Hello everyone! Welcome to the Path of a Christian Witch.

Emails are starting to trickle in from people who have heard about the upcoming launch of my book ‘The Path of a Christian Witch’. Some contact me out of curiosity, but most write me to express that they too have merged the magic of the Goddess with the teachings of Jesus. Throughout these emails, one voice comes out, loud and clear:

We are here!

This space is dedicated to discussing, sharing, learning and celebrating the Mysteries that are being revealed to us. I am putting forth this blog for several reasons:

  1. To answer questions readers may have
  2. To share our practice, our tools and tips on the Craft
  3. To post research into Christian Pagan studies
  4. Most importantly, it is a place to finally share our very own theology.

We are here. That much is clear. I hope this blog gives us a place to define who we are so that we may be better able to shine our distinctive light into the world.

May there be light where you are!

25 Responses to “About this blog”

  1. PeterG Says:

    I have your book! Thank you!!! I am reading and studying it and working through many issues. I studied to be an ordained Deacon but could not continue due to the fact that there were many unresolved issues that I could not accept at this time. I am a solitary, ecclectic and catholic (small c)
    Thank you for your bravery…you are blazing a path for sure…side note: I am fm Mtl…now living in the east coast! Blessed Be.

    1. Adelina Says:

      Glad to have you in our midst. I would have liked to study as a deacon, but it’s just another thing denied to me… Instead, I try to dedicate my life to studying Christianity in a different way.
      Many blessings to you!
      Adelina

  2. Sara Says:

    Thank you for this book, Adelina! About a year ago I took the plunge and bought a book on Druidry. The disconnect from my Christian roots was too strange for me, and to my disappointment, my learning ended there. But last week I bought your book and read it cover to cover. I don’t remember ever feeling so calm and so excited at the same time. Your book is exactly the sort of thing I needed to bring me home to the place I’ve known I’ve always belonged. Your words and your courage are a beautiful beginning to what I know will be a wonderful journey for many. Thank you.

  3. Natasha Says:

    Thank you Adelina for this wonderful book. I too have been brought up Christian, but always found that there was something missing. One day, while wondering the book store, one seemed to jump out at me, bringing me on my journey of paganism and Wicca. I related more to it, but I also found myself missing the teachings of Jesus.

    It has been many years since I’ve really done any practicing with either religion, and a lot of wandering through book stores. Looking again for that special book to jump out at me. I was about ready to leave, when there it was, staring me in the face. Your book.

    Thank you for helping me to see that the combining of the two, actually go hand in hand. Wonderful book, and am looking forward to celebrating and bringing spirituality back info my life without the guilt, or feeling lost.

    I tried visiting your website, http://www.adelinastclair.com, but it doesn’t seem be working.

    Thanks again.
    Natasha

  4. Tracy Says:

    Dear Adelina,

    Raised as a born again, bible believing, baptized Evangelical Christian…I have a deeply personal relationship with Christ, my Lord and Savior. Yet, over the course of the last few years, I felt a stirring in my soul of something else caling me in the rustle of the wind, in the blazing glory of a sunset or the tumultous roar of a river. Feeling restless yesterday, I perused the aisles of my local bookstore and there like a bright shining beacon was your book on the shelf. As soon as I read the title, my eyes filled with tears as I just knew this book would soothe that sore little raw spot in my heart. I was surprised at my reaction but only momentarily as I knew in my heart of heart’s the path I’ve been yearning to take. I just couldn’t figure out how to reconcile my traditional Christian beliefs with a desire for a journey to greater understanding of the Craft. I felt like I was the only one with this unusual situation and no options available to me. As I came upon your book, I knew I wasn’t alone anymore and that it was no coincidence your story was made available to me. What a blessed gift you have brought to us and I now feel refreshed and encouraged begin my new journey without fear but only courage.

    ~May you be abundantly blessed as we are blessed by you!

    Tracy

    1. Adelina Says:

      And you are a blessing in my life. Thank you and welcome. You are indeed not alone! Blessings on you path.
      Adelina

    2. Marilyn Says:

      Hi Tracy,
      I am also a born again believer and I feel the pull of power (not comfortable saying magic,lol). I am searching also, but I believe that God put certain properties in plants and stones and expects us to use them. I also remember Jesus saying that we would do even greater things than He did! So, if that doesn’t say we can use God’s power here on earth, I don’t know what does. I’m still trying to learn, but for me it seems there is tooo much info out there and I don’t know where to start. I am definitely interested in learning healing methods and ways to help people feel better about themselves.
      Marilyn

  5. jezerae Says:

    Your book has aspired me to spend a year and a day on a journey to find my own path, and where it will lead me.

  6. Gabby Says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!
    I was brought up in a Christian home, and much like yourself, had a very deep and personal relationship with Jesus. As a young child, I spoke with angels and had dreams that were clearly from God. I always had a fascination with magic though and felt that my religion didn’t celebrate nature nearly enough. Once I got into high school I began to explore my faith and became very involved with the local church. There was something always missing though, and I seemed to find it best on nature walks or staring at the night sky. Thus, began my interest in Wicca and Paganism. At first, I was very open about my interest, but my family and church family became furious and my mother threatened that “no devil worshipper would live in her house.” I was deeply hurt and had to cover up my beliefs that one could be both Christian and Wiccan. Now that I’ve graduated from high school, I’ve been granted the freedom to find my own path. I began checking out books from the library on Wicca, but found that I missed the teachings of Christ. I felt very alone and out of place… Then I found your book last night! I read it cover to cover in a few hours- I really couldn’t put it down- and it was like I was reading my own story! Thank you for your honesty and bravery. Your book has given me the courage to follow the path I feel called to follow instead of blindly following a religion created by men. You are an inspiration and a blessing!! Peace be with you and blessed be. 

    1. Adelina Says:

      Thank YOU for this blessing! May your journey be filled with peace and love.

  7. sungoddesstarot Says:

    Adelina, I enjoyed your blog very much as it touched a chord in me. I am a Roman Catholic but have been practicing my faith in my own way. I don’t go to church and partake in any of the activities with my catholic community. So I don’t plaster a label on myself but just do what I do best believing its between my God and me.

    I realized after reading your blog that I may be walking in the direction of the path you took. I am not sure, but reading your blog has opened a floodgate of emotions in me I never knew existed. I would like to share my blogpost with you and hope that you could guide me along and shed some light on this direction that I am walking towards. http://sungoddesstarot.blogspot.sg/2012/09/between-my-god-and-me.html?m=1

    1. Adelina Says:

      Greetings,

      I agree that labels don’t do anyone any good. We just have to live to our greatest potential and keep our candles burning. I look forward to reading you.
      Blessings of love and light!

  8. Angela Duck Says:

    Hey Adelina!

    I am reading your book. I love it and appreciate your bravery and skill in writing it. I also tried to sign up to follow this blog. Twice I’ve entered my email address and have received the message ‘we sent an email confirmation’. But I never get the email.I know it’s not in my junk or trash folder either.
    I have been a Christian for 30 something years, but I am brand new on this path. Even so, it feels like coming home (after you’ve had amnesia and still don’t remember everything).
    I found your study course also and wanted to ask if I am too late to start that?
    Blessings
    Angela

    1. Adelina Says:

      Hi Angela,

      It is not too late at all. I will read anyone that submits all their work. Welcome home!
      Blessings!

  9. Angela Duck Says:

    Great! Do I just start on Nov 11, 2011 where it seems to begin the course? Even though what follows seems to be going backward? I’m very excited!
    I performed my first moon ritual last night for the new moon and inscribed 2 candles to light daily one for healing and one for prosperity.
    Thanks and Blessings!
    Angela

    1. Adelina Says:

      All the exercises should be under the tag ‘study group’. There is also the tab for the course work with additional readings and exercises. Enjoy!

  10. Tecuma Sherman Says:

    Hello. I’ve been…well, I’ve been raised in a mix of faiths. First my parents were Anglicans, then my mother had me visit a Lutheran church and then finally to please my father, we became Roman Catholic. But during the past year or so it’s been quite difficult-i lost a well-paying job, and my mother and i have been struggling. I’ve been searching for a way to connect back to God-and my personal opinions and views don’t mix well with traditional Church dogma.

    i also have friends who are pagan, and they’ve been wonderfully supportive of me. Recently following a rather stressful situation i started to take energy working lessons from her, and…my mind started to open more. She says i have great talent and potential, but I am struggling badly on how to reconcile what I’m learning with my Christian beliefs.

    I admit, I first saw your book a year ago at a Barnes and Noble, and found myself intrigued. But I never followed though-every so often I’d go back to that section and just look at the book, but never buy. Finally I did yesterday, and as soon as I flipped though it, stopping at the section on holidays,I felt a connection. I’ve been reading it since then-going back over and over chapters and whatnot…can it really be…that simple to start taking a pro-active stance in Christian life as a woman? All my life I’ve been so passive-the energy working and what…I’d like to try, like to do-I’ve always been curious about the workings of paganism-is it alright to take an active part in what normally, should be left to prayer and the belief that God will take care of it?

    And then there’s the female aspect-something that has never, never fully occurred to me before. I’m intrigued by that as well-but…considering this route, I feel afraid. Just by a reading and my own personal experience this…this might be what I’m looking for, but I don’t have anything or anyone telling me this is the right way. I’ve never been so lucky as to have visions or dreams (and when I do dream, it’s mostly my brain spitting out useless junk I’ve seen)…

    Please, if possible-please advise.
    Thank you.

  11. doglvr1 Says:

    Hi Adelina,
    I love your blog. I was raised Catholic, and have been searching for a different way for several years. I have visited other denomination churches, but I have always been left feeling empty. I’ve read up on Wicca, but while some parts of it I can agree with, other parts I cannot. I believe in God, and I don’t want to lose sight of Him. I have seen him work in my life, and I have a lot of faith. What I really want is a more spiritual path to follow – not necessarily a religious path with all the rules and the guilt. I love animals, specifically dogs as I am an animal rescuer and dog trainer. I am most at peace when I am around them because I believe dogs are spiritual creatures and know and understand people’s motives. I am very interested in finding out the name of your book. I have one that I am starting, The Gnostic Gospels. I know it is one you recommended on your blog. I would love to approach my spirituality similar to how you approach yours. I know it is different for everyone, but I like the path you are on. Any advice would be very much appreciated.

    Thank you so much.
    Janice

  12. Lady Wolf Says:

    Adelina,

    I had been struggling with trying to “define” my beliefs for so very long and recently began reaching out for other people with similar views. Your book was suggested to me and I laughed and I cried, I felt a great peace within myself. Your words, your journey, touched my heart in a way that I knew I wasn’t alone and more importantly, that I wasn’t crazy. When I tried to walk two different paths I was left with empty spaces within my soul. Today I feel at one with my own spirit and the Holy Spirit in the world around me. No one can make your decisions for you, but your story helped push me past my fear. Thank you so much. May your love and light continue to touch the world for years to come.

    Open hearts,
    Jasmine

  13. Rhed Sears Says:

    Does anyone out there have a copy of The Path of A Christian Witch that they no longer need? I am unable to afford one and my local library doesn’t carry it. It seems to me the only blending of the aspects of my faith that makes any sense whatsoever and I long to get my hands on a copy but since my husband lost his job 3 years ago, ever dollar is going for food & bills and there’s none left over. My mind is starving to read this book.

  14. Rikki Says:

    Dear Mrs. Adelina,
    My name is Rikki and by birth I am Baptist and have followed and believed with all my heart and soul for 27 years in the Lord above but quietly and secretly I have felt as though there was something missing. I have been drawn to nature, to Earth and all her wonders. I have been more at home among trees and animals than I ever have among my own family. I chose to hide this because of my family’s views on anything not Baptist but it hurt me to do so. I researched other paths and found Shamanism and fell in love but I feel guilty for finding this to be the missing piece. Every time I try to start my studies I suddenly find my mind racing back to what my family and friends would think. I have spoken with my friends and they all seem ok with it but I can never tell my family. I guess the reason I am writing this is I need help. I want so madly to learn and follow both paths because they are not complete without each other but at the same time I feel like I am being false to one or the other if I try. I have always had a shadow, a spirit guide of great wit and wisdom leading me and he has suddenly become very disappointed in my lack of ‘faith’. It isn’t faith I lack so much as courage to follow my heart. I am reading your book now but it seems like with every page I start crying and it gets worse until I can no longer see the words. This also happens when ever my Wife, who is pagan, casts and I am joining her or I set foot in a church or speak of God in any way. Please, tell what I can do to find my courage.

    1. Adelina Says:

      Hi Rikki,
      The Almighty doesn’t usually ask us for things we are not willing to give. I can’t tell you what to do. I think you are doing a lot already. You are opening your eyes and heart to the possibilities. I have always said that it is not courage to put yourself in harm’s way. You have every right to live your spirituality privately. I cast a number of circles at the beginning feeling completely foolish. I would go back and forth until I found my comfort zone of the moment and slowly progressed to learn about my path. I still piece it bit by bit and embrace only what I am comfortable embracing at the moment.

      I hope this helps. There are also a number of people on the Christian Pagan Fellowship who have a similar religious background and experience. You might find support there.

      May your road be blessed!
      Adelina

      1. Rikko Says:

        Thank you ma’am. I will not give up and I will seek out others. Thank you for your advice.
        Rikki

  15. Sherman Says:

    I have a question-how do you reconcile the Holy Spirit in your sign of the cross and Sophia, the embodiment of wisdom? Do you see them as two separate or the same, and you just address twice?

    1. Adelina Says:

      That’s an excellent question. I place Sophia in the same place as the Holy Spirit although there is a qualitative difference between them. They are two faces of the same force. I believe in a male-female counterpart to everything. This is figured in most cosmologies, including the qabbalistic tree of life.
      To answer the question about the cross, I usually do a regular cross and then add a circle that represents the circle of holy women of our tradition. This includes the Goddess in all her expressions through the holy women that have been manifested in our tradition. It would include the Shekinah and Soohia as well.
      This a big subject. Happy reflections on this!

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