Mailbag: Ask Sage (9)

 

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Very thoughtful questions! I would say, first off, let’s define Pagan: Paganism is a group of religions and spiritual paths that fall under the same category. And basically, the biggest thing they have in common is that they don’t fall into the category of Abrahamic faiths. There is much diversity in Paganism, and many, many people of different beliefs (including agnostics, atheists, theists of all flavors, reconstructionists, preventionists, tradition-based, solitary, anarchists, hedonists, conservatives, liberals, progressives, fascists, centrists, pacifists, etc., etc., etc.) have identified in the ‘Pagan’ category. So I don’t think identifying as a Pagan is doing anything wrong or disrespectful. There’s no Pagan police or Pagan official entry exam or anything like that. It’s more of a matter of personal identification.

Second, in my personal opinion, the most noble thing a person can do for society first and foremost is to work on himself. It’s like what Ghandi said: be the change you want to see in the world. That starts with being the best version of you that you can be. I don’t see anything wrong there.

And you’re right– it’s not about tricking anything or taking anything undeservedly. It’s about transforming the inner landscape to make external changes. Some people do that with spells, by the way.

And there’s nothing wrong if the power of suggestion helps you do it. Our minds are imperfect; they are prone to suggestion. They are prone to be brainwashed. They are prone to be tricked. Okay fine; so use those weaknesses to your advantage and turn them into your strengths. Brainwash yourself to believe whatever helps you achieve your goals and find harmony in life. Use spells, chants, mantras, rites, rituals, Gods, etc.– anything you want– as a big-ole’ placebo effect. It’s perfectly okay to use these for the symbolic impact they have on the human psychology. Go forth and become a self-fulfilling prophecy!

Best of luck!

Ah, I am actually working on a YouTube video to discuss this… next week’s video will be ‘How do I know if I’m a Witch?’

So I will tell you to simply look out for that, as it will probably answer a lot of questions for you.

But I will add, the right time to start studying/practicing the Craft, is the time you feel you can devote the time to the practice. If you’re ready, jump in!

 

Hi there; you might actually want to look up some Christian Witches… Witches can be of any (or no) religion. Some are Christian, and they reconcile their faith with both God and the Bible. If you read the Bible carefully, you’ll see that magical practices in general were never prohibited (in fact, priests of God frequently used it, including Moses!).

Back then, people knew, it was a given, that there were all kinds of magic users, both benevolent and malevolent. The word ‘witch’ was almost exclusively reserved for malevolent magic users. What the Bible prohibits is malevolent magic that the enemies of the Jews/early Christians were practicing– ‘evil’ magic. Even Pagans burned witches back then.

The word Witch was redefined in the 19th/20th centuries to mean magic user in general, and it took on a more neutral, and even more positive meaning.

While some Christians still believe all forms of magic and divination are wrong and against the Bible, others beg to differ. You might want to look into that perspective to help you get some perspective on what you really think your  calling is.

Hi there; I am so sorry about your friend. I have actually responded to similar questions a couple of times now (alcoholism, cocaine addiction, etc.) but it’s so important I want to throw this in again.

The spell to which you’re referring (found here) is a good, simple but powerful spell that can help. Uncrossing rituals can also help, as can meditation/mindfulness, cleansing/purification efforts (of the individual and their environment), herbal cleanses (please consult with a qualified, licensed practitioner),  and physical exercise, along with counseling/therapy/support groups/treatment and other methods.

But the real catch is that the addict has to  be on board, or it’s all for naught.  The addictive will is very strong.

First let me say, I’m so sorry to your wife for the inhumane treatment to which she was subjected.

I also want to say that I totally agree with you both– some is from the trauma, but not all. If this guy is trained magically, and if he has that much hatred, anger, and vengeance in him, he’s not worried about using whatever power he can over his victims.

You may want to work your wife through a 7-day or 13-day uncrossing ritual, for  her or perhaps for both of you. That is basically a daily ritual bath & candle magic, usually performed between midnight and dawn for a specific amount of days. It would involve an herbal bath, prayers, lighting candles with specific intent, anointing oneself with uncrossing oils. In the day, you’d spend some time cleansing the home with floor washing (using the uncrossing bath water), fuming with purification incense, etc.

There are so many versions online, I’d urge you to do some research and find a method that works with your personal spiritual beliefs. Also there are versions with simple kitchen herbs and oils, and versions using specially made herbal concoctions and essential oils that you can buy if you have the money for that kind of investment.

An uncrossing ritual on occasion for 1 or 3 days is a good maintenance in general I recommend to people. When people are suffering from negativity or possible magical interference, I recommend 7 day. But you are dealing with someone who is extremely malevolent and skilled, so 7 or 13 day would probably be best for you guys.

You might also want to invoke some magical protection if you feel inclined. I’d bind the sucker, honestly. Was he caught? If not, a spell to bring him to justice might be in order. You also might want to put together a Witch’s jar for magical protection.

For your wife, who must be an amazingly strong woman to endure and survive all of this, I wish her the best on the road to healing. There are so many avenues to take with that: counseling/therapy, medication, healing spells, banishing negative thoughts/feelings/dreams repeatedly, protection spells, etc., not to mention time, love & support. I wish you both well, please let me know if I can help with anything further.

 

And on that note, I think we will call it quits for today. Till next time!

 

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  1. I’m learning to become a wiccan. Mostly on my own, with so much internet resources. I’m confused. I want to do an altar but so much different set ups. My question is Which is best for an altar, natural crystals or glass orbs . and where do you place them

    • Hi Michelle; that’s the beauty of an altar. It’s a personal focal point for your own spirituality. It’s kind of like how everyone’s home is decorated differently to suit their own style. It’s a matter of going with what feels right to you, what you’re comfortable with. Follow your instincts when it comes to what to place on your altar or where to put it– sure, there are some ‘traditional’ tools and set-ups, and you can research those and follow them if you like them, but ultimately even those are just what someone did because it felt right, and others agreed. I’m a firm believer in a personal altar reflecting your own personal preferences and needs.

      Hope that helps!

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