I have been having a hard time writing about rituals and Sabbats. I have wanted to share it with you. I know some of you are very interested in the basics and the Wheel of our year is a big deal and big part of what Witches do. I want to be able to share with you what I do but do it in a way that has integrity. I have thought a lot about this over the last week and I have figured out why I have been feeling so reluctant AND what to do about it.
The first reason I am hesitant to share, is that I use a lot of other peoples stuff. I felt like I had to give only new stuff and my own stuff but I think I have gotten over that. I have decided that as long as I site it correctly it is ok. I have a big thing against plagiarism. I am saddened when I see others take credit for work that is not their own. The thing that makes that somewhat troublesome is that as pagans we often copy from each other. If you are part of a coven often part of your learning is coping the HP’s book in your own hand for your own book. We also tend to take things from here and there and then maybe not remember where we got them. I know that I have some items in my BOS that I am not sure where they came from. So I will do my best to site and guide you to where you might find the original.
The other reason speaks more to me and my biases. As you know I’m a Kitchen Witch. I found a good quote to sum up what that means to me.
“…the term kitchen witch refers to pagans who practice informally, with the tools at hand and a deep appreciation for the sacred in the everyday.“ -Cait Johnson, Witch in the Kitchen
Because of this bias I think I have been putting all the emphasis on the daily. I truly in my heart believe that every Witch should be a Kitchen Witch to an extent. I believe we should all practice our faith daily. I believe we do need to honor our connection with the sacred by how we live our life day in and day out. Not just on the high holidays. That however doesn’t mean we shouldn’t celebrate the holidays. So having figured out my own issues I think I am better prepared to talk to you 🙂 thanks for being on this journey with me.