I like to take a break from blogging and actually practice my craft (that’s what the weekend is for) so, I’m writing a #weekendcoffeeshare post on Mondays.
Hi! I heard about this weekend coffee share thing a while back when I was thinking about starting a blog on feminist witchery.
I’d like to invite you into my home. Careful! I like my coffee very strong and very hot!
I’ll start off by telling you that….
In the beginning…
On May 19th, I sat beside my altar and realized that I’m a feminist witch. I went online to find out what that label means. The search engine pulled up stuff on “W.I.T.C.H” -incidentally, I don’t adhere to most of their tenets.
I decided to make my own feminist witchcraft from feminist sources such as Jessica Valenti, Jennifer Baumgardner, Amy Richards, bell hooks, Simone de Beauvior, as well as witch-y sources such as T. Thorn Coyle and Starhawk, and others.
(Note on pagan authors: I don’t believe in the burning times or that there was a ‘witch-cult.’ There’s no evidence to suggest these two hypotheses are true.)
I’ve been a feminist since I can recall. I just knew that the bullying was not my fault, but the way our culture is setup – everyone is programmed to blame the victim. When I was a kid, all my mom would say to me about the bullies was that they liked me. That’s why they threatened me and intimidated me.
Ganging up with two other boys and laughing at you is a weird way of saying “I like you.”
Although, it’s possible that they saw something in me that made them mad about their situation. I believe that one of the boys was abused at home and that seeing me – mostly a carefree spirit – made him upset.
That said, I don’t care who you are…I’ll be a carefree spirit!
Staying far away from Wicca…
I’m re-reading some of my pagan books. While reading, I decided to reject Wicca and the erroneous history that a lot of Wicca 101 books have.
As I’ve said, I’m not Wiccan, but most my craft is built on it (I suppose I’m a pagan witch). I’m now at the point in my path where I’m sick to the teeth of Wicca and the people who use the words Wicca and witchcraft interchangeably.
Making my own craft…
My witch’s notebook is in the works. Wiccans like to call their notebooks “Books of Shadows” – I’m not sure where this term originated, but I hate it.
Anyway, I’ve put it a lot from my favorite authors. Eventually, I’d like to get one of those hand-made journals and make a notebook that entirely of my own making.
For the blog, I’d like to write about what historians said about the European witch trials. This is mostly for me because if I don’t blog and publish anything about it, I won’t learn about it.
Staying on the path….Daily
My goal is to practice witchcraft every day. So far, so good, but I’m guessing that this may slide once vacation turns into the work-week!
What have you been up to?