I usually try to post something Wiccan on all my high holidays, and today is Imbolc, the Wiccan equivalent of the festival of lights. I have a ton of candles this year, but most of them are scented really strongly, and I am afraid that the competing scents will give me a headache.
I want to go to a public festival this year, but I am a little scared. Last year, I attended the Pagan circle on campus and was underwhelmed. There is the co-President, who apparently worships Lord of the Rings, the kid who thinks he knows everything but is just talking out of his ass, and lots of black trench coats. I get the black trench, I really do. But, Highlander: The Series went out in the ’90s, so I guess I really don’t after all.
What I also don’t get is why they have sections on Eastern religions like Shinto and Taoism, that are fundamentally not Pagan, in a pagan circle. When I go to events for Pagans, I want to talk about earth-based religions that represent my beliefs. And when I studied Eastern religions for my degree, I certainly didn’t go to a book that an 18 year old kid passes around and spouts off facts that aren’t actually factual.
I guess it’s an age thing as well, but it’s frustrating that I can’t really talk about this with anyone. And then the one hope I had of an outlet was smothered to death in teen boy ego. I’m not really sure to go from here. So, I anticipate another asocial holiday in the old apartment.religion