- Begin All Meditations: at the portion noted in the Circle Casting as: “Perform Ritual/Craft Work, or in the Esbat Ritual notes as: “Conduct any spell work meditation………….”
- After All Meditation: return to Esbat, or to Cakes & Wines of Circle Casting noted as unless otherwise stated: “Proceed to Esbat Conclusion or Cakes &Wines of the Circle Casting.”
- Herbal Use: dropping small quantities into the flame of a votive candle in a safe container (metal cauldron with sand is the bottom is best) may aid in opening the subconscious mind through the aroma of herbs such as mugwort, sage, lemon grass, woodruff incense, patchouli, and copal among others. Use as desired.
- Music: may be played low so as not to be distracting.
- Prerecorded Meditation: may be used by reading the meditation slowly, passing where it seems appropriate during the recording. Place (cassette) recorder within easy reach; after breathing exercise of meditative State note, switch on recording to begin the meditation.
- Meditative State: Sit relaxed but with the back straight and arms at ease so hand rest on knees or in lap; be in center of Circle or at the Altar or a table, facing North unless meditation directs otherwise. If sitting in chair, have back straight, feet flat on the floor (not with legs crossed), hands resting palms up, one inside the other, on lap, or palms down over the knees. Breathe deeply and exhale; repeat. Inhale for two counts, hold for one, exhale for two counts, hold for one, repeat until feeling relaxed. Try to keep eyes focused on an object or candle flame, blink occasionally, and let the mind chatter fade away; then begin the meditation. Do not be startled if the surroundings seem to change. When meditation ends, return to breathing exercise, inhaling for two counts, holding for one count, exhaling for two counts, holding for one count, repeating until full awareness returns, then take a bite of food or drunk of beverage proceed with ritual.
- Unguided Meditation: used to solve problems and find answers by stating the problem or asking the question prior to entering meditative state, then focusing on a candle, stone picture or other object, or closing your eyes to go to safe place of your own creation, then move from there as your inner vision takes you. When the mind is clear, answers come, answer clear.
Daily Archives: January 9, 2011
Try this charm when you must make a decision, but aren’t sure that all the facts are on the table.
Athena, Goddess of Great Insight,
Wisest One, take owl-like flight.
Come to me–stay at my side
And let Your wisdom be my guide.
Show me what I need to see.
So I can solve efficiently
These problems. Lend Your expertise
And grant Your wisdom unto me.
Bathe in an infusion of oregano (not while pregnant!) to calm nerves, regroup scattered thoughts and emotions, and to summon courage.
Courage emerges in the recognition of one’s own personal strength.
Write down nine ways in which you are powerful.
Place the paper under a purple candle dedicated to the Orisha of personal power, Oya.
Offer Her red wine. Pour a glass for yourself,k too.
Toast Oya and yourself and watch the candle burn.
Like psychic growth, this conjure bag, which is based on power items of North African magick, is a work in progress.
- Fill a red silk bag with dried oleander leaves (Warning: these are toxic! Do not ingest or leave near children and animals), pieces of sandalwood and myrrh, an odd number of hairs from a horse’s tail, and amazonite beads or crystals.
- Sprinkle with henna and/or antimony powder.
- Add a pinch of dirt from sacred sites as you visit them.