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About bewitchingredhead

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  • Birthday 01/28/1977


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    North Carolina, United States
  • Interests
    music, more music, dance, more music! reading and acquiring new info, learning, science, art
  • How familiar are you with witchcraft?
    Pretty familiar. When I finally decided to try and find a local place where I could learn more, I met my mentor who owns a local occult/metaphysical shop. I was drawn to her bc she was the first person I came across who wasn't a wiccan and said you don't have to be wiccan to practice magic. One of the biggest problems I had with learning about witchcraft was that I did NOT want to be part of a religion of any sort! I'm very familiar with the most common religions of the world, as I have studied them for scholastic reasons and/or interest in mythology (another area in which I'm fairly familiar). I have only been on this path formally for about 4yrs. I am very open minded, but even though I respect other people's religions, I have no personal interest in the dogma of any religion.
  • Have you explored other paths?
    Technically I grew up a Christian,Baptist to be more specific. However, I knew at a very young age (around 7-8) that I felt like the Bible was BS- full of contradiction and questions that couldn't be answered to my liking. I have learned/experienced other religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism (as in I've been to a worship service).I have learned some Hoodoo (which I've had some success with and incorporate it into my practice), non-wiccan witchcraft, although that includes calling the quarters, casting a circle, etc. I just don't use the concept the god and goddess. I've done sympathetic magic with success and what I call intristic magic- which I currently believe is the most effective for me. I can meditate using my breath, incense, and mind to manifest things.
  • Have you ever worked with Traditional Witchcraft?
    I am a solitary practitioner and consider myself an eclectic witch (for lack of a better word) bc there really isn't a for what I do/want to do (or so I thought). When I happened across this forum, I finally read some things that resonated with me more so than any other type of witchcraft.
  • What does Traditional Witchcraft mean to you?
    It means being able to practice magic in the way I've always imagined it- no rigid dogma, no religion, using my innate talents/abilities w/o being told there is a right/wrong way, etc.
  • How long have you worked with witchcraft in general?
    Officially, approximately 4-5 years now. Unofficially, off and on for about 5-14yrs.
  • What brought you to our site?
    I googled witchcraft forums, looking for a place to be able to come to online, and this was one of the first ones to pop up; so I took a look at it for a couple of days when I had the time.
  • What do you expect to get from this site, and what do you expect to contribute to this forum?
    I expect to get a lot of valuable info to help me in my craft/practice that doesn't rely on dogmatic teachings. I also expect to gain valuable insights on a variety of craft related subjects/issues,in addition to constantly learning and adding important info to my ever evolving practice. In other words, to never stop learning. I hope to be able to contribute insightful and/or thought provoking info, ideas and/or opinions as of now.
  • Do you belong to any other online witchcraft sites?
    I used to belong to the Lucky Mojo forum and I visit Witchvox from time to time.
  • What are your strongest points in witchcraft?
    My mental abilities, medidation, focus, intent, concentration, and knowledge of herbs, stones/crystals, and other info (although that's debatable depending on what one believes).
  • What are your weakest points in witchcraft?
    Preparation and planning, lack of daily practice (as in I feel I should be doing something daily to enhance my practice/magic), trying to take in too much info at once (like starting another book about another subject before finishing the first one), focusing too much about the perfect time, place, etc, which tends to weaken my magic during those rituals, to name a few.
  1. Well shit, I'm out witches- I don't love death and I don't have enough skulls. :P_witch:
  2. This is awesome!! +1 for you dear!! I have a little "witchlet" myself.
  3. Thank you for this! I'm loving the cardamon, cinnamon, ginger mix. I was thinking of starting another herbal honey w/a combo of those ingredients plus some roasted cacao nibs and vanilla. I may try this and tweak a bit (like w/the herbs I mentioned and brandy instead of whisky). :) You my dear, are a lifesaver!!! In love w/them both already. :hugs:
  4. No, that doesn't ring a bell Aurelian. I may have, but that name's not coming to me and I think I'd remember it. Now I wanna google it though since no one else replied to it! I'm assuming it's a type of philter though.
  5. Gosh dangit!! Any herbal honey infusion suggestions for a homemade elixir (like say, to go w/a Damiana tincture)? Actually I was kinda looking for a cliche type of "small" potion thing, lol. You're so very right about whipping things up in a dash. I do utilize a lot of kitchen witch stuff when cooking, making teas, etc. I was curious if there were any good well known (or not well known) sweet elixirs for an aphrodisiac. I can always incorporate any of the "love/lust" herbs into my own cooking, was just interested in seeing if anyone had any good ideas. What type of liquor was it? Thanks for the advice btw RS :) Lol, same here! ;) I realized I do that w/ANY food recipe! I'm sure any good cook probably does. I'll see a recipe and be like, "it doesn't need this much sugar" or "I prefer this over that" sort of thing. Thank you though for the link RL! Will def check it out. I made a lot of my own condition oils (Hoodoo style)- money drawing, fast luck, etc.
  6. It's already been confirmed that the WGN picked it up for another season.
  7. Does anyone have any good recipes for some good ole' fashioned potions and/or elixirs? I realize they're not one in the same, but nonetheless I'm looking for some good ideas for some recipes. Ideally I'd like a good aphrodisiac, a good one to help w/dreaming, and one for energy. Others are certainly welcome and encouraged. Now most here know I do a lot of tinctures, teas, etc, even herbal honeys, but I've never made a good magical "potion" or especially an "elixir".... at least not one I've consumed myself. I don't mean philters either- I hope that's not confusing. Come on MW, I'm counting on you for some ideas here :biggrin2:
  8. I do a lot of things involved with cooking that employ magic. What type of recipes are you looking for w/regards to magic? Is there a specific type of magical system you employ/prefer (like you mentioned your religious preferences regarding your vegetarianism, etc.)? How long have you been a vegetarian if you don't mind me asking? I have a couple of magical systems I utilize for kitchen magic- "traditional" witchcraft and Hoodoo. I used to be a vegetarian for many years myself. I know Aurelian is a vegetarian also and likely has some fabulous ideas when it comes to combining magic (specifically Hoodoo) and good recipes.
  9. Takes in deep breath.... Idiots Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft and Idiots Guide to Spells and Spellcraft. They were at a local used book store and this was about 10yrs before I met my mentor. I "knew" there was something to witchcraft and that deep down inside I was always a witch, but I didn't have anyone 15yrs ago to guide me and all I kept seeing were books on Wicca (which I knew was a religion and I didn't want that), so when I saw those both for $5 I grabbed them. :wiccanpie: I feel very fortunate to have found a mentor!
  10. ​What do you mean by lack of diversity? Also, they're dealing w/what Christians believed witchcraft to be (like in the Malleus Maleficarum) back then, not what they actually are.
  11. I actually kind of like that bc it reminds me a bit of myself, lol :laugh:
  12. Thanks AM, I'll pass that along. He was so happy when I told him I had shared his artwork with so many people. My only problem is that in addition the tarot deck he's making (whenever he happens to finish it), I want so pieces of his work that I can't choose, lol!
  13. Here's the artist I was referencing regarding making a tarot deck! He's not finished w/it yet, but I love his artwork too! Take a look at his website if you get a chance. http://www.dividingme.com
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