Welcome back to me bein extra.
SO let’s talk hood witchery because I’ve been doin some thangs.
First great thing. So I have a little bag that I’ve been calling my portable altar because Gris gris was incorrect, and I’m not indigenous so nope to calling it anything close to a medicine bag. I was doing some mystical noodling on google and found the right thing.
I am making myself a MOJO BAG.
Being that the nature of my witchery is entirely syncretic and dependent on how I feel, what I dream etc. What’s interesting is that while I’ve been gathering bits and bobs for it, I have had the Muddy Waters version of Got My Mojo Working *not even my fave version* playing in my head on a loop.
I had misplaced my bag for a minute. I changed bags and left it in my other bags for a while. And I could not stop with the damn song.
Given that I have some memory issues, this is fucking magical that I’ve been thinking the right thing all along I just couldn’t bring it to the fore of my mind.
My bag is still a work in progress and I haven’t had the chance to charge it up yet. I’m going to look for some other odds and ends to fill it out with.
I’m STILL feeling some type of way about trying to vet shops to buy certain items from. I will not buy if your magical items are all Quasi-Eastern, exotifying terribleness. I really hate that so many supposed magiacal witch types will treat anything that isn’t The Morrigan as exotic table trimmings and not respect the deep heritage there.
My fucking heritage.
And I am not connected to African Diaspora religion/witchery by blood that I know of so I’m kind of floundering over here.
There are certain items I just do not feel right getting from people who are not practicing, who are not doing these things or making the sacred items I want in a way that seems respectful.
That said, I’m so glad I found my bag and connected it to the tradition that made me want to have it in the first place.
I’m working on doing some further research, looking for that yes that is what I need feeling.
For those who are atheists or feel some type of way about pagany/witchyness, leave folks alone about it. I don’t care if you don’t like it, it makes me happy.
The next thing I’m also looking at are ways to expand my communication with certain spiritual things. Baron Samedi namely. I have a lot of dreams featuring the Baron. I want to explore creating some type of sacred space in my house and not have it conflict about my negative feelings towards the space.
I tend to not remember/do formalized rituals. I do what feels good in the moment.
Also I’ll document some of my ritual stuff.
What else is coming?
In a month there’ll be some new skincare reviews. I’ll be talking more about fatness and bodies. I’ll be talking about how my relationship with my body is changing again.
That’s all for now.