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Blessed Father's Day Pagans!


"A dad is someone who 
wants to catch you before you fall
but instead picks you up,
brushes you off,
and lets you try again.
A dad is someone who
wants to keep you from making mistakes
but instead lets you find your own way,
even though his heart breaks in silence
when you get hurt.
A dad is someone who
holds you when you cry,
scolds you when you break the rules
shines with pride when you succeed,
and has faith in you even when you fail..."
While many Pagan paths identify themselves as “goddess traditions,” there are just as many which honor the sacred masculine alongside the divine feminine. Rather than being goddess-centric, a tradition honoring the sacred masculine will put the god on an equal playing field with the goddess rather than identifying him as simply the divine consort - and some 

What Makes Us What We Are
Author: Miakoda
For eight years now, I have been joyfully and devotedly practicing and studying the path of witchcraft and pagan spirituality. I have sipped from the cauldron of wisdom, and from that moment forward decided that I wanted more. If nothing else, I wanted to taste more of that magick, freedom, and absolute spiritual awareness. I studied path after path after path, and read from book after book. I sought mentoring from those much wiser than I, and turned to the rawest teacher, nature, for the lessons no other human could teach. I approached Gods and Goddesses of many cultures, faces, and names. Each of them with a purpose and personality of their own. Some came and went from my life quickly, never really “clicking” as the others did. Those who have stayed all this long while have become deep rooted in my life.
A day never goes by anymore when I do not think on my deities, and am not grateful and loving from their presence in my life. In each breeze that weaves its airy fingers through my hair, I feel the loving caress of my matron Goddess. In each gentle twinkle of starlight or flitter of a butterfly’s wings before my eyes, I see my father God’s adoring face. When I am weak, my sisters and brothers pick me up and strengthen me. When I am wavering, the elements give me courage. I relish in the mysteries of the divine feminine, and I am empowered by the support of the divine masculine.
Yet for all this love and devotion I feel for my spirituality, I hesitate to call it a religion. You see, religion has rules. It has, at the very least, guidelines that all practitioners are expected to follow. Paganism, however (and yes I say paganism because I do not and never will consider myself a Wiccan. I will get to that later) , has only one major guideline: the path must be nature-based.
Now, I hardly see THAT broad and vague requirement as substantial enough to call it the basis of a religion. It is, instead, the perfect start to a blossoming spiritual life and path. And you know what? That is good! Great even. Because the spirit has no fences. It has no limitations.
Take away the rules, the set beliefs, the traditions…leave yourself with the freedom to decide for yourself, each person to themselves, what they believe and wish to practice for what makes sense to them, and no two people will tell you the exact same thing twice. And isn’t that the beauty of paganism? Of spirituality? There are no true rules or words set in stone. We have the freedom to CHOOSE!
Believe in reincarnation or not. You are still a pagan. Believe in literal Gods or metaphorical Masculine and Feminine energies. Still a pagan. Wear a pentacle or a moon or a goddess or an Om or nothing! Still a pagan. You are if you believe you are.
Myself, for example. Firstly, why do I not consider myself Wiccan? Simple: I do not follow the Wiccan Rede. Nor do I believe in the Neo-Pagan take on ancient traditions. I certainly disagree with much of what Gerald Gardner put out as Wicca, and I do not fit into any of the Wiccan branches’ moulds. Am I Eclectic Witch then? Again, I’d just say no. I believe that the singing of a song, the enjoyment of the earth, and the moment taken to smile up at the moon and sun is a moment spent in adoration and worship of the God and Goddess.
I believe that you are a King or a Queen if you allow yourself to be, and that you are your own greatest limitation if you ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE! I believe that Faeries steal my belongings and that Lavender is the greatest sleeping medicine I’ve ever used. I believe that the Goddess and God love and watch out for me, and that I came into this life to serve them and their children. I believe that I will never be done learning. I believe we make our own magick, and are made up of magick. I believe what I believe, and I go with it.
Isn’t that brilliant? Say it with me now!
I believe….what I believe.
Isn’t that enough? I set up my altars, I light my candles, and I set my magick to do what I need it to. I sing and dance and talk with my Goddess, and she seems to have no problems with how I show my love. My magick is no less effective than others. My God is just as pleased with me if I walk clockwise or counterclockwise. It just doesn’t matter. And THAT, my brothers and sisters, is what makes me a Witch, I think. I can throw away all the words and creeds and books and still have my emotion. My heart. My soul. I don’t want the rules. You can keep them. I don’t want the restrictions. They have no place in a heart of freedom. I don’t want the labels. I am what I am.
Every day my students, friends, and kindred come to me and tell me of their insecurities. They feel incompetent as pagans. They feel weak as witches. They feel lost as young adults and children. They have no confidence! If I did not remember my earlier years as a Witch, I would be utterly baffled, for I am long past wavering, usuries, and meekness. This path, whatever it pleases you to call it, is supposed to teach our young freedom of spirit and ecstasy in all life. And yet here they are feeling that they are not good enough to meet the standards of the community because they do not measure up to some bar that does not even really exist!
There is no expectation or obligation to a witch, but that they be free and confident in themselves. But these children do not feel as if they follow the path correctly. “Correctly”, as if there is a yellow brick road to skip down. What have we done? That we allow our new and our young to feel shame in not fitting into a mould? What hypocrisy is it? I cannot count how many times I have had to tell my students to raise their chins and ease their minds. That the path is THEIR’S to forge.
So I ask you to ask yourselves: What makes me a Witch? What makes me a pagan/wiccan/druid/shaman/heathen/etc.? And I believe that once you find the answer to that, you will realize that your spirituality goes beyond your “religion”, and that only you, not those teachings, make you who and what you are.
Always Blessed be,

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13 Reasons Cats Are Lucky

13 reasons why black cats crossing your path on Friday the 13th are a blessing and are blessed.

By Melissa Kauffman | June 13, 2014
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13 reasons cats are lucky
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Worrying about black cats crossing your path this Friday the 13th? Well worry, no more. We have 13 reasons cats are considered blessed and blessings. So go hug your cat. And, if a black cat crosses your path, bask in good luck today!
  1. The Ancient Egyptian goddess Bastet resembled a cat and was the goddess of joy, love, protection, dance, music and, of course, cats. Cats, which were quite popular in ancient Egypt, were considered her sacred animal.
  2. In Yorkshire, Britain, if you keep a  black cat in your house it will bring good luck, ensuring a safe return of fisherman from the sea.
  3. It is considered good luck to see a black cat or a sneezing cat on your wedding day.
  4. Freyja, the most renowned of the Norse goddesses, was the goddess of fertility, love, battle and death. She rode in a chariot that was drawn by cats, and farmers left out offerings for the cats to ensure a good harvest.
  5. The Prophet Muhammed had a favorite tabby cat named Muezza and, according to Hadith (a report of the deeds and sayings of Muhammad), Muhammad prohibited the killing and persecution of cats.
  6. There is an American superstition that dreaming of a white cat means good luck.
  7. In Scotland, it is believed that a strange black cat on your porch brings prosperity.
  8. An Italian superstition believes that a sneezing cat is a good omen for everyone who hears it.
  9. There is an American superstition about one-eyed cats and wishes. If you see a one-eyed cat, spit on your thumb and stamp it in the palm of your hand. If you then make a wish, it will come true.
  10. A Chinese proverb says a cat assures its owner of good luck. There is also a practical Chinese proverb that says "Black cat or white cat: If it can catch mice, it’s a good cat.”
  11. In France there is a saying that dogs may be wonderful prose, but only the cat is poetry.
  12. A cat is believed magical and the bringer of good luck in India. One belief is if you kill a cat,  you have to offer a cat in gold to a priest.
  13. The Ancrene Wisse was written in the 13th century as a guide for devout recluses who dedicated their lives to devotional reading, meditation and prayer.  The anchoresses typically lived in enclosures attached to churches. Although allowed minimal to no contact to other people, the book did say that the sisters were allowed a cat.
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From Patti Wigington, your Guide to Paganism / Wicca
Druids still celebrate Litha at Stonehenge each year.
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Hard to believe the wheel of the year turns so fast, but Litha is rapidly approaching. Falling on June 21, this is the longest day of the year. It's a time of celebration for cultures around the world, and the summer solstice has always been rich in folklore and tradition. Midsummer is a celebration of the sun and its power and energy, as well as of the summer harvest, as gardens come into bloom. Today, we'll look at some of the customs and history behind the midsummer celebration.
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Litha History
Nearly every agricultural society has marked the high point of summer in some way, shape or form. On this date – usually around June 21 or 22 (or December 21/22 in the southern hemisphere) – the sun reaches its zenith in the sky. It is the longest day of the year, and has been celebrated by everyone from the Celts to the Egyptians to the peoples of ancient Greece and Rome. Read More About Litha History
Honoring the Sun
People have celebrated the sun for thousands of years.
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One of the key themes of Litha is the power of the sun - after all, it's the longest day of the year, with more hours of daylight than any other. People have been honoring the energy of the sun for a long time - be sure to read about:
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Legends and Folklore
No matter where you live, or what you call it, chances are you can connect to a culture that honored a sun deity around this time of year. Let's look at some of the gods and goddesses from around the world that are connected with the summer solstice, as well as some of the traditions and folklore associated with Litha.
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European Customs
Celebrate midsummer and the power of the sun!
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This time of year is rich in legends - from the story of the battling Holly and Oak Kings to the celebration of the Vestalia, there are a number of traditions - many of which originated in Europe and the British Isles - relating to the summer solstice.

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