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A Witch looks like...
  • A middle aged woman brandishing a wooden spoon wand in her slippers
  • A young hispanic boy learning the Craft from his grandparents
  • A couple leaving offerings for the spirits (and the birds)
  • A figure clutching their pentacle as they walk out of prison
  • A person deciding they need to lose 15kg
  • A person deciding they need to gain 15kg
  • An agender person slipping their tarot deck out on a long plane trip
  • A trans woman brewing potions with her morning coffee
  • An actuary carving runes into her desk at work
  • A scrap of ribbon covered with magick symbols plaited around a passerby’s wrist
  • A Tumblr dash full of tips for spotting Fae Folk
  • A Tumblr dash full of Steven Universe references
  • A high schooler wearing black gloves and velvet skirts in summer
  • A high schooler wearing shorts and a scrappy Twenty One Pilots t-shirt
  • An avid hiker carving sigils onto his boots to help him find rare herbs
  • A wheelchair-bound trans man asking his husband to get the mandrake he got online down from the shelf
  • A health-conscious vegetarian Wiccan who works out three times a week
  • A bored secular student who eats microwaved ramen for every meal 
  • An openly practicing, confident person who’s always wearing charms
  • A secretly practicing person hiding their supplies under the floorboards

Every Witch looks like a Witch, no matter how they appear.

Every Witch acts like a Witch, no matter what they do. 

A Witch is a person who practices Witchcraft, not a set of stereotypes. There is no “right”way to “look witchy” - if you’re a Witch, you look witchy!

Spirit Bird
  • Spirit Bird
  • Xavier Rudd
  • Spirit Bird
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spirit bird - xavier rudd

every single time i listen to this song i end up crying by the end. maybe i’m just super empathetic, but i can’t believe anyone could not be moved by the lyrics.

soldier on soldier on my good countryman.
keep fighting for your culture,
now keep fighting for your land.
i know its been thousands of years
and i feel your hurt
and i know its wrong
and you feel you’ve been chained
and broken and burned
and those beautiful old people
those wise old souls
have been ground down
for far too long
by that spineless man
that greedy man
that heartless man
deceiving man
government hand
taking blood and land
taking blood and land
and still they can.
but your dreaming
and your warrior spirit lives on
and it is so so so strong
in the earth in the trees
in the rocks in the water
in your blood and in the air we breath
soldier on, soldier on my good countryman,
keep fighting for your children now
keep fighting for your land.

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Please. Go somewhere quiet and away from noise and listen to this song. This is one of the most powerful songs I’ve heard. It took me off guard and I started crying towards the end.

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✳ Spirit Bird by Xavier Rudd ✳