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ezras-arcane-space · 6 months ago
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do you love the colour of the basilosaurus
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ezras-arcane-space · 6 months ago
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If anyone is interested in learning more about tarot from a basic level I've found that I really like Labrynthos tarot app. It's nice and give you little lessons and quizzes on the all of the suits, major arcana, number values, and such and is quite comprehensive if you're just starting out. Also it's free, and as I am broke as fuck it's nice.
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ezras-arcane-space · 6 months ago
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I've been reading The Crooked Path an Introduction to Traditional Witchcraft. Or what ever the title is, I'm not looking at it right now.
Either way, the book is very interesting as far as how it defines traditional witchcraft. It seems to be the same general basis of what a lot of pagans and ritualistic practices. It does talk about the witch mother and witch father and some about the fae. Some of it does feel kinda close to wicca, but I have yet to get to those chapters.
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ezras-arcane-space · 7 months ago
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Ive always found it really interesting that like 75% of the time, all it takes is two drinks and some comfortable conversation for even the most straight laced person to be like "yeah I've seen a ghost. I don't believe in ghosts, but I saw one. Here's the whole story-"
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ezras-arcane-space · 7 months ago
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I think new worshippers will have an easier time, if they are to approach deities with no expectations and openness to embrace the mysterious.
Be prepared for the unknown, keep in mind that you might be surprised.
Know that no matter how much you've heard and read about them, they're still their own beings with their own stories to tell, and many things are possible.
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ezras-arcane-space · 7 months ago
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Making Magic More Inclusive
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We don’t exist in a vacuum. While lots (even most) of us are solitary practitioners, if you’re out here interacting with other practitioners (or just people in the world) talking about your practice, asking questions, and participating in the dialogue, then what you do still affects people. It’s important to look at the impact our words and practices have and how we engage with the wider community. Even the most pure intentions aren’t free from our social conditioning. What are we doing to ensure the witchy scene is a safe, welcoming community for everyone who needs it? Who are we pushing out, even if we don’t realise it? Here’s some things everyone can do to make sure we’re doing our part to foster inclusion and unity:
Follow people that aren’t like you.  Follow witches of color. Follow disabled witches. Follow witches of different religions. Follow trans witches. Follow more witches of color. People are already out there discussing the specific needs and struggles different groups face, so put yourself in a place to listen. Once it’s in your immediate circle, issues become easier to see.
Understand the roots of your own practice. Many modern practices have roots in other traditions or outdated beliefs baked into the framework, so it’s important to know if our personal craft was built on anyones’ backs. If so, how long ago? Do any elements perpetuate harm today? How might people in these groups feel about it? How can you move forward in a way that honors these groups?
Deliberately create space for less-heard voices. It’s not enough to just say a space is inclusive, because culturally-dominant assumptions will still, well, dominate. Give lesser-heard voices space to talk amongst each other, but also a platform to speak with everyone. 
Consider your own impact. Nobody is perfect, but we can all look at how to improve. What privileges do we have in society– or even within this subculture– that we benefit from? Have we been active in our inclusion of others, or complicit in pushing them out? What does our speech reflect? I guarantee you can find one thing around you to enact positive change right now.
Denounce bigotry. This is probably the easiest one besides just following people. If you see people acting in a hostile way, perpetuating harm, or otherwise adding to the problems people face, call it out! Let it be known that kind of behavior isn’t acceptable. This can range anywhere from swiftly booting racists from your discord server, to politely and tactfully telling a friend their favorite Pokemon isn’t actually their Spirit Animal. 
But also show explict allyship! Hearing about how much you hate Nazis is nice, but what have you done to show Jewish people and people of color how much you love them? Alongside denouncing bigotry, make it clear that you welcome different groups. Send the message “You, specifically, are safe here. I see you and you are welcome.” 
I’d love to hear more people contribute their own ideas, suggestions, and tips for fostering this kind of environment. I kept this list general to start, now let’s get into the specifics. Naturally I’m limited by my own experiences and can’t speak for every group at once, so I especially welcome additions from POC, physically disabled people, trans people, people with autism, and any other group I can’t speak from experience on!
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ezras-arcane-space · 7 months ago
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I'm going to say something that will make a lot of people mad.
When it comes to diety work the mythology doesn't matter that much. Especially when it's an ancient diety whose mythos has been passed through the filter of Christianity.
When the cults and texts of a diety has mostly been lost to time, and the surviving mythos has been translated and altered with little to no surviving worshipers with a history been passed down, I'm sorry yall but it's ultimately unreliable.
The fact that so many people want to act like some of these myths are the equivalent to biblical canon is laughable.
BTW I'm mostly talking about various Greek, Roman, Summarian, Norse, and some others. Mostly those because they're so popular and everyone wants to cry about certain dieties being PROBLEMATIC TM
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ezras-arcane-space · 7 months ago
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Pokemon Legends Pokeball Switch Game Holders made by Zoltan3Design
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ezras-arcane-space · 7 months ago
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What's the dumbest drama you've ever seen secondhand, where you weren't involved but you were seeing all the crazy?
Okay, this answer is really gonna date some people in this community.
Several years ago, someone posted their personal offering to Loki. I think it was spongecake? It was a flavored spongecake like you buy at the grocery store. And for some reason, tumblr fucking EXPLODED over this post.
People were arguing over whether that was an "appropriate" offering, some saying it should ONLY be historical offerings, others saying it was fine...it was so weird. I'm not a Norse Pagan but damn did that discourse fill my dash for months.
If anyone remembers that, let me know. I believe that was my first year in college and I'm 26 now, so...yeah. Long time ago.
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ezras-arcane-space · 9 months ago
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ezras-arcane-space · 9 months ago
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ezras-arcane-space · 9 months ago
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He resurrected the pickled children...
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ezras-arcane-space · 9 months ago
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The funniest part of the whole "Dante's inferno is fanfiction" crowd is that they seem to forget that none of the medieval Italians at the time considered the bible fiction.
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ezras-arcane-space · 9 months ago
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breaking news: website infamous for describing Hozier as "feral swamp witch music" and Taylor Swift as "music for gay people" becomes agitated when Spotify uses obscure genres that they havent heard of before
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ezras-arcane-space · 9 months ago
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How does an afab wizard make a homunculus? Please its vital to my wizardly quality of life and theres not a homunculus rescue i can adopt from nearby :(
Okay there's a lot here but you can create homonculi regardless of your assigned gender
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ezras-arcane-space · 9 months ago
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ezras-arcane-space · 9 months ago
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Without the piss drinking alchemists of old we would have never known your cloudy ass uti piss meant something. Do ancestor work with piss drinkers
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