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About ValarieAnne

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  • Birthday 12/27/1955


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    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Interests
    Learning more about the craft, exploring, painting and drawing, nature.
  • How familiar are you with witchcraft?
    I was born into it, but never taught all that much except some traditions, most of which i have forgotten due to not practicing all that much. My granny was a traditional witch with a great knowledge of herbs and nature and the ancient spirits and ancestors of north eastern Scotland, where I was born.
    I learned a few spells and have had success with some. I am able to curse and banish most successfully.
  • Have you explored other paths?
    I have always believed in the power of nature, the spirits and ancestors. I have never been drawn to anything else. I also beleive deeply in the progression of the soul (which I know many traditionalists do not). My partner and myself seem to have been together in many lives and share dreams. I am able to "see" certain things, to go backward and believe also in the astral plane. My partner and myself are able to go together while in the same or different physical space. We have a tangible connection that can span many miles.
  • Have you ever worked with Traditional Witchcraft?
    Yes, "seeing", lucid dreaming and casting spells of banishment or placing successful curses (which sometimes turn out to have a more severe result than intended)
  • What does Traditional Witchcraft mean to you?
    To me it means a belief in the elements, the ancestors, spirits of different types. It is a path of both dark and light. Both are necessary. I believe in a "kinship" with the "old ones" as I have always referred to them, although Im not entirely sure who they are. It also means (to me) that I respect the power and existance of some forces (nature, spirits, etc.) greater than I and that they are rather lonely now dur to being mostly abandoned in favour of "modern" religion and horrible "neopanganism".
  • How long have you worked with witchcraft in general?
    Since I was very young, perhaps 6 or 8 (I'm now 53) I have been aware of the ancestors and old ones, particularly in my birthplace of north eastern Scotland.
  • What brought you to our site?
    Looking for others who might be real. Sometimes I feel that other than my partner, there is truely no one there.
  • What do you expect to get from this site, and what do you expect to contribute to this forum?
    I would like to learn more with an open mind, I would like to know that there are true other ones out there. I would also like to make the craft more a part of my daily life.
    I hope to contribute any experiences or information that I can, or share results of what I learn.
  • Do you belong to any other online witchcraft sites?
  • What are your strongest points in witchcraft?
    It seems that banishing and cursing.. as far as spells go are almost always successful. I'm not sure how happy I am about this.
    Secondly my ability to .. project my energies or self or something to a given place.
    Also I can touch people and sometimes find an ailment or the cause of an ache or pain, and I am able to releive such pain sometimes.
  • What are your weakest points in witchcraft?
    I would be weakest at making it a part of my daily life. Other than that, my knowledge is lacking, although some things come to me on their own. I am seriously lacking in the ability to make or influence positive things to happen.
  1. That works like "magic" Michele! Good advice.
  2. I ordered "Earth Magic -A Wisewomans Guide to Herbal, Astrological and Other Folk Wisdom". Touted as information passed down thru "generations" of family tradition "sharing her rich heratage and drawing on a wealth of ancient wisdom"... uuhhhh no. It is something that would highly confuse the noob witchling. It is heavy on Godess stuff and christian angels/celebrations/"the virgin", while at the same time using the names of some of the seven "watchers". Highly contradictory. A wee bit of garden lore that's interesting, but most of it appears to be made up with each stroke of the pen.
  3. My Gran used water and clay or mud from the Uisge Uigidh, Ugie Water or river to make things with. Aberdeenshire.
  4. Thanks for posting that. It's something about our ancestors and ourselves that too many forget.
  5. Right now I'm reading some "alternate reality historical fiction". Since I'm am trying to write something along these lines myself a friend gave me some books. This one is called "His Majesty's Dragon", set during the Napoleonic wars. The difference being that there is another line of the military - Aviators - who use dragons. It's different and well written. Also I'm waiting on something called "the Greenwoman's Guide".
  6. Wow, those are really nice. I think I'll put away my block of modelling paste now...
  7. I don't think it was meant for me as I didnt know her at all. I think that just because of the close physical proximity I picked up on it. Something I don't usually do and hope not to experience again! I think she has "moved on" now though as I do not feel her anymore.
  8. I had never thought of myself as an empath, and still don't, but I do pick up on the emotions of people that I am close to emotionally. I also kind of have a knack for being a fairly good judge of a person's character when I first meet them, but don't put it down to much besides "a feeling" and some logical deduction. I do know that if my "little voice" has warned me to beware of someone and I don't, then I regret it. Occasionally I can pick up on negative emotions. I can sooth babies and sick people, but just put it down to sensitivity. But I do belive that some have these abilities. Something happened over the las few weeks and days that made me relpy to this post and stop discounting the "empath" thing. A few weeks ago (before the stop smoking thing) I was overwhelmed by emotions that I do not normally feel. Even if I DID feel such things, I would know the cause I'd guess. But what I felt was horrible and almost literally made me sick to my stomach so intense it was. I thought I was under some kind of attack or something, someone playing with my head. It was, I guess what the deepest depression must feel like and hoplesness etc. Made me cry for no reason at all and took me a few days to shake off. I did some protection things and it dissipated and so I again put it down to some sort of attack. I also noticed beginning a couple of days ago that I felt unusually cold - actually shivering at one point and also intensely tired for no reason. I sleep with the windows open and am usually warm when all around me are freezing so this was odd, and I had no reason to be so tired. I thought I was coming down with something. So anyway, on Monday the police, paramedics, fire dept etc were at our apt building all afternoon and overnight. Not a good thing. I couldn't get an answer out of anyone as to what was going on. So I decided to see what I could "see" (using the cards for answers) - I got some confusing answers as to male or female but at one point felt/saw in my minds eye a short chubby woman with long black hair and felt extreme angst from her and regret etc. not good feelings at all. I jumped up blew out my candles and put the cards away and shook it off but then turned to my partner and said "14th floor" so we went to look and sure enough they police, forensics and all were on the 14th floor. Next day I went to the 14th floor and asked the policeman sitting on the door what had happened and he just said "an incident" nothing for you to be worried about. This morning I saw the super and asked him what had happened and he said a woman died and I asked how and he said suicide... since I live 1 floor up from her and only one apt over, I now wonder if what I felt - the extreme emotions, was some sort of empathy thing? Or maybe she was in such turmoil that she was literally casting out these emotions? They began the same time as she moved in. Also the cold and tired thing coincided with her death as she went undiscovered for a couple of days. And yes she was a short woman with long dark hair. If this is empathy, I certainly don't want any part of it ever again. However I feel her around still, still in turmoil.
  9. Dad0Seven, I love your wife's idea! Make the woman happy! :rofl: For some unknown reason I have ALWAYS wanted a small (about the size of a tooney/silver dollar) blue spiral on the palm of my left hand. The spiral has many, many meanings in many cultures that appeal to me. Lots of places will not put ink on your hand (even though I'm certainly old enough by now to decide) and I imagine that it would hurt like hell too. Also I'm not all that sure that I like the look of tatoos on (uh hum) "mature" women's hands.
  10. Tried it a few times and it seems to me that only matching levels of weirdness work! :-)
  11. I found the theban alphabet while reading something years and years ago and I really love it. I enjoy writing in it, mostly for decorative purposes. I use it sometimes in charms or the like. But for my own writings, I stick to plain english. You might try something where the pages are mixed with a formula known only to you. In other words you could start with page one then go to page 5 then on to page 10.. You can use any formula.. a birthdate or date of significance or just make something up that you can remeber. That way if anyone reads, they just get interested and then *poof* another topic comes up. Here is a link I found to download the font, but I don't know how safe it is. The one I used is now gone. http://www.bohemianalchemist.com/theban.htm As far as hiding who and what we are and our books etc., generally neither me nor my partner do. Our apt. is pretty obvious... Anyone who comes here either knows or has a good idea. Occasionally for business purposes we keep to ourselves, but ordinarily is some topic comes up that requires a "witches viewpoint" we don't mind putting our two cents worth in.
  12. Well said! I don't and never will understand why "celebrity" does heinous shit and continues being treated so wonderfully.. Some body ask me again why I don't like the modern world much... You know something? I think I'll make a little Michael Vic dog toys for family's assorted dogs heh heh heh.. suffer mother f**ker.
  13. I hadn't read this thread before, but go figure - Last night I went to Chapters for a book I needed for teaching English. The other half wandered off, came back with that book in his hand! Too bad I have to brush up on relative clauses today! I can't wait to read it!
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