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About Solanaceae

  • Birthday 11/08/1976


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  • Location
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Interests
    Reading, learning and expanding my knowledge and abilities.
  • How familiar are you with witchcraft?
    I would say that I am quite familiar with witchcraft. I have been learning and practicing since I was 15.
  • Have you explored other paths?
    I was raised Protestant (Christian), and as a child was taken to the Pentecostal church with my grandmother, however, my family was not what you would call devout. At a very young age I took an interest in witchcraft. The community I grew up in had an active and open community of witches and it resonated with me. As a young teen I must confess I did get into Wicca, however I quickly found it was not for me, just another organized religion,( white and black, and good and evil, do this don't do that, and too many rules. ) I have also read and learned about other religions, namely Hindu and Buddhism.
  • Have you ever worked with Traditional Witchcraft?
    This can encompass so many possibilities to me, I will attempt to put it the best way I can. I have crafted my own spells and working tools. If I can do it my self in the most natural way possible I will. I do not use much ritual in my workings. I use simple, often spontaneous and short effective spells. I use natures gifts and prefer that to mass produced or elaborate looking tools. I love working with plants and rocks, and natural healing.
  • What does Traditional Witchcraft mean to you?
    Traditional witch can mean many things. To me it is and old path of knowledge, and a connection with the earth, the universe and other realms that is not reliant on any religion, rules or complicated rituals or requirements to join any coven.
  • How long have you worked with witchcraft in general?
    For years, since I was around 15, (officially, though really it was earlier then that) I have practised witchcraft with the full intention of doing so and learning more.
  • What brought you to our site?
    I was looking for a community where I could pass on my knowledge, and learn from others. I looked at some and found most to be Wicca based, or filled with seemingly very young, very ill informed or very unlearned people who just copy and paste generic information. Then I found this site, and was impressed with the forums, and with the fact that you do not just sign everyone up right away.
  • What do you expect to get from this site, and what do you expect to contribute to this forum?
    I hope to contribute some of my knowledge and experience. I hope to meet like minded people, have people to share ideas and questions with, and expand my knowledge.
  • Do you belong to any other online witchcraft sites?
    Yes, White Trinity Witch.
  • What are your strongest points in witchcraft?
    Spirit work, working with plants and stones.
  • What are your weakest points in witchcraft?
    I always want to know more. I do not much enjoy elaborate ritual magick.

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  1. Oh, no problem. Really as long as people are making some attempt to answer the questions enough for me to know they are not a bot or something that is usually enough. Your answers were intelligent and relevant. I did have someone else around that time send a request with no message or answers, not sure if it was someone from here but if so here is a friendly reminder that if I don't know who you are or have some idea why you are trying to join I probably won't approve the request. We have gotten a few holy rollers trying to join recently as well most likely for nefarious purposes.
  2. Hello, I wanted to post a link to a facebook group called Shadowlands I admin with some friends. It isn’t exactly trad craft, but I thought it might be of interest to some people here. If you do decide you would like to join, please answer the admission questions, or drop me a message (Belladonna Miles on fb) to let me know who you are. I tend to automatically delete requests I suspect might be bots or scammers, it happens a lot. Here is the welcome statement for the group, to give you some idea what it’s all about, and whether it is something you might be interested in. Welcome to Shadowlands, a place existing beyond the reach of the light. I am here searching for something, though I couldn't tell you what exactly that is. I thought perhaps others might like to join me, and we could learn from each other. Earnest and bold seekers of the occult are welcome, as are the adept. Just know I seek to break the binds of dogma and indoctrination. I would topple the high-towers and strike their occupants from the parapets. If this is not your path you are always free to go your own way. If we are able to get enough interested parties with compatible ideas and chemistry, we would eventually like to engage in some group activities and experimentation, providing everyone involved is on board with that. It is by no means a requirement for membership, and it will probably be awhile before we get to that anyway. Mind you, I feel like time is ticking. The following is an advert for the group written by my dear friend you might know by the name of Ouroboros. Dear fellow occultists, witches and practitioners of the craft, it seems humanity is at a crossroads. The current chaos is both as symptom of our disease and a potential catalyst for change. This is the tipping point. Will we dig our heels in and attempt to continue with the strongholds that are currently in place? Will mankind wallow in ignorance and continue to aide and abet the oppressors? Or, is it possible to use this fire to burn away our bonds and topple towers? If you are interested in discussion and the pursuit of knowledge in this vein, please join us. We do not pretend to have all the answers, but we hope that maybe together we might find them. To be clear, so that no one gets the wrong idea; This is not a meme group. We unequivocally support BLM and all movements that that work toward human rights. We believe science is real. If your politics do not agree with these sentiments, this is not the place for you. https://www.facebook.com/groups/889510984858973/about
  3. Very interesting thoughts. It really illustrates just how much the world has changed in such a relatively short period of time. These days, seekers will obviously find it easier to research and find information that influences their path, whether or not it is quality information that they find is different matter. Here I will be dating myself, but when I was very young and just starting out on my path there was no widespread easily available access to information online. Most households wouldn't even have had access to a computer. There were no smart phones or highspeed internet connections to look something up on a whim. If I wanted to do research I had to do it the old fashioned way, through the bookstore or library. How many books related to witchcraft or anything close to it do you think were stocked in a little town like the one I was raised in? And yet, from a very early age I unquestionably felt a distinct pull in the direction that led me here. There are sign posts along the road of life for those who are inclined to notice them. There always have been. Those who are meant to find the way will do so without the internet, without books, and I would even go so far as to say without other (currently living) people to influence them. Do all these things make it a hell of a lot easier? Yes, of course. Am I saying you can learn everything you need to know about witchcraft without any of those things? No not really, I am saying you can find the path without it and from there you will with purpose and conviction seek out that which you need. Not all teachers or guides are manifest in what we tend to think of as the physical realm. At the same time, in my opinion those who are not at all predisposed to notice the 'wayposts' and respond to them will not, even if those signs were bright flashing neon monstrosities. Now I know I am beginning to touch on some potentially controversial ideas. What isn't controversial these days anyway, might as well just dive in. Even still, I feel the need to add pre-emptive disclaimers to most of my online interactions lately since being offended is trending. When you say 'hereditary witch' with the attached context I assume you mean a witch born into a family tradition, but hereditary by definition implies genetic. One does not need to be raised by one's blood relatives to inherit certain traits from them. Let me attempt to be clear, before anyone decides they want to jump on me about some suggestion that they think I made, I am not making any blanket statements or claims about nature vs nurture, or red vs gold threads OK? Continuing, most likely I myself was influenced early on by fantasy books, shows and movies, but even before the advent of such things as that I am sure budding witches were led onward by an inherent love of the natural world and a desire to learn all they possibly could about it. Even without access to books and written language there are ways to learn. Trial and error, cautious experimentation driven by curiosity, and a deep unspeakable knowing coming from the ability to really listen to ones inner voice as well as the voices all around us. It's in the plants and trees and living things, it's in the earth and coming from those who walked before us. Not every otherwise entirely uneducated village witch, learned in they way of local plants and spirits was raised in a family tradition, that is certain. In conclusion, yes I absolutely and emphatically believe I would have been a witch without the internet or widespread publications. Solanaceae
  4. Oh yes, he is way better to look at then Trump without a doubt.
  5. I think he did it to look older, so maybe people will stop calling him a child lol.
  6. Congratulations guys, enjoy!
  7. Hello, I am Canadian. Ottawa currently.
  8. Thank you, this is exactly it. It is definitely New Agey. Look into these ideas carefully before you decide to commit yourself to them. There is something quite sinister about it when you dig into the flesh of the matter. Just because it is 'of light' doesn't mean it is harmless.
  9. Onyx, I am glad my post inspired you, I enjoyed your version.
  10. https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/japanese-healing-spirit-covid-19?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=ff160f6ad7-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_27&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f36db9c480-ff160f6ad7-67857177&mc_cid=ff160f6ad7&mc_eid=51d570c564 I thought this was interesting, from Atlas Obscura.
  11. Fucking rabbit holes everywhere, just waiting to be tumbled down!

    1. Oroboros


      Red pill or blue?

    2. Solanaceae


      You already know the answer to that.

      It will always be the red pill for me.

  12. This is actually a very good thread topic K. I wish I had something to contribute but I don't know a thing about it! Fascinating though and definitely warranting some research.
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