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  1. For me it's mainly a deep connection to the land. The ancestors help to me connect with the land. But I also believe that I have some kind of direct link to the land without the ancestors. This link...I can feel it when dig my fingers deep in dirt that haven't been disturbed for a long time or when i touch a really old tree or drink the water from a clear stream....and so on. The area that I definie as "mine" is Scandinava. And the time period I feel most connected to emotionally is around late bronze age - migration period (that would be about 1700 BC - 550 AD around here), but for obvious reasons I cant say I use the Craft of that period...but the land gives me some kind of intuition and everywhere in the ladacape there are clues. But I also feel a pull from other locations (that I can not really explain) the Mississippi delta, south eastern England, and eastern Africa around Malawi, Tanzania & Moçambique....to mention some. And i havn't been in any of those places...but there are something there calling for me.
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    I was in Denmark for a couple of days last week. On the way back...after half the trip the ship just stopped. For 40 minutes it just laid there, following the waves...in the middle of Skagerack (it was a bit scary...I must admit)... And i managed to take a decent picture of the full moon.
  3. Lazines is a virtue....have I heard :)
  4. I was actually looking for information on binding spirits in vessels and how to use them later on. So i read the whole thread...but didn't find what I was looking for. BUT i found it very interesting. Interesting enough to bring it back to life :smile: and I found information and inspiration to work on other angels in some other works of mine. Especially in one where i planned curse-work ...now i see that I can put less work in it and get greater results by doing just a small binding in the right place and the intended victim will fuck things up all on his own. Nice
  5. Thats also one of the reasons I started this thread. The witch trails are not over. So... Kepari Leniata (1993-2013), Paiala, Papua New Guinea. Lynched, confessed after torture with white-hot iron rods by her neighbors, then burned alive at the local garbage dump. The local Lutheran church and the prime minister condemned the act.
  6. Thank you RoseRed I have thought about it for some time :) ---- Thank you RachelleLiz. What an interesting place! I would love to visit there. The victims of the great and famous witch trails tend to be remembered through books, TV and Hollywood. But in the solitaire cases where the burnt the lokal wise woman or the teenage maid that the neighboring girls didn't like the risk for it to be forgotten are bigger, so whoever keeps the cabin open does a great thing. ---- westofthemoon, thank you. I...on the other side of the pond...would probably never hear of Alse Young or Margaret without your post. The more people that knows the names the lesser risk is it for them to be forgotten. ----
  7. Here is some names from Sweden, Norway and Denmark Ingegärd Andersdotter (”Tyskabillan") (-1594) Habo, Sweden. Confessed and pointed out Kerstin i Maden under torture. Fait unknown, probably executed Kerstin i Maden (-1594) Habo, Sweden. Arrested but fait unknown, probably executed. Johanne Pedersdatter (-1622) Sandviken, Norway. The great great grandmother of Carl von Linné. Burned at the stake at September 29th. Lars Nilsson (-1693) Arjeplog, Sweden. A Sami/Sapmi schaman convicted for witchcraft and following the old sami religion. Executed (beheaded) and then burned at the stake. Dorte Jensdatter (1672-1722), Øster Grønning, Denmark. Lynched, her neighbors tied her to a chair and torched her house. This is counted as the last burning of a witch in the Nordic countries.
  8. During my research to connect to my ancestors (I put them in three categories ancestors of the blood, ancestors of the land and ancestors of the craft) i felt that it was important to take a closer look on the Swedish and Danish witch trails. Reading about these horrible and bizarre proceedings I felt that this was important in a way i couldn't put my finger on. I was looking for my fore goers in the craft...i suspected that most of the victims weren't witches but it became even more clear when you really try to study it. Since I couldn't get figure it out on my own I discussed it with a friend (ceremonial magician). When I brought it up he looked at me and said "1314" and then went to get more coffee to let me mull it over. When he came back he explained that when he tried to contact the dead (he didn't use the name ancestors but that was how he ment it) he always first contacted/worked through Jacques de Molay, the Grand Master of the Knights Templar, that innocently was burned at the stake 1314. According to my friends tradition de Molay was an magician and necromancer, and by becoming a victim burned at the stake for something he didn't do he became an important representant (in my friends path) for all people executed for witchcraft innocent and practitioners alike. This conversation stuck to me...I couldn't let it go. And the idea of de Molay as a kind of saint (can't find a better word for it) for all the witches, occultists and those innocently accused for such crafts...also stuck. And the thing i couldn't put my finger on solved itself. The persons that was accused, executed, died or survived in witch trails deserves and needs to be remembered by others that could end up in their situation if they lived during similar circumstances. They need to be remembered by us. So I thought I create this topic, where we can post the names of those witches, practitioners and innocent that suffered in witch trails. (Try to post Name, Year, Contry/location, Destiny. Example: Jacques de Molay (c. 1243-1314), Paris, France. burned at the stake March 18th).
  9. I prefer to forage my ingredients and such myself. And by making my own tools i believe that i invest time and energies in the object wich makes it stronger. I started to do this firstly because artefacts and tools are quite expensive and hard to get here. But then I recognised that they worked better than the few boght tools i had. I think it has to do with bonding with the object/ingredients. Its easier (at least for me) to connect with something I have foraged or made myself. The uppside with this is also that i know exactly what i put in the spell/object/artefact...and can avoid materials that makes doing my craft harder (plastic for exemple). When i buy ingredients or tools its often because i cant pick or make it myself (like dragons blood, loadstones) or i really can feel the connection to the object in some way (like the bollocks dagger replica i plan as a new ritual knife) . So my anwer to your question... Weaker magick?...No. Harder to make it work?... Often but not always.
  10. For me it seems that people become less nervous now then before I started. Probably because I am more balanced now and I don't act out my anger towards the world and society in the same obvious way anymore. With that said...I have also been less interested in smoothing over things at the same time. Nowadays I think through things before I say anything (why waste energy on nonsense) If I say something I mean it, and then people can like it or not. Sometimes I decide not to speak my mind. But I am not going to smooth over anything i said unless there is very much gain in it.
  11. When i used the key i prefered LBRP/LBRP. MaInly its easier to remember doing the same thing twice than two different things, when you hav alot of othet stuff to keep track on.
  12. This week have I re-found The Coffinshakers. Why did i stopp listening to them? Slow psychabilly at its best!
  13. I haven't thought about it as a favorite...but i often get good results in money/job spells when I use dryed grapevine leaves. The easiest is to write down your spell on a dried lef and enpower it, then crush it to release the spel and put the powder inside the workplace you desire (preferably in the office of the one doing the hiering) ... I also use juniper alot for protection, banishing and exorcism.
  14. My favorite for incense use is maple blossoms (Acer platanoides). When burnt the smell they gives is spicy cinnamon like and sweet.
  15. Yes I think so, but I guess most artist are not aware about exactly what they are doing.
  16. A couple of yeas back I worked a lot with sigils for storing energies. I worked at a call center, I hated it and was drained by it, so to get something back I created theses sigils (one for each day) where I stored the energy I put into work and the energy that the person I called put in. Then I hooked these sigils up to other sigils. It worked very well. After a while I realized that it was similar to how I did when I painted. Not all the times...but my best work always has some kind of energy stored in it.
  17. I amin the middle of rewriting my grimoire. It goes really slow since I must be in the right mood and not be disturbed. Anyway...my old grimoire is a mix of sigills, symbol lexicon, journal, spellwork, notes, future projects and so on. Its confusing (and a bit naive in some cases) and when the pages was full i glued in new pages where i thought it fitted...adding to the confusion. So recently i got a new book. And has started to copy over the good parts from my old grimoire (wich i will burn later on). The new one has the parts tools (the meaning of symbols, alphabets, moonphases and so on), spellwork (spells and rituals), entities (entities i have been in contact with or i think will be usefull some day), technices and recepies (how to sigilize, cross, stuff like that) book list (books that i either have picked information and inspiration from or books thats good). Unfortenatly...in the ruch to get my new grimoire started I used a ballpointed pen. And every time i read those text it annoys me. So i have realized that I need to do yet another one. *sigh* so i guess I copy everything from grimoire nr 1 to grimoire nr 2 and them start over in nr 3. In nr 3 I plan an another approach. Since it feels like every spell/ritual need different types of paper I plan to write everything down on lose sheats and later on bind it to a book. (Unfortenatly is my autocorrect set on Swedish...so if there are some odd words here and there its because of that)
  18. There is a lot of good posts here, so I have not much to add. But I can think of three things that has not been said above. * If you use a mortar for grinding herbs and other ingredients. Get two. One for herbs/things that that are edible and one for poisonous and dangerous ingredients. * If you by some reason need to swallow human hair the risk for it to get stuck in your throat is rather high. To avoid that work the hair into a small ball of bees wax (be sure its the real thing) and swallow like you do with painkiller or pill. * You can learn a lot in books about folklore. It seems that the more local the folklore is that the chance of finding something valuable increases. Books produced by your local heritage associations could be a goldmine.
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