The Grace of Love

    When you love you should not say, “God is in my heart,” but rather, “I am in the heart of God.”
    And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
    Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.

    – Kahlil Gibran, fromĀ The Prophet

Gibran’s words so aptly approach the very essence of Love. The Wiccan religion speaks little of it, and this is strange, for it is one of the very cornerstones of our faith. The Charge of the Goddess, so often quoted, tells us, “Let My worship be in the heart that rejoices, for behold — all acts of love and pleasure are My rituals.” Too often, this statement raises an eyebrow… or a hope… that in Wiccan ritual, there is the legendary ritual orgy, masked under the veneer of respectability by the term “Great Rite”.

But to borrow a phrase, where’s the love?
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Is there a place for a Wiccan Guru?

A post by Dianne Sylvan (whose personal LJ is private, so I won’t be posting a link, nor quoting directly from her entry) got me thinking about the topic of the guru, and on whether such a role has any place in modern Wicca.

I believe it does.

Yes, I am wearing my flame-retardant armor. However, before the fireballs come sailing in, I’ll just forge ahead and explain myself.
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