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Dear Friends,

Today you are in for a surprise treat!  Originally, I wasn’t going to make public the interview I did with “Mrs. V” through an Internet chat session.  I was only going to give you the “chat” I did with Dolores (a High Priestess).

Before I get to that, I’d like to address something that has come up.  I have had a few requests for my voice interviews to be available through email (as “typed” emails or documents).  I realize this will be easier for some people, so I am going to make arrangements for the interviews to be transcribed.  Everybody will get copies, but it may take some time because I have to find someone who is willing to do it.  (I am just a little too busy right now – and too slow at typing – to transcribe the interviews myself… and I don’t want to pull Ash away from all of the great things he’s been doing)  But you’ll all get them soon.

Now, on to this newsletter issue…

As it turned out, Dolores was very short on time (but trust me, the little time she spent was well-worth it) – and I wanted to give you more answers… so I decided to add in the “chat” I had with Mrs. V…

She had never done anything like this, and was content to continue practicing as a “solitary” with very little contact with other witches… until I found out about her and finally got her to “meet” with me (even if it was over the Internet).

She truly delivered some great answers, and I have combined the two interviews together.  Please take to heart the important lessons within their words.  There is a lot to be learned from their experience…

Before I get to the interviews, I wanted to share some more comments I have been getting from around the world on a daily basis – so here are 3 more of the many…

”Thank you for all you have given to me in insightful information. It is all appreciated since i am a solitary and mostly self taught from books and intution. You truly have been a great wealth of information to me.  Blessed be, Janet”
”Thank you Rose.  Looking forward to your new book and thank you for sharing your wisdom with me.  Peter”
“Rose!  You have saved me from buying several books that are diluted and often misleading. Many books don’t suggest or give instructions for developing your psychic senses which are very important to develop… The other thing is that so many books in the metaphysical tell you to do this or that, but don’t tell you why what your doing works, why to use it, or the one or many things the technique can be used for. Many books don’t give the buyer anything of worth or use at all. Your down to earth and practical teachings get right to the point with explanations and suggestions.
Sincerely,  Johnny Ray Johnson”

And now for the first of 2 “Fireside Chat” interviews (this one with High Priestess Dolores)…

NOTE: All questions were submitted by Rose Ariadne newsletter subscribers…

The Fireside “Chat” With High Priestess Dolores

Question #1: “Can Witchcraft heal emotional, spiritual and physical pain?”

HP Dolores: “Pain is something we all go through and a natural process of healing will always need to take place. Having a true deep faith in your chosen path of beliefs will help you overcome any difficult pain one may endure.  There is no way any one person can hide from pain, and once you overcome it,  you can embrace your past experience as a learning experience and then you may not have to go through that particular experience again.”

Comment From Rose Ariadne: “It is so true that faith will get you through pain… but any path in Witchcraft or other metaphysical belief systems give us an advantage.  Our tradition shows us how to focus our Magick energies on removing the pain – speeding up the healing process dramatically.”

Question #2: “What do I need to do to become a Witch?”

HP Dolores: “I feel that many people like the idea of calling themselves a “witch” those are the ones who have no idea what power is out there or what they are doing, only creating the wrong energy and giving those true to heart a bad name.  It’s not something like making a shopping list and getting the items, I have said it before that it’s a calling, something you are drawn to.  You move along a path that feels right and things will fall into place naturally.  Find a mentor or people who have many years of experience that can help guide you in a positive light.  But be true to yourself first and foremost.”
Question #3: “What tools do I need to start practicing Witchcraft?” 

HP Dolores: “It’s a trial and error thing you will eventually know what fits for you, of course you will start out very basic and move on from there.  But to start out, have the tool of love for yourself and life for all good things to be.”

Comment From Rose Ariadne: “So true…to tap into the hidden Magick energies within you – you don’t need any physical tools!  But they can help you focus, and believe in what you are doing so it is important to eventually incorporate some tools into your practice of Witchcraft.  But you don’t need anything to start off but your heart, desire, emotion, and belief.”
Question #4: “Can I make my own rituals?  If so, how is it done?”

HP Dolores: “Of course by incorporating what you have learned and experienced, I suggest you don’t do this until you are more advanced and know what energy you are putting out there so you don’t slap yourself in the face with something.  Then you might need someone to come and clean up your mess if you don’t know how to back step it yourself.”
Comment From Rose Ariadne: “Yes, you definitely want to proceed with caution when putting together your own spells and rituals.  I have a small section on this in my book, and an entire chapter on this in the Box of Magick Miracles.  You definitely don’t want to write your own spells when you aren’t sure what you are doing – you could find yourself in a “sticky” situation.”

Question #5: “Can I be a Witch, and a Christian?”

HP Dolores: “I can’t begin to tell you how many people out there incorporate beliefs they may have had while growing up and placing them in the beliefs of the craft as well.  We are no one set religion it takes on many faces but the bottom line you want is good for our earth and all living things on it, it’s a positive way of life.

The Fireside “Chat” With Mrs. V.

Question #1: “I am new to Wicca and very interested in learning all about it. So what do you think is the most important thing about Wicca that a newcomer like me should know?”

Mrs. V: “There are several important things that you should know as a newcomer to Wicca.  But the first and most important thing is that Wiccans do not worship Satan or participate in any sort of blood ritual or sacrifice.  The fact that Wiccans worship non-Christian deities may be interpreted by the misguided to mean that we worship this Christian based concept and this is far from the truth.  Wicca is Earth, nature and fertility-oriented; we worship the turn of the Wheel (the changing of the Seasons), and the full, new and waning Moon.  We acknowledge both female and male deities, some of us believe in reincarnation (I do.).  Wicca is, above all these things, a Religion termed “the Craft” or the craft of the wise.  I highly recommend that you do plenty of research on Wicca.  Read as much as you can about it.  The Internet is also a wonderful resource for information on Wicca.  I can also recommend some resources and books that I’ve come across in my own search for knowledge.“

Question #2: “Do the Magick spells really work? Is the magick real, or is it just a resultant state of mind brought on by believing it is real because the spells have no actual VISIBLE effect?”

Mrs. V: “I think the last time I saw a spell work with immediate VISIBLE effect was on that cute television show “BEWITCHED.”  I love that show!”

“Seriously, true Magick, pure and simple takes time to work.  And yes, you do have to have intention (strong Intent) and BELIEVE that the thing you want will come to fruition.  If you don’t have these things, then your spell is not going to work.  I have to add that sometimes you need to be careful what you wish for. You’ve heard that old saying, I bet.  It is very true.”

Question #3: “Why do the spells I cast not work? What could be the reason for this?“

Mrs. V: “I’ve had spells not work, and probably for good reason.  Sometimes it’s the Universe’s way of saying (or maybe the Lord and Lady’s way of saying) do you really want that to happen?  First, look inward, really look at what you are asking for.  What do you want to come to fruition?  Sit and meditate on it for a minute or two, maybe longer.  Look into your heart and check your intentions and state them clearly to the Lord and Lady, or whomever you are trying to get assistance from out there in the Universe.  The best time to work a spell is during the time of the Full Moon (three days before and three days after).  Check your calendar, if you’re trying to work a prosperity spell during the time of the Waning Moon (more for banishing or getting rid of bad habits), you’re in for a bit of a surprise.”

Question #4: “Is Witchcraft Evil?”

Mrs V: “No, not at all.  There are varying degrees of negative and positive energy out in the world. But, I would say there definitely are people, places and things that have a natural negative energy about them.  For example, my coven sisters and I like to refer to this one particular group as “psychic vampires”.  If you’ve ever been around that one friend, and sometime they like to talk your ear off about ALL of the bad stuff that’s going on in their life.  They just suck the “happy” right out of you.  Yup, psychic vampire.  So watch out.”

“I am of the belief that true evil is made by man (and I’ve been witness to it).
Is a lioness evil because she has to kill the wildebeest to feed her young? Hmmm…”

Question #5: “How can I learn more about Wicca without seeming like either a crackpot or like I’m just jumping on the bandwagon? I’ve wanted to learn more for ages, but I don’t know who or how to ask without sounding like an idiot.“

Mrs. V: “Read, read, read as much as you can about Wicca. Have an open mind, because there are always new things being written about Wicca. There are tons of books out there that will help you, especially if you are in solitary practice, and then there is the Internet. When I converted to Wicca ( which was about 10 years ago,  I was raised Roman Catholic), there was no internet, just books. I picked up anything that I could at the bookstore and at that time it was sometimes just a Witches’ Almanac. Now I have an extensive library of Wicca resources, but there is always something new to learn.”

I hope you got a lot out of these 2 Fireside “chats”.  We’ll hear more from Mrs. V and High Priestess Dolores soon.  It is important to always seek out those with a lot of experience, and take what they say to heart.  Never stop learning…

And speaking of experience, and real teaching…

In just a few days, I am going to give you a special gift – something that took me a very long time to create…

And it is something that will only be given away once – to you, in appreciation for your early trust in me.  I want to continue to give to you as much as I can.  As a long time practicing Witch, I believe in sending out positive energy that really helps people.  I promise you won’t be disappointed.  Nobody will ever again get for free, what I am about to give you.

In just a few of days, I am going to send you to a secret web page where you will be able to get a copy of “The Mystical World Of Ancient Witchcraft: An Easy Insider Guide To The Life-Changing Power Of Your Magick Energy”… (remember, I told you what you’ll find in it during my last newsletter… you can find that post on this blog…

Keep your eyes peeled, it’s all coming your way in a few days.  I’m out of time for this issue, and you’ll be hearing from me very soon!

In a day or two, I am going to give you another one of my interview clips where I discuss a controversial question (it has to do with other people using Magick in bad ways, to cause harm).  I can’t wait until you hear what I have to say.   I am also going to discuss the issue further in my newsletter titled “Is Witchcraft Evil?”

I don’t think you want to miss this…

May Your Day Be Filled With Little Miracles,

Rose Ariadne

Your Warm And Caring “Resident Witch In Charge”

P.S.  Make sure to leave your comments by using the “comments” link right underneath this blog post…

P.P.S.  If you have friends or family that you care about – that could benefit from any of this information, please feel free to forward this newsletter on to them.  Or you can just use this link to inform them about my blog…

Posted by Rose Comments 3


  1. Vallyn says

    Rose i’m glad i found someone who’ll actually be upfront about the Craft, most people i find to talk to don’t much care about it as what it is, they think it’s a cult, how can a solitary be a cult member? nvm stupid question, just wanted you to know that this is all a breath of fresh air in a world of smog.

    March 15th, 2006 | #
  2. Bob Hanna says

    Merry Meet Rose,
    I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work,and all the advice and knowledge you have shared with everyone.I am a solitary,but was born into the Craft by my Mother,and Grandmother.My Sister ,Mom,and I practice our Wicca faith strongly,so we may pass the faith of the Craft on to our children so that they may live a life full of Love…Thank You and Blessed Be.

    March 16th, 2006 | #
  3. Larry says

    Once again great reading on your siteYou have givven a great service to people in search of answers.
    But i do have a question Do you fell clergy are important in the craft????

    March 23rd, 2006 | #

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