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About Windrunner

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  • Birthday 11/26/1966

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  • Location
    Wiltshire, England
  • Interests
    Walking, reading, Reiki
  • How familiar are you with witchcraft?
    Not overly familiar with witchcraft as have just started on the path.
  • Have you explored other paths?
    Was raised Christian, more to do with school teachings than my parents. My schooling was pre multi faith politic we have now. Not ever a practicing Christian though, only went to church for weddings and funerals.

    Introduced to Wicca by a friend last year and started on a path of Solitary Wiccan, but have started moving away from that too. It struck me that I hadn't wanted to live by religious interpretations and dictations of the christian church, yet Wicca is still conducting life and activities according to the written interpretations of Gardner, Alexander and Buckland. Many aspects of it have left me with questions of 'so what did our ancestors do without such tools' and have found myself looking for rationale that underlies the practices. This search is leading me to look pre Wicca, to the traditional ways.
  • Have you ever worked with Traditional Witchcraft?
    Not yet, hoping to find guidance to get me going.
  • What does Traditional Witchcraft mean to you?
    Traditional Witchcraft to me means recognising our place in nature and our connection to all living things through natural energies.
  • How long have you worked with witchcraft in general?
    Introduced (not initiated) to Wicca October 2008, realised I wanted something more traditional than this during January 2009. Been feeling my way down the trad path since then.
  • What brought you to our site?
    Google search engine.
    Was looking for a good supportive site more in keeping with my beliefs than the bunny sites I had been part of. Google threw me in this direction and I've never looked further - not needed to.
  • What do you expect to get from this site, and what do you expect to contribute to this forum?
    I hope to find information which will help me on my own personal path of discovery. Once I am more confident of my own identity and practice of wichcraft, I would hope to provide support and guidance to those starting out in the craft later.

    Also hope to find conversatiuon with like minded people as my family are not supportive of my interest in the craft.
  • Do you belong to any other online witchcraft sites?
    No, finally left fluffy bunny sites when I lost contact with friends I had there, never went back to the other trad site I found as they were just NASTY!!!
  • What are your strongest points in witchcraft?
    Willingness to learn, happy to be led by my higher self.
    Understanding that thought energy can bring about the change we focus on.
    A belief in myself that I can 'do it' (for want of better words) and persistance.
  • What are your weakest points in witchcraft?
    Level of current knowledge and my spells are a bit on the 'damp squib' side still.
  1. My copy of this book arrived thismorning and I've not even managed to get as far as 'swifting'. I get sidetracked at every turn of the page. I love it (yes, fluffy in places but still great!). :carrot:
  2. Thank you for the kind words Sandy (I'm blubbing again). I will try making a poppet as you describe, I'll do some quick research for herbs and to decide which pieces of my crystal collection will work best, I think even I can manage that :) Thanks again
  3. Ok, this is an old post that I found and am trying to resurect one of Sandy's replies, I'm not sure if I'm doing it right so please forgive any error. I have an Uncle with liver cancer, who lives a long distance away from me. He also has many other problems arising either from liver problems or his diabeties. His heart is enlarged, his blood chemestry is going all wrong, he looks like a beached whale, feels like one and is dying like one. He has fluid drained from his abdomen weekly and has been on the transplant list for several months, but if the tumour grows much more, they won't be able to do the transplant at all.. Sorry, my emotions are running away with me and I'm rattling on a bit.... Point is, I've not realy done any healing spells for him because I'm so new to all this and don't realy know how, so I've always sent healing energy in the form of Reiki energy... light energy. Is the cancer feeding from this, am I making it worse?? (I'm not even sure I want to know that answer). How do I help him? How do you use dark energy in healing, how do you use it to good healing effect without making things worse. I'm sorry if you don't know me well enough to answer, but I read this and panicked.... and now I can't see a damn thing :cry: The only person I've ever asked about this has been a wiccan friend, who told me to work energy into a candle with the intent of the best posible outcome, and said I could send healing to the 'situation' rather than trying to change his fate/destiny. I don't give a flying f*&k about my bloody karma, I want him well. And how the shit are you ment to 'heal a situation'. Yes, that's when wicca hit the wall for me, but I haven't got experience or confidence to try stuff yet, and don't really know what I'm, trying. I've ordered the book 'Utterly Wicked: Curses, Hexes & Other Unsavory Notions' as everyone seemed to find so many usefull bits in it and I found it quite cheaply on Amazon. Ok, emotions swung a bit from blubbering wreck to mad and pissed off. Back to point... how do you use dark energy to heal??
  4. I'm affraid I don't know much about my ancestors. My mum left my father when I was very young as he was very much a bully and I've never wanted to find him or find out about that side of my family. So I don't know where my roots are so to speak and have no real connection to the past. I do however feel a connection to nature, and since starting out on this path that connection has begun growing. I'm begining to recapture the 'knowing' of my childhood (sorry but the feeling I had back then is hard to describe, especially as it became lost over the years). There is a tree outside my window and if I'm feeling tired, weak and down, I stare at it and look closely into its blossoms and new leaves. I imagine myself in physical contact with the tree and can actually feel its energy as it lifts and strengthens me. All this without having to leave the warmth of my home, and without having to look like a loon to the kids playing outside. I don't like towns or cities and am happiest when I'm able to get out into the countryside, either for a walk or a camping trip - either way it recharges my batteries (especially being amongst trees). I'm an RN and have noticed new depths to the connection with those I'm looking after. Assisting someone with personal care the other day I had a strong feeling of conecting with the lady while supporting her on her side as my colleague washed her back. I just knew we were made the same, came from the same place and shared so much on an elemental level, a wonderful feeling. Healing energy started to flow more freely from me to her. We were one being, walking different paths on the same planet. Can't describe the depth, I'm tired and the words escape me. I don't think of myself as having any particular path within this tradition. The only way I can describe it is that it's not wicca, it's nature based, I like to use candles and simple spells, use energy for healing. I have a concept of god (the energy that creates and holds it all together) but with male and female aspects. I cannot decide on a name to call it/them. I do what I do, if I find someone who does what I do then maybe I'll find a label for my path, but I'm not too fussed about it. If someone shared my path, I wouldn't be solitary, and I like having my path to myself :D
  5. Can someone please tell me what her 'swifting of energy' is please. Saw it in the description of the book (can't afford one yet). Is it a fluffy relic or is there something in it?
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