Wednesday, 25 July 2012
I've been meaning to put this post up for awhile, but have been putting it off, because I keep telling myself, with a wide and hopeful expression, "Oh no, even though you're living in the desert for a bit, you'll totally be able to update!"
Admittedly, its been a rough couple of months. Its especially hard being away from Lore.
So, for an indefinite amount of time (though I'm hoping only for... a month longer), University Witch is taking a hiatus! But at the same time, I feel as if I've somewhat outgrown what I wanted to use this website for...
I wanted a fun, no-bars approach to the life of magick. Magick is a way of life. That thus makes it beyond just merely a religion, its something that's been integrated into your everyday life that now, it would become hard to separate it.
Anyway! Now that my little... blurb is out of the way. I've also taken on a number of personal projects (and cramming my way back into classes this semester), so hopefully we'll see how it all goes!
I'll also be adding a list of essays and guests posts I've done! I've been meaning to for awhile; I should probably do that...
Good luck in all your magick endevours!
Soull Soothslayer, the University Witch
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Monday, 21 May 2012
Witchcraft is a very interesting subject; there's something about it that makes it very interchangeable to the user, depending on their beliefs. The ability to have a choice in the patron deities the God and Goddess represent to you can hold a sort of power to the person. Like in Christianity when people pray to the saints, the patron God and Goddess of the individual's choosing invoke perhaps the same feeling of spiritual gratification--you feel as if someone is taking the time to hear a prayer.
However, one of the biggest subjects on Witchcraft to those whom don't know better is its association with the Devil or Satan. Now, the Wiccan religion doesn't believe in the Devil. But one cannot casually toss aside that the usage of "demonic" or "satanic" symbols aren't what someone could consider a curse.
While some people may or may not believe in magick, people are still very aware when they are being cursed, and there is still come fear behind it. After all, whether using the Devil as your advocate or any other type of invoked magickal deity, a curse is still Witchcraft, and thus we still continue to be haunted by this time-old visage of dancing skyclad around a bonfire and sacrificing our cats.
The article outlines an incident at a Walmart that's perhaps close by to where I live; the story takes place in Fort Worth, TX. A woman only known as "Jessica" in the article, tells that when she picked up her car from the auto department of a Walmart after an oil change, a kind associate alerted her of the markings on the underside of her car. In bright blue was 666, and upside-down cross, and an upside down pentagram. Jessica has a feeling of who it was, and the company has apparently reached out to her in this incident.
She even worries if its a curse, which is understandable. Words, feelings, and symbols all have power in their own right. I wonder if she was able to wash it off, or if its stuck on the underside of her car? And if so... does she still feel comfortable driving it?
You can check out the article and video here, while AOL News still has it up.
Wednesday, 2 May 2012
Happy May Day, everyone!
Sunday, 1 April 2012
Saturday, 24 March 2012
Friday, 3 February 2012
Another Sabbat has passed us, and the end to the first month of the mundane New Year is over!
I recently wrote an article about being a witch. I've learned through it that there are a lot of people that perhaps feel the same as I do, that they neglect their spiritual selves in favor of maintaining the strain of their day-to-day life. Admittedly, it can be hard and stressful. I was very moved by the multiple private messages I got from it. I hear from such a variety of different individuals, that I was touched by all that I read.
When I did go through all of them, I realized: this is the reason I write. This is the reason I maintain the University Witch blog, why I keep learning, why after awhile of beating around the bush, I fully embraced my faith for all that it is.
For those who stumbled upon here because of the article, or for those who follow the site, or even for those who come here for the first time!... thank you very much!
Soull Soothslayer, the University Witch