There is a 30 day Pagan journaling challenge for the month of September set up on Instagram and I thought it would be fun to do it – and would get me back into the swing of things as well.
And back into blogging here as I answer the posts. (I’m not much of an Instagram person.)
Today’s question is:
If I could ask my hero from my tradition three questions, what would they be? How do I think they would answer them?
I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to do this one. I don’t have a tradition, exactly. I’m a solitary. A highly eclectic solitary Pagan witch, primarily Hellenic, with a dash of Druidry, a bit of Buddhism, and a dab of Tao. And a smidgen of Qabala, too, probably. And, yes, I’m primarily Hellenic, and there are lots of Greek heroes, but I don’t feel particularly close to any of them.
So I was pretty stumped, until every Pagan page and group on Face Book suddenly blew up with the news that Raymond Buckland had passed through the veil today.
And that… changed the tone of this post.
I don’t consider Raymond Buckland to be a hero, exactly, but he (along with Scott Cunningham and a few others) was an important part of my early days on my path, so I’m dedicating this post to them.
As most know, my first book on Wicca was Scott Cunningham’s The Truth About Witchcraft Today.
I’m not sure what the second one was, but early on I came across Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft (otherwise known as “The Big Blue Book,” and “Uncle Bucky’s Big Blue Book”) and it, too, became one of my early guides in learning about what witches are and what they do.
I still have my copy of it. It is one of the books (along with Cunningham’s books and a few others) that I just can’t bring myself to let go of.
I also have a DVD of Buckland – and one of Cunningham. I think I might watch them on Samhain.