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25 February 2008

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Green Witch


Green
adjective 1. not fully developed in growth or perfection.
2. characterized by the presence of greenness, esp. of fresh, flourishing vegetation.

Witch noun 1. a woman who professes to practice magic.

After discovering that witches do not even believe in Satan (who belongs to Christianity) let alone follow him, I decided I liked it so much, that's what I would call myself.

My understanding is that 'witches' were midwives, healers, wise women or mystics. The patriarchal church just about stamped them out but they are coming back. Midwifery has been practiced in British Columbia for the past two years. It's OK now; we don't have the church telling us that because of Eve women are supposed to suffer in childbirth. Women are allowed to help other women again.

I have always practiced magic- in my garden, in the wild, wherever the sky was my roof and the earth my floor. I have prayed, sang, made affirmations and performed rituals. But it always came from my heart, not a book. I did not call it magic.

I acknowledge that I am an amateur. Therefore, 'Green' will suit me both now, and in the future. It is possible I could become a professional magic practitioner, but I will always belong to the Earth.

2 comments:

Jeremy said...

It would be good for you to look into Kundalini and opening the heart chakra. This is the real 'holy grail'. The most important 'magick' or practice is grounding. It is possible to activate Kundalini just from doing that. It is also possible to have it activated via shakipat, I can do this myself if you want.

I am proud that you have begun this realization yourself and will embrace the power of the dark side (joke). As a woman you have 10 times the power and potential I do.

Green Witch said...

Thank You! (My lovely hubby).