On the Importance of Keeping a Calm Focused State of Mind for Students of the Occult and Traditional Witchcraft

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by  Sophia diGregorio

It is especially important for witches, those interested in spiritual or psychic development, healers and those who are experimenting with any aspect of the occult to avoid drama of any kind – to avoid the pot stirrers in the world, who stir up our emotions for their own ends.

Getting rid of television is an excellent way to lower the drama in your life almost instantly. Restricting yourself from becoming emotionally involved with the things you read online helps, too. As discussed in the previous article, Why Television is an Obstacle to the Study and Practice of Occultism and Traditional Witchcraft, television programming and the actual broadcasts, themselves, can interfere with the human mind, body and emotions, both physically and metaphysically.

But, television is not the only source of mental or emotional agitation. In fact, if you have ever had a bad experience with bullies in an online forum or if you have simply run across disturbing material at online websites, then you know that the internet can, also, be a source of disturbance, which can interfere with your focus and interfere with your progress. It’s not always possible to avoid all of these negative stimuli, but once we realize how they might be affecting us, we can limit our exposure.

Moreover, it is important to avoid people in our lives who engage in a lot of high drama, who are over-reactive, unreasonable or who disturb our peace of mind. If you have friends who leave you feeling, frustrated, angry or emotionally and physically drained, you may have to decide what is more important – them or your well-being.

Now, I am not suggesting that we all hide in a cave, figuratively speaking, or that we ignore dangers in our lives or ignore others around us in need. But, it is more beneficial to you in the long run as a student of the occult and traditional witchcraft to avoid high drama and those who like to dish it out.

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Avoid the Pot Stirrers and Accelerate Your Own Progress

Pot stirrers are gossips, bullies and other people who like to engage in high drama.

I remember something a friend said once. I don’t know where she got it – it might have come from a book, but I don’t know the source. She said that the children’s song “Row, Row, Row Your Boat,” is really a maxim for living a good life.

The song says to “Row your boat,” which means row your own boat and not someone else’s. Try to row your boat “gently” and “merrily” because this life is only a dream.

Pot stirrers are people who don’t row their own boats very well because they’re so focused on how other people are rowing their boats. They are not gentle rowers, either. They want to tell other people what to do and how to do it. They want to try to interfere with the rowing of other people’s boats instead of concentrating on rowing their own.

But, when we not only row our own boat, but steer far away from the drama of those less gentle rowers, we can best concentrate on our own voyage down the stream.

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7 Responses to “On the Importance of Keeping a Calm Focused State of Mind for Students of the Occult and Traditional Witchcraft”

  1. chefette13 Says:

    Love your post but please, if you have any suggestions on how to avoid the Pot stirrers or how to block them out of your day to day life I sure would like the hear them. My boss is one…high drama, accuses everyone else of the drama that goes on in the dept but it’s her. Everyone in the dept is at their wits end. Trying to confront her is signing your own death warrant. She’s vengeful and vindictive once confronted, even though it’s against the law to be that way according to HR. HR is afraid of her too. My quitting is not an option at this time. I’ve tried protection spells and have found one that works 99% of the time. Any suggestion would be appreciated. Thank you. 🙂

    • baronvonbraunschweig Says:

      Thank you for your comment. I’m sorry to hear about your situation. Unfortunately, it seems like a really common one – especially these days when it isn’t easy to change jobs. Plus, we have structures that seem to put bullies and narcissists into positions where they can do the most damage.

      Chronic stress can, also, be really damaging to our health in a number of different ways. Sometimes it sneaks up on us and doesn’t manifest for along time. Obviously, anyone in that situation needs to pay special attention to their health and nutritional needs – take care of yourself and don’t let the bullies get you down.

      I think my own solution to problems like bad bosses and bad people has been a little radical. I really live pretty isolated and I’ve slowly arranged my life where I’m the boss of my own life, personally and professionally. Everyone’s situation is unique, but maybe you could think of a long range plan to get yourself out from under this petty tyrant. Just the glimmer of hope, that possibility of things being better in the future might help carry you through.

      That’s the practical advice I’d give any of my friends. Of course, you could always hit the boss with some witchcraft. Maybe you could help her along to her retirement! LOL!

      • chefette13 Says:

        thank you for your advice. 🙂 I have caught the boss, chef, taking a few expensive things home with her…I have kept my mouth shut because I have always felt that things eventually catch up with people like that anyway…give them enough rope and eventually they hang themselves. I keep feeling that she won’t last much longer there. that she will get caught by the “right” person. Thank you again for your advice. and for listening to my tale of woe lol. I do read your postings all the time, I just don’t normally comment but todays hit home. It was like you had met the chef and were writing about HER. I do enjoy reading your posts. Just to let you know. 🙂

      • baronvonbraunschweig Says:


        You are welcome. Maybe a working to bring her crimes to light would help hurry along the inevitable.

        I really appreciate you reading and commenting. Thank you!

      • baronvonbraunschweig Says:


        I heard about these two websites today and thought of you. They both deal with the problem of bully bosses, which has got to be some kind of epidemic! One is a site which has some psychological insights to the bully boss and the other is a place where people have shared their stories, which you might want to read.



      • chefette13 Says:

        Thank you so much for thinking of me! I did enjoy reading them. Made me feel better that I’m not the only one out there being bullied. It does seem to be an epidemic and I think shows on tv like Hell’s kitchen and Gordon Ramsey in general seem to glorify the bully boss. Thank you again for the links. Enjoy your weekend!

      • baronvonbraunschweig Says:

        You are very welcome. I’m really glad you enjoyed them.

        Yes, I think you’re absolutely right about those television shows.

        I hope you have a great weekend, too!

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