What others have asked:
When it comes to running a venture such as Ancient Pathway, the questions are sometimes serious, sometimes fun and sometimes, they just leave us standing there in awed silence. Here we have posted a few of the top questions that we have come across over the years. If you do not see an answer to your question here, please visit our contact page for more information.
The Ancient Pathway Top Questions:
1. Can you give me a spell for (This or that..)? or Can you send me spells?
Education is the best spell that there is, however if you have a specific need, Ancient Pathway can put together a spell kit for you. We have a few that are generic for worship or general ritual use. If you would like a spell kit made for you, please see our contact information. Keep in mind that spells to bend the mind/will or to cause harm will never be distributed by Ancient Pathway. We always follow the Wiccan Rede and "Harm None".
2. How do I become a witch?
This is a question that can only be answered through a personal journey and by time. It is important to identify what it is to you to be a witch and exactly what that means. To become a witch is a personal journey that takes many years. You can not just wake up one morning at state to the powers that be that you are a witch and expect that you will be filled with the power of the Goddess. Time and study are the keys. Even though there are those that would argue the point, my studies include not only our past, but the future, psychology and science. All these things together will give you a greater understanding of the world around you. You can find many fine books in the Ancient Pathway Shop which will help you to find your path.
3. How do I get my powers?
In my history within the craft, I have been asked this question many times, and I have finally come up with an answer that does not offend the asker. Powers are a state of mind. Many young (or new) witches feel that there will be a time when they will raise their hands and the world will immediately bend to their wills. Though this is possible on some rare occasions, the powers that we gain as witches are mainly the ability to understand and use the world around us. For instance, the most powerful LOVE spell out there is something that most of us already know, the use of chocolate, poetry and music. There is nothing more powerful that I have found. But this is not magick, this is common sense. The powers that you are looking for, may simply be on television. And once you have gained the knowledge of the witch, you will no longer be looking for those illusive powers. Also, as previously stated, bending the will of another is not true witchcraft, it is manipulation and goes against the single rule of Witchcraft - "harm none".
4. Where can I buy witchcraft supplies?
This question is amusing when I am asked. If you have arrived at Ancient Pathway by use of a referral or search engine, the first link that you will find from the main page is the Shopping Links. Here you will find many of the items that you are looking for. If you don't find what you are looking for, you can special order almost anything (within the law) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org But when it comes down to it, the best resource that you have for magickal or witchcraft supplies, is the self. You can make your own candles, papers or inks. You can grow your own herbs and in some rare instances, even make your own blades, if you have the skill and the patience. The self-made materials are always the best to use in your practices in my opinion.
5. Are there stores/covens/classes where I live?
You will find local events, classes and meetings simply by looking closely. Some of my best friends I have met in public places, simply by keeping my eyes open. You can see that many people will wear talismans or totems, watching for these tokens can give you an excuse to start a conversation. Classes and meetings are many times advertised in local newspapers. You can check social media or such meeting sites as Meetup.com or visitation annual events such as Earth Day celebrations to find like minded individuals.
6. Where can I buy a Book of Shadows?
A book of Shadows is a personal journal. It will contain information about your personal travels within the world of witchcraft. Though you can use a computer, or even a blank bound journal to creator your personal Book of Shadows, you can also make your own. We will soon post information on how you can do this. If you would prefer a manufactured blank Book of Shadows, you can purchase these though our online shop. The Ancient Pathway (blank) books of shadows range from bulk manufactured journals to hand made tomes, each with specific properties.