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About bewilderbeast

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  • Birthday 08/03/1985

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    Las Vegas, Nv
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    Gardening, creating all sorts of potions, wether medicinal or culinary, reading and learning.
  • How familiar are you with witchcraft?
    Well, as far back as I can remember, I knew there was something more that most people were missing out on. Being an adopted child, I had no idea of my past or where I came from. I always had someone to guide me however, though not a tangible mentor, she was more reliable than any real person I had met. -And I have always been an advocate of "sustainable life" as they call it now. Using what's around you to cure your ailments, and to feed yourself.
    I have been reading a lot about strange things since I was little, books on wicca and paganism and all of these "magical" things just didn't make sense to me. I felt like they were close to my beliefs and abilities, but something always askew. I felt like I was always alone somehow, in a world full of people.
    When I got a little older, I realized that what I needed was just to rely on myself, and the intangible beings that guided me- to stop worrying about what to call myself or who I belonged with.
    I have been creating my own "spells" and potions and doing healing since I was a teenager. Now I have my own house, where I don't have to keep my recipes, notes and herbs hidden away from judge-mental eyes. I create things every day, whether it be planting good vibes around the house, or a cure for a tummy ache. I am teaching my twin daughters to respect the plants and animals around us, and to remember their dreams. (They are turning three- still much too young for most other things).
    I don't know what else I can say. The most familiarity I have with witch craft is only how familiar I am with myself, and with life. It comes from within.
    Oh, and kids really do still throw rocks, singing, "witch witch, she's a witch." That, I am familiar with personally. lol.
  • Have you explored other paths?
    I have read quite a bit on most of theology.... nothing caught my attention too much. I was raised in an atheist house-hold, my [adopted] mother giving up her religion as a catholic to marry my [adopted]father. I was discouraged to associate myself with God, but encouraged however to explore every path, at least to know how other people work.
    I've always just danced to the beat of my own vague drum, collecting wisdom along the way.
    I do currently take advice from some buddhist principals, but I find that both being considered a witch and buddhist is non-conflicting. Both are ways of life, one dealing with morals, and keeping myself zen and in tune, the other with what to do now that I am in tune. I think there are many similarities.
  • Have you ever worked with Traditional Witchcraft?
    ? I'm not sure how to answer this. Maybe because I have answered this already in the previous topics. I work with the craft every day. I raise my children in a home where mommy is found fuddling in the kitchen or garden at any given time.
    I create my own medicines using herbs, and muse into my canvass books with poetry and thoughts that turn into spells. I am pestered by spirits that pass through my home, one cheeky old git in particular that likes to stare while I change. Shooing him off, so that I may dress in peace. My dreams are my guidance, my outline for solutions, and obstacles to come, and my hands are the best tools I have ever come across. They are my receptors, healers, feelers, creators.
    Have I passes the examination yet? Alas, I shall keep going. lol.
  • What does Traditional Witchcraft mean to you?
    It means being the most in tune you could possibly be with energy. All energy, our own, the earths, the plants, animals, moons, stars, clouds. All of it. Everything is made of energy, and being able to start there is a good place. Once you understand that our very own flesh is made of tiny molecules that rush around in the same fashion our brainwaves do, it makes it very easy to be a witch. Had we understood energy anymore, we would be able to be skinny just by thinking it, or better yet, move mountains. Ah, yes, that is where spells come in now...
  • How long have you worked with witchcraft in general?
    I am 23... but apparently the nine months in the womb is where it started...
  • What brought you to our site?
    ...the word traditional... oh, and google, thanks guys.
  • What do you expect to get from this site, and what do you expect to contribute to this forum?
    I have a huge desire to learn about people, experiences, life. Glad to know I can learn about it from other people who live their lives the same way as I do.
    I have a lot to say as well. I like to stir things up and inspire people. Honestly, my biggest achievement yet has been to muse.
  • Do you belong to any other online witchcraft sites?
    Not so much.
  • What are your strongest points in witchcraft?
    Not sure, as I have never really worked with anyone else, but I will say that I can look at something and read into them more than they wished. Looking at people, talking to them, it's like viewing a resume that contains emotions, thoughts, dreams, fears, all laid out for me. Not sure what that's called, but I happen to call it a built in lie detector. Needless to say not much gets passed me, lucky husband/kids I've got eh?
  • What are your weakest points in witchcraft?
    hmmm.... maybe that would be book smarts? I don't know if there is such a thing in traditional work, but if there is, I'm seriously behind. I'm guided merely by the voices in my head. Just kidding... kind of.
    I think also turning things off. Like the voices- I mean spirits... I have quite a bit of ability, but sometimes lack the capacity to control it. Also, I have never met another truly traditional witch to learn from.
  1. lol. Sorry to hear about your experience! I am an avid avoider of meds as well. Infact, I think that all the bad reactions I have to the meds is because I have gotten my body so used to the natural stuff, that it rejects the synthetic crap. Just out of curiosity, have you ever taken Nyquil when you didn't need it? (erm, what can I say....we've all done something stupid, right?) Well, point it, that I now understand why you have to take that stuff when you are beyond ill. It takes over your body slowly, and you can feel it creeping around like a black cloud, making each part of your body ache as it is metabolized. It sucks. It makes you think instantly *doh* This stuff is horrible! As soon as you realize how much it sucks, it knocks you out cold. Now I know that rest is important for recovery, but that is not natural. Anywho... I concur, masking symptoms is not always a good idea. We feel like crap for a reason, and unfortunately, modern medicine thinks that just *shutting up* the pain is the way to go, rather than erase the problem to begin with. What a silly world we live in.
  2. BTW, thanks for all the advice and wisdom, thus far- all of ya! Wow, that's quite a story Val... Those are the kinds of things I get too. I guess sometimes it's easier to focus on the bad effects, because they are so prominent. But if we are able to control it a bit more, and if I can learn to quit sucking up people, (lol). then I assume it will be better. Still the good with the bad, but we be able to reap the positive side more too. As for those vibes... they could be residual energy, because it was so strong- but she could be stuck too. Do you think that this energy was just being cast outwardly.. to anyone, or do you think, for whatever reason, it was "meant" for you?
  3. We've been getting some wicked cloud cover as well. = (
  4. Yes, I have had a few conversations similar to the one which you had with your friend. I feel like maybe I function faster than many people, resulting in me requiring more energy to keep going, and people around me end up turning into sources for external energy. I feel like a hag! lol I notice it when I am in tune with certain people. When I am being really aware of their emotions and "empathic". I guess I need to figure out a system of channels and locks to let some empathy in, and not suck everyone dry. Also, I don't want this to be a revolving door. I prefer to keep my insides private until I wish to share. A hag and a hypocrite. Oh my.... lol
  5. Ah yes. I do as well... I have no problem educating someone on the matter when asked. I believe ignorance builds fear which perpetuates bad things to happen. Some people's minds can never be changed, or opened, but the few who are willing to learn make a difference. But I'm not telling them the few links that put it all together. I believe someone else stated before in this thread, to the affect of, "You may think I'm divulging my heart, but I always keep something for myself."
  6. What about unintentional emot. vamps? That was something I wanted to start a new thread on, but I think it fits this bill. Up until very recently, I did not know any of these terms, or even that it is an actual "thing", but only that I was experiencing it. Now I'm almost afraid to admit it, don't burn me at the stake- but I think I am a vamp sometimes, and I'm not even trying to do this. But I seem to drain the life out of people a lot. I am a spontaneous, passionate, gregarious person, but I am by no means wild and crazy. Yet, somehow, when I am experiencing "empath" emotions, I notice the people around me become dull, tired, quiet, bored, etc. They change dramatically from the time we start hanging out, to the time we part. And this is not bc of a rocky relationship or whatever- they are still happy to have me around, and want to talk still, but their energy changes. Am I "tasting" people too much, the way Jevne put it? If so, what makes this happen unconsciously?
  7. ooohh. I don't even know how to pick! I have to admit that I did not want to be a part of the HP fan club. I refused to read the books and watch the movies. Over the years I had somewhat seen snippets of some of the movies, but still refused to watch a whole one. I got dragged to the theatre for The Order of the Phoenix. That movie, (though I had no idea what was going on for the most part) changed it all for me. I immediately went home and started reading the first book, and finished them all in two weeks. I have to say that O of P is one of my favorites. Half blood prince was really good, in the sense that the emotions are more and more intense. I was also disappointed somewhat in the story line as well, but I understand the directors reasoning. They expect that you already know what is going on on the sidelines- anyways- One of my favorite scenes of all the movies was in Goblet of Fire. At the very end when Harry brings Cedric's body back to the arena. There's a line when Cedric's dad realizes that his son is dead on the ground, and he screams, "That's my boy!.. My son!" It is the most heart wrenching thing ever to me. I cry every time. Silly that I say it's one of my favorite scenes, but I guess I am an old thespian at heart and love to see emotions and raw characteristics coming out of actors. That is way more powerful to me than the actual story line sometimes. When something grabs you that you don't expect and it touches you.
  8. I hear ya, I know where you're coming from. It's like telling a little kid they can stay up all night. Like, really? I can do what want? :tongue0013: I hope my kids never feel like that. It's such an awful feeling to have to hide things all the time. Even if they decide to be Catholic...:blobfire:....*biting tongue* lol
  9. Oooh, I kinda like that idea, I'm a techy witch here too.... maybe I'll look into that just for my own personal stuff, not the things I plan to pass on :thanks:
  10. Aw, Agata.... you nearly brought me to tears with that statement. Very sweet line.... I think I'll dance with you! :hug: -> :dancing:
  11. I'm loving all of the responses. It makes my heart happy in a way I guess, to see that everyone is passed the whole "shhhh" thing. I guess it makes sense, didn't think of it that way, no I don't have a problem with the basic teachings being put out there, I guess I was thinking about the possibility of someone finding my awesome recipe for self destruction powder... just kidding. haha. Well, I think I feel better now about making this a somewhat digital project. I think my main hang up was that I felt like if I didn't create these heirlooms completely "by hand" I would be cheating the system.... hmmm I think I just get sad from time to time that I don't have a giant book of family secrets passed down from the old country...
  12. What a topic! Me and my husband have arguments about this every now and then. He is Mr. Technology and must have the latest gadgets as soon as they come out. Mind you, he came from Guam, where they built their own house, and if they wanted to pee they had to walk up a hill to the outhouse! And typhoons? Bam, it's time to rebuild the house from the bottom up. Now me, on the other hand, if I can grow it, I will. If I can make it, I will. If I can buy used or generic to save money or from depreciation, I will. However, I do secretly enjoy the fact that my husband will force me to splurge every now and then. The only thing is I ask him to wait until the beta versions comes out bc it usually has more perks and less bugs. I do own a pair of Prada glasses, perscription, and I've had them for 4 years, with no problems, before that, I was going to walmart, and buying a new pair every year. - Meanwhile I've had this LV purse (as a gift, one thing I don't spend money on is purses) and it's fallen apart after 2 years. I don't think there's anything wrong with buying nice things if you feel you can afford it, and deserve it, as long as it's bc that's what you like, and not bc you're trying to keep up with the Jones' you know? There are things that we have that we don't need per say, and if it's worth the value, then we will spend the extra money to buy it name brand.
  13. BTW Val, that link was dead, but I'm putting up a new one for everyone- you might be able to search that site and find all sorts of fonts- Here's a direct link for Theban: http://www.searchfreefonts.com/free/theban.htm Just downloaded it, but I haven't tried it yet... If anyone does first, let us know how it is!
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