What Do I Need To Have and Do to Be a Witch? – Introduction to Series

This is an introduction to help explain the title question. Today’s post is just going to answer frequently ask questions I have gotten over the years. Some of the other topics for this series will include but not limited to magickal tools, herbs, essential oils, crystals, precious and semi-precious gems, stones, your Book of Shadows, your altar and what you want to put on it, spells, rituals, etcetera. Most of the topics have other posts about them on Coven Life and Witches of The Craft. I also might add viedo links and/or a link for a general search on that day’s topic.

If you have questions about things in any of the post please ask them in the Comment box located below each post. This way if other people have the same question I only have to answer once.

If at anytime you want to share a picture of how you do something for that days topic please email it to LadyBeltane@aol.com subject line should have “For Sharing” please include your first name only or you pagan name and a short description about the picture. At the end of each days post the top I for tomorrow will be there. If you get pictures to me by 8:00 PM CDT for the next days topic I will include them in them post.

Any questions please ask them in the Comment section and I will reply to them by 8:00 PM CDT.

Tomorrow’s topic will be “Magickal Tool.” I look forward to learning different ways of doing things for every topic with you.

 

Never Recycle These 11 Things

From “Alternative Daily” written by Hilary Lebow August 22, 2019

Many people would be shocked to learn that sometimes their entire load of curbside recycling is thrown straight into a landfill.

While recycling programs vary in different areas, most curbside programs follow a similar system; the recycling is picked up and taken to a sorting facility where materials are separated, then those materials are sold to various companies that make products out of recycled materials.

When people place non-recyclable items into their recycling bins, it keeps this system from being as efficient as it can be. Non-recyclable items can contaminate other recyclables, slow down the process and even damage machines. In order to keep the system running efficiently, sorting facilities may deem entire bins of recycling as trash if there are non-recyclables in with them.

This means that all of the plastic, glass and paper you assumed was going to be used to make recycled products is really just sitting in a landfill, releasing toxic chemicals into the ecosystem and finding its way into the digestive systems of birds and other wildlife.

In order to make it easier to avoid this, we’ve put together a list of 11 items you should never recycle.

Some Free Witchy Stuff

CovenLife.co or WitchesofTheCraft.com or Lady Beltane are in any way responsible for anything you order and/ or receive from any of the websites listed in the links below. CovenLife.co or WitchesofTheCraft.com or Lady Beltane are not responsible for any of the offers and/or any problems with your order. If your order is wrong, broken, or late please communicate with the person and/or website you ordered or download from. If anything you download has a virus CovenLife.co or WitchesofTheCraft.com or Lady Beltane are not responsible to pay for any repairs on any electronic device you may have downloaded things to. Do not contact CovenLife.co or WitchesofTheCraft.com or Lady Beltane for help in resolving any type of problem you may have with your order contact the website you ordered or download from directly.

The links for the different items is being posted as a courtesy only.

You will be ordering or downloading from these websites at your own risk.

This is a general search on Goggle.com for free witchcraft to be mailed directly to you.

Free Witch Stuff by Regular Mail

This is another general search done on Goggle.com for free Book of Shadows. As you do not know the person writing the spells, rituals, or anything else that is in these BOS be extremely careful if you use the material it contains.

Free Book of Shadows

This Goggle.com general search is for free Wiccan magazines

Free Wiccan Magazines

To get some free books about Witchcraft check out this Goggle.com general search

Free Witchcraft Books

There are free Kindle books availability on Amazon.com also.

This is a short list of free witchcraft items available in Cumberland. With Samhain (pronounced sow – en) coming up it is easier to find the items.

This looks like a long explanation for how to get a URL into a comment and I apologize for that. But I wanted to get cleat step by step directions for anyone not sure how to copy and paste. NIf you do a general search using different keys words than those mentioned above please put the URL  in a comment below. A URL is the words, symbols, and numbers that show up in the top space of your browser window. See the picture below for keyword searches and than the URL will show up in the same place once search is completed. To copy the URL right click on your mouse or touch pad, next click on Select All, than on Copy. To paste the URL into a comment first left click in comment box when you see the little line on the left side of box blinking click on the right side of your mouse or touch pad and click on Paste. You should see a long list of letters, numbers, and symbols. Go to the beginning of that line Left click wait for cursor to blink again then hit Enter. Next move the cursor up into the empty space you just made and tell us what the URL is for see the words above in blue to get an idea of what to type in.

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Week 34 – Goddess Knowledge – Kaltes

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Klates is moon goddess venerated by Ugric People of western Siberia. A shape-shifter, she is shown here manifested as a hare, an animal sacred to her. This appearance shows her lunar nature, for the hare is a lunar creature; many cultures, when looking at the moon, see the outline of the hare, who lives in the moon. The hare is often seen as an intermediary between lunar deities and humans, so the appearance of Klates in this form indicates her accessibility to her people. Klates is known as a fertility goddess and a goddess of rejuvenation. She is called upon by women in childbirth, for she is especially venerated as a promoter of the beginning of the life cycle. Although she is somewhat feared because she can determine people’s destinies, she is mostly revered for her gentle wisdom, She is a compassionate guide to the mysteries of life.

For more information about Goddess Klates

To see images of Goddess Klates

OCTOBER 13TH OPEN CHAT IS POSTPONED

Priestess Hypatia is still on her learning vacation and Lady Beltane is down with a change of seasons cold. So to give Lady B sometime to get over this we will move the Open Chat for the Northern Hemisphere – Friday, October 18th from 6:00 PM CDT to whatever time we want to stop chatting. Southern Hemisphere – Saturday, October 20th from 10:00 AM to ? AEDT.

Lady Beltane is sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.

The Witch in the Mirror

“Throughout time, mirrors have been thought of as a tool that bridges a portal between the world’s of material and the spiritual. Many Witches immediately think of the classic black Witch’s motor made from a piece of clear glass with black paint on the black paint on the back. Those special mirrors are use for scrying, a technique for a visions psychically. Usually, the black mirror is set up in a dark room so that there is no reflection on it’s surface, and the Witch gazes deeply into it while focusing on the question at hand.

Sliver reflective mirrors can be magical tools as well. Mirrors can be used on the altar to double your spellwork, and many Witches place a candle on a mirror as part of an uncrossing ritual. Mirrors can also be a tool for reflecting on negative energies away from you. Place small mirrors in the window facing out to keep baneful vibes away from your home, or wear a mirrored jewelry known as a hexenspiegel to reflect and return psychic darts back to the sender. A mirror can be magically empowered to bless and protect you by radiating light and grace throughout your Witchy home.”

Copyright 2019 by Mickie Muller in Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2019

Week 33 – Goddess Knowledge – Diana

Diana is the ancient Lady of the Beats, called by the Romans Lucina, Goddess of Light. As mistress of wild things she is especially responsible for anything young and vulnerable, be wild or human. She is goddess of solitude, comfortable with the wilderness and with the grate silences of nature. She represents the mystic, primitive identity of the hunter and the hunted. Diana, is a moon goddess, symbolizing the moon at its crescent phase. She stands for the virgin, a self-sufficient, free goddess who lives life on her own terms. Especially a goddess of women, she is related to all phases of female existence, from infancy to menstruation through birth nursing, menopause, and death. Diana stands for the part of us that is at home in the wildness, at home with our primitive, instinctual nature.

For more information about Goddess Diana

For more information about Goddess Lucina

To see images of the Goddess Diana

To see images of the Goddess Lucina