Spirituality Questionnaire

July 1, 2012 at 9:32 pm (Coven, Pathseeking) (, , , , , , , , , , )

In working to write out the concept and practice of a Pathseeker tradition I created a Spirituality Questionnaire. The purpose is for both myself to articulate my feelings and path as well as to give to those I practice with now (or possibly in the future) to see how their path looks and how to mesh that path into a group setting.

I feel you need an idea of Who/What/How before you can move forward with a project.

If you’re interested, please answer some or all of these questions. You can do it for yourself or if you’d like to share you can email me at maera (at) pathseeker.org.

I am typing up my answers now, and will be sharing them soon.

 

  • Describe a time you felt a close connection with the Divine:
  • Do you feel a closer connection to the Goddess or the God?
  • Can you explain or describe why you have a closer connection to one or the other?
  • Describe your view of the Goddess
  • Describe your view of the God
  • Do you have a patron deity? If yes how did you make that connection?
  • How would you describe your current spiritual path?
  • Explain the importance of initiation in you spiritual practice
  • Explain the importance of the Moon in your spiritual practice
  • Explain the importance of the Sun in your spiritual practice
  • Do you hold solitary ritual or attend group ritual for the New Moon? Full Moon? Why or why not?
  • Describe the place Sabbats hold in your spiritual practice
  • Which Sabbat do you feel the closest connection to? Why?
  • Describe the part tools play in your practice
  • What place does spellworking hold in your spiritual practice?
  • Does divination play a part in your practice? How? Which types?
  • Do you have any connection to spirit guides, totem animals, or other helpers?
  • Have you ever lead a group ritual? What type? If yes, describe the experience.
  • How much time do you devote to solitary practice each month?
  • If you are in a coven, or looking to join a coven, what part would you expect this group to play in your spiritual growth?
  • How much time would you expect to devote to a spiritual group each month?
  • How much time are you comfortable devoting to group practice?

 

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Litha 2011 Ritual

June 24, 2011 at 2:49 pm (Ritual) (, , , , , , )

Circle Casting, High Priestess:

“Hand to hand we cast the circle,”
The priestess walks to the next person in the circle and takes the hand to her left.
“In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust.”
They continue around the circle, walking to the next person and as each person clasps the hand to their left they say:
“In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust.”

High Priestess, raising her hands, still linked, group follows:
“We consecrate this circle of power to the Goddess and God.
Here may they manifest and bless their children.
This is a time that is not a time,
In a place that is not a place,
On a day that is not a day.
We come now to celebrate Litha!
We stand before the veil of mysteries.
May the Lord and Lady help and protect us on our magical journey.”
Unlink hands.

All face South, South Caller:
“Elements of Fire,
Force of will,
Power of creation.
We call you to witness our rites and guard this circle.”

All face West, West Caller:
“Elements of Water,
Healing river,
Power of mystery.
We call you to witness our rites and guard this circle.”

All face North, North Caller:
“Elements of Earth,
Eternal strength,
Power of life.
We call you to witness our rites and guard this circle.” Read the rest of this entry »

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An Ancient Connection

June 19, 2011 at 3:42 am (Lessons) (, , , , , , , , )

It’s June. Heck, it’s mid-June, almost Litha, peak of the Sun’s powers, June. And it looked like it was going to snow today.

It didn’t. But the torrential downpour was almost as bad.

I’ve been thinking over the last several weekends (whilst outside selling my wares to passerby’s) that the ancient peoples (whom we model many of our practices after) weren’t backwards in their belief that if they didn’t beckon the sun back, it wouldn’t come back. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd-4th Sections: On Stuff

July 7, 2010 at 5:10 am (Coven, Lessons) (, , , , , )

On Structure:
Our intent is to hold monthly Circles where each member will present on a topic they have researched over the previous month. This will be in addition to ritual and any magical workings the coven wishes to perform. Monthly Circles may also include crafts, divination, cooking or other activities, depending on the month’s theme and time constraints. The Coven may also gather more frequently for other activities as time and interest permits. The monthly Circles will be closed to the public. Read the rest of this entry »

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What a week!

January 15, 2010 at 3:47 am (Uncategorized) ()

So I have been helping my friend/boss with trying to expand her business. On Tuesday we thought we were golden. Wednesday the bank turned us down. Not down flat, but not enough for what we want to do. So there was frustration and crying. I had a lovely conversation with the Goddess, while I was cleaning away the bad-ness of the day, in the shower that night. That morning we both had great ideas to possibly still move forward. Today we found a wonderful new spot re-ran the numbers and are within what the bank ‘offered’. So WOOO!. It has been one heck of a roller-coaster this week, but it looks like it was worth it.

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