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About SabinaLea

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  • Birthday 02/21/1977

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  • Location
    Newaygo, MI, USA
  • Interests
    Herbology, art, travel, my craft, paper and nature crafting, and thinking about everything.
  • How familiar are you with witchcraft?
    With all the information, and the lack of information, I feel I am still, and always will be learning. I feel I am quite familiar with the concept but only a couple practices. I want to become more confident in my practices so that I may understand my craft and gifts more appropriately.
  • Have you explored other paths?
    I explore everything, every religion, spiritual concept, different forms of the craft. Knowledge is very important to me. Right now, I meditate to Danu and live my life with intent toward goodness, though there is no light without the darkness. I am still an open book ready to soak all the information in that I can.
  • Have you ever worked with Traditional Witchcraft?
    To be honest, I am not sure. I tend to be skeptical of what the internet deems as "traditional," as through my conquest of knowledge, I have found that not all things have been written down, so practicing the traditional craft, if it is not passed down through family, may be difficult. That being said, I am drawn to the outdoors, to the woods and the water daily. I find a solace in nature that is unfounded. I have tried to do hedge work with spirits that I have come in contact with, and that still needs some work. I use herbology quite often in the ways of making medicinal and cosmetic products. I do use an oracle deck and will do readings for those that are interested, as I found a deck that called to me to which I believe that is the only way a deck will work with you appropriately. I have built a beginning altar to honor Danu. Honestly, I try to live my craft, not just use it when I feel the need.
  • What does Traditional Witchcraft mean to you?
    It is the "Old Ways." Trying to recreate from history and folklore the ways of our ancestors. I know of my celtic ancestry, though unsure of any actual pagan ancestors. In my own words, respect the Earth and everything natural to it. Try to live a life where you commune with and through nature daily. Give blessings and thanks to your ancestors and gods. Celebrate the changes of the seasons, and the changes of life. Keep your mind open and your heart full.
  • How long have you worked with witchcraft in general?
    I have been learning for about 10 years now. I find I have actually been living the lifestyle a lot longer than that, aside from having any direction for solutions. Starting having dreams about witches since I was about 5 years old, and have realized that many people do not live with intention or have any respect for our world we live in. Have created offerings, helped the environment in ways that I could, and collected items for decades. It's amazing how much you do that you don't realize until you're older. I believe I have been a witch my whole life, just didn't know.
  • What brought you to our site?
    I am highly interested in traditional witchcraft and Google brought me to you. I want to learn and share with like minded individuals. And...hopefully make some friends along the way that I can confide in and share the craft with.
  • What do you expect to get from this site, and what do you expect to contribute to this forum?
    As above, I am just hoping to get a better understanding of my craft, make some friends, and contribute how I am able.
  • Do you belong to any other online witchcraft sites?
    Just FB groups. I am a member of WitchVox as well, though I know I don't use it to it's full extent. I was mostly on there to try to find people from my area to commune with.
  • What are your strongest points in witchcraft?
    Medicine, herbs, alternative therapies, oracle readings, interpreting, biological/naturak science, helping people find answers, and using my "spidey" sense.
  • What are your weakest points in witchcraft?
    The actual process of doing most spellwork (I call prayers), no formal craft edcuation, staying in focus with hedgwork and things like spellcraft, though I believe it's just due to lack of education and stronger confidence in those things.
  1. I genuinely have a question as I have been seeing this quite a lot lately, and am new to seeing such a thing. There are times when I am just admiring the beauty of the woods and I will see a shadow "human" figure whether as part of or in front of a tree trunk. These shadow figures have not moved or anything, they are just there. My thought is that they are a spirit of the tree. I am not sure if that is correct. Anyone else ever see this?
  2. Haha! Sorry...didn't realize I had already posted here. I really love the topic though. :)
  3. From a young, young age, I had odd dreams. At 5, I actually dreamed about a witch. Shortly after that I started having dreams about a fire engulfing my hosue with me in it as my family watched. Then, I started having dreams that started connecting that I now know were a past life, but not my own...ended up being my daughter's, who I found shared a past life with me. I have been able to see the past in a different way than most. All of my dreams have meant something to me and I just have to dissect them. I put my hands on my first witchcraft book at age 8. I felt like it belonged to me, though it did not. I couldn't put it down. I grew up with agnostic parents, but in a very Christian family. It just never felt right. The only time I was happy was being in nature, or learning about it, so science was always my favorite subject. I have always been very intuitive and empathetic toward living things. And, I never felt like I fit in with most people. I was called weird, and freak, for my thoughts and ideas. I didn't completely figure it out til 2010 when I realized that a good number of my friends were pagan or occultists. Then, as I started learning, I found that I was already at this place. So much familiarity, so much that I already knew and understood. Then my dreams started making more sense. Once my deity came to me, everything started all coming together. Talk about enlightenment. I am a lot more comfortable in myself and my body. I am still shedding some of my old life, but have come so far. Finding myself more open and free. This year I have made some vows to myself to how I would like to move forward and learn. I know I am what some call a "hedge witch" so I would love to explore more about the veil/void, start my own grimoire, and prepare some new spells. I want to understand the spirits more than I already do, as well as dreams, astro travel (have experienced once), and other such things. Time to start digging into what I know and can do, now that I know who I am. I love reading all your stories. Very enlightening to see others who have known for most of their lives, though life gets in the way, til we awaken to ourselves once again.
  4. Is there a space on here to rant and ask for advice? I don't have a safe space so if there is one here, I would love to participate. If not, I respect that.
  5. I suffer from a form of tinnitus as well. I have it 24/7 and I hear it throughout my day. I went to an audiologist for it, said my hearing is perfect, but yes, my tinnitus is awful. I even have pain throughout the actual ear as well. They offered me a "hearing aid" that helps with tinnitus by emitting a sound from it that would be calibrated based on the right decibel for me to help alleviate the pain/ringing. The bad part is, I cannot wear anything in my ear at all without it being excruciatingly painful. I have a big pair of headphones I wear while listening to light piano music in a "quieter" area of my home when it starts giving me headaches or making me irritable. Any sudden or elongated noises irritate it most. I also looked into alternative therapies and have come across nothing valid in regards to alleviating the pain & ringing. I hear "it might work." But...there's not even a high enough percentage of a chance it will for the money I would pay. If you were doing this on yourself, I wouldn't be as worrisome, but be careful performing new rituals on others without experience, especially avoiding any physical rituals. Smoke, anything inserted near or around the ear, etc...can make it worse.
  6. **May I ask how you found this out? Was there a test done? Thanks!
  7. Here is a graph I found for translations & definitions of some of the wording in the above article. Just thought it may be a help.
  8. I taught my kids about Krampus a year or two after Santa wore off. Explained different cultures have different ways they navigate and celebrate the holidays. My daughter actually found this intriguing and started learning more about the Krampus, including watching YouTube videos about how the germanic countries celebrate the Krampus currently. I was glad that I waited, and that they could find interest in something "scary" to others.
  9. You are Heather You're never daunted by the odds and never run away no matter how tough of a fight you are facing. You have a loyal heart. In difficult situations you thrive and people can always count on you. You never give up, never back down and always get back up when you fall.
  10. I have been working on Ovid's Metamorphoses. Greek mythology. Great stories. One of my fave stories growing up were of Echo and Narcissus. I was pleased to find this story within this book. :) I have a small library of books I need to read. I used to collect them avidly, but couldn't read them fast enough. Now...my fave book I own is an early 1900's Clinical Toxicology book. I would say that it would be a good witchy book to have on hand. Has medical implications for all poisons/toxins. One of my other faves on my shelf is Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic: A Materia Magica of African-American Conjure by Catherine Yronwode...that I also recommend as a reference manual.
  11. I went to look at it and it's gone. :( Anyone happen to get a copy?
  12. When I was 5, I had my first witch dream. I wasn't afraid, rather I followed her, all the way to her home. I was curious. Then I saw townspeople coming toward her to "get rid of her." I knew what they were doing, and somewhat why, but all I can remember is I wished I could talk to her before she took off. I didn't get to though, as she fled over a cliff and was gone. I knew she was safe and I also hid from the townspeople as I even rather feared them. I was always intrigued with books and conversations about witchcraft. It's as if I understood it. Growing up, I had an uncanny knowledge of medical science. I never understood it. I also questioned a lot of religious practices. I seemed to have a deeper understanding of some things that kids my age don't always seem to have. I always knew I was different from a lot of other people. I still feel this way deep in my bones. I have always loved and respected nature in a way most don't understand. I have had miracles/mysteries happen within my life I could never explain. I could "do" things others couldn't. So, I guess, in my gut, I knew, but I didn't have anyone around to teach me.
  13. You got: The Grand High Witch You're a natural-born leader, and people (for good reason) fear challenging your authority. Other than that, the main thing about you is that boy, do you hate kids. You think kids are just the worst.
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