In all my years of practicing I have never sold it done anything for profit.
I do have dues for my students but that covers learning materials and supplies. I teach them about the craft, how to make items handmade.
The question has been raised many times why do I not sell my creations.
I have always felt the general public has no knowledge of witchcraft. So for them to buy a crystal necklace, it is only an ornament that has no meaning to them. To them it’s just a shinny object. The same with wands, athames, incense. It’s just cool Harry Potter stuff to them.
I have always felt that anything that comes from hand and passes to another must have meaning and intent.
I have rules about my recipes and the recipes that have been passed down to me. My students respect that, but many have now asked me about starting my own business.
I do have the tools and garden to harvest and create many things without any cost or very little cost (bottles, wood, etc.)
I know right now I am trying to get my daughter (Raggle Fur Baby) healed and get her surgery done. My job has started back 100% so in a month my finances will back to normal.
What are your thoughts on someone making profit on this?
I can harvest herbs, make oils, potions, incense, talismans, athames, wands, and more.
I have all the tools and equipment already to handmade all kinds of stuff. I just made some coffin bookshelves yesterday because my girls got onto me about keeping every scrap of wood and challenged me by saying what can you really make with this stuff. So I made some coffin shelves, 2 wands, and a potion rack…
So please enlighten me I would like to know honest opinions about profiting from this.