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« Topic Start: June 18, 2007, 08:04:26 pm »

Well Met all,

As i was posting this a few minutes ago, I had timed out on my log in so let's see if I can remember what I was posting,lol

I recently changed my residence and started to re-read  Cottage Witchery by Ellen Duncan as a result,which I love. And I was wondering if anyone else is into this? What are some lores, superstitions, or practices you follow?

I personally love reconnecting with my home. So many people are home focused, like us cancers,lol....but few really feel the importance of having that haven to come home to. I have been especially aware since the rest of life is like a whirlwind right now,lol. I even notice the feeling at my mothers home, which I myself haven't lived in in over six years.

I also re-read The Magical Household by Scott Cunningham and David Harrington, which I also love. I love how alot of objects can affect the energy of your home, objects most people over look every day. I also like the superstitions, like how a pet is acting signifying a certain thing or the act of spilling salt. I had to explain to my love that this practice came from when salt was quite the commodity. I wonder if that applies to Sea Salt as well, something I switched to a few years back. They also had alot on simple things such as herbs to put around doorways, folklore about the significance of windows, and even how utensils falling in a certain arrangement could be read like divination.

I had alot more that I had said but darned if i can recall. I'd love some people's thoughts on this. Thank you all for your time and Bright Blessings
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« Reply #1: June 30, 2007, 09:24:16 pm »

Well Met all,

As i was posting this a few minutes ago, I had timed out on my log in so let's see if I can remember what I was posting,lol

I recently changed my residence and started to re-read  Cottage Witchery by Ellen Duncan as a result,which I love. And I was wondering if anyone else is into this? What are some lores, superstitions, or practices you follow?

I personally love reconnecting with my home. So many people are home focused, like us cancers,lol....but few really feel the importance of having that haven to come home to. I have been especially aware since the rest of life is like a whirlwind right now,lol. I even notice the feeling at my mothers home, which I myself haven't lived in in over six years.

I also re-read The Magical Household by Scott Cunningham and David Harrington, which I also love. I love how alot of objects can affect the energy of your home, objects most people over look every day. I also like the superstitions, like how a pet is acting signifying a certain thing or the act of spilling salt. I had to explain to my love that this practice came from when salt was quite the commodity. I wonder if that applies to Sea Salt as well, something I switched to a few years back. They also had alot on simple things such as herbs to put around doorways, folklore about the significance of windows, and even how utensils falling in a certain arrangement could be read like divination.

I had alot more that I had said but darned if i can recall. I'd love some people's thoughts on this. Thank you all for your time and Bright Blessings

Now I hadn't heard of Cottage Witchery until I read your post. I checked it out online and the book sounds interesting.
Sounds like something that will motivate me into action. I have been wanting to treat my whole home as a magical place, but the idea seemed a bit overwhelming and I didn't know where to start.

I was thinking of maybe dedicating some rooms to deities, almost like an undercurrent theme. (Nothing obvious like a big idol in the livingroom or anything - lol) I love to have magical items around, but don't want them to be the main focus of a room, especially the kitchen.

The book isn't too "Martha Stewart-ish" is it? You know - herbs in vases that need to be changed out with the seasons or homemade soaps in the bath?

I recently saw some "fairy doors" door toppers I thought were a cute accent yet would allow for positve energy flow from room to room.

I may pick up a copy yet!
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« Reply #2: June 30, 2007, 11:03:28 pm »

Now I hadn't heard of Cottage Witchery until I read your post. I checked it out online and the book sounds interesting.
Sounds like something that will motivate me into action. I have been wanting to treat my whole home as a magical place, but the idea seemed a bit overwhelming and I didn't know where to start.

I was thinking of maybe dedicating some rooms to deities, almost like an undercurrent theme. (Nothing obvious like a big idol in the livingroom or anything - lol) I love to have magical items around, but don't want them to be the main focus of a room, especially the kitchen.

The book isn't too "Martha Stewart-ish" is it? You know - herbs in vases that need to be changed out with the seasons or homemade soaps in the bath?

I recently saw some "fairy doors" door toppers I thought were a cute accent yet would allow for positve energy flow from room to room.

I may pick up a copy yet!

If it were Martha-ish, i'da thrown it out. Not at all. The story in the very beginning gets me everytime. Thats how I knew i'd love the book.

I know what you mean about the items in different rooms. I love a small symbol I can look at and it makes me smile, it almost gives an under current that can be felt whenever you go in the room, but isn't over powering or the sole focus, like a pagan/dedication.altar room would be.

I also did like Cunninghams book bc it gave SO MUCH lore and superstitions and little facts. I got completely wrapped up and enthralled in both books.

Best of luck and hoping you do pick the book up, it's lovely.

Bright Blessings
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