Wicca isn’t suppose to be solitary. Cunningham wrote his books for those that literally didn’t have the means to join a coven. This has led to NeoWicca which basically foregoes initiation. NeoWicca =/= Wicca, but this just leads to far too much argument. I’m not saying his solitary books are bad as I loved them and still do, but it is important to remember to not take them at face value. Also, his herbal and crystal books, from what I understand, have a bit too much misinformation. I’m not well versed in either, so I can’t say from personal knowledge though. I still own then Nevada’s they are a great starting sine, but here is where it becomes important to check metaphysical books against mundane books. Be sure that passing your stone through a flame for cleansing isn’t going to cause an explosion or that drinking that potion for luck isn’t going to make you sick.
I prefer people who actually post historical fact, semi to good advice, who don’t appropriate other cultures, who don’t spend their time writing fake shit in order to take people’s money out of their eager pushing hands, and who actually gives a shit about the community that loves them [Mama $ilver really don’t give a shit as per her entire existence on various forums and the kind of responses she posts to people’s concerns and love about her books]. (via conversation here)
Silver Ravenwolf has a pretty bad reptutation in the Pagan/Witch/Wiccan/Whathaveyou community for promoting bad messages and sometimes outright lies in her books on Wicca. Personally having read a few of her books, I can tell you this: They are absolutely full of good information. However, I only recommend her to be read by more experienced Wiccans, so that they have enough information already to sift out what she has wrongly put in herself. I have gleaned amazing amounts of knowledge from her: but all I can say is that usually when I see a 13 year old who’s read Teen Witch, they usually have a lot wrong, from being encouraged to lie to their parents, to outright wrong dates of the Sabbats. And that unnerves me. (via thelivingwiccan)
Because I haven’t really read any of her stuff and especially not since graduation seven years ago, here are two blurbs to give you an idea. Like I said, I don’t necessarily say no, you can’t read this, but I recommend being very wary.
- "I can love someone as a friend and more at the same time. Typically I do, but I channel all my feelings into an intimate friendship"
What about that is hard to understand? I naturally have extremely intimate friendships because I love people on a spectrum, not just one point or another. And I don’t pine after people.
If I’m with you, I’m with you, not anyone else. The way my deep capacity for love manifests doesn’t mean I’m a cheater.
Anon, that is some bull-fucking-shit right there.
LOTS of people, poly or otherwise, have those “SWERVE” moments. You’re in a relationship, but there’s somebody else you’ve got strong feelings for.
Is it cheating to feel for someone else when you’re committed to a relationship? FUCK NO. It’s only cheating if you go out and ACT upon those feelings behind your partner’s back.
It’s a little thing called self-control, and surprise! Poly people have it.
And on the heels of that, fuck you and six generations of your ancestors for throwing judgment on somebody else’s sexuality. Not your goddamn business. Butt the fuck out.
never going to be over the fact that Arthur and Molly Weasley had seven children of their own, and hardly enough money or space to make due, yet they never thought twice about having an extra space at the table or making one more sweater at Christmas for the people who came into their family by circumstance.
#people Harry should have seriously fucking considered naming his kids after
It always seemed like Harry didn’t appreciate everyone he should have.
I’ve been meaning to compile a list of titles to submit to the adult services librarian for pagan resources. I really want to avoid titles that are obviously about paganism and witchcraft besides a handful of broad topic 101 books (such as the Idiot’s Guide to Paganism). The subjects I’d like to focus on are mythologies, ancient cultures, and recon-leaning materials. I’m happy to hear suggestions for any practice that is open.