What is Taoist Wicca?
Taoist Wicca is a Spiritual Self-Coaching Tool and a Ritual Calendar System for Personal Growth and Cultural Change.
Take a cross-cultural look at the Wiccan Wheel of the Year and you'll find a ritual self-coaching system for personal growth. Blending Taoist principles with Chakra wisdom, Taoist Wicca is a process of applied introspection combined with ritual. The result is an Interfaith spiritual practice that works with the sabbats as thematic and energetic connections between the body, mind and spirit: the Unseen, ourselves and our planet.
No prior faith is required: only the suspension of "disbelief." If you already have a spiritual practice, then Taoist Wicca can be used as a seasonal and spiritual self-coaching system to better see your patterns, and to shift them. You can work with the deities you like. Or, you can think in terms of archetypes or focus upon the qualities you want to invoke that will enhance your personal balance and help you manifest the life you want.
Each of us is a hero on a quest to reveal the inner truth that would collectively and personally empower us. Even though not all of us cultivate our own food, each of us must still cultivate ourselves and offer our potential for the collective good of our family, community and planet.
How It Developed
Early in my career I had been fascinated by the question of how the ancients had used ritual for healing. I also wondered if ritual was an underutilized healing tool. But how did ritual work? And could this ancient wisdom be the key to shifting many of our personal and cultural ills. As a Certified Massage Therapist, Reiki Master Teacher and Hypnotherapist, I have observed that people who had nothing to do with Wicca would come through my healing practice with physical and emotional issues relating to the Chakras with same themes as the upcoming, or recently passed, sabbat! I began to postulate that the seasons are hardwired into our bodies and psyches to do certain emotional work at certain times of the year.
Furthermore, my training in Asian Medicine, which is based on Taoism, helped me to see the Wiccan Wheel of the Year as a Tao. In this system, the longest and shortest days of the year, the Solstices, function as the turning points. The first half of the year is the creation, or Yang cycle with its planting rituals. The destruction cycle or Yin half of the year goes into decline. Crops come to fruition and are harvested: the dead are honored and past is composted to set the stage for a new cycle and rebirth. Thus the planting and harvest cycles in agriculture become a perfect metaphor for processes within our psyches. The self-coaching aspect of Taoist Wicca is to train yourself to see how the seasons and the themes of the corresponding sabbats are playing out in your life. And how to shift unwanted patterns using self-reflection, awareness and ritual.
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I wish to acknowledge that the foundation of my work such as the themes of the sabbats and the relationship of the Lord and Lady is based on the famous work by Starhawk The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess (San Francisco: Harper 1989)
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