Funny Fluffies, Magick is for Grown Ups

United States
November 11, 2009 11:00am CST
Okay, so get this: some kid who's admitted he doesn't know the first thing about Wicca--hasn't even read Gardener, let alone Crowley--is now acting big in the britches and calling me the "fluffy bunny"! Isn't that just priceless? ROFLMAO Perhaps this thread could educate this youngster on the history of Wicca and Paganism in general, since he seems to have declared himself some sort of "Level 58 Magus". LOL Namaste, Anora
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• United States
12 Nov 09
oh wow. a friend of mine was telling me she had a run in on another board with some 15 yr old girls who watched "charmed" a couple of times and now were telling her what she was "doing wrong"
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• United States
12 Nov 09
Scarlet- Oh for heaven's besty! I've seen that a few times on other boards and it always makes me shake my head. I mean, I try not to judge teens as not able to learn as I have children, but when they become high in the seat it's hard not to become slightly "parental" in attitude. Thanks for taking the time to respond. I love your avatar by the way! Namaste- Anora
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• United States
21 Nov 09
thanks!:) i will say one thing about charmed tho..they sure picked the right theme. i know so many wiccans who love that song,it's not funny. i prefer the original morrisey,but,hey..
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
23 Feb 10
OMFG if that were to happen to me I would NOT be able to control myself..As much as I realize that laughing in their faces would be not so nice..I dont think I'd be able to avoid it really LOL and as much as I KNOW that being a complete and total smartarse would be wrong....My lack of self control in a situation like that would definately get the better of me LOL
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
12 Nov 09
probably some RPG playing brat
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• United States
12 Nov 09
Elic- You are probably correct. Friends of ours have run into them in their discussions many times. It seems that it just draws that sort of rebellion. Kind of like every child who runs to the library to check out LaVey's The Satanic Bible just to freak out their parents. Namaste-Anora
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
12 Nov 09
I'm in the science fiction community and I can't tell you the number of kids that think because they are RPG players they know all about stuff, they only know what the RPG of their choice chooses to use
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Nov 09
Hi Anora - Well I admit I don't know the first thing about Wicca either, but now I have a couple of leads should I decide to go read about it. Fluffy bunny? Level 58 Magus? Sounds like some smart aleck flinging labels around. Hm, maybe Mr. level 58 Magus is the one who knocked all our stars down three pegs? Anyway, good for you for not letting the smarty pants get you down. Take care...
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• United States
11 Nov 09
Dawn- I wouldn't be surprised since this person seems to have no life of their own. It's sad really. If you ever want book recommendations I'm happy to give you a few. My husband and I have a small library at home. Have a great day! Namaste, Anora
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Nov 09
If you would recommend just one book to introduce somebody to Wicca, what would it be? You have a great day too...
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• United States
11 Nov 09
Dawn- If you are just looking for a simplified overview I would go with Scott Cunningham. He's an easy read, all of his books are written in a style that is far less cryptic then trying to start out with Crowley, and even Garderner. I use a book with young people by Jennifer Hunter called Wicca for the 21st Century. It's a bit watered down, but it makes for a nice foundation to go from. I know Galena is the leader in writing in Paganism, she may also have some favorites too. Namaste- Anora
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@jwfarrimond (4474)
11 Nov 09
I seem to be missing something here. Just who is this kid?
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• United States
11 Nov 09
Jwfarrimond- Just a kid who was talking to me recently. Thanks for responding though. Namaste-Anora
• India
12 Nov 09
I was just scrolling down the responses to get a feel of what’s exactly going on here... is this kid here on mylot? BTW, I was reading your responses to Dawn…since I have very little time to read, any online sites that can be a beginners guide to knowing wicca and paganism?
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12 Nov 09
There are a lot of sites on the Internet, but try http://www.witchvox.com
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@hvedra (1623)
7 Dec 09
Ah, everything he knows about magick he learned on Runescape.... Where did you find this little darling? The real magicians I know tend to belong (or have trained with) some serious occult lodges and orders and have spent YEARS just learning what they call basics. They would not reveal much (let alone their levels) unless they know you well and know you would understand what they are talking about. Most are secretive not through fear but because they aren't going to waste their time talking to muppets. One of the reasons I did not go down the path of the magus is because I know how much hard work is involved. Witchcraft is bad enough, working towards becoming a Magus is that and then some - although I've been privilidged enough to meet a handful who actually did BOTH (very impressive people). Take a leaf out of their book and don't waste more than a few chuckles on the dweeb!
• United States
11 Dec 09
Hvedra- Thank you for your response. I agree, it is best to just continue on with studies and surround myself with those who are studied in this area, and kind enough to impart a portion of their knowledge upon me. Namaste-Anora
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@Baluyadav (3644)
• India
11 Nov 09
Hi,Anora,it's a great to have a library even now a days.Let me say wishes to your hubby also for cooperating in maintaining library.People are slowly forgetting reading since internet came into existence.I am lucky enough to have reading habit still and it is really enjoyable.Ofcourse many of them are from our local language and few from other languages,but translated into our language like Tolstoy Herald Robins...I love to read books on human relations. Have a nice time,my friend.
• United States
11 Nov 09
Baluyadav- Thank you for responding dear friend. Yes, it is due to my husband we have such a vast library! The man cannot go into a store without coming out with a book, but it is all good. We have a really nice shop in our town that offers "used" books at a good price, so we've come home with lots of treasures. Currently I'm reading a book called Dematerializing that is about our need as humans to "buy" things. It's very good and forces one to look at why they buy things and what the real need is. Have a great rest of the week. Namaste-Anora
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
11 Nov 09
Kids will be kids I guess ya know....and of course some ppl just like to be idiots at every turn LOL...... I was Wiccan at one point several yrs ago but it was too "one sided" I guess you could say for my liking...going back to the old ways of Witchcraft is more suited for me....I've been Pagan all my life but didnt realize it until I was in my 20s though LOL (long story)
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• United States
11 Nov 09
Ravenladyj- You sound like you have a rich and fascinating background, I should love to hear your story. I started out looking at Wicca when I was first searching outside the Catholic Church, and I can't say that it really was my cup of tea either, though I do have many dear friends who are Wiccan. I have understood it more though since reading more in-depth on Crowley and now am finding myself very drawn toward Thelema. Thank you for taking the time to respond. Namaste-Anora
@savypat (20246)
• United States
11 Nov 09
This sounds like a case of a little knowledge being a dangerous thing. Hopefully he will look into the subject in more depth and learn more. Blessings
• United States
11 Nov 09
Pat- It is my hopes too that they will do more then read a book, and yes a little bit of knowledge can be very dangerous. In the occult/magickal world at times it seems that too many are willing to just do it for show, rather then for spiritual reasons and they soon find themselves on a road of transformation that perhaps they were not ready for in the first place. Thanks for sharing. Namaste, Anora
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@Monkeyrose (2850)
• Canada
3 Mar 10
HEllo there! Why is this person calling you fluffy buny lol... that makes no sense at all I have not read Gardener or Crowley. I am a wiccan. You do not need to read those to be a wiccan.
• United States
14 Jul 10
Monkey Rose- I've been gone for many months, so my apologies for being late on this response. I have no idea why people call each other names to be honest. My guess is that it stems from personal insecurities. If you are Wiccan, I would suspect that if you study long enough you'll be introduced to Gardner as well as Crowley. Though, I've experienced that many New Age Wiccan covens do not discuss these key figures, and they do an injustice to those who they teach. It does diservice to both men to summarize, but I shall do this for the sake of brevity. Crowley's work influenced Gerald Gardner's work. Almost all Wicca that we see today in the occult/pagan world stem from Gardner's work. There are a few who claim to bypass Gardner, and even Crowley but most studied occultists of various traditions understand the influences and contributions of Crowley and why they are important. Are you associated with any major Wiccan groups/covens? Are you a solitary practioner? What tradition are you associated with? Namaste-Anora