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About Anubha

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  • Location
    Pacific Northwest
  • Interests
    Astrology, art, history, hiking, dancing, celebrating life
  • How familiar are you with witchcraft?
    I've been dabbling on and off for some time. But I have a lot to learn.
  • Have you explored other paths?
    Yes. Christianity, Buddism, Wicca. I always come away with useful knowledge but a feeling that a religion isn't quite what I'm looking for.
  • Have you ever worked with Traditional Witchcraft?
    I have done a few spells that were not necessarily Wiccan.
  • What does Traditional Witchcraft mean to you?
    It means to me practicing the Craft and having a magical world view without being a Wiccan or some of the other branches of witchcraft. For me, this is just reality as I now see it. I feel like a baby trying to learn to walk. It is instinct driven and learning that is necessary to navigate my world.
  • How long have you worked with witchcraft in general?
    I worked with Wicca about 10 years ago. I've continued to cast spells occasionally, work with tarot and pendulum and to read what seems pertinent. Wicca doesn't feet right to me.
  • What brought you to our site?
    I was researching traditional witchcraft and this site popped up.
  • What do you expect to get from this site, and what do you expect to contribute to this forum?
    I would love to connect with others who have similar views and experiences. I want to learn more and share what I know.
  • Do you belong to any other online witchcraft sites?
    Yes. I signed up for everything under the moon and another one. I can't remember the name. They are both Wiccan groups and not quite what I'm looking for, although there is a lot of helpful info there.
  • What are your strongest points in witchcraft?
    I would say my imagination is extremely vivid and powerful. Visualization is very easy for me.
  • What are your weakest points in witchcraft?
    My will power is not what it used to be. The results of this are a sometimes disorganized house, occasional unmet goals and some extra weight around the middle. Of course, everything is affected.

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  1. @Nikki-Good point about empowering things ourselves.
  2. I see your point. Some of my opinion on this was based on a thread on the forum. I believe it was started by Lilu. She said that the trees and plants and sun that she normally drew power from were not giving her energy because it was winter. I don't relate to this myself because I always have the same amount of magickal power. At least, it doesn't seem to fluctuate that much. I do I feel like I need some vitamin d in the winter sometimes. But other members seemed to relate to what she was saying so I guess I assumed it was different for others. I think it wasn't really clear though, if she meant magickal power or physical power. I'll have to go back and look.
  3. Ok, power doesn't come from tools. I misspoke. I guess they're more like symbols to focus on. But I have read that there is power in things like essential oils and say the candle flame itself and crystals that can be drawn from. I don't use a lot of things like this myself. Not in spells anyway. Although I do feel strong energy coming from some crystals. I generally use my will, emotions and visualizations. Or I just use sigils.
  4. Nice! I'll have to put that on my to-do-someday list :)
  5. Welcome :) As far as ancestry goes, just some ideas- ancestors can be those we descended from. In which case getting a DNA test from 23 and me or ancestryDNA can be helpful. Ancestry even has a data base that connects you to relatives and is helpful in researching your family tree. These tests only show the DNA that is present in your body, from what I understand. It doesn't show whatever may be dormant. So if you start getting visions of, say a welsh grandother when that lineage isn't showing up in tests, don't rule out that this may be an ancestor. Also, as a witch all witches are ancestors. You can also have ancestors that are not yet born as time is not linear in the spirit world.
  6. For me, research and practice are equally important. Sometimes I develop a technique on my own and then research it, though. Books that I've found particularly helpful are; Mastering Witchcraft by Paul Huson and The Sorcerer's Secrets for getting the basics. I like Peter Paddon and Robyn Artisson for understanding the principles behind the Craft. I like books by The Gallery of Magick for simple, effective rituals. A Deed Without a Name by Lee Morgan and Hedge Rider by Eric De Vrie are good for understanding hedge riding. Also, learning to listen to your intuition is vital as well as listening to nature. Ancestor work is very important in a practice as well.
  7. My model for understanding witch power is that everything in existence is an infinite and self-renewing sea of energy/power. I think the witch has her own inherent power, yes, originating from emotions and the energy of the body. I think that she can also draw it from the elements by using candles, herbs, magical tools, etc. It can be drawn too from living things such as trees or from the sun and moon. It can be borrowed from deities and ancestors. And I agree with the quote about shamans who become "like the hollow bone". I feel a current running through me that I can use but I don't believe I possess it. I started experiencing energy that way when I had a third eye opening/kundalini experience.
  8. I enjoyed the book. I had actually picked up a number of these techniques on my own. I did learn a few new things, though.
  9. Hey, thanks Aurelian! Good luck with your neuroendocrinologist appointment. There sure are a lot of fatigued members here. :mellow:
  10. Secrecy is still important to me for various reasons; 1.) My ex-husband, who is on record as a cult member tried to use my former, fleeting interest in Wicca as a reason to take my children away from me. He also used this to turn people against me, saying I worshipped the devil and was trying to poison him. Fucking idiot. 2.) I don't hide my feelings well and when I am full-on enraged with someone, bad things often start happening to them. I have more control over this these days but people do notice sometimes and I wouldn't want to lose my job or be ostracized in other ways. Especially if people thought I was deliberately hexing them. Although, I have found the mystery around this quite useful. 3.) My two oldest children are skiddish of all things occult. I am confident in who I am at my age but still find it painful to have loved ones invalidate my experiences and beliefs. It's easier to keep most things to myself.
  11. Hhhhhmmmmm...I used to have a birthmark just over my third eye chakra but had it removed. My son, who I suspect is witchy, has the same mark. I have long, wild reddish brown hair and green eyes that change colors with my moods. As another member mentioned on this thread, fruits tend to rot quickly around me. I've given up on avacados and bananas. But the most pronounced witchy feature, as most others have mentioned, is my piercing and intense gaze. I was also born with one foot laying flat against my shin. My mother was told I would need a leg brace to walk but she massaged my leg and had me do exercises to strengthen the weak muscles and it's fine now. I'm not sure if this is a witch mark but have read that it is a mark of a shaman or medicineman/woman to be born lame in one leg and to be assymetrical somehow as is being born with a caul. These are all supposedly signs that one will be able to walk in the otherworld.
  12. Anubha

    Wolf Moon

    I love that. Beautiful and slightly haunting.
  13. Oh,yes. I believe in the evil eye! I've been the receiver and projector of malocchio. In both cases, it seemed that it was not only envy but that the weilder of said evil eye felt the target was bragging or rubbing something in their face. I've never been a braggert but I'm a little more aware of how I present things to people. I didn't know about the eyeliner. That's great!
  14. I can relate to this. I actually had a vision during a stressful time recently. I was a tree and my struggles were making my roots grow deep into the earth.
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