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About Jukauz

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    South Carolina USA
  • Interests
    Learning, curling, equestrian activities, cooking, gardening, needlework, sewing, wood carving.
  • How familiar are you with witchcraft?
    I would say very but not really sure about that as I tend to isolate myself.
  • Have you explored other paths?
    I have always considered myself as just a plain old witch, no traditions, no deities, no etcs. As I have always considered witchcraft as tapping the unused portions of my brain while working within my physical world. Also, have always considered kitchen witchery just part of the aforementioned, long before it became a fad. These are my own beliefs based on experience and influenced by research. I did not get anything from family or relatives as they would certainly be against such a lifestyle. I have felt a lot of what I believe from childhood without being taught; just always thought that's the way it should be.
  • Have you ever worked with Traditional Witchcraft?
    Yes, for awhile I belonged to a Wiccan group as they were the only group available to me. But I left because it didn't sit right with me and I wasn't into deities.
  • What does Traditional Witchcraft mean to you?
    Working with the untapped, unused portions of the brain, my mind within my world. World includes both physical and spirit.
  • How long have you worked with witchcraft in general?
    Unawares. . . Since childhood. As a conscience decision. . . Since 2001.
  • What brought you to our site?
    Google search
  • What do you expect to get from this site, and what do you expect to contribute to this forum?
    I don't know. I hope I can find more information than I possess now. As far as contributing, insights I believe I have gained. Any help I can offer if asked.
  • Do you belong to any other online witchcraft sites?
    I have in the past and believe I don't anymore. Honestly, everything seemed to be Wicca, Wicca, Wicca or "us against them" that I just got fed up. If anything those forays reinforced my belief in being a solitary witch. However, I do desire interactions with others of like mind. It's been the like mind part that has been the problem. Your site looks promising.
  • What are your strongest points in witchcraft?
    Spell work. Living in harmony with my world.
  • What are your weakest points in witchcraft?
    Using physical tools, like wands and staffs. They just never feel right.
  1. Never knew Walt Disney had a dark side :) http://youtu.be/3FdO3z8Smd4
  2. That makes sense CG? I didn't think of it that way.
  3. Just wondering. . .what would be the point in water from seven wells?
  4. Jukauz

    O- Blood

    Looks like type O blood may have been the original blood type. Look at the following which was Excerpted from the Complete Blood Type Encyclopedia by Peter D'Adamo, published by Penguin Putnam Inc, Copyright 2002 and can be found at http://www.dadamo.com/science_anthro.htm along with a lot more information that is fascinating: Ancestral Foundations From a purely scientific point of view, chemical analysis of the group O antigen reveals that from a structural perspective, it is the simplest blood group and it serves as the backbone for the synthesis of increasingly complex A, B and AB. These later blood groups evolved by adding other sugars onto the basic O sugar, much like a modern city might be built upon the foundations of an ancient one. Thus if the mutations that produced the A and B antigens are ancient, the gene for blood group O is infinitely older. Another dimension testifying to the great antiquity of group O comes from the science of physical anthropology and suggests that a greater part of humanity�s existence has been lived exclusively as group O. New studies on mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) support the theory that Homo sapiens emerged in Africa and only later infiltrated other regions. Unlike DNA, which is inherited from both parents and changes minutely with each generation, mtDNA is passed directly from mother to child. It is contained in eggs but not in sperm. Since only random mutations alter its sequence, it is a more accurate measure of the trajectory of human evolution. Extensive mtDNA studies demonstrate that humans evolved from a common ancestor. These studies also confirm the theory that the blood groups evolved as migratory mutations. The extraordinarily high percentage of blood group O in "ancient" or otherwise isolated populations also testifies to its great age. (6) Even though the early migrations dispersed the gene for group O blood throughout the world, there are some extraordinary examples of "old" populations existing in our world today. Because of their geographic locations, these societies have remained isolated from interaction with other populations. If A, B and O had developed simultaneously, the isolated population groups would have had all of them. But these "old societies" are group O because genes for the later blood groups never had the opportunity to enter into their populations. They have remained unchanged. The Basques are an ancient people whose origins are still a mystery. The Basque language, the only western European language not connected by Indo-European roots, appears to be related to several dialects found in small isolated populations in the valleys of the Caucasus Mountains. Although they look much like their French and Spanish neighbors, Basques possess the lowest frequency of blood group B---originally having no group B at all---and the highest frequencies of blood group O in Europe. Cattle, abundant on the European plains, and fresh water fish seem to have been the staples of their early existence, as evidenced by the extraordinary renderings of the famous cave paintings found in the Basque country. More than fifty percent of the Basque population is Rh negative, as opposed to sixteen percent for the rest of Europe. Like the gene for group O, the genetic mechanism for the Rh negative blood type is simpler, hence undoubtedly older, than the gene for Rh positive. Native Americans are another example of the "old peoples" existing in our world today. It has often been asserted that all full-blooded American Indians are group O, and recent studies on largely intermingled Amerindian populations show a very high (sixty-seven to eighty percent) predominance of O, indicating that their migration from Asia to Alaska was probably much earlier than previously believed.(7,8) Their high rate of blood group O suggests that the Amerindians and Eskimos are directly descended from Cro-Magnon ancestors, probably Mongolians, who migrated around 15,000 B.C. to the Americas. In contrast to the Basques, however, the Asian Amerindians must have mingled extensively with other Asian populations, picking up along the way the gene for Rh positive blood. As with the Basques, few Native Americans are group B, so they must have migrated to the Americas late enough to pick up the Rh positive gene, but too early to pick up the gene for B. (9) This migration probably took place across the land bridge that at one time connected Siberia to Alaska. As the last Ice Age ebbed and the lands warmed and glaciers receded, the rising water levels eliminated the land bridge between Asia and American, bottling up the Native Americans and a high-O enclave and preventing for another 10,000 years any communication between the continents. Forensic studies support this theory: in Chile no B or AB have been noted either in pre-Columbian or Colonial mummies. (19) Another theory for the extremely high incidence of blood group O in Native Americans is that O individuals seem relatively resistant to syphilis and smallpox, major killers of Native Americans that were introduced into the Old World by Columbus. (22) Agricultural advances in the Americas were late in coming, because the new American homeland was abundantly populated with game and fish, which discouraged agriculture. Even corn, which was the staple grain, didn't appear to be domesticated until 4500 B.C., and common beans appear to be an even more recent addition, first being cultivated around 2200 B.C. So, like the Basques, meats and not grains were the primary staple of the Native American diet. In England, Wales and Scotland there is a strong association between ABO blood group and geographical differences in the death rate (10) Studies of blood group distribution in the British Isles show a general increase of group O frequency from relatively low numbers in southern England to increasingly higher ones in northern England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. (11) This suggests that the Anglo-Saxons had relatively high A levels, and that O increased as the proportion of Celtic ancestry increased, although the origin of the high incidence of blood group O in the Irish may represent the remnants of Mesolithic peoples. (23) This is also the case with continental Europe, where the percentage of group O increases in northern Germans and Danes. It is also known that the Icelanders had high O frequencies, close to those frequencies found in the populations of Scotland and Ireland. Among the Nomads of the Arabian Peninsula, and the Berbers of the Atlas Mountains, two old populations, the frequency of the blood group O gene is high. Africans, on average, have more O genes and less A genes than do Europeans. So it can be seen that the gene carried by people who are blood group O is ancient by evolutionary standards. Also if you want to know about eyes that change colour look here: http://genetics.thetech.org/ask/ask126 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_color.
  5. Pavarotti is gone but this little fellow's probably still going strong.
  6. Okay, a little more opera . . . I'm in a mood. I remember the first time I ever heard Pavarotti sing, I was gobsmacked! So wonderful . . . I cried. Nessun Dorma became his signature song. Here are two versions. For anyone interested notice how he is still 'reaching' for some notes in the 1980 version and in 1994 these same notes come so much easier. Just my opinion.
  7. If you like opera. I'm always amazed at this kind of talent.
  8. Here you go Gypsy: http://genetics.thetech.org/ask/ask126 and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_color What colour are your eyes Gypsy?
  9. Continuing in the 'fun' vane of this topic: My eyes are hazel too Chrisitne and BrythonicWitch. And if we could go back to the people in the day I would have to ask why didn't 'hazel eyes' make the list of witchy traits? Hazel eyes are one of the least understood eye colors. What color are hazel eyes? This color is semi-rare and is a combination of several other colors including green and brown. Hazel eyes have less melanin than brown eyes, but more than blue eyes. This eye color can be difficult to define since there is often substantial variation in this eye color. Hazel eyes often appear to shift in color from brown to green. People with this eye color often have a multicolored iris with one color being found close to the pupil and a different color found around the edges. One study indicates that 74% of hazel eyes have a brown ring around the pupil. Hazel eyes are a combination of Rayleigh scattering, the principle that makes the sky and blue eyes appear blue, and melanin, the pigment that makes brown eyes brown. No one really knows what makes hazel eyes. Some researchers guess that hazel is simply a combination of brown and green eyes. Others guess that there may be modifier genes that cause the eye to make more or less melanin. Hazel eyes are one of the least understood eye colors. Researchers have a basic understanding of where brown, blue and green eyes come from genetically, but hazel eyes are a lot harder to understand and are much more complex. Green eyes are rarer but mysterious, complex, and unknowable hazel sounds magical to me. :) My eyes have a dark gray ring around the iris, then dark green around the outer edge, with warm brown next to the pupil.
  10. Twice while being introduced to a new person I have been told: "You're a witch, aren't you?" Both times this was in a work context and before I had really admitted to myself what I was, I just sluffed it off saying that I had been called worse. I don't know why they said that to me, I gave them no cause, only extended my hand for a handshake. I do have long fingers. Oh yeah and the eyes. Once while working on an engineering project I found myself giving one fellow who didn't like taking orders from a woman "The Stare" when another man whom I had worked with before said, "Uh oh! If she tells you to go to hell you better start walking!"
  11. Speak softly and carry a big stick; you'll go far - Teddy Roosevelt (one of my personal heroes, though not for his politics). Though attributed to Teddy he credited it as a West African adage. The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits. -Albert Einstein (another personal hero) Growing new organs of the body as they wear out, extending the human lifespan? What's not to like? -Michio Kaku And of course: It is never too late to be what you might have been. -George Eliot
  12. However, I can always listen to 'O Fortuna' from Carmina Burana - I by Carl Orff (1895 - 1982)
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