Friday, July 24, 2009

It's a Witch Thing

Today's entry is inspired by another blogger I follow. She wrote in her "Stuff Christian Culture Likes" blog that a popular response to good things happening in one's life is met with the phrase "It's a God thing".

Pagans and Wiccans are no different. When good things happen, or when people ask too many questions that the Witch in question cannot answer, one response is "It's a Witch thing. You wouldn't understand." A variation is "It's a Goddess thing."

So, if a spell seems to have worked (because there mustn't be any coincidences), it's a Witch thing. Why do Wiccans and Pagans do the things they do (such as spell casting, working skyclad, hugging trees, etc.)? When people ask about the rede or mixing pantheons, tell 'em, "It's a Witch thing. You wouldn't understand."

On second thought, don't say that. If you don't know the answer to a question, just say so. It doesn't make you any less of a witch, I promise.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


Yup, Pagans love their ciggies. While not all Pagans/Wiccans/etc. smoke, a little time spent at any gathering or moot will prove that many of them do. For a group of people who claim to be into natural remedies and health for their bodies and the planet, an awful lot of Pagans can't resist these air-polluting, lung-soiling little sticks o' fire.

Maybe it's just being so close to the element of fire that is so appealing. Perhaps some people feel they are getting in touch with their faux Native American roots by using a plant that is sacred to so many traditions. Who knows. Just make sure you hold your next open circle outside, weather permitting, so people don't have to keep going outside for a puff.

Most Pagans are careful not to let their butts litter the ground, however, which is more than I can say for most people.