Lady of the Winds. The Element of Air, thought, discussion, science, cold reasoning. I could go on, but that’s the idea anyway. Well, I am a scientist, at least by education, by profession a Registered Nurse.
I am also a Witch. A well trained and experienced one at that. No nose wiggles, jars of toad parts in the cupboard, strange potions smoking ominously; no, today virtually all of the Witches are part of a revival religion. Well, they like to think it’s a revival of an Old Religion. Most of it is very new, most of it still has wet ink all over the place. We do have old ways included, old names for our Goddesses and Gods, old holidays revived, an old calendar brought back. But our views, approaches, and many of our tools are very 21st Century. I’ve made my own ink and my own paper, I’ve learned archaic alphabets, and even done a tad of bookbinding. When I want to work on a ritual, design a spell or whatever, I usually open a Word file.
Spells are actually pretty easy like making sure to have an umbrella when the weather is iffy, if you’re prepared, it won’t rain on you. We laugh at such things just like everybody else. Don’t forget your umbrella though. I don’t use any of the cutesy goodies you can spend a fortune on in specialty shops. It’s not the color of the candle that makes the magic, it’s the mind of the Witch.
We have Goddesses and Gods. Who are they? Good question. We use a lot of the old names from Europe. We also throw in Anybody else who sounds interesting or has a pertinent story. Ganesha, Amaterasu, Quan Yen, Spider Woman, Erzulie, we love them all. We keep those myths of the gods that are useful, and pretty much dump those that are tacky. Zeus did way too much patriarchal bed hopping. No way Athena popped fully formed out of his forehead either. Besides, she’s actually documented as a much older Mediterranean Goddess all on Her own. What does this mean? It means that humans have grown up some, and as a result, our Gods have as well or our view of them anyway. Are these named persons really Gods? Good question.
I’m a gardener, a musician, a painter, a knitter, a cook, a poet, a writer, and generally, an all around human being. Don’t forget mother, daughter, grandmother, lover, friend, and mostly a questioner of life.
Come back, let’s talk about some of that!