Sunday, November 23, 2008

Pagan Parenting

I came across a great page in the latest issue of Circle Magazine that I wanted to share with you.
It's about raising a child Pagan and I found it very enlightening and I hope you do as well.
To Raise a child Pagan is... teach the ways of the past through ritual. build confidence slowly and surely. reveal the sacred through out the day. expand the notion of extended family. allow wisdom to be gained through failure. be assured infinite opportunities to talk and teach, listen and learn. embrace the power of youth. lead by example. invite exuberant imagination. foster self-love. gain knowledge through fresh young eyes. have the help and guidance of a tribe. embrace the full range of emotion and show how to channel it. instill a feeling of being connected to a whole. behold the human potential realized. run barefoot and wild, surrounded by laughter. create a world of possibility and wonder. encourage personal responsibility. demonstrate respect for nature. wish you were raised pagan yourself.
...a gift to the universe and an incredible honor.
By Peggy Burke
Madison, Wisconsin

As a Pagan parent there is always the search for quality and substantive materials and organizations that will contribute to your children's intellectual and spiritual growth.
The internet now provides an easier access to sites on Pagan Family practice, activities, and networking.
Here are some sites I am sure you will enjoy visiting.

Here are some pagan oriented books:

"Family Wicca" by Ashleen O'Gaea
"Raising Witches, Teaching the Wiccan Faith to Children" by Ashleen O'Gaea
"Celebrating the Great Mother: A handbook of Earth Honoring activities for parents and children" by Cait Johnson and Maura D. Shaw
"My First Little Book of Wicca" by Rev. Velvet Rieth
"Raising Pagans, When daddy is catholic and Mommy is a Witch: What's a couple to teach their children?" by Kathleen Richard

Enjoy all!


Princess61470 said...

That was a great article, I loved it and lots of information here. I had only found a few books before on Miss Anna's level and trying to find something for all the kids as well as encompass the family is difficult at best. Glad to have all the new info and sites to research!!