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« Reply #45: November 06, 2008, 10:45:53 pm »

They certainly are out there, but not everyone buying the expensive stuff falls into this grouping -- and many people mistakenly think just about everyone does.

If I were to have the money to do so, then sure I would do it... Nothing wrong with wanting what you feel is best or prefer to buy... Totally up to the individual...

I'm just one of those, not to overuse the term, "Thrifty Witches"... I actually have a pair of scissors that I had at home and are silver-plated... I use them often... especially to cut off certain energies or whatever I need to use it for... I did pay only $9 for my pendulum and my tarot cards were $25... If my tarot were $100 it wouldn't make them any better or any worse... what matters the most, or should matter the most, is that the individual connects with the item/tool and make it work for them...
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« Reply #46: November 06, 2008, 10:56:51 pm »

If I were to have the money to do so, then sure I would do it... Nothing wrong with wanting what you feel is best or prefer to buy... Totally up to the individual...

I'm just one of those, not to overuse the term, "Thrifty Witches"... I actually have a pair of scissors that I had at home and are silver-plated... I use them often... especially to cut off certain energies or whatever I need to use it for... I did pay only $9 for my pendulum and my tarot cards were $25... If my tarot were $100 it wouldn't make them any better or any worse... what matters the most, or should matter the most, is that the individual connects with the item/tool and make it work for them...

I actually wouldn't mind making my own tarot card set, to connect a little more with them, but I'm a horrible drawer. I am planning on making my own rune set as that doesn't involve any drawing creativity Cheesy
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« Reply #47: November 06, 2008, 10:58:55 pm »

I am planning on making my own rune set as that doesn't involve any drawing creativity Cheesy

Actually not a bad idea...
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« Reply #48: November 10, 2008, 04:35:36 pm »

There are people out there that know the cheaper prices, but do think that their candles and other things are much more special,have better vibes than the supermarket.

If you really want "better vibes" in your candles, make them yourself. This way it's *your* vibes in the candle.  Wink
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« Reply #49: November 10, 2008, 06:13:52 pm »

If you really want "better vibes" in your candles, make them yourself. This way it's *your* vibes in the candle.  Wink

oooh yes I am planning on doing this sometime in the future Cheesy Will be fun!
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« Reply #50: November 17, 2008, 11:32:12 am »

I find this subject interesting. When we think about the old days pagans got on with what they had on hand; for the most part they didn't have the means to shope for many of their essential needs. Many of them used the simplest essentials for their lamps and making their own candles, as well. I think this mania of having all things "pure": pure beeswax for candles, etc. etc. has totally gotten out of hand. Nowadays the purest of things in life are luxury. Leather, for example, was at one time necessary for clothes and other necessities, now it is considered a luxury item. The same goes for magic props. We don't need to go out of our way to have the best props for our magic practice; they best thing is to be able to make our own when possible, and when it's not possible, well, then we can always go to the "thrift shop" and get what we need. After all, it's the intent that counts when performing magic, not the purity of the prop.

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« Reply #52: November 21, 2008, 09:01:22 am »

Most of us have performed our first act of candle magic by the time we are two years old.

I'm sure I've read this before somewhere...?
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« Reply #53: November 21, 2008, 09:18:32 am »

I'm sure I've read this before somewhere...?

Me too.  Part of it is in the Internet Book of Shadows on Sacred Texts, and I've seen other parts on other sites.

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It's perfectly acceptable to respond to a question with a focused answer rather than a general essay which may contain one or two relevant points.
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« Reply #55: November 21, 2008, 06:39:22 pm »

I'm sure I've read this before somewhere...?

And I could bet I have the book from which it's taken, because I've read it in English and I don't have many of those.
But can't remember now...of course this is now going to drive me nuts til I find out. *lol*  Grin
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« Reply #56: November 22, 2008, 04:18:55 pm »

I find this subject interesting. When we think about the old days pagans got on with what they had on hand; for the most part they didn't have the means to shope for many of their essential needs. Many of them used the simplest essentials for their lamps and making their own candles, as well. I think this mania of having all things "pure": pure beeswax for candles, etc. etc. has totally gotten out of hand. Nowadays the purest of things in life are luxury. Leather, for example, was at one time necessary for clothes and other necessities, now it is considered a luxury item. The same goes for magic props. We don't need to go out of our way to have the best props for our magic practice; they best thing is to be able to make our own when possible, and when it's not possible, well, then we can always go to the "thrift shop" and get what we need. After all, it's the intent that counts when performing magic, not the purity of the prop.

Midnightrider

I "make" my own candles - sometimes right before a ritual - by melting down cheap emergency candles and "rebuilding" them. Once in a blue moon I will spring for the expensive materials though.
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