Throughout the years I’ve been asked many questions about everything imaginable. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and their answers. Perhaps they will help you, too. If you have questions that aren’t asked here, please don’t hesitate to ask!
Q: What makes your readings and services stand out from everybody else?
A: Old school work ethic – it’s that plain and simple. There are no hidden costs, false hopes or empty promises. I’ve been doing this professionally for over 33 years. I’ve touched many lives, and hopefully made a difference. I don’t sugar coat anything, however I do try to be tactful! LOL! I was called by a higher power to do what I do. I do not seek fame or fortune. Spirit brings those that need me to me, that’s how it has always worked.
Q: Am I psychic or going crazy?
A: Chances are very good that you’re not crazy. We are all born with intuitive abilities, the strongest being self-preservation. When the Universe gets your attention, then it’s time to learn to control and use your psychic abilities, that way they won’t control you.
Q: Is a Psychic and a Medium the same thing?
A: The term “psychic” was coined to imply that someone can “foretell the future.” Fortune Telling is overrated and subject to change without notice. Your future is yours by free will and circumstances – it isn’t stuck in concrete. Destiny is the only thing that’s set in concrete. A psychic has learned to trust first impressions – “I know that I know that I know.” Whereas a Medium is sensitive to spirit energy and spirit communication. However, a practitioner can be both a Psychic and a Medium.
Q: I would like to learn more about Spellcraft/Witchcraft. Which Path or Tradition do you follow?
A: Seax-Wica founded in 1973 by Raymond Buckland. Wica means “Craft of the wise” in old English. Seax-Wica differs in many aspects from most traditions on a number of levels. First and foremost, Seax-Wica does not have the traditional three degree system of initiation which requires 365 + 1 days to complete each initiation. It centers around and appeals to the Solitary Witch. And, there is NO oath of secrecy. For all intense and purposes, Seax-Wica is not a structured, organized religion, even though Buckland categorized it as such for legal reasons. For more information, and as far as I know, this publication is still in print: “Buckland’s Book of Saxon Witchcraft by Raymond Buckland.” Word to the wise, and I complained to the publisher about it… The moron that did the re-print spelled the name wrong! This tradition is NOT spelled “Wicca.”
Q: What is meant by a “canned” reading?
A: A “canned” reading is a “general reading script” that the reader has memorized. He/She will tell you that you can not talk during the reading, ask questions, tape it, or discuss your reading with anyone. If someone comes to the appointment with you, the reader will ask that person to wait outside. He/she will normally give some fabricated lame reason or excuse for his/her peculiar rules. But, he/she will usually put on a good show complete with stage props!
Q: How long have you been doing readings?
A: I’ve been doing readings for 60+ years, but I’ve been a professional Metaphysical Practitioner since 1986.
Q: When are the “witching hours?”
A: The “psychic or witching hours” are 9pm – 6am seven days a week. That’s when the energy level for spellwork, seance’s, spirit contact and communication is the strongest. And, if you think that your broom needs to get out of the closet, those are the best hours to go for a ride.
Q: Can anyone communicate with spirit?
A: Yes. Spirit is around us all the time. Simply talk to them, they will hear you and respond. If you ask a question you will get your answer in one way or another, just be patient and open to the answer.
Q: What does the word “pagan” mean?
A: Pagan simply means; “country folk.” The term got a bad rep from organized religion centuries ago. Before the industrial revolution, agriculture was the life’s blood for a vast majority of the populations around the world. Folk lore, superstitions, myths, customs, culture and faith in the cosmic higher powers to bless them with a bountiful harvest was the ancients way of living and believing. The terms Pagan and Heathen became synonymous when organized religions brought fire and brimstone into the world stage.
Q: I can’t sell my house. Do I have to hire a specialist to get rid of anything that could be haunting it?
A: Save your money. You can get rid of anything negative with the tone of a bell! Positive spirits, energy and entities are drawn to the tone of a bell, and anything negative is repelled by the tone of a bell. If you feel the infestation is really bad, you can smudge your house with White Sage and/or Sweetgrass. As you’re going through the house with the smoldering smudge stick, keep saying in a forceful voice, “Leave Now, and Harm None!”
Q: What is “Flying Ointment?”
A: Flying Ointment is an herbal hallucinogenic salve and was believed to have been used by witches for the purpose of soul-flight. Today, there are recipes with both psychoactive and non-psychoactive entheogens, (the latter is a waste of time, effort and money). Spellcraft Practitioners were said to have used an assortment of the following ingredients (when they could be found), but, most are highly hallucinogenic, poisonous, and potentially lethal. What is most alarming is that most of these ingredients contain properties of Atropine, Hyoscyamine, and/or Scopolamine.
- Rendered hog’s fat (base)
- Belladonna (deadly nightshade)
- Opium / Poppy (Papaver Somniferum)
- Fly Agaric (psychoactive mushrooms)
- Henbane Bell
- Black Henbane
- Water Hemlock
- Water Parsnip
- Sweet Flag (Acorus Calamus)
- Balm of Gilead (buds from the Poplar Tree)
- Calamus Root
- Clary Sage
- Dittany of Crete
- Yarrow (While not having psychoactive properties, Yarrow has been traditionally used by Shamans for centuries to protect the body while the soul is journeying and to aid in bringing the soul and the person back to consciousness. Yarrow was more commonly burned as a smudge or incense for these purposes, but can be smoked or added to a salve as well.)