My name is AutoKat, but you may also simply call me Katya.I don’t like to be called Kat, and I don’t like to be called Yekaterina. So don’t.
I am a Canadian woman in her late 20’s, grew up Catholic, and have been practicing/exploring the occult since I was 13, beginning with Wicca(moved passed that pretty quick) and various traditions of witchcraft, as well as divination and necromancy. My interest in speaking to the dead was frowned upon by the people who taught me magick, and I was subsequently banned from my coven for “practicing dark magick”.
I felt like what I had learned and what I was practicing was somehow watered down, whitewashed and superficial. My spiritual needs and goals were not being met. I have never been one for hierarchies and rules of other people.I would describe myself as highly independent and anti authoritarian.I’ll happily listen to advice and guidance , but it is I who makes the final choices. This did not vibe well with all those “love and light” witches I grew up with. They just didn’t fit my reality or needs and so we parted ways.
I wanted to find a practice that was better suited to me. Sometime more comprehensive, more honest, hell, even more fun.”Love and light” witchcraft just bores the pants off of me.
8 months ago, my husband and I moved to a place next to a cemetery. Life has been noisy. Woke one night to some dark, grinning thing (still don’t know who or what it was) hissing “chaos magick” at me. I have been reading about it ever since.
I have created several sigils and have been pleased with the result- one of them brought me here! I am currently working toward creating an egregore. I am excited to have found this space and I am grateful to be among other people who I believe will be better suited to my magical workings, needs and desire for community.
Subjects of magick I feel I am knowledgeable/ could be helpful with are necromancy and tarot reading.I also could provide help to anyone who works with Ishtar.
Areas of magick that I am curious/would like to know more about are demons. I am good at working with dead people, but have never summoned or communicated with a demon or non human entity, aside from whatever came into my room that one night.