Witchy Full Moon Stuff

natural-magics:

southernamericanwitches:

Red Clay to stick things to you, hold them in place, or slowly consume something; Shale for a nice clean cut away or easy detachment.

Anonymous asked: Hey tips for dorm room/residence/student witchcraft? STUDENT ON A BUDGET ALERT! Also tips for hiding beliefs from possible closed minded roomates (precaution). THANK U SO MUCH U LOVELY BUNCH O' MODS

thepaganstudygrouppage:

Hello, this blog here has many resources and ideas for witchcraft and paganism in college. Why not take a moment to look through their blog?

Ghost


Mythological creatures around the world | Humanoid hybrids
Centaurs appear in Greek mythology and have the torso of a human and the body of a horse. They typically live in forests and use bow and arrows as their weapon of choice. They respect and take care of all living creatures and are very skilled at healing, warfare, stargazing and prophecy.

Anonymous asked: I'm in serious need of a way to incorporate and start practicing Wicca again. Help?

You know what? Our best answer to that has always been, “baby steps”. Baby steps — start with something small, and do it every day. Once that becomes a habit, add another small thing to it. Continue doing that process until all those small things combined are one big thing with many little steps.
The idea being that when practicing, once again, becomes second nature, you can switch up or continue doing those things. Practicing anything, be it wicca or witchcraft, takes practice and patience and the continuation of it until it becomes a habit so deeply ingrained in your daily routine it becomes as if it is second nature and happens without the conscious performance of it.

- Katy

tarot-sybarite:

Outstanding. Here’s some resources for you:

I went online to gather the best—IMHO—free resources I could about tarot for use by them as wants to learn. Below are the fruits of my labor.

Quick Methods of Learning Tarot

miaou-wicca:

Amber, Turquoise, Imperial Topaz, Red Coral, Fire Opal, Moonstone, Opal, all Calcites including Blue Calcite, Green Calcite, Orange Calcite, Angelite, Azurite, Kyanite and Kunzite or any raw or rough stone.

Any stone with hardness under 7 should not be cleaned in salt water….

Anonymous asked: Would you happen to know a spell to help discourage a romantic partner's wandering eye, or help strengthen faithfulness?

If your partner is prone to being unfaithful, I have the perfect spell for you: dump them.

I’m sorry if this is not what you want to hear, but you should never have to resort to magic to prevent your romantic partner from cheating. Good partners who are deserving of your love will stay faithful on their own.

- Sara

tyedal asked: Im sorry you seem so busy but I need some advice. Im a 16 year old christian interested in witchcraft but only the 'good' kind. My mother didnt believe in an afterlife or God, shes dead now. But I remember a witchcraft book in our house as a child that was hers or her partners. If it was hers then I want to follow in her footsteps with witchcraft, however if it was her partners I dont want to practice anything he believed in. Should I try contact my mother and ask if the book was hers? Thanks :)

Hello, tyedal!

No need to apologize, for starters. There are several of us here who are ready to help you and anyone else as best as we can. 

Now, it’s important to know that magic itself is neutral, so there isn’t necessarily a good or a bad kind. It simply exists, and it is up to the practitioner to decide how to use magic. But yes, It is totally possible to follow a path of goodness and righteousness through witchcraft. You can even practice witchcraft with a strong Christian influence. There are many Christian witches here on Tumblr and lots of posts about the subject, which you can see in the Christian witchcraft tag: https://www.tumblr.com/tagged/christian-witchcraft 

As for whether or not you should contact your mother, well, that simply must be up to you. No one can really make that kind of personal decision for you. If you believe that it’s important, follow your gut. It is possible to do, though you may want to get your feet wet a little and practice some basic techniques before you attempt to contact her, just so you know that, one, you are able to make contact with passed love ones at all, and two, you are doing so correctly and ensuring it is her you are speaking to. I suggest you do some research on basic divination methods such as using pendulums and start reading up on the basics of witchcraft in general.

Hope this helps!

- Sara

wixren asked: Hey I don't know if you'd know about this sort of thing but do you know if there are any pagan gamer clan/guilds/factions/etc out there? I'm having a hard time finding anything and this is just a shot in the dark but hey who knows. Failing that do you know of any spells or anything to help me find and connect with other pagan gamers maybe? Even just a suggestion of some elements I could incorporate into such a spell would be great. Thanks.

Hello, wixren

I don’t know of any groups like that myself (if any of our followers or other admins do, please say so :D). But, I think it would really depend on what you’re searching for in particular. Are you looking for a group you could meet with in person, or an online community?

If you’d like to find people to meet with locally, there are a few things you could do. If you go to college/university, you can see if your school has some sort of pagan club. You could also visit witchy/pagan shops in your area and ask the employees if they know of anything—my local shop is always hosting and sponsoring events with pagan groups. Another option is running a Facebook search and seeing if there are any open groups in your area. Finally, I suggest checking for groups in your area using Witch Vox, a website that helps people search for groups, circles, covens, etc. in their local areas. Click here for an index!

Keep in mind, if you are looking for a group that meets in person, it might not be easy to find something specifically centered around paganism and gaming, but it’s always worth a try. And perhaps this is something you could look into starting yourself if it doesn’t already exist!

Not sure if you’ve tried this already, but reaching out on Tumblr may yield some results either way. You could make a post expressing your interest in meeting more pagan gamers, tag the post with the appropriate tags, and see what happens. Also, I’m sure you’ve tried this already, but you could also Google “pagan gamers” and check out the results you get. 

In this kind of situation, I strongly recommend relying more on the mundane than the magical. Meeting people requires a little effort on our parts, ya know? But of course there’s nothing wrong with a little magic to boost your efforts. Some type of friendship spell would probably fit this situation the best, if you are looking to draw new friends into your life with a group like that. Here is a simple spell that could help get you started.

I hope this helps you! Thanks for writing in. :)

- Sara

book-ofshadows:

Lughnasadh Recipe: Cinnamon Braid Bread [x]

Ingredients
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup lukewarm milk
1 tbsp sugar
15 g fresh yeast (1 envelope active dry yeast)
1/8 cup (30 g) melted butter
1 egg yolk
Filling
1/4 cup (50 g) softened butter
4 or 5 tbsp sugar
3 tsp cinnamon
3 tsp grounded almonds or macadamias, optional

Directions
In a medium bowl stir yeast with sugar. Stir in the milk and then add the egg yolk and melted butter.
In a large bowl whisk together the flour and salt. Pour the milk mixture over the dry ingredients and start kneading it until it pulls away from the edges of the bowl. Give the dough the shape of a ball. Sprinkle oil onto a clean bowl, place the dough and cover with plastic wrap. Let it rest for about 1 hour at room temperature until doubled in size.
While the dough rises, whisk together the butter with sugar and cinnamon for the filling. Set aside.
Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
On a floured surface, using a rolling pin roll the dough to a rectangle of about 18x12 inches.
Spoon the cinnamon filling over top (keep about 1 tbsp of the filling for the end), spreading evenly, leaving a clean 1/2-inch border around the edges. Sprinkle the nuts over the cinnamon filling. 
Roll up the dough and using a sharp knife, cut the log in half length-wise stopping 1/2 inch from one end to keep it together.
Twist the two pieces, keeping the open layers exposed so the cut ends remain on top..Pinch the ends together and form a wreath.
Transfer it to the prepared baking sheet. Brush the wreath with the left cinnamon filling.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. For the last 10 minutes you can reduce the oven temperature to 180 C (350 F).

Anonymous asked: I have a constant feeling of separation from another half, not romantically, but like a twin or a brother. What should I do? I've been coming in contact with a multitude of male or seemingly male figures who appear to be my age on the astral plane since I was very young, if that helps you answer at all.

It might have been that in another life you had a twin, and the bond that connected you both before was never completely severed in this life. So what you’re feeling could be the pulling on that connection that bound you both.
It happens more often than you would think.

thelivingwiccan:

Did somebody say tea? Let’s talk about tea witchcraft for a second!
If you know me at all, you’d know that I really enjoy finding ways to express witchcraft in everyday life. I’m a huge tea-drinker. Mainly, teas that I brew myself. It’s a little misleading, because what I drink isn’t usuall “tea” - no tea leaves to be found. Mostly they’re roots and leaves of different herbs all thrown together with some hot water; here we’ve got mint and licorice root, my favorite.
Now this particular pot wasn’t made for any witchcraft purposes, but just think of all the possibilites!
rosehip brew, for relationship rituals
honeycomb brew, for sweetening dispositions
sage brew, for personal purifications (another method of achieving this, perhaps?)
clover brew, for luck
And don’t even get me STARTED on the other potential magic. What about actually writing a sigil on a piece of organic paper, and then throwing it in the teapot while it’s brewing? (Keep in mind though, that you’d have to use:)
some sort of unbleached, organic paper (rice paper?) AND
edible ink (chocolate sauce? raspberry juice? Mmmm…)
This sort of thing would fall under kitchen withcraft/hearth witchcraft, for those who are interested. 
I’m off to drink tea now. I’m getting excited just thinking about it — all those possibilities! 
Happy casting!
-TLW

Anonymous asked: hi, I'm completely new to the Pagan/Wiccan world. well I've heard of it all my life & my aunt was one but no one ever explained it to me & she passed before I was old enough to understand. is there any way I can learn all there is to know about this practice/lifestyle? I'm deeply interested in it. from what I hear it matches my beliefs & personality every since I was younger. ~lynn

thepaganstudygrouppage:

Paganism

  • A Pagan Primer — For Those New to Paganism
  • Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-Centered Religions by River Higginbotham and Joyce Higginbotham
  • Pagan Spirituality: A Guide to Personal Transfomation by River Higginbotham and Joyce Higginbotham
  • Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America by Margot Adler
  • Connecting to the Power of Nature by Joe H. Slate
  • Exploring the Pagan Path: Wisdom from the Elders (a collection of articles, essays and general commentary from various pagan authors)
  • ChristoPaganism: An Inclusive Path by River Higginbotham and Joyce Higginbotham

Wicca

  • Wicca for the Rest of Us
  • Wicca Resources
  • Witchcraft Today by Gerald Gardner (the founder of Wicca)
  • The Meaning of Witchcraft by Gerald Gardner
  • The Spiral Dance by Starhawk (most recent edition only, old editions have inaccurate info that has since been updated)

List Credit to natural-magics with some edits.

-Lavender