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LadyShalott

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  1. I find his work to often be the inflated regurgitated works of others, bordering on plagiarism. He does have a knack for presenting things in a just beyond reach manner. But it is not his publications that are the foundation for the overwhelming distaste for his egotism and total ass-hatery.. It is his penchant for spamming, trolling and harassing others online.. Most who have been around for any length of time, participating on online groups and forums, have most likely witnessed the circus that is Artisson. My response results from first hand, one on one dialogue and exchange over the years. He does get a thrill from being "that guy" Personally , there are many other authors who I find to be more professional, astute and inspiring.. So no need to waste funds on those who do not resonate ...
  2. Anyone interested in an indepth whammie on African diaspora in America should search out and read some posts by Blacksmith..
  3. On this we completely agree! .. As a Luciferian, not sure I can completly jive with the rest of this post and the one after.. but hey, it is what it is and the world still turns... long live Luci"FFFF"er.... couldnt resist.. :twisted_witch:
  4. I believe more were actually drowned and beheaded... but there are numerous online historical sites which give the history of burning as a means of death going back to medieval times..
  5. Interesting thread, like Aloe , if its a natural ingredient I dont consider it unusual... I have used everything from feces to the ash of incinerated animals. The most recent item out of the ordinary for me was an 8GB flash drive in a hand/mojo bag...
  6. When it comes to an integrative and herbal approach to womens health, esp in the area of reproductive health.. check out these articles by Susan Weed.. I have attended some of her intensives as well as studied with a couple of her graduates at the South East WiseWomen and Herb Conference.. she is a wonderful resource.. I can say as a healthcare provider I have used her information in practice as well as personally, and I have friends who are physicians, nurses and midwives who trust her information.. http://www.susunweed.com/Articles_Susun_Weed.htm (obligitory disclaimer: ALWAYS consult your provider before self treating and for goodness sake BE SMART!)
  7. :) Aloe... thumbs up seacow.. great tune..
  8. Witches of Eastwick is ok, Charmed was bleh for me... mindless enterainment at best.. As for Coven, I watch it but am still disappointed .. As RF said, last season was excellent. What is up with the bland white decor? I mean really? Rather enjoyed the Marie Laveau Hair Salon tho.. I am also from NC but I think WGN is actually out of Chicago so pretty sure it will be available across the country..
  9. A douch with warm water and plain yogurt works well without leaving your "wah-hoo" smelling like Italian leftovers. It provides healthy bacterial flora and returns the balance. Boric acid suppositories or about 1/8th teaspoon in warm water as a douch will also get rid of yeastie-beasties... One suppository every night for three nights will change the pH of the vaginal vault and make it inhospitabile to candida... Edited to Add... Not on the lines of "for females" alone, but as a mother of four, I have used crushed garlic in sweet oil or olive oil for earaches with great success.. simply crush it and soak in oil for several weeks, strain and put in a dropper bottle. I warm it up a bit under warm water before putting a couple drops in the achy ear.. None of my children have ever needed to be on an antibiotic for ear infections so that is my proof of efficacy..
  10. Amazing thread and so many wonderful ideas.. CG, the doily would also make a great dream catcher. I dont have much to add to all of the great suggestions. I carry a satchel with me most places and like others have mentioned I keep a stash of plastic bags, paper towels (to wet and wrap around any root or clippings I want to keep viable until I can get home to root it properly), baby food jars are small and work welll for any liquids you might want to collect. I also keep a couple pairs of disposable gloves in my satchel. Other things I try to always have on hand is a small sketch book/journal with colored pencils for drawings and to keep notes of where I collected items. Also its always good to have a sharp utility knife on hand, nothing is more frustrating than trying to break a tough branch or dig up a root with your bare hands especially when you are on your way to a fancy ta-do and arriving with dirt under your nails might be seen as "inappropriate" :scared: As others have mentioned most everything you need you can find already in your home. I keep used coffee grounds for an asundry of uses, as well as egg and nut shells; I store these in a plastic tub under the sink. I also keep a collection of paper towel and toilet tissue rolls ( the brown center after all the product has been used). Its perfect for containing and burying certain workings, simply fold the edges and drizzle with a bit of wax to seal the deal. Craft stores carry small linen sachet bags, I use these for protections and simply stitch them inside my childrens jacket pockets and to the underside of pillows for sleep and dreaming. Something else I have collected and not readily available to most unless you are in the medical field. The small vials IV medications are stored are great for small inconspcious workings, and collection. Most have a tight rubber stopper that can be removed and replaced. These can also be wired across the top and used as pendants for jewlery and tailsmans..
  11. Loved the new season... Kathy Bates is amazing.. :smile: And Angela as Marie.. wonderful casting.. also made me think of My Dear Aloe..
  12. Elderberry Syrup - 1 cup fresh Elderberries (harvest blue or black, avoid poisonous reds) - 3 cups water - 1 cup raw local honey - 1 Cinnamon stick, 3 Cloves, and slivers of raw Ginger Combine berries, water, and spices in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Smash the berries to release remaining juice and strain the mixture. Allow liquid to cool and stir in honey. Will last for 2-3 months stored in the fridge. Dose myself and the wee ones when the winter colds and flus make their rounds... this with a daily dose of vitamin C and echinacea keep us healthy and happy... :)
  13. Glass of wine in hand and dancing solo... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSL3mDhGSDY
  14. Thank you for sharing your position, location and title. I am not aware of anywhere in my posts I have referred to you as a wanna be or anything else for that matter. I was merely sharing my views in response to the quoted sentence. Thanks for the thread and sharing your position with others. As for a debate, it is not necessary nor the intent of my reply. I have no need to debate my heritage, ancestry or path. Wish you a good day..
  15. And this is my entire point, an act that outsiders may consider to be witchcraft, may not be considered so by the tribe or practitioner. I wont hijack your thread but will say this touches on the old debate of does the practice of magic a witch make.. there are numerous religious and cultural practices/acts and traditions that are almost identical to accepted witchcraft practices yet if the practitioner does not consider what they do to be craft but see it as a part or experession of a spiritual practice then should someone not directly involved label it as such. Is wichcraft the actual physical practice , a recipe of sorts or does it go deeper into purpose, position and intent.. Very true.... most of what is known is a romantacized and westernize portrait of a complex and intricate society, a deep spiritual practice which is not expressed on one day of the week or in the presence of company. It is not shared or taught to most outsiders, but is an intimate daily way of life...
  16. I am not sure if this was directed to me but I will answer, yes I am quite familiar with the stealer in the night If you will read the first line of my previous reply, much of what you say resonates with my teachings and beliefs.. was merely giving another view and perspective.
  17. Interesting post, thank you for sharing. Much of what you shared resonates with my own teachings and beliefs. Being of the EBCI, I found the commonalities between our tribal traditional practices to be quite similiar to those of others traditional craft practices I researched and explored. Animism, symbolism, herbal lore and usage are all common themes but the originating belief systems and the core of intent of the practice are very different in my opinion. Once settled into my own nich, I do not have a difficult time differentiating between the paths on a personal level nor transitioning between them, however I must say one does not equate the other and I do not consider them to be interchangeable. . I know many of the older generations, including my family, who would be offended at the insinuation their ways are the same as witchcraft. But that is semantics and not what the thread is about.. I also know you were refering to the ways prior to the European infleuence and the induction of chrisitainity into tribal beliefs. This within itself it an entirely different conversation and perhaps not really appropriate for a TW discussion. Forgive me, I often vere from the topic as my mind processes what is being discussed. Much thanks for the thread, looking forward to what others have to contribute.
  18. Sharing the torture. Thanks to my eight yr old daughter, this song is STUCK in my head... someone Help me Help me... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGzlMD4KM04
  19. Love Cat Stevens.. Harold and Maude is one of my favorite films.. great soundtrack, also love Tea for Tillerman..
  20. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsLykJ17Oxc&feature=related
  21. From my years of youth and angst.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35qJ0UdJjLo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXCKLJGLENs
  22. Sigh..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7Trf4fTMM8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0sQcC4Duc0
  23. Remember hearing Janis' scratchy voice blaring on my moms radio, as a kid in the 70's. She was a regular on Sat afternoons, my mother would play music while she did the chores.. One of my favs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIJKza_028M
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