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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Thirteen Goals of a Witch - Know Your Craft

Wednesday, April 1, 2009
In my continuing series on the 13 Goals of a Witch, we come to 'Know your Craft'. This is one that I feel is probably being the most neglected in the now. As I have talked about countless times, I have a problem with "sunday school pagans".

These are those who go to festivals and public rituals but don't practice on their own. They are also the ones who don't the know the history and deep practice of Wicca.

This tenet is one of the reasons I do this blog. I believe that teaching our children  the Craft and the basics of our beliefs is important to stem and hopefully undo the flood of fluffy-bunny pagans that are ever so common today. As an example I got into a debate last year on an email list about the lack of knowledge in the current Pagan community. To illustrate my point I said something about the Hieros-Gamos to which the reply was, "what exactly is the Hieros Gamos?"

But the blame can't lie just with the lay people, it also falls on the current and popular authors. Most of the modern books do not cover the history of Wicca much less the founder and the early practitioners and their practices and beliefs.

So it falls on us as parents to lead the next generation and educate them in our Craft.

What are your thoughts? If you are a regular reader I would assume that you agree with my last statement, but I could be wrong. Comment and let us all know what you think.

Blessed Be!

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