Lately, with Halloween having been and gone, the witchy stereotypes are more prominent than in other times of the year. Warty noses, green skin, pointy hats and flying on broomsticks – more like the Wicked Witch of the West than your standard everyday witch; but on the otherhand, there’s also the “good” or “white” witches all dressed up like the Fairy Godmother from Cinderella.
What’s in a name? Does a name make the person we are? To quote from Romeo and Juliet “That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet”
What with everything that’s been going on lately, I’ve lacked almost any motivation to write. I’ve been so busy that any free time I do have, I end up spending with friends trying to relax and distract myself from the current events.
I’m sure for some of you reading, if you are a solitary witch i.e. not a member of a coven, it’s sometimes hard to find other like-minded people. When you have other commitments like work, kids (or even pets!) you won’t always have the time to go to events where you would meet people with the same interests or you might not have the same local opportunities where you live.
So lately, there’s been some really personal stuff going on which I won’t be going into too much detail about, but it’s made me start thinking about preparing a banishing spell.
I’m really starting to get through a good portion of these books now. Sometimes I find a good strategy is to skim through them and use sticky notes to label certain parts such as the Sabbats, Esbats, Elements, Deities and so on.
I plan to learn more about Wicca, witchcraft and other topics of interest to me and write about my learning experiences here, my own Book of Shadows.