I have recently been pondering the Rede and found myself not quite agreeing with the most famous portion of it. You know, the whole “…and it harm none, do as ye will” thing. I just cannot follow that to the letter. If someone threatens me or mine, I will go all Southern on them and then pay back is a bitch. So, I got to thinking, if that makes me not Wiccan, just what am I?
I know that I count myself as a witch, I believe in spells and I have proof that they work. Yet there are some that say witchcraft is not a religion per se. I do not follow any one path, having been exposed to many when I started out. I could count myself as eclectic, but eclectic what?
My patron goddess is Hera, so I guess be default I could start there, but again that is simply a pantheon, not a religion. I do not feel called to Asatru, which is the only other “religion” that comes to mind. Maybe, I am just over analyzing this and it is fairly simple.
What else is out there besides Wiccan? If you have any suggestions, I’m open to hearing them please let me know.