Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Last week in her Religious Education lesson (to my great surprise) they discussed deity, not just in the usual religions but also the Pagan gods and goddesses.
I have never actively encouraged my children to follow my path, at ages 11 and 6, I think they are too young to be pushing religion on them, so I let them be. If they ask questions about what I do I answer them honestly, they both know who and what I am, it is not unusual to them that their mum is a witch as they have grown up with it. They have both joined in craft activities with me when I have done them, such as making their own wands and Yule decorations.
However our eldest said to me after the RE lesson that she was a bit embarrassed that she didn't know much about the pagan deities so could she learn about them and the pagan religion as a whole please. So I had a look through my books (my large selection of books LOL) and gave her the Kate West - Real Witches Book to have a read through. I have also given her the address of www.pookapages.com website to have a look at. Although I haven't read it yet but I thought I might also get a copy of Let's Talk About Pagan Festivals by Siusaidh Ceanadach as that is specifically aimed at children.
And we shall see what happens...although I think she is still too interested in pretty dresses (OK goth dresses...) makeup and trashy TV at the moment LOL