FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can Christians or Catholics be witches?
Absolutely! (Let's be honest, Catholics already have the witchy thing going anyway. Altars. Candle lightings. Chants. Robes. Every Sunday is like a coven meeting!)
What about 'black magic?'
The term, "black magic," is, well... racist - magic has no color. Magic is a tool. It is like a hammer - you can build a beautiful house with it, or hit someone over the head with it. Magic itself is neither good or bad, it is up to the practitioner. Also stop using the term "black magic."
Can men be witches?
Yes. "Witch" is not limited to the feminine, though in society it has been more on the feminine side. Men can absolutely be witches. The original meaning of the word 'witch' is "wise one."
Do I have to call myself a "witch?"
How do I know what kind of witch I am?
Labels are just that - labels. To me, they aren't as important as you finding your path. I personally only put any weight on a label when they are a bage of initiaion or of status earned, such as a priest or priestess.
I'm a beginner. Where do I start?
First off, why do you want to start? Second, whats the first thing that interests you? History? Lore? Spirits? Herbs? Pick one, and study. Study. Research. Read. And read some more. 90% of this practice is learning and research. If you are able to find someone who is offering to teach, then you can perhaps pay a teacher to go further into your endeavors.
What books would you recommend?
I find it hard to recommend books, being that everyone's path is so different. I could recommend a book on folk magic when you are actually wanting to learn about ceremonial magic. I could recommend moon magic books, when you don't work with the moon. See where I'm going? The best thing to do, is to read everything you get your hands on. Pick your subject you want to start on, and start turning pages!
Are witchcraft and Wicca the same thing?
Yes and no. While the word "wicca" technically does mean "witchcraft," the way we use these terms today do not usually mean the same thing. Witchcraft refers to an umbrella of spiritual practices and energy manipulation. The definition of witchcraft is the manipulation of natural energies, there for, making witchcraft a practice. Wicca is a religion, founded by a man named Gerald Gardner in the 1950’s.
What about the "Three Fold Law?"
This is a Wiccan belief, meaning people who are not Wiccan do not usually abide by this.
What's the difference between "Magic" and "Magick?"
Aleister Crowley used the spelling 'magick' to differentiate the occult from stage magic such as pulling a rabbit form a hat. Really, there is no difference, and no right or wrong way of spelling.
Will you mentor me in spirituality?
No. I am a student myself, and do not offer any mentorships.
Can I purchase a reading/spell from you?
No. I am not a professional spiritual advisor or reader of any kind. However, I can point you in the direction of some wonderful people who do offer readings, spell work and other supplies:
How I find a coven?
Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado in the US.
What got you into witchcraft?/When did you know?
There was always a pull to the occult, and I found myself pulled to the mysteries of cultures and religions and beliefs around the world, and curious of things unknown. Really, it just snowballed. One thing lead to another and eventually I just looked back and realized, "oh. I'm a spiritual practitioner now."
How long have you been pole dancing?
I started dancing in 2015.
What gear do you use for your photos & videos?
I started filming videos using my iPhone and iMovie. Eventually I saved up and upgraded gear as I went. These are my current gear items:
How can I support you?
Check out the support page!
Where do I start if I want to start pole dancing?
Look up classes in your area, and take the plunge. If you want, see if you can convince a friend to join you!
Do I have to be strong/flexible/skinny/athletic to start dancing?
Nope! I wasn't strong, flexible or nearly athletic enough to keep up with my first few months of classes. If you find the right studio with the right teacher, your first class will be challenging but rewarding. Everyone has different limits and body types, so be patient with your limits and celebrate your accomplishments.
I want a home pole - where do I get one?
I highly recommend Xpole. Do not get a pole from a store like Spencer's, or one of those plastic poles. Do your research before purchasing a pole, and be sure you have it installed correctly. A quality home pole is not cheap, but not getting a safe home pole may result in more expensive hospital bills later.
Can I teach myself pole at home?
Yes, though I don't recommend it. There are many online tutorials with good teachers, but having a teacher with you allows you to have someone correct your form so you don't injure yourself, help give pointers on how to improve or tips to help you if you're struggling, and most importantly - spot you when doing dangerous tricks!
How long did it take you to get (insert move here)?
Every move, spin and trick will be different for everyone. I had a friend perfecting a trick the first time she learned it in class, while it took me months to get myself even strong enough to attempt, where my floor work came easy to me, when my friend stuggled with it much more. Everyone's pole journey will be different, so don't stress about what you can't do, and just get excited for that moment you surpise yourself and bust it out!
How can I improve my dancing?
Two things: record yourself, and practice!!
What heels do you recommend?
For beginners, I'd suggest starting with 5" or 6" heels, but no larger. Going higher than 6" required ankle strength and flexability, and can absolutely cause a twisted or broken ankle if not walked in correctly. Short heels are much safer and just as fun!
Can men pole dance?
Absolutely. There are plenty of men who pole dance, and no, it doesn't have anything to do with their sexuality.
Can I still pole if I have a bigger body shape?
Yes! I have had students and teachers of all shapes, sizes, genders and ages. If you need some insperation, check out these wonderful dancers on Instagram: