Re: Serving a powerful witch By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 3 Jul 12, 2017
If this Witch has stated that she is not willing to agree to the sort of relationship you wish to engage in, then there is really nothing you are going to be able to do to force her to do what is against her will. Continuing to pressure her or make attempts magical or mundane to force her is very apt to make her angry and to take actions to make you go away and leave her alone.
Thank you for your input. I am not wishing to attempt to force her. Nudge maybe? I know... semantics I guess. I'm not sure if what I am looking for is even a "thing". Judging by your response, I think yes. If you wouldn't mind sharing your thoughts on the subject in general, I would greatly appreciate it. She has given me the title "Bambi" btw.
Personally, if I were her, I would not be looking for a servant. To be honest, she probably has plenty of helpers she can call upon, be them nature spirits or what have you. Chances are she wants someone who shares her point of view. In the old days, female witches would sometimes have male counterparts called 'Laymen'. (?where layman's terms comes from?) They were as savvy with a tool as she was with an herb.. The fact that your conversations literally span days,(lol) you may already be headed the right direction. If she is as strong as you say, I would not attempts any magic on her part. You don't know what her defenses are really like, and can do... Good luck!
I realize it is most likely a pipe dream but I thought I would ask those whom would know much better than I. I guess I really should have asked if it is common at all for witches to have/use servants, then move on from there. By your comment, I would think that it is not common but not unheard of. Your saying "headed in the right direction" does give me a glimmer of hope. I thank you very much for responding. Maybe there is one among you that has a servant at this time and might shed more light on solving my dilemma.
Re: Serving a powerful witch By: Hatsv Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 7 Jul 12, 2017
I've never heard of a witch/servant relationship. Sounds like you have a unique idea of what a witch is. Witch is primarily just a title for someone who practices witchcraft. You could just start practicing yourself.
I failed to mention that the 12 or so hours we just spent together mostly comprised of her talking about her craft. That led to her filling in the blanks of how and why certain events around her had unfolded. I always assumed things would turn to her advantage because she is such a strong and confident woman. She explained that there is much more to it than only that. Also, when I asked if I could be her servant she wasn't taken aback in the least. She didn't seem surprised.
I wouldn't say I have a unique idea of what a witch is. More like no preconceived notion at all. Thank you Hatsy, I appreciate you taking the time to add your take on what is a most likely fruitless endeavor.
Just a little background info on the witch I am petitioning (?) to serve. BTW I have not mentioned her by name because I feel that would not be appropriate. Maybe I am wrong about that? Anyway- Her years of experience- She started practicing at 12 years old at her grandmother's tutelage, who had learned from her mother. This is on her father's side of the family. Her mother is not involved but has embraced her daughter's path. So, at 55 years of age, she has been practicing witchcraft faithfully for about 43 years. I think it's a combination of good genes and taking care of herself but she would appear to be about 30.