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    Wood River, Illinois, USA
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    Geocaching, painting, hiking
  • How familiar are you with witchcraft?
    I have definately read enough at this point to know that it is a deep and personal connection with the natural world and to a person's ancestory as well as the land they happen to live on. I also understand that a witch takes responsibility for his/her own actions and is careful and considers all outcomes before acting. I realize that it means the practice of the craft and that spirituality is not, necessarily, part of it. For me, it tends to be, in that I feel a spiritual connection to the earth. I believe it means having the ability to tap into the various parts of ourselves that have been lost by most, over the centuries, which connect us to things other than this physical world.
  • Have you explored other paths?
    Yes. The first books I read were Wiccan, and, though I don't have a problem with it, I just don't feel like it is what I am. I feel drawn to something deeper and more basic; something more in tune with who I am as a person.
  • Have you ever worked with Traditional Witchcraft?
    I am alone on my path. I live in a place where it is not very likely that I will meet anyone else like-minded. However, I do work with herbs, strictly from a spellwork and topical ointment standpoint, as I do not know enough yet to go any further, responsibly. I do, always, write my own spells, such as they are. I learned early to be very careful about my wording. I have also had the priviledge of meeting someone, possibly a spirit, during a deep meditation. Unfortunately, I still await a repeat performance.
  • What does Traditional Witchcraft mean to you?
    It is a very personal and individual thing. I am learning to go with what feels right and not what a book tells me is so. It means a growing connection to the earth and all living things around me. Anything beyond, thay I may accomplish, is a bonus. I do hope to progress with magic, but realize I need to be patient and careful. It has also sparked an interest in tracing my ancestory that I never gave much thought to in the past.
  • How long have you worked with witchcraft in general?
    Only a little over four months. In that time I have read around 20 books, only a few of them very useful. I am now sticking to more Traditional type texts-I just finished Night Battles.
  • What brought you to our site?
    The search for more legitimate information on witchcraft and a place to interact with others without being treated as an idiot or completely ignored. (there is another Trad site that made me feel that way).
  • What do you expect to get from this site, and what do you expect to contribute to this forum?
    I only expect to see other viewpoints, "meet" others who think similarly and, as I grow, to contribute anything of substance that I am able.
  • Do you belong to any other online witchcraft sites?
    Yes. TraditionalWitchcraft.net and The Celtic Connection. I spend quite a bit of time on the latter. There are people from all walks on that site and I have been exposed to a lot of thought provoking information there. Oddly enough, it is that site that brought me to the realization that "wiccan" I am not.
  • What are your strongest points in witchcraft?
    Meditation has come fairly easily for me and writing spells seems to come rather naturally. I am also enjoying sticking my toe into herbalism, carefully.
  • What are your weakest points in witchcraft?
    Divination.
  1. I would have to agree with you Elizabeth. There are a myriad of things that make up a woman or a witch. People feel their power in different ways, both in a mundane sense as well as magically-what works for one may be unnecessary for another. And your right, there are a lot of people out there who really should re-think the whole "having hair" thing, lol!
  2. Good advice. I keep plastic bags and ziploc baggies in both vehicles and the saddlebags on the motorcycle.
  3. That's awesome, RF! I love the expression of the face. :biggrin:
  4. Imagining throwing a large sachet of saltpeter on their fire and watching them all shit their pants, roflmao! :cauldron:
  5. Humans use whatever talents they have to survive and improve their own lives-it's called living. There is nothing selfish about that. If your particular talent happens to be working magic, why would using that talent be any different? Even when it comes to darker workings-we use what we have at our disposal to protect ourselves, even to attain revenge. I would never use magic against someone without provocation, however, to refrain from doing so to avenge yourself is, imo, the very definition of being a doormat. I'm no doormat but I do not consider what I do to be selfish, either. I have to wonder why someone who DOES consider magic to be selfish would be practicing it at all?
  6. I happen to like hard-boiled eggs, so that comes in handy. After I peel them, I just lay the shells out on the counter on paper towels for a few days then store them in a bag. I've not had any problems at all.
  7. I received Erzulie yesterday and she is absolutely gorgeous!! Your attention to detail is wonderful, Raven Flyer! I get such a warm and earthy feeling from her-I couldn't be more pleased. I'm also tickled pink with the ancestor doll-she has a wicked face that I just love! You do such nice work, I am so pleased that you started your etsy store. Keep 'em coming! :applause: :cheerleader: A very satisfied customer, Elizabeth
  8. I agree with Spinney-the original Wickerman was better. I have the Wicker Tree in my Netflix que, anxiously waiting for it to be available. The trailer looks promising.
  9. Oooh, she's gorgeous! I like her "as is", too.
  10. I'm quite familiar with the general feelings of arousal that meditation (and focusing energy in general) can bring, but this actually did have a distinct feeling of coming from "elsewhere". However, with some of the other descriptions of I/S in this thread, such as the "bargaining" that 8people mentioned, I have a feeling that what happened to me was something different. I suppose I'm left to wonder.
  11. I'm glad you replied to this because I had overlooked the paralyzing bit of it. That did not happen to me. It was simply and intense and prolonged sexual feeling that distinctly felt like it was coming from elsewhere. I was not meditating on anything in particular, but was very deep into the meditative state each time it happened. It was just such a strong and uncontrolled feeling that it spooked me. My comment about "leaving it alone" was a bit of a joke, since the feeling wasn't, necessarily, unpleasant, if you get my meaning, lol. ;)
  12. It sounds like this is exactly what is was that I encountered about a year ago. My husband and I were going through an extremely rough patch (which is probably why I was "suceptible", lol) and it happened a few times during meditation. It freaked me out because I had no idea what was going on and I blindly managed to banish it with a sigil. In retrospect, I kinda wish I'd left well enough alone. rofl
  13. This is definately a very timely post for me, as well. Thank you, Michele, and well done!
  14. I have made the liquid form of this laundry soap before, but I ended up throwing most of it out because it didn't do a very good job. The recipe I made had baking soda in it as well as all of the other ingredients listed.
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