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About ElizabethNicks

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  • Birthday 10/31/1969


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    books, yoga, music esp Gram Parsons and The Flying Burrito Bros!
  • How familiar are you with witchcraft?
    I thought I was a witch when I was a child. Used to practice scrying and made my hoodoo bags at my little desk. And then in the early 1980s found an occult shop and naturally bought a Scott Cunningham book as it was all that was available. I didn't realize the problem wasn't me - it was the lack of traditional witchcraft resources. I didn't know, at the time, there was more beyond "Wicca". I've been carving out my own path for a while but discovery of this site has enriched my practice immensely.
  • Have you explored other paths?
    Other paths of witchcraft? I guess yes in that what I do is eclectic.
  • Have you ever worked with Traditional Witchcraft?
    As above.
  • What does Traditional Witchcraft mean to you?
    I think my answers above explain - I'm earnestly seeking more knowledge about a path I feel has existed for me since I was a young child. So I'm returning to my roots and hope to use your board as a tool for development.

  • How long have you worked with witchcraft in general?
    As above. Off and on since the 1970s.
  • What brought you to our site?
    Googling Traditional Witchcraft.
  • What do you expect to get from this site, and what do you expect to contribute to this forum?
    Honesty, thoughtfulness, clarity.
  • Do you belong to any other online witchcraft sites?
  • What are your strongest points in witchcraft?
    Healing. Intuition.
  • What are your weakest points in witchcraft?
    Complicated spellwork
  1. I agree - it's good to double-check steps. A few years ago, I did some major spellwork that involved a negative aspect to it. Well, the spell seemed to miss it's target somehow and I swear - it backfired back at my family. We survived and dealt with consquences but I am very unlikely to attempt that sort of activity in future. It's definitely worth it to go slowly.
  2. heehee. DARK for me is listening to Chopin. Those Abba girls sure could sing! :-)
  3. I have had this ability to pick up or forecast music, events, etc since I was a very small child. I have simply thought that exactly what i was doing, somehow, was tuning into a radio frequency. I feel if i can sense events before they occur, receive messages from other planes, read minds...i can likely tune into music being or about to be played on radio. I wish i had deeper understanding, however.
  4. I am reading this thread again and still maintain power of a witch and the femininity of a woman are not or at least need not be related to hair. I mentioned that I am bald now due to alopecia that wiped out my hair in two weeks? I think I am more powerful than ever, still receive compliments and positive attention...still considered beautiful or not, depending on the viewer. What I do see, as a female who has had no hair for several years, is a lot of attention given to the notion that women need hair to be powerful, feminine, etc. I am now so used to seeing my bare head in mirror, I notice a lot of bad hair cuts, a lot of people hiding or clinging to long unshapely hair. So, I just don't believe hair actually contributes to either my beauty or my power. I mourn the loss of it because society seems to have issues with women being powerful and gorgeous without hair ..but i don't think it is a necessary feature of a witch or a woman.
  5. I am a mum of young children...based on this and my own childhood yearnings, I say this is normal behavior and just do what fits your values and instincts. I may be a learning, evolving witch but I don't view my practice and studies as a religion. I am not sure if you do..my apologies if I misread. I simply tell the kids magic is real and they see evidence of the craft in the house. As to a 5 year old wanting spells and wands and power (that's part of it, non), this instance should be no different than if he declared he wanted champagne and oysters. I mean he can want it,he can see you consume, but, doesn't mean he is ready to eat. You are the mum... I would just involve him as you see fit, in keeping with your beliefs and ignore the requests for wands. My 8 year old is one angry sensitive dude...he wants to hex half the world right now...but doesn't mean I will let him. I hope this post is helpful. Good luck! :-) I wanted to add... I also think you shouldn't be to hard on yourself about "raising him pagan traditions". Expose your child as you can and let him figure out his way too...think of children raised in strong Christian or Islamic traditions who rebel...he will find his own path...it will be great if you create strong loving memories but ultimately his path is his own. (=mental note to self:. Reread post when my own son is 16.)
  6. Glad you had a good time ... i have two young ones ...the break sounds great. I have not heard of GreyFriars...I will look it up as your post was interesting. I am Canadian but most of ancestors are from Scotland. Fascinating post!!!
  7. Some of you may have (or may not have missed) the posts of mine - I have a bald head and am female. My hair fell out due to alopecia. I can't stress enough how much I believe the power of hair is symbolic and definitely depends on the witch's own beliefs. For me, when my lovely hair was shedding (it fell out in a few weeks), I felt like I was losing my power (and my mind). So, I had DH shave my head - and there was a shorn head. I felt pretty powerful. I'd confronted my fears and felt pretty damn cool and sexy, to be honest. Some days when I'm feeling low, my bare head feels vulnerable. But other times - it's just the opposite - I just look at the mops on people's heads and think, "bald is sexy!". I truly believe the power is within the witch.
  8. Very very helpful information. Thank you for taking the time to post such a detailed reply, Michele. Over the last month, or so, I've started greeting my ancestors etc in the morning, lighting a candle, putting out some offerings ... simple stuff. Good to know I'm on the right track. I have a silly question that I've yet to see mentioned in any thread ... what do people do with their offerings of food after they've been put out? If you put out some fruit or candy or anything at all for your ancestors/spirits - how do you dispose of it? I put out some chocolate one day along with my candles and my conversation ... and then I thought - what do I do with this stuff? Throw it out? Bury it? I am Curious about this little detail!
  9. Just bumping up this old thread ... thought some of the newer members would find it helpful. I'm also just beginning to embark on this sort of work and feel a bit lost. I occasionally hear voices or have visitations (during my dreams, however) but really NOTHING that qualifies as "working" with ancestors and spirits. And, as for my ancesters - I actually haven't met any of them but a grandfather and didn't know him well at all. I have my suspicions about who is around me regularly, however. I'm hoping someone could tell me or direct me - how do you actually get to the point where you are communicating with ancestors and spirits on a regular basis? I need a concrete guide, I think.
  10. My apologies, Tana, on my use of the word, "bull shit". This is an emotional topic for me. Apologies.
  11. No, I just don't agree. Sure I'm biased but I'm also very attune to energy and aware of people's hair. I've encountered a lot of people, not particularly powerful people, with a lot of hair. If anything I find hair drains people, pulls them down. How many people do you meet that are low energy, depressed and stuck in ruts and they have long unkempt hair? If being bald or having shorn hair meantt powerless, less magical potency - I would guess a lot of people would be affected. There are so many bald or somewhat hairless people in the world. I may have a somewhat uncommon condition (and please don't pity me because I "rock" the bald look quite well, thanks) but there are a lot of people who shave their heads or have androgenetica alopecia (female or male pattern baldness). My thought is that if there is a connection - the connection is the hair is a cover - a cover - bear with me - over the crown chakra. A tremendous amount of energy pours in and out of the crown area (IMO) ... so perhaps the hair is a protective thing that actually protects our sixth sense, etc.? Again, I feel pretty powerful since losing my hair and haven't not ever felt less magically potent. If anything, I feel stronger and more potent because of this freeing of this hair? Again, it's how you look it ... most people in my eyes, these days, have "bad hair" and I don't see it as a magical accessory but perhaps a protective security blanket?
  12. I think it's pure bull shit. And may I emphasis this statement?!!! Why? Because I've struggled with alopecia areata much of my life... I've lost my hair completely. I am a witch and I have power. It's not my hair or lack of my hair - if that was the case, I'd be the weakest most energy deprived person around and this is not the case.
  13. I love Kate Bush. I'll have to explore some of her newer works, though - I'm out of touch with what she's done lately. Thank you for this post. I own The Kick Inside and Never for Ever albums. I think I'd played, "The Kick Inside" start to finish almost 700 times or more. I guess at this number because there was a stage in my life where I'd flip on this album and play it over and over every single day - for about 2 years! :party9:
  14. I need to run through this thread with pen and paper ... there are such good title suggestions here. I'm reading through The Temple of High Witchcraft: Ceremonies, Spheres and The Witches' Qabalah by Christopher Penczak. I own two other Penczak titles (his Reiki book and the first in his Temple series) and seem to enjoy his writing voice and the way he organizes his books. I'm making my way through this book ... it's an enjoyable read and I like his suggested exercises he includes. I don't think I'll buy this book ... I think I'm going to first explore the texts mentioned in Penczak's bibliography.
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