When you look in the mirror, you're looking at that perfect reflection of yourself! Reflection that has been passing down from generation to generation. Each time, it has been reshaping and getting better and better. This face of ours is perfection within its highest form. From the time of our very first Ancestors to that of our mothers and fathers today, it have been reshaping to this very face.
Take a look at your face and ask yourself, why should you show honor and respect to the Ancestors that came before you, or all of the sacred Spirits? Now, think of your children, or those who will be here, in this place, where you are standing right now, after you've transcended to the hereafter. Would you like them to forget this image which you're looking at?
Ιn Old way witchcraft we honor our ancestors, ourselves, and the spirits.
Natasha Helvin is an author, an occultist, hereditary witch, and priestess in the traditional Caribbean religion, she is passionate researcher of tradition / religion and simply woodland creature who feeds on folklore and magic!
Natasha also involved in researching the paranormal. She uses her gift to communicate, and help bring answers and relief to people. She has travelled to Spain, Portugal, France and Denmark to help people deal with the grief of loved one's and receive messages from Spirits, which bring a sense of peace, as well as to help cleanse the place.
Having a passion for discovery, learning and listening Natasha also passionate for clinical psychology. Her empathy for and understanding of others strengthens her ability to persevere in the psychology with heightened curiosity regarding the genetic nature of mental disorders. It has enhanced her awareness of others who struggle with neurological and interpersonal difficulties.
Natasha grew up in the Soviet state, in secluded small village, amongst dense woodland and endless rivers, until she was 18. With deep-rooted connection to the natural mysterious world Natasha inherited her passion for magic from her mother and previous generations, she learned from her family the ancient secrets of magic and healing, and the boundless potential of the human spirit. As a child Natasha saw her grandmother and mother use magic in their everyday lives to help neighbors, friends and anyone simply seeking help. She spent a lot of her time when she was child in the underbrush, searching for wild berries, "befriending" ancient trees and forest spirits, exploring ruins covered in moss and ivy – elements that unsurprisingly Natasha blends into her magical work and are still present today.
Natasha does not believe in karma, dogma, or divine judgment. All these comes from monotheistic religions and witchcraft is not!
In fact, not theism at all! It transcends the definition of religion. Religion necessarily involves worshipping someone. In this case the more correct term is worldview. Witchcraft is a system of certain theoretical and practical knowledge based on universal laws. Worldview, which rely on studying objective laws and not slipping into vague, debilitating statements such as “God works in mysterious ways.” Is philosophy of action, not passivity.
Society and religion have conditioned and instructed us about what is right and what is wrong, what is real and what is false, to the point that we have forgotten a fundamental truth: all life is full of mystery, and the only way to understand it is to learn about the mystery.
InWitchcraft we do not worship, worshiping in fact contradicts the essence of Witchcraft, but instead we honor!
What Natasha do believe in is your ability to change the world by starting from within yourself. She believes that you can bring forth peace by first learning to love and appreciate yourself and your ancestors. She believes that rules are not arbitrary, but made by you in accordance with your own beliefs. She adheres to the wisdom of her own voice, because she knows the greatest gift in the universe is free will—ultimate and omnipotent— bound only by love and ameliorated by the practice of magic.
Natasha Helvin's books
"We study nature and gods, natural sciences and history, comprehend the past, and see the future. We see this world as the flow of information processes and energy connections. We learn to foresee patterns and uncertainties and manipulate the energy around us. But we forget about our ancestors.
Remembrance is the tribute that we all must pay to those who brought us into this life, to those who passed on our character traits, talents, and patterns of behavior. Our complexions, eye color, hair, and, in many ways, our fates.
Many people in the West do not even know who their ancestors are because they are not taught to consider it important. Many people cannot even call their great-grandfathers by their first names! But in Vodou culture, knowing the dead and communicating with them, whether they be their biological ancestors or their spiritual (clan) ancestors, is a very important part of everyday life. Ancestors are always present. Vodouisants always remember that they live and breathe thanks to those who came before. One common proverb is, "If we stand tall, it is because we stand on the shoulders of our ancestors."
Your roots define your existence. They shape your world and your actions. They are what make you YOU, say certain things, and hold on to certain beliefs. No matter how you try to escape from them, you will never be able to. It's like running away from yourself. You will only enslave your subconsciousness and consciousness to someone's doctrine, which will never be in your favor. You will find yourself restricted by your own actions. You are you, and you have to make sure that you are the main reason for your existence. You must be your own source of inspiration.
It is important for everyone to understand the mechanism by which a person’s ancestry influences him—it’s especially important for those who have magical abilities or ambitions. In the shamanic tradition, the first thing a practitioner must do is establish a relationship with the spirit of an ancestor, because he must become a guide to the spirit world in general. For the study of how energy circulates among people and how the forces of life and death work, it is advisable to start with what you can closely and carefully observe, that is, your own ancestral system. This is especially important in the modern world, when the transmission of magical tradition in many cases has been interrupted and a mixture of different traditions blend together, often contradicting each other. In this case, someone having great power and little knowledge can lead to serious mistakes that harm not only the person himself, but also his loved ones and his descendants".