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About FancyShadowCat

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    Mojave desert
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    Reading, science, video games
  • How familiar are you with witchcraft?
  • Have you explored other paths?
  • Have you ever worked with Traditional Witchcraft?
  • What does Traditional Witchcraft mean to you?
    Learning to live with one foot in the Otherworld and your other in the physical. Fulfilling the spirit of those who hear the calling
  • How long have you worked with witchcraft in general?
    I’m very new
  • What brought you to our site?
    My own web searches
  • What do you expect to get from this site, and what do you expect to contribute to this forum?
    I expect to help myself by not stepping completely into the dark all on my own. It’s a bit more dangerous that way

    I hope to enable conversations benefit all who want to contribute or read the threads. I think even as solitary practitioners we have the opportunity to learn bits and pieces from each other.
  • Do you belong to any other online witchcraft sites?
  • What are your strongest points in witchcraft?
    Allowing my intuition to guide me to the knowledge I need to progress. And connecting with plants.
  • What are your weakest points in witchcraft?
    I am a bit fearful, I hope to keep this from holding me back

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  1. Oh yes. Logic told me to become a doctor or scientist and do magick on the side as a hobby. But I wasn’t so happy with it, I was only happy on an superficial ego level, and not truly passionate or fulfilled with that plan. One day during the summer before I would have transferred to university, I sat in my bed and I could feel some sort of guiding spirit talking to me, saying “this is not the path that is meant for you, you will not find happiness or fulfillment if you continue to pursue this”. I asked what I should do instead, ”witchcraft” was my answer. And I gotta say, I’m quite glad I listened. Since I was a small child witchcraft (real genuine witchcraft) was my passion of all passions, but along the way my logical head got in the way and decided I needed to pursue a clear-cut path with big money and prestige. Luckily I listened to the voice, and let that stuff all go.
  2. If you want to find an idol to represent the land vaetter or genius loci of your land I suggest making offerings, and asking for the spirit to show itself, maybe give you a name to call it by. And then you might be able to fashion the idol from clay or wood if you’re so talented. This sounds like a fun protect for you. I hope it goes well.
  3. Hmm, I’ve never done that. I have tried a working for a situation between two loved ones to bring them together (not romantically) when it was actually best for them to take time apart. Shortly after I brought them together, they were not ready for that relationship and they ended up separating again. Have you done divination for this situation?
  4. Wow. So it just occurred to me to google “Horned beast hand gesture” and according to humanhand.com, this general gesture is used as both a protection charm and a cursing gesture.. though the origins of the gesture aren’t examined. I’d still like discuss any gestures you all may have encountered, or any lore you’ve read on this one...
  5. Hello all, there’s been a hand gesture on my mind that I cannot find lore or origins for, so I thought I’d make a thread for any useful hand gestures relevant to Magickal practice. My body has a way of occasionally intuitively doing certain postures or gestures that have energetic significance. Such as, the touching of the tip of the tongue to the roof of the mouth behind the two front teeth while meditating or trying to sense energy. So, I’ve found that when I imagine doing hexword or banework of a martial nature, my hands automatically move into a certain gesture where the middle and ring fingers rest on the tip of the thumb on both hands, while the index and pinkie are standing up. The hand looks somewhat like a horned animal. My hands do this instinctively when I am considering the projection of aggressive energies. I believe I’ve read of it being a European gesture but I cannot for the life of me remember where I read about it. But, I can sense this gesture would be valuable for martial spells of an aggressive or fearsome nature. Would any of you kind witches and conjurers be able to help me find the proper origin and name of this Magickal gesture?
  6. Also, let’s use alternative herb smoking bundles. Sage and Palo santo (and sweetgrass if I’m remembering correctly) are overharvested due to the pop spiritual culture and there are plenty of herbal spirits capable of doing a great job with cleansing. Rosemary is a great cleanser, along with mugwort and juniper. And if you simply must use sage, you should try to grow it yourself.
  7. Yes, my dad loves to find a way to turn any conversation into a ramble about government conspiracies and aliens and the Kabbal. I’ve asked a few times “okay, what am I supposed to do with this info? How is it useful to me?” Naturally he can’t answer. And I’m annoyed that he just wasted my attention with meaningless empty words. I grew up having to listen to a man who speaks without meaning incessantly often, to my own constant agitation. To make it even more agitating, he speaks as if he’s exceptionally wise and insightful. So I believe I am well equipped to empathize with your plight here lol. Listening to people waste your time with worthless words is one of the most agitating peeves out there.
  8. That’s an interesting experience. It sounds like a good idea to harvest wild plants and get out there, but I also enjoy connecting with the plants through watering them and occasionally asking a question about their talents. I don’t hear the answer literally, but intuitively certain feelings and ideas will come to mind.
  9. Maybe you want to learn something new, rather than do magick currently. Or maybe you’d like to do a road opening to get a more magically exciting practice going. New books usually do a good job in igniting my Magickal passions. And a road opening ritual can be used for just about any purpose, even attaining a more exciting life.
  10. Wow, I too get very agitated when no useful information has been communicated from someone’s speech. I was wondering if I was the only one with this major pet peeve. Good to know other people have it too.
  11. I know this is late but I appreciate the effort you put into this revamp. Thank you.
  12. I’ve been visited by a few predatory entities at night. The last one a couple months back said to me “dark things want you” and I had the distinct thought that I was about to be sexually assaulted. I woke up from fear to feel that nasty presence and started speaking out protections. Of the few instances I’ve been visited none have ever talked to me. But apparently I have a reputation (unless that one was just lying to scare me more). Either way the line sounds kind of cheesy. 😉
  13. Protection is fine and good. I don’t have more than a couple experiences with this sort of thing but I want to ask. Don’t you think you’re underestimating the difficulty of destroying a spiritual being? I have zero experience here but this doesn’t sound like something you can just do on a whim. And let’s say one of us did know how to destroy a spiritual being. That is not something that should be shared willy nilly on a public forum. That is dangerous information. Predators stalk prey/keep tabs on it, it’s generally their nature. If you show you’re too much trouble to be bothered with I’m fairly convinced that will be enough to get rid of this unwanted attention. I’d focus on protecting your space consistently and diligently. Also. Pocket dimension? Am I the only one under the impression that one cannot simply conjure up their own pocket dimension?
  14. I’m not a fan of how I don’t know if my little intuitive insights about magick are “real” or “true” until I experiment. Especially when the experimental magick by its own very nature will take a long time before results fully yield themselves. I’d like some instant gratification with a side of validating reassurance please. but of course this isn’t stopping me or truly getting in my way so can I really complain?
  15. I don’t quite see the point of this thread, but I also disagree with this comment. And would like to explain why. What does being “evolved” have to do with defending yourself? Hurting someone because they hurt you doesn’t necessarily have to have anything to do with vengeance. Sometimes the best way to make sure someone stops messing with you is to hurt them, it’s a perfectly valid tactic. They may think “oh I wasn’t aware messing with this thing could cause me this much trouble, I’ll stop now” and be on their way. Or they’ll get busy and preoccupied dealing with the damage you caused and not have the time or energy to hurt you anymore. Either way, it’s a valid tactic. and to second Oroboros, this forum doesn’t generally take kindly to being lectured on morals and ethics. We speak about it when someone asks first or brings it up with the purpose of discussion. And we don’t try to push our own codes on someone else by claiming our code is more ‘evolved’ because well... that is considered preechy. Edit: grammar (and got a name wrong)
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