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About Tuuli

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  • Location
    Michigan now, Seattle later this year.
  • Interests
    singing, writing haiku, reading, thrift/antique shoping etc...
  • How familiar are you with witchcraft?
    There's always something new to learn and there is sooo much i don't know, so I would never profess to be an expert. But, I am fairly well versed in the craft.
  • Have you explored other paths?
    Yes. I wont go into too much detail, I'll just give a list of traditions that I've worked in for several years. Some systems I've had 5 year relationships with, some were things I studied/used for a year or a summer that continue to influence my practice.

    Traditional witchcraft
    Paganism/earth worship
    Santeria
    Haitian voodou (especially well versed in voodoun black sorcery. studied under a bokor (priest or priestess that serves both forces)for two years)
    Hoodoo
    Theistic Satanism
    New Orleans style voodoo...Which is just hoodoo that employs Lwa or Orisha worship without actually being initiated into either religion.
    Shamanism
    Celtic Shamanism
    Christian mysticism
    Hermetic magic and theory(currently studying the works of Franz Bardon, Rawn Clark, Rufus Opus and Manly P Hall as well as the kybalion and the hermetica).

    Just started intensive study in the following the past year: Palo Mayombe, Kabbalah and Spiritual Alchemy.
  • Have you ever worked with Traditional Witchcraft?
    Yes, I've dipped in and out of a few covens, I've worked with a few higher than thou wiccans including my aunt...
  • What does Traditional Witchcraft mean to you?
    I have two ways of seeing traditional witchcraft. I see TW being a mixture of paganism and European witchcraft in which, the witches sabbats are observed and certain 'traditions' are upheld. For example:ritually sweeping away bad vibes with the besom, casting the circle with the cingulum, calling the quarters etc. I also believe that being a traditional witch means not being afraid to work with the darker side of things when necessary.

    I also see Hoodoo as being TW because it is the first and only truly American form of witchcraft.
  • How long have you worked with witchcraft in general?
    18 years
  • What brought you to our site?
    A dear friend of mine recently joined and said that it was super duper awesome, so now I'm here :)
  • What do you expect to get from this site, and what do you expect to contribute to this forum?
    I fully believe in the power of teaching to learn. So, I hope in sharing the things I know that I know, I discover things I didn't know I knew lol! I also want to deepen my hermetic studies and hope there are others that can guide me.
  • Do you belong to any other online witchcraft sites?
    Nope.
  • What are your strongest points in witchcraft?
    Energy work, magical/medicinal herbalism, wanga (both types) I've always had a gift for fascination (magical influence, mind control), I make pretty effective potions and charms,working with the Orisha, goetic conjurations (not the traditional christian methods employed in the grimoires). there are probably other things but I feel weird bragging about myself so I'll stop now.
  • What are your weakest points in witchcraft?
    Laziness. lately I've found it really difficult to get back into a routine practice and have instead worked intuitively. I've had a really hard time astrally or etherically projecting. I was able to achieve it when I was younger (15) but now at 25 it's become pretty damn difficult.
  1. I tracked down the issue the quote was from Eliphas Levi. Here is the link to the magazine https://books.google.com/books?id=NWUmAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA128&lpg=PA128&dq=but+divination+in+whatever+manner+we+may+operate&source=bl&ots=gB7K3beXb6&sig=N-dcxb5CwjOn0ARpA8xjfZvNj4s&hl=en&sa=X&ei=H7JfVcLfN5SZoQTgmIOYBQ&ved=0CB4Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=but%20divination%20in%20whatever%20manner%20we%20may%20operate&f=false Thank you Oceanos, well said.
  2. I recently ran across a quote from an anonymous source in a old witchcraft magazine from 1914 called the word. The quote is as follows: "But divination, in whatever manner we may operate is dangerous or at least useless for it disheartens the will. Consequently, it restricts the freedom and fatigues the nervous system. A hebrew prophet once said "he that consulteth spirits will not sow" ". I've always used the tarot to guide me. I've even used it to decide how I should go about a magical operation, what I should avoid etc..But this quote got me thinking, what if divination is doing me more harm than good? I always felt like the whole point of divination is to understand whats coming so we have an opportunity to change it...I'd love to get some other perspectives on this. Was there ever a time when you felt like divination was more restrictive than freeing?
  3. Tuuli

    The Sun ritual

    Yay! We're doing it...I wish your phone was on lol!
  4. Those of you who have been reading my blogs or have been doing the rituals with me know the basic ritual outline so I won't get into that. Just the results... During the contemplation phase I asked to be initiated into the sphere of the Sun and I immediately heard a very loud voice right outside my door. Except I was the only person there. Though it was very audible, I couldn't understand what it is they said. It could have been some of the echo from my voice playing tricks on me but I don't know... That's about it lol! Of all the spherical initiation rites I've done so far, this has been the most lackluster. I don't normally share this (I have this overwhelming fear that everyone always thinks I'm lying so I try not to share too much about myself) but when I was a small child, 5 or 6, I had an encounter with the angel Michael. I won't go into too much detail. I'm just stating that to say I was very hurt and disappointed that I wasn't given a reunion. I was hoping to have this ah ha moment in which 'all of it' makes sense and with Michael before me in all his luminous glory saying "congratulations, you finally made it back to me! Now, here are your next steps". But nothing. My back was hurting and I couldn't get into a comfortable enough position to meditate. I saw some flickers of light over the table of art. One interesting thing is that when I picked up my wand and prepared to dismiss the spirit, I got the intense feeling that I should wait. I then, without thinking said: "Michael grant me your light. Move the light through my mind, my heart, my body and soul. Grant me the power of the Christ light". It freaked me out how effortlessly the words came out, in a stream of consciousness.As if my higher self was like *mic snatch* "here, let me". Weird. I closed the ritual and went home. Since then I've had odd synchronicities and full circle moments. I felt compelled to start reading this book I have on the esoteric/occult significance of Christ and the bible. As I skimmed the pages I came across a chapter that explains the occult significance of some of the bible passages. One section broke down the significance of a particular prayer/passage in the bible. One line read: "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God". Keynote: Purity and Transmutation through love. Planet: Sun Tree Of Life: Tiphareth (beauty) 1.For years I had this friend. We had a very, very odd sense of humor so we had lot's of nonsensical jokes that made us laugh. One of them was opening our eyes very wide and looking at each other while yelling Purityyyy! Lmao! 2.I used to sing professionally. One year I was in a production of a musical called Godspell. It's an odd musical from the 70's about some kids on drugs wandering into an abandoned building and meeting Jesus lol! It wasn't meant to be a Christian play, but modern Christians have claimed it as their own. Anywho, I distinctly remember one of my lines being "Blessed are the pure in heart" to which the man playing Jesus replied "for they shall see God". 3. I was doing a rite to the Sun. I'm not sure if these are just odd coincidences or Michael saying "Duh bitch, I've been with you the whole time, just keep going". I don't know....Venus rite on Friday...I may do another Jupiter rite this Thursday so I can make a Jupiter infused money talisman....Stay tuned.
  5. I know I'm way late to this, but Breakfast & Booze has a much nicer ring to it. Just a suggestion lol. Good luck!
  6. Awesome! I've been preoccupied with protection myself. I've had at least three legit magical attacks in the past year alone! I was able to fight back, but it would be nice to have defenses up so you don't even have to worry about it. I think regardless of one's level of experience, protection is the number one thing magicians overlook. Cleansing being a close second. Two down, five to go!
  7. *disclaimer: None of this is bullshit, all of it is real* So I began preparations for my ritual around 2:30 AM. The hour of mars began around 3:50-4:00 am. I decided to do it in my place of work (a very old independent theater) after hours. I started by revising a list of things I plan on accomplishing, basically a to do list for the next 5 months. I added lots of things to the list and even made a column for things of a spiritual nature. The mars current was definitely with me because I became very aggressive, not only with making the list, but with my goals. Some of the goals are doable but the amount of time I'm giving myself to accomplish them is very daring. I was also compelled to begin every sentence with "I will". After working on the list for 30 min, I went about setting up the ritual space. As I was arranging all the ritual tools, I realized I forgot my incense and incense holder. Sigh...I decided it would be ok, at least I had my candle. I then went to look for my lighter and surprise! It wasn't there. I KNEW I packed it but it magically disappeared. I then became incredibly frustrated and started yelling "really?!" all over the theater. I went and looked in every single place a fire source would be on the main floor and upstairs. All th while the spirits that frequent the theater were in full effect. Not even trying to hide. We're talking full on white specters. I was too pissed to care. I then thought to myself "maybe this is what mars in trying to teach me. I need to become a more aggressive person and I have to get angry about the state of things. If I want to make things happen I have to get mad!" I then cut through an alley to get to one of the basements in the theater. As I opened the back door I was immediately greeted with a freshly spray painted message. When I say freshly painted, I mean I could still smell the paint and the cans were on the ground. The message read: 'Glory. You are who you are...Never change'. Wow. I love it when spirits speak through omens. It makes me feel a little less alone, like my steps are guided by things that want to see me do well. *warm fuzzies* So I have this thing that I do when I'm trying to find something. I tap into the aura and subtle energies surrounding my hands and close my eyes. I then "see" what it is I'm looking for and try to imagine what the vibration of said item would feel like. Then, with my eyes closed I scan the energies in the room and let my hands lead me to the vibration that most closely matches what I'm looking for. I can usually determine which direction I need to walk in by slight pulls and tingles in my finger tips. I did this in the basement to look for a lighter of some sort. I went in the direction my hands pulled me and began digging through nut, bolts and other random tools. I couldn't find it. Where the hell was it? As soon as I was about to give up, I discovered a big black thing. Out of curiosity I picked it up...."REALLY MARS?! A FUCKING BLOW TORCH?! LMAO!" I said out loud. I then told mars that as entertaining as it would be for him, I really didn't want to be responsible for burning down my place of work. I put it back; started over and found a bright red book of matches with a stylized picture of a flaming hot grill on the front, in a dusty cup of pens, in a cobweb filled corner. As I walked back to the main stage, where my rite was taking place, I picked up on a theme. Preparedness in every way, is the key to success in all things. Thanks mars. The ritual. After all the drama, I began making my lamen. I was overcome with laughter when I discovered how complicated the sigil in the middle was. I set everything up, said everything I needed to say, cast the circle (Barsa did you catch that we're supposed to cast the circle around the entire operation, not just ourselves, but table-of-art and all? I just realized that last night) I pulled out my list and asked Sammael to give me the strength, fortitude, courage and discipline to see every single goal through to completion. I asked if he would please give me a sign that he heard me and that he'll answer my prayers. The flame on the candle jumped and made a loud popping noise. I took it as a yes. I then contemplated the symbols of mars. I decided to go into a light trance and vibrate both symbols in my third eye. I received a brief vision of sammael. He came to me with golden curly hair, glowing eyes like white hot fire. His skin color wasn't clear, I just saw streaks of purple and blue energy outlining his sharp features. His robe was long, flowing and was kind of like a toga. Like, over one shoulder, arms exposed. the color was the same as his eyes. and the same purple and blue energy was outlining the fabric. He held a large sword. He was flying towards me at an angle as if falling on top of me in ambush, sword drawn. I began feeling thick intense vibrations. There was a dull energetic current rising from the base of my spine to the base of my brain... The messages I received: "Remember that there is power in stillness" and "No matter what it is, carry on". After that I was given the idea to imagine both symbols in the air above me drawn in fire. I did that and felt a light brush of energy fall onto me. I took that as an anointing of sorts. I felt like the sensitive little sibling that drives you crazy but that you can't help but love and spoil. I thanked Sammael and dismissed him. As soon as the ritual ended I realized I was hot and drenched in sweat. I didn't notice anything while in ritual. I stole a cookie, shut the building down and went home.
  8. Hi Oakbuchanan! Pleasure to meet you. Thank you for reading. I just read your blog. Wow! I'm glad a talked to you/ read your post before I decided to rush and do it. It's really no joke.
  9. Hilariously, my Jupiter rite was in a lot of ways, a bust. I'm used to spirit communication, I've done goetic conjurations and though I'm a bit out of practice I feel like all my psychic centers are open and healthy...I guess I was expecting...More? I feel the Jupiter current in my sphere of influence, but It's incredibly subtle... So I preformed the Jupiter rite on the hour of Jupiter on the day of Jupiter (last Thursday). I began the ritual by creating the lamen of Sachiel (archangel of Jupiter). The very second I began drawing the out the lamen, I was bombarded with the impression that I wasn't ready. "Not ready as in I started to early/late?" I thought to myself "Not ready as in I'm not ready for this ritual?" "nonono it's all in my head, just my subconscious trying to get my conscious to chicken out, I've got this". And carry on I did...Until I came time to inscribe the name and sigil of the archangel in the middle of the seal. I thought to myself "That's odd, why would a lamen calling on an angel have four inverse pentagrams on it?". I realized I was messing up when I began writing the name upside down.."OMG! I'm drawing the seal upside down because I'm holding the book upside down!" Witchcraft 101: Come to the ritual PREPARED! All ducks in a row... My excitement and deep desire to do well got the best of me. I got the impression that the spirits were annoyed with me, I kept feeling like they were sighing, feet tapping, arms crossed. I got emotional and felt tears well up in my eyes (something that's never happened in ritual before) as I began making a new lamen. I then went about the ritual, consecrating the space, making the circle etc...All went well. Then I got to the point in the ritual where you meditate on the symbols of the planet and it's intelligence. I felt it necessary to apologize out loud and to make my specific requests. I never got a confirmation that I was heard or anything. The only message I was given was "You are ready for deep companionship, but you are not ready for love". Love is not the most powerful force in my life so I expected to hear something like that...But from Venus not Jupiter! Geez....I closed out the ritual and dismissed the spirits. After the ritual a line form a song I enjoy popped into my head: "well, didn't you know that I'm apart of you? didn't you know I need you to help me through? Please, don't turn your back on me." I interpreted that as Jupiter saying "Dumbass, all the blessings you want are sitting there waiting for you. get your shit together and then you can receive them". I also took it as them telling me not to be upset and to not turn away from them. Just, come back when I'm really ready to make it happen. Funny, it took calling upon the powers of Jupiter to realize that what I really need is the discipline and courage that only Mars can bring. What I've experienced since the rite: The night of and day after the rite I was very depressed and emotional. I just wanted a hug. Then I realized that at the end of the day all we truly have is ourselves. thus began an obsession with all things financial ( better checking account, building credit, better savings account, saving more etc), a desire to go to work every single day, I don't even want an off day. An over all obsession with organization. From papers and files to old check stubs and receipts, from medical expenses to making an eating out budget. Only tim will tell whats next. Jupiter down, Mars is next!
  10. Omg! The conversation with the creep on the bridge is hilarious lol! So proud of you Barsa! Good luck with everything.
  11. Hey Ravenshaw! Unfortunately I don't. Until I got that dream I hadn't ven heard of Canaanites lol! But If I learn some new techniques I'll definitely pass them along. :)
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