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30 - Do you have an altar?

Sort of. I have a space I keep most of my witchcraft stuff. But I do work wherever I think is best. That ends up being the kitchen table or outside usually.

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holdasown:

29 - Favorite altar tool?

My athame. I had a very hard time connecting to the knife so I did a ritual to name the blade and it was very helpful. Now I feel energy when I use it and he is more like a partner than just a tool. I had decide to name it based on my heathen practice since most weapons have names. It’s a great way to bond with the instrument.

Sure. I set up a candle, glass of salt water and a charcoal tab for loose mugwort. I basically announced I felt unattached to my athame and that my blade should work like an extension of my arm and what I thought the role of my athame should be. I put mugwort on the tab and cleansed it of all negativity and attachment then held it on the candle. I said something along the lines of I re-forge you to be my partner in magic. I promise to keep you sharp and safe. I ask you work with me to do my will and magic and help to direct my power and will. Then I thrust it into the water. I basically said it was a new tool and I used a lancet and put a drop of blood on the each side of the blade and on the metal where the leather stopped on the hilt. Drank some mugwort/mullein tea and went to sleep and asked for the blade’s name. I got it loud and clear in my sleep. I reblood him every year on Halloween. I also use my athame to cut and keep it really sharp. If you intend to use it differently just let it know during the ritual.

You could adapt this or use other herbs if you like but it was pretty powerful though simple. I don’t regret it at all. I have even told my husband it’s to be on me when I’m cremated to take with me to the other side.

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Anonymous said: As a medical professional, not to mention one new to this lifestyle, would I be correct in connecting with Eir? Are there others and/or one who could help me tone deeper into healing and helping others?

adventuresinasatru:

You wouldn’t be incorrect in connecting with Eir. She’s the only one that I can think of that has a solid connection to health and healing.

Other than Her, Frigg is sometimes loosely associated with healing (although that seems to be more UPG than lore-based). Thor is as well (according to Runic Amulets and Magic Objects, he was called upon to heal a wound). 

In the Urglaawe tradition which is more Germanic Frau Holle is tied to

Braucherei which is a system of healing involving all sorts of things. I think Pow Wow is tied in some how too.

Edit: Sorry about that.

Text 29 Jul 4 notes 31 Days of Witchcraft

29 - Favorite altar tool?

My athame. I had a very hard time connecting to the knife so I did a ritual to name the blade and it was very helpful. Now I feel energy when I use it and he is more like a partner than just a tool. I had decide to name it based on my heathen practice since most weapons have names. It’s a great way to bond with the instrument.

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26 - Favorite website on Witchcraft?

Honestly Tumblr. It has more people, paths and information than one could ask for.

27 - Famous witch that you favor?

I don’t really know who is famous and who isn’t. Most of the witch stuff I read is on websites or Tumblr. I do like Peter Grey but I think when it comes to craft anyone can be an influence. I think http://spiritscraft.tumblr.com/ is a great source for inspiration here.

28 - Favorite divination tool?

Tarot cards.

Link 29 Jul Conjure in the City Bog»

I found this to be of particular interest and hitting home a bit today.

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25. Favorite book on Witchcraft?

Apoctolyptic Witchcraft by Peter Grey. It’s almost more of a philosophy book than a practice one but he is empowering and puts a modern perfective on the Old Craft.

Video 24 Jul 2,540 notes

archiemcphee:

When October Jones (previously featured here) isn’t sharing text messages sent by his dog or transforming his fellow train commuters by drawing new heads for them on post-it notes, he’s creating awesomely empowering messages and leaving them for his fellow travelers to find inside seatback trays on the train.

Follow October Jones on Twitter for more of his entertaining and inspirational sticky note escapades.

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I would totally buy a pack of post it notes with these on them.

Text 24 Jul 10 notes Excerpt from Visions of Vanaheim: Vanic Deity Correspondences

nornoriel:

The following is a list of correspondences for specific deities counted as Vanir by modern Vanic pagans; the items on this list have been corroborated amongst a few who work with the Vanir.  These things can be gifted a deity and/or placed on their altar, or worn, or carried, etc.

Items marked with an asterisk * are dangerous or deadly and should be handled carefully, kept out of reach of…

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Link 24 Jul 29 notes Reading about the Toad Bone Rite»

storiesandconjure:

And the different descriptions are bone chilling, fascinating, and amazingly breathtaking.

I think people seem to misunderstand, and see it as some macabre “kill a frog for dark witchy portents”.

But from my readings alone of the rite (I have not performed it) from writers like Andrew Chumbley…


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