Check out my Pinterest!

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I love Pinterest and have recently decided to add additional boards that highlight my love of cooking, of Japanese miniatures called Re-Ment, of dollhouse scale miniatures, nature, Buddhism, altars, and who knows what else! I may be adding other boards that include a book-list showing books that have inspired me or a board with some of my favorite films.

I hope this helps you to get to know me better as a person and not just a witch.

So much goes into my witchcraft from different arenas in my life, like my love of art and illustration fosters the creative spirit in my spells, my fascination with crystals and love of herbalism, but also my DIY spirit too and crafty ways making candles, magickal oils, soap, all kinds of things that are part of witchy traditions as well as a layperson (muggle) life.

I also get inspired by nature and when I cannot go to the sacred places I wish, I can armchair travel through pinterest. I can also discover many new things too, places I never even knew existed, a quaint street corner in an Italian village; all such things inspire me and bring a greater depth of knowledge to my craft.

I would love for you to share your pinterest boards with me too – it is such a wonderful way for us to visually express who we are. It can also help me in casting spells for you, so if you have boards available please let me know before I cast. The better I know you the stronger and more powerful a spell I can cast for you. That’s why I always ask for photos of you because seeing you puts me in touch energetically with you and believe me when I am on the astral I can see you so clearly it is as if I am right with you in person.

Helping you actually helps me ultimately, the more I practice my art and craft the deeper it goes and I want to celebrate this with you!

Please share!

Spellbound items & haunted dolls?

While on Facebook today an ad popped up for a magickal site that offers extremely cheap spells ($7-$15) and various items that they call spellbound, which include potion bottles filled with rainwater and  spelled jewelry. I’m not going to say what site this is but just going to provide a warning to all regarding some of the claims people like this make.

First about $7 spells. No real witch would sell a spell so cheaply because of the time and energy it requires. This is just someone ripping you off. Remember spells that are too good to be true – ARE in fact if they are at too good to be true price like $7. Do you really think that a true witch who lives and works as a witch will take the time to cast a love spell for you for $7? Or that an entire coven of witches will cast a spell for you for 30 days selling  for only $100? If you do then honestly you deserve to have such con-artists take your money. They’ve got a bridge in Brooklyn they will sell you too!

This particular person claims to be a SIXTH generation Wiccan witch which is IMPOSSIBLE since Wicca was not even a religion in the US (or anywhere) until the 1950’s! How could you be a sixth generation Wiccan then? What a load of bunk! That’s not to say there were not witches, obviously, as there have always been witches but they did not call themselves Wiccans. And SIXTH generation? Come on! Not even good or believable cons, people!

This site also had a section for “haunted dolls”, this being one of the scams that used to run on eBay that eventually got all metaphysical services banned from that site. I never offered any of my services there so I am not sure how that worked. Clients have written to me and asked about such items as “haunted dolls”, “spellbound jewelry”, “charging boxes” etc.

Haunted Dolls: ghosts and thought forms do not haunt items. This is simply superstition. Inanimate objects can hold energy, this is true, but they would not be haunted in the sense that we consider hauntings. Often a thought-from (ghost) is usually connected to a person or a place. That’s not to say that your grandmother’s wedding ring that she wore until her death does not have residual energy from her wearing it for most of her life, that would not be uncommon, but items do not become haunted or infested with a spirit or thought-form. If you buy anything that someone claims is haunted you are just buying a piece of junk.

Spellbound Jewelry: jewelry  particularly of precious metal and semi-precious or precious stones can be charged for specific purposes by a legitimate witch or reiki/crystal healer. This would not be a long-term solution unless you keep charging the item somehow (like a talisman). The caveat here is that whomever is selling spelled jewelry or talismans must be the REAL DEAL. And for that you should know who they are, their real name, what they look like and be able to find them as a person on Facebook, on Twitter etc. Spellbound jewelry should be semi-precious stones and precious metal otherwise it will not hold a charge unless it has the appropriate symbols upon it (like metal talismans do). These items must also be re-charged regularly. They will not be as powerful as a spell – consider them to give an over-all, generalized effect, a boost perhaps to real spells. When looking at such supposed items beware that someone is not simply trying to clean out their jewelry box and sell things at a premium price because they have “spells” on them.

Charging Boxes: you do not need a special charging box for a talisman or spellbound item. Any container that you choose with work fine as long as that is all you use it for. I use several boxes to charge things on my altars. One is marble, the other is stone and one is wooden.

Spellbound Items (like potion bottles): a potion bottle would not be spellbound as much as its contents. Again this is not really a spell at all but something that has specific inherent properties of a sympathetic magickal nature. Think of Holy Water for instance, the container can be a vial, bottle or basin, but that does not contain the power – the water does. Be careful when someone is offering things like this and consider that it is the “potion” itself that has the value.

If you ever have any questions about things like this just email me or leave them in the comments below. As always I am at your service.

 

Magick Cannot Change Your Gender

I feel that I have to post this, even though I have said it time and time again on my site and here on my blog. If I didn’t get at least two to three requests for this EVERY SINGLE DAY, I would just ignore it as a joke or something. But since I believe there are many people out there genuinely suffering from Gender Dysphoria or related disorders dealing with sexual identity I thought perhaps I need to say this more explicitly and to the point.

MAGICK CANNOT CHANGE YOUR GENDER!

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Larry Wachowski becomes Lana Wachowski.

There is no spell that can turn you from a boy into a girl or a girl into a boy.

Let’s explore this deeper:

  1. Magick works with ENERGY not BIOLOGY. Science is the realm of biology which is why there is a medical field. Otherwise we would have no medicine or healing through science, we would just use spells and frankly witches would be far more respected in society and I would be a great deal more wealthy, so trust me if this was the case, there is nothing bad about it for me! But this is not the case – biology is science and the only way there exists in the WORLD for someone to change their gender is by undergoing  psychological therapy and eventually using science to alter their biology, to take hormones, to live as the opposite sex that you desire to become and finally to undergo sexual reassignment surgery.
  2. Thankfully there exists a very open and caring medical community that helps people suffering from gender dysphoria to make the decisions they need to and to have the therapy and surgeries required to help them. This can be expensive as all elective medical procedures and psychiatry can be. Surgeries can range from $10K to $50K. Therapy that is not covered by insurance can run up to $225 an hour. Changing one’s gender takes time and money and surgery. There is no other way available on earth to do this.
  3. If there existed a spell to change one’s gender (or eye color, hair color, body shape, height, size of breasts or penis etc.) why would there be scientific ways that included pain and discomfort for considerably more money than a spell would cost? What would be the point of going through such difficulties if you could simply come to a witch and she could turn you into whatever gender you desired, make you beautiful and change your physical appearance without the help of contact lenses, hair dye, hair stylists, diet, exercise and plastic surgery? Wouldn’t everyone in Hollywood just come to me instead of getting breast implants or lip injections? And for a bargain price of around $300? People please – use common sense!
  4. I understand how tempting it can be to believe the Hollywood version of magick, that Samantha the witch can create something from nothing by twiddling her nose and that in Harry Potter there is such a thing as fighting with magick wands and a death spell that you just speak that can kill someone. That is fantasy and real magick is not about fantasy, it’s about the NATURAL WORLD and believe me there are no instant death spells in the NATURAL WORLD, otherwise madmen would be armed with wands and not guns.
  5. Real magick works with your focused will and intention on energetic matters that CAN be altered by your state of mind and the energy surrounding them. Our minds and spirits are powerful (just read studies dealing with what can be accomplished through meditation, how we can alter how our bodies respond to physical conditions and how we can use out own bodies natural way of healing to help us to maintain and cure specific maladies) but we are not omnipotent. We don’t have the power of creating matter from thin air. The miracle of birth for instance takes two components to develop at all. Nature is powerful but nature is not a vacuum  It needs a seed and that seed needs to be nourished in order to grow.
  6. This is why you cannot cast a love spell that will manifest if there is no love present. You cannot manipulate someone to love you who has no feelings for you. Love must be present in some form to build upon. There always must be something for magick to nourish and grow with focused will and intention. You don’t start to create life, a table, a work of art, a fabulous meal – nothing without the raw material and it works the same with energetic states too.
  7. I know this is disappointing for many desperate people who just want to make the one they want to love them, LOVE THEM or to turn everything in their life around by changing their physical appearance or changing their gender or even making them immortal vampires, werewolves or mermaids.
  8. If you visit a web site or witch/spellcaster who says they can CURE YOU, change your physical appearance, change your gender, eye color, height, body parts – anything that requires science and biology to actually accomplish in the natural world – don’t give them a second look. They are con-artists and their only business is to take your money and laugh all the way to the bank that you fell for it.

If you have questions, just email me or you can read my FAQ on mysticspells.com.