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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Inspiring Witches



AS mentioned in the post before I am participating in two blog parties this Samhain season. This post is for the blog party ran by the wonderful blog A College Witch's Experience.
This post is about the witches real or imaginary who inspire us on our journeys.
I have decided to post about one real witch who inspires me and a set of witches that are from a TV show.
I will start off with the TV show witches. If any of you know me then you will know I am talking about the Charmed Ones! The Charmed ones are a set of sisters who have some amazing powers. In the 8 seasons that I watched them I was sent through all emotions and back. I survived the death of a sister, birth of 2 baby boys, gods, hordes of demons, and lovers that took the ladies to hell and back! This was a show that I honestly can say I was emotionally invested in. For the first 3 seasons the Charmed Ones actually have experiences with "real" everyday witches. They learn what the holidays are about, they connect with their ancestors, and they visit city witchy shops. From the fourth to the 8th the show took off. The ideas became crazier but were not to disappoint. My favorite episode out of all the seasons was the season finale of the 5th season. The sisters became Goddesses and I think it was great. Of course it is every gay boys dream to one day become Aphrodite and attract all the men in the city. All the sisters had amazing powers but they also wee excellent spell writers (I have actually used some of their rhymes in my spells) and the made amazing potions. I do wish that potions had the effects that theirs did.

Enough with the fake witches, written by some man who probably does not know the first thing about the craft, now onto the real deal. The woman who inspired my whole path and who is responsible for how I have come to finally trust myself and stand in my own power. MADRONE!!


For me Madrone is not only a mentor for my spiritual path, but she is also my spirit mother. She and her partner Rich have invited me to events at their house, introduced me to their friends and answered every question I have had about anything they show me. Madrone is the woman who introduced me to Starhawk's book The Spiral Dance, which jump started my journey. She introduced the goddess to me through the Goddess of the Cinder Moon circles and has shown me the wonders of rituals that are planned and heart felt. She has helped to instill confidence and trust in myself and my intuition. She has opened many a portals for me to gaze into and I have learned a great deal from those journeys. Madrone has been there for me as more than just a mentor, she has become my friend. I am so grateful that 2 and a half years ago I nervously entered into a goddess circle with friends and met the woman who would show me the way back to finding myself.

Thank you Madrone!

10 comments:

justjolean1 said...

What an awesome inspirational message! I liked Charm,ed too, but never got too into it, thinking now I might have to go back to it. That is to awesome that you have such an amazing mentor and inspiration in your life. I'm proud of you for how far you have come on your journey. isn't it wonderful! thanks for inspiring me.. i think i need to get "the spiral dance" ! Blessed be!

Faerie Sage said...

Wonderful! It is so nice to see inspiration comming from all over, not only shows, but family and friends and community.

Sus said...

Lovely post! I think more pagans watched and learned from Charmed than are willing to admit it..lol. Be blessed!

Wendy said...

I'm so glad I found your blog through this party. It's nice to meet someone who has such an open and fresh view about wicca/paganism. I loved "Charmed" and all the trouble they got into. Merry Meet :)

Willow Silverhorse said...

Absolutely love it! I love Charmed as well, and they of course were inspirations to me as well. I am so glad you have a wonderful mentor like Madrone. It is my firm belief that everyone should have a mentor. Mentors not only open doors in your spiritual journeys, but become a part of your everyday life as well. They are blessings! Bright blessings to you!

D.Suplicki said...

A beautiful post. You are so lucky to have an amazing mentor in your life to help guide you, introduce you to new things and invite you to rituals.

Dragonfly said...

Brilliant post, it's funny how many of us have listed fictonal witches as being inspirations as well as people that were or are close to us, it shows that we all find inspiration can strike anywhere if we are open to all the world shows us.

Ponderosa Pagan said...

Thank you all for stopping by! I am truly lucky to have Madrone! Mentors are a very influencial person when they are present in your life.

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