So to start with a quick thanks for the comments and well wishes for my wife. She is doing really well and the operation was a success. At this point she is taking things easy and as they come.
Last week I mentioned my wife’s healing ritual and how a number of us had gotten together to do some energy and healing work for her. This week we will start exploring how we work in our own circles. Do we work alone or do we call upon the divine as a part of a group? Is there a combination where you do one sometime and the other at other times?
The variety of faith paths that make up paganism as a whole offer an array of different ways to work. Many of which have changed and evolved over the years to allow an even greater number of options. Lets take Wicca as a prime example; as a faith it was started out by Gerald Gardener to be something that was done as a group. Over time it has became something that is now done by lone individuals around the world. In fact at this point I would go so far as to say that the majority of people who practice today, practice as solitary Wiccans*.If you don’t agree take a minute and do a search on Amazon.com for Wicca and see which books are popular. A search for the word covens on the same site hardly turns up more then 4 or 5 hits that are not works of fiction.
How do you practice? Do you fly solo or are you a part of a team? What’s led you to one style of practice over the other? Do you switch back and forth?
* – For the sake of this discussion lets us please set aside the argument about if someone who is a solitary is in fact a Wiccan