This is a blog post by Victoria Foyt, the author of that “Save the Pearls” nonsense.
The comments start off terrible, with one woman claiming that ‘whites are already in the minority’, before taking a turn for the better, with a steady stream of people calling Foyt on her racist bullshit.
I’d like to encourage everyone to send this woman an email, letter, or a comment on her blog, letting her know exactly how we feel about this piece of trash she has written.
A woman casting a curse in a CVS.
something like this happened at my job when the lady was mad because the service desk was closed and she couldn’t get a money order
Public cursing is not necessarily my thing [ at least in daylight ]. This woman deserves all my respect right here. All of it.
Oh god, I wonder what that moron did to piss her off THAT bad. And I swear old women are fearless. How much of not-a-single-fuck do you need to give to be able to go in full-blown-mystic mode, in the middle of CVS?
I love how the woman waiting for a cashier is just… Waiting for a cashier XD She doesn’t even look behind her.
poor little white d00d has no idea what’s goin on.
I wanna know the story behind this :P
Sir, how did you even get this job.
how do words even become curse words? and why are people so offended by them? why is it so awful if your child says “ass”?
how does that even happen
My favorite curse word is pants.
It’s also the only one I can get away with at home, because my mother is sensitive about swearing…all of the obvious are banned, also “crap,” “stupid,” and “balls.” (Balls is a recent addition, ever since she found out that I had found another word to use like a curse. I suspect pants may be next.)
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And to the people who say that our spells are on numerous websites and/or in books yes your right because we get alot of what we share from just that
If you are sharing things that you did not write with your own hands and that did not come from your own head, YOU NEED TO POST SOURCES. You obviously don’t care as much as you said you did yesterday about copyright infringement or plagiarism, because, as I showed everyone yesterday, all of your pieces are borrowed and NONE have proper source attribution.
Right. I know that I, personally, don’t have a problem with people using or teaching spells or rituals that aren’t theirs, but only if they’re very clear about where they got them from, who they belong to, and that they have permission to use them. Because, you know, not everyone is okay with some random person taking a spell they created and sharing it around, even if that random person includes a source.
(When I say “very clear” I don’t mean have a little copyright notice on the bottom of the page, in the tiniest font possible - I mean right up at the top, in big letters, preferably with a link to the original source.)
This group though, doesn’t seem to give a shit whose toes they step on, as long as they get their money. (By the way, where does their money go?) If I were approached by someone like this asking for permission to use anything I created, my answer would be hell no.
I have seen a series of posts floating around telling people to stay away from certain types of books for beginners in Wicca, Paganism, or similar paths. I haven’t read them all very thoroughly [actually, barely at all] but I want to share a thought here, that could be applied to just about any…
While this is a good point, most of the people steering newcomers away from certain authors or publishers are doing it for reasons that don’t have anything to do with their personal preferences. The books they tell everyone to avoid perpetuate misinformation, and someone who, perhaps, is new to their path, or just beginning to learn about it, would read those books and not realize they’re wrong. Blatantly wrong. Not just “oh, well, this author recommends such-and-such ritual, which I don’t agree with”, but facts are gotten wrong. Basic things, like the origins of Wicca, the definition of witchcraft, sometimes even the existence of religious paths the author personally finds distasteful.
So yes, while it is always good to take a person’s personal taste into account, it’s also nice to actually read their posts before assuming you know why they’re telling everyone not to read that crap.
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Witchcraft Today : Gerald Gardner
Sacred Text of the Wicca: A Gardnerian Book Of Shadows
Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft : by Raymond Buckland
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Isn’t it ILLEGAL to sell PDFs of books?
If you are providing instructions to someone, then giving them photocopies for free is covered under fair use, but you can’t make a profit from selling photocopies/ebooks.
Yeah this is just blatantly fucking illegal. Shame on you, OP. Shame.
The probabilty of physical shapeshifting is as likely as being able to jump off a building and fly instead of splatter gloriously across the pavement. I mean, the odds are against you, but no one is stopping you from trying. Granted this is a much safer thing to experiment on than flight!That’s great, but glamour and illusion are not physical shapeshifting. And if magic was actually able to circumvent physics and biology to the extent needed for even a partial physical shapeshift, we’d have definitive evidence by now. A few studies maybe kinda sorta hinting at psychic powers do not equal proof that you can objectively bend physical reality (rather than just perceptions).
Thanks for the writing suggestions in my inbox! I’ll be getting to them over the next several days, if all goes well, either here or over at Therioshamanism.
I had a couple of requests to write about therianthropy; I have an essay in the works about my own experiences as a…
Yeah. But I’m still going to try spells for it.
/BECAUSE OF REASONS.
The original article is great.
But I agree with Sec.
Also there is still glamour, so there’s an option.
Still doesn’t prevent me from trying though - the physical changes I’m saying.
And if you’re going “BU-BUT WHY? SEC WHY?”
Because I can.
Don’t tell me I can’t try to perform something with the goal of breaking expectations.
Until you end up with a cat head or turn yourself into a werewolf, simultaneously proving shapeshifting is possible and becoming a celebrity.
Okay, so I was at my youth group a few weeks ago and the leader was talking about a trip he took to like.. England or somewhere around there. Paraphrasing his words, “some Wiccans or Pagans left a dead animal on our doorstep.” The lesson of the night was that some people can’t practice Christianity openly without getting in trouble or even worse, and that this was one of their repercussions on the trip. I wanted to speak up so badly, but I honestly was quite dumbfounded about it. I knew that if I showed how really pissed I was that he was spreading these lies, then everyone would be suspicious of my own faith, and I knew he probably didn’t understand how wrong he was. I couldn’t really explain it to him though without letting it be known that I was a Wiccan myself…Although, maybe it is time to let it be known…I mean, this guilt that has been eating away at me for NOT saying anything is just too much.
As much as I hate to stand up for those evil Christians (not), are you sure he was lying? Obviously I have trouble believing that they ran into trouble being Christians in England, but there are places in the world where being a Christian will get you killed.
Additionally, there are plenty of Wiccans and Pagans who are extremely hateful and childish towards Christians, so the possibility that someone would leave a dead animal on their doorstep…I don’t find too hard to believe.
Witchcraft is not …
- evil, though that is your opinion.
- strictly Wicca, though Wicca is semi-witchy.
- Pagan, though it depends on the practitioner.
- for anyone. Seriously, it’s not.
- just spells and potions, obviously.
- “bad”, though that is also your opinion.
- of the Devil.
- anti-Christian. There are Christian Witches, peoples.
Magick is not …
- something you should be paid for/pay for.
- lickety-split, though it depends on the person.
- all rainbows and sunshine.
- a full ritual, unless you want it to be.
- elaborate, unless you want it to be.
Not at all Witches …
- are Goth.
- are Pagan.
- are Wiccan.
- have a ‘darker’ nature and personality to them.
- can cast spells.
- can tell fortunes.
- can predict the future.
- are good with herbs.
- have a familiar.
- can work with crystals.
- can read crystal balls.
- have pointy noses.
- wear pointy hats.
- ride brooms.
- perform rituals and other ceremonies in accordance to the moon and seasons.
And so on and so forth. Add to this, if you dare.
…why shouldn’t you be paid for doing magic for someone?
I don’t know about anyone else, but I am 110% in the broom-riding camp.