To those who have been following me for a while: You probably know that I’m currently looking for the “right” path. I’ve considered myself a syncretic witch and eclectic Pagan for a while, and only recently have I started truly letting go of that identity and exploring outside of it. I am interested in hedgewitchery/traditional witchcraft, mostly, and I’m starting my journey within that.
So. Basically these things are things I’ve learned in the past couple of weeks of serious research.
I really need to reform my mindset about learning.
I’m too Wiccan-ised, which is odd, considering the fact that I was never truly Wiccan. By “Wiccan-ised,” I mean that I have kind of put myself in this mindset of “learning by reading and doing exactly as this says,” a mindset which includes A Way Of Doing Things. Which, you know, is kind of Wicca’s modus operandi. It’s a religion based on ritual and clear rule-type things.
And there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s just… not a good mindset to have for everything. You can learn some things from books and websites and other people, sure, but from what I’m seeing, I don’t really think traditional witchcraft is one of them. There are no set of constants here, like candle color meanings or the significance of certain tools and words. I can’t start learning these things from a book or a website. I need to take what I know, and learn by doing, and not by reading a spell off of a page and lighting a certain number of A and B colored candles.
…I’d say… first lesson learned?
Absolutely lovely display of the variation of the human form.If more people were aware of the sheer variety of genitalia in the world, there would likely be a lot less “body shame”
Now that I’ve gotten the maturity out of the way… WOAH, OVER-ACHIEVER in the top left! I wanna shake his parent’s hands!
Humans are terrible but damn are we also nice.
It’s good to remember sometimes.
I know this is kind of a strange request, and honestly normally I wouldn’t ask.
But here’s the situation.
I got accepted to the college of my dreams a couple of days ago. It’s Bard College at Simon’s Rock, if you want to look it up and see how incredible this school is. It’s an early college, and I’m almost a senior in high school and I’ve already started college courses as well, so I’m kind of closing in on the very last times I’m still eligible to apply. Once I graduate high school, there’s no way I can ever apply again. So it’s kind of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me.
It’s also expensive as all hell, and my family and I are all trying to shake things around and get as much help paying for it as possible. It literally costs more to send me there for a full year than our family has in a year’s income. We have a good chunk of financial aid and a good chunk of scholarships in hand at the moment, but we’re right at the edge of still wondering whether or not sending me is financially possible. We’re already crammed in a tiny apartment and trying to cut down on anything we can because we just recently had to sell a house. Basically, right now we’re pretty tight on money, and I don’t want to be the reason my parents are in debt for the next couple of years, the economy is shit enough as it is.
So here’s the thing. Could you guys just… pray, or do a spell, or think about it really hard, whatever you do, just send a portion of your energies our way for a couple of days? I think honestly it’s just down to that. I’m doing my best as well and my energy is fully devoted to this at the moment. Basically, it would really mean a lot if you would. We’re trying to pull things together best as possible.