I know – we all have goals. And one of the many reasons that we get into magick is to achieve those goals. It doesn’t just support us psychologically while we’re trying to move forward in our lives. There is an actual, almost-tangible, THING that happens when we start to use magick to achieve the things we desire.
Why should you do a full ritual for an offering? Is it ever really necessary?
To be all the way honest, yes, I sometimes do a full-on ritual. I do a daily ritual, anyhow – a “daily devotional” – but it’s nothing like the full-on ritual. It doesn’t feel quite as amazing, either, but it still gets results. (That’s a topic for another post, though.)
Why is it that Occultists (Witches, Wizards, Warlocks, Magicians, Druids, Pagans, WhatTheFuckEvers) get so attached to our bullshit? I understand that humans are creatures of habit, but really, is there any reason to jaunt about poking fun at a paradigm just because it isn’t yours? It’s “occult elitism.” And it makes you a douche.
Let me just say: 2017, was definitely a year of the unexpected.
Not that it was a bad year for me, necessarily … just some unexpected things happened.
Now, granted, I have been fairly open about my political leanings. And you’re smart, so you know what I mean by that statement.
But if we get right down to brass tacks, the fact of the matter is: those unexpected things will likely affect you and I very little. If we’re Witches worth our salt, anyhow.
This post is part of the Strategic Sorcery Blog Hop. This go-round, our topic is financial/money magick. Just below this paragraph, you’ll find the links to the Previous and Next posts in the list, plus the Master List, itself. I hope you enjoy everyone’s take on money and finances!
I don’t claim to be an expert at money magick. We’re all teachers in some sense, but we’re all also students. And the real truth of it is: money is one of the weirdest, most explosive, and hardest-to-pin topics for a lot of people. There’s always going to be something new to learn about money, and money magick. And our relationship to money magick, and why we think it should be easy and instantaneous. (Self-growth-work: it helps a lot, try it out.)
Do you suck at magick with petitions? You, my friend, are not alone. Obviously, if you can write a petition, and you know what works for you, and you don’t have any problems with petition magick, then maybe this particular post isn’t for you.
But the fact is: a lot of people judge themselves harshly when they have trouble writing what would be considered a “good” petition. When you follow all the status quo rules, you sometimes end up blocking yourself. But that’s probably a different post, so on with the show …
Dark spirits, light spirits, red ones, and grey.
Why does shit happen, and what do you say?
I don’t know if you’ve experienced this, but …
By now, you’re probably pretty curious about whether or not Operative Witchery can fit into your life, or even if it’s worth taking yet another magickal course.
Maybe you’re thinking to yourself, “Will this process work for me …”
Seems like there are a lot of folks going around being really crappy people to their Craft Sisters and Brothers these days. And I don’t mean inter-tradition witch-wars. I mean people who claim to be Witches while, at the same time, going psycho, and berating others with no apparent rationale.
Generally, it’s people who don’t understand what life – or the Craft – is really about. Yes, I’m criticizing those people right now.
Because if – like the psycho I encountered last week – you claim to be so “old hat” and “mature,” but you want to email me snide remarks for updating information on my website, and then tell me I need to question my spirituality, you got another think coming, honey. I’m not obligated to you for a gawd-damned thing, and the more you make those snap judgments, the more I realize you need some emergency surgery on your Craft. And maybe a good lobotomy, to boot.
In light of the psycho’s email “conversation,” I’d just like to take a few moments to discuss the top 3 mistakes that I see Witches make. You might think these are reasons to question your spirituality or your magical oomph, but … so let’s get into it …
A couple of days ago, I was talking to a friend who also happens to be a Witch. Thing is, he is more of a Wiccan – he got into this thing for spiritual reasons, rather than magical reasons. So for a while now, he’s not been doing the magic(k) thing – really just working with Goddesses and Gods, and doing ritual celebrations on his own time.
He asked me what, if anything, I thought would be important things to know about spellcraft if/when one decided to go down that road. And here’s what immediately sprang to mind.