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Is there such a thing as "Witch Radar"?


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#21 moonstone

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 02:26 AM

I've always felt a certain attraction (not sexual) to some people, and like I have know them forever, having never seen them before in my life. I have never been super sensitive to energies, at least consciously, so I didn' think anything of it. As I have been working more with the craft, I have noticed that I have a better understanding of this attraction, and can tell if I'm close to a witch. I don't even have to see them to know they are there. Recently I was at a large dinner event, where I didn't know anyone. The table I ended up sitting at had two other witches join me. (I didn't ask if they were, as I'm not comfortable yet of asking that of perfect strangers, but I just knew.) There were a couple of other people in the room that were also giving off some energy, but it didn't feel witchy. Has anyone else ever noticed a difference between regular energy and witchy energy?


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#22 Whiterose

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 02:37 AM

I can sense power, though its not like they have a "witchy flavor" or anything.  When I come across what I sense to be a witch its more of a knowing and subtle conformation via body language and eye contact, usually with a "don't say a fucking word about it" vibe. Of course there are those that come right out and tell you, but I never ask. 


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#23 SerpentWitch

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:21 AM

I do sometimes sense something from someone, but it's only when I see them and more if I look them in the eyes. It's like there is something behind their eyes that I can see.


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 04:19 PM

Yes! It happens at times when I least expect it. Like Jeyne, I can 'sense' power, not only in animate living beings but in inanimate things like stones. foxman


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#25 Scott

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 12:36 AM

Greetings All

 

Most definately I believe - and by experience!

 

Fact is in my experience the old line "The Mark endures with book or without and by it you must ward not to be betrayed" is one of the better bits advice that I have ever got!

 

While most certainly there are actual physical marks that can occur, (including skin tags - that one took me by surprise actually!) more to the point we tend to spot each other and know, (with a modicum of practice) whether or not that one being spotted is one of us or another. Of course as Aloe points out - there are ways to keep it to a minimum and not be spotted but well .. where's the fun in that - unless you are on "a mission"!

 

Of course there is also the old advice that simply because they may be seen as one of us - that doesn't per se mean you should trust em! As my first mentor pointed out: "Siblings you keep the closest eye on - they after all eat at the same table as you!" lol

 

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:30 PM

Greetings All

 

Most definately I believe - and by experience!

 

Fact is in my experience the old line "The Mark endures with book or without and by it you must ward not to be betrayed" is one of the better bits advice that I have ever got!

 

While most certainly there are actual physical marks that can occur, (including skin tags - that one took me by surprise actually!) more to the point we tend to spot each other and know, (with a modicum of practice) whether or not that one being spotted is one of us or another. Of course as Aloe points out - there are ways to keep it to a minimum and not be spotted but well .. where's the fun in that - unless you are on "a mission"!

 

Of course there is also the old advice that simply because they may be seen as one of us - that doesn't per se mean you should trust em! As my first mentor pointed out: "Siblings you keep the closest eye on - they after all eat at the same table as you!" lol

 

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This is excellent advice!  I know I have run across one in particular (a co-worker) and I did my best to play "dumb" around her.  I did not trust her at all.  I know she had suspicions about me being a witch, but I kept that vital information under my pointy black hat.


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#27 Jevne

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 04:52 AM

This is excellent advice!  I know I have run across one in particular (a co-worker) and I did my best to play "dumb" around her.  I did not trust her at all.  I know she had suspicions about me being a witch, but I kept that vital information under my pointy black hat.

 

Oh, I agree, Raineylane.  The idea that all Witches do or should love each other and be best-est friends is a bunch of new age bullshit, anyway.  It is funny how people assume that all who walk the magical Path know and/or like each other.  I had a similar experience with the wife of a client.  I didn't necessarily play "dumb" around her, but I was purposely vague and shielded strongly in her presence.  In my case, however, it was more about just not liking her, regardless of her Witchy tendencies. 

 

Everything that came out of her mouth was condescending and cutting, almost like she had to make sure she got in a jab or snide remark, even when she was allegedly complimenting someone.  She exuded a special kind of arrogance, like with every word, she was granting others permission to exist.  OT: But, during a reception for a person's retirement, she stood near the doorway and "informed" everyone who approached that it was "fine" for them to enter the room.  She had nothing to do with the planning or hosting of the event, had no relationship to the person being honored, etc., so it was really, really fucking annoying.  She was also the type to have a comment or opinion on absolutely everything and would correct people, even those who are experts in the area under discussion.  Yeah, real stupid bitch, Witch or not.

 

Anyway, I didn't find it prudent to reveal myself, either, like you said, even though she likely suspected.  Thanks, but no thanks . . . I really don't need "friends" like that.  :)


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#28 Autumn Moon

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 04:36 PM

Throw a brick through her window (with a little something attached to it as well).

 

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#29 Zombee

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 01:15 PM

I have experienced the eyes/telepathy thing too, only it wasn't anything to do with witches. it was the tall, blond ETs. (don't snort if you laugh). But, when it has been about witches, I see a faint light on the third eye that looks like a bulls head, or a circle with horns. I've only ever seen it twice...guess I don't hang out with the right folk.
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#30 bluelily

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 02:45 PM

I'd say the only real way to know if it's true or simply our minds guessing or intuitively feeling it out and wondering, is to somehow find out :) so many factors can influence how we perceive and feel others
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#31 Akashiel

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 12:51 AM

I think its possible for witches to recognize each other instinctively, but its also possible to either instinctively or purposefully hide that "witchy aura" especially if the witch in question has lived in a situation where it would be hazardous to be discovered as one. Of course you could say that you can sense if someone is shielding, but its probably better to assume that there are people around that are better at "hiding" than you are at sensing.


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#32 Nera

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 05:56 PM

No matter how much I conceal my Craft, there were  some people that somehow got an idea of who I am and what my practices are. I was surprised, but one of the is an occult practitioner, maybe that's why. But, I can sense if somebody is a witch.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 08:00 PM

I have never given this much thought. I've really only come to an understanding of my own nature in the last year or so. But I grew up feeling different than most. Occasionally, I would meet someone and feel an intense energy connection. I thought it was, perhaps, the connection between intuitives but maybe something else was going on as well. One of these people was a Catholic woman from Germany. She is definitely a witch. I doubt she would admit this. She was my manager at a health food store. I wasn't feeling well one day and she thought I should have gotten more done. She prayed about it(I found out later through the grapevine) and the store flooded. I spent hours alone scooping and mopping up water. No one answered their phones. She gloated for days while I silently fumed at her. Her basement flooded three times in the next month  :)  It wiped that smirk right off of her face.

 

I will definitely be testing out my "witchdar" now.


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#34 Lucea's Child

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 08:18 PM

In my experience, the answer is a definite yes.  


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 11:38 PM

I can certainly feel it when someone is " leaning on" me, or pushing their will at me. They don't have to be witches for that to occur, though. Ex: a nun who silently prayed-at me rather than for me. The atmosphere was thick as pea soup.
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#36 FancyShadowCat

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 04:20 AM

I do find it interesting how people with gifts sense and find each other. My best friend of 9 years is gifted and we have a bond like family. I was the only one in school she had told of her gifts only to find that I was sensitive as well. We can tell each other anything, I haven’t told her I’ve began practicing the craft but from a few comments she’s made I think she may suspect it.
In response to the comment of noticing when someone “leans on” you, there have been times where she was trying to pry into my thoughts/emotions and I felt her do it in class. I thought “hey are you in here?” And I felt her slink away with a small smile on her face hahaha

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#37 Wezip

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 05:25 PM

I love this thread!

I absolutely know for sure that this happens.

I’ve had a few experiences of this happen to me this year.

One was only a few weeks ago... I make and sell goat milk soap, a woman approached my stall (we had set up at a small fayre in a little mountain village here in Ireland), she asked a lot of questions and bought some soap then casually commented on the fact that my ingredients must have come from a “witches garden”, I am a massive grower of herbs etc, she then winked at me, gave me a huge knowing smile and went on her way. I loved it.

Not everyone is so warm and welcoming of the lifestyle over here...

Some Churchy folk seem to be able to sense it in me (I look or dress nothing like a “stereotypical witch”) and they actively avoid me or just seem afraid...

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#38 OwlSerpent

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 09:18 PM

Yeah I think this is definitely a thing. I've had the feeling from people in the past, just a sudden dawning.
I have wondered if this is good or not, as others could clearly sense me if I can sense them.
Some non magic folk also seem to have this sense. I've moved a lot and every time a "rumour" has always started that I am a witch haha

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 10:56 PM

My friends have started a similar rumor/joke about me as well.. It’s partially my fault I suppose. I shut a friends car door and the make-shift holding for the window fell apart and the window fell right down. He made a joke that I did it on purpose and I said “yep sorry, I’ll break the hex of ruin (from a video game we play) I put on you when I get home”.
Ever since then him and my other friend talk and joke about me being a witch occasionally. To which I just kind of deny but also don’t give too much attention so that I don’t add validity to it. I also happen to be amassing a large garden of herbs so I’ll have to remember not to brag about that haha.

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 06:24 PM

This has happened to me once that I can think of, and it happens to stick in my mind as several other strange and powerful things happened to me at the same place.

 

I was visiting a very old hall in Derbyshire, it was a week day out of season so there were very few people there. On the long walk down the path to reach the entrance, there was a group of other visitors making their way down at the same time. One woman for some reason stood out to me and I have no idea why, she just "pinged" out from the rest, but I forgot about it and walked off around the hall.

 

A while later, after I'd been around the hall, I sat in the courtyard to have a rest and take in the place. All of a sudden the woman appeared besides me and sat down, before saying "are you a witch too?". I said I was and she said "I knew there were witches here."

 

We sat and chatted for a short time about local places we'd visited and the best stone circles in the area, before she left. I have to say it stuck in my mind because of that knowing we both must have felt, but she was obviously more tuned in to than me! It was really awesome to bump into another witch like that.


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