I was contacted today by Cin at Witchy Rambles with great news. It seems that finally, someone has come up with an honest-to-goodness Witchy Blog Award. I am glad to say that Ayslyn and Cassandra put this together–just in time for Halloween!! Thanks to Cin for thinking of me and thanks to Ayslyn and Cassandra for making this award.
According to Ayslyn: “the purpose of this award is to bring positive recognition to those bloggers who share their experiences on the less-traveled path, whether in the form of a journal or by standing up for themselves and others.”
I must admit that I had wearied a bit at answering the same questions: ones that had little or nothing to do with the rest of my blog-life. And at having to pass the award along in a nepotistic sort of circle. At some point, I may or may not have confided to a fellow-Alabama-Pagan-blogger that I felt I was giving him the blogger’s equivalent of an STD. Ew, I know.
But, now! Now there is an award just for we of Witchy ways. One that is relevant and one that I hope will spread like . . . oh, I do need a new metaphor.
- Post the award logo within your blog post
- Thank the blogger who passed the award to you
- Answer the seven questions below
- Nominate five Wiccan/Pagan bloggers (If you don’t know five other Wiccan bloggers, nominate as many as you can)
- Notify your nominees of their pending award
- Give a short description of the blog/blogger and why you nominated them
- Stop by Ayslyn’s Corner and Book of Shadows to add your name to the list of bloggers awarded (though I’m still unsure where–help?)
- You may customize the questions as long as they are still Wiccan- and Pagan-related
- How did you “discover” Wicca/witchcraft?
I reckon it found me. Though I was raised “in church,” I always had a stronger sense of spirituality than the narrow parameters of fundamental Christianity. I can’t say my mother discouraged this. I’m not sure she’s happy that I’m a Witch, but she’s not really “put out.” She tells me: “As long as you know God, honey.” I was about ten when I found an old-old-old book on occult subjects. That was that.
- Do you grow herbs?
The short answer is “Yes.” The long answer involves a garden tour the next time you’re in Alabama.
- Are you “in the broom closet”? If not, share your coming out experience.
- What tradition do you follow?
I am a Heathen (but neither Asatru or Vanatru); I am a Sorcerer/Ceremonial Magician. I am developing as a Volva. What does that make me? I revere my female ancestors and my ancestors from both North America and Europe. I call this Disirtroth, but that’s not “a thing” outside of my keyboard and my Hof. Yet.
- Do you consider yourself a witch, Wiccan or Pagan (or maybe something else?)
I’m a Sorcerer, Magician, Volva. But I call myself a Witch too. Simply because my primary language is English and that’s the word we use for the conglomeration of things folks like us do.
- How much of witchcraft/Wicca are you able to incorporate into your everyday life?
Eat. Sleep. Breathe. Teach. Take social action.Teach again. Parent. Teach some more.
So, yeah. This is not something I do–this is something I am.
- Do you have a familiar? If you do, tell us how you meet him/her and how s/he takes part in your practice (if at all).
Actually, a few. And, for safety reasons, I prefer not to disclose more. There are malicious Witches out there too.