Unexpectedly I was nominated for the Witchy Blog Award by Lord Shawnus over at Blausternscholnge. Thank you is all I can say.
Here is what the award is all about according to those that started it, along with the rules, and my own nominations:
Today is a very special day. Not only is it Samhain, the most important Sabbat on the Wiccan Wheel of the year, but it is also the unveiling of a project Cassandra and I have been working on for a couple of months. Over the past weeks, we have both been graced with several blogging awards, but we couldn’t help but notice that none of the awards floating around were Wiccan in nature. And so, the idea was born to create an award specifically for Wiccans/Pagans/Witches.
Thus the purpose of this award is to bring positive recognition to those bloggers who share their experiences on the less-traveled path, whether in the form of a journal or by standing up for themselves and others. Our award logo was a collaborate endeavor made with love that we are both very proud of. So without any further ado, onward to the details of the newest award to find its way to the blogsphere!
Post the award logo within your blog post
Thank the blogger who passed the award to you
Answer the seven questions below
Nominate five Wiccan/Pagan bloggers (If you don’t know five other Wiccan bloggers, nominate as many as you can)
Notify your nominees of their pending award
Give a short description of the blog/blogger and why you nominated them
You may customize the questions as long as they are still Wiccan- and Pagan-related
Seven Questions (and my answers):
How did you “discover” Wicca/witchcraft?
I am a second generation Contemporary Pagan and so I encountered Wicca and Religious Witchcraft early on. I believe I was about nine when I started attending CoR (Church of Rhiannon) where I met my first of the Wicca and other Witches.
Do you grow herbs?
I usually grow a few herbs every year along side some vegetables. I, however, have kept a pot of rosemary for several years.
Are you “in the broom closet”? If not, share your coming out experience.
I can’t really remember every being in the broom closet. I do remember being advised by my Dad to mind who I told at school. I generally just don’t talk religion or politics in mixed company, so it rarely comes to a point to where I need to decide to divulge my spirituality to anyone that doesn’t already know.
What tradition do you follow?
I am an Initiate of both the Alexandrian and Eternal Harvest Traditions. One is British Tradition Wicca, and the other Traditional Initiatory Witchcraft. My personal practice is also heavily influenced by other forms of Witchcraft, such as Traditional Witchcraft, folk witchcraft, etc.
Do you consider yourself a witch, Wiccan or Pagan (or maybe something else?)
How much of witchcraft/Wicca are you able to incorporate into your everyday life?
Daily life is what the Craft is all about. It is in the practice thereof that the work of our Lady, our Lord, and the inner pathway is done.
Do you have a familiar? If you do, tell us how you meet him/her and how s/he takes part in your practice (if at all).
My use of the word familiar is not the popular mainstream one whereby a physical animal, such as a pet, is an aide in the work. Other than the magick that my pets bring into my life simply by being a companion, they are not otherwise this form of familiar. I do, however, have several astral construct familiars, called fetches, which serve in various capacities.
You will find a new tab above for the award. If you have received the award, please submit the form on that page and I shall add your name to the list!
The first nominees for the Witchy Blog Award from Ayslyn’s Corner are as follows! Congrats to each one of you!
Aysyn’s Awarded Bloggers (as of 7 November 2012)
Since many of the Witch blogs I follow are already awarded, or nominated by Blausternschlonge, I only have a couple here:
The Crossroads Companions- I love this blog. The practicality of the combined practice of Witchcraft, Druidry, and Ceremonial Evocation, coupled with the devotionals to Hecate and the Horned Lord, makes it well worth the read.
The Water Witch in the West- Triskele is my sister in the Arte and a very talented Witch, Initiate, and Priestess to boot. However, this isn’t why she gets my nomination. Her blog discusses her personal revelations and practice as she lives it day to day. It is herein that the quality of the blog shines through. Now go read it.
Aight. So that is all I have. Like I said, I would nominate more but I think they all have already had such.
"Lost in a thicket bare-footed upon a thorned path."