You see, I see so many posts about how to go about witchcraft and its very bewildering for a newb: do energy work, do shadow work, do spirit work, become a devotee, stay godless, have a daily practise, but don’t let it consume you, read ALL THESE LINKS, read all these ancient ass grimoires, read everything about this dude ever, cleanse, banish, make your own sigils, don’t forget the astral, do this, do that, do the other etc…
I kinda wanted to write a really down to the bare bones witchy challenge. Its about personal learning, its very abstract and relies a lot on taking some time out of your day to do witchy stuff, learn about it. I focused on the things I felt I needed to learn more myself, instead of pursuing lots of far off and complex practises, its just about observing and being aware. Its about just taking a break from studying in the conventional way and learning to reflect and breathe in your practise. Its about applying your path to the everyday.
When you reflect on the experience, try to do so both mundanely and magically, perhaps a paragraph on the physical experience and a paragraph on how you could apply this magically.
So this is mainly for me, but I’d thought I’d share it with others…
Go out in rain - write about it, do this ten times.
Go out on a warm day - write about it, do this ten times.
Go sit under a big ol’ tree, the same tree - write about it, do this ten times.
Go to the sea - write about it and bring something back.
Go to a city - write about it and bring something back.
Go to a park or field - write about it and bring something back.
Go to a graveyard - write about it and bring something back (be respectful… nothing from the headstones…)
Write about ten local plants and trees.
Write about ten local landmarks.
Sit in your house in silence for an hour - write about it.
Stare into a mirror for an hour - write about it.
Take a long bath - write about it.
Lie down and close your eyes for an hour (in silence if you can) - write about it, do this ten times.
Visualise a protective shielding of energy around you - write about it, do this ten times.
Visualise a ball of energy between your palms - write about it, do this ten times.
Write a standard cleansing spell, make it minimal.
Write a standard banishing spell, make it minimal.
Write a standard way of charging items, make it minimal.
Write a standard protection spell, make it minimal.
What does it mean to be a witch? Write about this.
What does it mean to do magic? Write about this.
What is magic? Write about this.
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