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Pokémon in our Biomes: Halloween Special 🎃

“I’ve recently decided to make a series of posts with hypothetical thinking and analyzing of what Pokémon species could potentially be found in the world’s biomes. Not at all relative to the games, I will be focusing primarily of the elements, design, and relativity to real life flora and fauna of Pokémon to depict where different species would roam on our big blue marble.”

One common struggle that I seem to be having while working on these biome posts is that a lot of Pokémon who have more spiritual or telekinetic abilities are a little bit harder to place as they don’t physically have abilities the species may have evolved to their respective environments. For example, many grass Pokémon often have adapted elastic, retractable, prehensile vines. It can be argued that they evolved this from a form of root system and utilize it as a form of mobility and appendage. However, species of Pokémon that are usually Psychic, Dark, Ghost, or Fairy type are a little bit trickier to place in biomes because they may not have obvious physical features they can utilize in their environments.

Seeing as Halloween is here, I thought I’d be a good idea to focus a Pokémon in Our Biomes Post on the unexplainable: Pokémon who don’t necessarily have physical traits that are adapted to aid in their fitness. I thought it might make sense to focus on a common theme for spiritual Pokémon which is that they all more or less require some kind of spiritual energy, and this is a common theme in places like haunted houses, graveyards, abandoned hospitals or theme parks, old woods, sewers, and places that are constantly hiding from the care and security of daylight.

You may have heard a couple of these Pokémon as having particularly weird or creepy Pokédex entries. Hopefully we can shed some light onto what it all means.

Get ready for a Gastly Pokémon in our Biomes Post, where we will talk about any Pokémon that is scary, spooky, spectral, apparitional, unholy, divine, and unearthly.

Keep in mind that these spooky Pokémon have already been written:

Gastly, Yamask/Cofagrigus, Skorupi, Zubat/Golbat/Crobat, Sableye, Misdreavous, Cacturne, Ekans/Arbok, Houndour/Houndoom, Spinirak/Ariados, Croagunk/Toxicroak, Liepard, Koffing/Weezing/Grimer/Muk/Trubbish/Garbodor, Shuppet/Banette, Alakazam, Seviper, Frillish/Jellicent, Inkay/Malamar, Xatu, Weavile.

Let’s begin.

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anonymous asked:

How do you work with ancestral spirits/ghosts/necromancy in general? Can you recommend any books about necromancy? Also where can I learn more about the wild hunt? Sorry for the many questions, I appreciate any information you provide :)

In my opinion, the best way to get started in spirit work is through Ancestral work. You already have the blood and spirit bond with them, so the connection is so much easier compared to beings you have little to no connection to. 

And honestly? I learned a lot of my ancestral work on my own just going from instinct. Though, you can check out these

@theycantstopthesignal tagged me! Put your music on shuffle and post the first 10 songs:

1. Not Unlike the Waves by Agalloch
2.An Alternative to Freedom by Witchcraft 

3. Dream by Korpiklaani

4.Spirit By Ghost

5. General Nightmare by Carach Angren

6. Totus Anctus by Lifelover

7. Goddess of the Ages by Solostafir

8.Marcy’s Song by Jackson C. Frank

9. Exercise in Futility II by Mgla

10.  You My Flesh by Rotting Christ 

I tag @poisondracula @thethroneoffirenowbelongstome @lucifer-is-the-light @awkward-dark-mori-girl @ladykheft @scarsoftheshatteredsky

My thoughts on the Charlie Charlie challenge

I received quite a lot of asks (thanks some anons and itsmegalous!) about this new “internet fad” and I want to address my thoughts on it. I definitely stand by my opinion and agree with this post here (which also explains what the challenge is, for those who don’t know). 

Summoning spirits in general can be extremely dangerous. People do it, it happens, there can be great rewards, but you sure as hell should know what you’re doing first. I always advise people to understand spiritual energy, which means probably around a year or at least 6 months of dedication to energy healing and the subtle energy body. It’s important to know what your spirit and energy feel like when they are healthy, so you know when something happened to damage your energy. Plus, experience with energy healing gives you the knowledge to know how to heal yourself. Energy damage may not seem serious, especially to those who don’t believe in spiritual things, but I personally believe (and many others do too) that energy informs a lot of our physical health and can really lead to serious health consequences if you start doing dangerous spiritual things without understanding energy.

About the challenge specifically, here are my issues with people performing it:

  • It’s disrespectful: Both to the people who really work with spirits, you’re insulting a lot of us by messing with something that we spend our lives studying and turning it into an internet fad. More importantly, you’re disrespecting the poor little boy that this challenge is based on. Just because he’s dead and as a spirit now does not make it right, at all, to mess with his soul. 
  • You’re trapping Charlie: The boy this challenge is based on, and any spirits that might be used to represent this boy (with so many people trying it, probably a lot of dead young boy spirits are being summoned), is being trapped in the physical planes. They can’t move on. Keep this up long enough and you could literally destroy the soul’s chance at reincarnation or cause a lot of soul level damage.
  • You’re making yourself prey: So it’s pretty well believed that there are negative spirits…ghosts, demons, just general bleh in the spirit world. If I was a cunning demon, I’d totally jump on the opportunity of this challenge to prey on the unsuspecting. Also, this makes it super hard for people trying to keep the energy of the world clear and light, we have to make sure to ward ourselves extra because the in flow of negative energy to this physical plane is bound to increase with this challenge. Like the post I linked to above said, you’re inviting this negativity into your house too, where other people who are spiritually unprotected may enter. 
  • Also, who’s to say some negative force didn’t create this challenge just for this purpose? 

Please don’t do this challenge. It’s dangerous, disrespectful, and even if you’re doing energy work and you know what you’re doing, do you really need to do this? What satisfaction will this really give you? If you want to summon spirits, learn how to do it properly, don’t jump on a fad.