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Christine

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About Christine

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    Marsh Wiggle
  • Birthday 03/17/1976

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    Feline
  • Location
    Norfolk, Virginia, USA
  • Interests
    Huswifery, garden, architecture, karate, music, books
  • How familiar are you with witchcraft?
    Hang on, is that a joke? Well, if it is serious, I have been studying witchcraft as long as I have been studying alcohol, so since about 3yo. It is ok if you do not believe that, no one does. I worked my first book spell when I was 12, so... I suppose somewhat familiar. But, I have not been in a formal coven, nor often worked with others. Also, my familiar is dead just at the moment.
  • Have you explored other paths?
    I mostly work with the land, with my own energy, and with herbs. I am omnivorous for information, though I admit a certain philosophical hesitation when faced with the word, belief. That said, I do have a patron deity. I love bones but have only worked with feathers. With that gift I feel assured of permission. It is a personal thing.
  • Have you ever worked with Traditional Witchcraft?
    My first work was a hex. I have dwelt with and worked with the unbodied over many years. But my own family's tradition has been to avoid doing witchcraft, mostly. I disagree with that as unhealthy, and am building a different tradition for my little ones.
  • What does Traditional Witchcraft mean to you?
    It means doing what works, when necessary. I have tried so many times to answer this question, never can say it right. A man told me once that his wife did aura paintings, so I asked him how she fixed the energy to the paper. Turns out she paints pictures of auras, with paint. Not how I would go about it, but it takes all kinds. Maybe I think it means direct, hands-on magic without having to pray about it. It would be nice to have someone to talk to about that. Although prayer is fine, don't get me wrong. I don't dislike the fancy stuff, as such, I just don't mess about. So what I have read here seems like the kind of talk I could participate in.
  • How long have you worked with witchcraft in general?
    I did not know that was what it was when I began. I may have been the last person to realize that I was doing witchcraft. I have been actively studying since I found out that it existed, as an art that could be worked at and perfected. I guess I was 10 or so.
  • What brought you to our site?
    I followed a link from walking the hedge just now, but I keep landing on these forums from google searches.
  • What do you expect to get from this site, and what do you expect to contribute to this forum?
    I expect, or hope to expect, straightforward discussions of the sort of art I practice. I expect to contribute the same, that is just what I do.
  • Do you belong to any other online witchcraft sites?
    No.
  • What are your strongest points in witchcraft?
    Wards and necromancy.
  • What are your weakest points in witchcraft?
    I am not very politic and piss off all manner of Folk.

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  1. I have tried to read Artisson's work, because it seems to be in my wheelhouse, but tnen I can't, for the reasons Solanacceae summed up. Thank you, and Duchess as well, now I don't feel so crummy about that. I can usually plow through.
  2. Isn't the ability to enjoy research kind of important on this path? I know I wouldn't have gone very far without my urge to scrounge every last detail. I'm like a dog with an empty tuna fish can.
  3. It has been a couple of decades since anything large outright exploded on account of me, but I still can't wear any wristwatches, or use a touchscreen. I have to have a stylus or it all goes hooey... and yes I meditate &c, so no energy control rants please. Doing as best as I can.
  4. Perhaps, although what's more likely in the tale I remember is that the husband was ill. There is a kind of brain injury that disturbs its ability to recognize people and objects properly, leading the sufferers to conclude that some or all of the people in their lives have been replaced with exact duplicates, although I think that violence is a vanishingly rare result.
  5. All good points, and complicated these days by our growing awareness and understanding of ancient interbreeding among related Homo spp. that led ultimately to our current lineages and may be responsible for some or many of our peculiarities. And let's not forget that there are tales of adult changelings as well. I'm thinking particularly of a man who one day realized that his wife was not his wife, but a replacement whom he eventually slew in the belief that his true spouse would then return.
  6. I just saw the honey question now... Calin Rua, have you looked into whether there is a local apiarist guild? Small scale beekeepers produce honey that has an extra sort of oomph, and there seems to be something special about getting it from near your home. I don't know, maybe it's worth checking whether your local guild has a website?
  7. I read the link just now, and the writer pretty clearly got precipitate gunking up their "oil" without realizing what happened. Your experiment worked perfectly and yielded the same result as the original writer's but it doesn't do what they think it does. It happens. I dunno what else to say
  8. It seems like you have more difficulty working at certain times than others, am I understanding correctly? Do you keep a journal? Not like a super witchy grimoire, just... a journal, of how you feel in general every day, and of when you have an easier or more difficult time doing things.
  9. You can melt resin into a carrier oil using a gentle bain marie. Fold a clean cloth into the bottom of a pan. Put your container of resin on the cloth and add oil to it, leaving space at the top. Loosely cover the container. Pour cool water into the pan until it reaches halfway up the side of your oil container, and turn the heat on low. Keep the water in the pan just below the simmering point for perhaps twenty minutes, and you should find that you have a lovely batch of lavender oil. I have used this method with pitch.
  10. Thanks Papa Gheny, that's a lot to mull over. Believe it or not, I still haven't tracked down the reference I was looking for, and I'm beginning to suspect that it's either in something I lost or some book I have since lost respect for. Come on back to Norfolk any time. I asked my Grandmother, who first moved into this neighborhood in the 1950s, whether she had ever seen hummingbirds in the neighborhood, and she hadn't, nor had anybody else I know who grew up here. I have a bunch of guesses about the reason for that, not very interesting ones though.
  11. Clean the soles of your shoes before leaving the cemetery or the ghosts will follow you home. Never sit or stand on a grave or tomb because that is disrespectful. Never look back as you leave a gravesite. Always dress up to visit the cemetery even if you only are there to pick up trash. Never bring anything home from a grave site. Don't whistle or sing at a grave site unless you are burying somebody. These are just some of the prohibitions my family taught me. They really did have me pegged from birth. Is it still superstitious when you know exactly what the reason is?
  12. I live in Virginia at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, CelticGypsy. We get a lot of migrating birds, mainly waterfowl, which is a big reason why I always look at flutterers. Your garden sounds very beautiful.
  13. I was looking up more information on these magnificent birds today, and now I know that their call is a rasping "Drrrrrrrrp." It would be neat to have a bunch of little greeny brown guys derping around in my garden.
  14. Thank you Solanaceae, it has had an effect upon me. I am aware that ranges are shifting, but this bird was several frost zones ahead of its food plants. Maybe you are right that this is simply a sign of hummingbirds to come. Certainly nothing to sneeze at! It's the out of place animal aspect that is grabbing my attention. I know that I have read of divinatory meanings assigned to animals spotted out of season, or out of their known habitat, even for animals who have their winter coat in summer. I do not remember where I read of this, or what the specifics are. It's all kind of on the tip of my tongue.
  15. Hey, if it's not another cat then it isn't. I was just thinking about your sweetie's health. Cats walk where, when, and as they will. I don't know much, but I know that. I have seen cats pull some crazy shit, in the things that are hard to talk about category. Good luck be with you.
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