It’s my second day here in Salem, and of course I’m thinking witches!
So yesterday I told you about people who come into my friend, Sam’s, witchcraft shop and ask questions about Harry Potter spells. She gets tons of questions like that, with varying degrees of seriousness. And then there’s the spiritual questions and more serious life guidance questions. See, Sam is a minister too, and she uses her counseling skills on a daily basis.
With this in mind, Sam started a program to answer people’s questions, and I helped her turn it into a blog, Ask A Witch.
We get questions from the silly to the deadly serious. Some people want to banish demons in their houses (no, I don’t believe in demons, but some do), find a spell to metamorphose into various animals/characters/creatures (again no, this is Hollywood witchcraft, not reality), find out how to tell their family about their path (not everyone is as lucky as I am to have family who understands and accepts it), and how to protect their families from various hexes and exes (I think it’s unlikely most people are hexed on purpose, and when it comes to exes, or anything else, people need to make sure they don’t just rely on magick! Do whatever you can outside of spells – call the police, get a lawyer, move out, whatever).
In any case, what started for me as some books in the junior high library turned into a religious practice, I found a community, and am now working on an active blog to (hopefully) help people. The journey has been an unexpected one, but a good one.