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Life imitating art imitating life

Published March 10, 2017 by Lunapo

20 years ago, a tiny mid-season replacement called Buffy the Vampire Slayer premiered.

I was in middle school. It was in the same weekly lineup as Charmed (hasn’t aged as well but still mostly relevant) and Dawson’s Creek (which has aged horribly). It was billed by the network as a show for the same demographic: teen girls.

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The show was ahead of its time; it was immediately classic and still has a ginormous cult following. It ended with 7 filmed seasons but continues its cannon with graphic novel of 3 “seasons” with another on the way.

The show is one that was not only ahead of its time, but was ahead of my time. When it was on the air originally, I loved it and I was glued to the idiot box every week then had long discussions with my middle school friends dissecting what we had just seen. What folks were wearing, who was super cute, how unbelievably hot Spike is.

Buffy was my first exposure to Magick- real Magick, watched at a time when I was the leader of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at my high school. It was my first introduction to loss other than an older relative. It was my first look at love and lust and how they are so easily intertwined. It was my first…everything…

 

When my sister passed away in 2005, I watched The Body (aired in 2001) over and over again with gut wrenching sobs and just allowed myself to feel the hopeless sad and emptiness that followed. As I dealt with the emotional fallout of her death in the following months, I watched Once More With Feeling (aired in 2001), as Buffy just needed to feel. Life was not turning out the way it was supposed to, and I felt hollow, empty, nothing. More than a decade later, as I was reeling with postpartum issues, I turned to The Gift (aired in 2001).

The hardest part to do in this world is to live in it. Be brave. Live.

I use many tracks from Buffy episodes, but mostly Sacrifice, for meditation and yoga purposes.

I’ll never forget the first time I was told Buffy wasn’t for me. I was a freshman in college and I had all of my seasons on DVD with me, and watched them regularly and religiously. Talked with folks who I thought were friends at the time, about our shared love of the show. Was told by them that I’m not what Buffy represents at it’s core.

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It was my for others: for needs and rejects and social outcasts. It was for folks on the fringe and I’m too mainstream.

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Except, I’m not.

I’m exactly who Buffy was made for. I’m the key core demographic.

I’m human. Therefore Buffy was made for me. And you. And anyone who has emotions and lives life.

But don’t take my word for it. Anthony Head (Giles) can tell you all about it.

 

A battle cry for all of us in these tower times

Shield and wait

Published February 24, 2017 by Lunapo

Chaos Magick is not something I play with. There is too much at stake, too much that can go wrong. Too many energies that can be unleashed that are hard to control. 

Tonight, at midnight, “witches around the world” will be completing a mass spell targeting 45, specifically with negative energies in the form of a hex. 

I personally do not do hexes. I get their point and intention. Some things have been happening as of late which don’t benefit folks and now there’s outside of the box thinking of how to stop it. And this is it. (For the record, I’m also a large proponent of developing ones own personal spell based on personal intentions and am highly against using someone else’s spellwork, which is what this seems to be.)

Great use of this idea could be, for example, sending encouragement that those within the government will begin working for the people rather than for themselves by bowing to interests that also line their pockets. 

Another great use of this idea would be to send insight, understanding, empathy, and reason to those around him to do the right thing, to take the path that actually benefits their people. 

That’s for another time. 

Doing one tonight may be like holding an umbrella in a tidal wave. Batten down your hatches and prepare to weather this negative energy storm. Sit tight on your good intentions and positive energy. It is more beneficial from diving under the wave than getting smacked in the face with it. 
For tonight, raise your sheilds and ground yourself. Some chaos is being released. Some of those folks may not know what they are doing. Like a 10 year old in the driver’s seat of an 18-wheeler on the interstate, there could be a fair amount of collateral damage. 

When the storm has passed and the negativity dies down, then we do our work. For tonight, brew your favorite tea and be well. 

New setup

Published October 2, 2016 by Lunapo

It became increasingly difficult to find reasonably priced color candles. Hubby got a box of white for me and my little Witches to share. 

I can work this. Rather than having basic candle holders, I’ll get color/special candle holders and use white candles. 

That didn’t pan out as easily as I thought either. All the elemental candle holders used the alchemic symbols, which I don’t regularly use. Ideally, dragonfly, turtle, bird, and wolf. Or swirls of flame, earth, water, and clouds. Or mermaid, dragon, gnome, and Pegasus. None of my searches, even at PPD, proved fruitful. 

Then, at Target, Hubby hit jackpot. 

“Babe! There’s 5 here. North, south, spirit, east west.”

Lined up this way, I call North, East, skip, South, West, back to center for Spirit. It looks and feels fresh and elegant. I may add swirls of each element later. For now, elemental totems at the base of each candle works great. And now my altar space is actually usable for journaling, and spell work.

It’s a usable magickal space, perfect for a fresh start getting back into my routine. 

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