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Familiars

What is a familiar?
A familiar is an animal whom you have a spiritual connection with. A witches companion. You call upon them to help you with your practices. They can be physical or spiritual beings. They are healers and guardians but above all, a loyal companion. Provides the witch with psychic protection as well as negative energy. They do not have to be your ‘pet,’ any animal that you use symbols of can also be your familiar but on a more spiritual level. Animals are chosen as a familiar because of their connection with nature and innocence. They protect on many spiritual levels as well as the home and property of the witch. They become able to communicate together in dreams and during meditation.     


History of Familiars
In Europe during the witch hunts familiars were thought of at demon like entities sent to do a witches bidding. It was believed that they were cats, dogs, and toads possessed by demons. Thus, during the witch hunt era many animals were hunted and slaughtered because of their connection with witches. Familiars were supposedly given to the Witches from by the Devil. It was believed that they were fed from the witches blood.

In some Scandinavian countries familiars were thought of as fearies, elves, pixies, dwarves, sprites, and elements of nature.

In shamanistic practices the familiar is in fact not a physical being rather it is a spiritual entity. It protects in the astral plane and from any psychic attacks.

In England and Scotland familiars took form of toads.


Familiar Misconceptions:

  • Not every witch has a familiar. In fact some are quite happy working alone. Some witches may even be allergic.
  • Cats are not the only animal used as a familiar.
  • No familiars are not possessed by demons or the devil.
  • Not all pets are familiars!


Types of animals to used as familiars: 

Any animal can be used as a familiar! The most common are cats (especially black) and dogs.


How you know it is your familiar and not just a pet:

  • It chose you.
  • You have a bond on a spiritual level.
  • You put more trust in it then anyone/anything else.
  • Takes an active role in your rituals.
  • Sits politely while you are casting being sure not to be a bother.
  • Loves to lounge in your magick work space.
  • You feel a boost of energy whenever they are near you.
  • Watches the window constantly watching for any unwelcome beings. 
  • Trails you like a shadow.
  • Hates to be separated from you


How to find your Familiar:

  • Cast a spell to bring clarity on your familiar.
  • Meditate on it.
  • Ask a form of divination about finding you familiar.


Ways to bond with your Familiar:

  • Provide it with a collar, halter, leash, etc that has protective crystals and herb sachets sewn into it. 
  • Carry a piece of a NATURALLY shed item from your familiar in a sachet or tied together with ribbon.
  • Provide them with the best food and housing you can afford.
  • Always place them before yourself.
  • Spend lots of time together.
  • Provide them with their own protection.
  • Speak to it.
  • Brush or stoke it. 
  • Treat them and reward them for their help.
  • Treat them with the kindness they deserve.
  • Honor them.
  • Provide them with an altar.
  • Give them offerings.


Familiar uses: 

  • Provide you with physical and spiritual protection.
  • Provide you the uttermost loyalty and respect
  • Benefits your emotional well being.
  •  Helps you connect with nature.
  • Enhances are physical and psychic abilities.
  • Protects home and property.


When to work with a Familiar:

  • When you want to attune with nature
  • Meditation
  • Healing magick
  • Dreamwork
  • Astral travelling 
  • Divination
  • Scrying
  • Spirit communication
  • Welcome them to join you when power is being raised and spells are cast. 


Respect a Familiar deserves:

Let it accompany you on its own accord and make sure it is willing to participate, NEVER force them to join in on a ritual. They are very sensitive to psychic power and vibrations. Treat them with kindness and the same respect you would give to a human being. Be sure to treat them as an equal and not something you own. This is very important if you want to create and maintain a connection with your familiar. Familiars are living beings and should never be treated like an athame, candle or an object for spell casting. Make sure to be cautious with the type of tools you are using during your casting with a familiar. Be cautious of candles or any toxic herbs!   


Names for familiars:

Instead of you choosing a name for them, ask them what their true name is.

References: Paganwiccan.about.com, pagancentric.org


What type of Familiar do you have?

I have a horse and a cat as my familiar! 


May the moon light your path!

☾ Moonlight Academy☽  

References: Paganwiccan.about.com, pagancentric.org

Day 246 - Vulgina (VULL-JEE-NA) | バルジーナ | Mandibuzz

Vulgina lives out in the sand dunes, snacking on the dried sticks of desert plants. The minerals in the rocks form bone-like structures they adorn to look fancy.

(P.S. New Pokémon drawing every single day! Also, the MSP topic on /vp/ turns 1 year old today. Here’s to you MSP Guy and fellow contributors!)

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Day 254 - Kachikooru | カチコール | Bergmite

Kachikooru nibbles on ice cubes to grow big and strong. The bigger a Kachikooru, the closer it is to evolving for good. They get sluggish in the sun, so they’re most active at night.

(P.S. New Pokémon drawing every single day.)

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Book of Shadows - Grimoire Writing Prompts
  1. The seven planes of existence - What are they? Do they have anything to do with your path?
  2. The symbol “Ohm” is seen everywhere - What does it mean? Should people use it so randomly or does it has have a spiritual and sacred meaning to you?
  3. What are the best herbs to use in a love spell?
  4. How can you incorporate lighting into your craft? Can you only be a weather witch to work with it?
  5. What are the 8 sabbats? How do you celebrate each one (if you celebrate all of them).
  6. Do you meditate? What type of techniques do you have to keep you focused? What type of environment do you meditate?
  7. What types of tools do you use in your craft? How do you cleanse, clean, and store your tools?
  8. Do you work with spirits? Have you ever invoked one? How do you communicate with them?
  9. Do you have a special song and chant that you like to use? What is it? How often to use it? When do use it?
  10. What is the last book (witchcraft related) that you have read? What are ten (or more) things you have learned? Is it by a new author or is it by an author you are already fan of?  
  11. Do you have a certain sigil you draw on everything? What is it? What does it mean to you?
  12. Do you collect anything? (tarot cards, pendulums, bones, crystal ect.) Do they have a significant meaning to you?
  13. Are you into astrology? What do you love most about it?
  14. Do you keep track of the phases of the moon? What do you do during the full moon? Do you have a favourite phase? Why is it your favourite? What do you do during it?
  15. Do you have your own way to cast a circle? How do you do it? Do you call on the elements? Do you even cast a circle before doing your ritual? Why not?
  16. Do you belong to a coven? Or are you a solitary witch? Why do you prefer being in a coven vs the solitary path (or vise versa)?
  17. What are the main herbs you work with? What do you use them for?
  18. What are the main crystal you work with?  What do you use them for?
  19. Do you use color magick in your craft? What do you use it for? (To pick your candle color or you daily outfits)

==Moonlight Mystics==

Ne vs Ni - Typing Tool
  • Here are some examples of how each function plays a role in DREAMS (examples taken from an ENTP, me, and an INFJ; meaning DOMINANT intuition, so it MAY seem less related to you if it's not your dominant function). Which type of dream do you resonate with most (I.e. have had the most/feel it relates to you)?
  • Ne: Dreams about various, seemingly unconnected things wrapped up in one dream. A story may unfold, but it is disconnected from reality. Example is a dream where an Ne user creates a character based off of an image they had seen that day or an idea they had heard and creates a backstory or new environment or purpose for that character. Another common example is dreaming of, say, school and the Super Bowl in one setting. The dream seems dreamlike.
  • Ni: Dreams that may seem random BUT also seem very REAL. They are very plausible TO the dreamer, and the feelings, sensations, and thoughts from the dream impact the dreamer as if the dream had actually happened. May dream of monotonous or menial tasks often. Nightmares affect the dreamer for days or longer. The dreams affect the consciousness in such a way that it is unforgettable to the dreamer.
  • Note--INFPs may also have very EMOTIONAL dreams that impact their feelings for awhile and maybe even their thoughts, but the INFP recognizes that the dream was a showcase of an irrational fear or was too weird or crazy to be real. INFJs, contrastingly, may logically recognize that the dream wasn't real, but their Ni is left with the impression that it actually happened/will happen --usually forever, even if the significance of the dream is slowly forgotten over time.

Day 286 - Dokucale | ドクケイル | Dustox (Shiny)

Dokucale has reflective scales that shine brightly as they dance in the lights of the evening. When it’s very dark, a swarm of them resembles twinkling stars, minus the sound of powerful flapping.

(P.S. New Pokémon drawing every single day.)

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