（Â´-`ᦀ wrote:I'm definitely just a witch. I don't worship anything or anyone. I believe all the gods are are ancient souls that ascended to a point where the soul didn't need to be in a body, as the I think the soul is somewhat unstable until it finds universal truth. This is why I believe those who can see spirits have never really seen any from the caveman days. I believe the basic soul can be out of body, kinda like limbo for a certain period of time, dependent on the individual soul and either has to reincarnate or return to the universal life stream, where all the energy of being comes from. That stream is also what we tap when grounding and pulling up energy for our workings.
The basics of my practice are pretty simple; I do whatever I want. I don't believe in karma, as I think like most things it has to do with the set of mind of the person, as someone who doesn't realize what they're doing is wrong, then how is it and I also have an issue with people doing what's they feel is right because they feel they might be punished for it. I find that extremely wrong and those individuals cowards. I accept the responsibility of all I do and consider it before hand, but I still do whatever I want.
I never cast a circle, unless I'm doing something of what's considered high magic. Other than that, there's never a circle, the whole universe is sacred and there's no need for one. I never call upon corners or elements. With the elements, I believe they are everywhere and in us so I don't see the point. I find tools(wands, athames, bells, etc.) useless outside of high magic, and even then at times you don't need most of them. All tools do is represent aspects of yourself, and one should be training those aspects to become a better witch.
I also try to do magic the simplest way possible, which is merely clearing the mind, thinking and willing it. If I don't feel that will work, I build a spell. If that won't work, then it's time for a ritual. I also write all my own spells and rituals, as I don't believe in using other people's workings. Their workings have their energies to them and feel that all spellwork should be very personal, and therefore you should write it yourself.
Wow. I basically agree 100% with what you just said.
Adding to this though, I love writing and creating spells, so I do this often. I find rituals invigorating and all types of magics intrigue me. Recently I have tried to find a Goddess to follow, but it doesn't particularly sit well with me. It's not to say I don't believe in a Goddess element. I mean it's quite clear that there is a difference in male and female energy in the universe, and I feel a strong connection to it. Perhaps in the event that I wish to 'boost' a spell, I would call for it, but I much prefer to use my own energies and power.
I hold a strong respect for nature and have always seemed to walk on a line somewhere between Traditional and more earthy Crafts. I try to balance them, I try to pull in structure, while leaving the natural channel open, if you understand what I mean.
More so than anything, I rely on myself, my instincts and what I know deep within me to be right. This is where I agree with "（Â´-`ᦀ" most. I don't like using other people's spellwork, as it is not based on what I
feel, what I
know. I find natural, instinctual knowledge to be key.