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Horne

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Horne last won the day on April 8 2017

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About Horne

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    Wyrdling

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    Canine
  • Location
    The Netherlands
  • Interests
    Reading, movies, music, history, antiques, folklore, archeology
  • How familiar are you with witchcraft?
    Read about it a lot, tried wicca in my early twenties, ended up a solitary heathen drawing inspiration from Dutch folklore, local beliefs, Germanic paganism and mythology, learning on and on to embrace my natural "otherness" and ways of perceiving the world the way I did when I was a child, basically.
  • Have you explored other paths?
    LOL My parents tried to raise me as a christian, some Dutch reformed offshoot of protestantism, which epically failed of course, read all about several forms of religion when I was a teenager eager for information about just that, even attended some very new agey workshops for a couple of years, ending up a Germanic heathen with a witchy way of seeing and feeling the world.
  • Have you ever worked with Traditional Witchcraft?
    No coven, group or anything like that. I am what I am and I do what I do, as a child I assumed everyone else shared the same worldview as I had, but boy was I wrong. I see meaning in the world around me, it's like divining by "reading" my environment (I tend to see everything surrounding me as a "language" talking to me), and I think I've always done the stuff I call "underlining occurences/events by performing symbolic acts", I'm kind of the spontaneous guy interacting with my direct surroundings, there's no way around that, really.
  • What does Traditional Witchcraft mean to you?
    To me, the most natural witchcraft is what life throws at me at any given moment, which sometimes feels more significant and magical than at other times, and then acting upon that, my life answering life in general. Everything's sacred to me, or at least meaningful, and I tend to see the divine in nature surrounding me. The stream closest to my home is more important to me than any deity known from mythology.
  • How long have you worked with witchcraft in general?
    Been different since my early childhood, so I guess it's safe to say: for all of my life.
  • What brought you to our site?
    Google search, the vibe seemed pleasant, hence the registration.
  • What do you expect to get from this site, and what do you expect to contribute to this forum?
    Interaction, learning a thing or two, putting in my two cents. Companionship. Fun.
  • Do you belong to any other online witchcraft sites?
    Currently, no. It's been years.
  • What are your strongest points in witchcraft?
    Spontaneity, the ability to act upon impulse, to see meaning where meaning's found, paying attention to what matters, and usually not sticking my nose into somewhere it doesn't belong.
  • What are your weakest points in witchcraft?
    That's easy: laziness, although I also consider it one of my stronger points (being thoughtful and thorough and all that), as haste tends to make waste proverbially, and I found it to be true in most cases.
  1. Tofu: look, I eat this thing now, but hey, at least I marinated it myself.
  2. I ordered The Language Of The Corpse by Cody Dickerson and The Seed Of Yggdrasill by Maria Kvilhaug, both should arrive here soon. Currently reading and enjoying Claude Lecouteux's Encyclopedia of Norse and Germanic Folklore, Mythology, and Magic and Elaine Pagels' The Origin Of Satan.
  3. Drawing Down the Spirits by Raven Kaldera and Kenaz Filan, about spirit possession, it's surprisingly good! :)
  4. Great pics! Reminds me to get out of the city more often again.
  5. Great band Caps, haven't listened to Entombed for years, but their first album will always be one of my favourites. :)
  6. I just explained some of the pre-christian lore tied to St Nicholas (December 6) to a friend of mine, and though we don't know Krampus in the Netherlands, there is a similar character called Black Peter (Zwarte Piet) and in fact the companion of St Nicholas is known in large parts of Europe in many guises and known by many different names. I do think it's important that people learn about the background of these traditions and the function they have (or once had) in stimulating children to behave, but I agree it is better to wait teaching children about all this until they are older, so they can experience the festivities unspoiled by facts they are too young to really appreciate.
  7. I think Caps posted some Acid Bath video's a while ago. They're good!
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