Casting Spells on Your Boss Could Get You Fired <:O

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Casting Spells on Your Boss Could Get You Fired <:O
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Wed, 12-07-2011 - 3:20pm

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wildhunt/2011/12/casting-spells-on-your-boss-could-get-you-fired.html

Hmmmm.... Puts me in mind of something I did for self-protection from harassment from a person in an office I worked at long ago. The way the work space was set up due to electrical outlets and so forth, kept my back to the entry into my cubicle. And being hard of hearing, wearing two hearing aids, I cannot understand words, and do not always hear footsteps coming up behind me. Resulting in a startle response and feeling quite vulnerable. This person knew this and disrespectfully would come directly up behind me without announcing her presence, whereas other co-workers did not. Several times/day. Despite the conversations and my request and explanation that others respected and observed as to approaching me from behind, but which she consistently refused to do. :O I was becoming an emotional wreck but loved my job otherwise. I did the spellwork myself, came in early to my cubicle and performed the spellwork to keep this person from spying on me or bringing her negativity in to my cubicle. I did not seek to harm her in any way, but keep her just outside the entrance to my cubicle, so she had to speak up so I knew she was there and coming in. While it did affect her behavior, it did not harm her. She did stay outside the cubicle and I could hear her voice, so I could turn around to face her and see what she needed/wanted with me. Eventually the new good habit became normal behavior and I did not have to renew the spell each morning as I came into work. :) In addition to this spell, I had also been doing meditative t'ai chi on my lunch break, leaving my work area for breaks, and the building. Sometimes sitting in my car to meditate after eating my lunch. I would also do a cleansing ritual shower to shed negative energies once I got home. It all helped. If there were deliberate behaviors that created problems of my access to certain printers I needed for graphic design projects, I did speak up to my supervisor, who handled and took care of such issues. But this one was not something I felt the supervisor would/could handle, teaching good respective manners to this staff person, who refused to act appropriately. So I handled it myself. :P

I'm not sure from the article (link to news article at above link) exactly what was to be accomplished, the results the woman wanted. Was it Santeria? Something else? Not clear although she did say she intended no harm. I think the firing was an over-reaction, but given it was "witchcraft" of some kind, and the disrespect and unreasoning fear of such religions or practices out there in the mainstream, I can see them making a huge issue of it. Yet, as the article asks at the end, what if this woman had gone to church, lit candles, prayed, or lit candles and prayed to the Virgin Mary? Or had a Mass said with her intentions to help the situation at work? Or said the rosary at her station or outside the office of her boss? And talked about doing all that, targeting her boss with this prayer work? Would, if that had become known, been reason enough to fire her? I tend to doubt it, but what do you think?

Personally, I keep my spiritual practices and beliefs to myself. I don't advertise it. :p Even in a liberal area such as where I live. There is a lot of ignorance, and even prejudice out there. What I do is between the Goddess and God and myself. I strongly believe in the "Do no harm" tenet. Yet I do practice protective spells when necessary.


Blessings,

Gypsy

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I do not have any experience with spells, but I do believe in the power of positive and negative thought. In my opinion, the article does not provide enough information as to what was going on for me to form any opinion about it. However, I do agree with you about keeping most of my spiritual practices and beliefs to myself.

Amelia

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I agree, Amelia. A lot of information is not there and without more details, it's difficult to understand the full situation. It sounds a bit unfair that she lost her job, but as you said, we don't have all the information...


Blessings,

Gypsy

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