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by seidkonacat
Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: General Questions about Wicca & Magick
Topic: The Natural Born Witch Question
Replies: 15
Views: 2578

Re: The Natural Born Witch Question

This is a great question, one I've had reason to consider for quite a long time. I have actual witchcraft practitioners in my family (my Nana was a Strega) so it's something that has lingered in my mind for awhile. I love the background you provided--very thorough! I think I need to marinate more on...
by seidkonacat
Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Gods/Goddesses
Topic: Cerealia - April festival
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: Cerealia - April festival

Thank you for the info on this. My dad's side of the family is full-blooded Italian, so I love reading about Roman gods. As for the way the festival was celebrated in the past....as a historian, I can tell you this: if you try to frame the actions of your ancestors in a modern light, they WILL look ...
by seidkonacat
Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Crystals and Gemstones
Topic: Please help me identify these crystals: thank you
Replies: 7
Views: 746

Re: Please help me identify these crystals: thank you

A lot of these are too dark to tell, but I'll give a few of them a shot. The third crystal on the right of the first row looks like rose quartz, as does DSC04750 and the two stones in DSC04743. The first picture on the third row is hematite. DSC04759 is most likely a carnelian. DSC04752 is a dalmati...
by seidkonacat
Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Nature - Plants, Animals, Faeries, Dragons
Topic: Parsley Herb Lore
Replies: 3
Views: 587

Parsley Herb Lore

A bit of herb lore about one of the most useful, versatile, effective herbs I know of; parsley. In European tradition, parsley was often associated with the dead. High medieval sources claimed that its roots had to grow to Hell and back seven times before it would sprout. This may be a reference to ...
by seidkonacat
Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: Member's Books of Shadows
Topic: Seidkonacat's Fróðleikr-Bók
Replies: 20
Views: 5599

On Rules and Etiquette, and How One Stays Sane

"(She) had generally considered the laws of etiquette as the rules of the chase, and divided them into categories: those which everyone broke, all the time; those which one could not break without being frowned at; and those which caused one to be quietly and permanently left out of every future inv...
by seidkonacat
Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: Member's Books of Shadows
Topic: Seidkonacat's Fróðleikr-Bók
Replies: 20
Views: 5599

On The Worth of One's Consciousness

“He could not help a certain resentment that a conscience seemed to be so very expensive, and yet had no substantial form which one might admire, and display to one’s company.”

― Naomi Novik, Victory of Eagles
by seidkonacat
Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Member's Books of Shadows
Topic: Seidkonacat's Fróðleikr-Bók
Replies: 20
Views: 5599

On Gentleness

"Gentleness shown once is mercy, shown twice is folly.”

― Naomi Novik, Black Powder War
by seidkonacat
Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: Gods/Goddesses
Topic: Does this sound like a god or goddess you might know ?
Replies: 11
Views: 750

Re: Does this sound like a god or goddess you might know ?

I honestly didn't feel anything, it didn't sound threatening, it just sounded like I was overhearing a conversation ( which i wasn't , that I know for sure, I had headphones on and it was like 1 am)and for some reason I instantly felt like the source is divine too, and the energy felt more like a g...
by seidkonacat
Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Member's Books of Shadows
Topic: Seidkonacat's Fróðleikr-Bók
Replies: 20
Views: 5599

bits of wisdom i must remember

"I closed my eyes and lived in the dark choosing not to to see that the world outside was sick and running mad." “When the world is turned, may you find your true nature.” “There is a madness in you that feeds on the times. Between blood of birth and blood of death, there is life. This fight is now...
by seidkonacat
Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Member's Books of Shadows
Topic: Seidkonacat's Fróðleikr-Bók
Replies: 20
Views: 5599

Herb Lore--Oak

Oak: The Oak is known as the king of trees for obvious reasons. Oaks are large and rough-barked, strong and sturdy. Their wood is called ironwood for its rigidity and toughness. Their roots go very deep. Different Oak species range across the world. It is sacred wood, and associated with the souls o...
by seidkonacat
Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Christian Witchcraft
Topic: How can someone be a Christian Witch?
Replies: 192
Views: 51694

Re: Re:

Thats actually different. Voodoo is a religion that uses Hoodoo in the practices. Its different than the Hoodoo traditions you will find here in the US. There are several related traditions some are religions and others are magical paths. Hoodoo is the American magical tradition. New Orleans Voodoo...
by seidkonacat
Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Member's Books of Shadows
Topic: Seidkonacat's Fróðleikr-Bók
Replies: 20
Views: 5599

The Four Elements in Old Norse

The Four Elements in Old Norse:

Earth: Jord

Wind: Vindr

Water: Logr

Fire: Aldrnari

sources:
English to Old Norse Dictionary
Old Norse Religion in Long-term Perspectives, ed. Anders Andrén, Kristina Jennbert, and Catharina Raudvere.
by seidkonacat
Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Gods/Goddesses
Topic: Niord-Norse Vanir God of the Ocean and more
Replies: 11
Views: 840

Re: Niord-Norse Vanir God of the Ocean and more

That would make sense. He was as I said a fertility deity mostly associated with the oceans bounty. The Norse were either fishermen or farmers. You had a few leaders/politicians and you had some warriors but most worked the land. I've heard in my anthropology class that the most secure ancient occu...
by seidkonacat
Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Christian Witchcraft
Topic: How can someone be a Christian Witch?
Replies: 192
Views: 51694

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[ In the US forms of Hoodoo involve a lot of Christian elements. Most Hoodoos and Rootworkers are Christian. So the way they do their magical work is based in that paradigm. Some traditions are heavily based in Catholicism which includes prayers to Saints and Mary in its practice. So with Hoodoo th...
by seidkonacat
Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: Christian Witchcraft
Topic: How can someone be a Christian Witch?
Replies: 192
Views: 51694

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The original Old Testament was written in Aramaic, an ancient dialect of Hebrew. The word that is often translated as "witch" or "sorcerer" is chasapah which literally means "one who poisons wells." In a society living in an arid landscape where water was scarce, that would indeed be a heinous crime...

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