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The tattoo I am hopefully getting this weekend with my best friend! I really hope our plan pulls through and we can get them. This would make my Samhain! haha.
I know I haven’t posted all that much in the last week. School and work haven’t been very kind to me. -.- But I have found time to sit outside in the cool fall air to do some energy work! It’s still a work in progress, but I feel that I’m getting much better. :]
I signed up for this class at the metaphysical shop that I was raving about in my last post. The class is run by the leader of the local coven. It’s a seven week session with the basics on Alexandrian Wicca. I’m aware that many Gardnerian and Alexandrian wiccans look down on solitary practitioners, but it’s a chance to learn from someone who’s had the knowledge of this sacred religion passed onto them.
I went back there today with my best friend and we spent quite some time looking around. I just got my paycheck today, so I bought myself a couple new books. I bought Astrology of the Moon by Amy Herring, A Witches’ Bible by Janet and Stewart Farrar, and Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practicioner by Scott Cunningham. I also found the perfect blank leather back book to use as my Book of Shadows when I begin one! It’s black leather (most likely faux) with and gold triple moon goddess symbol on the front. I fell in love with it and knew I had to have it.
Anyway, back to the matter at hand. When I went to be rung up, there was a different young man working the counter than there was the other day. Again he pointed out the classes, and since I was there, I decided it would be a good idea to sign up. I have to say that I was right on that count. The classes take place at the shop every Sunday afternoon for two hours. It’s a seven week session that covers all of the big basics of Wicca. From this class there is a class for those considering to join the coven. In Alexandrian tradition, it is a one on one class with a teacher and most of the work is done by the student. I highly doubt that I will join the coven, seeing as Wicca is very personal to me. I understand that they would be a family of sorts to me eventually, but I’m a personal creature and this religion is that for me.
I live in Baltimore, MD and it’s hard to find good metaphysical shops around here. I’ve spent the past few weeks trying to find a place where I could find tools for my altar and better books on Wicca and Witchcraft. I’ve been going to a Cherokee shop down the street from me for all of my candles and incense. They have a good selection on talismans, stones, incense, and candles as well a various other small goodies. Unfortunately they don’t carry a lot of what a witch needs.
Luckily I can across a lovely shop that’s about a half hour away from me. I found them while searching the internet. They didn’t have a website, so I decided to head up there to check the store out. Oh my Goddess, it was such a wonderful decision! They had everything I could have ever asked for in a shop! They carried herbs that you can’t get in a supermarket, pentacles, statues, athames, swords, chalices, etc. I didn’t need much this trip, as I’m not practicing much magic yet, but I definitely had a lot of fun looking around. There was so much for me to digest in there.
I was in awe of the book collection, and couldn’t be happier to see many of the books that I’ve been wanting, but couldn’t afford to buy online because of the shipping prices. But now I have this store, with people who understand what I want to learn about. The shopkeeper was SO helpful. He gave me fliers for some classes that they offered that might better help me in journey to the Goddess. I’m going back tomorrow with my best friend. She’s been practicing much longer than I have, and she didn’t even come across this store. She always went to one downtown that was less stocked than the one I found the other day.
I’m so excited to have this connection to the Wiccan world. It’s nice to see that, not just through the internet, but in real life, there are others out there who believe what I believe. It grounds me more and makes me want to learn that much more. I have an urge to praise the Goddess tonight. I think I just might! :]