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Friday, July 21st, 2006
12:24 pm - Stateside pagan who visits Aus

Heya, I was just down in Sydney and Melbourne for a month, and will be back in Oct-Dec for 6 weeks again, mostly doing work and visiting my friends and partner, but was curious about pagan events in the Sydney area especially.

A predominantly private practitioner, I am a gender queer eclectic pagan heavily rooted in my upbringing as the daughter of an Irish Catholic and a Goddess Worshiping Lutheran. I have been part of CUUPs (Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans), GoddesSMack (a pagan dyke SM circle in Portland, OR), serve as a Domina/Priestess for Temple of Atonement (Atoning and Educating Burning Man and the World), do private work as an erotic healer and semi-reluctant shaman (bitch bound to Mamma Bear), and actively incorporates bondage and other forms of BDSM into my spiritual workings. I consider myself an Ordeal Path worker, and I have 2 articles and stacks of photography work in Raven Kaldera's new anthology "Dark Moon Rising: Pagan BDSM and the Ordeal Path".

So yeah, just hoping to make connections before my next trip down under, especially with any individuals or coven who do ordeal work, sexual healing, or in general are open minded.

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Thursday, June 16th, 2005
6:31 pm - mooop

heya! im kanima, im 14, Canberran a Wiccan 'noob' and some other Wiccan people i know are starting a small coven so we can help each other out and stuff. i was just wondering, does anyone know when the best time is to actually start a coven? on a new moon? full moon? help is gladly accepted and appreciated!


current mood: artistic

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Tuesday, June 14th, 2005
10:59 pm - newbie

I just found this community while surfing through other Wiccan ones, I am glad I have found one that is Australian-based. Some info about me: I live in Sydney, 18 years old, attend the College of Fine Arts and have been studying Wicca (mainly eclectic with a slight Celtic edge) since I was about 15, but have been practicing (rituals etc) only recently. Feel free to ask any questions about me :)
I hope to learn a lot from this community ;)

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Monday, June 13th, 2005
3:02 am

Hi everyone,
Did anyone else see Compass tonight? If not it was about pagans.
Anyhow it has a few more episodes to go so check it out.
ABC Sunday 9.45 Compass.
Love Liz

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Monday, June 6th, 2005
4:49 pm
rockoncalico Well Met.

I'm not exactly sure how active this community is, however I'm eager to be a part of a Pagan community which is geared at Australian. Even if this isn't very active, hopefully it will act as a networking too for other looking for like minded people in the same country.

I'm an 18 year old Pagan who is currently turning back to basics to get back in touch with my roots. I have been studying Wicca and related information for 8 years now, but never had the chance to practice and dedicate myself enough to call myself Wiccan, though I hope to in near future. I live in Victoria, Melbourne to be a little more specific, and like the city life despite my love for nature. I work mostly with meditation, healing and runes and have aspirations to start a career in massage therapy as soon as I can save up some money and sort out work and school.

If you'd like to know more, check out my profile or send me a msg/email and I'd happily respond.

current mood: cheerful

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Monday, May 16th, 2005
11:39 pm

just saying hi. not many people have posted here recently.
by the way my name is liz

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Wednesday, February 9th, 2005
1:02 am - Eclectic Witchcraft: Mixed Blessings by Ravensgrove Coven

"I am an Eclectic Witch. That does not mean that I do not have a good grasp on the Craft or that I can't make up my mind. It means that I choose from within all the extraordinary elements of the many aspects and beliefs that make up my faith; that, as a Witch, I have chosen from within my life and wisdom therein to blend together all the many understandings that make up my own personal and spiritual path.

The idea that the reason someone is Eclectic is a lack of knowledge or that they are somehow less within the Craft is a wretchedly incorrect misconception. The truth is, most Eclectic Witches are extremely knowledgeable and well studied within many differing aspects and traditions of their Craft. They have not one, but many traditions that they work within."

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Thursday, February 3rd, 2005
11:21 pm - Heritage (Or Lack Thereof) by Rain Autumnsong

"Of course, when I began studying Wicca (and Witchcraft) I was in the eighth grade and was most likely doing it to be different. However, instead of “growing out of it, ” as it were, it seems I’ve grown into Wicca. I don’t do it to be powerful or different, or because of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I do it because it is what I believe. It feels right. I don’t profess to be someone who “knows it all.” I don’t proclaim my beliefs on high for all to hear, but I don’t hide it either. I wear a pentacle every day, a small one, like people wear crosses. And I consider it a reminder and a statement: I consider myself a Witch. And it is my opinion that matters to me. After all, who’s running the show here?

And though I’ve done all this studying and soul-searching and philosophic thinking, I’ve been told, “I’m sorry, but you’re not a Witch until you find a coven of so-and-so tradition of the Rainbow Star and get initiated, stand on your head and whistle Dixie.” Okay, okay, you caught me: No one said that exactly, but it gets my point across. But…is that right?"

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1:15 pm - A little about me...

It's always very hard to write the first post, especially when I want people to actually join and enjoy my communities.

My need here is for somewhere nice and calm & peaceful, without all the bickering and fighting and 'my trad is holier than yours' that has gone on in the communities I've been in in the past.

I want to feel like it's perfectly okay for me to do what I am doing, cutting my own path when it comes to my beliefs. There's a reason I call myself an ecclectic wiccan and not a pagan, and that's because the base of my beliefs rests on common wiccan tennents. It's not meant to be an insult to your pure Gardnerian heritage. It's meant to respect my right to, for the first time in my life, find the theology that's right for me. And I have found that the one that is right for me is the one of my own making.

I am a solitary witch who lives with a solitary guy. He cares less for labels than I do. I like having an identity, he likes to just say 'I'm me, deal with it!'. It works for both of us. We don't share the same beliefs, but we share the same rituals, and we share our love. It works for us.

I love herbs and healing. Nothing makes me happier than healing people with pure energy, although I find that very tiring. These days I tend towards giving people timely advice and the recipe for my cure-all tisane. I find grinding herbs with pestle and mortar very soothing. It's a nice, aromatic, physical way to work my magicks.

I'm not always peace, love and happiness. I have found that in life the easiest way to please everyone else is to please yourself first. When you're happy making everyone else smile is that much easier.

current mood: peaceful

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