i live in San Jose, with my wife Debbie and her two boys. were very active in the Pagan community, and are currently working on our year and a day of study in the Celtic/Faery tradition for a coven- Greenheartgrove for initiation in Santa Cruz. i work at a printing co. in Sunnyvale running bindery machines. i like mountain biking, rock concerts, and going out in nature as much as possible, since i live in an apt. in the city. im also in a recovery program, for alcohol, and drug addiction working a Pagan, and traditional AA 12 step program. People ask me why I chose the Wiccan Way, and I tell them "I didn't....The Wicca Life chose me. What is Wicca? Wicca. Witchcraft. The Path. The Craft. Whatever you call it, it's more than just a religion or magick, it's a way of life -- in perfect love and perfect trust. The philosophy of the religion (acknowledged as such by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1986) can be overly simplified into "we are all one and we love life in all its forms." Everything has energy. Everything is interconnected. As Starhawk said in "Spiral Dance " Our practice arises from a deep, spiritual commitment to the earth, to healing and to linking of magick to political action. All living beings are worthy or respect. All are supported by the sacred elements. We are called to make the earth a place where all the children (not just human) can thrive. Each one of us embodies the divine. Our ultimate spiritual authority is within and we need no other person to interpret the sacred to us. We foster the questioning attitudes and we honor intellect, spiritual and creative freedom. Honoring both Goddess and God, we work with female and male images of divinity, always remembering that their essence is a mystery that goes beyond form. In honoring the Goddess and God, we acknowledge the duality that exists in all facets of life. Wicca is the celebration of nature and the circle of life. We honor the seasons of the year, phases of the moon and states of our lives (maiden, mother, crone). Wicca is an Earth religion -- an accepting, open-minded faith that celebrates diversity and considers us all to be children of the same mother. Gender, age, race, sexual orientation, physical status, family background or ethnic heritage are not important in Wicca. We are male and female, old and young, gay and straight, healthy and disabled, and of all colors.
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