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About Alpha

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  • Birthday 03/13/1971


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    In no particular order; reading, working out, martial arts, movie watching, and really poor drawing.
  • Have you explored other paths?
    I was raised southern baptist. Every Sunday I would sit in church and it would be hellfire/brimstone, how everyone who was not christian was doomed. I believed this dogma until i joined the military (been in 20+ years) and got out into the world and 'got me eyes opened' to other possibilities. There were good people who were all different nationalities and religions and they were going to hell because they weren't christian? In short I saw alot of hypocrisy and while I don't condemn christianity, I don't believe in it any longer.
    I also started practicing martial arts around this time and was exposed to Taoism. So I eduacated myself on that way, felt a connection to it, and have called myself a Taoist ever since.
    I am still a Taoist who has for the last two years been exposed to paganism and witchcraft. There is a whole lot I still don't know and have been educating myself ever since.
  • What does Traditional Witchcraft mean to you?
    To me traditional witchcraft means embracing all aspects of the self and to not judge or condemn other people for what they believe.
    That 'good' and 'bad' is based soley on a persons perception.
    That there is a, for lack of a better term, rythm/oneness/synchronicity to the world and universe that, while we are all part of, society in general is becoming more and more un-aware of it.
    Traditional witchcraft is a method of how we were part of and connected to that rythm/ onenss/ synchronicity in the first place.
    Traditional witchcraft also means to be a realist.
    That the world really isn't a nice place, and to not stick ones head on the sand and that to think that if one just believes in the light, everything will be okay. That sometimes one has to take matters into their own hands.
  • What do you expect to get from this site, and what do you expect to contribute to this forum?
    This is my first foray into a public forum.
    Most of my discussions and education has come from talking with freinds and books.
    I am looking to expand my knowledge level, network, and have some intelligent, well articulated conversation with other adults.
  1. 1. What is your favorite witchy movie? Practical Magic, yes I am a man and I like Practical Magick as well as romantic comedies! 2. Where is your favorite place to do a spell? In the woods 3. Where do you NORMALLY do your spells? In my house 4. What type of spells are your favorite? Don't know enough to have any favorites, although I do a lot of protection type spellsand i am pretty good at actual hands-on healing. 5. What is your favorite ingredient for a spell? See #4 6. What is your LEAST favorite ingredient to use in a spell? See #4 7. What is your favorite witchy holiday/festival? Winter Solstice 8. Do you have an animal spirit, If yes, how many? Yes, 3 9. If yes to #8, name the animal spirit(s): Wolf, Hawk, Deer 10. Name your favorite witchy character: Harry Dresden from the books, not the show 11. When was the last time you did a hex/curse? Never done one (yet) 12. When was the last time you did a blessing/healing? 6 months ago 13. When was the last time you did a binding? Never 14. When was the last time you did a love spell? A Never 15. Have you ever done a spell on someone just because you were bored? No 16. What is your strength as a witch? I can weave a pretty mean protective spell 17. What is your weakness as a witch? inexperience 18. If you could go back in time to meet ANYBODY associated in witchcraft, who would it be and why? Don't really know any, am still educating myself 19. How much of a "modern stereotyped witch" applied to you as a witch? 2%, I like to wear black and Halloween is my favorite "stereotyped" holiday 20. How long have you been a member of this forum? A few weeks
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