Okay, the next part of the hunt takes place just a couple of miles down from where we were. Amy tells us all that we are headed to something call “Old Green Eyes” apparently this is also another common name or legend in many different places. But what do you expect from a teenager who was bored and wanted to do something different in a small town. This was also at a time when the internet was fairly new, I man for crying out loud we had MapQuest directions. If that does not date things I don’t know what does. So it is no surprise that our leader on this late night haunting hunt did not do her due diligence and research the locations or the legends before we joined her on this venture. Nor did any of us think to do it either, we were bored teenagers looking to do something different and out of the ordinary.
Kitchen Witchery? What is that?
Kitchen witchery is a growing trend within contemporary Paganism. After all, the heart and soul of many contemporary households is the kitchen. Where do the majority of your guests hang out when you host a party at your house? Naturally, the kitchen! In addition, the kitchen has once again become a place where people spend hours rather than minutes due to a declining economy and an increasing number of people making meals from scratch. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that kitchen witchcraft has gained popularity.
The word “rune” simply means “mystery,” “whisper,” or “secret.” It is a system of divination or oracle reading that is used to help answer questions or figure out what’s going on. Stone is the most common material used to make runes, which carry a symbol from the runic alphabet on them.
One of the oldest runic alphabets used on runes is the Germanic alphabet known as “Elder Futhark.” There are many different runic alphabets. The first six of the 24 runes in The Elder Futhark spell out the word “futhark.”
Masking different parts of myself.
Today we are going to look at something I struggle with as a Neurodivergent person, it is something that for the most part I am not aware that I do, but I have been made aware of it from time to time. Why is that that everyone gets a different version? Sometimes we present a different version of ourselves to people who we interact with, either at work or even in a social setting. Some of us do it for cultural reason, religious reasons, and some even for masking.
Ouija Boards: Gateways to the unknown.
A harmless kids toy or a portal into the worlds beyond, that has been the subject of many different debates within the spiritual communities for years. I am sure many of you have had your own experiences that at on time or another involved this board and a planchet. However, what I want to talk to you about is the history of the board itself and the proper usage if you must use one.
Intro into Jord
Jörð (Old Norse: Jǫrð [ˈjɔrð]; “earth”) is the personification of earth and a goddess in Norse mythology. She is the mother of the thunder god Thor, and a sexual partner of Odin. Her name is often employed in skaldic poetry and kennings as a poetic term for land or earth.
Intro into Kali
Wild, naked, her tongue sticking out—an uncomfortable, feral image of force, bursting sheer power. She wears the most gorgeous jewelry—ornate bracelets and necklaces, and some amazing elephant-shaped earrings. There’s blood—that unsettling substance with which women are intimately familiar—everywhere on and around her: It drips from the severed head of a demon that she is holding…
Intro into Hecate
The dark goddess, the beautiful and mysterious goddess, the guide through the crossroads and into the afterlife. She is often depicted several different ways including but not limited to even being represented as the triple goddess herself.
The Witches Burr
The witches burr (also called witch balls, spike balls, and sweet gum balls) has been an integral part American Folk magic and Hoodoo for centuries. They are used as the base for amulets, charms, as alter icons, and for spell work. One look at the rows of sharp spikes says all you need to know. These are for protection magic. They are also used in several others ways and have a litany of properties. But before we look at the different magical uses for witches burr, let’s take a quick trail down biology lane. If you are a practicing witch, you’ll agree that it’s always good to understand as much as you can about any tree, plant, or living thing that you will incorporate into your personal practice or spell workings.
Well, Hello! Odin.
As some of my readers know, I started back into my practice slowly. Not really working with any deities at all, then all the sudden there were two that decided to be very loud in demanding my attention and for some time I have worked with Hecate and Freya, they are like bickering sisters at time but help to provide some much needed balance to each other. Jord also, let me know in her subtle yet kind way that she was also looking to be acknowledged. She is my humble Matron. Now with all this Femininity there is someone who has been very insistent that I acknowledge HIS presence lately.