My name is Autumn SilverMoon, and I am a witch. In this day and age, the word witch still has many evil connotations attached to it. Most of these connotations I never heard of when I was younger, but that I’ve heard of them I can’t believe how stupid they sound. Even though I call myself a witch, I do not follow Wicca. There are many paths in paganism, and figuring out which one is right for you can be a difficult decision. The path that I choose, is a mixture of things. After seeing the book “HedgeWitch: Spells, Crafts & Rituals For Natural Magick” by Silver RavenWolf, I knew that I had to get it. I read it from cover to cover and something inside clicked. So I guess that my path is called, “Eclectic” even though I consider myself to be a Hedge Witch. You see, I worship Bast, Thoth and Ma’at in addition to the God and Goddess. Deciding to listen to my heart and become a pagan wasn’t an easy choice, but once I made it, I felt complete.
I was born and raised as a Roman Catholic, was an alter server for years, and attended a Catholic school until high school. When I became a senior, I believe, I realized that there was a huge empty hole inside of me. Attending mass and praying to God, wasn’t filling that hole. It seemed that no matter how hard I prayed, my prayers were never heard. All of that changed the day I saw a flyer for P.L.A.C.E.S. What caught my eye was the celtic symbol on the half hidden flyer. After digging it out from underneath numerous flyers, I jotted down the email address and later that day e-mailed the group. Turns out that sending that e-mail was the best thing I ever done. That group helped me through many things without realizing it, they allowed me to be myself. Even though the presidents have changed, that group still has that welcoming atmosphere, even though we are the loudest group. I shall, no matter what, keep in contact with P.L.A.C.E.S. or P.E.S. as it is now called.
Now that I am a pagan, or witch, that hole is now filled. I feel more connected, and less concerned about trying to be something that I’m not. As I follow this path, I know that my learning is never done. I have not, and will never claim to be master about anything that I do or talk about on this blog. I will forever be a student and will remain open for anything that the God and Goddess want to teach me.
Blessed be to all who come. Only love shall enter and only love shall leave.