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About Nyxiah

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    Mistress of Twisted Bats
  • Birthday 07/19/1983


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  • Location
    Sydney, Australia
  • Interests
    watching my daughter grow and learn, reading, movies, pixel dolling, learning, most things arty
  • How familiar are you with witchcraft?
    I'd like to think that I have a good knowledge of witchcraft but that I am always learning new ideas that I haven't explored before into the many different "shoots" of witchcraft
  • Have you explored other paths?
    I was brought up by a spiritualist mother who had many of her ideals in the witchcraft area but was more spiritualist and when i was 18 i studied it further and found my calling was in witchcraft.
  • Have you ever worked with Traditional Witchcraft?
    Now that I have a better understanding of TW I have been working this way most of my life :D I've never liked the rules and restrictions that the wiccan books out there have imposed, nor have i felt the need to gather all the tools that they say you require for simple spell work. I like to work simply and with what's around me as well as taking time to gather ingredients and do complex work when i feel the need but not be restricted by certain 'steps' in order to acheive my goal.

    I'd rather just sit and do the spell than take time to draw a circle, then call the quarters etc.....it's a long drawn out process that i feel i have no need of, my end results are just as efficient because i'm putting more of me into it.
  • What does Traditional Witchcraft mean to you?
    Traditional witchcraft means to me a getting back to your roots, communing with nature and celebrating life and the divine in all things. It also means to me being part of a community with other like minded people who share ideas and thoughts and sharing these same themes with generations to come and to hopefully help the nasty stigma that has surrounded witchcraft for so long.

    It also conjures up a homely feeling of being part of a family and being welcome :)
  • How long have you worked with witchcraft in general?
    pretty much all my life without really knowing it. My mother would always challenge my views and she was always so non conforming and she taught me a lot about believing is seeing, not the other way around.

    I would also say that i delved more heavily into finding out more about witchcraft and forming my own place about 10 years ago.
  • What brought you to our site?
    I was just getting so frustrated with all the other 'fluffies' on the other forums i was on, my views were constantly put down and if i had to hear how i was 'lost' and someone would light a candle for me for merely challenging someone else's nasty viewpoint one more time - i was going to chop some heads! So i used google and found here - best thing i ever did!
  • What do you expect to get from this site, and what do you expect to contribute to this forum?
    A place where my knowledge and ideas are welcome and also a place where i can learn from others because i don't believe that you ever stop learning, share new ideas and hopefully meet some new friends.
  • Do you belong to any other online witchcraft sites?
    not anymore!
  • What are your strongest points in witchcraft?
    My empathic abilities, divination, meditation and grounding - but i'm always learning new skills

    Energy manipulation seems to be a new strength that i have discovered lately. I find that I am able to draw and use energy a lot easier and better than I have over the years.
  • What are your weakest points in witchcraft?
    divination readings for others, working with tools
  • Additional Information.
    If anyone is interested:

    My deviantart account - http://mistressrhi.deviantart.com/
    Facebook - Rhiannon Sheridan
  1. I am extremely lucky that my SO is every bit as spiritual and witchy as me. We hung out with the same kind of people in highschool because we were both witches, but we never really got to know one another well. 12 years and a few bad relationships later, we reconnected on FB and it was one of the things that made him really want to know me more, was that we were still very much the same in our beliefs and knowledge. We both have different aspects of the craft, but it's wonderful that I never have to feel weird or outcast or feel that I have to explain anything I'm doing to him - he knows and agrees - so I am extremely lucky in that respect to have someone who understands and really gets me. Same goes for our parenting belief, my parents brought me up being honest with me about everything and letting me decide what I thought was right for me spiritual wise, and I involve my 4yr old and explain things to her as much as I can and my partner and I believe in doing the same thing for her and any future kids, give them knowledge and the choice to find their own path :)
  2. It's alright hun, RL always gets in the way some time or another :D You just focus on you and we'll be glad to hear from you
  3. Hey i'm 26 and I don't think i'm young or stupid! :D hehehe just joking but I know what you mean, that's why i've been thinking about and designing my tattoo's since I was 18, If it's going on my body forever then I'll be damned if it's not going to be exactly what I want and PERFECT! :D
  4. ^exactly, I'm REALLY damn picky about how things are going to look if i'm going to look at the damn things forever, i'm going to be one of those bitchy tattoo customers - show me all your stuff, tell me how you'll colour it? NO No improv to this design, GET IT RIGHT.....LOL :D
  5. ^Worse than childbirth??? What kind of birth did she have!?? That's a lovely tattoo by the way, very nice! :D Last night i sat down and sketched all the tattoo's and components I wanted done.....I'm going to be tattooed all over my back if i get them all done! :D
  6. This book sounds very interesting and it's nice to see some more TW themes in books coming out
  7. oh ok then :D Sorry thought i'd pissed you off by repeating something - LOL nice to know you'd tell me straight up! I admire that!! :D
  8. ^You do know that i was making the point about the way that they describe colours, not how i see them don't you? How most of them see the world in black and white i.e. evil and good, not myself. sorry for being a pain in your ass
  9. Do we really? Wow that's pretty cool for Australia but i must admit it's kinda easy to find stores and readers etc - I hear QLD is pretty laid back and most of the pagan events are there or in South Australia. Hehehe well you'd be welcome down under, that's for sure!! :D
  10. something else along these lines gets me wondering too - if black is supposed to be the colour of evil, darkness, death etc then why do nuns and priests etc wear almost nothing but black?? If it's supposed to be associated with the devil etc surely they'd choose another colour? I know that not all do like the pope wears white and red, cardinals are red and they throw purple in to some fathers etc as well but mostly it's black. If it was to show piety and purity surely they'd all wear white? It just bugs me about how they use a colour to define evil when they wear it themselves - does anyone know why it is?
  11. I believe that to truly understand yourself and your craft you have to accept the darkness as it's part of life and part of the light. To quote Albert Einstein - every action has an equal and opposite reaction - and i believe that is what the darkness is, to every bit of love and kindness, there is a bit of hate and cruelty, to life there is death, night to day - of course there are varying shades of grey in between but i think to gain a better perceptive of all things around you including the craft, you need to accept and learn about the darkness inside everything. I still have some trouble with this as in, i understand that people do die and some people have reached the end and do need to die to create more life but it still hurts in the way they go or how early they go. I don't see the lesson in taking a baby or child away and perhaps until i learn to accept this i won't fully understand or accept my darkness
  12. I agree that I don't think I need a connection to other countries to make me a witch, i stand on the earth or in the sea and that sea is connected to all the other bits of earth on the planet in one way or another - so i am connected to every country in the world even by just a little bit.
  13. Bingo! I don't think you are a lesser witch at all, every single one of us is very different from the next. In a way i think that's what kinda makes us witches, being different :D
  14. For me being an Aussie witch I don't really feel a connection to Australia as a country per say because i think we've been pretty shocking to the Aboriginals and our history is still very young, but I feel connected to the earth/world as a whole - as in, everywhere I stand in a forest, desert, beach i'm standing on the earth and i'm connected to everywhere else in the world just by a tiny little speck of dirt or drop of water. I do feel a stronger pull towards the lands of the UK where my ancestors come from but I also feel a pull towards Russia, Prague etc even though to my knowledge I have no ancestors from there. I think that is why witches, no matter where they are from can form a connection with one another - we are all part of and connected to the earth, thus connected to each other, well that's what i think anyway
  15. I'm also a fan of Kim Harrison and Kerry Armstrong and i've read the Mayfair witches by Anne Rice, I thought they were all very good but i do prefer Kim Harrison's stuff. The Witches of Eileanan series by Kate Forsyth was a good one and some pretty close descriptions of witchy things. She's also written a follow up series called Rhiannon's ride which is good but IMO not as good as the first and just checking out her website she's writing another which although is a kids book interests me. Check her out here - http://www.kateforsyth.com.au/books-for-adults.htm
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