Test from the other direction

Since some of we pagans played with the theocrat test, it might be interesting to see how some of the Abrahamics do on this one:

Which Pagan Path Do You Follow?

FTR, I got:

#1 equals your best match    
Default order is alphabetical    

Rank   Item
#1    Druid
#2    Thelema
#3    Wiccan
#4    Greek
#5    Asatru
#6    Shaman
#7    Egyptian
#8    Orisha

This really varies with my mood. Last time, I think Asatru came in 2nd or 3rd :-).

Now, back to housework ;-).

Morgan  /|\
The three foundations of Druidism:
Peace, Love, Justice.

Poll

So, what’s you get?

• Asatru 9%
• Druid 15%
• Egyptian 0%
• Greek 0%
• Orisha 0%
• Shaman 6%
• Thelema 21%
• Wiccan 45%
• Nothing — I didn’t take it 3%

Votes: 33

41 comments

My results (4.00 / 4)

  1. Thelema
  2. Greek
  3. Druid
  4. Asatru
  5. Orisha
  6. Egyptian
  7. Wiccan
  8. Shaman

I don’t even know what Thelema is.  Off to Wikipedia….

by Betty Black on Thu Feb 9th, 2006 at 14:13:17 PDT

Geebs (4.00 / 4)

No wonder I scored as Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter personality test.  A sumation of the doctrines of Thelema:

  1. Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
  2. Love is the law, love under will.
  3. The word of the Law is Thelema
  4. There is no Law beyond Do what thou wilt

Sounds very Nietzshean: “Those who do [know their True Wills] are the Perfect, who are beyond good and evil, i.e., all conventional moral codes and standards.”

by Betty Black on Thu Feb 9th, 2006 at 14:21:27 PDT

And where can we find (none / 1)

The Harry Potter Personality Test???

Letting my geek flag fly…

Blessed Be

Taliesin Athor Govannon
HP, Coven of Caer Arianrhod
Taliesin’s Witchcraft Page

by Taliesin on Thu Feb 9th, 2006 at 17:53:39 PDT

Harry Potter Myers-Briggs (none / 1)

Credit has to go to Morgan for this find.  A comment of hers from my Myers-Briggs diary.

by Betty Black on Thu Feb 9th, 2006 at 18:03:31 PDT

Oh man! (none / 1)

I’m Snape!!!

BushCo: “power without compassion, might without morality, and strength without sight.” MLK Jr.

by not a lamb on Fri Feb 10th, 2006 at 15:44:38 PDT

Can you imagine? (none / 1)

I’m a 75 year old female Lord Voldemort!  

Both the Oak and the Maple are trees; we need not decide which is the correct version….Simplexity.

by Aunt Em on Sat Feb 11th, 2006 at 11:43:19 PDT

I’m a headmistress to Beaubatons? (none / 0)

Seriously?  Olympe Maxime?  She isn’t a big character in the book.  How’d they devine this to be an ENFJ?  And why do I always score and ENFJ no matter what test I take for M-B?

by bendygirl on Mon Feb 13th, 2006 at 13:04:22 PDT

Ok, here are my results: (4.00 / 3)

#1    Druid
#2    Asatru
#3    Shaman
#4    Greek
#5    Wiccan
#6    Orisha
#7    Thelema
#8    Egyptian

So….you’re probably wondering how I answered the questions.  Well, as faithfully as I could. Only read if you are interested, please don’t let it offend.

1. Do you believe there is one God and one Goddess who have been called by many different names which are simply aspects of the whole and not individual deities?
No, High (I believe that all deities are part of one genderless eternal…kind of like the Tao?)

2. Do you believe in some cosmic force outside of humanity which will punish or reward individuals based on their actions in either this life or the next?
Not Sure, Medium

3. Do you believe that large lavish celebrations should be a part of your spirituality?
Yes, Low   (Good Lord people, I’m an Episcopalian!  It isn’t central to my faith, but darn it, it’s definitely going to be there!)

4. Do you feel an incredibly strong connection to the earth?
Yes, High

5. Do you believe in the existence of magical creatures others would call mythical or nonsense?
No, Low — it just isn’t that important to me.

6. Do you believe that hard work and studying are essential to your spirituality? Be honest.
Yes, Medium

7. Do you believe that magick can not hurt you if you do not believe in them?
No, Medium — just because I don’t believe it doesn’t mean it can’t happen.

8. Do you believe in the axiom an eye for eye?
No, High — I just taught about this last Sunday.   An eye for an eye will make the world blind.

9. Do you believe that you must make a sacrifice in order for your magick to work?
No, Medium — after all, as a Christian I believe that Christ paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we would never again have to.

10. Do you use astrology, such as time of day, planetary position, etc. in your spiritual working?
Yes, Low — I admit, I use Tarot and astrology to help divine my path.  My deck is a Christian Icon set.

11. Do you use blood, your own or others, in your magickal working?
Yes, High — the Eucharist is the most central Sacrament in my faith tradition.

12. Do you believe magick must be exact in order to work?
No, Medium — God listens, even if you’re not perfect.

13. Do you u1tilize alcohol as a major tool in your religion?
Yes, High — see question 11.

14. Do you feel that the earth provides willingly for you?
Yes, Medium

15. Do you believe that the spirits of your ancesters guide your spiritual path?
Yes, High — The communion of Saints past, present, and future is very important to me.

“The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.” ~ Psalm 121:5-6

by Sweet Georgia Peach on Thu Feb 9th, 2006 at 14:22:44 PDT

I got (4.00 / 3)

#1 Wiccan

#2 Thelema

#3 Druid

#4 Egyptian

#5 Greek

#6 Shaman

#7 Asatru

#8 Orisha

The results might be a little off though due to a couple of “not sures”.

To God belong the east and the west: Whereso ever you turn, there is the face of God. For God is all-Embracing, all-Knowing.

by dervish on Thu Feb 9th, 2006 at 14:27:23 PDT

I see others have provided rationales (4.00 / 3)

so I will too.

1. Do you believe there is one God and one Goddess who have been called by many different names which are simply aspects of the whole and not individual deities?

Yes, high. I took the question broadly, actually I believe in one genderless concept that is all-embracing.

2. Do you believe in some cosmic force outside of humanity which will punish or reward individuals based on their actions in either this life or the next?

Yes, high. I would add that this force is inside humanity as well though, and that our choices determine success or failure.

3. Do you believe that large lavish celebrations should be a part of your spirituality?

No, medium. Muslims are a modest bunch.

4. Do you feel an incredibly strong connection to the earth?

Not sure. I feel an incredibly strong connection to God. One of God’s names is al-Haqq, or “Reality”, so I think an attachment to the earth is also an attachment to God.

5. Do you believe in the existence of magical creatures others would call mythical or nonsense?

Yes, high. Don’t ask!

6. Do you believe that hard work and studying are essential to your spirituality? Be honest.

Yes, high. They are crucial in Islam.

7. Do you believe that magick can not hurt you if you do not believe in them?

No, medium. I don’t believe in “magic” per se, but what is often called “magic” often means real psychological principles. In Islamic culture we have the “evil eye”. This is typically envy, often subconscious envy, and envy can result in unintentional mishaps. eg Someone drops the priceless Ming vase when examining it… they didn’t exactly mean to, but the underlying subconscious principle might be there. The upshot is that I believe that others can harm you, intentionally or not.

8. Do you believe in the axiom an eye for eye?

No, medium. It’s generally not preferable, but sometimes it’s allowed.

9. Do you believe that you must make a sacrifice in order for your magick to work?

Not sure. As above, I don’t believe in “magic” per se, and what I equate “magic” to usually isn’t intentional.

10. Do you use astrology, such as time of day, planetary position, etc. in your spiritual working?

Yes, low. Many many aspects of Islamic practice are governed by the positions of the heavenly bodies. We are encouraged to pay close attention to them, but on the other hand we don’t afford them any particular power or influence. We study them to ascertain timing, for navigation, and for the sheer pleasure of observing something miraculous.

11. Do you use blood, your own or others, in your magickal working?

No, medium. We don’t do blood.

12. Do you believe magick must be exact in order to work?

No, medium. Again, if we equate “magic” with subconscious psychological phenomena, then exactitude (is that a word?) isn’t possible.

13. Do you u1tilize alcohol as a major tool in your religion?

No, medium. Alcohol is forbidden, ie a sin.

14. Do you feel that the earth provides willingly for you?

Yes, medium. By God’s will.

15. Do you believe that the spirits of your ancesters guide your spiritual path?

No, medium. I probably should have ranked that “high”. Everyone has a personal and direct relationship with God.

To God belong the east and the west: Whereso ever you turn, there is the face of God. For God is all-Embracing, all-Knowing.

by dervish on Thu Feb 9th, 2006 at 15:09:04 PDT

My results: (4.00 / 3)

#1
Wiccan
#2
Thelema
#3
Shaman
#4
Greek
#5
Asatru
#6
Druid
#7
Orisha
#8
Egyptian

My reasoning on some of the questions.

1. Do you believe there is one God and one Goddess who have been called by many different names which are simply aspects of the whole and not individual deities?
Not sure, High (Similar reasoning to SGP’s)

2. Do you believe in some cosmic force outside of humanity which will punish or reward individuals based on their actions in either this life or the next?
No, Medium

3. Do you believe that large lavish celebrations should be a part of your spirituality?
No, Medium   (Not that I object to them, but I don’t feel they’re really necessary)

4. Do you feel an incredibly strong connection to the earth?
No, Medium (I feel a strong connection, but I wouldn’t call it incredible.  The world sings to me, and has all my life)

5. Do you believe in the existence of magical creatures others would call mythical or nonsense?
Yes, Medium

6. Do you believe that hard work and studying are essential to your spirituality? Be honest.
No, Medium

7. Do you believe that magick can not hurt you if you do not believe in them?
Yes, Medium — it’s possible, but I don’t think it’s likely.

8. Do you believe in the axiom an eye for eye?
No, High (No, period)

9. Do you believe that you must make a sacrifice in order for your magick to work?
Yes, Medium (trade-offs happen.  Time and effort count).

10. Do you use astrology, such as time of day, planetary position, etc. in your spiritual working?
No, Medium — I do use my Tarot deck to help me sort my head out, but there hasn’t been much beyond amusement value in any astrological reading I’ve ever had.

11. Do you use blood, your own or others, in your magickal working?
No, High

12. Do you believe magick must be exact in order to work?
No, Medium (my reasoning much as SGP’s)

13. Do you u1tilize alcohol as a major tool in your religion?
No, Medium (not that I object, but it does mess up my concentration)

14. Do you feel that the earth provides willingly for you?
Yes, High (see #4)

15. Do you believe that the spirits of your ancesters guide your spiritual path?
Yes, Medium (I do believe in the Eternal Now, and will take all the help I can get)

by loggersbrat on Thu Feb 9th, 2006 at 14:37:24 PDT

I’m a what? (4.00 / 2)

I don’t follow any pagan path, so I took it to see what would happen. The best it could do was put Thelema in the #1 spot, without explaining why,  since it didn’t have  “Hey, why are you taking this test?” on the list.

“There ain’t no sanity clause.” Chico Marx

by Asbury Park on Thu Feb 9th, 2006 at 15:07:18 PDT

No surprise (4.00 / 3)

#1 Wiccan
#2 Thelema
#3 Druid
#4 Greek
#5 Shaman
#6 Asatru
#7 Egyptian
#8 Orisha

Though I thought my ferocity would have made my Asatru rank at tad higher … 😉

by Propheticus Lycanthroponica on Thu Feb 9th, 2006 at 15:08:39 PDT

my results (4.00 / 3)

#1 Wiccan
#2 Thelema
#3 Egyptian
#4 Greek
#5 Shaman
#6 Druid
#7 Orisha
#8 Asatru

“Riches does not mean having a great amount of property, but riches is self-contentment.” (Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him)

by lauramp on Thu Feb 9th, 2006 at 16:16:29 PDT

hmm (none / 1)

  1. Shaman
  2. Greek
  3. Wiccan
  4. Asatru
  5. Druid
  6. Orisha
  7. Egyptian
  8. Thelema

I was not sure how to answer the questions… I’m not sure all the concepts translate very well.

by Elizabeth D on Thu Feb 9th, 2006 at 16:38:33 PDT

I do know a little bit about most of these. (none / 1)

Your results do sound like you.

by loggersbrat on Fri Feb 10th, 2006 at 09:31:41 PDT

results (4.00 / 2)

#1    Wiccan
#2    Shaman
    Asatru
#4    Orisha
#5    Druid
#7    Egyptian
#8    Thelema

I think my tendecy to quibble and split hairs could easily change some of these.  And probably explain why I’m a UU.

by ogre on Thu Feb 9th, 2006 at 16:47:53 PDT

Hey, I skimmed… (4.00 / 2)

I missed a Theocrat test?

by ogre on Thu Feb 9th, 2006 at 16:48:57 PDT

Yep (none / 1)

this diary.

A warning: I found it very long and tedious and also heavily biased (which was frustrating).

But in the end I was ok with it because I was labeled a socialist/communist/secular humanist which is pretty much in line with my theology.

“The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.” ~ Psalm 121:5-6

by Sweet Georgia Peach on Fri Feb 10th, 2006 at 05:56:00 PDT

for what it’s worth (none / 1)

I got

#1 Shaman
#2 Wiccan
#3 Asatru
#4 Orisha
#5 Thelema
#6 Druid
#7 Greek
#8 Egyptian

though I have no idea what some of these belief systems are about, and the info in wikipedia on “shaman” didn’t quite match how I experience my spirituality.

What I do know is that, Christianity wise, I’ve been most comfortable with the Quakers. But day to day I find the Earth to be my greatest source of wisdom and solace. I walk every day, in the woods, along the lake, anywhere where I’m close to the Earth. In doing so I am keenly aware of the other walking beside me, tweaking me when I need to be tweaked, comforting me when I need to be comforted, making me laugh or cry when I least expect it.

I’ve hesitated in trying to define this “other”, but I sense it as a physical presence. It is. I embrace it. I will become it when I pass. For now, that’s all I need to know.

by bwren on Thu Feb 9th, 2006 at 17:10:47 PDT

Ahem (4.00 / 2)

#1 Thelema

#2 Greek

#3 Orisha

#4 Wiccan

#5 Asatru

#6 Shaman

#7 Druid

#8 Egyptian

I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly. I perceived that this also was a chasing after wind.Ecclesiastes 1:17

by DanielMN on Thu Feb 9th, 2006 at 17:23:18 PDT

My results… (4.00 / 2)

#1 Wiccan
#2 Thelema
#3 Druid
#4 Orisha
#5 Shaman
#6 Asatru
#7 Greek
#8 Egyptian

No suprise here…especially since Wicca and Thelema have numerous historical ties, and more than a few theological ones as well (now THAT will send the fluff bunnies screaming for the door!)

Blessed Be

Taliesin Athor Govannon
HP, Coven of Caer Arianrhod
Taliesin’s Witchcraft Page
[1]

by Taliesin on Thu Feb 9th, 2006 at 18:00:25 PDT

I notice (4.00 / 2)

that most people here got either Wiccan or Thelema in one of the top two positions, and some got both. I wonder if there is a link behind the kind of beliefs that would lead to those results and liberal political views?

On the other hand maybe the public at large would get those results as well.

To God belong the east and the west: Whereso ever you turn, there is the face of God. For God is all-Embracing, all-Knowing.

by dervish on Thu Feb 9th, 2006 at 18:09:34 PDT

Unless I have my logic wrong… (4.00 / 2)

… this test just confirms that there really is a different type of paganism for everyone.

Again, if I have my logic correct, there are 205,891,132,094,649 distinct ways of completing this test.  That means that if this test were to return a single, unique type of paganism for each distinct way of completing the test that there would have to be nearly 206 trillion different pagan traditions.

There are only 8 different paganisms rank ordered as an outcome, with 40,320 unique ways of ordering the list.  That cuts down on the need for coming up with an infinite (for practical purposes) taxonomy of paganisms, as each rank ordering can give us a flavor of what a sort of individualized paganism a particular test-taker would latch on to.

To get these numbers to approximately match, there would have to be either 17 different types of paganism rank ordered in about 356 trillion unique ways or 16 types rank ordered in about 21 trillion unique ways.

Hey, why wasn’t Pythagoreanism on the list? 😛

by Betty Black on Thu Feb 9th, 2006 at 18:42:14 PDT

206 trillion! (none / 1)

Sheesh! But can you name them? <snark>

To God belong the east and the west: Whereso ever you turn, there is the face of God. For God is all-Embracing, all-Knowing.

by dervish on Fri Feb 10th, 2006 at 00:50:34 PDT

It’s fun freaking the bunnies, isn’t it? (none / 1)

I’m curious what it is about my answers that put Wiccan and Thelema at the two poles apart, rather than close.

Maybe it’s the ancestor reverence involved in Stregheria?

by ogre on Thu Feb 9th, 2006 at 22:28:53 PDT

BTW (none / 1)

I just took the Harry Potter test that Morgan found, and found out that I’m Minerva McGonagall…the nice lady in the Witch’s hat!  I guess I’m just a Witch at heart all the way!

EDIT: If the archive of the quiz doesn’t work, the types can be found at http://geekologie.com/2013/09/harry-potter-character-myers-briggs-pers.php

Blessed Be

Taliesin Athor Govannon
HP, Coven of Caer Arianrhod
Taliesin’s Witchcraft Page
[1]

by Taliesin on Fri Feb 10th, 2006 at 11:26:18 PDT

Wiccan here…explanations.. (none / 1)

1. Do you believe there is one God and one Goddess who have been called by many different names which are simply aspects of the whole and not individual deities?

I believe in one universal power that flows through us all.

2. Do you believe in some cosmic force outside of humanity which will punish or reward individuals based on their actions in either this life or the next?

No. Not outside of humanity, so to speak. It’s impossible to be outside of us, as we’re part of the force.

3. Do you believe that large lavish celebrations should be a part of your spirituality?

Yes. My spirituality is one of catharsis. Large celebrations are a sacred ground of cathasis.

4. Do you feel an incredibly strong connection to the earth?

Yes. The earth is part of the greater power.

5. Do you believe in the existence of magical creatures others would call mythical or nonsense?

Don’t know.

6. Do you believe that hard work and studying are essential to your spirituality? Be honest.

No

7. Do you believe that magick can not hurt you if you do not believe in them?

Yes. Part of my beliefs is that  we can heal or poison the emotional stream for others, simply by proximity. To me that’s some damn strong magick.

8. Do you believe in the axiom an eye for eye?

No. An eye for an eye leaves us all blind.

9. Do you believe that you must make a sacrifice in order for your magick to work?

No. In fact, much of the poisoning of the well, so to speak, is because people don’t want to sacrifice.

10. Do you use astrology, such as time of day, planetary position, etc. in your spiritual working?

Yes. The moon is a part of the emotional force I believe in. Full moons and all that.  

11. Do you use blood, your own or others, in your magickal working?

No,

12. Do you believe magick must be exact in order to work?

No. My magick is subconcious.

13. Do you utilize alcohol as a major tool in your religion?

No. I believe that actually alcohol is a disconnect from the emotions of other’s around you.

14. Do you feel that the earth provides willingly for you?

Yes

15. Do you believe that the spirits of your ancesters guide your spiritual path?

Yes. Our emotional output is returned to the planet, and it does make a difference. For better or for worse.

I find it more comforting to think that this life is more than just a test.

by Karmakin on Thu Feb 9th, 2006 at 18:25:33 PDT

my results (none / 1)

I rarely take tests, let alone publish them. And I do not discuss my personal spiritual views in public either. But since I posted the theocrat test, I thought it only fair I take the pagan test. I didn’t know there so many variants! Thanks for posting this, Morgan.

#1 Wiccan
#2 Shaman
#3 Thelema
#4 Druid
#5 Egyptian
#6 Asatru
#7 Orisha
#8 Greek

FrederickClarkson.com and Talk To Action

by Frederick Clarkson on Thu Feb 9th, 2006 at 20:31:02 PDT

my results (none / 1)

#1 Wiccan
#2 Shaman
#3 Asatru
#4 Greek
#5 Orisha
#6 Egyptian
#7 Druid
#8 Thelema

by Erin on Thu Feb 9th, 2006 at 20:58:51 PDT

No surprise on the top… (none / 1)

#1    Wiccan
#2    Shaman
#3    Asatru
#4    Druid
#5    Greek
#6    Orisha
#7    Thelema
#8    Egyptian

…but Egyptian’s at the BOTTOM?! It’s a good thing Horus is a cool god, or I’d be in soooo much trouble! 😉

(/) Roland X
Fleeing the Chenon tyranny, the last Battleblog, Galactikos, leads a rag-tag fugitive web, on a lonely quest; a shining concept, known as Truth.

by Roland X on Thu Feb 9th, 2006 at 21:11:57 PDT

Ok, tally time (none / 1)

I love looking at these things…
1st choice only:
Wiccan |||| ||||
Thelema ||
Shaman ||
Druid ||

In the top three:
Wiccan |||| |||| ||
Thelema |||| ||||
Shaman |||| |||
Druid |||| |
Asatru ||||
Greek |||
Orisha |
Egyptian |

So….we’re a bunch of Wiccans.  This issp-highlight/dl13. Do you u/div1tilize alcohol as a major tool6 ~ Psalm 121:5-6 in your religion? interesting because on the test page, the most popular results were Wiccan (40.2%), Druid (27.7%), and Thelema (11.9%).  So, does this mean that the most universal Pagan religion is Wicca?  Also, it shows how similar all of our religious outlooks are — it may be a liberal thing, but I think it’s more of a “people who are religious” thing.

I was interested to see that the reasonings were very similar between dervish, loggersbrat, and myself especially as we are all Abrahamic.  Maybe I was little peculiar with top results of Druid/Asatru/Shaman…but their results both included Wiccan and Thelema and I shared one of my top three with them as well (Druid with dervish and Shaman with loggersbrat).  If I knew any more about the different branches I could try to suss out different theological personalities, but I don’t so I’ll let someone else do that.

Fun!

“The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.” ~ Psalm 121:5-6

by Sweet Georgia Peach on Fri Feb 10th, 2006 at 06:13:41 PDT

It’s very interesting. (none / 1)

I notice that my co-religionist lauramp and I share the same top two categories, yet Propheticus Lycanthropica and I shared the top three, and had almost exactly the same order, if you move one category.

Heck, maybe Werewolf is a dervish.

To God belong the east and the west: Whereso ever you turn, there is the face of God. For God is all-Embracing, all-Knowing.

by dervish on Fri Feb 10th, 2006 at 10:36:01 PDT

He’s (4.00 / 2)

of the tail-chasing whirling dervishes.

by ogre on Fri Feb 10th, 2006 at 17:16:18 PDT

My results (none / 1)

Rank   Item
#1    Thelema
#2    Greek
#3    Druid
#4    Wiccan
#5    Asatru
#6    Egyptian
#7    Shaman
#8    Orisha

I don’t know what most of these are, Like Elizabeth D says, some of these concepts don’t seem to translate well to my own religious language, and my misinterpretation could skew the results.

by wanderingoutlaw on Fri Feb 10th, 2006 at 08:12:33 PDT

Got Asatru, yay! (none / 1)

I was afraid I wouldn’t, because half my answers were “not sure.”  It’s so weird, though.  As with any faith, you could be Asatru and have any of a wide variety of answers.

“As scientific knowledge advances, it does not mean that religious knowledge retreats.”
– horse69 on the bnet recon C&C board

by lonespark on Fri Feb 10th, 2006 at 12:42:06 PDT

I’m a Witch (none / 1)

But there wasn’t a category for Witch; I do not call myself Wiccan, even though that was #2 on the test.

I came up with Thelema at #1, which is not my primary identification, but I do attend the Gnostic Mass at the local OTO lodge. But Thelema is not part of Paganism, even though it has had  astrong influence on it. I know Thelemites who would not call themselves Pagan, and there is hostility towards Crowley in much of the Pagan community.

My answers:
1. Do you believe there is one God and one Goddess who have been called by many different names which are simply aspects of the whole and not individual deities?

I don’t try to count deities. I’m pretty gender fluid myself, so I don’t like this Goddess/God one of each type of genitals stuff.

2. Do you believe in some cosmic force outside of humanity which will punish or reward individuals based on their actions in either this life or the next?

No, but your choices shape your life. I don’t steal, not because the diety will punish me, but because I have to look at myself in the mirror every morning.

3. Do you believe that large lavish celebrations should be a part of your spirituality?

I don’t know about large or lavish. My coven’s rituals always involve feasts, but as much as possible, it’s all homemade. Our rituals are very much improvised; we don’t have gold chalices or silk robes.

4. Do you feel an incredibly strong connection to the earth?

Sometimes, but I’m a city kid, and prefer Nature in small doses without mosquitoes.

5. Do you believe in the existence of magical creatures others would call mythical or nonsense?

Probably not, that’s outside of my experience.

6. Do you believe that hard work and studying are essential to your spirituality? Be honest.

I don’t think you get very far without it, but sometimes, inspiration happens without the prep. In that case, you often spend years figuring out what happened.

7. Do you believe that magick can not hurt you if you do not believe in them?

Yes, I think so. This sentence is grammatically incorrect. I think that people who don’t believe in magick at all are seldom influenced by it, for good or ill.

8. Do you believe in the axiom an eye for eye?

No, most emphatically.

9. Do you believe that you must make a sacrifice in order for your magick to work?

No, not in the sense of destroying something. But you make choices, like to be at a ritual instead of a movie, or studying instead of watching TV.

10. Do you use astrology, such as time of day, planetary position, etc. in your spiritual working?

Yes.  

11. Do you use blood, your own or others, in your magickal working?

No, except for a few times using my own menstrual blood.

12. Do you believe magick must be exact in order to work?

It varies from person to person. In my practice, no, but I know other people who would say yes.

13. Do you utilize alcohol as a major tool in your religion?

Not as a major tool, but we usually have wine at our rituals. I have in the past used sacred plants to gain visions, and that is an important but rare part of my path.

14. Do you feel that the earth provides willingly for you?

Yes.

15. Do you believe that the spirits of your ancesters guide your spiritual path?

No.

by MagentaMN on Fri Feb 10th, 2006 at 13:02:25 PDT

I’m in! (none / 1)

  1. Wiccan
  2. Greek (I knew that classical training would come in handy someday!)
  3. Thelema
  4. Druid
  5. Asatru
  6. Shaman
  7. Egyptian
  8. Orisha

Michael

by musing85 on Fri Feb 10th, 2006 at 17:57:06 PDT

Bit late here (none / 1)

Thelema
Wiccan
Greek
Shaman
Egyptian
Orisha
Druid
Asatru

I’m not going to bother explaining all my answers…  That I started whimpering the moment I read the first question, and that I was trying to make selections based on which answer felt the least like lying should be explanation enough 😛

by kraant on Sat Feb 11th, 2006 at 05:50:46 PDT

my results (none / 0)

Wiccan
Shaman
Druid
Thelema
Egyptian
Asatru
Greek
Orisha

by bendygirl on Mon Feb 13th, 2006 at 09:56:41 PDT

my specific stats (none / 0)

1. Do you believe there is one God and one Goddess who have been called
by many different names which are simply aspects of the whole and not
individual deities?   Yes
2. Do you believe in some cosmic force outside of humanity which will
punish or reward individuals based on their actions in either this life
or the next?   Yes
3. Do you believe that large lavish celebrations should be a part of
your spirituality?   No

  1. Do you feel an incredibly strong connection to the earth?   Yes
  2. Do you believe in the existence of magical creatures others would

call mythical or nonsense?   Not Sure
6. Do you believe that hard work and studying are essential to your
spirituality? Be honest.   Yes
7. Do you believe that magick can not hurt you if you do not believe in
them?   No

  1. Do you believe in the axiom an eye for eye?   No
  2. Do you believe that you must make a sacrifice in order for your

magick to work?   Yes
10. Do you use astrology, such as time of day, planetary position, etc.
in your spiritual working?   Yes
11. Do you use blood, your own or others, in your magickal working?  
Not Sure

  1. Do you believe magick must be exact in order to work?   No
  2. Do you u1tilize alcohol as a major tool in your religion?   No
  3. Do you feel that the earth provides willingly for you?   Yes
  4. Do you believe that the spirits of your ancesters guide your

spiritual path?   Yes

by bendygirl on Mon Feb 13th, 2006 at 10:00:45 PDT

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