satdeshret:

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artsy-witch:

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dust-witch:

hello friends!

i’m looking for any information anyone might have on desert witchcraft, if such a thing exists (like sea witches?). i’ve mostly been adding little bits and pieces of my desert home to rituals as a means of incorporating things. i would love to hear from others though.

apologies in advance for the obnoxious tagging.

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I’m a Kemetic who lives in the Chihuahuan desert. Many Kemetics are not as much into the nature aspects of the religion, but since I already live in a desert, in a city fed by a river, it’s a natural thing for me to consider.

It depends on which desert you live in. They have different things going for them. You’d want to get with some local herbalists to find out what different plants do. Some can have nasty side effects. You might find some information by going to a state or national park and asking the staff about the plant and animal life, but be prepared to get a second opinion. I once saw a park ranger mistake datura for squash! You might also find some good books in the gift shops of those parks.

Artemesia smoke (what they mistakenly call sage) drives away bad spirits. Lava rocks act like sponges, or batteries, whichever one you need. If they’re “empty” they can provide a quick means of grounding excess energy. If they are charged over time in a ritual area, you can bring them someplace where more energy is needed. (If you gather them in the wild, take a moment to sniff them. They have a spicy scent from the iron-rich earth and from the dried plants that have gotten stuck in their crevices. The dry climate makes plants with richly scented oils.) The rocks should be treated with respect and allowed time to rest outdoors. Remember to only take items where you are allowed, and give something nonharmful in return. (The peyote plant is threatened by over harvesting, and leaving a coin on top of one stunts its growth! Just an example. I don’t recommend using that plant without proper guidance!) Desert plants grow slowly, so be mindful of that when you harvest.

The biggest thing you learn in the desert is that water is life. Always have some with you when you go out! It also makes a nice offering. Look around, where does your water comes from? How does it get there? How is it used? Finding out those answers will help you understand how the desert functions.

DESERT MAGIX?

YES HELLO I AM HERE (I grew up in the sonoran desert)

DID SOMEONE SAY DESERT MAGIX?

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harrysde:

From Elon James White Tuesday night.

This better have hundreds of thousands of notes at the end of the day or else

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Adventures in Anxiety, Pt 1

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This whole adventure started with a Facebook post. It was late January and I was still bleeding my wounds from the Mysteries and I really really really needed a break. I was venting on my wall…

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Devo, this is a really great post. Thank you for writing this.

Thank you for reading it. I have been dreading releasing this post for months XDDD

mohala-sumiko:

this morning, police raided Greater St. Mark school/church in Ferguson, MO (formerly called St. Sebastian’s Parish).

community members had been using it as a safe space and staging area. police claim that the church is violating housing codes by sheltering protesters, even though the pastor has said it isn’t true.

please please please boost this. help these organizers recover the supplies they lost, and share just how fucking far these cops will sink to make the people of Ferguson suffer.

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Adventures in Anxiety, Pt 1

Adventures in Anxiety, Pt 1

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This whole adventure started with a Facebook post. It was late January and I was still bleeding my wounds from the Mysteries and I really really really needed a break. I was venting on my wall…

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kemetduasekhem:

inonibird:

Stick-Gods ~ Feeding Habits

I nearly pissed myself at Ra’s.

artsy-witch:

I’ve finally started to work on an alter. I don’t have a lot of space because I share my house with many wayward people but I do have a big desk so I set a corner aside. I have a tag with my name written in Arabic. A heart pendant to represent ma’at. My tarot (important for my practice). Sage and feather for cleansing. And of course a variety of incense. It still needs some work but I am getting there.

Also, Garrus decided to guard my alter for me. I just kind of let him do what he wants. You know Garrus….But I did tell him he’s not allowed to make any calibrations.

You’re gonna come back one day and find everything on your altar moved, and you’re gonna look at Garrus and he’s gonna look at you and say “calibrations” XDDD

Anonymous said: Hi! I have an insane interest in Kemeticism and Egyptology, and I would love to be Kemetic because I feel like I can relate to it a lot more than to my actual beliefs (Catholic). But my parents would never allow it. What do you think I should do?

undertowofkmt:

satsekhem:

I think you need to find a sort of balance on this one. I assume, and I could be wrong, that you still live with your parents. You should respect them. However, they should respect you and what you need/want from your life as well.

If it’s not possible to have a rational discussion about religious preferences, and I completely understand if that is the case, then I kind of need to tell you to rebel like nobody’s business. You parents can want what’s best for you all they want and they can assume that they know what’s in your best interest all they want, but they don’t get to live your life. They won’t be there at the end, when you journey into the west. So, if you think Kemeticism is where it’s at, then go for it.

  1. If you’re a teenager, or an adult who lives with your parents for the time being, presumably you’re gonna be moving out at some point. Might be worth it to wait, and do what you can in your own time/in private where what they don’t know won’t hurt them.
  2. If you don’t live with your parents, then it’s none of their business. Do what you want.

I suggest secrecy rather than rebellion because from my perspective coming from an abusive household, rebellion just wasn’t an option unless I wanted my life to become hell.

It’s really up to you—if you feel better keeping it a secret until you can get some space, then do that. If you feel better being open about it and you think you can weather the storm, do that.

Yeah, I went the secrecy route, too. Esp if it could mean you end up on the streets.

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trueriptide:

mistixs reblogged your post and added:

Not a deitykin, but I’m not sure that the concept…

I personally think there’s a difference between proclaiming you’re a deitykin for propoganda as a Pharaoh/Queen in order to solidify your rule and proclaiming you’re a deitykin because you think you’re the honest to god living reincarnate of a Netjeru.

I’m sure there was some level of personal belief of the Pharaohs that they were living reincarnates, but I think a lot of that was spurred by the fact that they had to be in order to legitimately rule in the eyes of their people.

I think it’s possible to have shards of a deity within you. Or to be a piece or an extension of, or related to a deity. That really doesn’t surprise me or phase me.

it only starts to bother me if a person starts to proclaim to speak for the deity or as the deity. Because there are a lot of ways that could go south in a fireball of glorious doom.