Daily Archives: August 15, 2011

Lady A’s Spell of the Day for 8/15: A Healing Poppet Spell

A Healing Poppet Spell

this suppose to make the person which is having trouble with his or her health feel better warning: this shouldn’t replace traditional medical treatment

The following ingredients are needed:

*A poppet or doll, preferably self-made.

*Chamomile flowers and vervain sufficient to stuff the poppet.

*Hair or nail clippings from the object of the spell (if you can get them).

*A photo or image of the object (if you can get one).

*A black marker pen.

*A lancing pin.

*A box large enough to contain the poppet or doll.

As a general rule for a healing spell to work properly and before commencing, the object of the spell needs to know and consent to your working it. He or she doesn’t necessarily need to be present while the work is done. This spell should be performed on a full moon into its waning cycle.

Preparation: To construct a poppet take a suitable sized piece of cloth (use natural materials and fibers such as cotton, wool or silk and remember also to consider its colour correspondences for healing, see Colours). Fold it in two and with a pen mark out a rough image of a body. Now cut out the shape so you have two identical pieces then sew the two pieces together around the edges. Leave a hole wide enough to stuff the poppet with the chamomile flowers and vervain, also insert the photo, hair and/or nail clippings if you have them before sewing it closed. Finally with the black maker pen draw a black circle on the poppet where the ailment is concentrated.

The Working Ritual: Form a magick circle and call the Goddess and God to aid you spell. Consecrate the poppet and place it on your altar visualizing the object of the spell and the ailment he/she is suffering. Consecrate the lancing pin and charge it with healing energies. Take up the poppet in your left hand and the pin in your right and pierce the black circle with the pin. Concentrate all your willpower on healing the ailing individual saying or chanting something like:

In the name of the Goddess and God, I lance this disease with the spear of healing. As the Full Moon wanes, let this ailment drain. No more to be, replaced with heath and vitality. So mote it be!

Leave the pin in the poppet and place the poppet in the box on the altar. Visualize the object of the spell regaining good health while building your power and energy and releasing it towards its goal. When the rite has finished, store the box somewhere safe until the person is restored to good health. The poppet can be retrieved and the rite re-worked to accentuate and re-empower the magick over a period if necessary. Use additional lancing pins leaving each in place after each working. Once the healing is complete and success has been achieved, remove the pins and dissemble the poppet. Bury the contents outside in the earth.

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Incense of the Day for August 15th is SABBAT INCENSE

SABBAT INCENSE

4 parts frankincense
2 parts Myrrh
2 parts Benzoin
1/2 part Fennel
1/2 part Bay
1/2 part thyme
1/2 part Pennyroyal
1/2 part Solomon’s Seal
1/4 part Rue
1/4 part wormwood
1/4 part Camomile
1/4 part Rose petals

Burn at Wiccan Sabbats.

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Saint of the Day for August 15th is St. Alipius

St. Alipius

Bishop and companion of St. Augustine. He was born in Tagaste, North Africa, and was raised as a friend of St. Augustine. He went to Rome to study law and became a magistrate there. When Augustine arrived in Rome, Alipius resigned his post and accompanied him to Milan. There he was baptized with Augustine in 387 or 394 by St. Ambrose. The two were ordained in Hippo, North Africa, and Alipius became the bishop of Tagaste, serving in that capacity for thirty years. Alipius’ name was placed in the Roman Martyrology by Pope Gregory XIII in 1584. The evidence of Alipius’ sanctity was clearly stated by Augustine’s account of his life.

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Deities of the Day for August 15th is The Hooded Spirits

Hooded Spirits

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 

The Hooded Spirits or Genii Cucullati are figures found in religious sculpture across the Romano-Celtic region from Britain to Pannonia, depicted as “cloaked scurrying figures carved in an almost abstract manner” (Henig, 62). They are found with a particular concentration in the Rhineland (Hutton). In Britain they tend to be found in a triple deity form, which seems to be specific to the British representations (De la Bedoyère).

The hooded cape was especially associated with Gauls or Celts during the Roman period. The hooded health god was known as Telesphorus specifically and may have originated as a Greco-Gallic syncretism with the Galatians in Anatolia in the 3rd century BC.

The religious significance of these figures is still somewhat unclear, since no inscriptions have been found with them in this British context (De la Bedoyère). There are, however, indications that they may be fertility spirits of some kind. Ronald Hutton argues that in some cases they are carrying shapes that can be seen as eggs, symbolizing life and rebirth, while Graham Webster has argued that the curved hoods are similar in many ways to contemporary Roman curved phallus stones. However, several of these figures also seem to carry swords or daggers, and Henig discusses them in the context of warrior cults.

Guy de la Bédoyère also warns against reading too much in to size differences or natures in the figures, which have been used to promote theories of different roles for the three figures, arguing that at the skill level of most of the carvings, small differences in size are more likely to be hit-and-miss consequences, and pointing out that experimental archaeology has shown hooded figures one of the easiest sets of figures to carve.

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Herb of the Day for August 15th is Rice

Rice

Folk Names:  Bras, Dhan, Nirvana, Paddy

Gender:  Masculine

Planet:  Sun

Element:  Air

Powers:  Protection, Rain, Money Fertility

Magickal Uses:  When placed on the roof, rice guards against all misfortunes. Brahmins carried rice as an amulet against evil and a small jar of rice placed near the entrance of the house also guards it. Throwing rice into the air can cause rain. Rice is also added to money spells, and is thrown after wedded couples to increase their fertility.

Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham

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Today’s Crystal for August 15th is Rose Quartz

This crystal, one of the most valued quartz varieties, is renowned for its delicate pink tone. The impurities of titanium or manganese that give it this hue also prevent the growth of large individual crystals, which means it is usually found in massive form. Most rose quartz these days comes from Brazil but there also sources in India, Madagascar and the USA. In healing work, the stone encourages the heart to open, bringing more trust and love into our lives.

Identification and care

  • Large, single rose quartz points have been shaped from larger rough pieces.
  • Unpolished rose quartz has sharp edges.
  • “Lavender” quartz is rose quartz with a ting of violet.
  • Most pieces of rose quartz are translucent with many fractures; gemstones are flawless and transparent
  • Star rose quartz containing rutile crystals has asterisms (star effects), which can be seen when light reflects off the polished surface.

Magick

  • Fosters an appreciation of beauty
  • Inspires feeling of love and friendship

Healing Functions

  • Rapidly releases emotional stress – the effect is so intense that it can be uncomfortable (to avoid this, balance with grounding stones)
  • Uncovers the underlying causes of other problems, such as a negative self-image

Practical Ideas

  • To release emotional stress, place tiger’s eye at the sacral chakra grounding stones by the feet and rose quartz at the heart, surrounded by four clear quartz (points out).
  • For self-worth and nurturing, place 12 rose quartz evenly around the body. The effect of the experience is amplified if you lie on a pink or magenta cloth.

 

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Your Daily Influences for August 15th

Your Daily Influences
August 15, 2011

Tarot Influence

Rune Influence


Charm Influence
Four of Swords
A period of rest and restoration of energies. Tensions subside. Good changes are soon to come.
Elhaz
Elhaz represents your power to protect yourself and those around you. It also connotes the thrill and joy of a successful hunt. You are in a very enviable position right now, because you are able to maintain what you have built and reach your current goals. Enjoy.
The Axe Head
As an axe comes to a complete stop when it hits the tree so you have grown motionless. You now must draw back, step away from this quadrant of your life and begin again. Set a new path into motion.
Your Daily Influences represent events and challenges the current day will present for you. They may represent opportunities you should be ready to seize. Or they may forewarn you of problems you may be able to avoid or lessen. Generally it is best to use them as tips to help you manage your day and nothing more.
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Today’s Runes for August 15th is Dagez

Today’s Runes

Stone Runes are most commonly used for questions about the natural world and things beyond human control. Dagez means daylight, and represents divine light. This rune generally refers to dawn (the initial sparking of energy) or to midday (the climax of energy). Both dawn and midday are symbolic of change, but unlike the changes in the perpetual circle of the year which are slow and subtle, the changes over a day are much faster and more dramatic. The breaking of a new day is symbolic of the rapid illumination of dismal circumstances, and is suggestive of Satori. Be careful – although this rune generally suggests a positive change, the symbology of a peaking point suggests that there must be a change downward as well. Fortunately for some, this rune is cyclic and irreversible, and so permanence is not promised – the only thing you can be sure of is an exciting ride.
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