A Pagan Child’s ABC’s
A is Athame, the knife that we use.
B is for Beltaine, when partners we choose.
C is for Circle where we all are one.
D is for Deosil, path of the Sun.
E is for Esbat, when we gather round.
F is for Fire and its crackling sound.
G is for the Goddess in beauty and love.
H is the Horned One, our Father above.
I is for Imbolc, candles light the way,
J is for June when it’s Midsummer’s Day.
K is for Karma, the things that we do.
L is for Lammas, harvest’s almost through!
M is for Moon, riding way up so high,
N is for Nighttime, which darkens the sky.
O is for Ostara, when we hunt for eggs,
P is for Pan, with hairy goat legs.
Q is the Quarters and there are just four,
R for the Rites when we open the Door.
S is for Samhain, end of the year,
T is for Tarot cards, futures to hear
U is Undines from the watery West,
V is Vervain for protection and rest.
W’s Widdershins, the path of the moon.
X is the sign that’s the sign of the God.
Y is for Yule and the sun’s return,
Z is the Zodiac, 12 signs to learn.
Copyright 1989, Breid Foxsong
I would like to teach this to a child one day.
One Woman's Journey.: Not Sure.
It’s been about two months now since I started, I guess, going down this road. How I wish my heart were fully into the idea of a God and Goddess, but I dunno. And another thing that’s there, as always, is the question “What if the Church is right?” Though, to be honest, I could let it go. Not easy…
Well, if anyone’s judging, it’s not me. ^_^ I’d say: don’t force it. A couple of months, believe it or not, isn’t that long of a time. You don’t have to do two things at once if you don’t feel comfortable with it; if you want to just work on letting Christianity go, then do that. After you feel like you’ve cleansed yourself (I don’t have much advice on this since it can take months or longer, depending on how immersed in the culture you were before), then you can start looking for your Pagan (or other non-Christian) path. And it’s okay not to have any path for a while. Sometimes it’s okay to be lost; you can’t find yourself if you never lose yourself, after all.
Don’t know if my thoughts help at all, but I think honesty is the best policy, and you’re doing that right now. You don’t know if this is for you. That’s fine. You don’t have to.