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#1 spinney

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 09:50 AM

I just found this on another forum I used to post on, these are my own thoughts, you may disagree


You are born to become a witch.
Learn from your mistakes...or not, we are only human. Allow your mistakes.
If you read a book about how to be a witch, you will only be learning how to be a 'witch' according to the author.
You can have your head in the clouds but make sure your feet are firmly planted on the ground.
Witches work well alone.
You will never stop being a witch.
You don't need tools, the most important tool is your mind.
Have as many tools as you like :naughty:
Don't worry about what others think of your path, do you really worry about theirs?
Get herbal knowledge.
Learn what your abilities are, if you can heal but cannot hex, stick with healing and visa versa.
If you can't read tarot, is it really the end of your witchy career?
If you don't believe in deity, you are still a witch.
If you don't celebrate esbats, sabbats etc, you are still a witch.
If you don't recognise the berry, don't eat it.
Have a good look at witchcraft history, people still think that wicca pre -dates everything.
There are many witchcraft paths, explore them.
Witchcraft is not a religion, any one can be a witch.
Witchcraft does not have laws or rules, it has trial and error.
You really cannot tell a witch what to do (unless you like being a toad!)
There may be pretty crystals and jewels but a dried toad, graveyard dirt and pee certainly have their place, dont be squeamish.


And last but not least 'walk the talk', If you don't get out and actually do it whats the point?

Spinneyhex 2007


Edited by spinneyhex, 05 February 2009 - 11:45 AM.


#2 SapphireMoon

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 10:03 AM

Bravo! I agree 100%.

Its perfectly stated & takes all the judgement out of witchcraft.

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 10:07 AM

I like that - there are a lot of truths there! The only one I'd disagree with for me personally would be

Learn what your abilities are, if you can heal but cannot hex, stick with healing and visa versa.

Anything I struggle with, I'd still rather learn so I could do it if necessary.. even if I didn't use it as much.. you never know when you're going to need something specific, even if you're not a master at it. :)



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#4 spinney

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 10:42 AM

I like that - there are a lot of truths there! The only one I'd disagree with for me personally would be

Learn what your abilities are, if you can heal but cannot hex, stick with healing and visa versa.

Anything I struggle with, I'd still rather learn so I could do it if necessary.. even if I didn't use it as much.. you never know when you're going to need something specific, even if you're not a master at it.

I think this is more of a " you don't have to be good at it all, if you are not , you are still a witch". :grin_witch:


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Posted 16 January 2009 - 12:29 PM

You are born to become a witch.
Most definetly
Learn from your mistakes...or not, we are only human. Allow your mistakes.
Yes... and I have made a few
If you read a book about how to be a witch, you will only be learning how to be a 'witch' according to the author.
This I have learnt from this forum. Which was one of my mistakes before!
You can have your head in the clouds but make sure your feet are firmly planted on the ground.
So wise
Witches work well alone.
If not better I think...
You will never stop being a witch.
Thankfully.
You don't need tools, the most important tool is your mind. Have as many tools as you like.
If not the only important tool! The others are for drama in my opinion.
Don't worry about what others think of your path, do you really worry about theirs?
This I am still learning. But getting better at not hiding. :wink:
Get herbal knowledge.
This is one I have always made sure from the very beginning.
Learn what your abilities are, if you can heal but cannot hex, stick with healing and visa versa.
Perhaps... but I like to try it and do my best first, then decide what I am good at afterwards.
If you can't read tarot, is it really the end of your witchy career? Posted Image
If you don't believe in deity, you are still a witch.
If you don't celebrate esbats, sabbats etc, you are still a witch.

If you don't recognise the berry, don't eat it.
Have a good look at witchcraft history, people still think that wicca pre -dates everything.
There are many witchcraft paths, explore them.
Witchcraft is not a religion, any one can be a witch.
Witchcraft does not have laws or rules, it has trial and error.

You really cannot tell a witch what to do (unless you like being a toad!)
There may be pretty crystals and jewels but a dried toad, graveyard dirt and pee certainly have their place, dont be squeamish.

I agree..

And last but not least 'walk the talk', If you don't get out and actually do it whats the point?
Absolutely

Fantastic quote spinneyhex

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 02:42 PM

One of the better descriptions of witchcraft I've read. Bravo!

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 02:46 PM

This is good. I agree with it.
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 02:50 PM

To the point! Well said.

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 03:02 PM

You are born to become a witch.
i think so...this is similar to another thread so i wont go on
Learn from your mistakes...or not, we are only human. Allow your mistakes.
... and learn from other people's mistakes too
If you read a book about how to be a witch, you will only be learning how to be a 'witch' according to the author.
... true ... and thats not always a good place to start!
You can have your head in the clouds but make sure your feet are firmly planted on the ground.
i hope most of what i do craft wise is pretty down to earth. except this ridiculous colour font.
Witches work well alone.
perhaps...but i've seen some very real results with groups, too
You will never stop being a witch.
...unless you turn into a fundamental christian, lol :bolt:
You don't need tools, the most important tool is your mind.
very true, though symbolically tools can help beginners. but they are not neccessary.
Don't worry about what others think of your path, do you really worry about theirs?
good point!
Get herbal knowledge.
okay....and learn how to grow them, rather than buying them off witchyherbs.com!! (i dunno if thats a real site, lol)
Learn what your abilities are, if you can heal but cannot hex, stick with healing and visa versa.
energy is energy and power is power, if you can do one you can easily do the other. i think you are just sending it in a different direction. unless mentally you find one or the other difficult because of the circumstances.
If you can't read tarot, is it really the end of your witchy career?
take up runes!
If you don't believe in deity, you are still a witch.
fair enough.
If you don't celebrate esbats, sabbats etc, you are still a witch.
shame tho, i enjoy them :)
If you don't recognise the berry, don't eat it.
and if when you look it up it's a blackberry, be very, very, ashamed!!!
Have a good look at witchcraft history, people still think that wicca pre -dates everything.
do they? I dont think they do. who is ''people'' ? :)
There are many witchcraft paths, explore them.
:eye: yep
Witchcraft is not a religion, any one can be a witch.
:eye: yep
Witchcraft does not have laws or rules, it has trial and error.
isnt "witchcraft does not have laws" a rule in itself?? dogma!!! hehe, joke.
There may be pretty crystals and jewels but a dried toad, graveyard dirt and pee certainly have their place, dont be squeamish.
im not sure that I've ever used crystals in magic, except for perhaps a scrying aid. graveyard dirt i think i can do without .. pee? well each to their own, I've heard it is good for your skin if you drink it!!!!!!! toads, might be best to leave them alone, the natterjack toad used to be used in magic all the time in Britiain and now they're rare :( but if you find one which has already kicked the bucket...
And last but not least 'walk the talk', If you don't get out and actually do it whats the point?
very good point!


Edited by owlblink, 16 January 2009 - 05:42 PM.
to change the colour

Do not do what you desire - do what is necessary

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 03:41 PM

If you don't recognise the berry, don't eat it.
and if when you look it up it's a blackberry, be very, very, ashamed!!!


:roflhard:........................ :roflhard:

That would probably be me...

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 03:50 PM

Witchcraft does not have laws or rules, it has trial and error.
isnt "witchcraft does not have laws" a rule in itself?? dogma!!! hehe

Not a written one , no. Just a conclusion I've come to.

You really cannot tell a witch what to do (unless you like being a toad!)
:eek: i feel sorry for who wrote this then, lol


I'm not sure if I can turn myself into a toad (well I'm not going to try).

I'm not telling anyone what to do just posting somethings I've learned
personally.

Have a good look at witchcraft history, people still think that wicca pre -dates everything.
do they? I dont think they do. who is ''people'' ?

Yes I'm afraid there are still some poeple out there claiming this.
Sorry can't name them right off the top of my head. Mostly new age fluffy wicca sites.


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Posted 16 January 2009 - 03:58 PM

Yes, good...I like this...straightforward and to the point :clap:

and...I don't think there's anything wrong with buying herbs from witchyherb.com....some people don't have the inclination or time to grow their own :cauldron:

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 04:37 PM

just teasing. im in a funny mood. must be because its friday! :cheers:

I don't think there's anything wrong with buying herbs from witchyherb.com....some people don't have the inclination or time to grow their own :cauldron:


Edited by owlblink, 16 January 2009 - 05:42 PM.

Do not do what you desire - do what is necessary

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 04:40 PM

just teasing. im in a funny mood. must be because its friday! :cheers:

You Lucky buggers, I'm doing two double shifts at the weekend :fasttalk:, and I've got to fit a Birthday party in inbetween :jawdrop:. So I will be drinking early tonight as not to breathe toxic fumes over dying people LOL


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Posted 16 January 2009 - 04:54 PM

good luck with trying not to intoxicate the patients! :buddies:

By the way, I know I've been a bit silly over this post (welcome to vikki on a friday!!) but....there's a lot of truth in it ... to me it all points to the witch being 'within' rather than what you do, say, believe or celebrate.

But particularly the last point, 'walk the walk'. If only more people would! :clap:


You Lucky buggers, I'm doing two double shifts at the weekend :fasttalk:, and I've got to fit a Birthday party in inbetween :jawdrop:. So I will be drinking early tonight as not to breathe toxic fumes over dying people LOL


Edited by owlblink, 16 January 2009 - 05:40 PM.

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 05:03 PM

Spinney, that was wonderful. Although I DO try to expand my horizons, I am not good at every little thing. But VERY powerful at some!

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 08:38 PM

If you don't recognise the berry, don't eat it.
and if when you look it up it's a blackberry, be very, very, ashamed!!!


Unless blackberries are not native to where you live.

I think this statement is my favourite. Its fundamentle, its true, it makes people laugh because they don't think about the *everyday* when it comes to witchcraft. Its all hocus pocus and bats flying out of belfries!

To me, this brings witchcraft back to what it is, pragmatic and sensible. I agree with everything you've said. Well done.

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 01:48 AM

AMEN SISTER!!!........sorry about the amen but i couldn't find a witchy word that fit and said what i wanted to say :D
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Posted 17 January 2009 - 02:13 AM

This is great! Love it!

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 02:37 AM

This sums it all up, in my book....awesome!!
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