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TheTawnyOwl

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About TheTawnyOwl

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  • Birthday 11/20/1987

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  • Gender
    Feline
  • Location
    South Ogden Utah
  • Interests
    Herbs, divination, Mediumship, art, fiber craft, and cooking
  • How familiar are you with witchcraft?
    I was introduced to wicca around the age of 14 but realized somewhere around the beginning of my adult years (18ish) that there was something weird about only acknowledging good and there being no balance in things. I definitely have room to grow and learn. Part of why I am here. But I would say I am fairly familiar with witchcraft as a whole and have been practicing it about 13 or so years.
  • Have you explored other paths?
    yes, as stated before I started with wicca but have a christian/Mormon family. I have also done some research into Buddhism, Judaism and a couple of other paths.
  • Have you ever worked with Traditional Witchcraft?
    Yes, I would say daily in some way it influences my life. Whether it be in my choice of herbs for a tea, or prior to getting pregnant their usage for fertility. Herb lore is probably my strongest craft skill.
  • What does Traditional Witchcraft mean to you?
    It means not having to submit yourself to any specific god or goddess to make something work. Being able to access practices to attain things needed or necessary but not relying on them solely to get your way and realizing that there is a balance in the "dark and light" side of things.
  • How long have you worked with witchcraft in general?
    14 to 31 so about 16 years, wicca was my gateway into what I feel is a more adequate path for myself.
  • What brought you to our site?
    Honestly google, trying to find more books more information so as to keep myself from getting stagnant.
  • What do you expect to get from this site, and what do you expect to contribute to this forum?
    I'm hoping to gain some community, I am stuck on bed rest with these twins and it would be nice to experience the ideas of like minded or not like minded individuals who can have adult conversations.
    My contribution would probably be what I know of herb lore, as well as my mediumship skills. Ghosts/Spirits are not always the easiest thing to experience and I have been speaking with and for them for as long as I can remember. Though they seem to spend less time near me now that I am pregnant.
  • Do you belong to any other online witchcraft sites?
    Nope, I participate in a discord chat but its very unactive and honestly quite boring.
  • What are your strongest points in witchcraft?
    Herblore, and Mediumship
  • What are your weakest points in witchcraft?
    probably writing spells
  1. Yes and No. I didn't know what it was called per say but I knew always that I was being drawn towards something. It excited my soul and gave me a drive more more knowledge. Even lead me to my choice of college major, Anthropology. Folklore has always been something of a wonderful adventure to me and it wasn't until I was in my late teens early twenties that I even really understood what witchcraft actually was/is.
  2. I've been debating what to post, looking for something useful in myself that might be useful to others. So here it is a bit of magic in something seemingly mundane. I've noticed that many a crafty person, older women and recently quite a few people in general crochet and knit. With the advent of those little plastic loom kits that are popping up all over its actually becoming quite common place. Here in my local library even though the metaphysical section has a total of one book, the knitting section has several books about finding yourself through knitting, guided meditations, and other such seeking type books. Its something I do, something I do well and I've as of recently started taking a deeper look at it. A much older post here mentions weaving as part of women's mysteries and something sacred. (link to article at bottle for quick reference) Of course in this day and age there is certainly no gender restrictions on any type of creative work unless it is imposed upon you by yourself doubts or the community setting you live in. But have we ever thought to stop and think why these types of mysteries are hidden in the seemingly mundane. The majority of us have seen what the witch trials did, some of us have experience the discrimination if we are to open in our areas about what we do. If it is a secret something we know that we are doing that is acceptable to a public eye then we never have to worry about being snatched up and put on trial. We as witches (if you choose to call yourself that) are by nature weavers, we weave the profane into the mundane. Weave our true selves into ordinary every day life. A quick whisper of words or something we are gifting to another, the careful selection of herbs that we put into our food, the well wishes and careful things we say to our children. There are many ways that magic can be incorporated into any type of yarn work. From simply making knots, counting out a measured length to set something in motion. To the large scale project that we devote large amounts of time to. Anyone who has spent time knitting or crocheting anything more than a pot holder knows that you can spend hours upon hours of your time making sure the stitches are correct, counting to make sure you have not lost or gained a stitch, or if you have either frogging (pulling out the thread) the peace or working around your mistake. These projects can very much go both ways. A seemingly harmless gift of a scarf could be given to someone whose words you want to bind, think of how much energy is in all of the stitches that they are haphazardly wrapping around their neck. It can also be given in love. I am currently working on two baby blankets for the twins I will be having in November. All of my heart goes into these things, making sure that I am thinking of the babies health, and safety as well as just how much I love these little ones. So there you have it, a little bit of magic in something that appears to be mundane. But I assure you it can be so so much more. { http://www.traditionalwitch.net/forums/topic/9142-spinning-merged-with-spinning-weaving-stitch-fiber-witchery/?hl=spinning here is that post for reference}
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