10/13/2010

Inspiring Witches Halloween Blog Party

Welcome, welcome, everyone. Please pull up a chair and enjoy the party! I'm so excited to be hosting my first ever blog party. I think I will host another one soon so keep a look out for a button for another blog party! There are several wonderful blogs partying with me so hop on your brooms and check out everyone's contributions. You can find the links to the blogs that are participating on my sidebar. This blog party is to honor those witches that inspire us, whether they are real life witches or fictional witches, it doesn't matter, as long as they inspired you.

My contribution is dedicated to 2 real life witches and 1 fictional witch. Many of you know that I was very close with my grandma. She was one of the best kitchen witches I've ever met. I would watch her work in the kitchen and create meals out of almost nothing. Those meals almost always made everything better. She could heal, inspire, and comfort you with her food. She also had amazing intuition. She knew when any of us kids were upset, she knew when we were going to call or come home, and she always knew when something was wrong. She could move mountains when she prayed for people (not literal mountains, but you get what I'm saying), she made things happen just by thinking about them, and she could always make things better. She inspired me to become the green kitchen witch I am today. While I still have many things to learn, she was one of the sparks that started me on my path. I will always remember how she lived and the morals and guidelines she taught me.

The second real life witch that was my inspiration is my mom. She bought my first book about witchcraft for me when I was 15. The book was Teen Witch by Silver Ravenwolf, a wonderful place for me to start on my path. I've left Wicca now, but I am very glad that I started out with it. Mom has always been 100% supportive of everything I've done. She was always inquisitive and she learned with me. We bounce ideas off each other and support each other. I learned from Mom that it is okay to have an inquisitive mind and to question things and to make sure that what I believe feels right to me and my conscience. Because she learns with me, we grow together and support each other. Sometimes she has more questions for me than I have for her, but she has always helped me when that one question comes to mind, "Is the religious path I've chosen okay?" I would never have gotten past the normal curiosity about witchcraft, and become the witch I am today without Mom's support and understanding. Thanks for always being there for me and being open-minded enough to let me learn and to learn with me Mom. Some people aren't that lucky.

The fictional witch that inspired me was Sabrina from Sabrina the Teenage Witch. I watched this show all the time when I was a little kid. I loved everything witchy. Double, Double, Toil, and Trouble was one of my favorite movies, as was Hocus Pocus, but Sabrina was closer to my age and I could relate to her in certain ways. Because of Sabrina I became truly interested in anything and everything that had to do with witches and witchcraft. Thank you Sabrina, for sparking my young mind's curiosity!






And thank you guys for dropping by and participating in my first ever blog party! There will be more to come, I promise that. Now fly on over to the other participants blogs and enjoy their contributions! Brightest blessings to you all!

12 comments:

Jon said...

I. LOVE. HOCUS. POCUS. And Sabrina! I really wish I'd found out about this blog party sooner! This was a great idea and I'll definitely participate next year!

Ponderosa Pagan said...

Love Sabrina the teenage witch and I watched Hocus Pocus the other day!
Loved making my post for the party!
check it out
http://ponderosapagan.blogspot.com/2010/10/inspiring-witches.html

Sara said...

I used to love Sabrina the teenage witch too. I loved the talking cat. I wasnt organised enough to participate in this blog party but I will be next year. Isnt it great when our mums are so supportive of our choices. hugs Sara

Faerie Sage said...

It is so wonderful to hear that others had real people as inspiration. It warms the heart to know that the people closest to us can inspire us in such wonderful ways.

D.Suplicki said...

I think it's amazing that you had two strong supportive women who you've had such close and wonderful relationships with in your life.

I love Sabrina! I even watched the cartoon show they had out for a while. :) I'm working on my post now, expect it in a bit!

Wendy said...

You and I both had magickal mothers which is really a blessing, isn't it? I love Silver Ravenwolf's work and she has a great book on Samhain. I used to read the "Sabrina" comic-strip (showing how old I am ;) I can imagine you like, Sabrina, Willow...

The Frog Queen said...

Very fun! Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!

CelticDragonfly said...

i dont know know why but my post didn't go off when i had it set but here is the link http://thriftjunk.blogspot.com/2010/10/inspiring-witches.html

One of a Witchy Kind said...

what an awesome post, isn't amazing to read how so many were inspired by there mothers or grandmothers! I loved watching sabrina too! thanks for hosting this party! I posted my entry, but am not listed on your sidebar..
https://justjolean1.wordpress.com/2010/10/13/inspiring-witches/

Dragonfly said...

Lovely post, it's great to read how the women in your line inspired you, I too come from what I call a long line of strong willed stuborn women, it's a great heritage to have.

mom68 said...

You are very welome and thank you for listening to me also!!

Love ya mom

Lisa Ladrido said...

I loved Hocus Pocus too! I grew up watching Bewitched, she was my favorite. I loved the new movie with Nicole Kidman too!

Your newest follower here from Vanessa's Halloween Party!~Lisa

Happy Halloween