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Hi, my real name is Katyana C. I go by my Wiccan name Rowan Amethyst, rowan came to me out of nowhere and amethyst because it is my favourite gem stone and is my birth stone. I am an 18 year old female who identifies as she/her/he/him and am hoping to pursue a career as an artist in Portland, Oregon. I'll be going there to school in a few months. I am a solitary practitioner and have been studying Wicca for 3 and a half years. Up until recently have i been having a draw back to the religion again.

Hi, I'm New. by Rowan Amethyst Rowan Amethyst , 17 Aug 2017 01:31

Well, I haven't tackled mushrooms yet (except one) or indeed fungi in general. So I don't have much to tell you about the folklore of mushrooms. I know a bit about local mushrooms, like morels, which are morels in the forest and morels in the store and that's about it. I know enoki are from Japan and their folknames for it there are probably much harder to pronounce. I know you can grow portobellos in logs. And there's one kind of mushroom that taste like dried poo that makes funny faces appear on blades of grass. And… that's about the extent of my mushroom genius. I know quite a bit of general mycophilia information, the sort you learn in Biology class, but that's not what you're looking for.

There are a number of mushroom guide books on Amazon.com but they tend to be regional. Not knowing your region, I can't really direct you one. Many localities also have Mushroom hunter groups, which you could probably connect with at Meetup.com or via Facebook groups.

Re: mushrooms for folks by morningbirdmorningbird, 16 Aug 2017 13:01

thank you for your responses,

I understand the sellers use the same product names they acquired them under (bananas remain bananas).
however, folks picking mushrooms in the forest won't use 'boletus' or 'porcini' from the stickers in the store.
they would have some home names to call them.
those are the names I'm interested in.
if, of course, UK people still have access or inclination to mushroom picking.

yours`
sehrguey

Re: mushrooms for folks by sehrgueysehrguey, 16 Aug 2017 04:22
The Victim of Terror (guest) 16 Aug 2017 01:46
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I have experienced a extremely heavy energy that you can feel come into the room to the point that the barometric pressure of the air in the room makes your ear want to pop. You feel somebody is watching you. Also we see these balls of light orbs through our night vision home security camera. These orbs bounce around off the ground, etc. We also seen black shadow figure in our house. The energy was extremely negative. On two occasions, I felt this heavy energy come into my room right when I had just laid down for bed and I was pinned down twice I could not move or scream. I could not do anything at all. Next day I was bruised in my groin area on each upper inside thigh by groin area. I then moved out of that house. I couldn't take it no more!

by The Victim of Terror (guest), 16 Aug 2017 01:46

Porcini is the market name for Boletus edulis and enoki is the market name for Flammulina velutipes I am not sure what other name I'd call them by.

Re: mushrooms for folks by morningbirdmorningbird, 16 Aug 2017 00:48
Farley (guest) 16 Aug 2017 00:24
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Find the knot and untie, cut, or destroy it. I think untying works the best, but I know some witches who burn the knots to release the magic in them. :)

by Farley (guest), 16 Aug 2017 00:24

You could also try a multi pronged approach. Bullies are often deeply unhappy people - perhaps even abused. As well as a binding spell, you could pray /ask the universe for this child to be guided and protected, to see what is right and good. Pray and do some spell work for your own child to be resilient and strong, and maybe even try the honey jar spell. I hope it resolves. Blessings.

by Aster CarrickAster Carrick, 15 Aug 2017 20:58

In the UK, porcini and enoki ARE the words we would use and you would find them at the store under those names, although usually a specialist deli. They can usually be found dried and can be difficult to find fresh. Try looking online for a supplier of dried mushrooms. The flavours of these are strong, they are fine re-hydrated and added to stews etc. I think enoki are oriental mushrooms of some sort, our oriental grocers sells them fresh and tinned, but I've not seen them elsewhere.

Re: mushrooms for folks by Aster CarrickAster Carrick, 15 Aug 2017 20:50
Fox (guest) 15 Aug 2017 03:21
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One of my students and I were discussing the mythology associated with eclipses. Lunar eclipses are not as heavily peppered with Mythos as solar eclipses are. Charging water and crystals is fine, but not tools. Under no circumstance should you charge a ritual tool when there is a solar eclipse. It was often believed that wherever the eclipse was visible the leader or the king of that land would pass away or be assassinated. Solar eclipses have a tendency to take things away; obstacles, burdens, characteristic flaws. They are not necessarily known for granting, blessing or gifting anything. My students and I are going to harness the eclipse energy into jars of black wine. If you are going to do a ritual for the eclipse at all, make sure you do it in the morning and not at the actual time of the eclipse. You may link the eclipse to the ritual that you performed that morning by using a symbolic object if you wish. Solar eclipses also break things. A solar eclipse will shatter chains holding a project down. There is also something to be said about glamoury and shape-shifting when there is a solar eclipse. After all, a solar eclipse is the sun wearing the moon as a mask. If you crave a little extra information, you may private message me on my Instagram account : key_over_matter I would be delighted to help in any way that I can. You can also email me at moc.liamg|dliwsexoF#moc.liamg|dliwsexoF
Be well,
Fox

by Fox (guest), 15 Aug 2017 03:21

Please read the introductory text to this section. It explains thoroughly.

by morningbirdmorningbird, 15 Aug 2017 02:30
helper (guest) 14 Aug 2017 23:34
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Knot Magic

recite surah fuluq from the quran. It's very short and works. It was a chapter which was given to the prophet specifically when a magician cursed him with a knot curse. Just look it up in english and try to pronounce it in arabic if you can

by helper (guest), 14 Aug 2017 23:34
CatGuy (guest) 14 Aug 2017 20:55
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Celtic Gods And Goddesses

Why is their only three?

by CatGuy (guest), 14 Aug 2017 20:55
TriquetraMoon (guest) 14 Aug 2017 05:14
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » How to make a LOVE spell to work?

Long story short if it's a generic spell (e.g. "o universe please bring love into my life") then just do what you think needs to be done and send out the energy and it should work.
If it's a specific spell (e.g. "o universe make John/Jane Doe love me") then just don't do it to begin with.
1- it's rude and unethical to try to control people like that
2- people have free will, if you send out a spell like that they can resist it and your spell was pointless

A SLIGHTLY more ethical idea might be "o universe, make John/Jane Doe notice me more"
That way they still have free will and if they have feelings for you they can come out naturally.
But BEWARE if the person doesn't know you (like someone famous) it will probably not work, or if they don't like you, you'll just be irritating them/they might notice you in a bad/embarrassing/mean way.

I did do the first kind of spell I mentioned though and less than a month later I started dating my current girlfriend of 1 year and 10 months.

by TriquetraMoon (guest), 14 Aug 2017 05:14

Just for a quick (but certainly not complete) list:
Hellenic paganism (greek/roman)
Kemetic (Egyptian I think)
Celtic
Norse
Saharan
[Really, you can just search by a 'insert region or ethnicity' paganism and you'll probably get a hit]

Some others are:
Druidcraft
Shintoism
Santeria (I think this counts, but I cant quite remember)

But the articles morningbird mentioned will be as good a place to start as any.

If you're looking into other paganisms to expand your spiritual horizons I highly recommend also looking into different philosophies as well like philisophical Buddhism, Taoism, Bushido, and some Hellenic works (can't recall any right off of the top of my head, but I know they have some good ones).

by TriquetraMoon (guest), 14 Aug 2017 04:48

hi all,
once witchipedia helped me to find the name of a herb. gran merci.
presently, I need a list of mushroom names in plain English,
not something like 'porcini' or 'enoki' but their names used in a market place.
help, if you can, please
yours`
sehrguey

mushrooms for folks by sehrgueysehrguey, 14 Aug 2017 03:20
i revett (guest) 14 Aug 2017 01:10
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Magickal Substitutions

Are there any substitutions for Eyebright (euphrasia)?

by i revett (guest), 14 Aug 2017 01:10
velderoth (guest) 14 Aug 2017 00:02
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Can someone help find what this rune is?

it could be a "take" sigil. maybe some other words sigil its probably an important message since it keeps returning.

by velderoth (guest), 14 Aug 2017 00:02

Of course. There's nothing special you have to do. It's about the target and what you want them to stop doing. In this case, picking on a specific person.

by morningbirdmorningbird, 13 Aug 2017 22:26
WitchOfTheDead (guest) 13 Aug 2017 18:06
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » WHAT DO YOU CALL A MALE WITCH?

You're right, Wizardry and Wicca are two different traditions so the term 'Wizard' would be incorrect. Witches have their own opinion on the topic of the term 'Warlock'. My opinion is that it is still the old term from the old 'Witchcraft trial' days (I have no idea what to call them).

by WitchOfTheDead (guest), 13 Aug 2017 18:06
WitchOfTheDead (guest) 13 Aug 2017 17:57
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This was probably a sarcastic joke, but I didn't get it at first so I wrote this.
Witches are real. Around 600 AD - 1692, witches had been hunted and executed for striking fear into others (Kinda stupid right?). From then on witches were never heard from. In the 1900s, a new era was born and Wicca, the tradition of witchcraft, was born in Europe. Then it passed over to the US in the 1990s. If you are a participant in Wicca, you are called a Wiccan. Wiccans are still called witches to this very day.

by WitchOfTheDead (guest), 13 Aug 2017 17:57
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