Originally Posted by hildare
what do you guys think about it? do your significant others agree? is this something too weird to talk about in your circle of friends?
(and i have friends who believe in practicing more formalized goddessy things, but that's not really how i see it, so i don't talk to them about it either, because sometimes their approach seems.. silly.. and now i'm just like dh). IS it silly? i KNOW it's a cultural thing. maybe i should just move to iceland.
No, I don't think it's silly at all, nor do I think you are stupid for entertaining the idea. Who knows, you might be a Pagan in your deepest self Which I am, for fair disclosure. Yes, I believe in magic(k). So, though, does my sweet true love, and he's as Catholic as can be. His pov, though, is he doesn't really like to talk about it or acknowledge it. I guess he's one of those that believes but isn't sure if he does (or should) condone.
I think, though, about how you view your goddessy friends' approach is perfectly normal. I have experienced "woowoo" things. I saw someone's, I dunno, astral body I guess you would say, for one instance, and I saw my son's aura when he was a baby-- I have never done either of these things before or since. But I totally often poo-poo other peoples' experiences as if they're bunk (only in my head, though, not out loud). Why is that? Why is my experience more valid than someone else's? I wonder if mine, should I talk about it (and I don't, often), sounds just as silly as other people's? Maybe that's why I don't tell people about them?
And I have performed some powerful spells, as well. I have manifested amazing things. I still stand in awe of them, and every time, I experience unbelief, and "wow, that worked!", and things like that
At any rate. Yes, there's magic. Not Harry Potter magic. My son was so dismayed to think that that kind of magic is only movie-magic and that real magick actually takes work, and concentration, and isn't as fun or showy as TV. He's decided it isn't real. He may or may not discover that it is. Belief is a whole big part of it, I think.
But books and movies-- those are WAY too much fun, don't you think? Wouldn't it be killer to live in Hogwarts and take those classes and be able to do that kind of magic? Which is why authors write like they do. It is so, so fun to entertain our imaginations