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Lesson 5: Graveyards in Witchcraft- Basics!

By: Mama Bones

Live class date and time: 1/5/2017 at 7:00pm CST

A.) Legalities: I will mention some things that I do very briefly in my personal graveyard. It is an older one that borders my 3 acre property directly and is not regularly maintained. This allows to me to fudge some rules. HOWEVER- working as a paralegal for over a decade, let me lay some groundwork legality clauses for the general witch:
         1.) Do not enter after dark. It is illegal in most states.
         2.) Do not take dirt directly from atop a grave.
         3.) Do not bring bottles of liquor into the cemetery, or glass jars to put you dirt in.
         4.) Do not light more than a tea candle and always hold the tea candle yourself (do not set on ground)
         5.) It’s best to not disclosure your craft to anyone asking what you’re doing. Just say you’re visiting (and wanted to honor your relative’s memory if a candle is lit)

           6.) ALWAYS do as an employee/pastor/policeman asks. Even if it may be technically legal and they’re just uncomfortable, it’s better to de-escalate the situation and leave. You can either come back at a different time or find a different graveyard.
           7.) Bring flowers to appear more normal! They also make great offerings!
           8.) Do not remove ANYTHING from a grave site. Ever.
           9.) Do not leave offerings of stones. It is offensive (i.e. personal) in some religions. Note: In regards to leaving stones on graves/headstones: It is a Jewish practice for remembrance and respect, but my personal research has not found any sources of it being disrespectful for gentiles/non-Jews to also do so. If you find a credible source to the contrary- please let us know! Otherwise, it is fine to leave small stones as offerings.

B.) Offerings: these should always be something subtle. I never bring in an actual bottle/glass of the liquor offerings. I usually soak a small bit of cotton or leaf/herb mixture in it and use that. For honey, I’m a huge fan of those individual packets you can get at restaurants (even though they aren’t perfectly local and organic, they are more transportable and less legality issues- just please dispose of the plastic trash after use properly)
           Offering examples: tobacco, juice, silver coins, honey, liquor, fruit, flowers, herbs, incense (I like to use pomegranate based juice/liquor/fruit due to it’s ties to the Underworld)

C.) Basic communing with the dead ritual/introducing yourself to a new graveyard
           -example ritual: [http://stygiantarot.tumblr.com/post/154861064189/communing-with-the-dead]

                                   -I do NOT recommend bringing a shovel or spade. Period. I don’t even do this with my own graveyard, it is a dangerous offense to be caught with.
                                   -It would be best to wear shoes that are easy to take off, and do the ritual without digging (if you don’t like the idea of bare feet in a graveyard, wear thin socks you don’t mind getting dirty). The spirits will understand you don’t want to be put in jail.
                                   -I do NOT recommend inhaling the herbs listed as wormwood and mugwort both contain Thujone, which can cause a LOT of issues if too much is ingested/smoked. An sachet of these is fine. You can gently smell the sachet bundle when focusing on the spirit connection. Please be aware of your own medical conditions as well (i.e. allergies/pregnancies/disorders)

                                   -Oils I recommend that are safe to place on your eyelids and would have positive connotations with the dead: olive, pomegranate, coconut, almond, hemp seed (these are all technically “carrier oils” and if you want to add a dash of an essential oil that increases psychic/perception, you can- just spot check it before you put it on the eyelid. Also, just a dab on each eyelid is fine. No need to stick your eyelashes together.
                                   

D.) Graveyard dirt. What the hell is it? Simply put, it’s dirt collected from a graveyard. It is NOT a euphemism for other herbs. Also, when it comes to “Goofer dust”, that is a NOT interchangeable with graveyard dirt, though graveyard dirt is a component of the mixture. Please keep in mind Goofer dust is a traditional Hoodoo mixture, and not something I recommend trying to use or replicate without stepping into appropriation territory (THANKS “SUPERNATURAL”). However, graveyard dirt is not.

-Magical uses: Protection, barriers/wards (around property especially!), cursing/hexes, banishing, certain types of healing, divination, spirit-work

DON’T TAKE SOD/GRASS.
           

                                               Types:

                       1.) General graveyard dirt: from anywhere inside the graveyard grounds. This is what I recommend for beginners or people who don’t have a lot of spirit work experience. Still leave an offering, explain your purpose, and be respectful even if you’re just snagging a couple spoonfuls from under a tree.

                       2.) Grave dirt: dirt from a specific grave. Do not do this with recent graves unless it is someone you knew/a relative. It’s best to do this with older/semi-abandoned graves (pre 1900s are great). Ask permission first (this is where spirit work experience comes in, it’s best to get some sort of positive response in the method you are familiar with before removing), leave an offering, and again be respectful.

                       3.) Grave dust: The “leavings”/debris from atop the gravestone itself. This is actually the easiest to collect without looking suspicious. Just gently sweep it off into your hand and discreetly put it in the bag/vessel you brought. It’s a common ingredient in Underworld/Death/Necro workings. Also can be thought of as an extra potent version of graveyard dirt in regards to magical correspondences. Still leave an offering, ask permission, and explain yourself beforehand.

 

E.) Homework: Go to a graveyard/cemetery and walk around quietly. Let yourself soak in the energy and see if you’re drawn to any gravestones. Take pictures of the one(s) that you’re drawn to! Share them on the server (or on your blog and tag us!)
           Extra credit: Research the person listed on the grave and see if you can figure out a reason you might have been drawn to them!

Level 5 during 2012-2013: Here’s a mobile game set in the Layton universe, a PL/PWAA crossover game, and the final Layton game of the prequel trilogy. Enjoy!

The PL fandom during 2014-2016: 

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Level 5 in 2016: New Layton game coming late 2017!

The PL fandom in early 2017:

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Soulmate Messenger (Part 5)

In a world where Soulmate Messenger —A text messaging service that connects you to your soulmate — dominates the dating industry, you find yourself receiving a very interesting text from an unknown number.

A/N so i said i would make this the last part (which it is) BUT i’m going to make a spin off for our golden maknae Jungkook!!! (as per a request sitting in my ask box lol) I hope you’ve liked the series! I’ve gotten so much love from you guys, it means a lot!

| Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 |

‘아주 NICE’ ft mini jellyfish animation

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Soulmeme Messenger (Part 5)

Jungkook X Reader

In a world where Soulmate Messenger —A text messaging service that connects you to your soulmate — dominates the dating industry, you find yourself receiving a very interesting text from an unknown number.

A/N I give you the last part of Soulmeme Messenger! It’s been so fun writing these tbh. But we have to move on to the next boy hehe (I’ll give you a not so subtle hint. His name starts with a Ji and ends with a Min.) 

| Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 |

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theonlykohler: His final hit #alexrodriguez #yankees #bronxbombers (x)

Aaron at Alex Rodriguez’s final game for the New York Yankees. 0.18-0.22 in @theonlykohler’s Instagram video - hit it up and leave a like! [ 450px x 450px gifset ]

Mr. and Mrs. Hood

Word Count: 1,150

Request:  “…Could there be a Assassin!Cal & Assassin!Y/N imagine based of of the move Mr. & Mrs. Smith?”


To those around you, your life seemed pretty mundane. Your husband was an executive for some company, well-paid and made it so you didn’t have to work. You just stayed at home with the dog, occasionally going out to spend your husband’s hard-earned money while he worked hard to support you. At least, that was what the neighbors thought.

In all actuality, you were busy doing your own thing- making your own money in ways that they never would’ve been able to accomplish. You had spent your whole life being trained to do what you do, and you made it a point to do your predecessors proud by being the best you could be at what you did. To be anything less than the best would be a waste of your training and a waste of their time.

Not even your husband knew this little secret about you. The money from your separate job went into a separate account and those funds were used to keep yourself well stocked in supplies. Supplies that you had hidden in the basement since your husband was never down there. The basement was your sanctuary; your husband thought it was just your in-home gym and, while he wasn’t entirely wrong, it was for the best that he didn’t find out what was really down in the basement.

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Play On [5] || Jungkook Fanfic

So, you agreed to date Jungkook as a consequence for losing a bet with Jimin. It’s just for a week, anyway. It’s nothing serious… right?

Part 5 // Part 4Part 3, Part 2Part 1

Originally posted by jeongguk

Word Count: 5.1K

Main Pairing: Jungkook x Reader

Type: fake dating au / university au / Romance / Fluff / tbh idk man. Whatever this is.

A/N: to cooking kookie anon, i’m sorry the part you requested isnt here T~T i think i failed u somehow :(( it’s going to be on one of the next few parts tho. @ the readers who waited for this… finally, here you guys go hahaha, i’m not entirely satisfied with it though, but i hope you guys still have fun reading! 

Disclaimer– I don’t really know if Jin likes chicken over beef, nor do i know if he likes mushrooms or not hahahah.


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“I don’t have a spare helmet.” Jungkook informed, looking at his hands where he held his metallic-coloured bicycle helmet. Unable to reply, you just stared at him, since you didn’t know how to respond. He could clearly just wear the helmet he was holding, but as he opened his mouth to add something, you were prepared to just disagree with what he was about to say. “Just wear this.”

“Jungkook.” You replied, shaking your head. “You’re the one who’s driving this bicycle. You should be the one who’s—”

With a sudden action, he grabbed your wrist and pulled you to him so abruptly that you almost crashed into his chest. You tried to protest, but the words that came out of your mouth somehow resembled a foreign language spoken outside earth. He put the helmet on your head, securing it with a click under your chin and smiled victoriously. “So if we get in an accident,” He patted your head, smiling at you with such gleam in his eyes. “At least this little head of yours could still survive.”

You sneered at his mocking statement and readjusted the helmet on your head. The size was no doubt bigger than yours, but you could probably manage. Probably.

After what had happened yesterday at the university grounds, Jungkook couldn’t keep your “yes” to himself. He had already told the three by yelling it out once you’ve set foot on the car park and the two had almost lifted Jungkook in the air for his triumph.

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Suits 3x16 and 5x10 Parallels…

… and differences.

From “I’m tired of putting the people I care about in jeorpardy” to “I’m gonna have a family of my own someday, and I can’t have all this hanging over their heads.”

From handshake to hug.

From questioning in the US Attorney’s Office to handcuffed arrest.

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Sterek Week - Day 6 (October 30th): Songs to Fall in Love to

└> teen wolf + song lyrics meme [1/?]: Jet Black Heart - 5 Seconds of Summer

But now that I’m broken
Now that you know it
Caught up in a moment
Can you see inside?

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SUITS + SONG LYRICS MEME [4/?]: Mike resigning + No Surprise - Daughtry

“I’ve practiced this for hours, gone round and round
And now I think that I’ve got it all down
And as I say it louder, I love how it sounds
‘Cause I’m not taking the easy way out
Not wrappin’ this in ribbons
Shouldn’t have to give a reason why

It’s no surprise. I won’t be here tomorrow
I can’t believe that I stayed 'til today
Yeah you and I will be a tough act to follow
But I know in time we’ll find this was no surprise.”