hedgecrossing

Do you know about the witches?

Do you know about the witches? They leave their bodies. They do. They leave their bodies when the sky is dark and the moon is hidden.

They smear their flesh with magic grease and ride their stangs into the night sky to join the devil. The devil himself. Horns and all.

They use the red road that lives in the earth like a serpent to guide them to the sabbat. It twists and turns and writhes in the dirt. And only they can see it.

They fly upon the road searching for the man in black and Hoping they can catch a glimpse of the spirits that reach their arms out to welcome them.

Those shadows that you see in the dark night, that’s them. Searching. Yearning to meet their lord. And all the while their bodies are left empty like the shells of a cicada protected by odd symbols and roots.

Their bodies are empty when they fly. Just their naked spirits float into the night with their familiars by their side. Ghastly creatures that lure them to the devils sabbat where they sign their name in his book.

They dance and convulse to gain strength in the circle before returning back. Unnamed sorceries are released into the earth that we will never know of.

Sometimes even they forget.

-Maggie Elram WITCHANDMOON

Black Tourmaline.

This is a great stone for death work: It stabilizes subconscious emotions about death, the anxiety and grief that may instinctively prevent you from connecting to the other side. It’s great for grounding, hedgecrossing, energy work, shadow work and astral travel. Play the video to see more details.

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My breakthrough with crossing the hedge began with the images that cross your eyes as you are falling asleep. I had my eyes closed, but I could still see the light out the window and the shape of the window in my room. So then I raised my hand, I could see my hand through my closed lids! This was after having a mild herbal thing (no solanaceae) that got me into a more sustained trance. So I went out the window, since I could see it, and I walked down my street, only a block, but it was awesome.

If you close your eyes and see anything as you are falling asleep, even just white static, focus in on it, see if it forms into something/someone/a landscape and follow it. I am really nearsighted in the otherworld, I can’t see very far. This is how I did it, I didn’t take a lot of precautions, you might want to do more than I did. I also did this with a candle flickering on the table in front of my closed eyes. Eventually I started seeing faces and stuff, and the pattern put me into a trance and I could go to the otherwordly temple that my teacher had set up for us. You don’t have to have a teacher with a temple like that, most witch books have some sort of place like that described in it that you can go to and begin your travelling from.

Need new people to follow!

I have been off tumblr for a little over a year (other than occasional boredom scrolling) and I wanna get back into the polytheism/pagan/witchy community! It seems a lot of the blogs I was following before are now inactive or have switched topics, so please reblog if you post:

🌿Gaelic polytheism
🌿Irish polytheism
🌿Any polytheism, really
🌿Paganism
🌿Druidry
🌿Faerie Faith
🌿Hedgecrossing
🌿Folk witchcraft

Extra points if you enjoy having intelligent conversation about myths/culture/witchcraft!

Or if I’m already following you, I’d also appreciate recommendations on other blogs I’d be interested in!

Thanks everyone 😘

Flying Ointment Review

I ordered a flying ointment made by Alchemy6! Shipping was quick and the packaging was carefully put together to ensure no damage came to the product. It came in a cute little purple sachet with witchy charms, as well as a free sample of a perfume oil. 

Pros:

Smells AMAZING!
A lot of product (if you use normal doses, as you should with poisonous plant based products) for a little price! Only ten bucks :)
Uses many ingredients other than just the belladonna, like mugwort, clary sage, and wormwood. 
Works very well, at least in my case. It put me into a dreamlike state where disbelief was suspended and intuition flowed freely. I can’t wait to use it more!

Cons: 

Uses beeswax and coconut oil as the base of the salve, in a combo that makes it a little hard to use. I would have preferred animal fat, but this is great if you’re vegan. You have to really work to heat it up in order to get it on your finger in a spreadable state. I used a blowdryer. 

Side effects: 

I had blurred vision as the only kind of benign effect, which is pretty much expected in flying ointment using belladonna. I noticed an upturn in my mood and self perception, but I don’t recommend this as a treatment for depression or negative self esteem or anything. 

Warning:

You gotta understand you’re rubbing poisonous plant wax on your skin. It can have adverse health effects if you’re allergic, if you use too much and overdose, or if you use it too often. Be smart. 

Overall, I give this product a 5/5 on doing what it’s for and a 3/5 on like consistency and smoothness. 

Invocation of Kernunnos

By the sacred flame burning bright
O’ Ancient One!
We call yer name of this night
O’ Witch-father!
To joy and terror yer here
O’ Hedge-lord!
We hear your foot steps drawing near
O’ Sitter-Between!
Let us join our ancestors Sabbath
O’ Antler’d Devil!

Turn yer three ever-watching eyes to thee
Bring our spirits across the boundary with glee
Let our souls fly till dawns break
and our nightly flight be enough to sate
The Liminal One We call Tonight

Kernunnos O’Nyrt!
Rise from the Dirt!

Nema! Nema! Nema!

This is my personal invocation to Kernunnos (or alternatively, Cernunnos), my patron god, a liminal Gaulish god of the dead, wealth, and hedge-crossing.

Feel free to use it or alter it as you see fit.


☀️Magical Smoking 🌙

The creation and use of herbal cigarettes in magic and the mundane. By. The Darkest of Lights ( Samantha Piña)

An introduction to the use of herbal cigarettes (HC) ; the HC are great for travail , you can smoke these when you wish to relax, before trance work, to create spiritual wards. These are safe to smoke ; caution they may cause you to have visions or feel light headed almost a heightened sense of magic. 


**pregnant women shouldn’t be smoking, and I would assume it’s common sense to not smoke around them as some of these herbs can be harmful to them.
- make sure any herb wont effect any medicines so ask your doctor if you are un sure.

Instruments needed -

- rolling machine 
- rolling papers
- paper rolling tips
- mortar / pestle
-you can use a pip / hookah/ or vaporizer
_you can even drink the mixtures in tea


~ Herbs suggested ~
. ~Coltsfoot (medicine: cold & cough / magic: hedgecrossing & spirit-sight),

~;Spearmint (medicine: stimulant / magic: healing & psychic powers), ~

Skullcap: medicine; calming , antispasmodic , relieve cramps, muscle pain from stress, good for insomnia Magical: love, fidelity,peace, used in spells of relaxation)

~Wild Lettuce (medicine: sedative magic: hedgecrossing), and ~Wormwood (medicine: euphoric & stimulant / magic: hedgecrossing & necromancy).

~mugwort : euphoric, stimulant , hedge crossing, divination

~damiana(Medicine Influences: Aperient, Antiseptic, Aphrodisiac, Aromatic, Bitter, Diuretic, Hormonal, Laxative, Nervine, Stimulant, Tonic. )(magical : burned to produce visions, promote psychic dreams). ·

~Catnip adds a relaxing note to the smoking mixture. It is gentle and can be effective to take the edge off .magic: divination & psychic powers · ~

Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) leaves are the classic herbal smoke. They quickly clear the bronchia, open the airways, and jump-start breathing during asthma attacks magic: hedgecrossing & necromancy), ·
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Mints: (peppermint, spearmint, horehound, catnip, etc.): either use as tea or smoke for menthol flavor; expectorant properties; reduces stress; helps withdrawal

· ~ Licorice root: for flavor and expectorant properties; helps coughing. CAUTION: may increase blood pressure ·

~Oregon Grape Root. A liver stimulant 
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Goldenseal may help your body ( on the endangered list) Salicylate herbs, like Willow and Oak, can help with headaches.

~Green Tea aids in alleviating depression to soothing aches and pains.

~Chamomile aids in the relief of stress, indigestion, headaches, anxiety, and depression * don’t use if your allergic to ragweed

~ Lavender relaxation, pain relief (especially for headaches and muscle aches), anxiety relief, and a general sense well being

~Steps ~
Step 1:
Choose your herb blend then grind the herbs together thoroughly mixing them together.
Step 2: 
Use the paper rolling tips that will serve as a filter and will help steady air flow and create a smooth burning cigarette.
Step 3:
Use the cigarette machine and firmly place the filter into one side of the machine then fill the extra space with your herbal mixture.
Step 4:
Close the now filled machine and roll it twice to pack in the herbal mix. Then introduce the rolling paper into the machine with the glue edge out. Then roll the machine towards yourself.
Step 5:
Once the paper is almost fully inside lick the glue edge then finish rolling the machine.
Step 6: 
Congratulations! You’ve made an herbal cigaret!

— suggestions —
You can draw sigils and spells on the rolling paper to add power, make cigarets with certain magical intentions.

~ 🍃🍂if there’s any further questions feel free to ask me.
Source: {Earl Mindells Herb Bible} , [cunninghams encyclopedia of Magical Herbs],( the rodale herb book) [ green Witchcraft by Ann moura]
For additional magic, you can wright sigils on the inside of the rolling papers to activate them. You can make a protection mix, a divination mix, and many more.

These are a few ways you can use herbal cigarettes in witchcraft. :)🔮

- you can draw sigils onto the paper to release your intent/ activate the sigil.
- you can combine the magical properties of the safe to smoke herbs together and make the cigarette an instant spell, that will activate when you smoke it.
- you can use color magic by choosing a certain colored paper when rolling your cigarettes
- you can use them as smoke offerings to the gods
- you can make mixes for warding away spirits

🌞Herbal cigarette recipes🌙
Mix (ground) evenly then add as much of the mix as you like to your cigarette/ pipe/ 1 bat hitter. You can add tobacco or cannabis to any of these mixes. 
**tbsp=table spoon
* can be bad in high amounts / not for pregnant/ breastfeeding
-vision recipe
1 tbsp Golden seal 
1 tbsp Passion flower
1 tbsp Dameana
1 tbsp scull cap 
1 tbsp mugwort*
-meditation mix
1 tbsp mullen
1 tbsp mugwort
1 tbsp lavender
1 tbsp peppermint
1 tbsp lavender
1 tbsp mullien
1 tbsp osha root
1 tbsp damiana
2 tsp Devils Lettuce
-astral travel mix
1 tbsp coltsfoot 
1 tbsp wild lettuce 
1 tbsp mugwort* 
1 tbsp damiana
1 tbsp Mullein
-stress reducer mix
1 tbsp Skullcap
1 tbsp Catnip
1 tbsp Chamomile
1 tbsp lavender
-Relieve cramps mix
1 tbsp Skullcap
1 tbsp Catnip
1 tbsp Chamomile
1 tbsp green tea
Visionary Herbs
There are many visionary herbs that are safe to smoke.

guzmas-wife  asked:

Hi! I was referred to you since you practice hedge witchcraft and I'm wondering if you have any tips for someone who's interested in it?

Hedgewitchery is that of those interact with otherworld, by going there, regardless of your paradigm.

A Christian witch (or more accurately, cunning folk), could practice this by entering Heaven or Hell (in fact, if I recall, certain early modern period werewolves with similarities to the Benendanti, whom called themselves the Hounds of God, supposedly decended to Hell in trance states to battle evil). A Pagan of any sort could do this in their worldview. Another idea could be entering cyberspace, via techno-magick. The possibilities are ultimately endless in terms of otherworldly travel. Know your paradigm, let it color the places your going, and work at it!

In terms of advice, I would recommend a few things.

1. Focus on spirit allies (familiar or totemic?) and building relationships to guide you.

2. Practice “visualization” (doesn’t have to be entirely visual, given visualization includes imagination of other senses too) heavily. This is going to allow you to “see” and “paint” the otherworlds your attempting to enter easier. You can do this in your spare time. On the bus? Practice it! Free time at home? Do it. Laying under trees? Make it happen!

3. Find a method to enter trance. This an be your typical astral projection, drumming, entheogens, musical tracks of any kind, postures, imagery and setting, and so much more. Find something that works for you.

4) Don’t give up. Sometimes it will be tough, but eventually, you’ll do it. Believe you can do it. No. Know you can do it. Don’t let yourself get discouraged. It may take a few days, it may take a year. It doesn’t matter the passage of time, only the goal, progress, and attempting.

I need witchblrs to follow! ✨🔮

I’m not too picky but please only respond if your blog is strictly or mostly witchy/pagan because that’s what my blog is & I’ve found it hard to get reblogs lately because my dash is full of non-witchy stuff.

Things I’m into:

  • Hedgecraft/Hedge crossing
  • Spirit work
  • Astral projection/travel
  • Herbalism/herbology/herbal medicines
  • Tarot
  • Astrology
  • Druid/Nature magic stuff
  • Spells/hexes
  • Original posts by you
Crossing the Hedge

So, recently I have decided that I can’t really call myself a hedgewitch because I’m still learning how best to cross the hedge. I mean, I’ve done it but I can’t always repeat the success.

There are a number of methods out there, and possibly some that I’ve never even heard of. So the ones I do know of for sure are:

  • Music
  • Chanting
  • (Hyper)Relaxation
  • Entheogens
  • Dance
  • Pain

I haven’t heard of any hedgewitches using the last 2 methods but they are employed in some Sufi traditions when attempting to go into a trance in order to commune with God so I am adding them to the list while unsure if anyone actually uses them.

What amazes me is that there are all of these methods and I have yet to find one that works well for me. I’ve had limited successes. I tend to end up hyper focusing on the here and now with some of the methods described for travel. Music, especially with violins, makes me feel like I’m playing it and I’ll get lost in listening to the strands of notes instead of trying to travel. Chanting has often acted in a similar way. I can’t imagine what I would do if I tried using pain or dancing to try to travel….

I have had successes with drumming tracks, though, so that’s something. 

Edit: since writing this post up on Wednesday, I have had a vague success. I meant to kind of be there and here at the same time and I found that it was actually pretty successful. If I got too far in, I felt a little jolt and I was back where I was supposed to be. I do believe that I will be able to replicate previous attempts, perhaps with a better success rate.

Book review: Resurrection of the Meadow by Robin Artisson

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So this book is about Hedgeriding and Country Faery Faith. This book is amazing for 30 bucks for hardback(I bet you can find it cheaper, that’s new) you get a lot for your money. You get a real look into hedgeriding. it really talks about the fetch and the otherworld in greater detail then other books that I have read. 

It talks about how magick works. What your fetch is. It’s a gotten section on plant charms that I LOVE. 

But it’s the second half of the book that picks up. The plant charms and after are amazing. A lot of detail on how to and what you are doing and why. Which a  lot of book leave out, it’s kinda explain it yourself deal with most book but he explains in a understandable fashion that is great. 

He has a section on rituals for the spirits and crossing over that are just no brainers but something you never think of that I love. 

Honestly for any hedgerider Id pick the book up it’s worth it. I must have. Great info for cheap.

#4 crossing salve

a gentle “flying ointment” for aid in visionary travel

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Ingredients

  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 cup horse oil*
  • 1/8 cup dried mugwort
  • 1/8 cup dried yarrow
  • pinch of white rabbit hair
  • 2 tsp granular beeswax
  • 3 drops of poplar bud oil
  • 1 capsule vitamin e (preservative)

Heat the first list of ingredients over a double boiler (if you don’t have a double boiler, a heat proof mixing bowl over a small saucepan works) for 3 hours. Stir every once and a while. Strain out solids then return to double boiler, adding the second list just until melted.

Pour into a small jar and allow to cool before sealing it. If it’s too hard, melt it down and add a little more oil. If it’s too soft, add more wax. Charge under the full moon.

When using, anoint the brow and heart. Use in conjunction with a hedgecrossing rite for smooth travel. This is gentle enough for regular use. The combo of horse oil and yarrow make your skin feel really nice afterwards, though please spot test before slathering it all over yourself.

Should apparently last 2 years, though I usually use it up before then. YMMV

※ You can find horse oil on amazon or Japanese supermarkets- make sure it’s the 100% pure variety.  

Water in Necromancy

Those who dive into death magic know how strongly death is connected with the earth. Bodies are buried and decomposed within the earth. Ancient Sumerians believed that the soul could not travel to the Netherworld until the body was buried underground. The ancient Greeks recorded passages to the Underworld which included deep caves. Earth is the most prominent element in death magic; but another element that is equally prominent is water.

Just as earth connects to the Underworld in ancient mythology, so does water. You’ve probably heard of the river Styx carrying souls into the Greek Underworld, along with the five other rivers that make up its geology. Entrance into the ancient Egyptian afterlife was granted upon a passage downriver on Ra’s boat. In Mesopotamian mythos, we see a contradiction where some sources depict a soul traveling to the afterlife by road, whereas others travel by river. There are more examples, but to keep the post short I’ll paraphrase: Where there was a land of the afterlife, there was water.

Because of this, one of the most well-documented methods of Roman necromancy is scrying with water. The water was placed into a brass (or sometimes black) bowl, usually with a drop of oil. Green olive oil was most common, although some magicians may have included alcohol or blood instead. The source of the water, too, was very specific. Some sources claim that spring water is most effective to contact the dead, while others claimed river water worked best.

Some records of Underworld travel and hedgecrossing require the magician to either float down a river, or cross a river to enter the afterlife. Cleansing before rituals usually involved spring water for both full body cleaning and fasting. Some forms of spiritual travel require the magician to be submerged as well. 

If this topic interests you, I highly recommend researching mythos of the underworld, necromancy and funeral processions from the craft you pull inspiration from. 

anonymous asked:

Are things like Green Witchcraft and Sea Witchcraft considered branches of Traditional Witchcraft? Or something entirely separate? Also things like Kitchen and Hedge Witchcraft. If you've given any links I'm sorry I can't see them I'm on mobile

The lines are all so blurred nowadays. For the most part, practitioners of kitchen witchery and the Green Arts tend to fall under the umbrella of Traditional Witchcraft, yet there are wide variations in praxis. Some who identify as “green witches” may have more neopagan or Wiccan roots. Yet more commonly one will find that practitioners of the Green Arts draw heavily from regional folkloric practices and/or faerie lore for their work and are skilled in both healing and harming, such as with the Poison Path. Those practitioners can be considered Traditional Witches. Mind you, there are varying shades and hues within the Trad Craft tent and one shouldn’t get too bogged down with over-labeling. Crossing the Hedge or “Hedge Riding” is both a practical and spiritual form of work that may or may not overlap with those previously mentioned.  Hedge Craft can be characterized as shamanisitic in form and function, dealing with piercing the veil of the Unseen to cross over to encounter the Other. This plays a very significant role in Traditional Craft.  As far as Sea Witchcraft is concerned, I know very little, other than its basis lies in more modern popular conventions found within neopaganism and has closer ties to what some refer to as Neo-Wicca. 

Dreaming with Fox

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I was in England, although no one spoke with an accent and the massive house with 15+ rooms was strictly a conglomeration of all of the old, partially wrecked, square and tall Proper Southern Houses I’ve been in. The rooms were dressed with peeling paint, too many worn rugs and crooked door frames. Around the corner from the house was a hedge, and around the corner from the hedge was a series of stone buildings. The person leading me along the path through the buildings explained that they had been used for housing prisoners and executions. The three stone buildings were round, squat and one had long iron portholes set into the walls at eye level. I was told that no one knew why they had built those iron tubes into the wall, and that if you looked through them, you would see the souls of the men that were executed staring back. I didn’t look.

Around the corner from those buildings lay a field that was half-marsh in the middle. We walked along in the tall grass until it was too muddy to walk any further. The person leading me pointed out to a small hill on the other side of the marsh and told me that a den was there that was supposed to be the home of a golden badger that emerged only at sunset on the summer solstice. I decided to walk across the marsh even though it came up to my waist in some places. When I got to the den, it was large and rocky around the mouth of it. A fox, instead of a badger, came out and showed me how to crawl in.


When we got to the bottom of the den, it was a much larger cave. The stones on the floors and the walls were covered in what looked like big splashes of paint. The fox told me that two armies had fought a war in the cave and had thrown powerful magic at each other until both were destroyed. The magic was so strong that it had soaked into the rocks. When I looked closely at the colorful patches, they sparked and moved like thousands of fluorescent maggots.


The fox also told me the story about a cow who would come down into the cave. The cow’s udder was so full of milk that it dragged the ground and left a trail of milk. She came down once a year to feed all of the spirits living down in the cave so that they would stay strong. Most of them would go out onto the surface for a while after drinking the milk because they were so strong from it.


The cave seemed like it was a part of the underworld, but it felt like a shallow and near-the-surface layer unlike the deep layers I explored with rabbit. It also reminded me of the stone-lined tomb we built for my fox when we buried his body. This is the first lucid dream or travelling experience I managed to have with the fox - every other attempt, short of Beltane where I wore his skin for hours, I could only see him off in the distance.

anonymous asked:

Hi there! I love your account and is my top go-to for my practice. Do you have any tips how a death witch can celebrate Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha, Lughnasadh, Mabon, Samhain and Yule. Thank you so much!

I’m glad you’ve gained so much from my account! You’ve given me a detailed ask. It’s time to test my knowledge of the Wheel and discuss what I’ve done on these holidays.

Imbolc: Imbolc is a thawing of winter, a holiday representing hope to come for future prospects, planting seeds of preparation for whatever the world tosses your way. This is a perfect time to reflect upon your own death or those of loved ones. Write drafts of your will, or reflect on what you would do if a death suddenly arose. Although these are tough exercises, they can ease your anxiety about death itself. If these don’t suit your tastes, I recommend performing divination on this day specifically. 

Ostara: The spring equinox, Ostara represents the earth becoming fertile and warming into full bloom. If you cultivate any plants for your death work, Ostara would be a great time to take care of them. It would be a good time to work with the deaths of plants and animals, or ask human souls about their rebirth into the afterlife. At its core, Ostara is a day of rebirth, celebrating death as part of a greater cycle. 

Beltane: Beltane celebrates the earth’s fertility, the abundance that it brings. This is a great day for offerings to the dead, especially food and flower offerings, as banquets and feasts are common on Beltane.

Litha/Midsummer: The summer solstice, Litha is the longest day of the year. Being the opposite of Yule, the dead may not be incredibly active during this season. However, Litha is a perfect day to be outside. Cleaning cemeteries, picnics and outdoor rituals are great celebrations for Litha.

Lughnasadh: This harvest dedicates itself to the God of crafts, Lugh. If you are making tools–wands, protection powders, wards, travel altars–Lughnasadh is a good day to create and re-bless your tools. You’re going to need them for autumn and winter, when the dead start becoming more active.

Mabon: The autumn equinox, when days and nights are again equal. I often speak to the dead on Mabon, since I don’t speak to them as often during the summer months. Mabon is a time when the plants and earth begin dying, and as such, you can gather ingredients (such as dead plants and graveyard dirt) and connect again with the afterlife.

Samhain: As many know, Samhain is a celebration of ancestors. All the dead can be honored on Samhain, but ancestors are given special credit. The spirits are especially active on this night, so if you wish to hedgecross to the afterlife or receive messages from the dead, this is a great night to do so.

Yule: The winter solstice, and the longest night of the year. Because of its extended darkness, rituals you didn’t do on Samhain can be done during Yule. Yule is also a death holiday; in Wicca, it symbolizes the God “dying” to be later reborn. The cycle of life and death are prominently celebrated during Yule. Any work with the afterlife is recommended on this day. 

These are simply what I do. You probably noticed that I don’t perform as much death work during the spring and summer months. After all, I work with life and the earth as well as death, especially being Wiccan.

If you have other ideas, please add on! I’d love to learn what other death witches do during the Sabbats!

Human guides/astral tutors, for profit

Disclaimer: I am not firing shots at anybody, I’m just interested in some discussion on this.

tl;dr: Uber, but for wannabe Travellers. Yes really.

I’ve been thinking, and from what I’ve read of other people’s experiences

section 1 : General overview

so like, why aren’t there any Travelling (and in this post I mostly mean those who can Project) witches offering services to guide people over there? Not like “hey, do this meditation and I’ll meet you there” but in an actual “I’ll come get you and show you the way in” type of way. I am just not convinced that *every* person who can travel is someone who grew up doing it their whole life and didn’t have to work at it. Or those that had their third eye forced open. There have to be people who worked for it and eventually succeeded, like, statistically there has to be. I feel like pulling along another person can be done. If you can sense a person’s energy over the computer, it would stand to reason that you can probably reach them quite easily on the non-physical plane of this realm. (Especially since some witches can actually track down your energy signature in the astral just like spirits can.) Like, why not? It’s not like it wouldn’t be lucrative; there’s a bunch of us whining about our failed attempts to get over there. This is an untapped corner of the market, so to speak. Even regarding people who feel like “Well, if I bring this person to the astral and they do bad things, I’m responsible for them”, this is literally no different than what conjurers do. Conjurers call spirits to them and connect them to people here and, to a degree, are responsible for the beings they bring over here. This would (theoretically) be simpler than that.

section 2 : Why offer this service

Quick example: Let’s say you are talented at hedgecrossing. A client is asking you to guide them to the Otherside. You do some pre-flight checks (Is this person’s energy stable right now? Are they in a peaceful, safe physical environment to try right now? What are their motives for accessing the Astral Realms? Have they adjusted their wards to allow me to do this?) and everything should be good. Maybe take ‘em to an empty realm first with nothing but landscape so they won’t be in danger and have a “practice zone” to learn their astral body and what they’re capable of.

I mean, I’m pretty sure the vast majority of us fledglings wanting to Fly are not mass murderers looking to conquer and otherwise Fuck shit Up. It’s no different than when you go sightseeing in a foreign country; the safest way to be a tourist is with a guide, right? When you learn how to drive, you usually learn under someone else’s supervision, you don’t have to learn alone. In school almost every class has tests, and sure you could study alone (and for some folks that works best) but others benefit from studying together/from having that designated “smart friend” help them. I understand witchcraft and it’s associated practices are traditionally individualistic but damn, it’s 2017. Why are we struggling alone when we can have tutors? Every other aspect of witchcraft (divination, spellwork, materials, companionship) has been monetized, so I really don’t think this is a morality issue. And not everybody has a companion or familiar to Travel with.

Witchblr : Everybody is capable of travelling! ✨✨✨
Person :  But how?
Witchblr : Meditate.
Person : After that, what are the mechanics? H. O. W.
Witchblr : It’s different for everyone, just practice 😉

Not that the above is bad advice, but imagine if you replace the word “travelling” with “doing their own makeup”. Can you learn on your own? Yes. Is it easier with someone to tag in and help you? Hell yes! This philosophy of paying someone to help you is accepted in all other avenues, this is the last standing taboo or final frontier, if you will.

Again, witchblr, Y U No Do This? Is it because nobody’s thought about it, nobody’s ever attempted it, or because nobody wants to do this commercially? idgi

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Tagging folks for opinions bc I really want perspective on this but everyone is welcome to respond, tagged or not. (and if you’d rather pass on commenting, that’s fine too) @spiritvexer @chaosjelly @duskenpath @ekonsine @thiscrookedcrown @thetwistedrope @hecaatia @seleneblackwell @businesswitches

anonymous asked:

Do you have any tips for traveling to the astral? I see a lot about it but ive been struggling...

Admittedly, astral traveling is not my strong suit–I’m working on it, but I still have a lot of difficulty with discernment.

However, here’s a set of links I dug up from people who do know what they’re doing, in case any of them help:

Seer’s Tea

A tea to aid in hedgecrossing, visions, seership, or just plain insomnia and anxiety.

Ingredients:

One part dried mullein flowers or double the amount of leaves.
One part dried mugwort leaves
Half part lavender buds
Half part mint leaves of choice
25 drops Bleeding Heart tincture

Cover herbs with boiling water and let steep for at least fifteen minutes (up to half an hour). Pour and add sweetener if desired (honey is preferable). Add up to 25 drops of bleeding heart root tincture to the the brew and drink before bed.

Know your dosages. Do not take as medical advice. Mugwort contains thujone. Ingesting of bleeding heart can result in false positives for opiates on drug tests.