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Necromancy and Grief: Exploring the Role of Necromancy in the Grieving Process

Necromancy and Grief: Exploring the Role of Necromancy in the Grieving Process

Now that we are officially on the Samhain countdown, lets get back to talking about Necromancy within a folk witchcraft practice.  Necromancy, as we have already explored, is the art of communicating with the dead and it has a long and intriguing history. Throughout the ages, humans have sought to understand and connect with the deceased, leading to the development of various necromantic practices in different cultures around the world. In ancient times, necromancy was often intertwined with religious beliefs and rituals. Civilizations such as the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans believed in an afterlife and developed rituals to communicate with...

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SHOP AND LIFE UPDATE

SHOP AND LIFE UPDATE

Dear friends, I wanted to take a moment to share a little update with you all. Over the past few months, I've had the incredible opportunity to attend various events across the beautiful state of Victoria. From bustling markets to intimate workshops, each experience has been a unique and enriching journey. These events have not only kept me offline but have also pushed me to work harder than ever before. The energy and passion of everyone I've met along the way have been truly inspiring, and I feel incredibly grateful to be a part of such a vibrant community. As...

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Cultural Appropriation in Necromancy: Exploring the Ethical Considerations of Incorporating Necromantic Practices from Cultures to Which One Does Not Belong

Cultural Appropriation in Necromancy: Exploring the Ethical Considerations of Incorporating Necromantic Practices from Cultures to Which One Does Not Belong

Necromancy, at its core, is the practice of communicating with the dead. It's a concept that has fascinated and terrified people for centuries, cropping up in myths, legends, and even historical records around the world. From the Ancient Egyptians seeking guidance from the deceased pharaohs to Medieval Europeans conjuring spirits, necromancy has woven its way through various cultures, often intertwined with beliefs about the afterlife and the supernatural. But necromancy isn't just about spooky stories or Halloween costumes. It's a real practice, albeit one that's often shrouded in mystery and misconceptions. Today, people still explore necromantic rituals and ideas, whether...

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Question: What is Living Ford Water?

Question: What is Living Ford Water?

While we are on the subject of Necromancy and Samhain, I was asked today about "Living Ford Water" and its use within the Saining Ceremony. So first off, this is my opinion from my own experience and my pwn family practice.  Living ford water, its a term that may sound straightforward, but its meaning goes far beyond a mere physical description. In folklore and mythology, it represents a mystical concept, a symbolic boundary between the realm of the living and the realm of the dead. While it could be interpreted literally as a place where the living and the dead cross...

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MY 2 CENTS - The Witch Wars - The "Popcorn Gallery"

MY 2 CENTS - The Witch Wars - The "Popcorn Gallery"

The Dangers of Being in the "Popcorn Gallery" 🍿 On social media, especially platforms like TikTok, drama often takes centre stage. It's not uncommon to see individuals embroiled in conflicts, hurling accusations, and engaging in battles that seem to captivate audiences like a dramatic movie unfolding before their eyes. These spectacles can be entertaining to watch from the sidelines, akin to being in a "popcorn gallery," but there are inherent dangers in indulging in this kind of online drama, especially when it is fabricated and intended to destroy someone's reputation and business. One of the most significant dangers of being in...

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