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Book Review: Shaman, Healer, Sage. How to heal yourself and others with the Energy Medicine of the Americas

Hello everyone, Mysty here. So I am here writing my first honest book review. Yay! I am so excited to tell you all about this book.

Okay so the version I have was published in 2000 and written by Alberto Villoldo.

This book goes through and explains what Alberto has learnt from Shamans in South America. He explains key concepts to his path such as The Luminous Energy Field, which I would digress is the basically one’s spirit body, even astral body form.

He continues to explain to the reader some interesting insights and stories. He emphasizes the importance of chakras and Chinese energy meridians.

Alberto is a psychologist and medical anthropologist. He would spend countless hours in laboratories, dissecting pieces of the mind to try to understand how it worked. He eventually realized that his work wasn’t fulfilling what he wanted to explore and understand about the human brain and body. He wanted to dive deeper and his microscope wasn’t doing that for him. In his mid-twenties he left the research lab at his University and headed to South America.

Throughout the book there are fantastic stories and I read most of them. Some of them were so fascinating, others, quite dry. But the overall experiences in this book led to me finishing half the book in one sitting. (around 2 hours I read around 130 pages). I am a very fast reader, as many have commented in my life.

There are some instances which Alberto talks about, such as finding a woman’s tumor before doctors even thought about doing a scan because it was too expensive, was absolutely remarkable. In that moment of reading that story, I was fully in awe. A Shaman’s vision could be an extraordinary tool of discovery and healing, far beyond what I thought capable by our minds.

Something interesting about this book is that it highlights the similarities and differences between South American understanding of the body and spirit and the Eastern understandings. It comes to the conclusion that chakras and the Chinese meridians of the body in eastern understanding directly correlated to the South American understanding, even ending up Alberto being covered in lipstick by one of the Don’s, him taking a photo, and by research, matching up these meridians exactly with their eastern counterpart.

There are, however, some negative things I can say about this book. One might add, that this book is a little too broad in its retrospect and by way of rituals and rites that it explains, such as retrieving information about past and future lives, and then explaining if you don’t complete the last step then you can severely damage your psyche, seems a little off for me.

Why would you publish something so harmful in a book where, the audience you are pitching to, and who will ultimately read the book, will, obviously try the methods you explain only to damage their spirit and mind, maybe even their own body. What the hell Alberto?

What the fuck man?

Take some responsibility of your writing for Christ’s sake.

Your explanation in words will not help the reader to fully grasp what they are doing, and they will hurt themselves you idiot.

I really cannot believe the carelessness of the book at that moment. I was absolutely shocked. There was no disclaimer, only after the writing of the ritual and how to do it was the information found by reading in the following pages after.

If I didn’t continue reading after the explanation of how to retrieve your past and future selves, then who knows what would happen.

Then there’s the endless commentary on all 9 chakras that you have to sit through. Why is this even included in this book? Seriously.

Then in the final part of the book (III) Alberto explains some processes in how you can help others. Like 170 pages of information is good enough to then start practicing on live, human beings. Again, what the hell Alberto?

Overall, I’m rating the book 3 out of 5 stars and putting a HEAVY DISCLAIMER to only use the materials in this book as advice, commentary and theory. Not actually use the information in this book on anyone, even yourself.

That’s my honest review.

Thank you for reading as always,

Mysty.

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Updates

Hello everyone, Mysty here.

So I’m going to be talking about how my life is going to slowly change over the next few years. But, before we’re going to get into that I wanted to briefly say that I’ll be doing some podcast and book reviews pretty soon.

I’m reading quite a lot of books (on Paganism, Witchcraft, I Ching, and Shamanism) so please look forward to my honest reviews of them.

The reviews will be just a standard ‘what was good what was not good what was stand out’ from each book.

For the podcasts I’m looking at listening to at least 10-15 episodes before I say my honest review.

So, yes! Those are the exciting things going to happen on this blog very shortly (when I have enough time to right them after being at uni, uni is very hectic at the moment).

So what are the big changes in my life I’m talking about.

Well. I’ve had a chit chat to myself. I’ve done I Ching, Meditation, research. Quite a lot of steps to get to this point, and I’m not going to be indecisive any longer.

I an going to study to become a Massage Therapist after finishing my Engineering degree, then do Reiki, then do my Shamanic Training.

I know it seems like a long list of steps and there’s many more baby steps in between. But I really, truely want to help others from the bottom of my heart. I can’t ignore it any longer and once I’m finished my degree it’s going to be by by Brisbane, hello to inland Queensland.

Why am I moving too? Well, for starters, Brisbane is a shit hole. It has shit food, shit people and on top of that, no leg room for anyone being pagan. They’re hiding in their occult stores and there’s only around 5 of them. 5. I’m sure they’re are many pagans in Brisbane, but it’s not like I can be apart of it.

Even then, if you try to have a conversation with them, they try to invite you to all of these events, which I would love to go to, but I’m in the closet so I kinda can’t. Brisbane just doesn’t feel right in my bones for me thanks. And neither the people, even the pagan ones. There’s just that vibe thats always there, lingering, overshadowing everything.

It’s also a time for me to move on. My family is highly demanding, highly forceful of my direction in my life and I cannot take it anymore. They’ve done it since I was born and they’re not slowing down. It’s a toxic environment for me and I need to leave and move on with my life.

So, that’s going to be a lot of change.

It’s about time and from now until finishing my degree I’ll be preparing.

Thank you all for reading,

Best blessings,

Mysty.

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Psychic-Drawing and you.

Hello everyone, welcome back to a new post by your host Mysty!

Psychic-Drawing? What is that? Let’s get into it.

So, you may be wondering what this is.

Have you ever heard of or done any automatic writing? Well. This is the picture version. A-ha!

It actually works quite well if you just trust in what your higher self, spirit guides, the universe/Deity’s would like to give you some information.

Could even be done with a steamy shower screen. If you’re anything like me. A Lazy Pagan.

Preparation

So, start by getting into a light trance or meditative state.

Then invite your higher self, ancestors, spirit guides or Source energy to be with you. Please probably only 1 of these at a time.

Then think of a question that you the answer for may help you at this time.

If you can’t think of any one-question, just ask, “what is the most important information/advice I need at this time?”

This is a very important phrase that I use a lot in my practice. It helps you not focus too much on finer details and helps you see the bigger picture in your life.

I recently did this, with my steamy shower glass. I went into a meditative state, asked my spirit guides what was the most important thing I needed to know at this time, I started drawing with my finger through the steam and it ended up looking like a horse’s head. 🐎

Method

Once in a meditative state or light trance you can begin to state your question aloud after inviting the certain harmless spiritual entity to the session, or even asking your subconscious.

Close your eyes and begin to draw without taking any notice of what you are drawing, even with your eyes closed. You might feel its a little disjointed but trust me, it’s all good. You might pick up your finger or pen then place it down to continue drawing. Don’t worry, this is all part of the process and you need to 100% trust in whoever is giving you the message, even your innerself

Results

Once you feel like you’re done. Stop drawing and open your eyes.

What’s the first thought that popped into your head?

It doesn’t matter what the image looks like, it matters what it looks like to you or what thoughts does it provoke.

It depends what came to the fore of your mind first.

The following is just an example.

If you opened your eyes and thought “dinner” when looking at your drawing because it looked like an onion. Then you’re right, thats what it means.

But.

If you opened your eyes and thought “I need to grow onions this season” when looking at your drawing because it looked like an onion, you are also correct.

What ever comes to mind, unprovoked, mind you, then that observation is correct.

However, if you start to involve your highly judgemental, logical mind, you’re no going to get good results or you might be confused later on as to why you got that answer, because its probably incorrect.

Analysis.

At the time of getting your answer you may know exactly what it’s pointing to, or you may have no clue.

Don’t worry if you don’t know what it means. It may point to an animal or a plant shape. These might actually be real life animals, symbolism, or a form of one of your spirit guides.

You’ll have to figure out which is which. Discernment is always key with these types of divinations.

I always find that dream or tarot symbols in books or online are either exactly right or totally off. There’s no in between.

But if you find a resource that really relates to you or have a second clarifying divination method, like some oracle or tarot cards, then you can confirm your first reading.

Hope that you consider using Psychic-Drawing in the future.

Thank you for reading as always,

Mysty.

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Why am I a Pagan?

Hello all, welcome to my Blog, I’m Mysty.

Today I’m going to share the reasons why I am a Pagan and what Paganism is to me.

-Photo taken by me, Brisbane Botanic Gardens.

UPDATES: August 2nd, 2019:

Hello everyone, so this is an update, because of one of my recent posts. Why I Have to Let Go. https://mystnokomis.home.blog/2019/07/29/why-i-have-to-let-go/

So, first things first. Because I’m letting go of all my preconceived beliefs I’m also letting go of my Christianity. I know it sounds weird, but I have to let that go too. It’s a cage for me and I have to set myself free from it.

I also have to set myself free from other religions that I’ve learnt about. Like Buddhism. It’s also a cage. It’s hard, but I have to do it. Clean slate, let’s go!

But why have I done all this? These limiting beliefs have held my mind and my soul back from my full potential. My meditations are clearer. My spells are clearer and I’m beginning to define a practice that’s right for me. That fully resonates with me and doesn’t pull from one tradition or religion to the next. I really had to find myself and put my feet down. After this I have really grounded into my own body and I feel energies so much more clearer than ever before.

Journeying has really become a more in-tune practice for me. I’m starting to see things as I journey. Not just blackness.

I’m getting to commune with the universe and that really is special to me. My Deity practice was just “I’ll give you this if you help me” or “I’ll ask for your help with this thing by giving you this offering”. It wasn’t substantial enough or sustainable enough.

With talking directly to the universe, for me anyways, has become a big blessing in my life. My mind is more clear and my practices are enriched with energy. When I put a request out there, I know I’m heard and I know, with time, that I’ll get a response, a positive, neutral or negative one, it doesn’t matter. At least I am getting heard. Deity’s will sometimes completely ignore you or worse, leave you in the dark, work with you once then let you fend for yourself. I guess, isn’t a bad thing, but when you’ve made the time and effort to get to know them, and then they just leave, you know its time to move on.

I feel like they were giving me the opportunity to find a path that clicks with me even better than the one that I was on. They were giving me room to grow, and that’s exactly what I needed.

Cheers guys & thanks for reading.

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April 8th, 2019:

So, first off what is Paganism? It’s an umbrella term for people who practice and have certain beliefs which centre around honouring and respecting all forms of nature.

We attune ourselves to the seasons, our spiritual guides and Deities if we chose, to try our best to understand past lives, this life and the next through cycles of life, death and rebirth.

Most Pagans share the belief that all life-forms have spirit bodies and we all have a particular role to play in this world through service to others and deepening an understanding of ourselves to become a more balanced being and eventually break the cycle of needing to be reborn in various forms to become our true selves once all that we need to learn is finally finished.

So, in a nutshell thats basically what Paganism is. Some people say, “You worship the Earth,” which is not untrue. But the other points above are really the core of our Path. It might not even be a religion to some.

For example, my Paganism is just that. Paganism. Its a set of beliefs its not a religion to me. I have read up on a number of religions and my ‘set of beliefs’ if I can call it that, are basically an accumulation of what resonated with me, what my Ancestors are teaching me and my relationships with various Deities.

My relationship with Bastet and Athena are not the only Deities I have. I have Seshat and Djehuti when I need help with studying or when I’m in a library, I ask them to bless my study sessions and these are new relationships that I’m forming with them.

My relationship with the Earth and Mother Earth has grown as well, over a long period of time. She appears to me as a woman, tending to her cauldron, addin’ stuff, then going back to her chopping board, inside her little cottage house, inside the middle of the Earth. Pretty Cool. Her Red hair surrounds her face and drapes down her back in an innumerable amount of twirls and curls. She is the Earth.

I feel like maybe this is Cerridwen? Or Brighid? I’m yet to find a relatable art piece to illustrate her so I can correctly match her to a Goddess Name. Maybe she is Nameless and Timeless. She doesn’t talk so thats no help.

Sometimes I see her, and its just her head and shoulders I can see. Sometimes she is in a meadow or forest. But it mostly comes back to her Cottage house.

These images come to me when I meditate or when I’m really tired. She gives me energy to keep going or focuses my meditation to be of an invocational kind.

These are yet a few examples of why I am Pagan. I can speak to spirits, my Guides, and my Deities. I can see energy, auras and I can feel these energies. I know when someone has had an argument when I’ve entered a room or if a room is peaceful and inviting. I know when someone is lying to me or is telling the truth. I know when something is too good to be true when others had faith in it. I know when x is going to happen because I had a dream about it. I’ve helped spirits move on to the world their supposed to be in.

I’m proud of these things and the skills I’ve worked really hard to develop so far and even though I’m not allowed to be a Pagan or Witch openly at the moment, I feel like I will be later on in life and that being my current religion and Pagan Witch is actually congruent, which will be a surprise to some but not to others. Having a Christian Faith and being a Pagan Witch is surprisingly doable.

I’ve had amazing experiences in both. I’ve had miracles happen in both. I cannot leave the one and hold to the other. They have both made my life better in different ways.

I’ve had countless experiences which point to there being something greater going on than just me alone. Something so profound that we yet understand what it is. The life-force of this universe we all call home is fucking massive amounts of energy and phenomena we yet to even call it by the correct names. We just call it Magick for now.

I wish you all the best! Let me know how you all came to be a part of this Pagan family and how are your beliefs different from mine?

Song of the Day: Come to the Dance – Emerald Rose.

Best and Highest Blessings to you and your Teams elsewhere.

Mysty.

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Why am I a witch?

Hey everyone! Mysty here. Welcome to my pagan-witchy-blog.

So today I want to go through the reasons and episodes that I had which led me to being a witch.

Photo taken by me. Logan River.

UPDATES: August 2nd, 2019:

Hey guys, so I’m here today fixing up this post because of my recent post. Why I have to let go. https://mystnokomis.home.blog/2019/07/29/why-i-have-to-let-go/

So, being a witch has really blessed my life. It’s helped me take control of my addictions, my anger and frustration, anxiety and depression and has lifted me out of toxic mindsets.

My Craft comes from my heart and I feel like it’s more Druid and Shaman like than before. I speak with the pieces of the plants and herbs I use in my spells and rituals. I speak to the land spirits and the spirit inside me. I greet the dawn with a welcome and say, Hail.

Meditation and Journeying have really emphasized to me that my witchcraft days have only begun and there’s so much more for me to learn. I know I need to find a suitable teacher in this life soon, but someone that will also respect what I’ve learnt so far and how I’ve developed relationships with both my tools and ally’s (natural items like stones, crystals, candles, leaves, seeds, you name it).

I’ve been reading a lot of herbalism books and I would love to do more of that in my practices.

Journeys are becoming more prominent. I had a horse spirit come talk to me, and I saw the same horse the very next day. I played and patted him in real life and I feel like when he came to talk to me the night before, it was a sign that my work is becoming more involved with the spirit world and I need to trust in my own abilities just that little bit more. (Without certain events happening that day, I would have never met him, it really was an alignment)

I, and all of you, have these amazing gifts within us. Either you have awakened them, or starting to like me. Or, you’re putting it off, or it just doesn’t appeal to you and that’s okay. We can choose where our paths go in this life, but sometimes Spirit comes to talk to us and, some of us, (me included), were always meant to be in this line of service, and we have to be patient and listen. Others, don’t need to work with Spirit and that’s okay. There’s many lines and paths that we can all take on this magical journey, and they all lead to the center. (More information on that in this post) https://mystnokomis.home.blog/2019/07/24/health-issues-and-re-aligning/.

There’s something else I’ve learnt over the course of this year. Take everything you see on the internet with a pinch of salt. Mercury (and other planet) retrogrades are nothing more than a natural occurrence and optical illusion which covers reality. The reality of a retrograde is that particular planet LOOKS like its going backwards, only because it’s passing our orbit and we’re rotating in opposite directions. It doesn’t mean the planet is moving backwards, its moving forwards! It just LOOKS like it’s moving backwards.

Because of all this, astrologists have made up some gobbity-goop just so we can blame things time and time again on the retrograde and not on the real causes of the calamities that happen in these periods. Wake up.

My personal journey is taking a turn. I no longer look towards Deity’s for help. I look towards the universe itself. I send a prayer out into the universe every morning and I give gratitude every night and I really has changed my practice and my perspective on life. The universe is waiting to give us blessings and if that’s in the form of your personal Deity’s. Keep asking them for help and guidance, they are happy to help (most of the time).

My Deity’s definitely helped me to get to this point. I acknowledge the massive part they had to play within my journey so far, but I have to let go of my preconceived beliefs and look into the abyss. I have to take that leap of faith and land where ever Spirit wants me to go. I have to trust in the universe and my gut feelings that this is the path for me. I feel it within my whole body and in my heart that this is where I need to be. Why I started this journey in the first place was to find myself and the correct path for me. For now, I have. I say thank you to the path that brought me here, and I say welcome to the new one that awaits me.

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April 8th, 2019:

So, I really loved Nature as a kid. I would go outside and play. Play with stones, with rocks and stuff. I would chuck stuff into ponds that would dissolve and think, WOW that’s magical! I would get a rock and squish mock-orange oranges into a paste and well, I don’t remember the point of that one. But I do remember a lot of nature experiences that I had.

I had a lot of vivid dreams as a kid and I even still remember them to this day. I mean, as a twenty year old that’s quite an achievement because I don’t remember what I had for dinner three nights ago.

I remember smells and experiences from my childhood. And then school came around and I had a real trouble with school work. I could read really well but my spelling was awful and I didn’t know what clocks did even until 7th Grade (like 12 years old). So, fast forward into 12th Grade (last grade, being 16 years old) and I find out that I am dyslexic. It really shook me how all my teachers up to that point could not see my dyslexia. Like, holy shit were they blind.

Anyhow, so dyslexia funnily enough actually helps me visualise things in my mind in a 3D way. I can play videos in my mind and put rules on it (like gravity etc) so this really helps me in my Engineering Degree at the moment.

So, I use dyslexia in my magick too! Quite ironically. I can visualise really well and I can basically feel and see energy if I really want to.

So, in school, like probably 9th to 12th Grade I was looking into other religions and stuff and I came across Paganism and Witchcraft. I thought I was really interesting. But, I brushed it off after I finished school and didn’t touch it until maybe the end of the first year of my degree.

I started really researching, looking at books and then I had my first encounter with a Goddess. Athena. She is really fucking powerful, holy shit. Not to mention smart. So, she just waltzed into my house, gave me a copy of her big spear (It’s really sharp, silver, and shinny) and left.

That was probably the turning point in my discovery of the Craft. It made me realise that this stuff is actually real, and this included the visions of the future that I was having. She really was just protecting me and looking after me. So, I thank Athena all the time for her protection and even though she doesn’t really communicate with me all the time, I can feel her big presence when she’s in my house some times. Like right now. (I’m tingling all over right now and her big presence is in my house at the moment). She was the first Goddess to tell me that I’m not on this journey alone and so many gifts from my Spirit Guides have followed on from Athena.

The second gift was from my Spirit Guide, Mei. She is a Chinese Maiden from I think the Han Dynasty. In her Garden I went and she gave me a jade necklace, full of round beads. She was basically inviting me to the spirit world and welcoming me in. Kind of like a Spiritual Lei (For Hawaiians out there).

I then recently got gifted a black disc, from Warra my Kangaroo Spirit Guide, which transforms between a circle, rectangle and a square shape. This is like the screen between the spirit world and the physical world. After receiving that I had the huge blow out with a spirit which waltzed into my house a few months after! (Which is in the post How to help Earth Bound Spirits found here: https://mystnokomis.home.blog/2019/04/05/how-to-help-earth-bound-spirits/ )

So, that’s my journey so far in being a witch. My coming of witch story as some say.

I continue to be a witch because I know I can take control of my life and destiny is not set in stone. I create my own reality and witchcraft is a tool to do so. The most important tool is yourself in the Craft.

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Song of the Day: Persephone – Kellianna

Highest Blessings from me to you,

I wish you the best in your Craft.

Mysty.

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Sunlight

Sunrise photo by Mysty

Sunrise bakes the clouds,

In bright orange light,

It warms the horizon and splits the sky just right,

Over the years, trees and plants grow,

for without precious sunlight,

life would be nothing like we know.

The sunlight within me burns from the deep,

It bubbles to the surface from its humble keep,

Enlarging, expanding, until no more room to grow,

It bursts to the outside, into the unknown.

Traveling through streets fast,

It wriggles through space and time, future and past,

Until it settles on its destination,

To develop the spell’s manifestation.

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Why I have to let go

Hello everyone, Mysty here.

This post is very emotional for me to write. It is hard, but I have to let go.

I have to leave behind all the beliefs I have. All the Deities I love.

Everything needs to go. To start afresh. This includes my spiritual constructs, or I guess what everyone would say is the ‘religious’ side of my practices.

I’ve been thinking about it for a long, long time. A book recently just absolutely hit me hard.

Briana Saussy, and her book, Making Magic: Weaving Together the Everyday and the Extraordinary, has slapped me so hard in the heart that I have to say goodbye to everything I’ve learnt and start again. The spiral continues and needs to be renewed.

Magic isn’t something we learn, it’s something we all have. It can’t be bought or created. It just is.

When we make a magical item we’re gathering magic into the item, from us, from the environment that already existed.

It’s exactly like energy. It can’t be created or destroyed it just is. It exists and that’s all there is to it.

And thats the thing that hit me the most.

There’s a lot of false information out there. A lot of misguidance.

I don’t, and I won’t lead anyone astray who gets any information from me. It isn’t to say that my practices from before are not correct. They are totally fine. But its me, myself, who has changed over time who now, has to deal with changing her spiritual frameworks and letting go of the cage that was around my practices.

The core things that I’ve shared with all of you so far are correct. Things like meditation, spells, Deity work, practices, offerings, candle magick, sigil magick. You name it. If its on here, I’ve made sure that it is from my heart and my soul, and given as a gift to you all.

But this post is talking about my personal journey and beliefs. My Deities so far, have really been a rock and framework for my practices (for the last 6 months), but as I pull back the curtain, they are just energy. Distinct in their own ways, yes, but there’s no real reason for them to be in my practices since what they offer to me is what I already have all along.

I don’t need protecting. Ascended Masters, Higher Selves, Source Energy, personal Spirit Guides and our own energy already do that.

I don’t need help with my rituals. I have heaps of ally’s for that. I have tools, knowledge, spirits (local) experience, expertise, and my own inner magick that I don’t need to have a relationship with a Deity just to do a ritual.

I know and accept that many pagans out there are religious or do honour Deities in a non-religious way (Like I have in the past), but this concept doesn’t necessarily speak to me any more, and I personally need to move on to another construct.

It really is hard letting go, but they’ve been telling me to let go of them for a while now, and I understand why. They want the best for me. They’ve seen my progress and now they want me to develop my practices more as my own and not anyone elses.

This is a start to make a step in a new direction. To challenge myself to see myself and the world around me clearer than before. This is the step towards my authentic self. This is me, telling myself, and all of you, my personal practices are changing, but my core values are not.

Throughout my practices since I was 14 years old I would read read and read some more. Soaking up everything. I really wish I picked up this book back then. So I could have saved myself the hassle of going through being a wiccan, non-wiccan, pagan witch, then to now, just a magical practitioner.

Feels like the label of a witch for me isn’t even applicable anymore. Or being I guess, what people would call, a religious pagan.

Wow my goodness. I really have changed.

I guess if I could a finger on what my practices are now, it would be called along the lines of ‘Magical Practitioner who can see ghosts and spirits and loves plants.’

I’m just kidding guys.

I love my practice and its personal to me. If you still want to call me a witch and a pagan, go and do so. I don’t mind and hey that’s as close to what I do as you can get. I can’t use the word Shaman, because its been tossed around like a bag of snakes and it just fucking pisses me off that word. I mean, there isn’t an equivalent word for Shaman in english (It’s a word from the mongolian region btw) and if we did have that sort of word, I would be using it. But we don’t so now we’re stuck in this mess. It’s probably just going to be called Spiritual Magic Healer or some shit like that.

I’m also not going to use the word ‘magick’ either, because Crowley, I’m sorry but I just don’t really like the all, Order of the Golden Dawn sort of thing. It’s the basis of Wicca, and I’m not Wiccan so I’m not going to call it ‘magick’. Sorry.

I apologise to readers who might get a shock from all this, but this is the path to my authentic self.

I hope that is post inspires you to look beyond the curtain and find your true self too.

Best Blessings to you all,

Mysty.

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Ways to Connect: Rocks, Crystals Minerals.

Hello everyone, Mysty here back with another Ways to Connect post.

In this post, we’re going to talk about some ways that you can bond with your solid friends. (See what I did there? No? Okay)

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

I’ve been a fan of rocks, crystals and minerals (from now on I’m going to use a collective term ‘rocks’ for all of these) for most of my life. I’m not going to get into that because you can literally find this information on any one on my Stone related blog posts, or Why I am a Pagan, Why I am a Witch, posts.
https://mystnokomis.home.blog/2019/04/08/why-am-i-a-witch/

https://mystnokomis.home.blog/2019/04/08/why-am-i-a-pagan/

Basics

So, let’s get down to it. If you have any rock doesn’t matter where it comes from, but hopefully its ethically sourced, you can bond with it pretty well, if it likes you, aha.

No really. Rocks are pretty picky when it comes to working with people, but there are some types such as pyrite, quartz varieties (including amethyst & rose quartz), aventurine, howlite, obsidian varieties, jasper varieties, and so on, who are not as picky as other rocks so they will actually not really mind who they work with.

It’s a good idea to work with energy first before working with stones. Working & energy exercises are essential to do before continuing to purchase rocks. Have a look at my post Energy Play. https://mystnokomis.home.blog/2019/05/01/witchy-wednesday-energy-play/

So once you can have a feel for the difference between positive and negative energies, then you can continue with looking for rocks that would like to work with you.

It’s as simple as asking them, “would you like to work with me?” if the rock says yes or no, then it should be clear if they want to come home with you. But, be warned, just like my pendulum post, rocks can also go.. astray. https://mystnokomis.home.blog/2019/04/07/how-to-use-a-pendulum/

Wow I have so many links to my own work for this topic, sorry guys. But you should really check out these posts because they cover some important information that you either have or haven’t heard about which are absolutely essential before bonding with anything spiritually.

Let’s get down to it.

So.

You have a rock, crystal, stone, mineral in your hands. You just either bought it or picked it up.

You think to yourself, what is the purpose of even buying these?

That is a good question. A very good question you might say.

Why does one even need to buy these. Well, the truth is, you don’t specifically NEED any, but you can choose to have them.

Some uses can be:

  • Help you with meditations.
  • Spell work. Small little tumbles can be added to spell bottles
  • Rituals. Maybe your Obsidian can be a Goddess representation and a Quartz for the God. If you’re Wiccan I should say
  • Rituals. Maybe they will amplify your spell into the universe?
  • Just sit down and have a chat to your new crystal/stone/rock. How does it feel? How does your mood change once spending time with it? Do you feel more energized? More relaxed, calm, angry, selfish, goal driven? How does this crystal/stone/rock affect you? **Only use one at a time to see the differences. ** I highly recommend that you DO NOT mix up using TWO OR MORE at the same time because this can result in some mixed vibrations that could make you sick, drained, tired, unable to sleep, angry for no reason, toxic positivity and more.
  • Put different ones under your pillow when you’re sleeping (obviously small tumbles that are flat, not huge specimens ahah)
  • Shamanic Journeying, help you either go further into a journey or come back from a journey easier (Advanced**)

Bonding with your New Friend

All of the above methods will inevitably result in bonding with your new found friend(s).

If you believe in animism, (like me), you would understand that every living thing from the earth, sea and sky are alive in some way, even if their forms are relatively stagnant looking.

If you haven’t researched about this, most crystals are crystalline in form due to accelerating at really, really fast speeds. I mean, that’s the whole point of why quartz watches are created and work. The Quartz inside the watch is literally a somewhat ‘motor’ and the gears function off of its fast oscillation.

http://www.oscilent.com/esupport/TechSupport/ReviewPapers/IntroQuartz/vigaccel.htm

Even if the quartz is exposed to low frequency oscillation, it will basically match what ever frequency that is needed. That’s why quartz watches keep in time. They don’t speed up and slow down. They maintain a frequency. It’s literal science. That’s the reason why Quartz, in the metaphysical (psychic/new age (eww new age)) phase of the 1990- early 2000, around when Scott Cunningham released his book did people start to give crystals, stones, minerals and rocks certain attributes. But most of them are garbage.

For the most part, what people say about the general stones, such as obsidian, calcite, selenite, quartz varieties, jaspers, aventurine, howlite, alllll the main ones. For the most part, the information is correct. Why? Because about 90% of all pagans would agree that an obsidian is a highly grounding stone and a quartz crystal is a highly tunable one.

But. Some. Some, are garbage. Why are they garbage? Because those, what I would call, “correspondences” (I’m doing air quotes here, with a very angry pagan face), are made by people who are blind, for people who are blinded from these “correspondences”. Oh woops, did I say something offensive? I really don’t give a flying fuck. Go read this: https://mystnokomis.home.blog/2019/04/15/plant-series-developing-friendships-with-plants-2/

If you want a summary of my thoughts on these “correspondences” tables and information, I frankly think that whoever came up with them, simply wanted a sure way to sell they’re products. Now. I know that’s not true for ALL pagans, heathens, witches and druids and other categories of occult practitioners. But. There’s a time and place for knowledge, and there’s a time and place for CORRECT INFORMATION.

The only person I would EVER get information from for <correspondences (aka, real correspondences)> would be a Wild Crafter, a Witch from Michigan, Detroit or Chicago ( I know, highly specific, but they’re good at what they do), a skilled and highly trained Shaman from a specific tradition, may it be Norse, Apache, Mongolian, Native American (including Canada (Inuit)), Aboriginal Australian or from any other tradition passed on for thousands of years. Those, are the people I would get <correspondences> from.

So, what do you do if you don’t have contact with any of these people? Just go to the rock/crystal/mineral/ whatever and say hello. State your Craft name if you have one. I would start of, with it in my hand, say Hi, I’m Mysty, I’m a witch, what do you do? They’ll normally reply within a few seconds and say Oh, oh! Hello! I’m rosemary. I’m great for protection, cleansing the home, warding off evil and developing your psychic gifts. I’m really happy you asked me. You know I’ve never really been asked that before.

They will be really happy to work with you and really honoured that you said hello to them. I’ve had the same herb or item that I’ve talked to I might pick out a few pieces (like seeds or whatever) and I’ll ask them again what they would like to be in this spell bottle and sometimes they’ll have a different role they want to play. It’s really interesting.

So, my advice, put the books down, and pick up your spell items and tools. Talk to them. Learn from them, get to know them and they will be not only be friendly with you, but will be so much more attuned with your energy and ready to work with you.

Thank you so much guys for reading.

Best Blessings,

Mysty.

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Health Issues and Re-aligning.

Hello everyone, Mysty here.

So I’ve been having a bit of health issues, as one does, and my Spirit Guides have advised me to “slow down, take care of yourself and re-a-line”

I guess this is exactly the advice I need. Recovering my energy before going back to a new semester of university is essential. Without recharging my batteries from doing part time work, getting dragged to events and having a sucky timetable for this semester is going to be a tough one.

I remember the last time I didn’t recharge properly from one semester to the next and I was in such a mental state that I could only do half the subjects I’m used to.

I’m better now, and my mental ability is improved from then, but being in such a difficult major does get tiring, boring, and draining. Especially if you’re like me and absolutely hate the living shit out of Engineering.

Being forced to do something you hate, for most of your life just to be an Engineer is tough. During school, extra maths and science classes need to be enrolled before you can even begin. Some schools even have engineering as a subject.

Hey, at least I know what I don’t want to do.

Recent Realisations

I had a sort of meditation where I tried to centre and re-aline. I was standing in a black room with a lighted pathway all the way, far into the distance, marking a straight line infront of me.

Then I saw another one of these lines coming from the left of me, since I wasn’t on that path it was slightly diagonal and its path eventually came to the same point far away into the distance that my path did. A figure appeared on the left hand path.

It was me. But slightly younger, with my guitar strapped around me. I thought. Hmm, this is my Bard Self isn’t it? My Bard self looked at me, and sort of smiled.

To the right the same appeared. A bright, lit up path which was slightly diagonal and led to the same point far away in the distance as my path did. The figure which appeared was me, in the library, my body cloaked in a navy robe, seated at a desk, and my eyes darting back and forth over the pages of a book in front of me. My hands were furiously writing away in a note book. My robed self glanced up and looked me in the eyes and smiled. My Sage self, I thought. The wise one.

Then who am I? I looked down at my hands, they were normal. My clothes were normal.

The only person left is the seeker. The one with all the crystals, herbs, magick and and crafting. The one that speaks with spirits and communes with the Divine.

That’s who I am now.

But should I forget my other selves? No, I don’t think so.

I need to balance everything I see here.

I do need to stop, slow down, and take care of myself. Re-align all of my selves into one self.

http://www.psychodynamicawakening.com/kundalinispiritual-awakening-symptoms

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Thank you!

Hello everyone, Mysty here!

Just wanted to say a big thank you to all of you who support this blog with likes and views. I really appreciate it.

I write on here from my heart and I do it without being paid. This is one of my joys, seeing a small amount of people enjoy my content.

I hope more and more people can benefit from my content so in the future I can be a fully fledged practitioner who helps people as my profession, as my future job. I would absolutely love it.

I can’t wait for what the future holds everyone. I’m aiming to be an active part of the pagan and witchcraft community here in Australia, and hopefully in the next few years we can all aim to have a big gathering like Pagan Fest! Hope it’s called Pagan’s Downunder.

I really can’t wait to learn more and then I can share my gifts with everyone.

Cheers guys.

May we all look towards a bright future together in this world we have, no matter where you are sitting. If it’s America, Europe, Asia.. the list goes on, I hope you all benefit from my blog and that it inspires you to keep going with your Practices.

Much Love,

Mysty.

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Why do I love Music this much?

Hello everyone, Mysty here, back with another new post.

How are you? Hope this week has been good and if not, just know that you create your own reality and it really is all up to you with where you currently are and how you live your life.

Today, is a special post. I get to talk about music. Ahh, such a pleasant pass time, hobby, profession and joy to so many people around the world.

With that being said. I think the reason why it is so popular is because it promotes feelings of every kind.

If you think about it, as soon as you put on music it’s in the back of your mind, changing your mood. If it’s a love song, this might make you dance, or maybe hip hop. If it’s a country song you like, you might want to tap or sing along.

Music isn’t just a bunch of notes, it shapes and changes us.

Scientists have confirmed that talking to plants nicely & uplifting classical music makes plants grow better and faster.

On the other hand, heavy metal music, sad music, negative talk and shouting lead to the plant being, well, basically sad. Poor plant.

I always talk to my plants when I water them. It’s a good time to get to know them, what they need, why they need it and just some general conversation. I make sure they feel included, make them feel good about themselves or cheer them up when they feel down. I’ve had a plant come back 3 times from being dry, brown and flaky, to be green, alive and happy. All just with words.

So I guess this leads me to a point where, if those types of music either uplift or putdown a plant, what is it doing to us when we listen to that?

I guess everyone is different. Songs affect us in so many ways, and if you genuinely don’t like a song, you’re put off from the first few notes starting (I know I am).

But maybe we should review what we listen to. Is it good for my soul? Is it uplifting me? When I listen to this, does it make my day better or worse?

I think a sort of scanning test for a good solid week should do it, listen to each genre on different days, and at the end of the day, ask yourself a few questions and see how you feel.

Sound is just vibrations. Thus, music is a collection of vibrations. Vibrations in different frequencies, tones, keys, pitches, words, alter our perspective and our own vibrations.

Theres a reason why spell words are said aloud, they are literally altering reality. The vibrations from your mouth are the magick & are far more powerful then just saying them in your head. I would say that yes it is powerful to affirm things in your mind, but you would have to do it a number of times to be as potent as saying it aloud.

I might make a post later on which will outline how to use music in magick.

Thank you all for reading,

Best Blessings,

Mysty.

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Brisbane Adani Protests

Just. Fucking. Stop.

I can’t even get to work ontime. My buses don’t even go to the city and I was affected! My bus was held up by about 100 buses infront of us! Do you know how much fuel waste that is? More than the Adani project put together.

So take your heads out of your asses. Go get a job, like everyone else. Stop fucking around. This is Australia, not The Green’s Country. Not, Hippie City. Not My-Ideas-Are-Better-Than-Yours Nation.

Get the fuck out and get lost.

Do you know, exactly, how long it takes to mine out of the ground the heavy metals and lithium for those batteries sitting in every electric car?

Do you know how electricity is made? Even?

Do you know, that not everything thats marketed as ‘green’ is green?

It’s like theres a van diagram of idiots who don’t know that a vegan, fat free, lactose free, meat free, everything free diet is actually NOT good for you, and people who think 1 massive mining project is inherently WORSE than any other fucking engineering project is just a big.

Round.

Circle.

So stop gluing your asses to the street. Stop protesting in the city.

Because the amount of pollution from doing these acts are actually greater than the things you are, vainly, trying to stop.

Do you really think protesting in the city is going to actually stop a government approved development? No, it’s actually going to do fuck all, if you haven’t read the legislation.

So I suggest before you make an idiot of yourselves, put your asses and heads down, shut up, and get an actual 9-5 JOB.

FFS

Angry Pagan,

Angry Engineer,

Angry Witch,

Angry Human Being.

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BTW,

If you support the Anti Adani protestors, get the fuck off my blog.

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For those of you who want to read up:

https://amp.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/hundreds-of-people-protest-adani-in-brisbanes-cbd/news-story/09d22994f9204a115bdf3b9495ec5019

https://www.stopadani.com/brismarchfuture_aycc_aycc_jh5cbas2

https://amp.abc.net.au/article/11236554

https://www.hitz939.com.au/news/local-news/138207-anti-adani-protestors-gathering-in-brisbanes-cbd

https://amp.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/brisbane-bus-delay-warning-for-anti-adani-protest-20190621-p5200l.html

https://amp.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/adani-protesters-pick-peak-hour-to-hit-brisbane-cbd-again-20190705-p524ed.html

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Ways to Connect: Element of Air

Heya everyone, Mysty here with her first Ways to Connect post.

If you don’t know what this is about. Please go check out Ways to Connect: Introduction. https://mystnokomis.home.blog/2019/07/13/ways-to-connect-introduction/

Air, is one of my old time friends. No, seriously, I’ve been friends with Air since teenage years and it all started with just intuitively singing to the wind. That’s it, really.

If you would like a rehash on that, please go check out: Tune Tuesday: An Ancient Wind Song. https://mystnokomis.home.blog/2019/05/07/tune-tuesday-an-ancient-wind-song/

But this post isn’t about me, its about helping you. So let’s see if we can expand on these connection ideas.

Air’s Court.

Air is in charge of quite alot.

Clarity, Intellect, Research, Clear mind and body, flight, birds, feathers, Air related Stones & Crystals such as Clear Quartz, Cleansing, and Knowledge.

Air is also linked to the psychic gifts of clear hearing and clear knowing.

The list could go on. But if you haven’t read The Witches Pyramid/ The Powers of Magnus, then ummm, what are you doing here? Go back and read that.

Some links to good posts about this can be found here:

Once you’ve read the above links or at least 2 of them, come back to this post.

In future posts of Ways to Connect, this Air post will be linked so you, reader, can please use these links above to get a feel as to why the elements are set out in this way.

Ways to connect

The ways that I connect to Air & some other suggestions. I’ve probably done these at least a dozen times each myself. I wouldn’t be recommending these methods if they didn’t work:

  • eating a fruit that I associate with air, which could be something like a dragonfruit (because it’s roots don’t actually need any soil, I’ve seen it growing roots around trees, well above the ground.
  • Developing my intuition using exercises such as meditation, divination, items and photos
  • Read, read, read! Get your knowledge on. Research your favourite topic or something you thought you would never dream of even touching. Explore.
  • Go outside on a windy day and fly a kite. feel the wind on the kite and try to connect to the wind or the kite as much as you can
  • Sing in the wind. Or sing to the wind.
  • On a windy day, go outside for a stroll and ask the wind to cleanse your body’s aura of negative built up energy.
  • Incorporate more things associated with Air into your daily life or practices. Light incense, make an incense fan out of feathers. Go hunting for woods or sticks of trees that are related to Air.
  • Play some music. Meditation music. Pipes, bagpies, wind pipes, organ, xylophone, wind instruments.
  • Singing Bowls
  • Try cleansing your room or house using sage smoke/incense/ singing bowls or clearing music or a combination of these things and feel the difference in your house.

Thanks guys for reading as always,

Take Care, Best Blessings you guys,

Mysty.

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Ways to Connect: Introduction

Hey guys. Mysty here! Back with another post. So I’m basically completed with the Elemental Spreads series. It was really fun. But now, what to talk about after?

I feel like sitting down in a comfortable room is not necessarily ‘connecting’ to the Spirit of the Element, during those Tarot/Oracle Card Spreads. Those spreads required a bit of time with those elements first before diving into them.

How I normally do a spread is meditate first upon either the Deity that I’m going to talk to or the Element I’m going to converse with. But this definitely requires having already developed a nice, clean relationship with that said Body. May it be a Spirit of your ancestor or a Spirit Locoli, you need to take the time & effort to get to know them first before asking them for they’re help.

So, how the hell do I get to that stage? You might ask. Well, it’s simpler than you think.

In this mini series we’re going to dive into that concept very deeply and hopefully you get something out of these posts. Then, after you’ve done some of these exercises you can attempt my lovely Elemental Spreads series!

How it will be set out.

Just like my Elemental Spread Series, it will be organized by Element/Body. By Body, I mean it could be any inanimate object, Place, thing, Ancestors & Spirits, Deity/Source, or Energy, that I would like to talk about.

It’s really important in paganism & witchcraft to:

a) be aware of the influences of energies around you. Both from things, people, places & Spiritual entities

b) be aware of maintaining and developing your own energies

c) understand the interaction, development, growth and expansion of these energies & spiritual influences over time & places.

If you’re not convinced that these are essential parts to, well, any Craft. Go have a long, long read of Rain Bottle Spell. A Previous Post of mine. It can be found on my archives page or through this link: https://mystnokomis.home.blog/2019/04/17/rain-bottle-spell/

Why am I doing this series?

Because I would like to help YOU do these things more easily. Simple as that.

Also, it will be a precursor to the Elemental Spreads Series.

When is it coming out?

Pretty soon. I’ll be writing it from now on until I feel like I’ve said enough XD.

Thanks for reading as always,

Best and Highest Blessings,

Mysty.

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Thoth’s Wonderful Library of Wonders.

Hello everyone, it’s your host Mysty. Welcome to my blog and I hope you have a good week so far.

Having Thoth as a Patron God is really the bomb. If you have him as a friend he can lend you some of his recommended books in his library.

Well, his Etheral Library. It’s really, really big guys. Probably has an infinite space and information. The Ancient Egyptians believed that Thoth, or Djehuti, had the task and privilege of keeping record of all that has happened, is currently happening and will happen.

You can assess the Library in a couple of ways.

Entrance/Access to Thoth’s Library Collection

Access could be as easy as, Hey Thoth, which book do you recommend for me? During a meditation when calling upon him, He’ll probably direct you to the equivalent book. For example, he directed recently to The Ultimate Book of Energy Manipulation, & What you Need to Know about the Underworld.

Sometimes during my dreams I have physically read the books. But now a days, my dreams sort of manifest as to how Thoth would like me to use the information day to day. He told me recently that “You subconscious is nearly in my Library all the time, other than when you’re sleeping and gone off to other worlds. But in your waking life, it’s here because you want to keep learning at this time. Gathering information is important at this point of your Practices and Journey’s. What you’re doing does come from your heart, but its also coming from what you subconsciously know and learning about.”

During the meditation, you can ask Thoth for access to his library (if you don’t have access). If you’re lucky enough, you’ve seen him working at his desk (writing with a quill onto heaps of scrolls and books) in previous conversations with Him.

This means that you already have access. He loves to multitask so for me he’ll normally be either organizing his shelves or writing, he’s never not doing something. He’s a busy God! He has a lot of responsibilities.

After Access

Looking on the internet or in your local library once asking for his information could be a very valuable search. Make sure to give him some offerings after. (He loves fruit btw).

Secondly, it could be easy as asking him a few questions using a Tarot reading for some answers. Which may direct you to a great amazon review of a new occult book.

Tarot readings are great because they can easily give information, guidance and physical advice from him.

The best course of action is to follow your gut & look out for the signs that yes your subconscious has recently looked at the book he recommended. He’ll only recommend something thats purely for your benefit at the time.

For example, if you suddenly know what to include into this difficult spell, or find it easier to look at auras or something and its related to Thoth’s recommendations, that is 100% from him.

Thank you for reading everyone. May Source bless you in the ways you need for this month.

Mysty.

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Elemental Spreads: Wood

Hello guys, Mysty here back with another Elemental Spreads post.

I love these posts because they show which elements I enjoy connecting to and then I get to share it through something that you can actively do to connect to the elements I have relationships with.

I regard the Local spirits as their own elementals. Not The Elementals (In capitals means the big bad boys which are fucking huge spirits, which high magick calls upon to keep the walls of magickal circles up in ceremonial magick).

Local Spirits are a part of the greater elementals yes, but they are not them in they’re entirety, no. But The Elemental Spirits are there out in the wild and you can interact with them, just takes a lot of energy. I rather work with some smaller elementals so they can spread the message about the Spell/Ritual like I did back in Rain Bottle Spell. (A previous Post)

Again, these are just my opinions. I’ve come across many witches and pagans with this same belief as me (hard animism) but you could have totally different belief than this.

With that out the way, lets dive into this Wood Elemental Spread group.

Wood, or Trees, or whatever you would like to call this element, is basically characterised and acknowledged in Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Chiropractic, and many other health practices.

During my life, I’ve had so many treatments from these types of practices that it would be a contradiction & a shame if I didn’t place Trees and Wood Spirits & as one of The Elemental’s into my own personal practice.

I don’t know if you’ve ever been to a Chiropractor or Acupuncturist, but they both have similar charts, depicting actually a pentagram (which is sort of hidden in the works there) and actually the 5 points of the graph relate to certain organs, nerves, muscles and mental emotion/thought group, and each point is corresponding to an element. Air, Water, Earth, Fire & Wood. When doing an NET, (Natural Emotional Treatment, I believe don’t quote me lol), the chiropractor will basically test all possible outcomes of the bad joint/bone/muscle/organ function and get back to the root reason why said thing is sore or unwell.

The element of Wood, if you think about Tree Roots, they go deep, just as our emotions, thoughts and feelings. Our subconscious may manifest different problems within a physical problem, but may ultimately have started out of stress, burn out & various other causes.

That, finding the root cause, is exactly, what the Wood Element means to me. That’s what I’m going to share with you today.

These spreads, like all future & previous posts, can be directed to anyone. Your higher self, the spirit of your deck, an ancestor, a local spirit, anyone.

Spread 1: Following the Clues

1: What is the core issue of the situation? <The Root>

2: How does this core issue manifest in my reality? (Physical = Pentacles, Emotional = Cups, Person = Character card, etc.)

3: How is this issue currently affecting me?

4: What is the main course of action I should take?

5: General advice/Final Comments/Main advice going in for solving this?

Spread 2: Why am I craving this?

1: Card to represent your craving (known or not) (picked out of deck)

2: The real reason why this craving exists.

3: How this craving can be balanced out properly.

4: First steps into the correct direction to do (3)

5: General Advice/Final Comments/Main advice going in for solving this?

Spread 3: Roots run Deep.

1: Why do I dislike this person? What is the subconscious reason?

2: How is this manifesting in my life?

3: Should this person be in my life at the moment?

4: How should I deal with them?

Thank you all for reading today. Hope you have enjoyed my new posts this month & if you have any questions feel free to comment on any of my posts.

Mysty.

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Elemental Spreads: Spirit

Hello guys, Mysty here. Back with more Tarot/Oracle Spreads.

Today is about Spirit. This isn’t important to everyone’s practice, but generally when I say ‘Spirit’ or ‘Spirits’ I’m usually talking about actual Elemental Spirits, Earth-bound Spirits which are dead humans which haven’t been mourned properly and need assistance to get to the Spirit Realm, or its just the over arching term of Spirit.

Spirit as an umbrella term is more about Deities, Ancestors, Spirit Guides, Angels, Guides, Spirit Animals, Totems, Local Spirts (Called Spirit Locoli sometimes), Physical Elemental Spirits like Lake ___ Spirit. It’s really an over arching term for anything that is classified a spirit or higher being.

So, these Spreads will hopefully touch on some things that you may associate with the term, Spirit or Spirits. If you don’t believe in Spirit or Spirits, then that’s okay, go check out my other posts 🙂

Spread 1: Heard not Seen

This Spread is only for talking to Spirits, opening up a conversation with them. This is very much like how I do it; but in spread form: (Open up a session when talking with a particular spirit)(Only for psychics and mediums pls)

1: Spirit, how would you best describe your situation currently?

2: Spirit, have you seen the light of the Spirit Realm?

3: Spirit, can you give me some clues as to which ancestry line you come from?

4: How can I help you at this time?

5; Spirit, is there any other information you would like to add at this time?

(Either continue the reading with the spirit using Tarot or other methods or Close Off, Thank the Spirit for coming, and firmly say Goodbye)

Spread 2: Ancestors

Ancestors are, basically the revered dead (honoured). Normally the ones that you communicate to have seen the light (successfully been mourned, are on a scale of enlightenment/towards being a higher being), have alot of knowledge in the fields that you are interested in, and thats why they are contacting you or, are need of some assistance of some kind, or you need some assistance, or they’re just cool and they want to come talk to you.

1: Ancestor, which line of mine do you originate from?

2: Ancestor, What is the main message that you would like to convey?

3: Ancestor, is there anything I need to do for you?

4: Ancestor, is there any information about this that you would like for me to receive?

5: Ancestor what is your advice moving forward?

Spread 3: Spirit Guide

Choose one of your Spirit Guides to communicate with first.

1: Spirit Guide, what is the overarching theme of your message?

2: Spirit Guide, what is the most crucial thing for me to learn about this situation?

3: What is your advice on this situation?

4: Are you the best Guide for this, or is another Guide suited for this?

5: What medicine (animal/life energy) should I call upon, if needed?

6: How can I develop a stronger relationship with you personally?

Spread 4: My Spirit

1: Higher Self, what does my Spirit need at this time to keep in balance?

2: Higher Self, how should I go about providing this?

3: What are the advantages if I do?

4: What are the disadvantages if I don’t or what will I miss out on?

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The Magick of Mount Wellington, Tasmania

Hello everyone! Mysty is here! Back with another smashing post.

So, today I wanted to briefly talk about my experiences and connections made on Mount Wellington, Hobart, Tasmania.

Mount Wellington, Hobart, Tasmania.

Oh. What a beautiful place. Holy shit guys. It was absolutely fantastic, even when the January fires of this year were tormenting the whole island and the air around the Mountain in all directions was full of smoke I still had a blast.

If you’re wondering, the background photo on my pages was taken a-top Mount Wellington, if you wanted to know.

Vibes

The place felt like I was transported to another world. It’s apparently a sacred mountain to the indigenous Aboriginal community and has a few legends of its own.

What I got from it was this punch of overwhelming power. It was as though someone set of a giant explosion of energy and opened up a gateway to the Overworld.

I found the portal, and soon got over there. The whole top of the Mountain is covered in what looks to be weathered Andesite or Diorite (or Granodiorite) <It depended on which area you went to, but the mountain is obviously covered by igneous rocks> (Just a quick Geological Assessment but it may be slightly off, hey, I’m not a Geologist & I only had 1 day there with 0 tools but this is just my analysis)

So there was these Andesite/Diorite fingers. Looong shaped, roughly weathered, smooth edges. Beautiful. It was like the Mother’s personal hands. It was absolutely amazing. If you closely look in a photo there’s one laying down in the bottom right section. (Just imagine them sticking up like blades of grass everywhere, then large boulders, smaller rocks, pebbles and hardy shrubs dotting the horizon.

Ritual

The portal to the Overworld was situated on a large, dome-like Andesite/Diorite rock. Not too off looking like Uluru, which had a few of the Fingers around it.

(Since I was on holiday I had no tools) I quickly consecrated a wand from a suitable stick, blessed it to the Goddess, and proceeded with a ritual.

The ritual was a dedication of me to the Craft. To me being a Witch. To my love of the Goddess. The Mother who gave me life, breath and this body. I gave much thanks & offered her my life in return of her blessings.

I thanked the Spirits of the local area too. I didn’t want to leave them out. The wand was ultimately put back into nature to serve as a thank you to the time I spent up there and not only leaving a piece of me behind, but leaving a connection behind so I could easily return in Astral form. (Yep guess what I did later!)

The wand, because I don’t actually use wands, was not consecrated for using in the ritual, just a pure connection from me to the land.

What I did during the ritual was simply place my hands on the large, Uluru like stone, and just talked to the Goddess. That’s it! Only prayer, intentions, a bit of energy work, grounding myself there, feeling the wind, connecting to the Spirit Locoli’s.

This was before I had any Deities watching over me. Before Bastet, Thoth, Seshat & Athena came along. I just spoke to the All-Deity. Source. Mother. Father. Great Spirit.

It was truely a blessing to be there in such a sacred place. The Wind cleansed me from top to toe. The Earth with this massive mountain underneath me grounded me to my Mother and the Portal helped me connect to Spirit.

Connections

Months and months later, earlier this year I travelled to the Mountain to cleanse my energy yet again. But something was different this time. Something was so so magickal.

So perfect. Because I did that ritual beforehand, the journey was so strong. My physical body was crying and sobbing, overcome with the energy and the healing medicine of Mount Wellington was filling my body. It was a guided journey and I feel like my practice has definitely benefited from dream work and Journeying so far.

It was the craziest journey I’ve had yet and to this day one of the most powerful and life changing experiences I’ve had. Don’t under-estimate the power you have or how you can easily connect to the spiritual energy of a physical, sacred place.

I’ll never forget Mount Wellington. Tasmania is an amazing place to visit and I’m definitely going back someday.

Thank you for reading everyone. May Source shine down on you highest blessings,

Mysty.

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Nah, I’m not paying…

Hey guys, me Mysty here. So, this post will be a little different to what you’re normally used to. This is just I guess, one of my opinions or viewpoints on quite a serious topic, Dietary Requirements.

I don’t know, maybe its just Australia thats expensive with marketed items like gluten free, vegan friendly, lactose free, soy (which is lactose free but sorry for those that are allergic). Some requirements are not at all at what you would think.

Mine are quite weird. I’m highly sensitive (will get pretty sick but won’t die, don’t worry), to a few things:

  • egg, lactose milk & dairy products, bread (especially wholemeal), and a few other vegetables such as mushrooms. I love mushrooms so I’m going to keep eating them haha.

But why, out of all things, should someone, who is either sensitive or allergic to these things should have to pay more for options without these ingredients?

I just find it hard to understand, why do I have to pay for who I am!? Like, why does Joe get a meal average less expensive then me just because I cannot have egg?

I’m baffled Australia. A Barista this morning told me that would be 50c more for Soy milk? That is my dietary requirement!!! What is your problem? Can’t your business actually hold water because a few of your customers want soy as an option?

A number of baristas here do that. But also a few of them choose not to charge anything for different milks and I am really grateful for that. As a Student, I don’t have a lot, so I am especially grateful for they’re choices.

So am I going to back up businesses that make money upon people’s weaknesses? Think again.

Thanks for reading guys. Hope you are not tired of my Elemental Spreads. It’s just a cool thing that came to mind to write about that readers could actively do, not just read. It’s been getting a lot of views so thank you guys sooo much.

More Elemental Spreads coming out soon, and more Magick from me,

Best and Highest Blessings,

Mysty.

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Elemental Spreads: Earth

Hello everyone, Mysty here. Back with another Tarot/ Oracle Card spread.

Today is centred on the element Earth. It’s such an important one because Earth keeps us grounded during meditations, before and after ritual, or during the day time for us pagans (and hopefully witches too). It helps us discern true from false, it helps us see clearly. Without Earth we probably wouldn’t be able to a lot of things.

Earth is associated with pentacles (if your practice uses them, I rarely do), the Earth itself, our individual bodies, most root-y herbs, and cultivate peace and harmony.

Spread 1: Is this right?

1: Is this ___ (situation) right for this time in my life?

2: Will it be beneficial for the future? (Yes/No)

3: For Yes/No, why?

4: How do I continue to be grounded during this situation?

Spread 2: I am the Mountain

1: What has made me stronger?

2: Why has this made me stronger?

3: How can I remind myself of my strengths?

4: How can I continue to develop my strengths?

Spread 3: You are my Rock.

1: Who am I relying upon at the moment in general?

2: Who am I leaning on for my emotional health?

3: How can I grow to be dependent from these people?

4: General Advice?

Spread 4: Earth my Body.

1: What new exercise should I put into my routine?

2: What foods should I enjoy more?

3: What foods should I eat less of?

4: What will help me keep balance between my physical, mental and spiritual health through this month?

Thank you all for reading. Hope these Elemental Spreads are a bit different to what you’re used to and hopefully you can use them.

I recently did one of the Air Spreads yesterday morning and it was totally fantastic, couldn’t have asked for a better spread. Hopefully you think so too.

Cheers guys! Look out for more Elemental Spreads from me this week.

Mysty.

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Elemental Spreads: Air

Hey everyone, Mysty here! Ready for a new post? Let’s go!

Air is one of the elements I am really passionate about. I feel like its not talked about enough, and I’m really proud of having a connection to The Wind and Wind Spirits, I absolutely adore them. They are so sweet and kind and blessed the land with Rain when I asked them for help.

They are full of generosity and kindness, they should get more attention from us pagans. The Element of Air rules knowledge, wisdom, the mind, meditation, athame/wand depending on your tradition.

Spread 1: Fly like the Wind

1: What aspects of my life should I develop more closely this month?

2: What actions should I take to develop these?

3: What knowledge do I need to continue to grow in this aspect?

4: What is your birds-eye view and overall opinion?

Spread 2: Music in the Soul

1: What makes my heart truly sing?

2: Why does it make my heart sing?

3: What should I do to develop this further? What flow pattern should I put into action?

4: Is this a essential part of my life or a side-line?

5: What advice would you give to me about this during the coming month?

Spread 3: Mind Magick

1: What should I be focused on this week?

2: What should I let go of this week?

3: Why (for Card 1)?

4: Why (for Card 2)?

5: Overall advice? (Optional)

Spread 4: Uniqueness

1: What special talents do I have that I am un-aware of?

2: What advice do you give to develop these unique gifts?

3: Can these unique gifts be incorporated into my Practice?

4: What knowledge and experience do I need to continue growing this new gift in the future?

Thank you guys as always for reading. Hope these spreads inspire you to create your own and possibly use these or they’re concepts.

Mysty.

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Elemental Spreads: Fire

Hello everyone, Mysty here. Hello! I wanted to do something a little bit different today. I wanted to do a few Tarot & Oracle Card spreads and over a couple of days I’ll be doing a few of them, and each set of layouts will be centred around one of the elements.

The purpose of these spreads is to get in touch with different elements. How they feel to you, how they impact your life. Maybe you might have a good relationship with one element. Like me with fire, since I’m a fire sign. These spreads will hopefully foster new growth in each element.

Spread 1: Building a relationship with Fire

1: What should I do this week to develop a relationship with you, Fire?

2: Fire, what advice do you have for me in relation to my passions?

3: Fire, what advice do you have for me in relation to my talents?

4: What should I burn out of my life?

5: Which relationships require more of my attention this week?

Spread 2: Fire in your life.

1: What should I put more passion into this week?

2: What should I put more energy into this week?

3: How do I accomplish (1)?

4: How do I accomplish (2)?

Spread 3: Taking control of the Flames

1: What fires are getting out of control in my life?

2: What should I do to control these flames?

3: What’s the immediate actions I should take to start this process?

4: Any advice moving forward/ Something to look out for?

Spread 4: Camfire

1: What skills/ talents do I need to be aware of?

2: Which of these should I warm up to at this time?

3: How do I go about nurturing these newfound talents?

4: What hobbies are useless to me in the future?

5: How do I get rid of these to make way for the new?

Hope you all enjoyed this post. Keep a look out for new ones. I’ll be doing Water through to Storms, not just the 1-5 elements, I’m going to branch it out because elements and Elemental Spirits are very important in my practice.

Highest Blessings,

Mysty.

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Conglomerate Stone: Retrieving Soul Fragments.

Hello everyone, Mysty here. Just wanted to quickly share today about one of my favourite stones, my personal Conglomerate.

My Personal Conglomerate. I know it doesn’t look like much, but this is a powerful stone.

Last week I shared about the things you could do in your Pagan and Witchcraft practices when you have barely any time & a small spell. If you would like to review them go check out my last two posts.

If you think about it. Conglomerate is a perfect stone for retrieving soul fragments. Why? Because its made up of tiny little stones, into a larger stone. It’s made up of fragments! It is one big whole, made of smaller pieces which embodies the energies of exactly retrieving soul fragments. It probably possesses multiple souls of each individual stone. There’s probably sand, mud and I can see bits of quartzite at the bottom. How do I know its a Conglomerate? Easy. I’ll zoom in for you just here. I also nearly have an engineering degree, and one of my favourite subjects we had to do was Geology. So I remember all the various terms there are.

Zoomed in photo, where you can clearly see each individual stone. (Sorry for photo quality)

Just a reminder, not every stone is (a) going to co-operate with you (b) going to work the same with you as it does for me (c) going to open up to you from the get go.

I’ve had this Conglomerate for around…hmm since I was 7 years old. I found it in my backyard and I used it to crush shale stone and other herbs when I was mucking around as a kid. So it really had a while to get used to my local area’s energies and my own.

This stone has definitely helped me retrieve alot of the parts of me which were missing, in the ethereal plane, where the parts of you which were present at the time of trauma have been lost and disconnected from yourself from & since the time of the event.

Again, as my disclaimer clearly points out, I’m not a health care practitioner, aka, not a Doctor. So, my advice is purely for spiritual purposes only, not mental health.

With that out the way, lets dive into the method I use:

General Method to Retrieve Soul Fragments

  • Start by getting comfortable & in a light meditative state
  • Then have a selection of stones in front of you & ask them individually if they have a talent or skill in retrieving soul fragments. If this is unsuccessful then unfortunately you cannot continue the next steps until you either use a drumming trance technique or find another stone for this.
  • Using the stone which feels right, place it gently in your hands like a cradle and begin a slightly deeper meditation.
  • Think about a particular time which was traumatic and go back there. Think about as much detail as you can, but only as much as you’re comfortable with. We don’t want any negative effects from going back there.
  • Find yourself in the area of the trancelike dream and make your past self’s body aura what ever colour you like. I normally go for a pink/purple for the ethereal realm.
  • Now zoom out your view of the event /or/ walk back with your coloured aura all the way back to where you are sitting in the present.
  • Make the part of your soul fragment smaller and denser and insert it using the power of the stone into a place within your own aura where it needs to go. It will find its way there.
  • Raise yourself back up to normal consciousness and out of the meditative state. I normally wiggle my toes and fingers & open my eyes.

Results:

  • I’m not sure what results you will experience after completing this. But for me, I’ve experienced a clearer and healthier mind, better meditation and a lighter body after doing this meditation.
  • It feels like a burden has lifted, your aura is more alined and your soul is back on track.
  • There could be negative effects from doing this without proper meditation and trance experience. I suggest doing meditation until you are satisfied with your progress before attempting this method.

Thank you all for reading!

Best and Highest Blessings.

Mysty.

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How to Cut Someone Off

Hey guys, me Mysty here. There’s been a uprising of many people on the internet, with various stages of coming out, such as the #metoo movement and the like, which is really highlighting the flawed society Western Culture has, but it’s also given the larger, worldwide community a platform to talk about such things.

Today’s spell is curtesy of yours truly, who has, gone through her own sexual assault. I’m not going to get into the details, but its a harsh memory and it’s well on its way out of my circle of influence.

This spell’s purpose is to, well, cut the ties you might have to an abuser, a bully, someone that you want to get out of your life, a thorn in your side.

Ingredients/Tools:

  • 2 candles
  • 1 thread/string/piece of thin root (I used Sitratro root which has been stripped in half when raw and left to dry outside before using a thin, long bit) (One of my posts have talked about it in more detail) (Plant Series: Do humble backyard weeds have a purpose?: https://mystnokomis.home.blog/2019/03/30/do-humble-backyard-weeds-have-a-purpose/ )
  • New matches
  • scissors/ knife/ sharp thing
  • Old used matches
  • Intention & Visualisation

Method:

Get in the mood. Get in the zone, this one is relatively on the fence of a curse & a charm. It doesn’t necessarily do damage and it doesn’t necessarily do any healing. It promotes said person to get out of your life or to remove their influence. I’ve been having alot of re-occuring dreams with this person, and its time to get rid of them!

Second, bring your visualization. You’re going to take your thread and put it out in front of you. Imagine the person right in front of you. What they smell like/ their attitude/ their essence. Cut the thread in half.

The side closest to you represents you, and the side closest to them, represents them.

Be careful with this next part. Place their piece, the one end of the thread directly into the flame of candle #1. My root took a while to burn and was safe with my fingers. But be careful with yours, maybe even use two old matches like chopsticks to hold it over the flame.

Watch it burn. Let it sink in. That person is gone from your life & so is their influence.

State either out loud or in your head that this persons influence is truly gone, your life has no space for them and neither does your mind.

Next, take your side and put it into candle #2’s flame, stating out loud or in your head, “___ influence is gone, they are dead to me, I, myself, am free” Or something along those lines. A sort, potent line is best.

If any bits dropped into the warm wax of the candle, make sure theirs gets its way to the bin, a bin that is not in your room!! Please. I used an old match to scoop it out and chuck it in the bin.

If any parts of yours dropped into your candle, and you want to remove it, its safe to put it into a bin which is situated in your room.

<Your room/workspace is entirely filled with things that directly affect your body & aura, please don’t put baneful magick items or spell items in this area, they need to be disposed of properly. & I believe I have talked about this before>

Ground and Centre after finishing.

Results:

  • The same night of doing this spell. No dream! Yesss. It totally worked! Was so over those dreams, I had about a whole week worth of them. Now they’re gone. I’m really happy with this result guys!

Thanks guys for reading as always. I send my warmest regards to you and may your Gods bless you with a future ever so bright.

Mysty.

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What to Witch when you have no time at all?

Hey guys, Mysty here! I have found a few slithers of time and here I am. I love my blog and I hope you all have benefited from my posts so far.

Its really important to me to keep going with My Craft, even though I may not have the right time carved out to do a ritual during the week. I barely have time to do anything of my choice between my family or my life.

Being forced into a degree I hate, a Church I dislike and a City I am not fond of anymore.

Everyday I wake up, wanting to be in some place else. A cottage in a thick forest, a mountainside retreat, a Buddhist Temple down the street (there is actually one down the street, very lucky for us). < and yes I knew it rhymed. Do it all the time.>

So between my life and trying to get my life to where I want it to be, how do I keep being a practicing Witch? (& Pagan).

I’m going to make a list of things that fit for both that I do on a regular basis, and also some things that I aspire to do on a regular basis.

Pagan Daily’s

  • I talk to my Gods & Goddesses. At the moment, Bastet, Athena and Thoth. I talk to them about random stuff & something that they might want to help me with at the time & then giving them an appropriate offering w/ a mini “Will you accept ~this offering~ in exchange to do ~this action~ Please/Thank you” Ritual
  • General offerings to my Gods & Goddesses, since they keep my house & things spiritually protected and purified. <When I say ‘purified’ it means the typical ‘cleaning/cleansed’ that other witches do say, but not with the -wipe the spiritual slate clean sort of cleanse- >
  • Rituals using herbs and/or trees and plants outside when I go for a walk. Doing a walking meditation while walking and acknowledging the sights and sounds I come across.
  • Talking to plants & having a good conversation with them.

Witchy Daily’s

  • Energy psy ball meditation
  • Candle or silent meditation
  • Meditation for cultivating peace
  • Sigil Spells
  • Warding my house, self healing, protection and/ or purification.
  • Divination
  • Writing in my Book of Shadows
  • Research & Listening to Podcasts. Read, read, read. Library when I can.
  • Purification of my tools, crystals, loose things, stones, etc
  • Finding good tools outdoors and respectfully asking for it, then dedicating it if successful
  • Putting back natural items which have completed their purpose. De-dedicating it, purification, thanking ceremony & placed back in a good wild-spot
  • Small rituals with my Deities when I can.

Aspired Daily’s

  • More focus on my psychic abilities and gifts. Nurturing them.
  • Focusing more on my manifesting powers & more spell work
  • More focused and twice daily meditations.
  • Doing a small course in meditation & asking my local Buddhist community.
  • Attending the Buddhist temple when I can.
  • Using my crystals more in my work
  • Wild crafting and using what I know about botany in My Craft.

Thanks for reading everyone!

What are your daily’s? What do you aspire to do daily in your Practice? Don’t feel like this is a pressure test. Doesn’t matter what you do or when you do it, but I feel like a regular routine makes our Craft grow and develop. Mine definitely has so far. I still have growing room & more to learn.

Highest blessings everyone, may luck find you well.

Mysty.

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Simple Self Purification Ritual

Hello Everyone, Mysty here!

I’m so exited to be back on my blog and so how I’m going to tackle it is, JUST DO IT!

Sunset.

Yeah, so I’ll be doing my work when and where I can. I’m currently inundated with work, uni and life. So my blog took a backseat when I was in exam period. But will resume fully when I’m back to university next semester (in a month).

Self Purification made simple!

Ingredients:

-Bath Salts

-Dried twig of rosemary intact

Reason: (To do self purification)

-cutting off curses, cutting off ties to other people, purifying your whole aura, purifying your spirit, purifying your spirit from other influences or spirits

Method:

1. With your ingredients, go into the shower.

2. Say the following for the salt: “This body of earth, i consecrate you for purifying my mind, body and spirit. So Mote it Be” (Visualizing what ever appropriate colour which comes to mind encasing and glowing from the object)

3. Say the following for the rosemary “This body of water, I consecrate you for purifying my mind body and spirit. So Mote it Be.” Same visualization with the rosemary (can be different in colour)

3. Proceed with the showering. Rub the bath salts on you, in your minds eye, spiritually remove, scrape off, discard (down the drain) any black or brown energy on you. There may even be an entity latching onto you.

4. With the tip of the rosemary, physically scrape a line, from the tip of your head, down to the middle of your body (in between your legs), down one leg then the other. Releasing the energy built up inside your spirit and your aura overtime. Visualizing it bursting outwards. The darkness, replaced by light of your choosing ( I normally choose either green, goldy white, white etc)

5. Do step 4 again, now starting from the tip of your head and going backwards, to the base of your head, all the way down to the start of your butt. Do the same visualization.

6. Make sure to get all the black stuff out of you and down the drain.

7. Protect yourself with your preferred shielding technique. Ground yourself with your preferred technique. Centre yourself with your preferred technique.

Notes:

-Hopefully you’re not allergic to this method, but just test your skin before hand if you’re unsure.

-If it leaves a red line, it doesnt matter thats part of the process & it will be there for around 20-30 mins.

-(my skin is pretty sensitive, and I had no reaction. So you should be fine)

Cheers guys. Its good to be back.

Mysty.

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The Witch

Pine Trees

The Witch is the tale untold, dark in the winter deep, she holds her wand and cauldron, dreaming of better sleep,

The Witch is a young lad, who longs for better days, he stays hidden, stays silent, for no parents to turn him from his ways.

The Witch graces the morning, where He holds his head up high, He greets every morning so, until the day he dies.

The Witch is a young girl, flowers in her hair, she whispers names of those, whose presence she’ll never bear.

The Witch are a group of friends, gathered circle round, they dance, sing, clap and cheer for the night is young and their hearts are one.

So you see, dear Witch, you’re not alone, for many have this name, some are long gone, but you? Carry it well. Fear not if you can speak not your duties aloud, we will hold you, and keep you save and sound.

So you see, dear Witch, never falter and never fret, for we are here for you, never be afraid of what you can do. For time will tell if this path is for you. Don’t worry if you leave, for we will be here, if you ever need.

So you see, dear Witch, the young and the wise, never judge anothers path or puff up your own, for that never does any good. Except be truthful and honest in all that you would.

Thank you, dear Witch, for being kind and just, for not many of us are left, so let’s keep in touch.

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Circle of Ancestors

Hello All, so I have an exam tomorrow. So in a spirit of love and support, I am giving you all this poem I have made for my ancestors. They really have been a support for me during this time and I encourage you all to do some ancestry and find the links you have with so many, who, inevitably still live on through your body, blood and mind. They are deep inside you, just waiting for you to say hello.

Fig Tree, Brisbane Botanical Garden.

So, I wrote this poem to give you a feeling of how they have helped me through this time.

When I’m feeling down,

when I’m ready to give up,

You are here to hold me up.

When I don’t feel strong,

and when I feel I can’t go on.

You are my circle of love.

You surround me and raise me from the deep.

Your hands are on my skin,

Your voices cheer me on,

Your smiles are all I need.

And I can’t wait to see you again,

I can’t wait to say,

Thank you.

Blessings be with you guys,

Song of the day: Myrdhin – Tartalo Music ft. Ian Fontova.

Mysty.

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Magick Monday: Updates

Hello everyone, so I really need to focus on my studying at the moment. I’m near to exam block and although this blog will take a back seat, I’ll post small nit-bits when I can.

So the new structure I’ve been doing has actually been really hard. I’ve decided to change it back to how it was. Just post whatever I want, what ever topic that is and go for it. But what I did learn is that I do need structure to my postings and have a variety each week for what I talk about.

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Thank you all so, so much for your support.

I don’t get anything out of doing this. I don’t get paid.

I do this from my heart and I really hope you have at least got something out of my blog.

If that’s information, yay!

If that’s a new perspective, yay!

If that’s a change of direction, yay!

If you’ve stayed the same, good for you!

I’m here to support you all, energetically, each in your own individual lives. Just enough to get you on your feet energetically for yourself.

Why do I always end with either Highest Blessings / Blessings from your (insert spiritual helper)?

This is how I send the intention for helping you, personally.

When you read that line, you will get the help later down the road. Its basically an affirmation. But if you don’t believe in it, then well, it won’t work. Highest blessings won’t come if you don’t think they will. Lol.

This line is there, from me to you, to help you on your own path. It doesn’t necessarily drain me like a battery, but it grabs the intention I put out into the universe for you to receive Highest Blessings from ___ (spirit guide/angels/source energy/I AM etc). Not from me, otherwise I would probably not function, hahah. Magick, is got to make sense in the end. What you put in, you’ll get out. So, I’m letting Source do that.

So, how am I moving forward from here?

  1. Structure that I have been with (Monday – Thursday) will change back to no structure.
  2. I will be very busy with exam study so I will post when I can.
  3. Song of the Day, will be more broader.

Thank you for your support. Likes, comments, emails are always appreciated.

Song of the Day: For Love is Waiting – KIVA

Mysty.

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Thursday Talk: Inclusiveness in an ever growing community.

Hey guys its Mysty! Your fun-loving witch!

So, by word of one of the recent episodes from Millennial Pagan Podcast.
(https://paganpod.podbean.com/) Their episode, 24 Gatekeeping and Inclusion really hit me.

This is about being inclusive in our pagan and witchy circles. This is about not telling people “You’re doing it wronnnggg.” All. The. Time.

Stop it.

Stop.

Please just stop doing it.

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Go have a listen to this episode its really, really good. All of MPP’s episodes are amazing. Autumn and Jera (& Guests) do an excellent job at explaining topics and branches of paganism and witchcraft that I would have never come across.

Inclusiveness is about telling people:

  • It’s okay if you make mistakes.
  • It’s alright if you are doing this, but maybe you could consider this ethical value of __
  • It’s alright if you do this, just keep in mind that I did a similar thing and it turned out ___. I advise you to ___.
  • It’s alright if you do this, but keep in mind this consequence ____. It might come back to you.
  • That amazing, keep going. I never thought of it like that.
  • Mixing pantheons is great!
  • Mixing traditions is great!
  • Wow so you call your Goddess into your ritual that way? Cool. Have you asked her if she likes that? It’s really important to gain a good relationship with them.
  • You work with both Aphrodite and Persephone? Good for you!
  • You work with Horus and Set! Good for you. I hope they get along. Please be nice to them

Not:

  • I find your type of spells are not High Magick. I don’t think they would work.
  • You’re doing it wronnngg.
  • That’s not right, you should be doing ___.
  • You can’t be a ___ and a ___. (E.g. You can’t be a pagan and be non religious) (Haha, yes you can biatch)
  • You can’t ___ (E.g. You can’t use sympathetic magick with this candle)
  • You can’t do ___ with a ___. (E.g. You can’t call the elements with just words)
  • You work with both Aphrodite and Persephone? They despise each other, how does that work?? That’s not going to end well.
  • You work with Horus and Set! That’s horrible, they probably hate each other.

Change how you speak to others because it stays with them for a long, long time. Keep in mind how you speak to others, because it says a lot about you.

I’ve been accused of a lot in my time. Even though I’m only two decades old. I’ve been called a bitch, a hoe, a fag, a cow, an asshole, an idiot. Every insult you can think of. Most of which by my family. Who, don’t understand me at all. It’s hard to be called a cow and a bitch by your own mother. It’s hard not to be included in your own family. So, how’s about making our pagan family a bit more inclusive? That’s all I’m asking for.

We don’t know the lifestyle or what people have gone through to get to this point. We don’t know what has happened to them. Probably before this you never would have known my family to be so rude to me, almost constantly. I hate them for it. You probably didn’t even know, and that’s okay. This blog is about opening your eyes to the reality of paganism and it is a second home for me. It is a community for me to actually feel loved, be included and not be told all the time that I’m not good enough. Because I am good enough. So, please be loving and kind to those you know in the pagan and witch community.

This also goes back to the 3 Pagans and a Cat Episode 29: Liminal 2: Electric Boogaloo, which emphasizes how people of all genders and backgrounds really need to be included and how the community as a whole has somewhat shut them out. (e.g. not including trans-woman into woman circles!) Some of the examples they show about inclusiveness I am totally shocked about what happened and I find that people really need to be more inclusive. Especially telling people in public ritual what to do and how it will be done beforehand!

Please, please do some housekeeping for all the sakes. For people who are binary and are unsure if they are going to be automatically crowned one gender or the next. For people who are new and fresh to paganism. For people who have never been to a public ritual, or your particular rituals (like in reclaiming, if they haven’t been to one before, you guys normally call Centre as an element?? Like what is that about.)

Really be clear, and concise in the opening housekeeping. Ask if people are uncomfortable or feel like in this ritual they would feel like they are included. Ask the whole group. Better yet, go around before the ritual starts. Talk to the people who are visiting your ritual and say hello to them. Take the time out to ask them, “Will you be alright in the ritual proceedings if we did ___?” Seriously this needs to be a standard.

I absolutely love, love both of these podcasts and I highly recommend them for all Pagans and Witches to check out.

They both discuss really important issues in our area and we need to advocate for them. For the future of our beliefs and practices for all.

Best and Highest Blessings meet you today,

Song of the Day: Beltane – Arlene Faith.

Mysty.

3 Pagans and a Cat:
https://www.3pagansandacat.com/
https://www.facebook.com/3PaaC/

Millennial Pagan Podcast:
https://paganpod.podbean.com/
https://www.facebook.com/MillennialPaganPodCast/

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Witchy Wednesday: The Elemental Body.

Hey everyone!

Last week I had some spontaneous things happen. I had the prompting to assign each part of my body to an element.

My left leg is Wood, right leg Air. My torso is Earth. My left arm is water, right is fire. And my neck and head is spirit.

I imagined each limb and body part starting to fill, one by one, with their element. Not judging where which one would go where, but feeling where it needed to be, then accepting the outcome.

Pretty cool right?

I immediately felt like someone flicked all the right switches in my body. I feel balanced and grounded.

The main reason why this came up is because whenever I try to Ground to the Earth Mother, or Pachamama, The Earth, I feel disassociated from myself. It feels like the opposite of Grounding.

Thats why, of late I have been grounding to the immediate Earth space around me, and not using all my energy to get allllll the way deep into the Earth, because I feel disconnected after that.

I’m actually starting to Ground to my inner Earth Space now. Since my torso is my Earth, I’ll ground to myself now. I feel alot more complete and comfortable with this technique than other types of Grounding.

I feel really happy about where which element ultimately ended up. It definitely will change from person to person depending on their own energy body (Prana) and their own personality, character and how they interact with the different elements.

In my practice, the Elements are just as important as my own Spirit Guides. I would actually say that they are part of my Spirit Guides. I talk to them before and after ritual. I thank them for protecting me throughout the ritual and for attending.

Why cannot my own body be Elemental? It made perfect sense.

After doing this last week, my headspace has been a lot clearer. I’ve stopped a lot of my self-negative talk. I’m doing better on my assignments and I don’t feel stressed! I actually feel great and I want to exercise, despite not having great sleep.

I hope this post inspires you to be your own self. Your personal, most inner self. Not the self you put on for others. Not the self that you’ve turned into because of external experiences, hardships, failures, successes, people and persons and outside events.

No.

That’s not the real you. Go and talk to the inner you.

Song of the Day: Rain Prayer – KIVA

Mysty.

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Tune Tuesday: TED talks to inspire

Hello everyone, today I wanted to do something a bit different. I know I normally talk about music on Tuesdays but I thought because I’ve been spending a lot of time talking about it, it was time for a switch up.

Today, TED talks are on the agenda. Preferably, TED talks that inspire you. So I’ve compiled a list of a few which inspired me, to hopefully inspire you:

How to Step Screwing Yourself Over by Mel Robbins
In this talk, Mel really steps up and explains how do you actually motivate yourself to achieve what you want to achieve. She explains that there isn’t really any time that your mind or your body will ‘be in the mood’ to do things, and essentially you need to force yourself to do your dreams.

  • Happiness is all in your Mind by Gen Kelsang Nyema
    Gen explains that happiness comes from inner peace and joy rather than looking outside ourselves for the happiness that we seek. We have to sow and reap our own happiness that comes from the inside. We need to stop looking for it in the things of the world, in our family and friends, in our relationships. We really need to look inward and find it there.
  • My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor.
    Jill literally had a stoke. Literally. She, as a Neuroanatomist, talks about how she recognized her own stroke and the sort of enlightenment she went through.
  • Self Transformation through Mindfulness by Dr. David Vago.
    Dr. Vago is a Neuroscientist and he explains that regular mindfulness and meditation leads to a better understanding and awareness of the self and how we can change how we think and our own mental habits into being more constructive.
  • All it takes is 10 Mindful Minutes by Andy Puddicombe.
    Andy quit his University degree to travel to the Mountains to become a Monk. He explains the essence of mindfulness and how you can train your mind to be mindful of the present moment, wherever you are, in whatever situation you might be in. You definitely don’t have to meditate on the floor.
  • Conscieousness, the Final Frontier by Dada Gunamktananda
    Dada is a yogi, and he expresses how he perceives space and times as concepts and how it is different to how science has taught us. Apparently there’s more to it.

Okay everyone that’s it from me,

Thank you for reading,

Highest Blessings to you,

Song of the Day: With Open Heart – Jaiya

Mysty.

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Magick Monday: Sigil Magick part 2

Hey everyone! Hello! How has your week been? I have been super duper good and after taking the Energy Vampire off me I am feeling a lot more confident and effective in both my mundane and magick work.

I hope you’re doing good too! If you’re not, I’m right here sending you the love you need to keep going forward.

I always have a saying that I live by and it goes along the lines of Don’t judge someone about where they were or what they’ve done, but what they are doing now and who they are now.

That’s really important to me, and I hope that wisdom speaks to you in some way.

Okay! Magick Mondays. Where to begin? I do so so many sigils it’s unbelievable actually.

Examples

So some examples of where I’ve used sigils are:

– Using a passive sigil to keep my keyboard working.

It’s always giving me grief and I fucking hate the living utter shit out of trying to use an onscreen keyboard when the actual one looks and can work totally fine, but has a sass when it comes to working or not. GRRR. Keyboard, I want to replace you! Anyhow, until I have enough molla to get a new laptopy I will have to put up with my laptop’s shite. By doing Sigil Magick, Hazaahh! You know I wish I could enbed the fucking sigil right into the keyboard but it could catch fire, sad sad.

-The Heated Body Engraving

The example above is how it should look when you’re finished.

I find this method is really good if you want to send energy into your body or to your aura during the day. It sets the mood of the day. Some examples:

-Maybe you’re sick and you need an extra energy boost for going to work.

-Maybe you want to boost your immune system so you don’t get sick.

-Repelling entities from your body like a shield.

-Attracting positivity throughout your day.

-Attracting job prospects when you are out today.

-Attracting coincidences to see your friends. This happens to me a lot, not even with sigils.

-Protecting you psychically and physically.

-Attracting a certain energy or repelling one.

What happens if your sigil is thrown away?

So one of my family members, without knowing, through one of my sigils away. At first I was really annoyed but then this actually refueled the energy I put into the sigil in the first place because I carefully placed the sigil in a different spot and it was actually taking the energy from me when I was taking care of it.

So if you have a sigil accidentally thrown away, don’t worry, It won’t hate you just give it a bit of love and put it in a safer place, it will be happy.

So what if you intend to throw it away? Thats a completely different thing.

-If you intend to throw away the sigil and that is your way of activating the magick, by all means, do it.

-If you intend to throw away the sigil because you want to destroy it. DO NOT. Please don’t do that.

— First – Rip up the paper.

— Then throw it away.

— Do not burn, Do not wet the paper, just simply throw it away once ripped up.

Why? Because, if ripping up was not in the original steps of the spell, it will deactivate the sigil.

If you just threw it out, without doing anything, the sigil will still remain & will normally have side effects.

Have you read the account of the Witch’s Bottle? Long story short, a lady killed the husband of another just because she buried a witch’s jar on their property. (Possibly unintentionally, not very clear in the story) & This story is from way way back.

So when you are destroying spell remains be careful. You should never burn it or destroy it in a way that completely destroys the object. Unless its a rival witch’s object and you want to reverse a curse or spell inflicted upon you, to the original sender.

Normally I would say something along the lines of:

I disenchant thee,

oh creature of ___,

Your purpose is done,

Your purpose is complete,

I have no room for you,

Your effects are gone,

Return my power to me,

And now I set thee free.

So mote it be. Eb ti etom os.

And done! Don’t need to worry about another ritual or spell item ever again.

Make a simple incantation to disenchant an item and you’ll be good. The above is just an example.

Happy Sigil Crafting.

Highest blessings,

We are the Earth,

Song of the Day: Winter Solstice Sunrise -KIVA – Yuletide.

Mysty.

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Thursday Talk: To you the reader!

Hello Everyone! How are you all? Welcome, welcome to those who this is their first time reading my blog, Myst Nokomis, I am your host Mysty.

Alright, enough formalities! This post is directed solely to you, the reader. Yes, you. You who are currently reading these words.

This is going to be basically a survey, sort of. Anyways lets get to it:

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Feedback time!

Yes, I would really love your feedback on my content.

  1. Do you enjoy the content I have been posting? What general advice could you give to improve my content? More frequent posting? More diversity? More focusing on a particular topic?
  2. What post was your favourite and why?
  3. What post were you most interested in and why? Do you want a part 2 of that post?
  4. What was your favourite topic that I addressed? Sigil Magick? Candles? Meditation? Which is your favourite and why?
  5. What topic do you think I should research and give my thoughts on? I’ve been a studying witch for around 6 years and a practicing one for 3, I would love to expand my horizons.
  6. Should I do reviews of other blogs, blog posts, articles, books etc?
  7. What topic/area do you think I have skipped and have not addressed which you feel is important?

Alright, that’s it from me! Feel free to email me at mystnokomis@outlook.com or to leave comments below answering the questions.

Highest blessings and take care,

Song of the day: Evening in the Tavern – Pawel Blaszczak ,

Mysty.

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Witchy Wednesday: Meditation in the middle of Chaos

Hey everyone, Welcome to my Blog, Myst Nokomis. I’m your host, Mysty!

I just want to take the time out to say hello and welcome to all who are new to my blog. Hello! Also a big hello to those who have stuck with me from the beginning days and who give me a lot of encouragement for my work. Thank you.

So, from the title you can deduce this is about meditation. If you haven’t noticed I absolutely love meditation. I try to meditate everywhere I go really.

But Zazen Meditation is quite different. Rather than emphasising that you can do meditation everywhere and anywhere, it focuses on a seated position and you basically sit there for as long as you need, amidst chaos.

Zazen = Seated. So, seated meditation here! It focuses on your awareness becoming more of a pure experience. No judgement, no inside dialog, no commentary. Observing the present moment, and the present you, how it is.

Amidst chaos… Why did I include that? It’s simple really. While you are meditating on the ground you must be fully present. What does full presence come with? If you’re sitting in a room in your house you can:

  • Hear the wind blowing through the trees outside
  • Hear whoever is in the kitchen in your house. You can smell what they are baking.
  • You can smell the scents in your room. If you have candles, incense etc going.
  • You can see your room, and sense the structures around you.
  • You become the moment, not just a part of it.
  • You can hear your neighbours driving into their house.
  • –> Basically if you continue doing Zazen you will see the world as it is in the moment of your meditation, and this will include neutral, positive and negative things happening around you.

This is really important in Zazen, to become one with your surroundings. I know it sounds cliché but, that is what happens.

So, why am I posting about Zazen mediation? Well, Zazen is really important to me. It fills my batteries. It cultivates my awareness. It sharpens my brain.

At this point in time, I need all the sharpness I can get from my brain. It’s the time in university at the moment where everything comes to a grinding hault in your brain and you need to push through in order to succeed. Some people call it the pre-exam pressure, crunch time, cry-period, whatever you want to call it. It’s really the stressful time of university for us Southerns’. Not you Northern’s you got it easy, little students, you’re on break!

But, why I’m posting about the chaos happening in my life, I can find peace amongst the chaos. The eye of the storm is me sitting on my meditation pillow in my room. Even if it’s for a moment. There is a great sense of calm as soon as you sit down for your meditation.

Zazen has kept me pretty sane over the past few weeks, and it has been greatly appreciated. Zazen can help you any time in your life, stressful or not.

** I updated this post last night and it just disappeared so really sorry about that **

Song of the Day: Believe in Magic (Anglo-Saxon version) – Eleni Violaris

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Tune Tuesday: Homemade Instruments

Hello everyone, Mysty here. Today I’m going to share a few ways you can make instruments at home to use in ritual.

Clap Sticks

If anyone knows me well enough, I love wood. I love sticks and all things natural. There’s just something special about them.

I have two dried Mangrove pods as my clap sticks I use to keep in time while I’m singing in ritual. I use it in place of a ritual bell too to mark the beginning and end of certain steps of rituals. I use it while I’m walking in a circle to mark out the ritual space to clear the energy, clear the air of any unwanted stagnant energies. Really helpful and they have been really clear and great.

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** It took actually a whole 2 years for my mangrove pods to fully dry.**

Have a look at the different woods that naturally occur in your area. Birch? Oak? Cedar? Maybe for those in the Northern Hemisphere. Southern Aussies, Eucalyptus? Native Pencil Cedar? Melaleuca? Or even trees regarded as evasive weeds that you need to cut out anyhow. Sorry other countries I don’t know about your trees unfortunately. But generally for everyone:

  • Anything that could be hardened over time, and could give a nice, clear sound is ideal. You should go for woods that would be used for making weapons such as bows, spears etc because they have fine fibers and actually have what’s called resonance. Where you hit the wood and the whole wood vibrates.
  • Ask your local Wood carving or Whittling professional about which woods they use for different things
  • Select the wood once you’re more acquainted with their uses and choose an appropriate one.
  • Go to your local tree in your area and ask it for either a limb it has already shed or carefully cut one off. (I don’t believe in cutting things off of trees to be used for magickal purposes, but this will be your clap sticks, not mine. Do what you think is best) –> Make sure the wood is a decent thickness because it does need to dry out & you’re going to be using it physically, it needs to be solid.
  • Make sure you dry out your selected wood after harvesting it. This step will take between 5 weeks to 3 months or longer. You should be able to take another sample which dried in the same amount of time and be able to effectively burn it in a bonfire or cut it without having any moisture in the middle.
  • **To speed up the drying process, if it is a soft wood and the bark is quite like a layer in itself, take a whittling knife, being careful, and strip the branch.
  • After the Drying Process, Cut your clap sticks to size and enjoy. You may have to do trial and error with different woods to get your desired sound out of your clap sticks.

Recycled Materials

I love recycling. But Australia is famous for being flip-flopping about their recycling services. So I love to reuse things rather than put them in the recycling if absolutely necessary. This is because Australia needs to be a bit more environmentally friendly before I can 100% say everything I put into recycling is actually being recycled properly.

  • Glass bottles: thick glass bottle + spoon = instrument

Could be used also with water in it for different notes. The more water in the bottle the higher the note essentially. Use a spoon as a hitter or something that makes a clear sound. Decorate it as you want and place it on your altar! Again, it doesn’t have to be a massive bottle, it could be a baby one.

  • Glass bottle: two glass or plastic bottles + sand/filler/water = instrument

Who doesn’t love a good rain instrument. Well that’s what I call them anyhow. It basically sounds like rain. Really nice. Good for ambience.

Clothing Bells

Have you ever noticed that shamans from various cultures have bells on their clothing. I know right, pretty cool. They jingle everywhere and I think that’s really fun. But its also used to get into a trance state on the go and for some shamans it’s really effective for them so this is another way to incorporate music into your practice.

  • Literally sew on little bells to your ritual clothing if you have some.
  • Or, make a shaker
  • Or, make a Egyptian sistrum.

Advanced Instruments

There are some serious DIY instruments out there.

  • Dulcimers
  • Lap Harps
  • Drums
  • Bamboo Flutes
  • Lyres
  • Thumb Pianos

And many, many more to choose from. If you’re like me and super indecisive have a look at a few videos on youtube how people make these at home and choose the one you’re most interested to give a try.

Happy tunes guys and let me know what your music projects or any other projects you’ve been working on so far.

Song of the Day: Bear – Jaiya.

Highest Blessings.

Mysty.

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Monday Magick: Diverse Divination

Hello everyone, I’m Mysty, your fun-loving syncretic pagan witch.

Now before I get into the types of divinations I expand on in this post I’m just going to come out and say that I do divination for myself and I believe that divination doesn’t have to be for clients.

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Whoever it is out there who says “You can’t use divination for yourself that’s stupid” is stupid. I seriously disagree with these sorts of views and statements and I feel like the people who are professional who believe this should find another job.

Divination is for understanding and expanding your awareness. It is a tool to see a perspective that you were not conscious of in the first place and can definitely be for yourself, not just clients. It’s not necessarily all about looking into possible future outcomes. It’s not necessarily about giving advice about something. It’s actually more about asking a certain spirit helper, spirit guides, ancestors or your subconscious and higher selves about questions that you would like answers to.

Alright well now that’s out the way, lets begin! **By the way I use UK English which we use in Australia so, favourites not favorites. Thanks!

Using Song Playlists

Yes this is one of my personal favourites. When you don’t have your Tarot cards or Oracle cards on you. You can actually use your playlists on your phone or ipod or whatever you have nowadays. Walkmans anyone? Haha.

Anyways so how I do this is as follows:

  • Choose a playlist to use, can even be a small or big one, or your whole song libary.
  • Think of a question. State out loud or in your head the question you would like to ask and direct it to the playlist, naming the playlist. (E.g. Instrumental playlist I would like to ask you about ___)
  • Say to the playlist, please if you would like to answer me, I will skip __ times to your answer)
  • So the final statement would be (E.g. Instrumental playlist, I would like to ask you about ___, if you would like to answer, I will skip 8 times to your answer)
  • Press shuffle, skip the # of times chosen. There is your answer.
  • Carefully do an analysis on the song. Listen to the song. What are the lyrics? What are the implied meanings in the song? What is the song about? How does this apply to the question you asked? Does it answer your question?

This is really, really fun and you should enjoy it. The more times you ask that particular playlist, the more accurate the answers. Although I would limit the number of times you ask any one playlist to around 3-5 questions per day. Then thank the playlist after you’re finished. This is really similar to how you would develop a relationship with a deck. Imagine that each song is a unique card in your ‘playlist deck’ and each have a special meaning just like a normal physical deck. But, now your deck is portable. I feel like that’s pretty cool.

Using a pebble in water

This is a really simple Yes or No answer divination method.

  • If you are in an area where there is pebbles and a body of water nearby, preferably a pond or still body of water like a deep puddle.
  • Take a pebble that catches your eye if you are ready to do a divination. Ask the pebble, May I use you for answering a question? If it says yes, continue, if it says no, pop the pebble down and thank it for it’s time.
  • Ask the pebble a question, state that even # of ripples created will be a yes and odd # will be no. Or vice versa, whichever you prefer.
  • Proceed to ask the question and throw it into the body of water however appropriate.
  • Observe the results.

I personally haven’t done this before, but I feel like I needed to include this to the post because I felt like this is really interesting.

Coffee Cup Divination – Turkish Coffee Fortune Telling

This one is really, really cool guys. I can say I’ve done it a couple of times for myself and it is super duper cool. One think I must say is that I know absolutely zero about the original Turkish coffee method but I have my own method, as I do for most things.

I asked a question once, I flipped over the cup and there was a smiley face! A smiley face, isn’t that cool as! I was just so giddy after that reading I really loved that.

So, I am a big fan of the Coffee Cup Divination and this is how I did it.

  • Brew ground coffee in a distiller. Pour it into the cup. Preferably like a sort of square shaped cup. Make sure its black, no milk.
  • While drinking the coffee, think and contemplate on a question. Ask it to a deity or something. I asked mine to Bastet, because she loves coffee.
  • Once finished and you can see the dregs flip the cup onto a saucer or plate and wait until you feel like you need to flip it over. (approx. 3-10 mins)
  • Flip back over the cup and notice the first thing that you see and what you intuitively think it means. Don’t really worry about fine details. I’m not a professional and neither are you. Don’t sweat it.

Special Mentions

  • Bone Throwing – Really cool, ancient method used by a variety of cultures throughout time. Tried and true method
  • Pendulums – Also an ancient method of divination, have a look at my past post about How to use a Pendulum. here: https://mystnokomis.home.blog/2019/04/07/how-to-use-a-pendulum/
  • Runes – Ancient method. Tried and effective. But it does take time to develop a clean relationship with the Rune Set. I feel like this is for more Norse Pagans/Witches.
  • Ogham – Celtic form of the Runes basically. But completely different and unique in its own way. Really cool way of divination and I would love to try it
  • Tasseography – Tea Leaf Reading. I have done some of this and I would like to get better at it.

Thank you for reading as always. Tomorrow I’ll be talking about Music in my Tune Tuesdays. If you have some fun out there divination methods let me know! Comment below I really love learning about new methods.

Song of the Day: Speak to Me – Jaiya

Highest thanks and blessed be your day,

Mysty.

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Thursday Talk: Paganism can be Non-Religious

Hey everyone, Mysty here!

I’m really excited to share my thoughts on this type of Paganism.

Many of you would be thinking, Non-Religious Paganism? How does that even make sense..?

It does actually and today we’ll be exploring the how and why it works and how I am also a Non-Religious Pagan.

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What are Pagan ‘beliefs’?

First, lets look at what is a religion:

religion. noun.
1. “The belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.”
2. “A particular system of faith and worship.”
3. “A pursuit or interest followed with great devotion.”
(English Oxford Living Dictionaries. (2019). Define: Religion. Retrieved from: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/religion

Second, lets look at what is paganism: I had to search and search to find an answer that didn’t have the pre-conception that paganism is not a religion.

pagan. noun.

“A somewhat vague term derived from the Latin word paganus. Pagan is a term which refers to a variety of different religions ranging from Wicca, to that of ancient Egypt and even HinduismSome Pagans are of no specific religion, but rather are eclectic. In general Pagan religions have more than one deity, or many gods which are aspects of one (an idea similar to that of the Christian trinity). Another quite common feature of Pagan religions are that they tend to be nature oriented. Pagan can also be used as a derogatory word for any non-Judeo/Christian/Islamic religion.”
by Megan Bennett.
Bennett, M. (2004). Define: Pagan. Urban Dictionary.com. Retrieved from: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Pagan

Did you get that? Paganism can be of no specific religion. Hazah! Someone finally gets it. Holy shit! Thank you Megan.

Furthermore, Religions tend to have:

  • A holy text and a defined set of rules.
  • A type of hierarchical authority which does certain ceremonies and rituals for the members of that faith
  • Has congruent beliefs within all its members.

Paganism:

  • Does not have any holy text or defined set of rules
  • Does not have any hierarchical authority which does certain ceremonies and rituals for the members of that faith
  • Does not have congruent beliefs from one pagan to the next

Therefore, it is safe to conclude that Paganism is not a religion. Full Stop.

I apologise to those who believe that their flavour of paganism is a religion. But you chose it to be that way.

In reality, paganism is not a religion. and some might argue that it is not even nature-centric. (Hellenic Faith. (2018). Paganism is not “Nature-Centric”. Retrieved from: https://hellenicfaith.com/2018/03/04/paganism-is-not-nature-centric/)

Ancient Times

Ahhh.. Ancient Times! What a wonderful period of history where the only evidence we have left are half-translated languages, Prose Eddas written in a Christian context and broken artifacts!

Did you really stop to think that maybe Paganism back in the day, was actually a secular practice rather than a religious one?

Where you there when the Roman’s revering Janus, Mercury and Venus? No, no you weren’t.

Where you there when the ancient Egyptians started revering Djehuti, Seshat or Osiris? No, you weren’t.

So lets just step back a little bit and maybe start to think about this whole Neo-paganism thing to be actually not Neo-paganism at all.

Neo-paganism harps on the fact that its ‘based off ancient religions’. Yeah, it’s trying, but I don’t see your priest of Anubis with the Book of Coming Forth by Day in his hands. I don’t see the Celtic Bard singing insults to the King. I don’t see Russian witches walking and chanting through the woods.

We don’t, because those religions are gone. They were sadly killed off, beaten and trodden on. They’re not coming back unless your great, great, great, … x16 Grandmother who is Bulgarian teaches you everything she knows through dream and trance work.

If you are trying to bring them back, I don’t want to hold it against you. You can do what ever you like. But then you need to reverse a little bit and rather call yourself a Pagan-Reconstructionalist or a Pagan-syncretic if you combine multiple beliefs into one practice rather than stemming from one.

So you’re saying that I’m a hypocrite?

Well. Then you don’t get what I actually believe then do you.

I call myself a Pagan Witch, that is who I am.:

For Paganism I,:

  • Do not have specific religious texts that I refer to
  • Do not claim that I am a Neo-Pagan or Reconstructionalist. I’m not trying to re-create anything here. This is my own Paganism, thank you.
  • Do not ‘worship’ my Gods or Goddesses. I acknowledge them, talk to them, develop meaningful relationships with them. But I don’t worship them. When I practice Henu (ritual bowing) it is a form of meditation and I am bowing to the divine within me. Not for them.
  • Do not worship nature. I acknowledge it, I respect it, talk to it, honour it.
  • Do not worship my Ancestors. For my ancestors, I try to research them, talk to them and respect them by remembering the sacrifices they have done for me to live in a beautiful safe country.
  • Try to follow Buddhist Philosophies. (Buddhism, again, is also not a religion.)
  • Constantly researching philosophies, other beliefs to combine them into my own beliefs.

For Witchcraft I,:

  • Call upon nature spirits and elemental spirits within my work
  • Call upon my Deities to help in workings.
  • Use my own energy.
  • Use meditation, trance, and other techniques for spiritual attunement.
  • Use natural materials, tools and objects such as Crystals, Talismans and Amulets, Herbs, roots, trees, wood, weeds, rocks, minerals. Nature energy, Divine Energy.

–> All to deliver a certain result into the physical world. Not for the purposes of worship.

Therefore I am basically: A pagan secular syncretic witch who has incorporated many beliefs into her own practice.

So don’t call me a reconstructionalist. Don’t call me a religious witch. Don’t call me a Wiccan. Don’t call me a nature-centered witch. Because I am not.

Sorry that this post was a bit serious but if someone doesn’t stand up for my beliefs then no one will.

This post is not aimed and fired at all Pagans who are different than me. No, it’s not. This is a research post. It’s about trying to give you a different perspective then the average Pagan Witch out there. It’s sharing with you who I am, something that is deeply personal to me.

This is why I started this blog. To open up myself to other’s perspectives, but also to open you, the reader, to new perspectives that you might have never read before. Never seen before. Fresh content for you. That’s what this blog is all about.

This blog isn’t about putting people down, it’s about sharing viewpoints, sharing ideas, sharing philosophies and beliefs in an environment where everyone is free to form their own opinions. Isn’t that the root we all share? That the religions or belief’s we had before were a burden, that people were telling us what to believe, telling us what to do, what to say, what to have faith in and we decided no? Isn’t that the core of what witchcraft and paganism is really about? Finding what we actually believe in, what we actually don’t believe in to find ourselves. I think so.

If you’re unsure in what you believe in, what you’re path is. Really don’t worry. Don’t put a label on your practice if you don’t want to. Don’t feel like your flavour needs to fit into this cookie cutter that pagans and witches around the world are doing. You just have to find your own way and you’ll get there.

Peace and Love to you as always,

Song of the Day: Search Inside Yourself – Meditation Music Zone.

Mysty.

References:

*Other references are directly intext.

Stone J. C, (2019). Paganism is Not a Religion. Hub Pages. Retrieved from: https://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Paganism-is-not-a-religion

Chadbourn C. B, (2013).Is Paganism a Religion? Exploring the Historical and Contemporary Relevance of Paganism. Inquires Journal. Retrieved from: http://www.inquiriesjournal.com/articles/828/is-paganism-a-religion-exploring-the-historical-and-contemporary-relevance-of-paganism

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Tune Tuesday: An Ancient Wind Song

Heya everyone! Welcome back to my Blog. Mysty here.

When I was a teen I would sing to the wind. I still do! I sing to the wind all the time. The trees and and long grass sway and dance in reply as I sweetly sing a little tune the Wind taught me.

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Long before I was a serious witch or pagan I had a fascination of the Wind. How it works. What convection is. All that cool stuff. Then the Wind started following me throughout school, where-ever I walked. Filling my skirt with air, having to push it down or firmly pushing me along or tailing behind me.

Sometimes the Wind, the Spirit I called Kylisi, was going on and on too much and I would have to tell him to stop or calm down.

Whenever I would hang washing outside I would sing a song it taught me.

There’s no words, there’s no reason. It only invokes Spirits of Air. After every line you sing, the Wind grows stronger and stronger, almost to a bellowing until you stop singing and all turns to quiet. It really is a powerful, yet simple tune.

Here is the song:

(ta = 1 note length, ti = 1/2 note length)

B D C# E
(ta, ta, ta, ta)
Ah ~ Ah ~, (rest)
B D C# E B
(ta, ta, ti, ti, ta)
Ah ~ Ah ~ (rest).

  • The D and the following notes are in the next octave
  • The second B on the second line goes back to the original B
  • If you change to a higher octave after a few lines the Wind increases.

Add in any lyrics you like. Add in extra notes, this is just a base.

This song has been the basis of my relationship with Wind Spirits and probably the one of the main reasons why my Rain Bottle Spell worked for me. This is because the Wind was used to talking to me, and when I asked it to carry the rain, It did out of curtesy.

This is not the only song I sing to the Wind. There are many others and virtually any song you sing with an intention to connect more efficiently to the element of Air will work, even non-air related songs.

I wish I could add in an audio file for you guys so you can hear what it sounds like! My other songs I’ve posted about too! But WordPress.com does not accept any because I am on a free account. (Since I don’t get paid for doing any blog posts! I totally wish I was though). Maybe there’s a way to get around this audio file thing. Probably YouTube.

Thanks for reading as always. Maybe in the future I’ll make a youtube account for you to listen to my songs I have covered so far.

Song of the Day: K’ai – Song of the Mermaid by Lisa Dancing-Light. Sophia Songs. [This is one of my favourites, and is really similar to the Wind Song in this post].

I love you all!

Virtual hugs from me,

May your guides in your life help you progress to your highest good,

Mysty.

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Magick Monday: Energy Vampires

Heya everyone! Today I’m going to be sharing a recent event that happened to me!

So when I asked my subconscious, out loud, before I went to sleep to show me a message that is important.

Little did I know that I had a real, live energy vampire on me! Aha! Exciting stuff.

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Encounter 1

I had an encounter with the sucker, which happened about 2 months ago. They are not that freaky looking when they casually show up in your dream. They have natural looking skin but look a little too dressed up than usual and add in some fangs. 

He was handsome, but he had a way with the dream that he could alter it, even though I was lucid dreaming. He basically could take over my dream! Very scary now that I think about it. He could open up sort of like a parallel dimension within the dream.

In the dream, I was walking in a store, just a casual witchy shop, full of things in jars, herbs, spices, finger eating plants, all that good stuff. Just imagine going to one of the stores in Diagon Ally and that would be an accurate description of the store I was in. An Apothecary.

Anyways, so I was casually browsing the store, then he just comes right up to me, taps me on the shoulder and away we go into another part of the store, which doesn’t exist to other customers just The Vamp and Me.

So, he dragged me into a part of the store which the entrance he created himself, to ask me a few questions.

Starring at his watch, then popping it back into his suit pocket, “How are you?” Like, how am I? Seriously. First the lady asking me if I know French then a Vampire asking “How am I?”

“I’m..good? I guess” I replied.

“That’s great well let me know what time…,” He looks at his fancy silver pocket watch, then to me, then back again. He pushes me out of that part of the store back into the normal reality of the dream and pisses off. WTF?!?!

Now, I didn’t know what this was about, until this week

Encounter 2

Back again. The Vampire’s true form was revealed. After asking my subconscious what was the most important message it could give me at the time and soundly falling asleep I find myself in my own room but with a dark entity latched onto me. It’s teeth were biting into my energy field and was sucking out my energy. It did not feel good. 

How did I get rid of it?

First, I banished the entity by enlarging myself to about the size of a 100 story building and throwing it out of my room and basically out of sight completely. Second, In my room, still in dream, I grabbed my protection necklace and my clear quartz and cleared the space completely, replacing the negative energy with positive energy. Filling the whole space with white light, filling up my body with golden/white light to cleanse it out. 

Symptoms I had

The issues I had before removing the Energy Vampire where

  •  Digestion Problems
  •  Head aches
  •  High Fatigue
  •  Slow to wake up
  •  Oversleeping or not sleeping at all
  •  Being irritable 
  •  Low appetite 
  •  Constantly feeling sore and tired

Conclusion

So, if you ask your subconscious for some messages be ready for some important ones! I certainly didn’t know I had a vampire on me. But I did know that I was having some health problems but I couldn’t put my finger on the cause of it. Now that I’ve cleared the Energy Vampire out the way I feel a lot lighter, happier and positive!

Thanks guys for reading as always, 

Song of the Day: Lila –  Benjy Wertheimer – One River

Wish you all the best!

Mysty.  

 

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Thursday Talk: Important Notes

Hello guys, Mysty here. So I want to talk about the certain knowledge that you need to understand before you start playing around with witchcraft, with paganism and with spiritual progress.

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I really hope that everyone interested and practicing either or all of the following areas which cover Neo-Paganism, Modern Witchcraft or ‘New Age’ Practices have done this sort of internal evaluation of their beliefs, opinions, thoughts, emotions and feelings, ideas and perspectives on the following. It is really important and you should do this not only before you continue after your research and also fairly regularly while you are a Practitioner.

For Crafting:

  • What is Witchcraft? History of Witchcraft? Modern History of Witchcraft?
  • History of Animism.
  • Energy Manipulation, Energy Visualisation, Energy sensing & sight development.
  • Clairvoyance, Claircogniance, Clairsentience, …
  • Casting Circles, psychic protection, Spiritual protection against negative entities and negative spirits. House warding, personal warding,
  • Types of Circles – ‘bubbles’, 3D sphere, 2D circle, Casting, Calling Quarters and Diminishing (Opening/Closing).
  • Banishing, Attracting, Binding Magick.
  • Origins of correspondences & Sympathetic Magick –> Voodoo
  • For Kemetic: Egyptian: Book of the Dead (Book of Coming forth by Day).
  • Hermetics, Hermetic Laws. Harm none?
  • What is magick? What is Manifestation? Threefold Law? Laws of the Magnus. 13 Goals, Phases of The Moon, Elemental Spirits/Guardians, Elemental Directions
  • The general structure of a spell
  • The general structure of a ritual
  • Types of Magick? Sympathetic Magick (Representative & Associative Magick), High Magick, Chaos Magick (Using your own magickal Power), Invocation, Evocation.
  • Impact of thoughts, emotions, energy and auras towards you and other people.
  • Emotional Chords, Emotional Attachments, How to release emotional baggage, How to let go of emotional ties.
  • The Evil Eye –> How your thoughts and actions impact people around you and yourself.
  • Podcasts – 3 Pagans and A Cat, Millennial Pagan Podcast…
  • Types of Divination – Pendulum, Tarot, Runes, …
  • After researching, researching, and researching, Write down what your thoughts and opinions are of the following:
  • What is Magick to me? What is manifestation to me? Do you agree with what you have researched, why or why not?
  • Is Magick ‘white’, ‘black’ or ‘grey’? What is your thoughts on ‘Harm none’ and is this even appropriate? Are you responsible for the magick you create? Are you responsible for what you inadvertently ‘attract’ into OTHER peoples lives (The Evil Eye, Impact upon others)
  • Hermetic Laws, do you agree with them or disagree? Why or Why not?
  • Polytheism? Dualism? Monotheism? Atheism? Agnostic? What is your thought process and understanding about your beliefs (even if you are secular)?
  • Animism? Does this include inanimate objects? Why or Why not?
  • Do I feel like my Practice is going to be different than my beliefs? Or are they going to be integrated? Why or Why not?
  • How am I going to record my thoughts, feelings and experiences?

Recommended Beginner Resources:

patheos.com, thetetraktys.com, Grove & Grotto, Raymond Buckland, Pagan Atheists, The Witch of the Lupine Hollow, The Travelling Witch, Exemplore, Lavender Moon, Doreen Valiente (Very different person to Virtue, please don’t mix them up!).

Do not recommend Beginner Resources because they are outdated:

General Gardener, Scott Cunningham, Lewis James, Cassandra Eason, Doreen Virtue (is now questionable).

For Paganism:

  • What is Paganism? What are the types of Paganism?
  • History of Paganism.
  • Mythology and Cultures of your choice: Egyptian, Norse, Celtic, Welsh, Native Americas, Incas, Aztec, African & Hoodoo, Aboriginal Australia, Hawaiian, Roman & Greek, British Traditional Witchcraft, Wicca.
  • After Researching, write down your thoughts on the following questions:
  • Do you agree with the Balance between Male and Female? Why or Why not? Are there other opinions which should be addressed?
  • What have you learnt from the mythology you have researched? How are they different and how are they congruent and similar? Do you agree with it? Do you think they mythology has been tampered by Christian and Non-Pagan re-writers? (E.g. Prose and Poetic Eddas)
  • What are the similar or consistent practices between these cultures and pagan practices in the past? Shamanism? Town/Village Healers? Cunning folk? Rituals for prosperity and successful hunts?
  • What are the consistent beliefs between each culture or ancient practices in the past? Animism, Fertility Gods and Goddesses, Internal and External Conflict, Fool/Joker (E.g. Loki), Mother Figures (E.g Frigg, Pachamama), Father Figures (E.g Wiccan God, Cern, Odin All Father), Creation Stories (E.g. Egyptian, Greek, Norse, Incan, Mayan…).

Recommended Beginner Book & Resources:

The Inner Temple of Witchcraft: Magick, Meditation and Psychic Development
by Christopher Penczak.

The Temple of Shamanic Witchcraft by Christopher Penczak.

Prose Edda, Poetic Edda,
Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton (Greek)
The Viking Spirit: An Introduction to Norse Mythology and Religion by Daniel McCoy
The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt by Richard H. Wilkinson

For Spiritual Progress:

  • Chakras, Spiritual and Astral forms of the body,
  • Meditations, Guided Meditations, yoga, balancing Chakras, Energy manipulation
  • What is Spiritual Awakening? What is Spiritual Ascension?
  • Meditation –> What is it? Ego, “Selfing”, “This is it”, Concentration vs Non-thought vs Q & A meditation sessions.
  • Visualisation techniques, manifestation techniques,
  • Spirit Guides, Ancestors, Spiritual Protection, Raising Vibrations,
  • Astral Protection and Projection, Dream work, Shadow Work, Deja vu,
  • Subconscious, Superconscious, Scientific reports

Recommended Beginner Book & Resources:

wingsforthespirit.com, soultruthgateway.com, ask-angels.com, johannaburkherdt.com, michellebeltran.com,

I hope that if you haven’t done anything like this yet that you start to consider what you know, what you don’t know and what you can improve on in the future. The individual journeys that we are on are all different, but they all have similarities in one way or another.

Everyone is talking about diversity. But what is your diversity? How do you differ from the norm? What are your opinions? Have you compromised your beliefs because of x? Seriously have a sit down, whenever and in your own time, theres no forcing here, and just have a look. Don’t judge yourself. No comparing against others, just an analysis. To discover where you’re at, where you were and where you’re going.

Happy travels, happy trails. As you do this, some things may become clearer and your practice will substantially improve.

Highest Blessings,

Song of the Day: The Goddess and the Weaver – Spiral Dance, Woman of the Earth.

Mysty.

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Witchy Wednesday: Energy Play

Heya Everyone! Mysty here.

Today I’m going to briefly talk about energy manipulation.

What it is.

Energy Manipulation is a shortened term for encompassing:

  • Energy visualisation
  • altering
  • shaping and moving
  • transfer
  • binding
  • banishing
  • and returning.

These are just a few things you can do with energy.

How do I do it?

I’ll give some examples of how I do it followed by the reason why:

1. Meditation

The meditations I do can be for a variety of reasons. Some meditations are for non-thought. Some are for concentrating on one thing and one thing only. Or, sometimes my meditations can be for exploring my subconscious mind.

I will give you links to a few of my favourite posts which cover a few different types of meditations:

Some Common meditation tools:

  • Tibetan Singing Bowls,
  • Music
  • Mala Beads
  • Zaifu Pillow
  • Incense
  • Artwork or Statue relevant to the meditation. Or even Tarot Cards.
  • An Altar or a space dedicated to quiet or dedicated to ‘nothing’ as some say. [Although some meditations are actually actively doing ‘something’ in my opinion. Although some are not ~ such as Non-thought or ‘This is it’ type of Zen Buddhist Meditations].

During meditations I try to let go of all negative energy blocks and crap that I’ve accumulated. I do a body test to sense where are these nasty blobs of energy that have stuck to me, inside me and might have altered my mood, my attitude or my moral. So, it is really important to check yourself. Check your spirit for any leeches and remove them.

How I do it is I get my hand, and imagine it like a white scoop and grab the little black blob or square or whatever it looks like and imagine dumping it into a bucket not too far away. I clean the hand to make sure it’s perfectly white before getting another. Once I got all the black stuff out and dumped it into the bucket the black gets transformed into a neutral grey colour and then send it into the Earth.

2. Shamanic Journeying

Theres no wrong way or right way of doing journeying. But to assist you there are a few tools you can have through the power of the internet.

I love using Clare J. Chaters’s Journeys. You can listen to it on Spotify without any interruptions and you can close your devices screen while doing it.

The trouble with Youtube recordings is that they are normally 25-30 mins long at minimum and if you were to use your device to listen you’ll have to keep your screen on the whole time. So if your phone has the capability to stay the screen on for long periods of time then cool, you can use youtube drum recordings.

Here are a few links to some good ones and to Clare’s work:

Clare’s Website: https://pashceremony.com/

https://youtu.be/jeSZzaUod-w – Traditional Shamanic Drum Journey.
https://youtu.be/6WLSJGR13jo – Drumming Meditation and Journey on your Healing Path to Power
https://youtu.be/FPbU-phJrPc – Water Shaman – Shaman Drum Journey & Koshi bells.

3. Visualisation, Intent, and Thought.

My Dogs love running around and being very naughty. I use energy signatures of red, orange and green to tell them, in a language they can understand, whether or not they are doing a naughty, nearly naughty, or good behaviour.

Sometimes I just connect to their real aura colour too. The three dogs have purple, light blue and yellow.

They have really caught on to this concept. I sometimes visualise a red collar with a lead and draw them back to me when they are doing silly things like chasing cane toads.

They immediately start returning and when they are at my feet and sitting I take off the energy collar lead and give them a good aura of green energy from me. Telling them that they are on a good behaviour side.

This is for keeping my dogs in check. I don’t want them to go chasing other dogs, chasing cars, digging holes, or hunting cane toads. They have been more behaved once I started doing this and they have been a lot happier too. When they’re playing about I shower them with any colour that they would want. Blues, pinks. Whatever they want. They deserve it. They are just as much a part of our planet as we are and we should treat them with respect. The energy collar doesn’t hurt them and they don’t seem phased by it. All it does is reminds them that they need to keep their behaviour in check. I find that this is a much better method as opposed to shouting at them or telling them No.

Yes sometimes that is needed, but only after they’re well seated and ready to listen. Its no help if you’re shouting at them and giving them wrong messages.

These are just a few examples of how I manage my energy and manipulate it.

Some of these things may apply to you. Maybe you have pets and you want to share some love, or tuff love too. Whatever the reason for your energy manipulation, make sure you have a clear direction and purpose of the working and it is inline with what you need and your moral compass. Then. Success will come.

Best Blessings,

Song of the Day: Peaceful Heart by Meditation Music Zone.

Mysty.

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Tune Tuesday: Persephone – Kellianna Guitar Chords

Heya guys, Welcome to one of my Tune Tuesdays where I talk about music!

So today I’m going to be sharing the Guitar Chords for one of my favourite songs, Persephone by Kellianna. This is just for my enjoyment I don’t make any money from doing any of these posts and so all rights go to Kellianna for this awesome song. This post is made in “fair use”. I’ll leave the disclaimer about that at the end.

Go check it out on YouTube and Spotify.

By the way this was all figured out by ear. It might be slightly off, but I’m pretty sure its correct I checked a couple of times. Enjoy!

CAPO – 2nd Fret

Am Am
Persephone, Persephone,
C G Am
Speak to me your mysteries
C Am (G)
I’ll eat from the pomegranate seeds
Am C
From a seed, from a seed
Am
of your Womb.

Am Am
Queen of the Underworld,
C G Am
You guard the secrets of the Dead,
C Am (G)
I’ve paid my coin to Charon
Am Am
I have crossed the river, Styx
Am
Won’t you speak to me?
Am C
Speak to me, your mysteries.

Am Am
Dreams are hidden in the Darkness
C G Am
Guide me to the Halls of Hades
C Am (G)
Daughter of Demeter
Am Am
Take my hand into the night
Am
Won’t you speak to me?
Am C
Speak to me, your mysteries.

Am Am
Persephone, Persephone,
C G Am
Speak to me your mysteries
C Am (G)
I’ll eat from the pomegranate seeds
Am C
From a seed
Am
Won’t you speak to me,
Am C
Speak to me, your mysteries.

Thanks guys for reading as always.

Any other songs that you want me to figure out? Let me know in the comments below.

Cheers,

Mysty.


All rights go to Kellianna to the lyrics and music posted here. This is for educational and teaching purposes only under “fair use”. I do not get profit for making this post. I am not a sponsor of Kellianna.

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Magick Monday: Sigil Magick

Heya everyone, Mysty is Back! With her first ever Magick Monday.

I’m so exited and honoured to be talking to you all about one of my favourite witchy thing to do!

Benefits and Overview

Sigil Magick is:

  • Quick
  • Easy
  • Effective
  • Clear and to the point

Thats all the good ingredients for a spell.

Sigil Magick uses symbols of your choosing (originally created by you or not) to work magick to achieve a certain goal or aim.

How

So how you do sigil magick is pretty simple:

  1. Define the purpose of the spell. Decide if you want this to immediately impact your life only once (Active) or be able to use it multiple times (Passive).
  2. Ground your self and with a pen and paper handy, be ready to draw a sigil (magick symbol) that comes to mind. It doesn’t have to be an original thing which comes into your mind. It could be a circle, a dollar sign, or it could be a symbol you’ve never seen before.
  3. Passive activation or Active activation.
  4. Ground yourself after sending the energy.

The types of Passive and Active activation are listed here below as a general guide.

Passive:

  • Sigil written on a paper, intention of sigil stated aloud before each use.
  • Sigil written on an object. A rock, a book, a candle. Each time you look at it or light the candle it activates.
  • Sigil on your body. A tattoo. Drawing it on yourself with a pen, it activates once written and continues to be activated even if its washed off. + [Using another method I’ll talk about later]

Active:

  • Sigil Written on a paper. Either burnt, thrown in a bin, chucked into the ocean, etc. Just don’t aim at people with throwing it. [No joke this is actually really powerful magick and you might end up hurting them in unforeseen or unintentional ways]
  • Sigil written on a paper. The ashes from being burnt is put in the ocean, the wind etc to activate.
  • Writing the sigil in the air or within your minds eye and letting it melt, wash away or disappear visually.

Examples

A page from my Book of Shadows.

Here are some examples of the sigils in my BOS. It helps a lot to keep track of your progress, which ones worked, which ones didn’t and the purpose of each sigil. Now. Most of these on this page are actually generated from using an online website to generate sigils. This helps you with figuring out the shape of the sigil and makes all of the sigils to consistent type and look.

Sigil Scribe Website: https://sigilscribe.me/

If you don’t want a consistent look to your sigils, I prefer the No-look method. Where you don’t look at the sigil you’re making and only focus on the reason of the sigil.

Some great sigils I’ve made have also been from the visualisation method where you just state a purpose out loud and ask your higher self to show you a sigil to use while closing your eyes. My Higher Self normally gets back to me within a few mintues. Gets good results for me.

Cool Stuff

The method that ‘I’ll talk about later’ I’ll expand on now. So, there’s this unconventional way of me doing sigils that you probably won’t hear about anywhere else. I’m going to call this method Temperature Body Engraving. Hmm, that sounds kind of weird but, whatever lets get to it.

So, Temperature Body Engraving can be done if your body is really hot. Like after a hot shower, hot bath, or when your body is super-duper warm, like when you have lots of layers of clothes on.

So I normally think of a sigil I need for the day, and write it without looking on my shower glass. Then once I’m finished showering and dry, I take my nail, it doesn’t have to be long, nor does it need to be sharp, and literally draw it on my skin, leaving a red sigil on my body. Don’t go too hard on your skin and preferably do it where no one can see it. Reason why because if you do it properly it will be there for around 30 mins. Yes, 30 minutes I’m not joking. It stays for a long time.

The effect of the sigil lasts the whole day, even if its faded into your skin.

You’ll look like a real Shadow Hunter, take that Jace. No but seriously, it really works and it does sound like an unconventional way of doing sigils but it does work and is super powerful. What your body is actually doing is sending blood vessels up to the underside of your skin layers which means this is basically blood magick but without the need to spill it or harm yourself in anyway. Pretty neat.

Thank you for reading everyone. I feel like this post is a lot more structured and I feel so much better about writing this one!

Best Regards. Highest Blessings come to you from above.

For your best,

Song of the Day: Daughter of the Elements – Lisa Thiel.

Mysty.

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Easter Break + Updates

Hello everyone. How has your Easter weekend been? (If your Country celebrates it)

So, I’m going to be shuffling things around here on my Blog, Myst Nokomis.

Don’t worry. I’m still going to have interesting content that will fire your synapses.

But today, I’m going to give you a heads up for the changes to come soon.

Break

So, my uni break is this week from Monday – Sunday then I have to go back to classes.

This means that I will prepare blog posts for future dates before they get posted (I’ll work out how much time there is between now and exam block to write all them up!) (Turned out to be a total of 24 posts!)

My Health

So, my health at the moment has been a little shocking. I really don’t know what it is.

I’ll keep going. But I feel like this is stemming from my attempts to do higher vibration stuff (Astral Projecting, Shamanic Journeying) and really giving it a shot, but its taking its toll on me. It’s leaving me very drained at the moment and it is basically giving my health a backwards spin.

But I will bounce back no problem! No worries!

Don’t worry about me! I remember in school I was sick for 3 months, was basically bed-ridden and I nearly died but I got several A’s for my work. So, bad health doesn’t equate to bad grades, and nor does this mean that I’m not going to neglect this blog.

Uni

University has been hard for the past couple of weeks and its only going to get harder.

This means that this blog is going to take a back seat a little bit. So, I’ve come up with a schedule that can give you more of a frame work of when I’m going to be posting or not.

Weekly Schedule

Here is my new schedule, starting from after this week’s break:

Magick Monday – Where I give a spell/ ritual that I do, its purpse, how I do it and why

Tune Tuesday – Where I give my poems, music etc that I’ve written. My favourite songs or some new music I’ve discovered.

Witchy Wednesday – Talk about certain aspects of my Craft, connecting it to Paganism and some interesting information I’ve found that week/ things straight from my Book of Shadows.

Thursday Talk – Either doing a highly requested topic on this day. Just talking to you all or my thoughts on an interesting topic I’ve found. Free content day where it could be any topic.

Friday-Sunday – No content.

Suggestion from You.

Are there any suggestions from you?

Any thoughts about the way this Blog is going?

Do you like my content? Or do you feel like it’s not your cup of tea?

Please me know in the comments below or send me an email the Contact page, https://mystnokomis.home.blog/contact/ .

As always, Highest Regards to you all. Hope you have enjoyed Easter Break so far. Be safe and take care,

Song of the Day: Rise Up – Shawna Carol.

Mysty.

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Meditation Music

Hello guys, its me Mysty. Today I’m going to share with you my favourite meditation music which I use to meditate on the bus, on my bedroom floor, for slight trance etc.

Just in the instances where I have time to reflect or I ask my Spirit Guides to show me the information I need to know for that day or that week or what I need to focus on during this time.

Photo by Diego Madrigal on Pexels.com

I really love Spotify and listening to all the music they have. They really have a wide collection and I really recommend it. They have changed their adds to being minimal or it gives you 30 mins add free music. Of course you could also go for the Premium Option, but I like free stuff!

All rights to the music posted here go to their original owners. I do not own this music nor am I a sponsor of the music listed.

  • Return to Yourself – Parijat, Reiki, Healing Waves
  • Pineal Gland Activation – Meditation Music Zone, Instant Auto Hypnosis
  • Sweet Kiss – Yaima
  • Weightless Part 1 – Marconi
  • Ra Ma Da Sa – Snatam Kaur
  • Pads of Redemption – Masala Roo
  • Pranayaam Mantra – Sadhana Sargam, Mantras to Start the Day
  • Heart of the Lotus, Part 2 (Jor) – Stevin McNamara – Shatki Guitar

Some ambience I always love listening too:

  • Rain Sounds!
  • Campfire Sounds
  • Bamboo Forest
  • Flowing Rivers
  • Koto or Guzheng instrumental music

Dragon Ritual Drummers are a really, really good band and I cannot stress enough how awesome they are and need a special mention. My favourites of theirs are:

  • Serpentine Seduction
  • Tuatha De Dannan
  • Black Queen
  • Afri Afrique

Some songs make me imagine that I’m walking and dancing around in a circle doing ritual dancing. There’s a special sequence and its not like I’m making it up it just comes naturally to mind. I really would like to try to dance these sequences (even though I suck at dancing). I’m willing to give it a shot!

I do have a wide range of different music I listen too. Not just in meditations or pagan witchcraft but I’ve learnt a lot of languages and I respect many languages. I always love to learn more and more. I’m a super sponge. Even though I don’t know much about Kundalini yoga or Kundalini meditation I wanted to add this in for readers to also expand their listening to various forms of music to help readers develop in meditation, trance and in the future I’ll be doing a post just on my progress on Shamanic Journeying & Astral Projection.

Let me know what are your favourite meditation songs/music/playlists on youtube, CD’s or spotify and how have they been working for you.

Thanks for reading as all ways. Best and Highest Blessings to you. I know your Guides, Ancestors, and Deities are watching over you.

Song of The Day: Om Mani Padme Hum (theres lots of versions so have a look on youtube)

Mysty.

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Coffee Magick and Deity Talk

Heya guys, me Mysty here! Coffee magick? Deity Talk? Lets have a look.

I really dislike my coffee being luke-warm. Ew, gross gross, disgusting! How do I heat up my coffee to my desired temperature? With my intentions of course.

I chant in my head: (While imagining a fire starting inside the coffee fluid)

Heat of Pachamama x until the coffee is to your desired heat

It works! Each sip is hotter than the last! So awesome, its like not even physically possible in terms of science, but science hasn’t explained magick yet. Thanks Pachamama.

Normally Pachamama is associated with Earth. But I associate her with the deep inner core of the Earth, and its really, really hot down there! Estimated at 6000 degrees Celcius. Holy Shit! She’s one Hot Goddess!

This is really similar to my relationship with Brigid [Pronounced Breet] (which I see her as a Goddess, tending to her Cauldron above her Stone Hearth. Her Red, curly hair surrounds her head, chillin’ in her cottage, always doing something. Always busy. Her cottage is down, down, down in the middle of the Earth. The Heat of her Hearth is the core of the Earth. (When I journey to her anyways.))There is a lot of different artworks and depictions of Brigid and such. I normally only find out later on which Goddess is which and it normally matches the main descriptions of their likenesses through Artworks, and associations.

Really is no surprise that Brigid is associated with Hearths, Earth, Water and Fire. Like wow Brigid you really tick all the boxes there! I guess I had to Journey through the Earth to find the Cottage for the first time. But I would get glances of just her face, just her and her bright red hair before making the effort to Journey there.

Apparently she’s also called the Lady of the Well? In nearly all Mythologies (Norse and the like) have some sort of Well with the Fates around it. (And Brigid apparently has 3 fold aspects, kind of like Hecate which has 3 phases of the Goddess in one. Madien, Mother and Crone. But I’ve never seen the other two, just the ‘Mother?’ (She’s not pregnant so idk)).

I think the 3 fold Deity thing has been stolen from the Three Fates and The Morrigan. The 3 fold aspect of Cerridwen and Brigid has only become popular in Modern Paganism… coincidence? I don’t think so. I think this is like combining Deities like the stupidity of  Thoth-Hermes. Yes, I didn’t make that up, that’s a real God from the time period when Greeks and Egyptians both lived in Hermopolis. It doesn’t do them either any respect or justice. (From my opinion).

Cerridwen’s Threefold Goddess figure was coined by Robert Graves. Thus can be entirely UPG. I also highly doubt that Brigid’s Threefold-ness is historically accurate either. I think this goes more to the 3 rivers and 3 sons which were named after her, not within herself as a Deity. (Outlined in Druidry.org, Brigid: Survival of a Goddess). Nothing in that post defines her as a triple Goddess.

So, lets do our research. If you’ve found a mythological source (that is reliable please) about Brigid being a Triple Goddess I would love to know. No Hippie Wiccan sights or any sites which do not include Druid or Irish/Celtic information. People who claim to know their Lore and Mythology now-a-days are getting a little slack. Getting a little inaccurate. I prefer maybe even an anthropology Student article or thesis about Ancient Celtic Culture. I would love to know if a triple aspect Brigid is legitimate.

This is due to me trying to respect my Ancestors. Many of them were Scottish, French and Prussian. So I really have a mix of different Ancestors and connecting the dots for me is difficult!

Another way I do magick is more of a kitchen magick thing. Like when I’m making dinner or making another family member tea or coffee I stir a spoon a certain number of times anti-clockwise and clockwise and invite healing/positivity/whatever I would like to offer to my family while making their favourite beverage!

It’s really a nice way to include your family in your magick, even if they don’t know you’re doing it, you’re basically gifting them a little piece of energy to them and I enjoy doing it. My family has been a lot better with inviting positivity in and letting things go, and forgiveness in our family. So it really does work.

Thanks guys for reading, let me know what you think about the Three-fold Goddess. Is it Wiccan propaganda? Is it legit? Are there mythological references to back it up? When I’m not getting bombarded with uni assignments I’ll do more research on it as well. 🙂 Thanks.

May your Spirit Guides and Deities bless you to find your highest good.

Song of the Day: Deep into the Earth – Jana Runnalls.

Mysty,

Winter, Cymres, Druidry.org. (N/A). Brigid: Survival of A Goddess. Retrieved from: https://www.druidry.org/library/gods-goddesses/brigid-survival-goddess

UPG – Unsubstantiated Personal Gnosis

Just Stop

Why does hatred stem from hatred?

Violence from violence,

Hurt from hurt.

Why does it have to be this way?

Violence isn’t the answer.

We are tired.

Tired of defending ourselves,

Tired of waiting for the worst,

Can you sleep at night?

Just Stop.

Think before you do?

The lives that you kill are on your hands.

People you hurt right now is only the beginning of the pain.

What about they’re friends,

They’re family.

The long lives they were meant to live.

Don’t take it away from them.

Mysty.