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2007-03-11 [BarleySinger]: It really does bother me that there is so much revisionist history and out and out mytholgy regarding the beginnings of wicca. The origin of words like "coven", "sabbat", and people embracing ideas like "the witches familiar" come straight out of the odd imagining of the loonies who ran their inquisition (which had nothing to do with real witchcraft). Even the word "Wicca" itself has even been given a new meaning by people. From what I understand from older brittish dictionaries that the word Wicca is a mispelling of the word for "a male witch", and has nothing to do with shaping or bending anything. Mind you, I see nothing wrong with Wicca for those who want it; however the truth is that it is a new pagan religion, not an old one. It need not be new to be valid or useful.

But due to gardners hermetic influences, there are a lot of ritual elements in Wicca that came from groups like The Golden Dawn, Ordo Templi Orientis, The Masons, etc. The majority of what happens in wiccan gatherings (as a former wiccan who ran open public circles) were lifted directly from mermetic cerimonies fromthe groups he had been in. THe standard gathering consistes of a "group witchcraft ritual" (create and cleanse a circle, raise power and driect it, have cakes and wine, etc) and all that came as a cross between hermetic magic, James frasier, and Roman Catholicism.

Where else wouldit come from, given that Gardener was in those groups. So he just shuffled those rituals together from ideas out of James Frasier (of "The Golden Bough"). James Frasier (from those who have not read his stuff) wrote that at one time there had been a huge and ancient global goddess witchcraft religion. It was supposed to have spanned the globe in ancient times. Those ideas are no longer accepted historically but thery were once and they were a big part of his ideas.

2007-03-11 [Delladreing]: *is nudged* I swear I'll get round to it one day, honest.

2007-03-11 [Wulf Skjaldr]: *walks in drinking mead, and the conversation sails right over his head*

2007-03-11 [Eloura]: *listens to the conversation shackily and waves hello to Wulf*

2007-03-11 [Wulf Skjaldr]: *waves back to Eloura and looks about for barrels of mead or bier* Hi der!

2007-03-11 [Eloura]: Hello there.

2007-03-11 [Wulf Skjaldr]: *drains another horn of mead* Nice to see you again. How are you?

2007-03-11 [Eloura]: *looks at you and say's* Not offence but my mind is already asleep, where do i know you from? And i am ok. How are you?

2007-03-11 [Wulf Skjaldr]: We talked here a few times, my name, Marten Foehammer at the time. I am tired, but a plethora of stuff in my bed prevents my rest...

2007-03-11 [Eloura]: I now remember, thank you for reminding me. I believe we are in the same type of situation, I to have such a plethora of items on my bed.

2007-03-11 [Wulf Skjaldr]: See? I told my family it was a totally viable way to clean my room.. unfortunately all my bed items are sharp, swords, knives, axes, etc...

2007-03-11 [Eloura]: Ahhhh, i see, your bed is more dangerous than my own. For my own has boxes, and tons of notebooks, and other items.

2007-03-11 [Wulf Skjaldr]: I can sleep with all that, but most of my bed's current tenants are sharp... really sharp...

2007-03-11 [Eloura]: I can't because of this giant box thing that i can hardly lift (i need to clean it out, to many items in it. O.o) It takes up about 3/4's of my bed. Yea... Then i have many thumbtaks on mine too, (sorry pre-packing something up ahead of time for college) Yea.... But you are lucky to have those sharp tenants.

2007-03-11 [Wulf Skjaldr]: Well, that's debatable I guess, my room is in the process of organization... I have about 20 swords at this point... too many..

2007-03-11 [Eloura]: I guess that could be debatable. *just sighs* I would love to just even have one of my own...

2007-03-11 [Wulf Skjaldr]: Hehehehehehe... make you one?

2007-03-11 [Eloura]: Hmmm???

2007-03-11 [Wulf Skjaldr]: You could make one, if you want? Or have one made? Or buy one?

2007-03-11 [Eloura]: Yechniqly i'm not old enough, and my mom who could by one for me, isn't exactly trusting me with one.

2007-03-11 [Titus (Cammy)]:  Aww.. =( Why not? You seem responsible enough. -hugs you-  Swords are such nice decorations too...

2007-03-12 [Eloura]: See i am really accident prone... they think i will get hurt, or hurt someone/something yea....

2007-03-12 [Wulf Skjaldr]: Take fencing, you don't automatically know how to handle one, so take fencing. Then you will have a reason to own one. Just tell your parents that learning the art of the sword is something you want to do.

2007-03-12 [Eloura]: I have told them, and truthfully, i know how to do a good bit of it, i think there just a bit worried for me..... Plus there is no fencing classes arounf for miles and miles and miles..

2007-03-12 [kingtheodin]: hmm...

2007-03-12 [Wulf Skjaldr]: Ahhhh... parents will be that way. So just try to demonstrate responsibility and the like, and then go study it when you are 18.

2007-03-13 [Eloura]: Ok.!!!

2007-03-13 [Wulf Skjaldr]: I wish you the best of luck ^_^

2007-03-13 [Eloura]: Thank you.

2007-03-13 [Silver Moon]: I have returned! I am back from spring break

2007-03-14 [Eloura]: YAY!!!!!!!

2007-03-14 [Silver Moon]: Thnx I am glad to be back

2007-03-14 [Eloura]: We are most glad to have you returned to us, hopefully whole and sound as when you left us.

2007-03-14 [Silver Moon]: other than a small cut from shaving my arm, than yes. thnx

2007-03-14 [Eloura]: Your welcome.

2007-03-14 [Silver Moon]: how have you been?

2007-03-14 [Eloura]: Most tired, and yet oddly happy.

2007-03-14 [Silver Moon]: sorry your tired, glad your happy

2007-03-14 [kingtheodin]: ...It is my 21st birthday today...

2007-03-14 [the loved wolf]: happy birthday

2007-03-14 [Bookwyrm]: New look for March. Sorry it's late. :/

Happy Birthday Theodin. :)

2007-03-14 [Silver Moon]: Happy birthday

2007-03-14 [Titus (Cammy)]: Happy birthday! -gives you cake-

2007-03-15 [kingtheodin]: yay
thank you

2007-03-16 [the loved wolf]: your welcome

2007-03-20 [Silver Moon]: Hello all

2007-03-20 [Eloura]: 'ello

2007-03-20 [Silver Moon]: how are you doing?

2007-03-20 [Eloura]: ok. you?

2007-03-20 [Silver Moon]: good. I need to go in a few hours

2007-03-20 [Eloura]: Ok.

2007-03-20 [Silver Moon]: I have a meeting and flyers to pass out

2007-03-20 [Eloura]: Cool.

2007-03-20 [Eloura]: Cool. Might i ask for what?

2007-03-20 [Silver Moon]: A John Blair presentation, on global warming

2007-03-20 [Eloura]: Awesome, Good luck!

2007-03-20 [Silver Moon]: thnx

2007-03-20 [Eloura]: Your welcome.

2007-03-20 [Silver Moon]: I am really excited about it

2007-03-20 [Eloura]: I can believe and understant it!

2007-03-20 [Silver Moon]: The guy worked for Al Gore on the project

2007-03-20 [Eloura]: COOL! I bet your estatic then!

2007-03-20 [Silver Moon]: YES!

2007-03-20 [Eloura]: Rocks on then

2007-03-20 [Silver Moon]: lol yep yep yep

2007-03-20 [Eloura]: Cool. *sips green te mixed with honey*

2007-03-20 [Silver Moon]: oooooooo good stuff

2007-03-20 [Eloura]: *ofers you a cup* Would you like some?

2007-03-20 [Silver Moon]: oooooo yes

2007-03-20 [Eloura]: *hands her a semi hot cup of tea and adds a little honey* Enjoy!

2007-03-20 [Silver Moon]: mmmmmm thnx tis good

2007-03-20 [Eloura]: I'm glad it is.

2007-03-20 [Silver Moon]: YUM!

2007-03-20 [Eloura]: Cool.

2007-03-20 [Silver Moon]: I love chamomile and honey too

2007-03-20 [Eloura]: Another good choice, and another is Chamomile and pepermint

2007-03-20 [Silver Moon]: haven't tried that

2007-03-20 [Eloura]: I like it!

2007-03-20 [Silver Moon]: oo I will try it when and if I get a chance

2007-03-20 [Eloura]: Ok, Cool

2007-03-20 [Silver Moon]: I loev tea and honey

2007-03-20 [Eloura]: I myself think it's one of natures natural remedy's.

2007-03-20 [Silver Moon]: mmmmmmm hmmmm

2007-03-20 [Eloura]: *smiles*

2007-03-20 [Silver Moon]: <img:44166_1164145171.gif>

2007-03-20 [Eloura]: <img:44166_1164903254.gif> theheheheh

2007-03-20 [Silver Moon]: <img:2706_1128818519.gif>mahahhahahhahah

2007-03-20 [Eloura]: Uhhhh!!!

2007-03-20 [Silver Moon]: lol

2007-03-20 [Eloura]: *looks innocent and pokes*

2007-03-20 [Silver Moon]: Grrrrr *Bites finger*

2007-03-20 [Eloura]: *pouts and bites arm* Ha!

2007-03-20 [Silver Moon]: GRRRRRRRRRRR *Bite bite bite bite bite* Mahahahhahahah *Runs*

2007-03-20 [Eloura]: *chases trying to catch up* hey!!

2007-03-20 [Silver Moon]: *Runs faster* Maahhahaahhah

2007-03-20 [Eloura]: *gains quickly*

2007-03-20 [Silver Moon]: Vanishes*


2007-03-20 [Silver Moon]: lands ontop of her and sits there. Mahahhahahahahhaha

2007-03-20 [Eloura]: *tries to get free* GRRRRRRR

2007-03-20 [Silver Moon]: *Poke poke poke poke*

2007-03-21 [Eloura]: *pokes back*

2007-03-21 [Silver Moon]: lol

2007-03-21 [Eloura]: Geffo *says trying still to escape*

2007-03-21 [Silver Moon]: Do you give?

2007-03-21 [Eloura]: To what? For what?

2007-03-21 [Silver Moon]: Say that I am the victor and you must not bite me

2007-03-21 [Eloura]: *pouts* but but but.... You are he victor...

2007-03-21 [Silver Moon]: Yep

2007-03-21 [Eloura]: *is still stuck there*

2007-03-21 [Silver Moon]: *gets up*

2007-03-21 [Eloura]: *stands up and smiles and say's* THANKIES!

2007-03-21 [Silver Moon]: <img:stuff/mood5-gif.gif>

2007-03-21 [Eloura]: it's raining sunshine, it's raining sunshine *giggles* Lol, have no idea where that came from O.o

2007-03-21 [Silver Moon]: lol gotta go sry

2007-03-21 [Eloura]: Lol, ok later

2007-03-31 [Silver Moon]: Yay tests over for now

2007-04-01 [Eloura]: YAY let's celebrate! *passes out herbal tea*

2007-04-01 [Silver Moon]: YAY Thnx

2007-04-01 [Eloura]: Cha welcome!

2007-04-01 [Silver Moon]: mmmmmmmm tasty

2007-04-01 [Eloura]: I agree.

2007-04-01 [Silver Moon]: <img:stuff/mood2-gif.gif>

2007-04-01 [Eloura]: Mrrrrrrrrr

2007-04-01 [Silver Moon]: lol

2007-04-01 [Eloura]: Llc

2007-04-01 [Silver Moon]: lol

2007-04-01 [Eloura]: I know!

2007-04-01 [Silver Moon]: <img:45154_1117568632.gif><img:stuff/shadN-gif.gif>

2007-04-01 [Eloura]: I ONE A ROSE!!!!!!!

2007-04-01 [Silver Moon]: lol yep

2007-04-01 [Eloura]: CHI!

2007-04-01 [Silver Moon]: <img:121353_1133911046.gif>

2007-04-01 [Eloura]: WHAT IS IT??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!

2007-04-01 [Silver Moon]: a necklace made of roses

2007-04-01 [Eloura]: *gasps* AWWWW I LIKE IT!!!

2007-04-01 [Silver Moon]: glad you do:)

2007-04-01 [Eloura]: Why of course i do!

2007-04-01 [Silver Moon]: <img:44166_1164145171.gif>

2007-04-02 [Bookwyrm]: New graphics won't be coming soon. May not come this month at all. :( My laptop died and all my graphics stuff is on that computer.

2007-04-02 [Silver Moon]: is this an April fools joke?

2007-04-02 [Bookwyrm]: No. :( Sadly.

2007-04-02 [Silver Moon]: oh sorry

2007-04-02 [Bookwyrm]: It's okay. :/ I've been fighting with my laptop a while. Its cord broke on me, then I started using my fiance's cord on my laptop...and now that one won't work either (the connector is smaller). So it's officially dead...and a new cord is going to cost me $120. -_-

2007-04-02 [Silver Moon]: sorry

2007-04-02 [Bookwyrm]: :P Stop saying you're sorry! You didn't cause my laptop to act silly! ^_^

2007-04-02 [Eloura]: *walks in*

2007-04-02 [Silver Moon]: I can't help it I still feel bad

2007-04-02 [Eloura]: I agree.

2007-04-02 [Silver Moon]: see see! I am not the only one

2007-04-02 [Bookwyrm]: That doesn't mean you should be sorry! :P And [Eloura] feels bad about everything, especially when she shouldn't.

2007-04-02 [Eloura]: It's the way i am.... sorry...   Gah

2007-04-02 [Bookwyrm]: I know it is. I used to be the same way. :P

2007-04-02 [Silver Moon]: I am that way too!

2007-04-02 [Eloura]: *sighs*

2007-04-02 [Silver Moon]: s...I mean ummm what should I say?!

2007-04-02 [Eloura]: me going to bed..

2007-04-02 [Silver Moon]: good night

2007-04-02 [Eloura]: night night.

2007-04-02 [Bookwyrm]: Good night [Eloura]. Sorry, I'm working on rewriting an essay for this wiki. :D

[Silver Moon] you don't have to say anything. Or you can just talk. :P

2007-04-02 [Eloura]: Night night Mothyr Good luck.

2007-04-02 [Silver Moon]: lol k good luck. I may head to bed to soon, classes in the morning

2007-04-02 [Willow Rose]: Joined.

2007-04-03 [Silver Moon]: me back!

2007-04-03 [Bookwyrm]: :D Thank you! I already finished though, I put it up last night. ^_^ It took a few hours. XD

2007-04-03 [Silver Moon]: cooooool I will look at it

2007-04-03 [Bookwyrm]: :D Okay! It's just a rewrite. Nothing really new.

2007-04-03 [Silver Moon]: k lol

2007-04-05 [Eloura]: *blinks* hmmmm

2007-04-26 [Bookwyrm]: -shakes the wiki happily-

Hello and blessed be to all! ^_^ Witchy is back and feeling positively radiant! I've got big plans to renovate and redecorate this place. It needs a good scrub down and some new additions as well...and I'm starting to "get my groove back" as they say. ^_^ So wake up Witches, Wiccans, and everyone else! It's time to bring The Wiccaning back to LIFE!

2007-04-27 [Angelic nightmares]: WOOOO!

2007-04-27 [Eloura]: YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! *cheers loudly*

2007-04-27 [Bookwyrm]: -grins and throws chocolate confetti for everyone- Bwuahaha...and for those of you allergic to chocolate...have some carob! XD New layout is coming next month. It'll be a bit late because I have to wait for my cord to get here in the mail, but there definitely will be one. I'm working on two new pages, one about spell creation and the other about casting a circle. ^__^

2007-04-29 [Willow Rose]: Chocolate confetti? That'd be cool. [Motyr Witch], you never added my wiki to your wiki link page :P

2007-04-29 [Bookwyrm]: Oops! I'll get right on that. ;) I'm not usually on Elftown as much as Elfpack, so some things don't transfer over as quickly. XD

Okay! All next week I have finals for college, so those two pages probably won't be worked on too much until after I'm done with that. Then I'll have a bit of free time, during which I'll mostly be getting prepared for the wedding and moving out, however I'll probably have time to work on the wiki more. ^_^

2007-04-30 [kingtheodin]: im least temporarly...i have GOT to invest in a laptop

2007-04-30 [Bookwyrm]: I've got to invest in a laptop cord. Hubby still hasn't bought them. XD

2007-05-01 [kingtheodin]: lol, that sucks

2007-05-02 [Bookwyrm]: Yesh. No laptop cord = no new graphics. All my graphics are on that I neeeed it. XD

2007-05-03 [kingtheodin]: yeah, too bad you cant use floppy disks....wait...can you do that?

2007-05-03 [Willow Rose]: Hubby? Has the knot been tied yet? ^^

2007-05-04 [Titus (Cammy)]: Um... I really can't figure this out. What are those orbs in the top picture? They look like eggs or rocks or something...

2007-05-04 [Bookwyrm]: No. My laptop doesn't have a floppy drive, and even if it's completely dead. XD Won't even turn on anymore.

No, not yet. It's just easier to refer to him as "hubby" because people get confused when I use his name. XD And hubby-to-be is an awful lot to type sometimes. XD

They're eggs. -giggles- In honour of Ostara. It's the layout for March. I haven't been able to update the layout since then. :(

2007-05-04 [Titus (Cammy)]: Aaaah. Um. This may be stupid, but who's Ostara?

2007-05-04 [Eloura]: *watc hes*

2007-05-05 [Willow Rose]: [Titus (Cammy)] - ::Ostara:: ^_^

2007-05-05 [Titus (Cammy)]: Oh thankyou! o.O but um.. I thought Wicca was duo theistic. For hte most part at least.. I read someplace it could be mono, duo or even poly.. How many gods/goddesses are there?

2007-05-08 [Bookwyrm]: :D Thank you [Willow Rose], I think when I tried to respond to that, my internet went down. -chuckles-

Yes, Wicca can be mono-, duo-, or polytheistic. However, Ostara is a day in celebration of a specific Goddess: Eostre. She is considered one of the forms of the Goddess, particularly by those who focus on keeping Wicca a mono- or duotheistic religion. :) Put simply, Ostara is a day of celebration of the Goddess in her Maiden form.

As far as how many Gods and Goddesses there are...Well, put simply, there is an infinite amount. I have a list of many of history's known Gods and Goddesses (and some who are not quite Gods), but man has always created his own a sense. I think that all Gods mentioned in history are part of a singular Divinity, split apart into many for the sake of human understanding. It's much easier for us to empathize with a God if He or She takes on a human shape--or at least a shape that humans can recognize. I think the Christian form of Deity is probably one that is slightly more accurate than most. However, most are convinced that Divinity is patriarchal and therefore God must be male, as well as an outright belief that all other Gods are "Satan". If they hadn't put Satan on a pedastle...-shakes head- People create their own Gods much of the time. Look at Gaia. She is considered a Neo-God basically. She is actually something from a fictional novel, if I remember correctly, however many took up this idea and used Her in their beliefs. It's complicated, I suppose...

2007-05-08 [Titus (Cammy)]: Ah okay. How pretty... And thank you ^^ <33 you're really nice explaining all this to me.

2007-05-08 [Bookwyrm]: -pokes post- Sorry, I was writing more when you wrote that. :D You're welcome. ^_^ And that's what this wiki is here for, so don't ever be afraid to ask questions.

2007-05-19 [Eloura]: *watches smileing*

2007-05-20 [Titus (Cammy)]: Hm.. do we have any photoshop artists here...? I drew something for a wiccan wiki, but I cna't colour x.x and I need to go to staples or someplace in order to scan it.

2007-05-21 [Bookwyrm]: -nestles in- Just got back from my honeymoon. Sorry I was gone so long, darlings! ^_^ I'm back now, though.

Hmmm, I'm no good at that kind of thing [Titus (Cammy)]. There may be someone here that can though. Perhaps [Willow Rose] can lead you in the right direction. ^_^

2007-05-21 [Titus (Cammy)]: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw, I'm so happy for you!! ^^ I hope you had fun. <333

2007-05-21 [Bookwyrm]: Thank you! ^___^ I definitely did. Tons of relaxation. And foooooood. XD It was very nice, and the weather was wonderful so we got to spend a lot of time around the pool and at the beach. ^_^

2007-05-21 [Titus (Cammy)]: Oh cool! XD That's awesome.-showers you in flowers-

2007-05-21 [Bookwyrm]: ^_^ Awwww, how sweet! -giggles and offers cookies-

2007-05-21 [Titus (Cammy)]: lol XD -offers hers too- baked some sunday night.

2007-05-23 [Bookwyrm]: -giggles- Well, I haven't baked cookies in a while...I just took a few of the cookies my granny's church brought to her. ;)

2007-05-23 [Titus (Cammy)]: lol ^^ That was nice.

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