i feel the magic

I think my goal for my future pay checks is to buy at least one witchy book with each one. I want to build up my arsenal of books about magic, because I feel I am definitely lacking in magic-based books (though not in books in general…).

This pay, I have bought the physical copies of “The Sister’s Grimmoire” by Bree NicGarran and “The Witches Cupboard” by Bree NicGarran and Anna Zolinger. I have both on Kindle, but my smart phone isn’t always working in order for me to be able to read those. I decided to get “The Witches Cupboard” while it was still available, and got “The Sister’s Grimmoire” because it was offered on flash sale, and I could have both shipped together.

Honestly, if you can I’d recommend both these books, as well as “Grovedaughter Witchery” by Bree NicGarran, or @breelandwalker here on Tumblr - her books are well written, clear and easy to understand, and cover some material that I have not seen in any other witchy books I’ve happened to peruse. I am also excited for her new book “Pestlework,” which is coming out soon.

If I can’t find my copies of “1,001 Spells” by Cassandra Eason and “The Element Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells” by Judika Illes, those are next on my list. They are pretty awesome spell reference books, either to use (though some are sort of iffy on using things from other cultures) or for as inspiration for your own spells.

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thank you taylor for writing speak now. It’s honestly gotten me through so much, pretty much all of my first days back at school i’ve had speak now on repeat and it helps me to calm down before I leave…. If there’s drama going on at school or at home, I put on speak now and it magically just makes me feel better. Whenever i’m feeling sad, lonely, mad, happy, excited, Speak now is always there to comfort me or to just boost my mood even more. I can’t imagine my life without the album & taking photos with it just seems like a must!! xx @taylorswift I love you more than words can imagine and once again thank you x

anonymous asked:

I feel like over the last few months crystal magic specifically became another trend or just a joke among younger teenagers? I'm not sure how explain it but I always see memes about it. I'm 18 and I've always loved crystals and smooth stones since I was a child. But I'm afraid that older witches will dismiss me as another kid who doesn't actually know anything about witchcraft even though I've been studying it for four years. I guess it's dumb for me worry about, but what do you think about it?

I think that comparing yourself to others or worrying about trends is fruitless and a waste of time. Everyone has a different style of witchcraft and who cares what others think as long as you aren’t being a dick, ya know?

There are always general mainstream trends that are flavored with new age/the occult. Then there are the trends within occult communities as well. I like to think of it more as a focus the way my own practices have focuses sometimes.Those moments where things are popular give us opportunities to find more information or even objects of interest in that area. I think we should learn to celebrate that.

Today is an an amazing day. I feel like I’ve just witnessed something magical…. Because i did. Pull yourself away from society once in a while and reconnect to your roots in nature… YOU WILL THANK YOURSELF EVERY TIME

lucemferreffxiv  asked:

*Gives you embolden as a Red Mage to up your crits* Go, you sweet cat, go punch things! Also, how does Y'shenn feels about magic and mages?

“Whoa, whoa!!! I feel a RUSH of energy!!! Like I could punch THE SKY into the…sky…!? But wowee, you mages are incredible! I have a lot of respect to people would can use magic! It’s not really something I understand too well, but it must take a lot of practice and dedication! Anything people work hard for has my absolute admiration!!!”

((RETURNS THE GESTURE WITH A BROTHERHOOD TO POWER UP YOUR PHYSICAL COMBO- Thank you for the sweet message!!! Y’shenn may not understand magic too well, but he can surely appreciate it when people work hard for something, regardless of what it is! The mysterious nature of magic would also fill him with wonder as he marvels like a child at all the neat things it can do! He’s got quite the imagination, haha.))

i feel like magic anon expected me to do really cool or probably horny things with my shapeshifting but i made my hand bigger just now so that i could grab more pretzels out of this bag of pretzels… :|

anonymous asked:

When do you think M&S first had sex

I’ve been sitting on this one for a while. Naturally this is not a simple answer and I think everyone feels a bit differently about it. In a perfect magical world I’d love to say that they had been doing it the whole time (especially in the early seasons anyone who follows me knows that’s my kink). Realistically I think it wasn’t until season 7. I think it was @kateyes224 (Maybe @lepus-arcticus ? Not sure. Someone awesome) who said one time that she thinks that they did it after the New Years kiss but Scully didn’t take it seriously until All Things. 
I like that head canon. I think what I’d say is that after Millennium they started getting physical but didn’t really start sleeping together until All Things. 
But I will say that they at the very least did it after Scully’s weird spiritual awakening where she felt like God (Maybe Buddha? Or Aliens… who really knows.) was telling her she needed to appreciate Mulder’s spooky ass. 

Addition: 
My personal dream canon is that they started doing it during the cancer arc. Because I need all that sexy angst. 

I PERSONALLY prefer moffat’s vision of the doctor as this flawed, sometimes utterly despicable individual who chose to be good and to embody this ideal, while acknowledging 100% thats the doctor is not who they are but who they strive to be. I feel like with RTD, the narrative easily gets stuck on portraying the doctor as this christ like tragic figure of good, whose pain and failings only work to make him more tragic and admirable in order to carry through the show’s main thesis, about the value of life and humanity. to me, this key difference makes it very poetic, this constant “who is the doctor ?” running gag. rather than a tentative to find the “lonely good” who shall light the way, it turns into this constant, absurd quest to find pure, absolute goodness that only ends when you stop asking and start DOING. obviously, it goes with its own issues (I feel like it made the show a tad less. magical) but I think taking away the romantic nobility from the actual character to let others shine (the women around him esp instead of butchering their arcs for the sake of good ol doctor angst) and to make the title about who you become, not who you follow is absolutely rewarding and inspiring

Witch Tip

Once you get rid of the line between magic and mundane, coming up with ideas is much less of a challenge. There is no “normal” you and “witchy” you. It’s all a conglomerate that creates the way you experience life as a whole.

Harry Potter Headcanon

When there’s a heat wave in the Wizarding World, many witches and wizards enchant their robes  to keep themselves cool in the record breaking temperatures. Many young muggleborns question how all the wizards can stay cool in long black clothing until someone finally explains the charm.

Calling all y’all readers and movie-watchers and fans around:

I’m looking for books and movies and stories, even fanfics, where the main character is friends with the ‘monsters’. Unlikely friendships. Teaming up with the ‘bad guys’ and learning that everyone’s the same and character development.

These are my faaaaavorites because it’s always about having a deep emotional connection with your friends (which my antisocial ass likes) instead of just being friends because of proximity and mutual interests (which my antisocial ass is kinda eh about).

Stuff like Trollhunters:

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Or Dragonheart:

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Or Gargoyles:

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Or A Monster in Paris:

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Or How to Train Your Dragon:

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Or Ninja Turtles:

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Or Alien vs Predator:

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Or Transformers:

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Or Strange Magic:

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If anybody has any suggestions, I’m always a slut for genuine friendship.

It's okay to be a man who...
  • Is emotionally sensitive
  • Is honest about having feelings
  • Is open about having flaws
  • Likes cute and pretty things
  • Likes dressing in cute and pretty things
  • Is delicate
  • Is elegant
  • Is unsure whether it’s okay to be those things
  • Dances and sings with enthusiasm and heart
  • Empathizes with the feelings and experiences of others
  • Admits being wrong
  • Cries

And it’s understandable that you’re afraid to show all of that to a world that seems determined to erase it from you.

No matter what they say, you are who you are.

Druid Shiro Theory Part 2: Shiro’s Arm

Following on from this post about how Shiro is probably a part-Altean Druid who can do magic and make wormholes, let’s talk about Shiro’s arm for a sec. Specifically: why did Haggar give him the arm, and what is it intended to do?

First up… let’s talk about Haggar. She was the one who gave Shiro his Galra arm. We know she loves combining magic and technology, as evidenced by all the robeasts. Perhaps the most dramatic example is the Komar Experiment:

It’s got that weird black smoke surrounded by the purple glow (obviously magic) and the purple lines running across the metal supports (the technology element). Here’s another, wider view of the whole rig:

And now here’s Shiro’s arm, the first time it activates:

Pretty similar, right? And a moment later, he gets that black smoke and purple glow around the hand, right before he overpowers it and then hacks up a bunch of Galra sentries.

{TBH I just wanted an excuse to include this screenshot}

Of course, the revelation that Shiro’s arm is Galra magi-tech is a surprise to precisely no one at this point, but here’s the thing: the Komar Experiment was powered by a bunch of druids. The black smoke and purple glow all came from them. What’s powering Shiro’s arm?

Now, imagine for a minute that you’re Haggar. You find out one of your captive test subjects is part-Altean and has the dormant ability to do magic. You want to turn him into a powerful magical weapon: a Druid completely under your control, trained to fight and do magic. Do you (a) sit in his cell and spend hours walking him through Sorcery 101 until he learns to control his powers, or (b) fit him with some kind of device - say, a prosthetic arm - that activates his magic for him, against his will if necessary.

Option (b) is really more Haggar’s style, right? And the Komar Experiment is proof that Haggar has zero chill and will happily rip the quintessence out of an entire planet if she wants to, because she’s the real Chaotic Evil of this show.

Now let’s take a look at this picture. This is Shiro’s hand right before he brings the arm under his control:

This looks like Shiro is about to do some druid magic. He looks like he’s about to fling some purple lightening or some of that weird black smoke - but he doesn’t. Instead, he overpowers the arm, brings it under his control, and uses it as a weapon.

So here’s an idea: what if Shiro’s arm is a mechanism that forcibly activates his Druid abilities? It would be powered by his own magic, if that were the case. And the reason why it looks like Shiro’s about to do druid magic is because… well… he is. But it’s being forced out of him, and it’s painful and harmful (like forcing the crystals out of the Balmera is painful and harmful). And now that Shiro is free of Haggar’s influence and control, he reins it in and reduces the magic to a level that doesn’t physically hurt him.

What if every time Shiro activates his Galra arm, he’s actually doing magic?

I mean… that arm LOOKS pretty magical. It has multiple functions that Shiro can apparently activate at will, and it gets that cool purple glow every time he uses it, and it leaves a trail of purple light when he wields it as a weapon.

Does that purple glow remind you of anything?

That’s Allura, right before she throws a bunch of magic back at Haggar and the Druids.

Shiro obviously isn’t consciously doing magic - but I think he might be subconsciously doing it. Just enough to make the arm do whatever he needs it to do. After he uses the arm in the Pilot, Pidge asks him: “Where did you learn to fight with that?” and Shiro says: “No idea.” He clearly knows how to use the arm, and we see him use it multiple times, but he doesn’t remember learning how to use it. His {procedural memory} is intact, but his {episodic memory} is damaged. He’s just working on instinct, intuitively channelling quintessence into the arm to power it up and make it work for him.

We’ve seen Shiro’s Galra arm do multiple cool things throughout the series, and whenever we see it, we just assume it’s the arm that’s doing it. But what if it’s not? What if it’s Shiro? The arm is just a tool - like a magic wand - that helps him activate his Druid powers, but all the functions we see are actually Shiro doing a bunch of low-level magic without fully realising what he’s doing or how he’s doing it. We’ve been crediting the arm, when we should have been crediting Shiro and his ability to manipulate quintessence.

Shiro is a Druid, and he’s been doing magic right in front of us this whole time.