needs more refining than the habits of others" - Mark
performed my self-initiation ceremony on 9/27/02, that night I
dedicated myself to the study of the Craft, worship and reverence of
the Goddess and God, and to adhere to the ways of the path I have
chosen. Since then, my outlook on life has been much more positive
and I have felt more complete; there is only one thing that is
don't believe that the path I have chosen is the end all, be all
path. I don't believe that a person is condemned if s/he doesn't
practice my religion; I believe their are many paths to the divine
and everyone has to find their own path in their own way and time.
Its disturbingly obvious to me that not everyone feels that way.....
religions are the last known religions in America where its socially
acceptable to discriminate against and spew cruel jokes at; and its
appalling how uninformed these people are. My religions class in high
school never even mention ancient Goddess worship, one of the first
religions known to mankind dating back 25,000+ years(of which Wicca
is partially based).
is mostly due to the burning times, where witches and suspected
witches were persecuted; So, wiccans went underground to form covens.
In these covens their workings and knowledge of the Craft were kept
secret for fear of torture and death by the crusading
"Christians"(I put quotes around "Christians"
because I don't believe any person who tortures and kills another
because of their religion is a Christian. Hitler did that, would you
consider him Christian? my point exactly, moving on...) .
the Burning Times were "over", the practice of keeping
your witchhood a secret thrived, as it was still not safe to be open
about your religion. I skipped over alot of historical details to
make this point: It hasn't been until the last 20-30 years that
Wiccans have even BEGAN to be openly practicing; And as the tradition
of keeping secrets survived the ages, so did the propaganda against
Wicca used in the burning times.
are many untrue and ridiculous stereotypes, stigmas, and accusations
surrounding Wicca and its practitioners. As a hip hop artist, and
having many peoples attention thru my music; As a Neo-Pagan and
Wiccan; And as a person who refuses to bend under the weight of
anyone who won't accept me for who I am, I am going to dedicate this
section of my website, music, and community influence to aid in the
eventual general acceptance of all earth-based religions.
will post information on Wicca and other earth-based religions, as
well as Pagan-oriented events in Michigan, and offer links to other
sites of interest. I will post letters and articles submitted by you;
And do my best to reduce these stigmas and stereotypes to mere
hearsay. I hope you will join me.
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