This is a reminder that doing stuff illegally for your craft (i.e. collecting feathers, dirt, burying things in public spaces, sprinkling stuff on someone else’s lawn, etc.) is not good. Witchcraft does not absolve you of crimes. It does not make it legal. It does not put you above the law.
Witches do not transcend the mundane, especially when it comes to judicial and criminal matters. Do not encourage minors (or anyone) to partake in illegal activities in the name of witchcraft.
Collecting feathers and dirt is illegal?? In wich country do you live??
Graveyard dirt is illegal to collect in some areas. In others, feathers of migratory or endangered species of birds are illegal to forage. It’s not uncommon.
Where is illegal to collect graveyard dirt? So you can’t have any feathers (of endangered species) even if you find them on the floor?
I’m just curious because I don’t understand why…
Where? I’m not Google. It isn’t exactly public property, so trespassing and stealing… As for feathers, some environmental scientists and zoologists track the migratory patterns of birds or need to know where endangered birds are.
If a migratory or endangered bird makes it into your house, sheds a feather on your FLOOR, and leaves? Shit, I think that’d be a sign you deserve the feather. On the FOREST FLOOR, however, no. Still illegal in some states/provinces. Mine, for example (Ontario, Canada).
On the feather thing; game wardens and other such officials have no way of knowing that you just found the feather. It doesn’t matter how you came to possess the animal part , it is still illegal. Here’s a great webpage on animal parts laws (it focuses on the US because that is where the artist is located): http://www.thegreenwolf.com/animal-parts-laws/