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Kalinia

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About Kalinia

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    Hiking, Geocaching, Reading, Writing, Listening to music, Cooking, Arts and Crafts
  • How familiar are you with witchcraft?
    I would say that I am a bit familiar, but no where near being a "pro". I have been studying, and practicing for about 8 years now give or take,but have had many stalls along the way. I do believe that witchcraft is something that you never stop learning, or seeking new knowledge on. I am excited to learn even more about it here.
  • Have you explored other paths?
    I have read different topics on many different paths and beliefs. Druidism, Shamanism, Wicca, etc etc. When I was younger, I tried the practice of Wicca, but it just was not a fit, so I continued in search of what path felt right for me.
  • Have you ever worked with Traditional Witchcraft?
    Yes, this is mostly what I attempt to work with. When I was younger, I did try more of the neo pagan practices, but it is just not for me. I feel that a lot of what I was doing, was going through the motions, and not FEELING what was right for me. I spent too much time worried about getting all of the ingredients right, focusing on the moon cylces, attempting to form a connection with deities that in my heart I just felt there was no connection etc. I have learned to do what feels right, vs what someone else, or books tell me is right.
  • What does Traditional Witchcraft mean to you?
    It means having an understanding and curiosity on what lies in the past, present and future. It means trusting myself, my intuition, and going with what feels right instead of what I am told is right by books and other people. It is knowing that their is magic in everything, and always has been.
  • How long have you worked with witchcraft in general?
    About 8 years now, changing, evolving, learning. I struggle with my path, but keep going forward the best that I can.
  • What brought you to our site?
    I was browsing different traditional witchcraft articles, and came across this website. I am thrilled to have found a site that is not neo pagan based.
  • What do you expect to get from this site, and what do you expect to contribute to this forum?
    I expect to gain knowledge, and share stories/experiences/tips/ideas etc with others.
  • Do you belong to any other online witchcraft sites?
    I no longer belong to any other online witchcraft sites.
  • What are your strongest points in witchcraft?
    Kitchen witchcraft,Herbalism. I have been working with herbs/custom recipes for many years with great success.
  • What are your weakest points in witchcraft?
    I am honestly not sure. I guess I would say one of my weakest points in witchcraft could be my constant personal questioning of certain things, instead of just accepting what seems to be so right. Although maybe that isn't so bad, since it helps me learn a lot of new things lol!
  1. Great! I started tonight and am loving it so far! Definitely different than the majority of books out there at the moment in my opinion
  2. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38643091-besom-stang-sword Curious if anyone has read this? I am starting it in March with an online book "club". It sounds promising! I will update here with my review.
  3. I LOVE candles! I even make my own. What kind of candles do you prefer to use? Votive, stick, tea light? What kind of material? - All of the above. For spells I often utilize smaller tapers. I prefer beeswax , but also use parrafin/soy Where do you get your candles? Do you make or buy them? Where or what of?- I make my own using beeswax, parrafin and soy. I also have store bought tapers/pillars. What do you do with your candle remains after a spell? What if not for a spell? I throw away what needs discarded. Its use has already been utilized. How do you clean your candle holders? How do clean up wax on altars, cloths, tools or holders? Heat gun to melt it down, and scrub or scrape it off. How do you light your candles? Short matches, long? Lighters, wicks? Lighters!
  4. It's always recommended but never utilized enough. Rest! When I am ill I rest and nap as much as I can to fight it off. Rest and tons of tea with royal jelly or Manuka honey. ( Chaga mushroom tea... Holy basil... Chamomile etc)
  5. Agreed! The simplicity is what makes me Enjoy it so much
  6. Was wondering thoughts on this book? I havnt read a Cunningham book since I was a teenager, but my friend asked if I'd like to read it with her. I feel really inspired by this book.I love the simplicity in it, and the inspiration to get off of my phone and digital world and connect more with the earth. The way he writes feels like I am reading a chat from an old friend as well. Easy to read and comforting.
  7. When I first stated getting more involved in my journey with witchcraft, I started doing little things like actually recycling, picking up trash out in nature, leaving treats for the hummingbirds in my yard and plants for the bees and butterflies, etc. Outside of that I don't do much to give back. I am the person that everyone in my life goes to daily to Deload negative or upsetting things. I feel like that in itself is giving too much of myself sometimes :p
  8. This was really interesting to read. I've been browsing forums pretty much since forums were a thing. This is by far the best witchcraft forum out there in my opinion! The best part about it for me is the social interaction with like minded people. Witchcraft is often a lonely path, and for some, this online interaction really inspires and motivates. I've found that although I am introverted in person, I crave connection with other witches online. I fully agree that the search function needs to be utilized more. I think a healthy balance of searching and discussing is the best. There is always more to learn even when we think we may know it all on a certain subject, and it seems this forum showcases that without being so repetitive. I also think it is not unwise for newcomers to add on to old threads or start new ones. Eventually this would be deserted if no one was talking or adding to discussions.
  9. Yes! I posted about this last year. For several days in a row I would shuffle the heck out of my oracle deck and received the spirit guide type card every single time. It was wild for me as I never experienced something like it. I was in a very very bad dark place at the time and did not give it the time energy and respect it deserved to figure out why I had that card so much. Regrets, but no use dwelling.
  10. I could have written this myself many times! I have been known to read and read and read, and then get burnt out, confused, stressed, and full of so much information from so many different opinions and sources that I had no real motivation or clear path for actually practicing and working. Frazzled and a mess lol. What helped was to lay off so much reading without practicing. I would pick one book, and focus on key elements from it that I felt I wanted to incorporate into actual practice. From there, I would slowly start practicing various easy things. Charging crystals, Giving an item a specific purpose/command, Purposeful baths, simple candle magick, which then I would read and learn and feel which herbs/oils Id like to incorporate into this. That is pretty much where I am now. Sticking with a single book until I have utilized what I want from it, and moving forward from there. Taking things slow, and not letting myself become so overwhelmed with the heaps of knowledge that is out there. Learning to trust your inner self is important too. You can read so much, and it may never resonate with you, as it does others.
  11. I personally love tools. I have anxiety, and having actual items that I have "bonded" with helps me to hyper focus on them, and the workings that I am doing. Crystals, Herbs, Papers, Candles. Colors, Oils, and anything that may instinctively catch my eye at the moment.
  12. I resonate with this so much. Thank you for posting it. I feel the same way. These past few years have been very dark for me and curiosity in witchcraft has given me a lot of motivation and reason to get through the toughest days. I definitely feel many of those who are witches are full of curiosity and seekers of knowledge. I've lost many hours here for sure!
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