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« Topic Start: December 20, 2010, 02:25:22 pm »

This keeps popping into my head when I try to focus on communication between me, the spirit realm, and with my deity. I can't figure out what it means, but it seems to kind of fill a void when I think about it. I kind of get the feeling it has something to do with science mingled with witchcraft, and paganism. I first saw "Source Witch" as someone's username on some chat service, and ever since then I can't seem to get it from my mind. At first it seemed kind of pretentious.. like "source of witches?" kind of thing, but that seems to take it out of context from the way the two words are together. Source reminds me of the beginning of the universe, and brings me to wonder what created the gods? That sort of thing. I'm a science nerd I can't help but wonder -_-'.
Maybe there are certain things I could look up like science and paganism. I don't know.

Well anyway, I'm curious if anyone else has heard of a Source Witch, or may have any input to what it could mean. I can't find anything with google! Angry
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« Reply #1: December 21, 2010, 06:20:17 am »

Wow. I guess this is completely alien to you folks. Suppose it's something I'll have to figure out on my own then.
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« Reply #2: December 21, 2010, 08:06:38 am »

Wow. I guess this is completely alien to you folks. Suppose it's something I'll have to figure out on my own then.

It's been...  What, about 16 hours since your original post, and that includes overnight-time for most of our posters?  That no one has responded yet doesn't mean no one will; it just means no one has yet.  Not everyone is on the forum every day, and some who are might not have gotten to it since you posted your question.  Even those who have seen your question might want to do a little research and/or thinking before answering.  You need to be patient.

And it could be that no one will have an answer for you--but it's a little early to assume that just yet.  Wink

FWIW, the term "source" is bringing up two things for me.  One is source code, as in writing a computer program.  The other is Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series, in which people who (more or less) do magic are described as drawing power from the "True Source" (which is more complicated than that, of course, but it gets you the basic idea).  Along similar-but-more-generic lines, "source" could refer to a source of power, something that provides power?  (I'm thinking of, like, a computer's power supply here, or maybe plugging into an electrical grid.) 

I've never heard the term "source witch" before, but thought I'd throw these out there in case they might give you any leads to follow.
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« Reply #3: December 21, 2010, 08:12:31 am »

Well anyway, I'm curious if anyone else has heard of a Source Witch, or may have any input to what it could mean. I can't find anything with google! Angry

I've never heard the term used before.
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« Reply #4: December 21, 2010, 08:29:16 am »

It's been...  What, about 16 hours since your original post, and that includes overnight-time for most of our posters?  That no one has responded yet doesn't mean no one will; it just means no one has yet.  Not everyone is on the forum every day, and some who are might not have gotten to it since you posted your question.  Even those who have seen your question might want to do a little research and/or thinking before answering.  You need to be patient.

And it could be that no one will have an answer for you--but it's a little early to assume that just yet.  Wink

FWIW, the term "source" is bringing up two things for me.  One is source code, as in writing a computer program.  The other is Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series, in which people who (more or less) do magic are described as drawing power from the "True Source" (which is more complicated than that, of course, but it gets you the basic idea).  Along similar-but-more-generic lines, "source" could refer to a source of power, something that provides power?  (I'm thinking of, like, a computer's power supply here, or maybe plugging into an electrical grid.) 

I've never heard the term "source witch" before, but thought I'd throw these out there in case they might give you any leads to follow.

I apologize for being so impatient. I meant no disrespect. I appreciate the responses thanks guys.
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« Reply #5: December 21, 2010, 04:38:40 pm »

Well anyway, I'm curious if anyone else has heard of a Source Witch, or may have any input to what it could mean. I can't find anything with google! Angry

It makes me think of a very academic witch who always checks her sources thoroughly. Might be because I'm currently in University, however. Cheesy


Other than that, I've never heard the term before. Sorry.
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« Reply #6: December 21, 2010, 06:26:30 pm »

It makes me think of a very academic witch who always checks her sources thoroughly. Might be because I'm currently in University, however. Cheesy


Other than that, I've never heard the term before. Sorry.

Thanks. I feel like kind of an idiot now, but though the past two info responses have been only a little obvious I think it does help put this in perspective at least. It's also nice to talk about it with people who have researched more then I can imagine. I was so anxious I forgot how long it takes for forum posts to get replies! Sorry again!
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« Reply #7: December 21, 2010, 07:51:57 pm »

Well anyway, I'm curious if anyone else has heard of a Source Witch, or may have any input to what it could mean. I can't find anything with google!

Your post made me think of international pseudo-homonyms--words that sound a bit like "source" and/or "witch" in languages other than English.  I'm sure there are many.  The first that leaped to my mind was "Schwarz" (meaning "black") in German.  Might be worth looking into...

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« Reply #8: December 21, 2010, 08:20:22 pm »

The first that leaped to my mind was "Schwarz" (meaning "black") in German.

That is actually brilliant.  Another language means another meaning... Maybe someone could look into other languages as well? I would but I am no language guru.

I have never heard of the term source witch before but now that I have actually started to think about it... And with everyone's reply's, I'm getting curious.

It might mean something personal to whoever uses the name maybe?
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« Reply #9: December 21, 2010, 11:07:52 pm »

It might mean something personal to whoever uses the name maybe?

That would be what I would assume.
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« Reply #10: December 22, 2010, 02:48:35 am »

That would be what I would assume.

Hmmm. Well yes it obviously was personal to the username holder, alas it stuck out enough to me to stay in my head for a really long period of time. Thing is it pops into my head at random sometimes. Not to sound cliche or anything but it's kind of like a whisper in my head. Take that for what you will.I maybe just be putting too much thought into it. It sounds more technical to me now rather then sentimental. I think I understand a little better I just needed to jar myself from thinking it meant more then it really does, and stop obsessing. Not that I'll forget it. Who knows.
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« Reply #11: December 22, 2010, 04:41:22 am »

It sounds more technical to me now rather then sentimental.
Hmm, y'know, if it was "Source Wizard" instead of "Source Witch", I'd be positive it meant "alpha coder geek".

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« Reply #12: December 22, 2010, 07:24:07 am »

Hmm, y'know, if it was "Source Wizard" instead of "Source Witch", I'd be positive it meant "alpha coder geek".

I think it works either way--but I may be unfairly biased, because if I worked in a less-conservative setting I would totally borrow "Source Witch" as an unofficial job title in that exact context.
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« Reply #13: December 22, 2010, 09:58:31 am »

Hmm, y'know, if it was "Source Wizard" instead of "Source Witch", I'd be positive it meant "alpha coder geek".

I used 'Sourcerer' as a pun for a while on the same principles (only with finding materials and sources, being a librarian.)
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« Reply #14: December 22, 2010, 04:57:35 pm »

I think it works either way--but I may be unfairly biased, because if I worked in a less-conservative setting I would totally borrow "Source Witch" as an unofficial job title in that exact context.

Lol that's awesome. It would be a great pun.
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