Yeah, go up to the podium on a sunday mass, and tell them I have to confess, I’m a demonic cultist who was sent to corrupt your souls by -insert demon name here-. Then watch as they either scratch their heads, freak the fuck out, or laugh at you.
Bonus points if you actually were sent by a demon to corrupt their souls.
I like the idea of a shaman living at the edge of the woods and being a walking portal and companion for the spirits. But I also like the idea of a dark sorcerer living in a black castle or old Victorian manor and calling up equally dark beings. I’d say I’m a sorcerous shaman or a shamanic sorcerer. And @AdamThoth isn’t wrong. Back in highschool, my best friend and I would always tell people that we were devil worshippers and the looks we would get were PRICELESS. Funny thing is, I’m (obviously) a black magician, and he’s a Laveyan agnostic Satanist
It would seem that I fall pretty close to chaote sorcerer/wizard. I’m very individualistic about my practice. I’m a huge believer in “do whatever works for you.” I also like to to practice both low and high magick as I feel different situations call for different measures, and let’s face it, were not always going to have the grand outdoors or a huge room to cast a 2 hour ritual in lol.
Magician of course fits in there as well.
I usually refer to myself as a witch. Both due to the fact that majority of my practice IS traditional witchcraft and because I like the connotations.
Hmmm I don’t see them as gods though exactly. Just very powerful thought forms and spirits.
They exist because we made them exist not the other way around. (From my perspective.)
I don’t see how LHP and Pagan are mutually exclusive terms, especially if you work with Norse and Celtic entities. I frequently say I am a “LHP Heathen” when the topic comes up.
Pagan implies you worship those entities which I do not.
I must have missed that memo, along with the entirety of the heathen community. Pagan most certainly does not imply that. It means we acknowledge the old gods, that we work with them. But whether we bow to them or view them as friends and teachers is up to the individual. I think you have just been hanging around too many Wiccans.
Ok, so I see what you’re saying. I don’t typically lump together pagans and heathens though. Their practices feel too different. I was Heathen before turning to The LHP and still heavily incorporate that mythos and lean on Odin. And you may be right about the wiccan thing. However, as it’s typically defined, pagan is used for people subscribing to a polytheistic religion.
The word religion and I don’t get along. Absolutely despise that word. I can just smell the dogma seeping from it.
Is possible to be successful with one foot in LHP and one foot in RHP so to speak?
I don’t see why not. There are a few on this forum that do exactly that. Not my taste personally but do whatever you’re comfortable with. That’s what will yield you results. @mojosalad
It’s rare to see it done well, but there are people who successfully walk a middle path.
It all started here
Be it Shamanism, LHP, paganism, heathen you name it this was the beginning. As time went on it brokebinto many traditions with many masks for the forces of the universe.
Do you get possessed by animal spirits too
Never liked any labels/religions/belief systems, i see it very simple, you are what you put your energy into and believe in, you create your own rift of illusions. Which vibrates forever into the unknown, that is all you really need to know. know thyself and everything else becomes an illusion.
Other then that i try to stay very open minded about everything
Wolf and bear spirits.
Ravens and others glad I’m not the only one exploring the other applications of shamanism.