Do you have a magickal name?
Mhuire na Dóiteáin agus ar an Domhan It’s a bit long, but very appropriate to me.
What does it mean?
It is roughly translated to Lady of the Fire and of the Earth, though I normally refer to myself as Dóiteáin, meaning the fire
How did you find Wicca/Paganism?
Ok first, it isn’t Wicca / Paganism, all wiccans are pagan, not all pagans are wiccan, sorry its a pet peeve.
i was born and raised in a Gnostic Lucifarian household, so exploring the paths of paganism came naturally and early.
How long have you been practicing?
I was conceived during a Babylonian ritual, so my mom says since before I was born, I have optionally and on my own, been practicing and doing ritual for a little over 12 years.
Solitary or group practitioner?
I like practicing in groups more, but that isn’t always an option, so I tend to practice in a solitary manner
What is your path?
Every path imaginable and then some…. I don’t identify with a single path, while paths do have set rules, if you know the basics and the laws of all paths then you can kinda branch out. I’m very open to trying new things as well as teaching people what I know. I am more on a healing path though, that is one out of two of my passions in magick, the other being divination.
Are you out of the broom closet?
Who is your patron God?/Who is your patron Goddess?
eeehhhhh… why this(these) question(s). It is a polytheistic religion for a reason, no one god/goddess gets all attention. I do not have a set patron for either (although I tend to be a little more partial of Selene from the greek practicing). They all need to be respected in their own way, they each have rituals that you need to perform when dealing with them, they each have their own invocations… so it is really more to do with what you are doing and what you will be doing in the future. My family’s patron was papa legba from the Haitian Vodou.
Do you fear darkly aspected Gods/Goddess, or rather respect them?
There is no light/dark black/white good/evil
a god/goddess can have an aspect of their power that can create fear, but that is power being wielded, it is neither dark nor light, it just is. I have very high respect for all of the gods
Do you worship the Christian God?
I have… with other parts of my family. I don’t regularly though, though I still respect him as a god.
Do you ever worship animals?
Of course, I respect and worship the animal as well as his/her god/goddess
Same as animals
Do you regularly commune with nature?
Only every time I breathe… A little to hard not to….
Ever walked barefoot in the woods?
There’s another option? Of course I do
Taken a camping trip just to talk to nature?
I always have a tent set up in the woods down by the lake by my house, I’m always running out there for a few hours or a couple of nights.
Describe the moment you felt closest to Mother Earth?
There is this park a few miles from where I live, it leads up to the edge of the woods. A local pagan group has a ritual spot up in the woods and I went in search of it. Well I found it, and it had a WEIRD and freaky energy about it. I ignored that part. The reason the group chose this location is because a house, that had had a stone fireplace, burned down about 50 years ago, the fireplace is still standing. So I sat in the grassy spot in front of the fireplace and began a meditation. After that meditation, the hike down, I felt every animal and plant, I heard the sigh of the trees, it was incredible to the point where it is almost impossible to describe.
What is your spirit animal?
This is gonna sound a little too by the book and typical, but my guide and animal is a wolf, an Arctic Timber wolf with soft creamy fur. She is so tall and powerful… I love her.
Do you have a familiar?
My cat, actually my that died about 6 years ago. We were more like sisters than pet and owner. She is sort of my familiar and my spirit guide. When she died I was heart broken, it was that that caused me to study astral projection and dream shaping so I could see her again. She became my magickal guide, she helped me find my actual spirit guide.
Have you ever called upon the powers of an animal in ritual?
Or a plant?
All the time
Do you hug trees?
…… You ask a pagan that? hahahahahaha
that would be a yes
Give them gifts?
What is your favorite flower to work with?
pomegranate blossom as well as black roses
What is your favorite tree to work with?
oak and willow
What is your favorite sabbat?
What is your least favorite sabbat?
I don’t think I have one
Have you ever held a ritual on a sabbat?
Every year…. Follow my pagan blog to find out http://www.tumblr.com/blog/apagansblog
Ever taken a day off work to celebrate a sabbat?
IF I have to I will, but I have been lucky
Do you celebrate Yule on the 21st rather than the 25th?
21st I celebrate it on the solstice as tradition, and then I celebrate Christmas with my Christian relatives
Have you ever felt the veil thin?
A lot more than you would think
Ever danced the Maypole?
oh gosh… only when i was REALLY young
Do you know what the Maypole symbolizes?
How do you usually celebrate the sabbats?
I usually do a small feast for my pagan relatives and my ancestors, and then I go outside and do whatever ritual I have prepared
Do you use Tarot?
I do, I own a toth deck, and I.. I don’t, it isn’t my favorite divination tool
Do you use runes?
I have in the past, but I am currently learning more about them and there uses
Do you use a pendulum?
Yes, I were one in my hair, usually in a feather clip, or I have one as a pendant on a necklace as well so that I may always have one with me
Do you use dowsing rods?
When I get the chance
Do you use astrology?
eh… sometimes… again not my favorite tool
Any other form of divination?
I use Fire and water, I also will go outside and lay in the grass and listen to what the air tells me.
What was the first spell you did?
:3 A beauty spell, on my hair to make it grow and stay sleak and shiny
What was the latest?
A protection charm for a friend of mine
Ever done a love spell?
A job spell?
Yes… did not turn out well
A healing spell?
all the time
What was the most powerful spell you’ve ever performed?
A healing…. I don’t particularly like talking about it though
What deities do you usually call on?
The ones I need
Do you believe in Vampires?
Well… ever heard of Michelle Belanger… Yeah? well I know her personally, so I’m gonna say yes
Hey i believe in vampires… come on this one should be easy
Again, the whole, you ask a pagan this?
Ever seen any of the above?
All except Mermaids, dragons, Were-anything
Ever talked to any of the above?
To spirits all the time, to the fae often, Vampires always, the others… well I was either too scared or too awed
Ever used any of the above in magick?
Do you have one of them as a personal guardian?
Yes, but that is between myself and them
Do you see a rabbit, a man or a woman in the moon?
I see a woman
Own a cat?
YESH :3 heehee I own two, currently
When you mediate what does your happy place look like?
“happy place” ? I hope to god you mean astral sanctum… That question is a little personal
Do you work with Chakras?
not a lot
Do you believe in past lives?
If so, describe a few briefly:
Do you believe in soul mates?
Do you have a spirit guide?
Is it always love and light?