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Re: 3 Things You Don't Use & Why

Postby SpiritTalker » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:40 am

LC wrote:
Ethereal Moon Rose wrote:What a cool thread :flyingwitch:

Ethereal Moon Rose: What did you mean by trad witch? Traditional? How simple can a circle casting get?


@LC - I don't think EMR saw these questions.
Trad-witch refers to "traditional regional" witchcraft practices which don't use the ceremonial-magic based Wiccan ritual structures, rites, ritual tools, pantheons of deities nor Reed. Trad-craft accepts a working relationship with land-spirits & ancestors. Trad-Witch's might prefer DIY tools over store-bought but few tools are used; the Stang serves as altar &' power-directing tool-in-one. Some regional trad-Crafters choose the option of laying a compass, some don't.

There's many ways to summon circle energies to secure some working space - dragging the left foot as you walk in a circle comes to mind. That's as simple as it gets - no tools or further ritual is used to make special space; Or the staff is used to trace a circular shape on the ground.
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Re: 3 Things You Don't Use & Why

Postby barker » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:52 pm

Do use:

- crystals/stones
- essential oils
- sea salt

Don't use:

- altar
- wand
- robe

The last 3 have magically manifested before me as good clothes a bedside table and an astral wand was granted to myself along the way. Now, that's what I call secret suggestion. I could do it formally but, however I was not initiated to the word "yes" yet. Not in Wicca. Just the word, "no."
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Re: 3 Things You Don't Use & Why

Postby RavenClaw » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:04 am

I don't have much experience with what I see in EUTM so I took some creative license for the list which is based on what I've been guided to do, and have, since this is another step along my spiritual path.

I don't/can't use:
1) anything with a fragrance due to allergies
2) smudging and anything else that involves a lot of smoke due to allergies
3) casting a circle as drawing up earth energy replaces it

What I expect to use frequently:
1) an altar plate that's still under construction
2) I draw up earth energy just about every day, it has multiple purposes such as protection, connecting to nature and raising my energy.
3) reading rune stones cast on a cloth
4) unscented candles for meditation and spell work

What I expect to use very seldomly:
1) a charging plate for small items that might be needed for magic
2) a medallion for protection
3) a wand I'm working on for directing energy
4) a pendulum for quick answers

What I have and may use even less:
1) a staff that I can use for dowsing
2) a black mirror for scrying which I put on hold
3) a letter opener that can double as an athame
4) a sword for banishing
5) a tarot deck but plan on getting involved with it once I'm comfortable with reading runes
6) a set of antlers that can be made into a headdress, also smaller antlers for jewellery. I have a feeling that such a headdress will connect me with a Horned God from the Celtic pantheon.
Knowledge without understanding is not wisdom. (An excerpt from a message I channeled from a Deity.)
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Re: 3 Things You Don't Use & Why

Postby BlackMirror » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:19 am

I Don't use:
1. White sage
2. Crystal or gems
3. Wands

I Do use:
1. Herbs and plants
2. Tarot and Runes
3. Pop culture references
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Re: 3 Things You Don't Use & Why

Postby barker » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:12 am

barker wrote:but, however I was not initiated to the word "yes" yet. Not in Wicca. Just the word, "no."

The word "yes" means "I know it."
The word "no" simply means "forget me."

Some might say that the better men chose early. No, they didn't, it's called wanting something. Something or not something? Something happens...
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Re: 3 Things You Don't Use & Why

Postby stormofwind » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:54 pm

A scrying mirror
Tea Leaves
Robe not my thing

Candles
Crystals
Incenses
all easy for me to use
and they work for me
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