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    Re: Can I be a Sea Witch?

    Quote Originally Posted by AzureAkita View Post
    I probably should have gone more into depth with the drowning part and just said I can swim...and I’ve been out much farther than the sand so I’m no stranger to the water. I’ve just been landlocked the last few years especially but will be moving to a town even closer to the sea than before this year. My old home we went a few summer breaks and spent a few months there since I have family in the area but stopped after a family emergency happened back home. Now I’ll be moving be even closer and it’ll be much easier to get in touch with the water. Does that help my case?
    First off you don't have to make a case before us. What you choose is what you choose that is your choice. None of us can say what is right, what is wrong for you. If you want to be a Sea Witch then be a Sea Witch. Realistically that is the truth of the matter. In the end it is you who will have to have the determination and confidence in both yourself and your chosen pathway to walk it. No one else can do that for you.

    When I ask questions it's not to belittle it's more to try and make people think. Any one can say you can be what ever you want. I want to do more than that. People say connect to the element and spirit of water but that alone does not make one a Sea Witch or Water Witch. One can sit and connect to a rain storm and the water element or spirits in that rain storm but it doesn't make them a sea witch. People can become a Water Witch who dowses for water in the land but again just because they connect to water and can find it, it doesn't make them a Sea Witch and hold control over the waves. Yet they are still connected to the element of water and feel it's pull upon their body and the pull of the moon as it pulls upon the tidal cycle of the sea's and ocean's.

    I'm inland now but I can still smell the salt in the air when the hurricane's come inland and the sea birds get carried in with them. Feel the pressure gradients that shift with many of the fronts that work inland when the storms come in from the ocean. Yet I've been retired since 2001 and last at sea in 96. Yet close my eyes and I can see the waves smooth as glass one moment or rising up above the weather decks and crashing down upon us another moment. Recall the feel of the storm reaching deep into the darkness one the sub or surfacing in the remnants of a typhoon. I can smell the foul smell of land and the rotting odor of things after being out to sea for weeks and no land in sight.

    It's like is it a connection to water that makes you want to be a Sea Witch? If that is the case then ask your self does that same sense of connection exist for large bodies of fresh water? Does it exist if you if you close your eyes and submerge yourself in a pool? Does it exist if you fill your bathtub with salt and feel it upon your skin, taste it upon your lips and smell it upon your body? If you cut yourself and the burn of it upon your skin for that moment is present is there as it bites into your skin. That's all part of being part of the sea. That gritty sensation that is upon your skin, that is washed away with fresh water but leaves your skin sort of tightened if it's not washed away.

    Brackish water doesn't really leave that sensation nor does fresh water. Most of your sandy type beaches leave that sandy residue on you though your muddy beaches or rock beach typically do not.

    So much to being a sea witch vice just what rituals you hold a spells you do. That's why I said for most it's more a folkish practice. People may live down near the beach but if they are not messing with the fishermen and such they probably are not dealing with the sea witches.
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    Re: Can I be a Sea Witch?

    Thank you so much ;u; “Thal” sounds like a wonderful person!

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    Quote Originally Posted by B. de Corbin View Post
    No no!

    The ocean is her home. She'll be the one who (IMHO) will be most knowledgeable on the topic.

    sorry - didn't mean to scare ya.
    Phew! Can’t wait to meet (greet?) her!

    and monsno_leedra (I don’t want to risk double posting, sorry! I’m not used to using forums still) I just realized you’re from the state I used to live in! Also, I understand that you weren’t trying to talk me down or anything like that! Thank you for your words of wisdom! I truly appreciate it!
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    Re: Can I be a Sea Witch?

    I've lived in a village at the sea my whole life. Only since the last few months I've moved a little more inland, but I still live close to the beach. I feel like I have a connection to the sea no matter if I like it or not. Most people who live inland think I go to the beach every day in summer and the weather is always nice. It's not. Most of the time there's a strong wind (which I hate) and we have storms and sea fogs in the summer. The water is cold for most of the year, only a few weeks just after summer is over, then the water has finally warmed up enough to swim in.

    So I don't go there every day, but when I do I feel a calmness. A feeling of being home. My favorite things are sunrises and sunsets at the beach. Or when there's sea sparkle (the algae) on the beach.

    If you want to be a sea witch, then be a sea witch. But as Monsno already said, really get to know the sea. It's not all beauty, the sea can be rough and sometimes you'll wish you lived more inland (like I did, that's why I moved).
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    Re: Can I be a Sea Witch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eleanor View Post
    I've lived in a village at the sea my whole life. Only since the last few months I've moved a little more inland, but I still live close to the beach. I feel like I have a connection to the sea no matter if I like it or not. Most people who live inland think I go to the beach every day in summer and the weather is always nice. It's not. Most of the time there's a strong wind (which I hate) and we have storms and sea fogs in the summer. The water is cold for most of the year, only a few weeks just after summer is over, then the water has finally warmed up enough to swim in.

    So I don't go there every day, but when I do I feel a calmness. A feeling of being home. My favorite things are sunrises and sunsets at the beach. Or when there's sea sparkle (the algae) on the beach.

    If you want to be a sea witch, then be a sea witch. But as Monsno already said, really get to know the sea. It's not all beauty, the sea can be rough and sometimes you'll wish you lived more inland (like I did, that's why I moved).
    I understand she is unpredictable since its a force of nature but that is part of why I want to get to know her. Thank you for sharing your perspective, I appreciate it!

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    Re: Can I be a Sea Witch?

    Indeed; you can be anything you want to be, (Even something like Ursula from The Little Mermaid, if you're into that sort of thing. )

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    Re: Can I be a Sea Witch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sollomyn View Post
    Indeed; you can be anything you want to be, (Even something like Ursula from The Little Mermaid, if you're into that sort of thing. )
    Haha, donít worry, I know better than to want to be something just because I saw it on TV. XD I feel like Iíd be doing a disservice to real Sea Witches if I did.

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    Re: Can I be a Sea Witch?

    Quote Originally Posted by AzureAkita View Post
    Haha, don’t worry, I know better than to want to be something just because I saw it on TV. XD I feel like I’d be doing a disservice to real Sea Witches if I did.
    What's the difference between real and not real?

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    Re: Can I be a Sea Witch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sollomyn View Post
    What's the difference between real and not real?
    Point taken!

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    Re: Can I be a Sea Witch?

    Quote Originally Posted by AzureAkita View Post
    Point taken!
    Happy to help.

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    Re: Can I be a Sea Witch?

    Quote Originally Posted by AzureAkita View Post
    (Correct me if Iím using the wrong term.)!What would you say it takes to be a Sea Witch? I love the sea and have always felt a closer connection to Mother Ocean than to Mother Earth (heck, even my birthstone is a pearl!) I have only been to the ocean a few times in my life for vacation, other than that I am landlocked. Iím not the best swimmer but I canít easily drown either. Iíve never been in the Navy and canít be anyways due to medical problems thatíd make me a liability. I did enjoy cleaning up the beaches and have an altar at home with a few shells (not too many though, gotta save some houses for the marine life!) Even though the ocean hasnít always been...present where I live, can I still aspire to become a Sea Witch?
    What does being a Sea Witch mean to you?
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