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Dear overbearing born-again Religious Zealot freaky scary people…

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Merry meet…I am a pagan…a white Wiccan witch to be exact…I’m attempting to live my wee life in peace and acceptance with everyone.  I don’t look down on anyone because of his or her spirituality, but for some reason you look down on me.  You will never know the fabulousness that is me because your religion says I’m wrong…my religion says love everyone hurt none.  I don’t feel it’s my right or job to make you conform and change to my religion, yet you feel it’s OK to force me to conform to yours…I am so confused and saddened by this.  You tell me I can make everything better just by praying to your god.  You know I’ve tried praying to your god.  When I was 6 and forced into Catholicism…Sigh it didn’t work…I was told I was bad (mind you I was 6) I was a child of divorce, I had inherent sin, (I was 6) I was going to hell, your god was sending me to hell, because of who I was…I was 6, I was innocent, naive, easy to ruin with your rules.  It was then that I decided since your god would never accept me that I would find one that would.  Through the many years, I searched…Evangelicalism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, even…Taoism, Buddhism, Native American earth religions…then I found Wiccan…it fits me…I like it, I agree with it, it agrees with me…I am a witch, a white witch, I practice peaceful, healing crafts…I don’t delve into the dark magic because it isn’t me…I want to live in peace and equality, love and hope…so why do you tell me that I am basically a non-human because I haven’t taken your god as my personal savior?  Have I invited you to dance under a full moon or you’d surely be nothing?  No, I accept you for the human you are even though you hurt me, you make me feel bad, yet your god will remain you god for I haven’t decided to end being me so you will accept me.  I will always be the peaceful, accepting witch I have always been.  We witches don’t start wars, we don’t kill people because of their color or religion or sexual preference…so in the long run which one of us would get into your heaven?  Course I believe in reincarnation but I’ll save that for another rant…

 

A moment for Cancer…not the disease!

 

Cancer Moon : The Cold Moon

Ruling Planet: The Moon

Sun sign polarity: Capricorn

Energies: Emotions and intuition grow, healing and nurturing.

Tarot Card: Temperance

Colors: Blue or purple

Crystals: Moonstone or sodalite

Chakra: Heart or 3rd eye

Herb or Aroma: Mugwort,Sage or Nutmeg

 

 

Cancer Full Moon Spell

Cancer is the nurturer of the Zodiac. Cancer is all about the home, and family. Taking care of others is what they do. This moon is a great time to do magick for your home. Here is a spell to rid your home of negative energies and unwanted guests.

 

What you will need:

Mini Smudge Stick or smudge of your choice  Besom (Broom)

Abalone shell House Blessing Votive 1 Howalite Crystal

 

What to do:

 

Take your besom and sweep all negativity out of your doors (this is best done after a good general house cleaning). Imagine all the negativity leaving your home, as you sweep it out say:

 

“Besom, Besom, Witches Broom

Sweep out sadness, sweep out doom

All negativity, and ill swept away

Light and Love are here to stay.”

 

Then Smudge your home:

 

First, light your Smudge (Sage), Ask the sacred smudge to please do it¹s work for you, cleansing all the negative thought, energies, spirits and influences away. Let the smoke encircle you first, cleansing all negativity out of your aura. Then begin at the front door, and go room by room, don¹t forget closets and corners, smudging the negative energy out and chant:

 

This home is purified and free of all it¹s negativity

 

Place the crystal and your candle in a central location of your home and say:

“Fill this home with Love and Light

Keep this space Happy and Bright”

 

Light your housewarming candle, and let burn down to bring in positive energy. Visualize your home being free of all negatively, and filled with pure white loving light. Ask for the blessings of the Ancient Ones and thank them for their love.

 

 

 

Knot magick

(also called cord magick) is a form of spellwork that is less well-known than some others, but is no less powerful.

The only material you need to perform a knot spell is a cord of some kind. Anything will do, but make sure it is long enough to hold all your knots and the material of the cord should be natural. Craft shops are great sources for lengths of cord made from silk, cotton, hemp, leather, wool or even ribbon. Choose a colour to match the intention of the spell.

You can use your cord as-is, but to add more of your personal energy to the spell, you can also braid it before working the knots. Obviously, the material needs to be fairly thin or the resulting cord will be too thick to hold the knots. You can combine colours too, to more finely tune the colour energy to your needs. Make sure you have a sufficient length of material, as it will shorten up considerably when braided. Focus on your purpose as you braid your cord.

Once you have your cord ready, it’s time to make the spell. Any purpose can be used with cord magick, but spells that involve binding are more appropriate. I don’t mean binding of another person necessarily, but any kind of ‘tying up’ or ‘holding fast’. Some examples might be: spells to eliminate bad habits, to help keep emotions in check, to bind up an illness, or to secure a new job.

A typical or traditional knot spell has nine knots, and the words spoken are shown below. You concentrate and focus your energy on your purpose, and repeat each line as you tie each knot. But you could also choose a number of knots to match your purpose (numerologically speaking), and you can recite your own words as well.

Your magick will continue to work as long as the knots are tied. Once your goal has manifested itself, you should dispose of the cord without untying the knots. Burning or burying it are two options, so long as your cord is made from natural materials. You could also just keep the knotted cord tucked safely away.

 

 

 

THE SPELL OF NINE / THE SPELL OF THE CORD
BY THE KNOT OF ONE – THE SPELL’S BEGUN.

BY THE KNOT OF TWO – IT COMETH TRUE.

BY THE KNOT OF THREE – THUS SHALL IT BE.

BY THE KNOT OF FOUR – ‘TIS STRENGTHENED MORE.

BY THE KNOT OF FIVE – SO MAY IT THRIVE.

BY THE KNOT OF SIX – THE SPELL WE FIX.

BY THE KNOT OF SEVEN – THE STARS OF HEAVEN.

BY THE KNOT OF EIGHT – THE HAND OF FATE.

BY THE KNOT OF NINE – THE THING IS MINE.

 

THE SPELL OF SEVEN

BY THE KNOT OF ONE: THE SPELL’S BEGUN,
BY THE KNOT OF TWO: MAY IT COME TRUE,
BY THE KNOT OF THREE: MY POWER SHALL BE,

BY THE KNOT OF FOUR: THIS POWER I STORE,

BY THE KNOT OF FIVE: THE SPELL’S ALIVE,

BY THE KNOT OF SIX: EVENTS I’LL FIX,

BY THE POWER OF SEVEN: TO THE LADY’S HEAVEN.

 

 

AS I DO WILL, SO MOTE IT BE.

 

 

 

 

CORD MAGIC

Cord magic can be used for virtually any purpose.
A cord of appropriate colour(s) and properties of normally 3 feet long, or at least in multiples of 3. Knots are tied into the cord whilst keeping in mind the objective of the working, starting at the center, each subsequent knot is tied at half-way points between, firstly the center knot and the ends of the cord, then at half-way points between knots, gradually working outward from the center of the cord each side of the center, until all 7 or 9 knots are tied, with the final 2 knots being tied at the ends of the cord.

CORD COLOURS AND PROPERTIES
WHITE:- PURITY, INNOCENCE, WORK FOR CHILDREN.


BLACK:- RESTRICTION, BINDING, LIMITATION.
GOLD/YELLOW:- SOLAR MAGIC, SUN GOD.

SILVER:- MOON MAGIC, MOON GODDESS.

RED:- VIGOR, ORGANIC HEALING, MARS, MALE.

ORANGE:- INTELLECT, COMMUNICATION, TRAVEL.

GREEN:- NATURE, EMOTION, WATER INSTINCT, INTUITION.

BLUE:- AIR, FUNCTIONAL, HEALING, JUSTICE, ORGANIZATION, ADMINISTRATION, FEMALE.

VIOLET:- ASTRAL PLANE, SPIRIT.

BROWN:- EARTH.
 

 

Wiccan Protection Ball

Witch balls have been around for centuries, but are nearly impossible (and very costly) to buy one.
These silvery balls were once common fixtures in windows, particularly in England, where they were said to repel evil thoughts and curses. Most Pagans don’t feel they can spend several hundred dollars to purchase such a ball, even if they could find one, but there is no reason you can’t make one.

You will need

·         A clear glass ball or Yule ornament with an opening in one end. If the glass ball has some kind of design, choose one you like or one you can change with further decoration.

·         A bottle of silver paint (found in hobby stores)

·         A few drops of frankincense or patchouli oil

·         A spool of red thread

·         A pair of scissors.

Cover your working space with newspaper to protect against spills. Take the metal cap off the ornament. Carefully pour a little of the silver paint inside the ball and swish it around until the inside is completely covered with the silver. Set it aside to dry.

When the paint is totally dry, cut the red thread into three-inch lengths. Carefully poke this thread into the open end of the ball. Continue cutting and putting the thread into the ball until the ball is nearly full. Put in a few drops of oil. Then put the end back on the ornament. If it has no end, seal it with candle wax.

When you hang the protection ball, chant:

Symbol of the Moon, symbol of the Lady divine,
Reject all negativity, defend this home (car), me and mine.

[Or similar chant.] This protection ball can be hung in the window of your home or in your car. Any negative thoughts or ill wishes directed against you are reflected back to the sender. You can also decorate the outside with appropriate designs. You can put them onto wreaths or make them part of a dried flower arrangement. Programmed for protection, these little Witch balls do a very good job.

 

Witches Pharmacopoeia
This is a small listing of some of the herbs you may encounter in some of the various witchcraft traditions. They are together with the wiccan name, common name, and latin name.. so next time you need a touch of Dragon’s Claw…

WICCAN NAME COMMON NAME LATIN NAME
Adder’s Mouth Stitch Wort Stellaria media
Adder’s Meat Microstylis ophioglossiodes
Adder’s Tongue Dogstooth Violet Erythronium Americanum
Ass’s Ear Comfrey Symphytum officinale
Bear’s Ear Auricula Primula auricula
Bear’s Foot Stinking Hellbore Helleborus foetious
Beehive Snail Plant Medicago scuttellata
Beggar’s Tick Cockhold Bidens frondosa
Bird’s Eye False Hellebore Adonis vernalis
Bird’s Tongue European Ash Fraxinus excelsior
Black Boy Resin Xanthorrhoea arborea
Bloody Fingers Foxglove Digitalis purpurea
Bull’s Eyes Marsh Marigold Caltha palustris
Bull’s Foot Coltsfoot Tussilago farfara
Calf’s Snout Toadflax Linaria vulgaris
Catgut Hoary Pea Tephrosia virginiana
Cat’s Eye Star Scabious Scabiosa stellata
Cat’s Foot Canada Snake Root Asarum canadense
Cat’s Paw Ground Ivy Nepeta glechoma
Cat’s Milk Wartwort Euphorbia helioscopia
Chicken Toe Crawley Root Corallorhiza ordontorhiza
Cock’s Comb Yellow Rattle Rhinanthus christagalli
Cow’s Tail Canada Fleabane Erigeron canaense
Crow Foot Cranesbill Geranium maculatum
Devil’s Milk Wartwort Euphorbia helioscopia
Dog’s Tongue Conoglossum officinale
Donkey’s Eyes Cowage Plant Mucuna pruriens
Dove’s Foot Canesbill Geranium sylvaticum
Dragon’s Claw Crowley Root Corallorhiza ordontorhiza
Dragon’s Eye Nephalium loganum
Duck’s Foot American Mamdrake Podophyllum peltatum
Fairy Fingers/Gloves Foxglove Digitalis purpurea
Flesh and Blood Tormentil Potentilla tomentilla
Fox Tail Club Moss Lycopodium clavatum
Foal’s Foot Coltsfoot Tussilago farfara
Frog’s Foot Bulbous Buttercup Ranunculus bulbosus
Goat’s Beard Vegetable Oyster Tragopogon porrofolius
Goat’s Foot Ash Weed Aegopodium podograria
Hare’s Foot Clover Trifolium arvense
Hedgehogs Medicago intertexta
Horse Tail Scouring Rush Equisetum hyemale
Horse Tongue Hart’s Tongue Scolopendrium vulgare
Hound’s Tongue Vanilla Leaf Liatris odoratissima
Jew’s Ear Fungus on Elder or Elm Peziza auricula
Lamb’s Tongue Ribwort Plantain Plantago lancelotata
Lizard’s Tail Breast Weed Saururus cernuus
Lizard’s Tongue Sauroglossum
Mother’s Heart Shepherd’s Purse Capsella bursa pastoris
Mouse Ear Mouse Blood Wort Hieracium pilosella
Snake Milk Blooming Spurge Euphorbia corollata
Squirrel Ear White Plantain Goodyear repens
Stag Horn Club Moss Lycopodium clavatum
Swine Snout Dandelion Taraxacum dens leonis
Toad Toadflax Linaria vulgaris
Unicorn’s Horn False Unicorn Helogonias dioica
Wolf’s Foot Bulge Weed Lycopus virginicus
 

 

 

Eleven Laws to Set You Free

 
The First Law:
Nothing can stop you from starting over.

The greatest power you possess for succeeding in life is your
understanding that life gives you a fresh start any moment you choose
to start fresh. Nothing that stood in your way even a heartbeat before
stands there now in the same way. It’s all new, even if you can’t as
yet see it that way.
You’ve only to test the truth of this fact about the newness of life
to discover the incredible freedom that waits for you just behind it.
And then nothing can stop you. You’ll know the real secret and the
perfect power of starting over.
The Second Law:
Don’t be afraid to see when something doesn’t work.

Learn to be sensitive and to listen to the inner signals that try and
tell you when something isn’t working. You know what they are.
Frustration and resentment to name just a few. The presence of these
emotional troubles aren’t trying to tell you that you can’t succeed,
only that the road you’ve insisted upon taking so far doesn’t lead
where you want. Learning to admit when something isn’t working is the
same as teaching yourself what will.
The Third Law:
If it doesn’t flow, there’s more to know.

Learn to recognize all forms of strain — whether at work, in your
creative efforts, or in your relationships — as being unnecessary.
The friction you feel mounting when busy at some labor is never caused
by the task at hand, but by what you don’t yet know about it. This
means the only real reason for your strain is that you’ve got hold of
a wrong idea you don’t yet see as wrong. This new insight allows you
to release yourself by showing you what you need to know. Flowing
follows your new knowing.
The Fourth Law:
Don’t Take the Easy Way

There’s no getting away from what you don’t know, which is why any
time you feel compelled to go around a problem by taking the easy way,
that problem always comes round again. And isn’t that what makes life
seem so hard? Learn to see the “easy way” as a lying thought that
keeps you tied up and doing hard time. Getting something over is not
the same as having it completed. And as this insight grows, so will
your understanding that the whole idea of the “hard way” has always
been just a lying thought as well. Now you know: the complete way is
the easy way. So volunteer to make the “hard way” your way and learn
the real easy way.
The Fifth Law
On the other side of the resistance is the flow.

There are often times when it feels as though you can’t go any farther
in your work or studies. But you can learn to go beyond any blockage.
Make the following clear to yourself. Those moments — when it feels
as though you’re least able to get beyond yourself — are not telling
you that you’ve gone as far as you can go, but only reveal that you’ve
reached as far as you know — for now. This higher self-knowledge
about your true inner position allows you to see the resistance you’re
feeling for what it really is: a threshold, and not a closed door.
Walk through it. Nothing can stop you.
On the other side of the resistance is the flow. Learning to go beyond
you is the same as entering into the new.

 

 

The Sixth Law:
Watch for the opportunity to learn something new.

Everything is changing all the time. That means life is an endless
occasion for learning something new. But this means more than meets
the eye. Just as you’re a part of everything, everything is a part of
you. The whole of life is connected. And your ability to learn is part
of the wonder of this complete, but ever-changing whole. Learning
serves as a window, not only into the complex world you see around
you, but through it you may also look into the you that’s busy looking
into the world. And when you’ve learned there’s no end to what you can
see about the amazing worlds spinning both around and within you,
you’ll also know there’s no end to you. So stay awake. Learn something
new every day. You’ll love how that makes you feel about yourself.
The Seventh Law:
Learn to see conclusions as limitations

If you approach the possibilities of learning about your life as being
limitless, which they are, then it follows that any conclusion you
reach about yourself has to be an unseen limitation. Why? Because
there’s always more to see. For instance, let yourself see that all
conclusions are illusions when it comes to the security they promise.
There may be security in a prison, but there are also no choices
behind its confining walls. Learn to see all conclusions about
yourself as invisible cells. For that’s what they are. The seeming
security these conclusions offer are a poor substitute for the real
security of knowing that who you really are is always free to be
something higher.
The Eighth Law:
Have no fear about being afraid

Fear can’t learn, which is why you must learn about fear if you ever
wish to be a fearless learner. So, the first thing you must learn is
how to get past your fear of being afraid. Here’s how. The next time a
fear of some kind tries to fill one of your moments, try to see the
difference between the fact of your situation and your feelings about
it. This it the right use of your mind. For instance, it’s a fact that
interest rates change. It’s not a fact you have to get scared when
they do. That fear is not a fact of life, but only becomes one for you
as long as you insist that life perform according to what you think
are your best interests. As you learn to see that these fearful
feelings don’t belong to you, but only to your wrong thinking, you
cease to be afraid, even of your own fears.
The Ninth Law:
Never accept defeat.

As long as it’s possible to learn, you need never feel tied down by
any past defeat in your life. Here’s the real fact: nothing can
prevent the inwardly self-educating man or woman from succeeding in
life. And here’s why: wisdom always triumphs over adversity. But to
win real wisdom calls you to join in a special kind of struggle. And
if this battle had a banner under which to rally, here’s what would be
written upon that higher call to arms: “But I can find out!” Yes, you
can learn the facts. You may not understand how you could have been
blind to that evil person’s real intentions, but you can find out.
Take these four words that are freedom’s battle cry: I can find out!
Use them to defeat what’s defeating you.

The Tenth Law:
Learn to let go of painful pretense
.
Most people approach their troubles with one of these two
non-solutions: they either pretend their problem isn’t a problem, or
they pretend they’ve solved their troubles with temporary cover-ups.
But their pain remains. It doesn’t have to be this way for you. You
can learn to let go of painful pretense. Here’s how. When facing an
old problem, what you don’t want is another “new way” to deal with it.
What you really want is to learn something new about the true nature
of what has a hold on you. To go far, start near. When faced with any
pain, let go of what you think you know. Act towards your trouble as
if you don’t know anything about it. This new solution is the only
true one because the truth is you don’t know what the real problem is.
Otherwise you wouldn’t still have it. Letting go what you think you
know puts you in the right place for learning what you need to know.
The Eleventh Law:
Persistence always prevails.

If you’ll persist with your sincere wish for higher learning, you
can’t help but succeed. Persistence always prevails because part of
its power is to hold you in place until either the world lines up with
your wish, or you see that your wish is out of line. But, for
whichever way it turns in that moment, you’ve won something that only
persistence can pay. See the following: if you get what you think you
have to have to be happy and you’re still not satisfied, then you’ve
learned what you don’t want. Now you can go on to higher things. And
should you learn you’ve been wearing yourself out with useless wishes,
then this discovery allows you to turn your energies in a new
direction: self liberation.

 

Chakras


These energy centers have been referred to in the East for thousands of years as the “chakras.”
Chakra is a Sanskrit word which means ‘vortex of energy’.

Self observation confirms the traditional esoteric knowledge of all cultures that there are seven layers of human energy – seven Chakras. Three additional “higher” energy centers are also known, but will not be discussed in any detail here. The three “higher chakras” do not exist as personal energies, but only as impersonal historical forces.

The seven different energies correspond with the seven realms and functions of consciousness,
their organic points of gravity, and seven areas of potential:

1. Sensing. Sensation relates to the data of the senses: colors, smells, tastes, sounds and tones, and observation of the sense of touch. The point of gravity is in the organs of generation and excretion. It is the base of all energies and is present in most people as sexual energy. Its basic potential is for creative imagination, revelations. Its vocation – how it’s applied in society – is that of a “Worker” who has confidence, trust, intuition and the ability to heal. This energy feels like a force emitted from your self in order to do something. Its direction is the East and it partakes of the “Power of Fire”.

2. Thinking. Breathing relates to Thinking. Its point of gravity is, however, found near the sacrum at the tip of the spine, which is also the point of gravity of bodily movement. All thinking is based on language which is heard through the vibrations of air. Its basic potential is to discern and affirm the differences and the similarities between all things. Its vocation is that of a “Designer” who adapts and conceives new things, including a unique style of life and a creative understanding. This energy feels like experiencing movement from out of the center. Its direction is the West and its Power is the Minerals.

3. Feeling. The function of Feeling has as its contents the impulses. The point of gravity lies in nourishment, in the digestion and de-posination metabolism. Its basic potential is for creativity and inner growth in the synthesis of new forms of understanding and learning. Its vocation is that of the “Helper” who heals through understanding, personal growth and cognition of the underlying archetypes. This energy feels like awakening. Its direction is the South and its Power is the Plants and water.

 
 

 

4. Willing. The Willing function is tied to the heart. It pertains to attention, concentration, acting and deciding. Its potential is self affirmation, finding your unique “medicine”, in the Native American sense, that puts the Ego into a healthy, positive relationship with the greater Self. Its vocation is that of the “Leader”, with affirmative energies, strategies and imagination. This energy feels like finding your role. Its direction is North and its Power is the Animals and nature. The contents of Thinking, Feeling and Sensing are conscious. Willing puts them together in time, through yes-no action or inaction of some kind. Their continuity, their putting together, changes the data of the functions into data of consciousness ordered in the three realms: Body – Soul – Spirit.5. Body. The Body continuity, steered by the genetic code, has its point of gravity in the spinal cord and in the central nervous system which is activated from the brain stem and cerebellum just above the neck. This is the basis of material experience; movement activities are stored in the memory so that the force of attention can remain free. Its potential is to start new things and become more human, responsible and discerning. Its vocation is the “Friend,” who assists in projects and helps others to see the world and themselves more clearly. This energy feels like becoming an expression. Its direction is the Center and its Power is the Sacred Earth.

Wiccan Protection Ball

Witch balls have been around for centuries, but are nearly impossible (and very costly) to buy one.
These silvery balls were once common fixtures in windows, particularly in England, where they were said to repel evil thoughts and curses. Most Pagans don’t feel they can spend several hundred dollars to purchase such a ball, even if they could find one, but there is no reason you can’t make one.

You will need

·         A clear glass ball or Yule ornament with an opening in one end. If the glass ball has some kind of design, choose one you like or one you can change with further decoration.

·         A bottle of silver paint (found in hobby stores)

·         A few drops of frankincense or patchouli oil

·         A spool of red thread

·         A pair of scissors.

Cover your working space with newspaper to protect against spills. Take the metal cap off the ornament. Carefully pour a little of the silver paint inside the ball and swish it around until the inside is completely covered with the silver. Set it aside to dry.

When the paint is totally dry, cut the red thread into three-inch lengths. Carefully poke this thread into the open end of the ball. Continue cutting and putting the thread into the ball until the ball is nearly full. Put in a few drops of oil. Then put the end back on the ornament. If it has no end, seal it with candle wax.

When you hang the protection ball, chant:

Symbol of the Moon, symbol of the Lady divine,
Reject all negativity, defend this home (car), me and mine.

[Or similar chant.] This protection ball can be hung in the window of your home or in your car. Any negative thoughts or ill wishes directed against you are reflected back to the sender. You can also decorate the outside with appropriate designs. You can put them onto wreaths or make them part of a dried flower arrangement. Programmed for protection, these little Witch balls do a very good job.

 

Witches Pharmacopoeia
This is a small listing of some of the herbs you may encounter in some of the various witchcraft traditions. They are together with the wiccan name, common name, and latin name.. so next time you need a touch of Dragon’s Claw…

WICCAN NAME COMMON NAME LATIN NAME
Adder’s Mouth Stitch Wort Stellaria media
Adder’s Meat Microstylis ophioglossiodes
Adder’s Tongue Dogstooth Violet Erythronium Americanum
Ass’s Ear Comfrey Symphytum officinale
Bear’s Ear Auricula Primula auricula
Bear’s Foot Stinking Hellbore Helleborus foetious
Beehive Snail Plant Medicago scuttellata
Beggar’s Tick Cockhold Bidens frondosa
Bird’s Eye False Hellebore Adonis vernalis
Bird’s Tongue European Ash Fraxinus excelsior
Black Boy Resin Xanthorrhoea arborea
Bloody Fingers Foxglove Digitalis purpurea
Bull’s Eyes Marsh Marigold Caltha palustris
Bull’s Foot Coltsfoot Tussilago farfara
Calf’s Snout Toadflax Linaria vulgaris
Catgut Hoary Pea Tephrosia virginiana
Cat’s Eye Star Scabious Scabiosa stellata
Cat’s Foot Canada Snake Root Asarum canadense
Cat’s Paw Ground Ivy Nepeta glechoma
Cat’s Milk Wartwort Euphorbia helioscopia
Chicken Toe Crawley Root Corallorhiza ordontorhiza
Cock’s Comb Yellow Rattle Rhinanthus christagalli
Cow’s Tail Canada Fleabane Erigeron canaense
Crow Foot Cranesbill Geranium maculatum
Devil’s Milk Wartwort Euphorbia helioscopia
Dog’s Tongue Conoglossum officinale
Donkey’s Eyes Cowage Plant Mucuna pruriens
Dove’s Foot Canesbill Geranium sylvaticum
Dragon’s Claw Crowley Root Corallorhiza ordontorhiza
Dragon’s Eye Nephalium loganum
Duck’s Foot American Mamdrake Podophyllum peltatum
Fairy Fingers/Gloves Foxglove Digitalis purpurea
Flesh and Blood Tormentil Potentilla tomentilla
Fox Tail Club Moss Lycopodium clavatum
Foal’s Foot Coltsfoot Tussilago farfara
Frog’s Foot Bulbous Buttercup Ranunculus bulbosus
Goat’s Beard Vegetable Oyster Tragopogon porrofolius
Goat’s Foot Ash Weed Aegopodium podograria
Hare’s Foot Clover Trifolium arvense
Hedgehogs Medicago intertexta
Horse Tail Scouring Rush Equisetum hyemale
Horse Tongue Hart’s Tongue Scolopendrium vulgare
Hound’s Tongue Vanilla Leaf Liatris odoratissima
Jew’s Ear Fungus on Elder or Elm Peziza auricula
Lamb’s Tongue Ribwort Plantain Plantago lancelotata
Lizard’s Tail Breast Weed Saururus cernuus
Lizard’s Tongue Sauroglossum
Mother’s Heart Shepherd’s Purse Capsella bursa pastoris
Mouse Ear Mouse Blood Wort Hieracium pilosella
Snake Milk Blooming Spurge Euphorbia corollata
Squirrel Ear White Plantain Goodyear repens
Stag Horn Club Moss Lycopodium clavatum
Swine Snout Dandelion Taraxacum dens leonis
Toad Toadflax Linaria vulgaris
Unicorn’s Horn False Unicorn Helogonias dioica
Wolf’s Foot Bulge Weed Lycopus virginicus
 

 

 

Eleven Laws to Set You Free

 
The First Law:
Nothing can stop you from starting over.

The greatest power you possess for succeeding in life is your
understanding that life gives you a fresh start any moment you choose
to start fresh. Nothing that stood in your way even a heartbeat before
stands there now in the same way. It’s all new, even if you can’t as
yet see it that way.
You’ve only to test the truth of this fact about the newness of life
to discover the incredible freedom that waits for you just behind it.
And then nothing can stop you. You’ll know the real secret and the
perfect power of starting over.
The Second Law:
Don’t be afraid to see when something doesn’t work.

Learn to be sensitive and to listen to the inner signals that try and
tell you when something isn’t working. You know what they are.
Frustration and resentment to name just a few. The presence of these
emotional troubles aren’t trying to tell you that you can’t succeed,
only that the road you’ve insisted upon taking so far doesn’t lead
where you want. Learning to admit when something isn’t working is the
same as teaching yourself what will.
The Third Law:
If it doesn’t flow, there’s more to know.

Learn to recognize all forms of strain — whether at work, in your
creative efforts, or in your relationships — as being unnecessary.
The friction you feel mounting when busy at some labor is never caused
by the task at hand, but by what you don’t yet know about it. This
means the only real reason for your strain is that you’ve got hold of
a wrong idea you don’t yet see as wrong. This new insight allows you
to release yourself by showing you what you need to know. Flowing
follows your new knowing.
The Fourth Law:
Don’t Take the Easy Way

There’s no getting away from what you don’t know, which is why any
time you feel compelled to go around a problem by taking the easy way,
that problem always comes round again. And isn’t that what makes life
seem so hard? Learn to see the “easy way” as a lying thought that
keeps you tied up and doing hard time. Getting something over is not
the same as having it completed. And as this insight grows, so will
your understanding that the whole idea of the “hard way” has always
been just a lying thought as well. Now you know: the complete way is
the easy way. So volunteer to make the “hard way” your way and learn
the real easy way.
The Fifth Law
On the other side of the resistance is the flow.

There are often times when it feels as though you can’t go any farther
in your work or studies. But you can learn to go beyond any blockage.
Make the following clear to yourself. Those moments — when it feels
as though you’re least able to get beyond yourself — are not telling
you that you’ve gone as far as you can go, but only reveal that you’ve
reached as far as you know — for now. This higher self-knowledge
about your true inner position allows you to see the resistance you’re
feeling for what it really is: a threshold, and not a closed door.
Walk through it. Nothing can stop you.
On the other side of the resistance is the flow. Learning to go beyond
you is the same as entering into the new.

 

 

The Sixth Law:
Watch for the opportunity to learn something new.

Everything is changing all the time. That means life is an endless
occasion for learning something new. But this means more than meets
the eye. Just as you’re a part of everything, everything is a part of
you. The whole of life is connected. And your ability to learn is part
of the wonder of this complete, but ever-changing whole. Learning
serves as a window, not only into the complex world you see around
you, but through it you may also look into the you that’s busy looking
into the world. And when you’ve learned there’s no end to what you can
see about the amazing worlds spinning both around and within you,
you’ll also know there’s no end to you. So stay awake. Learn something
new every day. You’ll love how that makes you feel about yourself.
The Seventh Law:
Learn to see conclusions as limitations

If you approach the possibilities of learning about your life as being
limitless, which they are, then it follows that any conclusion you
reach about yourself has to be an unseen limitation. Why? Because
there’s always more to see. For instance, let yourself see that all
conclusions are illusions when it comes to the security they promise.
There may be security in a prison, but there are also no choices
behind its confining walls. Learn to see all conclusions about
yourself as invisible cells. For that’s what they are. The seeming
security these conclusions offer are a poor substitute for the real
security of knowing that who you really are is always free to be
something higher.
The Eighth Law:
Have no fear about being afraid

Fear can’t learn, which is why you must learn about fear if you ever
wish to be a fearless learner. So, the first thing you must learn is
how to get past your fear of being afraid. Here’s how. The next time a
fear of some kind tries to fill one of your moments, try to see the
difference between the fact of your situation and your feelings about
it. This it the right use of your mind. For instance, it’s a fact that
interest rates change. It’s not a fact you have to get scared when
they do. That fear is not a fact of life, but only becomes one for you
as long as you insist that life perform according to what you think
are your best interests. As you learn to see that these fearful
feelings don’t belong to you, but only to your wrong thinking, you
cease to be afraid, even of your own fears.
The Ninth Law:
Never accept defeat.

As long as it’s possible to learn, you need never feel tied down by
any past defeat in your life. Here’s the real fact: nothing can
prevent the inwardly self-educating man or woman from succeeding in
life. And here’s why: wisdom always triumphs over adversity. But to
win real wisdom calls you to join in a special kind of struggle. And
if this battle had a banner under which to rally, here’s what would be
written upon that higher call to arms: “But I can find out!” Yes, you
can learn the facts. You may not understand how you could have been
blind to that evil person’s real intentions, but you can find out.
Take these four words that are freedom’s battle cry: I can find out!
Use them to defeat what’s defeating you.

The Tenth Law:
Learn to let go of painful pretense
.
Most people approach their troubles with one of these two
non-solutions: they either pretend their problem isn’t a problem, or
they pretend they’ve solved their troubles with temporary cover-ups.
But their pain remains. It doesn’t have to be this way for you. You
can learn to let go of painful pretense. Here’s how. When facing an
old problem, what you don’t want is another “new way” to deal with it.
What you really want is to learn something new about the true nature
of what has a hold on you. To go far, start near. When faced with any
pain, let go of what you think you know. Act towards your trouble as
if you don’t know anything about it. This new solution is the only
true one because the truth is you don’t know what the real problem is.
Otherwise you wouldn’t still have it. Letting go what you think you
know puts you in the right place for learning what you need to know.
The Eleventh Law:
Persistence always prevails.

If you’ll persist with your sincere wish for higher learning, you
can’t help but succeed. Persistence always prevails because part of
its power is to hold you in place until either the world lines up with
your wish, or you see that your wish is out of line. But, for
whichever way it turns in that moment, you’ve won something that only
persistence can pay. See the following: if you get what you think you
have to have to be happy and you’re still not satisfied, then you’ve
learned what you don’t want. Now you can go on to higher things. And
should you learn you’ve been wearing yourself out with useless wishes,
then this discovery allows you to turn your energies in a new
direction: self liberation.

 

Chakras


These energy centers have been referred to in the East for thousands of years as the “chakras.”
Chakra is a Sanskrit word which means ‘vortex of energy’.

Self observation confirms the traditional esoteric knowledge of all cultures that there are seven layers of human energy – seven Chakras. Three additional “higher” energy centers are also known, but will not be discussed in any detail here. The three “higher chakras” do not exist as personal energies, but only as impersonal historical forces.

The seven different energies correspond with the seven realms and functions of consciousness,
their organic points of gravity, and seven areas of potential:

1. Sensing. Sensation relates to the data of the senses: colors, smells, tastes, sounds and tones, and observation of the sense of touch. The point of gravity is in the organs of generation and excretion. It is the base of all energies and is present in most people as sexual energy. Its basic potential is for creative imagination, revelations. Its vocation – how it’s applied in society – is that of a “Worker” who has confidence, trust, intuition and the ability to heal. This energy feels like a force emitted from your self in order to do something. Its direction is the East and it partakes of the “Power of Fire”.

2. Thinking. Breathing relates to Thinking. Its point of gravity is, however, found near the sacrum at the tip of the spine, which is also the point of gravity of bodily movement. All thinking is based on language which is heard through the vibrations of air. Its basic potential is to discern and affirm the differences and the similarities between all things. Its vocation is that of a “Designer” who adapts and conceives new things, including a unique style of life and a creative understanding. This energy feels like experiencing movement from out of the center. Its direction is the West and its Power is the Minerals.

3. Feeling. The function of Feeling has as its contents the impulses. The point of gravity lies in nourishment, in the digestion and de-posination metabolism. Its basic potential is for creativity and inner growth in the synthesis of new forms of understanding and learning. Its vocation is that of the “Helper” who heals through understanding, personal growth and cognition of the underlying archetypes. This energy feels like awakening. Its direction is the South and its Power is the Plants and water.

 
 

 

4. Willing. The Willing function is tied to the heart. It pertains to attention, concentration, acting and deciding. Its potential is self affirmation, finding your unique “medicine”, in the Native American sense, that puts the Ego into a healthy, positive relationship with the greater Self. Its vocation is that of the “Leader”, with affirmative energies, strategies and imagination. This energy feels like finding your role. Its direction is North and its Power is the Animals and nature. The contents of Thinking, Feeling and Sensing are conscious. Willing puts them together in time, through yes-no action or inaction of some kind. Their continuity, their putting together, changes the data of the functions into data of consciousness ordered in the three realms: Body – Soul – Spirit.5. Body. The Body continuity, steered by the genetic code, has its point of gravity in the spinal cord and in the central nervous system which is activated from the brain stem and cerebellum just above the neck. This is the basis of material experience; movement activities are stored in the memory so that the force of attention can remain free. Its potential is to start new things and become more human, responsible and discerning. Its vocation is the “Friend,” who assists in projects and helps others to see the world and themselves more clearly. This energy feels like becoming an expression. Its direction is the Center and its Power is the Sacred Earth.

 

6. Soul. The continuity of the Soul, which puts Man into family in its farthest sense by endogen engrams, conditioned and unconditioned reflexes, has its point of gravity in the limbic system. There all personal relations and memories, as well as those of Mankind and our whole evolution, are stored and unite Humanity with the animal realm. The potential is to heal and to synthesize opposing forces into a larger whole through communication and discussion. Its vocation is the “Teacher” who helps set priorities and values, and who has strong communication skills. This energy feels like partaking of an abundance. Its direction is the Southeast and Power is the Ancestors.

7. Spirit. The highest Spirit field of the cerebrum or neocortex with its two hemispheres shows the capacity of mental representation of knowledge in its largest meaning – from language to opinion and world conception. Its basic potential is for responsiveness, to take the lead in reacting to the environment. Its vocation is the “Facilitator” who takes action, questions, cajoles, even fights, so that everyone can find their unique potential and resolve conflicts. This energy feels like becoming aware of the physical totality. Its direction is Southwest and Power is the Nature Spirits.

Summary of Knowledge of the Seven Energy Centers
7. Spirit – Knowledge – Cerebrum – Responsibility
6. Soul – Instinctual – Cerebellum and Limbic System – Healing
5. Body – Conditioned – Spinal Cord – Initiative
4. Willing – Attention – Blood Circulation – Essence/AWARENESS
3. Feeling – Impulses – Metabolism – Creativity
2. Thinking – Language – Breathing – Discernment
1. Sensing – Sense Data – Sex & Excretion – Imagination

 

 

 

 

~ Protection spells ~
Have a clear mind then chant the following:

By the dragons light,
On this (season, month or day) night,
I call to thee to give me your might,
By the power of three,
I conjure thee,
To protect all that,
Surrounds me,
So mote it be!
Visualize yourself sitting in the middle of the pentagram facing upwards with 3 circles of purple light round you and say:
Protect me with all your might,
Oh Goddess Gracious day and night.

Say it three times then end it with

So mote it be.
Visualize yourself sitting in the middle of the pentagram facing upwards with 3 circles of purple light round you and say.

Thrice around the circles bound,
Sink all evil to the ground.

Say it three times and end it with

So mote it be
Sit or lie and see yourself surrounded by a protective white light and chant:

God and Goddess of the skies,
Please respond to my cries,
Lift me up in your strong arms,
Away from those who seek to harm,
Shield me from the awful rage,
That shall face me day to day,
Help me be strong in what I do,
And help my heart remain true,
Give me strength to face each day,
And the hardships before me lain,
Let those who I love, love me in return,
And everyday let me learn,
I bid you both my spirit keep,
While I’m awake and asleep,
So mote it be! 

 

 

 

~Meditation ~
Generally speaking, meditation is to be in a state where you are unaware of your physical surroundings yet you can hear everything, unless you choose to block it out. It is used to calm to mind and clear it of any clogging thoughts.

Meditation can be used to set the mind before a spell, or a divination endeavor. Or it can be used to simply calm the mind.
There are many ways in which to meditate and we have listed a few here:
Standard Meditation
This type of meditation uses no type of helpful mediums; it is based purely on releasing your mind, with your mind. And here is a way to do it:

1 – Sit on the ground, make sure that you have contact with the floor and also try to make sure that your back is straight as well. Do not strain to make your back completely straight, just try to keep your chakras in line.

2 – Close your eyes and completely relax every part of your body. Start to breathe with a steady rhythm, in for four seconds, hold for two, breathe out for four seconds and hold for two. Keep this going for about three to five minutes.

3 – Stop counting the seconds but keep on breathing the same way. As you breathe in, feel positive energies being pulled into your lungs. Feel the good, new energies filling your lungs, and then filling your whole body. But as you breathe out, feel all your negative energies being pushed out in your breath.

4 – Once you have done the above technique for at least two minutes, start to relax as you breathe out, but feel filled with good emotions as you breathe in. You may, is you wish; imagine your body filling with a white light as you breathe in. Let this white light completely fill your being, and then start to encompass you, outside your body. This should help cleanse you and your aura.

5 – Stop shifting your energies and keep breathing the same. Just sit and be calm, and let any visions seep away. You may feel as though you are in the back of your head at this point. Stay like this for at least five minutes, but do not exceed over twenty if you are new to meditation, or you are quite young.

6 – When you are ready to return to, reality, start breathing in rhythm again. Start to count your breaths as your did at the start of your session. Feel any excess energy being pushes out as you breathe out. Start to realize where you are as you breathe in.

7 – Once you feel more back to earth, start to slowly twitch your fingers and toes. Then move your lips and eyes. Start to twitch and tense your muscles. You should feel completely whole at this point and it fine to open your eyes, but do so very slowly. It may seem very bright the first few times you do this, and this will not change. But you will get used to it a bit more every time you meditative.

8 – If you still feel a bit, light headed after you have opened your eyes, use one of the grounding techniques given at the bottom of this section.

Grounding Techniques
Grounding is used to get rid of any excess energies that you could not dispose of when returning from meditation. It also allows you to feel normal, and get rid of the light-headedness you could feel from meditation. Just use one of the techniques below to do this.

*Kneel on the ground and put your hands on the ground. Feel all the excess energies flowing from every aspect of your body, down your arms, through your hands and into the ground. If you are not on the ground floor, feel the energies drop from your hands and into mother earth below.

*Stand up and take three deep breaths, recognize your structure and see it surrounded in a light of your colour. After the deep breaths, suddenly step back but leave the outline of light standing where you where. Watch this form collapse in on itself and into the ground. Do not use this technique if you feel very light headed, or if you are new to meditation and grounding. It has been known to make people faint.

*Take a black crystal in your hand and feel its weight in your hands. Feel it pulling the energy either into it or into the ground. This one takes practice and cannot be taught; you learn it, like attuning to your crystal.

*This one may seem mad but it works. Go outside and stand on grass in your bare feet. Either jump or stamp on the ground for about ten seconds. Hopefully your energies will have been shaken out of you into the ground.

 

 

 

~Numbers in spells ~
Numbers play quite a large role in the realm of spell casting, whether that is saying the number, having so many of an item, or tying a certain number of knots into a piece of string. They all have their own meaning, and can be used to boost the power of a spell. You have probably heard of the number 3 more than any other, such as repeating your spell three times to give it that extra push. While this does help, including significant numbers into the spell can give it a subtle, yet helpful lift.
 
Zero
This is a number of complete trust, innocence and new starts, very much like ‘the fool’ card. Zero marks that you can take risks and be sure that the universe will be there to help you.
One
This is the number of the solitary and a symbol of ambition and getting somewhere using your own strengths. This number allows you to realize how your actions can affect the world. Potential is also associated with this number, so it is good to use when starting something new, like a business.
Two
Cooperation’s and partnerships are ruled by the power of the number two. It governs love and helps it to grow. If a friendship is broken, it can be patched up with the help of this number. Though spells concerning the number two do not seem to last long, they do in fact instill harmony and peace before they end. The number two helps us learn vital lessons, but with the help of someone else.
Three
And so we get to the power of three, the most noticeable number in any magical endeavor. The number three is known for the triple goddess, the law of return and the three castable phases of the moon, waxing, full and waning. The Dark Moon is not included here, as no spells should be cast at this time. The wheel of life’s birth, life and death or also governed by this number. Tying a knot three times seals the spell, and is also used at initiation ceremonies. Repeating a spell thrice over will give it more power.
Four
Four is the number of sustainability, providing a foundation for magical workings. Magic circles are usually ruled by this number, the quarters and the archangels are examples. The seasons are even attuned to this number and so are the compass points. Four is usually added to balance a spell using one of the above methods.
Five
This is the number of transformation and development. This number is linked to the elements including spirit, the symbol of the witchcraft religion, the pentagram, is also combined with the number five. This number can be used to develop skills, but hard work is always needed.
Six
A number for learning lessons and looking back on past efforts, but not necessarily just our own. It is also the number of friendship and is linked with the magical familiar.
Seven
Seven is the number of mysticism and illusion. Linked with dreams, other worlds and more then probably, the astral plane, it can also govern the world of the imagination and inspiration. The seventh son of the seventh son was said to have enhanced psychic powers and be and advanced dream analyzer according to folklore.
Eight
The number eight overlooks materialism, success and prosperity. Financial worries could be settled with this number. Likewise use this number in all money spells as it will give it that extra push towards that nice big check or pay raise you desire. Eight also helps us to understand that ‘what we reap is what we sow,’ so stop sitting around. Help your spell along by doing something. 
 

Nine
Things will be completed under this number and everything will be brought together quite nicely, so that the next cycle can start. It is lightly connected to luck; such is seen in the myth that cats have nine lives.

Thirteen
There has been a jump to this number because ten, eleven, and twelve do not play so much of a big part in spells. Thirteen is linked to the moon, due to there being thirteen lunar months per year. It is also the number of the coven, as most covens do not usually allow themselves to exceed this many members. Though this number seems unlucky to many people, the educated will realize that this is quite a lucky number, especially when it comes to magic.

 

 

Grounding and Centering
Everyone who does anything with magic needs to know how to center and ground. It’s like stretching before a sports event. Centering will help you keep yourself balanced and focused on what you are doing. Grounding keeps you from getting “spacey”or distracted.


You should always ground before you do any kind of magic or ritual work. As well, if you do it before you sleep you’ll not only sleep better, you might remember more from your dreams as well. Grounding and centering aren’t just for magical uses, either. Grounding will help you to meditate better. Centering can help you with public speaking, taking exams, performing, and managing anger.
When you’re first learning this, get yourself somewhere where you’re very comfortable, and if you’re not quite settled anywhere, make yourself as comfortable as possible wherever you can. After a while you can do it anywhere, because it becomes second nature.
Centering:
Close your eyes, and place your feet firmly on the ground or floor. Gather all the energy in your body to a nice round glowing ball in what you feel is the center of your body. This is centering. Find a center point in yourself and feel it there, steady and calm. If you are only centering and not moving on to grounding, maintain this as long as you need to until you feel you have centered yourself enough.
Grounding:
Center yourself first. Breathe deeply. As you breathe in, feel the clean, fresh air filling your whole body, filling your Self. As you breathe slowly out, feel the worries and problems of your everyday life, your mundane existence dropping away, through your feet into the Earth. Now imagine that ball slowly putting down roots, small at first, getting thicker, through your feet and your hands. Feel those roots get thicker as they go down through layers of soil and rock, pushing deep into the Earth Mother’s body.
Imagine the water table under all those layers of earth, and when your roots reach the water, draw the cool, fresh energy of the Earth flow up to your centered energy ball and blend with it – the Earth Power is a deep well, and you are drawing it up into yourself, through your chakras, up your spine and through the top of your head. Feel the Earth Power fill you, rise through you like refreshing water, and feel it flow through your Center, constantly providing both new energy and a route for negative and unhealthy energy to flow away, carried by the Earth Power back to the depths of the living well to be cleansed and made useful again.
As the energy flows through the top of your head, feel it branch out, spreading like the arms of a tree. Feel it grow to the sky, into the stars, and touch the bright Sky Power pulsing overhead. As it pulses, draw it down through your branches, down through those arms and into your center, to connect with your Center, to join there in union and balance with the Earth Power. Feel the cool breezes of the Sky Power invigorate and cleanse you, bringing inspiration and joy from the vast Universe into your Center.
Now you are connected to the Earth Power, and the Sky Power; feel them join together in a balance in your Center, and in your Self. You are grounded now in all things, and may journey deeper in to other realms; this is the beginning of a meditative state, the state in which the mind is ready for both magical work and ritual.
 

 

 

 

Let No Evil In Spell
Tradition also provides a means of guarding your home through the night. Start by obtaining a handful of whole mustard seed at a health food store or in your supermarket spice aisle. Pour it into a bowl on your altar to charge overnight. The next night, sprinkle the mustard outside the door to your home, saying:

Mustard hot and mustard hard,
By my home stand watch and guard.
Bar the door with discipline;
Guard! and let no evil in.
All malicious entities will be bound to stop and count each tiny seed before they can go another step. They will still be stuck outside your door at dawn, when the Sun will banish or destroy them.

 

 

 

~Ribbons in spells ~
Unfortunately, many people do not include the humble ribbon into their spells. Ribbons can be used to help weave the magic and help the spell to grow. The Maypole must be the most guaranteed place to see ribbons being used to their full purpose, with the colours red and white representing the powers of male and female coming together. Ribbons can also be tied to trees at holidays to honor and thank them.

Below, the meaning of the colour and the number of knots tied is explained.
Colour
Using different coloured ribbons can cause different effect on the spell. There is a quick use guide below to help you find the right coloured ribbon.
White – purity, healing, blessing, wisdom, and innocence.
Red – energy, passion, vitality, will-power, and success.
Orange – creativity, prosperity, emotion, and strength.
Yellow – mental power, wealth, communication, and travel.
Green – growth, fertility, and harmony.
Light Blue – healing, serenity, peace, and security.
Dark Blue – success in long-term plans, and clarity.
Purple – spiritual development, luck, and psychic ability.
Pink – gentle love, romance, friendship, and tranquility.
Brown – grounding, stability, and endurance.
Black – binding, depression, and absorbing negativity.
Number of Knots
Tying a certain number of knots into the ribbon can also enhance the power of the ribbon within the spell. These are the basic meaning for the number of knots.

 

 

 

1 for unity – focus and acceptance
2 for duality – partnerships and relationships
3 for Saturn – solidity, timing and acceptance
4 for Jupiter – authority and health
5 for mars – energy, passion, will-power and courage
6 for the sun – success, charisma and wealth
7 for Venus – love, fertility and emotional growth
8 for mercury – healing, communication and mental clarity
9 for the moon – emotions, tides, glamour and luck
10 for the earth – endurance, perseverance and grounding

 

 

 

Eternal Ring
The Power Of The Circle

There are many reasons for why a gathering of people in a circle is powerful. A circle is a shape that is found repeatedly throughout the natural world, and it is a symbol of perfection. We recreate this perfect shape when we join others to form a circle. Being in a circle allows us experience each other as equals. Each person is the same distance apart from the next participant, and no one is seated higher than or stands apart from others in a circle. From tribal circles to the mythical round table of King Arthur, the circle has been the shape adopted by gatherings throughout history.
The circle is acknowledged as an archetype of wholeness and integration, with the center of a circle universally understood to symbolize Spirit – the Source. When a group of people come together in a circle, they are united. This unity becomes even more powerful when each person reaches out to touch a neighbor and clasps hands. This physical connection unites thought and action, mind and body, and spirit and form in a circle. Because a circle has no beginning and no end, the agreement to connect in a circle allows energy to circulate from one person to the next, rather than being dissipated into the environment.

 

 

Like a candle used to light another candle, the connection with spirit that results when one person joins hands with another is greater than if each person were to stand alone. People who take part in a circle find that their power increases exponentially while with the group. Like a drop of water rippling on the surface of a pond, the waves of energy produced in a circle radiate outward in circular motion. While one person may act like a single beacon that emanates light, a circle of people is like a satellite dish that sends out energy. There is power in numbers, and when the commitment is made by many to face one another, clasp hands, and focus on one intention, their circle emanates ripples of energy that can change the world.

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How do I become Wicca? Traditionally, becoming a Wiccan practitioner includes initiation by a High Priest or High Priestess. This is necessarily done in person. Some people who do not have access to a HP/HPs, perform a self-initiation rite. The Farrars, in The Witches’ Bible, created such a ritual.
Many Wiccans say it is a way of life as well as a religion. What does that mean? It means living your life in accordance with Nature to the best of your abilities and means. Your clothing is made of natural fiber; your diet is primarily fresh, wholesome foods rather than processed; you spend time outdoors, whether you are in a city park, your back yard (you could try creating a small sanctuary in a corner of your yard) or a wilderness area. In short, you live your beliefs.
What is the Great Rite? Simply put, it is the sex act performed for the sake of magick. The symbolic Great Rite is used by some in place of the sex act. It is done using the Athame and Chalice; the blade is lowered slowly into the cup.
How do I cast a spell? Again,this is something that is taught. It is not an easy thing to do and requires a strong sense of ethics and personal responsibility before attempting it.
Why are love spells considered black magick? Most “love” spells are a form of manipulating a person’s emotions/free will to force them, through magick, to feel something they otherwise do not. I do not condone such work.
What is a coven? A coven is a group of Wiccans, up to thirteen people, initiated and led by a High Priestess and/or High Priest. They participate in Sabbats and Esbats and are trained by the HP/HPs in the ways of the Craft that they practice.
How do I find a coven in my area? One way to do so is to use the search engines found in sites like http://www.pagansunite.com or www.whisperedprayers.com

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THE WICCA REED

Bide within the Law you must, in perfect Love and perfect Trust.
Live you must and let to live, fairly take and fairly give.

For tread the Circle thrice about to keep unwelcome spirits out.
To bind the spell well every time, let the spell be said in rhyme.

Light of eye and soft of touch, speak you little, listen much.
Honor the Old Ones in deed and name,
let love and light be our guides again.

Deosil go by the waxing moon, chanting out the joyful tune.
Widdershins go when the moon doth wane,
and the werewolf howls by the dread wolfsbane.

When the Lady’s moon is new, kiss the hand to Her times two.
When the moon rides at Her peak then your heart’s desire seek.

Heed the North winds mighty gale, lock the door and trim the sail.
When the Wind blows from the East, expect the new and set the feast.

When the wind comes from the South, love will kiss you on the mouth.
When the wind whispers from the West, all hearts will find peace and rest.

Nine woods in the Cauldron go, burn them fast and burn them slow.
Birch in the fire goes to represent what the Lady knows.

Oak in the forest towers with might, in the fire it brings the God’s
insight. Rowan is a tree of power causing life and magick to flower.

Willows at the waterside stand ready to help us to the Summerland.
Hawthorn is burned to purify and to draw faerie to your eye.

Hazel-the tree of wisdom and learning adds its strength to the bright fire burning.
White are the flowers of Apple tree that brings us fruits of fertility.

Grapes grow upon the vine giving us both joy and wine.
Fir does mark the evergreen to represent immortality seen.

Elder is the Lady’s tree burn it not or cursed you’ll be.
Four times the Major Sabbats mark in the light and in the dark.

As the old year starts to wane the new begins, it’s now Samhain.
When the time for Imbolc shows watch for flowers through the snows.

When the wheel begins to turn soon the Beltane fires will burn.
As the wheel turns to Lamas night power is brought to magick rite.

Four times the Minor Sabbats fall use the Sun to mark them all.
When the wheel has turned to Yule light the log the Horned One rules.

In the spring, when night equals day time for Ostara to come our way.
When the Sun has reached it’s height time for Oak and Holly to fight.

Harvesting comes to one and all when the Autumn Equinox does fall.
Heed the flower, bush, and tree by the Lady blessed you’ll be.

Where the rippling waters go cast a stone, the truth you’ll know.
When you have and hold a need, harken not to others greed.

With a fool no season spend or be counted as his friend.
Merry Meet and Merry Part bright the cheeks and warm the heart.

Mind the Three-fold Laws you should three times bad and three times good.
When misfortune is enow wear the star upon your brow.

Be true in love this you must do unless your love is false to you.

These Eight words the Rede fulfill:

“An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will”

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The Witch’s Creed
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Written by Doreen Valiente

Hear now the words of the witches,
The secrets we hid in the night,
When dark was our destiny’s pathway,
That now we bring forth into light.
Mysterious water and fire,
The earth and the wide-ranging air.
By hidden quintessence we know them,
And will and keep silent and dare.

The birth and rebirth of all nature,
The passing of winter and spring,
We share with the life universal,
Rejoice in the magickal ring.

Four times in the year the Great Sabbat returns
And witches are seen,
At Lammas and Candlemas dancing,
On May Eve and old Hallowe’en.

When day-time and night-time are equal,
When sun is at greatest and least,
The four Lesser Sabbats are summoned,
Again witches gather in feast.

Thirteen silver moons in a year are,
Thirteen is the coven’s array,
Thirteen times at esbat make merry,
For each golden year and a day.

The power was passed down the ages
Each time between woman and man,
Each century unto the other,
Ere time and the ages began.

When drawn is the magickal circle,
By sword or athame of power,
It’s compass between the two worlds lies,
In Land of the Shades for that hour.

This world has no right then to know it,
And world of beyond will tell naught,
The oldest of Gods are invoked there,
The Great Work of magick is wrought.

For two are the mystical pillars,
That shine at the gate of the shrine,
And two are the powers of nature,
The forms and the forces divine.

The dark and the light in succession,
The opposites each unto each,
Shown forth as a God and a Goddess,
Of this did our ancestors teach.

By night he’s the wild wind’s rider,
The Horned One, the Lord of the Shades,
By day he’s the King of the Woodland,
The dweller in green forest glades.

She is youthful and old as she pleases,
She sails the torn clouds in her barque,
The bright silver Lady of midnight,
The crone who weaves spells in the dark.

The master and mistress of magick,
They dwell in the deeps of the mind,
Immortal and ever-renewing,
With power to free or to bind.

So drink the good wine to the old Gods,
And dance and make love in their praise,
Till Elphame’s fair land shall receive us,
In peace at the end of our days.

And Do What You Will be the challenge,
So be it in love that harms none,
For this is the only commandment,
By magick of old be it done!

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Rule of Three

Ever mind the Rule of Three
Three times what thou givest returns to thee
This lesson well, thou must learn
Thee only gets what thou dost earn!

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The Elements

EARTH
North
Colors – Black, Brown, Purple, Green
Season – Winter
Ritual Symbol – Pentacle
Favored Moon Phase – 4th Quarter
Favored Time – Midnight

FIRE
South
Colors – Red, Orange, Gold
Season – Summer
Ritual Symbol – Athame or Sword
Favored Moon Phase – 2nd Quarter
Favored Time – Noon

AIR
East
Colors – Blue, Yellow, Green
Season – Spring
Ritual Symbol – Wand or Sword
Favored Moon Phase – 1st Quarter
Favored Time – Dawn

WATER
West
Colors – Blue, White, Light Grays, Pinks, Light Greens
Season – Fall
Ritual Symbol – Chalice
Favored Moon Phase – Full Moon
Favored Time – Dusk

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First of all, you will need to set up an alter. Place it somewhere you can
have privacy while practicing. If you need to, the altar can be a temporary
one (one you can take down and put up as needed). To begin with, your
altar will need the following items to be placed on it.

1 candle (white or natural (mostly used), or any color)
Censer (incense burner)
Incense
Matches

You will add more items to this altar as you go along through your training.
Set up your altar as you see fit.

This is the Basics. What every witch should know. Once you have learned
this, you are on your way to becoming Priest/Priestess.

MEDITATION
Meditate for at least 10 minutes every day. Light the black candle
(for deep mediation) and incense on your altar. Sit comfortably, chil
level with the floor and you back to the altar. Check your breathing.
Inhail count of 6, hold for the count of 4, and exhail count of 8. Repeat
10 times so that it comes natural. Clear your thoughts gently push out
any negative thoughts from your mind. Don’t try too hard! The object
is to push all thoughts from your mind so that you are floating in total
blackness for a few minutes. With time and practice, you’ll able to hold
this state for longer. If it doesn’t come the first meditation session,
don’t worry. Everyone is different. For some people it takes weeks
before they can hold that state of total blackness. When you can hold
that state, move on to visualization.

VISUALIZATION
Part 1: After clearing your mind through meditation, visualize a familiar object
such as a box or something you posses. Let it be an object you would see on a
regular basis. Hold that object in mind for as long as possible. Visualize its
color, texture, shape, etc. When you can hold that object for more than 5
seconds, move on to part 2.

Part 2: After clearing your mind through meditation, visualize an object you
have never seen, nor would ever see on this plane of consciousness, such as a
fruit from Mars. Use your imagination. It can be as simple as a furry, purple,
square shaped fruit, or more complex such as the same but with orange spots
and green hairs. After you can hold this object in your mind for 10 seconds or
more, move on to part 3.

Visualization and meditation is important for spell craft. Once you have mastered
clearing your mind and Part 2 of the visualization, you’ll be able to work spells
with ease.

 

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By: Elizabeth Barrette

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26 Principals of Life

1.} All Are Related
There is a Native American saying, which translates roughly to “All are related”. Everything in the universe is part of The Great Spirit, from a rock, to a plant, to a fish, to a human. The spirit flows between and within us all, and is the building block of everything. Since we are all part of the same whole, we should treat the rest of the whole as if it is part of us, I.e. With compassion and love. We are all part of the Great Spirit, just like all the different leaves on a tree are still part of the tree.

2.} The Energy Flow
The universe is composed of energy. This energy flows between everything, us and within us all. When we have internal blocks, the energy fails to flow correctly, causing illness, lethargy and other symptoms. This energy can be directed consciously, we can see it, and feel it. How we feel affects our energy levels; negativity drains energy, positively creates energy.

3.} We Are Beings of Both Spirit and Flesh
We are spirits, but at the same time, we are creatures of the flesh. We inhabit both worlds simultaneously, even though we are often unaware of it. We should not shun the flesh for spirit or vice versa. Both are equally important. We have to walk with one foot in each of these worlds, and pay them both attention. Neglecting either world causes distress in the other.

4.} No One Entity is Superior to Another
No one being or creature is any better or greater than another. We are all the same. We are all on different paths and have different levels of understanding, but that does not make any one of us better than another. Humans are not masters of nature, nor the animals and plants. They are our companions, and co-inhabitants of this planet. We are not superior to them, nor do we own them. We should treat them all with respect.

5.} Belief Creates
How we perceive the universe is shaped by our beliefs. If we believe we are in a hurry, then everyone else appears to be going slow. Through belief and positive thought, we can create virtually anything. We should believe in our abilities and ourselves, and we will succeed. We can combine the power of belief with that of visualizations to bring anything into reality.

6.} Intuition
Inside of us, a voice speaks and guides us. It is our intuition. We can choose to ignore it or to listen to it. Once we are in tune with our intuition and start to listen to it, we will be guided and will find that we can achieve more than we think possible. We will begin to realize that the Great Spirit works through us – often in mysterious ways, but always to our benefit – in the long term.

7.} The Higher Purpose
Everything that happens is for a reason and for the greater good. We have to learn to look at events in our lives from more than just the normal human perspective. We must see them from the perspective of the Great Spirit and to look at what good will come from these events. This is the old maxim of “is the glass half full or half empty”. We can look at events badly, half empty, and our reaction will be worse. However, should we look at events better, I.e. Half full, then we are more positive, which means our energy is higher, and our reaction will be better?

8.} there are No Ordinary Moments
The past only exists in our memory. The future only exists as our expectation. The only time that really exists is NOW. It is a precious moment and we should treat every single moment as special and live it to the full. By being in the present, we have presence. To live in the now the conscious mind should be quiet and you must focus totally on what you are doing, not what you are going to be doing next week, or what you are going to have for lunch.

9.} there are No Limits
The only limits we have are those we place upon ourselves, or others place upon us. To this end, we should avoid being put in a pigeonhole and labeled by others. If someone views a dog as being vicious, then it is more likely to be vicious. We should hold no expectations of others, and let them be themselves, just as we should be ourselves.

10.} Action not Reaction
If we are tickled, our reaction is to laugh. We should be at a state where we do not react in a situation, but act. Reaction is unconscious, whereas Action is conscious. We should not let past influences affect our actions, e.g. If we were once bitten by a dog, when we next meet a dog, we should not let the past bite affect how we act towards it. There are times to act, as well as times to be still. By living in the present and having control of the conscious mind, we can better direct our action.

11.} Positivity Rules
Negative thoughts attract negative events and drain our energy. Positive thoughts attract positive events and increase our energy. To this end, we should look at our thoughts and the events which happen to us in a positive light, realising negative thoughts for what they are and releasing them.

12.} Posture, Pose & Breathing
Energy flows through the body, as it flows through all things. If the posture and pose are bad, the energy cannot flow cleanly and causes blockages, which manifest as pain or illness. We breathe in energy from the world around us. Therefore, our breaths should be deep and full, coming from the bottom of the belly, and not the chest. This enables us to maximize our energy. Deep breathing helps relax us. When we are stressed, angry or afraid our breathing changes and becomes shallow and faster. By consciously controlling our breathing and keeping it deep and even, we can release the stress, anger or fear, enabling us to act consciously in the situation.

13.} Everything in Balance
The universe exists in a state of balance, as should we. We can do anything we wish, but should always do it to moderation, never to excess. Should we do things to excess, then they can become addictive, which drains energy and may become negative. Being balanced allows us to act better in situations. If we are sat on the fence, so to speak, we can jump off either way should we desire to.

14.} Intent is Action
You can intend to do anything, and your intent is important. However, unless the intent is followed with action, then the intent is nothing. As an example. I may intend to get fit, but spend all my time sat in front of the TV eating pizza and drinking cola. I have my intention, but my actions do not confirm or create the intention. Therefore, if you intend something, do it, don’t just talk about it. Action turns knowledge into wisdom.

15.} Freedom of Choice
We all have free will, and can choose to do anything we wish. There is no situation where we do not have choice. It may appear that we do not, but there are always options, if we have the courage and strength to take them. We just have to have the courage of conviction to make the decisions.

16.} Change Happens
Change is continuous and is always happening around us. We can not actually perceive change, but can see the end result of it. Change is not a bad thing nor is it to be feared. Through change we can grow and go forwards.

17.} Taking Responsibility
Our actions cause a reaction – it is a law of nature. We have to be aware of our actions and take responsibility for them and for the consequences of them. It is no good doing something and then saying you did not mean to do it. Had you not meant to do it, you would not have done it. By taking responsibility for our actions, so we can take back our power and freedom to choose. We have to accept that no one will live for us, and that sometimes our actions will cause others, or ourselves, a measure of discomfort. Remember though, that discomfort is one way of helping us grow and to show us where changes need to be made.

18.} One Step at a Time
To get to any goal, break it down into a number of small steps. If you have many small successes, then this will lead to a big success. If you aim for a big success straight off, you may fail. Remember that a journey towards any destination starts with a single step, and then a second and a third, and as many as required until you reach that destination. Remember to reward and praise yourself for your successes, however small they are. By acknowledging them, you increase your power and will to succeed, strengthening your belief in yourself.

19.} Judgement
We have no right to judge another for their words, thoughts or deeds. They have the freedom of choice to do as they please and act as they wish, just as we do. We are in no position to judge anyone, as we are imperfect ourselves. It is easily done, for example, you see a big man with tattoo’s, a skinhead and wearing leather, and the automatic assumption is that he is trouble. He may be a florist for all we know. This colours our judgement of people and changes how we act towards them. By having no preconceptions of other people, we can interact better with them, and perhaps make a new friend.

20.} Integrity
Integrity is all about how we act when no one is looking. We must live to our own standards and should not judge others by them. This is about living in line with our highest vision despite urges to the contrary.

21.} Air Your Doubts
By airing your doubts, fears, and worries, by looking at them and seeing them for what they are, so you can conquer them and rid yourself of them forever. By refusing to confront them, so they gain power over you, and become even more deeply rooted. After you realize what they are – release them.

22.} Failure
It is very rare for us to fail. We only ever choose to stop trying. That is us exercising our free will. We can stop trying any time we wish, but those that succeed never stop until they get to their goal. Success often does not come easy, and does require work and effort from us. You will find that most ‘overnight successes’ have been working hard for that success for many years. Failure is not something to be feared or worried about, because we can never fail! Everything we do, no matter whether we view it as a success or failure is a valuable lesson for us to learn. By looking at a perceived failure as a valuable lesson, it no longer feels as bad. The only true failure is not learning the lessons our mistakes teach us.

23.} The Ongoing Journey
Our journey of exploration through life never, ever stops. The destination is not the reward or the goal. The journey to the destination is the goal itself.

24.} Don’t Mind
If we take an objective view of our mind, then we can see that lots of thoughts drift through it, many of which we are unaware of. A sad, angry or fearful thought may drift up from the sub-conscious and change how we feel for no apparent reason. We must take control of the mind through tools such as meditation, and become aware of these thoughts and realize them for what they are. Then, we can let them go and stay relaxed and centered. By consciously focusing on our breathing, and keeping it deep and even, we can help to release these negative thoughts.

25.} Emotions
Emotions come and go. They flow through us all the time, often without us even realizing. Many of us do not express our emotions because we feel we have to “Be manly” or “Be responsible” or “Be cool”. When we feel the negative emotions, we can feel our bodies tense. If we do not express these emotions when we feel them, the tension is stored within our bodies. Having emotions is not to be feared and should be celebrated. When you feel an emotion – express it! If you are happy – smile and laugh, if you are sad cry. Expressing your emotions releases the tension they give, and helps you live more fully in the here and now. Once you have expressed an emotion, it is gone and will not return with the same force for that situation. If we refuse to express them and store the emotions up, then, like damming a fast river, eventually the water level will rise too high if we do not provide it with an outlet.

26.} Play
As children, we play exuberantly. We have fun, enjoy ourselves and have lots of energy. Then something happens, we grow up, and we no longer play believing that adults have to be adult and they don’t play. Playing is one of our greatest sources of pleasure. It takes many forms, from sport to games to laughing and joking with friends. Playing increases our energy and makes us more positive. It makes those around us more positive and generally lifts the spirits of all involved. There are times to be serious, yes, but there are times to play too, and that is what we must not forget.

~ Original Author Unknown, but Greatly Appreciated! ~

 

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~ Plants in spells ~
Plants can be anything from flowers, herbs and sticks. By using these items you add a bit of nature into your magic, and the magic that they add is completely natural. By using certain plants you can extract certain properties to make a spell even more complete. Some plants are linked to certain deities and heavenly bodies, which when used wisely can have great effects on a spell.

The magic that a plant contains can come from the scent and colour of its bloom or even the time of year that the plant grows. The same goes with herbs, their colour and scent makes them extremely useful in spells. Their natural ingredients mean that you use less synthetic materials, and more of what mother earth produces for us.
Commonly Used Herbs
Deadly Nightshade (atropa belladonna) – This plant must not be eaten, as it is highly poisonous. Though this flower, and its fruits can be used to help with contact the astral plane, be this through astral projection itself or divination.

Fennel (foeniculum) – Fennel has been used for protection for a long time. It used to be hung from the door to protect the household from fire and evil.

Lobelia (lobelia urens) – This herb has quite a few uses. It can be added to a spell bag to dispel nightmares and even help the user dream of a future lover. It was also used to stop heavy storms; it would have been thrown towards the storm to stop it getting too close.

Mistletoe (viscum album) – This is another protective herb that was used to protect the home during the cold months. It was also used to open locks of different forms. In the past, it was put in a baby?s bed to protect it from fairies.

Orchis (orchis masculata) – It can be used for love spells and to make attraction spells stronger. The flowering stem is used to help love grow and become more passionate, while the dying stem can be used to lessen very strong passion.

Plantin (plantago major) – Spells to find honesty, or make you more honest might benefit from the inclusion of plantin.

Rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis) – This herb can be hung outside the house, by the door to deter thieves. Rosemary can be used to achieve success and can be used to cleanse and area ready for a magical working.

Spearmint (mentha spicata) – Used in sleep related spells it can destroy nightmares and also protect the bearer from physical harm during sleep. It can also be used to clear the mind ready for any magical endeavor.

St. John’s Wort (hypericum perforatum) – Uses for this herb include powerful protection from evil, demons and storms. Like Rosemary, it can be used to cleanse the room of a house.

Thyme (thymus vulgaris) – When worn it can produce courage and strength, and would be a good addition in such spells. Thyme can also be used in a spell to attract luck.

Valerian (valeriana officinalis) – This plant can be used to aid love spells and to help find true love for the caster. Good witches to protect themselves from evil witches and other evil influences also wore it.

Vervain (verbena officinalis) – Druids use this herb a lot for their rituals. It is another protective herb.

Wormwood (artemisia absinthium) – Yet another protective herb it was also used in love spells. Also, if this herb was used or burnt in a graveyard, it was said that the desired spirits would make contact with the caster or user.

Yarrow (achillea millefolium) – Putting this one the bed of a newly handfasted couple would ensure a long and happy partnership, for at least seven years. Yarrow was also used to attract true friends that the person could rely on.
Commonly Used Flowers
Althea (althea officinalis) – Protective, it can also be used to attract good and protective spirits. Psychic work can also be aided by such a flower when burnt as incense or simply whole for its natural scent.

Betony (stachys officinalis) – Another sleep helping plant that can protect the user from nightmares, it was also used to attract luck and help with many problems. It can be used to help purify a person and making new starts when burnt in a ritual.

Blackberry (rubus villosus) – When picked and used before the end of autumn the leaves and berries can be used to attract wealth and prosperity.

Borage (borago officinalis) – It is believed that this plant can fight off tiredness and lethargy, as well as protect the user from natural dangers, thus it was popular with travelers of old. Drinking a tea of this will aid meditation, and can be used in magical ways to promote psychic abilities for a period of time.

Burdock (arctium lappa) – This plant can be used to protect the house, or burnt for general protection. This is an all over protective herb and can be hung from the door to help aid the household.

Buttercup (ranunculus acris) – Apart from being able to see if you like butter or not, it can be used for gaining things as well!

Chamomile (anthemis nobilis) – Uses of this plant include the removal of curses and illness. It can also be used to banish negativity. The white flower can also be used to prosperity spells.

Chicory (chicorium intybus) – When picked in complete silence at the sunset of Litha, the picker would be instilled with peace and would become un-noticeable to many that walked past them for the rest of the night.

Chrysanthemum (chrysanthemum segetum) – A protective flower, it was also used to help someone pass from this life to the next with less pain and suffering.

Coltsfoot (tussilago farfara) – This plant can help the user with divination and finding the truth. The leaves are also used in spell bags to promote peace and calm to the bearer.

Dandelion (taraxacum officinale) – Blowing the seed heads of a dandelion can be used to answer questions.

Dogwood (cornus florida) – Using this flower can help manifest your wishes.

Foxglove (digitalis purpurea) – Do not eat, as it is toxic! This plant can be used to protect your home from extensive fairy action, and the tricks that other spirits play.

Heather (calluna vulgaris) – Like the gypsies do, this plant can be used for protection when carried. But do not wear it at night if you do not want to meet a ghost.

Lilac (syringa vulgaris) – This flower will drive evil away form you and anyone near you, though it should be left outside the house so that it can do its work more effectively to the house.
~wiccantree

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Each person’s prayers can help everyone. Prayer is our entrance into the Unseen World. It is by prayer we can call upon the powers and laws of the Great Spirit. The Spirit World has powers and laws that are different from the Physical World. The spiritual laws allow healing to take place, they allow forgiveness to occur, they cause miracles to happen, they cause hate to disappear, they heal broken relationships, they guide every moment of our lives, they allow us to love even when it’s hard…

Prayer allows us access to the Spirit World. Great Spirit, teach me to pray…

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The Moon phase…

The proper Moon phase is one of the keys to success in Spell casting. There are many Spells that I do on the night of the Full Moon for maximum effect and potency just as farmers may plant there seedlings during the Full Moon. The Moon effects everything and can effect our moods and actions. Ever notice that people seem to be more wound up and crazy during the Full Moon? I see it all the time. There are four phases of the Moon… New Moon, Waxing Moon, Full Moon and the Waning Moon. Each of these phases has a 7 day period for doing your Magical workings. If you add these phases up, you come up with the 28 day lunar month. The time period for each phase is… 3 days before to 3 days after. This gives you plenty of time to plan and do you Spell casting. Not everyone can plan on doing Magic on one certain day, so this opens the window of opportunity for those of you who have a busy schedule. Here is what the different phases are normally used for in Magic.
New Moon – There are usually two days of the new moon. This phase is very similar to the Waning Moon and used to rid ones self of things.
Waxing Moon – This is when the moon is increasing in size of visibility. This phase is for doing Spells that might increase your gain such as Love, money, power or other material things.
Full Moon – This the phase where I do my most important spells. For my beliefs are that my Magic is much more powerful during this phase. Most people like my friends only consider the Full Moon the actual day that it is the fullest and marked on the calendar. They do not know that the Moon has the same influence for a seven-day period. Once again I personally prefer to work on the night of the Full Moon, at its fullest.
Waning Moon – This is when the moon is decreasing in size of visibility. This phase is normally for Spells that do away with things or make things go away. Such as making an enemy go away or a bad spirit or slander along with many other things.

 

The New Moon: Birth, initiation, new beginnings

Waxing Moon: Birth, growth, new beginnings, the start of a new project, positive change

The Full Moon: Fertility, growth, transformation, fulfillment, sexuality, maturation, love, power, maximum psychic ability

Waning Moon: Wisdom, endings, release, banishment, intuition, prophecy, divination, old age, deep secrets, the power of healing

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 comments on “wiccanwitchieness

  1. I’m a Christian (LDS) who believes that God gave all of his children the right to choose, and none of his children the right to judge. =) Peace be between us.

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