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This blog is meant to be sort of a beginners study guide to Witchcraft. Though there is no ONE WAY when practicing witchcraft, this blog just gives you basic information you may want to have.

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In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.
- Hunter S Thompson
Crystals that are NOT suitable for placing in water / making gem water

crowdog66:

lilkittay:

thisbookofshadows:

This list will explain common stones that are either toxic to use for drinking in gem water or stones that are soluble in water. :)


Alunite: Non toxic but soluble in water

Anglesite: Toxic and slightly soluble in water

Arsenopyrite: Potentially toxic

Azurite: Harmful

Azurite-Malachite: Harmful

Azurite-Pseudomalachite: Harmful

Bunsenite: Toxic; allergen; avoid skin contact

Calomel: Possibly hazardous to health

Cerussite: Toxic

Chalcanthite: Harmful; easily soluble in water

Cinnabar: Very toxic!

Cinnabar-Opal: The cinnabar stored in the opal is toxic

Crocoite: Toxic 

Cuprite: Harmful

Durangite: Potentially toxic

Eclipse Stone: Limestone with orpiment, toxic

Eilat Stone: Harmful

Erythrite: Potentially toxic

Fiedlerite: Toxic

Fluorite, Antozonite variety: Potentially harmful

Galenite: Toxic and slightly soluble in water

Gaspeite: Harmful; allergen; avoid skin contact

Greenockite: Toxic

Halite: Not toxic in small quantities, but dissolves easily in water

Iron-nickel Meteorite: Harmful; allergen; avoid skin contact

Jamesonite: Potentially toxic

Lemon Chrysoprase: Potentially harmful; allergen; avoid skin contact

Lopezite: Very toxic! Hazardous even through skin contact

Malachite: Harmful

Millerite: Toxic; allergen; avoid skin contact

Minium: Toxic

Nickeline: Toxic; allergen; avoid skin contact

Olivenite: Potentially toxic

Orpiment: Toxic

Proustite: Potentially toxic

Psilomelane and Pyrolusite: Harmful

Pyromorphite: Potentially toxic

Rauenthalite: Toxic

Realgar: Toxic. Store in dark, securely locked place.

Scorodite: Potentially toxic

Sphaerocobaltite: Harmful; allergen; avoid skin contact

Stibnite: Harmful

Tetrahedrite: Potentially harmful

Ulexite: Non toxic but slightly soluble in warm water

Valentinite and Senarmontite: Harmful

Vanadinite: Toxic

Wulfentie: Potentially toxic

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Signal boost. This is vital information, folks.

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I don’t know if you know this but prayer beads can be an amazing tool. I went on Etsy again ( can you tell I love this site? ) and found some amazingly beautiful prayers beads. And if you want it’s super easy to make your own. All you need is some string/thread and some beads :)

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Are you looking for a great book of shadows? Or maybe just a spiritual journal? Well here are a few I have found on Etsy that I think suits everyone’s style. And if not here is a tutorial (Which is in 7 parts) I found on Youtube that may be of some help to those of you who want to make your own BOS or Spiritual Journal. Or you could even use a binder (or mini binder) to make your BOS. You could even use screw post binding

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anathemum:

A personal charm. Deerskin leather stuffed with herbs and oils and tied off with wool and adorned with a green glass eye bead and bells. Alligator paw from Conjuredcardea.etsy.com

This is a beautiful charm. Seriously, charms like this are so powerful. I just love them and wanted to share this with you. 

anathemum:

A personal charm. Deerskin leather stuffed with herbs and oils and tied off with wool and adorned with a green glass eye bead and bells. Alligator paw from Conjuredcardea.etsy.com

This is a beautiful charm. Seriously, charms like this are so powerful. I just love them and wanted to share this with you. 

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lindentea:

paganthings:

cdnpgn:
Winter sore throat “tea”- In a jar combine lemon slices, organic honey and sliced ginger. Close jar and put it in the fridge, it will form into a “jelly”. To serve- spoon jelly into mug and pour boiling water over it. Store in fridge 2-3 months.
Not winter yet.  But I get sore throats a lot and I like home remedies and kitchen witchery.

Make this, and then drink it hot with rum or brandy. Hot rum toddies are lifesavers when I’ve got a cold or flu (as long as it’s not a stomach flu).

Add Thyme for some extra healing!

lindentea:

paganthings:

cdnpgn:

Winter sore throat “tea”- In a jar combine lemon slices, organic honey and sliced ginger. Close jar and put it in the fridge, it will form into a “jelly”. To serve- spoon jelly into mug and pour boiling water over it. Store in fridge 2-3 months.

Not winter yet.  But I get sore throats a lot and I like home remedies and kitchen witchery.

Make this, and then drink it hot with rum or brandy. Hot rum toddies are lifesavers when I’ve got a cold or flu (as long as it’s not a stomach flu).

Add Thyme for some extra healing!

(Source: catherineboley.blogspot.com, via austro-nesian)


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A friendly PSA

muninandhugin:

lafemmeindienne:

wonderfloniumandfezzes:

Seriously though guys, let’s stop saying things are our spirit animals because the term is culturally appropriative. And if you’re unaware of what cultural appropriation is or why it’s bad, take a look at this for starters.

But Emma, you protest, what am I supposed to say instead?

Never fear! I have compiled for you a list of other words that should be just as fitting:

  • Token
  • Emblem
  • Secret identity
  • Patronus
  • Mascot
  • Patron saint
  • Coat of arms/blazon
  • Guardian angel
  • Champion
  • Master/captain/mentor
  • Shoulder angel
  • Superhero
  • Overlord
  • Imaginary friend
  • Avatar
  • Role model

Now go forth with your newfound knowledge of befitting but non-disrespectful terms!

…Seriously, use those instead.

(And if I have unintentionally included a term that is also culturally appropriative, then I apologize profusely.)

Actually can we not say “avatar” because that’s an actual thing in Hinduism that’s been taken and twisted into something completely different. 

Archetype would probably be much better than avatar, since it’s from Greek interpreted by Latin and not from a distinct POC culture/religion.

I usually say companion or something similar (“animal friends”) as someone who works a lot with animals, I think this is important for people realize. I have animal companions that are with me in almost every meditation/trance work I do, and I’ve had to come up with my own words to describe how I work with them. Companion fit best.

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BLUE MOON WISH SPELL

trischronicles:

darkmoontarot:

The upcoming “Blue Moon” on August 31st is in the astrological sign of Pisces, luminating compassion, creativity and intuition.    Now is the time to start thinking about your intentions or wishes.  

An astrological opportunity like this happens only “once in a Blue Moon”.  

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • 1 sheet of parchment paper
  • 1 square of blue cloth
  • 3 safety pins
  • 1 blue pen
  • 1 piece silver cord or string, 24” in length
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 Vial of success potion (optional)
  • 1 blue candle 
  • 1 book of matches
  • 1 quartz crystal 
  • 1 glass of wine or spring water

On the eve of the Blue Moon, gather the above items and set a time to perform this spell with no possible distractions.  

Sit quietly with all of your items above placed on the table in front of you.  Close your eyes and quiet your mind, focus on your breathing.  When you feel clear and grounded, open your eyes and begin the spell.

  1. As you light the candle, begin to think of 3 things you would like to manifest by the end of the year or wish for something that only happens “once in a Blue Moon”. 
  2. Dab success oil on your temples, wrists, and neck for a boost if you have some.
  3. Holding the quartz crystal in your hand, visualize one specific wish coming true, see yourself doing it, or see it happening. 
  4. Pick up your pen and paper and begin to write down your wishes as you visualize them, 1” apart in order of importance to you.   
  5. After all 3 wishes are written on your parchment; tear them out separately.
  6. Take a safety pin and attach each wish to your square piece of cloth
  7. Place a cinnamon stick in the center of the cloth, fold the sides of the cloth inwards, and roll it up.
  8. Seal your projections in tight by wrapping the cord or string around the cloth 9 times, tying securely with a knot.
  9. Walk outside with your wishes, libation of choice in hand, and look up to the moon or sky.  Raise your glass and repeat:

“On this Blue Moon eve, out my intentions go. I ask they be received, and it is so”.

Place the cloth with your wishes in a drawer or a concealed spot that only you would see often throughout the next few months as a reminder to your wishes. 

On the eve of the  New Year, open the cloth and see how many wishes manifested.  If some did not manifest, reevaluate and perform this spell as a New Year’s Eve projection spell.  Often you’ll find some things are no longer needed, as the Universe sorts it all out.

Carry the quartz crystal with you through the coming year as a reminder and bring with you on any important meetings or discussions for a successful outcome.

Cheers! Kris

@DarkMoonTarot.com

(Source: facebook.com)

spiritscraft:

Free Today: Kindle Book on sea witchery.  Its a well liked intro book.

In Florida. Totally downloading this so I can read it.

spiritscraft:

Free Today: Kindle Book on sea witchery. Its a well liked intro book.

In Florida. Totally downloading this so I can read it.

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spiritscraft:

Free Today: Kindle Book on Stellar Magic.

spiritscraft:

Free Today: Kindle Book on Stellar Magic.

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