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The Witch, The Tiger, and out of the Wardrobe

Author: Orion Raven
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I am the pagan who works magick, yes. But I am sure after years of questioning my faith that Paganism seems more like the obvious choice for the person, like me, with Asperger's Disorder. Many people don't know that girl, the one holding the green iPad and who is obese and has the intelligence of a professor (who is a bit absent-minded at times) . I am also a Bisexual Genderfluid woman who knows what it is like to be insulted and forced to conform to ‘certain standards’.

When I was 13 years old, I studied a bit of witchcraft and Kemeticism and, behold, I was interested in Paganism from the get go. But I went into the hospital, and not knowing who I was and how are people going to respect me, I fell into more relapses until I was considered to be a threat to society. Looking back at it, it was scary to think about my mother's pride and prejudice against the Pagans. She said that I worship the devil.

Merely to call oneself a Pagan/Witch isn't hard for some people but part can be for some others. I know that because, I tried to dedicate myself to Wicca, then to Paganism, but that didn't work because a) I was lazy and b) mother tried to brainwash me back into her religion (even though in recent years, she denied that I was a Pagan) . That actually was much better for me than to be blocked out all together.

The reason why we get bullied into adulthood is that people who hate Pagans, and other people who are different from their normal society, get insulted that we try to have the better life. Hence we are being picked on every moment of our lives while the people who are insulting us try to hide the fact that they are being picked on us. Therefore dealing with people who insult me -- because of my disability and my religious affiliations -- is actually the reason I have to withdraw into myself at times to avoid the excruciating pain and sorrow from this life. Dealing with the abuse, as well as posing to make them feel better, adds insult onto the pain that I had to bear.

When coming out into the world, one already filled with insults and negative comments about me, the hate became more prevalent. But I am able to control my anger more and more. I had this anger since my childhood and I need to stop being angry about the world and her people. It is against the law of Wicca and Witchcraft to cause harm due to hate and intentions that are negative enough to be avoided.

To be a hater is to be holding on to the brainwashing of the parent and society and not to have empathy for what another person is going through. Why is hate necessary anyways, when it is based on the unknown world of someone else’s experiences? So when people are insulting you again and again and don't listen to your reasons for being here, that's your hater. It’s hard to become one yourself but you have to try.

Just remember that when you do a dedication, that you are a worthwhile person and that the Gods do care for you as well as your goals and dreams.

If someone speaks about hanging you by the rope, don't flash a look at him or even give him attention. Rather, go and prepare some paintings to relieve the stress of the bullying done by him. If you have the proof of the scars of people beating up on you, when you leave them, then call the ambulance and just press charges against them. This crime should never go unpunished just because of the hater's denial of wrongdoing. If there is evidence against him, it is the hate crime. I would say, also do a protective spell for yourself as well as wear the protective charm against bullying and abuse. And work on the anger management, as that will eventually help your focus and enhance ability to work on spells and rituals with the clear mind and open heart.

By the way, this is for people over the ages of 18 who are being picked on in college and work. Please know that if you have Asperger's Disorder, you are not alone in this world.




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