as within so throughout
#look at him #god made him special #he made cas different #there isn’t a flaw in the design #cas was built a different model for a reason #it was so that the programmning wouldn’t take #god made one upgraded angel with unlimited saves and restarts #because he needed one angel to look out for humanity #cas isn’t broken #he’s just right #god couldn’t trust the archangels #or the upper level management #instead he put all of HIS faith into a foot soldier #too much heart isn’t castiel’s problem #it’s his purpose (via kazstiel)
I’VE BEEN TRYING TO SAY THIS BUT I COULD NEVER FIND THE WORDS OMG THANK YOU
A spread I came up with a couple of years ago when a client asked for some advice about some bumps in the road she and her partner were going through.
Querent’s Point of View
Relationship as a Whole
9. What works
10. What doesn’t work
11. Potential of relationship
soooooo… piperaless pointed this deck out to me — the City Mystic • New York: Tarot Deck, on Kickstarter. It ends in 16 days, but hasn’t reached its goal yet. I don’t think I’m going to be able to pledge for it (noooo!) but I thought I’d show it to you guys in case you wanted to jump on it!
This is now 9 days and just a little over $1000 away from its goal!
these are so rad!
In traditional belief and fiction, a ghost is the soul or spirit of a dead person or animal that can appear, in visible form or other manifestation, to the living. Descriptions of the apparition of ghosts vary widely from an invisible presence to translucent or barely visible wispy shapes, to realistic, lifelike visions. The deliberate attempt to contact the spirit of a deceased person is known as necromancy, or in spiritism as a séance.
i have been seeing a lot of posts and articles lately about “i thought i was wiccan back when i was 13” and “you’re not a real wiccan if..” and things about what to start with when deciding to be wiccan/pagan. so, i thought i would make a post about this.
first, im going to tell you how i got into wicca. second, give a few scoldings. and lastly, some advice for those who’ve been wiccan/pagan for years, and to those who are new.
i grew up in a lutheran house. went to church just about every sunday, did sunday school, went on some church retreats [some wild stories about that later], and almost completed confirmation. when i was about 12 i watched the movie ‘halloween town’ on disney. that october i felt confident that by that time next year, i would become a witch. i actually remember straddling a broom, jumping around, hoping to fly. that xmas eve i did a love spell that i found in some teen magazine. after that, i didn’t continue my witchiness, but admired from afar thinking i would never be a witch, but wanting to so badly. [damn you hollywood for making me think i needed powers to be a witch!] then when i was 15, i went to acquire the fire. and hated it. hearing them talk and sing made me want to puke. they were mocking everything, and were crash worshipers [christians who either preach in rude ways, or who pray for their sins then sin some more and take no responsibility for their actions]. its a term i came up with. basically christians who aren’t good christians but think they are. so anyways…a random thought popped into my head: after this, you’re going to be satanic. i laughed at the weird thought, but then it hit me like a train. i did not have to be christian. i could be satanic. when i went home, i started looking it up online. and it was so interesting. it sounded so edgy and spooky. i decided to be satanic. i bought a few of anton lavey’s books, read them, loved them, and stuck to his doctrine pretty well. i sadly performed a few curses, yeah, yeah, i know. shame on me. but after it working better then i hoped, i realized it was bad news and just stuck to nice spells. anyways, i mainly did spells, rituals, and meditations. i would find most of these in wiccan books or online. i made a friend who was pagan, and she introduced me to this amazing shop in pike place market [tenzing momo], and let me borrow some of her books. i started to shift into wicca, but i didn’t want to lose satanism. i tried merging the two, but after pissing off a shitload of people from both religions, i decided that i needed to move on, and although i wasn’t satanic, i could still respect it. and i would still have the inverted pentagram tattoo on my back…ya know, forever.
now, scoldings. im scolding myself for ever thinking that doing a curse would be a good idea. i scold all of you who have done one and called yourself wiccan at the same time. i scold those of you who think you know all about the religion and have been learning for less then two years. the more you learn, the more you realize how much you don’t know. i’ve been practicing for eight years, and i sometimes feel like i don’t know jack shit. that’s because there is so much to learn. and lastly, i scold those of you who look down upon new witches/wiccans/pagans. you were new once, and had only the knowledge that was available to you. hollywood, rumors, and other media. often times, they only talk about the spells, so of course that’s what most people run to first. that, and divination. it’s probably what drew you to wicca in the first place. i know that was most of it for me.
and advice. don’t be mean or look down upon the noobs. help them broaden their horizons. point out the best books you know that tell about the religion, and not just spells. or offer to teach them if you’re feeling up to it. what noob doesn’t want to learn from someone who has experience? and noobs, do yourself a huge favor. read the intros to books. find out what sort of things are frowned upon and what will make people proud. you don’t want to give wicca a bad name do you? no one does. and if you plan to come out of the closet, you will want to make sure you can answer people’s questions. oh, and a big one, don’t try to scare people with it. it’s beyond tempting, but worth it to make yourself look good, then to have them telling everyone and their mom that you sacrifice animals or talk to demons.
so, i hope i haven’t come across as ‘holier then thou’. i don’t think i know more then you, or that i am better. but i’ve been around the block [or circle] and learned some things the hard way. a really hard way. im pretty sure i started out in the craft to scare people and because i wanted instant gratification that i thought spells would provide. thankfully i’ve moved on from that, and i take my religion seriously and am out of the closet trying to give wicca a good name. because some people really want to be out of the closet, but society still fears it for the most part.