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  1. I'm hoping this is the right forum. I saw a lot of 'clair-' prefixes browsing through here, so I'm hoping my guess it right.


    I have had several strange instances lately with an online friend, who I communicate with through chat. A song would suddenly start playing in my head, and it would get stuck there for about an hour, and it would be a song that I know and that I haven't heard in a long time. I would tell her what song it was and, more often than not, it was the song she was listening to at the time. After this happening about six or seven different times, she was all, "You! Quit being psychic, you're scaring me!" (jokingly). We're also role-play buddies, so we'd be coming up with scenarios to do, and we would end up typing the same ideas, practically the same sentences, too. Usually I would be typing it a little after her, and we would submit the message at the same time. It was hysterical. Sometimes I feel like I have an antenna sticking out my head and it's just picking up these frequencies like FM radio.


    Anybody else have experience with clairaudience? I haven't met too many people who have, and it took me a while to find the name for it. :\

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  2. I'm finishing up the second season of this series, and it's just great. I'm a fan of horror movies, stories, urban legends and true crime, and it's just to fun to watch all of that combined on-screen.


    I've heard that the third season is going to feature witches, and honestly? Though I know they're notoriously inaccurate, I'm a fan of movies like The Craft, The Witches of Eastwick, Practical Magic, etc., so even if they're shooting bolts of lightning out of their palm (I'm hoping that won't be how they go about it, though, as I think it would kind of break the very mature and suspensful feel the series has set in place), I can take it with a spoonful of salt and look past it to see if they get anything else accurate.


    Either way, looking forward to seeing the third season. :)

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    This started out as a part of a sketch dump (sheet full of sketches for practice), but it turned into its own thing. :)


    I like Arachne. I can relate to her and spiders on many levels. We're both artists not scared to express ourselves, even if it pisses off the divine. lol

  4. Well, shit....another laundry-list! lol


    Dear Fledgling Witch Self:


    Books are for research, and your own convenience, and to satisfy curiosity. They aren't an all-or-nothing guide to how to approach your path, and you can skip over things you don't agree with. The way you go about your path is entirely up to you.


    You follow your instincts, write stuff down, come to your own conclusions, and use those as guidelines.


    Also, Wicca is a religion, not all witchcraft (threefold law is bunk, and you'll understand why in time). Don't subscribe to their dogma, please. Don't just look at books pertaining only to witchcraft, either. Read up on foreign culture, philosophy, other religions, art history, etc. I know you think religion is bullshit, but read about it anyway. It will be very useful in your path.


    Also, despite how cynical you're being about all this 'witchcraft' business, you DO have a gift! Read about energy work! Get a pendulum! You'll figure out what it is! You don't need the witch's need-to-have list to be a witch! Just...do it!


    And just because you dated a Wiccan and hate him forever now DOES NOT mean you should stop practicing witchcraft! It's for your own benefit to keep that spark alight! You have a lot more than he ever did or ever will have!


    Anyway, I'm done nagging you. Just please consider what I've told you.




    Holly (from the future)


    *Twilight Zone theme plays*

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  5. So, I have a few questions. First, would a "tool" (if I chose to use one) be more powerful inscribed with a name of my own choosing rather than the one that I was born with, identify with and answer to? (Not that I think I have a miraculously amazing name, I don't - I think it's pretty boring and common - but it is the name my mother chose for me). Second, how many of you have adopted the practice of choosing your own "new" name? And if you have, why was that an important decision to you?


    1. It really all depends on you. Would you rather stick with your original name (which you seem to like a lot, as far as I can see) or would you rather seek out a different name that relates closer to your craft? You don't have to come up with an alternate name, but for some people, it's a psychological tool, or switch, that helps them get into the witchy mood when they're about to do magical workings.


    2. My username is my alternate, witchy name, but it is also the name my mother gave me. Let me explain: my first name is Holly. I love that name, and it's the one my parents picked for me, and it could probably stand as a witchy name in itself, since I'm named after the prickly evergreen tree whose bows are emphasized a lot around Yule time. However, if you were to look at my full name, you would find one of the most common names known to man. lol. So I decided to put a unique spin on it. I took the Linnaean genus of the holly plant (ilex) and outfitted it into a name. So, as you can see, the first part of my witchy name IS my real first name, just re-translated. 'Morighanan' is a bit more complicated than that. My last name is Moore; very common, Scotch-Irish name, and I THINK the 30-something-th most common family name in the United States. So I looked to my Irish roots, and my obsession with crows and ravens and death and blood (scared of me yet? lol), and I met the Morrighan (raven goddess of war), who is probably one of my favourite deities in Irish mythology. I substituted my surname with hers, and I got 'Morighanan'. It just rolled off the tongue perfectly. Been with it ever since. :)

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  6. I'm sensitive to energy in general, and I have been able to sense people with a higher field of energy than the average Joe (in this case, witches).


    For example, I arranged to meet up with my current coven leader (not having met her before that date, and never seeing a picture of her, or any other indication of how she would look), and out of the crowd of people in the lobby of the restaurant, I was able to pick her out. She wasn't dressed 'witchy' or any other indication that she was one, but I knew who she was. For one, she had a weird familiarity about her. She didn't feel like a stranger, but somebody I have met before and was well-acquainted with. But I'm very shy usually, so it took me a bit to go up and ask if she was the same person who sent me the e-mail. Surely enough, it was her.


    So yes, I believe that I (and many witches) have some sort of way to sense others. Though I have talked with witches who say they have never been able to tell whether someone was a witch or not, and the realization of that took them by surprise.


    I guess it depends on the witch. We all have different strengths. :)

  7. I would first like to say: WOW. This is an excellent thread! Thanks M!


    I'm inclined to believe that the Witch is the Power Source, the Witch initiates the Path, and together they become One as an accelerant, so to speak. We all have pretty much agreed that if the Witch doesn't use the Power/ Intent, that the Witch will loose the Power. ( Use it or Lose it ) Power may lay dormant within the Witch, until that spark of intuition or revelation comes and kindles the desire in the Witch to become. Once the Witch becomes , the Path chosen is initiated by the Witch, and with knowledge and application within the walk of the Path. I also am inclined to believe that the Path takes on a life of it's own, and knowledge comes to the Witch when it is walked upon in trials and experiances. The Path doesn't have a life span, like the human who continually practices it, it's eternal in it's complexities. Think about it, how many times have You influenced another's behavior, or emotions, or the course of events ? Is that not your internal Witch " Power " ? Hell... even " Ordinary People " do that. Embracing your inner Witch Power, and activating it, and walking within the current of the Path you've chose, or for that matter chose You, there should be no limitations as to what a Witch can/will do.


    This is very much how it has worked out for me. Not coming from a family tradition, it took a lot of 'feeling around in the dark' to get an idea of where to start my path. And then there was that 'spark'; an idea that set the foundation and start of my path. It just came to me one day while contemplating a particular curiosity I had about elements. It's been moving forward ever since. I'm seeing things differently than I have in the past, and certain things are standing out in stark relief. I've had to be really patient at times, but things tend to make sense eventually.


    I've come to the idea that we as individuals are our own power source, and in that our path shows us not truly how to be more powerful, but to make better use of the power we possess. Knowledge and practice lets us get a better understanding of what we have, how to access it in ourselves and make it go a further distance. Things like candles, herbs and such have energies to themselves, as all things do but we take those things in to add it to what we already have, and many times I think these things are more of a key to accessing your power than anything.


    M - Given that you and I understand the "splinter" scenario of divine spark, we should agree that we inherit this power within us. When we become aware of ourselves as witches we can move on to the channeling of said power.


    I also agree with these. It wasn't until doing a lot of research that I realized that I did have a power to work with, and how to wield it in a way that would be useful. I do energy healing, but I didn't realize that that was what I was doing. I just knew that people and animals that were anxious, uneasy or even sick greatly enjoyed my company, and that when I was near people, I somehow knew what was bothering them and how to 'ease' it. Intuitively, and only lightly from study, I could figure out what kitchen ingredients would help, where to apply pressure on the body to ease discomfort, what words to say that would calm a person's disposition, and various other 'healing' techniques. When I started reading about chakras and energy work, that's when I found out what I was able to do, and knowing that helped me to base my path around that.


    As o_O said, the tools came later, after I knew what it was I was working with, and what could help me out with those particular skill sets.

  8. 1. What is your favorite witchy movie?


    The Craft (Boo and hiss all you want! I think Fairuza Balk is HOT in this movie!) and The Witches of Eastwick.


    2. Where is your favorite place to do a spell?

    At the kitchen table or in a coffee shop, over a cup of tea.


    3. Where do you NORMALLY do your spells?


    On the go; usually on walks. Sometimes when I'm cooking or doing the dishes. Get plenty of energy going that way.


    4. What type of spells are your favorite?

    Money spells are the only ones I'm good at at the moment (usually off-the-cuff and chanting types with minimal equipment), but I'm very drawn to spells involving poppets/dolls.


    5. What is your favorite ingredient for a spell?


    Blood, when it doesn't involve me consciously jabbing myself with something. I'll either get it from the occasional, accidental scratch or I'll use my menstrual blood when that time comes around.


    6. What is your LEAST favorite ingredient to use in a spell?

    Exotic herbs commonly used in witchcraft that I can't get out of my spice cabinet or in my backyard.


    7. What is your favorite witchy holiday/festival?

    Samhain. ALWAYS.


    8. Do you have an animal spirit, If yes, how many?


    Yes, only one that I'm aware of at the moment


    9. If yes to #8, name the animal spirit(s):




    10. Name your favorite witchy character:

    I don't know if she counts as a 'witch', but Maleficent from Disney's Sleeping Beauty. LOVE her fashion sense. lol

    11. When was the last time you did a hex/curse?

    Last month. The catalyst has yet to be set into motion, though, so I don't know if it will ever follow through.


    12. When was the last time you did a blessing/healing?


    A couple days ago. I balanced my partner's energy so she could sleep better at night.


    13. When was the last time you did a binding?


    I've never been in a situation that has required me to bind someone, thank goodness.


    14. When was the last time you did a love spell?

    Never. Love spells are pointless when you're happily married, and I've heard that they never go over well, no matter how effective they are at the start.


    15. Have you ever done a spell on someone just because you were bored?

    Not a spell, per se, but I've tried to focus my energy on animals or random people to see if they can feel it and have an urge to look my way. Got it to work a couple times, but not often enough to keep doing it out of boredom. Waiting for it to work just bores me further. lol


    16. What is your strength as a witch?


    Intuitive Tarot, money spells, energy work/healing, visualization.


    17. What is your weakness as a witch?


    Most other spells, scrying, psychic ability, and staying organized.


    18. If you could go back in time to meet ANYBODY associated in witchcraft, who would it be and why?


    Nobody that I know of.


    19. How much of a "modern stereotyped witch" applied to you as a witch?


    I wear A LOT of black. It's a shade of power to me, so I usually try to find a way to fit it into my wardrobe. I'm a bit of a recluse. I don't like parties and large gatherings all that much, mostly because their energy is overwhelming to me as an empath. I tend to wear 'odd' jewelry, in the eyes of most people outside of the witchy crowd. And I'm just an ODD duck. I can go completely off my rocker, and not feel like a complete idiot afterwards, because it just seems natural to me.


    20. How long have you been a member of this forum?


    Not a full member yet. Been here a couple months, but still a Seeker at the moment. Hope to become a full member sometime in the future. :)

  9. According to my friends in high school, I had a habit of disappearing and reappearing, and they would all jump when I 'reappeared' again. Not exactly sure how I did that, and I still do that from time to time. Might have to do with walking heel-toe out of habit, wearing dark colors, and being generally shorter than most of my friends. I also, according to them, had an unusual 'luck streak', in the sense that things would usually go my way, and the fact that I've never had much bad happen to me. I blame the latter on my ability to read people, though. If they let off bad vibes, I kept my distance.


    As for birthmarks, I have a heart-shaped birthmark on my right hip that fades in and out of view from time to time. Very small (about the size of my thumb pad), pink, more of a discoloration of the skin than the raised, brown, bumpy birthmarks I've noticed on other people. :)

  10. Fiction


    The Child Thief by Brom


    A much darker version of the story of Peter Pan. Awesome read so far! Check it out!




    Treading the Mill: Practical Craft Working in Modern Traditional Witchcraft by Nigel G. Pearson


    Trance-Portation: Learning to Navigate the Inner World by Diana L. Paxson





  11. People often think that Empaths care about people, which is true to an extent, but when you truly feel all human emotion, you really get kinda sick and tired of other people very quickly.


    LOL. Ditto. This is probably the reason I'm such a recluse. I have healing ability, but I usually only use it to help out family and close friends.


    Otherwise, for some reason, I tend to attract all the Negative Nancys in the world, and they're exhausting. T_T

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