This year my theme is A Goddess' Glossary and we are looking at terms utilized by Goddesses, Priestesses, Shamans and Witches. These are terms that might occur in my new fantasy series, Paisley Cove.
F is for Familiar and Free Will
A familiar for our purposes is a spirit who aids a witch and is usually in the form of an animal. Hollywood and books tend to portray a familiar as a cat, because I suppose a talking cat is much easier to work into a screenshot than more exotic animals. Many report their familiars being anything from a specific bird to a dolphin.
Free Will has an important role in both mainstream religions and in alternate spirituality. While mainstream Christianity recognizes that God has granted us free will, for the witch, it's a requirement to consider all interested party's free will before beginning to attempt to alter energies. For instance, a real witch would never cast a spell to cause someone to fall in love with another, because that interferes with the person's free will.
Phoebe will learn how difficult it is to manipulate energies for the purpose of her own desires without interfering with the free will of someone else.
Tomorrow we talk about Goddesses.~*~
Loving life in Cuenca!