New Video– “The Witch’s Diary: Bristolwicks, The Outer Circle

New video– “The Witch’s Diary: Bristolwicks, The Outer Circle”
This is one of the most fun type of videos to film– it’s basically a ’round the kitchen table with a cup of coffee chat…we just happened to also be open on the chat box at my coven site at the same time.

Titles, Respect, & Pagan Etiquette

Ethics within the coven…

The best all-around policy is to practice politeness to each other.  That’s when we can use the old titles; they breed respect.  ‘Lady’ Medea…Lady Circe, Lady Persephone.  The word ‘lady’ means "she who makes the loaf"; it is not a class title…This language will help you have dignity and confer honor upon each other. *

When I became legally ordained, I was given options for a title.  This title would appear on legal documents, on my ordination certificate, on the clergical card I carry.  All of the options I was given were based in Christian tradition, and only one of the options was feminine.

I wanted none of these.

So I chose the title of ‘Lady’.

I know that there are Wiccan traditions out there that are very particular about who carries this title, and many of them have very specific requirements or very rigorous studies that must be completed before this title is conferred. 

I respect the effort it takes for the recipient to earn this sacred title. 

But as an electic solitary Witch, I have gone through my own personal initiations, my own rigorous coming of age, my own spiritual growth, complete with unending study, unending accumulation of knowledge and experience– it is an ongoing life-long process.  It is a trial by fire, this pagan path, and we each come through it tempered as is steel, with our strong points forged and our power cast.

This post is in honor of every solitary Witch or Wizard, Shaman or Pagan out there who is working and striving to develop and build their own spiritual path.

Bright Blessings,
Lady Amythyst Raine

Note:  The Quote above is from:  "The Holy Book of Women’s Mysteries" by Z Budapest.  For more information, or to view/purchase this book, follow this url:

http://www.zbudapest.com/books-z-budapest.html

 

“Sisterhood”…my thoughts

A Sister, should be a Sister, should be a Sister…*Forever*, it’s not a ‘when-I-feel-like-it’ thing, it should not rely on the conditions of outside influences, human frailities/insecurities/or pettiness.  A Sister is someone you grow old with; and on your way to this destination, you pass all the other stages of life– bumpy, smooth, unpleasant, and joyous…and you know, without a crumb of a doubt, that your Sister will travel this road with you, shoulder to shoulder– to the end and beyond.