albislord asked: I stumbled across your blog this morning. And honestly, I'm so glad I did. It's refreshing, interesting and honest. I follow a magical pathway myself, and I feel quite inspired by your writings and blog. Just thought I'd let you know that. :)
Yay! Thanks for letting me know! I need this feedback to keep me going. Sometimes I lose inspiration and messages like this get my hopes up!
And I know I’ve been kind of distant lately, but it’s because I’ve been moving! Yay! I moved out of my parents house and I’m finally free to practice my religion openly! My roommate/coworker knows all about me being Pagan and she’s totally interested and not judgmental at all so I’m super stoked! Hopefully now I’ll be able to show everyone more images of altars and be able to post more spells and rituals that I do since I’ll be able to do them more often now.
But anyway, thanks for the encouragement I needed :D
Anonymous asked: I have an odd query. Some time ago I did a working that involved writing a detailed description of what I wanted on the back of a piece of origami paper, folding it into a crane, and then placing it on my altar. My desire manifested, and now I'm trying to work out a safe way to dispose of the paper crane. I can't keep it forever; I'm paranoid that if it gets lost or 'hurt' that the spell may undo itself. I also kinda want to unfold and read it, which seems like a bad idea. Any advice?
Sorry for not responding right away, Tumblr isn’t notifying me when I have messages so I’m not sure how old this is but I’ll reply anyway!
I can tell you what I’ve done in the past for my own wish spells, but don’t do it if it doesn’t feel right to you. When I was doing a wish spell for a promotion/raise at work, I wrote my wish on a piece of paper and focused on it, saying a little chant. Using a green candle, I lit the paper on fire and dropped it into a heat safe bowl with a hand full of various herbs and spices associated with my wish. I took the dish outside and let the the paper and herbs smoke into the air, then took the leftover ashes, buried them in my garden and poured water over the top. This way, it was getting the benefit of all nature’s elements: Fire (when I burned the paper), air (with the smoke), earth (burying it) and water (pouring water over the top). And I ended up getting the promotion! However, this is just what I do because I’m a nature spiritualist.
Some people feel odd about burning things though, which I can understand. Fire is a really destructive and unpredictable element. If it feels more comfortable for you, you can forgo this step and simply bury it in the earth. When everything dies, it eventually returns to the earth, so it’s a natural place for finished spells to go. Perhaps you can even bury an offering with it (if you are a religious witch that is).
I hope I helped!
Last night my roommate and I were having an intense conversation about using natural hallucinogens to aid in meditation and visions. It got me very interested because I used to be against using drugs in my practice, but if it’s natural and safe I might consider it. Does anyone have any stories they’d like to share about their experiences?
"The salvation of humanity lies in the religious instinct latent in all men, whatever their creed. It is forcible repression of this instinct which is the enemy of peace."
- His Holiness the Dalai Lama
You’re moving to a new apartment and you realize you need two large boxes just for your candles and incense.
Shaming women for breastfeeding in public is like getting pissed at someone for sneezing in public. They’re both natural necessary bodily functions. You don’t hear people say, “are you about to sneeze? I think you should take that somewhere else, its not appropriate.”
The only difference is that noses haven’t been over sexualized by society and the media.