Welcome to my little space on the web. I am participating in the blog tour for the Real Witches of Halloween and this is the post for day 6. I have read some wonderful posts thus far and eagerly wait for more. I have also found more blogs to
stalk follow, stealing borrowing ideas along the way. For more info on the tour click here.
After reading some of the blogs I have found, I find that I have been a lucky witch to this point. I became aware of my path while I lived in Wisconsin, in the heart of catholic country. Now I thought that I would be the only Wiccan around, boy was I wrong!! But that is not the point of this post.
The point is, I have not been subjected to the hostility that some have. I have not had family turn from me, my co-workers have not shunned me, and I have not faced much prejudice when it came out that I am a witch. The one incidence that occurred came from someone that is known to be a bigoted individual and my ex-mother-in-law. So, it was not a bad thing that she turned from me. ;)
I have actually had many discussions with others and given them food for thought. I have shown how the christian form of prayer is similar to our casting of spells. Both are asking for something from a deity, the form is simply different. I have outlined how a lot of the major holidays are based on pagan celebrations. This information has been received very well and made others think less negatively about witches in general.
|You know, less like this|
Witches are not:
ugly green bad old
warty child sacrificing satan-worshipping outcasts
|And more like this|
beautiful doctors nurses teachers lawyers police-persons fire-fighters parents grand-parents
your neighbors your co-workers your friends
I find it appalling (although not too hard to believe) that there are those out there who still fall for the stereotypes when it comes to witches. Chances are you know someone who is a witch and you don’t even realize it.