We are creatures of energy, moving through an energetic world. Even without training we all can sense it, because humans are social creatures. Clever monkeys who need to intuit our group and our surroundings to survive. When you walk into a house, can’t you always tell if it’s empty or not? If someone is staring at you, can’t you feel it? Even if you’re asleep, the intensity of the stare wakes you up, as many a startled parent knows!
As witches, we consciously use energy to power our workings. The particulars of how you manipulate energy determine what kind of witch you are (at that moment at any rate) and how you work with other witches.
So, how does one raise magical energy? Well, as the old joke goes … you rub two witches together. Because magical energy flows in a closed circuit.
Now that your mind has swirled right down the gutter, let me heave you back up out of it. Because I’m not talking about having sex, although sexual partners certainly can use that energy. Gay, straight, any-way-the-wind-blows.
I am talking about tapping into an energy source and making meaningful connections so that the energy flows in a useful fashion. How you raise that energy is up to you.
Our group works the cycle of the seasons and the fertility of land, animals and people. We raise the energy many different ways, but because fertility is about producing offspring, no matter how we may please ourselves outside of circle, within it we close our circuit between a man and a woman. For no other reason than that particular connection makes the most sense in the context of fertility.
So, Mary Mary, quite contrary, how does your magic flow?