a reply to: woodwytch
I hope all take heed to your warning. I am proof positive that the young, the uninitiated and the just plain stupid, can make one heck of mess if they
don't know what they are doing.
A gazillion years ago, shortly after college, I was at a party, and had maybe a lot more to drink than I should have. For some stupid reason I
declared myself a witch. I wasn't then and I am not now. In fact I know absolutely nothing when it comes to the arts. So don't ask me why my drunk
self made this declaration.
Well, it was met with great skepticism, as well it should have been. So the friend that was hosting the party, asked me to prove it. I was ready for
this of course, I told her I couldn't work without the tools of my craft. Not to be put off so easily, she asked me what I needed. I told her I
needed, a white candle, a red candle and a black candle. This was back in the early 70's, so I knew I was safe. Nobody had black candles just lying
around the house. I was wrong. She left the room and came back with the 3 candles.
Now I am sort of on the spot. I asked her what she needed for proof. She said when she was in high school there was a guy she really liked. She said
when she went home for holiday break she was hoping to see him, but he had also left town, and no one she knew, knew were he had gone. She said locate
him for me. Now I had to buy myself some time to work up an excuse. I told her to write his name on a piece of paper, and to write her telephone
number on the paper, she did. I said some hocus, pocus, mumbo, jumbo, and burned the paper with the three candles.
Less than 5 seconds later the phone rang. Of course we were all laughing at this point. I was just about to say the call had interrupted the spell,
and it was ruined, but she turned white and screamed. Then she attacked me, screaming for me to get out of her house. I was shocked and scared
speechless because I didn't what was happening. No one else did either, until she started screaming, "It's him!" It's him!" You made him call.
I found out a couple of days later that he said he called because he heard she was asking about him when she went home, a mutual friend gave him her
number, so he decided to call to see what was up. Pure coincidence, except nobody believed it was coincidence, and I lost a good friend. Till this day
some of those folks still look at me side-eyed at times.
Anyway not to derail the thread but dabbling in stuff you don't know anything about can have very unexpected and undesirable outcomes, even if not