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morningbirdmorningbird 03 Dec 2016 14:00
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Since you're fretting so much over it, no, it probably won't work. I told you, it's not about what you do or don't drink.

by morningbirdmorningbird, 03 Dec 2016 14:00
David (guest) 03 Dec 2016 05:57
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Well it did tell me to drink the entire beverage. And I didn't. That's what I forgot to add to my question. I poured a little bit of that stuff out since I had a good amount of it. Can it still work?

by David (guest), 03 Dec 2016 05:57
morningbirdmorningbird 03 Dec 2016 02:26
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Cinnamon is an interesting choice, usually it's cayenne. And it's not a spell. For an actual spell, it doesn't matter what you drink, it's all symbolic anyway. What you need to do is reduce your calorie intake. That beverage may help you do that by killing your appetite if you sip it whenever you feel hungry between meals instead of snacking. Also, depending on how much salt you drank, it might also cause some more pooping than you're used to. It might mess other things up too. If you don't have an ulcer or a hiatal hernia, you'll probably be okay. Just make sure you eat properly otherwise. And maybe run it by a doctor just to be safe.

by morningbirdmorningbird, 03 Dec 2016 02:26
David (guest) 03 Dec 2016 02:07
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I've done a spell to lose weight since my job has got in the way of my gym time. It said to drink the drink created of water, cinnamon, vinegar, and salt. I couldn't drink the whole thing because I thought I was going to get sick from the amount of vinegar or gulped down. Do I have to redo the spell? I've drank large gulps of that stuff..

by David (guest), 03 Dec 2016 02:07
Eugenia (guest) 02 Dec 2016 16:50
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I am a young witch, I started practicing wicca a year ago. I am still exploring witchcraft. But I would like to manipulate elements. The thing is that I am not sure where to start. Do you have any advice for me?

by Eugenia (guest), 02 Dec 2016 16:50
morningbirdmorningbird 02 Dec 2016 13:25
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This enters "new age" territory rather than witchcraft, but I'll do my best.

The Theta state is, as far as I understand it, a name for the trance state that witches, shamans and channels enter to do our various work, usually involving the gathering of knowledge, either from the spirit world, or the collective unconscious or our own subconscious. I personally do this to Journey to gather wisdom and also when I am allowing a God to "ride" me during ritual. I use a drum beat to help induce it, but I also use various meditation techniques, I am not sure that the drum beat would do it on its own, though I do know that when people are dancing to that drum beat they can slip into trance quite unexpectedly, but they usually come open to the experience.

Looking at this article http://www.toolsforwellness.com/brainstates.html I would say that I am in the Alpha state when doing divination using tools, especially for other people, and maybe also when just giving and intuitive "reading" and the Theta state when I am channeling for ritual or doing journey work- though the descriptions don't really match up with my experience, I'm categorizing for the sake of discussion. I don't like to interact with other people when I am in a deep trance, though during ritual the priest guides me with his voice. But the astral state is perhaps somewhere between Delta and Theta. While my awareness is detached, it is certainly still there and I am conscious of myself taking note of any disturbance and deciding whether or not to "wake up". Whereas, when I'm asleep, I am mostly unaware of things going around me and I automatically deal with things like itches and temperature issues by kicking off or pulling on the blankets without even noticing. This is interesting to think about.

I don't know if that's helpful or not, but the article is interesting and offers practical exercises for each state. It also confirms what I already knew, that a quick, steady drumbeat can ease your passage into the trance state. It always delights me when science catches up with magick. I've done some meditation with bineural beats, but I prefer the drums, call me old fashioned.

Here's another article on the subject http://www.finerminds.com/mind-power/brain-waves/

by morningbirdmorningbird, 02 Dec 2016 13:25

I want to make perfectly clear that I was not moralizing. "Harm none" is not a rule that I would ever throw out. I am not Wiccan. My spiritual ancestors were warriors.

But I do encourage you to always think about what you're doing in multiple contexts. Just because you do something by magick rather than in "meat space", does not mean it's okay or it doesn't count. If you call someone, leave a message and they don't call back you are maybe entitled to one more call in a few days to make sure you didn't just get lost in a shuffle somewhere. If you call someone repeatedly despite their best efforts to ignore you, you are entering creepy stalker territory. There are exceptions in certain business matters, of course, but none in personal matters. If it's creepy to do it with your body, it's creepy to do with with magic.

In fact, repeatedly contacting someone via magick is worse because you are making them think that it is their own psyche that is harassing them and this is like brain washing. Do you want to brain wash someone into being with you? Gas light them? That is abuse at best. Maybe even rape, assuming you gaslight them into letting you touch them. If you are a guy who is okay with that, you're certainly in good company as that's a tactic men have been using since time immemorial. But you have to ask yourself if you want to be That Guy.

by morningbirdmorningbird, 02 Dec 2016 12:42

I agree with morningbird. The first rule is "harm none". Don't assume you're practicing white magic because you're not physically harming the person. You should never try to contact someone psychically or enter their space without their permission. What you are doing is "stalking" your crush.

As morning bird said, you are not welcome. Using magic to manipulate, influence, or contact a person against their will is not white magic or a purpose for a higher good.

by Aire (guest), 01 Dec 2016 23:14

Ok, Thanks for the information. Blessed be! )O(

morningbirdmorningbird 01 Dec 2016 12:44
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Is there a source for this? (I start to feel all itchy and strange when there are unsourced quotes around)

by morningbirdmorningbird, 01 Dec 2016 12:44

It's really not possible to know her motivation, but if thoughts of you have not triggered her to reach out to you, chances are, they are unwelcome.

by morningbirdmorningbird, 01 Dec 2016 12:17

Really, you have to start with the intention and then you decide on the spell. Wishing spells, jar spells, mojo bags are all simple enough. I recommend the book Wee Free Men and the rest of the books in the series (It's about a 9 year old witch, totally fiction but fun, my kids love it). And also http://www.greyschool.com has programs geared toward kids they have a book Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard which my son enjoyed. Also, my blog at http://www.sacredhearth.com is all about being a Pagan family & raising up witchy kids.

Re: Spells for beginners by morningbirdmorningbird, 01 Dec 2016 00:53
morningbirdmorningbird 01 Dec 2016 00:43
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Saturn

Well, everybody does. But I'm not sure what you're really asking here.

by morningbirdmorningbird, 01 Dec 2016 00:43
zorah (guest) 30 Nov 2016 15:15
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Mugwort / Artemesia Vulgaris.
Artemesia works within the realms of emotions bringing forth that which needs to come to light and is sacred to the Goddess Artemis and to the Goddess Cerridwen.
' When you wish to see to the heart of the matter, I am your herb. At this time of year I will help you to descend into your shadow and bring forth illumination to the answers you seek. Know that the only true path is the spiral. It leads you into the centre of your heart - the core of your being. Do not waste time with outer world distractions. Seek all of the answers inside of yourself through meditation, dream work and quiet contemplation calling me in as your ally. This is the free flowing path of the Goddess. Know thyself, both dark and light. With me by your side you need fear nothing. In reclaiming your shadows fear loses its power, diminishing little by little with each descent until you uncover a light so bright that you become a beacon for the world. Everyone must do this work for your world to change and become more peaceful, loving and united in sisterhood/brotherhood.
I am of nine herbs charm.( assigned to the Goddess) I am Artemesia.'

by zorah (guest), 30 Nov 2016 15:15
Jesse A. (guest) 30 Nov 2016 14:49
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does this mean I have a dark side?

by Jesse A. (guest), 30 Nov 2016 14:49
Drachir (guest) 29 Nov 2016 20:31
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Stones, Minerals, Metals And Crystals

The only thing that I would suggest adding to this section or another is charging the crystals. Because beginners who may not have a teacher or parent to teach them may not know that some crystals need to be charged in order to work.

by Drachir (guest), 29 Nov 2016 20:31

My friend has a 9 year old that wants to learn the craft. What spells would be good for her to cast?

morningbirdmorningbird 29 Nov 2016 14:12
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I believe sage and frankincense are both used by different traditions.

by morningbirdmorningbird, 29 Nov 2016 14:12

This is the list of the articles that have been written. The only way to add to it is to create another article in this category. You can request a new article be written about a specific herb here in the comments and we'll add it to the queue or contact me directly at moc.oohay|aidepihctiw#moc.oohay|aidepihctiw or you can apply to be a writer for the site and write it yourself. You can see how to do that at http://www.witchipedia.com/info:writers-guidelines I do add between 2 and 5 articles weekly, but of course, they aren't all herbs.

by morningbirdmorningbird, 29 Nov 2016 14:04
franziska (guest) 29 Nov 2016 09:55
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Love you !

by franziska (guest), 29 Nov 2016 09:55
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