Friday, 25 March 2016

Book of Shadows.

At a Grapevine.

Dear Journal,

... what is a 'Book of Shadows'?

A 'Book of Shadows' is a personalized, handwritten book containing a witch's spells, rituals, and wisdom.

No two will be identical.

The concept underlying the 'Book of Shadows' is that for centuries, people practicing witchcraft & related religions were persecuted, and practices had to be secret, for safety's sake.

Possession of any kind of magical or similar text could be grounds for conviction of witchcraft.

The name 'Book of Shadows' refers to the neccessity of keeping these books safely hidden in the shadows, rather than out in a plain sight.

There were situations of witch trials, where a witch was found with a copy of a
well-known Ancient Grimoire (a spell book) along with a private, hand-written books of spells and rituals in which a witch copied parts of that famous Grimoire. Witch's books, which were destroyed, fit the definition of a 'Book of Shadows'.

... what is a 'Black Book of Shadows'?

it's a 'Book of Shadows' containing Black Magics that can be used for Protection, even if in itself it's concepts are harmful.

... it's a thin line to tread carefully, to not be sucked into Dark too much as one Protects her family, friends, allies & so on.

energy sent returns after all, and White Magic is a strong counter to Black, for it specializes in fighting Black.

i'll write more on that later, if i can.

--- Yours, Chea Allin, a Witch & a Seeker of Enlightened Energies.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

... who am i ?

a Talk.

Dear Journal,

i've chatted a little by the Norwick's a bon-fire.

Norwick has a past of witch-persecution, people are almost unaware of enlightenment as well.

... what is witch, what she's not?

witchcraft is 'craft of the wise', a true science & art.

witches are independent women, knowledgeable & experienced, mostly in matters spiritual.

words of 'witch' & related mean in many languages 'wise one', 'knowledgeable', 'medium'.

witches are those women & men who live with godesses & gods on a friendly terms, not begging, just asking for empowerment so they can do things of their own.

when called 'medium', they act as a bridges to the worlds spiritual.

witches can notice magic in any thing or color, etc ... they know how to draw their magical powers from ... or at least whom to contact for that.

what they notice & understand affects them, as well as giving them the power.

they use that a knowledge in their crafts as well.

what are enlightened energies?

traces of wisdom & compassion can be found everywhere, an enlightening qualities in itself.

there are those who have closed minds however, who would rather see magic persecuted, witches insulted ... even if witches consider their titles ennobling, are proud of them.

many prefer to use discretion, to not endanger others, to not reveal their magical crafts.

... i think it's wise as well.

--- Yours, Chea Allin, a Witch & a Seeker of Enlightened Energies.

Monday, 7 March 2016


At the Norwick's Grapevine Inn.

Dear Journal,

... when one scries, one is susceptible to scrying as well.

yesterday i did a small divination using my Athamé of Light & my Divination deck.

... i cast my cards on a dry cloth & divined quickly before wind could blow away my cards.

... this was not my intention, this was beyond my suspictions,

... but i've noticed someone ancient, powerful & patient scrying on Hen, Horfirith Henoseth.

i stopped a scry before arcane energies could burn through my eye sockets.

i've warned both Hen & Willow who were around there.

Hen told that she's aware, that anyone talking with her is also Scried upon, as well.

-- Yours, Chea Allin, a Scrying Witch, a Seeker of Enlightened Energies as well.

... a talk at Norwick's south gate,

... just before a scry attempt.

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Elements in Spells.

Dear Journal,

... only two of spells i am aware of for now,

... more later, as time & practice allows.

... using cantrips to draw ink away from my journal, putting extra pages as neccessary as well.

How the spells are aligned with the elements?

Cat's Grace.

A Cat's Grace spell dares to use fluid movements, so it's water, mostly.

Owl's Wisdom.

An Owls's Wisdom spell puts emphasis on the Wisdom aspect, so it's Air mostly ... for many things can be seen & understood to know, by an Owl flying above, in Air.

-- Yours, Chea Allin, a Witch & a Seeker of Enlightened Energies.


A meditation,

... with an 'Athamé of Light' regalia,
... 'kissing the silent earth'.

Dear Journal,

What are Aspects?

i understand Aspects as 'sides', 'parts of' something or someone.

Main elemental aspects in my magicks & in my reality are:
- Air (Akadi),
- Earth (Chauntea),
- Fire (Kossuth),
- Water (Ishtishia).

Time & light aspects are:
- Sun (Lathander),
- Moon (Selűne).

Beauty, partnership & happiness aspects are:
- Love & Passion (Sune, Sharess & Loviatar),
- Art & Luck (Liira, Tymora & Beshaba),
- Nobility (Siamorphe & Tiamat).

Mystery aspects are:
- Magic (Mystra & Azuth),
- Divination (Savras),
- Death (Kelemvor).

i've also mentioned divine sources, related with these.

... where's a deity, there are followers usually ... that's why not only 'sides', but also 'parts of', 'factions related with'.

There's much more, as well.

... i did also a few of minor rites (short rituals) related with an 'Athamé of Light' Enchantment, associated with the Sun & Moon, for Selűne as well.

... this completes a part of my duties & elegantly joins aspects with whose i'll work with in future.

-- Yours, Chea Allin, a Witch & a Seeker of Enlightened Energies.

P.S. A many of my items i treat as Regalia, items that are related with certain deities & their followers, or just with factions led by someone. Regalia are insignia & privileges, that show my dedication to them. Regalia are also a signs of status in certain groups, aspects of reality. Regalia are used to 'tell' something, to perform spellcasting in my case as well. Misused regalia are great danger to me & others as well.

An Enchanted Offering.

An offering.

Dear Journal,

i've completed my Athamé of Light enchantment succesfully.

... in a shrine of Mystra in the Temple of Hope,

i've offered to wield it for Mystra & for Enlightened Energies as well.

--- Yours, Chea Allin, a Witch & a Seeker of Enlightened Energies.

Athamé of Light.

P.S. After a proper Enchantment Ritual, i did a few of minor complementary rites of the Sun & Moon.

P.S.S. Athamé is never used to pierce skin, or draw blood to kill someone, but it can help direct magicks that will result in that, however.

blog author's note: there are nwn1 game bugs that make character autoattack enemies as they run nearby, i'll not rp (roleplay) these occurances as attacks but as game bugs. i'll try to not wield this dagger in a way that makes Chea vulnerable to these bugs, however.