I was exposed
to the occult from my teen years. I spent a lot of time at my aunts who is a pagan. She was a member of a coven but as the
years went by and the crone took hold her involvement in that particular coven become less and less active and more and more
oracle in nature. While my aunt does NOT
hold an active status in that group she is still close to her sisters.
So as you can
imagine I learnt about candles and incense young. I think I was about 12 when I first caught my aunt doing a ritual. I remember
the day very well. I was playing outside with my cousins when I went inside to grab a drink of lime cordial (that was the
fashion back then). I noticed my aunt sitting at the kitchen sink muttering some
words and waving her hand over a candle. From that day on I was mesmerized on the concept of the occult or that things could
be manifested from true and pure will and intent.
I have researched
many paths Gardnerian, Alexandrian, Dianic , Ceremonial, Correllian, Faery, Druidic and many others. All of these traditions
have great foundation and basis to work from but they each just weren't quite right for me. I am not sure what
it was for each but you know when you get that feeling of "something just ain't jelling". I think the openess, ethical
and democratic values deeply inbeded in Seax overall drew me towards the tradition and away from the mainstream
I then found
the book The Tree: The Complete Book of Saxon Witchcraft by Raymond Buckland.
I think it took me only an hour to read as there is not much in it. To be honest I think I felt a little let down considering
my heart pounded while I read it but it was over before I knew it. But then I read an article which was critiquing the book.
I realized that the lack of information was not a flaw oft eh author rather an integral part of the seaxon learning process. The book, no book rather is meant to be the be all and end all of a tradition. That
is what The Tree was about. It gave me the basics to start from and it was up
to me to continue my learning and growth.
Seax Wicca gives
me the freedom to explore and reassess my beliefs and practice while maintaining a core belief system that fits in all facets
of my life. I cannot explain in words how profoundly invigorating my journey
has been since find Seax Wicca. But I can say that I recommend everyone to educate
yourself on as much as you can. It is easy to cast judgment on those things we
fear or do not know but it is much more challenging to understand the why instead of the where.
Once again I
hope you have a great stay and please contact me on my email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to get in touch, or ask me any questions.