Good morning, I am Countess Kathleen Markievicz. The Countess is not just a name I made up for the internet. It is part of my real name. Even though, we are not suppose to display Countess before our name anymore. I still do. I do it in honor of my great-grandmother Countess Constance Markievicz. My great-grandmother was an Irish rebel and involved in several uprising in Ireland’s bloody past. She was jailed many times for these involvement. The Countess was a lady before her time. I honor her by carrying the Countess title to this day. I don’t believe she was witch because she didn’t have time to be one. My mother wasn’t a witch either. Basically I came from a witchless family.
When I was little, I noticed I was not like other children. I would have visions and they would come true. I could see little Jimmy getting hurt on the railroad tracks and get help before anyone knew he was hurt. Once we got to the tracks, there was little Jimmy hurt. People questioned him if I had had anything to do with it. He said no. No one believed my visions, they just thought I was strange. As I started to grow up, I attended a Catholic church every time the door was open. But the church didn’t feel like the place I belonged. I started taking an interest in herbs, crystals and nature. There was an older woman in the small town in which we lived. She took an interest in me and started to teach me about herbs. She showed me which would heal and which would kill. She taught me everything I wanted to learn. When I thought her teachings were over, she asked me if I had ever heard of Witchcraft. Of course, I had, I told her. She made me promise never to tell anyone but she could teach me all she knew. She felt it was about her time to pass on and she needed to pass her knowledge on. I was the one she had chosen. She taught me about the history of Witchcraft, the beliefs, the practices and the rituals. All of them were Celtic. She taught me to be strong and stand on my own. To be prepared for anything at anytime. When my lessons were over, she handed me her Grimoire. I cried. I was honored to accept her valued treasure. Two weeks later, my teacher passed on.
From there, I wander the country. I had been kicked out of my parents home when they discovered I was learning Witchcraft. The first place, I called home was Mississippi. I had decided to study Hoodoo and Mississippi seemed like the perfect place for that. It was there I first encountered Lady Abyss. Her husband was working in Tennessee. He had the weekend off and she had come down to be with him. They had traveled to Mississippi for the day. Our paths crossed on the streets of small town. She immediately looked at me and I her. I tried to approach her but I couldn’t. They came back to the town several more times. I felt this urgent need to contact her. I finally approached her as close as I could and announced I was a sister. She looked at me and didn’t say a thing. After a few minutes, she came to me and hugged me. She greeted me as her sister. Within the next few months, I would travel to Tennessee. Her husband worked during the week and she had nothing to do. I would go and we would spend time together. She taught me what was lacking in my education. When it came time for her husband to finish his work and for them to return to Kentucky. Lady A suggested I come with them. I hesitated and decided it was for the best. I came to Kentucky with them. Lady A helped me find a lovely logged cabin and I fell in love with it. I cam to learn Kentucky was the place I was meant to plan my roots. I lived about twenty minutes away from Lady A. We are best friends and spend lots of time together. She is still teaching me. But she said, “you never stop learning in The Craft.” I found that to be very true.
I am 43 years old. I am a Solitary Witch. My heritage is Celtic and I am very proud of that. I have been a practicing witch for 30 years. I know my craft well but I consider I have much more to learn. I want stop learning to the day I pass on. I know computers and I know blogging. I love talking to people and getting to know them. When Lady A asked me if I would do this. I immediately jumped on the invitation. I hope you enjoy my weekend contributions to the WOTC. I look forward to getting to know each of you. If you have any questions for me, please ask.
It is a pleasure to be here. I look forward to meeting each of you.
May the Goddess Always Shine Upon You,
Countess Kathleen Markievicz
Kathleen for short!
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Welcome, Countess. It’s good of you to join us. Thanks for taking up the cause. I wish you bright blessings.
Thank you, my dear sir. It is a pleasure to be here with you. No matter what Lady A is in, I eventually join myself. All she has to do it pick up the phone. I hope I have the opportunity to get to know you better. Thank you again for the welcome. I am sure we will talk again.
I look forward to reading your posts!
Thank you. I hope I can provide information that you find interesting. I look forward to getting to know you much better.
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