While this is a massive issue, it has touched our own community here as well, and within the witchcraft community specifically, carries it’s own form of miscommunication, inability to see reason, and has caused members of this very community to either leave, or start spreading their misinformation
All we owe in life is to give ourselves our best chance. Life is hard and rough, it is complicated and filled with beauty and terror. It is complicated to navigate and it is even harder to make sense of. It doesn’t matter if you are 10 or 50 or 100, this is true of everyone.
It is time to be honest. Not just with myself, but the world and everyone in it.
So for those that normally love my writing, I apologize as my fingers are killing me from work. In the meantime, check out my latest episode by simply clicking play above! (And imagine it is more of my wonderfully worded prose versus my rambling diabribe). I promise to be back soon with something else fun and exciting!
So this is going to be a bit personal for me. I think it would be for anyone. When we talk about deities and our relationship to them, we are talking about a sacred part of who we are and our beliefs. We are talking about the part of ourselves that looks for something more, looks for answers, and looks for guidance. It is easy to get swept up into the Witchtok version, where deities seem more like best friends who are always there for you, and while that might work for those individuals, to me deity worship in my practice is a bit different.
So, you want to be a witch. You might be new to the craft, or a self identified “baby witch”. You could be someone looking to see what this is all about. You could even be looking at this from a perspective of someone looking to get back into the craft after years being away.
Photo by David Bartus on Pexels.com So today I did what we all fear. I found out I made a social media blunder. Thank the gods I only have 26 twitter followers so it wasn't that bad, but it was not a good feeling when a close friend messaged me saying I looked like a … Continue reading The Personal Responsibility of Spirituality
For as long as man has existed, we have always looked to the future to give us a glimpse of how the present will play out. From using tarot cards and diving the future with crystal balls, to looking towards the stars to help calculate where we are in the world and where we are supposed to be. Out of all the methods of seeing the future, Precognition and Deja Vu are easily two of the most identifiable and popular ways people have used to see what is to come.
Magic, wichraft, sorcery. What is it? How does it work? We have all heard stories of the wicked witch in the woods, the magician who saves the princess, and who but Shakespeare could properly put a name and thought into the sorcerer of storms in his epic The Tempest. Since the dawn of time man has always worked to understand the ways of the world around us. Indeed, there are things we used to know that have been lost to humanity for thousands of years, such as the nature and purpose of Stonehenge and how it was built. One thing that has held on to the swaying nature of public interest, even on the outskirts, is the belief in magic and witchcraft.
I was always raised under the axiom "never air your dirty laundry". That being said, this laundry smells so bad I have no choice but to air it, to start over. Starting over isn't easy by any means, and you dear reader might have a different opinion of me when this is finished than when it began.