I have had this post in my drafts for a few weeks now & wasn't going to post it as I was afraid of being witch hunted again and burnt at the stake, but then I read a post on Ninnies blog ~ and I thought 'what the heck, be who ya wanna be, do what you wanna do' - So ms*ninnie, here is the post I was telling you about:
some have emailed me and asked where the witch has gone. she is still here (just ask my family). Yes, I still call myself a hedgewitch . remember Glinda - the good witch in the Wizard of Oz? well that is not what a hedgewitch is - nor is a hedgewitch like you see on a broomstick... I am just an ordinary gal, in an ordinary house who loves ordinary things (well ok, I am far from ordinary ) but I hope you get my gist. The hedgewitch will pop her head out here, every now and then on this journey, as she is part of me as is the completely demented menopausal woman (who I hope, keeps her head in most of the time, she is not a pretty sight) ~ I do have a book of shadows - where I put my herbal remedies, some protection spells & other bits n pieces that I need - AND THERE IS NO BLACK MAGIC IN THIS GALS LIFE .........
so JUST what is a hedgewitch or a kitchen witch or a green witch?
the following are bits n pieces I have found on various web pages - can't remember where though - but if I find out, I will surely give credit ~ I didn't write the following words - but they certainly do encapture just what I do believe. :
I believe in miracles and magick.
I believe in respect of Mother Nature (The Goddess), and in reverence of spirit and faith (God).
I believe in honoring the elements of
(the four elements in Celtic faith or the five elements in Oriental beliefs);
earth, wind, water, fire, and spirit.
I honor the moon, the sun, and the stars.
I believe in magick and the power of prayer.
I believe in angels, faeries and other so-called mystical beings and creatures.
I believe in the use of candles (fire), crystals (earth), fountains and ponds (water), windchimes (wind), and prayer, spells, labyrinths, meditation, and divination (spirit).
I believe in rituals; communion, candle lightings and candle meditations, blessings, prayers, spells, vision quests, chanting, smudging, spirit guides....
(Christian, Native American, Celtic, Pagan, Buddhist all share in some forms of these rituals).
My religion, my belief system, my faith is still evolving, as I learn more about the past, the future, the present, and myself.
I believe in the laws of karma or "cause and effect.".
In other words, "What goes around usually comes around."
I believe in the Golden Rule, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
I believe that faith was created by God but religion was created by man.
I don't believe that any one religion is any better than any other one.
They all have their purposes and fulfill personal needs.
wise words above - just wish I knew who wrote them