Finally updated my about page. :)
The word “myth” refers to a traditional or sacred story. If you Google the definition, it comes up with “a traditional story, esp. one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events.”
From my notes taken during a university course on Historical Archaeology:
* Traditional stories dealing with supernatural forces, beings, ancestors, or heroes that serve as “fundamental type” in the worldview of a people.
* Function to teach, form belief systems
* Projection of a culture’s soul
* Embody the nearest approach to absolute truth that can be expressed in words
* Travel, are shared with other cultures, become layered with meaning through time and space
* Other related stories:
> Legend: typically centers on a human hero
> Fable: usually brief but fictitious stories that teach a moral
> Folk tale / Fairy tale: stories about common people who overcome great odds; often just to entertain
* Universal, form a worldview
* Explain natural phenomena
* Provide history to a people
* Types of myths:
> Explanatory: explain natural phenomena
> Creation: origin stories
> Foundational myths: founding of a society/people
* Sacred stories to put deity into a human context
Popular usage may have distorted the word, but labeling a pantheon of gods as “mythological beings” or a body of lore as a “mythology” is the correct thing to do.
It’s offensive for somebody to brush a person’s religious beliefs off as “oh, that’s just silly mythology,” but the fault lies with the ignorant toerag who said that, not with the word itself.
theorchidmoon, relevant to that one conversation.
Yes and they are often called Romani or nomads. G*psy is to nomadic people like the Romani as n*gger is to African American people. It is a word that was used to demean a culture/race of people and shouldn’t be used as fashion terminology or as a lifestyle by a bunch of tweenagers in patchwork skirts. You wanna dress in that fashion. Call it bohemian and leave the slurs out of it
*sorry in advance to Christowitch for high-jacking her post,
omfg “is in fact a lifestyle chosen by many,” Good to know you think the Roma people and others who have been murdered and oppressed because they were titled as G*psy is seen as a freakin’ lifestyle choice and basically a trend. Oh my god, anon. Also, just because you feel like those people being called G*psy because they “show up in folklore and legends” (like they’re fucking elves or like mythical beings?? god damn anon) does make it any less acceptable to call them a god damn slur.
Totally ok with you high-jacking the post..
#pagan #christian #holidays
Except Christmas and Easter are Christian Holidays..and the participation in Halloween is based from church to church because quite of few of the traditions on Halloween were brought from family superstitions on All Hallows Eve.
Just because there are multiple holidays celebrated in a certain season ( which all share seasonal style influences because of what was available during that season) doesnt mean that they were stealing from pagans.
Also the conversion of Pagans too Christianity brought alot of traditions with them in a version of acclimation so…
Personally i find it odd that they call Halloween a Pagan holiday. Samhain is a pagan holiday. Halloween came from All Hallows Eve which was families doing certain rituals to protect themselves from the demons/spirits that supposedly roamed the Earth on that one night. Carving Pumpkins and dressing up was a way to ward off evil and be able to walk among the demons unnoticed. SO…
Mix 1/4 cup of salt with a 1/2 teaspoon of food coloring in a small bowl until the salt is uniformly colored. Spread the mixture out in an even layer on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake in the oven for ten minutes. Allow your homemade glitter to cool before using it or storing it. And that’s it!:)
wait wait wait.
does that mean you can EAT it.
Who has two thumbs and intends to eat a rainbow steak in her future?Why stop at steak? SPARKLE ALL FOOD!
OH MY GOD OH MY GOD. !!!!!!!!!
(mind, I have ingested COPIOUS amounts of glitter before and it never hurt me so… yeah. BUT STILL. WOW.)
Sugar works too, though it’s a tad less sparkly.
Creating a sigil
A sigil magick is a symbol that you creat that carries your will. For example in this tutorial the sigil will bring bravery.
1. Write out your intention
"I will be brave"
2. Remove all repeating letters
W R A V
3. Then simplify the letters into basic shapes
\ / \ / I C \ /— \ \ /
4. Then put those letters together and make a symbol from them. Make the symbol one that you feel comfortable with.
— a way to charge your sigil is to have other people look at it, or you can meditate with it, or sleep with it.
-Now from this step, you can do one of many things.
Fold it up and bury it, Burn it
Rip it to pieces and let the wind carry it off, put it in a river, lake, stream, ect.
rip it, set it in melted candle wax, put in witch bottle.
I don’t remove vowels from the sigils - they allow me to utilize curvatures when it fits with the sigil. I also don’t remove repeating letters unless they detract from the shape I want to put down.
I mean, Agrippa’s sigils don’t utilize either process:
As this blog is helplessly hodge-podge, I’ve started a side-blog to deal with my more personal path. This one will remain, and the other will be used to blog about my path, and I will only reblog things relevant in some way to it.
Just a reminder that I did the thing. Feel free to send me any aks with questions about my path. ;)
Boost for my other blog. *rolls around*
I need to start posting stuff to this blog. It’s why I made it. A few things I’m going to work on, and hopefully share soon:
- A basic explanation of what it means to me to be a Lake Witch. I’ll expand on it based on interest and questions asked.
- Write up what I use in my path, and what it all means. (Essentially correspondence posts).
- Bio-regional research.
- Local myth & legend research.
- Personal spells (the one’s I’m willing to share)
In the mean time, feel free to send me asks. I’m a curious soul who enjoys other curious souls.
The fetch is your other self; Basically, it represents you. It is the double of you, which can sometimes take the form of an animal, and is attached to your body. It can also leave your body (i.e., spirit flight). The fetch is an important part of hedgewitchery as it is the form we take when we travel to the otherworlds. It is a term witches use to describe their soul. When one “sends forth the fetch,” one is hedge-riding. The familiar, however, is often considered to be the physical manifestation of the fetch.
A lot of people know about Isobel Gowdie, the supposed witch who took flight in the form of a hare:"I shall go into a hare,
With sorrow and sych and meickle care;
And I shall go in the Devil’s name,
Ay while I come home again.”To change back, she would say:"Hare, hare, God send thee care.
I am in a hare’s likeness now,
But I shall be in a woman’s likeness even now.”
To find out about your fetch, I would recommend reading chapter six and seven of the book Trance-portation: Learning to Navigate the Inner World, as it can be a very lengthy process and hard to explain.