Saturday, May 14, 2016
For the love of all things Dark, Sparkling and bitey column by Shetan Noir
Dealing with Pagan Con crud and Post Con blues.
Pagan gatherings and conventions are unlike any other situations you may encounters in life. While many people go to conventions, meetings and social outings in normal every day life, Few would cast a spell at the local ComicCon or Farmers market. But this seems to be a constant issue at Pagan events because only pagans cast out spells and rituals at gatherings and leave these in place after they leave.
While many people deal with Con Crud and Post con blues after leaving Conventions. Pagan Conventions offer up a different kind of Con crud. At a regular Convention you deal with the colds or flu you were exsposed to and caught, hang overs and loss of conection with like minded people. All normal things to expect from a Convention.
But at Pagan conventions the PCC or Pagan Con Crud is much more and becoming an issue at these events. Think about it. As you walk in and out of class rooms, down halls or into hotel rooms. How many spells are you walking through? How many Rituals known and unknown take place? How many people are walking around throwing out curses, instead of blessings. Think of how much magical Residue collects on you and effects you over the course of a events time. This can take a devastating toll on people's health and may take you days or week to recover from.
People cast their spells and either forget to take them down or leave them up as a way to sabatage the event, the location or certain people attending. Why is this acceptable? Why do some people feel it is fine to cast a spell on the location? Or Cast spells at certain people, No matter what the reasoning for casting spells at these events it should stop, unless it is to help the event or people attending.
For years it has been my routine that after I came home from a Pagan event that I would use peppermint to strip all the magical ick off. Including P.C.C. After recently attending Convocation in Michigan I notice that for the first time in 8 yrs. Peppermint and a day of rest was not going to be enough.
So what does one do when dealing with P.C.C.? Here are some suggestions That I have found helpful.
To remove Magical Ick(the spell residue that you come in contact with)
A hot soaking bath that includes Peppermint, Hyssop and Laverder. Soak for as long as you can and make sure to submerge into the water at least once.
Drinking Peppermint tea also helps to remove the bad magic residue.
To deal with the a cold
Elderberry extract is a miricle in a bottle.
Chicken Noodle soup, Wonton soup, Miso Soup, Hot broth soups work wonders.
1 tsp. Honey mixed with 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
4 Thieves oil
Clove essential oil
Lemon essential oil
Cinnamon essential oil
Eucalyptus essential oil
Rosemary essential oil
Add a few drops of each to a container of epsion salt and let sit for 10 mins then add to a hot bath and soak.
Post Con blues
Make plans to see friends anc conven members more often.
Take local classes that are of interest to you
Teach classes about what you already know
Go museums or botaninal gardens
Enjoy a movie or t.v. show
The best thing you can do to help yourself with P.C.C. or Post Con Blues is to learn to sheild yourself. There is a saying that you can not pour from an empthy cup. Meaning you need to take care of yourself before you can be of help to anyone else. It would be nice to know that more people were practing sheilding and sending out blessings instead of casting spells and harming others.