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FancyShadowCat

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About FancyShadowCat

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    Mojave desert
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    Reading, science, video games
  • How familiar are you with witchcraft?
    Somewhat
  • Have you explored other paths?
    Catholicism
  • Have you ever worked with Traditional Witchcraft?
    Slightly
  • What does Traditional Witchcraft mean to you?
    Learning to live with one foot in the Otherworld and your other in the physical. Fulfilling the spirit of those who hear the calling
  • How long have you worked with witchcraft in general?
    I’m very new
  • What brought you to our site?
    My own web searches
  • What do you expect to get from this site, and what do you expect to contribute to this forum?
    I expect to help myself by not stepping completely into the dark all on my own. It’s a bit more dangerous that way

    I hope to enable conversations benefit all who want to contribute or read the threads. I think even as solitary practitioners we have the opportunity to learn bits and pieces from each other.
  • Do you belong to any other online witchcraft sites?
    No
  • What are your strongest points in witchcraft?
    Allowing my intuition to guide me to the knowledge I need to progress. And connecting with plants.
  • What are your weakest points in witchcraft?
    I am a bit fearful, I hope to keep this from holding me back

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  1. I’m interested, I just sent in my application.
  2. I had heard of witchcraft through video games and my very Catholic dad, and I was obsessed ever since. Then when I got into high school I befriended a girl who was Wiccan and tried to learn as much as I could from her before I ever got to read books or the internet (my dad wouldn’t even let me do enochian angel magick after I tried to make it sound as Catholic as possible). So I do think I would have managed to find my way without the internet. But it would’ve definitely taken longer, and I would have had more BS info to filter through before I got to my current place.
  3. Let my just bump this comment for anyone who reads this thread. Respect the tradition, because you aren’t a rightful inheritor, you are not a member of the culture, you are a foreigner or sometimes just a tourist. The cultural practice is there to serve them and not you so don’t expect special accommodations, it is meant to connect to their ancestors- not yours, so respect that if you’re going to try and get involved. Don’t go selling it and displacing the rightful inheritors of the practice who have more right to sell the products/practices, don’t go trying to write books on it exploiting the culture to make a buck. Don’t just assimilate into the practice because you want to benefit from their ancestral treasures, try to assimilate into the culture to show respect. And stay in your lane. Don’t expect to be a leader in the tradition, because you cannot tap into the cultural and ancestral essence of the practice the way the actual members of the lineage can.
  4. Do you practice any traditional magic from that area or do you stick with chaos magic? I relish getting to hear about traditional ancestral/cultural magical traditions (even though I only practice my own). 😄
  5. There is also a channel which includes some traditional appalachian granny magic called “the inner beauty guru”. And if you have trouble locating her channel, add “granny magic” to the search.
  6. The best genuine traditional witchcraft channel I have ever found on YouTube is The Hoodoo Queen who goes by the name of Queen Co. She comes from an unbroken family lineage of traditional hoodoo that dates back into the 1800’s. And she is a staunch traditionalist. I love her channel.
  7. The golden tarot by Kat Black is pretty gentle and sweet, but also truthful.
  8. I have started to come out of my shell a bit with my family, particularly my siblings (my younger sis I teach magic so no surprise with her). And I’ve been able to help a couple of them magically so they are appreciative of my talents lol. At this point in my life I’m focusing more on surrounding myself only with those who believe in witchcraft and the “supernatural” so that I don’t have to hide anything if I don’t feel like it. But if I don’t trust or don’t like someone, I absolutely keep it to myself, In case want to chuck a spiritual chancla their way later.
  9. What I have found is that spiritual gifts don’t take the same form in everyone in the bloodline. My cousin is a medium, but her aunt was psychic with the ability of psychometry. And my great grandmother was a powerful medium, but she told me that I get my conjuring gifts from her and so I listened. So if you ask my view on it, you probably got your magical gifts from the same bloodline that gave you the Sight. They’re all spiritual abilities that take different forms depending on the person (from what I’ve learned).
  10. I will be celebrating family this solstice. My family has recently been blessed this month with a Yuletide miracle involving an extremely ill close family member (who nearly died early this month) that is fit for a movie (she was completely cured within days!). I may make a magical tea I created if we get the ingredients, and I will more than likely have a good sit down with the ancestors about this upcoming year.
  11. It’s nice getting to know the lenormand, it’s a good primer for oracles in general. Learning to interpret the language is a fun process, so I’d definitely start with it because there’s good books out in lenormand reading that will really teach you to read oracle card systems in general. Such as The Complete Lenormand Oracle Handbook.
  12. Have you tried the lenormand? I generally I prefer oracle decks to tarot. I’ve also considered working with the Santa Muerte tarot, such beautiful imagery. And it’s my lineage lol.
  13. My best advice at finding the path for anyone is to look into your ancestry and specifically ask your ancestors to guide you to the bloodline where your magical abilities come from. My ancestors guided me to traditional mexican Brujería, and I was told specifically by my great grandmother that my spiritual gifts come from her (she’s Mexican obviously). And now it’s clear why I jumped from reading about one tradition to the other, the only one that felt right was the one that was predominant in my blood from the beginning but I kept overlooking. Once you’ve found the tradition(s) that are for you, it’s best to learn from those of the lineage. Edit- I thought I was looking at a newish topic when I posted this, and I should have read the thread more thoroughly.
  14. Home protections take many forms. You can carry protective incense counter clock wise around the home and place the ashes at the front and back door and windows of the first floor. You can simmer protective herbs and then pour that around the home, you can use powders, sigils, etc it depends on your way of working. I personally appreciate the incense (just place herbs on a charcoal bricket) among others. Bay leaves are excellent for protection against beings which intend to do harm. Garlic protects against evil (such as serial killers and other terrible beings).
  15. The Catholic Church practices “magic” too, they just don’t call it magic, or because they are praying for their god to do most of the work it’s simply faith, rather than magic. But my ancestry is heavy with Roman Catholicism, I know about the vigil candles, the novenas (I’m also Mexican American) and really the church only permits these practices under the terms that it is their deities doing the work and not the person. But when they say “In the name of the Lord (insert command/desire)” it’s basically magic. They just won’t admit it. I never felt anything in church either, but I agree with an above comment that most churches don’t want you to, because if you knew what it was like to feel a personal connection with the worshipped spirits then you wouldn’t need the church anymore. Also, you can be a witch with a “capital W” and still be catholic or any religion. Being catholic doesn’t make you less of a witch. I practice what I call “spiritual Catholicism” where I wait for the Holy Spirit to come through and speak to me rather than having a priest guide me. It’s very personal that way. Actually, I believe it may have been the Holy Spirit itself that told me I must be a conjurer/witch, it definitely felt like it.
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