tiistai 13. marraskuuta 2018

B for Bone Witch

  • Bone - Witches who commonly collect, clean, and use animal bones in their magickal practice, and for things like altar decoration or magick-infused charms/jewelry. Materials used by those who identify as Bone witches are usually collected peacefully or after the being has passed on naturally!

Animal bones has a big effect on my life. I even have my own cabinet of curiosities. They are beautiful and reminds me of life and death. I think bones are art that Mother Nature makes, just like flowers and most beautiful landscapes. I want to gather museum like home to myself, be surrounded by bones and dried herbs, it just makes me happy and my home feels cozy for me. I am happy that my husband doesn´t think it´s weird or too macabre. Some visitors have been either terrified or super exited. Normally my friends think it´s just me and they don´t think about that much. I also use bones in jewelry and at my altar. I use them to connect to deities more easily.

Animal bones are great way to connect with spirit animals. You can use smoke and use your energy to have a better connection to the spirit you are trying to get trough. You can also hold the energy in bones, some say you don´t need to charge them so often. You can use them as jewelry or carry around like other talismans, in a little pouch in your purse or pocket. You can also use a bottle if you like.

Pig and moose skull

Chicken bones and little bones in bottles.

Meditation altar with animal bones and crystals, to help me concentrate.

Using as wards you need to be confident that the bones are cleansed and their energy is flowing. Then you can use smoke cleansing, sigils, herbs and the elements. You can bury the bones or hang them inside or outside, like in trees etc. 

First dreamcatcher I made. I used feathers and bones in it.

Other uses for bones are Osteomancy, divination (link included at the end), use bones on your wand, sigil amplifier, you can enchant them. You can include them as your craft, like in your dreamcatchers. or make a wind chimes type of craft and hang it inside or outside your house. And please remember to collect your bones in a way that does not include animal cruelty. You find plenty even remembering by honoring the nature and all it´s beings.

Rather than making wand, you can paint a vertebrae with sigils pertinent to your craft and embedded a quartz point in the bone to hold in hand and gain energy for spellwork.  Where from

Raccoon dog skull I found at my summerhouse 2 years ago.

My wolf skull tattoo.
Moose antlers

Cat skull painting I made few years back. It is still unfinished.
My deer skull tattoo, made by Chaosink. Deer represent a God to me in my witchcraft.
Bone jewelry and feathers
Home decor in kitchen
So.. as you can see, bones means a lot to me and I never stop collecting them and I use them more and more in my witchcraft. I just love the pure and calm energy they have and how beautiful they are. So I definately, I am a bone witch to the core.

And at the end, here is a viking song for you I have listened like a thousand times lately. The music video is so beautiful too. I can´t wait for their full album to come next year at January! They are just so epicly cool I can´t handle it.

Throwing the bones-How to make and use a bone set

Blessed be my darklings.

tiistai 30. lokakuuta 2018

What about me?

Past few months I have been just playing games. I have forgot myself, who I am. Don´t get me wrong, I love playing games, specially BDO at the moment, but I haven´t had any time (or want), to do anything else. I have seen few of my bestest friends lately and they all seem to say the same thing (they know me too well and notice stuff that even I don´t), that I have been lost lately and not feeling that good. 

It is mostly because of my depression phase, but let´s face it, I haven´t really been fighting towards the light that much. And suddenly I realize, after my friend saying, if you feel good, you feel good and when you don´t, you just don´t. It may seem very clear but I really needed to hear it and I realized what it meant. Damn, I really need to fight for my happiness. And also enjoy my happiness. I just can´t stay where I am at the moment, I need to live my life, how I dream of it to be. I have all the tools for it to happen, I just need to put some effort to it.

You can see the forgetting part from my chaos home, my never ending to do list, not finishing anything, even my hair is all gloomy and doesn´t have the happy color anymore. I actually wanted to dye it back to black, because I just don´t feel that colorful anymore. But I want to be the colorful me.

I have had so many plans about the future and got so stressed about it I forgot the most important thing of all. We live at the present. And as the word says, we should care about it, like a gift, not throw it away. I miss being me, like one of my other friend said, I too, miss the laughing Leena.

I didn´t find my last post about the happy real me, so few pictures may be the same, but heck, let´s just see what kind of person I really am and I hope my real true self made somebody else feel happy, because that is my true life goal, make people around me happy.

I feel happier already for watching all the happy memories I have been trough over the years. 2008 and 2009 there weren´t a lot of happy pictures because I was so sick. But every year there are more and more smiling Leena. I feel happy to see the progress in my life. All the pictures are from 2005 to this year. It was a hard choice to choose which friend pictures to put in, I smile in every last one of them. So here is few and if you see yourself and not want to include yourself in the post, please say it to me.

Be happy, be you.
Blessed be my dears.