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Who I am: Brenna, also called Twisty

Where I am: Richmond VA, pining for my beloved Loudoun Co.

What I am: A hopeful writer, a hopeless romantic, a shameless redhead (at least, when my summer sunstreaks hit), a knitter, a newlywed, a Liberal, a bookworm, a fangirl (Hufflepuff Pride! Go Badgers!), an amature singer, a roleplayer and an armchair historian, with re-enacting leanings

Why I'm here: I've always been a spiritual oddball, but Christianity always "felt right". Some of the dogma never sat well, but I found what worked and forged my own path the older I got. Last year, I was flipping through a book on Paganism and stumbled upon a brief passage on the idea of Christian Witchcraft. Some people have called it crazy or blasphemy, others want to know why I feel the need to blend the two, and still others tell me not try and to just pick a side and stay there. I wish I could.

In my mind, Witchcraft is a "science", Wicca is a faith. It's like saying I'm an astrophysicist. My eyes are still focused on the skies, but I'm looking for the physics side of things. Also, I see a lot of parallels between the two faiths and that has helped.

What I'm up to: Lately, I've been attracted to animal magic, especially Raven, Lioness, Owl, Bee, Mouse, and Swan, as well as felt the pull of the goddess Hestia, oddly enough, in addition to Salome, Mary Magdalene, the Virgin of Guadalupe, St. Brigid of Kildare, and Eve. I should probably slow down on that, but I can't seem to stop myself. I've been practicing cartomancy for a few years, energy healing for a bit more time, and kitchen magic for a bit less. Also, recently, I've been exploring the concept of magic and divinity as it might tie in with old fairy tales and folklore.

What I'm hoping for: A few revelations, some advice, a miracle or five, and just some good, clever people to chat with.

...I swear, I'm not usually this much of a motormouth--er, hand.

Date: 2009-05-23 02:23 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] white_aster
Hi! Welcome! :D

Your path sounds really interesting. I've run into discussion about Christian witchcraft before, and thought that it was a kind of brain-bendy but neat concept. I'd ask you all sorts of nosy questions about how you've reconciled Christianity and paganism (out of curiousity rather than any "omg how COULD YOU" impulses), if you're willing to discuss it? I kind of love discussing the whys and wherefores of folks' spiritual views to an embarrassing degree. I find that, not matter how different my views are from someone else's, I usually end up taking something valuable away from the conversation. :)

Date: 2009-05-24 05:35 pm (UTC)
clare_dragonfly: woman with green feathery wings, text: stories last longer: but only by becoming only stories (Witchy: pagan dna)
From: [personal profile] clare_dragonfly
Hello kindred spirit! Well... I recognized myself in much of your list of characteristics (writer, romantic, knitter, liberal, bookworm, fangirl, Hufflepuff, roleplayer, and armchair historian). Not so much with the Christian witchcraft, but I think the concept is pretty awesome. I can definitely see how the two can coexist, especially since my boyfriend is Christian and I'm pagan and we have reconciled the two unproblematically when we've discussed religion. (Though it probably helps that his faith, as he describes it, is closer to early Christian heresies than to modern Christianity.)

So, welcome to the community, I guess! I should do an introduction myself...

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