I was raised in an Appalachian tradition/clan. I am what some folks call a nerd, simply because if a topic interests me, I will doresearch until I am satisfied that I have an understanding both pro and con of the subject. The only thing that really, really irritates me is a person who isn't interested in exploring other paths, ideas, alternate ways of thinking. I respect all others beliefs and have never tried to impose my ideas on someone else. Living in the Bible Belt I have seen first hand the damage that closed minds can inflict on other individuals. My grandmother and grandfather were both 1/2 cherokee and 1/2 Irish so I was fortunate to learn the lore and beliefs of both worlds. My Father was 4th generation German from we think the Black Forrest area. I am a mutt-lol! Still I have been fortunate to have been exposed to diverse cultures in an area where that was not the norm.
As a child, I believed everyone could, "see", "hear" and "know" things. My maternal grandparents encouraged me. My Mother and Father on the otherhand were determined to create an "educated" young lady and made it quiet clear there was not room in our home for that kind of nonsense. I knew that in my mothers' church, I would be villianized, for the gift I had, if I ever spoke of them. After many years of not "feeling" their truth a series of events led me back to my true path. Thank the source for that. Again, I was fortunate to be trained by truely diverse teachers and masters. It is difficult for me to believe that I have been on this path for the last 12 years. Now I laugh at myself, I have always been on this path, I just strayed for awhile. I shy away from the word eclectic but understand that would be the true definition of who and what I am. I take what resonates and use it, but I will admit, the Appalachian path calls the strongest. It is a mixture of Cherokee, Irish and Scotish teachings, rites and beliefs.
I seem to be fortunate in that almost any book I pick up, I can apply some of the lessons it contains. My home library is very diverse, consisting of the Occult, astrology, paganism, witchcraft, Native American, herbal, gem lore, divination, Sacred sites throughout the world, paranormal activities, the empowerment of women, history, sci-fi, etc..
Beliefs / Practices
OOOHHH, what a wonderful opportunity to chat!
I have a wonderful collection of divination cards, meditations, and "other" beliefs and practices
Hmm, Not sure what a true "hobby" is and when it crosses the line to beliefs and practices. I love working with flowers and herbs, scrapbooking, journaling,playing and walking with my dogs. Research in any subject that intrigues me. I love the woods, quiet places, sacred spaces, etc.. So looking for them could be considered a hobby.
Me for one, I may fall but I always get back up. My sisters and brothers in circle-for having the courage to be who they are. Any individual who speaks up in the face of injustice, bigotry, cruelty, and judgement.
How did you find PaganSpace?
A circle Sister told me about it.
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