Spirits Craft

spiritscraft:

First off, when you see witches like myself that have tons of fabulous witch stuff, do understand we didn’t get it all the week we discovered paganism or witchcraft. We have been putting our collections together for years. It is not a game of catch up. If you are just starting out, you don’t need…

Hello! About the apples seeds, the quantity of seed you'd need to actually harm a human is about 500gr of seeds, and considering an apple doesnt have more than maybe 8 seeds it'd be difficult to cause any harm!

Fair enough. But I don’t see any reason that apple seeds rubbed on your skin in combination with any of those other ingredients would aid in flying at all.

whitesoulblackheart:

Apples by Christopher Lovell ©
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whitesoulblackheart:

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wittywiccans:
How to Make Acorn Bells
for the Autumn Equinox. You could modify this to be a bracelet or anklet for kids to wear when they go running through the woods (or your backyard!)

wittywiccans:

How to Make Acorn Bells
for the Autumn Equinox. You could modify this to be a bracelet or anklet for kids to wear when they go running through the woods (or your backyard!)
How typical, Ceremonial Magician Scoffing at the idea of witchcraft.

storiesandconjure:

We both share the same antiquated roots bub, your predecessors just happened to have more money and accessibility to education in the development of your traditions.

So shut up with that classicist bull shit.

spiritscraft:

neonwitchcraft:

So yesterday a tumblr witch was asking for a non-toxic recipe for flying ointment and this was the best I could find. I’m positive there are other herbs out there that could help or be added to but I am not that familiar with herbs yet.

Ingredients:
•almond oil
•apple seeds
•poppy seeds
•fruit…

Have you used this? Just wondering because while mandrake fruits are probably not toxic, they are near impossible to get and they are an aphrodisiac not an ethenogen.

Apple seeds can be toxic in large quantities they have a cyanide compound in them. But I don’t know how they would work out on the skin, might burn. I’d just watch out these really weird attempts at non toxic flying ointments baffle me. If you won’t deal with toxicity, don’t deal with flying ointments. It’s simple.

neonwitchcraft:

So yesterday a tumblr witch was asking for a non-toxic recipe for flying ointment and this was the best I could find. I’m positive there are other herbs out there that could help or be added to but I am not that familiar with herbs yet.

Ingredients:
•almond oil
•apple seeds
•poppy seeds
•fruit…

Have you used this? Just wondering because while mandrake fruits are probably not toxic, they are near impossible to get and they are an aphrodisiac not an ethenogen.

How do I know the authenticity or legitimacy of what I read on?

witchcraftings:

That’s a great question! I wish I were asked this more, because being asked this proves that people care about having accurate information.

  • Look at the bibliography. If it seems too small, there’s one or more “bad author” on there (i.e. Conway, RavenWolf, etc.), or there are zero historical volumes while the book itself delves into a history, then it’s probably not legit.
  • Watch out for any shaming or erasing of a religion, group of persons, or a specific path. This means if a witchcraft books says, “Witches don’t believe in Satan” then it’s probably full of crap, because there are Satanic witches.
  • Any mention of “The Burning Times” = a no-no.
  • Anything claiming to be the “ultimate guide”
  • Christian bashing
  • Historical inaccuracy
  • Cultural appropriation
  • Pushing the Wiccan Rede or Wiccan beliefs down the reader’s throat, despite being simply a witchcraft book
  • Anything claiming that all witchcraft is Wicca, witchcraft is religious, or that all witches believe in the God and Goddess

If a book makes one of more of these mistakes, it’s probably crap. It’s a “where there’s smoke, there’s fire” deal: where there’s religion-shaming or Wicca-pushing, there’s probably historical inaccuracy to follow. The best way to know is to read reviews online and double check everything you read. It can get tedious, but that’s the price you have to pay.

Most witches have a list of authors to stay away from (I’ll personally never buy a Silver RavenWolf book ever again), so check with other witches. Also, if any book contains recipes for food or drink, double check that the ingredients are safe to ingest. I once had a book that had a mugwort tea recipe but forgot to mention that mugwort is very dangerous to use (though it can be used if you know what you’re doing). In fact, any spell that calls for herbs you can’t find in your kitchen cupboard, research before doing it (i.e. a bath containing rue; not every book or website will mention that rue is a natural abortionate and shouldn’t be used by pregnant people).

As an author, I know for a fact that I could write a book of pure bullshit and get it published within a week. Just because it’s in print doesn’t mean it’s legit.

By these definitions many an excellent book would be ruled out just because it was published before say 2005.

Taking issue with Christianity as an institution is not the same as Christian bashing and its a valid concern that pagan authors can and have made.

Wicca is a word in anglo-saxon for witch. So its normal for older books to say it means witch—since it does.

The idea of satanic witches and luciferian witches is also somewhat newer. A lot of the earlier witches rejected that notion, and otherwise their books are very good.

In any case, in a newer book most of these things are a huge problem, but in older ones its to be expected.

dianaandpansson:

from Ars Philtron by D.A. Schulke

dianaandpansson:

from Ars Philtron by D.A. Schulke