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RavenFlyer last won the day on October 6 2016

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About RavenFlyer

  • Birthday 09/12/1983

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    Johnson City, TN
  • Interests
    tarot, palmistry, hiking, camping, researching local history, reading, drawing, writing, movies
  • How familiar are you with witchcraft?
    I am familiar with it. I have been practicing since a small child and didn't even know it. As i grew up I started exploring many paths that are influenced by witchcraft or magical practices.
  • Have you explored other paths?
    I was raised as a freewill baptist in the middle Appalachian mountains. By the time I was 10 I was very much disillusioned with the teaching of Christianity (at least within the protestant churches). They talked about loving one another as Christ loved, and then step outside the church doors and belittle everyone who did not agree with them 100%. There was a lot of hurt feelings within that community as well as to how my family was treated when my teenage sister became pregnant out of wedlock.
  • Have you ever worked with Traditional Witchcraft?
    at this point yes. what I grew up with in the appalachian mountains and what I did intuitively.
  • What does Traditional Witchcraft mean to you?
    From a very young age I was intrigued, called by a force outside myself. I talked to trees, grass, bugs, the animals, and rocks. I could feel an energy there. I began to make small little rhymes and incorporated different plants in a mixture of rainwater to get certain things. I do not recall if any of that came to bring anything to fruitition or not. But I think that was the first callings to witchcraft. I studied Wicca around the age of 15-18 and never truly felt connected to it. I went back to doing my own thing and reading about occult knowledge. I practiced my own path, which included a lot of appalachian mountain knowlegde I was taught growing up, and hoodoo, and some British magic that I had learned. Over the past few years I began looking for a little more direction in that I felt there was something I was missing still. I have found the types of hedgewytchery and Traditional Witchcraft. It really seems that this is what I would title my path.
  • How long have you worked with witchcraft in general?
    knowingly 14 years
  • What brought you to our site?
    google
  • What do you expect to get from this site, and what do you expect to contribute to this forum?
    I am just hoping to to find good conversation. Challenging conversation so that i can grow and learn. I like what I have seen so far with how the no wiccan/uber new agey thinking is allowed here. I think that is important to foster a good trust and proper learning experience.
  • Do you belong to any other online witchcraft sites?
    no. not any longer
  • What are your strongest points in witchcraft?
    Tarot, spirit communication, physical crafting of tools (just discovered this!).
  • What are your weakest points in witchcraft?
    if i told you...i'd have to kill you.

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  1. I really enjoyed it. I love how campy it was. And I love how it blended the 70s exploitation film genre and time period with the current time period.
  2. Reviving this thread to add a couple of singers: Katy Perry Rihanna I also feel like Taykor Swift dabbles Then of course: Dr John
  3. You shouldn't be embarrassed for having the books. No one should be embarrassed of any of their books. I just don't find value in the CS tradition. I can not speak to the Dragon book of Essex as I stopped reading Chumbley and other CS author's years ago. I have worked with the Azoetia, Qutub, and another one ( I don't remember its name now). And there is interesting information there, but I have just found it to be regurgitated information amongst other "traditional witchcraft" authors. And nothing against any of the authors or thier practice, but its more of a personal annoyance than anything. These claims of supposed "ancient traiditional" methods are nothing but neo-witchcraft attempts at pasturbation of what they want witchcraft to have been, but also want to make it a super wordy and pretentious elitism in the world of witchcraft. What I am saying, (and not trying to be personally offensive to people who follow or practice CS, or other traditions within the neo-traditional witchcraft boom that is current going on), is that these forms of modern witchcraft only have validity to the practitioner if that is what the practitioner seeks. One form of practice is no more valid or "less-embarrassing" than another. Yes, most everyone on this site gets eye-rollingly irritated with the "fluffy-bunny" "white lighter" New-ager type of witches, but I can say I have known a few of those types who could work magic 100 times more effectively than most of the "traditional" witches I have met and know. so yes-let's agree to disagree, I suppose; though that statement in and of itself is rather irritatingly dismissive. As what the person saying it really means is "I'm right, but I just don't feel like discussing this topic with you anymore since you clearly won't "get-it" " And I am also very contrary currently, and I am not trying to piss a lot of people off. So I will stop now. Because, honestly, Anara you have always posted interesting and informative posts and I wish to continue reading them and having a dialogue with you.
  4. I'm not saying you won't get results from the books. I'm sure you would get results from those books. Just like you could most likely get results from any of the other books discussed in this thread. It doesn't make any or all of the books any less or more embarrassing.
  5. I've gotten to tHe point that I find my purchases from Xoanan, three hands press, etc to be embarrassing. All of them are just someone else's idea of what witchcraft is. It's all just personal gnosis and personal ritual. Instead of putting forth works that imply they have a "traditional" way of practice they need to admit they have just created a new neo-witchcraft and stop pretending they are offering anything old. It's all rather embarrassing.
  6. I'm going to see it tomorrow. I'm excited. I love the retro technicolor exploitation appearance and acting.
  7. There's a new film coming out called The Love Witch. It looks like a retro 70s film. http://thelovewitch.oscilloscope.net
  8. There is a time for love and laughter. The days will pass like summer storms. The winter snows will follow after. But there is love and love is warm

    1. Evergreen47

      Evergreen47

      Love it, RF! Hope you're well!

    2. Christine

      Christine

      There is a time for us to wander when time is young and so are we. The woods are greener over yonder. The path is new, and so are we.

  9. Been listening to Haim's debut album. I didn't care for them initially, but I am really digging it now. It's very 80's inspired.
  10. Do you always trust your first initial feeling Special knowledge, holds true bears believing I turned around and the water was closing all around Like a glove, like the love that had finally, finally found me

    1. Christine

      Christine

      Then I knew, In the crystalline knowledge of you. It drove me through the mountains, through the crystal light and clear water fountains. Drove me like a river to the sea.

  11. No Money - Galantis (I adore the seafox, what they call the cat faces, faces in this video)
  12. Here's what I was saying before just a little nicer; True knowledge of witchcraft or the occult does not belong to the rich, wealthy, and bourgeoisie. All of these people running around with the latest publication bound in goat skin and sealed with conjured demons don't have any real working knowledge of witchcraft. Perhaps a little high magic knowledge, but nothing of any real help to your regular person trying to make ends meet. Most of these people like to hear themselves talk ad n...

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    2. Nikki

      Nikki

      Will DO :)

    3. Nikki

      Nikki

      wanna quote you in it, too 'Standing barefoot in the snow..." Yup, that's how it's done !!!

    4. RavenFlyer

      RavenFlyer

      Feel free to quote me.

  13. Don't worry about it Nikki. I think I will wait until the colder months to start delving into all of this. Thanks everyone. Please keep chatting about it all.
  14. Buying expensive rare occult books does not make you a better occultist or witch. What it makes you, usually, is a fuckboi who enjoys listening to yourself and other fuckbois jerk each other off about how witchy and powerful you are. It does nothing to endear me to you. I roll my eyes and ignore anything you have to say. Fuck some Chumbley et al.

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    2. ArcticWitch

      ArcticWitch

      But, but...they can recite Crowley and met, like, two deity that one time in the woods (after Jaegermeister bombs, of course).

    3. RavenFlyer

      RavenFlyer

      Of course and they've read all of Xonan's, and there hands press releases. They've met Gemma Gary on the astral.

    4. Nikki

      Nikki

      In their 'Astral Temple'... me thinks.

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