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Rev. Amy Blackthorn Ph.D, DD. HPS, RM

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I teach Wicca 101, 202 and more specific advanced subjects. I can answer questions on several Traditions. I have experience in subjects including, Astrology, Wicca, Folk Magic, and indigenous Religions, including Voudou, Greek and Celtic Reconstruction, Native Herbal uses, Hoodoo and Green Witch Craft. I am a Usui Reiki Master, as well as a trained in several other forms of healing.

Experience in the area

I have 17+ years experience in the above topics, including the Initiatory traditions of Gardnerian Wicca and Green Witchcraft.

Organizations

Maryland Delaware Wiccan Pagan Alliance, Alternative Religions Education Network, Lady Liberty League, Pagan Clergy Association

Publications

My first publication was in "The Seeker Journal" at the age of 16. This was an 18 page in depth look at the similarities between Wiccan holy days and Christian ones.

Education/Credentials

Numerous degrees including one in Horticulture and initiation into different Religious orders, including Susun Weed's and other Pagan Authors, Scholars and Elders.

What do you like about this subject?

My faith is very important to me, anything I can do to help others understand it makes me feel at peace.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I am always learning. Teaching others helps me to learn more about myself every day, and I really enjoy helping others understand what myself and others like me, do.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Q: Are you a good Witch or a bad Witch? A: When you ask if someone is a "good" Witch or a "bad" Witch, it is the same as asking someone if they are a "good" Presbyterian or a "bad" Presbyterian. Wiccans adhere to the Rede, "An it harm none, do as ye will." Witches and other pagans have their own ethical standards. There are good and bad people in every society and in every religion.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Q: Do you have ritual orgies? A: These rumors come from our lack of taboos regarding sex. We have no rules which prohibit homosexuality, nudity or pre-marital sex. Sex as the generative force in nature is seen by most pagans as something utterly sacred. We feel that the physical act of love is to be approached with great respect and responsibility.

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Recent Answers from Rev. Amy Blackthorn Ph.D, DD. HPS, RM

2015-06-22 attraction:

A simple but effective charm is a bay leaf. You can wrote their name on one and tuck it in your phone case to encourage them to call you. If they don't have your number or you don't know their name it'll

2015-04-22 Guilt:

There is indeed. You need a 10" fashion doll. (They're cheap 'Barbie' knockoffs you can buy in a dollar store.     Write on the stomach "Purse money thief" or a similar descriptor.     Cover the thing

2015-04-01 Spells:

Hi Tori!   Take one bay leaf (also called Laurel) and write their name on it. Place it with your phone. Tape it to it, put it inside your cell phone case, doesn't matter, just keep it with your phone.

2015-03-12 Questionable Spell:

Helping friends and family members see that what you're doing is beneficial to you isn't harmful to them.     Not to mention not every Wicxan follows the Rede. Rede means advice or counsel. It's not a

2015-02-20 Question on the Nature of the Purpose:

Hi Troy.    I'll answer your question as best I can.  You'd have dug for quite a while and still probably not found the answer.  Due to the decentralization of Wicca that you mentioned it makes it harder

 

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