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The section: Questions & Answers.
The Question: Do witches worship Satan?
Part of the answer: “It would be a little difficult for witches to worship something they don’t even believe in…Satan is a newbie, an invention of genius by the early Christians to control a population through fear and intimidation. He’s the boogie man of the Christian bible, the friction needed for a good story– good versus evil. He adds drama to the novel.”
I’m going to post a very personal story today, going public with a very unique experience. It involves a neighbor lady whom I’ve lived a couple doors down from for over 14 years. This woman and I have never ‘neighbored’. For some reason, which I cannot fathom, she has chosen to dislike us…the ‘us’ being myself, my six children, and my husband– I was divorced and remarried during the course of my time in this neighborhood. The only conversation I’ve had with “M.M.” was when we had an issue with her son breaking off a limb from one of our trees. During the course of this entire discussion, this woman insisted on continuously referring to my new husband as “the gentleman who lives at your house”. Her children and mine, just for the record, have also never friended each other. Her son did take me back one day, when I was in the front yard, with an unexpected question: “My mom wants to know why you don’t have a real job.”— I’ve been a stay-at-home homeschooling mother for about 20 years now, whereas this woman is very career oriented. I gather that she doesn’t approve of my lifestyle.
Anyway, this pretty much sets the stage and gives some explanation for 14 years of aloofness, glaring stares, and really inexcusable behavior that me and my family have put up with.
“M. M.” ordered a pizza from Papa Murphy’s Pizza here in town. A girl named Katlyn took her order over the phone. This woman arrives at Papa Murphy’s to pick up her pizzas. The order slip had been lost, thus her order was not ready. Another employee, my 17 year old daughter, took things in hand and made up this lady’s pizzas. “M. M.” had to wait about 15 minutes.
When my daughter went to work the next day, the manager called her into the office. “I think this is about you,” he said. The company had received a very negative reveiw about the lost order the night before, with very derogatory things said about my daughter– who is a new employee at this shop. My daughter went on to explain the situation between our families, and she described this woman’s behavior to the manager.
The scenario became even more interesting when the manager discovered that this woman’s 17 year old daughter, “P. M.”, had left a negative reveiew some time before about another Papa Murphy’s employee– a young woman who just happened to be dating “P. M.’s” old boyfriend, and with whom “P. M.” had an altercation.
I find it incredible that the women in this family would use a business reveiw board as a means of satisfying a personal vendetta. I’m not as surprised at her daughter’s backstabbing, because it sounds like a petty immature teenage thing to do, especially when a boy was the topic. I am, however, very taken aback that a supposedly mature business woman would take out her angst on a seventeen year old girl who did nothing but make up her pizzas. It has sinced dawned on me that this was not only an attack on my daughter; it was the passive/aggessive action of a very insecure person. My grandmother would call it a ‘mean streak’.
I was mulling over this incident in my mind as I was working on my second book– a book of magick for the gray witch– and I came up with a delicious little spell to use when “Spite” rears it’s ugly head. I included this spell in my December newsletter, and I’m going to share it with you as well. If you find yourself the victim of people with a spiteful mean ugly mentality, don’t give up, cast this spell instead.
Little does this woman know that she was my inspiration! It’s good to be a witch. 🙂
One of the most frustrating foes to deal with is a person who is jealous and spiteful. This spell will deal with their energy, while most importantly, it will protect you from the fallout of their actions and their spitefulness.
1. A cauldron with a nice little pile of burning herbs (slippery elm and sage would be nice, but sage will do), creating a respectable sized flame– you might want to use a small charcoal tablet also, just to keep things going
2. A black votive candle
3. A photo of the target– if this is not available, their signature or a name paper will have to do
4. A red flannel bag
5. Three blossoms from a thorny plant, preferably a thistle; or three thorns– which are just as effective
Carve the target’s name on the black spell candle, and sit it on your altar, near your cauldron. Light it– with glee and delight, knowing that you are lighting a flame beneath your enemy’s ass.
You will take their photo and, with the focused emotions you feel at this person and their actions, you will mark it, slash it, spit on it, stomp on it…or do something else even more dastardly to it, all the while maintaining the focus and intent of your actions. It’s imperative that you do not loose sight of your intentions.
Burn this image in your cauldron, amidst the herbs and flames.
When the fire has burned down, the black candle has burned itself out and everything has cooled down– except your emotions and will– deposit the ashes and remnants of the spell into the red flannel bag.
Then add the three blossoms or thorns to the bag, one at a time.
With the first blossom/thorn, say:
“The first I add to freeze your speech.”
With the second blossom/thorn, say:
“The second I add to halt your reach.”
With the third blossom/thorn, say:
“The third I add to spite your face,
Keep this bag in a safe and secret place, allowing the magic time to mature and ripen, that the target will feel the full effects.
This spell is an excerpt from:
“The Gray Witch’s Grimoire”
by Amythyst Raine
© Amythyst Raine 2010
Most of you reading this has, at one time or another, been the victim of malicious and false rumors, innuendos, or flat out bald face lies. This phenomena used to be contained to the narrow crowded hallways of junior and senior high schools, the quiet corridors of office buildings, the loud backrooms of break-rooms, local neighborhood cafes and bars…etc. With the advent of the internet, instant communication, and access that was previously unheard of, this interesting little social oddity is becoming more prevalent than ever, easier to manipulate, to spread, and much more destructive because of the wider audience and the hit and run methods available to anyone with a computer, cell-phone, etc. However, even in the 21st century, gossip still travels the old fashioned way: by word of mouth.
And what makes gossip so popular is our naïve desire to believe what we hear, regardless of the source, whether facts check out, whether it makes sense, or even whether it is believable– the more fantastic and incredible the story, in fact, the quicker we are to accept it, or to eagerly pass it along.
There may not be much the mundane victim of gossip can do about it, other than an expensive and time consuming lawsuit perhaps, if the perpetrator of this brouhaha is sullying a public reputation, damaging a business, or causing serious complications in the victim’s life.
But there is something a Witch can do about a gossip.
She can bind the mouth of the one who is spreading untruths & fantastic stories. She can tie their tongue and still their voice. She can throw the negative energy they are generating back upon the perpetrator, where it will fester and putrefy, to destroy the hooligan from the inside out.
I have used the following spells personally, and I can tell you that they worked for me, often in explosive and unpredictable ways which left me open-mouthed and in awe of this magick. Karma has a way of stepping in to handle any injustice of life, and I have no qualms about stepping into the shadows to grab the light and use this energy to kick-ass. This is one of the benefits of being a gray witch.
If you have the magickal ability, control of your energies, determination and purpose, and if you’ve just plain had enough…you’ll find these spells to be just what you need.
For serious situations, use all three of these methods in tandem:
Purchase a small hand mirror, one large enough for a small picture to fit within its center. Take a photo of the target and cut it out; lay it in the center of the mirror…vent now at the target, let all the negative energy that you feel for this person roil and boil to the surface, spit in his/her face if that is your inclination.
When you have spent yourself expressing your anger…sprinkle over this picture goofer dust, graveyard dirt, banishing powder. You could also add cayenne pepper, or any other herb/ingredient that you have successfully used in the past or that is linked to hexes/curses.
Now, encircle this picture with it’s mound of maliferous ingredients with a circle of salt– sealing the target within.
Find a safe place to keep this charm, perhaps beneath a dresser; and cover it with a bowl if you have pets in the house so that they won’t stumble upon it. Every once in a while, perhaps in conjunction with a waning moon phase, pull the mirror carefully out of its hiding place and re-sprinkle it with a bit of the powders; check the seal of salt and add to it if need be to keep the circle strong…each time you bring it out– throw your emotions at this individual.
In addition– you can create a crude poppet, pin a photo of the face of the target on the face of the doll. Carefully, slowly, deliberately– stick straight pins through the mouth in a neat little row…unless the perpetrator is especially disgusting and deceitful– in that case, sew the damn mouth shut, using a strand of the target’s own hair if that is a possibility…rant, rave, spit, pound, stomp, rage. Throw your hatred and anger at this figure, then cover it in a black cloth and place it away in a secret spot.
The Witch’s Bottle:
You can also create a witch’s bottle…fill an empty bottle with pins, razor blades, shards of glass, needles, rusty nails– and a photo of the target. Add your urine to it. Close the bottle and seal it with black wax. Put it in a safe place and every once in a while, again with the waning of the moon, bring it out and shake it up— visualize the sharp objects in the bottle slashing at the target and all they represent…the injustice, the deceit, the vulgarity, the lies.
As I’ve said…
I’ve used these spells myself and was quite amazed at how well they work. But the deal is that this is an ‘ongoing’ thing, keep it up. Remember to check the mirror, less the circle of salt somehow get shifted about and create an opening. Don’t let the target sit in the bottle without bothering it now and then. Bring out the poppet, look into the target’s eyes and vent your rage ever so often…don’t let them forget, and don’t let them rest.
The energy will build.
*Note: Although the methods above are aimed at a gossip in this case, these methods will work on anyone who is wreaking havoc in your life in a number of ways– treating you unfairly, deliberately sabatoging your job, your life, your marriage, etc. This type of magic is not for everyone; it’s not for the squeamish, or for those who hesitate to use the gray side of witchcraft for whatever reasons.
Also, remember that justice and karma walk hand in hand. If you use this type of magic on an innocent victim for revenge/control, on a target who has been wrongly accused, to gain power over someone for your own benefit or ulterior motives, etc., it will come back round to bite you in a terrific and terrible way.