- You are a witch who believes in science.
- You are a witch who does research through books and websites.
- You are a witch who thinks academic sources are worthwhile.
If you believe that knowledge of witchcraft and magic can only be passed on orally, reblog this post instead.
While we’re on the subject of tools, how do people feel about having others handle their things?
I let other witch friends and my family handle my tools. I wouldn’t let people I don’t like or trust touching them. I guess part of it is that cliche perfect love perfect trust. I surround myself with people who know magic and I got some of that from my parents who have some interest in magic too.
On the one definition, I’m all for the intent/desire/will being my greatest tool, but my physical tools need permission to be touched, when they’re active. I’m probably most protective of the crystals and cards, though. My main cards are a no go most of the time, and they stay on my person. I’m okay with people looking at and touching my crystals, but I’ve been known to take them with me while traveling the world… aaaaand perhaps go a little apeshit when my grids are messed with.
My newest pretties~ and yes, both of those citrines are natural. :D
THIS HAS HAPPENED TOO MANY TIMES
Me. This has happened to me.
This first chapter appears to be on cleansing, and our dearest Mama $ilver starts us out informing us basically if you don’t learn how to cleanse yourself…You can ruin the mental flowerbeds of any magical partners you may have. CLEANSING IS ALWAYS THE FIRST THING YOU DO, GAIZ.
Of course, she doesn’t tell us why that may be when it would most be convenient to, instead she uses this opportunity to tell us ~*Scientists*~ agree that everything everywhere has an aura, but she fails to mention who these masters of ~Science~ may be.
Any talk of ~Science~ is gone just as quickly as it had been in dropped in because IT’S EXERCISE TIME NOW YAY YAAAAY.
She gives us three ~very zen~ visualization techniques, which may be good in practice, but I will never know, since her self-congratulatory wording makes me want to vomit— especially when she says that any sleep loss concerning the third exercise just means you need to get in shape and ~cut down on baaaaad things~
Another thing I’ve noticed in reading this drivel is wording for her target audience! I’ve found it, my friends. I’ve found….. her marks.
Yes indeed! She speaks to us in the midst of the second excirsie about taking a moment and making it perfect or some shit, like when your teenaged son is yelling at you or your boss says you can’t have family pictures in your cubicle. In this book Mama $ilver must have turned into Neighbor-next-door-whom-you-avoid-at-all-costs-$ilver-lest-she-decides-you-need-life-advice. And you, as her reader, are meant to be that older woman who is perhaps feeling her middle-age now, and has decided to see what her daughter’s book Teen Witch is all about.
My point about this is made as she gives us a Chicken soup for the soul story I wouldn’t force upon my worst enemy.
Her next section, Titled ‘The Good, The Bad and the Truly Ugly’ is not so much good, but certainly the other two. She talks to her readers with her usual over the top panache and gushes over cleansing once again, saying “Wow guys, it can fix so many things!!” before she warns about how your emotions can ruin everything you love and stop you from ‘choosing the right magick’ in some situation. But of course, if you feel confused or still emotional after cleansing CLEANSE SOME MORE.
Once again, she drops some ~~*Science*~~ gobbledygook on us, blathering on about light patterns and negative something or others. Directly after, she says that someone can “literally change anything we wish, and that we simply have to acknowledge this fact to make it happen”(18). I’m pretty much gagging now and I think I’ll have to cut this section of review to right before the next exercise, because I think I need a thorough shower to…..ahem…cleanse myself of this shit. Basically she goes on to sweepingly invalidate any and all emotional trauma one may have and simultaneously peddle her snake oil (We already have the damn book in our hands, $ilver.) and imply that one should not ask for help with their mental/ emotional issues, and with her simple exercises, you’ll be instantly cured.
With that, I’m ending this little part of the review, because I feel the unending urge to read a good book on witchcraft.
And in fact, this book makes me nauseous enough that I don’t even want to pick it up anymore. THUS ENDS A SHORT LIVED REVIEW SERIES.
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And I plan to be still, for another week or so. I’ve queued a post for tomorrow, and i should have one later in the week too. Sorry for the inactivity, and hello new followers!
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copperzealot asked: whispers "ensorceledbalony"
I’m just kidding. <3
ALSO THAT’S NOT HOW YOU SPELL BOLOGNA.
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