Be careful and be respectful, do your own research and reading...

melpopenn:

nokturnel:

I like to look around at any tags that are Pagan, occult, or paranormal related so of course I eventually end up looking around the “ouija board” tag and it never ceases to irritate me.

If you or someone else had a bad experience with an ouija board that does not mean another…

I had someone ask me if I wanted to go with there group an use one. The main issue is it’s teenagers that don’t know what they are doing. And they do to places where not so good spirits may be and do stupid stuff.

I told them no be aside they were going to an abandoned house where a very gore murder happened.
Nope, uhn-uh, not gonna happen.

Ouija boards are where my grandma drew the line as well with me. She said : no black magic or oujia boards.

This is also the one that said you could be catholic and a witch at the same time. She’s a goofy lady and I love her to pieces.

The problem is not teenagers, I knew how to respect things like this when I was a teenager and younger. I think it’s people who don’t know what they’re doing in general who just want to mess with it and piss things off.

Which is why I stress research and respect. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with anyone using ouija boards, I use one with other people as well as by myself, but when people disrespect it and don’t protect themselves then things could go bad in a hurry.

Ouija boards are not evil, they have a bad reputation because of people who don’t know how to use them.

Tomorrow is going to be a planning day for me. I have tomorrow off, randomly and still not sure why, on top of my SO being out of town this weekend. Which means I get to do all the witchy and Pagany things! Not that I can’t when he’s around but this means I get privacy. I tend to like to do things alone.

Tomorrow I’ll plan things to do this weekend. It should be lots of fun.

crystalwitchery asked: I would like to know ways to do astral projection and I would like to know if it is dangerous or not.

I’m going to answer the dangerous question first. I think this is up to the person who is astral traveling. I’m not going to say “no, it’s absolutely not dangerous” because I know a decent number of people have had bad or dangerous experiences with it. Personally I haven’t, I’ve had one experience that I suppose could be considered dangerous but I handled it well, I was protected because I protected myself as well as had an outside being help protect me. This is why it’s important to do research, a person will have to know how to take care of themself in this situation.
I think this subject should be handled with care, research, know how to work with your own energy, and protect yourself. Shielding would be a big one to learn or work on. Different types of shielding as well, not just throwing up your energy shield but possibly adding to it (barbed wire, spikes, and other “keep out” type things or even having your shield blend into the space around you so you become less noticeable.) 
Mood is important too, if you’re attempting to do this while absolutely terrified of doing so then you may not have the best experience.
Research, respect, be careful, common sense, intuition. Those are good things to keep in mind when doing this. Yes it can possibly be dangerous but that doesn’t it mean it will always be dangerous.

There are two ways that I astral travel, putting myself into a trance state by first entering a meditative state and also when I’m asleep. I couldn’t tell you what I do while I’m sleeping that causes me to travel so easily and so much. It just happens.

However when I’m actually trying to do it I get into a comfortable position, I like to lay down, and most of the time I like to listen to things that enhance relaxation such as binaural beats or a drumming track. Once I get comfortable I begin meditating. Personally I’m extremely good at visualizing so I like to do meditations with visualization as it works best for me. I put myself in location that is extremely relaxing to me, my sacred space, a forest. 
Eventually you’ll begin to feel your body rocking, like waves, when you go deeper. Then, after that, you’ll start feeling like your body is beginning to float out of your body. If you get nervous at this point (or at the wave sensation) then it will stop and you’ll have to start over to an extent. But also know, if you get nervous then it will just stop and you can decide to stop. 
If you progress then you’ll be able to leave your body. You can simply explore your house, outside of your house, or go to an area near by to explore. You don’t have to go to far off places or a completely different world to travel. It’s good practice to do something close to you and something you’re familiar with.
I’ve never had issues with coming back, ever *knocks on wood*. I just slowly start to pay attention to things with my physical body (you’ll still be able to have sensations from your physical body, you just won’t pay attention to them so much and it will be dull, at least in my experience.) Once you get that connection and sensation to your physical body you can easily slip back. If it helps then retrace your steps while you’re astral traveling back to your body.

This is far from the only way to do this, it’s just works best for me. I firmly believe meditation practice makes this situation easier but I’m sure there are different opinions on this.

I urge others to add their own ways of astral projecting/traveling to this if they want to. There are tons of ways to do it that work best for different people.

not-fun:

frenchie-fries:

vergess:

boltonsrepairshop:

PSA - PLEASE READ AND SPREAD HE WORD!!!

IF YOU SEE THIS PLANT AT ALL, DO NOT TOUCH IT!!!

Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is an invasive herb in the carrot family which was originally brought to North America from Asia and has since become established in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Northwest regions of the United States. Giant hogweed grows along streams and rivers and in fields, forests, yards and roadsides, and a giant hogweed plant can reach 14 feet or more in height with compound leaves up to 5 feet in width.

Giant Hogweed sap contains toxic chemicals known as Furanocoumarins. When these chemicals come into contact with the skin and are exposed to sunlight, they cause a condition called Phytophotodermatitis, a reddening of the skin often followed by severe blistering and burns. These injuries can last for several months, and even after they have subsided the affected areas of skin can remain sensitive to light for years. Furanocoumarins are also carcinogenic and teratogenic, meaning they can cause cancer and birth defects. The sap can also cause temporary (or even permanent) blindness if introduced into the eyes.

If someone comes into physical contact with Giant Hogweed, the following steps should be taken:
  • Wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and COLD water as soon as possible.
  • Keep the exposed area away from sunlight for 48 hours.
  • If Hogweed sap gets into the eyes, rinse them with water and wear sunglasses.
  • See a doctor if any sign of reaction sets in.
If a reaction occurs, the early application of topical steroids may lessen the severity of the reaction and ease the discomfort. The affected area of skin may remain sensitive to sunlight for a few years, so applying sun block and keeping the affected area shielded from the sun whenever possible are sensible precautions
PLEASE, DO NOT JUST READ AND SCROLL! THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AND POTENTIALLY LIFE-SAVING INFORMATION!!!

Extra note: if you live in Oregon, New Jersey, Michigan or New York and see one of these, call your state’s department of agriculture to report it, and trained professionals will come kill it before it can produce seeds and spread.

Frankly, if you see one in general, probably call your DOA and see if there’s a program in place.

Do not burn it, because the smoke will give you the same reaction.

If for some ungodly reason there isn’t a professional who can handle it for you (and please, please use a professional), the DOA of New York has [this guide] for how to deal with it yourself.

OH MY FUCK I HAVE THESE IN MY BACKYARD.

STRIKE BY NIGHT
THEY ARE DEFENSELESS

(via scintillawanderlust)

jackfrostciicle:

its-hard-out-here-for-a-sith:

jodiamandis:

no-hope-for-her:

As long as it isn’t a saftey hazard, I don’t see why we can’t have them. And yeah, if the tattoo is inappropriate or if your plugs have something inappropriate on them, then I can see why they would want them covered up it taken out. But if you have blue hair and the store or whatever wont hire you because of that, fuck them. I like your blue hair, I’ll hire you.

This.

One hundred percent support

i cant even tell you how sick to fucking death of this body policing bullshit i am. its 2014, we’ve cloned sheep, get the fuck over it and hire a person with cotton candy pink hair and metal in their face, what the fuck is the problem???

jackfrostciicle:

its-hard-out-here-for-a-sith:

jodiamandis:

no-hope-for-her:

As long as it isn’t a saftey hazard, I don’t see why we can’t have them. And yeah, if the tattoo is inappropriate or if your plugs have something inappropriate on them, then I can see why they would want them covered up it taken out. But if you have blue hair and the store or whatever wont hire you because of that, fuck them. I like your blue hair, I’ll hire you.

This.

One hundred percent support

i cant even tell you how sick to fucking death of this body policing bullshit i am. its 2014, we’ve cloned sheep, get the fuck over it and hire a person with cotton candy pink hair and metal in their face, what the fuck is the problem???

(via witchofkeys)

Be careful and be respectful, do your own research and reading…

I like to look around at any tags that are Pagan, occult, or paranormal related so of course I eventually end up looking around the “ouija board” tag and it never ceases to irritate me.

If you or someone else had a bad experience with an ouija board that does not mean another person will!!! There are disrespectful ways of using an ouija board and respectful ways of using one, do it respectfully (and be smart/cautious, put up protection) and it shouldn’t be an issue. Do some research on the subject if you’re curious but afraid or have heard bad things, formulate your own opinions.

I get a little annoyed when people say something along the lines of “don’t do that! it’s super dangerous! *insert personal experience here*”
Why? Because people have different experiences with everything. People say this all the time with astral travel/projection too and it makes me roll my eyes. Yes, be careful and know what you’re doing (I really mean that too, lots of emphasis on that statement) but you don’t have to avoid the subjects, especially if you’re interested in it/them.

earthlyspirit asked: Thank you for your help I am definitely going to try that tomorrow night! X

No problem! I’m glad I could share it with someone who won’t give me weird looks :D

It’s an amazing home remedy, I love it so much. Especially adding in the garlic, I highly recommend but it’s not necessary. 

If you remember to do so, let me know how you like it!

earthlyspirit:

So I’m laying in bed sipping on hot water with lemon, I’ve got onion strapped to the bottom of my feet and a peeled onion on a plate next to my bed. I’m not sure if this is just a hoax or actually works, but apparently it should help in absorbing my virus and drawing the bacteria away from me. Everything smells like onion and I’m cringing but I’m willing to try anything (except pills and medicine unnecessarily) to make me better. I’m hoping this turns out to be true, otherwise my body is going to smell like onion for nothing :~)

Do you have a cough or lung congestion? Steam the onion very, very well then mash it up, add a bit of flour (or cornmeal if you’re gluten intolerant or allergic) and garlic (optional) then place the mash on your chest with a hot towel over it and a heating pad if you have one. You just want the onion mash to stay hot as long as possible, let it sit for 20 or 30 minutes. You’ll want to put the mash on your chest as hot/warm as you can comfortably tolerate.

Of course this isn’t substitution for medical advice :) I’m not a medical professional at all.

I’ve tried this before and it works wonders.

Edit: Almost forgot to mention you’ll want to steam 3 or 4 large onions!

claudiaisnotinteresting:


In 1983 a man was tested to see if he could sense god if all his senses were taken away. Every sense nerve in his brain was disconnected. He could not feel, hear, see or smell. He began reporting he could hear the voices of the dead and gave precise details that he could have not known. He then said he could see them and began clawing at his eyes, it turned to screaming and biting chunks of his flesh off. His last words were “I have spoken with God, and he has abandoned us” and died.

this is terrifying

This gave me goosebumps

claudiaisnotinteresting:

In 1983 a man was tested to see if he could sense god if all his senses were taken away. Every sense nerve in his brain was disconnected. He could not feel, hear, see or smell. He began reporting he could hear the voices of the dead and gave precise details that he could have not known. He then said he could see them and began clawing at his eyes, it turned to screaming and biting chunks of his flesh off. His last words were “I have spoken with God, and he has abandoned us” and died.

this is terrifying

This gave me goosebumps

(Source: kv96ic28, via eccentric-diva)