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Tana last won the day on August 19 2012

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About Tana

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    Earth Mother
  • Birthday 06/06/1962


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  • Location
    South of England
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  • How familiar are you with witchcraft?
  • Have you explored other paths?
    I have always been a Witch.
  • Have you ever worked with Traditional Witchcraft?
    Yes since birth.
  • What does Traditional Witchcraft mean to you?
    Joining because other 'Wiccan' sites on the web are too fluffy bunny and seem to be inhabited by teenagers all busy lighting candles for each other with very little understanding of what they are undertaking. Traditional witchcraft to me means my belief system, handed to me by my mother and Great Aunt (For whom I am named) from a long family tradition. I, in turn, am handing on the traditions to my son and daughter.
  • How long have you worked with witchcraft in general?
    50 years
  • What brought you to our site?
    A dislike of how Wicca was developing online.
  • What do you expect to get from this site, and what do you expect to contribute to this forum?
    Genuine Traditionals, no fluffy bunnies!
  • Do you belong to any other online witchcraft sites?
  • What are your strongest points in witchcraft?
    My spells always work, healing, scrying, Tarot.
  • What are your weakest points in witchcraft?
  • Additional Information.
    I am me.

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  1. Well done and welcome to the full access. :vhappywitch:
  2. The deck I normally use has a feeling of a good friend. One who would never let me down. We have been together for over 40 years now. I have been playing around with the Thoth Tarot, but I end up feeling that I am being unfaithful so I put the Thoth back on the shelf! It is just as well. The Thoth is far to large for my small hands. I normally use the Rider-Waite and I make no apology for it being commonly used. Back in the day it was quite difficult to get a range of Tarot!
  3. Hi emurray. I must confess as to being a tad jealous at your find! I don't necessarily think a use will be obvious for them as you don't want to use them for fertility or attraction, but they sound like lovely items to have in your collection. Your point about using them to bring your male pals into line is a good suggestion. Maybe assign a specific charm to each man and then you can tailor each charm to the idiosyncrasies you are looking to modify in them. As to avoiding men trying to pick you up, maybe you could wear one as a necklace, giving you the line..."This is the only penis I need at the moment" as a brush off. One of our members, Zombee has previously posted: "Anything that looks male/phallic can assist in dominance matters; anything female/round can assist in nurturing/growth matters." In Roman times the phallus charms were used to ward off the evil eye. It might be a useful tool in your protection around your house. Maybe used in a Witch bottle along with other elements you would add for protection and buried on the boundary of the entrance to your property.
  4. Thats so true. I had an experience recently with my Witchy senses that emphasises the importance of protection and shielding. I was at the petrol garage in the queue to pay. I sensed coming through the door and then in the queue behind me, a very dark and malevolent presence. It was directly aimed at me. I am always shielded and protected but I felt the need to quickly reinforce my personal shielding. I also called my familiar in to protect me. When I turned round, the presence was centred on an older man, he had a very ugly look on his face and it was aimed at me. We made eye contact and stared each other down for a few seconds. Then I got cross, I remember thinking 'Fuck you...' and I sent out a flick and a kick mentally. I would normally do this to the delicate regions of a man (Tee tee, sorry to all our male Witches), but this time I aimed for the side of his head because I wanted to wipe the look off his face. I know I hit the mark because he flinched and ran out of the building. I don't know if he was a local, but I am being cautious at the moment, house and car wards are reinforced and I have upped my personal protection and activated a Fetch to watch overhead and scan for any negative presence directed at me. He really was a nasty piece of work, so I am being ultra careful. I wonder why he was so focussed on me and so angry and nasty? I know he was human, but I am not sure he was a Witch.
  5. Sollomyn I will delete your account. I think you are too inexperienced in Traditional Craft and this has caused your postings to be questioned and discussed. I am sorry if you felt that this was condescending and rude. It may well be that this is not the path for you. I wish you well on your journey to find the correct path for you.
  6. Its a nice checklist to have a think about the area you are in and how you connect to it. I think I will sit and draft out the answers when I am next free... Also minor housekeeping note, I made the list font brighter and easy to read.
  7. Startella has not been around for quite some time, but I don't think she would mind you putting a poster in your private space. Just don't replicate it online. She does write beautifully... much food for thought.
  8. A lot of depth to this poem, made me think. Nicely done!
  9. Tana

    Yuletide Divination

    I celebrate Samhain as my New Year. I am from a massive farming family, there are 6 farms in my family at the moment, and the time when the crops are in and we can remember and thank our ancestors for their guardianship over the past year is the ending of a busy year for us. Then we look ahead to the land renewing through Winter and all the promise of another round of crops come Spring. We basically follow the old agricultural calendar! I do have a couple of Yule traditions that might count though. One is to put some ash from the Yule log into everyone's shoes for protection and good luck. Anther is to save a piece of the Yule log to light the fire with next year.
  10. I just went through this thread slowly and I really love your style. I haven't enjoyed seeing someone's work this much for ages!! The two pieces that called to me were: Kootenay Lake The Gloaming
  11. Tana

    The Witches Cloak

    I have been pondering the subject of a Witches ritual clothing. What does the fashionable Witch wear about town? Obviously one of the main garments that springs to mind is the robe. Dark coloured, velvet possibly, maybe with a hood, dramatic flowing swathes of fabric and so on. A recognisable image of one who treads the Crooked Path. The internet is full of celebrity Witches posing in photos with marvellously gothic robe, hat, make-up and in some cases stripy socks. There is even one celebrity who seems to wear an old velour bathrobe tied with string round the middle, Witchtastic! Associated with the robe is the hat, pointy of course and other accessories in keeping with the image. What I am pondering is who created this image? Where did the iconic look that the best-dressed Witch sports, have its origins? If you look back through the history of Witchcraft, it could possibly be Medieval wood-cuts of characters that the Witch-Hunters pursued and warned the public to beware of. Images of Witches riding their broomsticks, instructing their imps and cavorting with the Devil all feature a style of dress that does look familiar to the modern eye. More recently the Gardnerian movement advocated working a ritual naked or ‘Sky-Clad’, a lovely, euphemistic image. Looking back I agree this probably had more to do with Gerald Gardner being a naturist than it being necessary to spell-work. It would be very sorry excuse for a Witch indeed if they could not manipulate their power past a few bits of clothing. Equally I don’t think what is worn has any bearing on the power of the work, although it probably has a big impact on identity and feelings. I do own a robe. it was made for me by a dear friend, is black crushed velvet with a lilac silky lining. The hem is ragged because I was supposed to finish it off, and haven’t got to it yet. I bought it a pewter Celtic knot clasp from a great little shop in Glastonbury, but haven’t had time to sew it on. Its covered in mud and dog slobber from when I visited some New Forest Witches and joined in a circle work on the Web of Wyrd. Mud was from the forest, dog slobber from my dog who was cross with me for not letting him chase rabbits and ponies. I really ought to wash it and finish it off, clearly I am failing on many sartorial levels where Witches are concerned. I remember reading that a cloak was probably worn for secrecy by Witches walking through the night to gather and work their craft. In a dark cloak it is not easy to be seen and plain unembellished clothing is difficult to identify after a possible spotting by finger pointing, jealous neighbours. Witches in plain sight, but plain. So in a modern context, in order to move about society without revealing to all and sundry, ‘I am a Witch!’, I don’t think I will be wearing my robe about town. I dress normally. Well maybe a few hippy touches, giving a passing nod to my youth and outlook! I will finish off the robe one day and it will make a great part of my Halloween costume, when I give out sweets to the ‘Trick or Treaters’. If I keep it on for the later, more serious work of Samhain, no one need ever know.
  12. Tana

    O- Blood

    Sorry to say that to me this is a bit of New Age fluffy bunny crap, and I see it having no relevance to Traditional Witchcraft!
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