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Whyjustwhy0Whyjustwhy0 23 Mar 2019 03:10
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Do all species of alder have the same powers or only black alder is magickal?

Species? by Whyjustwhy0Whyjustwhy0, 23 Mar 2019 03:10
Species?
Whyjustwhy0Whyjustwhy0 22 Mar 2019 09:38
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Yew

Do all yew species have the same powers/attributes or only the English yew does?

Species? by Whyjustwhy0Whyjustwhy0, 22 Mar 2019 09:38

Yes, it's possible. There are a great many pages in this site with advice for getting rid of curses and negative energies.

I could not find a title to this post that summarized what I need help with. I am really hoping for insights - though I note this forum has been very quiet for almost a year.

A few years back, I had a neighbour living in a flat right below mine with whom I became good friend (long story, but she viewed me as a big sister as I helped her quite a lot, she was just out of care and was having a very rough time…)
Anyhow, few years down the line, she became a 'born again christian' as she started going out with this evangelical preacher (who did not seem to like me much….)
At some point, they went off on holidays and organised (without my knowing) for the rest of the congregation to perform and exorcism of/in their flat - it was in the middle of winter and I could hear some weird noises which slowly became louder and turned into proper incantations and speaking in tongues or whatever. It was rather spooky, especially at the beginning as I thought the building was empty and I could not locate where the noise / mumbling / praying then screaming came from…
Anyhow, ever since (my neighbour moved out within a week of coming back from her holidays), I feel like they sent whatever problem they had to me, or that I have somehow 'swallowed it' and I've been like bound to this place / flat, going from really really really difficult work/life/family situation to even harder ones… I have tried - repeatedly - the usual salt, incense, sage burning, space clearing etc… everything I can think of and more but instead of getting better, I'm having huge difficulties and problems seem getting worse.

I can't write a novel here, but just to say that my friends even sometimes say 'we don't know anyone who is as unlucky as you'…. it's just weird, I am not depressed or weak or easily influenced, and this has now been going on for ten years, so i am quite resilient, but I am getting a little tired.

My question is thus twofold:
Is it possible that whatever was binding my neighbours has now been sent over to me?
and if so, how can I get rid of this / send it back / destroy it etc..

I really hope someone has some tried and tested suggestions; thanks for reading and your help!

I've been away for a little while and was pleased to come back and find this detailed, thoughtful reply. This has been an area of struggle for me and it's heartening to see that at least one other person of faith has gone through the same thing. Thank you for taking the time to respond.

Thank you by NorthlightNorthlight, 17 Dec 2018 05:56

Just because you’re a witch and have a pet it does not mean that animal is your familiar. Family maybe, not familiar. In fact that is a very new age understanding of “the witch’s familiar”, and historically inaccurate. There are different kinds of familiars which have been noted to be bestowed upon the witch in various ways, but buying it from the pet store isn’t one. Now perhaps your pet could serve as the vessel for your familiar to inhabit, like possession in a sense. I suggest reading some of Emma Wilby’s research on the subject and get a better understanding of what a witch’s familiar actually is.

by The Bee WitchThe Bee Witch, 28 Nov 2018 21:12

There is ancient folklore from all over the place that talks about witches possessing the power the shapeshift or transform themselves into any form they want, usually some kind of animal (the kinds of animals differs according to where the lore originated). Most of these stories claim the witch gains the power through her familiar, which also strengthens the witch’s spell craft work.
Because the stories all originate from different locations around the world I don’t think it’s far fetched to assume this is (or at least was at one time) a possibility. Of course one would have to assume it’s most likely the witch’s spirit which leaves her body and either enters a vessel (the body of an animal) or perhaps physically manifests itself rather than the witch herself transforming like in a warewolf movie. The laws that govern physical reality still apply to witches.

by The Bee WitchThe Bee Witch, 28 Nov 2018 18:30

I highly doubt chanting centimeters instead of inches "messed up" your spell because (in my opinion) willing your hair to grow is highly unlikely to cause physical results. I suggest, for physical results, using plant and animal spirit magic instead. For example aloevera gel, eggs, ginger, and flax seed can all stimulate hair growth (among many others), and they can all easily be made into a hair mask you can apply to your hair. Also there are certain foods you can eat that can stimulate hair growth. I know these methods might not have the mystical appeal that other forms of magic have, but they are magic all the same and have been proven to work.
Also, just like plants, hair needs to be stripped of the "dead" parts to give way to new growth. It may seem contradictory to your goal but trimming the dead ends and damaged parts of your hair will increase its growth rate. Everything functions by the rule "as above to below, as within so without" and vice versa. It's a known fact that by trimming the spent pieces of plants it can give way and make it easier for that plant to put its energy into producing new growth. Same goes for many other things, including our hair. Good luck.

by The Bee WitchThe Bee Witch, 28 Nov 2018 16:07
The Bee WitchThe Bee Witch 28 Nov 2018 15:42
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Witches have historically always possessed the ability to "fly", but not in the way that you're probably thinking. The spirit of the Witch takes flight to Sabbats and on other occasions, purportedly through the aid of flying ointments, broom sticks, spirit familiars, or through transformation. Obviously this all takes place on the astral plane of existence sense the laws of physics continue to apply even for witches. However, do not be discouraged because once mastered, activity in the astral realm is just as real and just as rewarding as in the physical. I suggest you research the above mentioned methods of "flying". You may find one that works for you. Sarah Ann Lawless makes and sells flying ointments that is just about as close as you can get to historically accurate as far as ingredients go and I can say from experience they do not disappoint.

by The Bee WitchThe Bee Witch, 28 Nov 2018 15:42

Like Morningbird said, anyone can be a witch. But please PLEASE do not confuse mental health issues with spiritual gifts. Yes, they can go hand n hand, and yes they can be intertwined and have effect on each other, BUT the romanticizing of mental health issues is dangerous and damaging. You should first seek help and treatment for your depression and schizophrenia before moving forward with your craft. In many ways they can be holding you back from becoming the best witch you can be. There are countless affordable resources out there for you to seek treatment. Love and light.

by The Bee WitchThe Bee Witch, 28 Nov 2018 15:32

After reading your recount, I don't believe it's God that you're butting heads with but rather religion. God and religion are two very different things.
I explain spirituality and religion to my children with the analogy of the locked room and key hole. Imagine that the nature of God and everything that encompasses is inside of a locked room. We don't have the key to this room but we can peak through the keyhole and see a small portion and catch glimpses of what's inside. Religion is someone else's account of what they think they have witnessed when looking through the keyhole. And that is perfectly fine to take that account and say yes, I agree with this and I will carry on and live my life according to these accounts and this is what I believe. But others may not be satisfied with the account or disagree entirely, so they chose another person's account of what they think they've seen, or they chose to go up to the key hole and look for themselves. And all ways are right, because ultimately no one can go in that room and know for sure the entirety of the true nature of Spirit.
But if your personal truth (knowing you have been given gifts by God) is clashing with your religion, than perhaps you have spiritually out grown that religion. Religion in a lot of ways is a neat little box that people try to fit "God" into, because they're comfortable in that box and it makes them feel safe when they have rules and commandments governing them. But the reality is the nature of God can never be confined by or even comprehended by the Human spirit. So it's not going against God by exploring or embracing your spiritual gifts.
I was also raised Christian in Southern Baptist churches of the South East US, and I too struggled a bit with the notion I was "sinning" or "going to hell". But really these are conditioned responses created by religions. And this is no accident, many dominant religions were put into place or declared the "official" religion of certain regions because it was the best way to control the masses. And this is still a major function of them today. (What better way to keep children in line than by telling them their actions will "make Jesus sad", or that they will go to hell by giving into natural biological urges before participating in a government instituted contract AKA sex before marriage?)
Try googling "magic in the bible" or things like "was Jesus a magician" or "witches in the bible", and you will find a lot of alternative information with solid references based in the Holy Bible that lay out that there are many many more ways than just one to interpret "God's word". And from there I suggest doing some research into Jehovah, nd how the nature of that specific account of God was formed and his history. All modern religions (and Christianity is relatively modern compared to the other major religions) and mostly all religions for that matter, have pieces of older religions, traditions, and Deities mixed and matched together like a puzzle. There are all sorts of witchcraft and magical accounts in the bible (because more than anything it is a valuable piece of historical information functioning as a perfect snapshot of the times and attitudes towards spirituality when it was constructed.) Many things are just twisted in a way as to still "make sense" with the common interpretation of it all. For example, I've had the gift of mediumship for as long as I can remember. My mother explained it as "oh, well you have the gift of 'discernment of spirits'". It's the same exact thing but to my mother saying it one way is biblical and simply using a different word to describe it is "the devil".
I wish you good luck on your journey. My last advice would be to pray, meditate, or whatever it is you do but ask God for guidance and then LISTEN. That's the important part. You don't need religion to tell you what God wants for you simply ask and Spirit will answer. But you gotta listen and be open to receiving the answers.

by The Bee WitchThe Bee Witch, 28 Nov 2018 15:16

Tarot cards are paper. Just like Ouijia boards are cardboard. They’re just a tool just like a candle or talisman. It’s what you put into them and how you use them.
Tarot can be read, and successfully I might add, how Morningbird describes. They can work similarly how our dreams work by revealing and bringing our subconscious knowledge to the surface. But they can also be a means of spirit communication. I do readings both ways. But I will say if you’re going to allow them to be a channel through which spirits relay information to you, you should probably be clear or informed about which spirits are giving the information. But in my experience you can potentially receive a lot more hidden information through spirit communication, but the spirits who are willing to share the most don’t do it for free.

by The Bee WitchThe Bee Witch, 28 Nov 2018 14:32

First, about the demons and blood magic and how you say your “coven stays far away from” that - there are a lot of negative connotations that go along with blood and “demon” work but these two things are a large part of our foundation and history as witches. Also, by doing binding work on M you’re practicing manipulation magic which is likewise viewed by many witches as “bad” or karmicly damning. So I say all that just to say that as witches we shouldn’t pass judgment on each other and the way we practice. Because to each her own right, and honestly kudos to M for being brave enough to explore the darker parts of her roots.
Now. As far as protection magic goes there is a plethora of protection spells and charms you could work. Sometimes simple magic is the best magic in my opinion and that would be mirrors! A mirror reflects, so magically it can be used to reflect anything aimed at you and yours back to whence it came. A nice way to employ the mirror in the situation would be to create protective mirror amulets. I’m sure the arts and craft store Michaels would have cute little mirror pendants you could put on a necklace or pin to your belongings you carry with you to school. So you could enchant the mirrors to repel any harmful energy directed towards you. Also “evil-eye” talismans or “hamsa hands” have always been used to guard against malicious intent.
In hoodoo many conjurerors will dust themselves in crab shell powder to remain safe and reverse any magic directed at themselves.
Sigils can also be powerful magic if you know how to use them and can be drawn on carried items like books / bags / the bottoms of shoes.
One of my favorite and most powerful forms of protection (in my experience) is the use of thought forms. Thought forms are a kind of spirit familiar that is created by the witch and charged with a specific duty or intent. If this is the way you want to go I’d suggest some research first. One book I know I’ve read that’s ok is “create a servitor” by John Kreiter. There’s a lot of information out there though.

by The Bee WitchThe Bee Witch, 28 Nov 2018 14:18

"Magick is the science and art of causing change to occur in conformity with will" - Allister Crowley
Magic is science, and scientifically speaking the magic that witches perform is the moving and pushing of energy, and that magic is fueled through / energy is controlled by intentions. Technically a spell can be performed without anything other than a concentrated mind and clear intention. The "spells" we perform are sympathetic representations to help give our minds something tangible to go along with our thought forms. (not to say that spell ingredients don't have added benefit, such as plant spirits that lend their own energetic power).
So there's something to be said about feeling the need to perform a spell multiple times for the same thing. If you've already made up your mind that a desired outcome isn't going to work after the first attempt and is going to need multiple workings than your spell is most likely not going to work. You need to perform your work as if your desire has already manifested. Powerful intention can outshine candles and rhyming words any day.
In regards to money and prosperity work, it is common to keep an altar so to speak. So you could set up a money or prosperity altar (nothing official as the name altar implies, it could possibly just be a small space on your counter or in a corner of a room on a shelf) with an appropriate candle (green obviously in this case), with objects used in prosperity magic (which you probably are already aware of and have sense you've been doing the spell work). Monday is the day to do money and prosperity work, so you could work your altar every Monday - anointing the candle with money drawing oil, lighting appropriate incense, and such. These types of works can be done every Monday for an indefinite amount of time, or you could start your work on a Monday under a waxing moon and perform the work daily for seven days as the moon grows. Likewise you could start on a new moon and perform the work through the moon cycle, ending on the full moon.

But more than anything, have confidence that your magic is going to work so well the first time that you will never have to repeat the spell again. Intentions are very powerful.

by The Bee WitchThe Bee Witch, 28 Nov 2018 13:47

Reversal magic could help. The girl would need to burn a reversing candle and a spiritually cleansing salt bath with other added reversal herbs such as: powdered crab shell, agrimony, devil's shoe string, vetivert, and more that can be found just by googling "reversing herbs". The most powerful (in my opinion) would be to include powdered crab shell powder, which you can find in a lot of stores that sell plants because it's used as plant food, also they have a reasonably priced option on amazon.
Also, Dr.E sells a reversing bath blend for $4 on conjuredoctor.com
If you can't get your hands on any reversing herbs or purchase any, atleast include some regular salt or Epsom salts, and vinegar in a bath. After the cleansing bath she should use reversing or protection powder on her skin. Again, if you can't get your hands on the mentioned herbs, a common house-hold item that can be used are dryer sheets since they "un-cling".
If you can't buy a reversing candle they can be easy to make, especially if you can find a pre-maid red candle. A reversing candle is red on the inside and black on the outside so when it's burned it represents the overcoming of evil (red over black). You could potentially even use string and melted crayons for the creation of a small reversing candle. Once a red candle is made or obtained, you can add black wax to the outside by dipping it repeatedly into the melted black wax (or crayon).
When burning reversing candles it's a good practice to "butt" the candle, which means cutting off the "top" of the candle so it's flat and turning it over (and if need be carving into it a bit to reveal the wick on this side) and burning the bottom first. to signify "turning the situation around" so to speak.

by The Bee WitchThe Bee Witch, 28 Nov 2018 13:22

That is a great idea. I will meditate on how best to implement it. Please be patient with me, I have a huge list of things to do on the site.

by morningbirdmorningbird, 15 Nov 2018 14:48

It would be great to see a page dedicated to pop culture / modern witchcraft alongside some of the more historical practices!

by TingleFaeTingleFae, 02 Nov 2018 20:34

Many believe that we are picking up various energies and even entities all the time as we go about our day and interact with different people and different environments. Usually, they are harmless and our energetic field normalizes through basic, everyday self-care practices of bathing, eating a good diet, getting enough rest and doing things we enjoy. Sometimes this isn't enough and you may need to do some sort of ritual cleansing, like taking a ritual bath, smoke cleansing or various other methods found in specific traditions. Many engage in these regularly as part of their self care in order to maintain aural hygiene. If these methods are not enough, you may need to consult your clergy or spiritual practitioner for more intensive methods.

Some signs that may indicate a problem include a general sense that things are off, feeling like you're not yourself, thoughts and urges that are outside your normal character, obsessing over a person, place or object, feeling like you're being watched, catching a glimpse out of the corner of your eye, and nightmares. These signs will occur a lot if there's a problem, not just once in a while. Everyone experiences these sometimes and it doesn't necessarily mean it's a problem.

You should also note that these can also be signs of mental illness and I highly encourage anyone seeking spiritual treatment to also seek psychological treatment because even if your problem is spiritual in nature and not psychological, people experiencing any sort of chronic symptoms whether they be physical or spiritual, are at very high risk for developing psychological issues too.

by morningbirdmorningbird, 18 Sep 2018 00:28

We do have an Intro to Magick class hosted on Facebook, and it has just been opened to the public. You can find it at https://www.facebook.com/groups/magickintro/

by morningbirdmorningbird, 17 Sep 2018 13:19
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