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Friday, October 31, 2014

Passing to Summerland Ritual for Samhain

Passing to Summerland

Altar:
Chimes
1 white taper candle (to represent NAME’s birth)
1 red taper candle (to represent NAME’s life)
1 black taper candle (to represent NAME’s death)
Bowl of salt (Earth)
Feather (Air)
Bowl of water (Water)
Candle (Fire)
White altar cloth

Chimes to begin ceremony

We are gathered here today to say our farewells to our beloved NAME, as s/he moves from this life into the next.  Death is a time for mourning our loss but also for celebrating the amazing life that NAME had. 

Casting the Circle
It is with open minds and open hearts that we cast our circle of protection and love.  For this brief moment, we are one, joined together by our love and our grief.  To you all I say welcome and blessed be.

Calling the Quarters

Air
I call to the Guardians of the Watchtower of the East, the Essence of Air.  I ask that you join us as we say farewell to our beloved NAME.  May we always remember his/her gift of inspiring us to be more than we ever thought we could be.  We bid you blessings and welcome.

Fire
I call to the Guardians of the Watchtower of the South, the Essence of Fire.  I ask that you join us as we say farewell to our beloved NAME.  May we always remember the spark of life which was always present within him/her.  We bid you blessings and welcome.


Water
I call to the Guardians of the Watchtower of the West, the Essence of Water.  I ask that you join us as we say farewell to our beloved NAME.  May we always remember to stay true to our emotions as NAME was always true to his/hers.  We bid you blessings and welcome.

Earth
I call to the Guardians of the Watchtower of the North, the Essence of Earth.  I ask that you join us as we say farewell to our beloved NAME.  Grant us the strength to grieve for our loss and except his/her passing.  We bid you blessings and welcome.

Invoke the God
Now do I call You to this our circle, Great God.  I call you as Lord of the Harvest, Lord of Death, Holder of the Keys, Lord of the Underworld; and I call you as the Comforter and Consoler, the Compassionate One Who leads us all to the Cauldron from which we are reborn.  Give welcome now to NAME, who comes to You in honor and humility to visit Your other lands for a while.

Invoke the Goddess
I call upon the Lady as Crone, She Who harvests all that lives, Who has taken NAME by the hand and led him/her into Summerland, there to rest, reflect, and rejoice in the company of the Goddess and the God until it is time for him/her to be born again to the circle.  For She is also the Mother of all things and the Lady of rebirth, and She shall surely grant NAME the gift of life again when the Wheel has turned.

All creatures die, but first they live and love.  To fulfill love, one must meet, and remember, and love again.  But in order to meet again, one must be born.  Before one can be born, there must be love.  And that is all the mystery.  May NAME be born again to the circle.

Farewell to the Goddess
Lady, thank you for the presence of NAME in our lives.  Hold him/her close to you, love him/her, and walk with him/her in the Summerland until it is time for him/her to be born again.

Farewell to the God
Lord, thank you for the life and joy you have shared with your friend.  Let him/her find reunion with those who have gone before, and walk with NAME in the Summerland until it is time for him/her to return to this world.

Dismissing the Quarters

Earth
I thank you Guardians of the Watchtower of the North, the Essence of Earth. Guide and protect the spirit of NAME as s/he journeys to the Summerland.  We bid you farewell and blessed be.

Fire
I thank you Guardians of the Watchtower of the South, the Essence of Fire. Guide and protect the spirit of NAME as s/he journeys to the Summerland.  We bid you farewell and blessed be.

Water
I thank you Guardians of the Watchtower of the West, the Essence of Water. Guide and protect the spirit of NAME as s/he journeys to the Summerland.  We bid you farewell and blessed be.

Air
I thank you Guardians of the Watchtower of the East, the Essence of Air. Guide and protect the spirit of NAME as s/he journeys to the Summerland.  We bid you farewell and blessed be.

Opening the Circle
The circle is open but never broken.  To one another and especially to NAME, we say: “Merry did we meet, and merry did we part, and merry shall we meet again!”

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Gabby from Chantilly, VA

Lately, I've been feeling really disconnected from my supplies - gemstones, herbs, candles, oils, etc. I used to be able to feel the currents of their intent and work with them fluidly. But now everything feels so disjointed in my spellwork and rituals. I've tried cleansing and recharging, but they still don't feel...right. I know I've been pretty stressed out lately, but I'm not sure if I should just work on clearing out my own internal noise or if I should look into getting new supplies too.


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Dear Gabby,

Definitely work on clearing out your own internal noise. Feeling stressed out, over worked, under played, and disconnect can leave us feeling disconnected from almost every aspect of our life... especially our spirituality!


Good luck!
Witch

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Samhain Ritual at 13 Magickal Moons

Blessed Samhain!

Wednesday, October 29, 7:30 pm 
*Ritual will be held rain or shine!*

Merry Meet! Come and join in the celebration of the next turning of the wheel. 13 Magickal Moons is hosting an Open Samhain Ritual on Wednesday, October 29 at 7:30 pm during Tea Night (6-9 pm every Wednesday). Join us for an evening of magick and mystery! Bring a dish to share and be sure to dress accordingly for the weather!!! Costumes are welcome! Please no children under the age of 12.



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Within the pages of our magickal datebook, you will find information on:


  • Ask-A-Witch Questions
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  • Sabbat dates
  • Ritual dates at 13 Magickal Moons
  • New moon dates
  • Full moon dates
  • And much more...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Zoe from Toronto, Ontario

Hi, I'll make this quick. I'm 18 and I think I'm a witch or something. I have no idea. It sounds crazy, but please tell me what you think. My whole life I have always had a special connection with animals and children. It's like animals are submissive around me. People around me notice. When I was younger, I was camping and we saw this injured moose. Everyone was taking pictures from a distance, but I ran up! My grandparents were terrified it was going to hurt me or charge me, but it let me pet it. If anyone else came close, it would try to get up and look at them aggressively. That is just one example. Another is when I concentrate I can make a flame rise! Like rise very high! My mom thought it was amazing. Please, maybe I'm paranoid, but I just want to know what I am or if I'm something at all. It would be amazing if you got back to me soon. Thank you.

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Dear Zoe,

It sounds more like you are an animal communicator and not necessarily a witch. A witch is someone who practices Wicca, Witchcraft, etc.  As for the candle flame, that is more connected with energy work than anything else.


Namaste,

Witch

Friday, October 24, 2014

Jake from Melbourne, Australia

Hey, Witch! I have for seven years believed I am a therian. I have been told I have the spirit of a wolf. I was wondering if you could find a way to actually physically transform or even mentally leave my body and transfer into a wolf's. I would actually pay you all a large sum of money. Any ideas? Can the group of you come up with a legitimate way? I have heard of all the usual crap that is made up by 7-14 year olds and I need something that works for an 18-year-old kid. Anything's appreciated, thanks.

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Dear Jake,

As much as my bank account would love for you to pay me a "large sum of money," I'm going to have to pass up the offer.


The only real way for you to become a wolf would be through deep meditative/trance work or astral travel. To the best of my knowledge there is no way to physically transform into a wolf or any other creature.

Witch

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Crepusclar from New York, NY

Hi, I began my journey toward Wicca/Pagan just this past May. I have an extremely strong need for nature and animals in my life, so I believe that this may be the right path for me. In this short period of time, I have read many books to learn and have enjoyed every word. I have collected most of my tools, harvested my own herbs for incense, and have even made my own wand. My problem is when I start to commit and plan for a ritual, I feel kind of weird. Like, I'm a crazy person for doing this (no offense). I am so interested in doing this, but I can't seem to take the plunge. Would you have any suggestions for getting past this feeling?

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Dear Crepusclar,

We just answered a question very similar to yours not to long ago. Please read my response to Kaida from Virginia for my response.


You might also want to look into open circles or gatherings in your local area and participate in some of their rituals. A Witches' Voice should have a listing of current happenings in your area.

Good luck!

Witch

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Martin from Canberra, Australia

I have had a hard time of it over the past few years. I got involved with prescription medication. I think it has permanently damaged my brain and body. It has also affected my work and family relationship. If I had one wish it would be to go back to a time when I was happier and healthier or to change my past so that it does not affect my present or future. I am new to this and don't want to pay lot of money to someone I don't know. I really need help as my life is a mess. Any help or advice would be much appreciated.

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Dear Martin,

You shouldn't pay a lot of money, or even a little money, to anyone to help make magickal changes in your life. The kinds of changes you are, and will be facing, take time, patience, and a whole lot of courage and determination.


There are no spells for time traveling or erasing the past. But you might want to look into spells like health and healing, emotional healing, strength and courage, or even protection or self binding. These spells could help you deal with many of the traumas I'm sure you have experienced.

You might also want to look into alternative healing therapies such as gemstone healing, Reiki, spiritual counseling, or yoga.

Good luck honey!

Witch

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Obianuju from Nigeria

Please, I need your help. I love my boyfriend and he is the one I want to marry, but he has no money. I have tried everything possible for money to come for us to settle down, but nothing has happened. Please, I need you to help me win a lottery. Thanks.

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Dear Obianuju,

Girl, if I could cast a spell to win the lottery I would be living a much different life. Lottery spells usually don't work anyway because almost everyone who plays feels they have the "need" to win.


Just because I can't help you win the lottery doesn't mean that I can't give you some advice on drawing money/prosperity to you and/or him.

Carry around these gemstones: pyrite, green aventurine, bloodstone, green calcite, herkimer diamond, jade, red jasper, lodestone, malachite, peridot, green quartz, tiger's eye, and turquoise.

Put two or three of the following herbs in a gold or green bag: basil, blackberry, chamomile, red clover, jasmine, sage, or vervain.

Carry a copy of the 10 of pentacles/wheels/disks/coins tarot card.

Good luck and may the prosperity Gods and Goddesses be with you and your boyfriend!

Witch

Monday, October 20, 2014

Elizabeth from England

I am so confused and trying to find out who I really am. I have always felt a spiritual connection and knew I was different. When I was younger, there was a guy at work who constantly used to annoy me to the point I was nearly in tears with temper. One day, he was reversing his car outside work and nearly ran me over whilst I was waiting for my lift. He laughed out of the window, and I shouted over "you're going to crash in that car one of these days!" That night, he crashed into three cars (no one was hurt). Then another day, he was boasting about how tough he was, and I said "you're going to get beat up one of these days." He came in the following Monday black and blue after being beaten up by two guys!! Then another day, he said something really horrible whilst doing his hair in a mirror in the office. I said in a rage "I hope your hair falls out!!" Within a week, he started with alopecia and most of his hair came out!!! After this, I started to freak him out and he didn't really speak to me after that. Obviously I've grown up alot since then and would never respond so negatively in an argument now, but it did scare me, and I've always been afraid I may hurt someone I love. Is this normal?

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Dear Elizabeth,

I'm sorry, but I think maybe karma was punishing that prick and you were just picking up on it. Hopefully he learned a lesson about treating anyone with such a lack of respect.


Now... having said that... it sounds like you learned a valuable lesson yourself. Words have power and words spoken in rage are even more powerful.

Witch

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Don from Lansing, MI

I am hopeful this will reach someone who cares. I am a spirit sensitive; I don't throw this out there because of the obvious. Two days ago, I stayed at a hotel in Lansing, MI for two nights. It was a holiday and I wanted some time to myself. When I entered the room, it took about two hours to feel this presence. It's a child and I feel so bad for it. I could sense it's caution and fear. It was abused and now is there waiting. I left the TV on at night to keep it occupied, but it shut it off around 3 am. The next night it came to me in a dream. I saw it as a doll, broken and disfigured, being thrown to the ground. I cried because it does not understand what happened to it. It knows I am not like the rest of them. I want to go back and help free this poor soul, but I don't know how. Can you help this child?

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Dear Don,

Because you are spirit sensitive, I recommend you go back to the hotel and invite the child to come to your home. With time, love, patience, and understanding s/he will move on to the Summerland on their own.


I will light a candle on the altar for both of you. Please write in again and let me know what happens.

Much love and respect,

Witch

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Danette from Modesto, CA

I tried to reply, but the site was restricted. I asked the question about suicide binding...

I want to thank you for all your advice. You are right to presume that I have taken all the necessary steps possible to help my daughter. She has been seeing a therapist two times a week for the last six months. She has seen a psychiatrist in the past, and presently she is scheduled to see one twice a week along with her therapist three times a week. She is also on medication. With all this in mind, her father and I have recently become aware that she is a cutter. Here is the situation in a nutshell. She is 17, and her father and I have been separated for 10 years. I feel that she has not overcome the feelings of that time. At the time her father left, my mother passed away. So needless to say I was not there for her emotionally. I tried my best, but ended up in therapy for two years. Her father left the kids for about a year with no visitation. All she (seven years old) knew was one day we were a family and the next day we weren't. I have been trying my best to make things right in our relationship. She still feels a void with her father. She lives with him at the moment and has for the past three years. I lost my job three years ago and have not had a steady enough job to provide a home for us. I took her out to lunch yesterday and we talk for over three hours. The bottom line, as she put it, is that she hurt herself mainly to get a rise out of her father. She wants him desperately to pay attention to her. He has been deemed as having a narcissistic personality by my daughter's therapist. He has not gone with her to therapy at all. Not one session. My therapist told me I had to make a decision. "Accept him or walk away." There is no changing him if he doesn't even acknowledge his behavior. I hurt for my daughter. I know what she is going though in that aspect. But my hands are tied because he is her father. I have set up family therapy for her and I have asked him to come. My fingers are crossed that he will come. Again, that you so much for your advice... With blessings, thank you.

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Dear Danette,

Thank you for giving us an update on your situation.


Honestly, it sounds like you should perform a spell to help you find a more stable job so your daughter can move back in with you.  Please take a look at our response to Anonymous from VA for some information on job hunting.

It also sounds like you are doing all the right things and at the end of the day that is what really matters. Keep doing what you are doing to help your daughter. I strongly recommend that you look into Reiki healing. You might even think about becoming a Reiki Master yourself... or hell... taking the classes with your daughter so both of you can be Reiki Masters.

Another suggestion I have is for you to speak with the counselor about a form of healing called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

EMDR is a comprehensive, integrative psychotherapy approach. It contains elements of many effective psychotherapies in structured protocols that are designed to maximize treatment effects. These include psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, experiential, and body-centered therapies. EMDR psychotherapy is an information processing therapy and uses an eight phase approach to address the experiential contributors of a wide range of pathologies. It attends to the past experiences that have set the groundwork for pathology, the current situations that trigger dysfunctional emotions, beliefs and sensations, and the positive experience needed to enhance future adaptive behaviors and mental health. [From the EMDR Institute]

As for your ex... there is no cure or treatment for narcissistic personalities. No amount of begging, pleading, bartering, blackmailing, etc. is going to change his mind if he decides not to go to family counseling. He's a selfish dick and I hope one day your daughter will understand that his failure as a father and a husband is HIS failure and not hers.

Namaste,

Witch

Friday, October 17, 2014

Anonymous from Blacksburg, VA

Is there a spell to cause a storm to brew?

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Dear Anonymous,

Native Americans used to perform rain dances. Try looking into that!

Witch

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Linda from Fredricksburg, VA

How can one incorporate ancestor reverence into a daily practice aside from the annual Samhain festival? I have found this practice to be absent from most Wicca and Witchcraft traditions available to a seeker. How can I honor my own heritage and blood ties in the Craft? Thank you so much for your help in this matter.

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Dear Linda,

This is a great question and pretty perfect timing, considering Samhain is right around the corner!


If possible, place images of your ancestors on or near your altar and say a prayer to them in the mornings asking for guidance and protection, and again in the evenings thanking them for their guidance and protection.

Keeping fresh fruit or vegetables on your altar are also great ways to honor your ancestors. Once the fruit or vegetables start to decay/rot (usually within a few days) place them outdoors for the animals to eat. The nice thing about doing this is that it requires you to pay attention to your altar.

You can also honor your ancestors by using incense (loose, stick, or cone), feathers, or candles.

Witch

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Amaya from Texas

Hi!:) Thank you so much for reading! I have been very desperate for something, but I'm really scared to try anything. I'm a Christian and was wondering if there were any white magic spells or anything pure that will make me have the ability to freeze things with my hands or mind and not have anything to do with black magic? Also, is there any spell to change my brown eyes to green? I'm 13 years old and want to be able to have ice ability and green eyes really badly. Thank you so much!

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Dear Amaya,

I'm sorry sweetie, but although it would be super cool, magick like that just doesn't exist in the real world.

Witch

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Bryan from the Netherlands

Can you turn people into spirits?

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Dear Bryan,

Only if I killed them, which is not on any to-do list I have!

Witch

Monday, October 13, 2014

Zee from San Antonio, TX

After finishing an intense thyme purification bath, I found a cockroach circling my bathtub. I grabbed him and placed him outside. Is there possibly a meaning for this cockroach appearing after my cleansing bath (good or bad)? Did I handle the cockroach appropriately?

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Dear Zee,

Cockroaches in the house can be a really bad sign for the house itself and not of magickal significance. I would seriously have your home checked by an exterminator!

Witch

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Liz from Medford, NJ

Would a binding spell I read about on your site work if an evil, calculating woman came into our lives and broke up my marriage and therefore our family? I have known my husband since we were 14, married at 20, and although we had our ups and downs, we were best friends, lovers, partners, and parents. She was just divorced by her husband who is a psychiatrist in our area, and she picked my husband up at a bar during the recession of 2008. He still takes care of me financially, worries about me, but can't seem to break away from her. I met her accidently once, and she is a very determined, strong woman who laughed at me when I told her not to consider me a friend. I wish her no harm; I just want her to go away; maybe meet a well-to-do doctor who can treat her the way she is used to being treated. My husband drained all our savings, and he is just not the boy/man I knew. Something is not right. Please help me.

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Dear Liz,

A binding or banishing could work on him, but it doesn't guarantee he will come back to you.


Prayer doesn't hurt either. No matter what religion you practice, talk to the Divine and let Him/Her/Them know what it is you want.

Keep me updated!

Witch

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Layne from Temecula, CA

So I don't know how exactly to ask this, but I'll try my best.

I've recently taken up meditation because I heard it is a good way to relax and leave one's troubles behind. I have been having weird experiences. Like whispers down the hall when the lights are off, or the hall and my room feeling very uneasy, or the bed feels like it shakes slightly, but that might be my imagination. One night after my meditation, I went to sleep the same as normal, but I felt my bed shake kind of like I fell back into my body. I sat up on the edge of my bed and I felt something grip my leg and pull me off the bed. I crawled to the middle of my room and looked under the bed and saw angry red eyes and sharp and jagged teeth. There was nothing else though, no body, just darker than normal darkness. The entire room felt uneasy and I didn't feel safe. I felt something grab my ankles again and it dragged me into the hall and to the back room that nobody uses because it always feels uneasy and weird. Before I was pulled into the room, I heard the voice of a woman that grabbed my hand gently. She said "It'll be okay. I have you," and pulled me up the hall a little. I blinked and I was laying on the ground in the hall, scratches and redness where I felt like I was grabbed. The woman's voice was so calming and peaceful. Can you please explain what has been happening? The uneasy feeling has only gotten worse, but nothing has happened that extreme so far.

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Dear Layne,

You need to do a banishing in your home. For directions, please read my response to  Brittney from Las Vegas. After doing the banishing, burn some lavender or sweetgrass in your home to bring in positive energy.


Let me know how things go!

Witch

Friday, October 10, 2014

Lost Witch from California

I can't decide on my path, but I feel very connected to the moon. Any suggested path?

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Dear Lost Witch,

Many people start with a Celtic or Egyptian Witchcraft since both honor the Moon (Goddess) and the Sun (God).


There is no reason to choose only one path. You could always choose what you love about different religions/path and merge them into a path you created for yourself.

Best of luck, darlin'.

Witch

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Chris from Menifee, CA

I've been following this site for a while now, reading other people's questions and the responses, and I've been drawn to the Craft since a friend introduced it to me. I've search high and low for a place to begin, but have been discouraged by certain family members and because of deep Christian conditioning. It never really felt right to be a Christian; my faith in it only dropped as I grew older. I'm now 19 and keep feeling drawn to the Craft. Any advice on how to start and how to escape the Christian programming?

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Dear Chris,

Please refer to our Advice for New Witches page to help you get started.


As for escaping the Christian programming, that is much easier said then done. It takes a lot of time and patience to undo all the negative programming we've had for years and I'm not just talking about Christian programming either.

Once you have formed a bond with the God and Goddess, which takes time and practice, you'll find the negative programming will start to ease away on its own.

If you find that you are having difficulty studying or practicing on your own, then find a group in your local area.

Blessed be and namaste!

Witch



Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Joel from Virginia

I made a deal with a very powerful demon to be reborn as my child (she asked to be my first born). My child is now almost 1 year of age. I want her powers to be dormant so she can have a normal life. Is there any spell or suggestions you can give me that will help?


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Dear Joel,

WTF. Why would you make a deal with a "powerful demon" to be reborn as your child? It just seems like you'd be asking for a shitload of trouble.


I have no idea how to bind a demon's power because I don't believe in demons.

Witch

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Scott from Bealeton, VA

Merry Meet! I happen to have a decent amount of fresh sage from my garden, but an experiment in burning that proved to be horrid and catastrophic. Obviously, I learned since than that dry sage is the best to burn for those purposes. With that known, is there a way I can dry the fresh sage that can eventually resemble dry sage bundles commonly burned?

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Dear Scott,

LOL... many of us have had the burning of fresh sage incident!


Making your own sage bundle is actually pretty easy to do. Grab a bunch of fresh sage leaves and stems and gather them into the form/shape of a sage bundle. Starting at the bottom, wrap cotton string tightly around the bundle, moving towards top and back down again. Tie the two ends together. Hang upside down for two to four weeks until completely dried.

Let me know how they turn out!

Witch

Monday, October 6, 2014

Kayla from Fairfax, VA

Hello! I recently have gotten a spirit vessel, and I've been trying to bond with the spirit/entity by taking walks, using a telepathy technique, offered him chocolate, playing vinyl records (which I feel is the most alive-sounding music), and dancing with him. I've found out that he is, in fact, male, and his name is Alejandro, but he prefers the nickname Alex, and he likes me and my mom. My question is, do you have any tips for first time spirit keepers?

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Dear Kayla,

Spirits aren't animals to be kept as toys or pets. They were once living humans who have passed on and no longer have a physical body. Keeping him is just rude.


Remove Alex from the "spirit vessel" and see what he chooses to do. Since he likes you and your mom, you may find that he stays with you.

Witch

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Danette from Modesto, CA

I am not really new to witchcraft. I used to study it about 10 years ago, but I am finding some commonalities between quantum physics and the law of attraction. I am thinking very seriously about doing a binding spell on my 17-year-old daughter who recently tried to kill herself. I am afraid for her. I have been working with the material world for a year, and it doesn't seem to be working. I am thinking about doing a binding spell and then try to do some crystal healing. I am trying to find a friend in the witchcraft community. Your help/advice would be gratefully appreciated. Thank you.

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Dear Danette,

I'm so sorry to hear/read about the problems you are having with your daughter. I'm sure it must be very difficult for both of you.


I would use a modified version of the binding spell I suggested to Carol from Stafford, VA.  Now let me give you a warning about using a binding spell on another person. They are not permanent, meaning they don't last forever.  Your daughter's need to harm herself will eventually overrule your need to prevent her from harming herself.

For alternative therapies, I would look into Reiki. Reiki is defined as Universal Life Force Energy. The powerful thing about Reiki is how simple it really is. Because you live in CA, I'm sure you will find hundreds of practitioners.

You can place amethyst (healing), blue lace agate (de-stressing), bloodstone (absorbs negative energy), black tourmaline (to create a protective barrier), and rose quartz (for self love) between her mattress and box spring to help alleviate some of her anguish.

13 Magickal Moons has a community healing book, and with permission from both of you I would like to add your names to it.

The issue with your daughter isn't magickal... it's mental and emotional. I strongly encourage you to seek professional help as well as alternative healing therapies.

Please write in again soon and let me know how she is doing.

Much love and respect.

Witch

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Freelove from California

Hey there, I've searched online for an answer for a while now and have got mixed answers. For as long as I can remember, I've been able to see a glow outlining living things. This glow varies in colors, but is usually faint. Could you help give an explanation to this? PS: It sometimes is just out in the open, it won't be surrounding anything, just floating there drifting slightly.

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Dear Freelove,

The glowing outline you are seeing is called an aura. The aura is the energy field that surrounds all things. The "floating" ones usually belong to spirits, non-corporal beings.

Witch

Friday, October 3, 2014

Mary from Canton, OH

I had started out burning patchouli incense with oil, used a dragon blood oil incense, and then went to the patchouli cone. I notice that everybody started turning yellow. I don't have a calendar and I want to be good at what I do; that is burning the right incense at the right time because I have enough problems from a cult. I hope I can get back on track.

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Dear Mary
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I have no idea what incense, herb, oil, or combination of those would cause people to turn yellow.  Whatever blends you bought, throw out... immediately!

Witch

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Lex from Washington

Hello. I learned that for some reason, magick doesn't have an effect on me when people cast a spell on me (legit spell casters). I have tried to cast a spell on myself, but it doesn't work either. Why am I immune to magick? Is there a way to stop myself from being immune to magick? What are some ways to stop myself from being immune to magick?


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Dear Lex,

I have never heard of a person being "immune" to magick. Magick is energy. Being "immune" to magick is like being "immune" to air.  Just not possible or realistic.


Witch

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Kaida from Virginia

Hi! I still consider myself fairly new to Wicca. I've done plenty of meditations, as well as a few rituals, but I haven't experienced anything in everything I've tried. I'm starting to wonder if Wicca is the right path for me. I desperately want it to be. But I somehow feel like it's rejecting me. Is that possible? Or is it all in my head???

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Dear Kaida,

It's probably all in your head.


When we first begin to practice performing rituals, we usually feel so self conscious about it that we loose the spirituality in the act itself. I mean seriously... unless you're into the theater... standing in front of an altar calling on a bunch of non-corporal beings to be with you can make you feel a little (a lot) silly.

But one day you'll cast your circle, invoke the God and Goddess, and call the elements and you will FEEL them answer your call. One day it all just kind of clicks together.

Don't stress yourself out about it, don't over think it. Just spend some time in front of your altar and just communicate with (pray to) the God and Goddess.

Good luck, honey!

Witch