Posted 17 June 2009 - 09:29 AM
I know this is an older post but I really wanted to share my ideas on the matter.
I like the idea of Sacred Landscapes, I think that this is something that connects me to my path, because it is as much apart of me as say, my hand or my nose. It is an extension of myself.
I think something that is interesting is those of us who are bi-racial. We feel called to our ancestors and called to connect with the sacred land, but which land, which ancestors do we answer?
My mother is Afro-Caribbean and my father is Icelandic/Brythonic, for those of us who no longer live in communities surrounded by the land of our ancestors how do we connect? For me it involved retracing the steps of my forefathers (and mothers) and becoming in tune with their journey and the journey that brought me here today. I feel connected to the ancient landscape of the British Isles because this is the land that feels the most alive to me, the land that is offering up its secrets. However it is my mothers ancestors who tell me about the Craft they practiced long before and of their land and their journey, I also connect to the land that I live on because it was the journey of the Ancestors that brought me forth and here now, I can feel the memories and the clanship of my Family in the land itself.
In response to the question on whether I feel that practicing the craft connects me as a Witch I don't feel that it does, I am a Witch because my Wyrd has made it thus, if I practiced the Craft or not...I am on this path and at these doors because the web of wyrd fashioned it so.
I am one of the Pagan Witches in that I honor the Horned God of the Wild Hunt and the Old Dame, I feel that my particular Witchcraft is a Mystery Tradition, so beyond the sense of "Operative Witchcraft" lies the wisdom and personal gnosis ingrained in truth, and I feel that is what connects me to my path.