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Basic Herbalism Correspondence

the-domestic-witch:

belladonnasrosegarden:

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), herbalism is the use of crude plant material such as leaves, flowers, fruit, seed, stems, wood, bark, roots, rhizomes or other plant parts, which may be entire, fragmented or powdered. The term herbalism refers to the long historical use of these medicines to support the healing function of the body. Because of the long tradition of using botanicals to promote health, the use of herbs is well established and widely acknowledged to be safe and effective. Ultimately everything has energy, and that energy has its own properties. Many plants, herbs and trees have inherent magical abilities and powers to heal.  They offer their powers and benefits to the knowledgeable Witch. The world of Herbalism is vast to say the least, and mastering this skill takes a lot of time and research. Below is a master post of some of the more common plants and herbs along with their corresponding properties.

NOTE: I do not encourage anyone to replace modern medicine with herbalism. If you are truly sick, and need to go to the doctor, GO TO THE DOCTOR. Also, be sure to do your research and educate yourself on the possible dangers of some plants. Some are very toxic, some may cause allergic reactions (I learned that the hard way with eucalyptus).  I highly recommend investing in some reading material to have as a reference. My personal choice being “Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs” by Scott Cunningham.

Acacia: Protection, Psychic Powers, Money and Love Spells

Adam & Eve Roots : Love, Happiness

Adders Tongue : Healing

African Violet : Spirituality, Protection

Agaric : Fertility

Agrimony : Protection, Sleep

Ague Root : Protection

Alfalfa : Prosperity, Anti-Hunger, Money

Alkanet : Purification, Prosperity

Allspice : Money, Luck, Healing

Almond : Money, Prosperity, Wisdom

Aloe : Protection, Luck

Aloes, Wood : Love, Spirituality

Althea : Protection, Psychic Powers

Alyssum : Protection, Moderating Anger

Amaranth : Healing Heartbreak, Protection, Invisibility,

Anemone : Health, Protection, Healing

Angelica : Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Visions

Anise : Protection, Purification, Youth

Apple : Love, Healing, Garden Magic, Immortality

Apricot : Love

Arabic Gum : Spirituality, Purify Negativity and Evil

Arbutus : Exorcism, Protection

Asafoetida : Exorcism, Purification, Protection

Ash : Protection, Prosperity, Sea Rituals, Health

Aspen : Eloquence, Anti-Theft

Aster : Love

Avens : Exorcism, Purification, Love

Avocado : Love, Lust, Beauty

Bachelor’s Buttons : Love

Balm, Lemon : Love, Success, Healing

Balm of Gilead : Love, Manifestations, Protection, Healing

Bamboo : Protection, Luck, Hex-Breaking, Wishes

Banana : Fertility, Potency, Prosperity

Banyan : Luck. Happiness

Barley : Love, Healing, Protection

Basil : Love, Exorcism, Wealth, Flying, Protection

Bay : Protection, Psychic Powers, Healing, Purification, Strength

Bean : Protection, Exorcism, Wart Charming,

Reconciliation, Potency, Love

Bedstraw, Fragrant : Love

Beech : Wishes

Beet : love

Belladonna : Astral Projection, Visions **TOXIC**

Benzoin : Purification, Prosperity

Bergamot, Orange : Money, Success

Be-Still : Luck

Betony, Wood : Protection, Purification, Love

Birch : Protection, Exorcism, Purification and Cleansing

Bistort : Psychic Powers, Fertility

Bittersweet : Protection, Healing

Blackberry : Healing, Money, Protection

Bladderwrack : Protection, Sea Spells, Wind Spells,

Money, Psychic Powers

Bleeding Heart : Love

Bloodroot : Love, Protection, Purification

Bluebell : Luck, Truth

Blueberry : Protection

Blue Flag : Money

Bodhi : Fertility, Protection, Wisdom, Meditation

Boneset : Protection, Exorcism

Borage : Courage, Psychic Powers

BrackenBrazil NutBriony : Image Magic, Money, Protection

Bromeliad : Protection, Money

Broom : Purification, Protection, Wind Spells, Divination

Buchu : Psychic Powers, Prophetic Dreams

Buckthorn : Protection, Exorcism, Wishes, Legal Matters

Cabbage : Luck

Cactus : Protection, Chastity

Calamus : Luck, Healing, Money, Protection

Camellia -Riches

Camphor : Chastity, Health, Divination

Caper : Potency, Lust, Luck

Carawy : Protection, Lust, Health, Anti-Theft, Mental Powers

Cardamon : Lust, Love

Carnation : Protection, Strength, Healing

Carob : Protection, Health

Carrot : Fertility, Lust

Cascara Sagrada : Legal Matters, Money, Protection,

Cashew : Money

Castor : Protection

Catnip : Cat Magic, Love, Beauty, Happiness

Cat Tail : Lust

Cedar : Healing, Purification, Money, Protection

Celandine : Protection, Escape, Happiness, Legal Matters

Celery : Mental Powers, Lust, Psychic Powers

Centaury : Snake Removing

Chamomile : Money, Sleep, Love, Purification

Cherry : Love, Divination

Chestnut : Love

Chickweed : Fertility, Love

Chicory : Removing Obstacles, Invisibility, favors, Frigidity

Chili pepper : Fidelity, Hex Breaking, Love

China Berry : Luck, Change

Chrysanthemum : Protection

Cinchona : Luck, Protection

Cinnamon : Spirituality, Success, Healing, Power,

Psychic Powers, Lust, Protection, Love

Cinquefoil : Money, Protection, Prophetic Dreams, Sleep

Cloth of Gold : Understand Animal Languages

Clove : Protection, Exorcism, Love, Money

Daffodil : Love, Fertility, Luck

Daisy : Lust, Luck

Damiana : Lust, Love, Visions

Dandelion : Divination, Wishes, Calling Spirits

Datura : Hex Breaking, Sleep, Protection

Deerstongue : Lust, Psychic Powers

Devils Bit : Exorcism, Love, Protection, Lust

Devils Shoestring : Protection, Gambling, Luck, Power, Employment

Dill : Protection, Money, Lust, Luck

Dittany of Crete : Manifestations, Astral Projection

Dock : Healing, Fertility, Money

Dodder : Love, Divination, Knot Magic

Dogbane : Love

Dogwood : Wishes, Protection

Dragons Blood : Love, Protection, Exorcism, Potency

Dulse : Lust, Harmony

Dutchmans Breeches : Love

Ebony : Protection, Power

Echinacea : Strengthening Spells

Edelweiss : Invisibility, Bullet-Proofing

Elder : Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Prosperity, Sleep

Elecampane : Love, Protection, Psychic Powers

Elm : Love

Endive : Lust, Love

Eryngo : Travelers Luck, Peace, Lust, Love

Eucalyptus : Healing, Protection

Euphorbia : Purification, Protection

Eyebright : Mental Powers, Psychic Power

Fennel : Protection, Healing, Purification

Fenugreek : Money

Fern : Rain Making, Protection, Luck, Riches,

Eternal Youth, Health, Exorcism

Feverfew : Protection

Fig : Divination, Fertility, Love

Figwort : Health, Protection

Flax : Money, Protection, Beauty, Psychic Powers, Healing

Fleabane : Exorcism, Protection, Chastity

Foxglove : Protection

Frankincense : Protection, Exorcism, Spirituality

Fumitory : Money, Exorcism

Fuzzy Weed : Love, Hunting

Galangal : Protection, Lust, Health, Money,

Psychic Powers, Hex-Breaking

Gardenia : Love, Peace, Healing, Spirituality

Garlic : Protection, Healing, Exorcism, Lust, Anti-Theft

Gentian : Love, Power

Geranium : Fertility, Health, Love, Protection

Ginger : Love, Money, Success, Power

Ginseng : Love, Wishes, Healing, Beauty, Protection, Lust

Goats Rue : Healing, Health

Goldenrod : Money, Divination

Golden Seal : Healing, Money

Gorse : Protection, Money

Gotu Kola : Meditation

Gourd : Protection

Grain : Protection

Grains of Paradise : Lust, Luck, Love, Money, Wishes

Grape : Fertility, Garden Magic, Mental Powers, Money

Grass : Psychic Powers, Protection

Ground Ivy : Divination

Groundsel : Health, Healing

Hawthorn : Fertility, Chastity, Fishing Magic, Happiness

Hazel : Luck, Fertility, Anti-Lightning, Protection, Wishes

Heather : Protection, Rain Making, Luck

Heliotrope : Exorcism, Prophetic Dreams, Healing,

Wealth, Invisibility

Hellebore, Black : Protection ****TOXIC***

Hemlock : Destroy Sexual Drive ***TOXIC***

Hemp : Healing, Love, Vision, Meditation

Henbane : Love Attraction ***TOXIC***

Henna : Healing

Hibiscus : Lust, Love, Divination

Hickory : Legal Matters

High John the Conqueror : Money, Love, Success, Happiness

Holly : Protection, Anti-Lightning, Luck, Dream Magic, Balance

Honesty : Money, Repelling Monsters

Honeysuckle : Money, Psychic Powers, Protection

Hops : Healing, Sleep

Horehound : Protection, Mental Powers, Exorcism,

Horse Chestnut : Money, Healing

Horseradish : Purification, Exorcism

Horsetail : Snake Charming, Fertility

Houndstongue : Tying Dog’s Tongues

Houseleek : Luck, Protection, Love

Huckleberry : Luck, Protection, Dream Magic, Hex Breaking

Hyacinth : Love, Protection, Happiness

Hydrangea : Hex Breaking

Hyssop : Purification, Protection

Indian Paint Brush : Love

Iris : Purification, Wisdom

Irish Moss : Money, Luck, Protection

Ivy : Protection, Healing

Jasmine : Love, Money, Prophetic Dreams

Jobs Tears : Healing, Wishes, Luck

Joe-Pye Weed : Love, Respect

Juniper : Protection, Anti-Theft, Love, Exorcism, Health

Kava-Kave : Visions, Protection, Luck

Knotweed : Binding, Health

Lady’s mantle : Love

Lady’s slipper : Protection

Larch : Protection, Anti-Theft

Larkspur : Health, Protection

Lavender : Love, Protection, Sleep, Chastity,

Longevity, Purification, Happiness, Peace

Leek : Love, Protection, Exorcism

Lemon : Longevity, Purification, Love, Friendship

Lemongrass : Repel snakes, Lust, Psychic Powers

Lemon Verbena : Purification, Love

Lettuce : Chastity, Protection, Love, Divination, Sleep

Licorice : Love, Lust, Fidelity

Life Everlasting : Longevity, Health, Healing

Lilac : Exorcism, Protection, Beauty

Lily : Protection, Breaking Love spells

Lily of the Valley : Mental Powers, Happiness

Lime : Healing, Love, Protection

Linden : Protection, Immortality, Luck, Love, Sleep

Liquidamber : Protection

Liverwort : Protection

Liverwort : Love

Looestrife : Peace, Protection

Lotus : Protection, Lock-Opening

Lovage : Love

Love Seed : Love, Friendship

Lucky Hand : Employment, Luck, Protection, Money, Travel

Mace : Psychic Powers, Mental Powers

Maguey : Lust

Magnolia : Fidelity

Mahogany, Mountain : Anti-Lightning

Maidenhair : Beauty, Love

Male Fern : Luck, Love

Mallow : Love, Protection, Exorcism

Mandrake : Protection, Love, Money, Fertility, Health

Maple : Love, Longevity, Money

Marigold : Protection, Prophetic Dreams,

Business and Legal Matters, Psychic Powers

Marjoram : Protection, Love, Happiness, Health, Money, Healing

Master Wort : Strength, Courage, Protection

Mastic : Psychic Powers, Manifestations, Lust

May Apple : Money

Meadow Rue : Divination

Meadowsweet : Love, Divination, Peace, Happiness

Mesquite : Healing

Mimosa : Protection, Love, Prophetic Dreams, Purification

Mint : Money, Love, Luck, Healing, Exorcism, Travel, Protection

Mistletoe : Protection, Love, Hunting, Fertility, Health, Exorcism

Molukka : Protection

Moonwort : Money, Love

Moss : Luck, Money

Mugwort : Strength, Psychic Powers, Protection,

Prophetic Dreams, Healing, Astral Projection

Mulberry : Protection, Strength

Mullein : Courage, Protection, Health, Love, Divination, Exorcism

Mustard : Fertility, Protection, Mental Powers

Myrrh : Protection, Exorcism, Healing, Spirituality

Myrtle : Love, Fertility, Youth, Peace, Money

Nettle : Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Lust

Norfolk Island Pine : Protection, anti hunger

Nuts : Fertility, Prosperity, Love, Luck

Oak : Protection, Health, Money, Healing, Potency, Fertility, Luck

Oats : Money

Olive : Healing, Peace, Fertility, Potency, Protection, Lust

Onion : Protection, Exorcism, Healing, Money,

Prophetic Dreams, Lust

Orange : Love, Divination, Luck, Money

Orchid : Love

Oregon Grape : Money, Prosperity

Orris Root : Love, Protection, Divination

Palm, Date : Fertility, Potency

Pansy : Love, Rain Magic, Love, Divination

Papaya : Love, Protection

Papyrus : Protection

Parosela : Hunting

Parsley : Love, Protection, Purification

Passion Flower : Peace, Sleep, Friendship

Patchouly : Money, Fertility, Lust

Pea : Money, Love

Peach : Love, Exorcism, Longevity, Fertility, Wishes

Pear : Lust, Love

Pecan : Money, Employment

Pennyroyal : Strength, Protection, Peace

Peony : Protection, Exorcism

Pepper : Protection, Exorcism

Peppermint : Purification, Sleep, Love, Healing, Psychic Powers

Pepper Tree : Purification, Healing, Protection

Periwinkle : Love, Lust, Mental Powers, Money, Protection

Persimmon : Changing Sex, Healing, Luck

Plot Weed : Protection

Pimento : Love

Pimpernel : Protection, Health

Pine : Healing, Fertility, Protection, Exorcism, Money

Pineapple : Luck, Money, Chastity

Pipsissewa : Money, Spirit Calling

Quassia : Love

Quince : Protection, Love, Happiness

Radish : Protection, Lust

Ragweed : Courage

Ragwort : Protection

Raspberry : Protection, Love

Rattlesnake Root : Protection, Money

Rhubarb : Protection, Fidelity

Rice : Protection, Rain, Fertility, Money

Roots : Protection, Power, Divination

Rose : Love, Psychic Powers, Healing, Love, Divination, Luck, Protection

Rosemary : Protection, Love, Lust, Mental Powers,

Exorcism, Purification, Healing, Sleep, Youth

Rowan : Psychic Powers, Healing, Protection, Power, Success

Rue : Healing, Health, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Love

Rye : Love, Fidelity

Saffron : Love, Healing, Happiness, Wind Raising,

Lust, Strength, Psychic Powers.

Sage : Immortality, Longevity, Wisdom, Protection, Wishes

Sagebrush : Purification, Exorcism

St.Johns Wort : Health, Power, Protection, Strength,

Love, Divination, Happiness

Sandalwood : Protection, Healing, Exorcism, Spirituality

Sarsaparilla : Love, Money

Sassafras : Health, Money

Savory, Summer : Mental Powers

Scullcap : Love, Fidelity, Peace

Senna : Love

Sesame : Money. Lust

Shallot : Purification

Skunk Cabbage : Legal Matters

Slippery Elm : Halts Gossip

Sloe : Exorcism, Protection

Snakeroot : Luck Money

Snakeroot/black : Love, Lust, Money

Snapdragon : Protection

Solomons Seal : Protection, Exorcism

Sorrel Wood : Healing, Health

Southern Wood : Love, Lust, Protection

Spanish Moss : Protection

Spearmint : Healing, Love, Mental Powers

SpiderWort : Love

Spikenard : Love

Squill : Money, Protection, Hex Breaking

Star, Anise : Psychic Powers, Luck

Stillengia : Psychic Powers

Straw : Luck, Image Magic

Strawberry : Love, Luck

Sugar Cane : Love, Lust

Sumbul : Love, Luck, Health, Psychic Powers

Sunflower : Fertility, Wishes, Health, Wisdom

Sweetgrass : Calling Spirits

Tamarind : Love

Tamarisk : Exorcism, Protection

Tansy : Health, Longevity

Tea : Riches, Courage, Strength

Thistle : Strength, Protection, Hex Breaking, Healing

Thistle, Holy : Purification, Hex Breaking

Thistle, Milk : Snake Enraging

Thyme : Health, Healing, Sleep, Psychic Powers,

Love, Purification, Courage

Toadflax : Protection, Hex Breaking

Toadstool : Rain Making

Tobacco : Healing, Purification

Turmeric : Purification

Turnip : Protection, Ending Relationships

Urva Ursa : Psychic Workings

Valerian : Love, Sleep, Purification, Protection

Vanilla : Love, Lust, Mental Powers

Venus Flytrap : Protection, Love

Vervain : Love, Protection, Purification, Peace,

Money, Youth, Chastity, Sleep, Healing

Vetch, Giant : Fidelity

Vetivert : Love, Hex Breaking, Luck, Money, Anti-Theft

Violet : Protection, Luck, Love, Lust, Wishes, Peace, Healing

Wahoo : Hex-breaking, Courage, Success

Walnut : Health, Mental Powers, Infertility, Wishes

Wax Plant : Protection

Wheat : Fertility, Money

Willow : Love, Divination, Protection, Healing

Wintergreen : Protection, Healing, Hex Breaking

Winters Bark : Success

Witch Grass : Happiness, Lust, love, Exorcism

Witch Hazel : Protection, Chastity

Wolfs Bane : Protection, Invisibility

Wood Rose : Luck

Woodruff : Victory, Protection, Money

Wormwood : Psychic Powers, Protection, Love, Calling Spirits

Yarrow : Courage, Love, Psychic Powers, Exorcism

Yellow Evening Primrose : Hunting

Yerba Mate : Fidelity, Love, Lust

Yerba Santa : Beauty, Healing, Psychic Powers, Protection

Yew : Raising the Dead

Yohimbe : Love, Lust

Yucca : Transmutation, Protection, Purification

An incredibly extensive list! Thank you

Posted 4 days ago

protego-et-servio:

alivannarose:

So today we were lunching on the patio and a couple of bees were very interested in my Pepsi. Since it was diet and therefore Not Good For Bees, I was preventing them from getting into the can. So they landed on my hand and head-butted my knuckles, exactly like the cats do when they think I have treats. We went inside and made wee dish of sugar water and I carefully deposited the ladies on the side of the dish, whereupon they daintily chugged that shit down like frat boys at a kegger. Well, being bees, those ladies went back to tell their friends. So soon there were more bees. And they were HUNGRY. Soon the first dish was drained. Then the second. I think the warm weather means the bees can’t really bed down for winter yet, but very few flowers are blooming in mid-November. I remember seeing a post over the summer about making a bee waterer by putting “stepping stones” in the liquid to keep them from bumbling in and getting their wings wet. And by the time I found something to use for that, they’d drained another two dishes. So now, um, here we are. I present: THE BEEZENING.

Witchy tip: this is a great way to charge your citrine.

Good thing to do to save bees. :) 

I love that idea!

Posted 4 days ago

yourunclejingo:

recoil-operated:

recoil-operated:

recoil-operated:

recoil-operated:

Recoil-operated’s $12 traditional mead:

So one of the most common things I see on my Mead posts is “I’d love to do that, but I don’t have the stuff”

We’ll sit down and buckle up. Because I’m about to show you how to make a $12.56 traditional mead.

Here’s the recipe:


1 gallon Deer Park/spring water. You don’t want distilled.


3 lb or 32 fluid ounces honey.


One package of yeast.


a party balloon.


The cost total is $13.49, but you only need one pack of yeast. So -$0.90.

Let’s begin:


Everything together on a clean work surface, you will need a clean glass. And while not entirely necessary, a measuring cup will be handy.


Pour a cup of water for yourself and drink it. Hydration is important. Also this will allow you headspace.


Remove about ehhhhh, a quart or so of water to drink later.

Trust me. You’re going to want it


Wash your drinking cup and mixing about a teaspoon of honey.

You have two options for yeast, that bread yeast we bought, or professional brewer’s yeast.

They’re both the same price. You can get brewers yeast off of Amazon.

I already have brewer’s yeast, so I’m using brewer’s yeast

Stick that in that honey water.


Stick your honey in some hot water.


Go outside. Breath the free air. Know what it is… To truely live.


Enough of that bitch. Honey’s hot. Put it in the water.

Put the water in the honey too.


Shake the sin out of it.


Put that stuff back in the big bitch.

Shake the sh*t outta it.

Hydrate yourself with the water you removed earlier.

Shank a balloon with a pin.

Add your yeasty honey water.

Balloon it.

Label it.

If your trad mead says anything racist, or anything positive about Hitler. Straighten that sh*t out.

And there you go. $12 (.56) traditional mead. Stick it somewhere dark and leave it alone for a while.

Shake the hell outta it once a day for the first four days. Then let it be until it’s clear.

Update:


Boozification has begun.

Lots of spices and herbs make for nice additions as well.

Good post.

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briannacherrygarcia:

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Posted 1 week ago

Youve heard of suns out guns out but how about

liquidcoma:

Moons out runes out. Real occult hours

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A few things:

localbadgirl:

01. Gypsy is a slur & there is no “positive” or “acceptable” way of using it if you aren’t Romani. Some Romani might not find it offensive but still it should not be part of your vocabulary – the same goes for the term “gypped”. If you want to talk about the slur censor it or simply call it “the g slur.”

02. Anti Romani racism exists everywhere and there is a slur for the us in every language. Gypsy is the slur used in the English language but there is also Zigan, Tigan, Cigan, Gitano, Zigeuner, etc. - a lot of them stem from the Greek word for “slave” and are considered even worse than the Gypsy slur. However all of them are still slurs.

03. Gypsy has never been anything other than a derogatory slur against Romani that has been screamed at us while we have been branded, enslaved, hunted down, murdered, put through a genocide and a holocaust, segregated and discriminated against. It never meant “free-spirited” or anything along those lines.

04. Romani is the proper name of the people that are being targeted by the G slur. Some people write it as Rromani which is also correct. (But there are a few groups that are part of the Romani Diaspora that don’t identify as Romani.) The term Roma/Rroma can be used too, however not all Romani are Roma.

05. Domari and Lomari have been targeted by the G slur as well (but not as much as Romani). We are all different Diasporas from South Asia who share some cultural similarities. (Of course Domari and Lomari can reclaim the G slur as well.)

06. Romani and Romanian do not mean the same thing. Romani are brown people originally from India. Romanians are people from the European country Romania.

07. The official term for racism directed towards Romani is called “Antiziganism”, that term however is offensive since it includes the word “Zigan” which is a horrible slur against Romani. Please do not use that term and instead use “Anti-Romani racism”, “Anti-Romanism”, etc.

08. Anti-Romani racism is very extreme in Europe (segregation in housing, education and health care, forced sterilizations, evictions and demolition of settlements, police brutality, etc), which is why we even received the title of “Europe’s Most Hated”, but it’s not an exclusively European thing. Anti-Romani racism exists in America and Canada as well. (Canada even has an immigration ban on Romani.)

09. “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” does not display actual Romani people as far as I have heard so it does not represent Romani people/culture at all.

10. Your believes that Romani “don’t want to work”, “don’t want to send their children to school”, “steal children”, “are dirty”, “genetically prone to crime”, “are lazy”, etc. are nothing but racist stereotypes and left over Nazi propaganda. All of them are untrue as well. (Also: Romani would love to work and go to school but the extreme discrimination against us in the field of education makes that very hard. And the widely spread traditional anti-Romani attitudes and prejudices don’t make it any easier either.)

11. Stereotypes such as that all Romani women are “sexual temptresses” and promiscuous disregarding of age are obviously incorrect too. Virginity is actually considered important in Romani culture. Believing in those stereotypes is very harmful and dangerous as well because despite Romani being only a minority in most European countries we make up the highest % when it comes to sex trafficking victims.

12. Romani culture doesn’t have anything to do with witchcraft, wicca, paganism, etc. We didn’t create tarot, palm reading or crystal balls either. You can stop calling yourself a “Gypsy Witch” and faking Romani heritage now. The only reason why assumptions like that came to exist is because of racist believes and lies spread by the church. Our skills with medical herbs and palm reading were seen as “evidence of heresy” and from the 16th century onward we were outlawed, expelled and persecuted, culminating in the organized killing of our people. 

13. Fortune teller costumes are usually racist. Romani women have always been stereotyped as fortune tellers which is why the stereotypical image of a fortune teller is always linked with Romani women - dark skin, messy black hair, a big nose, a “weird” accent, a headscarf, big hoop earrings, gold coins added to clothes and an “untrustworthy/deceiving” nature, etc. Personally, I’ve never seen a fortune teller costume that wasn’t racist. (A lot of people even use the term “fortune teller” like a synonym for the G slur nowadays.) A person’s race/ethnicity is not a costume, so if you ever consider dressing up as a fortune teller chose something different. 

Of course I don’t speak for all Romani. This is more of a “faq” actually since these are the types of questions and incorrect assumptions I have noticed the most. If you are Romani too please correct me if I made any mistakes and please feel free to add anything onto this list if you like!

Posted 2 weeks ago
<p><a href="https://poppy-finch.tumblr.com/post/143941146925/decayfeedsthebloom-eclecticwitcheryafoot" class="tumblr_blog" target="_blank">poppy-finch</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://eclecticwitcheryafoot.tumblr.com/post/143924171285" target="_blank">eclecticwitcheryafoot</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://the-beauty-of-the-moon.tumblr.com/post/97725600883" target="_blank">the-beauty-of-the-moon</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://amorellamoon.tumblr.com/post/96578428283" target="_blank">amorellamoon</a>:</p>
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<p>So this is a thing that happened…</p>
<p>Christian Day, a pagan writer and store owner, sent me this love letter after outing my account name on Facebook. Like many people who have an alias on facebook,<span></span><span> I have a rather good reason for doing so. (I have a Meatspace stalker, who use to mail me bits of dead things, and threaten my children, because he wanted me to bear only HIS </span>children<span>. It was a living nightmare that I lived for over six months.) Alas… I was not very happy with Mr. Day for this, and told him so.</span></p>
<p><span>This screenshot shows his </span>response<span>. </span></p>
<p>You are not misreading that. He actually said “…if he rapes you, please call out my name while he does.”</p>
<p>Facebook has been less than helpful during all this… As a matter of fact, they have sided with HIM, yanking my post with this screenshot on it, and putting my account on a 24 hour hold for “Harassment.” of Mr. Day.</p>
<p>I have… No real game plan at this point, other than not allowing this to go unseen by the many Pagans on the web. I have had such an outpouring of support from my friends and the general pagan community on facebook that it honestly made me cry. On another note, I have had to un-relax, knowing my stalker is still out there and can find me now. But, I will not back down. This shit IS NOT OK for our so called “Pagan Leaders” to do.</p>
<p>Rock on my Beauties… Pass this along if you wish, repost it everywhere, and let us not allow this “Man” to have a moment peace until he answers for what he has done. </p>
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<p>Dear followers, please reblog this. I want it to spread like wildfire. This guy is a real “Big Name Pagan” a famous published author, and he spent months bullying, harassing and threatening my godmother and her daughter over facebook. He owns a franchise shop here in New Orleans, and has systematically been trying to sow seeds of distention among local witches and their shops in order to cripple competition. He’s blatantly (racistly) disrespected our local Voodoo community on the radio saying that you shouldn’t have to go to Haiti to get initiated because it’s a “dirty place”. If you see his so-called “apology” don’t buy the hype. <span>He is openly sexist, racist and classicist. </span><span>This is not the first time he’s done something like this, he is not sorry. He needs to be held responsible for his actions. </span></p>
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<p>This is fucking sick.</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://foresthoney.tumblr.com/post/97727078907/the-beauty-of-the-moon-bodaciousbanshee" target="_blank">foresthoney</a>:</p>


<div>He owns two shops, Hex and Omen. HEX is in both Salem, MA and New Orleans, LA and Omen is just in Salem, MA. Avoid him like the plague he is and don’t let him or the people he associates with profit off you (they, Laurie Cabot groupies, own shops in Salem too).</div>
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<p>Christian’s at it again.</p>
<p>He threatened to kill a nearby shop owner’s dog (Pumpkin from New England Magic who is ADORABLE) a few years ago out of a nasty feud with the owner, who is SO SWEET!  Of course he denied it.</p>
<p>His boyfriend Brian is just as sick when it comes to people who support Lori Bruno (that fucking feud…oh my GOD.  Don’t even get me STARTED on that).</p>
<p>Now…this.</p>
<p>He’s a media whore…He actually said this to me. He has no problem admitting this to me.  He knows how to cause controversy because “Well, bad publicity is still publicity…The Wicked Witch will still fly!”</p>
<p>This is why I can’t stand Salem now.  This sick bullshit.</p>
<p>Seriously, avoid Crow Haven Corner (my experience with this place written about <a href="http://eclecticwitcheryafoot.tumblr.com/post/92356759535/for-those-who-wish-to-travel-to-salem-ma-and-visit-the" target="_blank">here</a>), Hex, Omen, and Enchanted (my experience written about <a href="http://eclecticwitcheryafoot.tumblr.com/post/92396544385/my-personal-rant-about-enchanted-a-magickal-shop" target="_blank">here</a>)  They’re all closely linked with one another because of their relationships with Laurie Cabot.</p>
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<p>Bringing this back as a reminder</p>
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<p>Yuck. What a vile creature.</p>
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<p>Signal boost like hell!<br/><br/>We need to hold dangerous and shitty members of our community accountable for their actions.  This asshole is actively putting people and their loved ones in danger for no other reason than he can.<br/><br/>Spread the word if you can stand to have this on your blog (no judgment).  Speak out against people buying his books or patronizing his shops.  Don’t let him get away with this kind of behavior.</p>
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poppy-finch:

decayfeedsthebloom:

eclecticwitcheryafoot:

eclecticwitcheryafoot:

the-beauty-of-the-moon:

bodaciousbanshee:

amorellamoon:

So this is a thing that happened…

Christian Day, a pagan writer and store owner, sent me this love letter after outing my account name on Facebook. Like many people who have an alias on facebook, I have a rather good reason for doing so. (I have a Meatspace stalker, who use to mail me bits of dead things, and threaten my children, because he wanted me to bear only HIS children. It was a living nightmare that I lived for over six months.) Alas… I was not very happy with Mr. Day for this, and told him so.

This screenshot shows his response

You are not misreading that. He actually said “…if he rapes you, please call out my name while he does.”

Facebook has been less than helpful during all this… As a matter of fact, they have sided with HIM, yanking my post with this screenshot on it, and putting my account on a 24 hour hold for “Harassment.” of Mr. Day.

I have… No real game plan at this point, other than not allowing this to go unseen by the many Pagans on the web. I have had such an outpouring of support from my friends and the general pagan community on facebook that it honestly made me cry. On another note, I have had to un-relax, knowing my stalker is still out there and can find me now. But, I will not back down. This shit IS NOT OK for our so called “Pagan Leaders” to do.

Rock on my Beauties… Pass this along if you wish, repost it everywhere, and let us not allow this “Man” to have a moment peace until he answers for what he has done. 

Dear followers, please reblog this. I want it to spread like wildfire. This guy is a real “Big Name Pagan” a famous published author, and he spent months bullying, harassing and threatening my godmother and her daughter over facebook. He owns a franchise shop here in New Orleans, and has systematically been trying to sow seeds of distention among local witches and their shops in order to cripple competition. He’s blatantly (racistly) disrespected our local Voodoo community on the radio saying that you shouldn’t have to go to Haiti to get initiated because it’s a “dirty place”. If you see his so-called “apology” don’t buy the hype. He is openly sexist, racist and classicist. This is not the first time he’s done something like this, he is not sorry. He needs to be held responsible for his actions. 

This is fucking sick.

foresthoney:

He owns two shops, Hex and Omen. HEX is in both Salem, MA and New Orleans, LA and Omen is just in Salem, MA. Avoid him like the plague he is and don’t let him or the people he associates with profit off you (they, Laurie Cabot groupies, own shops in Salem too).

Christian’s at it again.

He threatened to kill a nearby shop owner’s dog (Pumpkin from New England Magic who is ADORABLE) a few years ago out of a nasty feud with the owner, who is SO SWEET!  Of course he denied it.

His boyfriend Brian is just as sick when it comes to people who support Lori Bruno (that fucking feud…oh my GOD.  Don’t even get me STARTED on that).

Now…this.

He’s a media whore…He actually said this to me. He has no problem admitting this to me.  He knows how to cause controversy because “Well, bad publicity is still publicity…The Wicked Witch will still fly!”

This is why I can’t stand Salem now.  This sick bullshit.

Seriously, avoid Crow Haven Corner (my experience with this place written about here), Hex, Omen, and Enchanted (my experience written about here)  They’re all closely linked with one another because of their relationships with Laurie Cabot.

Bringing this back as a reminder

Yuck. What a vile creature.

Signal boost like hell!

We need to hold dangerous and shitty members of our community accountable for their actions. This asshole is actively putting people and their loved ones in danger for no other reason than he can.

Spread the word if you can stand to have this on your blog (no judgment). Speak out against people buying his books or patronizing his shops. Don’t let him get away with this kind of behavior.

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