Traditional Witchcraft for Woods and Forests; A review.

Traditional Witchcraft for the Woods & Forests by Melusine Draco is a wonderful read for anyone who feels the need to get away from the pressures of the city for a moment or few.

One of the very first books I read from Moon Books had to do with spirit animals and animal magic, and as a wolf I definitely need the comfort of the forest. This book isn’t just an instruction manual (like so many of these type of books are) it cuddles you up in forest and that for me is priceless.

I am lucky enough to have the follow up books to this first gem, and I am excited to start on my next adventure with lady Draco. I strongly recommend this book and probably will ( I’m pretty sure) the rest of her books. I also found her page Traditional Witchcraft so go have a look at that too.

 

In terms of style I enjoy that she is more of a story teller like I mentioned earlier. It also makes me happy that old lore is a recurring topic and that we get to learn and bathe in the wonders of things that we will possibly never be able to fully comprehend.

I think I have exhausted my thesaurus and just writing this review makes the hairs on my body stand up in excitement and admiration.

 

Definitely worth the time it took to get to this book.twwf

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Before Goodbye

That morning she didn’t expect to wake. In fact she’d planned to never awake again. It was sunny, her head hurt a little, but apart from the head hurt, it didn’t feel like much of a failed suicide attempt.

Her food was cold when she got around to eating it; to her surprise her appetite had made an unexpected reappearance. She enjoyed every bite, and things seemed to be better. She mused that perhaps all it took was the bravity of facing her own mortality without fear… it was only after she had cleared her plate that she decided to get up and face the day.

Her phone rang as she was about to open the door. Luckily she hadn’t, because her mother’s worried voice echoed as she listened, not able to coherently respond to the rehearsed delivery of bad news.

It was meant to be her death, instead… the other got it right.

That other with the brown eyes and childish smile.

The other with her favorite lips pasted on almost perfectly… that other… no longer existed.

Suddenly the tasty food re exited without warning and her head threw her almost instantly in her own vomit. She was waiting for tears, or a heart attack or something that was other than the empty vessel she now related to.

The other … memory.

The girl in room  3 had no pills left to drown her life in and bleeding out would take too long.

The girl in room 3 buried both herself and the other that instant. She cut out the struggles and with a new clarity she realized it would have been better to breathe before saying goodbye.

REPEAT AFTER ME,”I AM LOST”

Well done!

You have successfully taken the first step to truly improving your state of being, and as cliche as it may sound: there is nothing in the world that can or will change if you are not willing to take responsibility for your life.

Let me start off with explaining a bit about being part of the Black Eyed Wolves community; it’s a passion! If you remember nothing else about this space, it will suffice to know that if your passion is in check (even though it may need a little spark) then you will do just fine with us.

Alright now secondly: I have no intention to be politically or religiously correct – what does that mean?

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It does not interest me what your beliefs, skin-color, religion or gender you are or think you are – I will communicate with you as if I am communicating with my inner self; without a filter and without sparing any harsh truths. My aim is to try (even if on a minimal scale) improve the state in which we are and which we have projected on to our Earth as whole.

A wise person once said to me that we do not need six degrees to be teachers, healers or anything we have ever dreamed of becoming, so here it is: WE ARE ALL LOST AND IT IS GREAT!

Why?

Because this means we now have one of two choices; sit back and keep moaning and complaining about how shitty our circumstances are, how corrupt our government is, how little nutrition there is on the shelves in shops these days, how racism is terrible, how people are mean … OR… we could take responsibility for our own lives and actions and the way we treat not just one another, but also our surroundings, the animals we encounter/own(here I must add that I dislike having to use that word to describe the relationship, between a human and the animal that lives with the human)/ work with… the trees with staples through their barks that we just walk past, the disgusting amount of litter around us… our depression… our bodies… our minds and souls – there should be no one else held accountable for those things but YOU.

Yes I am a hypocrite. Up until a few days ago I was still moaning about my circumstances… the only thing running through my mind was; “I hate my surroundings, I hate my circumstances!”. I felt sorry for myself and found 101 excuses why there was nothing I could do to improve my own life. So it carried on; day in and day out I pretended to like my job, because well a job was better than no job and in the meantime I became more and more miserable, snappy and just all round unpleasant. We may not realize it, but we’re all that painfully negative most of the time too… so I got up the one morning after exploring forests in a different shape and mind, and I thought that there is no reason why a human cannot attain the peaceful, quiet determination of a wolf or a bear or a dragon (although they are not of the most silent creatures); but whichever works for you – and even if you don’t believe in that side of things then ponder on what is actually stopping you from being the best person you can be?

YOU!

Realizing that, I set out to go for a run… but a real run; the kind of run that makes your heart and soul clench and brings tears forth by the end of it because you now broke the boundary that you had subconsciously set for yourself: it is commonly known as; ‘ I cannot ‘.

BULLSHIT

There is absolutely nothing in this world that YOU cannot do. Nothing. I need you to try and wrap your brains around this concept. Your own mind is the only barrier keeping you from real development (and I know that you’ve heard this before) which is why Black eyed Wolves will be a series of practical lessons or rather demonstrations with a lot of interaction between you and you and well ultimately you.

My invitation to you is to get up right now and go outside and climb that tree you know you cannot climb, put on your running shoes and run to your friend and apologize for the fight you had the other night, excuse yourself for an hour and go run as fast as you can around the block; but whatever you do keep going… you do not have to be the strongest or fastest but you need to push yourself… and tomorrow when you knock your toe against the couch leg and you spill coffee all over your dress and your boss moans at you and your spouse threatens to leave: OWN YOUR PAIN, harness it, but whatever you do , DO NOT allow your pain to own you. Instead go out and do something you never thought you were capable of doing, push yourself but most importantly : believe in yourself. Stop being afraid of being the best you can be simply because it is scarier than being average.

I am sending my heart out to each of you:

Now get up

Do it

AND DON’T YOU COME BACK UNTIL YOU ARE FULLY AWARE THAT THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING THAT YOU ARE INCAPABLE OF DOING.

P.S.

You are never alone.

All my love

Canis-Lupus

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