“I hold the power of a storm in my heart.”
An original sigil, created by Rowan Méadhbh.
Feel free to use and reblog this sigil as you may need, but do not re-post and/or remove the caption.
They are merely a way for spirits to commune with you by using your energy, so listen up.
And for the love of anything and everything, please remember that spirits can lie; they can say silly or scary things to frighten you so that they get a laugh out of it.
They may have heard of some of the urban legends going around about Zozo or some such malarkey, and play on that to give you the heebie jeebies.
Sometimes you might get messages that don’t make sense, and that could be because there isn’t enough energy for the spirit to communicate properly, they may not speak your language, or they may be messing about.
With any form of spirit communication you can come into contact with a malicious spirit. It is a risk and it can be scary, but they cannot hurt you because all that is happening with a Ouija board, is the spirit utilising the energy you give them (set parameters before you begin the session if you’re worried) to get you to move the planchette to convey their message.
You haven’t opened a portal. Or a channel. Or a gateway. You are not summoning or conjuring. That is a wholly different, more complicated and more potentially dangerous type of magick.
Ouija boards aren’t magick. It’s a game and a tool to talk. Like texting but with spirits. As for saying “Goodbye”, it’s important to be polite.
Nothing bad can come from Ouija and spirit boards.
The precautions you can take are that you may want to cleanse the board and planchette before using it.
Here is a list of cleansing methods:
You may also want to cast a protective/defensive circle and/or some wards. Here’s some posts for that:
If you wish, you can state that you are only offering a small amountof energy for the spirits to borrow to help convey their message. Most spirits are people, most people are decent. They will respect your wishes.
When it comes to,… shall we say Ouija etiquette, and any sort of spirit work, the main thing to bear in mind is that the spirits you’re likely communing with were people.You should act as you in any civilised conversation: be polite.
Here are some recommendations geared more specifically to spirits:
You can try to use spirit boards alone, though only few have much success as there isn’t usually enough energy for a spirit to use to get you to share their message.
Again, I’m no expert on this and you’re more likely to get concise and correct answers from @theouijagirl.
This post is by the blogger mentioned above: 20 Misconceptions About Ouija.
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Knight of Wands:
Confidence is key; hold true and firm to your beliefs; embrace your fearless spirit, but do not allow your newfound qualities to morph into arrogance.
This curse is the first one in almost 8 years of practising witchcraft that I have created. It has been a long time coming, and a long time in the making as I have used it once before, with success, and it is centred around,… personal trauma. It has come into being as the result of me being unable to feel any real closure or justice after being put through years of emotional abuse and sometimes violent outbursts.
Please, feel free to use it.
**If you choose to use blood in this spell, make sure you draw it using sterile equipment, such as a lancet (click here for more information on them).
Whenever you feel as though the power of this curse is waning, shake it vigorously, again drawing on the negative connotations and feelings you have for the target.
If you were to look up the definition of both of the words on a search engine (hello, Google!) they are defined as follows:
Oh, dear sweet Google, you have tried your best but in this instance, every witch will tell you that you are wrong.
The general consensus is that ultimately, curses are worse than hexes; the target tends to suffer more at the hands of a curse than they do at the hands of a hex.
Both of these forms of magick, are forms of malevolent magick that is used for many reasons.
Some people curse their abusers, or people who have hurt them and some people hex their ex-partners, or someone who has brushed them up the wrong way. Like all magick, what you do is circumstantial and no one can tell you whether you should or should not perform magick of this kind (I am pro-curse and hex, but not everyone is).
You’ll notice that I’ve bunched the common ingredients for curses and hexes in one list – that is because these two are simply lesser and greater forms of the same kind of magick, so you must bear in mind what your intent is when you choose your spell/ritual ingredients.
Do you want to frustrate, annoy and irritate your target? Do you want to bring them bad luck? Do you want to bring them untold misery? Consider this carefully.
Tumblr user, “Klumzmonkey” asked:
Hi! I’ve been wanting to look into Earth/Nature magick and deities… Any ideas where I could start?
Firstly, you may want to determine whether you want to within a certain pantheon or not, but I’m going to just hit you with some broad spectrum information which you can then choose to delve into or research more.
*These lists will likely miss some deities out because I want to give you the basics, but further research will help if you would like to find out more.
Aztec Nature/Earth Deities:
Celtic Nature/Earth Deities:
Egyptian Nature/Earth Deities:
Greek Nature/Earth Deities:
Slavic Nature/Earth Deities:
Norse Nature/Earth Deities:
If you check Richtor’s tags [here] they have a tonne of resources to help you!
If you follow me on tumblr [click here for my blog], you may have seen a post that asks those who wear pentagrams and pentacles to recount their weirdest and/or rudest encounters with fellow humans.
I reblogged it and added my own anecdote to the post, but I am going to post it here for non-tumblr users to see.
Here it is:
I live in a village that is an hour away from the closest city, a city that is very dear to me.
In my village, everyone knows everyone else, whether the connection is direct or by varying degrees of separation, so I don’t tend to have any trouble with the people here.
My city, however, is a vastly different story.
Due to the size of the city, and its importance to my country, the population is huge and therefore, so is the cultural mix within it.
However, you only really ever see Christian and Catholic preachers – they come in different forms: some have booths set up along the main shopping street; some wear sandwich boards and holler at you through megaphones, their words incomprehensible. Some have little booklets lined up on portables shelves, and others wonder in droves, targeting individuals like prey.
Once upon a time, as I walked alone down the main hgihstreet with my earphones in, a man with a sandwich board and a megaphone stepped straight into my path. I stopped abruptly, muttered an apology and tried to pass him on the left.
He stepped sideways and blocked me.
Panic started to set in at this point, because I tend to avoid confrontational situations and this felt like it could turn into one of those.
I took out my earphones and went to ask the man if he would would kindly step aside.
Instead, as soon as my ears were devoid of music, he started talking. But, he wasn’t talking. His voice was raised – not yet a shout, but close – and he was reciting something.
I don’t think it was a Biblical passage, but it went like this: “She is only a child; cleanse her soul and bring her forth to the kingdom of our Father. Lift her from condemnation!”
Naturally, I felt awful at this point because I was being singled out and shouted at/to in a street that lead off from a public square, was lined with shops and banks and eateries, and had a tram stop running down it. The place was absolutely brimming with people.
I said that I was in a rush and had to go and (I will admit to being rude by doing this), I used my elbows to work my way around him and the other people passing by.
As I squeezed past him, he reached out and touched the pentacle that hangs from my tattoo choker (if you look through my tumblr you’ll see the choker in photographs of me) whilst saying, “Condemned to Hell be those within whom Satan works.”
I walked away as quickly as I could, red faced and angry. I was scared, and felt humiliated. I have always wondered why, if he thought I was a child (I was 20) he deemed it justifiable to subject me to that whole shit show.
I never saw what was written on his sandwich board. Or I did see it, and have forgotten the minuscule details of the whole encounter.
I would first like to say, that I am not being rude or trying to tarnish the reputation of Christians and their denominations. It just so happens that this whole debacle happened because a preacher of that faith approached me.
Whilst I was in the city that day, I saw a booth that said “Islamic Literature”, and two or three groups of Mormon missionaries.
There are two reasons why this whole thing has stayed with me since it happened.
Assumptions can be damaging. Assumptions hurt. Assumptions spread false information if they’re shouted loud enough.
There is nothing wrong with Satanic witches, traditional or LaVeyan, – let’s make that clear – but there is a lot wrong with condemning innocent people to Hell; with scaremongering and hateful comments.
The lesson here, it to engage your brain before your mouth. Think about what you’re doing, and who can be hurt through what you say.
It’s been quite a while since my last original post, and I profusely apologise for my absence.
The word “liminal’ comes from a Latin word “līmen”, meaning “a threshold” and its Oxford Dictionary definition is:
- Relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process.
- Occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold.
That is a brief etymological explanation of liminal/liminality, but,… what
is it? What is it in relation to witches and witchcraft?
Historically, witches have been considered as liminal figures; as creatures who exist on/in the threshold between this world and another.
“Liminality” is a term used primarily by anthropologists to describe a stage during a ritual or process, during which the participant transcends their previous state.
In modern (and possibly older, and traditional) witchcraft, magick itself is considered to be a liminal practise.
In simple terms, liminality is what we know as an inbetween. It is an inbetween space; a transition period.
Known Liminal Spaces:
Oftentimes you will find that when in a liminal space, reality may feel,… altered. Time may feel as though it is passing differently – usually more slowly – and sometimes, people will feel out of sorts. You may feel floaty, or dreamlike.
It is important to remember that there is a latent energy in liminal spaces that causes the effects mentioned above. As these spaces are thoroughfares and hold a form of astral power because of it; they have power stemming from both sides of the threshold.
“I am in control.”
A sigil, to be used freely so long as the creator (The Mori Witch) is credited.
This is some bath magick that you can tailor to you. Make sure you have the basic materials but because this magick is specifically made to make you feel better, change some herbs up or you know, whatever.
Do your thing.
You Will Need:
To make this easier, prep your bag before you run and intend on getting into, the bath.
Once your bath is run and you’re prepped, you may want to do this optional step:
“By the warmth of the flame, I am cleansed. By the crackling of the fire, I thrive once more. Et sic factum est, et semper erit.”
Now place your bag into the water and climb in. Allow the troubles of the day to melt away as you soak amongst the flames.