TO NECROMANCE OR NOT TO NECROMANCE THAT IS THE QUESTION?

The topic of “Necromancy” or “Necromantic Magick” sounds so very scary, gothic or macabre but it’s not really. Anyhow I recently read on another blog that recommends various substitutes for real blood. Ranging from beetroot or wine or dragons blood etc. Now this may be fine for what I call “necromancy lite”. When people are virtually role playing to a degree. Where Witches or Magicians etc. are pretending to even themselves that they are working with the disincarnate when it’s obvious they are not. To read of this makes me feel quite sad because there are people out there that believe that these kinds of things will make up for real human blood. Trust me they won’t. These items are fine for rituals but will not work like a real blood offering for the disincarnate. Spirits are highly evolved beings compared to us and they know the difference straight between substitute fake blood items and real blood away. Some of them even get angry when they know that your trying to fool them. Just don’t do this because it’s not worth it at all and your necromantic practice could end very badly and when this happens even the most experienced Witch, Mage or Spiritualists of any kind can not make the situation better. This is why I am writing this particular blog to share with you some of the things that can happen to you when practising Necromancy. It’s not a game to play with spirits it’s a sacred act.

From what I have learnt and observed none of these alternative substitute’s make up properly for real blood because spirits are not fooled in any way believe me. If somebody is squeamish then in my honest opinion they shouldn’t be practising necromancy anyway. To me it’s not a hobby or something to do but a vocation, it’s a true calling. I not only work with my own ancestors but also spirits from my local graveyard. I also look after my local graveyard especially the very old and neglected graves. There is also such an incredible energy that I experience from the death current which is like nothing from this world and is hard to describe. However it is not only powerful but also pure and incredibly visceral that’s for sure. After all cemeteries are a”Necropolis” a true “City of the Dead”.

They (the disincarnate) all deserve our respect in every way as after all we shall join them one day. The disincarnate always react best to real blood. This is because it reminds them of being truly alive. Back when their bodies were full of blood with a beating heart and a brain. I’m not writing this to sound macabre; I’m sharing this so that you can get an idea about how the disincarnate feel about being alive and why they respond so well to pure blood. I will also mention if one is making a pact with some discarnate entity there is nothing that attracts them and binds them to you more than using your own blood. Yes necromantic work with blood is risky but the results are more than worth it. Do your homework read and practise your ritual at home first to make sure you really know what your doing before you get to the cemetery.

Always remember to pack your basket or bag or whatever full of all your necromantic tools from your wand and athame to your offerings for the dead, your incense, herbs, oils, lancets, candles. As well as a lantern or torch of some kind if you are practising Necromantic Magick at night. To me that is the best time as not only is the cemetery quiet with nobody (alive) there. But it is also the best time psychically to connect with spirits in my experience because nearly everybody in the surrounding area is asleep. So there is no psychic chatter to disturb you in your mind. Thus making it so much easier to practise your  I personally find that after midnight and before 3-4am is the best time for necromantic workings. It’s so quiet that I can set up everything that I need to for the spirit I am working with. I have also found that I get better results as it’s easier for my own mind to have no distractions from others so that my mind can first of all connect with the death current and then the individual spirit that I am working with.

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My own Necromantic Skull which I use at home in my ritual room, at the cemetery of course and sometimes down on the beach. As well as up on our cliffs overlooking the ocean near our home. As well as within my sacred circle within my own backyard upon my lawn where nature surrounds me in every way from our large palm trees, stunning Rubinia trees, gum trees, wild coastal sun daisies, eclectic plants to large amounts of wild lavender and wild rosemary etc. They are not only beautiful to look at but also always useful for me as a Witch to use for spellcraft too. One needs to feel safe and relaxed when attempting spirit invocation/evocation, divination or communication of any kind. When you feel truly relaxed that is when you are able to really get yourself into the type of trance and quietness of mind needed to practise Necromancy. That is when your spirit work and magick truly begins! I truly can’t complain though as I’m surrounded by nature everywhere here from trees to the ocean so close by. For these things I am truly Blessed and say “Thank you with love and appreciation”. 


If you feel the need to wear something that protects you? Apart from wearing the standard pentagram somewhere upon you, it’s a good idea to wear onyx somewhere upon you. You can use Jet as well but I don’t think it’s as powerful as onyx. I’ve found onyx is the best crystal as it reflects any negative vibrations or spirits away from you. I also like to wear amber somewhere either a necklace, earrings or a bracelet. After all amber is the fossilised resin of pine trees that grew 30 million ears ago. Quite often amber is unpure and has fossilised insects within it but that doesn’t matter. Amber not only increase psychic ability but in the Tarot corresponds to Death as well as the Chariot. Garnet is also great to wear or even to take with you in the form of a crystal in your hand because of its protective qualities for the wearer. In the Middle Ages it was said to protect you from demons and phantoms of all kinds. Astrologically garnet corresponds with the two fire signs Sagittarius and Aries, Planet Mars and Tarot Strength. Garnet also protects you from Baneful Spirits and has been a favoured stone for shamans and witches for Millenia. I personally favour garnet because I am your typical Aries in so many ways.

When first entering the graveyard and leaving your ritual offerings at the Gate such as alcohol like bourbon and/or penny’s, food of some kind (pomegranates are great if you are able to find or purchase them), crystals of any kind are great, chocolates, cigar/s and more. In the end you offer what you feel resonates with your particular cemetery. As offerings and gifts should be culturally appropriate to where your “Necropolis” is located. As well as the culture, race and religion of the disincarnate within the cemetery you have chosen to work in. This is important because you don’t want to offend the spirits within. For instance  if it’s a Jewish cemetery section you are working in you may like to offer some food that is “kosher” and if it is a Muslim cemetery or section you would offer food that is “Halal”. As well as not offering alcohol as it’s forbidden in Islam. A Christian cemetery you probably already know what to do there and if it’s a Pagan section, well as Witches and Mages etc. that’s like hitting the jackpot. 

After all as Pagans ourselves we all know what they would like right! Even better if you actually knew the person and which Gods, Goddesses, Angels or Daemons that they worked with. As this will help you contact them so much more easily. If the person was somebody whom was once very close to you obviously you already know what they liked in life….so offer it to them. Be patient and don’t be upset if nothing happens the first time round. Necromantic Spirit work can take much time, concentration, patience and a giving nature. Make sure you are truly listening with all of your senses not just your ears. Quite often spirits like to communicate telepathically or some like to just answer yes and no questions using Divination like a pendulum. Others answer better to scrying using so many things from a clear quartz or smoky quartz crystal to automatic writing and even pictures. I find that all spirits are different and can quite often surprise you by communicating with you in ways you don’t expect. Sometimes they can frighten you but usually it’s not on purpose as it takes a lot of energy for a spirit to communicate even at the cemetery. Sometimes at home I communicate with certain spirits through my home portal. However I need a whole other blog to explain to you all how that works, the drawer backs, the good parts and what it’s really like to invite strange spirits into your home? Trust me it’s not something anybody should undertake lightly.

Anyway back to the cemetery. If the graves are very old such as before the year 1900 it’s a good idea to Google the era they are from because then you will get some ideas that you wouldn’t have normally thought of. Such as offering coloured twine and thread because sewing a lot yourself as well as embroidery was such a huge part of most women’s lives back then. Another example is when you tune in psychically and find a spirit whom really wants to work with you and has answered clearly “yes”. Then you can ask him or her would like as an offering? This is a good idea if you intend to work with your spirit for quite awhile. It’s good practise and polite to bring your chosen spirit an offering that you know they would like. One particular beautiful young spirit who died in 1886 wanted an offering of oil. As when he had been alive he had worked on late 1800’s farming machinery in our area. So wheat and beer reminded him of being alive so that’s what I took to him and still do sometimes.

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This is a picture of Baron Samedi or Papa Legpa from Haitian Voudou. He is the keeper of the Crossroads and the Underworld and so much more. To learn more check out Haitian Voudou and the Loa. Believe me they have an incredible magical system within Haitian Voudou.


You can use medical lancets like diabetics do and they don’t hurt a bit. I have a large box of them and sometimes use 3-4 of them to remove enough blood just for one magickal working. Some Witches, Occultists or Mages also use extremely sharp small surgical knives or even razor blades sometimes. However these can be extremely dangerous when used by either the inexperienced, fearful or anybody whom is unstable at the time. In any of these cases one shouldn’t be practising necromancy with blood ritual because to be honest it can be very, very dangerous. It can also be unsettling. It can also go wrong too and if it does? Well you need a really airtight back up plan because not all spirits are friendly. Just like people some are great and others can get really angry. If so there are ways to placate them also with offerings, prayers and mantras. Then just turn away and don’t look back. Because you don’t want them following you home as they can latch themselves upon you quite easily.

I also always remember to give the Gatekeeper of the Graveyard an offering at the gate. When I get there and when I leave as well. It can be the traditional three penny’s to food, tobacc, flowers or herbs. But always offer something for the Gatekeeper at any cemetery you visit after all it’s good manners to bring a gift to whomever you visit isn’t it. The disincarnate are no different than we are and they relish and reward those whom bother to bring them gifts. Often I bring them alcohol like a shot of bourbon, flowers and some chocolates. I’ve never known a spirit of any kind to be upset at that sort of offering. Also put your heart and soul into choosing your gifts and always give with generosity as they truly know whether you have or not. Now this might sound a bit Santeria or Voudou to some but to me it’s all part of being a Real Traditional Witch. As we live by the oce an I sometimes take shells, sand and seawater as an offering to the Gatekeeper and/or individual spirits. They seem it to like offerings from the sea as for most of them the sea was a big part of their lives apart from farming in the district. As over the years many of us incorporate practises from other parts of the world because let’s face it we are all human and they are all disincarnate/spirits of some kind. So it really doesn’t matter if you incorporate practises from other belief systems as long as you always treat them with respect and have all the knowledge you need to make certain belief systems part of your eclectic practise as an “Eclectic Traditional Witch”.

Now if all this sounds like too much trouble to you? Then you shouldn’t be practising necromancy at all. It is not a practice for everyone and sadly those whom don’t practise it are the first to judge and condemn. So to them I say “butt out and leave us alone to practice our Craft in peace”. So far I’ve been lucky and nobody has ever, ever disturbed me. It also helps me a lot as out here our cemetery gates are not closed at night. Probably because our population is much lower and our crime rate is very low too thankfully. Therefore it’s not a problem leaving our graveyards open due to these two factors which is great for anybody whom practises the so called Dark Arte of Necromancy. Once you truly understand this practise you will know there is nothing evil about it unless you want it to be. Yes tragically there are some whom have no morals and bait spirits to trap them in either boxes, pots or jewellery. This is basically spiritual slavery which is completely wrong and when these spirits finally escape? Then they wreak so much havoc and sorrow upon their owners as revenge for their captivity. This is a whole other topic that I will focus on in another blog about “spiritual slavery”. Just don’t do it ok then you will be fine because if you really analyse it….How would you like to be baited and trapped for years and years “ad nauseum” or even eternity? It goes without saying….you wouldn’t right….and you wouldn’t want it for your loved ones either.


So before you go dashing off to your local cemetery or wherever to do blood ritual to invoke or evoke the dead, daemons, angels or any god form of any kind or beings wha sure you really know what your doing. That you know all the risks involved and what to do about any sort of bad situation or spirit that may arise. Be prepared and be alert. Always make sure that you have all that you need with you in a basket or bag of some kind. Always be alert for other people especially at night because you don’t want to get into any trouble with your local authorities. Also always clean up any residue from your candle wax , incense and magickal tools etc. because you don’t want to leave anything behind on any of the graves apart from any offerings you have given of course. These days there are more and more ordinary people whom leave unusual and sometimes permanent offerings on graves. I’ve seen all sorts from the usual angel statues to teddy bears especially if it’s a young child’s grave. Now those are the graves that make me feel the saddest. I always work with old graves and with spirits whom have lived a long and fulfilled life. For instance if I want a spirit whom can help me with money matters I choose the graves of a family that I know have been financially successful for generations. So obviously one of them is great to work with if I need help financially.

I also should mention that spirits do not reward those whom are greedy. Now this is not about karma or anything like it. It’s how the spirit’s themselves feel about greed in general. Always remember unless you come across a spirit whom is pure evil they are far more spirituality evolved than we are and do not reward those whom are truly materialistic. Those are the people that end up with often a huge tragedy in their lives. They may end up with millions for example after a loved one could have been seriously injured or killed in some way or another. I’m not just saying this as other’s have told me and I’ve seen their stories of tragedy play out and by then there is nothing they can do. Not even trying to reverse their spell with their spirit helps because whatever has happened seems to always be irreversible.

I met a really Evil Witch whom was a neighbour years ago near one of my adult children. When I met her she boasted of making an 18 year old young man a paraplegic for life just because he annoyed her. Her aura was so dark and when she went to touch my hand it felt like an electric shock going through me. I quickly removed my hand that day when I first met her and said “I don’t want you touching me at all let alone read my palm”! She then cackled to herself and said to me; “Don’t worry I don’t want to be friend’s with a Witch whom only practises good magick”. To say I was stunned is an understatement. I felt pure evil that day within and surrounding her. So I stood up, made an excuse and got away from her straight away.  Her aura was the darkest I have ever seen like dark storm clouds before a major tsunami! So awful that words cannot explain the evil that I felt from her that was so bad that I felt nauseous. Thankfully after much magickal practise on my part my adult child moved away from there and then her whole life improved thereafter.

I’m honestly not saying this to frighten anyone but I do know from experience that necromancy is not a practice for the faint hearted. Thankfully Im not scared easily as I saw my first ghost/spirit at only 11 years old. So I guess I’m used to all types of paranormal activity in my life. In fact if it didn’t happen at all I would be freaked out then. Lol

You can use a couple of drops of blood in wine as well as Dragons blood for incense. I find that the disincarnate quite like that combination. They also like for incense frankincense, myrrh, sandalwood and patchouli amongst other things. They like crystals, they love food, alcohol, tobacco especially cigars, jewellery if you can spare it, religious statues for some, icons like Angel statues and all the things that they loved in life. Always remember not to be afraid as fear pushes them away or can make others not happy at all.

Happy Necromantic Workings also 

Blessings to you all,

CazWytch.

THE DARKNESS OF THE NIGHT IS ETERNAL…..!!!

Thursday, May 7, 2015Originally written on Blogspot at: http//:enchantedspirotualawakenings.blogspot.com.au

THE DARKNESS OF THE NIGHT IS ETERNAL

A self portrayal of introspection and longing.
Longing for a world where those who see beauty in the dark things are not considered strange.
I see beauty in most things that are of the night.

As without darkness and shadows,

how can one experience the light?
I embrace my shadow side and until “you do”,

Some things can haunt you until you face your inner demons or “daemons” in either a psychological or magickal process.
When it is done maybe then if your mostly light inclined,

Then you will be able to be at peace in the darkness.

Instead of fearing it and see the goodness hiding within it.
Believe me there is such exquisite beauty in the night. Not only the moon but the sensitive melancholy that temporarily is our part of the world whilst we experience the night!
Look to the tears “dew drops” on a blood red rose.

Then look to the blood on your own small finger.

Is the drop of blood not as heart rending as the dew drop on the rose?

Yes it is. It is more so……
Dark beauty is eternal beauty.

Look within your psyche deeply and only then shall you find the truth!
The final truth that sets all our souls free…one day….we have to accept death’s final kiss.

As it will be our ever final mortal embrace.
Memento Mori…….
Dark Blessings to you,
CazWytch 🌟⭐🌟

 

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ME, MY MAGICK, PAIN SURVIVOR & CANNABIS

My name is Caroline or just Caz. This is my brief story about the magick I practice and why? It’s not easy to try and explain to others what you do and why? Sometimes it’s hard to explain to myself. LOL However the magick I practice has become second nature to me now, it’s my life! Also how I’ve survived many years of chronic pain without succumbing to its constant debilitating pressure with grace instead of hating my own body for it!

I’m a 53 year old female Australian of mainly Scottish ancestry. As well as some English, Irish and German-Jewish ancestry as well. I’m a Witch/Occultist of Crone age now, I’ve learnt so much in my life’s journey. I work with the Primal Dark Goddesses now as well as the Horned Gods, shamanistic power animals, elementals, Draconic powers, Angels, daemons (demons), my ancestors and occasionally willing disincarnate spirits too.

The writing written on the first photo was given to me by the great beyond, The Goddess I did become for a short time…I was her…and she was me. It was an incredibly soulful and personal experience. This is called “invocation” where a Godform which is some believe is an archetype which has been called upon since antiquity.

Invocation is a very different experience for most people. Sometimes I can maintain my own persona but it’s kind of like being a backseat driver in my own car. Whilst the Godform, Daemon, Angel or whatever sort of disincarnate spirit that your working with is; can often give you knowledge and words which you know are not your own. To others you may appear a bit strange or often a bit clammy and hot probably because your blood pressure is rising until your mortal body gets used to being a temporary vessel by whomever you’ve invoked. Who’s spirit may feel quite overpowering to you, especially at first.

Always be very respectful and careful and know whom your invoking very well before you do so. I could write far more about this and already have when I first invoked the Great Goddess Hekate. She was so incredibly powerful that I felt nauseous and almost collapsed to begin with but thankfully there was a chair to cushion my body at the time.

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The photo below was taken inside the Adelaide Entertainment Centre before going inside the arena to see Robbie Williams Oct. 2015. A great night was had by all. However my point in mentioning this is that entertainers and what “musos” do is “weave real magic”.

Let’s face it big name artists enthrall us not only with their musical talent but with their larger than life personalities as well. We fall for this…..now this is true magic/k being woven amongst us either as a crowd or sitting at home alone listening to a CD….whilst the magick of their music speaks to us through our speakers.

I picked this name for a reason. The reason being that I’ve survived over 10 years of ill health, multiple chronic pain issues, two autoimmune disorders, mental health issues, multiple medical tests, procedures, a N.D.E. (Near death experience) and multiple operations etcetera that probably would’ve made most people give up. Including a couple of emergency flights to the city which have literally saved my life which I am eternally grateful for.

Magick – it’s because of studying shamanism, witchcraft, ancient cultures and the occult that made me realise that there was an answer for most of my ailments. It’s the “Spirit of the Plant, Cannabis” which is one of the main reasons that my life is no longer just existence but really living now! Combined with my years of study and practising “The Craft of the Wise” like they did hundreds of years ago without the aid of fancy products.

My point in mentioning all of this is not for sympathy points but for understanding of a huge health problem which is finally coming to the forefront of the News worldwide and even Australia wide now. That issue is legalization of “Medicinal Cannabis”! Chronic pain is the most untreated problem in the Western World. This is all unnecessary and some would say it’s because of “Big Pharmaceutical Companies” whom don’t want us to be able to use something natural like cannabis.

Why? Because Big Pharma has a huge interest in medicating our populations around the world especially in the West. There is a natural alternative and when used responsibly it provides those of Us whom suffer from chronic pain a chance to truly live instead of just existing! Cannabis has given me the power to live well rather than just surviving from day to day Yet our laws here make me a criminal. Which really is such a big laugh to anyone whom knows me as I’ve been a law abiding citizen all my life.

It’s finally been passed in Victorian Parliament that medicinal cannabis is now legal in Victoria. Hurray!!! Now we’ve got to wait for the rest of Australia to catch up.

Its also getting close in Queensland now too. Yet we are one country and its ridiculous that all states here have different views on this very important public health issue. I like so many others suffered needlessly all because our politicians were and some still are so behind on the medical evidence that cannabis works not only on pain but so many multiple medical conditions.

More research is needed and less policing of cannabis. Once it’s decriminalized and medicinal cannabis is freely available to patients on prescriptions. Then this will put so many criminals out of business. As well as saving our youth from being led on to using heavier life threatening drugs from ICE to heroin.

Truly I can tell you that without the help of a certain entheogen “cannabis”, I wouldn’t have been able to attend either concert as the drive home is 2 hours in the car each way which is hard on even a healthy person let alone someone with all my chronic pain and autoimmune illnesses.

Obviously my husband was driving our car that day. Responsible use of cannabis is essential at all times. You don’t drive obviously and you don’t operate heavy machinery. You also shouldn’t make major legal decisions or sign any contracts until any effects of cannabis has worn off.

After such a huge event, I usually suffer for a couple of days and sometimes even a week after  a big event with exhaustion. However it’s more than worth it to me otherwise I would spend my life in bed, and that’s not living.

If not for my study and practice into all things occult and more, I may not have survived all that I’ve endured. Of course I’ve always had the loving support of my family and close friends but let’s face it chronic illness is not “sexy”. By that I mean that it’s incredibly isolating because you can’t share your pain experience with another person no matter how close they may be. Nor can anybody even with the best of wishes take it away from you either because in the end “you need to deal with your pain yourself”. Chronic pain also takes its toll on your mental health as well. Now that’s a topic for a whole new blog. LOL

When you analyse it we all fulfil so many multiple roles. For me it’s Lover, Mother, Wife, Grandmother, Daughter, Sister, Friend, Confidant, Nocturnal, Witch, Occultist, Bibliophile, Writer, Counsellor, Artist, Piano player, Bohemian, Creatrix and so much more. There isn’t a category to put me in and nor should there be at my age, or any age for that matter!



I also have another blog called:
http://enchantedspiritualawakenings.blogspot.com

Which I need to edit and rewrite and post some relevant information on here too. Stay tuned as I will be sharing my N.D.E. (Near death experience) on this blog after I’ve had plenty of time to process the whole experience and understand that it was more sci fi and quantum physics than any kind of religious experience. What I wrote to a friend after my N.D.E. experience barely covered it. I realise that now since time has a way of sometimes making sense of the complete sensory and psychological overload which was my N.D.E. Nothing in my life prepared me for it. But already this blog is far too long. I will revisit this topic though.

The pictures below were taken of my altar last year after doing a very special necromantic healing.2015-01-03-21-44-18-078-1My most recent blog (apart from this one) is about the late great David Bowie, the occult, his music and how it changed my life. As well as the way my body perceives chronic pain.

Photo below was for Goddess Hekate in her Triformis form or Soteria (World Soul). Hekate has been known since ancient times as the Goddess of Midwives amongst so many other multiple qualities. This was a thank you to Hekate for delivering my newest grand-daughter safely.  I thank Thee for the new Soul that burns so brightly in our family now.

I should’ve mentioned by now that I’m blessed to be live with, and be married to my soulmate my dear husband. We have 2 beautiful adult children and 4 of the cutest grandchildren ever. As well as our “fur child” a golden English Cocker Spaniel whom is nearly 12 years old now.

We live in rural Coastal Australia on the cliffs above the ocean which is nearly 2 hours drive away from the city. This photo of me is taken just over the road from our house.

img_0005I find it hard to describe what I am magickally and exactly what it is that I do. Why? Because it’s a mixture of everything from shamanism to trancework, to hedge witchery to ceremonial magick, to Tibetan Buddhist practices (trained for 3 years) to sigils and sex magick, from Eclectic Traditional Witchcraft to General Occultism, Spiritualism, Gnostism, Sorcery and so much more ad infinitum with a goth overtone in most of my magickal workings.

I also do divination for others either using my own spirits, power animals, daemons, angels and/or my ancestors either using Tarot Cards of which I now have 7 decks, Oracle cards 2 decks, Angel cards 1 deck, Black Mirror Spirit divination, mirrors, crystals, my Ouija board and my necromantic skull. Necromantic magickal pathworkings and divination are a very serious path indeed. They are to be treated with the utmost respect at all times and not to be used lightly.

The 1st photo below is a necromantic working invoking the Goddess Hekate in her Crone phase. Using my skull (……. ) yes she does have a name, using runes, citrine chips,crystals, ointments, oils and shells with the middle red candle for focus.

The 2nd photo below is of the Sensual Wiccan Tarot deck which is great for relationship or any kinds of sexual problems that a couple may have. I find that most women are naturally drawn to this deck when given a choice….me thinks this fact very interesting indeed.

The 3rd photo below was a healing for a broken heart/health wise. With the help of the Fae, Draconic energies as well as one of my closest ancestors. Her favourite jewellery, shells and crystals etc are in one of her own old China she’ll dish on the left. My maternal Grandmother is always there when I need serious help.


So all of what I’ve described above and more is why I felt that I needed timeout from constant communication online. It’s also why I cancelled my own Facebook account which younger people especially think is weird. However maybe Im just a bit old fashioned. I prefer emails to Facebook because their far more personal and more like a letter. Only difference being is its not handwritten and you can receive is straight away.

I haven’t been as involved online until recently So that I could create and make magick really happen in my own life, for my family and those close and very dear to me. It worked but to do this I mostly needed extended periods of intense meditation, trance work, evocation, invocation and divination.

For my magick to really work, periods of intense introspection otherwise known as “shadow work”.Which can be traumatic and intensely visceral at times but its worth it to come out of the other side.

I often find it hard to describe what I am, what I do and why? Because to be honest it’s a mixture of everything from shamanism to trancework, to hedge witchery to ceremonial magick at times. Paganism to Tibetan Buddhist practices (trained for 3 years) to sigils. Eclectic Traditional Witchcraft to General Occultism and Spiritualism.

I will write more about past life memoiries and “de Ja vu” in another blog post. I am a conglomeration of all my studies, experiences, practices along with the people whom have inspired me too.

Blessings to you all,
CazWytch )O( ⭐️💖🌙

***ENTHEOGENS, CONSCIOUSNESS, MAGICK & USES FOR PAIN***

***Entheogens, Consciousness and Magick***

I’ve been meaning to write for awhile now about the use of Ethenogens and Magick. Entheogens have been used since the Dawn of time by so many different cultures. Such as the American Indians and their Shamans using peyote and mescaline for their “Vision quests” and Shamanic pathways and so many many other cultures as I shall explain more about below.

Other cultures and I mean so many including ours prefer to use marijuana in all her glory to connect to the universal consciousness so that they can truly connect to the Divine Consciousness much easier. Daytura has been used by many cultures as well but sometimes sadly if taken in too high a dose can either cause blindness and sometimes permanently. Daytura can also even cause death in some people which is tragic. These are the types of entheogens to stay clear of at all costs.

Then there are Magick Mushrooms have been used since the earliest of times also for vision quests and also helps people to connect with the Divine Consciousness as well. Even in the Celtic Lands magic mushrooms grow in abundance and I’m pretty sure that a Druid or two or many more used them to help them connect and practice their “natural Magick”. These plant familiars are where the ideas of fairies, devas, elves and other magickal creatures come from. Somebody way back in the mists of time found these creatures through their own mystic travels and luckily for the rest of us recorded them either with images or writing so that they are now part of our collective consciousness as humans beings.

The Africans have their own entheogenic “plants” (which are too many anThe Buddhad varied to list here), which that are still used by their Witchdoctors to either cure, curse or help those in their tribe. As well as helping their young men when they are forced to survive on their own without their tribe or any shelter or food. Quite often certain ethenogens are given to them so that they can experience as well as endure things that normally they could not out in the African jungle of their own. Then when these young men return after a given time say around a week or so. Their tribe (village) usually has a big ceremony to celebrate them becoming a “man and a warrior” of their tribe. Who are we in the west to say they are wrong.

Also entheogens are quite often given to African women so that they can endure long and dangerous childbirth out in the African bush without any Doctors or nurses. Without using ethenogens as painkillers for these women a lot of them would surely die without any pain relief especially when a labor out in the bush can go for days as there are no modern hospitals or doctors to make their birthing any easier with modern technology. When thinking of entheogens and the use thereof we need to think of them in context to where they are being used and why?

There are also the Indian Mystics and Sages throughout the centuries like today’s “Sadhu’s” for instance that use entheogens most days so they can be transported to another place or plane and experience Godhead in that manner. Usually they tend to use marijuana or hasish everyday if they can. As it is part of their spiritual practice. Now just because most western people don’t “believe in it” doesn’t make it wrong. Most of these Sadhus (Indian Holy Men) usually live on the banks of the Ganges at various locations throughout India at the Cremation sites for most of India’s dead.

As Hindus believe in reincarnation and they believe that cremation releases the soul. The Saddhu’s literally emerge themselves in death. They wear bones as well as covering their bodies and faces in the ashes of the dead in a ritualistic manner. As they have no income they live on either the charity from other’s for giving them blessings and praying for their recently deceased loved one’s soul so that they will have a good incarnation in their next life. The Saddhus live on whatever they can find in the trash a lot and the use of Entheogens apparently helps them get through normal human wants and needs like hunger. Like all Hindus in India they believe in reincarnation so strongly that they live in this way in the hope it will be their last incarnation on this plane.

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Our own belief systems are just a product of our society, the religion of our family and our peers. Basically what we were brought up to believe is what’s deemed acceptable or not. So for many people their faith is predetermined by an accident of birth as well as our upbringing and duration or lack thereof. Yet these same people are usually the first to point the finger at anyone else who is different than them. Whom may choose to use an entheogen safely and wisely.

Yet when you think about it alcohol and tobacco are legal and it’s been proven that they both cause far more deaths, violence (alcohol) and illness than marijuana or anything else natural put together ever has. We must all wake up and realise that we are all products of our upbringing and our culture and country of birth “nothing more and nothing less”, (apart from those of us who’ve had a Spiritual awakening), so who are we to judge other cultures in what they use as part of their spiritual practices or as part of their medicinal care”? We are nobody that’s who!

Then of course there is African Voodoo and Haitians Houdou and even in America today such as in New Orleans they quite often practice either Traditional Voodoo and/or Hoodoo or “Houdou”. Hoodoo is a mixture of the religion of Voodoo from the African Diaspora, as well as Voodoo as practiced in Haiti which is then mixed and bastardized with Christianity. As when they were taken as slaves from Africa and Haiti they had to hide from their slave masters what they were actually practising. So that is how Christian Saints like Saint Michael for instance has become part of their practice as well as their traditional “Orishas” and “Loas”. So gradually over the centuries Voodoo and Christianity the most unlikely of bedfellows ended up morphing together and becoming one and they’ve stayed that way right up until today. There are also what are called Rootworkers such as practiced firstly in the Appalachians of the U.S. As well as Palo Mayombe such as practiced in Cuba. However Palo is actually an ATR (African Traditional Religion). I am no expert on this but can refer you to someone whom I know, who really understands it.

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Then there is Santeria which is quite well known to many in the U.S. now as well. In Mexico after the Spanish invadors forced the indigenous people of their land to convert to Christianity that is how their own kind of religion was born. Then there is The cult of “Saint Death”, “The White Bony Lady” or “Santa Muerte” etc. She seems to have morphed with the Catholic Faith which of course the Vatican does not accept. However she is getting a bigger and bigger following there every single day. As people struggle with survival, life and death in the only way that they know how. She is widely accepted with many people there especially by the Criminal Underworld where they pray and make offerings to her for protection etc. All the belief systems above all use Entheogens of some kind whether it be cannabis, mescaline and DMT. We can all sit back and be judgemental of their use. However if the Entheogens in Mexico for instance were controlled? Just imagine how much criminal activity would be stopped if they were managed by their Government? Wake up world……..it’s about harm minimization. Surely it would curb the high mortality rate there that is caused by crime.

Then of course there are the Buddhists of many different types from the Zen Buddhists of Japan with their “koans” to the Tibetan Buddhists like the Dalai Lama himself. Whom since the Chinese Occupation of Tibet back in 1959 when the Dalai Lama was smuggled out of Tibet in his youth on the back of a donkey across the mountains to the border at the top of India and thankfully as we all know he got across safely. Then he and many other Buddhist Lama’s, monks and nuns were able to escape the totalitarian regime of the then Chinese Communist Leader Moatze Tung. Even today there is still a price on his head if he even so much steps into Tibet where there are now sadly far more Chinese living there than Tibetans.

Tibetan Buddhism is a beautiful belief system with an incredible philosophy. Especially living for the good of all sentient beings (meaning from fish and animals etc right through to us human beings), which is a tenant of all Buddhists, and if a person can accomplish this in their lifetime they either become a “Bodhisattva” an enlightened one or they can choose to become one with the universe (Nirvana). There is quite a difference between say Mayahana Buddhism compared to Thai Buddhism. Buddhism is a wonderful belief system in general which I studied for three years with a Tibetan Lama. The Dalai Lama’s Residence is in Dharmasala, India where there is now a huge Tibetan Buddhist Temple where many Lamas, Monks, Nuns and laypeople can live in peace and without fear.

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There are so many examples I could give from around the world such as the use of Opium by the Chinese which when used responsibly wasn’t too much of a problem for some. Say once a month a Chinese person would smoke it and that was it. But eventually this practice led to Opium Dens especially in the New World (America) where many Chinese people emigrated to start a new and more prosperous life. Opium Dens eventually spread to the western world like wildfire especially France where people in the west would pay very good money just to have a “taste of universal bliss” for a few hours to escape the dreary doldrums of their everyday real lives.

Sadly for some though they became true addicts and sometimes ruined their lives but that was the minority and not the majority as some people would have you believe. But as in all things whether it be opium, alcohol or cannabis moderation is always the key. It doesn’t matter what the entheogen is, “if you abuse it you will lose it”. By this analogy I mean that “you could lose your life” due to addiction which leads to malnutrition and not looking after themselves. It’s not the entheogen itself that will kill you but the lifestyle itself. Being an addict of anything can and quite often does destroy people’s lives as we all know right!

Hookahs and opium use in places such as Afghanistan where opium poppies grow freely in their country is a huge part of their culture. Opium pipes are quite often smoked together for special occasions such as when two different Tribal Leaders meet to discuss things. The opium of course would and could possibly open their eyes to issues and things that in normal consciousness they wouldn’t usually have even thought of. Very similar to the American Indian’s traditional “peace pipes” that they would share with the Leader from another tribe to either negotiate peace and/or make trading deals with each other with things that were unique to their tribe from mats to headdresses etc.’It really seems to be a tradition that is as old as humanity itself. Although. I am not an “anthropologist” the use of ethenegens seems to go back to very early mankind long, long before they could write or record anything about it anywhere in the world.

Opium is also the base for the earliest painkillers used in the west like morphine for pain being the first and the most well known today. Now there are many, many different drugs where opium is the base thereof as well as man made laboratory made versions of drugs that “mimic opium” as well. These are all drugs that we here in the west all rely on every single day whilst thinking nothing of its historical or cultural background or usages in the past.

Most westerners also don’t understand the “sacred use of entheogens” in any way whatsoever. They are natures gift especially “marijuana or cannabis” on its own, which has never ever caused the death of anybody ever. It’s a medical fact that you can’t overdose on cannabis to a fatal level. The worse anyone can do is to have too much and end up stoned for a quite a long period of time compared to the usual 2-4 hours. It’s not the drug itself but the criminal efforts and affects of those who either sell and/or abuse it and their death’s are caused by being part of the Criminal Underworld and getting addicts addicted to harder drugs like Ice or Heroin. It’s not, I repeat not the Cannabis itself.

Sadly most tend to believe and live by either one extreme to another. Either they are totally against it (cannabis) or they are all for it. For example people who like getting stoned and doing absolutely nothing everyday think it is great and use it as an escape from real life just like any other addiction from alcohol to methamphetamines. However there are a few enlightened souls from some “doctors and other professionals” who remain and stay underground as they believe in the good that cannabis can be used for. However because they fear arrest and or being shunned by other not so enlightened and educated people in their own professions. Also chronic pain sufferers and people with terminal illness realise that cannabis actually.”works” when it comes to controlling chronic pain. It truly is one of the best kept secrets from most westerners. It’s the best kept secret which is sadly kept from most who are the most vulnerable in our society such as those in chronic pain as well as the terminally ill.

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More enlightened countries such as Canada, The Netherlands and some states in the US like California and Oregon etc. where it is legal for medicinal use only. These are places where they truly have good leaders who actually care about the health and treatment of their citizens rather than worrying about any stigma attached to its use. How I wish that our government was as enlightened. As all as it does it put law abiding good citizens into the category of criminals. It is truly wrong and is destroying people’s lives. Imagine here in Australia that if you suffered from chronic pain, cancer or any other painful disease that you could just get a script from your Doctor. Then go to the Chemist and get your subscriptions filled just like any other pharmaceutical. Just imagine the money from tax alone that the Government would make? Just imagine how many criminal gangs would no longer exist? How many drug dealers would be out of business? Imagine people growing cannabis legitimately for medicinal use only? It would not only create jobs, stop a lot of crime, help fill the governments coffers, as well as helping to bring our country’s deficit down as well.

How and why you may ask? Because it needs to be legalized for medicinal use for those of us who suffer from some type of chronic pain very single day of our lives. Doctors can’t cure everything and sometimes people just can’t take it anymore. I will also tell you what happens, some of us chronic pain sufferers end up “committing suicide”! As that is the only permanent way for us to get pain relief. Thereby just becoming another statistic that nobody cares about apart from our own family and friends. Pretty darn “permanent solution” to what could easily be a solve able problem. When you really analyse it, it is truly a tragic state of affairs and the average person here in Australia has no idea that these kind of tragedies are happening everyday in our so called “Lucky Country” Australia. These draconian laws don’t make any of us “feel any better” that’s for sure!

Now back to Magick. I personally feel that most people who do “connect” with Divine Consciousness (which some call God, Allah, Jehovah, Shiva, Goddess, The Creator, Buddha and Nirvana, The Word, The One or the White Light etcetera ad infinitum). Could do so far easier by using an entheogen like cannabis in a controlled and non abusive manner and are also far better people for doing so. As entheogens actually open up “neural pathways” in our brains that we as human beings can’t usually access.

However whilst using certain entheogens “responsibly” with emphasis on “responsible usage and dosage” of whatever people use, can quite often see, feel and experience things that normally human beings cannot. I realise that the use of enthogens is quite a controversial topic and it’s definitely not spoken about or studied by scientists and doctors as much as they deserve to be. But believe me that those in the “know” realise that when we experience certain phenomena and understand things about the Universe or should I say “multiverse” that we live in are far more responsible manner in our lives than those who don’t.

I can only really speak for myself although I’ve read and heard about the experiences of others of course that when using an entheogen like “marijuana” as I do at times for my “chronic pain” can sometimes take my soul to a completely different reality. I’m not talking about being totally “stoned” or out of your mind like a teenage stoner would. I am talking about those of us who are mature adults who use it responsibly in much smaller doses in a controlled environment where we don’t drive or use any heavy machinery etcetera and where usually we are home or with family or friends and we don’t do anyone any harm whatsoever.

I have found as a chronic pain sufferer as well as a Witch, spiritualist and occultist that the entheogen “marijuana” can sometimes open up my mind to such incredible possibilities not only about myself but for the whole of humanity! In Magick circles it’s quite often called “being on the astral or Akashic plane” or “another dimension” or being part of the “collective Consciousness” of either humanity or the entire universe just like the Buddhist concept of “Nirvana”. When I have experienced true “connection” with Divine Consciousness and the Creator of everything well before the Big Bang ever happened, I feel such incredible bliss, total knowledge and wisdom as well as the most beautiful unconditional love.

The reason that humans can’t remember all of this afterwards is because our brains don’t have the capacity to understand and then process the data within our own brains to bring back and share our knowledge with others. At times I have remembered some important truths that I’ve been able to share with others but more often than not the wisdom that the “Spirit of the Plant” gives us at the time is usually so difficult and complicated to recall that quite often it’s impossible for us with our limited brain capacity to record. To try and explain what I mean here’s an analogy; “It’s like expecting a dog to be able to read Shakespeare”. This is not possible as a dog’s smaller brain does not have the capacity and neural pathways for it do so. Well basically that’s how it is when we as human beings try and explain what we’ve seen and experienced once the effect of the entheogen wears off.

As a Witch I sometimes have incorporated my use of the one entheogen “marijuana” as part of my magickal rituals and path workings all with much success so far. Quite often it makes it easier for me to “connect” with not only the Creator (Divine Consciousness)as well as other entities from Daemons (not demons), ArchAngels, Spirit Guides, my Power Animals and even the great Goddess Hekate my Matron Goddess. I must add here that I only very occasionally use cannabis for my Magick as those of you who practice “The Craft” would know that there is a time and a place for its use and others where it’s not so useful. I find the entheogen cannabis also very useful for either connecting with the “Elementals” or Elements which are; Earth, Air, Fire and Water. With Spirit being the “Alchemical” Fifth Element which is the hardest to connect with and understand.

However I first experienced the “multiverse” out there as well as going through a wormhole at the speed of light was when I had a Near Death Experience back in 2011 where I was actually dead for around a minute. Yet the time over on the “other side” was more like an hour or more. It was truly a life changing experience not only to me as a person and my soul’s journey but also to other’s who know me as well. If your interested in reading more? Please check one of my blog’s it’s: http://enchantedspiritualawakenings.blogspot.com
Where I have written about my NDE in a lot more detail than I have room for here.

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I have also contacted many Goddess’s and God’s with ethenegens but more often without them. By that I mean they are real contacts as the “Archetypes” that they are within the framework of Carl Jung the famous analyst that came after Freud. So I am what they call an “Eclectic Jungian Witch” as I don’t see any Goddess or God as actually being real in any dimension or frame work but they are powerful as they have been part of the “Jungian Collective Unconsciousness of humanity” for hundreds and some for many thousands of years.

When I started to really practice Witchcraft, after years of studying it first before deciding that I truly wanted to be a Witch and to dedicate myself to it and helping others as much as I am able to in this lifetime, I then performed the ritual of Self Dedication as written in “Scott Cunningham’s, Wicca for the Solitary Practitioner” . I chose his because it was and still is for other’s such a beautifully written ritual of dedication and for me it was an incredibly beautiful, breathtaking and spiritual experience.

I performed it Skyclad (naked) just the same as most Coven witches do and it was so intimate and incredibly empowering not only for the human “me as a woman” but even more so for my immortal soul and for that Mr. Cunningham “May You Rest in Peace in the Summerlands! For my Dedication Ritual it wasn’t appropriate for me to use any ethenogen as it wouldn’t have been right to do so as I was only a brand new Witch and it takes years of experience to learn how to use entheogens and magick together.

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I didn’t use any entheogen until years later until I had far more experience in Witchcraft. I wouldn’t suggest the use of any entheogens until one has been practicing witchcraft for at least a few years. I’ wasn’t taking anything at all back then but I didn’t need to either as “magick” was truly there surrounding me and then within me.

My use of and decision to use the entheogen cannabis was not made lightly. It only came about from living with chronic pain that was only getting worse for nearly 12 years! I was sadly becoming too desperate and wasn’t coping with my pain at all that I was actually starting to organize being “euthanised” in Zurich. All because I couldn’t take the chronic pain anymore and on some days it was truly like hell, if there was a hell. As well as being “under prescribed” more powerful painkillers as most Drs here are afraid to prescribe medication like morphine for instance because of their fear of our Federal and State Health Commissions. Which leaves many people like me in a dreadful place so in the end I found because of this the decision was made for me. Every chronic pain sufferer that has the misfortune to have to see a new Dr. Whom doesn’t know their medical history at all, is treated like a “drug addict” as soon as they try and tell he Dr. That they aren’t coping with their pain anymore and need some help..Then there ihe never ending merry go round or referrals to new specialists with big gaps to pay to even see them. Many Doctors here like to pass the buck, not make a decision to help someone in chronic pain because they don’t want to sign their name on all the Federal and State paperwork.

It’s wrong that Doctors here fear the Government so much when it comes to treating chronic pain patients. So what happens is that most of us don’t usually get properly treated at all. We are ignored as we are silent minority whom the Government know don’t have the voting power to make any difference to their politics. If more of us banded together? Then maybe, just maybe there is hope for us? Since I first wrote this last year there are now medical trials for cannabis going on in New South Wales and Queensland. I sincerely hope that the powers that be here see that proper pain relief changes a chronic pain patients entire quality of life. I truly does! Unless you have suffered yourself with chronic pain with any condition that can’t be currently helped by medical science with no proper relief ever? You really can’t know what it’s like to live like a shadow because of severe pain! So don’t judge because I know that if anyone here treated any animal like chronic pain patients are treated, they would be up on charges and in court in no time. Why not the same consideration for those people who suffer from chronic pain every single day of their lives? I used to sleep as much as I could. Not only because pain is so fatiguing but being asleep was the only time I wasn’t suffering from pain. The impact it’s had on my family I can’t begin to explain to you apart from saying that it’s been so unfair and upsetting for all of them.

Believe it or not? The use of the entheogen cannabis was originally suggested to me by an old Doctor as he knew how desperate I was and how my life was detiorating badly at the time. So in the end I started to use it because of my chronic pain sometime back in 2012 on a semi-irregular but sometimes more as needed on a regular basis. It’s kept me alive and has given me some much needed and valued quality of life at last. Most of you would have no idea what it’s been like for me to actually start to “live again”. To do what others take for granted every single day. Just having a shower use to be such a painful ordeal but with the responsible use of the enthonegen cannabis, I am able to do so now without suffering for it, I am at risk just by blogging about this now. However I am a responsible adult who used to irk for the a government myself. I’ve always been a law abiding citizen and I still am. Remember all of this please people before you judge. Think, write to your local MP about it. Help to give so many that are suffering whom are just so worn down by pain that they’ve given up all hope of ever really living again. That was me up until recent times and it should never have been allowe to happen. I also resent the fact that because of our laws here that a I basically lost most of my life for the last 12 years. If not for the Internet, family and those whom stood by me…….I wouldn’t be here at all.

Now back to magick I have seen and felt the energy of the archetypes of quite a few of the more well known Goddesses and some not so well known. I do find the use of an ethenogen helpful for me to “connect with their energies” which helps me to not only understand them but more importantly my own inner landscape within my own psyche.

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Baphomet by Eliphas Levi which sadly has been misinterpreted by so many as Satan. In Witchcraft we don’t even believe in the mythology which is the so called Christian Devil, Satan or Lucifer etc. Baphomet is a hermaphrodite as she/he has the characteristics of both female and male which breasts and a phallus standing totally erect. Baphomet is just one of the many archetypes that humanity has created to help us understand not only our inner world but our outer world too.

Back to the Goddess archetypes. Firstly it was Isis the Goddess of 1000 names then Aprhodite (Love Goddess), Cerridwen (Crone Goddes), Sekhmet (Lion Goddess), Bast or Bastet (Cat Goddess), Freyer (Norse), Kali Ma (Indian Goddess), Astarte (Early Sumerian and others), Diana (Greek and Roman Goddess), Lilith (Early Sumerian Goddess & in some writings known as the 1st wife of Adam who became a Demon Goddess), Gaia (Earth Goddess). As well as the two horned Gods Cernunnos (Celtic) and Pan (Greek and Roman). As well as Baphomet the hermaphrodite God and Goddess who’s polarity is a paradox to many. However with the use of my ethenogen I have been able to connect and understand Baphomet in a way that I never could before.

I could go on and on about the positive and responsible use of the ethenogen “cannabis”. It can change lives for the better like it has mine. I will mention too that I only take very small amounts of it. Usually only one cone but occasionally I need to use two cones to cover my pain when it’s very severe. That’s all I need for one day and it’s not alway every day as finally the Government have put Lyrica on the PBS. Lyrica can help some chronic pain patients but not all of them as it depends on their type of pain problem and also their individual genetic makeup. I find it so tragic that so many people think that cannabis is soo bad for everyone when it is less addictive and far less harmful than alcohol or cigarettes. Yet that are legal, go figure? I believe in harm minimalisation and that those if us with chronic pain especially should be able to use it when needed for medicinal reasons. Sadly the war against prohibition is far, far from over.

Of course the best thing of all would be to Decriminalize Cannabis thus taking criminals out of the equation. Therefore the Government would have control of it, who buys it and just like drinking and driving it would be unacceptable for anyone to drive when they have just use it. Look how “Prohibition worked on alcohol in the 20s”? Didn’t work to well did it? That’s when all the criminal gangsters started out and it caused more problems than good. Thus alcohol is legal but as adults it is our responsibility to use it wisely and not “abuse it”.

i know that I’ve rambled on a bit. However I hope that you can understand that this is a subject that I am passionate about because my very life depends on it!

Copyright: C. Lowe 2015

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