Witch Crafting

I always thought that this desire to make and create things, and to combine them in interesting ways that spell out a symbolic language, was the reason that we call it The Craft or The Art. In this article I share some of my experiences with Witch Crafting.

Source: Witch Crafting

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~ by Sable Aradia on June 13, 2016.

5 Responses to “Witch Crafting”

  1. Reblogged this on The Temple of the Oak, Hammer, and Star.

  2. I’m little more than an enthusiastic amateur when it comes to making things – though I too have a few drawers of odds and ends. I’ve joked before my crafting attempts are more like the idea of a shamble, from Pratchett’s witch books.

    I did recently collaborate on a project with my girlfriend that is explicitly for Craft purposes, though – (her doing the technical stuff, me being a walking occult reference library) we were talking about my lack of spacial awareness, and I was saying that aside from always banging into doors and bedposts, the biggest issue is that it’s harder for me to hold the shape of a circle in my head properly. She said she thought she could make me something to help with that. It’s a very thin flexible water pipe, filled with salt and certain herbs, sealed at both ends, and wrapped round and round with yarn she spun on her wheel and plyed from colours and textures she intuitively selected to represent the elements – completely covering the tubing. (Because while I’ve never had an issue with synthetic materials in a circle, they do not necessarily look attractive.)

    It’s a portable, tangible circle, and a tool I can use as an anchor for my concentration. I’ve not tried it out yet, but I’m pretty excited to see how it works.

    • Traditionally a witch used her cingulum to form a circle on the ground, which was supposed to be nine feet in circumference. That changed when it became the same thing as your measure (I don’t know about you, but I’m certainly not nine feet tall!) My point being, your work has precedent. Nothing wrong with putting a circle on the floor, and I rather like your idea!

      • Yeah, I’ve heard vague references to that in places, but little more than that, so I wasn’t sure how close it is to what I’m going for. There’s so many traditional witch tools and accoutrements that never get talked about beyond a brief mention on a list. For those of us who are coven/teacherless, it can get mightily frustrating.

      • You’re right. In many cases it’s because they might not be commonly used anymore. I don’t know of anyone who actually uses their cingulum to define the magick circle these days, and I can’t say that I ever have myself. But you know; feel free to ask!

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