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About FlyingPeregrine

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  • Birthday 04/12/1993


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    Sanford, ME
  • Interests
    music, researching magic, Asatru,
  • How familiar are you with witchcraft?
    I have been researching for about a year on the topic of witchcraft. I have made a few sachets for preventing nightmares and have been working on furthering my ability to see auras, instead of just reading the energy of the person I'm looking at. I realize that I have ability, but have never had the opportunity to advance my skills.
  • Have you explored other paths?
    I grew up in a Baptist family that I was adopted into, but I never felt like I belonged. I always felt out of place. After meeting my husband and getting back into contact with my biological mother, I found that magic and the Asatru religion fits me.
  • Have you ever worked with Traditional Witchcraft?
    I've been studying and barely have scraped the surface with some basic things of herb sachets, teas, and working with familiars. I've had the great chance of my cat that originally was to be a support animal in training of being my familiar.
  • What does Traditional Witchcraft mean to you?
    Traditional witchcraft means simply "tradition". I believe that witchcraft runs through family and that it is passed on over the generations. It means working and putting your energy into the spell and focusing it where you want it to go. It awakens our spiritual consciousness on a higher plane than that of our modern world.
  • How long have you worked with witchcraft in general?
    I have been working with witchcraft for about a year now. I had a lot of skepticism growing up about magic by super controlling and overbearing Christian parents. However, I started whenever I had the support from my husband.
  • What brought you to our site?
    I simply searched witch forums.
  • What do you expect to get from this site, and what do you expect to contribute to this forum?
    I expect to learn more about witchcraft and what I should be doing when it comes to my altar, my ritual tools, and my spells. I need to learn so much more and would like to do more research than asking my husband for every single thing.
  • Do you belong to any other online witchcraft sites?
    Not at the time being.
  • What are your strongest points in witchcraft?
    pulling energy from those around me to read who they are(I don't really have to try, I have always done it), dreams of vision, knowing something will happen before it happens, working with fire, herbology, and, most recently, divination.
  • What are your weakest points in witchcraft?
    I'm not sure. Everything I have worked with so far seems to work with me
  1. I come from a line of Jewish and Celtic peoples. I'm drawn to Norse paganism, however. I have some elements of the Celtic faith (i.e. mainly the creatures and spirits like fairies), but follow Freya. Freya deals with fairies and elves, anyway, but it definitely comes from my Celtic roots. I was drawn to my beliefs. Different things call to different people for a special reason. I don't think DNA has to be involved, but it definitely helps with the connection. The foundation of one's practice should be what calls to them. I went to a southern baptist church that my family felt was very important for several decades, but never felt at place because I wanted to practice witchcraft.
  2. I will definitely say that I should have added the disclaimer to consult with a doctor before using this and to get testing done.
  3. I ground myself with fire. Being a fire sign, I found it quite relaxing to burn things. So I burn candles, incense, and herbs in order to ground myself. Maybe check into your sign and use whatever element it corresponds with to help ground you.
  4. I knew because I was obsessed with magic. Partly because of Harry Potter and partly because I wished it was real so much. It wasn't until I became a teenager that I realized that people did magic everyday and were able to have power over their own life. I got started because I wanted control over my life, not necessarily a higher being that I had no control over. I follow the Norse gods and goddesses, but they're more there as mentors or guides and I am very keen on making sure I have the control and the want to include them in ritual or not. I didn't have much control growing up in Christianity and knew there was something more to me as a being than being told what I can and cannot do. That being said, I do well to not make the gods and goddesses angry, but I also don't fear any consequences or feel like I am being watched all of the time because I invite them in when I need them. I knew I was different from my family members and knew that I had magical capabilities. I just didn't know that my obsession with things like divination would be what I would do someday. I am so much happier being able to refer to my cards or my pendulum to get answers that I seek and meditate on it.
  5. Hey. Good luck Aurelain! Hopefully you get good results. I've given up on docs at the time being. They're not even trying to figure out what is wrong with me.
  6. I suffer from PTSD with disassociative flashbacks. Recently, I was told by my doctor that I am mentally unstable due to an episode that I had. I immediately went searching for what could be causing me to disassociate and, with much research, I ended up finding information about Adrenal Fatigue. You see, I've gone through trauma my whole life (starting at age 3) and I am now 24. I've only had one year trauma free and yet, it's been the worst year for recovery from PTSD. Turns out, taking myself away from the trauma was pretty damaging but, at the same time, a huge part of my recovery. Adrenal fatigue is characterized by: difficulty getting up in the morninghigh levels of fatigue each dayinability to handle stresscravings for salty foodshigher energy levels in the eveningsoveruse of stimulants like caffeinea weak immune systemThe things that have helped me so far in my recovery process are Ashwagandha Root and Ginseng. Both of these are adaptogens, of which help with stress relief and resetting the adrenal glands. I thought, "Well, it couldn't hurt. It makes sense that I would have adrenal fatigue with all of the stress that I've had in my life." Voila! I'm able to withstand stress and deal with things, have better energy levels, and have a better overall mental health and it's only been a week. I noticed effects immediately and I only feel better each day that I take it. Here's to hoping that I don't have to depend on it for the rest of my life. I definitely hope anyone else who is looking to deal with PTSD and is having a horrible time finding anything that works for them can take this information and use it to feel better themselves. Anyone else who has experienced a similar response to these supplements, please comment. I found both of these in the vitamins and supplements section at WALMART (I went here because it's cheaper to try out to begin with before moving on to other stores in search of a better product).
  7. I boil and peel. Let dry for a few days then crush with mortar and pestle. Mainly use them for fertility spells but they are useful in other ways, too
  8. I have found they do sell it online, but nowhere in an actual store that I know of. It probably could be made into a tea, but it will be extremely bitter, so I'd recommend sweetening it up a lot with honey or some other sweet herbs.
  9. My husband has mentioned this in the past. I'll ask him after his nap (I'm going to follow this anyway) and let you know what he tells me. As for right now, the World History Archives seems like a good place to go! They have a lot of scholarly journals over Vodun, which may be a bit of reading, but it's definitely worth the look.
  10. I honestly wish I had a save button for all of the great stuff that I have found on this forum. This is such a great resource and I'm very glad you posted it.
  11. Gentian root is a great herbal remedy for migraines. I first discovered the benefits from Moxie. Moxie is a soda that includes gentian root. It's quite bitter, but since they have changed the recipe, it tastes more like a root beer with a slightly more bitter taste of licorice added in. I personally like it. Others liken it to tasting like cough syrup. Gentian root works rather quickly, where other medications do not. Take today, for example, I took Tylenol- my first go-to whenever I have a migraine. That did not help a bit, so we decided to get Moxie. One 12-ounce can of Moxie helped within 20 minutes of my migraine. Sure, I have a daith piercing, but on rare occasions I get a migraine that does not ease up with sleep or medication. Gentian root is pretty much a cure all herb. It protects and stimulates liver function, aids in regeneration of liver cells, and increases the flow of bile. Gentian is also known to stimulate the appetite (for those who do not eat much due to lack of appetite), improves digestion overall, and treat gastrointestinal issues such as diarrhea, heartburn, vomiting, and stomach ache. Gentian also helps to improve kidney health by detoxification assistance. The root has antiseptic properties, which aids in removing harmful microorganisms from the digestive tract and has even helped in ridding the body of parasitic worms that lurk about in the intestines. In Europe, gentian has been used to treat anemia because it stimulates the digestive system to more readily absorb nutrients we ingest through daily food and/or vitamins. Also, it is known to aid in sore throat relief and improve circulation. So, as you can see- Gentian is definitely a cure all root. It's great for a number of ailments and is trusted around the world for healing.
  12. I will also say that you can create your own rituals. You don't have to follow anyone's specific ritual unless you feel like you're not able to create your own. As long as you follow the general guidelines of runecasting (like I stated above), you should be fine.
  13. I have only ever had runes or oghams appear to me in ritual. However, I plan on getting a runecasting set in the near future. I've had a good deal of overtime and feel like treating myself to something nice... with the permission of my husband. Runes are read from right to left, in most cases. There are charts on how to read runes, but I believe that right is future, middle is present, and left is past. So, with that in mind, just be sure to read from right to left. Every rune has a meaning and a reverse meaning. You use the reverse if the rune is upside down.
  14. True- this is what changelings are said to be. However, I've also read about changlings being the cause of SIDS. The parent sees them as dead, but in reality they're just a stump or wood made to look like the child with faerie magic. ​The best way to tell if a child is a changeling is to make an eggshell pottage- if they start talking of things they shouldn't know of (and have had no exposure to) and are talking way above their age, then it's possible you have a changeling. Typically, changelings comment on making an eggshell pottage because they're confused. German folklore says to boil water in two eggshells. Another story has said you just boil eggshells for Irish Folklore ( http://pg4anna.tripod.com/change.htm ) Fae want human children in order to reproduce- they're often taken for this reason and are turned to faeries themselves or to have them for slaves/servants. Either way- the original child is returned unscathed, so the tales I have seen about fae eating children, I don't necessarily believe.
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