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So I posted my first essay in the Wicca Section
Posted Aug 22, 2008 - 0:12:24

How I came to WiccaSo, today I sat down and wrote about 1000 words on how I came to Wicca. As I mentioned before, it is the first entry in what I hope to be quite a few essays about my own spiritual journey for TRHOnline's Wicca Section.

I don't know if it's similar to anyone else's personal story, or if it's the same as everyone else's. Frankly, whenever I've met other Pagans I've never thought to ask "What brought you to Paganism?" It just seems a bit more personal than what I usually think to ask someone in a social setting. I do know that it has to differ on some level from most I've met, just because most Wiccans I've met were raised in very Christian environments and (for lack of a better term) "rebelled" against that upbringing. It doesn't make their spiritual awakening any less valid, but it does mean that the path that led them there has to be different.

I don't know.

I've also posted a short FAQ on Wicca to the website as well, as a way to fill in the gaps for people who (otherwise) would have no idea about what I'm talking about. It's funny, the last time I tried to write a FAQ on Wicca and Paganism was on this site's original Wicca section. I sat down and read those answers, and my first response was "This sounds like a whiny teenager" when I read them. I also then realized that I was, in fact, seventeen when I had first written them.

I think I laughed for quite a bit about that one.

It took me most of the day to figure out what I was going to say in today's essay. Mostly because I was forcing myself to construct a voyage throughout my life that led me to a single conclusion. While I was writing it, suddenly I'd remember something else, and the puzzle would start to fall into place even more. I expected to come up with 500 words, and ended up with just about twice that.

I'm sure that I forgot some parts, and that I may have to go back and make corrections. But I wanted to make sure that I posted this as soon as I could. If there's anything anyone else wants to see, or if anyone has any questions -- I'd be happy to listen. I doubt I'll hear anything though. This is the sort of post I make where it'll get read by people, but no one will comment.

This whole "Rebuilding the Wicca Section" may end up being an exercise in vanity, but it's one that I feel like I need to do.
- Traegorn

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I enjoyed both pieces.  Makes me wish I had something other than myspace/facebook/bebo/livejournal/etc/etc set up.  Perhaps I'll get on that.

Hey, btw, the Madison Area Pagan Pride fest is going on in Middleton, where we currently reside on September 27th if you happen to not be busy. 

www.paganprideday.net

btw, I haven't a clue what they were thinking with the site layout.  They used to have a nice little page with info on vendors, a park map, etc.  Now it's a huge ad with no useful links of any kind.
The good news?  I'll actually be in Madison that weekend.

The bad news? I'll be down at Geek.kon the whole time.  You should stop by though on Sunday or something -- admission is Free




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