About Familiar Spirits
What is a familiar?
A familiar, or familiar spirit, is a supernatural being that helps and supports a witch or person utilizing magick. Traditionally, it is an animal, but some are said to be humanoid. Familiars often have special powers of their own. When witchcraft is used in dark arts, this being may be considered a type of demon. Any spellwork being done for or on their owner is amplified as well by your familiar spirit!
The stereotypical familiar in Western culture is the black cat. Because black cats are strongly associated with witchcraft, there are a number of superstitions regarding them. One crossing a person's path is said to be a portent of doom, for example. A familiar may be nearly any animal or other form chosen.
These familiars are usually not bound to an object such as a spirit or entity in that they do not reside within any vessel. They will however follow a specific object. This was a way for the witches of the past to be certain that their familiars would forever be taken care of or released for new ownership. Upon the demise of a crone witch, the objects known for familiars would be gathered and either handed down to maid or maiden witches or would undergo a process that would release them from the object to find new owners. If a familiar is not 'used' in a period of one year, they will be released from their ownership as well. This ensures that no familiar spirit is ever trapped. All familiar spirits are able to be called upon and chosen to be bound to objects. Once attached, they will remain very faithful and protective of their owner and the owner's personal space. All familiars that are offered by me are either ones that have been released and are searching for new owners, or ones that are being passed from a current collection that is no longer getting proper time use.
WHAT'S THE BENEFIT OF OWNING A FAMILIAR SPIRIT RATHER THAN AN ENTITY?
The familiar spirits are created with all of the standard traits of a familiar such as vast magickal knowledge in all aspects for spell casting or "wish granting" along with specialty areas that they are trained in. (money, luck, astral travel guidance, etc.) They ALSO CARRY ALL OF THE TRAITS OF THE ENTITY THAT THEY ARE BASED ON. For instance, a green dragon familiar will carry the traits of the green dragon race as well. This gives wonderful additional value to your familiar spirits that are based on entity races! There are no offerings that need to be made for your familiar spirits as well. They receive everything that they need in alternate realms as they can pass through all of them. This makes a familiar spirit very easy to take care of as it only requires your "talking" to it to be left feeling secure and bonded to you.