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Embracing the Ancient (Cantamaggio '13) - May Day celebrations in Italy

Started May 1, 2013 0 Replies

Happy Beltaine!  Blessed May! One of the things that folks tend to forget is that Italy is part of Europe, southern Europe but still Europe.  That means that the standard 8 Sabbats that form the…Continue

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Arsenic & Old Lace-Vinnie Russo commented on Shiori E Hatagawa's group British Traditional Wicca
"We should all do re-introductions!  I'm Vinnie from MA and a 3rd Alexandrian (among other things).  :-)"
Feb 24
Arsenic & Old Lace-Vinnie Russo replied to Ashana's discussion So I am completely new and know next to nothing. please help! in the group Wiccan Teachers
"Don't forget, Wicca (as in BTW) is initiatory and orthopraxis, not dogmatic so it's more about "right action" has has very little "universal beliefs".  :-) ---Vinnie"
Feb 24
Arsenic & Old Lace-Vinnie Russo replied to Ashana's discussion So I am completely new and know next to nothing. please help! in the group Wiccan Teachers
"Well, ask 10 witches a question and you'll get 12 answers.  There is no one definitive version or interpretation precisely because Paganism is not a centralized religion.  Wicca (BTW) is not centralized either but is fairly well…"
Feb 9
Arsenic & Old Lace-Vinnie Russo replied to Ashana's discussion So I am completely new and know next to nothing. please help! in the group Wiccan Teachers
"Right,  what people tend to forget is that the "Wiccan Rede" is advice, not law and that the 3-fold law mentioned in the Rede is often viewed as a metaphoric teaching tool that applies to those "of the Wica". :-)"
Feb 9
Arsenic & Old Lace-Vinnie Russo replied to Ashana's discussion So I am completely new and know next to nothing. please help! in the group Wiccan Teachers
"Here's a great post on the 3 fold law in Wicca. It's a bit lippy and irreverent but that just adds to the explanation.  :-) https://gardnerians.wordpress.com/2014/09/28/there-is-no-universal-threefold-law-in-wicca/ BB, ---Vinnie"
Feb 9
Arsenic & Old Lace-Vinnie Russo replied to Ashana's discussion So I am completely new and know next to nothing. please help! in the group Wiccan Teachers
"Ashana, Remember to take your time.  :-)  There is no rush so feel free to explore and ask questions.   BB, ---Vinnie"
Feb 9
Arsenic & Old Lace-Vinnie Russo replied to Ashana's discussion So I am completely new and know next to nothing. please help! in the group Wiccan Teachers
"Wow Kristin, we have a very different view on the 3 fold law! I've never heard: "The Three-Fold Return is a contract that is entered into in the 2nd degree Craft elevation in which the Initiate AGREES to "give and receive three-fold,…"
Feb 9
Arsenic & Old Lace-Vinnie Russo replied to Ameretat's discussion Seeking for a teacher in the group Wiccan Teachers
"Hi Ameratat, If you fill out the questionnaire, post it as a new topic so folks see it.  Have you check out Witchvox.com to see if there are any open groups in your area? ---Vinnie"
Feb 8
Arsenic & Old Lace-Vinnie Russo replied to Arsenic & Old Lace-Vinnie Russo's discussion Questionnaire for seekers interested in Wicca in the group Wiccan Teachers
"Erin, You might want to put your answers in a topic by itself so it doesn't get lost in the general clutter. ---Vinnie"
Feb 8
Miss Erin replied to Arsenic & Old Lace-Vinnie Russo's discussion Questionnaire for seekers interested in Wicca in the group Wiccan Teachers
"1.)  Please briefly give a general description of yourself and your background, including your religious upbringing, when you were born, and the area(s) in which you grew up. I'm Erin I'm 5'5 White I grew up here in NC Winston…"
Feb 7
Arsenic & Old Lace-Vinnie Russo replied to Ashana's discussion Completed Questionnaire in the group Wiccan Teachers
"Ashana, Great answers.  There are several groups on Facebook that are specifically for seekers interested in Alexandrian and/or Gardnerian. If you would like to send me a message, I can send you links to those groups.  Also, would you…"
Feb 6
Arsenic & Old Lace-Vinnie Russo replied to Ashana's discussion Completed Questionnaire in the group Wiccan Teachers
"It was posted for everyone to read to let the teachers in the group look at it at their leisure.  Several years ago, we came up with this general questionnaire to let Seekers connect to potential teachers and asked folks to post their own…"
Feb 6
Ashana replied to Arsenic & Old Lace-Vinnie Russo's discussion Questionnaire for seekers interested in Wicca in the group Wiccan Teachers
"Thank you for your response Vinnie! I have the questionaire filled out below: 1.) Please briefly give a general description of yourself and your background, including your religious upbringing, when you were born, and the area(s) in which you grew…"
Feb 6
Arsenic & Old Lace-Vinnie Russo replied to Ashana's discussion So I am completely new and know next to nothing. please help! in the group Wiccan Teachers
"Have you check out the post for new seekers?  http://www.wiccantogether.com/group/wiccanteachers/forum/topics/questions-for-seekers-what-are-you-looking-for-and-who-are-you Witchvox is also a good resource. Best, ---Vinnie"
Jan 26
Arsenic & Old Lace-Vinnie Russo replied to Arsenic & Old Lace-Vinnie Russo's discussion Questionnaire for seekers interested in Wicca in the group Wiccan Teachers
"Bump for new folks."
Jan 26
Arsenic & Old Lace-Vinnie Russo replied to Tiffany Bomsta's discussion Love of the craft in the group Wiccan Teachers
"Definitely check out Witchvox.com for resources."
Jul 11, 2016

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Hometown:
Malden, MA
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Relationship Status:
Married
Path or Tradition:
The Strega Tradition, Stregone Mago
Chthonioi-Alexandrian Wicca, 3*
Alexandrian Wicca, 3*
About Me:
My name is Vinnie Russo and I've been a Stregone/Witch and Wiccan priest since 1987 or there about :-) and have had a number of amazing students. I have been honored to participate in a local and international interfaith venues including the 1993 Council for a Parliament of World Religions where the Dalai Lama was the guest of honor. My family is originally from Italy and Sicily. That may be why I love to visit there.

I own Arsenic & Old Lace which is one of the best known and oldest occult stores in New England where folks can get reliable and honest information and advice. We offer quality supplies for the serious practitioner. We were a brick-and-mortar store but have gone "exclusively internet & festival based". In addition to quality supplies, we also offer professional Tarot Consultation via phone and/or email.

I am the High Priest and Mago of the Sheaves of Demeter Coven. We teach both The Strega Tradition (American-Sicilian Craft) and Chthonioi-Alexandrian Wicca (Initiatory Mystery Witchcraft). Witchvox Listing
I am 18 years of age or older
YES
Favorite Website:
http://www.arsenic.com

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Chthonioi Alexandrian Tradition (of Wicca) - Beyond an Initiatory Line and into a Tradition:

Posted on November 19, 2010 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

(A properly formatted version may be found at: http://www.arsenic.com/personal/C-A%20Tradition%20October%202010.pdf)



The following is a statement of identity of a "Line" of Alexandrian Craft that grown into a Tradition . We began the writing of this document at the Chthonioi Family Grand Council held on May 30, 2009 C.E. and…

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Crows...

Posted on May 17, 2010 at 12:09pm 0 Comments

Reposted from my blog at: http://stregonemago.blogspot.com/2010/05/crows.html





As you know, I have a particular affinity for all things corvid. :-)



I recently decided to look into the greco-roman myths surrounding crows and discovered that there was a connection between crows and Apollo.



Below are some of my favorite snippets.





Apollo and the Crow -

The Crow was the god… Continue

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At 10:06pm on November 13, 2011, Josh Troxell (u-no-le hawk) said…

excuse me sir, but plz dont bash my family, if u wuld like proof go back on that page, theres a link and directions, the photo albums r down a lil and 2 the right, the photos pretty much explain what i just said in the very first comment

 

At 8:23am on November 3, 2011, Shay R said…
Good morning Vinnie  :)
At 4:43pm on January 24, 2011, Mimi Rhys said…
Thanks!
At 4:19pm on January 23, 2011, Mimi Rhys said…

Dear Vinnie,

I really need to get in touch with you off line this week!

Thanks,

Mimi (Phoenix)

At 12:18am on November 20, 2010, Pyewacket gave Arsenic & Old Lace-Vinnie Russo a gift
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At 6:34pm on March 18, 2010, Ravenlyn said…
Welcome, my dear!
At 5:33am on March 18, 2010, rattlegrasshare said…
Merry meet and welcome :D
 
 
 
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