path-to-power

anonymous asked:

This is probably a very dumb question but do traditional witches have some special kind of powers/gifts other witches don't have? All the things you talk about give an impression traditional path is a lot more genuine than modern one and makes a lot of things possible that modern does not. It's like when you're trad witch some real door opens for you. Is this impression right?

This isn’t a dumb question at all. In fact, it’s a very good one in starting a discussion on a few different topics. 
Do we have powers or gifts that others don’t? I can’t say that. I can’t speak for all traditional witches, and I can’t speak for witches on a non-traditional path. 

Our beliefs on power differ majorly, though. The way that we approach is the same way that it was approached throughout history, up until the New Age movement. 
The way that I was taught, all people have the ability to perform magic to some extant. They can make folk charms, use divination, and call up spirits. However, to do the things that witches were known for, the big or supernatural things in folklore, power had to be attained. 
Many traditional witches see their spirits as being a source of both tradition and power. Power flows from the spirits into the witches who hold the tradition. They build relationships with spirits to gain more. 
Some traditions hold that witches may sacrifice their own power by giving it to another. Some traditions hold that spirits will seek out those with innate power and help them develop it. 
That is not to say that once power is acquired, it’s one and done. It must be fostered, developed, and grown. Now that they have it, they have to learn how to use it.
The rite of Initiation, which is supernatural and spirit driven, changes the person into a witch, bestowing onto them power.
This rite is not a selling of the soul, as many believe. 

As modern witchcraft traditions developed, they broke farther away from early definitions and ideas, including this one. It even changed the idea of what witchcraft was. Some saw it as a way to worship certain gods, to meditate, to find connection, to control their own emotions, etc. This all came from the marriage of witchcraft beliefs and the New Age movement. It’s no great surprise that the idea of powers left, because so many no longer saw it, or see it for that matter, as the force it was once thought to be. 

Your ask also involves the point of finding one’s own path. You said that it seemed more genuine than other modern kinds. I saw the same thing. It was what I was doing, what I wanted to do, all along. Others, however, look at it and do not see it as genuine. It isn’t their path to tread. That’s perfectly normal. 

I think that a lot of traditional witches shoot for goals that most modern witches would think ridiculous, fake, or ‘hollywood’. Whether it’s us alone who have the ability to achieve those things, I can’t say. We have kept secret ways and know-hows to those things for a while. 

When I finally found what I was looking for, a real door did open. But that was for me. It won’t be for everyone. The ideas of powers, witchcraft, etc. are all a difference in perspective. 

anonymous asked:

Say you were given a choice of two paths. The lefthand path shall see destroyed the Pale Night, gone forever, but shall grant strength and greater numbers to the babau. The righthand path shall further the power and aims of Pale Night, but shall see it that the babau are destroyed. Which do you choose?

I never understand the point of questions like this. What is the answer supposed to prove? Which type of demon species I find incrementally better than the other? It’s not even a moral conundrum like the trolley problem, questioning on the individual’s perception on whether sacrificing the one is better than avoiding getting blood in your hands entirely.

In other words, both answers are horrible, so it proves nothing if I Choose one or the other. It’s lecto no grata. A lesson of no substance.

What kind of water should i use?

Sea Water: Water from the sea is great for cleansing and healing rituals. I recommend it for cleansing crystals (but be careful, not every crystal/stone can/should be cleansed in water). It’s also great for banishing and protection spells!

Storm Water: Spells and rituals that has to do with emotional strength, confidence, charge, motivation and force. It’s known for strengthening spells. Storm water is great for curses as well.

River Water: Spells and rituals that has to do with moving on, focusing energy, breaking through rough paths, and warding. Great for powering tools.

Rain Water: This is very multi-purpose, but especially great for growth and rebirth spells. Great for spells that you want to keep gaining power over time.

Snow Water: Great for spells and rituals that focus on purity, endings and change, as well as slow working spells.

Dew Water: I recommend this for love and fertility spells, as well as delicate magic. Great if you’re going to do fae work.

Masterlist: iconic rock songs (by men) covered by cool(er) women

Nouvelle Vague - Blister In The Sun (The Violent Femmes) (All their songs are 80s covers but this is my favorite. But look up the rest. Seriously.) 

The Donnas - Dancing With Myself (Billy Idol) 

Cat Power - Paths Of Victory (Bob Dylan) 

Stevie Nicks - Free Fallin (Tom Petty)

 Patti Smith - My Generation (The Who) 

Sleater Kinney - Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater) 

Siouxie and the Banshees - Dear Prudence (The Beatles)

The Breeders - Happiness is A Warm Gun (The Beatles)

Fiona Apple - Across The Universe (The Beatles)

Mika Miko - Attitude (The Missfits) 

The Butchies - Your Love (The Outfield) 

Rasputina - Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd) 

Tribe 8 - Rise Above (Black Flag) (Not totally sure how the lead singer of Tribe 8 identifies now, lmk if u think i should remove this.) 

Corinne Bailey Rae - Since I’ve Been Loving You (Led Zeppelin) 

Karen O - Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin) 

Shonen Knife - I Wanna Be Sedated (The Ramones) 

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sheena Is A Punk Rocker (The Ramones) 

L7 - Suzy Is A Headbanger (The Ramones) 

Babes In Toyland - All By Myself (Eric Carmen) 

Dresden Dolls - War Pigs (Black Sabbath) 

The Raincoats - Lola (The Kinks)

Holly Golightly - Tell Me Now So I Know (The Kinks) 

Tori Amos - Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana) 

Cibo Matto - About A Girl (Nirvana) 

Janelle Monae - Heroes (David Bowie)

Warpaint - Ashes to Ashes (David Bowie) 

The Lunachicks - The Passenger (Iggy Pop) 

Tegan and Sara - Fool To Cry (The Rolling Stones) 

Bjork & PJ Harvey - Satisfaction (The Rolling Stones) 

St. Vincent - Emotional Rescue (The Rolling Stones) 

Frente! - Bizarre Love Triangle (New Order) 

The Raveonettes - I Wanna be Adored (The Stone Roses) 

Kristin Hersch - Wave Of Mutilation (The Pixies) 

The Runaways - Wild Thing (The Troggs)

Joan Jett - Roadrunner  (Jonathan Richman) (she obviously has billions of covers & hers are all more iconic than the originals but i had to include one) 

Dessa - I’m Going Down (Bruce Springsteen)

Downtown Boys - Dancing In The Dark (Bruce Springsteen)

anonymous asked:

Since you probably have enough headcanons to create whole Altea and galaxy around it, do you have any ideas/desings about young Haggar?

gimme dat pastel hair

So I hc her being once a Royal scientist. A member of an extended Royal family, like not to high, but up there. So she be like a distant great Aunt to Allura.

She’s was around the same time as Coran’s grandfather. She is slightly younger than him

When I got this Ask in the middle of the night, I quickly wrote this out. Enjoy-

  • Once there was a royal scientist
  • One of the greatest of her time
  • Gifted with power of the universe life itself. Discovered such wonders. Created such good.
  • But soon she wanted more. To make her home the beacon of all. To tower over all else.
  • But her methods grew cold and wrong.
  • She told her plans to everyone.
  • They gave her looks of concerns and horror and told her to go further no with her goals.
  • She ignored their worries and carried on.
  • She discovered such new things so powerful that can change everything.
  • But she hurt more to gain these results. More pain was caused.
  • Her work didn’t stay hidden for long.
  • She was caught and put in front of court of all.
  • They listened to her reasons. She stayed true to her goals. To bring them to the top.
  • Her goals originally pure but her methods nowhere close. It was not right. They couldn’t let her go any longer.
  • She was angry. Claimed their cautious and worry would end them all. Afraid to take a little more. 
  • They need to rise to survive. To take over all. They refused. Their downfall she would be a part of.
  • Her punishment. Her work destroyed. Her gift locked away. And she was sent away to the darkest depths banishment for causing harm.
  • She thought perished, never known if on the way or far away.
  • But no.
  • She shifted. She changed. To pass impossible limits. She still thrives strong.
  • Building slowly. Gathering followers that honour her goals. Returning her power to the top and over. 
  • Altea will regret denying her. She’ll achieve her goals to show them all. She grows stronger and waits
  • A doubting Guardian of the Air comes to her. Seeking her knowledge and power.
  • She grabs the chance and starts slowly poisoning the Air.
  • She was never truly forgotten, her life stayed as a caution to others. That how going on the path for growing of power for no concerns for others. 
  • Dead and rotten they become. Not recognisable as their before.

Kinda makes me think of a bedtime story for Altean and others children.

Becoming The Person You Needed Me To Be.

Request from anon:Hey, could you do a Bucky x Reader where at a young age you get a vison of your soul mate. The Reader saw Bucky as the Winter Soldier and has been afraid of him. When they do meet Bucky tries to show her he is not him anymore because he has been waiting for her since he was a child and the vision he saw of her has help him get through tough times.

Note: This is my first ever soulmate fic so I have nooooo idea if it is any good or if it is what the anon was looking for but, as you can tell by the length of it (lol!), I had so much fun with it so I really hope you all enjoy it :)

Bucky x Reader (Soulmate AU)

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Warnings: Visions of violence, mention of injuries and death, angst and then some fluff! Think that is all - if I have missed anything please let me know.

Disclaimer: GIF used is mine <3

Soulmates.

Every single person across the world had one and no one ever felt complete until they had found one another. A task of which most took on with a sense of hopefulness and excitement. Some people even dedicated every minute of their daily life to finding the one who belonged to them…which would explain why so many people found themselves unemployed at the moment given that they didn’t want to think about anyone other than the one they were destined to be with.

But not you.

Where others would love the images that invaded their mind of the person they needed to find you dreaded even falling asleep on a night because of the ones that came to you. Nothing you saw was positive in any way and it certainly didn’t have you wanting to find the man involved either. Everything that ran through your mind in regards to your so-called soulmate was the foundations of a bloodcurdling nightmare.

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Date the boy who doesn’t know what he’s capable of just yet. He’s a witch, he tells you, proud. Taught by his grandmother in all things Spring, Life, and Healing. He loves his flowers and tea and will happily make you some. But the crystals he uses call to him, leading him down the path of powerful magic. 

A path he shouldn’t take alone.

And as butterflies swarm you realize he is afraid, afraid of where his magic will take him. Will he become a nightmare? Will vines grow from his mouth? Will he be transformed into something other than himself? Date the boy who doesn’t understand his power, or simply be his friend, so he doesn’t have to make the journey alone.

Druid Sticks

You will need 4 sticks at roughly the same length, on one side of each stick there should be one mark, on the other side of each stick there should be two. 

hold the stick between your hands and think of your question while rolling the stick around between your hands, when you are ready place them on a flat surface keep them covered with you non-dominant hand, while using the other to straighten them. 

The chart below is the patterned displayed by the Druid Stick. Two dots represent the side with 2 marking, one dot represents the side with one marking. eg: the pattern above is  Acquisitio

Meanings

  • Puer — Boy.  Aggressive, assertive, masculine action; risky behavior and cockiness.
  • Amissio — Loss.  A loss of heart or a loss of money; could be good or bad, depending on circumstances.
  • Albus — White. Open to intellectual and spiritual pursuits, but rather forgetful of the belly and sexuality.
  • Populus — People / Crowd. Lost in the great mass of people. Diffusion of effort and intention. Following the mob.
  • Fortuna Major — Greater Fortune. Success by your own effort.
  • Rubeus — Red. Body and Bodaciousness. Wine, Sex, Drugs and rock and roll.  Out on the town, but risk-taking and potential for mischief and bloodshed.
  • Puella — Girl. Beauty, compassion, feminine receptivity, open to many circumstances.
  • Acquisitio — Acquisition, Gain.  Increase of wealth in the purse but lacking compassion or generosity. End of love in some circumstances.
  • Conjunctio — Crossroads.  Choice, and choosing. The decision is in your hands, but indecision may make make things harder. Choose.
  • Tristitia — Sorrow. Sadness and trouble and difficulty. Sometimes literally downward movement.  illness, sickness and doom.
  • Laetitia — Happiness. Joy, ecstasy, happiness, sometimes literally upward movement.
  • Carcer — Prison. Limitation and boundaries. Edges. Acceptance of present circumstances. Locked in.
  • Cauda Draconis — Dragon’s Tail.  Watch out for endings! End of cycles, risk of getting whacked on the way out! The long route home.
  • Caput Draconis — Dragon’s Head. Blessings at the Beginning. Starting something new, a new cycle, set out on an adventure.
  • Fortuna Minor — Lesser Fortune. Lucky circumstances that have nothing to do with you.  Swiftly passing opportunity.
  • Via — Road.  Active effort, driving along the path, driven by great powers toward destiny — but not a lot of choices ahead; stick to the path you’re on.
Working With Sekhmet

  Before I even knew the word kemetism I was interested in working alongside some of the Egyptian deities. One goddess had caught my eye; a strong beautiful warrior lioness who took down enemies with the swipe of her claws, Sekhmet.
  During the time I was doing this research and dwelt into possibly working with Sekhmet, I was going through a rough emotional time. To avoid much detail; I felt weak, used, and controlled and I wanted revenge on those who made me feel that way. I wanted to rise above them, to conquer them and give them no more power over me, to show them how I was stronger.
  So of course Sekhmet was the perfect goddess I saw fit to worship. She was strong and independent, what I wanted. So I prayed. I connected with her and began a fellow companionship; casual conversations. I asked for her strength and for her to lead me on a powerful path, and she delivered.
  I overcame the shitty feelings I had and felt like the strong thriving woman I desired to be. But there was another side. With these great confident feelings I also began exhibiting violent impulses to physically hurt those that had emotionally hurt me. But, being me, a 90 lbs 5’4 girl… I wouldn’t exactly stand a chance in a fight even if I had all the gods rooting behind me. This began to become a problem; I would emotionally lash out more often and felt like I must avenge my own symbolic death from those that had “killed” me.
  Sekhmet is an astounding goddess in all her glory and I still worship to her today, but I understood that worshiping Sekhmet alone can be dangerous. So who else to worship then?
  The answer lied in the own origin story of Sekhmet, the Eye of Ra sent to bring chaos among the people, and you know the rest. After Sekhmet fell asleep out of drunkenness, she transformed into Hathor, the loving cow goddess, a complete contradiction of Sekhmet; two sides of the same coin. The two goddess are worshipped separately but in their stories they are the same being. Sekhmet is a predator, a lion while Hathor is prey, a cow. Hathor represents joy and love while Sekhmet represents war. The two coincide with each other and are an ideal couple to worship together. Sometimes you need the strength of Sekhmet while other times you need the love of Hathor.
  I’m a strong believer of unity; you cannot have happiness without sadness. Living on one side of the scale is dangerous. If you’re happy all the time you’ll never truly enjoy it, you need the rain to enjoy the shine of the sun. In some occasions you definitely need one side more, but once you find that balance it’s a perfect place to stay.
  So my advice to anyone looking to be a devotee to Sekhmet is also look into Hathor. They are both beautiful and strong goddesses, but in different ways, both important ways.

Daenerys x Female Reader

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Imagine being a ruler of your own kingdom and meeting with Daenerys to arrange an alliance.

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\ Request from anonymous /

Heyy, could do please do more daenerys x readers or maybe mini series? I just really love your stories !!

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