A Diary of a Wiccan Teacher
Theres a new kitten in the house and so that makes four cats in total now. Much as I love the little critters (I bred and showed champion Burmese and Burmillas for many years) Im not sure that teaching Wicca and rascal kittens goes together too well. This kitten is a ten week old Burmilla baby from one of my breeding queens and in keeping with that breed hes a very intelligent and extremely sociable little boy who has decreed that as part of their training, all students MUST see the God in him at all times, regardless of what else they might be doing. Apparently he feels that he is a God kittenified (as opposed to personified) and it would be highly advantageous to all students to become better acquainted with the Divine through his glorious and gracious presence.
Thus it seems that rituals are no longer complete without his presence (hes made it clear that he is after all the Divine in an earthly kitten body) and that any divination, teaching discussion and magickal practice absolutely MUST be overseen and managed by him. We therefore have a new coven member, a rather furry and mischievous member but one who feels that he is pivotal to the success of teaching anything and the sooner we get used to it the better apparently. Guiding the students through a group meditation in the circle is not always easy with a furry kitten (er sorry, God) climbing over the altar, eating the ritual biscuits and nestling up in your lap. Oh well, I guess well just have to add some cat bickies to the ritual bickies...
Oak and Mistletoe News
As part of our support for the community Oak and Mistletoe and it's members regularly donate goods, money and our time to causes close to our hearts. In the past, we have sponsored a Guide Dog puppy, donated blankets to animal welfare protection organisations, given groceries to the wonderful Pagan charity TAWI, donated money to saving the bears in Asia and a variety of other equally as deserving causes.
I'm keen to know your favourite causes (not specific charities) so that we can focus our donations in the areas that mean the most to us all.