So this comic was something I volunteered to do for @michygeary. I don’t want anyone to start some kind of “flame war” or something over this because I know that can happen with the simplest of things. Anyways, the main idea is that Aces apparently are excluded from LGBT+ things because of…? I don’t know why. I guess because people don’t think they/we get the same discrimination as others? I think we should all just be one big happy family and go get ice-cream. That sounds like my kind of night.
(TBH as I was finishing this I was falling asleep because I’ve been awake since one am because of a storm It’s like seven forty five.)
Ugh so there was a post going around that I’ve now long since misplaced but it was like “I just saw you go upstairs with someone else and I know we’re only fuck buddies but I’m gonna go punch them in the face” and I was HERE FOR IT. If somebody remembers the post, link me. In the meantime, have some Sterek getting together fluff.
“Just tell Derek you want to date him,” Scott says, as if it’s the simplest thing in the world.
Stiles bugs his eyes and flails his hands in wordless frustration, because the correct response to this patently ludicrous advice eludes him. He had come for sympathy, not pie-in-the-sky delusions. “Scott. Bro,” he finally gasps. “How could you even suggest that in good faith? No way! Bad plan!” He slashes his arms in a demonstrative X. “The only reason we’re even hooking up is that I made it super clear I was down to fuck, no strings attached! I’m not ruining a good thing by announcing to Derek Hale that I’m 85% in love with him.”
“Why?” Scott genuinely seems confused, the sweet summer child. After falling into a happy triad with Allison and Isaac after their first semester at UCLA, he doesn’t really understand the definition of “unrequited.”
Stiles turns his attention to a hanging thread on his t-shirt, sourly tugging it loose. “He’s out of my league. I mean, with the baseball, and the smarts, and the sarcasm, and those eyes…” he breaks off with a sigh. The last thing he needs to do is remind himself of how gone he is on Derek. “Just, he’s popular. Dictionary definition of too cool for school. And the three people he actually deigns to hang out with here are all just as cool and good looking as he is. Do I need to remind you I’m not? I’m a gawky, nerdy Sophomore. I’m lucky to even be his fuck-buddy.”
Scott makes a face, incredulous. “I dunno, he must like you well enough if he’s still sleeping with you after all this time. What’s it been, six months? And you guys hang out, too, you’re always telling me about how easy it is to chat with him after you bone. So it’s not just sex.”
Stiles grimaces. “Yeah, but it’s not…”
“… a real relationship,” Derek says into the phone, hearing full well the heavy dejection in his voice. So sue him; the admission is more than a little depressing. “He just wants to be fuck buddies.”
“How do you know?” Laura asks reasonably. “Maybe this Stiles person would be interested in dating you, too. No offence, but you’re not great at reading people. I mean, he’s interested in chilling with you even after you hook up, and clearly he enjoys the physical aspect. Did he actually ever say he wasn’t looking for more?”
Derek heaves a sigh, rolling his eyes even though she can’t see over the phone. “Yep. About two minutes after the first time we slept together he said, ‘no strings attached, obviously.’ So, you know, pretty safe bet that it’s no strings attached.”
“Oh,” Laura says. For once she doesn’t have a snappy comeback.
“Oh,” Derek agrees. Dejectedly.
She gives him a sympathetic little hum, and then asks, “and he’ll definitely be at the sorority barbecue?”
“Yeah.” Stiles and his broad shoulders and his long fingers are definitely going to be at the party.
“Maybe you shouldn’t go,” his sister says softly. “If you really like him, and he’s just looking to get laid…”
Derek groans. Not go, and give up a chance to hook up with Stiles? Smart, maybe, but not something he’s capable of doing.
The problem is, he’s liked Stiles forever. Or at least since he first saw him, laughing uproariously and running around with his friends with an actually broom between his legs, playing “Quidditch.” Derek would have been way too embarrassed to do something like that on the front lawn, but Stiles made it seem like the most effortlessly awesome thing a person could get up to.
No, compared to Stiles, Derek is practically a social recluse, an awkward jock with only about three people who he gets along with at all. Stiles definitely doesn’t want to get saddled with a boyfriend like him. He’s lucky they’re even hooking up after all this time.
“Derek, I mean it,” Laura says. “Look out for yourself for once.”
“I know, I know,” Derek grumbles. “But it’s not my fault he’s…”
You always ask me how I feel, but I never know the answer.
How do I tell someone that was never even mine that seeing them with somebody else made me cry on the bathroom floor? How do I explain how many days I spent isolated in my bedroom because even doing the simplest things felt impossible?
You wouldn’t know what to say anyway.
The tumblr witch scene is one of the most sanitised, coddled ways to get into witchcraft.
That’s not meaning it’s a horrible way to get into it but what I’m saying is ‘emoji spells’ and crystals are very modern things. Sometimes 'New Age’ methods mimic some of the simplest things in the craft which are very appealing as an aesthetic but it’s like selling people a wheel but not the rest of the bike.
Intrinsically it’s becoming more of an aesthetic than a practice, which is fine on some levels, but it’s also pushing young practitioners into a weird space between 'New Age’ jargon and what is actually the craft. How are they expected to get their foot in the door when there’s a huge gap between the people who have actual hereditary/experimental knowledge and them? Especially when online (where older members of the community generally don’t dwell) is filled with New Age mash up info???
Stereotyped vs Nuanced Characters and Audience Perception
Writing with color receives many questions regarding the stereotypes Characters of Color and their story lines may possess.
There’s a difference between having a three-dimensional character with trait variance and flaws, versus one who walks the footsteps of a role people of their race/ethnicity are constantly put into. Let’s discuss this, as well as how sometimes, while there’s not much issue with the character, a biased audience will not allow the character to be dimensional.
But first: it’s crucial to consider the thinking behind your literary decisions.
When it comes to the roles and traits you assign your characters, it’s important to ask yourself why you made them the way they are. This is especially true for your marginalized characters.
So you need an intimidating, scary character. What does intimidating look like on first brainstorm? Is it a Black man, large in size or presence? (aka a Scary Black Man) A Latino with trouble with the law? If so, why?
Really dig, even as it gets uncomfortable. You’ll likely find you’re conditioned to think of certain people in certain roles on the spot.
It’s a vicious cycle; we see a group of people represented a certain way in media, and in our own works depict them in the way we know. Whether you consciously believe it’s the truest depiction of them all or not, we’re conditioned to select them for these roles again and again. Actors of Color report on being told in auditions they’re not performing stereotypical enough and have been encouraged to act more “ethnic.”
This ugly merry-go-round scarcely applies to (cis, straight) white people as they are allowed a multitude of roles in media. Well, then again, I do notice a funny trend of using white characters when stories need a leader, a hero, royalty, a love interest…
Today’s the day to break free from this preconditioned role-assigning.
(Y/N) sighed as the writing appeared on her skin. It had read:
‘I got football captain!‘
with a smiley face drawn at the end. Pushing herself up from her seat, she made her way towards the bathroom in hope of getting rid of the ink incorporated into her skin. It had been the third time in a week that her soulmate had written to her and it had been the third time in a week she had ignored the words he wrote.
She didn’t want to push him away but she also didn’t want to be with Reggie Mantle, the guy, who on most days had an iQ lower than her six year old cousin. Sure, he was built like a God and sure, he had enough sporting ability to make up for the lack of hers but she couldn’t be with him. Of course, she couldn’t be with him, not when they spent ever waking moment disagreeing over the simplest things. She knew it was him, however she tried her hardest to hide her identity from him.
He had tried to figure out who the person he was destined to be with ever since he realised that they existed.
He was eight when he first realised that his soulmate existed. Unlike the rest of his friends, he didn’t have a name etched into his skin, neither did he have a countdown on the wrist of his prominent arm. To Reggie, there was no sign of him having a soulmate. Until the very day, he saw a messy sketch of what seemed to be a rose appear on his right forearm during math class. He gazed around the room, wondering if it was anyone he already knew. Every year since, on the exact date, a rose appeared on his right forearm.
The sign of his soulmate’s existence that caused him to reach out to them occurred when he was thirteen. He felt a pain in his ankle that caused him to drop to the ground in the midst of a soccer game, clutching it in hopes it would stop the pain.
Later that evening, he picked up the purple sharpie that sat atop of his wooden desk and pressed it against his skin, doodling a frowning face, following it with the words:
‘I hope u r okay.’
He sat waiting for a response from his soulmate, shaking his leg impatiently. He sat waiting for a response; after an hour of waiting, he attempted to contact her again, etching the words:
‘ur probably asleep, i hope u get well soon’
and followed it with a doodle of himself.
She stared at his writing, only just noticing how messy it was. Analysing it closely, she realised it was his writing. It was Reggie Mantle’s writing. She recognised it from anywhere. Who wouldn’t recognise their lab partner’s writing?
It had been two weeks since Reggie had wrote to (Y/N) informing him of his new title as the captain of the Riverdale bulldogs.
She felt upset but she didn’t know why. She wasn’t that into Reggie. Looking down at her arm, she noticed a drawing of a sad face followed with the words:
She let out a small laugh at the words, deciding it would be an appropriate time to reply. After eight years of ignoring him, she finally replied to his words.
She sighed, maybe she had judged Reggie before even giving him a chance. “Oh god, what’s gotten you in this state? Is it Mantle?” Kevin spoke, earning his best friend’s attention. “So when are you going to fuck him?”
(Y/N) spun around in her chair and dragged herself toward him and smacked his arm. “I hate you.”
“Does he even know his infamous soulmate is you?”
“No and he’s not going to find out until we graduate!”
(Y/N) was about to join Kevin on her bed, when she felt a tickling sensation on her left forearm. She smiled at his response, his words making him seem like an excited child during Christmas.
Reggie looked down at his arm, smiling to himself. She had finally written back. “Dude, she wrote back.” he grinned “Andrews, she finally wrote back!”
“I’m happy for you, cap but coach wants us on the field.”
He spent all of practise counting down the minutes until he could reply to his soulmate. He was unsure whether his soulmate was a female or a male but it never really mattered to him.
After showering, he picked up a pen only to notice that his soulmate had drawn a small rabbit on her left wrist. For most of the eight years he knew of his soulmate’s existence, he had always thought that they were left handed, as the drawing of the rose always seemed to appear on his right forearm. He took his place next to Archie, waiting for coach Clayton to enter the locker room with the information about their next game.
Archie looked over at his smitten captain, knowing that there was no way he would be paying attention to a word their Coach had said, too infatuated with the new drawing on his arm. “She actually wrote back. What is she doing?” he mumbled to himself, pulling his phone out from the back pockets of his jeans, wanting to text her.
Reggie was pulled out of his trance as he heard Archie’s mumbled words, his eyes widening slightly, Archie must’ve known who his soulmate was. “She? You know my soulmate!”
“Reggie, calm down, I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
Reggie nudged Archie playfully “Tell me.”
(Y/N) could barely react before Kevin snatched her phone off her and answered Archie’s incoming call. She let out a groan, knowing that it would be related to Reggie.
“You’re writing back to Reggie? (Y/N), that’s a disaster waiting to happen.” Archie exclaimed as soon as she answered, causing Kevin to laugh. “You’ll never be able to hide your identity from him until graduation if you continue replying.”
“My god, Andrews, you sound like you’re in the midst of a mental breakdown.” Kevin scoffed “Plus, she’s only just started drooling over Mantle.”
“I’m coming over! I’m bringing food!”
Reggie sat in his car waiting for Moose to get back with their food. Looking at himself in the rear-view mirror, he noticed a bruise had formed on his bicep. Instantly, he picked up a pen and wrote to her, drawing a winking face
'how did u get ur bruise? hope you haven’t been fighting’
Within a few seconds, his soulmate had already responded.
'SORRY!!!! the door handle was a lot higher than i expected. hope you didn’t feel it.’
Reggie let out a small laugh, not even realising that Moose had joined him in the car.
“Dude, you’re whipped and you don’t even know who this person is. What if it’s some old dude who’s kidnapped your soulmate and is trying to lure you to his house?” Moose groaned. “You did order a steak burrito right?”
A new semester meant new classes, new activities. (Y/N) slumped into her seat during home room, Kevin to her right and Reggie sat behind him. He glanced up from his desk, only to be met with Kevin, whose head instantly shot back to face his best friend.
“Got a problem, Keller?” He spoke, earning a scoff from (Y/N) “You too, (L/N)?”
“Don’t inflate your ego any further there, Reginald. It might burst.” (Y/N) responded, turning back to face the front, not wanting to speak to him any further.
(Y/N) then realised the reason why she had been so hesitant to reveal who she was to him. It was because he was one of the most egotistical people she knew and the person she spoke to through her ink-stained skin was nothing like the person she knew.
As soon as the bell rang, (Y/N) pushed herself out in attempt to beat the crowd that would be gathering in front of her locker. As she rushed, she failed to weave through the desk, hitting her hip on the corner. She let out a groan, clutching her hip instantly.
Reggie felt the pain grow in his hip as he watched (Y/N) try to groan and walk the pain out. His eyes widening and a gasp falling from his lips.
is one way of creating a protective amulet. This method involves
taking powers and energies and adding them on to a “blank”
object. This method works well and I have used it many times before.
many of us in spirit work are not really interested in
witchcraft-based spellwork. I would like to present a new method of
creating a protective amulet, by awaking the spirit within the amulet
itself, and getting it to agree to protect whoever wears or holds the
though, a few words on protection.
generally expect certain nature spirits to be nice guys. Never met a
vicious crystal (a few grumpy and mean ones, but never an evil
rock). A few plant spirits have attacked me but I stray far from
home. I do not think anyone carrying out these exercises of talking
to basic, friendly spirits is going to be at risk. There are however
a few notes I do have:
DO NOT work with any
materials that make you feel uncomfortable, nervous, or worried. Such
feelings are not indicative that the material has a lot of power; it
means the material is WRONG for this project.
Stick with my recommended materials list coming up if you really want
to focus on spirits that are known to be friendly towards humans.
It is up to you to adjust the contents of this post as you see fit,
experiment, and try new magic. Once you leave the beaten trail, you
need to start working within your own system of protections.
will be using a rock or crystal, a natural object like a pine cone,
or a collection of herbs bound in a sachet. It is vital you choose an
object which you believe contains a protective
If you associate bluebirds with flowers and clouds, don’t use a
bluebird feather for this project.
more traditional because people have had success with them over and
over again. I will list my recommended amulet materials next.
You will “awaken” this
spirit, talk to it, get to know it, and secure its service as a
protector. You can then empower the spirit and learn how to take care
of it, feed it, and cleanse it.
In the end, you should have
an awoken and empowered spirit vessel working as a powerful protector
on your behalf.
“Protection” doesn’t work the same way with every spirit. An onyx
spirit may produce an astral warrior to fight your enemies, while a
cinnamon spirit may produce a wall to protect you. Which would better
serve you? Choose your allies wisely; talk to many potential allies
before you choose the one you really want to work with. Even better,
secure several allies who can all work together to help you in
Here are my recommended
black crystal or rock, or any crystal or rock known for its powers of
protection. Examples are onyx,
tourmaline, and hematite.
Also, hag stones
make excellent natural protective amulets.
piece of wood from any holy tree (perhaps from a pagan tradition you
follow), or a tree with traditional protective properties in your
culture. Examples where I live are oak
Dried and preserved leaves/needles, bark, acorns, or pine cones, will
also work well.
or bay leaf
are my top six herbal allies for defense and protection. Put them in
a tiny necklace jar or in a small cloth sachet.
STEPS - tl;dr:
Cleanse the vessel and cast a circle.
There is one basic safety
measure everyone can take when approaching a potential new spirit.
You can thoroughly cleanse and purify the vessel. A harsh cleansing
is not necessary; something gentle and thorough will suffice. Choose
a method that will not damage the physical material you have chosen.
Take some purifying incense. If you can manage it, burn or singe some
bay leaf. Hold your object in the incense smoke and vividly imagine
that the smoke goes not only over
the object but inside
of it! Imagine the gentle cleansing incense purifies the object and
takes away every negative energy and ill-intent, leaving it purified
and connected to Nature.
Place your object underneath running water (the sink or tub will do;
natural is great if you can manage it). Imagine that the water
of and through
the object, rinsing away every negative and unwanted energy.
Bury the object in natural soil for 24 hours, or three days for a
very serious case. Expose the soil to sunlight and moonlight to
improve the process.
Using your favorite energy work technique, create a ball of purifying
and cleansing energies. Immerse your object inside of this sphere of
energy and let it be cleansed. Draw the energy inside of your object
so it is thoroughly cleansed.
you cleanse you will want to follow a basic protective measure. This
is possibly the simplest thing you can do to protect yourself at this
stage. Cast a circle intended to keep spirits out.
When your object is
cleansed and ready to become an amulet, go to where you would like to
talk to the spirit (I usually choose my bedroom because all my
magical stuff is in there). Face east. Point at the ground and
envision a blue flame spring from the ground. Turn around in a
clockwise motion, repeating this phrase:
“This ground be purified,
protected, and blessed, in the name of my highest Powers; this circle
keep all spirits out except the one I invite.”
(Alter this to refer to
your higher powers by name, or reference your own power).
Once you finish the circle
and return to the east, imagine the blue flame springs up in a
glorious sphere that completely surrounds you, keeping out all
spirits except the one you invite.
Now you are ready to begin!
TO THE SPIRIT FOR THE FIRST TIME - tl;dr:
Focus on the spirit, talk to it. Ask it if it will help you make an
amulet; if it says no, move on. If it says yes, continue talking and
communication is the easiest thing in the world. Don’t
psyche yourself out about it. Hold your object or place it on a nice,
clean surface. It should now be purified and you should be inside a
protective circle (why a circle? When you call for a spirit and not
in a properly warded space, any
spirit may arrive. Always ward before you call spirits!).
Focus on the object.
Consider what may be inside of it, what spirit may rest there.
Touch the object if you
feel like it. Hold it close, put it on your forehead like me if you
really get in to it. Do whatever feels comfortable. When you are
ready, call to the spirit:
“Spirit of this [object],
known for its protective powers, will you come greet me today? I need
to speak with you.”
While you make this call,
visualize or believe that your words reach the soul of the object you
are talking to, igniting it and ‘waking it up’ from its slumber.
For me an action like this
typically garners immediate response. If you do not receive a
response, a few things may be going on: Either the spirit is not
interested in speaking with you, or you don’t know how to hear it, or
it didn’t hear you the first time.
Try asking one more time,
and see what happens. If the spirit still does not reply, put the
object down, feed it some energy, and try again later.
you actually get a response, DO NOT expect a living fae to rise out
of the physical stone, dancing in front of you like so many LSD
hallucinations. You are going to receive a response within
9 times out of 10. You will receive input in one form or another.
Some people experience external emotions, feelings, and sensations
which are not their own. Other people hear words, sounds, songs, or
other verbal communication. Other people have visions of spirits
within their mind. Some people simply “know”, and “know” when
the spirit hears them and “know” what the spirit’s response is,
without ever having any kind of tangible input. Everyone’s
experience is different.
In my typical experience, I
would “see” a spirit in my mind’s eye, as well as feel the
spirit’s energies and intent, and hear words they speak. You may have
a totally different way of communication!
For first contact,
introduce yourself. “Hi, my name is Cranberry. I called you because
I would love to work with you, and I think we can be of benefit to
each other.” State who you are and clearly state your intentions.
There is no need to beat around the bush, spirits aren’t usually
offended when people seek out their aid.
Then, you wait for the
spirit to respond. If you get “no way”, “not my thing,”
sensations or feelings, thank the spirit and put it away and choose
something else to be your amulet.
You’re a fucking idiot if you force spirits to be your servants and
slaves. They’re only eventually going to turn against you, and you’ll
eventually gain a permanent spiritual reputation as an asshole that
good guys won’t work with any more. There are SO MANY good and
helpful spirits that will willingly work for fair pay, which we owe
I’ve heard the most stupid, idiotic excuses that novices
make to defend
abuse and slavery.
Fuck you if you enslave spirits.
If you get “go ahead,”
“I’m interested,” or, “go on….” vibes, continue.
THE DEAL – tl;dr Be
nice to the spirit and ask it to help you.
There is a difference
between wild spirits that can fend for themselves, and spirits taken
out of their natural environment to come live in my house. A spirit
that lives in my unnatural house may not have access to the food and
ability to cleanse and care for itself as it otherwise would. So
right away I usually ask a spirit that lives in my house if it would
like a nice, small offering. A glass of fresh water is more than
enough, sometimes a bit of incense is appreciated. Occasionally a
spirit will ask for a specific enchanted formula in my room that will
give them a good boost.
In general, continue
casting your protective circle every time you talk to this spirit.
ESPECIALLY if the space you are working in is not fully warded!! If
you are working in a fully warded space and you know how to connect
with the spirit inside the object, then I wouldn’t worry too much
about protective circles unless you really just want to be extra safe
Up to this point, the
object has been cleansed and we are inside a protective circle. We
are assuming I have just made first contact with the spirit and it
has given me signals to continue. So here I will offer it a small
offering such as a glass of water.
If the spirit is quiet or
is not saying much, or if it asks for more info, fill the spirit in.
Simply tell the spirit you seek a protective ally, one that can guard
you against malicious spirits and negative energies, and protect
against the ill-intent of other humans. Say why you have chosen this
spirit – did it come highly recommended? Have you had a personal
experience with its protective abilities? And state what you will do
to pay the spirit back. Try offering a cleansing twice a month and
energy feedings once a week, or both whenever necessary.
Many protective spirits I
know are warriors and are proud and boastful about their abilities.
They often leap at the chance to protect someone and will gladly do
it. Other spirits are more cautious or coy and will not agree right
away, instead wanting to talk more and get to know you more. If a
spirit is not agreeing to protect you, no need to beg or convince it;
thank it, put it away, and try another spirit instead. You may find
it is just necessary to actually get to know spirits in general more
before they agree to work with you, so in that case it is fine to
spend however much time you need getting to know the spirit.
Ultimately most spirits I
know will have some questions so spend some time answering anything
the spirit wants to know. They may want to know if you have any
enemies they must defeat, what kind of ailments you have, what
energies you are facing, what kind of cleansing they will receive,
what kind of food they will receive, and so on. Hash out the details
and take notes as needed so you do not forget any part of the
agreement being made.
In general you are making a
business deal (even if you guys become great friends and allies) and
you need to work out some details:
Will the spirit help you
only when it is specifically called? Do you need to be aware of
danger before it will kick in? Or will the spirit stay vigilant and
watch? Should you tell him when to be vigilant? Do you want him
always aware? The more active the spirit is, the more feedings it
will require. Everything is an exchange. Do you want to be aware of
when you are being protected of negative energies, or not? Do you
want the spirit to alert you if it senses something nearby? Will it
protect an area it is in, or only a human who specifically holds it?
Work out all these details. In general, asking the spirit to give you
a sense of security when it is “working” is a great idea. It lets
you know within a few moments if your spirit ally is able to help you
If you are making a general
protective amulet, skip this step. If you know you have specific
enemies, whether they be human or spirit, ask the amulet spirit what
it can specifically do to protect against your enemies. Depending on
how easily you can work with spirits and make amulets such as this
one, it may be worth your while to spend the time finding an ally who
can help you the most against specific beings you face.
Sooner or later the spirit
is either going to agree or disagree. I’ve never gotten a “let me
think about it” from a nature spirit before. They pretty much seem
to know what they’re going to do. If the spirit disagrees, thank it
and return it to where it belongs. If it agrees, you now have secured
the services of a protective spirit!
YOUR AMULET -tl;drshow me what you
Now a spirit has agreed to
be a protector. But in my way of working you don’t just “finish
up”. For anyone interested in above-beginner energy work, spirit
work, spell work, and astral travel, you need to figure out how this
magic is actually literally realistically going to work on your
Once I am in communion with
the spirit and they have agreed to help me, I ask to see an example
of how their protective powers work against a specific enemy.
For example, you can ask, “how would your charms help me against
another spirit seeking to harm me?” Then wait and see what input
I will get visions of how
thinks “work” according to my understanding of the astral. No
matter what you should gain at least a slightly better understanding
of how your enchantment is going to work, even if you only get a
feeling such as “security” or an image of a wall.
In general I ask these
“Can you show me how you
will protect me against malicious spirits?” “Can you show me
how you will protect me against energies or spells?” “Can you
show me how you will protect me against malicious humans?**”
**These amulets are for
protection during spiritual encounters, not physical
encounters. Do not rely on magic to keep you physically safe.
If I am satisfied that the
spirit knows what it is doing (and if you used any of the recommended
materials, it should), I thank it for its time. I give it a feeding,
a nice offering as thanks for making this deal, and I either “hang
up” or spend enjoyable time with this spirit.
YOUR AMULET AND THE SPIRIT WITHIN
– tl;dr uphold your
end of the deal, feed the spirit, be nice to it.
your deal has been made, try talking to this spirit regularly. This
is especially nice if you have no other companions or limited spirit
experience. Remember to cast your circle every time if you are
working outside of a fully warded space. Try wearing or touching the
amulet as you work with it :)
forget to cleanse and feed the spirit as you have agreed. If you have
to “take a break”, low spoon month, etc. – see if you can’t at
least say hello to the spirit and explain the situation. Otherwise, I
often find these types of protective spirits to be good-natured and
not prone to anger (especially rocks).
or hold your amulet whenever you need it. Activate it by whatever
word or signal you agreed to if it does not always remain aware.
this amulet as protection while doing other spirit work, astral
traveling, or simply when you need it daily. Talk to the spirit
within the amulet regularly; it is not a mindless spell, it is a real
being. Ask it about things that happen to you and seek greater
insight. A spirit that follows you around regularly may have great
insight in to your life.
spirit may be empowered
in certain ways. Keeping the vessel very thoroughly cleansed and
energetically fed makes a huge difference.
energetically feed a vessel, choose one of the following methods:
Take some vivifying incense, something bright and enjoyable. If you
are unsure of what to choose, ask the spirit within or choose a scent
you think that individual would like. If you get an unclear response,
go with basil and chamomile or any stick incense. Hold the vessel
over the smoke and imagine the smoke is drawn within and turns in to
a feast for the spirit to enjoy. Imagine the spirit of the vessel
feasting on the smoke and enjoying it immensely. If you get feelings
of “no” or “stop”, the spirit does not like the incense
presented and you should of course stop immediately.
Light a candle of any type. Hold the vessel over the candle flame and
imagine the heat and light from the candle arise and go inside the
vessel, warming it and giving the spirit pure energy from which it
can heal and rest.
foods, beverages, consumables (such as tobacco), and/or alcohol.
Place the offerings next to the vessel and encourage the spirit to
come out and enjoy all the physical offerings placed before them.
Using your favorite energy work technique, create a ball of
energizing and healing energies. Put this energy in to the vessel and
encourage the spirit to use it and enjoy it according to their
greatest needs and desires.
spirit may also be empowered by giving it various magical waters,
potions, and formulas. A spirit vessel adorned with War Water can
give the spirit within special abilities, in
my experience UPG alert I guess I’ve never heard anyone else talk
about this. I find my
spirits greatly enjoy the formula Glory Water, which they request
regularly. They also like a custom blend of mine called Snake Water,
which is actually just a very simple and highly cleansing formula.
your vessel somewhere it is comfortable. I hang mine on the wall
usually, you may want to keep yours on your altar or in a nice,
special space. If you ever lose the need for this vessel, tell the
spirit within that you have lost your need for its services and break
One of the many things I love about Hugh Dancy and his acting is the care he puts into pronouncing foreign words as close to what they should sound like as he finds it himself possible. The first time I noticed it was in that silly Shopaholic movie and I’ve been noticing it ever since and that’s just <3. You go dude, you go pronounce all those words correctly.