Anonymous asked: Merry Meet! I am moving into a new house in the next couple of days, and even though I don't feel any negative energies I would still like to cleanse the space. Do you have any tips? Thank you and Blessed Be :) x
Hey, that’s perfectly fair. Even if it’s not necessarily negative energy, it’s not a bad idea to cleanse a new house before moving in, so that any lingering energies from the previous owners can be removed, and you can replace them with your own energies.
The simplest and most effective method, in my experience, would be to perform a smoke cleansing. The herb that’s most commonly used is sage (white sage or common sage, both are fine), but you could also use rosemary, lavender, sweetgrass, pine, or a combination of any of those things. Whatever you end up choosing, all you have to do is light the herbs on fire like you would an incense stick (make sure you go about this safely, using a fire-safe container like a ceramic bowl or an ash tray, and letting the fire burn out leaving only the smoke), and cleanse each area of the house individually.
How you choose to go about performing a smoke cleansing is honestly up to you. Personally, I like to go around the room in a clockwise circle and I go pretty slowly to give the smoke time to reach every corner of the room. When I’m finished with every room, I don’t extinguish the smoke with water or anything. I let the herbs burn until they’ve decided the area is purified. I also make sure all the windows in the house are closed, so the smoke can’t escape.
Best of luck to you with the move! I hope this answers your question.
vladimircurse asked: I have a question: what is the most representative physical thing for the element Air? I want to keep little containers with the 4 elements in them. Examples to understand what I mean: For Earth, i put dirt, for Water, well, water, for Fire, ashes. For Air though, no clue :? Any ideas?
Usually, most people use feathers as a symbol for air. There are other things, like herbs and plants and even some stones, that correspond with air as well you could use, but feathers are often the first choice. I hope this helps.
Anonymous asked: I am on the search for my patron god/goddess or deity. I'm fairly learned on various pantheons but was wondering if any suggestions could be offered based on my own personality and way of life, suggestions in the sense of providing direction as to which deities to look into. Would any feel comfortable helping with this?
This is a deeply personal journey that I really seriously believe should be undertaken alone. Every time I tried to find my path with someone else’s help, I got mislaid. It is hard to hear your own intuition when someone else is talking. I spent years questioning and searching and once I stopped looking, the relationship I had wanted so badly became available to me. And guess what? It was the very last god I expected. I was a firm devotee of Bast for ages, then dabbled in the Celtic path and Druidism. I went the Neo-Wiccan route for awhile and threw my lot in with the Great Goddess. It wasn’t until I had all but given up that my patron deity came knocking.
My advice: read everything. Every goddamn thing. See if any figure from any lore calls out to you or piques your interest, and extend some contact if you feel good. Make an offering. Experiment in different traditions. Try different rituals. Try different methods of divination. Try astral projection, lucid dreaming, anything that will open your mind and relax your expectations of what might happen. My next piece of advice: abandon all your expectations of HOW it will happen. If your patron ends up being anything like mine, s/he will be as unconventional and unpredictable as possible. And, like I told another anon the other day, just keep your eyes and ears and intuition peeled. They may be showing you the road signs and you may be too determined to search for them your own way to see them. Just take it one day at a time. Take notes if it helps you to see patterns or symbols or consistencies.
And if you don’t find the perfect patron deity, just take a break. It doesn’t have to happen right away and it probably won’t.
Anonymous asked: On which seashores would I be able to find these holy stones or witch stones?? :)
I think they’re just sort of random to be honest. Probably not at an extremely calm lakeshore or something like that, probably a place with more activity. I found one when I was a kid in a local canyon that sees violent floods during the summer, buuut that place was also part of an ancient Native American settlement and it was more likely manmade. I don’t think they’re localized to one part of the world. I did some internet searching but didn’t find anything besides ebay hits :/ if anyone knows where you can find them I encourage you to write in!
traewolf asked: Hi! Me again. Do you guys have any recommendations for advanced traditional witchcraft without the ties to Wicca. Thanks for the stuff you gave me last time. I found a few good ones in that batch.
Hello, I would recommend A Grimoire for Modern Cunning Folk: A Practical Guide to Witchcraft on the Crooked Path, Visceral Magick: Bridging the Gap Between Magick and Mundane, and Enchantment: The Witch’s Art of Manipulation through Gesture, Gaze and Glamour all three by Peter Paddon.
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Anonymous asked: How to undo a curse?
That depends. Did you curse someone or did someone curse you?
- If you cursed someone: destroy any materials you have left of the spell (a candle, any notes/papers, poppets, bottles, bags, etc) and announce your revocation of the curse.
- If someone cursed you: there are about as many ways to remove a curse as there are ways to curse… a purifying & protecting bath, a sachet, any type of self-cleansing, a reflecting spell (to bounce the curse back at the sender) to name a few. Some people give offerings to deities in exchange for having the curse lifted but in my experience that doesn’t always work if your deity thinks you need to learn a lesson.
Hope that helps.
Anonymous asked: Hi, I have this problem that sometimes I just think about a thing and it comes true but I didn't really need it..how can I stop casting spells unnecessarily? Love and hugs :)
May I suggest thinking about things less intently / stopping yourself from dwelling on any particular subject you don’t wish to affect? Some mental self-discipline is probably the best bet without restricting your skills completely. You could also wear some kind of binding sigil on your person when you aren’t performing magic and remove it when it’s time to do a spell (you could just draw it on a piece of paper and put it in your pocket or something). That said, I don’t actually work with sigils so I don’t know any off the top of my head, but if you do or wish to craft one yourself (which is totally legitimate btw) you can do so! You could also make a list of things you don’t want to affect magically and place the sigil on that piece of paper. I suggest meditating to completely clear your mind once a day for added benefit; right before bed is usually a nice and convenient time.