When Mailing me:
I am better known around the site as Lonicera .
A list of my 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.
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