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alright, thank you, I'll look into that! Sorry for my misunderstandings.

by rippertearrippertear, 13 Jul 2019 20:23

Spirit Sigils are used to summon and control spirits/demons/angels/djinn. This is Abrahamic Ceremonial magick, not traditional witchcraft. I don't want to say "witches don't use binding sigils and coerce spirits to their will" because witches do what works, but if you're doing that, you're really studying it hard, because it's very specialized magick and witches don't tend to be that focused (not that that some aren't) and much of the community would really look down on that sort of practice, so we wouldn't be talking about it in mixed company. You can create a sigil to do just about any sort of spell, using Spare's Technique (there are articles for these too), but when you are using a specific sigil for a specific spirit, this is a control mechanism. That's not the sort of relationship witches usually have with familiars.

Also, witches don't generally believe in the devil (There are Christian witches who would, I imagine, and some Satanic witches do, though some Satanic witches actually don't. Most of us are Pagan and we've got our fair share of atheists and no devil there.), so you're coming here and asking us how to send a spirit back to a devil we don't believe it came from in the first place is awkward. But you can do a banishing. And there are articles about that too.

As for your specific symbol, it isn't one that is common in witchcraft. It's not to say that it isn't a spirit's sigil, though they are usually more complicated. It isn't related to any alchemical, planetary or elemental energies that I'm aware of. I am not in the business of binding spirits, so I can't say much more than that. There are hundreds of thousands of spirits with established sigils. There are lots of old grimoires with sigils in them. Goetia deals with demons and djinn and Enochian is angels, I think. sacred-texts.com might have a grimoire with binding sigils in it.

by morningbirdmorningbird, 12 Jul 2019 20:34

Yes, just did. It didn't seem to mention the symbols or sigils to contact spirit-form familiars, is that not a thing after all? If so, should I look elsewhere for an explanation to this symbol's constant appearance, or is there another name for sigil-related spirits/entities/whatever, or…?

by rippertearrippertear, 12 Jul 2019 18:03

Did you read the page about familiars on this site?

by morningbirdmorningbird, 12 Jul 2019 17:40

thank you for your answer.

thank you by black baccarablack baccara, 11 Jul 2019 21:08

It may have completely drained its power protecting you from a great danger, or it may have simply reached the end of its useful life. You may be able to cleanse, reassemble and recharge it.

by morningbirdmorningbird, 10 Jul 2019 17:34

This is a really great list! I was hoping to find something on Lovage. Do you have it listed under a different Name? Or is not in the list yet? If not, any chances it will be in the future?
Thanks a bunch!

by greenerygreen29greenerygreen29, 11 Jun 2019 22:26

When you say "the most dont do it for free".. What do they ask for? / want in return? Im fairly new to the Spirit Communication topic and always wondered if they may want something in return when giving Information etc.

by greenerygreen29greenerygreen29, 11 Jun 2019 21:57

Finally have arrived! I am in new territory here…been "here" all my life (65 Years) but have not been here… Now is the time.
Would appreciate a helping hand or quite frankly anything to help me on a path I should have been on eons ago!
Much thanks..
Deborah

I love to give houseplants to people! There are many different plants that are magical, meaningful and protective. I am a big fan of a potted rosemary. If their zone is appropriate they can always plant the rosemary outside if they like, but it does well in a pot in a sunny window too. Rosemary stimulates the mind and the memory, cleans the air and smells refreshing.

Another item you may choose is a crystal prism that hangs from the ceiling. These cause delightful dancing rainbows and breaks up stagnant and negative energy in the house.

by morningbirdmorningbird, 09 May 2019 16:47

This is yet another example of what makes Witchipedia such an important part of my daily life! There are so many new things I’ve learned here that I’d never even heard of before. This information is truly invaluable. Thank you!

I love this! by MistressOfChaosMistressOfChaos, 07 May 2019 01:36

I am not allergic i drink sage tea sometimes i don't think it's smoke thing to because i occasionally smoke cigarettes i burn other herbs to only when i burn sage i get a headache

by black baccarablack baccara, 06 May 2019 20:34

You might be allergic to sage or have a sensitivity to smoke. Are you using good ventilation? Have you tried burning something different?

by morningbirdmorningbird, 06 May 2019 10:22

Um. Witches are human.
Contacting your ancestors is sort of a gray area between magick and religion and the answers are usually going to be based on some sort of faith. I honor my ancestors, and when I contact them it's usually to give thanks and sometimes to ask for advice, but not favors. The thing about ancestors (according to my religious belief) is that they generally want to help out their descendants anyway. Evolution, after all. Most of my ancestors were Christian, but I"m not sure the dead are religious. After all, religion is all about faith and belief in the unknown, but the dead have already gone and have it sorted.

As for asking any spirits for help with spells. The whole point of a spell is to overcome the material part of ourselves that interfere with the direct connection to the energy of the Universe. Spirits, including the dead, are made of energy. They don't need witchcraft.

by morningbirdmorningbird, 30 Apr 2019 21:25

As a farmer for just the past five years, I have learned the hard way that the best thing you can do for a pregnant animal is to leave it alone and let nature take its course. That being said, your question seems to require a two-part answer. One for the pregnancy and one for the pet.

For the general protection of a pet, many people use a charm on their collar. Both pentagrams and St Francis medals are popular.

As for the pregnancy, moonstone is a wonderful stone to use for pregnancy and onyx eases pain and panic and gives strength during childbirth and bloodstone encourages healing afterward. Nutritional support is also very important. I am usually dealing with veggi-eaters, so oat straw and nettles are my go-tos, but for an obligate carnivore, I am thinking oily fish and a bit of liver now and again, though cats tend to be picky.

by morningbirdmorningbird, 16 Apr 2019 18:02

Rosemary is my go-to herb for focus, concentration, and clear-headedness. There are others, like skullcap and damiana that can improve focus in a ritual setting, but they also tend to have consciousness-altering effects- which is okay in ritual, but maybe not in everyday life. Herbs containing caffeine and nicotine are also used to improve focus and concentration, but these are addictive and you have to be careful not to overdo them as they can put a strain on your circulatory system. Rosemary does not make you sleepy or give you a caffeine buzz or contain anything addictive so can be used in mundane settings as well as ritual settings. I like to dab a bit of intentionally-created rosemary-based fragrance oil on my pulse points before beginning a project that requires focus and concentration, like sketching out plans and doing material and cost estimates, doing research, and back in the day, studying for or taking a test. Drinking a tea also works and I find it especially useful for "brain fog" and is lovely for head colds too. In a ritual setting, it makes a lovely incense. If you take too much, it will make you nauseated. It causes acid reflux in me if I overdo it, but everything is bad if you take too much. The essential oil should be diluted in alcohol or a carrier oil and should never be taken internally. The tea should only be made of the whole herb, dried or fresh.

by morningbirdmorningbird, 14 Apr 2019 13:50

I agree with Robin. A simple way (especially for the beginner) to create such a talisman would actually be to create an amulet (the difference being that an amulet is a natural object made wearable, whilst a talisman is entirely man made, such as metal). Crystal would be a great choice as you can rather easily charge it with your intent, in this case to attract positive energy, and attach it to a necklace. Worry about the functionality before the appearance, especially as this is your first try. Good luck!

by ConnorC28ConnorC28, 12 Apr 2019 22:12

Many thanks Dawn for your speedy reply (as always) and the detailed answer which I have found incredibly useful, in fact I may even print it for my book of Shadows binder! (and if I remember then add a version to my more formal, artistic and “witchy” leather bound Grimoire. Thanks again,

Connor

Thank you! by ConnorC28ConnorC28, 12 Apr 2019 22:01
Re: Species?
morningbirdmorningbird 12 Apr 2019 16:24
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Alder

Most alder species have similar magical properties.

Re: Species? by morningbirdmorningbird, 12 Apr 2019 16:24
Re: Species?
morningbirdmorningbird 12 Apr 2019 16:21
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Yew

Only Taxus baccata has the ancient history of the yew. Other species may have similar physical properties, but only English yew has centuries of lore behind it and this, even more than its physical properties is what gives it its magical qualities.

Re: Species? by morningbirdmorningbird, 12 Apr 2019 16:21
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