All Newbies Please Read This

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Post by Serendipity » Fri Nov 19, 2004 2:21 pm

Thanks for the welcome, adn I appologize that my posts are so fewa nd far between...

I've seen a few of the books in the chapters book stores...are they anygood?

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re:all newbies please read this

Post by Artemisblessed » Mon Jan 17, 2005 3:49 pm

That quote was beautiful. =D> Um... I just wanted to say that I think that everyone should have a little bit of helpful advice and I think that your advice was very helpful to me. I have to wonder, though. What made you want to tell us that? You don't have to answer me if you don't want to. I'm sorry if I come off sounding like a therapist.
Treat every new person you meet as if they will be an important influence on you later (you know, love thy neighbor?)

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Post by Kobak » Mon Jan 17, 2005 4:33 pm

Maelroth wrote:Try Scott Cunningham, he's got a lot of good books. Also Silver Ravenwolf, but some of her stuff can be a little fluffy(IMO).

i despise Silver Ravenwolf. it just seems to me that she's really exploiting this "it's hip to be Wiccan" phase that middle and high school girls are collectively going through.

i adore this article, and the site in general.

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Post by Wbdsgnr1 » Mon Jan 17, 2005 5:02 pm

gggggggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:


I LOVE Silver Ravenwolf. But everyone is entitled.....

What quote are you talking about? The very first one that I posted? Man, its so old I dunno what made me do it.


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Post by Kobak » Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:42 pm

Wbdsgnr1 wrote:
I LOVE Silver Ravenwolf. But everyone is entitled.....
true true. to each their own.

and i'm a LaVey fan (to a reasonable extent) so i really shouldn't be talking at all. :oops:

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ahem...

Post by dragonflydrummer » Fri Feb 18, 2005 11:14 pm

All of this sounds very good. But I've experienced meeting young people -- seven & eight years old -- 'naturals', whose magical savvy was stunning -- and sort of scarey. Sort of took the esoteric "cook-book" approach out of the magical journey for me...

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The spirit abides immovable; it beholds the infernal monsters swarm down upon it, and does not fear. (Eliphas Levi -- The Sixth Hour)

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I don't understabd...

Post by Autobot_livewire » Wed Mar 09, 2005 10:53 pm

Sorry for jumping in, in the middle, but dragonflydrummer, what do you mean you "took the esoteric 'cook-book' approach. Just curious, I don't understand. :-?

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Post by dragonflydrummer » Thu Mar 10, 2005 7:25 am

:aww:
Oh sorry -- I was being sort of oblique there. What I'm saying is that magic is not purely practical (the cook-book approach: eye of a newt, wing of a bat, stomp around in a circle and concentrate on a string of words until -- POOF!). I've come to believe there is a natural and perhaps a genetic predisposition (or whatever other ways one acquires an inherent ability) to magic -- particularly in its healing, divinatory, and visionary realms... although I suppose there are inherent aspects that manifest on the darkside as well... I am not so apt to study that mode of magic as I am the light.

Apologies for the cryptic earlier post.

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The spirit abides immovable; it beholds the infernal monsters swarm down upon it, and does not fear. (Eliphas Levi -- The Sixth Hour)

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Post by Eirene » Thu Apr 21, 2005 11:56 am

Sound wisdom.
Four be the things I'd be better without: love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt.
Three be the things I shall never attain:
envy, content, and sufficient champagne.

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Interesting...

Post by Fell Dragon » Sat Feb 04, 2006 3:35 pm

I must agree with that statement. It is an annoying stereotype that a few chants and a wave of the hands can make anything happen... And frogs... But I must say that I agree and I am glad to be a part of this wonderful site.
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Hello!

Post by Jescissa » Thu Mar 23, 2006 2:05 pm

I'm new to the board, not necessarily new to paganism and witchcraft, having been a solitary practitioner for nine years now (time certainly flies!)

I agree with everyone who has said that it takes perseverance and a desire to learn, because that's exactly what is needed to study this path. No one can pick up a spell book, open it at random, perform a spell haphazardly and then call themselves an initiated witch! It takes a lot more than that!

I'm looking forwards to joining in the discussions and sharing with others here :-) Solitary witchcraft is my true path, but everyone likes to share information and anecdotes with likeminded people on occasion :-)

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Post by Crazy Healer Lady » Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:15 pm

Jescissa wrote:
I'm looking forwards to joining in the discussions and sharing with others here
I look forward to it as well :D:D
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Post by Jescissa » Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:09 am

Thank you for the welcome :-D
"If you trust in yourself and believe in your dreams and follow your star...you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy. Goodbye." - Miss Tick, Terry Pratchett's Wee Free Men

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Post by Iris » Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:39 am

wow it has been so long sence the last last person has made a post on this section.

I a noob at the craft.I found this place hoping to grow and meet new people.
It has been an intrest of mine for years but it has only been a couple of months where I really started to study and take in as much as I can....lol and i still know nothing...

well that is not all true I have learned alot about myself as a person.I have done no spell or rits os of yet.Mostly because I want to make sure I know what I am doing.I is so hard when you don't know about any resources in my area.

brightest blessings my new friends!! :-D

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Post by Windwalker » Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:58 pm

Welcome :-D
si hoc legere scis nimium eruditionis habes

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