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breelandwalker: ofwoodandbone: “Witchcraft is not safe. Witchcraft is not good and kind. Witchcraft…

breelandwalker:

ofwoodandbone:

“Witchcraft is not safe. Witchcraft is not good and kind. Witchcraft is the domain of the trickster, the outcast, the wanderer, and the crooked. It belongs to those who know every light casts a shadow; who have looked into the depths of darkness in their soul and accepted what they’ve seen along with all that is good. Witchcraft requires cunning, manipulation, self-awareness, adaptable morals, and dash of madness.”

— Sarah Anne Lawless (via gardenofthequeen)

This speaks to the part of me that cringes and holds her tongue every time I see a post or an article that talks about witchcraft like it’s all flowy gestures and flower petals and peaceful hippie vibes. Like it’s supposed to be all safe and sanitized and suitably done up for aesthetic posts. Like the idea of shaking things up or acting with aggression or embracing fear or anger or pain or deceit as a part of the craft is anathema.

Me personally? I can’t do safe. I can’t do nice. I can’t do pastel or love-and-light. I can’t do the holy menstrual cycle. I can’t do peaceful forgiveness. I can’t do the dance of endlessly doubting and double-checking myself to make sure I’m truly Harming None.

My spells aren’t always kind. My wards aren’t friendly. My philosophies aren’t remotely pacifist. As a good friend once said, I walk this world with dirt in my nails and a brick in my hand. And that’s okay.

If your craft is all sunshine and happiness and that works for you, fantastic. But just remember where the roots of the tree are resting.

Source: Tales of Necromancy

by cnkguy
breelandwalker: ofwoodandbone: “Witchcraft is not safe. Witchcraft is not good and kind. Witchcraft…

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