Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wiccan's getting a bad rap...

The other day while looking at one of the headlines read:

Wiccan Woman Killed Man As Apparent "Sacrifice".


Let me begin by saying that as I was reading the article I could feel my blood pressure rise. As I was looking at the comments, I was expecting  responses relating Wicca to devil worship and evilness. What I saw however, was people defending the practice of Wicca. It was incredible and filled me with hope. It is no secret that Pagans have come a long way in cultural acceptance and understanding.

For the most part I flew out of the broom closet many many years ago. The fact that I am a witch is not a secret in my family, friendships and even amongst my coworkers. That being said I do know that it isn't something that is necessarily accepted by everyone I know and is still very much misunderstood.

But really people are we really still this unaware as a culture to what Pagans and Wiccans are about? sigh..

Being a Pagan Mommy

I remember many years ago when I had wanted to have a baby. I had looked far and wide for children's pagan activities and I found very little. So imagine my surprise when years later I have my beautiful baby girl and I find quite an assortment of Pagan baby activities, books, songs. It was very exciting to say the least.

While my daughter is only 3 months old and not quite old enough to do a lot the activiteis quite yet, she is really enjoying some of the songs/ chants.  It is really encouraging to see more pagan family books, activities, even cd's in circulation.

Right now one of Soleil's favorite rhymes goes like this:
(to the tune of Pop Goes the Weasel.)

All around the forest ground .
There's flowers everywhere
There's pink, yellow and purple too
Here's one for you

It always makes her smile and very soon I imagine I will hear a lil baby giggle. I love learning new chants, games, etc. So if you know any good ones please feel free to share.

Here's a great link I have found:

Blessed Be