mountain-hound:

nombinary:

qpocwitchclub:

natural-magics:

appalachianfolkwitch:

Inspired by lockswitch’s post, let’s band together. Tonight there is a moment of silence for the people of Ferguson at 7 pm. Tonight, after that moment of silence, do what you can: cast a spell of protection for the citizens of…

Please look at
stsathyre
‘s post about EXActLY THIS POST . it is important (
http://stsathyre.tumblr.com/post/94759403588/hmmm
)

No but seriously, read stsathyre’s post.  There are other ways to get involved, ways that are more tangible and practical for something of this scale, circumstance, and emotional charge than witchcraft.  Don’t do a spell and  then sit back and think, “Welp, I did my part,” because that’s unrealistic bullshit.

travelthisworld:

Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia | by Erin Sitt
victoriousvocabulary:

MOGWAI
[noun]
Chinese folklore: a kind of demon though to have evil intentions towards humans.
Etymology: Chinese móguǐ, 魔怪; mó derived from Sanskrit Mara, “evil beings” + guǐ, “deceased spirits or souls of the dead”.
[hoooook]

victoriousvocabulary:

MOGWAI

[noun]

Chinese folklore: a kind of demon though to have evil intentions towards humans.

Etymology: Chinese móguǐ, 魔怪derived from Sanskrit Mara, “evil beings” + guǐ, “deceased spirits or souls of the dead”.

[hoooook]

traditionalwitchcraft:

A rather long but good read for those interested in the neurobiology of trance and mediumship.

shivian:

PLEASE REBLOG!!! CAT YRONWODE IS USING MAGICK TO TRY AND KILL TEENAGERS SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY COMMITTED DIGITAL PIRACY!!!

[original post backed up to here, in case Cat Yronwode attempts to delete it to hide her revolting behavior, as well as the Google Cache of it]

I am no proponent of piracy, especially when digital sales might be the life-blood of an author. However, when someone commits an act of piracy there are clear and legal boundaries with which it can be fought. Outside of those, when it comes to magick, it is (of course) up to the ethics of the person performing the spell.

However, I would hope (and suspect) that most witches, magicians, and conjure-folk treat the magick they wield with an eye-for-an-eye mentality. For instance, if someone dents your fender, do they really deserve to be stuck blind, deaf, and dumb for their whole life?

Cat Yronwode, however, feels that Dylan deserves to not just die, but die very soon, and to have it done in a gruesome way to boot. From the curse-post that she made to her own website:

Your name as Dylan MacLir, son of Lisa Peschel, will be posted at my web site with a request for your death. No, i am not kidding. I want you dead, and as God is my witness, you will die. The sooner this planet is rid of stealing, lying, lazy, rat-fiucking smiley-faced sociopaths like you, the sooner we can sing Hosannah in the highest. You deserve to be run over by a truck. God willing, it will happen very, very soon.

In the above instance with Cat Yronwode, however, anyone who thinks that a teenage boy who commits some digital piracy deserves a death sentence like Cat Yronwode is leveling upon Dylan is a mentally sick individual! Cat Yronwode needs to see psychiatric help, and shouldn’t be trusted as a guide, teacher, or friend. EVER!

Further, what Cat Yronwode has done in this instance is even worse. Hoping for a young boy to die because he pirated books is one thing. Yet, not only has she leveraged the power of her website (and any customer who might visit it, and see this page) but she is also insinuates that she will leverage the full force of a 1,400 strong student body to help her.

THIS IS NOT WHAT LEADERSHIP IN THE HOODOO / NEOPAGAN COMMUNITY SHOULD LOOK LIKE!!! THIS IS NOT THE KIND OF PERSON WE SHOULD BE SUPPORTING!!!

Anyone who still feels that Cat Yronwode is an upstanding individual, after all of the various things that have been posted about on this blog, might want to take a long hard look at what values they place on the lives of other human beings. Don’t forget her feelings about how she should have the right to shoot eBook pirates in the face, and how she supports her husband’s Suicide Guides which several gay teens have likely read and used to carry out their own deaths.

THE HOODOO / NEOPAGAN COMMUNITY NEEDS TO STOP SUPPORTING LUCKY MOJO / CAT YRONWODE!!! THIS IS NOT WHAT LEADERSHIP SHOULD LOOK LIKE!!! THERE ARE BETTER TEACHERS OUT THERE!!!

PLEASE REBLOG!!! 

victoriousvocabulary:

GESICHTSSCHLEIER
[noun]
a veil for the face.
Etymology: German Gesicht, “the face” + Schleier, “veil, haze, mist”.
[Bao Pham -Beneath the Veil]

victoriousvocabulary:

GESICHTSSCHLEIER

[noun]

a veil for the face.

Etymology: German Gesicht, “the face” + Schleier, “veil, haze, mist”.

[Bao Pham -Beneath the Veil]

Tags: vocabulary

(Source: thegreatcatbog, via ninjatwins)

megatight:

Destruction of Leviathan

megatight:

Destruction of Leviathan

(via fuckyeahpaganism)

Anonymous said: Hello! Would you happen to have a list of authors to avoid? :)

thepaganstudygrouppage:

Here’s the thing I want everyone to keep in mind for authors to avoid: we’re almost never telling you to completely ignore the works. Even some of the worst authors have some useful information in their books. So when I say you should avoid these authors, what I really mean is, you should avoid these authors until you have a solid-enough grasp of witchcraft that you’re able to pick out problematic behavior for yourself.

A lot of new witches pick these problematic books up and because they’re not really familiar with what’s wrong and what isn’t, they tend to absorb the problematic behavior like a sponge. I don’t fault them for this, but it can be very hard to base your craft around misinformation, only to find out later that it’s wrong and have to rework your whole practice and unlearn a lot of toxic stuff the authors promote.

That being said, I would absolutely 100% avoid these authors if you’re relatively new to witchcraft:

  • Silver Ravenwolf
  • Raymond Buckland
  • Ann Moura
  • Roc Marten
  • Kate West
  • Seth Cardorra*
  • Amber K
  • Christopher Penczak
  • Jason Miller
  • Sarah Lyddon Morrison
  • Edain McCoy

The reason these authors should be avoided by new witches is because they present a lot of horribly toxic and problematic ideas. Most of these authors perpetuate anything from racism, sexism, ableism, body shaming, cultural appropriation, classism, victim blaming, cissexism,  to false comparison of wicca=witchcraft, to not giving proper warnings on harmful substances, the list goes on and on. Once you’ve got your foot in the door you’re welcome to read through these and gather whatever useful information you can find, but if you’re just starting out these authors will only mess you up.

I have a book reviewing blog where I’m currently reviewing Christopher Penczak’s Inner Temple of Witchcraft if anyone is confused as to why he made this list (I’ll probably do Jason Miller next),  and consecsuallyreading has reviews for a lot of the other authors on this list.

*This author is an utter piece of shit and should not be supported in any way. If you absolutely must read his books try to find a free PDF file and keep in mind he’s a little shit.

~Wanderings