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Goddess Envy:  Goddess Envy has been a shared conceptual dream of Amethyst and Dragon’s for many years even before they met.   It took the two souls finding each other to make it a reality.  Both people have thrown much of themselves and their beliefs into it.  Our number one goal is to educate.  So many pagans still feel the persecution of their beilefs.  In a world where equal rights is on the forefront of many political and social topics religion should be included. We hope to bring nature back to the suburbs with a brick and mortar store in Aurora within a few years.    
Amethyst:  I came into the pagan path as a sophomore in high school.  I have since delved deeply into my own spiritual path and education.  I completed most of a year and a day program with Colorado’s Collage of Wicca and Old Lore.  I realized that I needed more solitary teachings and broke away before finishing.  I have lived a magical life for many years now as a solitary practitioner.  Growing up in Aurora, CO I -like many of my fellow practiononers - have had to travel into the heart of Denver to find the supplies and knowledge that I needed.  The thought of a store closer to home has been a dream for a long time.  I have felt a calling for Goddess Envy for a number of years and through the aid of my husband have finally been able to make it a reality.  
Dragon: 
Goddess Envy:  Goddess Envy has been a shared conceptual dream of Amethyst and Dragon’s for many years even before they met.   It took the two souls finding each other to make it a reality.  Both people have thrown much of themselves and their beliefs into it.  Our number one goal is to educate.  So many pagans still feel the persecution of their beilefs.  In a world where equal rights is on the forefront of many political and social topics religion should be included. We hope to bring nature back to the suburbs with a brick and mortar store in Aurora within a few years.    
Amethyst:  I came into the pagan path as a sophomore in high school.  I have since delved deeply into my own spiritual path and education.  I completed most of a year and a day program with Colorado’s Collage of Wicca and Old Lore.  I realized that I needed more solitary teachings and broke away before finishing.  I have lived a magical life for many years now as a solitary practitioner.  Growing up in Aurora, CO I -like many of my fellow practiononers - have had to travel into the heart of Denver to find the supplies and knowledge that I needed.  The thought of a store closer to home has been a dream for a long time.  I have felt a calling for Goddess Envy for a number of years and through the aid of my husband have finally been able to make it a reality.  
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  • What is “Pagan” and “Wicca” ? :  Oxford dictionaries online define “Pagan” as “: a person holding religious beliefs other than those of the main world religions.  A member of a modern religious movement which seeks to incorporate beliefs or practices from outside the main world religions, especially nature worship.”  and  “Wicca” as “the religious cult of modern witchcraft, especially an initiatory tradition founded in England in the mid 20th century and claiming its origins in pre-Christian pagan religions”.    Basically Pagan and Wicca are terms used for a religious or spiritual belief system focusing on nature and not conforming to the Judeo-Christian view.   Despite the similarity in the sounds of the words, Wicca (or Wiccan) has no connection to the word Wicked.
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  • What is “Witchcraft?”  :  Witchcraft is the practice of Wicca.  A practice of rituals and ceremonies to commune with nature, work with natural energies, or a combination of the two to achieve a goal.  That goal may be as simple as praising Deity or as complex as gaining personal power to aid yourself or someone else in an endeavor.
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  • Is Witchcraft dangerous? :  Wicca is a nature based religion that promotes personal responsibility and intellectual liberty.  For many it is not only safe but healthy to explore a spiritual path. It is no more dangerous than any other human or religious endeavor.  Just like in most things – if you don’t understand what you are doing, there can be negative consequences. It would be wise to seek a better understanding of any practice beforehand. A Wiccan practitioner is working with strong natural forces and needs to be careful how and what they ask for.  Just as a new driver needs to be careful of speed and distraction while on the road.   
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  • Don’t Witches worship the Devil? :  This is a very common misconception.  So let us be very plain- Witches are NOT Satanists.  Lucifer, Satan, The Devil- whatever you choose to call him, is a Christian concept. Many religions have a similar character that epitomizes what some view as the very worst of things.  As we covered in FAQ number 1 Pagans and Wiccans are by the very definition- non-Christian.   One cannot worship something they do not believe in to begin with.  Historically, in its push for power, the Christian church became very intolerant of other religions.  A negative and very Christian spin on all other non-Christian religions, calling them Heathen, Satanist, and Witch, and persecuted practitioners heavily for the practice of non conformed religions.  A philosophy that lead to 250 years of torture, torment and death in the name of God.  A shameful time in Christian history when many men and women were put to torture or death for the “crime” of witchcraft.
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  •  If you don’t worship the Devil- then who is the goat footed man with the horns you do worship?:  This is Pan.  In many European cultures a magical creature called a Faun (yes like Mr. Tumnus from the Wardrobe) roamed the land.  They had the lower body of a goat and the upper body of a man with a set of small goat like horns on their head. They often carried a set of musical pipes.  Pan is a Celtic deity often associated with fertility, and frivolity.  He is a sensual god – often invoked at times of pleasure and sexual activity.   Not all Pagan’s or wiccans Worship him solely.  He is one of many faces Deity wears for us.
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  •  If it’s nothing bad- Why the secrecy? :  Let us put it in plain terms: The intolerance of others, especially those who feel threatened by Pagan views, makes it potentially dangerous to be open about our beliefs. Believe it or not more lives have be lost or destroyed in the name of religion than any other type of conflict in history. Out of sheer self preservation many choose to only share these views to those we feel are open minded enough to not attempt to harm them for it.  Society is changing – but change is slow.  Our children are much more tolerant of race, sexual orientation and religious choices today than they were 100 or even 50 years ago.  Someday – we hope and believe in the near future - Wicca will be much more widely accepted.  However, the old ideas and paradigms still weigh on some people’s hearts and minds and will drive how they respond to others, so for now it is a personal choice whether to be open about one’s path or not. 
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  •   Do Pagans worship God?:  The simple answer is Yes -  The part to remember is that to Pagans, as followers of a non judeo-christian path, Jesus Christ is not represented as the embodiment of the higher power, nor is there any equivalent representation. We choose to call the higher power “Spirit” Or “Deity”.  I stick with “Deity” here and on the website.  Deity for Pagans is a perfect balance of male and female energies.  The female aspect of course being called “Goddess”, and the male “God”.   As Neo-pagan and Wiccan we get the opportunity to work with many gods and goddesses of many different pantheons.  They are all different facets or personas of the same higher power we are calling Deity. 
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  • What is “Neo-Pagan”? : “Neo-Pagan” is a term commonly used to refer to modern Pagans.  As we have touched on before “Pagan” is a term for any one following a non-Judeo-Christian belief system mostly before the rise of Christianity in early Europe.  There was a long period in history during this time where Paganism was not the majority practice.  “Neo-Pagan” is an acknowledgement of these times and a statement that Paganism is not dead.  It is also an acknowledgement that today’s pagans are different from pre Christian pagans and that some practices have changed or evolved. 
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  • What should I know to support my loved one? (Taboos- to be aware of):  The answers to questions 1-8 will get you a long way.  Beyond that we can cover a few more things.
    •  Your loved one will likely have different special holidays.  Many times these fall in line with holidays your family may already recognize and celebrate.  They go by different names so don’t be surprised when they use the terms. You may even ask to know more about the meaning behind the holiday.
    • Your loved one will probably wear different jewelry.  Often it is beautiful, and may be set with gemstones or Celtic knot work designs, or other symbols. You may be tempted to touch the jewelry and get a closer look.  Please understand that the jewelry and other personal items are often considered “Special” to them – it is polite to ask before you try to touch them.   
    • Unfortunately, those of us that openly follow a pagan path find ourselves spending a lot of time defending our belief system.  Please, do not accuse them of devil worship, this is not true. Do not accuse them of animal or child sacrifice, this also is not true. If you are worried about any of this, the best thing to do is sit down and calmly express your concerns with them, allow them to explain what is or is not a part of their beliefs. If you don't feel you can calmly discuss this with them, try using a mediator to facilitate a healthy discussion.
    • One of the many things Pagans are proud of is the freedom to believe as one wishes. If you want to be supportive of your loved one, be open-minded to what they believe. You do not have to agree with or alter your own beliefs to understand where they are coming from.
    • Just love them, no matter what, love them for who they are.
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  • What are the sacred days?:  Wiccans have 8 Sabbats or major holidays.  These start as a New Year celebration called Samhain (procounced Sow-en) observed either October 31st or November 1st depending on where you are. Many people refer to this as Halloween.  Then follows Yule (winter Solstice), Imbolc (Candlemass), Eostera (Spring Equinox) Beltaine, Midsummer (Summer Soltice), Lammas , and Mabon (Autumn Equinox).  After the 8 big days most pagans or wiccans follow the moon and recognize the full and new moons.  
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