Merry Meet and well wishes x My name is Andre. Thanks for having me here xx
Welcome @andre I’m a solitary eclectic witch from Cape Cod. I leans more towards Celtic Paganism & work with two of their goddeses among several other topics/beliefs in my practice
What are some of your interests? Have you tried any of the courses yet? There are quite a few topics & if you have any questions pr other information, feel free to ask away here.
Everyone is really friendly & supportive, so there will be someone who can get you pointed in the right direction
Hi Siofra, thanks for the welcome great to be here.
I dont identify as any way yet. Id say if i had to id say house witch lol i dont really know. Ive knowen since childhood i had a gift.
I have only just joined so im starting with the courses.
What is an elclectic witch?
Im from Thames, New Zealand xx
You are most welcome!
I use therds Eclectic Witch because my practice draws from different beliefs & ideas. I go by what works for me when i am doing anuthing “witchy”.
I came back to my practice a couple of years ago, so Ive had time to exore or in some cases re-explore topics of interest to me. I say Eclectic because its the nest to describe my practice, its made up of many different aspects.
Keep going through the courses, you’ll gain so much knowledge & sort of get an idea of what you would like to explore further.
There is a book available on Amazon Kindle called The House Witch by… Arin Murphy Hiscock. I enjoyed it & it makes sense for my position in life right now. I believe theres a review for it in at least one of the book clubs. I’ll try to find one & link it here for you.
Nice one. I guess id be eclectic to as i use bits and pieces and make my own from knowledge of what I myself experience and from those of others through reading and observation. Im a nature freak aswell. I just like reading for knowledge and its like a past-time/hobby.
Hello and welcome to Spells8, a place of warmth and comradery’
Each and every one of us came here as seekers.
Of what, you may ask? First of all knowledge but most of all - truth.
What truth? Now, that’s for you decide. What are to troubled about or what are you looking for.
Don’t be overwhelmed, we’ve all been where you are, some beginners, some moderate, some learned. But the beauty of life is that man is loaded with curiosity. While we live, we should learn. Learn with us Andre.
Stay a while, make friends and learn.
Blessings to you
@andre Welcome Andre. I am very happy to have found this place. I am Martje from the Netherlands, Europe and I hope you will find what you seek and need. I think it’s wonderful to meet likeminded people from all over the world, to meet and learn from.
Hope to see more of you
Eclectic sounds fitting then!
I love to read especially things that have to do with how people lived before the 1970’s all the way back to ancient times. I read all the time, my Kindle Unlimited list is honestly ridiculous. I have one shelf double-layered with actual books. I like to learn & read & write… mostly as past times…
or hobbies. I have a ton of those
If you’re interested we do have a Where in the World are the Witches? GROUP POLL! 2022 that will have a general area of where people are from, then there’s a second one in the first that narrows it down a bit more. It’s in a category that you can’t access if you aren’t logged into your account.
Today is Sunday so tomorrow there will be a new Merry Meet Monday post for the upcoming week with happenings in & out of the forum. It’s a great place to meet & talk to other members within the forum that are in & out throughout the days.
Hi @andre! I’m Amethyst from Southern West Virginia here in the States. Welcome to the forum!
I second going through the courses, they will help you learn and grow as a witch. Also, keep an eye out for a post on the forum called Merry Meet Monday – Forum News. That will let you know what kind of activities we’ve got going on, so you can jump in and have some fun.
If you have any questions, just ask and someone will pop up to help you out. I look forward to getting to know you better!
Merry meet and welcome home @andre
I’m so glad you have joined us. I am Marsha, an eclectic witch from Colorado. If you have any questions just ask, Q&A There are lots of friendly and helpful people here. I am looking forward to getting to know you better.
With Love and Magick
The Other Marsha
Hi Marsha from Colorado Thanks for the warm welcome x
Hi ALL, thank you for the warm welcomes xx and info. I look forward to getting to know everyone more and learning xx
Welcome @andre to Spells8. You’ll learn a lot and you will meet some amazing witches here. The courses are informative and easy to navigate. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, someone will have an answer for you. Again, welcome.
Hi ALL x
Q.) Can someone explain the wheel of the year to me. My countries seasons are different to that is pictured. My summer is its winter and so on??? Im confused? I know i can still celebrate the 8 sabbats. Just confusing a little.
And stay I shall Thanku Garnet xx
There may be some good information contained within this post & you can look into Southern Hemisphere Information on the site itself. Theres also a printable page to help you follow the Southern Wheel Southern Hemisphere Printable Wheel
We have at least a few witches that celebrate the wheel to the reverse of the Northern Hemisphere.
If you have any other questions, please let us know!
If you want more in-depth information than what the lovely and talented @Siofra_Strega has given you, there’s a book called A Wiccans Walk in Oz - Perspectives from the Southern Hemisphere that might help you out. I haven’t read it myself but it looks interesting.
Merry meet @andre,
Welcome to the forum- it’s a pleasure to meet you!
No worries, Andre! I’m assuming you are in the Southern Hemisphere, yes? You are right that you can absolutely still celebrate the 8 Sabbats- you are free to choose whether you want to follow the Northern calendar or use the reversed version suited for seasons in the South.
Siofra and Amethyst shared some great resources, and know that you aren’t alone! There are plenty of folks here in the forum who celebrate the Southern Wheel of the Year or who follow their own seasonal celebrations. Feel free to explore and do what feels most right to you!
Hi! I know you’ve gotten a few great resources on the Wheel of the Year for the southern hemisphere so far! I just wanted to share a podcast episode that I recently did about creating your own celebration calendar based on your local area and what’s important to you
Click here! → Throw Out Your Wheel [New Podcast Episode!]
Cool, thanks ladies