A Note on Mail:
A Bit About Me:
You may call me Loni. I am happily married, and the proud mother of a beautiful little girl.I have been practicing witchcraft for about twelve years. I am an eclectic Kemetic practitioner. My deity is Bast.
I mainly work with herbs and their magical properties. I practice natural magic (magic that involves the use of herbs, crystals, oils, etc). I also study and practice divination (specifically ceromancy and some tarot), correspondences, chakra work, potion brewing, herbal remedies, absent healing, sympathetic magics, astral projection, etc. I'm looking into and self-teaching myself crystal healing in association with Reiki healing and color therapy.
I have some experience with what is known as deity shadowing. It is a form of deity channeling in which the deity's presence is with you and guides you through the ritual.I felt the presence of my deity come through me, almost as if we were sharing a body and she was using me to direct the flow of the energy. My body felt calm, yet it was vibrating with energy.(I was unaware of what was actuallyoccurringuntil I spoke with a friend of mine here on the site.) It was an amazing experience and I feel that it has brought me much closer to my deity.
I also do a lot of yoga, or I try to at least. It helps me with relaxation and meditation. I have built my own yoga sequence using one of the yoga sites I frequent. I've also been looking into Anusara yoga. If you are interested in looking into it, I've added links below that may help.
~Before working with magic or spell casting there are some key things you need to know:
Please keep in mind that depending on who you talk to the basics can and often do differ. The above list are the basics that I studied when I first started practicing. You can add to this list or take subjects from it depending on your interests or what you feel you need or don't need to learn. However, I suggest studying all of them because you may very well need to know them in the future.
Also, a few beginners books that I would recommend are:
Now then, the books by Scott Cunningham might have Wicca in the titles, but they are quite useful to anyone new to the craft, in my opinion. They contain info on correspondences (colors,days of the week, etc), Sabbat dates, visualization, circle casting, meditation, etc.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. - Confucius
I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. - John Burroughs