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  1. I have experienced strange dreams in the past - phenomena like: I'll hear loud banging sounds like someone rapping thunderously on a church door and I literally jump awake, but there is nothing there. Or I've heard my partner calling out for me and awoke startled, thinking he is in trouble or pain, and when I wake him up (if I haven't already) he gives me a weird look, stating he was fast asleep and woke up to me panicking. I also encountered strange things in a previous address where my partner and I were residing at the time. The mini CD player came on numerous times by itself, my old video player would switch on and play (makes us sound ancient haha). My satellite TV would switch channels and then my toilet started flushing itself! It never really bothered me - I grew up seeing strange things every day. But my partner and his friend (both of which hadn't believed me) had the fright of their lives when it started happening to them both one night.... We moved shortly after (not because of the strange things but because of nasty neighbours), to a vastly more haunted town but I don't appear to have 'house guests' any more. Shame....I was getting quite fond of our wayward spirit.
  2. 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?
  3. The definition of a Familiar Spirit has changed and been moulded with overtime. With many New-Agers and Wiccans, a ​familiar ​is an animal (usually a cat) that embodies a spirit, and serves as a guardian for the fellow witch. However, the old (and true) definition of a Familiar spirit is much, much different and complex. A Familiar is actually a spiritual servant is created for the witch, and is created from the witch's psyche instead of resting in a physical, sentient being. Familiars are just as strong as demons and psi-ball spirits, but creating them can be a challenge. Here is a guide on how you can create one, and how you can have it (he/she/them for some people) be your servant. The first thing you want to do is think of a name for your spirit. No, not names like Samantha or Brown Jenkin. You can use these, but it's better to name the spirit after the intentions it's put to use on, like ​Lovebringer ​if you wish for a partner, or ​​a name with a translation of your intention, ​such as Aadya ​for strength and willpower. Simply naming your spirit ​Strength or Willpower is also a viable option. ​The possibilities are endless. Your next step is to bind the spirit. The easiest way is to make a sigil, which can be done in a variety of ways: from writing a symbol on a piece of paper to creating sigil wheels. You then create or find a physical object which the spirit is bound to when it is not doing work. This keeps it from leaving or sneaking away. This is one of the most enjoyable parts of creating the spirit, so get as creative as you can/like. I usually mark a symbol or the familiar's name to the object. After you do this, you are going to imagine what your spirit looks like, even if it may look slightly different on the astral plane. I sometimes draw my familiars concept and hang it on my altar for later ideas. This is the "incubation" period, but you have yet to summon it to you. That is the next step. Design a ritual for summoning the Familiar. I usually do so on an altar containing the Familiar's sigil, bound physical object, and image. I sometimes put objects that will be relating to the familiar's assigned duties, e.g some medical herbs for a healing familiar. You can also give offerings, such as florals, food...the possibilities are endless. When you begin the summoning, trace its sigil in the air with your finger, a wand, or a dagger while you say the Familiar's names 3 or 7 times (these two numbers are lucky and magical). Keep thinking of the Familiar's name while you look at its image on the altar. If you lose focus, repeat the sigil tracing and name pronunciation while you focus on the image. repeat this ritual everyday until you feel the Familiar come into being. These rituals help minimize influences from errors that may come up from doing something for a first time, so reflecting and re-working on your rituals as you go along helps you create a Familiar spirit to your liking (be wary that there will be imperfections, but nothing can be completely pure and free of flaws). These rituals play a huge role in the incubation period of your Familiar. After your Familiar has been "born" (a truly wonderful thing, indeed), you can start commanding your Familiar spirit for tasks. You want to create a bold proclamation at the time of the summoning. It can be short, about 8 or so sentences long, and should be clear, concise, and to-the-point. In your proclamation, name the spirit, say the purpose for its creation, and the consequence if it shall disobey. Remain calm, and show no fear. You can point a dagger at the sigil for emphasis while you do the summoning. You need to create a "return back" ritual to use once the Familiar has either finished the task or if you feel it has done enough to your liking. If you send it out for long tasks and journeys (such as pursuing an individual for hexes or finding a lost love), be sure to call it back once a week (or more often depending on how desperate you are for the familiar to complete the task) for a short rest period. This familiar can be with you your whole life or destroyed right away, depending on if you feel it is doing your bidding/tasks. More than one familiar can be kept by one witch, but be very careful. Never lose their sigils or the physical objects they are bound to, or the Familiars may destroy themselves. I recommend, if you want to keep your Familiar(s), to keep their sigils on an altar. Over a period of time, Familiars can develop their abilities and become better servants, so I also recommend being patient and attentive. I hope this was helpful...or at the very least beneficial. I tried to write this without it being messy.
  4. Lately I have been receiving more and more impressions from spirits, and I think I have to set up one more altar dedicated exclusively to familiar spirits. The altar I have now is the classical altar described in occidental grimoires. It is a general one, where I connect with the so-called planetary spirits, Angels and other spirits who govern our world. Together with the new altar I have to provide a whole set of new robes and tools. It will require quite some work but I have this strong feeling that if this will be done good, new feelings, communications and experiences will make me grow more!
  5. Mikham

    Ritual cleansing

    There is this shop that has a problem, more than a customer reported a strange feeling when they walk alone in the basement and two of the guys working there can swear to have seen something like a vapor that comes together with unpleasant feelings. One of the salesmen knows me and my craft, so he talked with the manager and both called me and tried not to be too ashamed taking about "ghosts". I have been there until closure and helped around for cleaning (actual physical cleaning, with brushes and soap... XD) and it happened to see that shadow. I cannot say yet if this is an evil spirit or some other negative energy but they still complain and maybe it is true that it shouldn't be there anyway. They asked me to cleanse the shop but they also pretended me to do that on the spot, that night, giving me a tealight recycled from last party. I had to explain that this is not the way it works... is not like a cheap feng shui. I told them I can work when the shop is closed but anyway there is a ritual to organize and perform. This week I will prepare everything and close the tools in a box, ready for the ritual whenever these people will take it seriously.
  6. I used the search button and couldn't find anything close enough to this topic. So I am creating my first actual thread (except for the newbie thread). When growing up, we had 4 very skinny tall trees that grew close together and created a "box" that was the perfect size for a grown person to stand in between the trees. . I remember a circle was plotted out around the the area, with the trees and a fire-pit set off to one side. A twine rope was stretched tied up around all corners, and large white pieces of cloth was draped on each side, as to create a space in the box to allow someone to stand in and they could only be seen as a silhouette when there was a fire burning several yards behind it. The edges were pinched shut with clothes pins. We would raise an elemental spirit within the box in order to gain useful information about our futures and any ancient wisdom. We would light the fire, we would run around beating on drums singing, drinking, having a lot of energy and time to burn. We would show reverence to the elements as well as showing and honoring the male and female. Usually after a long while of this, "His" silhouette would show up, and we would stop dancing and we would line up and allow whatever oldest person that was with us to introduce us to "him" and to ask for useful information. We would take turns asking questions or asking for help with something, and would offer poppets or food, or flowers, or fruit. Sometimes they would stay long enough and speak, sometimes they would give you a psychic message, sometimes they would disappear as fast as they appeared. I have always been amazed when an elemental spirit is raised that it just feels natural, not like the feeling you get when your hairs stand up after you feel the presence of a spirit that was human in life. It was never a scary experience at all, even for the first-timers. A few friends of mine did this with the fire elemental a few weeks ago and it worked out great. Tonight we are doing it with sheets and wood so that we can get the earth elemental. Does anyone else do this? Is it something that makes me sound like I'm off my rocker? If you do this, what method do you use?
  7. I'm starting this thread to have a more comprehensive thread on spirits. I found a few relative threads, but nothing that satisfied what I was looking for. have worked with spirits a little, but would not consider it my strong point. Seeing Spirits -When I see spirits, I see them in different ways. It's rarely very physical, and it's by no means all the spirits in an area, just one or a few "regulars". The most physical way I have seen them is as a person, but not quite in a "body". I am more likely to see their energy, like a video playing in my head. If it is a spirit I do not personally know (such as a friend or family), I can usually make out hair color, rough body size, sometimes clothing, and expressions. Feeling Spirits - Feeling or sensing is the primary way in which I detect spirits. I can feel their personality or energy. I can tell if they were serious or laid back, I can usually sense if they were a parent or sibling. I can sense if they died in bitter circumstances, their attitude during most of their life (satisfied with life or painful life, grouchy by default, etc). Most of the malevolent forces I have felt did not feel "human". Talking with Spirits -I have never talked with a spirit like I talk to living humans, I have never had the ability. I have been able to sense what they said, but it is rare. I can usually tell what their voice may have sounded like, but it's more of a mental thing as well. I usually interpret them best through some form of divination. I have not previously had success with a spirit board but have not tried it much. Pendulums work well, but are hard to have in-depth conversation. Tarot seems to work well, but needs an aid for simple "yes" or "no" questions (so...pendulum). I have also been able to communicate through feeling, but this form of communication is usually me responding to a feeling in my gut that I can tell was "Delivered" from them (such as, "Leave. Now!" or "Look here" or "There's someone else here, too"). Family Spirits -I have only recently started communing with family. Most of my experience with spirits have been them coming to me, not be reaching out. The spirits of my family have never actively reached out until recently, and I have not asked why yet. I am hoping this connection will strengthen my spirit workings. Environments -A friend of mine once said that they can sense spirits through pictures. I cannot do this. I usually have to be there, in proximity to them, or else I have little idea they are there. I guess they have to breach my "bubble," if that makes any sense. Types of People/Spirits -I tend to pick up easiest on adult male spirits, usually father figures. I have sensed a few children as well. Rarely do I pick up on female energy, for some reason it is very quiet to me. In the mundane world, I get along with males of this sort better as well, so perhaps that has something to do with it. I don't know why, but male energy is much louder for me. -Also, logically I'd figure I would see more older spirits, since our foothills had a lot of Native American activity back in the day. However this is not the case, I pick up on more recent spirits, within the last 100 years, most frequently. I don't know why this is. Why don't we see spirits of early human species, or spirits from hundreds of years ago? I've encountered a lot of Depression spirits. I think energy may fizzle out over time, perhaps? Or perhaps I'm just not receptive to it.... -I have encountered pet spirits. Not all animals, just pets, usually my own and now and again I can if a spirit had an animal companion. This has happened twice, and one of those times I am still unsure of. How do you experience spirits? I am curious to see others methods and experiences, as I am looking to build upon my own talents. I would like to work with spirits every day if possible, but so far the instances have been more scarce for me, as they tend to come to me instead of me reaching out.
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