black and midnight hags

anonymous asked:

Do you have any thoughts or opinions about whether it's "okay" to lay curses on objects or people?

Everyone’s version of witchcraft is different. 

The “threefold law” is not a constant, and does not apply to witches who aren’t Wiccan.

*I* personally think that cursing or hexing objects or people is an acceptable magical practice. I don’t do it very often, but if I think someone absolutely deserves to be hexed, I will do so. Generally, my curses run along the lines of “You will get what you deserve, The Universe knows what you have done, your actions will turn against you”. 

You weren’t born with a talent for witchcraft: it didn’t come easily; you worked hard at it because you wanted it. You forced the world to give it to you, no matter the price, and the price is and always will be high… People say you don’t find witchcraft; witchcraft finds you. But you’ve found it, even if at the time you didn’t know what it was you were finding, and you grabbed it by its scrawny neck and made it work for you
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I Shall Wear Midnight

I don’t think I can overemphasize how important Sir Terry Pratchett’s witches are to me, and how they helped me articulate what *I* believe about witchcraft.

theunknownproblem  asked:

Greetings dearest Lady Of The Manners! I'm quite curious, when you refer to yourself as a witch, do you mean that you practice Wicca or some other such religion which involves witchcraft and other such mystical practices?

Yes I’m a witch. No, I’m not a Wiccan. In fact, my witchcraft has nothing to do with religion, but has to do with practicalities. It’s about giving the universe some extra nudges and guidance in favor of my family and friends.

My witchcraft comes from having read books on folk magic, folklore, and fairy tales at a very young age, and sticking with them. No one really taught me what I do, but there’s a lifetime of research behind it and still going on. 

lilibat replied to your post:Could you recommend any books or resources on witchcraft? I’m getting back into hedge-witching after awhile away, and your extra spooky witchery appeals to me greatly.

“Most witches don’t believe in gods. They know that the gods exist, of course. They even deal with them occasionally. But they don’t believe in them. They know them too well. It would be like believing in the postman.” ― Terry Pratchett

To be perfectly honest, that quote sums up a lot of my approach to religion.