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I'm a witch. AMA

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Fireproof · 11/07/2018 13:09

Practising witch here, happy to do some mythbusting.

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MyBreadIsEggy · 11/07/2018 18:29

How do your family take it all??
Mine think I’m truly bat shit Blush
I planned our wedding for 21st June (Summer Solstice) purely because the earth would be at the height of her fertility and we were hoping for a baby to follow soon after. My mum looked at me like I had seven heads when she saw my alter in the garden, and when a few of my lovely witchy friends showed up to hold circle, she left in a huff Grin


Fireproof · 11/07/2018 18:40

@BitOutOfPractice religion in general can be used to harm others if it trumps things like respect for life or is used to exploit or oppress people. That’s one of the reasons I keep my beliefs quiet in my day to day life- my faith is a private matter and shouldn’t negatively impact other people.

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Fireproof · 11/07/2018 18:49

@MyBreadIsEggy My parents are atheists so would find any kind of spiritual practise equally ridiculous. I don’t discuss it with them, and they’ve been kind enough to keep any negative opinions to themselves. DH is not religious and respects my beliefs, I think he kind of likes having a witch for a wife and doesn’t care what I get up to as long as it doesn’t negatively impact him. The children are young so don’t know any different, my DD wants to be a witch but she’s 5 and hasn’t quite realised it’s not turning people into frogs and shooting lightning out of your fingers!

Your wedding sounds lovely. Ours had some pagan trappings (we got married in an orchard in August) but I’d have loved to have had a proper handfasting ceremony.

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tinytemper66 · 11/07/2018 19:02

Do you have a wart on your face?


MyBreadIsEggy · 11/07/2018 19:09

Fireproof we had a traditional church wedding first (I was raised catholic) and then had a beautiful sunset ceremony in my garden the day after - I’d have loved to have had a true pagan wedding, but a church wedding was important for DH and both families, so we compromised and had both!


MrsMyreton · 11/07/2018 19:12


Another pagan here - you have been very eloquent in your responses to even the most sarcastic of questions. I applaud you! Grin

Do you practice any forms of divination?


mrsmeee · 11/07/2018 19:14

You’re not a witch. Witches don’t exist. You play with herbs and plants and buy into it.

But please don’t listen to the born again Christians 🙄 the devil doesn’t exist


gamerchick · 11/07/2018 19:21

I have a question OP, I wasn't going to ask but you're handling the snarky army beautifully Grin

Do you think it's really necessary to use a cows tounge in a freezer spell to ice someone out of your life who is causing you harm or is another container just as good? I know there are different variations and wondered if you have ever used one.


MyBreadIsEggy · 11/07/2018 19:23

mrsmee Biscuit


PsychoPumpkin · 11/07/2018 19:30

mrsmee can we not just let people believe what they believe? Would you tell a Christian or a Sikh that their God/s do not exist?


mrsmeee · 11/07/2018 19:34

No I wouldn’t because their gods could quite possibly exist. Witches don’t. HTH.


PsychoPumpkin · 11/07/2018 19:38

How do you know one set of beliefs is more likely to be based in reality than another?


MyBreadIsEggy · 11/07/2018 19:39

mrsmee “witch” is just a term used to describe someone who believes in the practices of paganism/Wicca/shamanism/everything else under the magick umbrella.
The same way “Muslim” “Sikh” and “Christian” are terms used to describe those who follow their particular belief system.
Magick is not the same as magic.
As the OP explained above, magick is the term used to deferentiate from the Harry Potter/Las Vegas magic.
A witch is just as real as a Christian.


TallyWest · 11/07/2018 19:40

Do you celebrate Christmas or winter solstice (we do both) or something else entirely?

Have you ever used a revenge-type spell? Be honest Grin

How do you dress? Anyone pagan etc I know dresses a little differently. No bad thing.


TallyWest · 11/07/2018 19:41

Well said, Mybread.


PsychoPumpkin · 11/07/2018 19:41

Also mrsmee, ‘playing with herbs’ is how medicines got made. Some of OPs remedies or ‘spells’ could cure ailments if that’s what she’s using them for. It’s not total nonsense and if she wants to call that witchcraft then so be it.


MyBreadIsEggy · 11/07/2018 19:42

And along with what Psycho just said - how do you know that?
Magick is almost always based around nature. Wiccans in particular worship the earth, and base all their practices on the changing of the season, phases of the moon etc. Do some research. The natural female body (by natural I mean untainted by synthetic hormones ie contraceptives) works in accordance with the moon phase. If anything, this kind of religious belief system has more scientific back up than any other.


MyBreadIsEggy · 11/07/2018 19:44

Again elaborating on what Psycho posted re: medicines.
Have you never thought that common over-the-counter remedies are pretty much the same as any knowledgable witch could make at home by just “playing with herbs”??
I’ll bet you’ve chomped on a Renee or two in your time for indigestion? I make my own “tablets” which do the exact same job by “playing with herbs” Hmm


tenbob · 11/07/2018 19:45

I grew up in Glastonbury so knew lots of witches and pagans and was quite fascinated by some of the aspects of it, and have been to more than my fair share of handfasts, and it is a very lovely ceremony

Why the fondness for velvet and patchouli? Wink


Stripybeachbag · 11/07/2018 19:59

Is there a kind of idiot's guide to what to do if you are a pagan or witch? I am interested in it but there seems to be bucket load of reading involved. And I simply do not have the time. I kind of wish that paganism had the easiness of just turning up on a Sunday morning.


BitOutOfPractice · 11/07/2018 20:00

So why didn't op say "I'm a pagan" rather than "I'm a witch"

I think already know the answer. Witch sounds much more click-inducing than pagan


Fireproof · 11/07/2018 20:03

@tinytemper66 Nope. Closest I’ve got to that was a truly astonishing verucca.

@MrsMyreton Tarot cards, occasionally tea leaves.

@Mrsmeee Do Muslims exist? Do Christians exist? Do their respective Gods exist? What about Hindus? I’m puzzled as to why their beliefs are any more credible than mine. And if their Gods can possibly exist, why do you think the devil can’t?

I’m not a creature from a fairytale. I can’t fly or shapeshift or point a stick at someone and have them drop dead by shouting something in Latin. I didn’t go to a magic boarding school. I don’t eat babies or have a secret third nipple I use to suckle a familiar. I don’t have claws or square feet or blue spit. I don’t live in gingerbread house. I’m a person who practises my own sincerely held spiritual beliefs, those of paganism, and thus I am a witch because that is what a witch is.

@gamerchick I’ve not done that particular spell but there’s one I’ve seen where you drive nails into a cow’s tongue to stop them spreading lies about you. Please note that the tongue is from the butcher’s and not attached to a living cow whilst this is done! I don’t think I’d personally use the tongue in the freezer spell though as it doesn’t feel “right” to me in terms of ingredients/ method. There’s other spells that use similar ideas- like making an effigy of the person you want gone and then throwing it into a river so it’s carried away. You can get really creative with it.

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gorgeoushazydaysofsummer · 11/07/2018 20:08

Can you do magic like make fire, or call up the wind?
When did you know you had power?


Stripybeachbag · 11/07/2018 20:19

Another question: could you outline your daily, weekly, monthly and yearly activities related to your witchcraft? Thanks 😊


ChardonnaysPrettySister · 11/07/2018 20:21

No question, but can you please magic up
sone rain in London?

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