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About agata

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  • Birthday 09/06/1971


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    Long Island, New York
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    I have unlimited possibilities but I am stuck in that circle
  • How familiar are you with witchcraft?
    My husbands Grandmother was a strega--no not a wiccan--an actual strega. She felt her five daughters were empty and so she chose me to pass it on to. I feel it is a great honor especially since the rest of the family never really accepted me as part of their family. She looked into me and apparently saw something. Although she died in 1978 I feel closer to her now than when she was alive. I believe she has been with my family and kept us from all manner of calamity. I feel her inside me, and I know she is there guiding me.
  • Have you explored other paths?
    I was a born again christian for quite a while; I was looking for something spiritual but I guess this wasn't actually it. I woke one morning thinking, "Believe and thou shalt be saved?" What a stupid idea this is. Is it my fault if I don't believe? There has to be a bigger god out there someplace. I hung around unborn for quite a awhile. I did know the bible inside out though and I was very aware of all that which-craft and spells in it. hmmm... Also I could understand tongues. I'm not sure what this means, but I was told it was the language of angels. Still I did not fit in with these people no matter what I tried and I really tried. I just felt sort of foreign.
  • Have you ever worked with Traditional Witchcraft?
    I have been studying all I can get my hands on for the past six or seven months. Trying to weed out the wiccan and stay with what la nona did. Much of the time I instinctively know. I read something and either think no or yes this is rights. I hear her still small voice inside guiding me.
  • What does Traditional Witchcraft mean to you?
    I see traditional witchcraft as a path to divinity and a way to better satisfy my goal for this lifetime. I want to use the gifts god gave me. I htink it is wrong not to do this at least for me and I wish it didn't take as loong as it did to light i fire under me. I understand about the yin/yang thing and I realize sometimes... and it does harm some. As the bible says it rains on the god and the bad alike.
  • How long have you worked with witchcraft in general?
    About eight months ago my daughter came home with a deck of tarot cards. A friend gave them to her and said she felt very strongly that they should go with her. The rest just happened. Everything fell into place and I knew what I had to do. I asked my husband many questions and all his answers hit a chord. He said he knew I would do this eventually and that his grandmother told him she was praying for me and that she would be there to teach me. She is. Thank you nona!
  • What brought you to our site?
    I was hunting for something straight foward and real--not something dark and spooky, but not something all hearts and flowers, oh fooey I burned the cookies. So what does merry meet mean anyway?
  • What do you expect to get from this site, and what do you expect to contribute to this forum?
    As they say in church--fellowship. ha-ha Also new insight; there is so much to learn. At this time I don't feel I have any real tangible thing to contribute, but I think often when I ask a question it sets off bells somewhere. Maybe someone else was thinking the same thing or my question caused them to think in some new way.
  • Do you belong to any other online witchcraft sites?
    The only other forum I belong to is not really a witchcraft forum but it is called "the aeclectic tarot forum" Oh yes there was one other I think I joined it but I'm really not sure--Z Budepest.(I think)
  • What are your strongest points in witchcraft?
    I think the time I spent studying the bible gave me a strong base in spirituality. I understand a great deal that I may not have otherwise maybe because I studied on my own; I did not trust my spirit to the classes the churches teach. It sounds a little strange the way I team these two themes together but I think they are a part of the same. Who really was Jesus and what was he trying to do. He must have thought it was pretty important to give his life for it. I think he was trying to make a way for some people to sort of latch on to what he had going, but I think it is far better to go my own way. Well, I never said I wasn't different.
  • What are your weakest points in witchcraft?
    Lack of experience and knowledge are my weakest points. For instance today the moon rose at 3:12 pm; by the tine nightfall came the moon would be gibbous a little, so what to do? Get to work earlier of wait. My heart said go for it at about 6:30 pm. I do learn fast though; still its about weeding out what is and is not the right thing and what should be my final life goal.

    By the way, when I first saw this form and all that had to be filled out I was less than thrilled, but it was a like an excersize to settle all these things in my mind. So thanks I needed this!
  1. Onyx, Love it! My daughter and I keep buying more stones. I'd love to have that many.
  2. hmmm... Sephora is about to release the Beginner Witch Kit. Whaaa? This has something to do with cosmetics? Ridiculous I think, but my biggest fear is not being able to find Frankinsence. HaHa! If this takes off the market will be flooded with imitation crystals and over priced this and that. Like Gretta, I want to be alone. Really its annoying that they're making money off our practice. For many this is they're religion. I know it will pass but enough.
  3. I must fess up! I indeed stole the line! Too bad they don't follow it either. I spent a long time in one of those churches looking for something. They worship statues, their bible knowledge, and even the church itself. I put my son into a 4th grade class at a Christian school and after the 2nd day he came home and said, "Gee mom, You can really tell when your in a christian school. Here they say "Praise the Lord" before they belt you in the stomach. I agree it is the spirit of the tree, stream, lake etc that we worship - the thing that make life be alive.
  4. Sorry I took so long; I thought I would never find the spot that I read about materialism and even started to think I imagined it. It is in The Witching Way of the Hollow Hill on page 141. It reads, "Materialists believe that a lot of money and possessions will make them truly happy - but when that mistaken belief warps their senses, and makes them destroy the world and hurt others in greed, they discover that all the money and possessions in the world only make them happy for a while. Then they feel hollow again, and try to fill it with even more material things - a neverending paper-chase, a neverending fight for what they can never attain enough of." Well I think this can happen on any level. We could easily be taking about having the jumbo size crayon box, which incidentally I never did get. Its what I meant about owning the thing rather than the other way around and letting it take over. My idea is that aside from making me happy I have always seen dressing well as a way of honoring my God and my family as well - I'm not taking necessarily expensive here just be well kept. As for how bible is like paganism I don't think I have any breakthrough information to share. I was thinking about Apollo's death and rebirth to Christ's death and rebirth reflecting nature. I just noticed he talks about this as well on pg.103. Somewhere else he says we must die to the self to live; the bible mirrors this with something about we must die to the world and be reborn in the spirit. I'm thinking there is probably something about the white tree and the tree in the garden of Eden; not the tree of good and evil but the tree of life which is the reason the lovers were sent packing. What were they going to learn from this tree? I was always suspicious of why the unsaved and the saved were called fish and why the fish was the secret symbol. On pg. 96 he writes about the fish being a cold blooded animal that swims in a sea of chaos. I'm not sure what to think. Last I just want to say that I don't have thousands to throw around, I am extremely careful with money and I would never put my family in financial danger. I rarely pay full price, the thinks I buy last a very long time and still look good because I but labels with quality and finally nothing cheers my husband up more than seeing a new something on his woman. I'm gonna dance now.:party9:
  5. I was remembering a piece I watched on television. Ted Turner was being interviewed and said he worried about his money all the time and felt he had to protect it. The interviewer asked if it was not safe in the bank and he replied that the banks could go under. OK he was right about that but he didn't own his money; his money owned him because he worshiped it and that is was it is about. Worship the creator not the creation. The more I read about paganism the more it all sounds amazingly like the bible in fact I never understood the bible as well as I do now. Perhaps the writers of the old and new testament read all the same books I just read and retold it all with a liberal twist and then had the hubris to write somewhere on the last pages that nothing in this book should be changed or....whatever. So, I wonder if Bergdorf Goodman has special holiday hours. Just kidding.
  6. Where would you draw the line between materialism and need. Is it a problem to want Louis Vuiton or Prada or YSL? What if i feel I deserve and really need these things and they make me feel happy? Is materialism the same as indulgence? If its just about spending above your needs there are always discounts and sample sales to help. If I want to follow the horned God do I have to .... well you know. Its like taking crack away from an addict.
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