As has been requested (endlessly) EK's Star Log is returning to the internet. You can still read the original archive here... https://eelkat.wordpress.com
The reason you couldn't find it is because I set it to private un-index mode, meaning it no longer shows up in Google search results and can only be accessed by a direct link.
Meaning, if you didn't have the url for it, no amount of searching for it would tell you how to find it. Anyone who had the url could still access it though.
I had set it to private September 23, 2013, intending to move each page here to EelKat.com... however, November 14, 2013, after only moving about 30 pages, I was beaten up and left paralyzed for 5 months, then spent 18 months relearning to walk. I am still crippled and have limited mobility.
Below is one of the blog posts that originally appeared on EK's Star Log. The original articles are still online but no longer indexed in Google. Links to the original article, are included with this post, as is the original posting date. Clicking the links will take you to the original site, where you can see the old Space Dock 13 website still online. Space Dock 13 as it looked when hosted on WordPress from 2003 to 2013.
Here is a list of short questions and my short answers to them.
Seeing as none of them are very long and each of them is related, I’ll put them all here in one post.
I want to learn spell casting. How much do your classes cost?
No where on any of my blogs, profiles, accounts, shops, or web sites does it say anywhere, anything about me offering classes or lessons, and yet this is one of the more commonly asked questions I receive.
I'm also not a witch and you don't find that on my sites either.
What is with all these witchcraft questions the past few weeks?
I don’t know, it seems almost as though somewhere along the line, someone said something about “witches” being “required” to teach spell casting if someone asks them too, because I have also received this question:
Doesn’t a witch have to teach what they know if someone asks? Aren’t they oathbound to teach anyone seeking it?
It is a question repeated often enough to suggest that perhaps there is a book or movie or tv show out there which states witches are required to give lessons if asked.
I don’t know as I do not watch those types of shows or movies or read those types of books, so no idea where these folks could be coming up with a reasoning behind this belief.
In my experience if a witch or Wiccan or rootworker or hoodooer or mambo or witch doctor or other magic practitioner is oathbound at all in regards to teaching, it is quite the opposite, to protect their secrets and carefully guard them and to NOT teach anyone they do not feel fully qualified to handle the information properly.
In my experience a witch or Wiccan or rootworker or hoodooer or mambo or witch doctor or other magic practitioner will only rarely teach others their craft and usually only to a relative or close and trusted friend, never to a stranger.
But all this leads to another question I have received:
Your style magic workings are pretty unique and there isn’t much written down to teach anyone how to do Gypsy magic. Do you think you will ever teach classes or give work shops and lectures?
I’m not sure there is demand for it really.
I mean, you don’t see too many folks out there getting degrees in folk magic and than setting up shop as a full time spell caster, now do you? Most folks interested in folk magic tend to be hobbiests, just looking for something fun the do.