Post by Rajal Tikana on Aug 4, 2003 21:17:32 GMT -5
Its wasteful and stupid... all that you're doing is opening a door for spirits to walk out of and make your life full of nuts.
Some think its all crap, but it isn't, this is real and it souldn't be messed with... not even Wiccan should be used since its a part of witch craft. Once you start it, its likely that future generations will be "cursed" with a "gift" of seeing the unseen... or ghosts and so on.
Its something that should be avoided at all costs. Now I'm sure many of you think I'm crazy as hell, and thats true. *pops*
Post by Shiguru Wazzat on Aug 5, 2003 7:24:27 GMT -5
I used to mess around with witchcraft, too.
Just because it's called witchcraft doesn't mean females only.
Anyways, back this witchcraft thingie. A friend of mine told me that his friend had introduced him to it, and he was head of a coven, which had around 50 members. I then got introduced, which was a few years ago. I ended up being one of the four aces (heads of the coven) which was quite happy But, when things started getting freaky, and people started summoning demons (which I could actually see) and summoning other spirits, making things move, controlling the weather, etc.
I'm not in it now though
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Withcraft, Paganism, and New Ageism are perfectly cromulent faiths and religions, just as Judaism, Christianity, Zorastoriasm (sp?), or Baha'ism. The reason that witchcraft and the ilk are usually seen as "wrong" faiths is because it directly conflicts and even works on the opposite tangent of the world's largest religion: Christianity.
What do I think of it? I don't belive in it, it's jsut another form of mysticism such as any other religion such as Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, etc.
Post by SleepyTemplar on Aug 17, 2003 22:44:08 GMT -5
I'm fairly certain that covens only have 13 members, and if a 14th joins a new coven is formed.
If you could really do the stuff you that your friends and yourself did (the demon summoning and whatnot), you could earn yourself a lovely million dollars by fulfilling James Randi's challenge. www.randi.org
"But you know how much I like the scent of Snuggle," Voldemort said in a sulky voice. "I like my evil robes to be fluffy soft and cuddly-fresh."
Post by OldSkoolRPGer on Aug 18, 2003 2:23:31 GMT -5
Witchcraft is not something to be messed around with by a novice, you could easily mess up and end up summoning something that is way too powerful to control, evil spirits like toying with novice witches, and in some cases fill their life with utter despair. Like Vera said, nothing good can come of it, many spirits can disguise themselves as passed on loved ones or "friendly" beings. I used to only do basic forms of magic, no spirit invoking, no candles, no true coven of sorts, no outward signs at all, just chanting to change events. My friend and I got what we wanted...but it got my brother attacked by a dog in the process. I have never tried ANY form of magic since, and never intend to again.
well I'm not going to pretend to be completely knowledgable about every custom and variation of witchcraft but I am rather knowledgable of the most common forms, namely Wicca, and a good bit of the other stuff.
As far as Wicca goes, here's the jist. Anyone who says they're Wiccan and summons demons is a liar, straight out no bullnuts. Read any piece of Wiccan literature that's worth the paper it's printed on. Wiccans look down upon the "usage" of spirits for any form, and don't believe in satan. To give evil a name is to give it power. I've never seen any outright control of demons, weather or common houseplants, and I've seen enough rituals and such to know (not the kind done by teenagers in too much black clothing). Wiccan magic, or magick if your a stickler for technicalities, does not cause outright change, but rather change within oneself that needs to be looked into and explored, not to say that it can't cause drastic change. A simple explanation is that the burning of green candles brings luck in financial matters. Let's assume that you own a spellcraft supply store, why would you waste time selling stones and candles when you could use the same candles to get the money the easy way?
On a side note, and without any intent to fracture the morale of the poster, chances are that when people claiming to be witches post something like this they only want to draw attention to their mystical super powers. Of course this doesn't apply to a post (on any board) with a solid grounding.
Whew, long winded eh? Well, no worries, I don't do it alot.
For a down to earth read on Wicca and the principle of Wiccan spellcraft try reading "Wiccan Spellcraft for Men" by A.J. Drew. Of course the book is written by a Wiccan, but he comes right out and bashes all the myths about "burn a candle and get rich", or "chant this and a flock of two headed flying gophers will bite off your enemies faces" stuff. It's a good read for skeptics and Wiccans, and even teenagers who wear too much black.