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Witch Resolutions

Everyone is already making their lists for how different things will be in 2007. Like most people I make my list but then abandon any hope of accomplishing any of it by early February. Then around this same time every year I make the vow that I will not be the same slacker that I have been every year previously and I will at least do one thing on my list.This year – that one thing is to actually make the list itself. See! What progress! What accomplishment!

Since this site is all about me being a witch, I decided to post my resolutions as they relate to witchcraft. My personal resolutions (though they vary slightly from year to year) go in my journal and are not shared with anyone. Too embarrassing, too silly. Plus I’ve had to cross some off – like having Brad Pitt’s love-child!

My witch resolutions for 2007: (in no particular order)

1. The Mother of all Book of Shadows – Since I have so many volumes, it has gotten difficult to find and index particular spells. For years I have dreamed of having a huge book of all my best and most useful spells. I have not ever come across the right book to be the definitive Book of Shadows of Morrigane, so this year I finally took some steps to have a custom book created. I hope if (no not if – when, say when!) it gets created I then have the energy to actually write my hundreds upon hundreds of spells in it! Of course that could be a resolution for another year.

2. Organizing my Witch Cabinet – Oh the disarray. It seems organized to me, in that I can always find my oils and candles and such, but I just know there are many wonderful things in there that I could be using, that I have not catalouged. It is a daunting task – I will take a photo sometime so you can see what I am talking about. You will probably absolve me of this one since I have doubts it can be accomplished in my lifetime.

3. Setting up my Faerie Altar – This one I will do! Since I began my recent study into Faerie Magick; I’ve been eager to get an altar up to honor my Fae friends. I’m also anxious to share some of my new Faerie Magick spells in the coming year. My newest altar will be an excellent way to bring this to reality.

4. The Great Herb Purge of 2007 – Herbs are kind of like husbands. They have lots of life in them initially but eventually that vigor starts to fade. Unlike husbands though – herbs can be replaced (well some husbands can be too I suppose, just not mine!) because fresh herbs make a witch very happy in her root work. I’m usually pretty good about keeping up with this however after the move this summer I let things slide just a bit. So the start of the New Year means new herbs, new mixes, new powders. Should this come before or after the Witch Cabinet organization?

5. Crystal Re-charging – Well the truth is I need to get my rocks organized. As well as cleansing and re-charging my large altar crystals. This will be a good thing to do on the upcoming Full Moon. My crystals will be happier and so will I!

6. Circle Ritual Re-vamp – Every couple of years I like to take a look at my ritual basics and see if anything needs tweaking. I’ve been casting a particular kind of circle for the past two years now and it may be time to work on a new casting ritual. My circles are always works in progress.

7. New Spells – This one is a given. Every year I write about 30 new spells. Some are spells that are customized for unique concerns; others are epiphanies I have that bring new magick to light and still others are researched or taught to me by witch-friends. I’ll use the example of my marriage spell – for years I used the same spell until I found a much better one. This past year my old marriage spell had to hit the road and my new marriage spell (The Next Level of Love) made its debut to resounding success. So there will be many new spells and as always much magick making!

There it is! I will keep you up to date on my progress in 2007.

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Christmas Eve Quiet

Its about an hour or two before we will be settling in for our traditional casual Christmas Eve dinner. Family members are in the living room watching “Pirates of the Caribbean II: Dead Mans Chest” and I am safely ensconced in my office, listening to Christmas Music on Yahoo. Tomorrow the house will be filled with people and merry-making and this is my last few moments of quiet calm. Our “real” holiday was already celebrated anyway (Yule) so this is simply another excuse for festivity.

I’ve got lovely bayberry candles burning throughout the house (they have been since Yule) and hand-made incense from witch-friend Silver Ravenwolf that makes the house smell glorious.

I am a huge supporter of witch-craft and like to get my supplies and such from witches who really know their stuff. Here are some of my favorites:

Silver Ravenwolf’s Ebay Store: http://stores.ebay.com/silverravenwolfdesigns

Silver offers so many unique items. I have many of her oils and incense. I make many of my own oils, but sometimes its great to have a collection made by another witch. Her stand-out items are her jewelry and art curios. They are quite lovely. And yes, this is the same Silver Ravenwolf who writes all the books on witchcraft!

Earthy Elements: http://www.earthyelements.com

Joanna is the most talented Shamaness I know. Her artwork is exquisite and her products are used in some of my mojo and spells (especially her herb mixes). I have many of her art pieces in my collection. I especially love her gourd bowls and spirit drums. She also makes the lovliest Medicine Bags and jewelry.

Knickertwist’s: http://knickertwists.ecrater.com/

Before she opened this adorable emporium, Niccola was known as “La Bona Dea” (the Good Goddess). I use her herbs and oils and have a couple of her natural wood wands for various uses. Niccola is an eclectic but like me has a strong background in Stregha (Italian Witchcraft), so I immediately felt at home many years ago when I discovered her offerings. Another gifted artist, I own many of her original painted boxes.

Dinner is ready -we’ll eat then watch “Scrooge” with Albert Finney, my favorite rendition of “A Christmas Carol” since I was a child – I always loved musicals!

So I’d like to say – “Thank you very much, thank you very much – that’s the nicest thing that anyone’s ever done for me!”

See you after Christmas.

Yuletide carols being sung by a choir…

I cannot believe that it is only 4 days until Yule! Where does the time go at this season of the year?

The good news is the family will all be arrving for Yule and Christmas and that the house is nearly ready to receive them. It seems like only yesterday we were having Thanksgiving dinner with our friends; making our plans for Christmas. Now it’s so close I can smell the eggnog and gingerbread!

For Yule this year we will cast our traditional Bayberry Prosperity spell. We will also have the lighting of the Yule log and a lovely feast. I will make Scottish Meat Pie as usual and then we will have a Yule log cake roll for dessert. Did I mention the Mead? And the punch? Oh and eggnog?

I love that Yule is so precious to us but also that it is a warm-up for Christmas. We don’t do Yule gifts; we just wait until Christmas. This year my brother will be getting his Christmas gift early – he bought a vintage corvette! I will be riding shotgun – that I guarantee!
More about Yule:

Yule is also known as the Winter Solstice. On the longest night of the year it is thought that the Goddess will give birth to the Sun God which heralds a re-birth of the light; a renewal of the coming warmth of Spring and Summer.

It’s no coincidence that many Yule traditions found new life inthe Christian holiday of Christmas. It is believed that Pope Julius I eschewed the idea of Christmas being a lunar holiday (that changed every year) and decided on December 25th as the appropriate day to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

Thus in the fourth century Christmas found its timeless date and became one over hundreds of years with the pagan celebration of Yule.

Some of the very well-known Christmas traditions that originated as pagan are:

The Christmas Tree: This was part of Germanic Pagan Yule celebrations as well as Druidic celebrations. A tree was brought into the home in winter and decorated with berries, preserved flowers and strung with food items (seeds and nuts) as an offering to the Goddess and God. This served double duty as also appeasing the spirits of the forest and bringing good luck to the home. The tree would be live and then re-planted after winter. The earliest record of an evergreen being decorated in a Christian celebration was in 1521 in the Alsace region of Germany.

Yule Log: To celebrate Yule (the coming of the sun) a log would be brought back to the homestead to be burned on the eve of Winter Solstice. It was usually of birch, oak, pine or holly. Elder was never used as this tree was sacred to the Druids. A piece of the log would be saved to burn the following year and kept in the home for good fortune and protection. Most pagans still celebrate Yule with a Yule log but often not in a fireplace. They would use a log with holes drilled in it for candles (3 candles) that they can light on Yule Eve.

Mistletoe: Since mistletoe was known as a Druidic healing herb (and bringer of peace), it is believed that kissing under the Mistletoe was probably a fertility rite. There is a Norse myth that involves Freya and her son who was slain by an arrow of mistletoe. When he was resurrected, Freya used the mistletoe as a blessing and gave a kiss to anyone who passed beneath it.

Giving Gifts: It was common during the pagan celebration of Saturnalia (in Rome) for gifts to be exchanged. This is probably the origin of gift giving on Yule (the same day as Saturnalia, which was the Roman celebration of the WInter Solstice.) and then Christmas.

Reindeer: The stag was closely tied to The Horned One (The Green Man – God of the Forest), so it was quite natural for these creatures to become associated with Yule. Originally Santa Claus himself was depicted as an expression of the Holly King(another embodiment of the God), so it was perfect for them to pull his sleigh.

Santa Claus: The Holly King (king of the waning year) does battle with the Oak King (king of the waxing year) and traditionally the Holly King is killed and the Oak King begins his reign. The Holly King will be reborn again at Midsummer. The Holly King wore red or green often with boughs of holly and a pine wreath upon his head. Both kings are actually versions of the same Forest God.

Christmas Wreath: Since Pagans celebrated the Circle of Life, the wreath was embleamtic of this custom. It signifies the Wheel of the Year and the eight sabbats. Wreaths became popular in Norse lands during Yule celebrations. One particularly pagan holdover is the Advent Wreath.

Love Actually

Since I’ve been working as a witch on the web now for three years, I’ve met so many incredible people. I’m astounded by the locations of some of them – Pakistan to Peoria, Singapore to San Bernadino. Melbourne to Minnetonka.

At least half of my clients are foreign, many of them from Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Every now and then a surprise location will pop up though like Mumbai or Hong Kong. I cannot tell you how much it means to me that I am able to work with the world and not just a small provincial location where I live. I thank the Goddess for the reach of the web at the same time I curse it since so many people end up falling for the charlatans on the web.

What I feel though for all of my clients is a kind of love that is hard to describe. Some of my clients have returned to me many times for many different kinds of magick over the years. I’ve watched their lives grow and change. Seen photos of children who were born out of unions I helped them to manifest. I have a cache of wedding photos stored on my hard drive as well as happy couple photos from vacations in exotic locations around the world.

I save all my correspondences with every client, so I can keep up with them. I always appreciate it when they let me know what is going on in their lives. I feel so much joy in hearing from my long-term clients and being a part of their lives in some small way.

I put my heart and soul into my spells. I use the love that I feel for my family, my soulmate, my husband, my familiar to draw love to my clients. That means that everytime I cast a spell for love some of my love goes into it. That’s the only way I’ve found that it can possibly work.
Love + Love = More Love. Love attracts love. After over 20 years of doing this; I’ve gotten pretty good at it.

There are all kinds of love. For instance one of the greatest love relationships I’ve ever had has not even been with a human! It’s been with my familiar. For 17 years this unbelievable creature has been at my side, a part of me. Witch’s familars give great power and unconditional love to us. I am blessed by his presence.

I have a special bond with my family – each in different ways. We are closer than ever right now; having endured some dramas that made us stronger. Their love is a haven for me.

Sometimes our friends can be the greatest loves in our lives. I think about my dear old best friend from high school and how we always knew that no matter what else happened in our lives, when we are old are grey we will be there for each other.

I’ve been very fortunate to be able to fall in love with my closest friends. I think of my friend in Australia that I have known for a decade and how there is not anything I would not do for him. It feels good to be able to give that much of myself. It has taught me so much about myself by giving love like this. My heart is full. My heart is open.

This love letter is really to my clients though. You are amazing people and I am honored to be invited to assist you. I’m glad you found me.

Winter Solstice

A friend of mine recently asked me, “So what’s a witchy Christmas like?”

To begin with, while we do celebrate Christmas in my family, many witches do not instead preferring to celebrate the Winter Solstice known as Yule. In my family we do both holidays, though Yule is a little more somber an occasion.

In years past we decorated a Yule log and burned it in the fireplace, which was warm and dramatic, especially when we lived in cold climates. The last time we had a fireplace was when I lived in San Francisco and that was the last real Yule log we burned to mark the Solstice. We also had a lovely feast. There is one thing about witches – we love to feast! We set up the entire year for at least eight of them after all! (meaning the eight sabbats.)

Since being back in Florida for the past seven years, no one in the family has had a fireplace, so we have had to improvise with candles and logs drilled to fit them. It makes a lovely centerpiece or altar decoration but otherwise it doesn’t have exactly the same impact as burning a traditional Yule log.

My mother said this year we should just get a Yule log from Swiss Colony that we could eat! Unfortunately Yule seems to be taking a back seat to our Christmas holiday plans this year as the family will be together for the first time in many years.

I thought perhaps we were in need of a new tradition something different and seperate from the traitional decorations and festivities.

My new tradition is a Faerie Tree.

I’ve always been a lover of the Fae and have praticed Faerie Magick for years. Since so many earth-based traditions are incorporated into Christmas anyway, I thought perhaps this year on the Winter Solstice we could honor our fae friends.

At first (like most things I do) the tree began simply. I would use a small 2 foot tree and decorate it with Amy Brown’s Fairy Diva’s. I adore these beautiful creations and have been a fan and supporter of Amy’s since the first time I laid eyes on one.

I purchased a small tree and had about half a dozen Fairy Divas to decorate it. Enter the Mother Witch. She said the tree looked a little sad. A little “Charlie Brown Christmas”. I added some tiny lights and gold star garland. My mother said I needed to fill in the tree with more Fairy Divas.
I ordered six more. Now the tree looked like it was going to topple over.
New tree. This one twice as tall, pre-lit and expensive.
Now there were not enough Fairy Divas. I decorated the new tree with extra garland and the new Fairy Diva’s. The front looked great. The back – well, it was empty. You guessed it. More Fairy Diva’s.
This went on actually for some time until the proper balance of Fae to Tree was acheived. My mother approved and finally the tree was complete. We lit it last night and it was like the Fae themselves agreed – it twinkled with magick and glowed the way no faerie tree ever has. Please visit my site to see the photos!

I’m happy to have a new tradition and a new way to celebrate and honor magick on this Solstice. I’d love to hear how you plan to mark Yule too. Remember it is December 21st, precisely 7:22 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. This is also the first day of Winter.

Microwave Magick

I get this one alot. “How long will this spell take to work?” “How soon before I see results?” “When will I know the spell is working?” And even – “I need this spell to work in two weeks.”

There is no good answer to this question because after I have cast the spell – it is completely out of my hands. Of course no one wants to hear that. In many cases I’m afraid clients believe that I am constantly checking on their spells to make sure they are working, otherwise why would they email me nearly every day asking me – “How is my spell going?”

There is a code that I live by as a witch that I’d like to share with you:

To Know

For this I consider that knowing is a part of spellcasting. In that I know what my intention is. I also know my craft. This is about knowledge. I take my study very seriously as all true witches do.

To Dare

This has several meanings to me. First of all it is about the level of confidence I have in myself as a witch. Also it means that I dare to live and work as a witch, and this is no easy task. Also it refers to karma. Everything I do as a witch comes back to me karmically. I must always heed this.

To Will

This is one of the most essential elements to the craft. My will is my word. My will is my iron. My will is the engine that moves the spell. It goes beyond just wanting a spell to succeed. It is a part of my pure energy that I give to each and every working.

 

To Be Silent

This is the one that many clients have trouble with. I do not discuss my spells nor my workings. Not with clients, and rarely even with other witches unless we are working together on something. Except for our family Book of Shadows, I have never shared mine with anyone. I may share specific spells occasionally with other witches, but we do not share our secret workings. That is the way of the witch and has been so since time immemorial.

How does this tie into what I call “Microwave Magick“?

Magick isn’t instant. I say so right on the first page of my site. I am not Samantha on Bewitched. I cannot conjure up people and material goods. I can’t just twiddle my nose and make everything work out the way you want it to. If I could believe me, I would not be using my gifts in this fashion – I would be helping world leaders, ending famine and wars and bringing peace and compassion to those who need it most.

Not that I don’t care about people and their everyday concerns but a gift like that could help save the world!

So, since I am not omnipotent and have to contend with the Laws of Nature (which is why Bewitched is a Hollywood fantasy), like everyone else does on this nice little planet we have here; you must recognize that I do not have the ability to “time” out your manifestation of a spellworking.

I can give you a time-frame certainly, which I always do, but often spells take longer to manifest than the time frame I give.

Case history: a recent client contacted me two days after I finished casting a spell for them and they told me they were disappointed that the spell had not worked! TWO DAYS! That was the time they gave me for their spell to manifest.

Usually clients don’t email me until at least a week has passed – but this one was upset because the spell had not manifested in two days. And they wanted to know why as well as know “how” the spell works.

I cannot discuss “how” a spell works. But for certain I know that spells do not usually manifest in two days. Perhaps on a rare occasion, like a harmonic convergence, everything comes together perfectly but this is the exception rather than the rule.

This client wanted “Microwave Magick“. Instant. Peel back the corner and put it in for 2 and half minutes. Presto! Your magick is served.

Microwaves are not part of nature. Witchcraft is tied completely to the natural world. There are some who practice “Techno-Magick“, I’ve even seen a few books on it. That’s not for me. I don’t believe that man-made magick comes even close to the magick of the natural world and for me, taking it away from what we desperately need to connect to makes a powerless and cheezy proposition. Not to mention I am sure its a gimmick to sell books.

I want my clients to have their spells manifest quickly, pleasantly and fulfill all of their desires. That is the will and intention I use in all my workings. However once my spell is complete it is up to the Universe to deliver.

Some spells may never manifest, for some spells may not be what the Universe intends for us. Some spells will manifest quickly because often we innately know what is right for us and what will work for us. Some spells take a longer time to manifest because there are many obstacles and much has to change for the intention of the spell to ring true.

It’s best that you recognize this and not give up on a spell two days after it is cast. For once you give up, once you add negative energy to that working, there is nothing I can do to fix it. The spell is broken. The magick is lost.

 

All Hallows Eve

This was my first Samhain (Halloween) sabbat in such a wild and untamed country home. Previously, this sabbat was celebrated outdoors at midnight with a little circle of candles or at a Samhain party down at the local witch shop with friends. I’ve never been able to walk outside into my backyard and set-up a proper bonfire and call in the elemental watchers in a degree of privacy.

This was quite an experience. First of all it was chilly! Yes, chilly in Florida! The wind was blowing a little too as it got darker and darker and my ritual dress proved to be lightweight, made for Florida weather south of here.

My mother (who usually takes part in such ceremonies) suggested we get the fire going and then stay as close to it as we could to keep warm. We huddled around it, warming our hands as I called the quarters.

What a glorious fire it was, burning fragrant woods and sandalwood chips. It was like the night air blew in perfumed. We had our ceremony and then went inside to the feast.

We had a “dumb supper” which was our traditional feast, for the ancestors.

Dumb Supper: A meal eaten in silence to which the dead are invited. The dead are present as invisible entities. Doors and windows are left unlocked to let them in the house.

The dining room was decorated very nicely with many candles all clustered in the middle of the table. We sat the spirit chair at the head of the table and draped a black shawl over it (which is customary). We had a black and silver candle centerpiece and used black dishes and silver goblets. Traditionally the supper is usually light harvest fare, so we had some vegetarian dishes and then served apple pie for dessert.

There is complete silence during the entire meal, though we did play appropriate spirit channeling music. It was lovely. The air was thick with the fragrance of the candles and the crackle of the energy of the door to the spirit realm being opened. It is also tradition to open all the doors and windows – we just do the windows in the dining room, which was sufficient.

There are no other lights but the candles and when the supper is finished we snuffed out the candles until it was complete darkness. Then we thanked our spirit visitors and ancestors and went back out to the bonfire to feed our notes to departed love ones to the fire.

I also cast spells that night too to take advantage of such incredible power. Clients that had workings done at this time got an extra dose of energy from the spirit realm.

Connecting with the natural world in the way that we did, right outside my back door was incredibly special to me. I look forward to more sabbats celebrated here in my own earth sanctuary.

Seven Oils of Love

I promised a while ago that I would discuss one of my new magick oils. This one is unlike anything I have ever done before and comes directly from ancient papyrus on display at the Field Museum in Chicago. I was fortunate enough to get to see the papyrus, which was loaded with all sorts of magickal recipes. It was translated for me and there were a few recipes that were viable, meaning that I could actually secure the ingredients for them.

At first I wasn’t sure what to do with this knowledge as the oil blend, though I was certain this special combination of scents would work at attraction (the Egyptian name for it was Meri Ka, which translates to Soul Love); my conundrum was the cost of the essential oils.

Fortunately I found a supplier who let me purchase very minute amounts of these precious oils. I also decided to add a pheromone to the magick oil to help with the attraction properties.

Here is what goes into creating the oil:

First I prepare my Egyptian altar for working. My mother is a daughter of Isis (also called an Isian) and has some very elaborate Egyptian work-spaces and holy relics. Since I make an offering to Isis, I like to use her consecrated altar to actually create the magick oil upon.

I say a prayer to Isis somewhat like the following -

Awake, awake, awake, Awake in peace, Lady of Peace, Rest thou in peace,
Rise thou in beauty, Goddess of Life
Beautiful in Heaven.
Heaven is in peace, Earth is in peace
O Goddess, Daughter of Nut, Daughter of Geb, Beloved of Osiris, Goddess rich in names!
All praise to You, All praise to You,I adore You, I adore You, Lady Isis!

Then I present my offering, which is usually a candle anointed with Isis oil and a physical offering of myrrh, a rose, carnelian and lapis lazuli, all of which are among the 72 sacred symbols of Isis.

I like to work in the evening, usually on a full moon to make my oils. This is preference and sometimes I have to make oils on the new moon or a waxing moon. I rarely make oils on a waning moon unless they are for Dark Arts purposes such as exorcism, banishings, bindings or clearing out negativity.

I have the seven sacred vials set up on the altar. These have all been previously blessed and consecrated. I light some myrrh incense to further consecrate the working space in the name of the Goddess.

The mixture is very precise and must be warmed and tended to carefully as each essential oil is added to the core mix. I warm the cobalt mixing bottle in my hands. The bottle also contains small lapis and carnelian stones to add energy to the mix.

Once the mix is complete I cap and seal the bottle with golden sealing wax and an ankh for protection. I leave the oil in the moonlight for three nights.

I store the oil for 30 days before it is ready on the next Full Moon.

When I decant the oil I mix it with golden jojoba oil because it has the longest shelf life of all carrier oils. The mix adjusts in the carrier oil and then I put it away for several days before I send it out. It will receive one more consecration before it is sent to a client. The bottle itself will be buried in a pot of myrrh granules and left on the altar for Isis to bless before it is sent.

The Seven Oils of Love are so lovely that many may forget ultimately what the oil does! It smells unlike anything currently available either commercially or from a witch or aromatherapist. The intoxicating aroma has many levels and last all day. It works best on major pulse points and you only need a drop or two. It works for a woman or a man and will attract whomever is your preference.

I am thrilled to be able to offer such a truly ancient recipe for a love attraction oil to my clients. It’s been an adventure just getting to have such knowledge and I am grateful to those who made it possible.

If you’d like to purchase the oil click here.

Frustration

Periodically I go through the web to see what witches (charlatans, shysters and con-artists too) are doing for business on the net. Unfortunately this usually seems to happen when my business is slow (which it usually is after Labor Day for some reason, the past three years) and I need to figure out trends using business resources available at Google, which is one place I advertise.

What I find out there breaks my heart.

I love what I do. I was always meant to be a witch. I have a knack for herbology, for crystal healing, divination, alchemy and aromatherapy. Everything that I have ever been interested in, even Buddhism, has come full circle to my being a witch.

So when I see what I love being degraded, being used to further greed and criminal activity (such as fraud – which so many of these so-called “psychics” perpetrate) – I cannot simply stand back and say nothing.

I have a list of sites (certainly not exhaustive as more pop up all the time) that numbers 60 or so claiming to cast spells. Of this list of 60 sites (not counting myself) there are only FIVE that I know are legitimate actual true witches who practice real witchcraft and will absolutely cast your spell for you. Five out of 60 sites.

Site after site of outlandish promises. No honesty. Gimmicks. Promising to cast your spell for only $2.95! Or $19.95. Or $35.00. Big things too – they will get your lover back, they will find your soulmate, they will get rid of your lover’s girlfriend etc…for the bargain price of $19.95.

Or they will help you to win the lottery. For $19.95.

Many of these self-named spellcasters are not even witches nor do they call themselves as such. They call themselves Metaphysical Teachers. Psychic Coaches. There are dozens of psychics who supposedly cast spells.

I must tell you in all my days as a witch I have yet to come across “psychics” who cast spells. Witches cast spells. If a “psychic” casts spells but will not call themselves a witch, then here is a BIG RED FLAG! Don’t give them your money. Don’t communicate with them. Pass their site as what it is – a confidence game.

One site I went to will cast one spell for $19.95 – then two spells (because having the same spell cast twice is supposedly more powerful) for $35.00 then THREE times for $45.00. The client is to assume then that the first spell is what? Weak? Then the second double cast spell would be Less Weak? And the triple cast – yet again even Less Weak? How about ONE SPELL that has real POWER because you actually CAST IT!

My frustration is seeing these people get away with it. They have more money for Google ads than I do. They come up higher in the searches than my site (or the other legitimate witches I know – lest you think this is all poor me). I do not know how to combat such dishonesty, such con-artistry.

It is against my nature to actually go out and point specific fingers (except perhaps to the one site that actually STOLE a photo of my own altar and uses it on their freaking FRONT PAGE! Oh, they will be hearing from me!) at these people posing as spellcasters because this is their karma. If they want to be con-artists – how can I stop them?

Metaphysics has an unfortunately long history of such charlatans. One real witch (or even six of us total) cannot change what people will do. We simply try to do the best that we can, to give the best service we can, to cast our real spells to help those who come to us seeking our aid.

But it still breaks my heart to think of those clients, lost in that fray of shysters, trying to find someone who can actually help them. Giving hard-earned money to people who take it and give not one single thought to the fraud they perpetrate.

One group of people who run several sites on the web with the most outrageous prices I have ever come across (upwards of $1,500 for a single spell) attempted to con someone I know out of more than $30,000. And yet, every day people go to their site and think – oh well they must be very good – look at their prices!

I cannot count how many clients have come to me AFTER going to con-artists like this. They have spent thousands of dollars (hey even $35 for a spell that someone does NOT cast is too much!) and have no results except some grainy photo emailed to them that could be anything. Then these same clients question my legitimacy!

Which is why I often refuse to work with potential clients who have been ripped-off by charlatans – especially ones who email me something like this:

Hi, I saw your site and hope that you can help me, I have gone to (insert name of con-artist fake magick site here) and several others and have spent almost $2,000 and been completely ripped off! I have not gotten any results nor seen any difference in my situation. I don’t know if you are for real or not and I don’t have much money after being ripped off, so I hope you can help me without it costing so much. It is very hard for me to trust after these people just took my money and did nothing to help me. I hope that you are not a fake.

Please let me know if you can help, thanks,
[name deleted]

What usually happens when I get an email like this is that I respectfully decline to work with the person. Here are several reasons why:

1. I don’t do this for money. I make enough to live from and often there are lean months. If I was after a fortune being a working witch would not be the way to go about doing it.

2. This person is already judging me and wondering about my legitimacy. There will be very little I can do to convince them out of the point of view after having been ripped off by fakes.

3. It really irks me when someone writes to me and tells me that they have spent all this money with fakes but now they want me to help them on the cheap, like I’m the red-headed witch-child. Jeez. Thanks.

The bottom-line is that the few quality witches that are out there are worth the search. I have said before that there are ways for you to discern the legitimacy of your spellcaster before you even send them a dime – please see my post under Spellcasters Online.

And for myself I will continue – no matter how many charlatans are out there. This is what I do. I am a witch.

Strange September

Where did summer go? Monday is Labor Day. I remember it being May and then all of the confusion and stress with moving, the difficulties my dear friend had in July and then this tense past month where it seems that I had no time to relax, no time at all to reflect upon the summer even as it slipped away.

So now September. Magickally a good month – a lovely Wishing Moon this next Full Moon, then Mabon on the Autumn Equinox and my birthday on September 29th.

I’d like to freeze time right about now. This is good. I like being this old and yet still being somewhat young. I like that all the confusion of youth is behind me and the confusion of middle-age is before me. I like that I don’t care so much about what other people think anymore. Not that I ever really did. When you are a witch; you can’t think too much about things like that.

This past New Moon was the first time I had many multiples of five and seven day spells going at once. It was exhausting but in an extremely satisfying way, especially when I got such great feedback on the seven day spells (which involved the clients doing a special something on their end at the same time). The air was positive crackling with raised power.

My seven day spells require a candle to be lit continuously for seven days. The only safe place to leave the candles is in the shower (which is completely walled in with tile and a glass door.). There was a beckoning glow from within the bathroom, everytime I walked into my bedroom. The smell of the fixed candles (candles are fixed with oil, herbs and stones), the special oil burning throughout (I plunge chopsticks into the wax and then load the candles with the oil) was almost euphoric.

First a client emailed me about a dream she’d had. The next clients (same spell) also had dreams. The final client did too. No coincidence. Big power from this spell (BEACON OF LOVE) and within the seven day casting period, unprecedented positive results. I am not surprised. This is pure white magick, the kind that sends super-charged love energy out to the Universe.

It was an absolutely sublime experience, that I hope to repeat again and again.

Next time I’ll tell you about my Egyptian revelation.