Modern Paganism – Page 2 – Alan Fuller | The Shaman Witch

How To Make Beautiful Magic Together

I mentioned in one of my YouTube videos that, back in the day, one of the earliest books I’d read on Paganism was In The Shadow of the Shaman, by Amber Wolfe. And since I’ve been going back to basics, I picked it up again. And I noticed something that I only cursorily glanced over before.

Throughout the book, Wolfe refers to, “wheels within wheels.”

A quote from the introduction is, “All of the worlds of nature spin like wheels for the shaman … All worlds spin and vibrate for the shaman.” Another is, “Like the shamans of old, we may learn to ride the wheels within wheels, which are all the vibrations of the worlds of Nature.”

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Have You Been Called By A Deity?

Have you ever been called by a Goddess or God? Pegged for service, so-to-speak? What does that mean to you?

I think sometimes people don’t recognize what being called is, or what it truly means, before they jump right in and try to “go all the way.”

As I understand it, particular Goddesses or Gods call to us. Some people pick a God/dess and run with it (like doing a Goddess Immersion exercise, which I talk about in a few YouTube vids). I believe that, in general, most deities are keen to work with a person … but there are always exceptions to the rule.

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My 10 Most Influential Pagan or Craft Books

Someone asked me just the other day how I felt about learning Wicca, Witchcraft or other forms of Paganism or magic from a shelf of books. In all honesty, I have no problem with it. I’d prefer, in fact, that people would learn from books as opposed to the Internet any day. But in an ideal world, I’d rather students learn from actual teachers. I’m a huge proponent of Coven-based learning. But also know that I don’t insist every human being who wants to learn Witchcraft drop their lives and join a Coven. Truthfully, Coven-life (or even Witchcraft) is not for everyone. It is not a practice for the masses, regardless of what all the fun-loving gooey light and love authors want to tell you.

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The Ugly Truth About Ritual

It was a gorgeous night. The sky was clear, the winds were warm, and the full moon hang high in the dark void above. The silver orb shone down and filtered through the trees, leaving dancing shadows across the forest floor that looked a little like whirlygigs. An owl gave out its hoot in the distance.

Dee, the High Priestess in charge of the ritual that night, made sure to bring everything we needed. Red wine and sweet cakes for the Red Meal, the usual circle casting tools, and a special effigy to put at the North of the circle.

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