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How to find your path

Postby Paige.Werefox » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:44 am

I’m trying to figure out I feel drawn to wicca but someone had said wicca don’t do protection spells because protection spells you have to dabble in dark magika is this true? I feel drawn to Mother Nature as well.
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Re: How to find your path

Postby barker » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:14 am

Protection is indeed just ego > god.
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Re: How to find your path

Postby corvidus » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:43 am

On the contrary, a decent protection spell is the witch''s submission to divinity. It's a statement of humility, that you can't protect yourself without help from God.

Ego is thinking you're stronger, purer or more well off by yourself and have no need for protection.

Intention is what matters. You can cast protection spells and be good, or bad.

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Re: How to find your path

Postby sevensons » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:55 am

Perhaps to help I would suggest dabbling with Parsley.
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Re: How to find your path

Postby SpiritTalker » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:24 am

What Wiccans generally do not do is deliberately set a spell to harm. Deflection and transmutation of energies are the preferred methods of protection. I would guess that most Wiccans probably do the common protection spells such as personal shielding, casting circles, consecration with salt water & incense smoke such as rosemary, frankincense & myhr or cinnamon & sandalwood, drawing boundary ward symbols, using the ever popular witch bottles or witch's ladder for protective intent, placing of salt & herbs at entrances, smudging with white sage to remove undesirable energies, charging protective seals, using amulets against the evil eye, wearing a pentacle (or tatoo), or using return to sender or reflective mirror spells.

There are many pagan paths, and anyone can use magical practices, regardless of religion or none at all. You might want to read about paganism in general to get the broadest overview, then be guided by what attracts you to one culture and stimulates your imagination to narrow down to one path over another, or be an eclectic and draw from all sources.
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Re: How to find your path

Postby planewalker » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:31 am

It is indeed possible to remain positive and do any type of magic spell. A spell is a tool. A scalpel can be an instrument of mercy in the hands of a surgeon, a murder weapon in the hands of a sociopath and for the rest of us an instrument to cut your meat at dinner. If you use it on your cereal you lose your milk and probably cut your tongue. It just depends on how you chose to use the tools set to your hand. It is your intent that determines the positive or negative outcome of your energies.
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Re: How to find your path

Postby Corbin » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:38 am

Ego? A statement of humility or submission? Another consideration ...

In ancient Celtic Christian tradition, still firmly attached to its pagan antecedents, recorded protection prayers are often curious, seeming to hold many similarities to the much misunderstood ancient tradition of the "brag" (meaning boastful yet also spirited or bold) - less obsequious then the humble prayer we tend to think of - bolder, a statement of aid or aegis; empowerment, certainty that such protection was with them.

A very pagan prayer; both the old deities and the Celtic Christian God it seems favoured the bold.

So was this ego? I don't think so, this summoning of spirit into the veins, their deities brought alive within them, stiring their blood, girding them; less "please don't let this happen" more "this shall not happen". Its power was in its conviction; "god" was with them.

It wasn't whistling in the dark, ego as we tend to think about it, submission nor humility; this was the donning of their spiritual armour. It remains, both magically and psychologically a very sound practice.
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Re: How to find your path

Postby planewalker » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:31 am

There is nothing like using the Craft with self confidence. It fills the spirit with purpose. Let the things that are right and meaningful lead you. Intent is all.
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Re: How to find your path

Postby egregorewitch » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:26 pm

Insightful discussion on this thread. Blessed be
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