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People talk about following a tradition, either a family one or creating their own traditinal path. What do you class as 'tradition' to be passed on?

 

Is it the ethics/morals you live by?

Is it the way to construct a spell, as in all the instructions to be followed just so?

Is it the way a day will be celebrated?

Is it the deities you work with assuming you do work with them?

Is it always wearing a green shoe lace and a pink brooch?

Is it a combination of those or none of those?

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All of the above, some of the above, and none of the above - lol

To me it's showing someone what you do, how you do it, why you do it, and with "whom" you do it. And traditions change... your child may decide to add some sage to the turkey stuffing, but still cook it just the way you did!

 

And I also believe that a "tradition of one" is valid, for that's how traditions get started in the first place. One person starts doing/believeing something. If they pass it on, voila, a tradtiion is born. The validity of the tradition would be up to the people doing it, how seriousley they take it, and where/how they got their original info. I'd bet that most traditions have similar aspects, but none are the same :-)

 

For the most part, a tradition is something that endures in some form over time.

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People talk about following a tradition, either a family one or creating their own traditinal path. What do you class as 'tradition' to be passed on?

 

Is it the ethics/morals you live by?

Is it the way to construct a spell, as in all the instructions to be followed just so?

Is it the way a day will be celebrated?

Is it the deities you work with assuming you do work with them?

Is it always wearing a green shoe lace and a pink brooch?

Is it a combination of those or none of those?

 

Alittle bit of everything.

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None of those in Witchcraft. Nope, not even a moral code apart from the one you keep to yourself. And THAT is what makes a craft traditional.

 

Brian

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I suppose with me tradition is going back to what people are and I include myself in that. I do what comes naturally, I have thoughts of what I would be doing if I didn`t live in this man made consumerist world, to me this world is not natural. Traditions come from a time when we knew little of technology so had to use our beliefs and our imagination to help, socialise with and cure each other, to me being natural and therefore traditional is the best thing about living amongst nature as we were intended to be.

 

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None of the above. I don't have a 'tradition', I am a traditional witch as in I do witchcraft the way i believe traditional witchcraft to be , intuitive, instinctive, ancient, with a bit of fairy tale witch thrown in.

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None of the above. I don't have a 'tradition', I am a traditional witch as in I do witchcraft the way i believe traditional witchcraft to be , intuitive, instinctive, ancient, with a bit of fairy tale witch thrown in.

 

Me, too. A tradition of two?

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None of the above. I don't have a 'tradition', I am a traditional witch as in I do witchcraft the way i believe traditional witchcraft to be , intuitive, instinctive, ancient, with a bit of fairy tale witch thrown in.

 

Me, too. A tradition of two?

Me three!

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hmm tradition... i had to look it up in the dictionary before i answered this one (how sad is that?!)

 

"custom, ritual, institution, habit, convention, belief, folklore, practice" :thinking:

 

the word 'tradition' makes me think of customs which have been passed down through generations or from person to person and are 'set in stone', but i suppose my own customs, rituals, beliefs and practices change the more I learn, and therefore my personal 'tradition' changes ... so perhaps 'tradition' is more ecclectic than the word first suggests.

 

but othewise, i think I probably agree with everyone else here, my personal tradition is a bit of everything and includes celebrations, rituals, ways of working with magic etc! x

 

 

 

 

 

People talk about following a tradition, either a family one or creating their own traditinal path. What do you class as 'tradition' to be passed on?

 

Is it the ethics/morals you live by?

Is it the way to construct a spell, as in all the instructions to be followed just so?

Is it the way a day will be celebrated?

Is it the deities you work with assuming you do work with them?

Is it always wearing a green shoe lace and a pink brooch?

Is it a combination of those or none of those?

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Aside from everyone else I do have a tradition based on being an Irish Reconstructionist (for lack of a better term, "reconstruction" is not entirely accurate!). This informs my practices and life in any number of ways because there is no separation or mundane, everything is connected and sacred.

 

There are ethics involved but not much else you ask about...the standard is based on truth and honor to ourselves and for our ancestors. There are standards in scholarship that are probably the most strictly adhered due to the standards previously mentioned; but issues that involve things like personal morals are left completely to the individual.

 

Ritual and spells, and even whether one does them or not... or how one believes and honors deity (or not) is entirely personal. For instance, not all Celtic or Irish Recons have interest in trad. or green Witchery; but it is an easy fit if it comes naturually.

 

 

People talk about following a tradition, either a family one or creating their own traditional path. What do you class as 'tradition' to be passed on?

 

Is it the ethics/morals you live by?

Is it the way to construct a spell, as in all the instructions to be followed just so?

Is it the way a day will be celebrated?

Is it the deities you work with assuming you do work with them?

Is it always wearing a green shoe lace and a pink brooch?

Is it a combination of those or none of those?

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^ Me four!! Not sure about the fairy tale part though.....don't like gingerbread

 

 

Me 5 & I am sure about the fairy part. lol

 

Sapphire

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None of the above. I don't have a 'tradition', I am a traditional witch as in I do witchcraft the way i believe traditional witchcraft to be , intuitive, instinctive, ancient, with a bit of fairy tale witch thrown in.

 

me 6. I follow my instinct. I do what i have to do to get by :)

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