rise and root



The Flame Haired Solstice Dreamer

Cold winter brings the Everfrost and jewels every tree
In a forest new as birth and old as old can be
A flame~haired dreamer wanders there and shelters from the wind
And spins her dreams around the trees to break the ties that bind
She takes her thread and spins anew and how the Greenwood smiles
As she spins a spell for freedom and for her spirit Wylde

The dreamer finds an ancient oak and shelters in his lee
In a forest new as birth and old as old can be
Tis summer now and birdsong weaves its magick through her spells
And humming bees drum drowsily in the foxglove's bells
The dreamer sits beneath the oak with yarn upon her knee
And spins and knits and weaves her dreams and sets her spirit free

"When birds fall from the sky and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people...shall come unto the earth from many colors, classes, creeds, who by their actions and deeds shall make the earth green again. they will be known as the warriors of the Rainbow"

Hopi Prophecy

~an essay on my path~

* land, sea & sky*

*sometimes i find myself analysing my path*
and this is something i touched on in an earlier post

i cannot remember a time when i was not a pagan, or at least had those early formed ideas of believing something different from what was told to me at school, from what others believed.

over the years my path has changed and developed in subtle ways, i imagine many people have this change, and my thoughts have developed and i have read more, delved deeper.

i wonder...what should i call myself?
why do i need to give myself a name i wonder?

a label?
a sense of belonging?
but i am solitary and always have been so why?
*i think this comes in part form a forum i belong to where i have found how very different my path is to others*
i have no concept of the worship of 'the goddess',
that the goddesses and gods are part of a monotheistic entity
i do not follow the eight-fold wheel of the year~i focus on the four main festivals while being aware that the ancestors, for whatever reason, found significance in the solstice and equinox
i do not cast circles or use tools in ceremonial magic with the four elements
*following a pagan path is a funny old thing*
but from my involvement in the stonewylde forum its good to see the differing paths joining in harmony with respect


JuliaB said...

hmm.. I think it's because ancestraly speaking, we are a tribal people. We like to belong, even if we consider ourselves solitary. Have you ventured into The Druid Network? I think you might find some like minded people there. www.druidnetwork.org


miss*R said...

I see you have changed your name :)

I have absolutely no idea who or what I am.. it changes by the minute. As long as I can create magick in my life I am happy and I think if the soul is happy then truly, it doesn't matter what path we follow.. a bit from here and a bit from there, gathering as I go, seems to suit me :)

enjoy the journey dear.. hmmm was gonna say solstice dreamer :) xo

Anonymous said...

I ask myself this question too I take my beliefs from so many sources and I am not entirely any of them. In the past I have been involved with Pagan groups and have been gratified to see the acceptance - with no strict doctrine or dogma - of everyone's varying beliefs.

miss*R said...

just had to tell you, that once, I went to join a circle.. and I arrived and it was a nakedcircle.. the first time I had heard the word skyclad... oh my god, i ran so fast like the devil himself was after me!

Jaime said...

Wow! You remind me of myself. I do not label myself because, well... first I do not like labels. Second, I can't label myself. I do have generic terms for myself. I am a traditional witch and as such - my beliefs are very close to your own. And because of this, I was not fitting in on forums either. So, I created my own with a friend. Works for me. :D

All things share the same breath~the beast, the tree, the man, the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.

Chief Seattle

Johney Gaul~1915

Johney Gaul~1915
1890-17 september 1918~France