Well, I've been looking for a mentor and also trying to get rid of nightmares, okay. Someone told me to get some crystals and things, and someone else told me where I could find them locally. I boogied on down to the shop to purchase a few crystals and there's an old friend of mine working there. Neither one of us knew the other is Pagan until then. Well, i got my crystals, some sage and an invite to a Drum Circle. I am no longer having nightmares and I found NOT a mento but a whole COVEN. The God and Goddess work in rather straight forward ways, because I believe They sent me to that shop.
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Is Being a Witch Hereditary? April 14, 2006 6:23 PM
Merry Meet everyone! I posted the following to another group (To Be A Witch) that was having a debate on whether being a witch is hereditary/genetic or comes from a soulful place. Enjoy!
Wow! A Witch Gene? Thursday, 8:07 PM Could it be possible? Merry Meet everyone!
I am new to Care2 and to this wonderful group. I have really enjoyed all the postings and the debate about where our witch-ness comes from. So, I will use this post as both an introduction and a reply to the debate.
I have been a solitary witch for about 20 years and thought this would be a good way to start widening my horizons and service to others. Little did I know I would find such rich discussions!
I use several modalities in my craft, but mostly stick to the Dianic Tradition my older sister taught me years ago. So having that in my family certainly put me on the track much sooner, but I do believe I would have found the path on my own. NOT necessarily because I may or may not have a "witch gene" but because it was evolved through my own openness, curiosity, and willingness to question.
I am a pagan as well as a scientist (not by vocation -- but in the "What the Bleep" manner--by trade I am an editor and writer on sabbatical this summer). I use several modalities in my craft, including CandleMagick, astrology, Geometries of Creation Tarot-like cards (that utilizes 64 Dimensions) and I am a Human Design Analyst (which is a way to read our body's DNA via the I-Ching, astrology, the Kaballa and our chakras) whereby I can pinpoint which of the 64 gates (which corresponds to the 64 codons of our DNA) are open or closed and what channels and circuits are present...some of which could make one more "likely" to be talented in "the craft" or make someone be more "prone" to delve into the mystical world, or make one have more of a questionning nature.
Being in touch with my spiritual nature and experiencing crossing the veil between the worlds, and knowing that I have had many lives before THIS one, I am a firm believer (weighing the mystical with the scientific) that we are given this unit, this body, on this planet, for this lifetime and it has a genetic nature. Therefore, that would explain why, in previous lifetimes, one could have different genders and talents and vocations, because a different unit/body had been provided to that soul/spirit for that lifetime.
My belief system requires that I be of service to others. As we move closer and closer to the end of the Mayan Calendar (2012), I am finding it more and more essential that we heal our bodies/these units. While Human Design is very rewarding, as it helps people regenerate areas of their body that have degenerated through non-use, as we all struggle in being the non-self, Human Design helps us be our SELF and move through life with less resistence and decondition the conditioning we face from birth, but it does not help the physical nature heal itself as quickly as I believe our bodies can heal.
So, while I continue to study human design and all its intricacies, I am about to follow a more direct path to healing the body, mind, and spirit. This fall I begin acupuncture school and I am so excited because it just feels "right." It has that ring to it, my sacral says yes! and my spirit soars! It also will enable me to fulfill my pagan role of service to others and combine my thirst for the mystical and the scientific!
San Diego is beautiful today and rain is coming tomorrow. We LOVE rain here, as it does not bless us enough. So, I am happy to be part of this group and look forward to meeting many new friends.
If you want to know more about Human Design, please visit my website and don't forget to check out the Links page. There is a photo also, as I have not yet been able to upload one to this new group.