Everyone Who has left:
- Dionysus – No matter how hard it may seem, I can’t give up on trying to make a career out of theatre.
- Lucifer – When I first encountered Him, I loved the idea of learning how to play the violin for Him, but He was hesitant to confirm it. The only thing He conveyed for the portion of the Questionnaire about any debts or obligations was that I should go ahead and do so.
- Unknown Spn Entity – I was able to find out that my suspicion was correct and this was Dean.
I am closed off to the Family of Mountains, Family of Snow and Ice, and the Family of Fire (other than two plamen Who have already visited).
Rather than having People leave outright, I’ve simply had Some turn Faces away: Narvi (Older Face) and Loki (Mardi Gras and Harley Quinn World-Breaker Faces).
Some pages have been updated, consolidated (in the case of the Tribes), and just outright deleted to reflect these changes. However, with changes being conveyed daily and trying to update more than one online space, I can’t guarantee that all updates will filter to every page / blog for a little while.
A Berg Who has indicated she / her pronouns with the name Bergstadt (mountain city, see here and here for pronunciation help) has dropped by. In a manner of speaking, Bergstadt seems to be a family within the Family of Mountains with Someone taking a liking to a particular town. This particular Berg seems to be fond of Moria.
The warding method from Her falls under pop culture paganism, in that it incorporates the Western Gate of Moria. The premise is relatively simple. List Who may enter your space and draw a boundary that connects to a door. You don’t need to replicate the Western Gate of Moria with 100% accuracy, but you should try to get close to that image. Outside of the boundary (whether on that side of the page or on the back), list those Who cannot enter your space.
If you feel so inclined, you can add individual touches and other components to this. At the end, label the list of Who can enter ‘friend’ (speak ‘friend’ and enter). Since I’m prone to listening to music, I’d already be inclined to listening to something while doing this, but Bergstadt has a particular music selection in mind for the creation (and any renewing) of this. She seems to like the Gimlie album by Corvus Corax [youtube link], though other albums and songs from them may work if you ask first.
The first Berg to drop by was Kiesel (indicated es / sein instead of he / she / they as pronouns). Kiesel specifically dropped by to share a means of warding using hill / baby mountain energy and that’s the extent of our interaction.
I don’t know exactly how far away from a hill you can access hill energy, but I do know that you don’t have to be warding a space that’s literally directly on the hill. I live in a hilly region (foothills of the Appalachian Mountains), so there’s enough focusing of the hill energy into this area for me to opt to use this method for my family’s house (even though we’ve moved out of a house directly on a hill). I specifically got the idea to use this method for my dorm (at the bottom of a hill, and the residence hall actually shares the name of said hill).
On a piece of paper or in an appropriate art making program, draw your place on whatever surface it’s on (on / near a hill or on a flat surface with hills drawn underneath to represent hill energy in the land). Draw up from the ground and over your place (making a hill). That’s the basic premise, though you can add in other elements and layers. You can come up with a way to charge this, but I suggest saving the paper / file for as long as you want to ward the space regardless of what charging methods you do / do not use.
If you have different areas of the building that you want to add layers of protection to, you can layer in more hills. A small hill that only encompasses the door / entrance. A hill that covers the ground / first floor of the building. May be a specific hill coming off another one just for your room. It depends on how complex you want this to get. My goal with this thinking is to have the place blend in with the rest of the land, basically; pulling the hill energy up and over as a screen.
In addition to interacting with Deities and Powers Named in Their respective traditions, I’ve had Some stop by Who fall into this nebulous ‘wight / Deity / Spirit’ category. They’re Jotuns / Rokkr Who aren’t Named in the Lore, and I can’t guarantee that some of the information applies in how I interact with Them will be useful for others. The main example off the bat is that different Tribes are connected to certain languages.
I’m currently only likely to have three certain Tribes drop by, so I’m primarily just going to be sharing what I’ve learned from Them. These Tribes are: Mountain, Fire, and Snow / Ice. They have reasons for stopping by (as opposed to other Tribes), and each one is associated with a language. I will likely stick to the English translations of some phrases (especially when tagging here), but I wanted to cover them here in case I leave them in while transferring notes to posts. ((It will also help to explain why some Spirits don’t use English names.))
Mountain Jotuns stop by because They’re distant relations of m’Lady Sigyn (in my practice, Sigyn is the offspring of a Mountain Jotun and an unNamed Aesir). Currently, there have been tips on warding / protective magic. They’re connected to German, so the collective term for the Tribe Family of Mountains may also appear as Familie von Berge. The term for an individual Mountain may also appear as Berg.
Fire Jotuns stop by because They’re related to Sunna. Currently, there have been tips on cleansing methods, but Someone has also stopped by Who doesn’t have an explicit cleansing connection. They’re connected to Slovenian, so the collective term for the Tribe Family of Fire may also appear as družina od ogenj. The term for an individual Flame may appear as plamen.
Snow / Ice Jotuns stop by because They’re related to Kari and Holda. I’m not 100% sure I want to get into another reason in this specific post, but Their connection to Russian also plays a part in why They’re interested in me. The collective term for the Tribe Family of Snow and Ice may also appear as Семья из снег и лёд. The term for an individual may be Snowflake (снежинка) or Icicle (сосулька).