Thank you once again to everyone who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge - The Wheel of the Year: Pagan Holidays
After taking some time to appreciate the cycles of the year, we’re stepping away from the calendar- to appreciate something else within our sacred spaces. Calling all collectors!
The theme for this week’s challenge is…
A Witch’s Collection
What things do you collect in your Craft?
As members of the material world, it’s in our nature to be drawn to things- items that bring us joy, help us feel comfort, rekindle precious memories, or simply look nice in our spaces.
While it certainly isn’t necessary to have special tools or items in order to practice magick, many witches find themselves collecting things that help or inspire their Craft. The items one collects often paint a picture about both the person and the type(s) of magick they enjoy most. Having a large assortment of teas and teaware, for example, likely points to someone who enjoys tea rituals, meditation, or tasseography. Someone with a hoard of crystals probably enjoys working with stones, lithomancy, or crystal magick- and so on.
Take some time to look around your space- what do you collect? And what insight do these things offer about your practice?
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This week’s challenge is all about collections - but as always, how you do so is up to you!
So are you ready? Because it’s…
Art by Brittnie: Witch Library
This challenge is all about how collections- but how you choose to take on this theme is up to you!
Still not sure where to begin? To help you get started, here are a few ways in which a witch might approach this challenge.
Feel free to show off your treasures this week- let the Coven oohh and ahh over your collection(s)!
Not sure what to look for? Here are a few things that magick-lovers often find themselves collecting:
- Crystals and stones
- Jars and bottles
- Essential oils
- Herbs and spices
- Tarot, Oracle, and other decks
- Magickal clothes and accessories
- Amulets and talismans
Don’t collect any of the above? No worries! Even if your treasures may appear more mundane than magickal at first, your interests help paint a picture of who you are and what you enjoy most- and you are the heart of your practice! Feel free to share any collection(s) you keep, from coins to dolls to glassware and more.
Don’t have a collection yet? Well, now is as great time to start as any! All you need is to set your intention- begin by deciding what type(s) of item you wish to gather.
If material goods don’t appeal to you, then consider making a spiritual collection instead- just as one can gather trinkets, one can collect memories, emotions, or experiences too.
Feel free to share about your spiritual or emotional collections as part of this challenge (note that if your entry contains sensitive content, please share it in the more private A Sacred Space - thank you!)
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The suggestions above are just a few ideas to help kickstart your creativity- if you feel called to explore collections in another way, please feel free to do so!
As always, all witches are encouraged to embrace their own unique practice with how they explore the challenge theme
Art by Iguanamouth: Hoard of Kittens from the Hoard Collection
Click here for a note about challenge inclusivity
Everyone is welcome to join the challenge by practicing magick in line with the current theme. For lurkers and those who don’t feel comfortable sharing, it is absolutely okay to follow along with the challenge but keep your entry personal. Feel free to join in spirit and do what feels most comfortable for you!
That being said, please know that if you would like to receive a prize and a public shout-out, it is required that you share your experience.
In order for your entry to be counted, all you have to do is write/share about your experience and label it as your challenge entry. There is a lot of chatting here (which is awesome- chatting and discussion are very welcome!) so please clearly write that it is your entry so I know to count it!
Click here to learn where to share your challenge entry
You are welcome to post it right here- just click “reply” to this post and write your experience in the text box that pops up!
Alternatively, you could create a new post in the forum (this is good for when you have a lot to share and/or would like to discuss aspects of your entry not related to the current theme)
Note : If you do choose to create a new thread, please add the “challenge-entry” tag and/or add a hyperlink back to this post so that it can be easily found- thank you!
To join in, please share your experience by:
Tuesday, August 22 at 7:00 AM EDT (Eastern US Time)
(Note that the time zone is ET- if you don’t see your time displayed above, you can use this time zone calculator to check for your time zone!)
For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and a small prize!
Acknowledgments will be given in a Props and Presents Post that will appear in the forums on Tuesday.
After the challenge closes, you are still very welcome to post but please be aware that no additional prizes will be given. This discussion will remain open for about a week after the challenge finishes.
A warm reminder that the challenges are designed to be very open- everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that honors and reflects their unique practice
And for those new to challenges- welcome! Know that the goal of these activities is to help you further diversify and strengthen your abilities and to bring together the Spells8 forum family to inspire and support one another in creative ways
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What are the things that call to your soul?
The irresistible treasures that make you feel whole?
When you find something that makes you smile,
That warms your heart for a long while
You’ve discovered a key to your inner self-
There’s nothing to do but keep it on your shelf!
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