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omittedarc73577 is in the usergroup ‘Radical activist’

:thumbs:Hello everyone! I am new to this whole thing and I managed to accidentally stumble upon this whole website as I was attempting to do research for an ongoing project. I go by omittedarc on most everything and I am happily married. I am here for the expierence and learning but not for relationships. I hope everyone has a blessed day
blessed be:quill:

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NewToThisK is in the usergroup ‘Curious onlooker’

  • Posted 25th February 2021, 4:54 PM
  • By NewToThisK

Hi everyone,
I’m Kay. Kinda nervous about this but wanting to learn more about Wicca. I’ve been interested for years but just scared to try it. Was wondering if anyone knew of any books that are free I could read. I just want to read up on it. See if anyone had any links to sources. Thanks in advance. 

Hello

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NecroticNerd is in the usergroup ‘Radical activist’

Hello everyone. I was here before and left to explore other pagan sites. I felt like a stranger no matter how long I was there. This community has always been so warm and respectful so I came back and plan to stay. Thank You again for always making me feel so welcome.

LIVE LESSONS and STUDY GROUP

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RedGreyRaven is in the usergroup ‘Administrators’

Hello all!

We've been asked a lot about having live lessons. These will be coming true as soon as we get eager teachers to teach by voice.
These lessons will be hold on our Discord channel, THE LAIR.

There has been speak about study groups as well, and this is totally acceptable idea. At the present moment we are teaching everyone everything they ask for and we are hoping that you join us, if your heart is for tutoring or this kind of interactive learning. Maybe in the future, we can have groups based on the subject. We are always around to speak with beginners and even older people.

All of this and more on our discord channel.

Happy Studying <3

Drawn to the shadows or the dark?

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eyesopen is in the usergroup ‘High Priest/ess’

  • Posted 23rd February 2021, 5:18 PM
  • By eyesopen

Curious how many others here are drawn to the shadows or the dark?  When i was young i was drawn to the night.  At first i was terrified - i lived in the country and the dark was a bit terrifying but i kept being drawn there.  Eventually i would wak in the middle of the night and go take long walks in the woods.  Id often hear sounds and catch glimpses in the shadows which would concern me but as time went on less and less.  I moved to a more urban area as i got older and the "calling" to the shadows decreased.  In the last few years it has returned.  I live in the woods and also visit a few places including a cabin very removed from civilization and am constantly being drawn to the dark.  I will occsionally awaken and feel the urge (sometimes strong) to go take a walk.  On these walks (occasionally skyclad) I will catch glimpses of things in the shadown and hear sounds but am no longer scared as much as respectively intrigued.  I have even sat on a large flat rock in the mountains that i didn't even know was there and relaxed and stared into the night only to hear something behind me and for once it didn't concern me at all.  I simply said hello and heard it get closer - very close - and felt it behind me but relaxed and felt it linger then eventually walk away.  So the question is … how may others have experience the same thing?

Love and light to all who welcome, blessed be!

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Jsollex713 is in the usergroup ‘Radical activist’

  • Posted 22nd February 2021, 9:33 PM
  • By Jsollex713

Hey how is everyone today. I'm johnny. Or Johnny Sol. I hope everyone is having a blessed day. Regardless of how bad it may be. Someone somewhere is going through the same pain in a different way. And we need to accept that. I believe this world can change. I'm not your average witch. Per say. I've always practiced more so of shamanism. Then anything, but I love to find new spells and ideas. I've never tried to hurt anyone. And I've put all my energy into protecting my sun(son).
I'm so alone where I am. I have one friend. Who is basically family. My spirtualblood brother. My twin flame. We are both lost right now. Floating endlessly in this life. I live in baltimore  maryland. It would be nice. To meet others like me. I can tell you stories that would blow your mind. This isnt my ego talking. I've been in solitude for years. And it's time to start letting secrets slip.
I'm sorry I rambled alot. This is how my brain works lol. Thank you. Even if noone reads this. I put it out there.

SOLLEX, beacon for the broken and damned. My heart burns for the birth of a new land.
Where we can be free.
So let's take a stand.

Enemies of the spiritual paths

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WhiteFeather is in the usergroup ‘High Priest/ess’

Excellent post, Kensai. I applaud your decision to offer this spot-on information. ♥

Hello.

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Lost_Ironwood is in the usergroup ‘Radical activist’

Hello, everyone. I'm not used to these kinds of sites….or conversing with people like this outside my usual circle. I apologize ahead of time if I come across a bit cold at times, but like I said, this is rather new territory for me.
My family has been "gifted" for quite a few generations, able to see, hear, and even do things that have caused us to be seen as the odd people in our residential areas. I myself am no exception, and I've come here for potential answers to the myriad of questions I've had about why I'm the way I am and how to control all this crazy built up in my life.

I suppose I should make a brief list of details.
I am 26 as of writing this, a male gemini. I was introduced to wicca in my pre-teen years and never looked back since.
My personal god is Anubis, though I have quite close ties to Vanagandr and his sons as well.

My favorite animals are of canid natures, including wolves, jackals, and coyotes. Though, I am quite fond of cats and foxes as well.

To get a better sense of what abilities I've had since birth….
I am an empath. I can feel and understand emotional states around me, and often times unintentionally copy them or take them into myself. I have been described on occasion as a "Heyoka", though I do not know the validity of this claim.
I was gifted the ability to see through the veil on occasion.  It's not a very strong sight, and often times flutters in and out of my eyesight on random moments, giving me only glimpses. This runs in my family. My mother hears them but cannot see, and I see and cannot hear them.
I know I have some sort of other ability, but have not been able to use it on command as of yet.  It seems to only occur when I am extremely upset (muscles tense, I feel some sort of energy buildup, and then release through the body. Often, I end up with mild burns across my forearms after this).   It's become rather self destructive, and I have no explanation for it, other than my physical strength tends to exceed normal expectations when this occurs, and I feel little to no pain temporarily. It's like adrenaline.


I understand there will likely be those claiming I am "roleplaying" and "mocking wicca", and I assure you that is as far from the truth as it can get.  I've been searching on my own for well over a decade to try and find the truth behind what's going on, always thinking I have to hide everything or get thrown in a looney bin. Once you see the other side, nothing's the same. You can't UNsee that kind of stuff.  Please, if there's anyone that's willing to give me the time of day, I could use advice and guidance to get some sort of clarity and control. I'm desperate.

Happy birthday 2!

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  • Posted 20th February 2021, 10:05 PM
  • By GualOwl

Happy Birthday Annette!!!
Wishing you the very best!!!

hello!

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babywicca200 is in the usergroup ‘Curious onlooker’

hi! i'm just getting into witchcraft, can anyone help me out with getting to start practicing? or if anyone has any recommendations on books that help you learn more things about this topic? 

Card of the Day

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Lepus is in the usergroup ‘Prophet/ess’

  • Posted 19th February 2021, 5:51 PM
  • By Lepus

Hello,

I thought this would be a great way to learn tarot. Simply draw a card per day and try to give your best interpretation or description that fits the illustration of that card. You can also use keywords to keep it really simple. Just dont forget to include the card name. You can also upload an image of the card if you like. Have fun!

Lepus

Happy Birthday Malatesa

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  • Posted 19th February 2021, 5:52 AM
  • By GualOwl

Happy Birthday and best wishes….also….beer is GOOD!!!!:quill::quill::quill:

 

Happy birthday Malatesa!

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Astaria is in the usergroup ‘High Priest/ess’

  • Posted 19th February 2021, 1:45 AM
  • By Astaria

Happiest of birthdays to you!
Hope your day is filled with magik.
ASTARIA Crowley

Happy Birthday Malatesa

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Saulamay is in the usergroup ‘Witch’

  • Posted 19th February 2021, 12:15 AM
  • By Saulamay

Happy Birthday Malatesa ! I hope you have a FUNtastic day! Blessed be. 🎈🎉🎈🎉🎈

Hello! I’m new here :)

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Kensai Journeyman is in the usergroup ‘Witch’

Everyone has a different and unique way of beginning their paths. Mine was a trial by fire and shadow. Your guides are and have always been with you, it's a matter of stilling the mind and allowing them to speak. Personally, I believe my path is one of discipline, balance, and love. Unconditional love for everything and everyone for all of us are connected. Once this has been realized, there are no limits to our potential. Blessed be.

Guidance

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MindKrawler is in the usergroup ‘Witch’

3rd eye is misnomer
 it's really like thousands of eyes.
 so like the one on your back might be your strongest one.

  did you see from that 3rd eye or were you looking at yourself?

Good morning!

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Nymphaeacat is in the usergroup ‘Prophet/ess’

Good morning everyone, let me introduce myself: I'm Nymphaeacat and I'm a kind of beginner in witchcraft practice. I consider myself a sea witch even if I'm more bonded with plants than with sea (I don't live at seaside), and I also study botany and plant production at University here in Italy.
I wanted to join you to learn and also share where possible my experiences, outside mainstream social media which I use everyday anyway.

I approached witchery through astrology, a subject I really like (I'm Pisces sun Gemini moon, for your interest ^^) and then discovered much more like tarot reading and crystals and so on. I also get very happy thinking about filling many jars with the herbs I grow in my personal self-made little greenhouse.

Details about me:
My favorite flowers are water lilies and roses
My favorite animals are all the cats
My favorite beverage are tea, coffee and milk
I have a sincere curiosity of Eastern culture and dishes.


I'm very happy to meet you all!
I can't wait to attend the chats to know more about these awesome topics!

Nymphaeacat

Hi

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daigh218 is in the usergroup ‘Radical activist’

  • Posted 18th February 2021, 2:55 AM
  • By daigh218

Hi everyone,

I'm new to the community and practicing. I've been interested in everything Occult since middle school, but finally decided to dip my toes in quite a few years later. Just working on my path and practice :)

Hi!

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daigh218 is in the usergroup ‘Radical activist’

  • Posted 18th February 2021, 2:52 AM
  • By daigh218

Hi everyone,

I'm new to the community and practicing. I've been interested in everything Occult since middle school, but finally decided to dip my toes in quite a few years later. Just working on my path and practice :)

2-17-21 mods

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Malatesa is in the usergroup ‘Administrators’

  • Posted 17th February 2021, 7:39 PM
  • By Malatesa

With help from RedGreyRaven and MikeTempe and osiris and Norwich and many others, I have been able to reframe some content to conform to a more mobile-friendly view that reacts to screen sizes, accordingly. There still exists a big hole in the page for desktop views, which I will solve in a week on my next days off work. As it stands, I think there are two common mobile views; one at 320 pixel width and another at >320px. I have tried to accomodate those two different views according to RedGreyRaven advice to me. Still, I have scant idea what the hell I'm doing, so I would appreciate any feedback you have. I did hire a Russian chic to do a makeover on the RedGreyRaven main logo, and she will hopefully convert that logo from black+white to something more like a 3D Elphaba Thropp, who is arguably the greatest Witch ever.

  • "Life has been very hard. If you can hear me when I cannot hear myself, you could help me do no harm in this world. That's all I want – to do no harm." (An ye harm none, do as ye will)
  • "You cursed brat! Look what you've done! I'm melting! melting! Oh, what a world! What a world! Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness? Oooooh, look out! I'm going! Oooooh! Ooooooh!" (The Wicked Witch of the West (Elphaba Thropp) was patronizing Dorthy, essentially making fun of her, as she herself died. This is a case of evil presiding over good, even as Elphaba (actually the victim in the movie) recognized her own death was imminent, but letting Dorthy know that death is trivial where integrity and service to others are ultimately imminent.)
  • Elphaba is the illegitimate daughter of Melena Thropp and the Wizard of Oz. She was conceived when the Wizard drugged and raped Melena.
  • Elphaba dropped out of college to create a movement to protect animals.
  • Elphaba spends 7 years in a hospital tending the terminally ill.
This is a fraction of my argument to suggest that Elphaba is the only really good Witch in the book/movie because she is someone always in service to others, but also will never settle for less.

Please send hate-mail to Malatesa@Witches.Chat

Please send bug reports and constructive design ideas to info@Witches.Chat


 
 

Hello World!

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Obscure is in the usergroup ‘Radical activist’

  • Posted 17th February 2021, 3:57 PM
  • By Obscure

Hello everyone! I am new here. :)

I have been a practicing witch for a few years now. Sometimes I still think I am a beginner but I am trying to learn as much as I can to get better. I hope to learn a lot here and make some friends. I love the site so far! Thank you for having me. Blessings to everyone! 

Knowledge of Dragon Magick?

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MindKrawler is in the usergroup ‘Witch’

it is drawn to me. dragons have been showing up around me my whole life…so i don't consciously know about dragon magick, i seem to attract it.

 i mean , sure, i like dragons but not as much as fanatics

which kind of dragon magick do you mean though, there's many kinds and species

New Here

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Starbuzz is in the usergroup ‘Prophet/ess’

  • Posted 16th February 2021, 5:23 PM
  • By Starbuzz

 Hello all,
     I am new here and have practiced solitary earth religion for over 30 years in one way or another. I have always wanted to meet people that shared my interests, but going to 100% working from home over the past year has pushed me to make the move and go for it.
My hobbies and interests are wide:  I cook according to the seasons- sort of a kithen witch, I've made homemade candles with hidden surprises, I acquire found objects on walks to use on my altar. I live by the Moon. I incorporate the spiritual into almost all of my artwork and feel like this path has been a part of my life since I was a child.  There are no others in my family that had a background in witchcraft or not to my knowledge.  My ancestors are from Polish and Czech descent.

     I hope to learn a lot, teach a little, and enjoy this site to the fullest.  I look forward to meeting you and chatting.    - Starbuzz

Blessed Be

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ShadowSpirit is in the usergroup ‘Radical activist’

Hello all! Just wanted to introduce myself, and give you a little of my background.

I'm a grey kitchen witch now entering my Crone stage. My roots are Irish Celtic and Cyganie (Polish Romani), and I have been practicing for 36 years.

I am here to learn, teach, and maybe help make a difference for others.

Brightest Blessings!

Help?

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Kensai Journeyman is in the usergroup ‘Witch’

Don't do it. You may grow more hair in undesirable places than you'll care too. As well as an over whelming urge to belch and pass gas at family gatherings. Lol. Just kidding.

Clicking on a username takes me to a private chat? WTH?

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Malatesa is in the usergroup ‘Administrators’

  • Posted 15th February 2021, 2:45 AM
  • By Malatesa

There was an issue where clicking/tapping on a member's username would take you to a private chat option instead of taking you to their profile. I believe this has been resolved. Folks, let me know.

Hello World, I'm a Witch!

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bexinthewoods is in the usergroup ‘Prophet/ess’

Hello! I'm very excited to be here, and to share a little bit about myself. Where to start?

Basic information: my name is Bex, and I'm a landscape designer by day and a hedge/green witch by night. I practice as a solitary witch, and have roots in folk magic and healing. I have a passion for mycology, cooking, dogs, and building my natural alter/ritual space in my garden.

There's a lot of creepiness in my family and ancestry. Most of us have had various paranormal experiences, a few have been visited by not-so-nice beings, and one even practiced witchcraft (gasp). My cousin and I reunited back in 2015, and we spent a full night sharing ghost stories. Turns out, most of them involved our grandfather (passed & a bad dude), either appearing as a face in a black mist on her ceiling or full-bodied in my doorway. We also discussed our tendencies to have prophetic dreams, and how the areas we resided were riddled with dark folklore and "satanic cults". Diving further, we discussed how our ancestors founded a county in Southern Indiana, and how there was a darkness there that affected everyone.

After our discussion, my brain made more connections, diving even further into my past. I recall not sleeping at night from ages 3-6 (approximately), and using the tv static/black screen to see things AKA scrying without knowing what scrying is. I remember seeing men pace around a central mass/object, memories that weren't mine (or scenes I suppose), and thing of the sort with no fear. The majority of the houses we lived in growing up had spirits/poltergeists and it became commonplace to smudge and bless. However, we did this with Christian/religious intent.

After finding out my grandma is a practicer of the green path, I decide to look into and it let's just say I was sucked in! I immediately felt connected to my purpose, and the more reading and experimenting, the more inner power I could harness. The plants and occult are calling…

So 5 1/2 years of research and practice later, I'm officially coming out as a witch! Other than my cousin, grandma, and now my partner, no one has a clue (outside my few Pinterest followers)…until now! I'm chosen the hedge path for obvious reasons, and I commune with all plants. I also like the ideas of chaos magick, as I feel it is unrealistic to be all good/all bad, however I do not wish to harm in my endeavors. I take a more natural/old school practice as I hand-pick every ritual tool (antique stores, on a hike, etc.) and have grown/harvested/dried every herb I use in practice. I do find fascination in other paths, especially urban/city craft, cosmos/ultraterrestrial, and synth craft.

I'm very interested in connecting with witches of all kind, and I'm looking forward to reading all of the other introductions on here! Thank you.

 

Hello

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Lepus is in the usergroup ‘Prophet/ess’

  • Posted 14th February 2021, 9:32 AM
  • By Lepus

Hello,  

I got into Wicca back in high school when a friend of mine claimed himself a witch. During that time, I knew nothing about Wicca so I didn't hesitate to ask him what is Wicca. He gave a brief explanation to what Wicca is and referenced several books and had written down techniques to getting started. He was kind enough to lend me his notes. But I was more interested in spellwork. So I began looking online for several spells for beginners. I came across on several spells that were both 'black' and 'white'. He did warned me about the dangers of 'dark magic' or 'black magic' found on the web, and the use of such practice is prohibited in Wicca due to the Wiccan rede. I heed the warning but I still looked up on spells that would curse, hex and bind.

After several days of printing paper on mostly spells, I pretty much had a binder full of them. My friend would tell me several things that still to this day I could remember. He told me to never change the weather, or do any spells or energy work during winter. He even mentioned creating fire with your hands using energy. But he did warned me about creating such element to be considered 'black magic'. I was intigued but that was probably something taken out of a fantasy movie or maybe out of context. However, I was gullible to believe anything he said.

Several years has gone by and we both parted ways from high school and I was on and off with my practice. We had minimal contact but I do remember my friend no longer being a witch or Wiccan. He had a difficult upbringing to a point of suicide, but he did get treatment. He's now Catholic, from what he told me, after he went to a confession. So I think he believes in a one true god now. As for me, my mother saw my printed spells one time hidden in my closet and that was pretty much the end of it. I threw away all the spells from my binder. I instead looked up on Youtube videos on Wicca and started watching videos on the topic.

I was still into Wicca but I slowly started to get into Satanism. I was more inclined to display my beliefs into Satanism rather than doing my research and actually devoting my time to Satan. I was more of a Theistic Satanist.

How I got into Wicca and then Satanism is still a mystery but I suppose I did stumbled across a Youtube channel that she would make endless videos on Satanism. She probably was my influence into Satanism. But I knew I wasn't actually taking this path seriously so I decided to walk a different direction. I went back to Wicca but this time I found a community online that would share the same beliefs. I did learn a lot and was close friends with two individuals. But one of them never came back online and so I've had one good friend. She was the real deal, in fact, I recall her being in a Gardnerian coven. A high priestess. Anyway, she taught me a lot and recommended some great books. We both converse privately and publicly. She's really down-to-earth and was never afraid to correct those walking the path into Wicca.

After some time in the forums my beliefs had changed and I was no longer Wiccan but I did follow the traditional form of witchcraft. I was getting into the occult as well but after an incident from last year with one of the goetic demon I decided to step back for a bit. Right now I am still learning from reading books and taking notes. I decided to join this forum after the other forum lost most of its members. I was the only one and maybe one or two interested in witchcraft. My other friend that I was close with would rarely visit the forums anymore. So I decided to join here and see what I'll get out of this community. Anyways, thanks for having me.

Lepus

Hi im Britney

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britneymoon29 is in the usergroup ‘Prophet/ess’

Hi my name is britney im new to the site. I have always felt like i was different i have  strong Connection to herbs and rocks and crystals from the time i was little. I dont know the full extent of my powers im still learning although i have dont a few small spells and seem to have good results im here to learn and gain as much as i can from everyone. In my area there isnt alot of people that are open about being a witch or practicing spells. i have been looking for a coven or people that share the sam intrest as me so i can learn. I do as much reading as i can and try to practice whenever possable to grow my energy and to be the best white witch i can be. I want to heal people and and do good but i also want the ones who have wronged me not to what you say fear me but know that im able to put alittle rain on their sunny day. :quill:

Help! Typing on the keyboard can suddenly cause the screen to glitc…

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Malatesa is in the usergroup ‘Administrators’

  • Posted 11th February 2021, 10:04 PM
  • By Malatesa

Howdy beautiful people. Hey listen, there's a report of a weird glitch when trying to post in the forums, or even when posting a private email/message to someone on the site. Can ya'll tell me if you're seeing this glitch? The way it is described is, when you're typing your message on the keyboard, suddenly the screen will glitch out and the key entry just vanishes as well as the message you were composing. So like, you're typing along and boom the screen jerks to the top or bottom of the page you were on.

Is anyone else experiencing this? If so, can you please let me know more about it, and if possible, how to reproduce it. Also, if you're seeing this glitch, tell me what kind of device you're using. Thanks, peeps!