This post ended up being rather long- better to put it in its own thread!
This post is continuing the discussion from: Weekly Witchy CHALLENGE - Your Magickal Roots
A Magickal Reflection - Exploring My Roots
Although I haven’t had the chance to do one of those cool DNA tests like @Jeannie1, my father’s side of the family has kept records over the centuries and we can trace our line back to England, Ireland, and Scandinavia (exactly where is still unclear )- connecting me with Celtic, Germanic, and (to some degree) Norse heritages.
However, both my magickal practice and interest in cultural studies seem to know no bounds- I do not feel tied to any particular tradition or region. I love to explore new practices and knowledge- no matter where they come from! The world is truly full of amazing things, places, and people
How I found magick:
(Or, better put- how magic found me! )
Although she never used the word “magick” and she doesn’t consider herself to be a witch,my mother’s talents in both the gardens and kitchen were what connected me with magick. She taught me all about herbs, medicinal plants, fairy gardens, and adding intent to cooking- it was through my mother that I gained the talents of Green and Kitchen Witchery
The world of paganism was opened to me gradually. I can’t point to just one moment in time that opened the door, but rather that the idea and acceptance grew throughout the following experiences:
- Spending time in Salem
- Working at a Renaissance Faire
- Traveling the world
- Living with a medicine woman/herbalist in Italy
- Studying religions in and out of university
- Studying tea
- Pursuing my life-long interest in tarot
- Seeing cool witchy things on the internet
And of course, the final piece in the puzzle- finding a home with the Spells8 Forum Family
Since joining the forum, my practice has grown and expanded in ways I never thought possible. I know I am the witch I am today thanks to all of your endless love, support, and encouragement. Thank you so much!
Looking back on my journey so far makes me feel appreciation, gratitude, and also excitement. Cheers to continuing to grow and the long road ahead!