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Kensai Journeyman is in the usergroup ‘Prophet/ess’

Any path towards self improvement is a step in the right direction. I began mine as witch, and many would say I still am. Self realization and actualization is one of commitment obviously. Do alot of research, and never get discouraged if something isn't suitable for you. Be honest with yourself and note strengths and weaknesses you would like to work on. Most importantly of all, reconnect yourself with nature. Take a nature hike, rest against a tree, or more ideally meditating outside. I hope this helps. Blessed be.

Paths and crossroads

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Kensai Journeyman is in the usergroup ‘Prophet/ess’

Merry meet, and greetings. My path began with a ritual I unwittingly performed when I was six or seven years old. Since then I've studied martial arts and became interested in the Kuji kiri. When I was nine I found a book by Doreen Valiente. (One of the earlier publications) and became interested in the Craft. Researching is one of my favorite pastimes, and I've studied various aspects of many traditions. From Druid works, Shamanic, even eastern (oriental) witch craft, Taoist sorcery, and Shintoism. However, I found the Shugendo practice to be more to my liking. My main experience is involved with shape shifting,totems, elements, Qigong, (which goes hand in hand with kundalini and chakras), rituals that involves self evolution. Almost all my works are exclusively on ascension of the spirit, enlightenment of the mind, and evolution of the body. My current project is semen retention and manifesting, to which I've been very successful I'm happy to say. Anyways, I'm here to help anyone who needs it, and hopefully after writing this, I'll stop seeing pentacles in every thing.  Blessed be.

Favorite Tarot Deck

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Wendigo is in the usergroup ‘Prophet/ess’

  • Posted 24th September 2020, 2:23 PM
  • By Wendigo

What is your favorite Tarot Deck? Why?

Your foundation

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Scaredwarlock is in the usergroup ‘Radical activist’

Blessed Be and thank you very much for sharing your experience and passing on information .
It will  help the next generation thank you

Hello an bright blessing

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MysticFlame 2000 is in the usergroup ‘Prophet/ess’

Hello my name is MysticFlame2000 I've been studying an practicing the Occult for over 30 yrs I practice mainly thought formation an divination but I've studied many other beliefs as Well . if you'd like to know something about me or my practice please feel free to ask

Blue Moon on Samhain

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Norwich is in the usergroup ‘High Priest/ess’

  • Posted 21st September 2020, 11:42 AM
  • By Norwich

There will be 2 Full Moons in Oct 2020 🌚
Samhain is a blue moon this year…

October 1 Harvest moon 😯 and October 31 Hunter moon😳. The 2nd full moon in a month is called blue because they're infrequent. A blue moon is thought to have extra oomph in folk magic.

Hiya I'm new here

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Amelieee is in the usergroup ‘Curious onlooker’

  • Posted 20th September 2020, 4:33 PM
  • By Amelieee

Hiya I'm Amelieee, I am a beginner witch. I have always loved being outdoors and gardening and keeping a huge range of plants. At the moment i am focusing mainly on cacti and the very interesting properties that they have. Did you know that there is a cactus that Native Americans cut off near the base and chopped into fine slices to dry, then brewed it in tea and it had hallucinogenic properties so they used it in rituals all the time? Anyway I'm rambling too much. But yea basically I would really appreciate it if someone could put me onto someone that specialized in herbs and herbal witchcraft.
xoxo
Amelieee

Coming out of the witch closet

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MikeTempe is in the usergroup ‘Witch’

  • Posted 20th September 2020, 10:45 AM
  • By MikeTempe

EverGreen46 Merry meet and welcome. I think everyone finds their path differently but I would definitely recommend learning to meditate and ground yourself and then read and read a lot. There is a lot of useful information in the Forums on this site as well as under the Research tab. Find the calling that creates a spark and pursue it to see where it leads. You may find that one thing leads to another and then find you are on the path you find a connection with. I wish you all the best on your journey. Blessed be.

First Tarot Reading

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MikeTempe is in the usergroup ‘Witch’

  • Posted 20th September 2020, 2:09 AM
  • By MikeTempe

Hello and Greetings to those that read this post. I have just started working with Tarot cards. Originally I bought the Ryder-Waite deck as that seems to be the ones most start with. I had read somewhere that one of the ways to connect with the cards is to sleep with them under your pillow for a few days. I tried that but never quite felt a connection to the cards so I began looking at other sets and came across the Tarot of the Divine set and there was something about them that said "buy me", so I did. When they arrived and I opened the box I immediately got a tingling sensation in my hands and then chills. It was a really nice feeling. I put them under my pillow and they actually make me feel good when I see and touch them. I have had them for more than a week and I wanted to study up on the process more before I made an attempt at using them.
A little back story is my job has been a bit crazy lately but I am due for my review and a possible promotion. The problem is on Friday I had a disagreement with my bosses boss and of course he has input in both the review and the promotion. Tonight before going to bed I decided that maybe it was time to do a reading and I wrote down three questions and pulled the following cards for each:

Question 1 - Will I be offered the promotion? I turned the card over it was Five of Swords reversed.
Question 2 - Is this promotion in my best interest? I turned the card over it was Five of Wands upright.
Question 3 - What should I consider before accepting the job? I turned the card over it was Nine of Cups upright.

From what I can tell there is nothing to worrisome unless I am interpreting the cards wrong. The results of Question 2 does not surprise me because I know taking this position means I have to deal with some strong willed people. Am I reading that correctly?

Before putting the cards away I did a one card draw asking the following: Did my argument with my superior hurt my position with the company? I turned the card over and it was Ten of Coins upright.

So all in all I am feeling okay with this reading. Does anyone else see something that I should be concerned about?

Any guidance would be appreciated. Blessed be.

New and need help

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HellRenae is in the usergroup ‘Radical activist’

  • Posted 18th September 2020, 6:37 PM
  • By HellRenae

Hello all

    Wanting to start practicing but have no clue where to start, any advice is welcome

Merry Meet!

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GreyWizard is in the usergroup ‘Prophet/ess’

  • Posted 17th September 2020, 7:38 PM
  • By GreyWizard

Hello, everyone. I'm GreyWizard. I found this site today. I look forward to chatting with you all.

Mabon

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Broad Oak Witch is in the usergroup ‘Prophet/ess’

So Mabon is approaching (for those of us in the upper hemisphere). For those of you who observe Mabon, what are your plans? I've been buzzing all week about decorating, choosing rituals to do, and feast planning! So much food will be enjoyed! This is one of my favorite holidays. What about you?

Love you, wildlings!
 

Mabon

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Broad Oak Witch is in the usergroup ‘Prophet/ess’

So Mabon is approaching (for those of us in the upper hemisphere). For those of you who observe Mabon, what are your plans? I've been buzzing all week about decorating, choosing rituals to do, and feast planning! So much food will be enjoyed! This is one of my favorite holidays. What about you?

Love you, wildlings!

Orgonians

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Broad Oak Witch is in the usergroup ‘Prophet/ess’

Hey ya'll! I'd like to create a space for witches of Oregon! I'd love to be able to connect more to those close by. Currently the fires are still burning but it's getting better. How is everyone holding up with that? I hope everyone is well. Sound off with what area of Oregon you're from (if your comfortable with it), and a little about yourself.

Love you, wildlings!

I'm Super Nervous but hi!

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dreamwitch is in the usergroup ‘Prophet/ess’

  • Posted 16th September 2020, 6:39 PM
  • By dreamwitch

Hello and thank you so much for reading this post! (I apologize in advance if this is not the place for me to discuss these things.)

You can call me Tsuki. I'm 29-years-old and in a very confusing place spiritually/psychically/magically.

I'm afraid to sound full of myself trying to discuss the things I'm experiencing, but I really don't know where to turn for guidance or clarity. I believe that other people have abilities, but I fear my thoughts on my own abilities and powers may all be wishful thinking. I try to open up, being willing to hear messages of guidance while attempting to meditate or pray, but then I fear I'm letting bad energies or beings in without the proper protection, so I cut things off abruptly and visualize an impentetrable barrier to protect myself. However, by doing this I'm afraid I'm insulting messengers/or beings trying to communicate with me. I acted open to receiving, but cut things off before I'm able to receive anything.

The powers I'm most curious about are the powers I have in dreaming and in dreams. I'm curious, but somewhat reluctant to discuss this, but only because I have a fear I will be punished if I talk about it. Almost like, it'll be taken away if I talk about it, but I'm willing to take that chance in order to gain clarity and understanding. I will talk about it if someone asks me and thinks I won't be punished for discussing it. I want to embrace who I am without fear. I want to grow and know more. I know I need to do more research on my own, but I get so overwhelmed in figuring out where to begin. I don't know how to begin my journey. Any help anyone could provide would be like giving me a breath of fresh air or a life float to hold onto.

I'm extremely grateful for your kindness and heart in reading this. Writing this was difficult for me and I fear being alone without understanding, but just being able to say and ask the things I've had on my mind for so long now has been a gift. Thank you, sincerely.

Edit (actual details): I am an empath. I know the designation is overused, but I do not feel I am wrong in saying this. I became more aware of it when I was 12 though.

I have powers in my dreams that I carry through other dreams. I gain more powers as time goes on. My current powers are: flying (more like hovering), bullet/damage absorption, telekinesis and time manipulation. Telekinesis and time manipulation are very broad descriptors, but I jump through time/can stop(or slow) time/ can reverse time. A recent ability that has been on my mind is the ability to reflect damage to stop bullets or magic and send it back to the originator.

I had a very vivid dream in which a Green witch told me I was a dream witch. The term has stuck with me.

I have had insomnia since I was a toddler. Vivd nightmares plagued me during early childhood, even so I was able to identify dreams as dreams. I remember understanding this after many times where i would think to myself "I hope a dinosaur doesn't appear and try to eat me" and low and behold a dinosaur would appear and try to eat me.  From these experiences learned my thoughts influenced/altered the reality of my dreams.

I was able to wake myself up from bad dreams, but sometimes was unable to fight the pull of the dream/sleep. When I'd succumb again to sleep sometimes the beings in my dreams would ask me where I went or chide me for trying to get away. During adolescence my lucid dreaming grew stronger and more powerful until I started developing these powers.

I sometimes flaunt to the beings in my dreams that I'm in a dream and I know they can't hurt me or that none of it is real. There are some dreams that feel like alternate universes or realities, not just realities of my own making.

I want to understand where I start my journey. Which deity may be gifting me with this power and what it means. I fear this journey will undo me. I fear that by doing this I am completely letting go of my faith. But I can't help but think that exploring this gift is something I must do for myself and maybe for others too.

Want to ADD a Quiz/Test for others to take?

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Malatesa is in the usergroup ‘Administrators’

  • Posted 16th September 2020, 1:22 AM
  • By Malatesa

You can create your own Test/Quiz if you want to. You can create fun tests or silly tests or serious tests. So far there's only 3 test/quizzes on the site, but we need more. Want to shake things up a bit? Create a test/quiz for everyone! It's pretty simple to do. Here's a link that lets you create a test/quiz. Take a look at the example test/quiz and edit it to your own questions and possible answers. Here's a list of ideas to create a quiz from…if you know about these things, maybe you'll create a quiz that will be used by thousands of people!

Joan of Arc (Sorry, I just LOVE her and think it would be cool to have a test about her)
Aliester Crowley (Duh! Everyone should know at least a little bit about Crowley)
A Book of Shadows (A Test/Quiz about a personal BOS would be helpful because it could encourage folks to start one)
What Witches Wear (Witches don't wear anything different than anyone else, mostly, but it would be fun to make a Test/Quiz that talked about Witchy Fashion)
Trump or Biden (Why not? It COULD be hilarious and fun to make a Test/Quiz about either one of them)
Tarot Level 3 (I created a Test/Quiz for levels 1 and 2 for Tarot, but someone could take it a step further and create a Level 3 Tarot Test/Quiz)
Runes (There's quite a lot of history in Runes and Divination using them…why not create a Test/Lesson/Quiz about Runes?)
Gems and Rocks (Many have magickal properties! How about a Test/Quiz about Crystals?)

You get the idea. You can make a Test/Quiz about anything. It's actually easy to do. Again, this link will take you to an example Test/Quiz to let you create your own.

 
 

Mabon Celebration

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NorthernGirl is in the usergroup ‘High Priest/ess’

I recall many Sabbat rites where people made various offerings by placing them in a consecrated fire, whether they be libations of liquor one had made, a poem, or some other object. So long as your messages are charged with your intent, why not? It's a beautiful thing to do.

Thank you for the ideas.

Please help me! Thanks!

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NorthernGirl is in the usergroup ‘High Priest/ess’

Hand moving and changing the answer? What tool are you using here?

Open

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Frog2468420 is in the usergroup ‘Radical activist’

Witches

Weather Changes

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NorthernGirl is in the usergroup ‘High Priest/ess’

I've noticed various cases where it appears that workings or emotions affect the local weather, mostly when weather patterns are already unstable, and in cases of using an SIRP for Air.

It may be connected directly to your own energies or may simply be synchronous. Watch for other patterns of this nature in the future.

Reading Candle Behaviors

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Norwich is in the usergroup ‘High Priest/ess’

  • Posted 13th September 2020, 11:22 AM
  • By Norwich

Reading a candle’s burning behavior & the wax drippings afterwards is one way ive seen of scrying with spell candles. Interpreting is personal as with all scrying so there’s lots of wiggle room. It makes a difference In wax reading whether the candle is a taper or a glass-jar. The flame behaves the same either way.

Flame behavior
. Steady burn with minimal flame motion - all is going well with this spell.
. Low, blue flame - encountering resistance that must be overcome before spell can do it’s job.
. Jumping or lively dancing flame - there’s lots of energy but it’s unfocused so results will be scattered.
. Spitting, clicking, repeatedly snapping flame - the spirits are saying re-think intent & re-do at another time.
. Flame goes out for no physical reason after burning OK -  that spell wasn’t right for the condition.
. Wick developed a blob - there’s baggage that needs to be cleared before results manifest.
. Wick splits into 2 flames - you have extra help from spirit to effect the desired goal.

Taper candle wax is read if it builds up on one side & drips down to the plate.
. Location of the drip - on the far side opposite you shows the future of conditions. Wax on the side facing you shows present conditions effecting results.
. Look for suggestive shapes in the wax like reading tea leaves. Don’t over think it.
. Burn-time - a clean, steady burn leaving just a small stump or none - all is well with this spell.

Additionally flame gazing is hypnotic & can be used to learn to focus by retuning your attention to the flame & by adding counted breathing can produce a light trance state. Inquiring on a matter while in trance can produce images on the mental screen or subtle interior-voice responses. Interpretation … sigh. Go with your gut.

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Hi

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MikeTempe is in the usergroup ‘Witch’

  • Posted 12th September 2020, 8:28 AM
  • By MikeTempe

Merry meet and welcome. There are lots of informative forums on the site that may help you on your path.
Blessed be.

New 'Contact-Us' message: Contact us form?

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Whimsy is in the usergroup ‘High Priest/ess’

  • Posted 12th September 2020, 6:47 AM
  • By Whimsy

I'm trying to find a place to email a question about whether its ok to post a link to a book I wrote about Witchcraft. I don't want to violate the spirit of the site.

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Hedge Maze

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Wendigo is in the usergroup ‘Prophet/ess’

  • Posted 11th September 2020, 11:11 AM
  • By Wendigo

Friendly lurking hedgewitch, here! While comfortable within my solitary spiritual corner, sometimes I wonder about other hedge witches. Were we to assemble, would we call it a "hedge maze?" I'm growing fond of that idea.

On Earthing

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NorthernGirl is in the usergroup ‘High Priest/ess’

I have a question concerning earthing of tools. This image shows 3 tools of mine: (from top to bottom) boline, athame, and a recently acquired sword alongside its sheath.

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The sword has a nice balance and feel. I want to incorporate the sword in my rites. That means earthing the tool to clear it of previous energies. There is one area of concern in doing so. The brown portions of the sword are wrapped in a fine leather. I'm concerned that the earthing process may damage the leather. I've known people who buried skins prior to tanning them to help remove attached hair.

Does anyone have any recommendations here? Do I need to pre-treat the ground in any way? Or should I use another method to clear the sword?

Introducing Myself

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LilyPearlene is in the usergroup ‘Radical activist’

Hi, my name is Lily and I'm extremely new to this site, religion, and anything to do with it. I'm really interested in learning more and becoming part of the community. Thank you! 

I'm introducing myself

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Wendigo is in the usergroup ‘Prophet/ess’

  • Posted 10th September 2020, 5:02 PM
  • By Wendigo

Hello, I'm Wendigo and I am introducing myself here. I'm new to this site, but I am not a newb. I'm mainly here to read and to observe. Wishing you all well.

New here

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NorthernGirl is in the usergroup ‘High Priest/ess’

Welcome!

Practices take a wide variety of forms, none of them less than any other. Not everyone does Tarot. I don't do a lot of it. But I do a lot of dreamwork and ritual lightwork. I might fit one person's idea of a witch but not another's. But that;s okay. Where do you go from where you are? I'd say, peruse this site and see what may resonate with you and go with it. You might surprise yourself with what you find. Blessed be.