bi and ready to die?? no no no. gay and ready to decay
bi and ready to die?? no no no. gay and ready to decay
raccoon skull! 🦝
teeny tiny spell jar for teeny tiny spells
contains hibiscus, rose, and sea glass
Holy shit. It’s been a long time since I’ve used this blog.
Well I’m back, witches 😎
Mkay so some update shit;
I moved from the great white North to the deep red desert. It’s hot. I’m tan. Shits good
My craft has gotten super spicy, and to be honest I’m pretty thrilled with my capacity for not giving a fuck anymore 🤷
I’ll be posting my latest recipes, hexes and hell shit here again so stay tuned.
It feels good to be back, and heaven help everyone with a vendetta against a witch in 110 degree heat 🌛🌝🌜
question for all my lovely elder witches <3
so, although my serious research into witchcraft hasn’t been extensively long i have always been very spiritual in a sense. growing up in a christian family i never felt myself being connected to the Christian God. I always felt called to the universe as a whole. does that make sense?
i remember as kid always making “potions” in the woods out of sticks, leaves or whatever i could find. my little sister and i would also make up nonsense spells in whatever game we were playing. in my early teens my oldest sister introduced me to my love of crystals. she was a self proclaimed yogi and started to really get me in tune with my spirituality. from then on my practices slowly grew, i honestly didn’t even recognize i was practicing witchcraft. at that point i was just doing what made me feel good. i read so many books throughout this time; about auras, dreams, chakras etc. finally i realized i was being called to witchcraft, i guess it just took some time for me to let that sink in (all my other witches who grew up in religious households can relate).
anyways, i brought up my interests as a child because a huge interest of mine was the fae. of course at the time i was so young, couldn’t have been older than like 8 when it all started, so i still thought of them as the little cartoony faeries you see in movies. i had these really pretty, ornate books all about faeries and my best friend at the time and i would always have sleepovers where we would read these books and take notes, creating like a mini book of shadows.
now, a 20 year old woman, i am still so enthralled by the fae. my knowledge has grown immensely since i was little and i now know why many choose not to work with the fae. i know more now but my knowledge is still growing on the subject. i know they are very complex and can be quite tricky but for some reason i cannot shake them from my mind. for some reason i feel like it’s some sort of sign.
of course i do not plan to work with them anytime soon, regardless of the response to this post or not. it would be reckless for me to jump into that. for now i plan to keep researching them alongside the more fundamental aspects of the craft. i just wanted some more experienced people to give me their thoughts
(also this is a stupid question but when referring to the fae would it be faerie or faery, i’ve seen it both ways)
xx a baby witch
hi witches! i haven’t updated much but i’ve been heavily focusing on learning and practicing different meditation methods. i feel like meditating is a very fundamental part of witchcraft; even after just the short time i’ve been practicing i already feel my intuition growing stronger. any tips or suggestions on meditation methods would be great!
xx a baby witch
I’ve had a lot of conversations and asks from baby witches recently asking for tips on how to get started. I had been planning to make this for a while, but with the influx of requests I decided to move it up a bit.
To keep this post from getting too long for anyone not interested, I’m putting a post break here! But if you are interested, this post includes basically FAQs, a bit of vocab, initial tips, and a few resources, so enjoy!
is it better to use fresh or dried rosemary? i’ve read that fresh rosemary oil only lasts a week, is this also the case if i don’t have to eat it but, let’s say, use it in a spell?
thank you in advance, i’m 100% aware of how stupid i sound
Types Of Witches
Nia Lovelis as Hedge Witch
Hedge Witch is a witch who has
strong connection with the
other world, she can travel
and send messages between worlds.
thought it was artemis calling out to me all these years and thought i was working with her but i’ve been doing a lot more research to figure out what type of witch i am and oh my fucking God it’s been hecate the whole time it makes so much fucking sense i feel stupid
Instead of an afternoon yoga practice today, I decided to go for a walk. I just felt a little low energy, and, even though I wanted to do something physical, I didn’t want to get into a full yoga practice.
While on that walk, I found the most beautiful magnolia tree. The witches in my line of witchcraft have a deep and abiding love of trees, so this was a very special moment for me. Plus, I always love a magnolia. They are evergreens that flower.
To my surprise, this majestic beauty also hid a world of wonder beneath its boughs and branches. When I made my way inside those prehistoric leaves, I found a witch’s paradise hidden away from the world, a place where I could imagine casting a small circle or making a pact with the dryad that nurtures this natural wonder.
Needless to say, after my walk, I was in a state of wonder. I felt the need to come home and witch it up a bit. I spent the afternoon indulging my hedge witch, and, all of a sudden, I had more energy than I knew what to do with. So, I decided to do another calming, relaxing yin yoga class.
After yesterday’s yin yoga class, I really wanted to try another yin class, but I wanted to see if I could find a male yin yoga teacher, and I’m really glad I got that moment of inspiration, because I absolutely loved the brief practice that I found on YouTube. Today’s class was taught by Jeremy Devens with Quietmind Yoga. It was quick, easy, and I felt amazing after it was over. It was exactly what I needed.
A grimoire (also known as a “book of spells”) is a textbook of magic, typically including instructions on how to create magical objects like talismans and amulets, how to perform magical spells, charms and divination, and how to summon or invoke supernatural entities such as angels, spirits, deities and demons. In many cases, the books themselves are believed to be imbued with magical powers, although in many cultures, other sacred texts that are not grimoires (such as the Bible) have been believed to have supernatural properties intrinsically. In this manner, while all books on magic could be thought of as grimoires, not all magical books should be thought of as grimoires.
While the term grimoire is originally European and many Europeans throughout history, particularly ceremonial magicians and cunning folk, have used grimoires, the historian Owen Davies noted that similar books can be found all across the world, ranging from Jamaica to Sumatra. He also noted that in this sense, the world’s first grimoires were created in Europe and the Ancient Near East. The earliest known written incantations come from ancient Mesopotamia, which is now Iraq, where they have been found inscribed on cuneiform clay tablets that were excavated. The ancient Egyptians also employed magical incantations, which were found inscribed on amulets and other items.
Under the next three centuries of Hellenistic Egypt, the Coptic writing system evolved, and the Library of Alexandria was opened. This likely had an influence upon books of magic, with the trend on known incantations switching from simple health and protection charms to more specific things, such as financial success and sexual fulfillment. Around this time the legendary figure of Hermes Trismegistus developed as a conflation of the Egyptian god Thoth and the Greek Hermes; this figure was associated with writing and magic and, therefore, of books on magic. The ancient Greeks and Romans believed that books on magic were invented by the Persians. The 1st-century AD writer Pliny the Elder stated that magic had been first discovered by the ancient philosopher Zoroaster around the year 647 BC but that it was only written down in the 5th century BC by the magician Osthanes. His claims are not, however, supported by modern historians.
In Modern Times
The neopagan religion of Wicca publicly appeared in the 1940s, and Gerald Gardner introduced the Book of Shadows as a Wiccan grimoire. The term grimoire commonly serves as an alternative name for a spell book or tome of magical knowledge in fantasy fiction and role-playing games. The most famous fictional grimoire is the Necronomicon, a creation of H. P. Lovecraft.
Book of Shadows
A Book of Shadows is a book containing religious text and instructions for magical rituals found within the Neopagan religion of Wicca, and in many pagan practices. One famous Book of Shadows was created by the pioneering Wiccan Gerald Gardner sometime in the late 1940s or early 1950s, and which he utilised first in his Bricket Wood coven and then in other covens which he founded in following decades. The Book of Shadows is also used by other Wiccan traditions, such as Alexandrianism and Mohsianism, and with the rise of books teaching people how to begin following Wicca in the 1970s onward, the idea of the Book of Shadows was then further propagated amongst solitary practitioners unconnected to earlier traditions.
In non-traditional or “eclectic” forms of Wiccan or Neo-pagan practice, the term Book of Shadows is more often used to describe a personal journal, rather than a traditional text. This journal records rituals, spells, and their results, as well as other magical information. This can be either an individual or coven text, and is not normally passed from teacher to student. In many cases, this kind of Book of Shadows is an electronic document instead of a hand-written one. Some reserve the Book of Shadows for recording spells and keep a separate book, sometimes called the Book of Mirrors to contain thoughts, feelings and experiences.
quarantine is hard. it’s insanely triggering for most of us, i’m noticing that those who recovered are starting to slip - some even fully relapse.
a tumblr post can’t do much, but i want to let you know that you’re not alone. please please please, try to eat something today, even if it’s small: your struggles are valid and you are loved. you deserve to eat regardless of your weight, your gender, your sexuality or whatever it is that’s holding you back.
be kind to your body, i care about you.
sending out a message to those who need it: you are strong. you will get through this.
An emoji spell for good luck for people planning on coming out soon.
Like to charge, reblog to cast!
I like to draw a tarot card before bed to give me a tiny glimpse of the near future. Some argue that you shouldn’t use divination of any sort before bed, because ruminating on it excessively can cause you to lose sleep or have nightmares. I, however, like to take the glimpse I get and use it to guide my dreams and to watch them more closely for additional signs.
The card I draw before bed usually pertains to the next day or week, but on occasion I will draw a card and I will sense that it speaks of more than that. Sometimes the card I pull is related to an entire “season” of my life, proverbially speaking.
It’s a rare event, but it does happen. It’s also rare for a Major Arcana to appear in these readings, as my nightly one-card pulls tend to be related to daily or weekly matters and the Major Arcana don’t often appear to me over trivialities. For the card I pull to not only feel far more weighted, like it’s about more than the immediate future, but also to be one of the Major Arcana, is nearly unheard of in my life.
Last night I drew The Hanged Man. I have to admit, I was surprised. Because it is so rare for a Major Arcana to appear in my nightly draw, I was unprepared to see his face. I also got the feeling that he didn’t appear just to tell me of the next day or week, but of a “season”.
What are you telling me, Hanged Man? I find myself uncertain. Is there something I must sacrifice? Is something going to be sacrificed, with or without my involvement? Must a part of myself be released, in order to move forward? Or is it a connection with another that must go? You tell me a parable of martyrdom, but I don’t know who or what the martyr is. What is it that has to join you so that I can go on?
I know where you lead. The next card in the Arcana is Death, my significator. Him, I understand. Him, I do not fear, for from Death comes rebirth. And yet I cannot reach him, because you stand in my way and I know not what I must do to pass. I see the destination, but not the path to reach it.
I don’t understand why you’ve shown yourself to me now, of all times. I don’t understand what you want me to do. Perhaps I just don’t understand you well enough. It’s funny, you’d think we’d know each other better, what with my penchant for self-sacrifice. It’s true that we’re very familiar with one another, but now I wonder if I ever understood you as deeply as I thought I did.
Maybe in the past, my haste to reach Death has left you neglected. Maybe in my rush to begin anew, I patched my wounds and fled, and I ignored you when you warned me that I still had to dispatch what had wounded me to begin with. Maybe I was too busy running from the demons you were telling me to slay. Maybe I passed you by each time because what you were asking of me was difficult, and because it scared me. Maybe each time I was “reborn” those demons clung onto me, keeping me from a true renewal. Maybe.
I pride myself in my bravery, and yet all my supposed courage has brought me right back here. Facing you. Again.
But, I’m brave enough to say it, to admit it: I ran from my demons. In doing so, I dragged them with me through cycle after cycle of death and rebirth, death and rebirth, death and rebirth, on and on. I skipped a step in the cycle over and over again because I was afraid that my demons were stronger than I was. Each time I transformed into a Better Version of Me™, I dragged something along that didn’t belong there.
I think I understand now. It is true that we are all in a cycle of spiritual death and rebirth, but the old circle must close before the new one can begin. Otherwise, we start ourselves on an endless downward spiral. I think I made the mistake of not sacrificing what needed to be sacrificed before I could truly move on. I thought I was moving forward, but I just condemned myself to running in a new version of the same old cycle.
Hanged Man, you haven’t come to me now because there’s something new I must sacrifice. You’ve come to me now because it’s high time that I do what should’ve been done a long time ago: sacrifice what’s been hurting me and holding me back, so that I can grow into something new without being chased back into the past. It’s time for me to stop running.
I’m listening now, Hanged Man, and I’m not letting the demons I should have vanquished long ago chase me into yet another tainted beginning. My fear is not stronger than me, and neither are the demons that hound me.
Thank you for reminding me of that.