44 Days Of Witchery

 

So The Little City Witch did this awesome day challenge and I decided I wanted to do it, a way to get me to blog as well as explore my faith and let people get to know me a bit more… Good initiative!

1. What’s your witchy background?

2. A myth or story from folklore.

3. Witchy tools: athame.

4. Picture of nature (water element).

5. A favourite Goddess.

6. A favourite God.

7. Air element.

8. A photo of a magical place outdoors.

9. A favourite mythological animal.

10. Your sun sign.

11. Witchy tools: oils.

12. Picture of nature (air element).

13. What are some of the witchy books that influenced you?

14. A favourite pagan holiday that you celebrate.

15. Thoughts on the afterlife?

16. Favourite witchy website(s).

17. Picture of nature (fire element).

18. Have you had any paranormal experiences?

19. Fire element.

20. A picture of a tarot or oracle card, and its meaning.

21. A favourite scent.

22. Current moon phase.

23. A favourite candle.

24. Your moon sign.

25. How do your close ones feel about your witchy path? Do they know? Why or why not?

26. A witchy podcast.

27. Picture of nature (earth element).

28. A picture of a witchy I-Want-It-Now!

29. Water element.

30. Witchy tools: wand.

31. A favourite pagan/witchy movie.

32. A pagan/witchy artwork.

33. Faerie of your choice.

34. Rune of your choice.

35. Something that I think people who don’t know much about paganism/witchcraft should know.

36. Flower of your choice, and its magical properties.

37. A famous pagan/witch!

38. Witchy tools: cauldron.

39. Something that inspires you.

40. Your altar, if you have one!

41. A spell you’ve done.

42. A favourite nature spirit.

43. A magical recipe.

44. Witch’s choice!

My Preliminary Altar

 

So this is a picture of my altar, although it’s not much of an altar. This is the shelf over my computerdesk, and I’m planning on doing an altartable so I can sit and meditate infront of it. Right now I barely see it as it’s above my head. It’s better than nothing though.

On here I have my two triple goddess candle holders, my herbs, my incense, my fairies and some rabbitpelts. I also have my crystals up there. The pentagram on the wall is also a candle holder for tealights.

I will update on my altar when I’ve gotten the table home, I promise!

)O( Blessed Be )O(

 

 

A “Wiccan” Harry Potter Fanfiction

 

 

The Acceptance Chapter 1, a harry potter fanfic – FanFiction.Net.

 

The link you see above is to a Harry Potter fanfiction, The Acceptance. It’s unfortunately discontinued, but the idea is wonderful. Harry Potter goes to another school in his 1st year, and it’s more Wicca-magical than Hogwarts. Things he needs to buy for his school year is for example, an athame, ritual robes and circle ritual crystals. It didn’t get very far into that kind of magic though before it discontinued, but I love the idea, and if it had been allowed to evolve it would have been awesome.  A bit stupid perhaps to link to a discontinued story, but I loved the concept so I did it anyway.

Cheers on you all and Blessed Be!

Vaettr

Prompt; Back To School

Another prompt from Pagan Blog Prompts, that I’ve decided to do. This on is about going back to school, and while I’m back to uni as of yesterday, I think they wanted to know what I’ve been learning in life and in my faith. So we’ll see how this post goes.

Yesterday I learned a lesson all over again. I’ve always been told not to worry, that things will work out. I’ve never really taken it to heart though. But yesterday, I did. I had trouble with my courses now at uni term start. I visited the study counselor, the study administrator, I spoke to two of my teachers, I e-mailed people, I called people. All to make evertything go as smoothly as possibly.

I’m late in several courses so I’m having trouble with CSN, or the NBSA in english ( National Board of Student Aid), not getting any money from them atm. But they will make exceptions due to special conditions, and I called them about that. I’m also having trouble with my classes, so the classes I’m actually taking are not those I applied to in April.

Instead of an Advanced Course in Field Archaeology, I’m taking an Introductory Course in Archaeology, and easy class, so I’ll have time to catch up. I’m also taking a distance course in Celtic History and Culture. That starts this week, but the other one doesn’t start until week 40.

While I was doing this, I felt like a hen that had gotten its head cut off. But then I stopped and just said; Fuck It All!!!

There’s no real need for me to worry, what happens happens and I’ll just deal with it. I’m going to stop viewing my situation as something horrible, and start looking at like one big adventure, a journey I don’t have a map for. This decision made me so at ease that things just floated into place. I’m going to get through this and I’ll do so exploring instead of hiding.

So take my advice, stop worrying so much and take your walking stick and keep walking on that new path. It’ll be scary to not know when you put your feet, but it’ll be worth when your reward turns out to be that much sweeter.

So this is what I learned, going back to school. Hope you learned something as well! Be sure to comment and tell me what You’ve learned!

 

Blessed Be, Vaettr

 

Goddess of the Week; Inanna

Inanna

Inanna is the sumerian goddess of sexual love, fertility and warfare, strangely enough. She is also known as Ishtar and her name is believed to derive from the earlier Nin-ana, the Lady of the Sky. That feels very appropriate according to me! Inanna is also known to be the most prominent female deity in ancient Mesopotamia.

She had a lot of shrines and temples alon the two rivers Tigris and Euphrates that were dedicated to her. On example is the temple of Eanna, the House of Heaven, in Uruk. This was the largest and greatest of her temples, and here the priestesses practiced sacred prostitution. According to some sources,  people with hermaphroditic or asexual bodies, as well as feminine men were important in worshiping Inanna and rituals involving her.

Going back to the sacred prostitution, the high priestess of Inanna would once a year choose a young man to be in her bed. This is to represent Inanna and Dumuzid the Sheperd, her consort in a sacred marriage during the Akitu ceremony, at the spring Equinox. Some say kings made sure of their legitimacy to the throne by spending a night in the temple with the high priestess.

Her symbol is an eight-pointed star and she’s associated with lions, often as standing on the backs of two lionesses. She’s also associated with owls.


Altar Wanted

I’m not yet the proud owner of my own altar, which will be changed pretty soon, hopefully. At the moment I go to the local “magic” shop’s Altar room when I need to meditate. But I really need something of my own, and I’m currently bidding on a small table that I’ll use. It’s perfect, a bit shabby chic, but it’s the perfect size for what I want to use it for!

Soon I hope I’ll have something like the picture below in my apartement!

Blessed Be

Bad Witch/Good Witch?

Yes, there are both in this world. But everyone that respect the wiccan path knows that curses, hexes and spells with malicious intent would bound back threefold. But looking at these to pictures, I would say I’m a mixture of the two. I never wear pink, preferring black. I adore symbolism and herbs. I love ravens and bats and black cats, but I would never wear a “satanic” pentagram, even if I love skulls and skeletons of all kinds (I’m an archaeologist, so sue me..)

There is a fashion behind being a good witch and a “bad” witch, but I don’t think they’re tied down. I believe a lot of bad witches wear pastel dresses and idomine on their lips, and a lot of good witches have leather pants in their closets.

Just a thought, really..

I Want Us All To

Lemon tea with Milk, Incense and Past Lives

picture taken from http://weheartit.com

The sound of my cat’s lapping water and the low mystical music from Avalon’s Mists can be heard in the apartment. I have made myself a cup of lemon tea with milkand a touch of honey, and I lean back in my chair, gently sipping it.

Candlelight casts shadows through the room of 28 squaremetres. 4 candles on my desktop, one in my small window, one over the stove and one on the bookshelf.

The Black and Coconut incense creates a mystery in my apartment that I missedwhen I lived in the collective. I will open my home again, one could say. Inviting the forces some call God, others call ghosts to my home.

The incense smells really good. Unlighted one smell something you associate with candy, lighted it smells of smoke, cloudy vanilla and makes me think of leather tents and sweaty bodies for some obscure reason.

A peephole into a former life, perhaps?
Just a small description of an evening at my place,

Blessed Be…

Blog Prompt: First Harvest

 

 

I thought I’d start doing blog prompts, that you can find on this awesome site/blog, Pagan Blog Prompts!
This is a tricky one though, since I don’t really have a place where I can harvest herbs and the like, but a friend of mine, Anton, and I are going out midnight harvesting sometimes this week. It means we’ll sneak around forests, public gardens and open, grassy places and harvest things we think we’ll like to have and need during the autumn/winter. It’s going to be really fun! We won’t be doing  anything illegal, I assure you. But the less people staring, the better.

Any suggestions on what I should be looking for?

 

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