't me who was saying that how you cast a circle & where you place the elements is wrong. It was the author of the book I was reading. I agree with it, because it makes sense to me and it works for me when I changed the way I do things. I wasn't telling you that the way you do things is wrong. If you have a particular way of doing things, go with it.

I think Mike Nichols was just letting us know that when things were changed years ago (as Paganism grew more popular) to keep things secret, people forgot to change things back when they were teaching/mentoring newbies to the Craft. That would also include authors who still write methods that haven't been put back and they haven't clued in to it. It's like when I post spells/workings on here, I will deliberately leave something out or switch it up, as a means to protect the integrity of the spell/working. I think a lot of Pagans out there who post in cyberspace do that, 'cuz sometimes things don't make a lot of sense 'til I look at it again & realize that something has been omitted, or changed.

Also, for the record, I am not Wiccan. I have had people think that I am, but no, I do not subscribe to that particular path. I have too many issues with it & with Gardner & Sanders.

2 comments:

Broomsticks and cauldrons said...

Hi Rowan,

I thought about what you wrote. Old habits die hard, I guess. I would never have known that if you hadn't written that note. debate is a good thing as you can get a lot of varying views on a topic which should make it more interesting. I had to think about that all night and I agree that north being Air would make sense, since the sky is above us. It's interesting though, that South-Fire, and Water-west are the same.

The way I set my altar, my cauldron goes at the top of my altar, then I set my pentacle down. Goddess on the left and God on the Right. Wands -in the eastern corner, but they're big, so they take a lot of room. Some might say, the cauldron should be in Fire or South. It feels right to me. We all find what works for us.

BB
Spiderwitch

Diandra said...

Hope you didn't take my comment as complaining or anything. I was trying to comment on how, in most cases, success will not depend on how you do things in rituals, but on whether your heart and soul are in it or not. (^v^)

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