The Night Battles and Ecstasies: Deciphering the Witches’ Sabbath (both of which are sitting on my desk) are like… The best shit ever.
I’m always looking for excuses to quote that shit.
Hmm, looks like I’ll have to find these and read ‘em. Are they *crosses fingers* in print?
The Night Battles: no. Amazon appears to be selling copies for $112. Used paperback copies are okay price-wise, though. How about 35 cents plus tax and shipping? That’s hilarious, as the Kindle edition they’re offering is like $107, rent for $25. Amazon, you’re so full of shit.
Ecstasies: Deciphering the Witches’ Sabbath: appears to be. Copies of paperback listing as around $20, used copies as low as $5.
When I say “Go be a Witch” or “Go do Witchery” or any variation on that theme it’s not so much about action as how that action affects you.
If you do something woo-woo and your heart gets all wild and free? That thing. Do that. If you feel a mad rushing like you’re breathing in far more than your lungs can hold - like you’re inhaling holy fire and it’s spreading through your veins. If you’re teetering on that edge where it feels like something is about to happen? That. If you come down from it full of joy you cannot explain and a sense of fulfillment? That’s what I’m talking about.
And while I don’t truck with the line of “(insert thing here) is whatever you want it to be” YOUR craft is whatever you want it to be. Take away the labels, take away the need to fit into a mold and do what makes you powerful.
And before anyone starts saying “Oh my gosh but what if it’s this really harmful- ” Stop. You know I don’t mean that kind of thing and you equally know it is not my job to police the internet. GO BE A WITCH.
Anonymous asked: (Witches sabbath question guy) Okay so can a sabbath be done alone? I don't know any other witches lol but just curious? also how do you do a reverse catholic mass, I've never been to a catholic mass before, or if I have I probably was wanting to puke and crab walk out just to see the priests reaction lol. Also sry for bombarding you with questions but is a witches sabbath and a black mass the same thing too or are they separate rituals. Thank you and I love ur blog :-)
The Sabbath can be done alone. You must know in your heart, and in your mind that there are others doing it with you. Your dreams will react accordingly. Do not think of the dreams as a separate reality: they are messages of the spirit.
I recommend reading La Sorcier and Ecstasies of the Sabbath by Jules Massanet and Carlos Ginsburg respectively.
The questions are fine, I enjoy them immensely. The Sabbath is simply a meeting of witches to make mischief, it is not a ritual. The Countermass -is- a ritual, however, and is done at the Sabbath, or can be done outside of it on one’s own (which has its own rewards).
Thank you for the blog love :D
Hell yeah. Grab some wine, some incense, and something sheer. Put that shit on, drink the wine, go out into the cold (or hot or whatever it is where you are) and howl at the moon. Call on the hounds of hell and wait for the Wild Hunt to pass you by. When you hear the howls come, you have two options — hide and hope they don’t notice you or stand up and be prepared to die. I recommend standing up.
You know that part in the bible where Christ talks about dying to self? It ain’t just whistling in the wind. He was a sorcerer. Don’t let anyone tell you different. They say, “Don’t suffer a witch to live,” and they didn’t. They hung one on a cross.
Same as it ever was.
Also, look into Paul Huson. He got some stuff wrong, but he got a lot of stuff right, too.
Or, you know, join the Wild Hunt and do the shooting yourself, like Old Izzy did.
YES! In the Devil’s name!
First thing: Being alone is not a bad thing. Practicing alone, semi-alone, or “I coven with some people when I absolutely have to” is not wrong. There’s an intense power in being alone just as there is in being alongside others.
Second thing: If you don’t want to be alone, you don’t have to be. When you create a sacred space, or when you reach toward the Sabbat - if you’re doing it that certain way (neither the right ay nor the wrong way, just one way out of many) - there is only one. That means that anyone who’s ever been there is there with you. Every person, every spirit, every god of your clade, clan or affiliation (even if you are not an initiate).
Third thing: Even if you aren’t doing it that way, you are still not alone. Ritual action attracts attention from spirits and they will come. If they are invited, they will join - and sometimes they will merge your space to another space and bam… things happen.
Summary: Go be a witch.
this table it pretty great right now
I want to snort a fat line of what’s on that table.
Dem jewelry points… hnnng.
allthingshyper asked: I have a hoodoo book called 'Charms, Spells and Formulas' by Ray Malbrough. Do you know if this is a worthwhile book?
Not familiar with this book, I’m afraid. While a good bit of Southern folk magic has worked it’s way into what I do, I am not knowledgeable about hoodoo as such.
Maybe one of my tumblr followers might know what’s what? Followers?
At least three dead in two shootings at Jewish centers in Kansas. 15-year-old boy reported to be critically wounded; police report one person was in custody; man reportedly yelled ‘Heil Hitler’ when police arrested him.
Click here for the full story and breaking developments
Reblogging again to add:
Also, non-Jews, please spread this. People will forget about it otherwise. The police say they aren’t ready to call it a hate crime, despite the fact that witnesses have said that the man was asking people if they were Jewish and waiting for an affirmative response before shooting. The more people who are paying attention to this story the harder it will be for it to be swept under the rug.
A lot of people are currently very excited about the recent Cap movie. If you believe that it was worthwhile for Steve Rogers to fight fictional nazis, please show that you care about the people harmed by those in the real world who still agree with Nazi ideology. If you can get super excited and make tons of posts about Cap, then you can do this too, right? (obviously there are people who are upset/triggered by this stuff, which is an entirely different situation. but if you can spread the word please do)
I’m very sorry to those of you who don’t come to my blog expecting to see news or other horrible real world stuff. I thought it was worth putting out there.
Also the shooter is a former KKK Grand Dragon
"Let’s not rush to judgement as to whether this was a hate crime committed by the guy screaming ‘Heil Hitler’ out the window of a police car. We’d hate to tarnish his reputation."
Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana - photo courtesy of Wikipedia) is a tense subject for a lot of people. In Oklahoma these are a decidedly noxious species, being that they are at the heart of a severe wildfire problem. The pollen can also cause severe allergies in people, and the very allergic may have problems with the wood. I just got out of about two weeks of misery due to the annual “Cedar-gasm”.
Though it is named for it’s brilliantly colored heartwood Red-Cedar’s intolerance to drought means that it goes from evergreen to dead and red. The needles dry out, turn crispy, and can (according to some) spontaneously burst into flames on an especially hot day. More often a careless smoker or intentional firebug sets the whole thing off. Lower branches readily ignite, sending the fire up the tree where it spreads from treetop to treetop causing massive wildfires that can claim thousands of acres, and even lives.
But, to the careful witch these trees are a treasure trove. One can harvest tips for incense bunches, berries for compounded blends and oils, resins for the same, and wood for various projects.
It is often the only species of tree one finds growing in Okie cemeteries so it has associations with death and the dead. The wood itself is pale sapwood around bloody heartwood giving a likeness to bone and marrow. To me, it is a local version of Yew. The trees can grow to a rather old age for this region (close to 900 years), and the wood is incredibly resistant to rot and corruption. Just last week I pulled a branch that’s been on the ground for at least 15 years, cut it, split it and found that just below a layer of wormy trails was fresh, the wood still intensely colored and richly fragrant.