The Living Wiccan
megatight:

Destruction of Leviathan

One of my absolute favorites.

megatight:

Destruction of Leviathan

One of my absolute favorites.

matialonsorphoto:

wormhole
by matialonsor
TheLivingWiccan’s Defense Magic: To Control an Enemy

Needed:

  • paper
  • pen
  • gold thread
  • black ink

Step one: Take his name, and surround it as such (Remember you’re replacing NAME with the name of the enemy: follow the same pattern Ie: NATHAN, ATHANN, THANNA, HANNAT, ANNATH, NNATHA, NATHAN)

Step two: Take the paper and roll it into a tube. As you do this, speak these words:

Te capto,

ego sum patronus, te capto

ego te capto, (name).

(For extra strength, roll the tube with a piece of the enemy inside)

Step three: Take the gold thread and dye it with black ink until no gold shines through. Tie the tube shut with the thread. 

Step four: Wedge the paper into the crack of a rock wall, where he may never find it. 

(optional) Step five: To reverse, undo the thread and light the tube on fire. Do this while chanting 3 times:

"(name), ot pacet oge,

ot pacet, sunort apmus oge,

ot pacet.”

That’s it!

Happy casting, folks. 

-TLW

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Margot Adler Dead at 68

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Margot Adler, an iconic NPR correspondent and Wiccan priestess, died on Monday July 28 from endometrial cancer at the age of 68.

In 1979 Adler wrote Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Today, which became one of the most cited studies of contemporary paganism and established her position as a leading voice in the American pagan community.

PBS quotes Adler as once saying, “The first time I called myself a ‘Witch’ was the most magical moment of my life.” As a public figure, Adler was poised to not only report on, but also help shape the neo-pagan community that was nascent at the time she began writing about it. (source)

This is an incredibly sad day for the Pagan community. An inspirational, well-written, well-loved, well-respected Pagan, and a lovely person in general. I suppose I’ll never get to tell you how much I love your work after all.

Rest in Peace, Margot Adler. 

Did somebody say tea? Let’s talk about tea witchcraft for a second!
If you know me at all, you’d know that I really enjoy finding ways to express witchcraft in everyday life. I’m a huge tea-drinker. Mainly, teas that I brew myself. It’s a little misleading, because what I drink isn’t usuall “tea” - no tea leaves to be found. Mostly they’re roots and leaves of different herbs all thrown together with some hot water; here we’ve got mint and licorice root, my favorite.
Now this particular pot wasn’t made for any witchcraft purposes, but just think of all the possibilites!
rosehip brew, for relationship rituals
honeycomb brew, for sweetening dispositions
sage brew, for personal purifications (another method of achieving this, perhaps?)
clover brew, for luck
And don’t even get me STARTED on the other potential magic. What about actually writing a sigil on a piece of organic paper, and then throwing it in the teapot while it’s brewing? (Keep in mind though, that you’d have to use:)
some sort of unbleached, organic paper (rice paper?) AND
edible ink (chocolate sauce? raspberry juice? Mmmm…)
This sort of thing would fall under kitchen withcraft/hearth witchcraft, for those who are interested. 
I’m off to drink tea now. I’m getting excited just thinking about it — all those possibilities! 
Happy casting!
-TLW

Did somebody say tea? Let’s talk about tea witchcraft for a second!

If you know me at all, you’d know that I really enjoy finding ways to express witchcraft in everyday life. I’m a huge tea-drinker. Mainly, teas that I brew myself. It’s a little misleading, because what I drink isn’t usuall “tea” - no tea leaves to be found. Mostly they’re roots and leaves of different herbs all thrown together with some hot water; here we’ve got mint and licorice root, my favorite.

Now this particular pot wasn’t made for any witchcraft purposes, but just think of all the possibilites!

  • rosehip brew, for relationship rituals
  • honeycomb brew, for sweetening dispositions
  • sage brew, for personal purifications (another method of achieving this, perhaps?)
  • clover brew, for luck

And don’t even get me STARTED on the other potential magic. What about actually writing a sigil on a piece of organic paper, and then throwing it in the teapot while it’s brewing? (Keep in mind though, that you’d have to use:)

  • some sort of unbleached, organic paper (rice paper?) AND
  • edible ink (chocolate sauce? raspberry juice? Mmmm…)

This sort of thing would fall under kitchen withcraft/hearth witchcraft, for those who are interested.

I’m off to drink tea now. I’m getting excited just thinking about it — all those possibilities

Happy casting!

-TLW

lostbeasts:

terriblespeech:

James Gurney is the best basically. And so is Dinotopia. I GREW UP ON THIS. I don’t know how many times i’ve watched the movies but. 

PTERODACTYL MONKS???

heavy breathing

Yes so remember how Dinotopa is my favorite thing?

moonstonebeginning:

the-darkest-of-lights:

I’m spending the morning stringing up some rowan berries. :) #pagan #witchcraft #tradwitchcraft #traditionalwitchcraft

Where did you get that blue thing you are working on?

That’s actually just a bead board! You can get them at most craft stores. 
Love the rowan, by the way! So classic.

moonstonebeginning:

the-darkest-of-lights:

I’m spending the morning stringing up some rowan berries. :) #pagan #witchcraft #tradwitchcraft #traditionalwitchcraft

Where did you get that blue thing you are working on?

That’s actually just a bead board! You can get them at most craft stores. 

Love the rowan, by the way! So classic.

Will you ever do a crystal give away or just a give away?
Anonymous

I’ve done giveaways in the past, and I’ve considered doing more, yes, especially a crystal one.

However, it probably won’t happen for the next two months at least. Believe it or not, it does cost money to host a giveaway. Shipping is really quite expensive, and the customs on a lot of items that witches require are pretty hefty.

Other than crystals, what kind of giveaway were you thinking of?

-TLW

EDIT: 

Any type of give away would be lovely! like books or herbs or clothing, or witchy stuff

Okay! I’ll keep that in mind, thank you!

On Forget-Me-Nots, and Creating Your Own Meaning

thelivingwiccan:

I spent a lot of time in my garden today.

Considering how much I’ve been avoiding pulling out the weeds in His domain, I considered it a personal triumph to be out in the open for more than 5 minutes. Lately all my witchcraft has been indoors; smoke filling rooms, scents tasting one another. It’s been a joy to be alone, contained, and able to experiment with my herbs and ribbons and waxes.

But today was great in other ways. My craft has my roots (no pun intended) in the garden. That’s where I started, and that’s most likely where I’ll end, buried beneath flowers. So believe me when I say that every moment in gardens s representative of my running toward my end — ecstatic and terrified. 

I work a lot with flowers, as you’ve probably gathered from my altars and spells. Nowadays there are a lot of people (and as such, a lot of traditions) in the Pagan/witchcraft community. That’s a lot of people, with a lot of lists, and a lot of their own uses for flowers. And that’s great. But: that’s a lot of variation on one single item.

I’ve seen forget-me-nots being used to represent friendship, memories, spring, lovers, and even Freemasonry. 

But where does that leave me? Maybe I have no use for a flower of memories, or of lovers. I have flowers that I use for that already, and they work beautifully so. But I love forget-me-nots, they make fantastic offerings for the Big Guy, and as such, I wanted to use them for the close connection we have with them.

So this is where we’re at now. As I said: I spent a lot of time in my garden today. And what did I do? I sat in a field of forget-me-nots, and I meditated on them in every way I could. Their height, the shape of their flowers, leaves, and stems, their method of sprouting, of spreading, and the way they smell. I sketched them, I pressed them, I placed my hand in their fuzzy leaves. And in the end, I came up with some answers that I could agree with.

  • Strength of will. The plants spread with vigor, they’re hardy, and they’re are impressively hard to eradicate. Because of this, I can view forget-me-nots as an ingredient for when I need to hold fast in my convictions.
  • Swiftness. Forget-me-nots are often some of the first flowers to bloom in spring, and they grow nearly overnight. One morning you may have a green field, and the next, a sea of blue. This would make forget-me-nots, to me, an ideal addition to any spell requiring haste, or sending messages.
  • Adaptation: forget-me-nots petals change pigments in order to attract pollinators, and afterwards will change again to show that they’ve been pollinated. Perhaps if I ever needed to change to a new scenario, and invite new forces and people into my life, forget-me-nots would be the choice.
  • Tact: Forget-me-nots are soft and delicate. They’re a small, tiny flower — but beautiful, giving them impact. If I ever needed to diffuse a situation that required a delicate touch, a diplomatic, tactful approach, I’d have my answer there.
  • Rarity: seeing one pink forget-me-not in a sea of blue isn’t rare in and of itself, but the image of it is striking and begs to be noted. When I need to be noticed, or when a situation has underlying themes that need to be exposed, I may use forget-me-nots.

And there you have it, my list of what forget-me-nots can potentially be used for.

That’s what I did today, and that’s what I’m going to urge my followers to do at least once this week. Maybe not with flowers. Maybe with bones, with wine, with water, with crystals. But taking the time to meditate on something yourself, really finding meaning in it besides what you’ve read and heard, is a really great way to feel closer to your craft, especially if you’re in a slump.

Happy learning, 

-TLW

thelivingwiccan:

satdeshret:

snakesandbones:

novas-grimoire:

tenfootpolesociety:

deckoftheday:

The Deck of 1000 Spreads

WHAT.
HOW.
NO FORGET ALL THAT. IT DOESN’T MATTER.
I NEED THIS NOW.

This deck is FANTASTIC. I love it and I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone getting involved in tarot. 

I want this. Birthday gift. Yes? Yes

For anyone wanting to win my heart

If anyone bought this for me, I think I’d die of happiness. Look at this amazing, amazing deck!!

Update: GUESS WHO JUST BOUGHT THIS.

So if I wanted to start a healing harden to give me plants for spells and remedies what plants should I put in it?
Anonymous

This has already been answered, in multiple different ways. 

Please check out this tag: TLW Is a Gardener

-TLW

creatures-alive:

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The gods can’t give you anything that’s not already in you, and sometimes they flay you to reach it.
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Just your basic stuff.

Just your basic stuff.