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sam (guest) 23 Oct 2016 05:40
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » How To Create Your Own Book Of Shadows

what symbols could i put on the cover of my book of shadows

by sam (guest), 23 Oct 2016 05:40
From The North (guest) 19 Oct 2016 16:22
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Odin

I would like to mention that while some has thought Freyja and Frigg to be the same, they're often refered to as separate beings. With that in mind, it should be said that the wife of Odin is Frigg and not Freyja.

Additional fun fact: Frigg is the goddess of foresight and wisdom! Maybe useful if one likes to meddle with divination ;)

by From The North (guest), 19 Oct 2016 16:22

you think this would also pertain to poisons put in our medications ???
that would be sooo nice !
Gentle Light

does this...? by MsMollimizzMsMollimizz, 18 Oct 2016 23:05
cev (guest) 17 Oct 2016 05:51
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » How to Break a Curse

When you say "bath," what exactly do you mean?
Do you have to be fully covered, head to toe literally, in the oil and salt mixture? If you skip your head, does that mean the curse is not broken?

by cev (guest), 17 Oct 2016 05:51

I don't know if I'd use Venus(Jasmine). I'd prefer Saturn or Mars but it would depend, I think, on the details surrounding the situation. But I second that incense recipe. Peppercorns stand out as a perfect choice for this and black pepper oil is a favorite of mine. I might use Asafoetida or Galbanum if I had some on hand, but I don't usually. I would indeed choose black candles, but the suggestion of red also is a good one, in my mind.

by morningbirdmorningbird, 15 Oct 2016 13:38
Lauren (guest) 14 Oct 2016 23:09
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Citrine

I believe topaz is the birthstone for Scorpio and Sagittarius :)

by Lauren (guest), 14 Oct 2016 23:09
Lauren (guest) 14 Oct 2016 23:02
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » A Glossary of Magickal and Occult Terms

Perhaps like a quick users guide? Something like a mobile search engine, type in a rite you are doing and it brings up a list of suggested items to go along with it, type in a stone to be reminded of its properties, personalized book of shadows (you can save certain things you like and edit parts). I think that type of thing would be helpful in app form :)

by Lauren (guest), 14 Oct 2016 23:02

While Sabbath are tied to the seasons, therefore they are reversed in the southern hemisphere for obvious reasons, the myth of the water spinning the other way is to be ignored :) The circles are cast always the same directions as energy and polarities are not reversed. The only real difference is that the sun at its highest is at North instead of South, so that is the only adjustment you need to account for in some of the Solar rituals.

Hemispheres by PinoEirePinoEire, 14 Oct 2016 08:46

Well, if you are referring to killing by means of magick then yes, it's one of the easiest things to do once a practitioner is attuned in his/her ways. As always, making damage is easy, just like pissing off people… while making good is always quite difficult (here I won't get into the cause of this). Because in Magick everything comes at a cost, no practitioner will usually get involved in anything related to what's easy to do… is never worth the price.

Killing... by PinoEirePinoEire, 14 Oct 2016 08:33

My personal choice goes to to this incense I prepare on a Tuesday, during the first nightly hour of Mars or Saturn (the one that comes first in your preferences for these ends) possibly on new or waning moon:

  • 1/3 myrrh
  • 1/3 dragons blood
  • 1/3 peppercorns

I'll use two black (N and S) and two red (E and W) candles. Spell to be cast on a Tuesday or a Saturday during the first nightly hour of Venus, better during new or waning moon.

Demi (guest) 13 Oct 2016 13:28
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » How do witches respond to others

Most people don't know I'm a witch till I tell them… My experience is not yours, so I would say I agree that each Witch responds in their own way. Way to spread stereotypes though.

by Demi (guest), 13 Oct 2016 13:28
Rose (guest) 13 Oct 2016 12:39
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Aleister Crowley

He also wrote a 4 book set of poetry just want his poetry read to me he is outstanding

by Rose (guest), 13 Oct 2016 12:39
Amy (guest) 13 Oct 2016 11:51
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » How do witches respond to others

I disagree, Robin. I think most witches would have a feeling from everyone they meet, an insight about who that person actually is, as if you instantly have an insight about something they are hiding. Also the way people respond to witches is not like the reaction they would have to a regular person. Some people instantly adore you and others instantly dislike you… there is usually no mean term to that.

by Amy (guest), 13 Oct 2016 11:51

Real Magic:An Introductory Treatise on the Basic Principles of Yellow Magic might be helpful to you… Not that the Yellow means much, but it's an intelligent work, if a bit cocky. Witches don't really come in colors, generally. This sort of thing is probably largely symbolic. What does the color yellow mean to you? What do magnolias mean to you? They really haven't been in Western magick tradition long enough to have a lot of lore attached to them. I know magnolia bark can be chewed to break a smoking habit.

by morningbirdmorningbird, 13 Oct 2016 01:10
Runslongtalking (guest) 12 Oct 2016 21:55
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Pagan Gods And Goddesses

Plutus (greek) is missing. Making this list searchable by different tags might be useful. Pantheon, animal, profile, etc.

by Runslongtalking (guest), 12 Oct 2016 21:55

I realized Ganesha was missing

Missing by Renata FlowRenata Flow, 12 Oct 2016 16:56

When someone gives you a thing and says it's magick, you should really ask them. Magick is very personal.
I know that red is the color of Mars and green is the color of Venus and Venus energy can help neutralize Mars energy.(and vice versa)

Why would you keep something if you didn't know what it was for, anyway?

by Robin (guest), 11 Oct 2016 20:09

If you do not want to dedicate yourself for one sole purpose or one sole way of doing magick, and you just want to do magick with what works and how you want to do it, screw finding a branch. I don't have a branch. I research what I wanna know and I make the best of it. Some people may solely get into witchcraft for the ways of the sea, but that ain't me. I like the sea, so I can do stuff that would be considered sea witchcraft, but that's not "what I do," it's not my whole craft. I make potions, I cook, I write, I make sigils, and it doesn't affect how well I can perform magick. I'm a great witch, and people know that. Most magick is connected in one way or the other. For me, I find it actually helps to not strictly do one form of magick because I'm constantly learning new things about how magick works, how I can use it, the way my OWN magick works, my mind, etc. I've made my own tradition and I have been just fine. Now, if you want to follow a specific branch, that's amazing. Power to you. You can learn as much as you want with that. If that's your passion, by all means make the most of it and screw anyone else you thinks you can't do what you like to do. It's your craft, not theirs. Practice magick the way YOU want to practice magick. If you think you need to work on one area of your craft for whatever reason, then work on that area. Develop and grow. You can make your own decisions on what's best for YOU.

About choosing a path by thepsychicwidgetthepsychicwidget, 10 Oct 2016 19:03

Also, enchantments, psi constructs, and the like fall under the "manifestation" category.

Someone can plant and garden, but that doesn't make them a witch. Someone can like geology, but that doesn't make them a witch. Witches are people who manifest and change things with metaphysics. This may mean casting spells, building souls, communicating with animals (because they're sending out their energy with their messages to be received by the animal), summoning spirits, etc. Psychics gather information through metaphysics like clairvoyance, precognition, mind-reading, etc. While these people don't necessarily fit the definition of "witch," they may choose to identify as such in a way of taking pride in themselves, as many people use "witch" as an insult towards psychics, and that may be their way in showing pride of who they are and owning up to the word "witch," as they are working in metaphysics just as the witches most people think of (just differently), so that's when the term becomes more general. However, for the MOST part, it means someone who manifests and creates change through interaction with the metaphysical (though most psychics end up doing this anyways in one way or the other).

"Magick" is also a little vague, as it refers to both DIVINATION and MANIFESTATION, which are the two main categories of what might be considered magick, aka, what people might consider witchcraft, including things like tarot and crystal scrying with things like storm-casting and spirit summoning. And if someone considers these two aspects to not only be MAGICK, but to be the main aspects of WITCHCRAFT, as well, then psychics would be able to identify as a witch.

What this means is if the herb and crystal work you are referring to are used to gain psychic information, then, yes, you could be a witch (though others may disagree). Now, if this is not the case, is this someone we're talking about working with the metaphysical? Are they creating change through pure will or from their thoughts/wishes/intent? What do you consider a spell?

If this person is using herbs or crystals to perform what would be considered "magic" to the common person, then, yes, that person could be considered a witch. If they are performing magick, then they can be a witch.

Witch vs Not-a-witch by thepsychicwidgetthepsychicwidget, 10 Oct 2016 18:52
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