I am reading Wicca for One. It's been on my shelf for AGES and I am running low on new reading, so I figured I would check it out. I would have to say about 95% of it is just refresher basics, but it will be a good one to recommend to those looking to get started...
Anyways, my question is this...
Through out the book the author states OVER and OVER how "real witches" don't use drugs or alcohol (besides wine) because intoxication lessens your natural power.
Now, I am sober, I haven't had so much as a drink with dinner in almost 5 years. BUT, the idea that a "real witch" doesn't ever use drugs is to me just wrong. If you want to, that's up to you, but to say one who doesn't is not a real witch is just wrong in my eyes...
What do you all think? Am I being too open minded here in thinking that drugs and alcohol are a personal choice?
Historically the whole idea that magical practitioners didn't use drugs are wrong. But with Wicca, the idea is more of keeping balance, so it's not suprising to see it listed as a no no. Then factor in the whole "do no harm" deal and the idea that drugs harm the body or your life, so again it's not surprising to see it listed as a no no. But that's Wicca for you. So it's not unexpected that Wiccan authors fall prey to the whole "True _whatever_" fallacy. It's idiotic nonsense. There is no "True _whatever_."
Personally, it's your choice to do what you want. You still have to deal with the consequences for those choices.
Answer by isabellalecour at 12:39 PM on Mar. 29, 2010
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Answer by witchqueen at 4:28 PM on Mar. 29, 2010
Dude! It's Buckland! The only other authors I can think of more full of themselves are Alaster Crowley and $ilver(dollar) Revenwolf!
How many Buckland Witches does it take to change a light bulb?
"Refer to Practical Light Bulb Changing by Raymond Buckland..."
And no...I know many "Real Witches" who often implore the Shamanistic aid of recreational pharmaceuticals.
Answer by MamaK88 at 4:30 PM on Mar. 29, 2010
Answer by daisy521 at 6:03 PM on Mar. 29, 2010
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