~ Secondary account for Misanthropy
Eclipse: I am one of the council members within the Eclipse group here on the site, if you are a member of our group, and would like guidance or need assistance, feel free to contact me at any time.
I'm a Hedge Witch. I feel the connection with the energies of the plants, stones, etc that I use in magic allows me to better connect and work with the energies and cycles of the earth. A list of my specific studies and practices can be found below. I veer more toward the "Left-Hand Path," with some of my practices. In total, I've been practicing for about thirteen years. I am an Eclectic, Kemetic practitioner that follows Bast and Anubis.I work with Bast regularly and often call to Anubis when I am working with spirits, ancestors, etc.
I've been on the site for about seven years. Most just call me Loni, Mis, or Missy. You can call me either of the three. I'm a full time college student; an education major. And I'm working on getting my Associates in Early Childhood Education. I hope to do daycare work or teach preschool once I finish the degree. At current, I work for a lovely fruit and chocolate company. I decorate and put together fruit baskets.
That being said, I greatly enjoy art and music. I am very fond of spiritual research (pertaining to mediums and forms of spirit communication, as I myself am sensitive to spirits.)
I also have a love of classic literature. Dracula, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hide, Frankenstein, and the works of Poe are still my favorite reads. I actually have a full collection of Poe's Raven Edition, books 1-5, from 1903 that my father gave me. They are among my prized possessions.
My Studies & Practices
~Before working with magic or spell casting there are some key things you may wish to study:
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), the Sabbats, Meditation,Visualization, Energy Raising, etc.
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. - Robin Williams
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
Fairies are invisible and inaudible like angels. But their magic sparkles in nature . - Lynn Holland