I recently fell into The Deepest Well, and was thrilled to find many goodies at its witchy bottom. Aine shares information on tradition, ritual, magic, grimoire, altars, and a collection of very interesting Pagan Profiles. I enjoy stimulating company, so I decided to add my own.
Name: Magaly Guerrero
Location: New York, US
Blog/Website name: Pagan Culture
If your identity was hidden somehow, (i.e. if you were behind a dark curtain or a sound-proof booth) and someone else was asked to describe you to the person behind the curtain, how would you like to be described OR what would you like this blog circle to know about you? I have 1313 smiles and they are all genuine. I love life. My friends say I’m blunt, loving, annoying at times, my hair is ginormous, I can make most people realize that they liked me from the beginning, I’m the most typical Aries, and a particular bloggy friend says I have “huge ovaries and carry them so well”—that caused me to smile all my smiles at once.
Your spiritual path: I’m a Witch.
How did you find your current path? Through "A Tale of Mythology and Paganism", and the use of common sense.
Previous spiritual path(s) (if any): I was raised in a Caribbean Catholic household, with a taste for the witchy.
What drew you to and continues to keep you on this path? The same sense of self-preservation that drives me to protect my eyeballs—Witchcraft is part of me, and I can't see myself without it.
What, if anything, disappoints you about your path - what would you change if you could? I would like for most of us to be as tolerant as we claim to be.
If you’ve been Pagan for several years, what changes have you seen in the Pagan community as a whole, and/or your own practice? People are stepping out of the cauldron and living Witchcraft in the open. It freaking rocks!
Do you have any spiritual practices that you created yourself - that are not the kind normally found in books or practiced in groups? Maybe gardening storytelling (I chant stories to my plants, adding a little chapter each Dark Moon, to add to their history and growth). But I’m almost sure that a version of this might be found in some book—I just haven’t seen it.
What subjects are you interested in reading about - in books, in blogs, etc.? Paganism in Fiction, philosophy of religion, everyday witchery, dark fiction, storytelling as therapy… so many.
What in your life do you consider “sacred?” My freedom to practice common sense.
What about you or your life are you working towards changing - short term/long term? Short term, I want to shorten the physical distance between my Piano Man and I. My long term answer needs its own series of posts!
What energies do you want to rid yourself of - what energies do you want to bring in? I want to rid myself of people who don’t deserve me. I wish to become more efficient at showing those who do, just how much I appreciate their goodness.
What are your current goals/aspirations? How are you working to bring these to fruition? (practically and/or magically) I want people to read my witchy fiction. I’m a Witch and a writer.
What about the world would you like to see change - short term/long term? Another answer that needs its one series of posts!
What has made and/or continues to make you truly happy? Me.
What is your favorite word? Witchy; I like the way it sounds, what it means to me, the 1313 things it can mean to others… I just love witchy things.
What/who inspires you? Nature, friends, the darker and sweeter sides of the human soul, the touch of my Piano Man.
If at the end of your life, you were given a new name, which in one word described your contribution to the web of life (the connections you made, people you touched, etc.,) what would your name be? Witchy.