Witch bloggers: You don’t have to share any or all of your personal craft. You’re allowed to refuse to answer questions about your craft. If you stumble across a recipe or a spell, you don’t have an obligation to share it. It is not your job to educate (unless you’re being paid for it) and you are allowed to deny people information. You are allowed to have boundaries.
Aspiring witch bloggers: You are not entitled to information about someone’s personal craft. You are not entitled to an answer about someone’s personal craft. If someone has a secret related to witchcraft, you are not entitled to have it. It is not someone else’s job to educate you (unless you are paying them) and you have no right to demand information of people. Please respect other people’s boundaries.
tattoo artist who can encode magic into tattoos but doesn’t want people to know she can so she just puts low-level luck spells on her clients’ bodies without telling them
jeweller who makes body jewellery and pendants which have amulet properties and draw love and luck and happiness to their wearers without them realising it
piercing artist who keeps the remnants from her piercings and puts them all in little jars in the back of her shop to work sympathetic luck spells on all her clients
and then all three of them slowly realise what the others are doing and end up in a poly relationship living in a little shop in the shitty end of town, which gets curiously less shitty the longer they stay, and people think it’s just the development of the area but the three artists know
and they’re never rich and they’re never famous but they’re always happy because they have everything they need
they have the shop and they have their customers and they have each other
and when their customers are happy and content, they pack up and move on, all together now, to find another space with skin to be coloured and jewellery to be made and magic to be done.
this is beautiful
This was the post of an acquaintance on Facebook. And though, perhaps she didn’t mean it to come across as such a blanket statement, I consider it a relatively dangerous proclamation.
Let us not forget that spirits may often be tricksters, and even if not, simply because a spirit says so doesn’t mean that a person should do it. At least not anymore that simply because your Mother In-Law says so. Just because a being is non-corporeal doesn’t necessarily mean that it is inherently wiser than anyone else, or that it gives good council.
If you have a solid relationship with a spirit and it has proven to be loyal and trustworthy then you may wish to heed its advice. Otherwise I’ve always felt that you should treat the messages of spirits in the same manner you would from any other source, use prudence and discretion.
Don’t just go doing something simply because a spirit said to do it. Plenty of murderers have done just that.
There are spirits that absolutely do NOT have your best interests in mind. We shouldn’t check our good judgement at the door of the spirit world.