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Green Witchcraft ☽✿☾ Resources List

thedruidsteaparty:

Ask the Green Witch a Question 

My 31 Days of Witchcraft

The Green Witch’s Ally ~ A Magical Herb Series

Green Witchcraft: Walking the Green Path (All post)

Green Witchcraft: Walking the Green Path 

Green Witchcraft: Walking the Green Path II

Green Witchcraft: Walking the Green Path III

Green Witchcraft: Walking the Green Path IV

Green witchcraft: Walking the Green Path V

Spells

Healing (tags)

Protection (tags)

Earth Magic

Blessing (tags)

Herb Magic

Articles

Path of the Green Witch

Herbal Magic (tags)

Herbs & Their Magical Properties

Starting Your Herbal Practice 

Deepen Your Herbal Practice

The Healing roots of Home

Identifying Your Plant Totem

Raising a Plant Familiar

Communicating with a Plant Spirit

Offering Thanks to Plants & Trees

Nature Friendly Offering

Sustainable Offerings

12th Century Herbal Invocation

Herbal Potions & Brews

Natural Magic (Tags 1) Earth Magic (Tags 2)

Earth (Natural) Magic

Charms, Spell & Enchantments

Plants & Sacred Spaces

Magical Properties of Woods

Spellwork with Scent

Divine Flowers & Plants

How to Make Incense

Cloak of Psychic Protection

Faerie Star

The Seven Sigil

How to Connect with Earth Energies (without going outside)

Grounding Embrace - Hugging A Tree

Trees & People

Trees & Elements

Giveaway Breathing Meditation

Internal Ritual Work

Constructing your own Inner Temple/Sacred Space

Prayers

Healing

Videos

Susun Weed’s Youtube Channel

EatYourWeeds

HedgeLiving

LearningHerbs

MountainRoseHerbs

Witchcraft: A Guide to Herb Magic

Making Incense on a Budget

How to Make Cone Incense

Magical Trees

Witches Zodiac

The Fairy Tradition (a wee introduction)

How to make Offering Stones

Tags

Green Witchcraft

Fae Magic

Green Hedge Witch

Herbal Medicine

Herbalism

Gardening

Crystal Magic

Books I Have Read

Green Witchcraft & Natural/Earth Magic

Herbalism 

Authors to avoid: 

  • Silver Ravenwolf. 
  • DJ Conway.
  • Edain McCoy, 
  • Ann Moura 

Why you should avoid these authors:  

  • failure to cite sources
  • misinformation
  • historical inaccuracies
  • poorly research 
  • poor or no bibliography 
upthewitchypunx
Back in 1869, T. H. Huxley coined the term to counter the rampant dogmatism exhibited by many of his peers. Unwilling to subscribe to another “ism”, and inspired by a reference in the Bible to an “unknown God,” he came up with the word “agnostic.” The word, said Huxley, was “suggestively antithetic to the ‘gnostic’ of church history, who professed to know so much about the very things of which I was ignorant.” And indeed, the term was never intended to be some go-between between atheism and theism; the absence of an “ism” was quite deliberate. Huxley was convinced that humanity cannot and will never know the ultimate origin and causes of the universe. In this sense he was a Kantian skeptic — a subscriber to the notion that we cannot know the world because the mind’s structures are a distorting influence on our knowledge of what is real. This is what Kant referred to as the Veil of Perception — an idea that’s reminiscent (though not as severe) as Cartesian skepticism (i.e. ‘the only known truth is one’s own self-awareness’). Ultimately, Huxley thought that arguments about the transcendental and metaphysical (though possibly meaningful) were empirically untestable.
tentakrule
If you look at the fact that you have a roof over your head, food to eat, that you are young and beautiful and live in a peaceful land, then no, you have nothing to be sad about. But the fact is, we are not only a physical body, we have souls too, and sometimes our souls get sick. If you break a leg you don’t just say ‘I have no reason to have a broken leg’ and ignore it; you seek help. It’s the same when your soul gets hurt. Don’t apologize for being sad.
My doctor when I told her I had no reason to be sad (via paetyr)
dimensionaltravelerswelcome

mewlkin:

anti otherkin do not realise that being otherkin is different for every otherkin. i believe that i was a cat in a past life and that i should’ve been born one again. some folk believe that they will be born as a non human entity after this life. some believe they are descendants of a non human entity. some folk feel spiritually connected to a non human entity. it’s not just ‘thinking you’re not human’.

chronicpainwarrior
molentary:

young witch in training [listen]an eclectic, vaguely creepy mix for young witches traveling far away from home, wandering through dark forests, battling dangerous monsters, and becoming adults. includes music that ranges from whimsical fantasy-esque scores to songs that make you want to strap on your black boots and kick down doors.

01. rörliga bilder - daniel olsen02. happy birthday (a death in the family) - clint mansell03. becomes the color - emily wells04. devil do - holly golightly & the brokeoffs05. the melody of the specter’s flute - nishiura tomohito06. to ursula’s cabin - joe hisaishi07. lose your soul - dead man’s bones08. black sheep - gin wigmore09. my boy builds coffins - florence + the machine10. stina - daniel olsen11. iris - nishiura tomohito12. in our talons - bowerbirds13. one summer’s day - joe hisaishi14. 1940 (amplive remix) - the submarines15. the legendary paradise - nishiura tomohito16. vaggvisa - daniel olsen17. compass - shim hyun jung18. on a clear day - joe hisaishi19. the heroic weather conditions of the universe, part 1: a veiled mist - alexandre desplat20. les passants - zaz

molentary:

young witch in training [listen]
an eclectic, vaguely creepy mix for young witches traveling far away from home, wandering through dark forests, battling dangerous monsters, and becoming adults. includes music that ranges from whimsical fantasy-esque scores to songs that make you want to strap on your black boots and kick down doors.

01. rörliga bilder - daniel olsen
02. happy birthday (a death in the family) - clint mansell
03. becomes the color - emily wells
04. devil do - holly golightly & the brokeoffs
05. the melody of the specter’s flute - nishiura tomohito
06. to ursula’s cabin - joe hisaishi
07. lose your soul - dead man’s bones
08. black sheep - gin wigmore
09. my boy builds coffins - florence + the machine
10. stina - daniel olsen
11. iris - nishiura tomohito
12. in our talons - bowerbirds
13. one summer’s day - joe hisaishi
14. 1940 (amplive remix) - the submarines
15. the legendary paradise - nishiura tomohito
16. vaggvisa - daniel olsen
17. compass - shim hyun jung
18. on a clear day - joe hisaishi
19. the heroic weather conditions of the universe, part 1: a veiled mist - alexandre desplat
20. les passants - zaz

natural-magics

Welcome to Witchcraft - A Post for Beginners

khal-winchester:

Witchcraft is a practice or a skill. It is not, in and of itself, a religion. It is not a faith (although some people may practice witchcraft in a religious sense). Anyone, of any religion, can be a witch. A witch does not have to be a Wiccan or even a Pagan. Though many Wiccans and Pagans are part of the witchcraft community, there are also many Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, atheists, and more.

A person’s personal craft is any collection of practices that they utilize to change their fate, see the future, get revenge, speak to the dead, heal the sick, and/or any number of other things that can be done through witchcraft. Witchcraft can (but doesn’t necessarily need to) include divination, herbalism/wortcunning, blessing, banishing, kitchen witchery, spirit work, cursing, gardening, spell work, ritual, worship, astral travel, trance, and much more.

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How Do You Become a Witch?

There is only one way to become a witch. Luckily, it’s very simple.

  • Step One: Take an interest in witchcraft.
  • Step Two: Start practicing witchcraft.
  • Step Three: Call yourself a witch.

Please Note: Steps two and three are interchangeable.

The great thing about witchcraft is that there are no rules. There is no big, white-robed Council to tell you what you can and cannot do. There are no punishments (beyond the legal consequences of outrageous things like human sacrifice; which is obviously not a good idea). Since witchcraft is not a religion there are no religious codes to tell you right from wrong. You don’t have to work with gods (though, you can if you want to).

Witchcraft is a practice. Therefore, the only laws and codes you have to abide by are the laws set down by your government, your individual religion (if any), and your personal code of ethics and morals.

Lots of things bring people to witchcraft. Sometimes it’s a book, a movie, or a television show. Sometimes it’s a childhood dream that they decide to go after. Sometimes it’s music. Sometimes it’s family members or a friend. I, myself, was introduced to witchcraft by my family. My grandparents on my mother’s side of the family (and some of their children) practiced witchcraft. My father, who had been a friend of the family since grade school, was also introduced to the occult through my grandparents.

In the witchcraft community, I have encountered people who were drawn to witchcraft through popular movies and books. I’ve met people who came to witchcraft because they dated a witch. I’ve even come into contact with a few people who accidentally discovered witchcraft while doing research for their own fiction novels.

In the end, it doesn’t matter how or when you started practicing witchcraft. What matters is that you did.

A Note About Communities

During your journey through the wonderful world of witchcraft, you will probably stumble into a community (if you haven’t already). Communities can be a great way to meet other people of a similar mindset, give and receive support, and bounce ideas around to help your craft keep moving and growing. And there are lots of ways to find community. There are websites specific to witchcraft and the communities that embrace it. There are corners of large blog sites where witches have made their online homes. There are forums, online groups, in-person groups, and countless other ways to meet other witches who may be experienced practitioners or just starting out. If you’re feeling a little insecure, a little uncertain, or a little alone, a peek into a witch-filled community is a good way to connect and perk up—but be careful.

With the sweet comes the sour. While witchcraft communities may be full of wonderful, experienced witches who can help and support you in your path, you may also happen upon the occasional Big Bad Wolf. Every community has its predators, and witchcraft communities are certainly no exception to that rule. I’ve been a member of witchy communities (both in person and online) for almost as long as I’ve been practicing; and I’ve come into contact with more predators and prey than anyone would ever imagine were lurking in the aisles between the spellbooks and Tarot cards. The types of predatory behavior can range from moderately manipulative to sexually sinister; so always be aware of the possible dangers involved in putting yourself out there.

How to Stay Safe In a Community

If you’re new to witchcraft or new to the idea of the community, I’m sure you’re feeling a little nervous now—but I don’t want you to feel that way! In fact, I wanted to put this note early in this post so that you, the reader, would be armed from day one with the some common sense ways to stay safe in a community setting. Here are just a few starting points:

  1. Be skeptical. Skepticism is healthy in a setting that is based on the extraordinary. You don’t have to believe everything a person tells you. There’s nothing wrong with double-checking or doing your own research if you feel that something is just not right.
  2. Beware of manipulative witches. Be careful around people who will use things like alleged past lives, divination, or grand claims to get what they want from you, or to get you to stick around.
  3. Again, watch out for mentions of fate or destiny. As nice as it is to think that everything is planned for us, there are people who will use this against you.
  4. Always think for yourself. In communities, we tend to desire a certain level of peace and harmony. All too often, this results in the community asking the individual to change their way of thinking to a non-confrontational, passive thought pattern. While that may not sound so bad, this leads to a think called group think or hive mind. Not only does this result in a lack of individual creativity, it also opens the door for Bigger and Badder Wolves (like shared delusions and cult mind).
  5. Don’t let anyone force you into anything. It doesn’t matter how much more experienced they are. Again, always think for yourself. Make your own choices. Don’t let anyone pressure you into anything you don’t want. 

There are bullies, monsters, and predators in the world, but arming yourself with your individual thought and a strong resolve will help to protect you against them.