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About Hekabel

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    Zoology, mythology, writing, and art!
  • How familiar are you with witchcraft?
    I'm still only in my first years, but I'd say I'm decently familiar by now.
  • Have you explored other paths?
    Done a little bit of reading on Neo-Druidry and the Faerie Craft.
  • Have you ever worked with Traditional Witchcraft?
    Yes, I do it all the time. Learning more every day.
  • What does Traditional Witchcraft mean to you?
    Well, Traditional Witchcraft is 1) the old traditions, passed down through much difficulty and persecution, and as such need to be preserved, and 2) a path to both better harness ones own power and to better understand the world and how to fit in it.This probably sounds silly. It's hard to explain! Basically, it means a Lot.
  • How long have you worked with witchcraft in general?
    Well, divination and little charms-- as long as I can remember. Deliberate, concious spellcraft? Since the beginning of 2015.
  • What brought you to our site?
    Googling Traditional Witchcraft whilst looking for resources!
  • What do you expect to get from this site, and what do you expect to contribute to this forum?
    I was hoping to share experienced and insights! Im not the most experienced just yet, but I would like to exchange what information I have with other traditional witches, and learn from what others choose to post!
  • Do you belong to any other online witchcraft sites?
  • What are your strongest points in witchcraft?
    Divination, sigils, herb magic.
  • What are your weakest points in witchcraft?
    Contacting spirits, projecting my own spirit "out". Have trouble focussing long enough.
  • Additional Information.
    I have a great great grandma who was a witch, or so the story goes. Hasn't been passed down much, due to some conservative Christianity getting banded throughout the generations since; my Nana ended up playing at Wicca, and me and my mum are figuring out Traditional Craft by ourselves.

    We all have a certain susceptibility to prophetic dreams and "ghostly" encounters though, so not all is lost.
  1. This is pretty close to what I think! I think "deities" are just powerful spirits, created by mass belief in a concept that grows into a fully fleshed character over the centuries, like a game of chinese whispers. I also wonder if "deities" that govern the same things are but facets of the same being, which could lead to the continued existence of a "deity" that is no longer worshipped (I use parentheses because of the connotations that the word deity evokes, ie the idea that they created the world or humans or something like that, or that they hold positions of power over us "mere mortals", which I don't personally buy). I once read a very interesting theory that deities-- or at least some of them-- could even be spirits created by ancient witches that have grown on their own and amassed "worshippers" after their creator has passed. I don't personally have much truck with them. I think that whatever Hekate is (Spirit? Ghost Witch? Both?) is pretty cool, and I like that she likes dogs, but I don't worship. I MIGHT ask her for help one day, but I run under my own power most of the time, and turn to nature spirits before anything else if I need aid.
  2. This is less of a question about how others perceive you, and how you perceive yourself, based on things I've noticed about myself since I started down my path. When you began practising in earnest (assuming you haven't been at it since childhood lol), did you notice any differences in how you feel? Before I started practicing, I was very socially anxious, had bouts of what I now recognise as depression, was very very nervous about taking up anyone else's time or being a "bother". But, since I actually started working with the Craft, I feel... It's hard to choose a word, but I think maybe "formidable"? I feel powerful, confident, and infinitely more competent. I feel like there's this enormous well of energy under my skin, burning away any previous nerves or low self esteem! Along with this, I feel like my emotions in general are heightened? It's much harder to keep my cool than it used to be, things regularly move me to tears where before I never cried at anything but personal tragedy, I feel wildly vengeful and find myself much happier and more content with much less provocation. So, I was wondering if this happens to other people, or if it's all psychosomatic or something lol, which is always a possibility!
  3. What a perfect summation of Trad Craft! I could never have put it so well myself, I'm glad to see it all laid out so skilfully!
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