What follows is a spirit communication from only a little over a month ago. At the time I simply documented it (like I do with many spirit communications I receive, either directly or as notes), and didn’t think too much of it.
When I read it now, it gives me shivers (in a good way). I’ve spent…
Some of the most beloved and seminal texts regarding witchcraft were manifested simply because a witch found the courage to turn their backs to the major presses, strike out on their own with a unique vision, and strive to publish something that was inspired by the direct whispers of their spirits…
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Awareness and Understandings
As the Compass continues to evolve in it’s digital form, be aware that content from original Shivian blog posts might be migrated to this blog in order to have a more stable and focused home within the folds of this cunning path’s manifold Witchcraft emminations.
Apologies if this causes anyone disruption to their feeds. Please know reposting will be done on a queue as to not overwhelm anyone.
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Krampus playing cards? How bewitchingly arcane!
Now that I’m finally starting to open up about my personal path (via the Stardust Compass) I’m becoming exceptionally excited! So many of you have written in with comments of support, reshared my content, or are eagerly awaiting my next posts. Some of you are even Traditional Witches that I deeply respect and admire, which makes it all the more amazing!
So, thank you all, old favorites and new followers alike. It’s inspiring and humbling to receive your love, and I hope to continue the dialogue I’m already having with many of you, as well as open up new ones in time as more of you guys approach me. Remember, my ASK is always open!
Thank you, and may the spirits open forth the way.
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'Stay the Night' - Zedd ft. Hayley Williams
There is literally nothing about this video that I don’t love.
The pace is perfect, the effects are stunning, and it is one of the incredibly rare times where frenetic cuts don’t interfere with the choreography. In fact, I’d even say they enhance the choreography, which is something I didn’t think I’d ever say.
Creatively this shows stellar communication between all the people involved; choreographer, director, dancers, Hayley and Zedd. Clearly everyone knew what the final result was going to be, and everyone worked together to accomplish it. Too frequently in music videos you have stunning makeup and costumes, or brilliant dancers, but it all gets lost in the editing of a jump-cut loving studio guy. The artist delivers their lines, the dancers kill it, the videographer makes some creative and dynamic shots, and the set designers make the world look lush, but everyone is working so hard on their own aspect that the final result looks disjointed and you don’t have a second to take in all that hard work. It’s such a waste, really.
This video nails the execution, and I love it.
This. Infinitely this.
Currently going through +350 unique sigilum I’ve been given from the Spirits over the years (all part of the Shen Tay’ll spirit tongue), in order to locate the ones which relate to a specific part of the Stardust Compass documentation that I’m working on transcribing from long-standing working notes.
Honestly, I’m kinda loving finally manifesting the Stardust Compass for others. Even though it’s a ton of work, and no-one else might walk this path in the future besides me, I hope that some find it inspirational to consider that their magickal path can be strongly spirit inspired while still maintaining a framework of a foundational system (in this instance, Traditional Witchcraft, to varying degrees). To me, that makes all of this worth it.
Additionally, I refuse to pop-off one day, have other people go through my belongings after my death, and they realize "woah, Shivian had all sorts of unique, crazy spirit communications and stuff he worked with!" … but leave behind no information on how the path I walked functioned, could be worked by others, etc. I figure that I might as well leave a user-manual in my wake, if nothing else. I’m not saying that I’m anywhere near the threshold, mind you. Just making sure I start on this potentially life-long project early!
So, to that, if you haven’t checked out my witchcraft project the Stardust Compass I highly encourage visiting the blog and following it if you want to stay up to date. The whole thing will be open-source (via a creative-commons license), and I look forward to hearing people’s results when / if they choose to attempt some of the Work that eventually will be shared forth.
May the spirits open forth the way.
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#ThatAwkwardMoment where you have a 10 page post regarding the symbolism of your path’s core glyph, and you’ve only just begun to write it
All of the photos from my weekend in #London with my amazing husband Kai!