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I am a country dweller, always have been.  I am fortunate that I can step out my door and gather nearly everything I need and outdoor practice is nearly always an option, including sex magic, without fear of discovery.  I have forests, lakes, streams, rivers, plains etc.  I just wonder how difficult it is for my city counterparts to practice and what obstacles they may encounter, and also if there is any way we country folks can help in the way of items gathered.

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I don't live in a City but a large town in the UK. The biggest thing for me is not being able to do spell work outside. I don't have a private garden and the local green areas have too many perverts out at night. The other thing I struggle with is foraging/gathering, feathers, bones, seeds etc. Takes me an age to collect what I need and I don't like to buy those sort of things online. 

 

Unless you are wealthy and want to buy me a house with a nice big garden, I don't think there's much you can do lol

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I do not know what postal rates to the UK are for I have never shipped outside the US, but if there are certain natural items you require, perhaps sending them to you is not outside the realm of possibility.  I would certainly be happy to look into it.  I just live in such a rich natural environment and I feel compelled to at least try to share.

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Thanks for the offer Sagefire, I like to use local animals and such with my workings. But if there is ever something I really struggle with I'll be sure to ask  ;) I'm sure there are some here who would love to take you up on it though

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Please note that things like feathers and seeds weigh practically nothing and I am more than happy to handle cost.  It may sound too good to be true, but I know how blessed I am to be in such a lovely environment and can only imagine how discouraging/irritating it could be to search a for months for a single feather.

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Please note that things like feathers and seeds weigh practically nothing and I am more than happy to handle cost.  It may sound too good to be true, but I know how blessed I am to be in such a lovely environment and can only imagine how discouraging/irritating it could be to search a for months for a single feather.

Please note that sending feathers from a migratory bird is prohibited, and seeds could be an invasive species to another country. I would check what is allowed first. I know that some countries are very strict.

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Interesting.

As of yet I have had no problem with either.  As both are elements of my art, I have shipped them all over the US, even into your neck of the woods without incident.  I am very transparent with my postman, UPS and FEDEX carriers.  Perhaps overseas is a different matter.

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Sagefire your offer is thoughtful & generous (postal regs aside). I feel I'm nicely located in a mid-size city &, although my neighborhood has verycloseneighbors, I have quietly practiced outdoors for years in my small back yard with no hassle. I use what I find in my yard or scavenge from the alley & nearby cemetery (flora & fauna). I'm 2 blocks from a river (& small wild life meanders) & if the urge overtakes me I can drive to rural farms & woods in a few minutes. It's noisy though...until 10 PM when - poof! - heavy noises disappear (except on the 4th of July). I can't speak for folks in high rise apartments however.

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So, this is a slightly off-topic, but relevant question.

I have bottled rain water that I collected during hurricane Harvey, when it made landfall in my area (southern USA). I've not used it for spell work, yet, because I'm unsure about it? Can anyone weigh in on the metaphysical properties of hurricane water? And would anyone want some? (I'll check postal regs on that, too).

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Just my thinking on storm water - use it to stir things up, un-stick the stagnant, for "war water"; regular thunder storm water is used the same way so hurricane force would pack a wollop not to be ignored.

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We are having Thunder storms today, I'm off to put a bowl outside to collect some storm water.

 

Types of water and their uses.

Sea Water, Good for cleansing and healing rituals, For cleansing crystals - some crystals may be damaged - check first. for Banishing and Protection spells.

 

Storm Water, For spells to do with emotional strength, confidence, motivation and force. Known to strengthen spells. Curses.

 

River Water, for moving on... focusing energy, breaking through tough paths, warding and powering up tools.

 

Rain Water, Multi purpose especially for growth and rebirth spells and spells that you want to keep gaining power over time.

 

Snow Water, Spells that focus on purity, endings and change. Slow working spells.

 

Dew Water, Love and fertility spells, delicate magic and for fae workings.

"The Book of Ouroboros"

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Any idea where spring water falls into it?  Also I wonder if water from streams or pools in caves is special in any way...

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A lot of Britain's sacred wells come from Springs, I would imagine the water would be almost the same as Holy Water. Healing too.

Stream water would be like River Water, maybe a little gentler, but not in the Spring runoff time. Now pools in caves might be more related to the underworld and dark workings.

But that is speculation on my part.

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A lot of Britain's sacred wells come from Springs, I would imagine the water would be almost the same as Holy Water. Healing too.

Stream water would be like River Water, maybe a little gentler, but not in the Spring runoff time. Now pools in caves might be more related to the underworld and dark workings.

But that is speculation on my part.

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I can imagine on a moonless night entering a cave and drawing from a pool in complete darkness with only the hushed sounds of your breathing and the dripping water.  There has to be some power there if you can do it without freaking yourself out.

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I am a city dweller, always have been. I can get some nice thing when getting out of town. Last Summer got a snake and managed to bring it over with me to UK. I would love to have a few owl feathers, but don'T think it will ever happen.

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I am a city dweller, always have been. I can get some nice thing when getting out of town. Last Summer got a snake and managed to bring it over with me to UK. I would love to have a few owl feathers, but don'T think it will ever happen.

 

You never know.  Nothing is beyond possibility, if you are meant to have owl feathers, then you will.

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I like to paint on feathers, so I collect them, find them, buy them from shops that sell fly tying equipment. But no Owl feathers, I would love to find some of those. I did find a Hawk feather once, but it was a little beat up and damaged. I still have it though.

I am always looking and on the hunt, sticks for wands and feathers to decorate them.

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When I lived in my own house back in Latvia, I had chickens, and made a few pictures of feathers. I stretched gauze on the frame and stuck feathers into it. But such pictures should be placed under glass in order to protect them from dust and they are also afraid of sunlight. They just crumble.

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Dust is the enemy, a soft dry paintbrush is good for brushing off dust from delicate things, Also a hair dryer set on gentle will blow dust off.

Keeping under glass is the safest way to deep thing perfect. Insect damage is also possible with feathers. Parrots mite spray and Borax were recommended on Pintrest.

Personly, I spray my feathers with an Artist quality, Acrylic varnish, smother and kill any critters.

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I live in a very urban area and it *is* difficult to acquire things sometimes. Perhaps developing an exchange (a new forum room) would be a good idea? I’m sure I can get things others can’t (live near ocean, graveyard dirt, railroad nails, etc) that I’d be happy to send to help others. I’ve longed for this type of thing.

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Oh, lucky you, graveyards are great. I have two very close to my place, one just across the road, and another one about 150 yards. I love it is always available. The only thing they close gates at 4pm, but there are always some holes in walls and even without can make it over some 6 feet or so.

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We had a poultry farm.  We raised chickens, ducks, turkeys.  We also had plenty of wild ring-necked pheasants and bobwhite quail.  Feathers were plentiful.  Now I hunt and gather for them.

 

When I lived in my own house back in Latvia, I had chickens, and made a few pictures of feathers. I stretched gauze on the frame and stuck feathers into it. But such pictures should be placed under glass in order to protect them from dust and they are also afraid of sunlight. They just crumble.

 

I would love to see these pictures.

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Sadly I left all of them when left. My mother still have a small one. She keep it on the wall what never sees sunlight, that is what perhaps preserved it for so long years. All the rest are gone forever. There was about 20 of them. All around the house. In this times I was very poor and could not afford anything else. Glass was found in attic. I will take a photo of the last one if got in my mothers house.

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