Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Now my search begins for a local group centered on Traditional Witchcraft. I am optimistic that I will find one.

This is in line with my self-discovery path. I feel that this is the correct direction to take. I have my values and my core beliefs written down, but my spirituality has suffered as of late. It must be regained.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Changes and Live Developer Q&A with Ion Hazzikostas- 8/3/2017

Going to be changing things up with my blog as I change my focus in my life from the business we had to a more personal journaling system.  I will be cross-posting things that I like and find value in from other blogs and sources.

So in that vain I give you my first cross post. It is a video discussing the changes coming to World of Warcraft:Legion when the new patch drops. The patch is 7.3 and will lead us to Argus, the Legion home world.

This is one thing I find value in because it give me an escape and I make new friends.

Enjoy the Q&A.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Gardening Close to Home

I wrote this  a few years ago for a class I was taking. Thought it would still be of value.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Bringing to Banishing: Changing a Spell


Most spells can be easily switched up to do the opposite of what they were initially intended.

Example: You have a money spell that specifies bringing money to you and is normally cast on a waxing moon phase. You miss the timing and now the moon is waning. What do you do.

You don't need to wait for a full month to do the spell. Just change it around. Make it a banishing spell. Banishing poverty or removing scarcity from your financial environment. Use the appropriate correspondences for banishment and removal and you have a spell that is perfect for the waning moon and still for what you were seeking.

*As always, a witch needs to know how to craft a spell before a witch can cast a spell*

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Misconceptions/Misinformation #1: Personal Gain By Todd Silva

Re-blogged from information found on Facebook. Credit to Todd Silva for the wonderful topic

I see this a lot in various groups, or some form of it..."Oh no, you can't charge people money for Tarot readings/spell work/(insert magical working here), that would violate the "personal gain rule".  Almost immediately the thread conversation polarizes into one group asking where that rule was written or where it came from and the other group agreeing and complaining that asking where it came from is an attack on their "beliefs".

Here comes the bluntness...There is no such rule.  Look, if a person does not want to charge a fee or be compensated for their magical workings, that's fine, I have no problem with that.  What I have a problem with is people not recognizing that as an individual choice.  I have a problem with those who mistakenly dress that personal choice up as some kind of "Pagan commandment" that must be followed by anyone who wants to be considered a "real Pagan".  As is the case with so much misinformation within the Pagan Community, many who believe this, do so only because they are parroting something someone else told them or what they read on a website run by someone who were themselves misinformed.

So let's be clear...there is no "rule".  There is a personal choice.  The largest source for this idea that it is an actual rule (in other words the source that the most people heard this from) is the TV show called "Charmed".  It was a fun show, I enjoyed it.  But I enjoyed it for what it was...a FICTIONAL show that was a supernatural fantasy genre piece.  The "no personal gain rule" existed for the Halliwell sisters because it was needed as a plot control device.  Without that "rule" in their fictional universe then the answer to almost every single financial or personal problem they ran into would be, "cast a spell" and thus the sub-plot about Phoebe needing to get a job would be over very quickly.  Real life does not have the need of such plot devices...nor does it have the kind of magic that the fictional Halliwells could wield.

Though I am not certain that "Charmed" is the actual first source for the "no personal gain" concept, I have no doubt that it is one of the primary reasons that it is passed around the Pagan Community and represented as some kind of "rule" or requirement.  The plain and simple fact is though...there is no such rule.  There is a personal choice and no matter what a practitioner chooses, to charge a fee or not charge a fee for their workings, it has no bearing what so ever on whether they are a "real Pagan" or "real Witch" or real anything. 

My personal opinion...why would someone NOT charge at least some kind of fee, be it money or trade for something else, for something they worked hard on and has to use their skills to create?  Although some artists do indeed post their art for free for all to see, many if approached and asked for a specific drawing of something will charge some form of commission to do that work.  If I were a craftsman who was very adept at making, for example, furniture, I would not just build pieces and hand them out to anyone who came along.  I especially would not work for free if the person came to me with specific requests for a certain design.  Again, there would be a commission.  So, seeing as I was not born out of the womb reading Tarot and casting spells (oh, believe me that will be another entry in this series) and I had to work hard to learn how to do those things, I have no problem with charging some form of compensation to those who approach me and ask me to use those skills to create something for them or do something for them.

Agree?  Disagree?  Have a different take on this topic?  Use the comment section to discuss this.

Return of the guest authors

I will be having some guest posts and some re-blogging of some information that will be of benefit to the community and my readers.

Keep an eye out for the first one.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Devil is in the details.

As I "troll" (move slowly through as in fishing) through the groups I belong to I am constantly reminded of some things that are my pet peeves of sorts. So let us begin.

Number on is a big one.  It is alt"A"r. It is NOT alt"E"r. The two words aren't even similes. Stop fucking typing the wrong word. It only makes you look more of a noob.

Next is the constant posting of "blessed be" this and that. I have asked how many actually know what it means and you would have thought I shot someones cat. It is not a greeting, or an way to answer a post. It is actually incomplete as well. There is a whole chant that goes with it.

Why is everyone an empath? Oh wait that is because we are fucking human beings and by default we are empathic. If you believe you can sense the emotions of others on a somewhat deep level then explore that and if it bothers you then stop it and even shield yourself from it. Take control of it, it is your ability after all. If you can only perceive the emotional state of another person then congratulations you are no more an empath then a granite stone is a quartz crystal. The ability to sense the emotions of another human been on a level deeper then just visually is not something that you really want to be doing or brag about. It can be tiring and a bother. After 20 years of being able to do it I have finally been able to not so much shield but allow it all to come in and filter it. I can still sense it but I acknowledge it and send it away.

Harm None, Law of 3 and fucking Karma.
No, No, and only if you are Hindu.

"Kind of new to this...", no you are not kind of new, you are are either new or not.

"I don't have a clue what I am doing but I want to do this complicated ritual and raise energies to cause a huge change in the natural order of things."

While this isn't a direct quote it does summarize what I have seen in so many posts in the groups on Facebook. People, mostly kids, posting that they want to do a spell or want a spell to cause this or that but have never so much as read a book or done anything else to learn about the craft.

Negative comment. Judgement comments. "You are attacking me!!!"

What the fuck? What is a negative comment and how the fuck do you make one? Judgement comments are a part of posting on Facebook. Just by commenting you are making a judgement on whether or not to post.

Attacking? JUST NO!!!

I am sure there will be more but this is just some of it.