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Re: Wicca vs. Pagan

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:32 pm
by Kystar
I do not think that having them photographed and posted would lessen their ability to focus and anchor my wards. I'll post pics when I finish them.

Re: Wicca vs. Pagan

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:16 am
by runewulf
No reason to be adverse to it... it won't effect anything unless the caster believes it will. That said, I personally prefer either chiseling or using a scratch/grind method of repeatedly scratching the design in, or using a file to do so... using natural stone. It takes longer, but gives you a lot more time to focus on the Working you're doing.

Re: Wicca vs. Pagan

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:35 am
by Kystar
I would say it would...the time taken...the effort.

I always like the blending aspect of the cement...the taking of various things to blend them into a mold-able yet durable form. It speaks to me more strongly...the weaving, the mixing. Taking pieces from this and dust from that, mix with water and wishes, wood and wants...

I guess b/c I weave, I knit, I spin (not actively, yet, b/c I don't have space for a wheel...but SOON!), I can see it as a weaving of the stones, a way to connect to various elements all at once. (Earth for the stones that make the mix, Water for the liquid that activates the cement, Air and Fire both for the drying/curing process)

But, as everything, that's just my opinion.

Whatever way works for you, as always.

Re: Wicca vs. Pagan

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:04 pm
by runewulf
Interesting... I never thought of it quite that way... I've just never felt as much of a connection to concrete as I do to natural stone... bbut that's just me... as someone who studies Chaos magick as well as "whatever's at hand" magick, I can understand that kind of connection.

Re: Wicca vs. Pagan

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:14 pm
by Kitsune
Some people wouldn't want to share, but if it doesn't bother you, I'd love to see it!

I must say, I never thought about the mixing of the cement as connecting you to it, but I suppose it would, especially the way you described it.

Thanks for sharing how you connect with us!

Re: Wicca vs. Pagan

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:51 am
by Kystar
Not a problem.

I have a very non-standard way of looking at some things I've been told.

My sister-in-spirit Luna jokes that it's the Theatre Tech in me...years of doing shows at a little local theatre without much of a budget led to learning how to make something do what I need it to do within a certain $ amount and time frame.

Frankly, the reason I used cement the first time was I just wanted something to mark the edge of the yard that I could place food offerings on, and anchor my wards to...and it was a stepping stone kit, something low-profile. Nothing enough to make the landlord question us.

The Second set used the same medium b/c I needed them in a hurry. The first ward was failing, and where the house is, there's a few cemeteries with some dark things lurking...that tend to get blown around in Fall and Winter...namely, RIGHT into my yard/house area. It was getting towards Autumn, the spirits were getting restless, the winds were kicking up...and I felt like a sitting duck. I had the leftover cement on hand from the first kit...so bam...there you go.

However, it was the second set that made me really look at what would give these power, really analyze them...and I focused on that...the elemental connection, the weaving together, stirring my intentions into the mix, carving my intentions in with the glyph. And the second set turned out nice. Never really had a problem after that.

Re: Wicca vs. Pagan

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:29 pm
by Kitsune
It's great that you thought of it... I learned to make due with very few physical items due to the restrictions in my area.

I'm looking forward to having a more open sense in my practice and rediscovering the physical side of my spirituality!

Re: Wicca vs. Pagan

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:30 pm
by Kystar
Necessity is, after all, the mother of invention.

Re: Wicca vs. Pagan

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:04 am
by runewulf
Very true... and that's a truism I've always held to in magick as well as in daily life. "If it works, go with it", lol