In the Lord of the Rings prequels, we were introduced to Radagast the Brown. An ardent nature lover, he focuses mostly on animals and plants. In the Hobbit, we see him trying to save a hedgehog named Sebastian using medicine. But no matter what he uses or does, it’s not working. “Why isn’t this working? It’s not as if it’s witchcraft,” and there, in that moment he realizes that it is witchcraft.
The darker kind. He then uses a powerful stone from his staff, along with a chant and sucks out the magical poison from Sebastian’s body thus saving him. This is what I call the Radagast Moment. Realizing finally, that sometimes the reasons things go wrong isn’t just because of nature or bad timing. It’s because there are powerful forces hidden in the background where no mortal dare tread.
Now that statement may seem worthy of a tv series than reality. But sadly it isn’t and I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. I remembered a few years ago I even told someone that I believed their illness wasn’t just a regular illness. There’s another blog I follow. The man is a modern Beserker.
The beserkers were Norse shamans who could channel animal spirits in order to gain extra strength in battle. Some stories say they were shape shifters. Well, one day this particular beserker, had grown very ill. And the doctors could find nothing wrong with him. He entered mad space, a sort of shamanic state and was able to purge the mystery illness from his body after two days.
The second day he felt like he was dying. I suspected that whatever it was, had been resisting his efforts and fought back. But after two days it was banished from his body. He was well again. He believed that it was just an infection and that his beserker powers allowed him to root it out and expel it.
I do believe in magic helping the body to heal itself. But the doctors didn’t find anything and there was never a rational explanation for what he had. When this happens, sometimes you need to start looking at the more undefined aspects of life. I told him that he may have been suffering from a hex. Or even an entity that had been causing his illness.
Now, give me the benefit of the doubt that I’m not completely nuts. I understand that just because a doctor or scientist hasn’t discovered the source of a problem, doesn’t mean that it’s the supernatural. What I’m saying is, just because we live in a modern society, doesn’t preclude an issue could be supernatural. Things that were once thought of as witchcraft have now been proven real by science. Such as Biofeedback, the method of talking to the body.
But I digress. When you have a disease, you get a second and third opinion right? Sometimes you check with specialists. Doing that with Occultists is no different. When my godfather in Santeria read me the first time, he discovered diseases that none of my doctors had known about. After being examined they discovered a bacteria eating away at the lining of my stomach and a diaphragm hernia.
Before they had insisted all I had was an irritated colon. Shango had told my padrino there was more to it than that. That I needed to insist on them giving me a colonoscopy and an endoscopy. Only then did we finally figure it out. Also, my padrino didn’t know me or my disease history back then.
This was my first meeting with him. He knew all of this and other personal details about me after reading me with Shango. If you suspect something is wrong but your mind keeps telling you you’re being paranoid, tell it to shut up. What do you have to lose by listening to your own intuition? Nothing. But what do you have to lose by not following it? A lot more than you realize.
For some weeks now, I had suspected something was wrong and I intentionally ignored my own intuition. I’m used to the Paranormal method of debunking everything and using straight science. It’s a habit I need to start kicking. Just as it’s bad to think everything is the devil or a bad spirit, it’s also bad when you ignore the signs and still don’t follow them. So now we come to my Radagast moment.
When I started doing my Light Restoration, it set a process in motion. Then last Friday the 13th came which was also John Dee’s birthday, I tried to do a session with him. I called his spirit using my necromancy. I invoked Papa Legba to contact his soul and ask if he would meet with me. I felt an energy of manifest.
It told me that it was one of his attendant spirits. That he was too busy most of the time but that he himself would gladly aid me. I asked my own spirits if this was a good entity and they informed me yes and that he was able to aid me. The entity was invisible to my sight and spoke through a strange empathy. I can only call this “heart speech” he spoke to me with emotions and I interpreted them.
He then told me the source of my problems. Besides my own mundane issues, there was also a person close to the family who was causing trouble. Not just for me but for everyone of us. He wanted to be the source of our attention. So he was sabotaging everyone in my family.
I started thinking back to how it started as one person in my family. Then it was another and another and finally me having issues with money, with success and many other things. It revealed the identity of said person. I performed every divination I knew how to make sure. I didn’t want to believe it. I even asked my godmother in Santeria and got the same answer.
And I started planning on how to expose him. So, I prayed to Nemesis the Goddess of divine vengeance to aid me. I did a Hellenic ritual asking for her aid and for her wrath to fall on the source of the problem (I didn’t say the name of the person). Almost immediately that individual started losing weight, having nightmares, and telling us he felt something in his room just starring at him at night.
Soon our problems just stopped. They didn’t go away, but they stopped in their tracks as if paralyzed. And then they started shifting to him instead. Now he’s going through all of our problems all at the same time. On this retrograde and bloodmoon I have used this work with Hermes to purge the negativity in our lives.
I have asked him to send his spirits to help us remove these road blocks and obstacles. It has taken on the form of bad luck. Just like I mentioned in one of the last posts. Except that upon closer inspection, I realized the retrograde was taking away things that weren’t helping us, and putting us on the path to fixing all of our issues. So with the passage of time, we are getting closer to resolving our problems.
Not everything that happened to us was because of his curse work. It was because his work made problems that were already with us worse. I checked in with the same spirit and he said that before any true restoration of light could happen we need a reaping in our lives. So now I’m working with this retrograde to clean house. I’ve also seen that Mars is in retrograde and Uranus will go into it’s own retrograde as well.
So I need to prepare. I’ll let all of you know more about that later. Oh and here is the scene from the movie.