Where to start, so much to cover... I have been studying various paths for more then 10 years now, including Wicca (not for me), Goddess worship (too gender biased), Spiritual Satanism, Kitchen-Witchcraft, Norse Paganism, Urban Primitive based practices , and info about LHP studies.
After moving around many times, we finally have our own home! My path has become more focused on Hearth Witchcraft, Kitchen Witchcraft, herbal studies, and raising our children in our beliefs.
After much studying, the idea that Satan isn't the "bad guy" everyone makes him out to be, he is more a Promethean deity makes much more sense to me. He was the the one who offered us knowledge in place of blind obedience, and was the one who told the truth in the garden of Eden, not the "good guy" of the story. My understanding is that anyone who offered us that should be honored for giving us that gift of knowledge and freedom.
I have been practicing as a Solitary thus far, and feel more and more drawn to the Norse pantheon as time goes on. I still strive to learn more about different beliefs, but at my core, I feel most at home with the Norse gods. Our daughters love hearing stories about Thor fighting Frost Giants, or having to dress up as Freya to get his hammer back.
I tend to look slightly tired these days, from taking care of our 10 year old, 4 year old, and 2 year old. I don't really try to dress a certain way, being a mom, just what feels comfortable and is easy to breast feed in. Other then that I don't care what I wear.
I look young, but feel ancient. I have blonde/brown hair, growing out somewhat, but have had a multitude of looks over the years. From short spikes colored red or purple, to long grown to my waist and either black or red.
I have one piercing in my nose, but for convenience I don't wear it anymore. Our baby is at the age where every shiny is hers to grab, so that wouldn't feel good if I wore it now. I just got my first tattoo a couple years ago.
It is of a raven feather, and represents many things to me:
it represents Odin, and the path I feel drawn to
it represents my past, and what I have overcome successfully.
I have felt an affinity to ravens and crows for a long time, and this is my way of carrying that with me at all times.
Spiral Dance by Starhawk
Drawing Down the Moon by Margot Adler
The Fifth Sacred Thing by Starhawk
The Dune series
Wicca for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham
Clan of the Cave Bear series
One Witch's Way by Bronwynn Forrest Torgerson
Northern Mysteries and Magick by Freya Aswynn
S.M. Stirling's Dies the Fire series
Ellen Dugan's books on Gardening and Witchcraft
too many more to put up, I love books...
Beliefs / Practices
Pagan, Witch, Other Spirituality, Heathen
I am studying Brian Froud's Faeries Oracle and Heart of Faerie Oracle, I work with herbs, crystals, meditation, follow the Moon phases as best I can, and writing in my Book of Shadows. I feel the call of the Norse Gods, and have spent months studying all I can to learn more about them. I have also spent months studying the Elder Futhark Runes, and have made myself a set to aid in learning about them.
I believe in personal responsibility, and that with every step we shape our path. I tend to be empathic towards people's thoughts or feelings, sometimes picking up on thoughts and speaking them seconds before the other person will.
I have explained to people that I feel everyone is entitled to their own choice in paths, religions, and beliefs. I said to someone once "I do not care if they worship purple spotted singing frogs, they are are as free to choose as I am. And I respect their right to choose it."
Granted if that person's choice leads them to hurt me, my husband or my children, then all bets are off. I am protective of myself and my family, and will use any magical and mundane ways to keep us safe from harm.
I enjoy gardening, and honoring the Earth in doing so. I missed gardening so much when we were in NM.
Crocheting ritual items, clothing, blankets, toys for my child, and am working on baby clothing. I love reading, writing, drawing, gardening and harvesting herbs, going for nature walks, reading pagan authored essays online, learning all I can about the path in front of me, but also about life in general. I enjoy wood burning rune sets, just not many people around locally who are interested in them.
I would say that I don't have heroes as much as I have people who have influenced my life for both good and bad. If they hadn't left foot prints in my life, I would not be who I am now. So I am grateful for both, for it shaped me into the person I am.
How did you find PaganSpace?
I googled Nocturnal Witchcraft, trying to find websites related to the book by Konstantinos.
My other answer will now be I came for the cookies. =)