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Re: What are some of the issues that Pagans face?

Postby Lady_Lilith » Mon May 29, 2017 10:55 am

NW94: you're right. The "harm none" isn't even a rule. It's advice. Valiente specifically said it's not a call to be a pacifist. People have twisted it over the decades.
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Re: What are some of the issues that Pagans face?

Postby Newbiewitch94 » Tue May 30, 2017 5:26 am

Lady_Lilith wrote:NW94: you're right. The "harm none" isn't even a rule. It's advice. Valiente specifically said it's not a call to be a pacifist. People have twisted it over the decades.

Agreed I always viewed it as way to make us think before we go around causing harm on other people. People really have twisted that sentence I agree especially as I'm sure many wiccans will agree with me if I have to cause harm to a not so nice person to protect a loved one (I'm thinking more the domestic violence/sexual abuse or murderer types) then so be it.
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Re: What are some of the issues that Pagans face?

Postby SpiritTalker » Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:53 am

I deal with occasional hostility on an individual basis, and shielding :annoyed:

How I deal with the unseen world is: veeery carefully :evilwitch:

And I deal with lack of community by joining EUTM :mrgreen:
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Re: What are some of the issues that Pagans face?

Postby Shireside » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:16 pm

Sometimes I feel lonely in it all...those I live with (NOT my family) are very welcoming of my ways, but they don't really share any of my animist beliefs or express any interest beyond intellectual curiosity in my practices. It's fine and we'll, I know, and it's true that there is a lot of practicality to be had in being truly solitary, but here in the thick of the Bible Belt, I get to craving a sense of community.

I circumvent the isolated feel by engaging in online communities, for one, and also by driving over to a trad witchy shop every so often to shoot the breeze with the fine folks who run the place.
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Re: What are some of the issues that Pagans face?

Postby MsMollimizz » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:25 pm


Online communities are fine and quite supportive...
Not having a Pagan/Wiccan/Witch in your area is
tough. Its always nice to have someone there to do
a ritual with(that helps my focus). My only Pagan
friend here is off in her own trials and tribulation...
I'm saddened this has occurred but I'm pulling for
her to find peace of mind and stability that she
hasn't had since her hubby died 2yrs ago.
That being said Pagans aren't the only ones that
have trouble with negative interactions. Pagans
just have to deal with people differently.
With all that's happening in the world now I
believe us Pagans need to pull together now
more than ever for Mother Earth...
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Re: What are some of the issues that Pagans face?

Postby SpiritTalker » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:46 pm

Maintaining a balanced earth-centered life style amidst modern mechanical and electronic gadgetry is a serious challenge. I refuse to use a cell phone - had one before they switched to WW digital and made less than 10 calls in 2 years. Danged expensive. Now that we know how they are used for illicit spying on the private sector, i dont regret not wanting one. I don't want a microwave. I've been gifted 2 from well meaning individuals and passed them on to someone else. I don't watch TV &' gave that up as mindless idiocy 30 years ago, particularly the news, and now we know how it's been used to program the masses and control the narrative per Project Mockingbird. I do like the internet. However Id mentioned a favorite old TV show My Favorite Martian on this website and the next day dozens of MFM episodes miraculously appeared on my youtube menu. The Algorithm at work. Doh :shock: TVs digital electronic wave patterns can hypnotize the brain into accepting commercial sales pitches & subliminal messages slipped into tv programs. MK Ultra taught us that. I use this iPad to stay involved with the WC community, for research & electronic books. I'm thinking of giving it up...but I've got 350 books stored!
Challenged indeed.
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Re: What are some of the issues that Pagans face?

Postby corvidus » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:37 pm

SpiritTalker wrote:I'm thinking of giving it up...but I've got 350 books stored!
Challenged indeed.


I like to reverse the technology and see how I could use it to my advantage.

The only way humanity can progress nowadays is to transmute current technology into something spiritually uplifting.

As a Wiccan in the Age of Technology, I see this as one of the major issues to face.
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Re: What are some of the issues that Pagans face?

Postby SpiritTalker » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:31 am

Good points.
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