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Sagefire last won the day on December 25 2020

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About Sagefire

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    Turning the family farm into a magickal farm and sanctuary, so far so good.
  • How familiar are you with witchcraft?
    Familiar enough to understand the thought-intention-execution reality. Enough to know that the practices of our ancient ancestors were based on intuition and senses that many modern humans no longer possess, and enough to know that we are surrounded by power that can be tapped and focused.
  • Have you explored other paths?
    Anything and everything I can get my hands on from Siberian shamanism to Native American ancestor worship,to Ayurvedic healing and all threads between, seeking patterns and similarities as well as exploring differences therein and reasons thereof.
  • Have you ever worked with Traditional Witchcraft?
    Yes. I suppose I could say that in a way that would be consistent with most definitions of 'traditional'.
  • What does Traditional Witchcraft mean to you?
    It means returning to the basic essences of our ancestral power beliefs. It means realizing that when humans began using witchcraft, it was considered a natural course and process. It also means staying away from what is nothing more than trendy window dressing. Traditional witchcraft does not fight against the natural energy flows of the cosmos from galaxies to atoms, but rather employs those flows to manifest change.
  • How long have you worked with witchcraft in general?
    I performed my first candle ritual when I was 11, since then I have read, listened, and learned all I can and applied it to my art.
  • What brought you to our site?
    Your front page disclaimer. This questionnaire is also making points.
  • What do you expect to get from this site, and what do you expect to contribute to this forum?
    I believe that a gathering of similar interests add to the palette of potential. Just learning the thoughts and views of others is a wonderful thing. Contributions may include ideas and applications of natural elements that may be different from practices of others, in essence, variety.
  • Do you belong to any other online witchcraft sites?
    On occasion I peruse Spells of Magic.
  • What are your strongest points in witchcraft?
    I have an artistic creativity that allows me to combine woods, bones, feathers, stones and crystals, herbs, writing and letter forms (including sigil work) and ritual to create magical items.
  • What are your weakest points in witchcraft?
    I am absolutely useless working with animal spirits and totems. While I love animals and they seem to love me, I cannot seem to connect with them on a higher level.

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  1. A Happy Yuletide to All
  2. The crystal is a raw amethyst and most of it is embedded in the wood, the tip is elk antler tied with sinew. As this is a historic representation of a Norse shaman's staff, it is a diverse tool and can even double as a weapon. The runes say,"Hail Odin, Hail Freya, hail Eir", and are translated from Icelandic, not English. The feathers are Raven to represent Huginn and Muninn as are indicated by the engraved antler dangles from the same rack that providedhy the tip.
  3. Thank you, it is a companion piece to the rune set.
  4. Willow, copper, driftwood, leather, elk antler, amethyst
  5. Traditions say that Domovoi like to be near the stove or hearth, the kitchen would likely be the best place to leave an offering. If he accepts it you may notice things happening, like lost items suddenly appearing. Unfortunately in these modern times this is not much for him to do, but if you cook, you may find that your recipes are successful and that your food lasts longer, you may also notice a lack of insects or rodents in your home. He may not respond to the spirit board attempt, Domovoi value their privacy. This type of spirit is really more from Mona's neck of the woods than mine.
  6. Iron cauldrons must be cast and require a forge. But do not despair! They are out there, you must me discerning and persistent. Near me there is an 'antique'/hoarder shop, basically a full time yard sale who oddly enough has not 1 but 2 English 3 toed cast iron cauldrons weighing about 100 lbs each. I lust for them but I wood imagine freight and shipping would be a nightmare.
  7. Sounds like a Domovoi, maybe try leaving a small offering of bread or milk and see if there is a change in behavior. Ghosts tend to repeat the same actions over and over again. A home or farm spirit can actually be helpful and offer a certain amount of protection, just do some research and try not to offend him, he may choose to spoil your food, cause leaks in your roof, or worse, leave.
  8. I think they are my favorite items to make. I love finding sticks and things. They just speak to me. I may pick up a stick or a bone or feather or even a rock on one of my wanderings and not touch it for years. When I do, it amazes me how it begins to sing as I work with it. I don't think I 'craft' them, I think I reveal them. The wand was always there, I just had to let it out.
  9. I see them as energy focusing tools. The wood is chosen for it's magical properties as are crystals/ stones, colors, feathers and symbols like runes or sigils. For example I have created wands that are specific to protection or healing magic, or wands custom built for a witch according to associations with birth sign, or pieces for focused elemental work. It leads me to really learn and pay attention to magical correspondences.
  10. I have several that I use for different things and have been crafting them since I was a kid. I think there is a certain prejudice against them amongst traditionalists. It is true that a large portion of my pieces are bought by Wiccans. I get more than a few custom requests from LARPers and cos-players, and some are bought by people who collect wands just for their beauty. I also have several retailers around the country who sell them from storefronts, and who can say where these will end up.
  11. Samhain is definitely around the corner! Orders for my wands start coming in about this time each year. Hear are 12 Willows, 6 Weeping and 6 Golden on their way to Blue Eagle Metaphysical Emporium in NM. Natural and unembellished. I imagine the buyers prefer to customize their own...
  12. Our place is so small and each of us have our projects, supplies and tools so we must keep things tidy and orderly.
  13. I am very proud of her. She has her grandma's talents as well. I try to encourage all of her artistic endeavors and she is at the age where she wants to try EVERYTHING! She is comfortable with nearly every kind of paint, pigment or dye, she has mastered adhesives, she loves sculpting mediums, she knows how to employ fire and pointy things and she is only the second person allowed a key to my power tools. She has even learned to draw, sew, cook and make jewelry like her grandma. The only discipline she needs to work on is cleaning up afterwards! She also has a love for animals and her grandma's and great grandma's gifts of Sight and Intuition, which grandma is working on with her. I am trying to gently steer her toward Runes, Tarot or scrying by showing the artistic potentials and expressions of each. I was somewhat disappointed when my Gemnini twin daughters showed no inclination for the artistic or mystical, but this young lady is developing her gifts wonderfully! She has the imagination of a Victorian ghost story writer. Some of her ideas are incredible!
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