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Treehugger83
Hello. I am new and completely confused in every aspect. I am looking for someone who has experience and would like to be somewhat of a witchy mentor! If this is the wrong place to post this, I apologize, and feel free to remove. I would greatly appreciate anyone who is willing to help me with advise and know how.
EmbryonicVortex
youd have to narrow down to what you are interested in
EmbryonicVortex
can you leqf gqze
EmbryonicVortex
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EmbryonicVortex
q=a
EmbryonicVortex
ironic
'Light' aka Lise
You are fine @Treehugger83
Treehugger83
I am interested is crystals, herbs, tarot , spirits (although nervous about this a bit). I want to learn about natural healing (inside and out). Also just about things I may not know about. Best ways to use the herbs and crystals. Just looking for someone who is willing to tell me, maybe by asking me some questions, what they feel would be best for me to practice with and learn more about.
EmbryonicVortex
im not into crystals and herbs but the rest of your list vibes with me
'Light' aka Lise
@Treehugger83 - have you connected with any local Metaphysical shops - or Groups in your area that may be able to offer Open Discussions/Sessions??
EmbryonicVortex
to get over your nervousness with spirits has to come from within you though. if you cannot confront a scary one, it'll limit your ways into those realms
Treehugger83
I have looked for metaphysical shops around but they are far away. I am from a small area. I have also had no luck with groups in the area.
'Light' aka Lise
That is understandable - @Treehugger83 - We do have a New to the Craft Group which we are trying to expand on with "Class" Sessions etc - so maybe consider joing that Group - and then ask questions - etc
Questions will evoke the Answers and levels of Guidance
Treehugger83
I just feel connected to a lot of aspects of what I have read about “witches” and looking to find my way I guess
EmbryonicVortex
hmm, how about a local park or something. you can find somebody there easier than ......
Treehugger83
i will join the group mentioned above, but if there is anyone who would like to be someone for me to reach out to on a more personal level with questions and give advise please keep me in mind.
'Light' aka Lise
More than happy to do that - if that helps. @Treehugger83
Norwich
@Treehugger - read the discussion topics how to be a witch and advanced witch; ask Qs as wanted 😁https://witches.community/page/discussions-category?category=5
Norwich
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Norwich
Grrr…cutnpaste
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Norwich
Sometimes I just can’t help it 😵‍💫
Chickadee
Has anyone ever had candles make you really work to out them out? Get bigger when you blow on them, act like a grease fire when you add water, that sort of thing? And related, has anyone had candles set in water change positions by drifting one way or another?
Chickadee
I JK
Chickadee
Lol typo. I was saying I know the latter happens often with tea lights and was just curious if anyone experienced either scenario
EmbryonicVortex
i like it when the candle acts like itsa blowtorch all ofa sudden
libradiantxo
Hello there. I've been less active due to near constant research and note taking. :) I promise I'm still around.
Chickadee
@EmbryonicVortex I’m in love with fire :) I’d fixed a candle for protection and it lept a good three feet when I realized something was happening and tried to put it out. I didn’t want to but I couldn’t have that happening next to a stack of books on a flammable coffee table lol
Chickadee
They still don’t believe me that there was no oil, though I have used all kinds of oils on candles with no issues.
Norwich
Happy Saturday - must be everybody is out of town for the last summer fling.
EmbryonicVortex
i like fire but most of my affinity is in air, or aether
Norwich
I’m Virgo, it’s earth for me 🥳
libradiantxo
Hello! I was wondering if we have a certain book in our library. I can’t find it.
libradiantxo
Norwich
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Norwich
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Norwich
It took a few tries …
Norwich
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Norwich
😌
Norwich
My cat helped by head butting my hand
'Light' aka Lise
https://d-pdf.com/book/pdf-download-witchcraft-a-handbook-of-magic-spells-and-potions?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=pmd_1dIVflqehEtZp9.PaRtplTQ9r2QP0F.63SY5A5XmtXQ-1630846004-0-gqNtZGzNAiWjcnBszQi9
It's stalling the access
Norwich
🤷🏽‍♀️
JayRowe73
hey guys , so glad you guys are still here...
JayRowe73
Well, I mean here somewhere... Metatron ???
David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith)
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'Light' aka Lise
Well, I mean here somewhere... Metatron ???
Metatron now goes under the Profile @osiris
David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith)
I also have the hardcover copy of this book. I haven't had the opportunity to sit down and read it, though.
Norwich
I’d found a pdf but had problems trying to copy and paste the link. Then it glitched and bolluxed so I removed the attempts above. But there are PDFs out there if you wanted to hunt.
David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith)
I’d found a pdf but had problems trying to copy and paste the link. Then it glitched and bolluxed so I removed the attempts above. But there are PDFs out there if you wanted to hunt.
And of course your kitty had to try and help you by headbutting your hand lol. Aren't they wonderful pets, though? :)
'Light' aka Lise
Sometimes the Magicke is purely within the pages of the Hard Copy - Pdf's are great for research - and quick answers - but a Hard copy is tactile and offers the need to slowly absorb...to be disciplined in reading and absorbing etc.
'Light' aka Lise
Have 4 beautiful Felines - all rescues that have come to me in unusual circumstances..
Latest is 'Cricket' - HIS Lordship!!
the other three of Females.
Harmony the Queen and 1st 'Born'; then Yarah - Guard-dog and Nurse; and finally Gyfu...(Two faces) - the Trickster.
David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith)
Sometimes the Magicke is purely within the pages of the Hard Copy - Pdf's are great for research - and quick answers - but a Hard copy is tactile and offers the need to slowly absorb...to be disciplined in reading and absorbing etc.
I completely agree. The other advantage to having the hardcopy is that the link to the pdf can expire, or rather the domain it's on could expire and not be renewed by the owner. That's why I always found it best to buy physical copies of books; besides, this also supports the author, acknowledging them for their hard work.
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Malatesa
@David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith) -- Samhain will be here pretty soon, and there's been discussion about bringing back some sort of live classes or instruction. I wanted to get your feedback on the technology aspect of that, and also your broader vibe about video versus audio platforms
Malatesa
I think obviously it would be interesting enough to have a live chat between a few people about the current state of Paganism, in general. That alone would be a whole show.
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David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith)
@David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith) -- Samhain will be here pretty soon, and there's been discussion about bringing back some sort of live classes or instruction. I wanted to get your feedback on the technology aspect of that, and also your broader vibe about video versus audio platforms
Well, I had at one point considered using Zoom as the medium for "live" instruction, but isn't there also a video stream function on this site?
Malatesa
As for content, I think something like a show format or interview format would be cool, and 'Light' is talking about classrooms. All of which is interactive with the general population here
Malatesa
We can have video capability, yep, but it maxes out at 30 people. If this got going, we would blow 30 viewers out of the water quickly, so it has to be something external. But that beggs the question... does it have to be video, or could it be audio only. Also, if it is only audio, does that severely take away something needed in the shows/classes?
Malatesa
one night you had 56 people chatting with you, asking questions, in the old chat
David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith)
I've always believed it is better to learn in person, so to that end, actually seeing someone and interacting with them in that way is the way to go. Zoom provides the ability for the viewer to speak back to the person on the stream, and I think that would be so much easier than typing in a chat.
Malatesa
So like a massive zoom meeting. k, let me toss a wrench into that, and gimme your feedback on it. Does zoom require folks to register in order to use it?
Malatesa
And if so, will people bother to register to see classes and shows? Today, these kids, and a lot of folks in general, are like.. if it takes more than 3 seconds to do, they hit the back button. feedback welcome on that point, too
Malatesa
/me has Coors
David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith)
I think they just need a link to the room, and they would select a name to enter with? I'm not sure, exactly. I registered, but that's just me because I had considered from the beginning using Zoom for this purpose.
David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith)
I'd started using Zoom to meet with my therapist, because of covid physical meetings at the time were unavailable.
David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith)
I should run a test, and set up a conference room, then put the link in here. David Earle is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Topic: David Earle's Personal Meeting Room


Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 504 541 6353
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David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith)
Let's try that
Malatesa
Interesting... I'll check in to that. 'Light' has a lot of links that I need to check out, too, and they seem to do the same thing as Zoom. So for sure it has to be video, then. Okay. And let me ask this...have you done or considered doing like, interviews with folks, or, like a side-by-side show where you and someone else just shoot the shit about current events in Paganism?
Malatesa
lemme grab my cam and stuff... one sec
David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith)
Try that link I posted above, and see what happens
Malatesa
kk.. lemme download zoom, one sex
David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith)
Yea, that's the one slight "issue". I'm not certain if people need to download the software, or if they can just join from the web
Malatesa
Yeha, I'm already lost...I have the client downloaded, created an account.. one sec
Malatesa
See, that link is an executable file... so folks won't download that for security reasons, so they will download zoom first (we lost 20% right there) and then sign up (we would loose 30% right there)
Malatesa
I think I need to look at the other optons like zoom, but that don't have a signup
David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith)
Well, Malatesa, this could be a way to "separate the wheat from the chafe". If people are really wanting to learn, they'll do what's necessary to attend the stream
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Malatesa
Absolutely, this is very helpful
Malatesa
This is exactly what I wanted to know... "What happens in real life when people try to do this stuff"
Malatesa
but I still want to try chatting with you live.. one sec bro
'Light' aka Lise
. "does it have to be video, or could it be audio only". 
I believe the links I shared tend to move towards more the Live Voice Audio <> Avatar Profile aspect - with option for Video...without sign ups - just a connect Invite...within a Group frame..
Malatesa
'Light' can you join the zoom? You don't have to do video
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Malatesa
Meeting ID: 504 541 6353
Passcode: Y4k0TJ
Malatesa
zoom
'Light' aka Lise
Like a Car in a race - ok give me a mo!
'Light' aka Lise
I clicked the link but it needs me too download ?
Malatesa
Download Zoom from the main zoom site
Malatesa
I didn't like the .EXE option/link, either... so download zoom first (Zoom Client)
'Light' aka Lise
I am goinna have to add the microphone
Malatesa
And @David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith) lemme know if you are able to change that Passcode. I'll create the post/event with the Passcode you have already, but if that changes, lemme know so I can edit the Event info
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JayRowe73
so yesterday i stumbled on a library on here and today i cant find it; anyone help?
'Light' aka Lise
so yesterday i stumbled on a library on here and today i cant find it; anyone help?
David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith)
For anyone coming in, there will be an open Zoom meeting on Wednesday. Head on over to the "Events" section of the site for details.
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David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith)
So we lost a Brother recently (lost may not be the appropriate word, though), and another 'Brother' calls me to say it was "an official call", a "call to arms", that there was going to be a funeral for our Brother, non-Christian; I don't know why he felt the need to indicate it was non-Christian, but ok. Anyhow, there is a passage in the Witches Bible called the Requiem, and I ask if we were going to be doing any of that for the funeral. The Brother I was speaking to says "no". My immediate response was "if it's not going to be Wiccan, I don't want to be involved". The Brother who passed was Wiccan, and I feel there should be some Wiccan elements in this funeral, even if it's just to read the passage of the Requiem, and not doing the full-scale ritual. Now the Brother I spoke to says I am being negative, and "questioning my Brothership". I don't think I am wrong, but I could use an outside opinion.
EmbryonicVortex
use it as a sign for yourself. let everyone know you want wiccan funeral . maybe then he will believe you
'Light' aka Lise
@David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith) - Your Passion is admirable, and there is NOTHING stopping you from quoting the Passage quietly during the main service..
The Divinities will recognise the Act - and HIS Spirit will also be greatly calmed..
Sometimes - the Grief of others overwhelm the situation - but the whole process is about Respect for the One who passed...and not what the Individual/s feel is best.
David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith)
@David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith) - Your Passion is admirable, and there is NOTHING stopping you from quoting the Passage quietly during the main service..The Divinities will recognise the Act - and HIS Spirit will also be greatly calmed..Sometimes - the Grief of others overwhelm the situation - but the whole process is about Respect for the One who passed...and not what the Individual/s feel is best.
That's a good piece of advice, however, it's not as if I have the Requiem committed to memory so to quote it silently would be a problem; I'd have to be looking at the book. I know from a practicing point of view, memorizing the ritual passages is always the best thing, and I have a lot of ritual material committed to memory, but because the Requiem is not something done on a regular basis, it's not something I've memorized. I am going to go over to the house of the Brother who called me, and I am going to attempt to explain calmly to him why I feel the way I do, and see if he will agree to having the passage read aloud. I consider myself pure Wiccan, and would never call myself practicing any other religion, or mixing in elements that aren't Wiccan, to a Wiccan ritual. However, I can be flexible, and though this funeral may not be exclusively Wiccan, I can go with it but this Requiem I consider is very important and the passing of our Brother should be acknowledged with the reading of the passage.
'Light' aka Lise
@David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith) - Re :>> not as if I have the Requiem committed to memory<<
No - and that is not what is needed - BUT nothing stopping you from printing of a copy of it and having that sheet to actually read from - or as most would do - JUST take the Wicca Bible with you - page/s marked and read from it in the Silence that is offered to you!!
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David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith)
@'Light' aka Lise Actually, the Brother and I have talked, and he has agreed that the passage should be read. He's explained a little more that there will be some of the lost brother's friends there who are not Wiccan, so we can't do anything full scale like we would usually do. Myself, and this other Brother are very close, and we don't usually stay angry at each other for very long. He, along with my now-late Elder High Priestess did my first initiation to the Craft 30 years ago (God, has it been that long?!), so our closeness survives any and all arguments we may have.
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David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith)
@Malatesa Did you forget the Zoom meeting?
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David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith)
David Earle is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Topic: David Earle's Personal Meeting Room


Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 504 541 6353
Passcode: wicca


Malatesa
I've posted the audio version of the conversation as part 1 and 2
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Malatesa
I was on the old IRC chat room last night
Malatesa
Mim was there
Malatesa
alone
Malatesa
I mean, there were like a few bots there, of a generic nature
Malatesa
But she was the only one there, basically. but she was there.
Malatesa
I really feel bad about that whole thing. I think I should help her by bringing people to that chat room, as it is live and ... it can be full of action
Malatesa
I'll work on that right now
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David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith)
@Malatesa Sorry I missed all your messages here. I was actually talking to Newfoundland earlier on Discord. Do you remember him?
Malatesa
wow yes
Malatesa
I ... another big error I made. I liked that guy
David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith)
Yea, he definitely feels some kind of way. He said he will "steer clear"
David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith)
I told him about this site
Malatesa
He was always a good guy. I made a mistake with him that I'm sorry about
Malatesa
I'm pointing Pagan.Chat to that old chat room, to help Mim
Malatesa
got to get a SSL certificate and all that... take a few minutes
Malatesa
join me there if you have time
David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith)
I am very confused at this point about that supposed 40 minute meeting limit on Zoom. I have had my meeting room opened for 53 minutes, and it's not been shut down at all.
Malatesa
Cause Zoom doesn't want to lose the opportunity to allow you to upgrade
Malatesa
They have a majot loss of business right now because of COVID
Malatesa
So they will do anything to keep people
Malatesa
so, basically, you might not *need* to upgrade right now
Malatesa
brb.. I have to redirect and certify pagan.chat
'Light' aka Lise
I am very confused at this point about that supposed 40 minute meeting limit on Zoom. I have had my meeting room opened for 53 minutes, and it's not been shut down at all.
If it is a One-One chat then you have 30 hrs per meeting - BUT if you have more than One to One it is 40mins limit
David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith)
If it is a One-One chat then you have 30 hrs per meeting - BUT if you have more than One to One it is 40mins limit
Thanks for that info
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David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith)
@Malatesa Is that you in #witches?
Malatesa
Yep, as M
Malatesa
I don't want to use my full nickname because people will ... not ... it has a good and bad effect
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David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith)
I understand
'Light' aka Lise
Not sure I can do TWO chats on the go
David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith)
@Malatesa My Zoom account is now upgraded!!
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Malatesa
Awesomeness!
Malatesa
that reminds me... I'll post this in IRC
Paul Pietsch
hello everyone Very New to the site and still checking things out
'Light' aka Lise
Paul Pietsch
hello and thank you
David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith)
Welcome to the Witches Community, @Paul Pietsch!
'Light' aka Lise
There is a few others in the other Chat that may be a bit more active - connected to here - @Paul Pietsch
Give that a try too
https://kiwiirc.com/nextclient/irc.sorcery.net/#witches
Paul Pietsch
will give that a try thank you
'Light' aka Lise
Okay been a LONG day for me - so am gonna get some "ME" time...
David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith)
I am getting some of that "me" time as well, watching a baseball game lol
'Light' aka Lise
Right escoped from the other site - whewww - thought I was stuck in the Veil for a while there!
'Light' aka Lise
Too much trying to steer two ships in the same direction -
'Light' aka Lise
Okay will check in in the morning - thanks for the Pod Chat - it was kinda fun...in a quirky way! @David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith) and @Malatesa
Norwich
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thegreengrassgrows
hello
Norwich
Hello back to you, green grass grows. What’s on your mind this morning?
Atom
Good morning, everyone
Atom
Good Morning
'Light' aka Lise
Good Morning @Atom - not sure many folks are active at 3ish in the morn?!
Norwich
I’ve just stumbled in looking for coffee… hallooo-o.
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Norwich
Nine-eleven - 20 years ago today I was on my way to work & heard The News on the radio. As soon as I’d arrived at work i got my ’pooter booted up; our staff was gathered around the screen watching in stunned silence, & I had another staffer calling in on the phone. Grim horror. And 10 days ago we got out of Afghanistan … grim horror. Lies, lies, lies. But the dead are too real.
'Light' aka Lise
Hi you
Norwich
Hi ya too.
Norwich
Hello, anyone around?


'Light' aka Lise
I am - my Pretty **smiling** for a while at least - kinda just sodding about @Norwich
'Light' aka Lise
Waiting on a pile of Peaches to be brought in from the night fall - so I can make another batch of Peach Preserve..
JayRowe73
are you guys in the uk? it has gotten so difficult to navigate on the site, I am just wandering the halls... LOVE the library btw.
'Light' aka Lise
Many are the Us - although I am also UK (when on home turf)..
I am sad to see that you are having an issue navigating the site @JayRowe73 - maybe discuss those concerns with @Malatesa - it would be a great help to him to know what is a discouraging feature etc
Norwich
@ Lise - Peaches 🍑 - yum.
Norwich
@JayRowe73 - I go thru the menu to get around and by categories to get to discussions. All who wander are not lost. 😏 oh, and I’m in the US.
JayRowe73
all who wander are not lost. too cool. Idk, having found the dashboard, im rather encouraged. havent had much luck with categories though.
Norwich
Categories are just a list of the various subjects headings of the discussions.
Norwich
Hooowhee - thunder and lightening and rain, oh my. Even my outdoor cat came inside by choice. 🐱 I guess as long as I’m up i might as well get my coffee and cereal and start to open one eye at a time. Eee! 😬
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TermOfLife
Hello, Oh dear I'm looking for someone with some knowledge in Turkish curses. I couldn't find any better place. And some information on a book we we use to have it was a thick book about 3000 pages with light and dark magic about 80 years old. I'm looking to find a copy of the same book but i cant find it anywhere online.
'Light' aka Lise
If you want to message me with details - I will see what I can come up with @TermOfLife -
JayRowe73
uh yeah i meant I hadnt found them. I am still learning. I was swept away in the library.
JayRowe73
speaking of the library, im curious about 0. I mean, it moves around, kinda here, then its there, then it has exactly what it promises, which is 0. Shy lil bugger he is...
JayRowe73
I am trying to find a numerology chart. want to compare some with an old one my great grandparents had
'Light' aka Lise
@JayRowe73 - @Malatesa is in fact adding to it - so it may go of line now and again..
JayRowe73
ty
Norwich
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David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith)
Hello, is this chat working today?
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'Light' aka Lise
Am seeing your message on the Main Chat @David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith)
'Light' aka Lise
well now I can - it is touch & go!
libradiantxo
Hello all. I apologize for my lengthly disappearance. I've been completely immersing myself in study and learning. :)
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'Light' aka Lise
Study and Learning are all good - within reason @libradiantxo
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'Light' aka Lise
Yeah - I think the Chat system has been corrected!!
Norwich
yea! 🤗
'Light' aka Lise
Didn't see you at the Moon Meet up @Norwich ?
David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith)
I see the message center is working once more
libradiantxo
Everything appears to be working wonderfully on my end.
'Light' aka Lise
Yep - everything is back on track
Norwich
@light aka Lise - thanks for inquiring.
'Light' aka Lise
Well missed your input @Norwich
Norwich
awww, shucks, ma’am 😶 I looked at the moon #group and there’s very little activity.
'Light' aka Lise
@Norwich - we were LIVE via Zoom with @David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith) , and @Malatesa - maybe there is some confusion - with the Hashtag Versions - Events and Zoom all clashing ...??
Something that maybe @Malatesa needs to tidy up!
David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith)
Yup, we sure were
Norwich
Yes, yes, yes, I know 🤬I’m embarrassed damnit bcs I tried last month and nothing worked for me, & it’s so irritating 😬. Ill leave it to the techno-functional folk & stick with what I can 😊 enjoy.
David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith)
There'll be another moon meeting on October 20th
Norwich
Don’t expect me, I don’t need the aggravation 😑😬😁
David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith)
Zoom is pretty straightforward. Download the software, create a user account/name, enter in the meeting id, and you're in. You can do audio, video or both. If you don't want to be seen on camera, you can just do the audio. I thought it was a novel idea because it allowed total interaction between myself and the participants, and I thought that was a whole lot easier than typing stuff in a chat
David Earle (Wicca High Priest Ba`lith)
I'm sorry you were aggravated, @Norwich. It was not my intention to aggravate anyone
Norwich
hey, don’t worry about it. I don’t understand what you said after it’s being straightforward… 😀
Norwich
it’s a fine idea so enjoy the fruits of your labors 😗
Crowgirl333
Hello I am new here and I am just wondering how everyone is doing today???
'Light' aka Lise
Just checked in - but am doing amazing @Crowgirl333
Crowgirl333
That’s awesome
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