Posted 10 hours ago

threedifferentways:

Right. Lemme pluck this thorn out my foot. I work magic, but I am not a witch. I do not identify as a witch, and to tell me I’m a witch because I work magic is to ignore my autonomy and slander me.

I believe in Christ, that is, I believe he is a divinity. But I am not a Christian. I do not identify as a Christian, and in many ways I am hostile to the Christian faith. (I’m hostile to all monotheistic faiths, really. Equal opportunity blasphemer.) To tell me that I’m a Christian because I recognize the existence of Christ is to ignore my autonomy and slander me.

There is an initiation to become Christian. An initiation to become Wiccan. An initiation to become a mambo. An initiation to the magic societies. For those, there are requirements to be met that are defined and immovable.

There is no requirement to be a witch.

There is no council or body of work that holds absolute judgment on the title or definition of witch. What is forbidden witchcraft in one country is daily good practices in another.

No council, no defining tome, no common practices, no universal markers, no teachers with accepted degrees. (Wicca does not define all witchcraft. Just Wiccan-craft.) No cross cultural means of drawing the line in the sand.

Just individual lines for individual people.

If some person, never having worked magic before, decides they are going to start by those means available to them, and call themselves a witch for it, then they are a witch.

If some person, having practiced magic for decades but never had exposure to any European or American books and such, wish to identify themselves as a witch, then they are a witch.

Formal education has nothing to do with it. Formal initiation has nothing to do with it. A witch is not a mambo, a ceremonial magician, a cunning person, a bishop, or a member of a religion. (Though any of those can be a witch, if they choose to be.)

A witch is not defined by their tools, their gender, their skills, their ability, their clothes, or their religious beliefs, if any.

A witch is defined by the answer to the question: “Are you a witch?” No one has the right to answer that question for them. No one has the right to argue their answer. How effective a witch they are is irrelevant.

A witch self-identifies themselves. We may raise an eyebrow at some of those that identify as a witch, but our skepticism is on our plate to eat.

How to be a witch: Identify as a witch.

Posted 10 hours ago

dementedvampiriczombie:

thehufflepuffwholeaptthroughtime:

holmesfan:

tin-pan-ali:

area 51 is just the american wizarding school

aliens is a perfect cover story

hOLY SHIT

 (via thestarlesswanderer)

FUCK, THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE READ ALL DAY.

Posted 21 hours ago
onetwistedpixie:

The Chalice Well, Glastonbury, England
Also known as ‘The Well of Avalon’.
Archaeological evidence suggests that the well has been in almost constant use for at least two thousand years. Water issues from the spring at a rate of 25,000 gallons per day and has never failed, even during drought. The water is believed to possess healing qualities.
The Well is often portrayed as a symbol of the female aspect of deity, with the male symbolised by Glastonbury Tor. As such, it is a popular destination for pilgrims in search of the divine feminine, including Pagans. The Well is however popular with all faiths and in 2001 became a World Peace Garden.

onetwistedpixie:

The Chalice Well, Glastonbury, England

Also known as ‘The Well of Avalon’.

Archaeological evidence suggests that the well has been in almost constant use for at least two thousand years. Water issues from the spring at a rate of 25,000 gallons per day and has never failed, even during drought. The water is believed to possess healing qualities.

The Well is often portrayed as a symbol of the female aspect of deity, with the male symbolised by Glastonbury Tor. As such, it is a popular destination for pilgrims in search of the divine feminine, including Pagans. The Well is however popular with all faiths and in 2001 became a World Peace Garden.

Posted 21 hours ago

natural-magics:

natural-magics:

It’s been over a year since my last giveaway, so I think it’s about time for me to host another :) Click the images for a larger view.

Contents:

  • Silver crescent moon necklace with an amethyst crystal briolette
  • Blue flash labradorite pendant, handmade by me (chain included)
  • Rose quartz heart
  • Midnight goldstone star
  • Raw celestite crystal
  • Raw green calcite
  • Tumbled amethyst
  • Tumbled moonstone
  • One antique key from this lot: (see photo)
  • Corked glass bottle containing mixed gems (amethyst, carnelian, red garnet, sodalite, and quartz)

Rules and Qualification:

  • Reblog this post to enter the giveaway, that’s it!
  • Likes do not count, though it’s fine to like this to bookmark the post.
  • Please be courteous — don’t spam reblog. This will disqualify you.
  • Deleting or altering the text of this post will disqualify you.
  • You must be at least 18 years old to enter, as per tumblr guidlines.
  • Your ask box must be open for me to contact you, if you win.
  • You must be willing to give me a shipping address to send the prizes.
  • The winner must respond within 48 hours or another winner shall be chosen.
  • So I know that you’ve read these rules clearly, tag this post with “magicbunnies” when you reblog it. 
  • You don’t have to follow me, though it’s appreciated if you like my blog!

Other Info:

  • This giveaway ends on Friday August 22nd, 2014 at 11 pm EST.
  • The winner will be chosen at random with random.org for fairness — I will keep very close track of the notes.
  • The worth of this giveaway is about $55 USD.
  • I will pay for shipping expenses, including international shipping.
  • It’s okay to reblog this post more than once, but like I said, please don’t spam.
  • I’ll likely be including some surprise goodies as ideas come to me.
  • All of the crystals featured are natural and untreated, besides the sparkly goldstone.
  • Do you like the jewelry featured? You can view more of my work at my shop.

Feel free to message me if you have any questions. Good luck and take care!

this ends tonight and I’ll be including some surprise goodies! get your reblogs in :)

Posted 1 day ago
kart0ffel:

graysonmccoy:

I DIDNT EVEN NOTICE HIm AT FIRST I THOUGHT HE WAS JUST ANOTHER PRETTY CHEERLEAder 

he’s the prettiest cheerleader of the all

kart0ffel:

graysonmccoy:

I DIDNT EVEN NOTICE HIm AT FIRST I THOUGHT HE WAS JUST ANOTHER PRETTY CHEERLEAder 

he’s the prettiest cheerleader of the all

(Source: makemelaughblog)

Posted 1 day ago

hierophilic:

outlawpoet:

aconnormanning:

"So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality"

Actual idol

when carrey is serious, it’s often devastating. i really wish he did more sincere stuff. 

holy fucking shit tho.

(Source: embraceyourboing)

Posted 1 day ago
merchantshipss:


A Fin whale carcass the bears have been feeding on for the past year lies beneath the surface of the water, Svalbard, Norway.

I’ve been looking for this for such a long time

merchantshipss:

A Fin whale carcass the bears have been feeding on for the past year lies beneath the surface of the water, Svalbard, Norway.

I’ve been looking for this for such a long time

(Source: malformalady)

Posted 1 day ago
Posted 3 days ago

collegehumor:

This HR dept doesn’t negotiate with Terrorists.

Finish reading This Is The Most Passive-Agressive Office Note Battle We’ve Ever Seen

Posted 3 days ago

Tarot Card Readings

anticupid16:

Because I had no purchases of tarot readings or anything out of my Etsy shop I had to spend all of the money I made from my summer job on my textbooks. I spent about $500, which is more than I was expecting to pay due to having to wait all summer so that I would have a paycheck to pay with. I am now broke because of this. I have another paycheck that’s supposed to come in but I don’t know how much it’ll be for. I also don’t know when I’ll get it. 

I still need money for: bridesmaid’s dress for my sister’s wedding, transportation to my sister’s wedding, transportation home for Christmas, food this semester, and a new winter coat later this year (mine is not going to last another year). These things are definitely not cheap. So once again I ask that my friends keep doing what they were doing and reblog this when they see it so that hopefully I can do some readings and get a little money. I’ve lowered prices on two sets of readings, and on almost all items in my Etsy shop. That post will also be going around. 

I understand that we all have needs and I don’t encourage people purchasing if they need the money themselves, but if you know anybody who can afford it point them my way!

One Card Readings: $1. If you want a vague idea of what might be in store for you, maybe if you need to get your creative gears moving again or if you should be checking out those job offers you were thinking of, this is the spread for you! 

Three Card Readings: $3. There is a list of three card options that I will pull from based on the situation you are asking about. If you want to see this list before you make a reading request, feel free to send a message and I’ll direct you to it. If not, I will select the three card spread I use and inform you of it when I provide you with your reading. 

Love Readings: $5. Readings pertaining to love are more difficult for a variety of reasons. One being that it’s hard to do a spread about a relationship without knowing both of those involved. If your query is love related specifically, I will want a brief discussion with you to determine which spread is right for you. 

Custom Readings: $8. If you have the money to spare and would like to have an in depth reading, I have a variety of spreads that can be used for specialty readings pertaining to more complex subjects. 

There is a PayPal Pay Now button on my blog. When you pay with PayPal, proceed to send me a message here on Tumblr with either your name or email that you used to pay with, so I can confirm your payment. When payment is confirmed, I will do the reading as soon as possible! 

If there are any questions feel free to ask them before paying!