It seems that the men of this town are at it again. One has left his so called friends in a lurch by taking a job without discussing it first and so abandoning a steady business he was suppose to be building. And I just found out that I may have a partner I neither wanted nor needed who is going to help “keep me in my place” by dictating to me how and what I am to put in my “shop” to sell! (no “pagan” items which to them include jewelry, candles, herbs, incense etc.).
It is funny how the people I had hoped would stand by me and stand up for my rights have turned on me and are now siding with those I told I wanted nothing to do with! These self same people pulled this back around 1992-95 when the got involved with people I said I wanted nothing to do with, and they basically took our inventory, sold it all and vanished leaving us with tons of bills that they, not we, ran up! Funny how after they said they would listen and trust me, they are pulling us back into the same situation as back then, and they still won’t heed my warnings! I am wondering if they will ever learn!
Earlier this month my husband bought me a set of cards from Barnes & Nobel from Sterling publishing Inc. As I was going through the accompanied book, I found a part in there which was a glaring mistake. On page 239 it talks about choosing the “Significant.”
In choosing a significant it says that for a woman 40+ you choose a Queen while under that age you would choose a Page. If you think about it wouldn’t the man of that age be a King while under 40 be a knight? They reversed it.
I wanted those who bought this set to know upfront about the mistake. Please pass this on and let others know about it. I believe that the company gets people to edit books who really don’t know the subject and wonder where else those mistakes are being made.
I have noticed a growing trend to publish anything and everything that has to do with Paganism, magic, witches and all other things connected to these things. Some, if not most, of the information out there is hap-hazard at best and down right dangerous at worst. Still people have a right to wright about, AND publish anything, and the so called “Neo-” or “New Aged” sect seem determined to undermine this.
“Don’t read anything from ‘X’ because her writings encourage kids to turn against their parents” (as if they needed a book to do this) or “Don’t buy anything from Publisher ‘I’ because they are just there to take your money!” I wonder if these people actually read these books and such or are they so rich they don’t need to work in the public sector to survive. One of my blogger friends stated something to the effect that most of what is out there floating about the stores and web are bogus. You know something? I agree, but that doesn’t mean that something in that flood of information is not relevant. I refuse to trash those out there and actually encourage people to read any and everything they can get their hands on. I say this because I happen to know that what may work for one person or group may not work for others. Plus I remind them that there are rules which govern magic and how it works.
Magic is subtle and to think you can use it to control someone or gain great wealth. Doesn’t work that way. There are things to consider before you even start. First off it is a craft which once you commit to it, it becomes your life and you must become a lifetime student. Also, those elite groups who say there were never solitaries seem to forget that before larger civilizations started coming into being, there was usually just one “wise woman/man” per villiage or who traveled about. Sometimes they chose someone who was to become their apprentice and would take over either take over upon their death or handle one or more of the villages the elder would be working with. They usually chose someone old enough to work, learn and help out. Thinking that you can say you are a witch WITHOUT training is kind of silly. I prefer my students to be 18, preferably 21 and older.
I see people who say magic doesn’t exist. They are the ones who either wanted to do magic as seen in movies and on TV, the ones who are taught that magic is evil. Those people who were wanna-be teens who were looking to control people with magic.
Here is what magic really is.
Magic is subtle. So much so that people call it coincidence when it actually works.
You need to know exactly what it is you want before even thinking about casting a spell.
Tools are used to focus and when you become adept at magic and spell casting you will no longer need them.
You need to learn before you start casting spell and making potions. Reason being? You can hurt others and even yourself if you don’t know what you are doing.
Witchcraft is not a religion nor does it need religion, demons/Satan, nor Deities/GOD to cast spells. It is a craft and relies on skills, energy, herbs, minerals (etc.) to do the work.
Magic is not black nor white, good nor evil it is a tool. The colors are used not for if it is good or evil, but when to cast the spells or what you use when you are working on them. White (spells used from the new to full moon ~ waxing), Black (spells used from the full moon to new moon ~ waning) Green (herbal spells or spells using plants) Brown (earth spells using minerals, gemstones, crystals and the like) etc.
Magic has rules and can not be used to control people. If you misuse it like this it will either NOT WORK, or BACKFIRE!
As you can see there is more to magic and it needs to be learned BEFORE you can call yourself a witch and/or cast spells. I hope this helps those understand what magic is and isn’t.