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  1. Lo-fi for Witches I found this the other day and I think it really fits the vibe for this year! 🙂
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  2. Thank you all for the kind wishes! We learned that Miss Alice has an intestinal virus. There is no treatment, we have to let it run it's course. The trick is to not let her get dehydrated, and for the moment she is on a diet of chicken and rice porridge. She had a sedative so she is in kitty dreamland at the moment. We got some anti-nausea medicine form the vet and she has a follow up visit in a few days. I admit that we were so happy that there were tears!.
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  3. Another astrology meme that made me laugh out loud recently (but also, that is my entire philosophy lol)
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  4. How exciting, thank you!
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  5. @FrozenThunderbolt, Your work is just beginning, mine is ending. Autumn here in Canada, I'm collecting seeds, picking and drying herbs. Trying to save my favorites from the coming winter. I made Hot pickled green tomatoes, yesterday.
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  6. @HexenCraft these are pretty baller lol!
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  7. This one also. My sister and I listen to this when we are making crafts.
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  8. I found this a few days ago....
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  9. I have found so many good articles searching for the pumpkin. Thanks
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  10. Awesome - yes i have Juliet Batten's book, i'm on my 3rd copy because ppl keep 'borrowing' it. This one doesn't leave the house. I haven't had the chance to meet a tohunga but i was talking to a kuia from a local iwi and were talking about our beliefs n she said we had more in common than we had that differed. She was wonderful to talk w but has since passed. I also scored a copy of 'the meaning of trees' by robert vennell. That's also interesting. I guess the majority of the stuff we get here is from overseas, but i'm re-configuring it for what i find here. I've been a witch for 30+ years, but my practice has taken a bit of a 90degree turn, i want it to be more personal. 'Folk Witchcraft' by Roger Horne has been quite enlightening, and very inclusive. Thanks for your post. Much appreciated. BanaB
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  11. Oh hell yeah I absolutely love What We Do in the Shadows— both the movie AND the TV series!!! lol
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  12. I actually bought the fearsome 28. I speak of my growing up on the farm. Each year my father would let my brother and I have 2 acres to grow pumpkins on for whatever we wished to do with them. After taking what we wanted, we would stack the rest on the hay trailer with the apples and corn and sell them at the end of the driveway from the beginning of October until Thanksgiving. We would do alright! My dream is to return to my farm and redouble my efforts to lead a life of magickal agrarian bliss....
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  13. Nox Arcana, Theater of Lost Souls or anything from Midnight Syndicate works too.
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  14. I looked him up because this genre is my jam exactly and he's the same Matt Berry I knew, the actor/comedian!?? What the hell! He cracks me up in the TV version of What We Do in the Shadows, a very seasonally appropriate show btw. I've listened to a lot of La Luz these past few months. It's basically dark surf rock, mostly instrumental - so much texture ugh I love it. I think it's perfect music for the turn of the season before the autumnal equinox, when it's still hot but the light has shifted and the green world has turned golden. Otherwise I can't resist a cheeky goth concept album around Halloween, and for that Voltaire can't be beaten. Good old fashioned Oingo Boingo is on heavy rotation too!
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  15. Blessing please for our little tortie, Alice. She has been under the weather and has to visit the vet on Monday.
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  16. Juiliett Batten's 'celebrating the southern seasons' has much to recomend it, though has more of mainstream slant. there is little NZ stuff because europeans have been here for a relatively short time. If you can find a tohunga to teach you there is a fair bit of maori magic, herbology and cosmology you could choose to incorporate. If your local iwi talk about taniwha in an area, listen to them . Otherwise (to the best of my knowledge) it's a case of figure out what works for you here, or talk to some other kiwi witches and see what works for them. For example, Puriri to me serve a role similar to oak - warding, doorway, keeps the memory of the woods as it is ancient. I feel they are all female (though that may not be correct botanically) and they come with a slice of blackthorn's inimical, slightly threatening nature.
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  17. Thanks for the Peter Gundry video-- I had heard of him, but had never listened to his music til now. Very evocative! Myself, I've been getting into Matt Berry lately-- not necessarily Halloween-y music, but more in the folk rock-sort of mystical genre (one of his inspirations is Mike Oldfield, if that gives you an idea of his music).
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  18. I love listening to Peter Gundry's music. I listen to it while I'm doing crafts or "crafting," reading, meditation, or just to relax to with a cup of herbal tea.
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  19. I can't believe that I just learned about Befana last night, and even after doing a search on here, there was only one mention, and no elaboration! So, apparently, there is a Italian tradition similar to Santa Klaus, but she delivers on Epiphany Eve. The Magi came to see if she could help search for Baby Jesus, but she declined for too much housework, then regretted it and set off herself. She did not find him, so still goes out every year giving to children either nice gifts or bad ones, depending on the child. In Italy there are still festivals to this day that gather dozens of thousands of people! 47% of Italian households hang stockings for Befana! (https://www.officeholidays.com/holidays/italy/la-befana) Wikipedia has some good information, and she is all over the internet besides... these poems I lifted from that page: The English translation is: Another version is given in a poem by Giovanni Pascoli:[13] The English translation is:
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  20. I sent some hope it was well received.
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  21. I can't remember where, but I did read some time ago, that Befana used a broom to fly up and down the chimney. I also read that she was called "The Christmas Witch."
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  22. Cottonwood and willow sticks with dollar store floral goodies make these neat little lanterns. Add fairy lites or LED candles for inside or outside. I am going to decorate Lady Rowan with them.
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  23. Gods, do i only get to pick one?! I'm a bit of a deck junkie, but if i had to pick one it would be, aaaaaah, the Röhrig Taorot, though the Crow tarot is hot on its heels. . . . . Only one?! Damn!
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  24. I just realized I stopped watching it because I was done with the season. I try to block seasons out of my mind when I'm done, because I don't like the cliffhanger feeling. I googled it, and apparently Netflix didn't renew for a season 2 at this point, so, it may be just the 6 episodes. Too bad... I really liked the Italian language and the aesthetic. There have been a LOT of Witch-related shows out there lately. Some are better than others. Luna Nera, worth the time.
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  25. The crystal is a raw amethyst and most of it is embedded in the wood, the tip is elk antler tied with sinew. As this is a historic representation of a Norse shaman's staff, it is a diverse tool and can even double as a weapon. The runes say,"Hail Odin, Hail Freya, Hail Eir", and are translated from Icelandic, not English. The feathers are Raven to represent Huginn and Muninn as are indicated by the engraved antler dangles from the same rack that provided the tip.
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  26. My passion for wandmaking and crafting talismans and charms has led me to try my hand at real wood carving. These are first attempts but I am enjoying learning this new skill... The light colored one is Douglas Fir and is about 5" tall with a 3" diameter he was a gift to one of my favorite uncles. The dark one is Tamarack root, carved and painted in a gaming miniature style with a terrain detailed base including such little goodies as hand sculpted mushrooms and polyphores. I finally found a use for one of those green tinted quartz crystals I bought! He is only 2.5" tall with a 1" diameter.
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  27. Personally I would just photocopy the relevant pages, then you can use them however you want. It's usually a good idea to keep books intact if you can help it. You might want to share or gift the book to someone else in the future. Also you might come across a shop you could sell it too or trade it in for different books. But they are your books, so you should feel free to do whatever you want. Just remember you can't undo it once it's done. Which kind of books are you thinking of doing this with? Some books I know are purported to have talismanic effects of a sort. The book itself can act as a gateway into working with the currents and systems within.
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  28. Well that changes the meaning of Djinn a lot. From magickal servant who grants wishes to holy spirit.
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  29. They sound like our House Fairies - aways up to mischief!! I was once told that the Djinn live in the fire and you stop them from crossing over by using iron fireplace items. Sounds similar too the fairy folk lore except the idea of a fairy being a servant is never going to happen.
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