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About HKLuterman

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  • Birthday 04/01/1978

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  • Location
    Alabama
  • Interests
    art, painting, sculpting, bone collecting, hiking, being out in the woods, animals
  • How familiar are you with witchcraft?
    I started getting interested in witchcraft around age 13. I found Wicca then, and it suited me fine for my younger years. As I grew older I started putting my own flavor in my work, which happened to be "darker" than the teachings of Wicca. I threw out a lot of what my books taught me and did my own thing. As a young adult I studied various ways of Shamanism, and that struck a chord, but the general structure of my practice always stayed very witchy. It wasn't until early this year (after coming out of a long depression and began looking into my own spirituality again) that I discovered a lot of what I do falls under the Traditional Witch category, and I've been voraciously reading anything I can get my grubby little paws on about it since then.

    I've always loved reading about the history of witchcraft in Europe and America, and always looked forward to field trips as a child to Salem, MA. I have several book on witchcraft history - love the ones with old woodcut illustrations. This interest shaped my practices today.
  • Have you explored other paths?
    I've read about many flavors of Wicca, Shamanism, and I love anything on Hoodoo and folk traditions of America. I briefly looked into a few types of Christianity and Buddhism before turning to Paganism.
  • Have you ever worked with Traditional Witchcraft?
    Apparently I have been working Traditional Witchcraft since about college. In my spell work, I utilize ingredients found on my land or in my kitchen. Dirt, blood, roots and bone... things that come to me instinctively.
  • What does Traditional Witchcraft mean to you?
    A connection with the land and working with the spirits of it. Empowering yourself with local energies and channeling that energy to influence things in your life. Reverence for nature and seeing the plants and animals around you as allies.
  • How long have you worked with witchcraft in general?
    About 20 years now.
  • What brought you to our site?
    Searching on Google for Traditional Witch resources.
  • What do you expect to get from this site, and what do you expect to contribute to this forum?
    I would like to learn more ways to utilize what I have around me. I've already learned much just by using the Search feature, but I would also like to take part in discussion and share experiences. Plus, I would like a little socialness online.
  • Do you belong to any other online witchcraft sites?
    I'm a member of both MysticWicks and The Cauldron communities, though I wouldn't call them witchcraft sites. I don't participate at either much since their subjects are usually about deities and religion, and I'm just not very interested in that stuff.
  • What are your strongest points in witchcraft?
    Coming up with spur of the moment spells using things found around the house. I work instinctively, or by doing what I feel the spirits are guiding me to do.
  • What are your weakest points in witchcraft?
    Spirit travel. I have never been able to do the deep meditations others seem to do. I can meditate and commune with the land, but I've never had much more than flashes of images or information.
  1. "To Ride A Silver Broomstick" by Silver Raven Wolf. It was among some of the first books I bought on Wicca when I was in highschool. I honestly can't remember anything from it, though I know I read it. It still sits on my bookshelf, and I've had many people point and chuckle at it. I've held onto a lot of my first books for nostalgia reasons. I may eventually get rid of it, but I think I may need to reread it first. I do know that after reading it as a teen, I stayed away from SRW books. XD
  2. My husband is my bestest friend, the love of my life and the center of my universe, and he is not a witch. Oh well, no one is perfect. ;) He's a hard atheist who has no belief in anything spiritual. But, he supports my beliefs and shows interest in what I do. I think he already knew about my practices when he met me in RL (we met through a chat room. We've been together 11 years now), and I think he enjoys having a witch for a wife. He buys me witchy things and is proud of our "weird" house decor. He's even helped in a few spells (helping get ingredients, promising to keep something in his thoughts by repeating words in his head for me, etc). He's even joked about wanting to learn to curse someone (though he's never gone through with it even though I've offered to teach him ).
  3. Very good advice. Your suggestion of automatic writing/drawing is something I hadn't even thought of doing on a regular basis (I've tried it a few times throughout my life, but never seriously). Definitely will start doing it more.
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