Hair cutting or not for magical potency
Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:59 PM
Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:17 AM
There is a common belief that hair cutting removes past baggage, like the energy of the past is linearly attached to hair and that cutting hair is like cutting ethereal cords
Makes sense. It reminds me of the saying "wash that man out of your hair" after a break up.
Posted 22 April 2017 - 07:16 PM
Posted 23 April 2017 - 08:27 PM
*Not all who wander are lost *
Posted 10 May 2017 - 09:13 PM
Since childhood, I've known that I wanted to wear my hair long and grow out my facial hair. Starting in my early teens, I began to grow out my hair, and as long as I've been able to grow facial hair, I've kept a beard (although in my teens I would shave it occasionally before letting it grow back). For me, my hair has always felt vitally connected to my spiritual well-being and strength. The last time I had a serious haircut was on my 20th birthday (7 years ago), and it marked the snapping point in a dark period in my life and the beginning of a nervous breakdown (and a powerful spiritual initiation). Since then, I've only trimmed my hair once, shortly before my wedding (about 2 years ago) to get rid of some dead ends. The last time I shaved my beard was about 5 years ago, save for a slight trim of my mustache just before my wedding. I definitely feel like my hair is a source of power in my magic, although I can understand that for some this may not be true (or the reverse may be true). Taboos are rarely universal, but they can be very real to the individual.
I've been thinking about trimming my hair again, just because the ends are looking so dead, but the thought of going into a barber and having them unceremoniously lob off my ends fills me with revulsion and dread. This thread has been helpful to me, in the suggestion about trimming hair on the full moon. Furthermore, it has inspired me to put out some inquiries in my magical circles to see if I can find someone who might be willing and able to give me a trim in a ritual setting. I want my hair to be healthy, but in the same vein I want to treat the act of cutting it as the sacred and severe activity that it is.
Posted 18 September 2017 - 12:30 PM
I've been shaving my hair since 1995, and only recently started growing it out. I have about 12 inches in most places, 6 inches on top and front. Worried about the threat of male pattern baldness I'm applying any and all methods for preventing that from happening.
I'm 42 years old and have shiny blonde hair, whereas my brother of 3 years younger than me has grey hair.
I've really big into the healing and Magickal properties of crystals so I'm hoping to make a Crystal Crown to aid in this benefit. I would love to have various crowns for various reasons. But I do believe there is power in the hair.
I found this link which discusses which crystals aid in the benefits of the hair. I have some Crystals, and a few more I'm waiting for in the mail.
This one Crystal not mentioned, Aragonite, prevents hair loss.
For the most part, I've been using Sports Headbands to hold crystals against my head and wrist bands with crystals underneath to have their crystal energy permeate my auric field and benefit me.
Edited by SorcererSupreme, 18 September 2017 - 12:34 PM.
Posted 10 October 2017 - 12:54 AM
Hair is alive. Hair is powerful. Hair is psychic.
It absorbs information in the universe, in reality and therefore empowers the intuition and instinct. You can use these to make decisions. This is a Native American philosophy, and I am in the Cherokee tribe. Both male and female grow their hair long. (Braids are useful to keep hair out of the way of work.)
DIY Shampoo for hair growth:
4 ounces vegetable glycerin
1 tablespoon powdered goats' milk
1 ounce white vinegar
6 drops rosemary essential oil
10 drops lavender essential oil
7-8 drops peppermint essential oil
1 drop menstrual blood (or blood from a pierced place on your body if you are a male)
5 grams silk amino acids
Dry rose petals and grind or blend them to powder.
Mix under the full moon all these things into an amber glass jar. Shake well in a clockwise circle. Chant: I desire long lovely hair.
Posted 16 October 2017 - 12:18 PM
Wasn't it once custom to cut your hair while mourning?
I think in Judaism it was the other way round, mourners were not permitted to cut their hair. (Could be wrong it's been quite a lot of years since Religious Studies GCSE...)
I think the underlying association here is with memory. I know the Lakhota and other peoples made the association that hair holds memory. Therefore when someone died, the remaining loved ones would cut their hair so they could 'embody' the loss thereby releasing it. It is a method of moving on and grieving. It would make sense to me that the Jewish practice could be the other side of the coin wherein you hold on to those memories as a means of honoring the person. Just a guess though.
Posted 22 October 2017 - 07:24 PM
A relevant link (somewhat dubious source) about military testing relating to long hair being the source of Native American trackers 'senses' and 'intuition' during the Vietnam war.
Posted 18 December 2017 - 02:26 AM
I've always felt really weird without long hair, granted the only time I had short hair was about a month I went to my countries army and the 2-3 months I grew it back.
Posted 23 May 2018 - 08:09 PM
To me long hair represents, youth, freedom, power and beauty. a certain wildness and sensuality. Someone who cannot be controlled.
Posted 19 August 2019 - 12:33 AM
I'm not really sure if cutting my hair makes a difference. I do know that I only cut my hair twice a year if that but when I do sometimes I feel reinvigorated as if I was reborn. Then again maybe it's different for men? Many cultures did prize long hair so I wouldn't be shocked if it had a ring of truth to it.
Posted 20 August 2019 - 03:52 PM
When I was a teenager I had very long hair. Now it has fallen out. Wonder what I should make of that.
Posted 20 August 2019 - 04:38 PM
Posted 21 August 2019 - 12:09 PM
I adore long hair, but my own version is more like Sagefire, not like Onix. )
Posted 21 August 2019 - 05:55 PM
I always felt that when I had long hair that my power was stronger, but I think that maybe it was simply a self image thing. At this point being old and bald is just fine.
Posted 21 August 2019 - 08:16 PM
Besides, my Husband likes it long.
Posted 21 August 2019 - 08:30 PM
My earrings and long hair pissed my parents off to no end. It added alot to my teenage angst and let me get away with always wearing black. I was pretty cool.