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  • Welcome to our "Non-Wiccan" Community!


    This forum is for those educated in one or more craft traditions, and is not an appropriate forum for those totally new to witchcraft. Go forth to seriously read and learn before applying for membership.

    This site is intended for a more mature audience of 18 years or older (21 in some states).
    If you are underage or offended by strong language, tough debates and hot banter, please leave now.


    This lovely forum was originally set up by Brian “Droghon” and Sandy in 2006.  Brian has very sadly since passed away and the forum is now run by Matt (Phagos), Sara (Tana) and Sandy. It was a massive shock for our community losing such an amazing and lovely man.  Brian had a beautiful energy and we loved him for who he was and will always continue to honour his memory.  He was our family and continues to be so, in spirit.


    This forum is purely for Traditionals. If you are looking for "New Age" Wiccan/Gardnerian 'Traditional' Witchcraft then we are sorry but you won’t fit in here.

    If you are already a Traditional Witch (practising the Old Craft before Wicca) or you are on a different Traditional path, which embraces working with a variety of energies, and wish to mingle with like-minded folk, then please stay a while and browse around and feel free to join.


    Our forum is absolutely packed with some very interesting debates, discussions and opinions amongst our ever growing members.

     There are not many sites purely dedicated to Traditional Witchcraft as Wiccan sites have really taken over the internet. Although Wicca and Traditional Witchcraft are a similar path, they are entirely different in the way of working and beliefs, hence this is NOT a Wiccan site.  Unfortunately, on many Wiccan sites a Traditional's point of view and way tends to create an odd atmosphere and we end up feeling like outcasts.

    All Traditionalists who work with an open mind and can embrace the dark, as well as the light, are welcome here! This site is intended to be a portal for information and interactivity with other Traditional Witches and other Traditional Crafts.  You can have your say and post here as much as you like without fearing your beliefs will cause any biased comebacks by others on an alternative new age path. 

    Most of the main articles and information will be based on our own thoughts and beliefs and what works for us but you are more than welcome to submit your own articles too.  Please note that some of the Festival and Ritual information gathered in the main menu are not followed by all Traditional Witches but they have been provided as an information or reference resource.

     In our experience we have found that many Traditional Witches' beliefs and ways of working can vary considerably, so we ask that you do respect ours and others personal opinions and views, as you too are more than welcome to also share your own Traditional beliefs and ways of doing things


    This site is a COMMUNITY site and filled with non-wiccans, worldwide.  If you are looking for purely intellectual sparse nitty-gritty conversation, then you won't enjoy it here. We have a very laid back and friendly forum, which is exactly what we aimed for and will continue to promote.


    If you would like to make a small contribution towards the running costs of the forum, it would be sincerely appreciated.  Running costs are approximately £400.00 a year, so every single pound is extremely helpful.


    Once again, welcome, and we look forward to getting to know you. 


    Matt, Sara and Sandy (and our adored brother Brian, in spirit)

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    • vampiricconure
      Up here, it's sage and cedar.  As I only have access to sage and other weird things,  I sometimes mix it with lemongrass. Makes for an interesting scent!  **Grins**
    • Grim
      Does anyone else cringe when they see people burning only sage for everything?  It's like they have no idea how to mix up herbs and hot coal.  Sage can't be the answer to everything at the least they can throw some rosemary in there...
    • Moly
      i watched this again, i felt more that the point of this movie is that magic requires exchange. maybe its an alchemical idea, that you get nothing if you give nothing, you have to put something in to get something out. like for example, it could be a sacrificial act, something could be lost in order to gain something else. that seems like a reasonably sound principle, far more sophisticated and realistic compared to that other silly idea we are all so familiar with that you get back what you put in. i couldn't help wondering if there was some concept here of Freudian development. very antique misogynistic type concept that a woman isn't fully developed without a man. but further to that, i appreciated the ending more this time. there seemed to be an ambiguity to the final scene with the lamp posts that i didn't notice last time. i felt as though it wasnt entirely clear whether it was Nicky who was extinguishing all the lights, maybe he was just surprised and observing. or maybe i just imagined that ambiguity.
    • Solanaceae
      I too found it to be 'a little masterpiece.' Much of his work has a bit of pagan flare, but none quite so overtly I'd say.  As far as the criticism, I think these are probably more people expecting that artists will keep producing more of the same, without taking into consideration that people grow, evolve, and change, and therefore so does their work. It's a deviation from his early work, that's for sure. It's my personal favourite of his that I have read, for whatever that is worth.
    • Moly
      it absolutely got me out of bed every morning all month!! i really appreciated how upside-down everything was. just taking the most immediately obvious thing we learn in the first chapter, a story about magical people - but the magical people are not the protagonists, its told from the perspective of their familiars. how weird is that?! completely topsy turvy and it stayed that way right to the end. it was as though it said "as above, so below" without actually saying that. it said that even in the way it was told, like as a story that could be comforting for a teenager (still enough genuine horror to be scary), but the more you look the more you see. i thought it showed amazing mastery of genre all the way through, all the philosophy all lined up perfectly with the style and the form it took. it was a real little masterpiece it reminded me of Tolkien, how Tolkien's narratives are consistently progressively eradicating magic from the world, elves evacuating and the magical objects destroyed etc, this book was philosophically the OPPOSITE of that if that makes sense. it went deep into certain issues about magic and it stayed there. it seemed very pagan to me. im not saying the author was pagan but he treated the topic seriously and respectfully on its own terms. i think it was the last novel he wrote? i read somewhere some critic said that his earliest work is regarded as his best and he didnt live up to the promise of that early work, this novel makes me think that he would have laughed so hard at that criticism.
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