Vomit all you want about semantics. You’re the one talking like you’re reading out of the script of The Craft 2, with nature being hushed by your casting the circle and all.
Yes, I’m Wiccan in the sense of the original intent of the modern word. Since you brought up lineage: I’m downline from Sally Taylor, who was given the title of Witch Queen of Kent by Alex Sanders himself. Our tradition is British Traditional (primarily Alexandrian/Gardnerian) with hereditary/family elements taught “at the knee.” I’m the HPs of Elphame Coven based in Salem, Massachusetts. My life is a testament to my Magicks: I have built a great career, maintained a lovely home here in Salem, lived a healthy and fulfilling life. I have a strong, caring coven, a fun circle of close friends, and a passionate, loving husband. I front two working bands right now, and I create charms for three stores. In short, I have everything I could ever want or need — and what I don’t need is anyone’s approval.
Neither do the other people around you who evidently don’t “measure up” in your eyes. You aren’t capable of recognizing the spark in them, never mind tapping into it for group work. Solitary practice has value but it is not the be all and end all. Group work is a whole other animal, and it takes a more advanced practitioner to direct the power… Of course, step one would be recognizing it.
Look I’m amazed that you have real roots in your religion, and that you are a true Wiccan one being descended from someone of great importance that is a true feat I do truly applaud you on.
Maybe you don’t know my credentials based on the assumptions you have made. I am not a stranger when it comes to groups. I have tried many many groups over the past 5-6 years or so. I have only stuck with one, and that last only about 8 months.
It has nothing to do about recognizing the power. If there is power you will feel it, you shouldn’t have to fine tune senses to feel strong magick, smaller things like the energy of a plant, or a crystal/rock, a book etc yes, it takes skill to feel the magick in the item. For a group it’s actually easier to sense the power, because there’s a greater mass of people trying to grab hold of power and draw it towards them which is fine and dandy.
But what I am saying out of all the rituals I have done with groups i have never felt the power I felt when I do for example a compass. Everyone talks about it, and I’m just sitting there like “was that it?” because the tinge of something I felt wasn’t a mass of power but more like a sprinkle that kinda goes out. I have done countless rituals with groups and even more countless rituals myself. My last grouped met every tuesday of every week. I went for about 8 months straight and the people were great I still consider them to be great friends but I just didn’t feel the power I feel when I preform a ritual.
I’m not saying you have to approve of my thoughts and beliefs. I don’t care. But I am saying from my experience this is how it has been. Maybe you are a badass witch who if I ever did a spell or ritual with you I would feel the power. But I would never know. The power I conjure forth people always feel. I always get comments when I am doing something, always.
But again I’m sorry if that pisses you off, but again I am impressed you are what i view to be a true wiccan, and I’m glad your life is great, because that’s great.
I’m not disapproving of anyone and their practices I am simply sharing my experiences.
Not being able to feel the magick others work is not an asset to the Witch. It is a liability. You either have an ego issue or a serious lack of psychic radar… Or you don’t get out much. In any case, you are displaying a blind spot the size of Jupiter here. Underestimating everyone in your sphere will not benefit you in the short or long term.
I was initiated at 28 years old, but I already had been a Witch since I was 11. The power I was passed at my initiation did not negate what I already had; it blended with it. Any traditional Witches who preach otherwise are hooked on Power Over rather than true Empowerment.
You may wish to practice feeling the “spark” in others. Many blazes can be kindled from even the most dormant fires.
No it’s not a lack of a “psychic radar” which by using that term I know you are wiccan before i even get past the sentence. whenever I hear someone talking about psychic power and magickal power I vomit uncontrollably for seven days and seven nights. Psychic power is not magickal power even in a slight sense.
That’s great you are hopefully a true Wiccan(meaning your coven can be traced back to Gerald or Buckland) but not to sound like a ass but I dislike wiccan magick. Wiccan magick is always for lack of a better term fluffy bunny type stuff unless you are a Traditional Wicca. It’s always reki or some other metaphysical store stuff. That is all bs to me, I don’t want someone to tune my aura with a fork, nor do I want someone telling me how to expand my psychic power.
The fact of the matter is, true magick is something you can feel, others can feel as well. I have only personally experienced the true magick through myself but again I know many people who can. What do I mean by true magick? Well air is heavy, you can practically slice through it. Nature goes silent, you feel the dragons pulse go through you. etc etc.
Never once I have met someone else who makes that happen, I have preformed in front of others and they all have commented on it. but when they do something it’s not even remotely the same. There’s still magick sure, but it’s not the same, nor in my opinion is it as strong as what I can do.
You wanna think I’m a ass go ahead. I’m not saying whatever everyone practices is fruitless because it works most of the time, but what I am able to conjure forth is different, heavier, stronger, scarier at times. Now do I expect all my followers to follow or get where I am coming from?
No I don’t. I don’t think anyone can. There are two types of witches in the world both of witch require dedication and a shit ton of work. The natural witch who just is a natural conduit for magick a natural adept for witchcraft. Then the person who seeks to become it.
Again sorry if this bothers some people. But in my world it’s true.
I’m going to ignore the massive amount of shit you are saying that just doesn’t make any logical sense from a rhetoric standpoint and continue on:
1) If you are unable to “feel” the magic in anyone but yourself as they perform in front of you (elitist child much?) than it seems like the common denominator is you, not them. Sounds like you should get your “real-o-meter” checked. You do not have the authority to decide who is powerful and who isn’t.
2) The analogy of people who are basketball stars or whatever is the popular one right now is insulting to my intelligence and basic logic. Name a single famous basketball player who hasn’t trained DAILY for YEARS, probably since childhood? Are there people like Mozart who pick things up as a kid? Sure, but THERE IS NO EVIDENCE IN THE UNIVERSE THAT SUGGESTS THERE IS A CORRELATION BETWEEN SKILLS/GENES/MUTATIONS/ETC NECESSARY FOR MAGIC AND THOSE REQUIRED FOR MUNDANE PRACTICES. This kind of logic makes you look like a fucking idiot.
3) No one cares about your elitist, incorrect and childish opinions on “twue witches”. Grow the fuck up.
Look I’m not going to get into whether or not you think I have the authority to say this. I know a small grouped of about ten people who I haven’t been around when practicing magick but I know they can do the real stuff.
Why do I have this line of thinking. Well for example I was part of a group of mainly wiccans, they were great for the most part. I decided I would round a compass for them so they get a feel of my craft(to be noted at this point I have never missed a single meeting and was always there for rituals..etc) and as it was being said and done you could feel the magick in the air. Everyone could, mainly people commented on it during and after, and after I did such many people came to me personally and asked for helping in going to the next level if there was one on their magicks.
Now all the other rituals I did with them I didn’t feel anything to be honest. I never once felt a bit of real magick, from any of them. it’s not their fault and I would never say what they were doing was wrong because it isn’t. It just wasn’t to the level where I could feel the magick.
I have met and worked with a ton of people from all over, if they were practicing magick and told me I wanted to know how they were doing things, and if it felt the way I felt when i did things.
describing real magick is extremely difficult on how it feels. The air gets really heavy, you can feel the air everywhere, you feel the ground, you sense the pulse within the land. Everything goes quite, animals calm, birds stop you just feel it. I have only personally experienced this from when i was doing the ritual, but again I know many people including a dear friend of mine I met on here tumblr that I know could produce the magick I feel, I just haven’t gotten the chance to get witchy with them. Trust me I want to but I don’t live near her ):
As for the second bullet point of yours. Actually most trad witches all have some opinion on the inner spark, the witchblood, the mark of cain whatever have you call. Most would say that yes some witches are born with a spark that lets them tap into magick on a much greater level then someone who has been practicing for years.
I think personally all people can conjure magick forth, but not the stuff I pull. Elitist a little bit always have been. I’m not saying this because of what author xyz or blogger zyx said I am basing this purely off what I have experienced.
Lets try a different analogy here. For example languages. Some people are just born to be able to speak multiple languages, they can pick up on a new language super easy. So they know like 4 different languages by the time they are 20, then there are the people who have been studying a second or a third language for ten years and still cannot be as fluent as the other person. But that person can still make themselves learn that language to the same degree but the 20 year old has moved on to another new language and mastered it.
I have 520 followers if no one cared Id very little followers. My views aren’t wrong nor are yours but I wont every accept yours because from personal trial and error I haven’t met another true witch in my opinion.
Being a witch isn’t easy, especially not easy for someone who doesn’t have the spark. I’m sorry if this pisses you off, but witchcraft is a practice you can work your ass off but the the child that grew up in the guild of witches will always have something a outsider doesn’t.
Sorry but I’ve said this on ym blog multiple times before some people are just born with a spark. Some people just don’t have access to the magicks like a true born witch does. I have met people who have been practicing for twenty years and have been there when they have done magick and felt nothing.
I haven’t met someone like me who actually conjures magick forth, well I have met people who can but I have never been a round them when they were casting.
It sounds terrible but it’s a truth, and the argument just because every trad witch says that doesn’t make it true. What kind of argument is that? That’s some 3rd bullshit right there. If everyone in the class said the truck was red, but you swore it was orange who exactly right there?
The fact of the matter is he’s right. Some people are born with the seed of a witch, the fire, the spark, the spirit, the mark of cain whatever the fuck you wanna call and have more access to the magick then others. It’s not like you can’t still be a witch but his analogy is right you can still be a basketball player and still play the game, but you won’t be a basketball star.
If I were to say I would not draw inspiration from American Horror Story Coven I would be lying
With research into what witchcraft is. Start with basic book like Raymound Bucklands complete guide to witchcraft aka a book on Wicca(still a great read a must have for all witches in my book), Mastering Witchcraft by Paul Hudson is a single must for all witches, and raymounds bucklands solitary wicca book i forget the title but it’smore like witchcraft 101. then start going into the subjects that interest you, ask other witches for books but it takes time sometimes if you know NOTHING and jump into real publishers you won’t understand anything they are saying which can be hard.
then start you know doing magic. start casting spells, start meditating , starting getting closer to whatever you believe to be the source of power for me it’s nature for others it could be gods, the universe, the dead.
and just start your journey you can’t really be wrong unless you are saying someone else is wrong.
And if you have any questions big small or opinion ask me or ask someone. Also dont give up it takes time to become a witch it’s not easy and not something someone should embark on if they don’t wanna fully commit because you won’t really accomplish anything if you dont truly commit.
Well whenever I eventually get full my mandrake root(hopefully next year :D) I’ll be putting inside a wooden small chest. Inside the chest Ill have some small things like coins, other herbs, incense, enchantments..etc surrounding the baby. I dont think it matter about color but darker in my world is always better.
As for offerings if someone doesn’t want to use your own blood, which is what I will use. I’d say wine. or some other alcohol maybe absinthe if you have any.
It also really depends on the spirit of the root itself. It may prefer blood over wine, scotch over absinthe…etc it may prefer the smell of other poisons instead of sandalwood. I often times tap into the spirit of the plant itself so that’s how I would go about it.
I have never used offering of flesh from a store. A few drops of blood is what i’d do. Maybe eve a few drops in some wine.
Mastering Witchcraft by Paul Hudson
I love that book my only problem with it, is it’s to basic in the sense of it’s all the standard magickal formula type stuff it’s a great book. I think everyone should own a copy of it, I just like the more trad stuff.
Everyone who I meet and they are like “I’m to witchcraft.” I just say Mastering witchcraft please go read~
My still favorite book is Traditional Witchcraft by Gemma Gary.
It’s really funny going through my tag because people think I am against goddess focus in religion which I’m not.
I am however against goddess focus in Wicca. Trance the religion to the roots and read the original texts and yes the Goddess is the the main but it’s like it is now. The god is JUST as important as the goddess and I do have a problem when people want to have a dualistic religion where the focus is the goddess and the god and then the god is demoted to a servant to the goddess. That is a problem.
Anyway in other news hopefully I’m getting a kindle fire HDX, so I can download some books I downloaded about 20ish to read atm. All great texts I put Serpent Songs on my sister’s kindle and read the first chapter with Gemma(all the hail the witch Queen of England) and I loved it.
I don’t wanna commit to reading any books other then novels atm just because I have been going through so much that I just keep getting side tracked and lost.
Speaking of loss, I can’t find my copy of Azoetia…. I printed the mother fucker for 56 bucks where the fuck is it? It’s not in my room the only place it should be so I am getting really pissed.
Anyway sorry for the lack of real witchy post, I am planning a lot of stuff, just so much has been happening that I haven’t got a chance to do stuff.
Also might start a youtube channel now that I have a real camera. Depends if I can get the lens I want and a tripod. Also depends if me making videos would be a thing for y’all.
I am also checking this everyday like I always do so please feel free to ask me questions to start up a convo. I’m willing to discuss subjects with you, or share my knowledge with y’all if you have questions.