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Phagos last won the day on February 14 2019

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About Phagos

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  • Birthday November 25

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  • Location
    Berkshire, England
  • Interests
    Baking, Drawing, Camping, Being Lazy with my Cat!
  • How familiar are you with witchcraft?
    I have considered myself a pagan for over 20 years. In the beginning all my learning came from Wicca. As that was the only resource I came across. I thought that was modern witchcraft for a long time. Now I know better.
  • Have you explored other paths?
    Raised Roman Catholic then Wicca
  • Have you ever worked with Traditional Witchcraft?
    I tend to follow my gut, so I've probably practiced in a traditonal way for longer than I realised.
  • What does Traditional Witchcraft mean to you?
    Traditional Witchcraft feels like two things, "real witchcraft" as in no nonsense and cultural traditions that get handed down. Wicca taught me a lot but I also disagreed with a lot of the teachings. This feels more natural to me.
  • How long have you worked with witchcraft in general?
    Since I was 14
  • What brought you to our site?
    Getting to the roots of Traditional British Witchcraft
  • What do you expect to get from this site, and what do you expect to contribute to this forum?
    Knowledge and Community. I will contribute if I feel I can add to a conversation in a constructive way, but I'm also a bit of a clown, so if I can make someone laugh, then it's time well spent.
  • Do you belong to any other online witchcraft sites?
    Yes, a local Pagan group on Facebook.
  • What are your strongest points in witchcraft?
    Charms and Talismans.
  • What are your weakest points in witchcraft?
    Being with nature!

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  1. Did you make these Sagefire?? They look amazing!!
  2. haha yea I was looking up the season 2 release date yesterday as well. Maybe August by the sounds of it. At least they were able to start filming again.
  3. Semantics aside, it does cover a lot in one place in regards to certain techniques, however there is also a lot it neglects. Particularly those common to most witches and after all, this is a site for witches.
  4. I think it's more of a knee jerk reaction to the terminology with regards to angels. I've become so accustomed to reading wiccan fluff and new age nonsense that it immediately puts me off. As said I only had a quick look at what they are offering. My remark to Golden Dawn is the Egyptian imagery and focus on Egyptian gods. How it seems to empathise ceremonial magic and occult practices. It is the matter of fact way that they describe things. For example the way they talk about the layers of the underworld and the tools they say to use, also very ceremonial. I am reading this as a Traditional British Witch and I could see very little on folk practises and lore and certainly no emphasis on the local element or indeed the old european/british witchcraft aspect. The appropriation of other cultural practices and beliefs is what's giving off the neo-pagan vibes. Also the term magician being used as opposed to witch. Again I may be getting caught on the terminology rather than the content but for new a "witch" starting out, this may come across as confusing. I have just looked up the director/founder of this Quareia and they are an Occultist, so the content doesn't surprise me now. For someone looking to study the occult then this, I'm sure, is a very good resource and some of the disciplines in acquiring skills such as visualisation can be used for a number of systems & paths. But as far as Witchcraft goes, I'm not so sure. Traditional witchcraft is open, of course, to all sorts of traditions and practices. I myself enjoy learning about them but I will not incorporate them into my practice. My witchcraft is a very earthly local affair.
  5. Recommendations are fine 😉 I had a quick look at it and it does seem to offer quite comprehensive courses, although I am getting strong neo-pagan/Golden Dawn vibes from it. Perhaps it's the imagery they use has tainted my opinion of it. The talk of angels & demons will always ring alarm bells for me. But that is just a personal grimace. The issue I have with any of these types of organisations/sites is, for a beginner they are being spoon fed information. And when there is a lot of information coming from one source, the student will no doubt absorb their views and assume truth. If you take everything you learn with a pinch of salt, cross reference and do your own research, then that's fine. But a lot of those new to witchcraft won't, especially those who are caught up in the witch pop trend looking for easy answers. For those not so new to their craft then I'm sure certain areas of these courses can help home in some of their skills.
  6. Thanks @Onyx... does yours have a small white bit in the middle of it's chest as well?
  7. Carved flesh, just took the skin layer off to make a different tone when it's lit. The picture makes it look like it has bottom fangs as well haha
  8. I got to the shops too late this year and there wasn't any pumpkins left. My cat wasn't impressed by this unorthodox vegetable use! haha
  9. Like what FancyShadowCat said, there are many ways. The main reason I mentioned protections, is a while back I had some "activity" in my home, I was going through some stuff so the last thing I wanted was anything negative around. It had been a while since I had redone my protections, so I went all out. Banish, Cleanse, Protect. I did the banish as I was getting mixed readings as to what was there, so to be safe I got rid. The protection part, I don't do a lot tbh. Just seal the doors and windows and sigils on the glass. The majority of my little ritual is cleansing but I suppose it's like using an anti-bac spray, your cleaning and protecting at the same time. It's air purification and floor/wall washes. The rest is charms. What tradition are you following? In recent years I have become increasingly aware of cultural appropriation and am quite strict as to what I incorporate into my practice. It reminds me too much of wicca and I don't want to be an eclectic witch. Not saying that I don't find other cultural practices interesting, I like to learn about them, just not incorporate them. ... .aaaand I'm talking about myself too much hahaha I'll shut up. Someone said to me once, when you cast it's like lighting a beacon, and like moths to a flame, things will be attracted by that. Some will be harmless, others not so. So always cover your ass first. There are so many charms you can use in the home, Traditional British Witchcraft has a tonne, a lot used by Christians to keep witches out lol Did you do any divination on it?
  10. Doing my annual bump haha earlier than last year, so hopefully will get some posts. I've not carved mine yet, will probably do so on Thursday. Let's see em....
  11. Domovoi is obviously the Slavic name and will have it's own traditions. The folklore surrounding them is similar to the British Brownie. Brownies can be rather mischievous and play up when the home is neglected. Milk & Honey is the traditional offering, as it is for a lot of things. But if I were you, I would look into your local land spirits. What is your local folklore? Yes you could possibly get Domovoi & Brownies in the US, but like I said, look into your local folklore. Do some divination on it and see if that comes up with any clues. Also record the times you hear/see these things happen. Like Mona said with the animals, see how they react. Cats are known to see things we can't, so if yours is staring at something that isn't obvious to you, then there could be something there. But that won't help you tell what it is. I think your best bet is probably the divination route. Also what household protections have you got in place?
  12. Try looking at the Bushcraft type camping shops. Lightweight Cauldrons are quite popular for those who enjoy a more rustic camp.
  13. First off @Ravenshaw I love the way you wrote that. You would make a great creative writer 😉 Internally my balance of light and dark is still tipped to the darker side. I was reluctant to let go of the darker months from last year, as I find myself in a sombre part of my life, so I'm looking forward to them returning. The wheel keeps turning but I'm wanting to jump back. With everything that is going on maybe skipping the whole year wouldn't be such a bad thing. But then it's like you said, only from destruction can we truly grow. I don't have anything planned for the equinox but maybe between now and then I will find more of a balance.
  14. It looks like a few of us did some baking for Lughnasadh, so thought I'd start a thread asking those who did if you would like to share. Usually I'm lazy and just end drinking beer and eating donuts lol But this year I decided to make an effort. I made a Harvest Wheatsheaf Loaf as an offering to the local land spirits, which I left out until the First Grain Moon and then divided it into four and placed around my property. The mouse is traditional. It's a Harvest Mouse, which got it's name as they were only usually seen when the crops were harvested and they would run out of the field.
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