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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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Rog05/18/16101010Thank you very much, Rev. Blackthorn..
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Gem02/05/16101010Thanks Amy! Will put this into work .....
Pat01/07/16101010Thanks again.

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

2016-05-04 Ceremonial artifacts found on property:

Trouble from the person who set this up, possibly, but not from the working being done. It's your property. If you don't mind someone meditating, having small ceremonies there, I'd say so. Just telling

2016-02-18 Pagan Religion:

Pagan is a blanket term for anyone who doesn't follow 1 of the 3 Abrahamic religions.So it technically includes major world faiths like Buddhism and Sikhism and Hinduism as well as other religions.   

2016-02-16 Interview on Magic:

1. Do you believe in magic? Absolutely   2. What does magic mean to you? Causing wanted change in accordance with Will.   3. Do you use magic in your work? Daily for 23 years  4. Is there good and bad

2016-01-20 Lost item:

Grab a "Barbie" from the dollar store. Write Give me back my hard drive on it. Cover in peanut butter and roll in bird seed. Hang in the trees where the birds will find it.     Birds pecking the doll for

2016-01-19 Lost item:

Saint Anthony is helpful for lost items   Close your eyes   Say three times.   Saint Anthony, Saint Anthony, Saint Anthony  Please come Down  Something's lost and can't be found    It usually appears within

 

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