VintageMama asked this question on 3/8/2000:
I have been a practicing pagan for 5 years, but I have practiced alone, without coven. I am opening a shop, and I'll be carrying tarot cards, wiccan jewelery, and other items which will bring other witches into my shop. Here's my problem. I'm afraid I've been alone too long! I'm not sure I'll know how to protect myself from witches who intend harm, and invite friendships with white witches. This is a tough-y for me! I don't want to be so open, that I invite in the wrong kinds of energy, but I don't want to be so closed that I keep potential friends out!
gabby2600 gave this response on 4/16/2000:
Ok lets get onthing straight here, White and Black magic are the same, all magic is grey. As any person is capable of both good and evil. You should not be afraid of people doing things against you, as long as you mean well, and are open no one will have any reason to harm you. if they do then they are petty minded. As long as you are confident within yourself and you keep your defences up you will find that non can harm you, most people go through bad times, so never worry just be confident that you are doing the right thing, and its something you want to do.
You should however remember that most people I have come accross that mean harm have no power and rely on luck. most people that is there is always the odd one or two. However even they won't be petty.
it all down to Headology, you have to make them believ you are more powerful than them, and if they try anything they will regret it. The best way to do that is always be confedent that you are right, and if you make a mistake have a laugh about it. Becaue if they think you are powerfull they will not try anything. Also you must remember anything they do will come back threefold, so if you have a bad time you can be confident they are haveing an even worse one.
I hope this helps you and do't be afraid, as many people out there will be thankful for your services, and if they all believe you are doing a good job then you will have more power to back you up. As Belief has great power.
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