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Title: Ostar2
Post by: Draconis Rex on June 14, 2013, 05:17:41 AM
Hi folks,
I'd like to reintroduce Ostar2 to our membership. He has had a pretty shaky time with us as a begining and it has not been strictly his fault. I have been chatting with him and it turns out he has come to us with some degree of misdirection, given to him by others who probably knew no better. He is a willing seeker looking to carry on with his Wiccan or Wiccan related path, and would be grateful for the guidance to continue.
 
I'd like to appeal to our members to give Ostar this chance to follow his path and find his fulfilment, give him the help and guidance he needs. No spoon feeding though remember, but lets help the lad along.
 
Thanx folks
Drac.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: oldghost on June 14, 2013, 05:24:07 AM
Welcome Ostar 2 , anything I can do to help let me know . Any question just ask . Anything you don't want to say in open forum just pm me. og
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Khara on June 14, 2013, 06:01:02 AM
Well, I'm not breaking my rule as to teenagers but I will refrain from calling him an idiot unless it is blatant.

That is about the best I can do after everything that has been said!
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Post by: Arnemetia on June 14, 2013, 07:23:35 AM
Welcome Ostar2.  The Dragon thinks you have potential.  He is usually right.  Enjoy your journey.
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Post by: Micheál on June 14, 2013, 08:21:37 AM
Welcome!
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Post by: WhiteRaven on June 14, 2013, 11:48:28 AM
Welcome to the crazy house!
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Post by: marisol on June 14, 2013, 01:16:54 PM
There you are Ostar. Enjoy your time here. Some of us are only slightly insane, not bad enough
to commit tho.
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Post by: oldghost on June 14, 2013, 01:28:52 PM
The house is not crazy just those inside it .
I would dispute that statement with you H . :-p :-p :-p
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Post by: Earthbound Spirit on June 14, 2013, 04:54:27 PM
Welcome Ostar2 :)  A very kind thing to do dragon.  8)
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Draconis Rex on June 14, 2013, 04:59:36 PM
Thanks EBS, and thanks to everyone else for re-welcoming him.
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Post by: ostar2 on June 14, 2013, 06:57:17 PM
Thanks for the support everyone. I hope to learn as much as I can. Tomorrow I am going to go out and buy one the books on the beginners list.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Draconis Rex on June 14, 2013, 07:06:58 PM
Welcome aboard Ostar, let us know how you get on.
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Post by: ostar2 on June 14, 2013, 07:14:39 PM
Welcome aboard Ostar, let us know how you get on.
Thanks. Which book do you recommended I read first of the ones on the beginners list? I am unsure where to start.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Draconis Rex on June 14, 2013, 07:31:25 PM
Wicca for the solitary practitioner by Scott Cunningham is always a good read and a good begining, its also good for reference later down the line.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on June 14, 2013, 07:36:04 PM
Wicca for the solitary practitioner by Scott Cunningham is always a good read and a good begining, its also good for reference later down the line.
Thanks, I have also read Wicca Craft: The Modern Witch's Book of Herbs, Magick, and Dreams by Gerina Dunwich. This how I became interested in Wicca but now I question the books accuracy.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Draconis Rex on June 14, 2013, 07:53:29 PM
Gerina Dunwich is another good writer, but that is not a book I've read myself. If you feel you need some good reference for herbs etc, then once again Cunningham has brought out an excellent book, "Encyclopedia of magical herbs"
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Post by: marisol on June 14, 2013, 08:05:05 PM
D.. ya beat me to it. ;)
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Post by: marisol on June 14, 2013, 08:07:25 PM
One more thing Drac. Thanks for helping.
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Post by: Draconis Rex on June 15, 2013, 02:44:55 AM
All good H.  ;)
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Post by: marisol on June 16, 2013, 05:24:47 AM
Ostar how ya doin?
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on June 16, 2013, 07:00:25 PM
I am doing well, I found the book you guys recomended on hpb.com
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Post by: Draconis Rex on June 16, 2013, 07:07:24 PM
I'm sure most of us would agree; theres good information in it, it'll help you along loads. Enjoy the read.
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Post by: OpalButterfly on June 17, 2013, 02:14:05 AM
Just wanted to say welcome. I haven't been a member for long, but I do love this forum. :) Lovely to have you.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: marisol on June 17, 2013, 04:53:24 PM
I'm sure Ostar has his head buried in that book. ;)
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Post by: ostar2 on June 17, 2013, 05:24:31 PM
I'm sure Ostar has his head buried in that book. ;)
I wish. I have screwed my computer beyond belief(I love to tinker). So, now I am going to have to reinstall Linux before I can order it.  :(
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Post by: Draconis Rex on June 17, 2013, 05:26:29 PM
Well at least its a decent operating system to work with.... Have fun  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: marisol on June 17, 2013, 05:57:10 PM
Seems like I'm always working on mine. It's interesting tho, lots to learn.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on June 24, 2013, 06:31:15 PM
I finally ordered the book on Amazon.com  ;D and It will arrive July 7th. I can't wait to read it.
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Post by: lestat on June 24, 2013, 06:50:30 PM
Hi Ostar!
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Post by: marisol on June 26, 2013, 06:04:32 AM
Ostar where did ya go?
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Post by: ostar2 on June 26, 2013, 05:00:06 PM
Ostar where did ya go?
I was at Barns & Nobles. I got a new book :). It's called "Wicca for Beginners" by Thea Sabin.
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Post by: marisol on June 26, 2013, 05:13:28 PM
My favorite store Ostar.
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Post by: ostar2 on June 26, 2013, 05:15:48 PM
My favorite store Ostar.
Yeah, someone notice I was looking up Wicca on the search thing/computer and recommended "Drawing Down the Moon" by Margot Adler. I think I will look into it later.  :)
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: marisol on June 26, 2013, 05:20:32 PM
Are you enjoying your books?
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Post by: edens garden on June 26, 2013, 05:25:40 PM
My favorite store Ostar.
Yeah, someone notice I was looking up Wicca on the search thing/computer and recommended "Drawing Down the Moon" by Margot Adler. I think I will look into it later.  :)

Let me know what you think. For some reason I just could not get through it, and that doesn't happen to me.
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Post by: Earthbound Spirit on June 26, 2013, 06:13:31 PM
My favorite store Ostar.
Yeah, someone notice I was looking up Wicca on the search thing/computer and recommended "Drawing Down the Moon" by Margot Adler. I think I will look into it later.  :)

Sort of dry imo but very very informative. 
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on June 26, 2013, 06:15:42 PM
Are you enjoying your books?
I am. I also think that folk music and Pagan/Wiccan music has much to teach those who are willing to listen. I love to listen.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: oldghost on June 26, 2013, 10:17:35 PM
What music do you have ostar ?.
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Post by: ostar2 on July 07, 2013, 12:49:41 PM
What music do you have ostar ?.
I have, this may be a long list, Blackmore's Night, Spiral Dance, Omnia, Faun, GaiConsort, The Moon and The Night Spirit, Libana, Moonstruck(Kind of odd...), Wiccan(Leahmoin) and an album call "The Best Of Pagan Song".
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on July 07, 2013, 12:59:55 PM
Oh, I also finished the the book I bought in two days. So, now I am patiently waiting for the other one by Scott Cunningham ham to come in the mail. I was on vacation for a while without internet access so I did not get to answers the questions the book  I raised. I am also going to a Lammas/Lughnasadh festival that's hosted by The Society Of Elder Faiths. I think I will return for the Samhain circle.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: marisol on July 07, 2013, 04:52:50 PM
Ostar that is great. Hope you enjoy the festival. Samhain is really fun.
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Post by: ostar2 on July 11, 2013, 05:49:23 PM
Ostar that is great. Hope you enjoy the festival. Samhain is really fun.
Thanks, I just think I figured something out. I think, or at least from what the book I read said, that I can see the energy fields of various objects. Also, this may sound odd but I think the reason for this was something I saw when I was about 13 years old. I at summer camp and I dove under a waterfall. I found an imprint behind it that look like if lined up the lines on my hands. I placed my hand on it and it matched perfectly. When I got home I started to see the energy around me. I read about shamanic tragedies/psychological triggers. I think that this simply a trigger. It at least the puzzle pieces are starting to fall into place... I guess.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: oldghost on July 12, 2013, 01:34:04 AM
Seems Ostar You went on a Dream quest in the past and left a signal for your future self . Lucky you .
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Post by: ostar2 on July 12, 2013, 04:17:45 AM
Seems Ostar You went on a Dream quest in the past and left a signal for your future self . Lucky you .
What does that mean? When this first happened really weird stuff started happening.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Khara on July 12, 2013, 06:27:19 AM
Can we please, please stop encouraging this.  I'm sorry, I'm calling bullshit.  This kid is as full of it as a christmas turkey.  I think he makes this shit up to see what will be said to him. 

Dove behind a waterfall at summer camp?  Really?  Where were the counselors?  Why were you alone in this?  You went to an unsupervised camp?  They let you do water sports without a life guard? 

He read a book that said diving behind a waterfall would let him see energy fields?  He could see thru his hand that an imprint left in a wet rock wall matched his hand?  Really?  Then, it took all the rest of camp and the trip home before he started to see energy? 

Now he's experienced a shamanic trigger? If, and I say that with little belief that it is true, but IF this kid did hit a shamanic trigger, it was most likely a shadow of something that had occured years before.

jesus fvcking christ on a crutch can someone please wake up and smell the coffee.

This kid is a wanna be troll.  His immaturity level is rising with every post he makes.  We can all go read a book and adapt experiences from our lives to be something they are not.  The difference between knowing if one is making something fit or it actually fitting is a maturity level this kid has not achieved.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: oldghost on July 12, 2013, 08:52:17 AM
All you can ever see Khara is bad in everything , can't you ever see the magic in the world . If you can find nothing but bad here and people that are below you then why don't you just go away .
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Khara on July 12, 2013, 09:43:34 AM
All you can ever see Khara is bad in everything , can't you ever see the magic in the world . If you can find nothing but bad here and people that are below you then why don't you just go away .

I do not think I am above anyone here nor have I ever said as much. 

I do think you have serious daddy issues due to the tragedies in your life and I still sincerely hope you do not end up on charges with these minors. 

However, I will do as you have asked.  Enjoy.  You should be very happy.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: oldghost on July 12, 2013, 10:01:54 AM
Have been told to leave your sorry ass alone , seems some of the retard here think you have value , to bad they don't know what a lying bitch you really are . My families dead.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on July 12, 2013, 03:05:35 PM
Can we please, please stop encouraging this.  I'm sorry, I'm calling bullshit.  This kid is as full of it as a christmas turkey.  I think he makes this shit up to see what will be said to him. 

Dove behind a waterfall at summer camp?  Really?  Where were the counselors?  Why were you alone in this?  You went to an unsupervised camp?  They let you do water sports without a life guard? 

He read a book that said diving behind a waterfall would let him see energy fields?  He could see thru his hand that an imprint left in a wet rock wall matched his hand?  Really?  Then, it took all the rest of camp and the trip home before he started to see energy? 

Now he's experienced a shamanic trigger? If, and I say that with little belief that it is true, but IF this kid did hit a shamanic trigger, it was most likely a shadow of something that had occured years before.

jesus fvcking christ on a crutch can someone please wake up and smell the coffee.

This kid is a wanna be troll.  His immaturity level is rising with every post he makes.  We can all go read a book and adapt experiences from our lives to be something they are not.  The difference between knowing if one is making something fit or it actually fitting is a maturity level this kid has not achieved.
I am not even going to think about taking the bait this time Khara.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Draconis Rex on July 12, 2013, 03:12:29 PM
Leave it now Ostar, enough is enough.
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Post by: marisol on July 13, 2013, 09:09:47 AM
Hey Ostar how ya doin hunn?
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Post by: ostar2 on July 13, 2013, 10:35:10 AM
Hey Ostar how ya doin hunn?
I am doing well. I just started reading A guide for the solitary practitioner by Scott Cunningham a 5 days ago.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: marisol on July 21, 2013, 09:39:32 AM
Hey Ostar how ya doin?
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Post by: ostar2 on July 21, 2013, 09:44:39 AM
Hey Ostar how ya doin?
I am doing well. However, I am trying to understand the things I see and hear. Also, I am still seeking the truth in terms of the things many do not see. My mind will find solace once I have gained a full understanding of this world and the astral plane.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on July 22, 2013, 06:19:04 PM
I think I found "training" coven. This should give me a genuine chance to seek, find and learn the path I have chosen to walk. It is called "Temple of Luna Matris". I found it here on The Witches Voice:  http://www.witchvox.com/vn/vn_detail/dt_gr.html?a=usma&id=34464 (http://www.witchvox.com/vn/vn_detail/dt_gr.html?a=usma&id=34464)
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: marisol on July 23, 2013, 04:06:10 PM
Ostar your link would not work for me.
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Post by: Draconis Rex on July 23, 2013, 04:40:29 PM
That's two links trying to connect at the same time.... hang on and I'll sort it.
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Post by: Draconis Rex on July 23, 2013, 04:44:19 PM
Okay its good to go, hope you don't mind me doing that Ostar....  :-p
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Post by: Ashe Isadora on July 23, 2013, 05:33:39 PM
Looks great Ostar2, but may I make a suggestion?  They claim Alexandrian lineage but does that mean they are a legit Alexandrian coven?  IF you are looking for British Traditional Wicca you should vet and vouch them through amberandjet.  If they are a BTW coven they won't mind a bit.  If they don't vet out you may still benefit from them, just have your eyes open that some won't recognize your training as BTW.
There are BTW's on this site that could help you vet them too.  Just ask and I'll pm you.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on July 23, 2013, 06:46:59 PM
It's a training coven. So, I was hoping if I joined I could learn more. I learn best from people. You ask a book a question but it will just stare back at you silently. Whereas, a person would, in this case a coven member or the High Priestess, would give me a better example or answer. That why I ask so many "What-if" questions.
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Post by: ostar2 on July 23, 2013, 06:49:54 PM
Ostar your link would not work for me.
It works for me. But here is their message/description of their group:
Quote from: Temple of Luna Matris
Temple of Luna Matris

Age Range/Type: Adult
Located in: Peabody/Salem, Massachusetts
Key Contact: Karagan

Spiritual Path: Alexandrian Witchcraft
Status: Established Group
Community Support: None Offered


Group Overview: The Temple of Luna Matris is an active training coven of Alexandrian lineage based in Peabody, Massachusetts. We convene regularly to celebrate the Festivals, work magick at the Full Moons, conduct Initiation and Elevation Rites, and study the Arts Magickal. If you ‘feel’ the Call to enter the Priesthood of the Craft and want to walk in the Ways of the Old Gods and experience the beauty and wonder of ritual, please contact us via email, stating your interest in traditional witchcraft and why you are drawn to the Alexandrian Tradition and our coven. Seekers who express a sincere interest will receive prompt response after our High Priesthood has considered their applications.

Many blessings,
Karagan
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Draconis Rex on July 24, 2013, 05:50:31 AM
 ;D ;D ;D  Of course you could do it that way  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: ostar2 on July 24, 2013, 05:52:38 AM
;D ;D ;D  Of course you could do it that way  ;D ;D ;D

I can post the entire witchvox site as well...  ;D  ;D
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Post by: Draconis Rex on July 24, 2013, 05:54:22 AM
No thanks....LoL ;D . We all of us know where Witch Vox is.  :-p
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: marisol on July 24, 2013, 06:13:29 AM
The ad is from Witchvox but keep your eyes and ears open and you may consider
being ready to run if necessary. Ya just never know who is legit and who isn't.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: marisol on July 25, 2013, 12:27:25 PM
Hello Ostar how ya doin?
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on August 01, 2013, 02:17:53 PM
So, much chaos in my mind. I wish there was a mute button my thoughts. I can't think about anything lately without asking questions. Mainly Wicca and with all these weird things happening around me. I doubt I will find solace anytime soon.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Draconis Rex on August 01, 2013, 04:11:17 PM
Just try and ground yourself and ease things down a bit; don't be in such a hurry, answers will come to you without being rushed and they'll make more sense that way.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on August 01, 2013, 06:24:05 PM
Just try and ground yourself and ease things down a bit; don't be in such a hurry, answers will come to you without being rushed and they'll make more sense that way.
Thanks, I think I am starting to attract things I do not want near me. Its like something sticks me. Almost, like an arrow. When, it first started I thought I was going crazy. Then me and my friends noticed physical marks appearing on me. Like pin pricks. That is why I may come off, to some people, as crazy. But, that is also the reason I ask so many questions. I try to comprehend the things I am incapable of comprehending.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: OpalButterfly on August 02, 2013, 04:33:48 AM
Have you tried finding a crystal to help, Ostar? Just trying to think of what might help.
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Post by: ostar2 on August 02, 2013, 04:40:51 AM
Have you tried finding a crystal to help, Ostar? Just trying to think of what might help.
Thanks, I will try that. Although, the more serious things stopped about 2 years ago.  Now it's more of just something jabbing me in the arm or hand.  No physical marks.  When that did happen though they appeared within seconds and faded within the same time frame.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: marisol on August 02, 2013, 08:48:01 AM
Sorry you are having such a hard time Ostar. You could try shielding and grounding first thing in the morning. Envision a bubble that covers you from head to feet, make it very strong, so nothing can touch you. See if that helps. Try carrying hematite or onyx with you.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on August 02, 2013, 04:10:24 PM
Sorry you are having such a hard time Ostar. You could try shielding and grounding first thing in the morning. Envision a bubble that covers you from head to feet, make it very strong, so nothing can touch you. See if that helps. Try carrying hematite or onyx with you.
I did the shielding with  my home a couple years ago. Nothing gets in. It only happens when I leave the house/yard. I do use the shielding but it does not work all that well. I can see the  objects used to attack me. It's been worse than usual lately. I think its more "If you can see them, they can see you." and vice versa. I will go out and buy some onyx. I know one freindly presence but all of the others are, I think, simply attempting to annoy me.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Draconis Rex on August 02, 2013, 04:34:56 PM
I did the shielding with  my home a couple years ago.

You need to continually reinforce your shielding on a regular basis, I'd be surprised if your shield is still fully intact after two years. Sorry to disillusion you there matey, I would suggest you do a full cleansing and put up your shield as if its not been done before. Then I would perhaps reinforce on a monthly basis, like recharging.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on August 02, 2013, 05:35:45 PM
I did the shielding with  my home a couple years ago.

You need to continually reinforce your shielding on a regular basis, I'd be surprised if your shield is still fully intact after two years. Sorry to disillusion you there matey, I would suggest you do a full cleansing and put up your shield as if its not been done before. Then I would perhaps reinforce on a monthly basis, like recharging.
Thanks, the shield around my house is using a massive amount of energy. When I first set it up it was about 2 to 3 feet thick. I also like to "Program" one peace of energy and have it amass a far greater amount by "Reprogramming"  the energy around it. I usually do this when I do not want exert too much energy. I will try this for the new shield. It will be extremely dense this time. But there is another, I don't know if it its my "Spirit Guide", spirit that seems to repel most of these creatures. I found I can physically grab and throw them out of the way.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: marisol on August 05, 2013, 05:44:50 AM
How ya doin Ostar?
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on August 05, 2013, 09:49:42 AM
How ya doin Ostar?

I am doing well as I am no longer attacked. The shielding worked.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: marisol on August 05, 2013, 10:44:53 AM
Very good. ;D
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on August 06, 2013, 05:41:38 PM
I think, although this may sound like a bad idea, will first attempt to step into a Faery ring. If that does not get the attention of the Fae I will cast a circle over it. I know something is watching and I think its the Fae. So, to get answers....
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: marisol on August 06, 2013, 06:27:07 PM
I would...be careful...
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on August 06, 2013, 07:02:05 PM
I would...be careful...
I think those were the things poking me. So, it's time to settle the score.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Ashe Isadora on August 06, 2013, 07:21:46 PM
Ostar, I know it's been mentioned before, but you do know the fae are not always kind and do not always have the best interest of humans at heart - right?  You thoroughly understand this?
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Draconis Rex on August 06, 2013, 07:39:47 PM
Ostar, I know it's been mentioned before, but you do know the fae are not always kind and do not always have the best interest of humans at heart - right?  You thoroughly understand this?

                       ^^^^  THIS  Definitely  ^^^^
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on August 07, 2013, 06:04:38 AM
Ostar, I know it's been mentioned before, but you do know the fae are not always kind and do not always have the best interest of humans at heart - right?  You thoroughly understand this?

                       ^^^^  THIS  Definitely  ^^^^
I just walk to talk to them.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: marisol on August 07, 2013, 07:08:39 AM
Be careful, be respectful, take an offering, don't expect much and don't disturb the ring, don't step inside of it, remain outside the ring and remember they may
not be friendly and can be tricksters.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on August 07, 2013, 05:28:01 PM
Be careful, be respectful, take an offering, don't expect much and don't disturb the ring, don't step inside of it, remain outside the ring and remember they may
not be friendly and can be tricksters.
Well, I not really concerned about the "trickster" part. But what would they want in return for knowledge? I have tried to make all intents clear that I do not have any intent of trying to damage their ring or harm them in any way. Just out of curiosity, what would happen if I entered the ring?
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: marisol on August 07, 2013, 05:42:19 PM
Don't enter the ring unless invited, even then I would be reluctant.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on August 07, 2013, 05:53:49 PM
Don't enter the ring unless invited, even then I would be reluctant.
But what would if I did enter the circle? Would there be any physical changes to the area around me? And to be quite  honest I would not mind if I was sucked into their world through the circle as I feel that the knowledge gained from them is greater gain than my existence here. The answers I seek  I have not found the world. So why not try another world? I will try this on Samhain, as the veil is thinning and I have noticed abnormally large amounts of energy on that day in previous years. Wish me luck!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: marisol on August 07, 2013, 05:56:37 PM
Good luck Ostar.
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Post by: ostar2 on August 07, 2013, 06:02:58 PM
Good luck Ostar.
As long as they don't drag out to the center of my town and publicly humiliate me, then it should be fine.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Phoenix on August 07, 2013, 08:38:59 PM
I think humiliation is the least of your worries. At least if you stop posting after samhain we will know where you went.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on August 08, 2013, 04:20:50 AM
I think humiliation is the least of your worries. At least if you stop posting after samhain we will know where you went.
True, but if I do succeed and live to tell the tale,  then I hopefully have new allies and knowledge.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Phoenix on August 08, 2013, 02:10:37 PM
Yea let me let you in on something, its a rule that I apply to my life, If I am dealing with a being that I cannot see, I leave it alone. There is a process in businesses called the cost/benefit analysis  basically you way the costs next to the benefits, and see if its worth it. If one of the possible costs is death DONT BE AN IDIOT. There are other ways of getting knowledge than dealing with creatures more powerful, and much older than yourself.   
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: marisol on August 08, 2013, 05:13:39 PM
Ostar I think Phoenix is trying to say he is worried for your safety. No matter what we do We must consider our safety first and protect ourselves. Maybe you should do some research on how to protect yourself in the situation you are contemplating?
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Draconis Rex on August 08, 2013, 05:31:15 PM
That one is easy Mari, the best protection is simply to not do it!
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Phoenix on August 08, 2013, 05:45:30 PM
I agree with Drac.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: WhiteRaven on August 08, 2013, 05:57:10 PM
Its up to the person who's doing it to choose if the best protection is to not do it. If he wants to do it let him. You have all pretty much warned him and such. Like Marisol said, if he does do it he could at least research on how to protect himself instead of just jumping in without any armor.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: marisol on August 08, 2013, 06:14:51 PM
I would rather he didn't. But if he does he should be prepared.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Phoenix on August 08, 2013, 09:06:02 PM
No the point here is he needs to listen to those that know better than he does.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: marisol on August 09, 2013, 03:51:00 AM
The point is we offer advice.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Ashe Isadora on August 09, 2013, 04:15:18 AM
Sounds like teenage rebellion and that young adult illusion of invincibility.  Mommy and Daddy's advice just isn't getting through.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Draconis Rex on August 09, 2013, 04:20:21 AM
Both of you are right, we do offer advice and we give warning of potentially dangerous or icky situations; but at the same time, if people don't listen no matter how much emphasis is given, then they are going to go ahead and do it anyway. We have done what we can.
 
I will say to Ostar; Stop buggering about. You have not got the experience or the knowledge to be messing with faerie rings, you are not going to make friends with the Fae folk so accept that.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Draconis Rex on August 09, 2013, 04:22:38 AM
Sounds like teenage rebellion and that young adult illusion of invincibility.  Mommy and Daddy's advice just isn't getting through.

This is a good point Ashe. As I remember this isn't the first time the envelope has been pushed with Ostar though.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on August 09, 2013, 05:49:36 AM
Sounds like teenage rebellion and that young adult illusion of invincibility.  Mommy and Daddy's advice just isn't getting through.
I just like things I can't understand. I like to learn.  My parents are atheists, so what is there to rebel against ? Another,  reason is to "see it to believe it." I won't do any too dangerous.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on August 09, 2013, 05:56:10 AM
Both of you are right, we do offer advice and we give warning of potentially dangerous or icky situations; but at the same time, if people don't listen no matter how much emphasis is given, then they are going to go ahead and do it anyway. We have done what we can.
 
I will say to Ostar; Stop buggering about. You have not got the experience or the knowledge to be messing with faerie rings, you are not going to make friends with the Fae folk so accept that.
I am not going to try to make friends with the Fae. However, I will at least be able to tell myself that they exist.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Draconis Rex on August 09, 2013, 06:09:04 AM
And what if they choose not to reveal themselves? do you conclude they don't exist then?
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on August 09, 2013, 06:14:18 AM
And what if they choose not to reveal themselves? do you conclude they don't exist then?

No, I will conclude that there is still a possibility for either conclusion.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Khara on August 09, 2013, 06:34:34 AM
You know, I have watched this conversation go down the drain all week and y'all can call me the cvnt from hell if you want but this is how it is.

This is a child.  A CHILD.  You all comprehend child yes?

He is a complete brat.  How do I know.  Read what he writes.  He comes to you asking advice then pretty much says thanks but I'm going to do it anyway because advice from someone who says something other than what I want to hear is just random noise.  I don't care that I am getting advice for experienced practioners or those older and wiser on this path than me.  I know it all.

There are a few necessary requirements for contacting the Fae.  You must speak the language.  Does Ostar speak the language?  Really?  You think he does?  I don't.  Second, he must have the proper spell.  Now, I seriously doubt he has that, why you ask?  Because he doesn't speak the language, cannot read the language and does not have access to the maybe 10 grimoires in existance that have the spell in it.  Three, he doesn't have a Fae relic.  How do I know?  Because he hasn't bragged about it.  Fourth, he has no clue what he should bring as an offering.  Buttered bread won't work, you can't take wine or food o any sort for that matter the Fae want sparklies and I doubt he can afford them.

Even if he did have all the necessary supplies, spoke the language fluently and had the proper offering etc there is the final drawback.  HE DOES NOT HAVE THE ABILITY to do it.  Why?  Because he hasn't bothered to try and actually learn anything.

The only thing that might happen is he pisses off the Fae and they do one of two things.  Snatch him.  No skin off my nose, I'm beyond giving a shit about this kid.  Or, and this is the one I personally find amusing, they basically give him what he wants without protecting his mind and he ends up a drooling blithering idiot.  So we add drool to his otherwise normal self.

Let him do this. I have told you all from the begining that he was an idiot and you have babied him and treated him like he was the second coming of christ and you were all christian.  He is a spoiled brat who needs a good spanking and to be sent to bed without dinner a few times until he learns to listen to his elders.

Hell if I thought it would shut him up I'd give him the spell AND teach him the language but I don't deal with the kiddies.  As a parent I find it wrong.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Draconis Rex on August 09, 2013, 06:43:45 AM
Well, my next post was going to tell him to go ahead because nothing would happen for him anyway, due to his lacking of so much..... "One does not simply walk into Mordor". But I guess you got that covered better than I would have.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Khara on August 09, 2013, 06:47:36 AM
Well, my next post was going to tell him to go ahead because nothing would happen for him anyway, due to his lacking of so much..... "One does not simply walk into Mordor". But I guess you got that covered better than I would have.

Sorry, it has been working every nerve all week.  :(
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on August 09, 2013, 07:14:47 AM
You know, I have watched this conversation go down the drain all week and y'all can call me the cvnt from hell if you want but this is how it is.

This is a child.  A CHILD.  You all comprehend child yes?

He is a complete brat.  How do I know.  Read what he writes.  He comes to you asking advice then pretty much says thanks but I'm going to do it anyway because advice from someone who says something other than what I want to hear is just random noise.  I don't care that I am getting advice for experienced practioners or those older and wiser on this path than me.  I know it all.

There are a few necessary requirements for contacting the Fae.  You must speak the language.  Does Ostar speak the language?  Really?  You think he does?  I don't.  Second, he must have the proper spell.  Now, I seriously doubt he has that, why you ask?  Because he doesn't speak the language, cannot read the language and does not have access to the maybe 10 grimoires in existance that have the spell in it.  Three, he doesn't have a Fae relic.  How do I know?  Because he hasn't bragged about it.  Fourth, he has no clue what he should bring as an offering.  Buttered bread won't work, you can't take wine or food o any sort for that matter the Fae want sparklies and I doubt he can afford them.

Even if he did have all the necessary supplies, spoke the language fluently and had the proper offering etc there is the final drawback.  HE DOES NOT HAVE THE ABILITY to do it.  Why?  Because he hasn't bothered to try and actually learn anything.

The only thing that might happen is he pisses off the Fae and they do one of two things.  Snatch him.  No skin off my nose, I'm beyond giving a shit about this kid.  Or, and this is the one I personally find amusing, they basically give him what he wants without protecting his mind and he ends up a drooling blithering idiot.  So we add drool to his otherwise normal self.

Let him do this. I have told you all from the begining that he was an idiot and you have babied him and treated him like he was the second coming of christ and you were all christian.  He is a spoiled brat who needs a good spanking and to be sent to bed without dinner a few times until he learns to listen to his elders.

Hell if I thought it would shut him up I'd give him the spell AND teach him the language but I don't deal with the kiddies.  As a parent I find it wrong.
I did not know you needed certain things to accomplish this. I had simply assumed protection was all that necessary. I also,  thought that they would dwell at or near a ring. I took the advice of others. I will not try bother them or intrude upon their domain. What is a Fae relic?
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Draconis Rex on August 09, 2013, 07:41:57 AM
Advice from others? not from here you didn't.
 
At the risk of getting on your case, did you bother to investigate or to research? Did you think we were all telling you to leave things alone just to be cruel?
 
It's now time to get serious if your sure about your path. no more messing around.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on August 09, 2013, 08:03:23 AM
Advice from others? not from here you didn't.
 
At the risk of getting on your case, did you bother to investigate or to research? Did you think we were all telling you to leave things alone just to be cruel?
 
It's now time to get serious if your sure about your path. no more messing around.
I do not think you were trying to be cruel. In fact I found your advice  helpful. After,  hearing what others had to I decided that simply seeing the Fae would be enough. I am not going try any more than looking.  I will not initiate or cause any contact. I am serious about my path and I have been reading. I have been to a public event and plan to go the others host by SOEF.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Khara on August 09, 2013, 08:14:07 AM
The Fae do not reside in the same astral plane as we do.  I've only heard of a couple of Fae sightings here on US soil.  The majority have been in Ireland, Scotland and Wales.  So your chances of seeing one here in the US are slim to none.

The spell to call them is druid based and is one of the biggest and best kept secrets on the occult.  The language it is written in is a very old celtic one and really doesn't even have an alphabet, it is written phonetically.  At least the copy I saw was.

A Fae relic is exactly what it says, a relic that is Fae in origin and manufacture. Usually something left behind when they took a child, something stolen by a human or a gift to a person or family.  I've seen three in my lifetime.  I can tell you where one is.  My great aunt's house in County Cork.  No you can't borrow it.

The Fae are not fvcking side show attractions.  You can't just call one to look at it.  But don't believe me, after all my advice has been thrown back in my face by you countless times and your doing so backed up by other members here so I can understand why you would ignore what I say.  Funny thing, none of them told you what you needed huh?  Maybe I'm not the idiot they'd like you to believe I am. 
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Khara on August 09, 2013, 08:15:29 AM
And we all know what happens when you "assume" things now don't we?
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on August 09, 2013, 08:18:44 AM
The Fae do not reside in the same astral plane as we do.  I've only heard of a couple of Fae sightings here on US soil.  The majority have been in Ireland, Scotland and Wales.  So your chances of seeing one here in the US are slim to none.

The spell to call them is druid based and is one of the biggest and best kept secrets on the occult.  The language it is written in is a very old celtic one and really doesn't even have an alphabet, it is written phonetically.  At least the copy I saw was.

A Fae relic is exactly what it says, a relic that is Fae in origin and manufacture. Usually something left behind when they took a child, something stolen by a human or a gift to a person or family.  I've seen three in my lifetime.  I can tell you where one is.  My great aunt's house in County Cork.  No you can't borrow it.

The Fae are not fvcking side show attractions.  You can't just call one to look at it.  But don't believe me, after all my advice has been thrown back in my face by you countless times and your doing so backed up by other members here so I can understand why you would ignore what I say.  Funny thing, none of them told you what you needed huh?  Maybe I'm not the idiot they'd like you to believe I am.
I do not wish to call them. My hope was simply to see them. I like concrete answers. I don't want your relic and you can keep your spell.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Khara on August 09, 2013, 08:24:54 AM
I do not wish to call them. My hope was simply to see them. I like concrete answers. I don't want your relic and you can keep your spell.

And here we have the point I have been trying to make all along.

And you can go home to your mommy and grow the fvck up you disrespectful shit.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on August 09, 2013, 08:25:50 AM
I also do not think of the Fae like circus animals. I think of them as old and wise being. And I know they reside on the Astral plain and I know at times they show themselves.  Though this is an extremely rare occurrence, I read that they are active on Samhain.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on August 09, 2013, 08:27:26 AM
I do not wish to call them. My hope was simply to see them. I like concrete answers. I don't want your relic and you can keep your spell.

And here we have the point I have been trying to make all along.

And you can go home to your mommy and grow the fvck up you disrespectful shit.
How, am I being disrespectful? I honestly have no idea what I have done wrong.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Draconis Rex on August 09, 2013, 09:26:26 AM
Okay it's time to calm down now DM, I think he gets the point although it was a bit slow in sinking in. Lets just move on now.
 
Ostar, please now understand that when any of us gives advice, and especially when we say 'don't touch' we are doing it for good reason. And if we don't give information about a particular thing then it's because we feel you are not ready to know. Accept this and take the lessons given as they are given. We will answer questions, but only if we feel you are responsible enough to know the answers. So far by harping on about things and not leaving them alone when told, you are showing that you are not in fact responsible enough for a lot of things we could teach.
 
And just to save DM from flying off the handle with you, she feels you are being disrespectful because you are not taking what your told and leaving the subject alone. She feels you are challenging her knowledge by pursuing it regardless.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Draconis Rex on August 09, 2013, 09:32:05 AM
And on that particular note I want it to now be known by everyone that;
 
from now on I am going to start stepping in more often and sooner when comments and issues start rising. If I see something I don't like I'm going to jump on it. This may make me unpopular at least for a while but I'm getting to a point where I'm not prepared to sit back any more and let things go.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Phoenix on August 09, 2013, 11:17:04 AM
Thank you Drac,

DM that made my morning lol.

and Ostar. Let me give it one more shot in a bit different tone. As you grow up you will learn that part of life, and any religion is Faith. I have never seen a Fae either, DM has, and DM has far more knowledge than you and me put together. Take it on faith that they are they, and they do not want to see you.

This is a place for knowledge, that being you need to do research on your own BEFORE you post a question here. I spent two hours last night doing whatever research I could on a pretty taboo topic before I posted a thread on it here.

Use your brain, no one here is going to baby sit you, you need to be responsible for yourself and your actions.

I hope this helps in some way, If you need anything I am here to help. I do not have as much knowledge about the occult and magic as others here, but I would still welcome any questions you may have.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Khara on August 09, 2013, 11:21:32 AM
And on that particular note I want it to now be known by everyone that;
 
from now on I am going to start stepping in more often and sooner when comments and issues start rising. If I see something I don't like I'm going to jump on it. This may make me unpopular at least for a while but I'm getting to a point where I'm not prepared to sit back any more and let things go.

You want a list of threads to review?

Or you can just go to every post I've made this month and most of last.  You can jump me all you want.  I am only being the person I've been accused of being.  Trust me, my response was massively toned down compared to what I wanted to say and who all I wanted to say it too.

I mean after all, I'm the biggest cvnt of the internet right?  A terrible horrible person who should not be allowed contact with other decent human beings.  Right?  The one who people call a bitch behind my back.  At least I'm up front and honest and say what I have to say to people's faces.

At this point you can ban me, I honestly don't care anymore.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Draconis Rex on August 09, 2013, 11:52:00 AM
I get what your saying DM, I know you're feeling raw, but that wasn't directed at you. It was for the general populace of all to let them know, and it was also it include those who won't take a telling, and any others that choose to be a bit off. I also include stupid posts like "oooh I saw a unicorn but I don't know how to talk to it". I posted it there simply because it was followed on from asking you to relax and asking O to take a telling. Take no offense from that post.
 
I'm not going to go over old posts and threads, my policing starts from this one and those that follow. I want to see this forum get on track and if it means I make myself unpopular to do it then that's the way it's going to be.
 
And BTW, I have never said those things about you, or anything that comes close, I think you know that.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on August 09, 2013, 01:07:57 PM
Ostar,

I have trouble quoting multiple posts on my phone, so I can't, but you asked how you were being disrespectful.  How do you expect to see them without calling them?  She told you what you needed to do that.  You told her you didn't want one thing and she can keep the other.  That IS being disrespectful to the one person that actually answered your question.  I am sorry you don't see that.

Why didn't I answer your question?  I didn't know the answer.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on August 09, 2013, 03:16:15 PM
Thank you Drac,

DM that made my morning lol.

and Ostar. Let me give it one more shot in a bit different tone. As you grow up you will learn that part of life, and any religion is Faith. I have never seen a Fae either, DM has, and DM has far more knowledge than you and me put together. Take it on faith that they are they, and they do not want to see you.

This is a place for knowledge, that being you need to do research on your own BEFORE you post a question here. I spent two hours last night doing whatever research I could on a pretty taboo topic before I posted a thread on it here.

Use your brain, no one here is going to baby sit you, you need to be responsible for yourself and your actions.

I hope this helps in some way, If you need anything I am here to help. I do not have as much knowledge about the occult and magic as others here, but I would still welcome any questions you may have.
Thanks, I try to do some research. But the internet is not necessarily very abundant on information concerning this particular topic.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Phoenix on August 09, 2013, 03:20:49 PM
There is a reason for that, which means you need to listen to the people that have more knowledge than you.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on August 09, 2013, 03:21:17 PM
Ostar,

I have trouble quoting multiple posts on my phone, so I can't, but you asked how you were being disrespectful.  How do you expect to see them without calling them?  She told you what you needed to do that.  You told her you didn't want one thing and she can keep the other.  That IS being disrespectful to the one person that actually answered your question.  I am sorry you don't see that.

Why didn't I answer your question?  I didn't know the answer.
I thought she was trying to be sarcastic. It is not as though text has a tone when written in on paper. As it has no sound to hear. I was not trying to be rude/disrespectful. I simply misinterpreted what DM said.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on August 09, 2013, 04:24:23 PM
They Fae are like spirits to me.  I leave them alone and they leave me alone.  If I summoned a spirit, it would be my luck to have Loki show up. 
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on August 17, 2013, 06:27:37 PM
They Fae are like spirits to me.  I leave them alone and they leave me alone.  If I summoned a spirit, it would be my luck to have Loki show up.
Thanks, I have decided not to attempt to enter Faery ring.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Phoenix on August 17, 2013, 07:16:12 PM
Good man Ostar.

@EBS that would suck!
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on August 25, 2013, 06:21:09 PM
There is something else I was talking with a member of these forums. I was wondering if any you could offer any guidence: http://wicca.com/forums/index.php?topic=8895.0
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on August 25, 2013, 06:23:31 PM
They Fae are like spirits to me.  I leave them alone and they leave me alone.  If I summoned a spirit, it would be my luck to have Loki show up.
Well I guess it would be an early april fools.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on August 25, 2013, 09:40:29 PM
I wouldn't be calling Loki an April's fool joke.  :-p  He might decide to pay you a visit. ;)
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Old Stoneface on August 28, 2013, 08:43:17 AM

Loki?

Puny god...
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: oldghost on August 28, 2013, 10:13:15 AM
Stoney How's it going ,we don't see enough of you anymore .
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Draconis Rex on August 28, 2013, 10:37:08 AM

Loki?

Puny god...

 
                        Hee ;D  Hee ;D  Hee ;D  Hee ;D  Hee ;D
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on August 28, 2013, 11:12:07 AM

Loki?

Puny god...

 
                        Hee ;D  Hee ;D  Hee ;D  Hee ;D  Hee ;D
You'll be laughing until he turns you into a toad....  ;D
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Old Stoneface on August 29, 2013, 09:59:34 PM
Stoney How's it going ,we don't see enough of you anymore .

Hey OG. Yeah, it's kind of manic for me at the moment, just enough time for an occasional lurk and a quick comment. Think of me as TCC's resident happy-slapper.

Ostar - welcome on board. Hold on tight, this can be a bumpy ride. Also, being turned into a toad would be an improvement, believe me.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: oldghost on August 29, 2013, 10:05:24 PM
Stop by when you can Stoney , and good will to all you do . Hope the family is well .
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on September 13, 2013, 07:02:16 PM
Hello, I am going to a Sowen ritual/celebration at the society of elder faiths. I was just wondering what you would generally expect to see at an event like this.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Ashe Isadora on September 14, 2013, 02:09:07 AM
Ostar2, Samhain is often the time to honor the beloved dead and this is commonly the focus of public Samhain rituals.  Depends on the particular group of course, but as the veil between the worlds is thin, I would expect to see a theme that acknowledges death as a part of the circle of life.  Possibly the god's descent into the underworld until rebirth at Yule will integrated into the ceremony or the goddess in her aspect as crone.  People may speak of persons and pets who have passed  recently .Sometimes this is followed by festivities and feasting.
Rituals can very widely at public pagan gatherings, but these things are typical.
 
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on September 16, 2013, 06:16:56 PM
Ostar2, Samhain is often the time to honor the beloved dead and this is commonly the focus of public Samhain rituals.  Depends on the particular group of course, but as the veil between the worlds is thin, I would expect to see a theme that acknowledges death as a part of the circle of life.  Possibly the god's descent into the underworld until rebirth at Yule will integrated into the ceremony or the goddess in her aspect as crone.  People may speak of persons and pets who have passed  recently .Sometimes this is followed by festivities and feasting.
Rituals can very widely at public pagan gatherings, but these things are typical.
Thanks, I read a few things about walking a labyrinth. But they did not say anything on there site other than that this event is for 18+ only.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Ashe Isadora on September 16, 2013, 06:29:23 PM
Walking a labyrinth is sometimes done too, esp in the context of the goddess or god's descent into the underworld.  The theme can be very mysterious and intense and could explain why it's best left to the adults.  It sounds like responsible ritual planning to me.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on October 13, 2013, 06:24:49 PM
Walking a labyrinth is sometimes done too, esp in the context of the goddess or god's descent into the underworld.  The theme can be very mysterious and intense and could explain why it's best left to the adults.  It sounds like responsible ritual planning to me.
They say we will be walking outside and they say something about a rite. On a side note a bought a new book. It's called "Grimoire For The Green Witch". This book will be part of a good foundation of knowledge about Wicca and common practices. I am going try and learn from some of the examples and then try adapting them.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: marisol on October 13, 2013, 09:04:56 PM
Good to see you ostar.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on October 14, 2013, 03:17:15 PM
Good to see you ostar.
Thanks, did you notice the NSA seems to have found  themselves a crystal ball?  ;D
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: marisol on October 23, 2013, 08:27:41 AM
LOL I figured they would. Good to see you.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on November 11, 2013, 06:09:03 PM
I was thinking about making a wand out of Hawthorn or Rowan wood. But I do not know If I will be able to find any around where I live. I live in Massachusetts. So, I am unsure if they grow around here.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Draconis Rex on November 11, 2013, 06:14:20 PM
You know what Ostar? Try getting in touch with a tree surgeon, if there are any local to where they work, they would know where. Or maybe even have something you could work with. I did the same looking for a length of Yew, nobody's been working on them lately but I now know where there are some.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on November 12, 2013, 04:02:11 PM
You know what Ostar? Try getting in touch with a tree surgeon, if there are any local to where they work, they would know where. Or maybe even have something you could work with. I did the same looking for a length of Yew, nobody's been working on them lately but I now know where there are some.
Now that I think about it, there was a Rowan tree growing on someones lawn. Though, I don't think they would appreciate it if I started clipping their tree. I guess I could wait until it's dark out... :)
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Draconis Rex on November 12, 2013, 04:14:11 PM
Tut Tut..... hang your head Ostar.....LoL ;D
 
Try just asking if they would let you cut a piece (with the permission of the tree), tell them you like working with wood and you'd like to try a piece of Rowan.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on November 13, 2013, 06:04:25 PM
Tut Tut..... hang your head Ostar.....LoL ;D
 
Try just asking if they would let you cut a piece (with the permission of the tree), tell them you like working with wood and you'd like to try a piece of Rowan.
My other option is Oak. I have a giant I think 500 years old twin Oak in my front yard. We used to have a Holly tree in the front yard too but my parents cut it down despite my protest.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Draconis Rex on November 13, 2013, 06:32:03 PM
Oak is a favoured wood, it would make a great wand. It's also a very nice wood to work with; I do whittling you see.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Phoenix on November 13, 2013, 07:56:21 PM
Just remember Ostar different types of wood have different properties, this is both magical and physical. It is very important that you take the magical properties of a wood into consideration when picking a wood. But also the physical principals are very important. Oak is a rather hard wood but not too difficult to work with. No idea about Rowan though, I have never carved it myself.
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: Draconis Rex on November 14, 2013, 01:31:42 AM
LoL.... Phoenix and I have discussed woodworking before  :) .   I like Oak, It is indeed a hard wood. But because it is a hard wood, its better for doing detailed work, whereas a soft wood, although easy to cut, does not hold finer detail.
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Post by: marisol on November 14, 2013, 10:55:26 AM
Hello Ostar there is a thread about the magical properties of wood in TCC
Workshop. Good luck with your wand.
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Post by: ostar2 on November 14, 2013, 01:52:13 PM
Hello Ostar there is a thread about the magical properties of wood in TCC
Workshop. Good luck with your wand.

Thanks, but does anyone have any ideas of what types of crystals would work well for the tip of the wand?
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Post by: ostar2 on November 14, 2013, 02:06:37 PM
Just remember Ostar different types of wood have different properties, this is both magical and physical. It is very important that you take the magical properties of a wood into consideration when picking a wood. But also the physical principals are very important. Oak is a rather hard wood but not too difficult to work with. No idea about Rowan though, I have never carved it myself.
After reading about ebony wood, I think that it is what I will use as it aligns best with my will. As, the mind hold many secrets and I will find them.
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Post by: ostar2 on November 14, 2013, 02:11:55 PM
Or Beech wood if I cannot get a hold of Ebony wood.
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Post by: Draconis Rex on November 14, 2013, 02:21:00 PM
Perhaps you should try Alder, this will help you with your indecisiveness......LoL  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: ostar2 on November 14, 2013, 02:46:46 PM
Perhaps you should try Alder, this will help you with your indecisiveness......LoL  ;D ;D ;D
It's just like a very large chunk of memories are their but aren't at the same time. It's a very weird and annoying feeling. It best manifest it's self as large wooden double door that refuses to open.
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Post by: marisol on November 15, 2013, 11:27:36 AM
Ostar I have been making a wand out of walnut. I has a lovely grain. I've been making it for some time, a little at a time.
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Post by: ostar2 on November 15, 2013, 02:54:43 PM
Ostar I have been making a wand out of walnut. I has a lovely grain. I've been making it for some time, a little at a time.
Thanks, but where would I find walnut wood? There is a Chestnut tree near me.
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Post by: WhiteRaven on November 15, 2013, 03:59:37 PM
I dunno where you live but over here black walnuts, chestnuts, walnut, crabapple, just almost anything except tropical's are around here. Just have to look really hard for them sometimes. Of course I live in the woods so its easier for me than most.
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Post by: ostar2 on November 16, 2013, 10:13:13 AM
I dunno where you live but over here black walnuts, chestnuts, walnut, crabapple, just almost anything except tropical's are around here. Just have to look really hard for them sometimes. Of course I live in the woods so its easier for me than most.
I have an Apple tree in my backyard, I think its wild. I know it's not a crab Apple tree as the apples are edible and taste sweet/tart like Cortland or mackintosh apples. We also have hemlock trees, maple and I think pine.
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Post by: WhiteRaven on November 16, 2013, 11:27:51 AM
I dunno where you live but over here black walnuts, chestnuts, walnut, crabapple, just almost anything except tropical's are around here. Just have to look really hard for them sometimes. Of course I live in the woods so its easier for me than most.
I have an Apple tree in my backyard, I think its wild. I know it's not a crab Apple tree as the apples are edible and taste sweet/tart like Cortland or mackintosh apples. We also have hemlock trees, maple and I think pine.

Crabapples are edible. Its a old wives tale about them not being edible. They are just extremely sour! And sounds like you have some pretty unique trees. :)
Title: Re: Ostar2
Post by: ostar2 on November 16, 2013, 08:21:19 PM
I dunno where you live but over here black walnuts, chestnuts, walnut, crabapple, just almost anything except tropical's are around here. Just have to look really hard for them sometimes. Of course I live in the woods so its easier for me than most.
I have an Apple tree in my backyard, I think its wild. I know it's not a crab Apple tree as the apples are edible and taste sweet/tart like Cortland or mackintosh apples. We also have hemlock trees, maple and I think pine.

Crabapples are edible. Its a old wives tale about them not being edible. They are just extremely sour! And sounds like you have some pretty unique trees. :)

It's definitely an apple tree, I just checked. The apples taste sweet, although the insects have taken their share... But I also found a few birch trees and I live near a couple nature reserves. I live in a small town in Massachusetts in the US.
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Post by: ostar2 on November 19, 2013, 04:32:53 PM
I just relealized we have do have yew trees after looking at this: http://www.thepoisongarden.co.uk/atoz/taxus_baccata.htm

It's this type of Yew:
(http://www.thepoisongarden.co.uk/images/taxus_baccata_220909_4.jpg)
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Post by: Draconis Rex on November 20, 2013, 06:35:38 AM
                                >>>> ENVIOUS  <<<<
 
This link will take you to our page on trees properties; the Yew included.  http://wicca.com/celtic/celtic/sactrees.htm (http://wicca.com/celtic/celtic/sactrees.htm)
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Post by: ostar2 on November 20, 2013, 06:14:48 PM
                                >>>> ENVIOUS  <<<<
 
This link will take you to our page on trees properties; the Yew included.  http://wicca.com/celtic/celtic/sactrees.htm (http://wicca.com/celtic/celtic/sactrees.htm)
I also remember some Willow trees near a pond called "Spy Pond" and we do have a couple pine trees in our backyard.
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Post by: marisol on November 22, 2013, 10:06:06 PM
The yew is beautiful Ostar, mine died last winter. I got branches off it to use for various things. You've been outside that is good for the soul.
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Post by: ostar2 on November 23, 2013, 09:44:59 AM
The yew is beautiful Ostar, mine died last winter. I got branches off it to use for various things. You've been outside that is good for the soul.
Thanks, I like the cold weather as I never get cold I usually don't wear a coat. I guess I share something with the Yew.
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Post by: ostar2 on November 28, 2013, 06:14:36 PM
Ok, it I either want to make a wand out of Pine or Alder. But I can't decide!
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Post by: Valerie on November 29, 2013, 01:17:12 AM
Oh we've been to Alnwick a couple of times, didn't know they had a poison garden there ! Probably cause we have the dogs.. We go where they are allowed, thanks for the link Drac x
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Post by: Arnemetia on November 29, 2013, 09:47:45 PM
Ostar2 , I am going to suggest you start posting in the appropriate threads for your postings.  You are making your introduction your own personal update.  There are threads that cover many things you are talking about.  You need to explore the site more.  Blessings, Arn