Thankyou very much for your kind words, they do mean a lot!
I just wanted to say your blog is fantastic, and I am so happy to see you take Paganism so seriously and are a great rolemodel for other teens on here. I commend you on being so mature and spiritually aware. We need more rolemodels like you for our Pagan teens and kids.
Thankyou very much for your kind words, they do mean a lot!
Yesterday I got a new issue of Spirit and Destiny, and in it was a wonderful little remedy to get rid of nasty spots. I tried it myself, and after one use I can see a difference! So I decided to share it with you all.
All you need is:
Mix it all together and apply to your spots. Leave it on for at least 30 mins (overnight if possible) and wash it off with water. I recommend placing an amethyst into a bowl of water and leaving for at least 2 hours and washing it off with this.
Although I myself have not accomplished anything exciting with my magick, I do have an interesting tale to share though, about my great-grandad’s cousin. I recently told my dad about my beliefs (he doesn’t live with me and I don’t see him often) via the phone and he seemed pretty chuffed. He was the reason why I looked into Paganism in the first place, whenever I visited him at Easter or Christmas he’d raise a glass to ‘the original Pagan festival of Eostre/Yule’, and he’s just that laid back type who meditates and listens to Bob Marley. He’s great, so anyway.
He went on tell me about his grandad’s cousin, who was a female witch. She was a part of a coven, whose beliefs were based on Celtic Druidism. She came from a family of Catholics, and one day in her late teens she came across this coven by accident, and realised she had found her true calling. She soon refused to attend church and began practicing magick and worshipping her own beliefs in secret. Her parents eventually found out and were furious. They threw her out of the house, saying she was the ‘spawn of the devil’, so she ran off to join the coven. When she was older, she left the coven, saying she felt that Spirit was calling her from the West. So she packed her belongings and travelled to North America, New Orleans to be precise.
This was where she was introduced to Voodoo. She travelled round, visiting Voodoo High Priestesses and learning more and more about it. Having been greatly influenced by Celtic Druidism, Voodoo was like a different world to her, it was darker, and unique. She soon fell in love with a man who worked at a local market, and was determined to have him notice her. She ignored the advice of the High Priestess she had become acquainted with and cast a Voodoo spell using a doll to make him fall in love with her. She called upon the great spirit of love Erzulie Freda to assist her and did everything in her power to make the spell work. Several nights after she’d cast the spell she had a dream that the man she loved was lying next to her in bed. To her horror, he wasn’t breathing and as much as she tried she couldn’t revive him. She awoke to find that her window was wide open and torrential rain was pouring in, drenching the altar she had set up for Erzulie Freda to carry out her wish.
The next day, she went to visit the market stall where her love worked, but he wasn’t there. She asked the man where he was, and the man simply glared at her with an expression full of hate and disgust. He spat at her and told her he was murdered. She was shocked, and deeply saddened. She ran home to her altar and cried and cried and asked what she had done wrong. She heard an invisible voice telling her that the man’s wife had died of unknown causes the night after she had cast her spell. The man was so distraught that he locked himself in his room and starved himself for days before passing away in his bed the same night she had her dream.
The spell had tragically backfired, and she was so upset with herself that she left New Orleans and returned home. She gave away most of her possessions and immediately stopped practicing magick. Exactly three months after her love’s death she couldn’t live with the guilt any longer and drowned herself in the lake near her old house.
She kept a diary, and just before she killed herself she confessed all in the last pages. The diary, with her suicide note attached, was sent to her sister, and the tale has been passed down through their family and ours for generations. The diary was burnt in her sister’s mysterious house fire, but strangely the final pages remained perfectly intact. I’m not sure where it is now, but I was deeply saddened by the story but also took it as a warning, if it was entirely true of course (my dad tends to exaggerate, but swore blind he told it exactly the way his grandad had told him). It’s a little like Chinese whispers, I’m not sure if I’ve told it entirely right but oh well, it captures the gist of the story!
I often get questions from excited young teens who’ve just got into Charmed and want to start practicing magick straight away. Let’s clear everything up right now. Charmed, as great as it was, is not an accurate depiction of the witchy way of life. We can’t teleport, throw fire at demons or freeze people mid sentence (though the last one would be rather helpful sometimes). Nope, at the end of the day we’re just normal people who cast spells to help us pay the bills or get a new job. Sorry to disappoint, but Hollywood has a lot to answer for.
And another thing, you don’t have to be Wiccan to be a witch. There are quite a few Wiccans out there who don’t practice witchcraft, and there are also a lot of witches out there who aren’t Wiccan or even Pagan. It all depends on you, and if you’re really serious about practicing witchcraft then I strongly recommend doing your research before you decide if it’s the right path for you.
I also get asked quite a lot about the most extraordinary outcome I’ve got from casting a spell. I really haven’t done anything all that exciting, so again, sorry to disappoint on that part. I’ve cast spells to help - not cure, magick cannot cure, but it can help - a friend who suffers from bulimia. She’s pretty skeptical about what I do, but she did say it worked for a while, and she was gaining more control, but I think I need to redo it. The most recent one was just getting a job. I applied for a job in my local Wetherspoon’s a few days ago, cast a spell called ‘Land the Job’, and huzzah! I went to an interview just today and recieved a phonecall two hours later telling me I have the job! Of course you can’t rely on magick though, you can’t cast a spell to get the job then act like a total slob at your interview and expect to still get it. It doesn’t work like that, you have to work with magick.