As a relative newbie to the pagan community I find it really difficult to expand my understanding of things in general.
I read Book A that tells me one thing and Book B tells me the exact opposite. I have no mentors who can pass down their knowledge and skills. I have to forage around and do the best with what I can find.
Which is why finding some one like you is so exciting for me. You live the life and know what works and what doesn't.
I'm going to start looking over the link you posted and wait (im)patiently for your lessons to start. :)
--- In LancasterPaganCommunity@yahoogroups.com, Crickjump@... wrote:
> Greetings Marie: After going back and re-reading my post, I could see that I came across honestly but perhaps a bit rough. No excuses, but I have had a sore tooth for two weeks now (going to the dentist on Saturday) and have been working a ton of over-time. At any rate, my experiences with Neo Pagans over the last 20 or so years have not been all that great. In my day, folks were expected to actually learn their trade, not just pretend to be this or that. I have met a couple of Neo Pagans who have earned my respect in the sense that they actually put in the work necessary to be considered adepts. But they are realistically few and far between. I stay in touch with some old school pagans down in Tenn., Missouri and North Carolina who could bring a wealth of knowledge to the Neo Pagan community. But they just aren't interested and one has to respect them for their positions. Who needs such headaches? If only I could learn that lesson (grin).
> Anyway, enough of ranting, if you and others here are interested, it would be my pleasure to start sharing information on the flora and fauna that grows around the area.
> Tracy will attest to this, I very rarely use commercial medicines, preferring to use what Gaia has provided us.
> Moving on, she and I have a gathering with Twilight Meadows coven this Sunday and then I will turn my eye to starting what hopefully will be some useful information on herbs.
> If you are looking for some free on line courses, please feel free to check out http://whisperingwood.homestead.com/Free-courses.html
> I am also hard at work on a pagan scholar library which is in its infancy but growing. It can be found at http://paganscholarscorner.homestead.com/
> Oh, and welcome to the gathering sister...