I want to thank Elfkat at Adventures and Musings of a Hedgwitch for this award, it is very kind of you, as always you’re my favorite pep squad member :).Check out her other blogs too! I love the littlest druid (http://thelittlestdruid.wordpress.com/) and her new story about Leonard.
What Ayslyn’s says about the award: “Today is a very special day. Not only is it Samhain, the most important Sabbat on the Wiccan Wheel of the year, but it is also the unveiling of a project Cassandra and I have been working on for a couple of months. Over the past weeks, we have both been graced with several blogging awards, but we couldn’t help but notice that none of the awards floating around were Wiccan in nature. And so, the idea was born to create an award specifically for Wiccans/Pagans/witches.
Thus 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. Our award logo was a collaborate endeavor made with love that we are both very proud of. So without any further ado, onward to the details of the newest award to find its way to the blogsphere!
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
You may customize the questions as long as they are still Wiccan- and Pagan-related
1. How did you discover “Wicca” witchcraft?
I thought I made it up. That sounds ridiculous but its true. When I was in 7th grade I had a health issue which took me out of school for the better part of the year. During that time as we searched for a cure for me I spent a lot of time at the local library. I read anything and everything that interested me. During that time my mother mentioned to me that she thought I could use some spirituality in my life. Fine I thought why not. I started drawing on my thoughts and feelings and values and creating a spiritual practice that worked for me. I drew on the feminism I had been raised with and my love of the earth and nature. I drew on my understanding of the seasons I had come to live being in the country and in a strongly agricultural community. I drew on my thoughts about how the moon moved us all. I live near the ocean so I had a clear idea of how the moon moved tides I drew on everything I thought or felt or knew and made up a practice. As I was doing this I was reading and reading and reading some more. At some point I got Power of the Witch by Laurie Cabot and read it all in shock. Turns out I didn’t make it up and other people practiced it too.
2. Do you grow herbs? Yes I do but not as much as I like. My mother has a wonderful garden and I still get a lot of my herbs from her. One of my goals for this new year is to actually study herbs more.
3. Are you in the “broomcloset? No I am not. At this point in my life I am a stay at home mom for the most part though I do work for my families business. Because of that I don’t have to worry that my job could be in jeopardy due to my religious beliefs. I also live in a very open town and really no one cares what I practice.
4. What tradition do you follow? I practice my own as many kitchen witches do I suppose. At the moment we are forming a coven and we are in the process of creating something new and special. It is very exciting to me to incorporate all of our knowledge and intuition. I am guessing this is how all covens feel having never been a true member of any other coven.
5. Do you consider yourself a Witch, Wiccan, pagan (or something else?) Yes J to all though most often I call myself a kitchen Witch.
6. How much of Wicca/witchcraft are you able to incorporate in your everyday life? This frankly confuses me. Of course I incorporate it everyday all the time. For me having a faith means you live that as your life all the time. It is not something you don with your ritual garb when on Esbats or Sabbats it is every day in every way. It is who I am, and I never stop being me so I never stop being a witch.
7. Do you have a familiar? No I have a very powerful Daughter. This might seem unrelated but the two are twined in my mind. When I was pregnant both our Dog and our Cat passed away of the same cancer. I was beside myself with grief even though both had lived very long and rich lives it was heartbreaking. Our Dog who came to me with the marriage of my husband was the first to know I was pregnant. All of a sudden he would sit on my feet facing out protecting me. He would back at anyone that came near me including my husband. My Cat sat on my lap even when most of my lap was gone communing with my belly. With the grief of their passing and the birth of our daughter we decided to hold off on finding a new pet until we could handle it better. Just recently I have felt like maybe it would be time for a familiar again. We shall see who comes to me. My daughter by the way is completely in love with animals.
My nominees are chosen because I love their blogs.
1. A Sacred Journey http://celticawitch.wordpress.com/
2. Freak show minus tent http://freakshowminustent.com/
3. Ozark Pagan Mamma http://tressabelle.wordpress.com/
4. Treegold & BeeGold http://www.treegoldandbeegold.com/
5. Confessions of a Hedge Witch http://hedgeconfessions.wordpress.com/