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About SwampHag

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    Feline
  • Location
    Louisiana
  • Interests
    History, Animation, Philosophy
  • How familiar are you with witchcraft?
    I've been self-describing as a witch for 8 years and practicing fairly consistently through that time. I've gone through quite a few different esoteric practices, from hermeticism to druidry, assimilating what I learn from one path of study into a greater whole.
  • Have you explored other paths?
    I have a history of hermeticism, druidry, and germanic reconstructed magic. At this time, I do consider myself a chaos magician as well as a witch.
  • Have you ever worked with Traditional Witchcraft?
    Yes, I've been using Chumbley's symbolism and rituals for years and traditional witchcraft has been my main avenue of study for last year or so.
  • What does Traditional Witchcraft mean to you?
    I would consider traditional witchcraft to be any non-wiccan witchcraft that draws from historical or folkloric information or practices.
  • How long have you worked with witchcraft in general?
    8 years.
  • What brought you to our site?
    I stumbled upon it while researching a while back, and have been reading through old forum posts for a few weeks.
  • What do you expect to get from this site, and what do you expect to contribute to this forum?
    I essentially want to compare notes.
  • Do you belong to any other online witchcraft sites?
    No.
  • What are your strongest points in witchcraft?
    A good deal of my magical practice crosses lines into the religious, and I consider myself to be especially adept at contacting divinity and ancestors through divination and evocation. A tie or close second would be my work in dreams.
  • What are your weakest points in witchcraft?
    I've had a few curses work spectacularly, but they usually fall flat.
  1. I have a few go tos for divination. I've read runes for years and I recently picked up I Ching and Jiaobei. I also "scry" objects to get a read on their history.
  2. I'm a heathen but certainly not a Norse one. I do more of my own thing in the continental realm, but I'm extremely traditional, gobble up old sources, turn to etymology, look at archeological finds etc. So I actually end up as a direct opposite of Arith Harger! *sigh* should've been an early medieval peasant girl, but I guess some things weren't meant to be (thankfully there's much less smallpox where I ended up instead).
  3. The way I've always blooding runes is mixing blood in with wine so you don't have to waste a whole lot. That or not using your own blood! (RIP quail, you were tasty little birds)
  4. I'm a pretty secretive person. I'd say only a handful of people I know in person know I'm a witch, and none of them knows what that entails for me. Given my work situation, living situation, etc. it would probably be unsafe for me to publically be a witch, given the prejudice against non-christians in these here parts. In the long run? I'm probably going to keep it that way. I think a lot of my practice veers into some morally questionable territory and I don't want to expose the world to that in broad daylight, and I certainly don't want anyone to interfere with my work.
  5. 1.) What is your favorite witchy movie? I'm not a fan of cinema and don't really have a favorite "witchy" movie. I guess "The Ritual" counts? 2.) Where is your favorite place to do a spell?Cemeteries and open swamp 3.) Where do you NORMALLY do your spells?In my home. 4.) What type of spells are your favorite?I tend towards abstract goals, like honor, strength, and peace, but I'm not above casting booku money spells. 5.) What is your favorite ingredient for a spell?That's a toughie. I guess I do use tobacco for lots of things, and also honeysuckle, and coins... 6.) What is your LEAST favorite ingredient to use in a spell?Moon/Sun water. The whole idea seems kind of.... ungrounded to me. 7.) What is your favorite witchy holiday/festival?Halloween!!! 8.) Do you have an animal spirit, If yes, how many?Depends on what you mean. I'll be counting my fetch. 9.) If yes to #8, name the animal spirit(s):Fox. 10.) Name your favorite witchy character:So many. Serenity Rose, Raven from Teen Titans, and I consider Tomie a variation of a "witch". 11.) When was the last time you did a hex/curse?About 3 years ago. 12.) When was the last time you did a blessing/healing?A few months. 13.) When was the last time you did a binding?A couple of weeks ago. 14.) When was the last time you did a love spell?Not since highschool. 15.) Have you ever done a spell on someone just because you were bored?Yes. 16) What is your strength as a witch?I'm very good at scanning photographs for information and utilizing dreams. 17.) What is your weakness as a witch?Bold of you to assume I have weaknesses. 18.) If you could go back in time and meet ANYBODY associated in witchcraft, who would it be and why?Veleda. Germanic prophetess generals are my role models. 19.) How much of a "modern stereotyped witch" applied to you as a witch?If you remove the term "modern", it fits me to a T. I do live in a swamp, after all. 20.) How long have you been a member of this forum?I dunno, a couple months at most.
  6. i did not, but thats a future project i have planned.
  7. I use elder futhark runes according to the method of divination recorded by Tacitus. That is, I gather the runes, pray to the Gods and Ancestors for guidance, then i throw a random handful onto a cloth. I then look to the sky and choose 3 at random, then interpet the three Ive chosen. I dont do "myrkstave" and I dont read the past, present, future style, i simply interpet the runes in relation to one another. my current set is wood but im not opposed to other mediums.
  8. halloween was always me and my mom's holiday. I have pretty normal halloweens, go to parties and the like, horror movie marathons when I get home. Love picking up home decor and clothes this time of year though. spiritually, i usually either visit the graves for some ancestor worship or check up on the local plants.
  9. Ive had lovely experiences with Broadleaf Plantains. I find them to be very outgoing plants, even flirty sometimes with people they deal with. Very hippie vibes, pleasant.
  10. I got involved with magic when i was about 13. I had psychic experiences as a child and my mom had me "bless" some family friends but it never reached full exploitation, except maybe when she would take me to houses she planned to rent out to "feel" them. Growing up, I had a sense of wonder for magic that was especially fueled by the "ology" series of books, especially monsterology and wizardology. Then i had my "vampire" phase and learned the basics of psychic vampirism, got involved in a neonazi satanist cult at a young age (14 iirc), recovered from the gross influences some and started my road to a healthy alternative spirituality.
  11. I have a few things I just throw into my backpack if I'm going to be away for a while and need to do some work. I carry a little skull that I use to contact my ancestors, my blasting rod (which is a pretty simple little iron number), my knife, a shot glass for offerings, and a couple notebooks I've filled up over the years. I also consider my dream journal to be "magical equipment" so it tags along as well.
  12. As far as magical things go, I'm reading "Besom, Stang and Sword". Fictionwise, I'm halfway through Dune.
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