I always see Sigils as: Only use them when needed.Hello! We're intuitive eclectics, and tend towards working with tarot, energy work, and spirit work. We do some sigilcraft as well but that's more of an as-needed thing rather than consistent practice.
Occult, Witchcraft, Sigilcraft, and much much moreDefine magic
Ok, so I think I get it. So if by witchcraft, you mean managing my beliefs so as to use the law of attraction to my advantage to manifest more of what I actually want out of life, then yes. I suppose that would make me a wi . . . would the term for dudes be warlock? I'll just go with that. I suppose that would make me a warlock of sorts.@Timbrilsom ; modern witchcraft as understood in this thread is a faith + works-based spirituality. If it helps you understand the concept better (not saying this is precisely the same thing, but) you can think of magic as a type of active prayer. Except, rather than necessarily praying to a god or other figure for outside help, there is the belief that you can in some way provide that same help. No, it's not fireballs and physical shifting, just spirituality and under some practices, organized religion.
That being said, I'm sort of one, although I'm still working out the details involved with how it collides with my otherkin identity.
You're completely right that it's not possible to break the laws of physics, at least as far as we're aware; we're not flying or conjuring objects out of thin air or anything like that, and we don't expect to. That's not how it works. Cipher described it well as a sort of active prayer in some cases, but it also plays into spiritual beliefs and experiences related to them for a lot of folks. Some things likely have psychological explanations somewhere behind them, but we prefer to view it through a spiritual lens because that feels right for us and the effect happens either way. Other things might not have psychological explanations, but we're not really qualified to say one way or the other. What we do know is that for us, magick has a slow positive effect and is helpful for us. There's a lot of putting energy or intent into things to produce a result or hopefully increase the likelihood of something happening.No, I mean how does it actually work? Cause I'm pretty sure it's not possible to break the laws of physics.
1 ver ver good explaining 2 love it 3 pms are alwaysss opennn!Hi, I've been a practicing witch for about two years. I'm eclectic, and a spirit worker. I do astral work and divination as well. Most of my craft centers around improving my life and mental health at the moment.
I guess I'd be an omnist, and I'm a hard polytheist. I believe in spirit guides and guardian angels.
I hope I can clear some things up about witchcraft. I don't claim to be an authority on witchcraft knowledge, so I encourage you to form your own beliefs and do your own research.
Witchcraft is manifesting your will through spells (intention).
Witchcraft is about using your intention to manifest something into your life/banish it from your life. It is spiritual energy work. It has been made fantastical through fiction (which is cool), but the concept has existed around the world for centuries. Not everyone would define themselves as a witch, and that's okay.
Witches typically do symbolic rituals and use the energy of things like corresponding crystals, herbs, candles, and more. Material objects aren't a requirement, though.
It's something that requires dedication to study. There's a lot of misinformation about witchcraft in books and online. It's also good to form your own beliefs on it.
Witch is gender neutral, because witchcraft can be done by anyone. Usually the only people that claim men can't be witches are weird radfems. You can call yourself whatever you want really, as long as it isn't offensive.
If you believe in the law of attraction, then you can use it in witchcraft. But they are not the same. The way that law works is not always based on intention. It's basically... you draw in the matching energy to what you put out. It can be intentional or not.
I used to believe in it, then realized that the universe isn't going to send me more bad life experiences just for having a lot of negative thoughts. I'm recovering from chronic trauma. It just doesn't make sense to me now that I looked at it that way. It doesn't seem fair to me, and it goes against my beliefs on destiny and fate. It doesn't match my life experiences as well.
I think there is also a psychological element. You can only see what your perspective allows, so if you expect positivity/negativity you can unconsciously filter your experiences to be more positive/negative.
I hope this makes sense. This is a big interest for me, so I like to share.