Warm greetings to all!
Thank you once again to the talented folks who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge- Elemental Mastery
After combining talent with creativity to explore ways of using all of the elements in our magickal practice, it is time to take a step back and turn reflective.
The theme for this week’s challenge is…
Exploring Your Magickal Roots
We all find our magickal path in one way or another- some come from a line of practicing pagans while others were called to the craft through various other ways.
Some have been building their practice for years while others have just begun- but no matter the stage of your journey, we are celebrating that you are here now!
This challenge is all about exploring and reflecting on your magickal roots
Are you ready? It’s… CHALLENGE TIME!
Step 1: Looking Back
Everyone’s journey into magick is wonderfully unique- so take some time to reflect on your own experience.
As you reflect on your own personal journey into magick you might explore ancestral ties, connect with a magickal sect or following, or meditate as you look back on the road you have walked so far.
Here are just a few suggestions as you reflect on your magickal roots:
Reflect back on your own personal journey into magick
Feel free to share your road into your magickal practice! You might talk about:
When did you first feel called to your magickal practice?
Did you find magick on your own, or through a friend or family?
When did you begin practicing?
What drew you to magick- did you have any favorite aspects?
How has your magickal practice grown and changed over time?
Anything else you’d like to share about your discovery of magick?
Connect with your heritage
Was the craft something handed down in your family? Even if magick wasn’t passed down through the ages- you share the blood and heritage of your ancestors
Perhaps you have an interest in a particular pagan practice or deity due to ancestral ties?
Feel free to explore and share your own cultural heritage and how your ancestral roots have influenced your magickal practice and beliefs.
Explore the history of your magickal sect/following
For those that may not want to share their own personal voyage or ancesteral ties, consider delving into more general magickal history
While many choose to develop their own magickal paths, many others resonate with a sect or specific following of pagan beliefs- all with rich history to explore and learn from.
A few examples and possibilities :
- If you identify as Wiccan, you may choose to explore the roots of Wiccan history.
- If you work closely with a diety, perhaps consider exploring their history and rise to power.
- If you follow another specific branch of paganism (such as Luciferianism, Druidism, or other) or tradition (such as those originating from Celtic, Greek, Egyptian, Japanese, or other cultures) you may explore those roots as well!
… And more!
This challenge is very open- feel free to explore your magickal roots in a way that resonates with you!
STEP 2 : Share Your Experience
No matter how you choose to tackle this challenge, you must share your experience!
- Your personal journey into magick and/or what you learned about you/your chosen path’s magickal history
For your entry to be counted, please write about your experience in the comments below and/or create a new post in the forums.
If you create a new post, please tag the challenge by adding a hyperlink back to this post - thank you!
This challenge will close in 6 DAYS
To join in, please share your experience by:
2021-03-02T06:00:00Z CET (Central European Time Zone)
For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and the a small prize!
Acknowledgments will be given in a Props and Presents Post that will appear in the forums on Tuesday.
After the challenge closes, you are still very welcome to post but please be aware that no additional prizes will be given.
A warm reminder that all challenges are designed to be very open- everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that reflects their unique practice
If you have any doubts about if something is acceptable to post or say, please double-check with the Forum FAQ and/or reach out to a moderator.
For those new to challenges, know that these activities are designed to help you further diversify and strengthen your abilities and to bring together the Spells8 forum family to inspire and support one another in creative ways
Whether it was paved by your ancestors or forged by your hands, the road you’ve come is cause for celebration and appreciation- congrats to you on your journey so far!