CrystalLotus's Blog – June 2011 Archive (3)

Down to Wiccan Brass Tacks: What does "Harm None" Mean?

As a beginning Craft student, I loved the Rede.  My tradition uses a long version, not just the 8 words, and to this day, I think it's a beautiful poem.  Most of us are familiar with "Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill, an it harm none, do what ye will."  But what is harm?

At first, it's easy to think that we can follow this simple rule, bouncing happily through life,…

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Added by CrystalLotus on June 30, 2011 at 1:40pm — No Comments

One Wiccan's Experience with Vegetarianism and the Craft

I was a late bloomer in a lot of respects.  I came to my formal Wiccan path in my thirties, after years of knowing that I was "different," as many who read this also probably did.  I hadn't found the right fit, and read all of the "wrong" pagan books (for me), so I got a late start as a Wiccan.  It follows to reason then that I got a late start as a vegetarian, too. Leave it to me to take my time "landing" anywhere.  I am passionate about both of these aspects of my life, but…

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Added by CrystalLotus on June 29, 2011 at 12:21pm — No Comments

The Joy of Free Spirit Gathering

Not even a 17 hour drive from Minneapolis to Darlington, Maryland could dampen my spirits on June 15, 2011.  Many of my coven mates and Trad kinsmen had been telling me for years that Free Spirit Pagan Gathering was the best time they had ever had at a Pagan festival. 

My husband and I,…

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Added by CrystalLotus on June 28, 2011 at 8:54pm — No Comments

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