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    What on Earth happened?

    An experience I'd be interested in opinions on..

    A Wiccan love of mine has decided to move on from relationship with me.

    She's been Wiccan for decades, part of an active local coven (headed by someone who is apparently a Wiccan celebrity)

    Agreed to have a leave taking ritual in order to ease the transition.

    On Brigid's feast Eve, we met at her house.

    Each wrote affirmations on the back of a picture of us, printed on your basic printer paper. She folded hers quickly into fourths. Declined to share her affirmations. So I did the same.

    She set up what I understand to be a sacred circle. Fire, water, etc. Consecrated to Brigid. Included a lit Brigid's candle and a plate to drop our burned affirmations on.

    We read a couple things each. Including the (garderian?) invocation.

    She held her folded affirmations over the Brigid candle, the edge caught fire.

    When she withdrew it from the flame, it went out immediately.

    She tried again and again, same result.

    Put it down on the plate and started trying with a pack of paper matches, scorching her fingers. The paper would not burn.

    She said something about how "maybe the paper is fireproof"

    Her singed affirmations sitting on the plate, I put mine to the flame. They caught immediately. I had to drop my flaming paper on hers to avoid being burned. My paper burned completely.

    To complete her burning, she had to singe hers inch by inch over the Brigid's candle.

    They never actually caught fire.

    Stunned by what I had witnessed, we took the ashes outside to scatter them.

    I left without further discussion, staggered by what I saw.

    I'm a lifetime agnostic and rationalist. Educated, widely read and experienced. I've had an extremely varied and interesting life. I have no prejudice against believers. In fact, I've always wished for magic and spirits to be real. But at 51, I have seen zero evidence. Until this.

    What else could this have been but a non corporeal intelligence intervening in our physical reality?

    Was Brigid present?

    What was she saying?

    Was I just a bystander?

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    Re: What on Earth happened?

    what do you know about pagan beliefs,and i wonder at your online name Jesus,is that your real world name? or for effect? not a judgment just wondering?
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    Re: What on Earth happened?

    I know only what I've read online since this episode.

    Nothing for effect here. That's my birth name. Changed at adoption...

    Sincerely shaken by what I witnessed.

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    Re: What on Earth happened?

    things do happen,and best to consider if there was an intervention,your friend might have had doubts that brought this about. wait a bit for others here to comment on this.
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    Re: What on Earth happened?

    I've had to deal with the odd hex that has refused to burn. I wouldn't read too much into her refusing to share her affirmation with you - especially in the light of a relationship ending. As for your questions:

    What else could this have been but a non corporeal intelligence intervening in our physical reality? Well, it could have been the type of paper. It could have been a manifestation of your friend's feelings (or yours).

    Was Brigid present? Well, again, it's possible. But if she was, that brings us to the next question What was she saying?
    Have you considered that perhaps your own feeling of not wanting to lose this relationship has more impact than you realise?

    Perhaps you are a better magician than you realise!
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    Re: What on Earth happened?

    Thank you for the thoughtful responses. Plenty to consider...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tylluan Penry View Post
    I've had to deal with the odd hex that has refused to burn. I wouldn't read too much into her refusing to share her affirmation with you - especially in the light of a relationship ending. As for your questions:

    What else could this have been but a non corporeal intelligence intervening in our physical reality? Well, it could have been the type of paper. It could have been a manifestation of your friend's feelings (or yours).

    Was Brigid present? Well, again, it's possible. But if she was, that brings us to the next question What was she saying?
    Have you considered that perhaps your own feeling of not wanting to lose this relationship has more impact than you realise?

    Perhaps you are a better magician than you realise!

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    i did not take that into consideration mrs P.
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    Re: What on Earth happened?

    Quote Originally Posted by anunitu View Post
    i did not take that into consideration mrs P.
    It's only a suggestion!
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    but possible.
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    Re: What on Earth happened?

    Not an area I've dabbled in much, and not for a long time now. But I have had experiences of paper not burning, or not burning well. In my experience it has usually been something to do with the kind of paper. Surprisingly, a lot of printer paper isn't actually that great for burning. There's some coating and stuff that makes it hard. if she's moved it out of the flame too soon, or even a slight gust of wind has killed the flame. it can come down to the way the paper was folded that might have had an effect on it not catching on.
    There may be a sign, or an intervention or a reflection on yours or her feelings in there. But it's easy to look for signs when you want them to be there (as might well be the case when a relationship ends), and that search might keep you from the task of letting go and moving on.
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