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About RavenFlyer

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    Backwoods Witch
  • Birthday 09/12/1983

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  • Location
    Johnson City, TN
  • Interests
    tarot, palmistry, hiking, camping, researching local history, reading, drawing, writing, movies
  • How familiar are you with witchcraft?
    I am familiar with it. I have been practicing since a small child and didn't even know it. As i grew up I started exploring many paths that are influenced by witchcraft or magical practices.
  • Have you explored other paths?
    I was raised as a freewill baptist in the middle Appalachian mountains. By the time I was 10 I was very much disillusioned with the teaching of Christianity (at least within the protestant churches). They talked about loving one another as Christ loved, and then step outside the church doors and belittle everyone who did not agree with them 100%. There was a lot of hurt feelings within that community as well as to how my family was treated when my teenage sister became pregnant out of wedlock.
  • Have you ever worked with Traditional Witchcraft?
    at this point yes. what I grew up with in the appalachian mountains and what I did intuitively.
  • What does Traditional Witchcraft mean to you?
    From a very young age I was intrigued, called by a force outside myself. I talked to trees, grass, bugs, the animals, and rocks. I could feel an energy there. I began to make small little rhymes and incorporated different plants in a mixture of rainwater to get certain things. I do not recall if any of that came to bring anything to fruitition or not. But I think that was the first callings to witchcraft. I studied Wicca around the age of 15-18 and never truly felt connected to it. I went back to doing my own thing and reading about occult knowledge. I practiced my own path, which included a lot of appalachian mountain knowlegde I was taught growing up, and hoodoo, and some British magic that I had learned. Over the past few years I began looking for a little more direction in that I felt there was something I was missing still. I have found the types of hedgewytchery and Traditional Witchcraft. It really seems that this is what I would title my path.
  • How long have you worked with witchcraft in general?
    knowingly 14 years
  • What brought you to our site?
    google
  • What do you expect to get from this site, and what do you expect to contribute to this forum?
    I am just hoping to to find good conversation. Challenging conversation so that i can grow and learn. I like what I have seen so far with how the no wiccan/uber new agey thinking is allowed here. I think that is important to foster a good trust and proper learning experience.
  • Do you belong to any other online witchcraft sites?
    no. not any longer
  • What are your strongest points in witchcraft?
    Tarot, spirit communication, physical crafting of tools (just discovered this!).
  • What are your weakest points in witchcraft?
    if i told you...i'd have to kill you.

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  1. That sucks. It's such a good source for finding out info
  2. I have listed the books for sale in my etsy store. the link to my shop is in my signature at the bottom of the post.I would like these books to go to a good home where I know they will be cherished.
  3. I am thinking of selling off some of my more rare witchcraft books. I've read them taken notes and they are just hanging out on my shelf and I kinda need the money. If I did sell them would anyone be interested in these titles 13 Moons a journal of a natural witch by Fiona Walker Craven High rise Witch by Fiona Walker Craven Homage to Pan by Nevill Drury Stealing Fire From Heaven by Austin Osman Spare The book of automatic writing by Austin Osman Spare The Devils Dozen (special edition. Signed. #15 of 300) by Gemma Gary
  4. I've discovered In Reykjavik The Soreceres Cottage and the Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft museum in Hólmavík Iceland.
  5. So in April I will be in Reykjavik, London, Prague, and Berlin. I was wondering if anyone knew of any great little or big witchy type shops to visit. I am already planning on Treadwells in London but are there other shops. Certain museums or sites that someone "should" visit.
  6. I really enjoyed it. I love how campy it was. And I love how it blended the 70s exploitation film genre and time period with the current time period.
  7. you might try https://www.amazon.com/Ancient-Secret-Flower-Life-Vol/dp/1891824171 It gets good reviews, and was a popular book during the time I worked at the local boggedy boggedy store. But I have never read it.
  8. Reviving this thread to add a couple of singers: Katy Perry Rihanna I also feel like Taykor Swift dabbles Then of course: Dr John
  9. You shouldn't be embarrassed for having the books. No one should be embarrassed of any of their books. I just don't find value in the CS tradition. I can not speak to the Dragon book of Essex as I stopped reading Chumbley and other CS author's years ago. I have worked with the Azoetia, Qutub, and another one ( I don't remember its name now). And there is interesting information there, but I have just found it to be regurgitated information amongst other "traditional witchcraft" authors. And nothing against any of the authors or thier practice, but its more of a personal annoyance than anything. These claims of supposed "ancient traiditional" methods are nothing but neo-witchcraft attempts at pasturbation of what they want witchcraft to have been, but also want to make it a super wordy and pretentious elitism in the world of witchcraft. What I am saying, (and not trying to be personally offensive to people who follow or practice CS, or other traditions within the neo-traditional witchcraft boom that is current going on), is that these forms of modern witchcraft only have validity to the practitioner if that is what the practitioner seeks. One form of practice is no more valid or "less-embarrassing" than another. Yes, most everyone on this site gets eye-rollingly irritated with the "fluffy-bunny" "white lighter" New-ager type of witches, but I can say I have known a few of those types who could work magic 100 times more effectively than most of the "traditional" witches I have met and know. so yes-let's agree to disagree, I suppose; though that statement in and of itself is rather irritatingly dismissive. As what the person saying it really means is "I'm right, but I just don't feel like discussing this topic with you anymore since you clearly won't "get-it" " And I am also very contrary currently, and I am not trying to piss a lot of people off. So I will stop now. Because, honestly, Anara you have always posted interesting and informative posts and I wish to continue reading them and having a dialogue with you.
  10. I'm not saying you won't get results from the books. I'm sure you would get results from those books. Just like you could most likely get results from any of the other books discussed in this thread. It doesn't make any or all of the books any less or more embarrassing.
  11. I've gotten to tHe point that I find my purchases from Xoanan, three hands press, etc to be embarrassing. All of them are just someone else's idea of what witchcraft is. It's all just personal gnosis and personal ritual. Instead of putting forth works that imply they have a "traditional" way of practice they need to admit they have just created a new neo-witchcraft and stop pretending they are offering anything old. It's all rather embarrassing.
  12. I wouldn't pay a fortune for anything Chumbley wrote or Xoanan publishes. It's all just someone Personal Gnosis and has never been of any help to me.
  13. I'm going to see it tomorrow. I'm excited. I love the retro technicolor exploitation appearance and acting.
  14. There's a new film coming out called The Love Witch. It looks like a retro 70s film. http://thelovewitch.oscilloscope.net
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