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Akashiel last won the day on May 6 2012

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About Akashiel

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  • Birthday 07/02/1987

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  • Gender
    Hamster
  • Location
    Finland
  • Interests
    Martial arts, history, supernatural
  • How familiar are you with witchcraft?
    A fair bit. I started learning traditional uses for plants and Finnish mythological lore somewhere around 5 or 6 from grandpa. After that I learned various things from a couple of teachers though most of my knowledge vame from books and practice
  • Have you explored other paths?
    Yes, Asatru, Wicca, Buddhism,Taoism
  • Have you ever worked with Traditional Witchcraft?
    Depends on the definition. I have a solid grounding in (a type of) Finnish traditional witchcraft, shamanism and rune magic
  • What does Traditional Witchcraft mean to you?
    A multitude of paths
  • How long have you worked with witchcraft in general?
    A little over or under 20 years
  • What brought you to our site?
    General curiosity
  • What do you expect to get from this site, and what do you expect to contribute to this forum?
    I expect to get some new ideas and maybe even give some to others
  • Do you belong to any other online witchcraft sites?
    Not that I recall
  • What are your strongest points in witchcraft?
    Runes, defensive and offensive magic
  • What are your weakest points in witchcraft?
    Spells benefiting other people
  1. Bumping for a new year. So...I've been using blood a lot more lately. Blood anointed candles and incense, blood activated sigils, offerings of blood mixed with good whiskey or wine for the spirits Also my newest grimoire's Margins have drawings that are made with blood infused ink...However drawing blood from my finger tips still pisses me off. The pains not bad at all with a decent lancet but for some reason my self preservation instincts seem to think I'm about to chop of my hand or something so it takes me forever to get even a drop. Also as a massage therapist having wounds on my hands is not good at all. So today when It came time to anoint the incense for Hecate I decided to try something different. I used the lancet to prick my elbow instead. Lo and behold barely any pain, no instincts messing things up and no mark on my hands. I don't think I shall prick my fingers again. So how do you all draw your blood (when not using menstrual blood of course) Lancet? knife? and do you draw it from your fingers or somewhere else?
  2. Just thought I'd mention that the first two books have a new 500 copy release coming up on march 7th.
  3. I rarely leave my house for long enough to need a on the go kit, but I do have a small assortment of items where ever I go (excepts when I go drinking). A spyderco harpy knife for gathering ingredients and carving runes, a pocket grimoire,pen, punch of jewelry with various uses and a mint tin with a couple of lancets, acupuncture needles, moxa(otherwise known as mugwort) and salt. Cool kit by the way.
  4. I was taught about the uses of certain herbs, traditional folklore and some spells for fishing and other misc stuff from a very young age(5-7 I think) and I expanded from there however I could. Sometimes I was rather lazy in my practice but I never completely stopped
  5. My cat Casanova, or Nova as he is now referred as is black, or rather blackish brown/red/gray that generally appears black. Surprisingly good guard with over 9 kg of pure muscle and aggression, also good at keeping negative energies at bay
  6. From what i have learned there is no need to create a fetch, it is already a part of your soul.This is the case in Nordic and Finnish traditions from which I believe the term fetch originates. It is a counterpart, usually either opposite gender version of you or a animal that resonates with you that assists you in spiritual journeys and can be sent forth for various tasks. Servitors or created servant spirits are usually associated with chaos magic though various other magical systems use similar methods. Many paths of traditional magic use more physical things to bind the created spirits to their purpose. First to come to my mind are the toad rite from Mark Smiths Hecatean path and the inugami ritual from Japanese folk magic. though one might argue that these use the soul of a deceased animal to create a arguably stable and very powerful servant spirit. Then a familiar from what I have been taught can be obtained three ways. 1. Goetic demons are known for providing summoners they like familiar spirits, or rather demons. 2. Having strong enough second sight/yin eyes/whatever you want to call seeing spirits to negotiate a mutually beneficial contract.3 Raising an animal to become useful for a witch.A traditional method I know includes feeding the animal small amounts of your blood while building a relationship with it. My grandfather had 5 adders (or finnish equivalent) roaming the land he lived in, said they intercepted ill intent coming his way. I raised my cat to serve roughly the same purpose.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Secrecy is pretty important to me, though not so much the fact that I am a witch but the specifics of my practice. I mean I wear my pentacle all the time and can be seen reading occult literature in public parks when its a nice weather. However all my "witchy" items are located in my locked bedroom upstairs and my grimoire, while visible on its stand should the door be open for some reason, has a lock of its own and protections woven on every single page on the margins. Also no one but me is allowed upstairs without me accompanying them. Not many people really know how serious I am in my practice or even what that practice actually is anymore, as I refuse to discuss these matters at all with non-witches, and even with other witches I prefer to keep the stuff I personally created or inherited as vague as possible.
  10. I don't think their for me, though I like them in theory. I have had three quartz ones so far. The first one went missing from my writing desk when I was 14, the second one cracked when my old cat decided it would make a good toy and dropped it on a stone floor (from a story up) when I was about 16, the latest one cracked in use about a year ago. Granted I used it in spirit communication instead of standard divination but still...
  11. The 5000 spells books is pretty good for inspiration. Probably about half of the spells I made myself started by leafing through this book. Also makes for a decent halloween prop.
  12. I'm afraid I don't possess enough skulls to qualify as a witch now...On the other hand I do use blood a fair bit :P
  13. I'm an artsy and elegant lily. :atoast:
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