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Questions on random things

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:16 am
by Ravenstar
I've seen Magick feathers I think they are called that you will get an answer to your question or problem at the end of the day...superstitious or real?

I have heard of an online store carrying maxi pads to help connect with the moon...superstitious or real?

I've seen online stores carry different bird feathers. One site says they are hand painted. So it's not a real owl feather just a random feather painted to look like it?

Some herbs help in flying...ummm what. Do they mean Astral travel? If so than why didn't they put that down?

The point I am trying to make is are Magick shops just selling items like these to gullible people or are they for real? Blessed be.

Re: Questions on random things

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:27 am
by blue_moon
I often ask myself the same question ravenstar!

In my opinion it all started with the intension to make it easy for the interested and the beginner to buy things they think they need or don't know how to make or find themselves.

But selling painted owl feathers? Pretty painted or do they just look like owl feathers? What for? (I've seen beautifully painted feathers - feathers painted to look gorgeous not to trick you into thinking they belonged to an other bird)

I think from the intension to make things accessible sprung the money making idea of selling "gold" labeled crap.

Re: Questions on random things

PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:43 am
by Ivy
Maybe the people just need to make money?

I have never painted feathers but I have plenty of them that I have collected nicely, either from moults or on the ground. I wrap them and use them for smudging and air spells.
Never heard of that maxi-pad before, that is funny! But better just to sit outside in the moonlight perhaps?

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Re: Questions on random things

PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:14 pm
by SpiritTalker
Ravenstar wrote:I've seen Magick feathers I think they are called that you will get an answer to your question or problem at the end of the day...superstitious or real?

. To a superstitious person the uses are real, like flipping a coin.

I have heard of an online store carrying maxi pads to help connect with the moon...superstitious or real?

. A woman's "moon time" is honored in some indigenous cultures. It's not the pad itself, it's the concept of living as our ancestors did, aware of the rhythm of natural cycles & honoring the body's creative functions.

I've seen online stores carry different bird feathers. One site says they are hand painted. So it's not a real owl feather just a random feather painted to look like it?

. Right, just decoration. Lots of people make jewelry with beads & feathers.

Some herbs help in flying...ummm what. Do they mean Astral travel? If so than why didn't they put that down?

. Vendors probably leave it to the buyer to apply their own personal beliefs & a rare commodity of common sense. Responsible vendors list their ingredients because of allergies. Spirit travel is probably the common interpretation. Over the counter herbs are unlikely to be hallucinogens due to laws. Some un-regulated herbs are soothing - chamomile & oatstraw for example - without drowsiness.

The point I am trying to make is are Magick shops just selling items like these to gullible people or are they for real? Blessed be.

. Reality is in the mind of the buyer. Are "flying" herbs capable of defying gravity or of aiding release of the spirit-body? Which is more likely? Spirit travel is as real as the spirit to someone who's had OOBE with varifications. To those without OOB experience it's a mental delusion. If you don't feel energy fluctuations you won't "get-it", will you? To a non-magical thinking person off the street ritual gear, herbs, stones, intention oils, meditation & magic, are self-delusion.
. I think it's good to question if you believe a magical path is possible & what outside "stuff" you feel it takes to support the adventure. I think that's a good thing to do.