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    I have got a book entitled, "Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner," for which I have been ridiculously judged. Judgements aside, I've read the book a couple of times through, and studied it numerous times. I have still been afraid to call myself either a Pagan or a Wiccan, although I identify with both religions. As of late, I have been especially attempting to connect with my spiritual side, and believe that practicing this way is the way for me to do it. Still, I've been scared. I am ready to take that step, but still don't feel 100% comfortable.

    Are there any other Wiccans/Pagans out there that can shine a light on my journey?

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    Default Re: Paganism (Wicca) 101

    People associate with, and give value to, labels, far too much. You don't need to be a label, just be a human with an "interest" in Wicca. Simpler that way.

    Spiritual journeys are required to be specific to the experiencer; don't let others' judgements get in the way. While I never really studied Wicca much, I like to study a bit of as many different views as possible and make the common connections in my understandings across them.

    There are a few with common interests here ... but I can't recall anyone specific - but perhaps they'll find this thread and be able to share with you.

    Good luck on the journey!
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    I hope so and thank you so much for responding! When I looked inside of myself, and asked what I truly believed in, what I truly felt, it was a connection to this earth. I never had a mother so I felt like Mother Earth was my mother. Once I read this book it was like coming home - I couldn't believe there was a religion for what I had been feeling! My interest in it also encompasses meditating, journaling, being aware of nature, focusing on energies and so much more that I am just so dang excited about. Oh, and studying! So much studying that I can't wait to do! I've got one book on an inter-library-loan, one book coming from amazon (from the UK though, so it'll be next month), the book I'm reading now and of course all the internet information I can find.

    Phew. I went in to say thanks I came out a different direction.

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    I would be amazed if someone on this forum hadn't seriously studied paganism or wicca.


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    I would be amazed if someone on this forum hadn't seriously studied paganism or wicca.

    That's what I thought but there were exactly zero threads started. I feel so alone.

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    You may gain something from this.

    Wicca/Paganism: Educate me

    http://projectavalon.net/forum4/show...l=1#post591577

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    Cant help but think that the subject has been discussed on Avalon either this one or the original one.
    Avalon is a broad church but I havent found that the search engine is that great but that is possibly down to my inexpert use of it.
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    Quote Posted by Peter UK (here)
    You may gain something from this.

    Wicca/Paganism: Educate me

    http://projectavalon.net/forum4/show...l=1#post591577
    That thread is perfect! I swear I searched and found nothing! Thank goodness for you Peter!

    And thank you Chris. I really hope I can keep gathering folks in here.

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