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How Can I Practice Witchcraft In Secret?

Postby whisperingMaiden » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:33 am

I'm secretly a witch because where I live witches are given negative looks,and sometimes even forced to move out.My family (except my mom) is also like this.I need help I wanna set up an altar but my grandma judges everything and pokes her nose in my things.My great grandma thinks witches are satanists and it really depresses me.So tell me,how can I set up a secret altar and buy wiccan related things,without getting caught?

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Re: Tips for a New Witch?

Postby BeckyDarling » Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:26 pm

Well, a few of my friends are also in the "broom closet", as they say.

One bought all kinds of official-looking wiccan books and said it was for a project for school. So that's one idea. The other has an altar, but hers has just statues and plants on it, really, so it just looks like a fancy decoration atop her dresser. You can keep the working things in a little box and pull them out to work magic, or you can make them inconspicuous. Like, have a bowl with mints in it, and under the mints have salt or something, then just take the mints off when wanting to work.

You really just have to get creative with hiding things. :)
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Re: Tips for a New Witch?

Postby The Judge » Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:06 pm

Or you could wait until you are in a position to have one without it being an issue, i.e. when you have your own place. There is a lot of things in the craft you can study until that time comes. I've been studying it for over 10 years. I practice it now that I have a place to do so.
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Re: Tips for a New Witch?

Postby raynelae » Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:39 pm

Well...as Witches, the earth is our altar. Learn of and use herbs for magick. Seek to nature to connect with the Goddess. Let each day be sacred and a celebration of life. :)
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Re: Tips for a New Witch?

Postby Kassandra » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:06 am

raynelae wrote:Well...as Witches, the earth is our altar. Learn of and use herbs for magick. Seek to nature to connect with the Goddess. Let each day be sacred and a celebration of life. :)

That is so beautifully worded, raynelae.

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Re: Tips for a New Witch?

Postby raynelae » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:45 pm

Thank you :)
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Re: How Can I Practice Witchcraft In Secret?

Postby SpiritTalker » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:10 pm

I realize this is an old post but it's something that is asked again & again so needs more exposure.

Quote: "...it really depresses me. So tell me,how can I set up a secret altar and buy wiccan related things,without getting caught?"

Ok, so you live with the Snoop Sisters. Your wording sets up a self-defeating, impossible framework. Understandably it's due to feeling depressed so you've got to ditch the poor-me-isms to out smart it. The first thing is to wake up your creative, inner-child. Realize the potential of what's around you. Historically only the priestly class at the temples had fancy copper daggers & bronze tripods; the regular people improvised from household goods. A cauldron's just a versatile kitchen cooking pot. The staff/wand became the house broom. Both were repurposed from the ordinary kitchens of a former era & have become icons of the Craft. Nothing shouts "witch!" & outs you like a cauldron so substitute with a bowl. By changing your attitude you open your creative ideas. Also, if you store your witchy things clumped all together in a box under the bed or in a dresser drawer you're only rewarding the Snoop Sisters for invading your privacy by giving them something "odd" to find.

You have to make smart choices between secret vs hidden in plain sight and using non-Witchy looking household tools that won't attract attention instead of so-called Wiccan-related items; unless you like paying for fancy packaging. Keep a digital BOS & use free, on-line books. http://www.sacred-texts.com/

In-house altars are drop dead easy! Adopt household items just as our ancestors did. Reserve a favorite mug or cup for use as a chalice (I've used my Wonder Woman mug just for fun & i think The Lady enjoyed it.) Drinking-water is a sacred symbol of Life so use it. Bread & jam makes a simple offering & looks like a snack. A flatware table knife or scissors serves as athame or we can direct energy with 2-finger pointing to represent a dual-edged blade or 1-finger for a wand. A saucer of table salt with a star traced in the salt is your pentacle, or use a flat stone & trace a star on it with a wet finger dipped in the chalice; the water-on-stone becomes an earth offering & the star conveniently disappears. If candles are OK, a scented Votive candle can represent the element Fire & symbolizes Deity; the scent replaces incense smoke. A flameless battery candle can be used if open flame isn't OK (respect that) & a battery has a (-/+) polarity that represents the dual creative forces of god/dess. Some other shared symbols of both Deities are wheat - grains/stalks & bread, & reindeer - Yule ornaments since both sexes have antlers. Got a calendar picture of deer?

It's not possible to disguise the smell of incense smoke so replace it with a reed diffuser, potpourri jar or dream-pillow filled with sweet smelling grocery-store spices that you shake as needed to release the aroma for elemental Air/scent. Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger & all-spice combined aid psychism when their scent is inhaled & can be bought pre-mixed as "pumpkin spice". A potpourri jar can make a dry vase with pebbles in the bottom for weight & the potpourri mix with some leafy oak & pine twigs for decoration becomes a god symbol. Ever since H.Potter wands are a dead give away but a plain stick can be camouflaged in a leafy vase. An altar would of course be set up each time it's to be used & broken down & re-distributed in plain sight when not in use; that's a normal thing anyway with many household altars because most homes don't have space to spare for a permanent one, so it's no big deal.

An altar usually has representations of the elements & deity (the creative forces of Nature). You could simplify & divert attention even more by using a potted plant as a living altar - it features Earth in the soil & greenery, Air in the plant's natural photosynthesis, Water as it's cared for & Fire could be symbolized by using a terra cotta pot or as a red-hued stone or marble displayed in the pot & add more marbles of the 5 elemental colors: yellow/air, red/fire, blue/water, green/earth, purple/ether.

We can do reverently silent rituals with no tools at all by using hand signs to mime the actions. It can be a very intense experience when we stay focused. An X traced on the forehead, heart & belly can ground & center us. The see-hear-speak no evil hand gestures (covering the eyes, ears & mouth with your hands) mimes purifying sacred space. Cast circle with 2-finger pointing to direct earth-energy. Placing the hand-to-heart with a bow greets Deity. An in-drawn wave of an open hand invites & calls quarters & reversed will dismiss them with focused intent. Murmuring under your breath helps that. An offering (libation) is as easy as leaving water & bread pieces outside for the birds. When done mindfully it becomes a sacred offering to the gods of nature.

Expendable supplies - kitchen spices, candles (or battery powered light), tap-water, salt &' olive oil. They also represent the creative forces of Nature: Potpourri as air, candle light is fire & symbolizes Deity, H2O is water, salt & spices as Earth, oil as ether (to hold a charge.)
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Re: How Can I Practice Witchcraft In Secret?

Postby corvidus » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:49 pm

Nice post SpiritTalker
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Re: How Can I Practice Witchcraft In Secret?

Postby Astro Logical 1 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:29 pm

Mow a giant pentagram on the lawn, hang a goat skull in the kitchen, smoke the house out with 2 pounds of mugwort so everyone trips out hard and then anytime after that when you act normal it won't seem so bad



Obviously I'm kidding lol. Don't do that haha
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Re: How Can I Practice Witchcraft In Secret?

Postby Corbin » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:58 am

Investigate working on the Astral or constructing an Astral temple perhaps? Meditation? Long walks alone in the countryside?

Find places of assured privacy. Get a sturdy chest with a lock to store books and equipment. Don't buy anything out of the ordinary; substituting exotic tools for day to day ones. Witchcraft has evolved through a history of persecution doing just such things. Be crafty yet be wise.

I sympathise however with your situation.
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Re: How Can I Practice Witchcraft In Secret?

Postby barker » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:39 am

Any situation that doesn't work, next thing that happens is right. See it through..
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