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Oct 20, 2013

Wording of Spells

Hi, I am new to Witchcraft, or you could say felt drawn back, and I was wondering; when writing a spell is there any particular way to word the chants?

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Oct 17, 2013

unknown cursing

Can you curse someone without knowing about it? I ask because every time someone crosses my mother some thing bad happens to them not long after.

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Oct 13, 2013

Are you a woman of a certain age?

Your body is changing and you are changing. The workshop on November 22nd (7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.) is designed to help you decide if you are ready to

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Oct 01, 2013

Celebrate the ancestors & honor those who have crossed over. Ritual & silent supper

At Halloween or Samhain (sow-en) as we call it, we cleanse our collective shadows. Our fears surface and we dress them up in funny costumes and allow

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Aug 29, 2013

altar

Is it ok to share an altar with another person .....say like a spouse ?

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Aug 29, 2013

Money

I notice a lot with magical rites and spells that you need quite a lot of materials, such as herbs, oils, incense, candles, altar tools, etc.. How does

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Aug 29, 2013

Finding my path in witchcraft

I've read many articles and brushed up on sources but many refer to, you have to know yourself and you have to know your path, so exactly how do I obtain

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Aug 29, 2013

Rituals

Yesterday I did a Full Moon ritual and I noticed myself getting really nauseated and dizzy during it. Is this normal? Am I doing something evil?

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Aug 29, 2013

Terms

Please explain drawing down? Different schools might differ. I have been a solo practitioner for 49 years and Priestess of a small coven for a short

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Aug 29, 2013

Is This a Curse?

My aunt came to my mother and cursed her. She has also cast salt at her. It happend on a night before Easter. My mother believes that my grandmother (my

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Aug 29, 2013

Trying again.

When I was younger ( a kid to early/ mid teens) I was really in touch with my spiritual side and did a lot of well, stupid things, which led me down a

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Aug 29, 2013

Is it possible to do so with little items?

I am completely new to this and I have read multiple places online including youtube and documented. Some come to say the need to use candles, having

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Aug 29, 2013

exploring witchcraft, afraid to tell people

I've alway been interested in Witchcraft. I recently started doing research online. Now that I have learned some info, I know that I want to do this to

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Aug 29, 2013

Confused

I am baptized Roman Catholic and I do believe in God and even though I am not devout (I don't pray every night, go to church, etc) I do still love my God

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Aug 29, 2013

An ethical conundrum regarding coven membership...

I am brand new to the realization that I am a proud witch. My wife and I have just begun our journey and have decided that when we're ready we'd like

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Aug 29, 2013

My Wand?

I found this beautiful piece of wood that was left in a home that I turned. It was left behind and sat up on a door ledge. I fell in love with it.

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Aug 29, 2013

lots of questions?!? Help!!

Hi my name is Jazmin, my sister was into Witchcraft and ever since I heard about it I was interested. But going through information I am somewhat lost,

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Aug 29, 2013

gods and goddess

Do I choose my god and goddess? Do they choose me and my needs? I am a Sagittarius, does this make a difference?

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Aug 29, 2013

gods/goddesses

I have always had a fascination with all things alternative, and over the last year I have been reading up on wicca/pagan beliefs. I have always been

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Jan 22, 2013

I want to change my life!

I want to believe in something...Especially something like witchcraft. I've always been interested in this but don't know where to begin. If this can

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Jan 22, 2013

Is it possible??

Can you still call a God or Goddess without casting a circle

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Jan 22, 2013

Craft Name

When I am thanking my Goddess or am doing a ritual, I don't know how to present myself... Also I am an eclectic solitary witch for now, should I bless

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Jan 03, 2013

Calling the quarters

It doesn't always feel right to call the quarters for every working I do. Simple small prayers and spells I say while sitting or kneeling before my altar,

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Dec 11, 2012

starting?

Hi. A few weeks ago i started reserching, and have desided to convert to Wicca. Im not one of those teen that are converting cause i think its Cool or

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Dec 11, 2012

the elements and goddess.

for some reason, ever since i was little, i have always felt like i have had a connection with the element. Fire, earth, water, and air to be exact. It

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Dec 11, 2012

My friend and I are new to this witch/witchcraft thing.

So, my interest began through research for a piece I was writing, searching for the uses of herbs in every-day life, then I got interested in using them

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Dec 11, 2012

Working with the Elements/Elementals

In your article on Calling the Quarters, you mentioned when summoning the Elementals, it is best to start working with them individually. How does one

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Dec 11, 2012

Religion

I've always been fascinated by this, but I'm Catholic. I believe in one God, but sometimes I feel extremely curious to what I can get myself into dealing

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Dec 11, 2012

Born with a caul

I was born with a caul, or a veil. I have always had the ability to see things others don't. For instance when I meet a new person or even see a picture

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Dec 11, 2012

Inverted pentagrams/belief in the God & Goddess

I will try to keep this short and simple. 1. Why do some witches represent/wear and inverted pentagram and what is its meaning? 2. The Goddess & God

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Dec 11, 2012

Energy

What does energy feel like

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Dec 11, 2012

Once the Circle is cast

Although I am new to Witchcraft rituals personally, I was raised with Native American Ceremonies on my Father's side as well as having a Mother and Great

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Dec 11, 2012

Time for spell casting

I have read many spells and ways to cast a circle and most describe a moon phase and seem to emphasize that the spell was done at night. Do all spells

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Dec 11, 2012

CASTNG a CIRCLE is imaginative circle/inner circle or literally i will draw a circle on the ground?

Hi! Im a begginer, i want to ask if CASTNG a CIRCLE is imaginative circle/inner circle or literally i will draw a circle on the ground? What do you mean

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Dec 11, 2012

wicca pagan and satan

I am a theistic satanist looking for a knowledge of basic magic so that I may better serve father Satan. I was told that the Pagans and Wiccans basically

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Dec 11, 2012

Beginning

Look ever since I was younger I have always felt like I have some kind of power but never knew how to connect with it and now I want to learn Wicca or

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Dec 11, 2012

Looking for Like minds

I'm looking for a group of witches to teach me .....how do I chose and better yet how do I find them??

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Dec 11, 2012

Letting myself belive

Well I was never into that whole religion thing. I have not read the bible but I hear its very religious. Anyway, my friend told me about witchcraft,

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Dec 11, 2012

Anti-Jesus

Alright, so I found out about witchcraft about a month ago and I fell in love with it. It is perfect. But some time before that I found myself hating Christianity.

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Dec 11, 2012

Witchcraft.

I have heard that Witchcraft is different from Wicca. I want to get into this a lot, but I'm not sure if I want to get into any type of religion. I'm

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Dec 11, 2012

Coven

Okay, so I have been interested in becoming a witch all my life and want to find the perfect store to go to, find my own circle, and learn how to actually

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Dec 11, 2012

Witchery I've been told my family has a background in this realm

Can I be a witch because of inheritance, passed down through female generational thing? I was recently told that my blood line has this aspect. Background

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Dec 11, 2012

The Circle

I understand the reason and the how. You gave a great explanation. Is there a certain time of day to cast a circle? Should it always be outside? In the

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Dec 11, 2012

Getting started as a witch

I've always been interested in Witchcraft over the years, but I've never wanted to approach anyone cause I've always felt I don't know enough or I haven't

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Dec 11, 2012

Am I Crazy

I was raised in the South, in a devout Southern Baptist home. Church was the hammering of the fist on the pulpit and hell was the place you went if you

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Jul 23, 2012

Is it ethical to provide witchcraft services as a living?

I have heard some groups argue that it is totally unethical to practice witchcraft as a paid job and yet there are many sites on the web of folk doing

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Jul 23, 2012

How do you know when a spell worked?

Hi, well I was wondering, I want to start practicing and I want to know how to know when a spell works. How do you know when its effective

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Jul 23, 2012

Unhappiness

Can witchcraft change my gender? I really want to be a girl

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Jun 01, 2012

When am I ready?

I've been working to study as many aspects of Wicca and witchcraft as I can, but I find it so overwhelming and I get discouraged. I am so interested in

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