You Pray, I’ll Spell Away!

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I love watching scary movies!

I love watching movies about magick, witchcraft, covens, and any number of other things. I watch them knowing full well I’m probably going to get irritated! Movie makers get it wrong…very, very wrong! They cave to stereotypes, and outdated thinking. It is a good thing I can’t reach through the TV screen and shake people!

A Solitary Witch works to start a coven. She’s portrayed as strong willed, ruthless, dark, dressed in black, and to be feared. Her goal is revenge on everyone around her. Her adversary is the local priest, and his followers. They pray, and throw holy water, and try to cast out the demon. Her evil cannot be allowed to go on. Her survival means the downfall of all humanity. The End of the World!

And every second I’m steaming; getting angrier and angrier because it is not an accurate portrayal. Oh! Then there is the movie line where a group of Witches – insert teenagers wearing black clothes and not conforming to the norm – is terrorizing the town. Breaking into houses, stealing priceless objects, and kidnapping local children. An old abandoned house is found with pentagrams, and upside down crosses spray painted all over the walls. And I’m supposed to believe these children are evil! Cursed! Demon Spawn! All the while it is some local hick who has a vendetta against the local Sherriff, or mayor, or government official, or…. And they perpetuate a stereotype, and I’m not supposed to get angry?

If they started portraying Christians for what they really are, I’m sure every church in the nation would be up in arms. The whole movie industry would be turned on its heals to “set the record straight!” There would be news reports, and riots, and drunkin’ rednecks kicking and screaming about injustice!

I don’t know if it is just because the Pagan community is passive, or if they believe it is a fight they can never win. Whatever the reason, the chirping of the crickets is far louder than the voice being raised saying, “ENOUGH!”

Yes, horror movies sell. Yes, Witches and Satan and evil are themes from ages past. Yes, even Witches, and Wizards, and Satanists, and Pagans, will spend the money to go to the theater to watch these mind numbing stereotypical movies. We’re guilty of helping to perpetuate a stereotype we scream needs to be abolished. What if, though, there was a middle ground?

What if, we stopped remaining silent and started fighting…Pagan style! Knowledge is the greatest weapon ever created. We have the power to use our knowledge to educate people to what our world is really like. To show them we’re not scary…well, most of us anyway. To show them our job is to help heal humanity. To improve life, and the natural balance.

We are here to, borrowing a phrase from the Christians, love thy neighbor. We don’t sacrifice children, but we may brew you up a strong cold medicine. We won’t steal your boyfriend, or girlfriend, with a love potion, but we may send you a blessing for a lasting relationship. We’re not going to sacrifice your favorite pet to a god or goddess whose name you can’t pronounce. We might mix up a salve for the poor animals winter worn paws.

Yes, you may find us in the dark wood, around a bonfire, dancing and chanting. Nature is our favorite place to be. I’ve been to church camp and have done the same thing! Only there they call it singing hymns and praising god. Different words, same meaning. Christians will say a prayer for you. I’ll say a spell, or invoke the angels. Just because we use different words does not mean what we do is evil. It is just different.

I brush my teeth before I brush my hair in the morning. You may brush your hair first. I put my left shoe on before my right. If I was left handed I may put on my right shoe first. There is no wrong way. Yet we’ve taken the simplest of things – spell vs. prayer – and cast a dark cloud over them. Then we’ve made movies about those things which further corrupt reality.

I could rant about this for days! It has been, and always will be, my biggest pet peeve. If I knew the solution, I wouldn’t be here ranting. Then again, maybe the ranting is the solution? If you can make one person think then that one person could be the one to change the world. If I would stop ranting and start doing something…I could be that one person!

So, the question I’m going to leave you with, is the same one I’ll be asking myself: “What can you do to change the world?”

Be true to yourself my friends, and Blessed Be!

Oft Oiled Aversion

I have a confession to make. I hate mixing up oils for rituals. I don’t know why. I love the smell of all the oils. I enjoy making them, and using them. I just don’t like mixing them up. I blame my minor lazy streak for my avoidance. It could also have to do with not liking to get things on my hands. That is a whole other story though.

The thing with oils though, when you’re mixing them, is they’re messy. If you use a dropper, you can’t use the same dropper in each bottle. You have to stop. Wash the dropper out. Dry it. Then use it in the next oil. Then stop. Wash it. Dry it. And so on, and so forth, and…I’m usually in a hurry. Bad excuse, I know, but it remains.

So, over the years, I’ve invested in plastic droppers. Hundreds of them! I keep one marked for each oil. That way, there is no stopping and cleaning between each oil. Instead, I can mix all of the oils and then go back and wash the droppers. Much more efficient! Oh, and if you have ever had to fight with cleaning droppers. I’ll let you in on a little secret: paperclips. Paper clips work wonderfully well to help clean out a dropper. A little twist of cotton and a straightened paper clip, and you’re off to the races. Toothpicks work as well, but don’t hold onto the cotton as well.

I bleach my droppers every so often, just for good measure. Better to have them to clean then risk any gunk getting into your oils. So….what kind of oils do I mix up? The one I use the most often is a simple blessing oil.

    Simple Blessing Oil

9 drops Frankincense Oil
1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
Small glass bottle and cap

I use this to bless everything! People, pets, cars, cards, doors, shoes, everything! I also carry a small bottle in my purse…just in case!

I also use the Blessing Oil in one of my favorite Protection Potions. Unlike most potions, it is not one you’d imbibe. I anoint items with it, or use to wipe down doorways or pour across footsteps to protect someone.

    Protection Potion

2-4 Cups Spring Water
2-4 Tablespoons Sea Salt
1-2 Teaspoons Blessing Oil
1-2 Teaspoons Myrrh Oil
½-1 Teaspoon Vervain Oil
½-1 Teaspoon Powdered Mandrake
½-1 Teaspoon Rowan Berries
1 Piece Onyx or Smoky Quartz

I mix it all in my kitchen cauldron, and then let steep for about half an hour on low heat. After it has steeped I do the following incantation:

“Herbal Potion, Cauldron Brew,
Now be charged with magick true.
with intent I speak this charm,
All be blessed, and none be harmed.
Ever minding the law of three,
This is my will, so mote it be.”

You can use any incantation you want. This one is my favorite for any number of things. It is also the one which rolls of my tongue the quickest. You use something enough it becomes engrained and you do it without thinking.

Anyway, I’d better cut this post short. Time to start the day, which means I’m in desperate need of coffee!

Blessed Be My Friends!

Brewing Up Some Witchy-ness!

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I was thinking about rituals. Probably due to the Summer Solstice and the great celebration we had. Also because I had one of my favorite things: Witch’s Brew. Call me crazy, but there is just something about a warm cup of Witch’s Brew.

I don’t remember where I got the recipe, or even when. I know I’ve had it for a long time. I use it every chance I get. I don’t need a ritual or celebration to brew up a batch. It is helpful though, because I can never make just a small batch!

To make the Witch’s Brew, you’ll need:

1 Gallon Apple Cider
1 Orange
1 Apple
3 Cinnamon Sticks
1/8 Teaspoon Nutmeg
1 Handful Fresh Rose Petals

Pour the apple cider into a large kettle on low heat. If you’re lucky enough to have a kitchen cauldron, it is just the right size. Peel the orange, reserving the orange peel for later. Squeeze the juice into the apple cider. Discard the pulp. I keep the pulp for smoothies later, or add it to the compost bin. Depending on whether my stomach is growling at the moment, or not.

Now, core the apple and cut into ¼ inch slices. Add them to the mixture. Break the cinnamon sticks in half before adding. Then add them, along with the nutmeg.

The original recipe I have says to tear up the orange peel into 1 inch strips and add after you squeeze the orange juice in. I’ve always found it to give the brew a bit of an after taste if the orange peel is added to soon. So, I wait until after I’ve added everything else and the brew has been on the stove for at least an hour. Then I add the orange peel and leave it to brew an additional hour. Whatever you do, do not boil the brew! If it starts to boil reduce the heat.

After it has been on the stove for two hours, and you’ve added all the ingredients; remove it from heat and let cool. Add a handful of fresh rose petals right before you serve it.

I’ve had the brew warm and cold. It is delicious either way. It started out as a special occasion drink, but became too much of a favorite to save for just a couple days a year. It is also something I like to mix up for people who are looking for love. Instead of doing a love spell for them. The brew is the perfect love potion in itself.

If you break the brew down: Orange, apple, cinnamon, and rose petals all signify love, and nutmeg adds the fidelity. Simple, but effective in a time crunch; especially if you don’t have time to do a divination, or full blown ritual.

Enjoy the Brew, and Blessed Be My Friends!

Witch Practice 101

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I’m often asked, “When do you practice being a Witch?”

First, let me say, I don’t practice. I am a Witch. It isn’t something you do part time. I don’t wake up in the morning and decide that today looks like a good day to be Witchy. Asking me that is the equivalent of asking a Christian when they practice Christianity. Although, I can see how it can be confusing. I do know some Pagan’s who ‘practice,’ as well as some Christians.

I guess it is all really about your perspective. If you view spiritual beliefs, religion, or faith as being part-time then I can see why you’d ask. There are part time believers. You have people who only go to church on Sunday, but the rest of the week they break every commandment they can find. It isn’t any different in the Pagan community.

I know youngsters who decide to be a Witch because they know it will drive their parents crazy. it is part of what gives the word Witch its bad name. If you throw everything in a single cauldron it is going to spoil the brew.

You have the same problem with Satanism and Lucifarianism. Part time practitioners who go about things bass ackwards. It is where we get the stories of Satanist murdering people, or a Satanic cult wrecking havoc in some community. The few give the many a bad name. When working within the Pagan community, that is the first thing to remember. Do not let misguided stereotypes lead your thoughts.

Anyway, back to the practicing comment.

If you break my day down into bits you’ll find I ‘practice’ all day…everyday. I don’t think about it. It is just part of my day. I get up in the morning with a quick spell for guidance:

“Make me strong in Spirit
Courageous in Action
Gentle of Heart
Let me act in Wisdom
Conquer my fear and doubt
Discover my own hidden gifts
Meet others with Compassion
Be a source of healing energies
And face today with hope and joy.”

It is then off to the shower where eucalyptus waits to clear my thoughts, breathing, and shake off any of the nights bad dreams. Once out of the shower my mind starts thinking about what color the day calls for, and what stones I’ll need. My amethyst is always with me, and my evil eye necklace hangs round my neck. Sometimes I add a little moldavite.

As I get dressed different stones may find their way into my pockets to join my pendulum. If I’ve used my Tarot the night before, it is quickly packaged back up and placed in my purse; never too far from reach in case of emergency.

On my way to work a quickly whispered spell to keep the lights green is often used…mainly because I’m usually running late. I blame it on the cats. They’re just too cute early in the morning! Even before I get in my beautiful Jeep I wish a quick chant for protection:

“Goddess watch us
Night and day
Protect us wherever
We may stray.
Bring my pieces
Safely home!”

Once at work there are always crystals on my desk; one for luck, success, and peace. My desk is covered in green, black cats, and plants. My book of shadows fits neatly in my purse so it is always available. Then there’s a quick chant to chase away anything that doesn’t belong:

“Angels of protection
Angels who clear
Remove all spirits
Who don’t belong here.”

Then the mad rush of the day begins. Depending on how the day goes – whether it is quiet or stressful. The may be a quick brewing of chamomile tea to help relieve the stress, and calm my nerves. If it is a quiet day, I’ll often get emails asking for help. People tend to ask for spells for luck, or money, or love. I don’t mind, but I don’t do spells for people without making sure it is the right thing to do. So…I spend a lot of time talking to people.

I believe in magick. I believe spells work. I know they work or I would have committed myself to the insane asylum years ago. I do not believe a spell is the answer for everything. If someone is down on their luck, and is having a hard time finding a job. I’m more than happy to help. But… if they’re having a hard time finding a job because they’re sitting at home watching TV all day. I’m not going to waste my time. Even the best spell needs a little participation.

I don’t really take a lunch at work. I’d rather work through the day. Then go home and enjoy my evening. Stopping for a lunch just seems counter productive to me. Most days I’m swamped with work, conference calls, meetings, etc. There is magick throughout it, but it is usually in the form of a quickly whispered spell as needed.

Once the day is over, and it is time to go. It is another quick spell in the Jeep, and changing of lights to green. You have no idea how handy that spell is until you have a blonde moment and don’t use it!

Once I get home it is feeding the furry felines. Then off to the garden to harvest dinner, or tea, or both. The garden is my favorite place. There is always thanks to give for the harvest. Short spells to help an ailing plant. You can’t forget to add honey for the fairy’s, and sometimes new flowers.

If I’m home for the night I’ll sometimes throw a quick protective circle around the house, and garden, before going inside. This is smart when it is storm season around this neck of the woods. Hail season can be horrible on little green leaves! It isn’t to healthy for windows and vehicles either, but they can be replaced.

After supper is made then it is time for reading, or watching some TV show I’m hooked on. It is also time to grind up dried egg shells, or mix up some potion, brew, or poultice I need for the next day. Each one requires their own little bit of magick. Depending on the season it may mean making cold medicine, or anti-biotics. I prefer natural remedies to store bought. Don’t get me wrong though, I won’t hesitate to call the doctor if things get bad. Everything has its place!

The end of the day is my favorite. It is then time to cuddle with the familiars. Give them treats, and remind them of why were together. Some end of the days require time in the ritual room. The cats know instinctively when those times are and will head there without me saying a word. Cats are amazing creatures!

When the day is all said and done. The lights are off. The cats are in bed. And it is finally time for me to head off to sleep. There is a quick bedtime blessing to end it all:

“In the still of the night
While the world around me sleeps
May the angels smile upon me
And the Lady bring me peace
Blessing upon “______________”
I know that you will care for them
And bring them what they need.”

My day is never without magick. There is no practicing to it. This is just….my life. I can’t stop being a Witch any more than I can stop breathing and keep living.

So, for those who ask when I practice being a Witch. All I can say is every second of everyday! I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Blessed Be my Friends!

Tea, Trees, and the Power of Three

This past Friday was the 13th, a full moon, and of course, Mercury in Retrograde. It made for a very event filled day. I loved it! I’m not superstitious. In fact, Friday the 13th has always been a good day for me. Usually, a VERY good day. Two of my three kids were born on Friday the 13th. The third one would have been if they hadn’t induced labor the week prior. I’m still a bit miffed about that one.

Anyway, the mish-mash of wonder last Friday brought about. Started me thinking about blessings and banishings. Usually around this time of year I perform the Triskelion Rite of Tea. Over the years I’ve modified the rite to include a blessing banishing ceremony. Many of my friends have found this rite to be one of their favorites. It is pretty simple, but always packs a punch.

It is around this time of year where worries and troubles start to build up for the people I know. I’m convinced it is residual side effects left over from Beltane. Divorce seems to rampant right now. Bad luck, arguments, car accidents, accidental deaths… we’ve had it all lately. I’m a believer that when all hell is breaking lose…throw a little magick at it!

So…here is how I deal with it…

    What you’ll need:

Athame
Herbs for Tea – I use chamomile, lavender, a little green tea, and mugwort
Cups and Teapot – enough cups and tea for everyone, and the God or Goddess!
Spring water
White Candles
Old Christmas tree, or large tumbleweed, or abandoned tree branches – anything you can tie ribbons, or bows onto…lots of ribbons and bows!
Two colors of ribbons, or bows – I use red and white: Red for banishing, and white for blessings
Someplace you can perform the ritual and then leave the tree with ribbons on it up for 33 days.

    What you’ll need to do:

You can do this by yourself, or with a group. I prefer a group because it is stronger. Plus, the more people I can help the better! Once you mix the herbs. You’ll need to bless them. I use the following to bless mine. Insert the tip of the athame into the herb mixture and say:

“Through the watchful eye of the Sun
And the silvery light of the Moon
Beneath the beauty and the glory of the sky
with all the mysteries terra imbibes
Purify these herbs so their purpose may be true
No matter what they’re called upon to do.”

Once the herbs are blessed, place them in the water to steep. While they’re steeping say/meditate on the following:

“Goddess, Mother, Giver of Life
Give me strength to face my daily strife
Teach me to live in perfect love, and perfect trust
Bound by peace, wisdom, and a heart that is true
Let all my actions be a reflection of you
Help me better myself in word and deed,
And all that I do, help me to succeed
With one last wish, and a drink to you
Let all I know be bless by you.”

I like to modify the above as needed. Changing things from me to we, or I to us, etc. If I’m doing this alone I’ll sit and drink my tea while repeating the above multiple times. It’s peaceful, and I’ve fallen asleep on occasion. It is harder to do with a group, but a quick print out handed out to everyone makes things easier.

Another note, when doing this as a group, be prepared to make a couple of pots of tea! If the group prefers cold tea; you can always make the tea ahead of time, and do the saying/meditation once everyone is comfy with their tea.

After everyone has their tea, and has had time to release some of the stress of the day, the fun can begin! This is when I bring out my old tree, and two baskets of bows. I keep the red and white bows in separate baskets. It just makes it easier. I place one basket on either side of the tree. Then someone either volunteer, or we volunteer them to begin. They first take one red bow, and as they place it on the tree. They state what they want to banish from their life.

Now, I don’t have anything formal for my friends to say. I feel it takes away from the heartfelt honesty of saying what you wish. Personally though, I always say: “ I banish ________from my life.” I do warn people to banish the root of the problem and not just the first thing that comes to their mind. Banishing peanut butter cravings is far safer than banishing food cravings. Call me cautious….

Once they’ve placed the red bow on the tree, and stated what they wish to banish. They then take a white bow and repeat the process. Except this time they ask for a blessing. Again, I don’t have anything formal for people to say. Personally though, I tend to say: “Goddess bless my life with________.” I’m not such a stickler on the blessing side. One can never have too many blessings.

When I do this ritual by myself I tend to cast a circle. When doing it in a group, I may or may not cast a circle. Over the years friends have invited friends who don’t know I’m a Witch. So I err on the side of caution. If it is just a group of people who know my wicked ways, then I’ll cast a circle.

Not everything requires a circle. Everything does require the heart though. So, I say follow your heart, your instincts. Make everything your own. And if you have any questions, or comments…you can always email at wickedwitchmidwest@yahoo.com.

Blessed Be my friends!

Pick Your Poisonless Paint

The little Witch in me is finally feeling spring. I’m never trusting Phil again! What do groundhogs know anyway? They are saying we’re up for one more snow storm. I’ve really lost my wonder with the white stuff. It is time for it to go!

Since I’m feeling a little springy, and can’t wait for the flowers to start blooming. I thought I’d cover one of my favorite subjects: Paint! Okay, maybe it isn’t one of my favorites, but it has been on my mind lately. Actually, it has been on my mind since Valentines day when I received these beautiful purple roses. They weren’t to dark, and weren’t to light…just perfect! I hated to see them wither. However, they did wither nicely!

So, what do you do with withered roses? You make paint of course! I’m sure you were thinking the same thing. The question is…how do you make paint? Well, first you have to know a little about paint. Most of your wonderful paint colors come from natural pigments. They just have filler gunk which usually isn’t good for the environment, or you for that matter. So, how do you skip all the gunk?

You can purchase more people/ nature friendly paints. Unfortunately, you’re going to pay an arm and a leg, and probably another arm for them. Makes it sort of hard to paint…. You can save yourself the money and make your own.

At its most basic, paint consists of color. If you want to get fancy you can call it pigment. It also contains glue which keeps the color suspended. Some paints also contain other ingredients which add texture and bulk. They call these fillers. Then there is the thinner, or solvent, and other junk. There is even drying catalysts. More than you wanted to know, right?

You can pick up natural pigments, in the form of powders, at artists supply stores. If you’re like me and live in the middle of nowhere. It is quicker to find your own pigments in nature. I prefer to use dried flowers.

The glue, or binders, which keep paint glued to the wall are derived from refining crude oil. I think I’ll pass. Instead, you can use natural binders such as starch (from flour), casein (the protein in milk) and linseed oil. For fillers, you can use powdered chalk, talcum, limestone, silica and marble. Clay is also popular to pair with flour, because it reinforces the binding ability of starch and is abundant.

Thinners keep paint consistent. The thinners in commercial paints are usually volatile organic compounds. These compounds can cause headaches, nausea, dizziness, blurred vision and fatigue, especially in areas that are not well ventilated. Not my idea of a fun time.

So, now that you know a bit about paint. Probably more than you wanted…the question still lingers. How do you make paint? Well, let me tell you….

Basic Flour Paint
Yields 1 1/2 quarts

1 cup flour
5 1/2 cups cold water
1 cup screened clay filler (clay can be purchased in a wide variety of colors)
1/2 cup additional powder filler, such as mica

1.Mix flour with 2 cups cold water, whisking to remove lumps.
2.Bring 11/2 cups water to boil, then add the flour water from Step 1.
3.Turn heat to low, stirring until thick paste develops. Remove from heat.
4.Dilute the paste with 2 cups water, a little at a time.
5.In a separate work bowl, combine clay with powder filler.
6.Add filler mixture to diluted flour paste until desired consistency is achieved.

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Oil Paint

Oil paint is suitable for exterior surfaces, and you can clean oil-painted surfaces regularly without damaging the paint. (You’ll need to use a solvent to clean brushes and equipment.) Oil paints can take a long time to dry — some will never completely harden — but this property gives the paint the advantage of remaining elastic as surfaces naturally swell and shrink.

Natural oil paints typically are made with linseed oil and a natural solvent, such as pure turpentine or citrus thinner. Choose raw linseed oil or linseed stand oil, which has been heated to a high temperature, making it more durable. (Avoid boiled linseed oil, which can contain a variety of ingredients that speed drying time, but may be hazardous to your health.)

Basic Oil Glaze

An oil glaze can serve many purposes. Sometimes you will want to put a glaze over flour or milk paints to increase water resistance. Oil glazes also make nice wood stains, with or without added color.

Yields approximately 2 cups.

1.Dissolve 1 teaspoon each pigment and whiting (powdered chalk) in approximately 1/2 cup linseed oil.
2.Stir in an additional 1/2 cup linseed oil.
3.Add 2/3 cup natural solvent and 2 tablespoons whiting, whisking to remove lumps.

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Casein Paint with Lime
Yields about 1 quart

1 gallon nonfat milk
2 1/2 ounces “Type S” lime (dry powder available at hardware stores)
2 1/2 cups water
Natural earth pigment (more or less depending on desired color)
6 cups filler (usually whiting)

1.Leave milk in a warm place for a few days to curdle. Then pour through a colander lined with cheesecloth. You should have about 2 cups of curds. The whey can be composted.
2.Mix curds and lime powder in a blender. Add a little water if the mixture isn’t blending well. Strain to remove any lumps.
3.Add water to the binder immediately after it is prepared.
4.Dampen and crush pigments. Add them to the mixture a little at a time until desired color intensity is achieved.
5.Stir in filler.

Casein Paint Adjustments

After mixing your paint, test it on a small area of your surface and let it dry completely. If it doesn’t spread easily, add some water. If it dusts, add more binder. If it’s too thin, add more filler. If the color isn’t rich enough, add more crushed pigment.

Expert Tips

•When making your own paint, it is important to experiment, test, experiment, and test some more. Keep it fun! If you play for a while first, you’re sure to end up with a beautiful combination of rich colors and interesting textures.
•For best results, clean all surfaces thoroughly before painting.
•Homemade paints contain food ingredients and should be used soon after mixing. You can refrigerate them, but the binding ability may diminish.
•It may be difficult to create exactly the same color over and over again. Try to mix as much paint as you can reasonably use in one work session.
•Exercise caution when using linseed oil. Crumpled oil-soaked cloths can spontaneously combust, so be sure to wash all cloths and other materials before disposal.
•Exercise caution with all powdered and caustic materials, especially lime. Wear gloves and goggles

And happy painting!!

Board Problems

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Okay, so…I’ve started this post a couple of times now. I thought it would be an easy post to write, but apparently I was wrong.

You see, I have a love/hate relationship with movies. I love scary movies. Well, movies that attempt to scare you. I can’t remember the last time I was actually scared by a movie. I’m usually too busy critiquing the graphics – whether they’re good or bad, believable or not. I admit I watch a lot of movies about Witches, Witchcraft, etc. I enjoy them. I’m also frustrated by them.

They perpetuate a stereotype I’d love to see die. The whole “Witches are evil!” portrayal just ticks me off! Yet, I keep watching it. While I’d love to see the movies portray Witches correctly…I would miss the stereotype. I love the idea of being an angry, evil Witch. Sometimes, it is exactly what I want to do! Don’t get me wrong. I’m more of a lover than a fighter. I know any evil, or wrong, I may do will come back to me. It keeps me honest. But sometimes….. Everyone has their limits.

So…what has brought on this talk about movies, and stereotypes? The movie “The Ouija Experiment” came out recently. The movie is…okay for a B movie. The graphics could have been better. And, I could see places to improve the dialog, and acting. All in all though, it was worth a first watch, but not a second. Its release does scare me though.

The movie does give some of the rules of working with a Ouija board. Be polite. Don’t ask how they died. Always say Good-bye. They forgot the white candles, and the salt. And, to always be cautious. Once you open the door, be sure to close it. Never burn the board. And, if things start getting weird…call a professional/Witch.

I know Hasbro is going to love the movie being released. Their Ouija board sales should sky rocket. The calls I’ll get will sky rocket too. I love that Hasbro puts a disclaimer on the “toy.” It says it is ‘just a toy.’ Ya, and a pendulum is just a pretty rock. Anything used to open doorways to the other side can be dangerous. If used incorrectly.

I would love to teach a class on proper Ouija board usage. Even one on pendulums would be useful. There are actually a lot of things I would love to teach. The problem is finding the space, and the funding. There are some things I’d love to teach that are ‘witchy’ in nature, but would be useful to everyone. Especially things like first aid – based on herbal remedies, and plant identification. We all need that one….especially in the event of a Zombie apocalypse.

Anyway, if you like scary movies, “The OuijaExperiment” is not one to watch. It is dull, drab, and cheesy. If you’re a B movie fan…you’ll love it. If you buy a Ouija board, and plan to use it. Remember, be careful! I don’t mind saving people from themselves, but things tend to follow me home. Then my cats get all upset. It is very disrupting. Don’t be afraid to ask the local Witch/ Shaman/ Druid/ Pagan for help. It is better to be safe than sorry.

Blessed Be My Friends!

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