In modern pop-culture, the Crone is seen as both Wicked Witch and Fairy Godmother. I believe that this is a concept not very far from the truth. The Crone, as the aspect of the Goddess, is the elder wise woman with knowledge of all magic.
In First Degree Lesson 2, Reverend Don Lewis describes the Crone as “the Great Sorceress” and “the Hallowe’en Witch.” For many, the Crone is the ideal… Continue
Added by HedgeWife on December 17, 2012 at 8:00pm —
U.S. Court decisions:
Some court decisions which have recognized Wicca are:
An important ruling of a state Supreme Court was in Georgia: Roberts v. Ravenwood Church of Wicca, (249 Ga. 348) in 1982. It was similar to Dettmer v Landon, below.
The District Court of Virginia declared in 1985 (Dettmer v Landon, 617 F Suup 592 [E. Dst. Va.]) that Wicca is "clearly a religion for First Amendment purposes....Members of the Church sincerely adhere to a fairly complex set…
Added by Rev.Rave on June 22, 2012 at 12:30pm —
The Social Pagan
Having been known as Ed the Pagan in the Internet world for almost two decades, I have become the Social Pagan, reaching out across Cyberspace and The connected world, to bring insight and advice to my tribe, dynamic and global.
For all who wanted this blog, here it is, and I will do my best to provide insight that I am uniquely qualified to give. After all, few get the opportunity to see simultaneously the Social Media World and The Pagan community, and… Continue
Added by Witch School on June 8, 2011 at 2:44pm —
This is really about Lesson Two; what the goddess means and her attributes according to wiccan tradition, and made thoroughly informative and enjoyable to learn. Personally, the goddess was missing from my life, brought up as I was in the Christian faith, and because of this, there was much in lesson two that unsettled me. What really brought home the message of a female Creator was "Aradia: Gospel of the witches" published by C.G Leland and spoken about in the text. It mimics the highly… Continue
Added by Pio McDonnell on January 20, 2011 at 11:00pm —
I think the two sentences that struck me the most, in the Introductory chapter, of the First Degree Text is: "The Correllian Tradition...stresses..the synchronicity of all spiritual paths." and also, "We believe that Deity is in all things, therefore, all paths can lead to Deity." That's pure gnosticism. I like it.
Added by Pio McDonnell on December 30, 2010 at 7:00am —
The morning sky
hangs out the gold kimono
worn by the moon.
in red sumi ink ~
peeling away from
the heat of the day.
skinny~dipping in her own
blue lakes at sunrise.
We are clouds
in no rush
the easy blue… Continue
Added by lillyth bloodmoon on September 3, 2010 at 11:19am —
I just completed the lessons for First Degree , passing with an A . I submitted my application for Outer Court membership and was accepted , I think I am going to relax for a while to let everything sink in . Then I will be furthering my studies in the Correllian Tradition. I am very proud to be part of the family now .
Added by Terry Brady on May 19, 2009 at 3:31am —