kriptodepresija:

LESOVIK/LESNIKThe Lesovik is a male woodland spirit in Slavic mythology who protects wild animals and forests. He is roughly analogous to the Woodwose of Western Europe and the Basajaun of the Basque Country. These are forest spirits who are green and lead travellers of their track.He is said to have the ability to shapeshift into any form, animal or plant. When he is in human form, he looks like a common peasant, except that his eyes glow and his shoes are on backwards. In some tales, he appears to visitors as a large talking mushroom or as centaur. He can also vary in size, shrinking himself to the height of a blade of grass when moving through open fields, or growing to the size of the tallest trees when in the forest.If a person befriends a leshy, the latter will teach them the secrets of magic. Farmers and shepherds would make pacts with the leshy to protect their crops and sheep. The leshy has many tricks, including leading peasants astray, making them sick, or tickling them to death. They are also known to hide the axes of woodcutters. If a leshy crosses the path of a person in the woods, the person will get lost immediately. To find the way out, you have to turn your clothes inside out and wear shoes on opposite feetEach forest has its own family with a wife known as Lesovikha and children known as Leshonki. They lead travellers through the forest in the wrong direction until they were thoroughly lost or were stuck in a bog. The spirit would then disappear leaving the traveller in despair. To ward off the troublesome Lesovik it is advised to carry some bread to give as a gift or to wear one’s clothes inside out until one reaches the end of the forest.If more than one lesnik inhabits a forest, they will fight for territorial rights. The evidence is in the fallen trees scattered about and scared animals.

Anonymous asked: Hello! Just wanted to let other witches know that they should get the Gregorian Calendar app on the iPhone! It helps me so much for keeping track of full moon nights! Just wanted to pass this helpful reminder along!

Oh hey thanks!

Anonymous asked: What are the magical properties of dark chocolate?

Hi anon,

I’ve heard of chocolate being used in a number of love and sex spells. Many spell ingredients are used not just for the correspondences but for actual scientifically proven benefits. Dark chocolate is a source of mood-stabilizing compounds as well as antioxidants. So I think dark chocolate would go very well in spells for happiness, self-love or other kinds of love. It can be used as an offering to deities or spirits too. Just keep it away from animals, as theobromine is harmful to dogs as well as cats!

-Renee (gallowsong)

lavenderandbones:

fuckingconversations:

wishuponawish:

hookandthedaggersxvx:

Virginity only matters if you’re lighting the black flame candle to summon witches.

Actually, When people talk about “blood of a virgin”, what’s actually meant is “virgin blood”, aka blood that’s never before been used in a ritual.

Therefore, virginity doesn’t matter for anything.

*noises of comprehension and frustration that I didn’t make that connection before*

The gods do not favor the easy way or those who take it.

— (via natural-magics)
eclectic-witchcraft:

Simple anti anxiety witch bottle (to be carried on your person, maybe as a charm or necklace)
Lavender - Peace/calming
Chamomile - Sleep without interruption from anxious thoughts
Valerian - self acceptance
Vanilla (oil) - strengthen mental abilities, so can stay rational and prevent anxiety from completely overtaking
Amethyst  - calming/comforting
Salt - energy purification
plus one of my kitties showing off how fluffy her booty is

Anonymous asked: I was wondering if you know any spells for luck (especially those to help in getting a job)? I just sent my resume to someone and would like to give myself a little boost of luck if I can. :) Thank you!

I’ve answered a similar question to this before, so I’m going to link you to that here! Also, here is a link to instructions on how to make a prosperity bottle, which could also help you out in the midst of a job search.

You could also try a simple prosperity/money spell. Light a green candle during a waxing moon and envision yourself getting the job and earning money. You can leave it at that, or go a little further and write some lines you could say aloud as the candle burns—whatever you feel most comfortable doing.

Hope this helps! And I hope everything goes well with your resume. :)

- Sara

Anonymous asked: Who are good bloggers to follow or seek out for mentorship or guidance in hellenic polytheism?

thepaganstudygrouppage:

I would not say that they are mentors, but they are are resourceful people who run blogs with a lot of information posted. I am sure that if you ask politely and humbly they will answer your questions. Remember, since people run these blogs there may be topics they do not want to discuss, if you accidentally bring one of those topics up: apologize, do not make excuses or spout reasons, just apologize and move on. Good luck.

Ghost

Anonymous asked: I want to invite the fairies to my house, and at least try to show that I'm open for visits, and that, even though I can't see anything, only sense things, but I can communicate with them if they appear in my dreams, but, I have no idea of how to do that, and how to tell them that. Also, I am afraid that, because I live in a very suburban area, full of townehouses to every direction, and with little vegetation, that the fairies don't even bother coming around here. What do I do?

gardenofthequeen:

various methods can be taken in order to gain the “fairy sight” such things include, but not limited to

  • special ritualistic actions
  • being given the sight by a fairy
  • getting the sight from traveling to Faery
  • using an empowered item (like a holed stone

Faerie 101: Communication  and How I see Fairies (some useful links for you)

Now, you don’t need the sight in order to practice and communicate with fairies. You can use intermediaries and various mediums as ways of communication and interactions. Its 100% ok, and in fact I use mediums often when I have trouble with my fairy sight. 

Now as to the more urbany area. Fairies you might encounter in that sort of area

  • house fairies (like brownies or house maidens)
  • trolls
  • goblins
  • flower fairies (chilling around gardens)

not all fairies are only going to be found in more wild and wooded areas, some do enjoy the more urban area, and in fact live closely to mortals.

However, it is worth noting that fairies reveal themselves and interact with those they desire. 

Its a bit like fishing. Sometimes you’ll catch something right away, sometimes it takes a while, and sometimes you’ll never even get a bite. Its how it is

awildwomanhowls:

The Morrighan - Celtic Goddess of War and Sovereignity

In Celtic mythology, the Morrighan is known as a goddess of battle and war. However, there’s a bit more to her than this. Also referred to as Morrígu, Morríghan, or Mor-Ríoghain, she is called the “washer at the ford,” because if a warrior saw her washing his armor in the stream, it meant he was to die that day. She is the goddess who determines whether or not you walk off the field of battle, or are carried off upon your shield. In later Irish folklore, this role would be delegated to the bain sidhe, who foresaw the death of members of a specific family or clan.
The Morrighan often appears in the form of a crow or raven, or is seen accompanied by a group of them. In the stories of the Ulster cycle, she is shown as a cow and a wolf as well. The connection with these two animals suggest that in some areas, she may have been connected to fertility and land.
In some legends, the Morrighan is considered a triune, or triple goddess, but there are a lot of inconsistencies to this. She often appears as a sister to the Badb and Macha. In some Neopagan traditions, she is portrayed in her role as destroyer, representing the Crone aspect of the Maiden/Mother/Crone cycle, but this seems to be incorrect when one looks at her original Irish history. Some scholars point out that war specifically is not a primary aspect of the Morrighan, and that her connection to cattle presents her as a goddess of sovereignty. The theory is that she can be seen as a deity who guides or protects a king.
In modern literature, there has been some linking of the Morrighan to the character of Morgan Le Fay in the Arthurian legend. It appears, though, that this is more fanciful thinking than anything else. Although Morgan le Fay appears in the Vita Merlini in the twelfth century, a narrative of the life of Merlin by Geoffrey of Monmouth, it’s unlikely that there’s a connection to the Morrighan. Scholars point out that the name “Morgan” is Welsh, and derived from root words connected to the sea. “Morrighan” is Irish, and is rooted in words that are associated with “terror” or “greatness.” In other words, the names sound similar, but the relationship ends there.
There’s an excellent page with plenty of scholarly information on the Morrighan from Reverend Gwynarion Elessacar at http://www.elessacar.com/the_morrighan.php.

thequietpagan:

thechandelurequeen:

Being a witch means being able to look at completely random stuff you find and thinking, “I could use that,” all the time.