- My boss, in what is probably the most inspiring thing I’ve ever heard. (via heloisedevillefort)
Little Brown Mushrooms, Seabeck, Washington
This is currently my favorite crystal in my collection. It’s a smoky rutilated quartz from Brazil. It has so many inclusions (some of them I don’t even know what they are), etchings, and even some rainbows. I could stare at it forever!
Aifur Viking Tavern II on Flickr.
Back inside the viking tavern, and doesn’t it look cozy?
Part I – Part II
(I assume by “good” witch, you’re referring to a witch who works spells strictly for beneficial or positive results.)
It is definitely true that all magic has a price.
However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that bad things will happen to you.
Think of it this way: You’re hungry and you want a sandwich, so you buy a sandwich. The consequence is that you’re out a few bucks, but now you have food. Or, you stay up late to get a term paper done and then you’re tired the next day. Same rule applies.
Most of the “price” of magic, in my experience, is in the caster’s energy being spent to make the spell work. I’m always worn out after big castings or rituals, and I pass the hell out after my annual house warding. It’s tiring work, but still…nothing a square meal and a good night’s sleep won’t cure.
It also gets easier with practice. Picture magic like a muscle. The more you flex and exercise it, the stronger and more capable it becomes.
If you sling a curse, that’s a slightly different story, but it doesn’t mean someone’s going to drop a house on you. It’s like throwing mud: you can’t do it without getting your hands dirty, but there are ways to mitigate the mess. If you don’t want the hassle, then don’t do that particular type of magic.