I don’t think so. I never have. I’ve never known anyone who could. But there are stories that hold an air of truth. And lords, are there stories! And I think I believe some of them.
I don’t believe in anything you would see in a movie, no cursed man crushed into changing into a wolf every full moon whose bite infects all those it doesn’t kill who wakes and knows nothing of the bloody night before. No.
But do I believe in shape shifters? Yes. In the magical and spiritual sense, yes. In the literal sense as well, I think so.
I also believe there are cults of people who shape-shift spiritually into wolves using ointments and battle for the community in ‘wolf form’ doing this as an act of faith. Recant the confessions of Thiess the Werewolf 1692, and you will find congruence with my beliefs in werewolves.
No, not precisely. Why, do you?
"Sanguis mane in te
Sicut Christus fuit in se;
Sanguis mane in tua vena
Sicut Christus in sua pena;
Sanguis mane fixus
Sicut Christus quando crucifixus.”
and I can’t even think of a clever pun for missing miss-tletoe. fuckdisshit.
Not really. I mean I would hope that before picking up a power drill anyone will read a manual or take a class beforehand, and I feel similarly with witchcraft. Different religions, traditions, and covens will have their own opinions and ensuing systems in place regarding this, however for the act of magic I want people to be safe, smart, and effective (obviously depending, with the latter) however Darwinism isn’t a perfect system and there will always be silly bitches out there picking up tools they don’t know how to use. I mean I began practicing long before I began researching but that was intuitive magic at a young age, where I wasn’t fully conscious of magical reality. I don’t believe in a threefold law, or in one unifying power or tradition superseding the act and practice of magic, but I do believe in responsibility – and that must come with time and practice, with magic as with most other things. So I don’t buy it, I just think people should try to maintain a balance between cautious responsibility, and necessary exploration.
Oh, honeydrop <3 this is sad, but thankfully there’s a solution! Witchvox has an AMAZINGLY useful database of localized individual and group practitioners, so here’s a link to the list of CT groups because I don’t know your age, tradition/practice, or town here is the link to a List of Witchcraft and Pagan Groups in Connecticut.
I took some time looking around at a few of the organizations and groups and some of these looked pretty sweet if you agree drop them a line, angel baby.
Stormlight Kindred (heathen) in Ledyard
Mithras Oasis (O.T.O. Thelemic) in Brooklyn
ShadowWood (British Traditional Wicca) in Mystic
Daughters of Hekate (Hekatean) in New Haven
Roebuck Thicket Circle (Gardnerian) in New Milford
Grove of the Ancient Willow (“Traditional Druid”) in New Milford
Good fortune to ya, let me know if you have no success after browsing this and sending off a few emails. Highly recommend using this Witchvox database to anyone searching for local practitioners!