Surprise, Surprise It’s Saturday Morning! Have A Blessed One!

I hope everyone is having a super Saturday. I just wanted to drop in and let you know this morning, I will be out promoting our site. Saturday is one of Pinterest’s hottest days. So I plan on covering their front page without nothing expect Pins for the WOTC. Pinterest has a huge following and that is how we end up with new members. They see our Pins, get curious and come over and visit. Right now, this is a fantastic advertising site for us. And besides there are so many people on here right now, I don’t want to interrupt their enjoyment of the site. It is great to see you all here this morning. Read, enjoy, look around, stay as long as you like. (It seems like when I show up to do the postings, everyone disappears, I don’t bite, I swear, Witches’ Honor!)

Anyway I am off to promote, I will be back in bit to start our new herb section and also put on some more strange forms of divination. I hope you have a fantastic day!

Luv & Hugs,

Lady A

Let's Talk Witch – Pins and Needles

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*I know Mystie posted a lot of information on Poppets. But I do not believe she ever gave you information on how to use the pins and needles. Pins and needles are commonly associated with Poppets. And if you are going to use them, you can’t just jab them here and there. Below you will find a simple guide as to where to place the pins and needles. I hope it helps!”

Pins and Needles

When poppets are used, in most cases, you will use pins and needles inserted in conjunction with the part of the victim’s body. Of course, if the intent is to cause illness, locating the proper insertion point is just a matter of common sense. However, other key insertion points are often overlooked. And it’s to that end that a brief list follows below for your convenience.

Mouth:  To keep someone from spreading lies, speaking ill of you, or to hold gossip at bay, insert nine pins in the mouth.

Buttocks:  To keep someone from taking your job, place three pins each buttock cheek.

Hands:  Insert pins here to keep the victim from stealing from you–this could include preventing the theft of your lover–and to sentence him or her to a life of poverty.

Head: Pins inserted in the area can cause confusion, disorientation, and depression.

Eyes:  These are excellent inssertion points when the intent involves making the victim oblivious to your action.

Nose:  Insert two pins in each nostril to stop nosy neighbors, or keep the target from interfering in your business.

Excerpts from:

Utterly Wicked
Curses, Hexes or Other Unsavory Notion
Dorothy Morrison

August 2 – Daily Feast

August 2 – Daily Feast

It is not easy to forget the hours we spent as children along some sparkling stream – and there were more sparkling streams then. It is not hard to remember every sound that carried up the creek, how the fishing was, and how it tasted fresh from the water and cooked in an old tin skillet over an open fire. There were a nv s tsigi, violet flowers, blooming in clusters along the banks – and poison ivy we had to avoid – and didn’t always. A cardinal sang a fishing song and the sound of oars dipped in warm water with a soft splish-splash. Bugs, like people on water-skis, slipped over the surface of water. And as we passed, tsisdvna, crawfish backed into holes in the mud. Every moment was a thing of joy and knocks softly on our minds today when the need for solitude is there.

~ What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night….the breath of a buffalo in the winter time….a little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset. ~

CROWFOOT, 1821

‘A Cherokee Feast of Days’, by Joyce Sequichie Hifler

No. 3 Things To Do For Lammas…..

Prepare for the “Games” of the First Harvest Feast.  The Greek  Olympics and Roman Heracleia games were held at this time.  What games  might you play?  Horseshoes, boche ball, races, swimmng races, croquet, volleyball, badminton, frisbee, baseball,  wrestling, spear throwing, arrow shooting, weight tossing ….  Get your equipment and playing court ready,  and practice. 

Olympic Dreaming: 4 Reasons To Watch With Your Kids

Olympic Dreaming: 4 Reasons To Watch With Your Kids

by Ronnie Citron-Fink

It’s that time again – the Olympics are rapidly approaching. The London  Olympic Games are expected to be viewed by more than 200 million people over the  17-day telecast.

Will you be watching? If so, there are number of ways you can both educate  and inspire yourself and your children by watching the Olympics.

Why watch the Olympics with your kids?

The Olympics are about people who sacrifice their whole lives to compete and  represent their country on the world stage. Not only does that make for some  fine international drama, watching the Olympics with your kids allows the whole  family to enjoy something together.

4 Reasons To Watch The Olympics  With Your Kids

1. Learn About Teamwork and Sportsmanship

Watching a team sport is the perfect way to show kids that working hard for a  common goal is good for the individual and for the team. While they may compete  against each other, they still cheer for each other and for their country. Every  now and then there are unfortunate examples of how players treat other teammates  and competitors poorly. Either way, teamwork and sportsmanship are important  lessons for kids to learn, and the Olympics set a wonderful stage for having  conversations about this.

2. Find Out About Geography and Culture

The Olympics present opportunities to discuss geography, weather,  transportation, food and cultures that are different from your own. Keeping a  globe and map handy can highlight where competing countries are located. Here is  a world map of the Olympic Cities. This interactive map lets you follow all the action from  London.

3. Learn New Sports

There are so many varieties of sports to choose from. Kids may get inspired  to try one when exposed to the various kinds during the Olympics. Years ago, my  family visited Lake Placid, home of the 1980 Winter Olympics. My daughter, who  was a little figure skater at the time the picture above was taken, wanted to  try as many Olympic sports as possible. Here she is cruising the luge run.

Here’s a list of some of the 2012 Summer Olympic sports:

Archery

Badminton

Beach Volleyball

Canoeing

Cycling

Diving

Equestrian

Fencing

Gymnastics

Handball

Judo

Rowing

Sailing

Synchronized Swimming

Table Tennis

Taekwondo

Trampoline

Water Polo

4. Learn About Attitudes and Goal Setting

A can-do attitude is infectious and it’s great for building self-esteem.  Listening to the stories of the athletes with their tales about the personal  hurdles and shortcomings they went through to get to their given Olympic sport,  allows kids to see that we all may not be born jumping out of a ski gate, but  with perseverance and a can-do attitude, some reach their goal. Check out the stories of the US Olympic  team.

5. Learn History

Sharing the history  of the Olympics with kids is both educational and inspiring.

Make Olympic Crafts

Kids will enjoy all of the excitement of the games with this round-up of Olympic  crafts.

One more reason to watch the Olympics with your  kids:

One day your kid will grow up and have dreams of her own.

 

What Is the Significance of the Olympics?

What Is the Significance of the Olympics?

by Sarah Cooke

With the kick-off of the Olympics this  past weekend, there have been dramatically varying reactions to the significance  of the games and, in particular, how that relates to culture and politics in the  United States.

One typical reaction to the Olympics is the blindly patriotic one. Many  Americans have a tendency to view the Olympics as a stage for the United State  to boast its supposed superiority. Of course, this is a very narrow way to view  both the games and the place of the United States in the global community.

On the other hand, many Americans reject the games outright because they do  not support many of the policies of the United States. They feel that the games  promote nationalism and that to care about the Olympics is to demonstrate  support for policies with which they disagree.

I fall somewhere in the middle. I enjoy the games as a demonstration of human  accomplishment. As a nation, we should absolutely be proud of our athletes – not  because they are American, but because they have worked hard to accomplish great  things. To me, the Olympics are not about what country walks away with the most  medals. The Olympics are a manifestation of the strength of the human  spirit.