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    Pennsylvania
  • Interests
    Singing, reading, writing, crochet, (trying to teach myself to knit), learning something new.
  • How familiar are you with witchcraft?
    I have explored several different branches of the craft and read more books on the subject than I care to count. ^_^ I'd say on a scale of 1-10 I'm hovering somewhere around a five or six.
  • Have you explored other paths?
    I have delved briefly into Asatru(will be revisiting in more depth), Reconstructionism, Necromancy. I have studied in depth Celtic, Greek, Romany, Gardenarian, Seax-Wicca, The Grey School path of Witchcraft and Wizardry(took classes for that) and several others. At this point, I suppose you could classify me as an eclectic solitary witch.
  • Have you ever worked with Traditional Witchcraft?
    Yes, in that my practice follows the laws of nature rather than the laws of modern day Wicca. Nature is both cruel and kind, light and dark; etc. I firmly believe that the Wiccan crede while an admirable way to behave in modern society does not match the laws of Nature, which are sacred.
  • What does Traditional Witchcraft mean to you?
    To me, it means embracing both dark and light. It means understanding that both parts are essential to nature and to us and that nourishing one over the other can be destructive. Both have things to teach us. I could go on for awhile. Let me sum it up by saying Duality, honor, intelligence and embracing the masculine equally with the feminine.
  • How long have you worked with witchcraft in general?
    Fifteen years.
  • What brought you to our site?
    A web search. I was looking for a community.
  • What do you expect to get from this site, and what do you expect to contribute to this forum?
    I am hoping to get from this site a sense of community that is lacking in my physical location. Most around me are firmly Wiccan, Athiest, or Nihilist, so it's hard to discuss my path with them. I can contribute what I know, and my friendship, even if all I have to offer is a new perspective, sometimes changing your perspective can change the way you look at a situation.
  • Do you belong to any other online witchcraft sites?
    I think I still have an account on Witchvox but have not been there in a long time. Other than that no, unless you count shops.
  • What are your strongest points in witchcraft?
    Protection, blessing, Offensive magick and Scrying.I get visions but they come as they please, so I'm not sure it's a strong point, it just is.
  • What are your weakest points in witchcraft?
    Divination(ironically considering the visions), past life regression, Astral Projection

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  1. Up for a promotion at work. Whether I get it is up to the current senior analysts. Here's hoping.*crosses fingers*

  2. TGIF! Still gotta get to work and do the final edit of my book. Need at least six chapters done by end of Sunday

  3. TGIF! Still gotta get to work and do the final edit of my book. Need at least six chapters done by end of Sunday

  4. TGIF! Still gotta get to work and do the final edit of my book. Need at least six chapters done by end of Sunday

  5. I tend to intimidate people from the moment they see me. I've never understood it really as I don't think of myself as an intimidating person. Nor do the majority of my very close friends(though that could have something to do with the fact that they were not always the upstanding folks they are today and have seen many things.) I suppose it could be the simple fact that witches work so closely with energy while most people just sort of exist in it. I suppose it must be the equivalent of knowing what words do and seeing them versus actually reading and understanding them. Another theory of mine which I'm sure is shared by many is that witches attract spirits of many types and that tends to be noticeable if only by 'vibe'
  6. A bit of shameless self promotion. If you like vampires please check out my book. https://www.wattpad.com/story/36704522-eclipse It's free to read.

  7. This woman gets more excited about sponges than I do about Vampires, Werewolves, and Halloween combined. O_o https://www.facebook.com/BryanSilvaIsDaddy69/videos/1063668557041924/

  8. I'm gonna go ahead and say its probably a combination of the two.
  9. Oh ya, there are several Cry Baby Bridges in PA and as you said other states too. The one I posted the video of is closest to me. A thoughtform would make more sense as that's too big a coincidence. Another one that seems to be everywhere is the white lady who haunts roads. Have you ever heard that one? There are a lot of these types of legends surrounding bridges. Though if you look back through myth and legend, there's always a story about a bridge isn't there? Hmmm, I wonder. ^_^ There's also a story about a bridge in PA that is flat. If you drive to the middle of it it's said that the ghosts who haunt that bridge push your car backwards. If you walk it they push you backwards too it's said, supposedly trying to protect you from something nasty on the other side. I've been there and the pushing part is true, but not by spirits. I think it's rather something off like maybe the area feels flat but isn't? I know for sure something with some extra mojo hangs out nearby it though.
  10. lol. I have a pit Bull and shes a sweetie pie. She barks alot but you can definitely tell when she means it and when she's just talking. So when that bark goes deep and her tail doesn't wag, I don't even answer the door.
  11. There is a superstition in my family. I'm not really sure how it started. Maybe with my Grandma. She came to America from Ferrara Italy and one of my earliest memories of her was my sister and i rolling down the big hill in her backyard, then running to the top and doing it again. We were having fun and she was watching us and sipping her tea when the windchime which had been making merry tones all day suddenly made a dissonant almost ominous tone. My sister and I didn't think anything of it, but Grandma reacted immediately. She made us go inside and locked the doors. The next day I can remember asking her why she did that and she took me outside and pointed to the wind chime. She said "Well honey, when the chimes ring wrong, there's disaster before long." Come to find out later, a drunk driver hit a kid on a bike one street over. I've never forgotten that saying, and to this day everyone in the family keeps a wind chime, at least one; near the house. I have one in the front of the house and one in back, and sure enough, each time I notice a bad note something bad happens. Another family thing is the kitchen prayer. Again, my grandma started it or at least brought it over from Italy. It's definitely Christian but it goes like this: Bless my little kitchen Lord, I love its every nook. And bless me as I do my work, Wash pots and pans and cook. May the meals that I prepare Be seasoned from above With Thy blessing and Thy grace But most of all Thy love. As we partake of earthly food The table Thou has spread We’ll not forget to thank Thee Lord For all our daily bread. So bless my little kitchen Lord And those who enter in May they find naught but joy and peace And happiness therein. Every woman in the family puts this or some version of it in their kitchen. Not sure you can call it a superstition, but a practice perhaps. Another one to do with cooking: This one I got from my mentor before I lost her. When cooking stir clockwise three times and counter clockwise three times to protect the food from negativity. I do this every time I cook now. Other small ones: Never open an umbrella in doors. Never allow a person in that the animals dislike.
  12. I wish you the best on that one. I've done it and it aint easy. Do yourself a favor: when you get to the part listing family trees and lineage just skip it. That's all that part is tbh.
  13. I work with spirits fairly regularly, so suffice it to say yes I've seen my share of them. As far as local legends go, we have a few interesting ones in my area. The most famous of them would be the site of the Battle of Gettysburg in Gettysburg Pennsylvania. It was one of the single most bloody and violent battles of the American Civil War. http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/gettysburg/assets/ten-facts-about/ten-facts-about-gettysburg.html?referrer=https://us.search.yahoo.com/ Over 35,000 men died in less than a week in one town violently. As you can imagine Gettysburg is the place to be if you want to see a ghost in Pennsylvania. I've been there myself. (When I was in school they took us there on field trips for History class.) The place is high energy, and you don't need to be looking to see one there. Less known I suppose are two legends. Cry Baby Bridge: Legend has it that in the 1800's a woman had a child out of wedlock. She was so afraid of the repercussions that she fled to a bridge and threw her child into the waters below. Some say she left, some say she also killed herself. Either way they say that if you go there at night you can hear the baby crying and screaming. I have gone there, and I did hear something but it was too hard to distinguish whether or not it was a wild animal so jury's out on this one. Here's a video you can actually see the bridge in question. Its located in Lancaster Pennsylvania (Amish Country). The Storm Hag: Also known as Jenny Greenteeth. Legend says she lurks in the waters near Presque Isle, Eerie Pennsylvania and sinks ships. I've never been there, but it seems like an old fisherman's tale to me. http://americanfolklore.net/folklore/2010/07/the_storm_hag.html Bloody Mary: Arguably the most infamous and widely known. As PA legend goes Mary was a young girl born in the 1800's who became very ill with typhoid. (Also called typhoid Mary for that reason.) Problem was some people who got sick with typhoid would go into a state that mimicked death so closely their families thought they were dead and would bury them. (There is historical accuracy to that actually. You can still find graveyards with little bells next to them.) When they buried them, they would put a little bell next to the grave with a string that led into the coffin so if the person awoke they could pull it; thus alerting the person keeping vigil that they were still alive. According to legend(at least the version told in my area growing up) Mary woke in her own coffin and rang the bell. But it was storming that night, and no one was there to hear it. When morning came, her father came outside to check and saw that the bell was knocked over. He began to furiously dig but by the time he did she had suffocated to death. When they opened the coffin there were marks on the lid from her trying to claw her way out. It's said that if you ring a bell three times, light a candle and put it in front of a mirror, and call for her three times she will appear to you.
  14. Amish Vampires from Space. Why is this even a thing?!?! Also, why did I not hear of this before?

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    2. AuroraBaenSidhe

      AuroraBaenSidhe

      Sure thing! Next on the list is Pride, Prejudice and Zombies! That was actually a good book. ^_^

    3. AuroraBaenSidhe

      AuroraBaenSidhe

      Sure thing! Next on the list is Pride, Prejudice and Zombies! That was actually a good book. ^_^

    4. aefre

      aefre

      Now that one I've actually seen. Flicked through, but didn't buy. I'm waiting for the movie. There WILL be one:)

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