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  • #16
    I wish I had realized how important it is to actually *practice* instead of just doing a massive amount of reading. Learning is good but actually doing is what leads to spiritual experiences.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by Rain Gnosis View Post
      I wish I had realized how important it is to actually *practice* instead of just doing a massive amount of reading. Learning is good but actually doing is what leads to spiritual experiences.
      With regard to Wicca specifically, how does one know what to practice without doing a "massive amount of reading"?

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      • #18
        Well, one could find and join a coven. However, I said "instead of just" reading. I'm not saying don't read, I'm saying don't just read. I love reading, I wouldn't recommend someone not do it.
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        • #19
          When I started out, I wouldn't have felt comfortable joining a coven without having read thoroughly and had a practical understanding of what joining a one involved and what they practiced. But of course that's me. It's plausible that others might be comfortable jumping in blind.

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          • #20
            It might depend on what you take massive amount to mean. I meant I read dozens (hundreds?) of books but actually *did* something a dozen times. Wicca is often defined by orthopraxy and is, in my understanding, experiential. I don't know how or why I felt the Divine at all except maybe that They were surprisingly patient with me.
            Last edited by Rain Gnosis; August 27th, 2017, 03:00 AM.
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