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ettrick last won the day on June 10 2015

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About ettrick

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  • Birthday 08/29/1992


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    Folklore, writing & illustration, drinking tea & beer, hoarding books
  • How familiar are you with witchcraft?
    Well known acquaintances. I've been on this forum on and off for the last few years.
  • Have you explored other paths?
  • Have you ever worked with Traditional Witchcraft?
    Yes & I am now on a different path.
  • What does Traditional Witchcraft mean to you?
    The practice of magic unrelated to Wicca and named 'witchcraft' for various personal/cultural/lack-of-a-better-word reasons.
  • How long have you worked with witchcraft in general?
  • What brought you to our site?
    Curiosity, and the fact I was too young to join, but then I got older.
  • What do you expect to get from this site, and what do you expect to contribute to this forum?
    To learn and share what I learn.
  • Do you belong to any other online witchcraft sites?
  • What are your strongest points in witchcraft?
    Healing & energy work
  • What are your weakest points in witchcraft?

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  1. I was looking over this book last night. The only thing I find embarassing about this book are the images... :sweat:
  2. I hope you'll get your release one day, Caps, when it's the best time for it. I've been through something similar (in that it took years) and was surprised that it happened during a positive patch in my life, as it I'd subconciously decided it was a safe time to not put up a defensive, protective wall. Good luck with all the changes you're going through. I hope they take you to good places x
  3. Shin, I could go to town on your post :P but it's really off topic. It would make a good discussion for another thread.
  4. I've not heard of the association of Seiðr with Norse mythology before- do you know the origin? For me, I find it similar to saying all traditional witches must honour Hecate. If anything Runic magic should be Odinic in nature, and even then the runes most likely predate the Norse deities in their original form. Not meaning to derail the subject! I also use song in my workings. I find, as I sing, that I am able to build up the energy and release it when I finish. It's something I've always done, and it's pretty spontaneous.
  5. Shinichi I agree with the sum of your post, I'd just like to add that Seiðr users are alive and well on Vestmannaeyjar, and other places. The idea that it just upped and died and was replaced by reconstructionists is similar to saying forms of traditional witchcraft died and were replaced by Wicca. The "singing" forms in a mix of gutteral humming and hoarse shouting, not any spoken language. I think the problem is that in Iceland today there is a strong reconstructivist community and they are usually the easiest ones to find for ethnologists, so instead of going to rural places and finding elderly people in farmsteads, they will instead interview the reconstructionists because they're easier to find. Also, Iceland today, particularly the rural parts, is still quite Christian compared to the other Nordic regions. People may practice Seiðr but they would be more inclined to do so privately.
  6. That really bites. I wouldn't be surprised if it grows momentum with each generation. I hope his ancestors are strong enough to help him (my fingers are crossed).
  7. Eww, what a nasty. Might want to ask how to lay/destroy that thing. I can imagine when you rid him of it it might attach itself to a close friend or family member in order to keep fucking with him... I wonder if a demon even counts under the ritey rules.
  8. I'd hestitate to say that all spirits are a part of 'nature' (I think we might have different definitions of 'spirit' though). Although our worlds overlap, there are some which are not born on this plain and who are far from 'natural' except for perhaps the form they've taken. But when it comes to nature spirits and ancestral spirits I have definitely witnessed a co-dependency. In my experience, I've found that the places in which remembrance for the ancestors has continued the land spirits thrive. By contrast I've entered areas where some violence has been committed against these places of remembrance and the land spirits have left yet to return. Considering many land spirits were once human, it makes sense such nature spirits would rely on a healthy human/ancestor relationship. I think animal/plant spirits live by their own rules, but it's all interconnected. Edit: Bad grammar. :razz:
  9. I mostly do everything through spirits. In this way I sustain the spirits and they... well, there are perks. It means I need to live by a certain code of ethics; I need to ask myself 'would the spirits respect me if I acted in this way?' If not I'd do it by my own will entirely- risks included. 'You're only as good as your spirits' and I can't disagree thus far.
  10. 1. What is your favorite witchy movie? 'The Wickerman' (original) or 'The Juniper Tree' 2. Where is your favorite place to do a spell? Indoors. 3. Where do you NORMALLY do your spells? Indoors. Privacy guaranteed. 4. What type of spells are your favorite? Ones that make life easier. 5. What is your favorite ingredient for a spell? Blood. 6. What is your LEAST favorite ingredient to use in a spell? Blood that requires collection via cutting. Hate, hate the slicing feeling. 7. What is your favorite witchy holiday/festival? Halloween. Always and forever. 8. Do you have an animal spirit, If yes, how many? Nah. 9. If yes to #8, name the animal spirit(s): +++ 10. Name your favorite witchy character: Tiffany Aching from the Discworld series. 11. When was the last time you did a hex/curse? Couple of months ago. 12. When was the last time you did a blessing/healing? A while. Can't remember. 13. When was the last time you did a binding? Years and years ago. Not my favourite method. 14. When was the last time you did a love spell? Ethically opposed unless it's a 'find a love' spell. 15. Have you ever done a spell on someone just because you were bored? No. 16. What is your strength as a witch? Don't consider myself a witch, but I'd say my current strength is divination. 17. What is your weakness as a witch? Doubt. My brain would love to rationalize all my experiences. 18. If you could go back in time to meet ANYBODY associated in witchcraft, who would it be and why? Isobel Gowdie. Whatever that chick was on I want some. 19. How much of a "modern stereotyped witch" applied to you as a witch? I live in a place where the 'black on black' is a legit and encouraged look. Wearing colour is considered scarier than wearing black. 20. How long have you been a member of this forum? In a few months it will be 4 years.
  11. I've frightened family members (many are scared of me still) in the past when angry but I just assumed it was because I can be very expressive when emotional. According to my partner I do a 'gandalf' and simultaneously the entirety of my eyes go red. I'm already not far off 6 feet, and am seriously pale, so I can only imagine the effect. Yet, I've never seen myself do it or known I was. Perhaps it's because when I do it I'm so full of emotion and focused on willing others to fear me that I don't stop to think about looking in a mirror :P Would love to know how to control this without the emotion required.
  12. I'm sure a few would have liked that lol I believe the witchcraft act was abolished in 1951 in the UK. It wasn't a popular, very well known act but it did exist and occasionally people were taking to court after accusations. Have to agree with Monsoleedra. I think the times say a lot about the meaning meant in that quote.
  13. I'm so pleased you've freed yourselves from this entity. Sounds like for your partner this is a new beginning! You might want to consider a little after care for your partner now- Such as a spell to help get his life back on track? I felt amazing for the first two weeks but it proves to be very difficult to change life long habits, so don't be surprised if he goes back to doing things he did before just because there is security in habits. Lots of motivation to keep the wheel turning to a point he's far away from it and there aren't daily reminders of the way he's structured his life around this parasite and it's needs.
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