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.
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I don’t look at what I do as a hobby or a recreational sport.
This is my life.
This in my career.
This is my culture.
This is who I am.
I mean, you asking this, is like saying you can take this out of my life and I’ll be just some other person who can live fine without it. But this is my life.
It is what I do every second of every minute of every hour of every day of every week of every month of every year.
It’s my job but it’s more than a job, it’s my religion but it’s more than a religion, do you understand?
This isn’t like going out and being taught how to play tennis or golf, this isn’t something you do in your spare time; and yet, it is also not something you do just to pay the bills and put food on the table, either. It is a way of life.
It is like becoming a vegan, you must commit yourself to it whole heatedly and give up everything you knew before.
How can I teach that?
This isn’t something you can learn sitting in a classroom, this is something you have to become a part of 24 hours a day 7 days a week every year for the rest of your life.
When was the last time you knew someone who committed themselves to anything?
No one can even commit themselves to marriage these days, and you expect me to believe you can commit to this?
It’s a hard thing that you ask, harder than you realize. Perhaps I will write a book, a lesson manual of sorts, to teach you the basics of getting started, maybe I will someday teach classes or workshops about it.
At this point I do not know.
Maybe, if enough people want it, I will consider doing it in the future.
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~Rev. Wendy C. Allen
Posted in Ask EelKat, FAQs, Folk Magic, Gypsy Magic, Magic Lectures, Magic Lessons, Magic Workshops, Magical Training, Wendy C. Allen, witchcraft, Your Questions Answered
How long would you recommend someone wait before divining to see if a spell is working?
Posted on Monday, May 21, 2012 | Comments Off
How long would you recommend someone wait before divining to see if a spell is working?
I do not believe in divining to see if a spell is working.
This is second guessing.
This is outwardly and openly manifesting doubt.
This is telling the spirits: “Fuck you, I don’t think you are doing your job, so I’m going to keep tabs on you.”
Once you start divining to check on your spell, the spell is over.
By divining to check on the spell, you have put up a brick wall shutting off the open energy flow.
I will not do spellwork for clients who have so little faith in spellwork that they need to requesting divining to check on it’s progress.
Posted in Divination, EelKat, FAQs, Folk Magic, hoodoo, Questions You've Asked Me, Rootwork, Spell Casting, Wendy C. Allen, Your Questions Answered
Fortunes, Tarot, Astrology, and Horoscopes
Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2012 | Comments Off
Can I have a free tarot reading?
No, you can not. And for a very simple reason too:
I don’t read Tarot cards!
I mean even if I did give out free readings (which I don’t), I still couldn’t give you a Tarot reading.
Tarot is an art which I have never learned and quite frankly, have no desire to learn. It doesn’t interest me in the slightest.
I’m sorry, but I don’t understand why people keep asking me to give them free tarot readings.
I don’t advertise anywhere, any thing to do with Tarot, so by what logic do you come to me with this question?
Okay, so that’s one reason why you can’t have a free Tarot reading from me, but let’s look at the other reason as well.
Okay, let’s assume you misspoke, let’s assume you don’t know the difference between a card reading, a Tarot reading, an Oracle reading, an intuitive reading and a psychic reading.
Let’s assume for the moment that just just call any type of reading regardless of what it is a Tarot reading.
Okay, so, beyond proving you are an idiot, what else does it prove? That you are greedy, self centered, arrogant, sly, sneaky, looking to squeeze between the cracks, and don’t give a damn about the health, safety and well being of any one other than yourself.
How do I come to this conclusion?
Simple: giving readings is what I do for a living, it is how I pay the bills and buy food to eat. By refusing to pay for services rendered you are saying that I am not worth a piece of shit to you, and do not deserve to eat the meal your money will buy.
To hell with me, to hell with my family, to hell with my health, who cares if we starve to death so long as you get your free reading done, right?
Heck, while you’re at it, why don’t you tell WalMart you aren’t paper for toilet paper any more, or how about telling McDonald’s you don’t feel like paying for that BigMac you just ordered.
Yeah, you know what? Get lost. I don’t need self rightious clients like you. Go find some other reader to scam.
Yes, you heard me, you are nothing but a two bit scam artist looking to get something for nothing. Everybody bitches and moans about scam psychics, but heck there are ten times as many scam clients as there are scam psychics, why don’t more folks bitch about them?
What do you see in my future?
I’ve said it a million times before and I’ll say it again: I am not a fortune teller, I do not predict the future.
Sorry, but that is not what I do.
Gypsy does not = fortune teller.
Please take your stereotypes elsewhere.
I have absolutely no idea.
What’s more: I don’t know what a lucky star even is, or how in the heck you’d go about finding one.
Stars are just stars.
A big ball of fire, surrounded by little lumps of rocks inhabited by creatures like us.
I know you don’t offer this service, but could you give me an astrology reading anyways?
Well, if I don’t offer the service, than why the heck are you asking?
If I don’t offer a service, it’s because of the fact that it is something I probably don’t do, and I probably don’t do it, because I probably have no idea how to do it, if in fact I even knew what the heck it was in the first place.
Forgive me if I seem rude, but where in your idiotic brain do you come to the logic I can do something which is not a service I offer?
For crying out loud!
Just because I work with one type of magic art doesn’t mean I have the slightest idea how to do any of the others!
Only thing I know about astrology is that I am a Leo and my birthstone is a peridot, but how or why that is, I’ve not a clue.
I couldn’t even tell you what the names of the other astrology signs are let alone what dates coralate to those names.
I met this new guy last week and I thing he’s the one, but I’d like to find out if our horoscopes are compatible what can you tell me about his birthday compared to mine?
Horoscope is just another word for astrology.
Sorry, I haven’t the faintest idea how to do that sort of stuff.
I’ve never studied it and ain’t got no plans to either.
Posted in Astrology, Card Reading, EelKat, FAQs, Fortune Telling, Gypsy Magic, Horoscopes, Tarot, Wendy C. Allen, Your Questions Answered