Witchy Survey

Do you have a magickal name?

Demetria Earth Child

What does it mean?

Well Demetria was given to me by a very good friend of mine. Who at the time was mentoring me in connecting better with the elements. Earth Child was something I came up with myself. For many years people always told me that I was a warrior of sorts more specifically a warrior of the earth. So that is where earth came from and I feel like a child of the world of our great god and goddess.

How did you find Wicca/Paganism?

When I was about 13 I started watching Sailor Moon as silly as that sounds. But it drew me into the aspects of the moon goddess. That same year my mother bought me my first Wiccan/Pagan book. It was Silver Ravenwolfs Book “Teen Magic” and That is how my magical journey began.

How long have you been practicing?

Well I have been pagan for going to be 13 years. Though I have had some rough patches in life where I thought the God and Goddess had forsaken me I have always tried to stay connected with them.

Solitary or group practitioner?

Solitary though who knows what the future holds.

What is your path?

I would have to classify myself as an eclectic pagan. I do follow the basic wiccan path but I incorporate Buddhism, Shamanistic beliefs as well as some Celtic influences.   

Are you out of the broom closet?

Yes. I never felt the need to hide who I am. If people as I explain. If they decide to assume what they think I or who I am then that is their problem not mine.

Who is your patron God?

I do not have a patron god. Never felt very connected to any to be honest. I see the God as the  Father sun.

Who is your matron Goddess?

I do not have a patron goddess. There have been a few over the years that I had thought I would or have connected but in the end I worship the goddess as the Mother Moon. 

Do you fear darkly aspected Gods/Goddess, or rather respect them?

I do not fear the darker side of the Gods/Goddesses because there is light and dark in everything. Just as the bright day becomes the darkest nights.

Do you worship the Christian God?

No I do not.

Do you ever worship animals?

I do not worship animals thought I do feel that they just as us have their own energies and I choose to incorporate them in my life and my practice.

Or plants?

Same as above. They are a way of life of the Great Mother and Great Father.

Do you regularly commune with nature?

I do my best. I try to get out everyday and talk to my flowers as I water them. I live in a very wooded area so when ever I get the chance I head to the State park and walk the trails.

Ever walked barefoot in the woods?

Yes. I have on many occasions it is defiantly a very rewarding experience. I recommend it to anyone. The feel of the forest floor on your feet the sounds of the trees and animals is something you will never forget.

Taken a camping trip just to talk to nature?

I have not done this but maybe one day after my son is born I will do it with him.

Describe the moment you felt closest to Mother Earth?

When I graduated from high school I went to live with my grandmother at her home and in her yard she had this huge tree. Every time I would sit under it I felt the closest to Mother Earth. I miss that tree at times but one day I will find another that brings me that close again.

What is your spirit animal?

The Wolf is my primary spirit animal though at times the Tiger seems to walk in and command my attention.

Do you have a familiar?

I do not have any familiars at this time. But once again who knows what the future holds.

Have you ever called upon the powers of an animal in ritual?

Yes I have. I call my Spirit animal when I am doing Magickal work that pertains to protection.

Or a plant?

No. I use them in my spell work but I have never called the spirit of a plant to it.

Do you hug trees?

I sit under them and talk or read to them but I can’t say I have ever hugged one in my adult years.

Give them gifts?

I have left them gifts. Sometimes it’s a bowl of water or some offering stones. Other times its just a slip of paper with loving words written on it.

What is your favorite flower to work with?

Rose and Sun Flower.

What is your favorite tree to work with?

Willow and Oak.

What is your favorite sabbat?

My favorite would have to be Samhain. I love the history, all the correspondences, the mystery and fun of it. Though I must note that I love them all in their own way.

What is your least favorite sabbat?

I do not have a least favorite. They all hold something special.

Have you ever held a ritual on a sabbat?

I have held a few rituals. Last year I did re dedication rituals for all the elements. It was a wonderful experience. 

Ever taken a day off work to celebrate a sabbat?

I have taken off Samhain but currently I do not have to worry about it because I am currently an at home wife/Mother (to be). 

Do you celebrate Yule on the 21st rather than the 25th?

I defiantly do because I still go to family homes on “Christmas” since the rest of my family and my husbands family is Catholic.

Have you ever felt the veil thin?

I have. Samhain is the best time for me to communicate with people who have passed from the living world. 

Ever danced the Maypole?

No i have not though I am hoping to do that in the near future. Now that I no longer live in an apartment but rather a house.

Do you know what the Maypole symbolizes?

The maypole major symbolism is prosperity. Though it has also been symbolized as unity, love and community. 

How do you usually celebrate the sabbats?

Small little ritual that I have written myself then a little bit of cake and wine.

Do you use Tarot?

Yes. I do I have a natural knack for it when it comes to reading for other people but reading for myself is a no go. However Oracle cards have resounded ever better with reading for myself as well as others.

Do you use runes?

I have them and I have used them on occasion but I intend to use them more now that i have the space to.

Do you use a pendulum?

Yes. I have two of them one is a crystal Quarts and the other is a Citrine. They are beautiful and both work very well.

Do you use dowsing rods?

No I have not and to be honest I am not completely interested in them to begin with.

Do you use astrology?

I do. Though it is not something that I do on a regular basis.

Any other form of divination?

I have done tea readings, palmistry, and black mirrors. 

What was the first spell you did?

Other than childhood ones like Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, the first spell I ever did was a love spell that totally backfired on me when I was about 14. The things you learn as you grow on this path. Karma really does come around and bite you in the arse  when you mess with things that you shouldn’t.

What was the latest?

I did a cleaning of my new homes when we moved in about three months ago.

Ever done a love spell?

Yes as i said the first one back fired. The next love spell I ever did was a love me spell and it worked pretty nicely for me.

A job spell?

Yes. I have after passing and filling out hundreds of resumes and applications. I asked the God and Goddess to find the best fit for me.

A healing spell?

I have though they are more of spells in the seance of using herbal medicine and prayer.

What was the most powerful spell you’ve ever performed?

I am not sure there is really an answer for this considering all spells are powerful in there own way.

What deities do you usually call on?

I do not call deities. I refer to the God as the Father Sun and the Goddess as the Mother Moon.

Do you believe in Vampires?

Yes, I do believe that there are people out there that have special gift and need the blood of others to sustain their lives. Though I do not believe that they can fly, run super fast, or live for eternity.

Werewolves?

I do believe that there are though they are not like you see in the movies where they turn into wolves just that they have wolf like qualities.

Shapeshifters?

I am not sure I have never witnessed this so I can’t say weather I do or don’t. I am uncertain.

Elves?

Yes. I do believe that there are people out there that have qualities of elves and could possibly be half elves.

Faeries?

Yes. They like to steal my sparkly things all the time.

Dragons?

Yes. They are around you may not be able to see them but they are here and who knows they could be walking among us.

Nymphs?

Yes. I think that they are found in places where human presence is limited is any.

Spirits?

Yes. There are defiantly Spirits. I am big into the paranormal and feel that they are connected to this world and need help finding their way. 

Mermaids?

Not sure to be honest.

Sirens? 

Not sure to be honest.

Satyrs?

Not sure to be honest.

Ever seen any of the above?

Yes. I have met some vampires,werewolves, and I have seen many different spirits over the years. 

Ever talked to any of the above?

Yes I have had some very wonderful conversations with them over the years.

Ever used any of the above in magick?

No I have not. Though I have done a few rituals with vampires and werewolves.

Do you have one of them as a personal guardian?

I do have a dragon as a spiritual guardian but it took me a long time to gain her confidence.

Do you see a rabbit, a man or a woman in the moon?

I normally see a woman in the moon smiling down on all us children or the Goddess.

Own a cat?

I have in the past but currently I do not have one but who knows what the future holds.

When you mediate what does your happy place look like?

For me it’s is tree swing beside a little creek in a small clearing surrounded by trees.

Do you work with Chakras?

I haven’t done much with it as of yet. Though I have learned all about it.

Do you believe in past lives?

Yes. I can actually remember a few as the more I live the more I remember of past lives people I have met and have traveled threw the years with.

If so, describe a few briefly:

That is for me and those involved to know and understand. I will not share them only because some of these other people may not have seen what I have and may want to figure it out on their own.

Do you believe in soul mates?

Yes I do. Though sometimes it may take you life times to find them.

Do you have a spirit guide?

I do and only as of late has this guide been chiming in my head the things I need to do.

Is it always love and light?

There isn’t you try to make it that way but the biggest aspect is finding that harmony and balance.